Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Freshwater, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $81 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Freshwater. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Poetic beauty in idyllic Freshwater

With its spectacular cliffs and picturesque setting, Freshwater evokes a romantic vibe. Whether you’re visiting with your beloved or simply booking a Freshwater, Isle of Wight vacation rental for your own enjoyment, you’re sure to take something special from this bayside destination. Sparkling waters beckon, but there’s also a charming village to explore on foot and plenty of historic sites to devour. Where will your getaway take you? Make like a fictional character in your favorite love story—or make some real-life magic of your own—in this delightful cove that redefines the vacation experience.

Things to do

Literal perfection from land to sea

Do you sense a literary theme here? Tennyson Down is one of Freshwater’s most beloved attractions. Named for poet Alfred Tennyson, the haunting chalk ridge provides exceptional sea views. The Tennyson Monument towers dramatically over the area. Equally humbling is the medieval All Saints’ Church, whose highlights are a magnificent organ and a stone pulpit. Delve into history at the Ferguson Family Museum, which celebrates one of Ireland’s most recognized pioneers. Striking Dimbola Lodge, meanwhile, is home to a museum that honors Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.


When nature calls, Freshwater has the answer

When nature calls, head to Freshwater. A guided tour with an island specialist is a must, offering a glance at everything from sightseeing standouts to homey shopping options in the cozy town center. If you fancy marine life, keep a close watch for the dolphins that occasionally splash through the bay. The outskirts are dotted with pristine campsites with brilliant views, while the shadows of Freshwater’s iconic cliffs are prime picnicking spots. If you’re more about romance, a wedding on a breathtaking apple orchard would be an exceptional way to start married life.


Soaking up the sunshine in Freshwater

Travelers enjoy booking Freshwater vacation rentals specifically for the area’s glorious weather. It’s typically sunnier than the rest of the United Kingdom, and even when the sun isn't shining it’s beautifully crisp and often perfect for a walk. Attribute the “crisp” factor to the occasional whipping winds, particularly during winter. The nearly endless sunshine complements the generally slower pace of the island. Summer isn't typically a torridly steamy affair—in fact, it’s not unusual to experience some light rains and cooler temperatures on occasion; enough to remind you that you're in Britain, but rarely enough to keep you tucked away in your Freshwater vacation rental.

Natural features

Rocking out beneath the cliffs of Freshwater

Its handsome rock formations are the stuff of storybooks—a beautiful end result of coastal erosion that results in nearly endless spectacular scenery. The shapely Mermaid Rock is neighbored by a dark sea cave embedded within a cliff. Freshwater’s sandy beach occasionally collects chalk from the cliffs, which many visitors actually collect in lieu of standard vacation souvenirs. Idyllic fields stretch back as far as the eye can see, providing ample space to pluck wildflowers or to enjoy a little R&R while observing the sunrise and sunset.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Freshwater

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Southampton (SOU), which is 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Freshwater, GB?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 552 vacation rentals around Freshwater. From 450 house rentals to 244 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Freshwater?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 450 Houses in Freshwater. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freshwater include:

  • Cottages: 244 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 244 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 62 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freshwater?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 40 vacation rentals with pool available in Freshwater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.