Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in East Cowes

The island views and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in East Cowes. This scenic and relaxing city entices travelers with its boating and shopping. Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in East Cowes

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes East Cowes a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butterfly and Fountain World (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Robin Hill (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Garlic Farm (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Calshot Activities Centre (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of East Cowes

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, East Cowes is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cowes Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Gurnard Beach (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Seaclose Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Thorness bay (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Lepe Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Calshot Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around East Cowes

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 24.8 mi (39.9 km) away.

Where to stay around East Cowes, GB?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,384 vacation rentals near East Cowes. From 539 Houses to 237 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near East Cowes for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to East Cowes?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Cowes:

  • Gunwharf Quays: 35 vacation rentals
  • Freshwater Bay: 34 vacation rentals
  • Fratton: 26 vacation rentals
  • Old Portsmouth: 30 vacation rentals
  • Woolston: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to East Cowes?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in East Cowes. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Osborne House: 2,031 vacation rentals
  • Classic Boat Museum: 2,072 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Swanwick Station: 2,013 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Cruise Terminal: 1,652 vacation rentals
  • University of Southampton: 1,421 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East Cowes listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in East Cowes?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 539 Houses in East Cowes. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Cowes include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 237 rentals available
  • Villas: 34 rentals available
  • Cabins: 450 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in East Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 74 vacation rentals with pool available in East Cowes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.