Rye, NH, USA

Rye, NH, USA

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Where to stay around Rye, NH?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 495 vacation rentals near Rye. From 249 houses to 99 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rye for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Rye: A charming blast from America’s colonial past

Rye, in New Hampshire was first settled in 1623 and is a typical charming destination only an hour away from bustling Boston. Rye vacation rentals offer an unpretentious typical New England colonial-style seaside town with an exciting range of rentals with all the ingredients for a relaxing family-friendly vacation. Most visitors will naturally gravitate towards the beautiful beaches, either to sunbathe or indulge in watersports, but there’s also plenty do and see both at sea and on dry land. For foodies, seafood is the catch of the day, with lobster being a particular Rye specialty.

Never a dull moment in Rye

Whatever your interest, there’s something for you in charming Rye. With a great selection of Rye vacation rentals in all price categories, there’s enough going on to keep you occupied all summer. Many will head for the beach and all the family-friendly fun it has to offer, from sunbathing and swimming to sandcastles and all kinds of exciting water borne activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. And for those who wish to venture further out to sea, deep-sea fishing and whale and dolphin watching are both extremely popular.

Getting out and about around Rye

Jenness State Beach is probably the most popular, with a sandy beach and a bathhouse to wash the sand from between your toes. But if you need a change of location, why not visit Odiorne State Park, only a short distance from Rye vacation rentals. The park is a gem, with nature in abundance, from flowering bushes to rocky coasts, where you can search rock pools for sea creatures. There’s also a kid-friendly Science Center and tons of perfect picnic spots. Return home to some amazing seafood in one of Rye’s cozy restaurants.

Seasons change spectacularly in Rye

Summer is undoubtedly the best time to vacation in Rye. The period from the beginning of June to the middle of September is warmest, with temperatures averaging 71°F. Having said that, Rye is in New Hampshire, which is famous for its spectacular fall colors, when the trees in beauty spots like Sagamore Creek turn magnificent golds and browns. In winter, the Atlantic storms roll in and the eastern seaboard can experience quite heavy snow, but don’t let that stop you coming for a quiet weekend retreat or cozy romantic getaway from the bustle of the city.

Gentle coast landscape of Rye

Rye has a gentle and low-lying and rocky coastline with a number of sandy bays and also a large area of wetland, which is popular with artists. It is also one of the first sites of permanent settlement in the U.S. and has a string of islands called the Isles of Shoals which are now uninhabited apart from visitors. There are a number of National Parks nearby and Rye is also a great base from which to go whale watching with informative and knowledgeable guides and with many different species from humpbacks to orcas and dolphins.