Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Oxford

The waterfalls, forests and gardens are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Oxford. This scenic city allures visitors with its fishing and aquarium. Yale Bowl and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Oxford

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Oxford a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Quassy Amusement Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Laurel View Country Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Yale Golf Course (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Great River Golf Club (11.2 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Sleeping Giant Golf Course (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oxford

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Oxford is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • East Rock Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Southford Falls State Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Matthies Memorial Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Beacon Falls Town Recreation Field (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Osborndale State Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Hop Brook Lake (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)

Transportation options to and around Oxford

Fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is 16.9 mi (27.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Oxford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 40 vacation rentals near Oxford. From 27 Houses to 4 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oxford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Oxford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 27 Houses in Oxford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oxford include:

  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oxford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Oxford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.