Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Connecticut, US 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 $100 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Connecticut. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Discover Connecticut from vacation home rentals

Connecticut may be the USA's 3rd-smallest state, but it doesn't scrimp on charm. Known as New York's affluent neighbor, it's dotted with "old money" mansions and New England estates. It's also home to some of America's most captivating cities. You can rub shoulders with students in New Haven, visit Mark Twain's house in Hartford and museum hop your way around Bridgeport. Hit the coast and you'll find a string of beaches and seaside towns. Not to mention the enchanting Mystic Seaport. Wherever you're heading, Connecticut vacation rentals promise a unique stay in the "Constitution State".


Historic sites near Connecticut vacation rentals

Connecticut boasts numerous historic sites to explore on your trip. Vacation homes are available near intriguing places like Florence Griswold Museum, a restored mansion that was once home to artists and now showcases American impressionist works, and Submarine Force Library & Museum, a U.S. Navy-run submarine museum with photos, documents, and vessels. You'll also like Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, a library with unique and rare books on display.

Things to do

Attractions near your Connecticut summer rental

Home to Yale University, New Haven is the beating heart of Connecticut's student scene. Whether you're attending a graduation ceremony, or have come to check out the Ivy League campus, Connecticut vacation rentals put you just steps from Yale. While you're there why not check out university museums like the Yale Center for British Art and the Peabody Museum of Natural History? As the nation's oldest public art gallery, the Wadsworth Atheneum boasts more than 50,000 works. The collection is housed in a grand Gothic Revival building in downtown Hartford, and showcases Impressionist paintings, New England antiques, surrealist sculptures and more.


Things to do near Connecticut vacation homes

Connecticut is known for its impossibly picturesque towns, made famous by Ira Levin's "The Stepford Wives". With elegant mansions and beautifully manicured gardens, places like Greenwich and Litchfield Hills showcase the state's affluent New England roots. Seafarers will swoon over Mystic Seaport, a fairy-tale harbor perched on the Mystic River. It's known for its fully-rigged clipper ships, sumptuous seafood and recreated New England whaling village. The atmospheric harbor is a favorite with families, so why not pack your bags and escape to Connecticut vacation rentals in the heart of Mystic Seaport?


Local weather for your stay in Connecticut vacation homes

Most visitors arrive in the summer, when Connecticut enjoys long days and warm weather. It's a great time to beach hop along the coast and explore the state's cities. In fall, north-west Connecticut lures legions of leaf peepers. The state is famous for its fiery foliage, with reds, yellows and golds usually peaking around Columbus Day. Winter brings snow to Connecticut, and while temperatures do drop, fewer crowds make it a great time to explore the state's cities and museums.

Natural features

Get wild on Connecticut's Appalachian Trail

With a footprint of over 5,500 square miles, Connecticut is the USA's 3rd-smallest state. It sits in southern New England and is made up of coastal cities, rural towns and plenty of rolling countryside. Venture inland and you'll find a patchwork of forested parks and nature reserves. Thanks to an abundance of beeches, hickories, maples and oaks, Connecticut puts on one of America's most spectacular fall foliage displays. Hikers will jump at the chance to explore parts of the Appalachian Trail, which passes through north-west Connecticut. 

How to get there

Transportation to and around Connecticut

Fly into Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL), the closest airport, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is 25.2 mi (40.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Meriden Station, Berlin Station and Wallingford Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Connecticut?

Fact: Connecticut features some breathtaking nature, and a log cabin is one of the finest ways to experience it for yourself. Rediscover the great outdoors without foregoing home comforts at one of these welcoming bolt-holes:

  • Located in Preston, "Log Cabin Nestled In Outdoor Haven" is the perfect combination of comfort and outdoor fun. Make use of the handy amenities here, such as a garden and a playground.
  • After a fun day of adventuring, wind down at "Cozy Log Cabin On Sleeping Giant". This lovely property in Hamden comes with a games room and a garden.

