Where to stay around Massachusetts?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 12,516 vacation rentals near Massachusetts. From 7,372 houses to 1,374 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Massachusetts for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Massachusetts?

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

  • Cape Cod: 6,506 vacation rentals
  • Barnstable County: 1,874 vacation rentals
  • Boston: 1,650 vacation rentals
  • Chatham: 2,807 vacation rentals
  • Provincetown: 1,159 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Massachusetts! 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 Massachusetts?

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 Massachusetts:

  • Boston: 1,650 rentals
  • Chatham: 2,807 rentals
  • Provincetown: 1,159 rentals
  • Falmouth: 2,463 rentals
  • Wellfleet: 2,660 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 Massachusetts?

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

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 1,823 vacation rentals
  • Plum Island Airport (2B2): 909 vacation rentals
  • Boston Back Bay Station Airport (ZTY): 1,788 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 Massachusetts?

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

  • Boston Common: 1,767 rentals
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: 4,507 rentals
  • Martha's Vineyard Museum: 2,208 rentals
  • Hyannis Port Beach: 4,629 rentals
  • Fenway Park: 1,763 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts is "The Bay State"

The Bay State, so named for its bays which characterize the coastline, played an important role in the American Revolution and there are plenty of historical sites that still survive to this day. Its varied topography, which range from wetlands to coastlines, provide homes for a wealth of wild animals. Are you bringing the family on a summer break? If you score a Massachusetts vacation rental along the coast, they'll love the long sunny days on the beach, best spent gorging on ice cream, building castles in the sand and splashing around in the calm shallows.

Massachusetts has your outdoor fun covered

When it comes to outdoor activities, Massachusetts has got you covered. When you stay at a Massachusetts vacation rental, you'll have some of the best opportunities for whale watching in the country. Alternatively, you can find a peaceful spot on the banks of the river or shore to cast in your line and try to reel in a big one. The state has some fabulous cycling routes, like the 135-mile Claire Saltonstall Bikeway from Boston to Cape Cod. Visiting in winter? No problem. Rent some skies or snowboards to cruise along the outstanding runs.

Many museums in Massachusetts

With more than 170 museums ranging from art to history and at least 50 theaters showing productions year-round, you're not likely to get bored when you stay at a Massachusetts vacation rental. If you're a history buff, particularly those with an interest in the American Revolution, you could book up a Massachusetts vacation rental to visit some of the major monuments and sites of interest. Alternatively, you can drop in to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park to find reminders of the days when whaling was one of the largest industries here.

Summer sees the hottest climate in Massachusetts

The high season in Massachusetts, particularly along the coast, is the summer season between June and August, when families flock to the seaside. If you nab a Massachusetts vacation rental during this time you can expect bright and sunny days and most of the state's festivities and events. If you're looking to save a few bucks, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons. Spring can be pleasantly warm, often hot enough to stretch out on the beach. During fall, the state bursts into color with the changing of the leaves and winter sees a blanket of snow most years, but there's plenty of outdoor fun to be had still.

Wildly different wildlife in Massachusetts

Massachusetts spans from the highlands in the west, through central wetlands and marshes ending on the rocky eastern seaboard. These 3 ecosystems provide habitats for some fascinating wildlife. While you're walking, look out for Blanding's turtles hiding out in the shallow waters, majestic great blue herons wading in search of fish, or busy beavers damming the streams in the woodland. If you're kicking back by the sea and you like to spot wildlife, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll likely spot a wealth of coastal sea birds, as well as red-beaked American oystercatchers and piping plovers.