Destination guide

Discover Milford in picturesque New England

Nestled between the Housatonic River and the Long Island Sound, Milford serves up an idyllic blend of heritage appeal and natural beauty. A historical downtown brimming with independent boutiques, quaint caf_s and cultural spots perfectly complements an array of lush green spaces, unspoiled beaches and seafront strolls, making the town one of southern Connecticut's must-visits. If you plan to stay a while, Milford vacation rentals are a perfect choice. Whether you're looking for a charming hideaway for 2 or a smart family home, you'll find that Connecticut's prettiest town has you covered.

Things to do

Explore attractions near Milford

Milford vacation rentals place a variety of New England attractions in the backyard. Those traveling with kids will find it's an easy jaunt to meet the animals at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. If you fancy a culture fix, a day trip to nearby New Haven offers the chance for visitors to explore the hallowed surroundings of Yale University and encounter the curiosities at the Knights of Columbus Museum. And, if you've left the kids at home, a day spent touring the area's fine wineries is guaranteed to be a day well spent.

Activities

Activities abound in Milford

Discover Milford's authentic character with a trip to the town's historic downtown, where boutiques and booksellers sit proudly alongside independent dining spots serving up New England's famous lobster rolls, not to mention cultural hotspots such as Memorial Bridge and Milford Green. Those who prefer to enjoy the town's natural delights will find outdoor adventure is always on the menu. A public launch site behind the library provides easy access to kayaking tours of Milford Harbor and beyond to Long Island Sound, while 17 miles of shoreline provide ample chances for beach lovers to find their perfect spot on the sand.

Weather

Seasonal delights in Milford

While New England's array of activities and attractions make a stay in a Milford vacation rental a year-round option, certain seasons do have a distinct appeal. In the summer months of July and August, daytime temperatures in the high 80s, made somewhat cooler by breezes from Long Island Sound, offer the perfect backdrop for enjoying the town's extensive coastline. It is during the fall months of October and November, though, that demand for rentals shoots up, with travelers from all over drawn to the area to experience one of the world's most spectacular foliage displays first hand.

Natural features

Natural appeal in Milford

Natural highlights abound in this scenic corner of the world, and Milford's own Silver Sands State Park, with its marsh boardwalk, unspoiled beach and seashell-strewn magical ocean walkway is a great place to start soaking up the scenery. Elsewhere in the town, the Charles Wheeler Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for birders to catch sight of wading birds strutting their stuff in the Nells Island Marshes. In the nearby town of Stratford, Roosevelt Forest turns the focus to chilled-out strolls through conifer pines and the chance to spy deer amongst the forest's carpet of ferns and wildflowers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Milford

Fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Milford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 157 vacation rentals near Milford. From 111 Houses to 18 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Milford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Milford?

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

  • Devon / Walnut Beach: 29 vacation rentals
  • Momauguin: 22 vacation rentals
  • Bethel: 53 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 15 vacation rentals
  • The Hill: 15 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Milford?

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

  • Silver Sands State Park: 290 vacation rentals
  • Great River Golf Club: 268 vacation rentals
  • Port Milford: 289 vacation rentals
  • Robert Treat Farm: 257 vacation rentals
  • Westfield Connecticut Post Mall: 282 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Milford 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 Houses in Milford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 111 Houses in Milford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Milford include:

  • Cottages: 18 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 18 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 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 Milford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Milford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.