Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Essex getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Essex with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. Belle Isle and GM Renaissance Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Essex

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Essex a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ambassador Golf Club (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Belle Isle Aquarium (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Essex

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Essex is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belle Isle (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Detroit Riverwalk (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Essex

Fly into Windsor, ON (YQG), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Essex?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 50 house rentals around Essex. From 25 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Essex is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Essex?

Whether you're travelling 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 Essex:

  • Midtown Detroit: 32 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 71 vacation rentals
  • Capitol City: 65 vacation rentals
  • Lafayette Park: 50 vacation rentals
  • Brush Park: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Essex?

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

  • Erie Shore Vineyard: 49 home rentals
  • Cooper's Hawk Vineyards: 68 home rentals
  • Muscedere Vineyards: 63 home rentals
  • Sanson Estate Winery: 57 home rentals
  • Windsor Station: 19 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essex 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 Essex?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 25 Houses in Essex. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Essex include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 18 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 18 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 36 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Essex.