Discover a selection of 21 holiday rentals in Canterbury 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 £ 195 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Canterbury. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

The historical city of Canterbury awaits you

Take a holiday to Canterbury and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the art, monuments and cafes. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Canterbury

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Canterbury has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Wingham Wildlife Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Prince's Golf Club (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Mercure Hythe Imperial Spa Naturel (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Dreamland (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Canterbury

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Canterbury is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Westgate Gardens and Towers (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Westgate Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Howletts Zoo (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Whitstable Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Tankerton Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Whitstable Castle and Gardens (6.2 mi / 10 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Canterbury

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 25.8 mi (41.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Canterbury East Station, Canterbury West Station and Canterbury Sturry Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Canterbury?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Canterbury that's perfect for you. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 55 miles from the center of Canterbury, you'll find it hard to resist Seven - Bedroom Luxury Home In The Heart Of London - Westminster. It has 7 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a fireplace and a fenced yard.
  • Another great choice is Hyde Park On Your Doorstep - Ii, which is around 55 miles from Canterbury. Featuring 1 bedroom, coffee and tea making facilities and books, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in or near Canterbury?

For a different kind of experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Canterbury. A word of warning though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be hard to resist!

  • Unwind and get back to basics at "Pass The Keys | Whitstable Tiny House". Located in Whitstable, free WiFi and a fridge are just a couple of the amenities you can expect here.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Canal - Side Architect - Designed Tiny House". Located in Cotswolds, this tiny abode comes with a kitchen and a barbecue grill.

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

Whether you're looking to rent a log cabin for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Vrbo has the ideal property for you. Lock in one of these holiday rentals in or near Canterbury and enjoy relaxing in nature for a while:

  • "Log Cabin With Hot Tub, Dog Friendly. Ideal For Walkers Or A Romantic Break" is a fantastic mixture of outdoor fun and comfort. Take advantage of top amenities here such as an oven and games.
  • Invite your pals along or snuggle up with your sweetheart at "Cosy Log Cabin. Perfect For Short Stop Overs And Weekends Away". A smart TV and a kitchen are just some of the amenities included at this getaway.

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

There's nothing like a quick break to lift your spirits. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these highly rated weekend getaways in and near Canterbury make the ideal base for a mini break:

  • Book a few nights or more at "Stylish City Centre Hideaway", around 0.1 miles to the southwest of Canterbury, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend break. You'll have natural attractions like Reculver Country Park and Hothfield Heathlands Nature Reserve close by and conveniences like internet services and a fridge to make the most of.
  • Also consider "A Unique Space In The Heart Of Canterbury Offering 4 Suites And 2 Rooms", which you'll find around 0.1 miles southwest of Canterbury. After a day exploring nearby natural attractions like Doddington Place Gardens and Margate Harbour Arm, kick back in your holiday rental and make the most of a hair dryer, a living room and more.

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

Enjoy a taste of the energy and culture of Canterbury from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're eager to chill on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in and around Canterbury:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Character Country Retreat With No Contact Check In". This property is a popular base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including winery tours and free WiFi.
  • "A Unique Space In The Heart Of Canterbury Offering 4 Suites And 2 Rooms" is another tempting choice. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of a hair dryer, a living room and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover more of Canterbury. Cultural sights like Belgrade Theatre and De Montford Hall will help you understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Canterbury?

Now and then, you just need to escape from it all, even if it's only for a few short days. Enjoy a nice mix of sightseeing and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Canterbury:

  • "Stylish Waterside Apartment, Near The Angel" is close to the heart of Canterbury, which means there are lots of things to keep you entertained. Tick off notable sights like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cosy property.
  • Sleep, eat and explore your surroundings from "Centrally Located, Well Equipped", another excellent option. Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School should be on your itinerary when you're ready to see the sights.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Canterbury that will get your heart racing:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "Character Country Retreat With No Contact Check In". Located roughly 30 miles from Canterbury, it comes with lots of nice touches, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Family Retreat In Kent, All - Weather Pool". Located around 8 miles from Canterbury, winery tours and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

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

About 6 miles southwest of Canterbury, Chilham is a fabulous spot to rent a holiday property for a weekend. Spend Saturday exploring the area and then Sunday doing whatever your heart desires! The King's Mile is another fantastic place for a weekend trip. It's about 0.1 miles northeast of Canterbury.

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

Share your holiday and have more fun. Whether you're organising an adventurous escape with friends or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group holiday rentals in and near Canterbury:

  • A wealth of amenities including a swimming pool and a fireplace make "Family Retreat In Kent, All - Weather Pool" a standout. This expansive getaway has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From Canterbury's centre, it's around 8 miles away to the east.
  • "Hambrook House Canterbury - New Luxury Guest House" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 2 miles to the north of Canterbury, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A garden and a kitchen are among the things that'll help make your stay even more memorable.

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

Of all the conveniences a holiday rental can offer, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Canterbury and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "The Marlowe - Beautiful House In Central Canterbury With Parking". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a TV and childrens activities.
  • Otherwise, spend your break at "Renovated Town House With 2 Games Rooms". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of childrens activities and a meal delivery service.

Curious what the weather's like in Canterbury? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60null to 65null. If you're searching for more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Canterbury holiday rentals.