Discover a selection of 14 holiday rentals in Exeter, GB 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 parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 84 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Exeter. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Travel to friendly Exeter

Take a holiday to Exeter and enjoy the area's cathedral, theatre scene and monuments. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, bars and canoeing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Exeter

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Exeter has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Diggerland (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (19.6 mi / 31.5 km)
  • Paignton Pier (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Exeter

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Exeter is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • River Exe (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Dawlish Warren Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Exmouth Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Devon Cliffs Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Exeter

Fly into Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Exeter Central Station, Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station) and Exeter St Thomas Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Exeter?

Whatever holiday experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Exeter that's right up your alley. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Around 45 miles from the centre of Exeter, it's difficult to beat "Gorgeous Spotless Modern 2 Bed". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a dryer and internet services.
  • "Dog And Family Friendly 2 Bed Barn Conversion In Country Setting" is another winner, offering 2 bedrooms, heating, a nearby marina and more. It's around 60 miles from Exeter.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Exeter holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Exeter?

Vrbo has some charming log cabins for rent in and around Exeter. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while spending time in Mother Nature at either of these impressive options:

  • "Hand Crafted Large Log Cabin. Rural Location" is a fantastic blend of outdoor adventure and creature comforts. Make use of amenities here including a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • After a huge day out in Mother Nature, rest and relax at "The Old Quarry - Log Cabin In The Woods". This cosy hideaway comes with a host of features, including a fireplace and tennis.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Exeter?

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to escape for a few days. Leave work early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Exeter:

  • Find some peace at "Character Barn, National Park Private Courtyard". Around 12 miles to the southwest of Exeter, this delightful escape has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including an oven and free WiFi.
  • Or, cram a few clothes into an overnight bag and zip off to "Ground Floor Apartment, Close To Beach And Town Centre". This well-liked getaway is about 13 miles east of Exeter and comes with beach towels and a TV.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Exeter?

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to convenience and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Exeter and take in the vibrant local culture:

  • Make "Character Barn, National Park Private Courtyard" your home for a week or more. This top holiday rental features amenities including cable/satellite TV services and off-street parking options.
  • "Ground Floor Apartment, Close To Beach And Town Centre" is another great choice. Settle in and take advantage of heating, a microwave oven and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Exeter. Cultural sights like The Loft Theatre and National Bowl will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Exeter?

Just because you only have a few days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Go on holiday but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Exeter:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Luxury Apartment - - Spectacular Views With Private Pool And Hot Tub" will be just the thing. It's within easy reach of the heart of Exeter and a handy base to check out attractions like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop.
  • Wake up, pour yourself a coffee and then plan what to explore around "Large Detached "upside Down" Barn". Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School should be on your list if you stay at this short-term rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Exeter?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Exeter that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Luxury Apartment - - Spectacular Views With Private Pool And Hot Tub". Around 19 miles from Exeter, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including a nearby bay and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Large Detached "upside Down" Barn", around 20 miles from Exeter. A fireplace and beach sun loungers will help set the scene for romance.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Exeter?

Approximately 10 miles from Exeter, Talaton is the perfect spot to escape to if you don't have much time but want a little fun. Spend your days discovering the delights of this well-known semi-rural town and your nights unwinding at one of our superb holiday homes. Or, have a look at our range of houses in the farming town of Kenn, which is around 5 miles from Exeter.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Exeter?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire crew. Check out our large group holiday rentals in or around Exeter and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Stunning West View Terrace". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a nearby river. It's around 0.1 miles to the west of Exeter.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your friends to "Dartmoor Country House, Ensuite" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 7 miles to the southwest of central Exeter. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, including a garden and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Exeter?

Of all the conveniences a holiday rental can offer, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Exeter and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Crabpot Cottage In Beer, Delightful 1 Bed House", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a toaster and childrens activities help make this retreat a guest favourite.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or just kicking back beside the water at "Stylish House In Exeter Nr Quay And City Centre". This holiday home is also a firm favourite and offers towels, a garden and more.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Exeter escape? This enticing destination has an oceanic climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 55null and 65null. Check out our range of Exeter holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Exeter?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning a break with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, our large family holiday rentals in or near Exeter offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Stunning West View Terrace" is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated escape is 0.1 miles to the west of Exeter and has creature comforts that include free toiletries and a nearby bay.
  • "Beautiful, Modern Home With Stunning Sea Views And Private Pool" is another popular option. It's around 1 mile to the southeast of Exeter, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Handy amenities here include a living room and a stereo.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, you're spoiled for choice. Drayton Manor Theme Park, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo promise lots of fun for all ages.