Discover a selection of 4,000 holiday rentals in Dorset, 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 baby high chair and dryer. Prices start at £ 65 per night, and chalets and boats are popular options for a stay in Dorset. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Dorset
Destination guide

Historical Dorset will entice you

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Dorset. Revered for its beaches, shopping and restaurants, this city is both welcoming and romantic. Take in top local attractions such as Durdle Door and Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Dorset

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Dorset has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
  • Larmer Tree Gardens (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Dorset

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

  • Durdle Door (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Bowleaze Cove Beach (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Osmington Bay Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Weymouth Beach (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Weymouth Harbour (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Weymouth Bay (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Dorset

If you prefer to travel by train, Dorchester South Station, Dorchester West Station and Upwey Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top holiday rentals in Dorset?

Whether you're organising your next big adventure with pals or a romantic rendezvous with your loved one, one of these top holiday rentals in Dorset is sure to tempt you:

  • "Happy Shack Beach And Bay Kayak": This Alligator Point retreat offers 3 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Conveniences such as a playground and a beach help make your stay comfortable.
  • "Cosy Cottage Located On The Isle Of Purbeck": Stay at this escape in Beach District and make use of WiFi, heating and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

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

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in Dorset?

You need only take a peek inside our tiny house holiday rentals in Dorset to realise that great things really do come in little packages. Designed to make use of every inch of space, these mini digs promise a big holiday experience:

  • Take time off and clear your mind at "Canal - Side Architect - Designed Tiny House". Located in Cotswolds, a nearby waterfront and nearby museums are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Pass The Keys | Whitstable Tiny House" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as free WiFi and a fridge. Located in Whitstable, you'll be able to live large in this small but nicely designed home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Dorset?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the chaos of modern life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got a great range of log cabin rentals in and around Dorset where you can relax in nature. These are just the start:

  • "Cottage Log Cabin At Hillside Self Catering" works hard to make sure your Dorset holiday is all you dreamed it would be. With conveniences such as a garden and a kitchen to make things easy, all you've got to do is chill out and enjoy your holiday.
  • After a huge day of outdoor activities, wind down at "Romantic Cosy Log Cabin On Country Park With Spa And Leisure Facilities By Lake". This cosy hideaway comes with a garden and a pool.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Dorset?

After a hectic week at work, a quick getaway brimming with adventure will be just what you need to reinvigorate your spirit. Browse these awesome weekend getaways in Dorset where you can cram plenty of fun into your stay:

  • "Luxury Villa For 22 People With Pool" in Verwood is an excellent choice if you love the outdoors. Visit a few of the area's best nature attractions, like Borough Gardens and Poole Park, or have a go at some activities. Cycling and sailing will keep you busy around these parts.
  • "Beautiful Barn Conversion In Stunning Setting With Super Fast Fibre Broadband" in Winfrith Newburgh is also suited to a weekend getaway. Stay in and catch up on rest or get out and try some fishing and horse riding. If you're eager to explore some nature attractions, Bennetts Water Gardens and Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre should be on your to-do list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Dorset?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in Dorset. While they're no mansion, they pack a big punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are two popular choices:

  • Stay at "Small Hamlet, 1 Level, Enclosed Private Garden" and you'll be in the ideal position to explore cultural sights like Bridport Arts Centre and Great Globe. Heating and free toiletries are just some of the amenities at this apartment in Winfrith Newburgh.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Eagles Nest Cabin" Remote Escape Away From Everything" which comes with golf, a microwave oven and more. Located in Northeast Side, sights such as Leavenworth Summer Theatre and Numerica Performing Arts Centre will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Dorset?

Yes, so forget about checking in to a characterless hotel or paying to sleep in someone's spare room. Pick one of our short-term rentals in Dorset and kick back in your own private getaway. Here are two options that just might inspire you:

  • "Luxury Villa For 22 People With Pool" in Verwood is waiting to welcome you. Spend your holiday doing nothing but relaxing here or get out and explore. Wimborne Minster and Tivoli Theatre are among the top things to check out nearby.
  • Come for the welcoming vibe at "Beautiful Barn Conversion In Stunning Setting With Super Fast Fibre Broadband", stay for the unique sights scattered around it. This retreat in Winfrith Newburgh puts you near Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum and other highlights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Dorset?

A romantic weekend getaway in Dorset is sure to rekindle the passion. Light some candles, take your sweetie by the hand and let the sparks fly at one of these retreats:

  • "Happy Shack Beach And Bay Kayak" in Alligator Point was just made for lurrrve. This retreat is full of nice touches, including a nearby bay and outdoor furniture.
  • Alternatively, organise a loved-up weekend escape at "Cosy Cottage Located On The Isle Of Purbeck". Located in Beach District, it offers a nearby bay, a fireplace and other bonuses.

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

If you're smitten with the idea of sliding open the patio doors to beautiful views of the ocean, make tracks to Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth. Check out our beachfront rentals here and spend a couple of days playing on the shore and nodding off to the sound of lapping waves.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Dorset?

When it comes to who you take on holiday, we believe the more people the merrier. If you're searching for a getaway with enough space to fit the entire family, one of these large group holiday rentals in Dorset will tick your boxes:

  • "Luxury Villa For 22 People With Pool": With 10 bedrooms, everyone is invited to this sought-after escape in Verwood. A swimming pool and a garden are just a couple of the amenities offered here.
  • "7 Bedroom Accommodation In Plush": Located in Piddletrenthide, this roomy stay has 7 bedrooms and is another popular pick for getting the family together. There's plenty to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Dorset?

There's no shortage of houses with a pool in Dorset, so dig out your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days splashing around. Here are some top-rated options we think you'll love:

  • The pool at "Beautiful Georgian House In Centre Of Blandford" will add another level of fun to your break. Located in Blandford Forum, this retreat also comes with a dishwasher and towels.
  • Kick back beside the water while the kids splash about at "2 Bed Comfy House". This property in Wareham comes with a range of features to keep your crew comfortable and happy, such as a separate dining area and a toaster.

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