Discover a selection of 393 vacation rentals in Essex, CT 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 $142 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Essex. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Essex
Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Essex

The riverfront and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Essex. This city is well-known for its boating and bars. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Essex

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Essex a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Essex Steam Train (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Chamard Vineyards (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Essex

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Essex is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Plattwood Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Gillette Castle State Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Harvey's Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Rocky Neck State Park (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Cockaponset State Forest (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Devils Hopyard State Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Essex

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 20.4 mi (32.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Essex, CT?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 393 vacation rentals around Essex. From 353 house rentals to 87 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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

  • Essex Island Marina: 619 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut River Museum: 625 vacation rentals
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center: 745 vacation rentals
  • Essex Steam Train: 621 vacation rentals
  • Logee’s Greenhouses: 745 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essex 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 Essex?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 353 Houses in Essex. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Essex include:

  • Cottages: 87 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 87 rentals available
  • Cabins: 87 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 40 vacation rentals with pool available in Essex. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.