Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Exeter

Enjoy the area's cathedral, theater scene and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Exeter. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, bars and canoeing. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Exeter

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Exeter has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northbrook Approach Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Diggerland (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Tiverton Golf Club (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • S W Coast Path (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Exeter

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Exeter is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dawlish Warren Beach (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Exmouth Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Dawlish Lawn (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Dawlish Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Devon Cliffs Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Exeter

Fly into Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Exeter Central Station, Exeter St Thomas Station and Exeter St David's Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Exeter?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 569 vacation rentals near Exeter. From 201 Cabins to 201 Cottages, 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 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:

  • Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station): 1,742 vacation rentals
  • St James Park Station: 1,752 vacation rentals
  • Exeter Pinhoe Station: 1,650 vacation rentals
  • Harlequins Shopping Centre: 1,715 vacation rentals
  • Digby & Sowton Station: 1,798 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 Cabins in Exeter?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 201 Cabins in Exeter. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Exeter include:

  • Cottages: 201 rentals available
  • Houses: 210 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 201 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Exeter?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 86 vacation rentals with pool available in Exeter. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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