Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Islip

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Islip. Well known for its university setting, restaurants and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Islip

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Islip a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Zone (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Bay Shore Mini Golf (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Bergen Point Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Adventureland (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Bethpage Black State Park Golf Course (12.6 mi / 20.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Islip

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Islip is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bay Shore Manor Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Heckscher State Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Connetquot River State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lakeland County Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Argyle Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Islip

Fly into Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

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

Where to stay around Islip?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 324 vacation rentals near Islip. From 277 Houses to 20 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 Islip for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Islip:

  • Ocean Beach: 155 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Bay Park: 189 vacation rentals
  • Davis Park: 26 vacation rentals
  • Fire Island Pines: 44 vacation rentals
  • Kismet: 45 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 Islip?

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

  • Ocean Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Robert Moses Beach: 416 vacation rentals
  • Bethpage State Park: 549 vacation rentals
  • Stony Brook University: 537 vacation rentals
  • Baseball Heaven: 872 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 277 Houses in Islip. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Islip include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 20 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Islip?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 83 vacation rentals with pool available in Islip. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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