Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Calvados, FR 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 WiFi. Prices start at $64 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Calvados. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Calvados is heaven for cheese lovers

The department of Calvados occupies a swath of Normandy in Northern France, including Caen and Bayeux, and is characterized by its rugged beaches and rolling green meadows. This is the heart of the country's dairy production, with some of the best cheeses and butters being made here and which are perfectly paired with the department's famed tipple – calvados, a protected apple brandy which must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. With hundreds of beautiful sites, from towering cathedrals to elegant chateaux, you're never far away from France's rich history when you stay at a Calvados vacation rental.

Things to do

Calvados is packed with historical sites

This might come as a surprise, but after the capital, this small department holds the largest number of historic sites in the country. Over 900 medieval fortresses, ancient abbeys and palatial chateaux adorn the French register and they're all within reach of your Calvados vacation rental. If you're interested in art, try to make some time for the Musee des Beaux Arts in Caen, which houses contemporary works from national and international artists. At the weekend, you can amble through any of the local farmers' markets to pick up fine Normandy produce to take back to your rental.

Activities

Outdoor adventures await in Calvados

The pretty Normandy coastline and green hills are criss-crossed with footpaths and equestrian trails. When you stay in a Calvados vacation rental, you can lace up your boots for sunny walks across this scenic swath of Northern France or saddle up to horseback ride along the beach. Cycling is a popular way to immerse yourself in the landscape and you can choose from riding along the pretty country lanes on road bikes or hitting the hilly outdoor tracks on mountains bikes. Does all that sound like too much hard work? Try hopping in a rental canoe to gently paddle downstream instead.

Weather

Summer is Calvados' peak season

The only hot time to visit Normandy is during the summer months when families escape the cities for beach time. It's also the season, unsurprisingly, that comes with the highest price tag. If you want to save your money for the attractions and markets, consider visiting in the colder seasons. Both spring and fall can be a little chilly, but with bright skies, rental prices which have taken a nosedive and far fewer travelers on the hiking trails and beaches, it can be a seriously attractive time to stay in a Calvados vacation rental.

Natural features

Norman national parks in Calvados

There are 4 national parks in Normandy, all of which are easily reached from your Calvados vacation rental. Between them, they cover a staggering 450,000 hectares. The diverse list of habitats, from dense forests and marshlands to pastoral hills and waterways, provide homes for plenty of wildlife including seabirds and mammals like wild horses and the Norman cow. Spring is one of the best times for wildlife spotting, when many of the species have their young in tow. Along the coast, oyster farms are prevalent. Nothing beats watching these bivalves being hauled from the sea and shucked right in front of you.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Calvados

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 35.5 mi (57.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Deauville (DOL-Normandie), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Le Grand Jardin Station, Lisieux (XLX-Lisieux Train Station) and Lisieux Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the top vacation rentals in Calvados?

Whether you're planning your next epic adventure with pals or a romantic escape with your other half, one of these top vacation rentals in Calvados is sure to entice you:

  • "Charmer By The Chapel Views • Hot Tub • Fire Pit": This Blonville-sur-Mer escape comes with 3 bedrooms and is rated highly among visitors. Conveniences such as lowered locks and a kitchen island help make your stay an enjoyable one.
  • "Romantic, 5 Miles To Downtown Asheville": Put your luggage down and your feet up at this pick of the bunch in Monfreville. It comes with 1 bedroom, a kitchen, a porch and more.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Calvados?

After a busy week at work, a short break jampacked with adventure will be just what you need to refresh your spirit. Consider these irresistible weekend getaways in Calvados where you can pack loads of fun into your stay:

  • Experience relaxation and adventure all rolled into one at "Romantic, 5 Miles To Downtown Asheville". This comfy retreat in Monfreville is an ideal base for exploring nearby nature sights like Jump Off Rock and Canton Area Historical Museum. If you're looking for something a bit more active, try some rock climbing or golf.
  • Otherwise, book a few nights or more at "Carefree Cottage On The Lake" in Three Rivers. Here, you'll be ideally placed to explore Donnell Lake and Heritage Glen Golf Club. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you active too, including snorkeling and sailing.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Calvados?

Generally well located and with a price tag that won't hurt your bank account, studio apartments offer style and privacy with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Calvados and use it as a base to explore:

  • Stay at "Romantic, 5 Miles To Downtown Asheville" and you'll be ideally placed to explore cultural sights like Asheville Community Theatre and Brevard Music Center. Pet-friendly services and a fridge are a couple of the amenities at this property in Monfreville.
  • "Relax And Enjoy Amazing Gulf Views" in Cabourg is another awesome option that comes with WiFi and a stovetop. Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center and Paul Brent Gallery should be on your to-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Calvados?

