Destination guide

The charming area of St. James awaits your stay

Learn about the unique charm of St. James with a stay in a private vacation home. This romantic city allures visitors with its shopping and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in St. James

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes St. James a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Zone (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Harmony Vineyards (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Bay Shore Mini Golf (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of St. James

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, St. James is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Avalon Park and Preserve (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • West Meadow Beach Historic District (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Caleb Smith State Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Sunken Meadow State Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Blydenburgh County Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around St. James

The nearest airport is in Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Shirley, NY (WSH-Brookhaven Calabro), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is St. James Station.

Where to stay around St. James?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 35 vacation rentals near St. James. From 21 Houses to 7 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 St. James for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • St. James Station: 548 vacation rentals
  • Fire Island Lighthouse: 439 vacation rentals
  • Compo Beach: 285 vacation rentals
  • Gilgo Beach: 436 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 445 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St. James 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 St. James?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 21 Houses in St. James. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in St. James include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 10 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in St. James?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in St. James. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.