Discover a selection of 492 vacation rentals in Groton, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $184 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Groton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A slice of New England

Set on the Thames River, Groton is brimming with New England charm. While it was once a bustling whaling port, today Groton vacation rentals are a fantastic base for exploring nearby towns like New London, Mystic and Stonington. Groton's main claim to fame is being home to the US Naval Submarine Base. Whether you visit the legendary Nautilus submarine, climb aboard the Charles W. Morgan tall ship – a wooden whaling ship first launched in 1841 – or sign up for a harbor cruise, there's a wealth of seafaring history to soak up.

Things to do

Touch base with Groton's military submarine

While the US Naval Submarine Base may be strictly off limits to the public, you can tour the Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum. Nautilus is the museum's pride and joy, famous as the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. At Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, a 134-foot obelisk commemorates the place where colonial soldiers were overcome by British troops in 1781. Lighten the mood in nearby Mystic, where you'll find the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. Kids will love the chance to get up close and personal with African penguins, beluga whales, sea lions and more.

Activities

Sail a tall ship in Groton

One of the best ways to discover Groton is on a historic tall ship tour. You can choose from scenic luncheons, Sunday brunches and lobster dinners. For an authentic taste of life at sea, why not book an overnight sailing adventure? Just a few miles to the east is Mystic, a postcard-perfect seaport brimming with sailboats, museums and laid-back lobster shacks. It's incredibly atmospheric and is one of Connecticut's most visited destinations. Most visitors fall head over heels, so why not stay local with a Groton vacation rental, just steps from Mystic?

Weather

Summer celebrations in Groton

Summer is high season in Groton, with long days and plenty of sunshine. The weather is ideal for exploring the harbor and enjoying outdoor events. From antique fairs and lobster festivals to outdoor concerts and regattas, Mystic throws a lively calendar of summer events for sea lovers and landlubbers alike. Groton also takes part, with a family-friendly 4th of July fireworks show at Fort Griswold State Park. Planning a family getaway to New England? From breezy beachside cottages to luxury summer homes, Groton vacation rentals provide a dream setting, perfect for making memories.

Natural features

A whale-watching wonderland

Part of New England, Groton lies in southeast Connecticut. It sits adjacent to New London, a lively seaport city set at the mouth of the Thames River. Thanks to its deep-water harbor and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, it was once one of the world's busiest whaling ports. Today New England has shunned harpooning in favor of eco-friendly whale-watching tours. In summer, you could spot humpback, finback, right and minke whales feeding on a smorgasbord of mackerel, herring and krill.

How to get there

How to get to and around Groton

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 1.9 mi (3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Groton, CT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 492 vacation rentals around Groton. From 310 house rentals to 91 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Groton?

Waking up to ocean views and the rhythmic rumble of waves crashing on sandy shores. Isn't this the stuff vacation dreams are made of? There are 160 beachside getaway homes to select from. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying another type of vacation setting. Vrbo has no lack of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 143 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 113 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 88 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Groton?

If you want an authentic vacation experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 322 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $98 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after property types, like:

  • Cottage: 89 vacation homes. Prices start from $63 per night.
  • Apartment: 33 vacation homes. Prices start from $73 per night.
  • Hotel: 31 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.

Can I stay in Groton in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere completely new with your family and loved ones. The best news is Vrbo has some places suitable for big groups. Why not have a look at the 85 house vacation homes available here? They're the leading choice for big groups of travelers. If you're traveling in a larger group, the properties for rent that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 152 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night from just $73.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 98 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $150 per night.
  • Going away with 10 guests? We have 55 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $220 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you arrange your Groton getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Groton?

Vrbo has plenty of great budget-concious rentals. Treat your gang to some wining and dining or extend your vacation for a few nights with the cash leftover. When it comes to finding an amazing deal, your first port of call ought to be Old Mystic. Here, Vrbo has 18 rentals at an average price of $184 per night. You'll find another 18 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Pawcatuck. The average price here is $242 a night.

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