Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Cowes that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and air conditioning. Prices start at £ 86 per night, and houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Cowes. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Choose a Cowes cottage for maritime history and modern fun

Head to the northern tip of the island, and you'll reach the town of Cowes. This town has a history of maritime activity with an economy initially built on boat-making. On the modern-day High Street, however, you'll find a wide variety of shopping opportunities including many high-end boutiques. Yachting is popular in the region as the harbour hosts yacht races regularly. While many Isle of Wight cottages around Cowes lean more toward luxurious accommodation, you can find affordable options as well.


Activities and attractions in Cowes

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Cowes a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Purple Hen Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Penguin Parade (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Nobbies Centre (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Stonier Winery (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cowes

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cowes

Travellers enjoy Cowes for its island views and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cowes is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cowes Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Phillip Island Nature Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Rm Hooper Oval (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Karrawingi Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Redhill Recreation Reserve (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Arthurs Seat State Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cowes

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 50.8 mi (81.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 53.3 mi (85.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cowes?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,249 vacation rentals near Cowes. From 1,148 houses to 83 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cowes for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.