Where to stay around Plum Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 767 vacation rentals near Plum Island. From 383 houses to 124 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Plum Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Plum Island?

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

  • Maine: 8,033 vacation rentals
  • New Hampshire: 3,876 vacation rentals
  • Hampton Beach: 244 vacation rentals
  • Portsmouth: 690 vacation rentals
  • Gloucester: 466 vacation rentals

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

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 Plum Island:

  • Portsmouth: 690 rentals
  • Gloucester: 466 rentals
  • Rockport: 389 rentals
  • Salem: 246 rentals
  • Newburyport: 427 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 Plum Island?

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

  • Plum Island Airport (2B2): 890 vacation rentals
  • Beverly Municipal Airport (BVY): 1,870 vacation rentals
  • Pease International Tradeport Airport (PSM): 1,399 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 Plum Island?

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

  • Wallis Sands State Beach: 1,388 rentals
  • Wingaersheek Beach: 842 rentals
  • Good Harbor Beach: 659 rentals
  • Crane Beach: 898 rentals
  • Hampton Beach State Park: 712 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Plum Island 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.

World-class birding on the Plum Island shoreline

Sitting off the coast ofÊMassachusetts, Plum Island is a haven of sun, sand and salt marshes. The barrier island is around 11 miles long and is named after the wildÊbeach plum shrubs that grow on its low-lying dunes. For nature lovers, Plum Island vacation rentals are a dream come true. Not only do they put you just steps from a pair of national wildlife reserves, but you'll also unlock access to some of New England's best birding opportunities.

Sun-drenched beach days at Sandy Point

Perched on the southern tip of Plum Island, Sandy Point State Reservation is a great place to swim, sunbathe and beachcomb. Want to stay just steps from the sand? Check out Plum Island vacation rentals with breezy decks, shabby chic decor and sweeping ocean views. For a lively street scene, head to Newburyport, a laid-back town at the mouth of the Merrimack River. It was once a flourishing shipping port and is lined with characterful brick buildings and Federal-style churches. If Plum Island vacation rentals feel a little secluded, why not stay in a heritage property in the heart of Newburyport?

Barefoot adventures on Plum Island

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge covers a vast swathe of Plum Island. It's a great place for barefoot adventures, with sandy beaches, rolling dunes and salt marshes to explore. It's also prime bird watching territory, with boardwalks and lookouts making it easy to spot wood warblers, waterfowl, hawks, snowy owls and endangered piping plovers, so don't forget your binoculars. For a glimpse at Plum Island's seafaring legacy don't miss the Custom House Maritime Museum. It's housed in a heritage listed granite building and is brimming with artefacts, photos and tiny models of clipper ships.

Enjoy cozy winter escapes to Plum Island

Crowds peak in the summer, when Plum Island is drenched in sunshine. The weather is sultry and temperatures creep well into the 80s. This means swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle building are all top priorities. For quieter beaches and a low-key atmosphere, why not plan a vacation for late spring or early fall? If you're craving rest and relaxation, consider visiting Plum Island in winter. You can enjoy windswept walks on the beach, rolling waves and cozy nights by the fireplace of your Plum Island vacation rental.

Home in on humpbacks

Overlooking the the Atlantic Ocean, Plum Island is made up of sandy beaches, salt marshes and tidal creeks. It's almost entirely protected, with Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation occupying most of the island. The island is a bucket list destination for birders and serves as an important habitat for endangered piping plovers, which love to nest on its sandy beaches. If whales are on your wish list, visit from May to October, when hundreds of humpbacks migrate along the Plum Island coast.