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

There's nothing more exciting than hopping behind the wheel and driving to someplace new. If you need to get away and unwind for a few days, take a look at these weekend getaways in Connecticut:

  • Discover fun and relaxation at the same time at "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac". This welcoming property in Mystic is a great base for visiting nearby attractions such as Crystal Lake Town Park and Moosup Pond Beach. If you want to do something that'll get the blood pumping, try water skiing or sailing.
  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" in Mystic is also perfect for a fast-paced escape. Stay in and kick back or get out and enjoy some ice skating and golf. If you're eager to go sightseeing around here, Brainard Homestead State Park and Brooklyn Golf Course should be on your agenda.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Connecticut?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in Connecticut. While they're no mansion, they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location, convenience and character. Here are a few popular options:

  • Stay at "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace" and you'll be ideally placed to visit cultural sights like Spirit of Broadway Theater and Mystic Arts Center. Beach towels and beach sun loungers are just some of the amenities at this property in New London.
  • "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac" in Mystic is another excellent option that offers outdoor furniture and an iron and ironing board. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Grand Theater at Foxwoods should be on your to-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Connecticut?

Short-term rentals come in all budgets, shapes and sizes in Connecticut. Whether you're planning a mini break with the family or a night or two on your own, we'll help you find the ideal getaway. Here are a few terrific options:

  • Located close to the center of Mystic, "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac" is well suited to a short-term stay. Use it as a base to discover nearby attractions, including Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea and Mystic Seaport.
  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" is another wonderful choice. Spend a few days at this vacation rental in Mystic and plan an outing to Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Connecticut?

A romantic weekend getaway in Connecticut is sure to rekindle your passion. Light some candles, take your honey by the hand and get set to send sparks flying at one of these escapes:

  • "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace" in New London is just made for couples. This retreat is full of nice touches, including a nearby bay and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, plan an amorous weekend break at "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic". Located in Mathis, it offers a nearby bay, winery tours and more.

Are there mansions for rent in Connecticut?

Forget waiting in turn at the hotel breakfast bar or battling it out for a spot in the sauna during your vacation. Rally your favorite people and seriously upgrade your getaway with one of these mansions for rent in Connecticut:

  • Settle in, unwind and make the most of all the magnificent things on offer at "Iconic Mystic Mansion" in Stonington. Premium amenities here include golf and a fireplace.
  • With golf and a firepit among its multitude of highlights, "Unique Historic Mansion Near Tourist Attractions And Casinos" also promises to make your vacation an unforgettable one. You'll find this impressive property in Norwich.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Connecticut?

If you're planning to take that special trip away, don't go by yourself; bring the whole crew. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with friends and family. These vacation rentals in Connecticut are perfect for large groups:

  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District": With 5 bedrooms, this popular option in Mystic has ample room for the whole gang. Amenities such as a garden and a kitchen will keep everyone happy.
  • "Beachfront Classic New England Home With Direct Views Of Long Island Sound": You'll get your squad's stamp of approval at this Middlesex County option which comes with a fireplace, a nearby waterfront and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily accommodate everyone you love.

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

There are plenty of houses with a pool in Connecticut, so toss your swimsuit into your bag and get set to spend your days bobbing around in the water. Here are some popular options we think you'll love:

  • Kids, parents, uncles, aunts — everyone will love hanging by the pool at "The House On The Hill". Whisk your favorite people away on a break at this Hamden rental home which also comes with a TV and a toaster.
  • Spring out of bed and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at "Und01 House Undine Apartment 01" in Nordwestmecklenburg. A travel crib and a toaster are just two of the many amenities at this exceptional option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Connecticut?

Start working on your guest list, because there are lots of large family vacation rentals in Connecticut that'll roll out the welcome mat for your entire crew. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Located in Mathis, "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. A couple of the conveniences here include a living room and a kitchen.
  • An equally popular option, "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" in Mystic features 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A fridge and childrens activities will help keep your group feeling more than comfortable.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Connecticut?

If you're arranging a trip with the family, choose one of these cabin rentals in Connecticut and give the kids an experience they'll cherish forever:

  • "Rustic Lakeside Cabin At White Gate Farm" - Located in East Lyme, this pleasant retreat features handy amenities such as nearby ecotour services and free toiletries.
  • "The Cabin On Pachaug Pond" - Create magical memories together at this favorite cabin. Located in Jewett City, it provides guests with a fridge, a living room and more.

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

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