Destination guide

Discover the Community of Madrid

Community of Madrid is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, in central Spain, and has long been a unique destination for curious travelers. With everything from flamenco dancing in the cosmopolitan capital of Madrid to exploring medieval remains in Arganda del Rey on the agenda, it's the kind of place that has a little something for travelers of all ages. The same applies to Community of Madrid vacation rentals. Whether you're looking for a smart city home for the whole family or a cozy cottage with just enough room for 2, you'll find these vacation homes are everyone's kind of place.

Things to do

Charming towns in the Community of Madrid

While many Community of Madrid vacation rentals can be found in the capital, it's worth exploring a little further afield, should you wish to experience the raw appeal of Spain. Around an hour's drive from homes in Madrid, the medieval town of Chinchon boasts a circular central plaza overlooked by locals from their balconies, an array of traditional handicraft stores and a reputation for serving up tiny glasses of potent anise-flavored liqueur – a tempting trio that's sure to provide the perfect complement to time spent exploring the big-ticket attractions of the city.


Capital highlights in the Community of Madrid

While there's a lot to be said for getting off the beaten track, exploring the community and country's capital city is a must. Sightseeing in Madrid comes easy, thanks to the likes of the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid, although there's just as much fun to be had by joining the cheering crowds at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. For foodies, the wrought-iron-and-glass Market of San Miguel, near the atmospheric Plaza Mayor, serves up the chance to combine a little people watching with tasty tapas-style treats and a glass or 2 of fruity Rioja.


Seasonal appeal in the Community of Madrid

The summer months of June through August may well be a great time to make a splash in Madrid's urban pools, but temperatures that frequently soar into the 80s and 90s can leave some travelers feeling a little hot under the collar. Aside from the scorching heat, it's worth remembering that locals are prone to head to the coast themselves, in August, leaving behind a much quieter Madrid – but, perhaps, a wider choice of Community of Madrid vacation rentals. Spring and fall are a little more comfortable, but often still plenty warm enough to count as T-shirt weather.

Natural features

Natural delights in the Community of Madrid

Cuenca Alta Manzanares is 1 of 3 regional parks in the Community of Madrid. UNESCO designated it as a biosphere reserve in the 1990s and it counts oak and ash forests, granite peaks and vast plains and pasturelands among its many natural highlights. Wildlife enthusiasts can look forward to glimpses of red deer, wildcat and badgers, while those who take on the challenge of hiking La Pedriza on the Guadarrama Mountains' southern slopes, can expect the not inconsiderable effort to be rewarded with the unforgettable sight of peregrine falcons and griffon vultures soaring in the skies above. Outdoor living doesn't get much better than this.

Where to stay around Madrid?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,733 vacation rentals near Madrid. From 2,863 Condos/Apartments to 365 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Madrid for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Madrid?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Madrid. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Madrid: 3,134 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 2,124 vacation rentals
  • Malasaña: 1,647 vacation rentals
  • Embajadores: 1,579 vacation rentals
  • Salamanca: 1,032 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Madrid! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Madrid?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Madrid:

  • Madrid: 3,134 rentals
  • Sevilla la Nueva: 28 rentals
  • Alcala de Henares: 84 rentals
  • El Escorial: 147 rentals
  • Leganés: 3,009 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Madrid?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Madrid are:

  • Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD): 3,096 vacation rentals
  • Torrejon Airport (TOJ): 2,761 vacation rentals
  • Talavera de la Reina (QWT): 41 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Madrid?

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

  • Puerta del Sol: 3,110 rentals
  • Madrid (XOC-Atocha Train Station): 3,105 rentals
  • IFEMA - Feria de Madrid: 3,100 rentals
  • El Retiro Park: 3,103 rentals
  • Sabatini Gardens: 3,109 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Madrid listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Madrid

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San Sebastián de los Reyes
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Pozuelo de Alarcón
3,010 vacation rentals
Las Rozas de Madrid
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Tres Cantos
199 vacation rentals
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Torrejón de Ardoz
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