Where to stay around Exeter?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 479 vacation rentals near Exeter. From 230 Houses to 136 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Exeter for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Exeter?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Exeter:

  • Rye Beach: 237 vacation rentals
  • Kittery Point: 20 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 68 vacation rentals
  • Great Neck: 15 vacation rentals
  • South Eliot: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Exeter?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Exeter. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Phillips Exeter Academy: 599 vacation rentals
  • Gilman Park: 595 vacation rentals
  • Exeter Historical Society: 597 vacation rentals
  • American Independence Museum: 600 vacation rentals
  • Wallis Sands State Beach: 1,413 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Exeter listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Exeter?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 230 Houses in Exeter. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Exeter include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 136 rentals available
  • Cabins: 68 rentals available
  • Cottages: 68 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Exeter?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation rentals with pool available in Exeter. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Exeter is a New England favorite

    A quintessential New England town in southeast New Hampshire, Exeter invites travelers to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and kick back in a town where outdoor adventure and a laid-back lifestyle go hand in hand. Whether you want to experience the thrill of kayaking in the Great Bay or are firing up your taste buds for the annual Chili Festival, booking an Exeter vacation rental is a great way to spend time in New Hampshire's Colonial Capital. Whether you're looking for a cute beach house or a smart historic district home, this town has you covered.

    Enjoy the outdoors in Exeter

    Exeter's inspiring landscape makes it easy to see why activities here often have an outdoor theme. Hiking and mountain biking are popular pastimes, not least amidst the earthy landscape of Oaklands Town Forest, although a self-guided walking tour through the town's tree-lined streets, taking in historical spots such as the Powder House along the way, can be an equally enjoyable way to explore the area. On warm evenings, settling down to watch an al fresco movie on Swasey Parkway is a lovely way to round things off before heading back to your Exeter vacation rental.

    Soak up culture in Exeter

    Attractions here offer something for everyone but, given the town's history dates to before the American Revolution, you'll find a culture fix is particularly easy to come by. Kick things off with a visit to the town's historic district where the intriguing American Independence Museum lies within strolling distance of an elegant Bandstand bestowed on the town in 1916. If you want to pick up the pace a little, a trip to the New England Dragway in nearby Epping comes up trumps for the whole family with lively events such as Jet Cars Under the Stars and Night of Fire.

    Exeter is at its best in summer and fall

    If you're visiting in July or August, you can expect temperatures in the 80s to complement the town's busy calendar of summer events. Many travelers choose to visit in fall, though, no doubt drawn by blazing foliage in hues of burnt orange and fiery red. Throw in the annual Keg Beer and Chili Festival and it's not that hard to understand why the hottest Exeter vacation rentals have long since been snapped up. Spring is a blink and you'll miss it type deal while winter typically won't be as generous with the snow here as in other areas of New England.

    The Exeter landscape has something for everyone

    The highlight of Exeter's landscape is perhaps the Squamscott River, a stretch of water that's lined by lush riverside parks, perfect for picnicking and fishing, and a bustling waterfront area where shops and dining spots keep vacationers entertained between activities. Those who prefer their landscape a little more rugged can head northeast to Great Bay, a vast tidal estuary where picturesque hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife are among the highlights. Beach lovers can find their happy place in the sand at Hampton Beach State Park, just 25 minutes out of town.