Yes, so you can forget about staying in a characterless hotel or sleeping in someone's spare room. Choose one of our short-term rentals in Calvados and live large in your own private escape. Here are two options we think you'll like:

  • "Romantic, 5 Miles To Downtown Asheville" in Monfreville will roll out the welcome mat for you. Spend your vacation doing nothing but kicking back here or get active and explore. Asheville Mall and The Orange Peel are among the things to check out nearby.
  • "Carefree Cottage On The Lake" is another great choice. Spend a few days at this vacation rental in Three Rivers and find your way to South Lanes Family Fun Center and HealthTRAC, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Calvados?

Whether you've been paired up for a month, a year or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of love. If you're after someplace dreamy to spend a couple of days with your other half, you'll be smitten with these retreats:

  • Squeeze in some "us time" at "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club". This Palm Beach stay is custom-made for romance, with amenities like a villa and a resort to help set the mood.
  • Another attractive option is "Charmer By The Chapel Views • Hot Tub • Fire Pit" in Blonville-sur-Mer. Enjoy perks here including a fireplace and winery tours, in addition to each other's company.

Are there mansions for rent in Calvados?

Whether you're searching for somewhere stylish and spacious for a family vacation, a weekend away with old friends or a special event, we've got mansions for rent in Calvados to suit. Here are a few that'll make your jaw drop:

  • Spend a few nights living the good life at "Vintage Mansion In Lantheuil France With Garden" in Ponts sur Seulles. A fireplace and a garden are just a couple of the excellent amenities waiting for you here.
  • "Norman Mansion Between Deauville And Honfleur" is another awesome option that's tough to beat. It's located in Villerville and features plenty of things to keep your guests happy, such as a fireplace and golf.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Calvados?

Grab a pen and a piece of paper and start writing your guest list. Vrbo has large group vacation rentals in Calvados with enough room to house as many people you like. Here are a couple of good examples:

  • "Cabourg Fan, F4 With Garden, 100m From The Sea": Make some wonderful new memories at this sizable getaway in Palm Beach. Top amenities here include a water view and a beach view.
  • "Château De Tilly - Sur - Seulles Authentic And Warm 18th Century": Send off your invitations and settle into this getaway in Tilly-sur-Seulles. With room to stretch out and amenities such as a garden and a kitchen, it'll get your guests' nod of approval.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Calvados?

If you're after large vacation rentals in Calvados, Vrbo will have the perfect vacation home for you. Whether you're planning a getaway with the whole family or an event like an anniversary, these options will have plenty of room for your whole crew:

  • "Fisherman's House 500m From The Beach": With amenities such as a firepit and a fireplace, this property in Northeast Carmel is a perfect base to enjoy the company of those around you. It accommodates up to 60 guests.
  • "Hotel Citrus Ltd. Uttara, Dhaka": Catering for up to 70 guests, you'll find this option in Villers-sur-Mer. To ensure your stay is more comfortable, amenities here include a garden and a water park.

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

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Calvados, so slip on your swimsuit and get set to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are two top options we think you'll love:

  • Settle into "Charming Honfleuraise House With Wifi And Private Enclosed Garden - default-unit", where the first item on your list should be getting acquainted with the pool. This retreat is located in Enclos and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including a nearby coin laundry and a garden.
  • Hop out of bed and enjoy an early morning dip at "Charming House Off Of Calhoun Square With Courtyard By Lucky Savannah" in Historic Downtown Savannah. Nearby birdwatching activities and a TV are just two of the many amenities available here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Calvados?

The first step to any memorable family getaway is finding the ideal place to stay. If you want a home away from home with enough space for everyone, one of these large family vacation rentals in Calvados will be just the ticket:

  • Located in Cabourg, "House / Villa - Cabourg" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Quality amenities at this spacious rental include a kitchen and a porch.
  • Or, make a reservation at "Château De Tilly - Sur - Seulles Authentic And Warm 18th Century". This Tilly-sur-Seulles gem has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 people. Spread out and enjoy amenities including a living room and towels.

If you're after some family-friendly attractions in Calvados, you're spoiled for choice. Festyland, Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches 360 promise crowd-pleasing fun for young and old.

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