Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Hessen, DE 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 fireplaces. Prices start at $52 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Hessen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

City escapes and quiet, country getaways in Hesse

The lush forests and picturesque towns of central Germany invite travelers to the state of Hesse, which includes both large cities, such as Frankfurt, and a countryside full of vineyards, orchards and gardens. Whether you prefer to spend your time relaxing in thermal springs at the spa town of Wiesbaden, enjoying the thrills of local amusement parks or hopping between grand cathedrals, monuments and historic sites, Hesse is the home of German culture. When it comes to selecting your Hesse vacation rental, your options will span the county, from homes in the heart of cities to quiet forest retreats.

Things to do

Gardens galore on the hills of Hesse

There are many museums and cathedrals to visit, but the prettiest destinations make the most of the state's gorgeous scenery. Bergpark in the northern town of Kassel is a can't-miss attraction, with manicured gardens and stunning fountains descending a hillside. Created in the 1600s, the park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and features creative water displays, from lakes and ponds to waterfalls, rapids and a large geyser-style fountain. Whether you come to enjoy the great outdoors on picturesque green lawns, or to admire the historical monuments and architectural features, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Bergpark.

Activities

Off to the big city in Hesse

Frankfurt is an ideal hub for your adventures in Hesse, as the largest city in the county, full of museums, family-friendly activities and tons of history. One of the best ways to get around the town is via tours that take you around to some of the top sites. The hop-on hop-off excursions mean you can snap photos of iconic spots, such as the Frankfurt Opera House, and disembark to pop into one of the city's many museums. Since the Main River runs through town, you can also opt for a sightseeing cruise, with fantastic views of the modern skyline.

Weather

Hesse charms in every season

No matter when you choose to visit Hesse, you'll be treated to pretty scenes and festivities that change with the seasons. In spring and late fall, you can expect chilly temperatures and lighter crowds, perfect for sightseeing around the towns here, bundled in a cozy scarf. Summer's warm temperatures draw the highest crowds, but you'll be treated to scenes of green and longer days. You'll want to book your Hesse vacation rental early, during the peak season of summer and early fall, when Oktoberfest celebrations in the south bring lots of travelers to the country.

Natural features

The great outdoors of Hesse

With rivers, forests and hills setting a gorgeous natural scene in Hesse, there's plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in this part of Germany. If your Hesse vacation rental is in the southern part of the state, bring the family to the Kuhkopf-Knoblochsaue nature reserve on the Rhine River, where you'll be able to canoe on waterways or bike and hike along miles of trails beautified by wildflowers and canopies of green. In northern Hesse, Kellerwald-Edersee National Park offers a large lake for water sports and walks in search of local wildlife in the hilly, forested landscape.

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

After a tiring week, a short escape full of adventure will be exactly what you need to reawaken your spirits. Check out these top-rated weekend getaways in Hessen where you can cram a whole lot into your stay:

  • "Holiday House With Lake View, Relaxing In Front Of The Fireplace" in Kirchheim is a great choice if you love spending time outdoors. Plan a visit to a few of the area's nature hot spots, such as Rhaden Forest Park and Wasserkuppe, or throw yourself into some activities. Hiking and biking and sledding will add a little excitement to your visit.
  • You'll be able to cram loads into your quick break at "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Kirchheim". This property is located in Benzie County and is within reach of well-known sights like Bad Wildungen City Museum and Hoherodskopf. Hiking and biking and skiing are some cool experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Hessen?

Easy to keep clean and with everything you need within reach, studio apartments are an excellent choice if you're traveling alone or with a pal. If you're looking for somewhere small and comfortable to call home for a few nights, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in Hessen:

  • Stay at "Forest View, In A Quiet Location" and you'll be ideally placed to explore cultural attractions like Marburger Kunstverein and Universitätsmuseum für Bildende Kunst. Towels and a nearby beach are just two of the amenities at this property in North Ocean City.
  • "Holiday Apartment "zum Sternenhimmel" Invites You To Rest" in Curtis Park is another great option that comes with a hair dryer and a living room. Schloss Wilhelmshoehe and STATT Theater should be on your must-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Hessen?

With Vrbo's terrific range of short-term rentals in Hessen, you're bound to find a place to suit your needs. Whether you're searching for somewhere to chill on your own or to have fun with old friends, these options are difficult to beat:

  • Located close to the middle of Reimboldshausen, "Holiday House With Lake View, Relaxing In Front Of The Fireplace" is ideal for a short-term stay. Set up base here and get out and explore all the fascinating attractions in the area.
  • Another excellent option is "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Kirchheim" in Benzie County. Whether you're just passing through or enjoying a few nights away, this vacation rental will make you feel at home.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Hessen?

If you're planning a memorable trip away, don't go by yourself; bring everyone along. You'll have a lot more fun sharing the adventure with friends and family. These vacation rentals in Hessen are perfect for larger groups:

  • "Serene Apartment In Hüddingen With Private Terrace": With 4 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in Bad Wildungen has plenty of room for you and all your besties. Amenities like a kitchen and a garden will keep everyone happy.
  • "Rental Turret - Turret House": You'll get your team's nod of approval at this option in Marienhagen which features a garden, a kitchen and more. It has 6 bedrooms that will easily house any large group.

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

If you're planning a big family vacation or a special event like a wedding in Hessen, you won't have to worry about anyone missing out. We've got large vacation rentals that'll fit as many people as you like. Here are a couple of examples:

  • "Combined Group Accommodation On A Farm Bordering On The Kellerwaldsteig": This vacation rental in Bad Wildungen has 15 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 46 people. As well as loads of space, it comes with a kitchen and a garden.
  • "2 Mi To Beach Luxury 3 Bedroom Tropical Escape": Situated in Willingen, this spacious retreat offers amenities like a fireplace and a garden. It has 3 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 90 guests.

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

There's a good selection of houses with a pool in Hessen, so dig out your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days splashing around. Here are a couple of favorites to tempt you:

  • The pool at "Country House In Rinnetal: Duplex Apartment Rapunzel With South" will add a whole new level of fun to your vacation. Located in Homberg, this vacation rental also comes with a theme park and a travel crib.
  • Unwind by the water while the kids frolic about at "Holiday House Herby - Holiday House Herby". This option in Bad Zwesten comes with a range of features to keep your guests comfy, such as a barbecue grill and a dishwasher.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Hessen?

Get cracking on your guest list, because Vrbo has tons of large family vacation rentals in Hessen ready to welcome your entire crew. Here are a couple of our top picks:

  • Located in Hausen, "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Oberaula" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 people. A few of the conveniences here include a dishwasher and a microwave oven.
  • Another excellent option, "Serene Apartment In Hüddingen With Private Terrace" in Bad Wildungen features 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 13 guests. A barbecue grill and coffee and tea making facilities will keep all the gang comfy and content.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Hessen?

Pure heaven for adults and a great way for kids to expend all their energy, an indoor pool will be a seriously cool add-on to your escape. If you're on the hunt for someplace with plenty of space where you and your team can go for a splash, don't miss these gorgeous large houses in Hessen:

  • Invite up to 10 of your friends to a swanky stay at "Good Day Sunshine Across From The Pool". This Balhorn haven comes with 4 bedrooms and a host of amenities in addition to an inviting indoor pool. A garden and a swimming pool are other highlights.
  • What's more awesome than a pool? A private pool right inside your house, just like at "Restful Luxury 6 Bedroom House With Wifi In Gated Community On Bayside With Indoor". This property in Mitte has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. It also comes with a bunch of other features to keep your guests entertained, including a sauna and a kitchen.

If you're chasing more inspiration, check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our great selection of Hessen vacation rentals.

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