Destination guide

Fun on the edge of the Big Apple in Freeport

In a laid-back corner of Long Island, little Freeport offers a chance to vacation with all the delights of the Big Apple on the doorstep but with none of the hustle and bustle of the great metropolis. It's achieved by the salt-washed oyster shacks that line the harborside, and the smiling locals who flit between the hearty local delis and the pizza joints with beaming smiles on their faces. It's just 40 minutes from Freeport vacation rentals to the bucket-list-busting sights of New York City – the Empire State, the Statue of Liberty – but it certainly doesn't feel like it…

Things to do

From harbors to skyscrapers in Freeport

The Nautical Mile of Freeport is the place to go to really feel the local vibes of this old oyster fishing town at their best. It's even possible to bag freeport vacation rentals with views of the docks, and get walking access to the best seafood buffets and al fresco harbor bars that abound in that area of the village. Of course, a trip across to the awesome sights of New York City is a must. That's where you'll discover the soaring lookouts atop the Empire State Building, the delights of Central Park, MoMa the art museum – the list goes on.


Seaside fun in Freeport

Much of Freeport's relaxed character comes from its position on the edge of South Oyster Bay. You'll discover a town of bobbing fishing boats and old New Yorker sea dogs here, which means skiff rentals or a charter excursion out into the Atlantic can always be added to the menu. Apart from that, you can organize private tours of the old harbourside walks, go kayaking on the creeks of the bay, hit a round of 18 holes in the local country club, or even hop across to NYC for sightseeing that's sure to top any bucket list.


Freeport comes alive in the summer

While the endless array of mind-boggling art museums, zoos, skyscrapers, and American monuments that dots New York City proper is always in season, the harborside walks of little Freeport tend to be a summertime affair. You'll need to bag your Freeport vacation rentals for the months between June and September to find the boat hires, the kayak outfitters, the seafood buffet joints, and the local microbreweries all in full swing. A fall trip in October can also be a great choice, especially if you're looking to save dollars for those oyster platters and chowders.

Natural features

Freeport is anchored on Long Island

Freeport sits on the southern edge of Long Island, just where the creeks and coastal inlets start to shoot out eastwards along the Great South Bay. The town was originally founded as a fishing outpost, and it still looks towards the sea. Reserves like Cow Meadow Park are crisscrossed with marinas and boat moorings, while the more famous Jones Beach State Park runs the whole length of the barrier islands to the south. It's there that you'll find glimmering beachfronts, sand dunes, boardwalks, and seal-spotting outlooks.

How to get there

How to get to and around Freeport

The nearest airport is in Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), which is 10.5 mi (16.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Freeport Station.

Where to stay around Freeport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 145 vacation rentals near Freeport. From 88 Houses to 45 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 Freeport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Crow's Nest Mini Golf: 752 vacation rentals
  • Sea Breeze Waterfront Park: 758 vacation rentals
  • Freeport Station: 843 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,526 vacation rentals
  • Jones Beach State Park: 351 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Freeport 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 Freeport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 88 Houses in Freeport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freeport include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 45 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 Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freeport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation rentals with pool available in Freeport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.