Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in York, 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 WiFi and parking. Prices start at $59 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in York. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

York is a slice of Ye Olde England

There's nowhere that screams Ye Olde England more than the narrow winding Tudor-lined streets of the Shambles in York, a place encircled by the 13th-century city walls. While much of the UK's historic architecture was destroyed during WWII, York was the only one that managed to retain every inch of its old charm. If you've nabbed a York vacation rental, you can dive into attractions like the Gothic York Minster cathedral and fascinating little museums, or indulge in a little retail therapy. Alternatively, you can drive out for a sunny day on the North York Moors National Park.

Things to do

Dive into Yorkshire's fascinating history

If you're looking to dive headfirst into Yorkshire's history, a good place to start is York Dungeon, which uses a mix of dramatic live storytelling and special effects to create a unique hour-long journey into the past. When you are staying in a York vacation rental, it would be criminal not to visit York Minster, a popular spot for vacationers and often considered one of the world's most beautiful places of worship. Afterwards, it would be a shame to miss Clifford's Tower, a 12th-century castle that sits upon a hill in the center of the city.

Activities

Activities in York to suit every vacationer

If you need a little more excitement than hitting the shops, you've got the whole of Yorkshire and all its national parks and moorland right on your doorstep. If you're looking for all-guns-blazing activities like racing around on 4x4s, throwing yourself out of a plane – with a parachute, of course – or hurtling down through the parks on mountains bikes, Yorkshire's got your covered. Alternatively, for something a little more sedate, you can take gentle walks through the rolling hills, or find a sunny riverside bank to cast in your line, before returning back to your York vacation rental.

Weather

York enjoys Britain's famously fickle weather

The summer season sees the biggest influx of travelers from around the world coming to stay in York vacation rentals and discover a true slice of old England. Though you can never quite tell with British weather, you've got your best chances in the height of summer, between June and August. With high season comes the highest prices, but if you score a rental in one of the shoulder seasons, not only will you save a few bucks, you'll also skip the local attraction queues. Just remember to bring your umbrellas, you'll likely need it here anytime you come.

Natural features

Buzzards, badgers and minke whales near York

Other than the odd pigeon, you're not going to find a whole host of critters in York itself. If wildlife spotting is important, you shouldn't worry. Head out in your rental car to the nearby rolling North York Moors National Park and you've got your best chance of close wildlife encounters. If you visit at the right time, you may spot the odd humpback or mink whale, as well as seals on the beach. Up on the moors, keep your beady eyes out for peregrines and buzzards, while badgers rustle around on the forest floor.

How to get there

Traveling to and around York

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 32.8 mi (52.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, York Station, York (QQY-York Train Station) and Poppleton Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near York?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near York:

  • Around 40 miles from the center of York, you'll want to keep coming back to "Situated In The Heart Of The Village". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like an iron and ironing board and internet services.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Stunning Whitby Penthouse Apartment With Abbey View - 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartment". Around 40 miles from the heart of York, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with a video library and a dishwasher.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near York?

Those chores can wait, because weekends were made for having fun. Take time out at one of these weekend getaways in and near York and make the most of all the terrific things to do close by:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Beautiful And Very Spacious 4 Bedroom Detached Cottage In Picturesque Village", which is around 25 miles to the north of central York. There's plenty of adventure and nature to discover around here. Try some cycling and fishing or simply delight in the sights of Whitby Museum and Old Coastguard Station Visitor's Centre.
  • "Cosy Cottage With Shared Pool" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 6 miles northwest of York, use it as a base to do a little fishing or tennis. Wharfe Meadows Park and West Bank Park also have to be on your must-do list if you stay here.

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

Studio apartments are difficult to beat when it comes to character, convenience and location. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near York and take in the local vibe and culture:

  • Make "Rural, Beautifully Renovated Barn For 2" your home away from home. This wonderful property features amenities including free toiletries and a fireplace.
  • Another excellent option is "Cottage Cow House At Thompsons Arms Holiday Lets + B&B". Make the most of golf, a nearby casino and other handy amenities during your stay.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's lots to keep you on the move around York. Passionate about culture? Check out The Milton Rooms and Gillies Jones Glass.

Can I find short term rentals in or near York?

Whether you're after a cozy cabin or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these getaways in or near York:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, you can't go wrong with "There Is An Indoor Swimming Pool For The Use Of Visitors To The Site Only". It's nice and close to the center of York, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • "Filey. Active Leisure Or Relaxing Beach Holiday" is also ideally located. Settle in here and find out why guests rate this property highly.

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

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around York that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of nights of passion at "Rural, Beautifully Renovated Barn For 2". Around 19 miles from York, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Primrose Cottage, Saxton Grange". Around 11 miles from York, shopping facilities and pet-friendly facilities add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near York?

Share your trip and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous getaway with your besties or a big family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around York:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Spacious Period Property On Historic". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. It's around 6 miles to the northwest of York.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite people to "Stunning Contemporary Barn Conversion In The Heart Of Yorkshire" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 7 miles to the west of York. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, such as a garden and a chef.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most desired. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near York and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable flamingo:

  • Get comfortable at "Refurbished House", where your biggest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as a travel crib and books help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Cottage Cow House At Thompsons Arms Holiday Lets + B&B". This vacation home is another favorite and comes with childrens activities, a barbecue grill and more.

Wondering what the weather is like in York? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're chasing more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of York vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near York?

Every family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a reunion with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near York offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Beautiful And Very Spacious 4 Bedroom Detached Cottage In Picturesque Village" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This retreat is 25 miles to the north of York and has creature comforts such as nearby birdwatching activities and towels.
  • "Spacious Period Property On Historic" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 6 miles to the northwest of York, and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A fenced yard and a microwave oven will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you'd love to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. York Dungeon, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and Shambles are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near York?

Time spent with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near York and make wonderful memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Malton Grange - Victory Greenland Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub. Rural Views" - Located around 17 miles northeast of the center of York, this family-friendly getaway comes with a garden and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Cabin - Hopes And Beams" - This stay is another favorite with families and is around 25 miles west of York. Offering a kitchen, a TV and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the York vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near York?

Nothing says "VIP getaway" like your own indoor pool. Pack your bikini and splash around in the privacy of one of these roomy vacation homes in or near York:

  • Invite family and friends over for a paddle around at "Hot Tub Accomodation For 12 6 Bedrooms All On Suite North Yorkshire". This rental has space to spare, with 6 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other things to love about this place.
  • Another excellent property is "Meadowside House @ The Bay Filey". With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 guests, you can invite your entire crew to stay with you and swim. A swimming pool and a kitchen are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Eager for more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the York vacation rental that's perfect for you.