Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Waterford, 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 gardens and backyards. Prices start at $128 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Waterford. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Quiet, collected CT in Waterford

Steeped in history and sloping down into the Block Island Sound from the southern side of Connecticut, Waterford is a charming and characterful New England town. It was founded by English settlers in the 17th century and later took a name that nods to Ireland's Waterford, across the pond. These days, it touts the white-sand, dune-backed stretches of Pleasure Beach and a clutch of intriguing historic homes, not to mention a whole range of elegant Waterford vacation rentals that'll have you sleeping within earshot of the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Waterford

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Waterford a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Essex Steam Train (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Lake of Isles (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Preston Ridge Vineyard (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Saltwater Farm Vineyard (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Activities

Sea-washed Waterford beckons

If you've got your eye on one of the beautiful Waterford vacation rentals by the sea, then you can look forward to a real New England beach experience. Many homes come loaded with deck spaces and BBQs to let you sizzle up seafood grills while looking out across the Atlantic rollers. Others have doorstep access to the sands, putting surfing, sunbathing and sandcastle building all on the menu. Waterford's also a great place to organize fishing expeditions or boat trips to remote isles out in the sound.

Weather

Summer's a-calling in Waterford

While Waterford vacation rentals promise a cozy pad close to the sloshing Atlantic Ocean all year round, it's hardly a surprise that they are in most demand during the summer. That runs between May and August, and brings long, dry days that have plenty of sunshine. It's when you'll want to arrive if you've got swimming and sunbathing in mind. Spring, in April and May, and fall, in September and October, can also be popular, especially if you're looking to wander the local botanical gardens and woods.

Natural features

Between rivers and oceans in Waterford

Waterford is a cut-out of the southern Connecticut shoreline. It stands on the headlands that jut out between the Thames River in the east and the Niantic River in the west. Its main natural draw is surely the coast, which is best seen at the Ocean Beach Park. That's home to wide arcs of gleaming white sand – you can go there in the summer to swim in the Atlantic and top up the tan. The Harkness Memorial State Park is another escape that's just next door. That's got manicured gardens, nature trails and picnic spots.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Waterford

The nearest airport is in T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located 45.6 mi (73.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), which is 6.3 mi (10.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waterford?

Whether you're looking for an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Waterford. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Waterford, it's difficult to beat "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like a nearby casino and free WiFi.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic". Around 10 miles from the heart of Waterford, it has 4 bedrooms and comes with a blender and shopping.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Waterford vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Waterford?

Get away from the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Waterford. Whether you want to hang out with friends or spend time with the fam, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac" is perfect for a few days of R&R. It comes with useful amenities, such as a stovetop and a porch, and is located roughly 10 miles to the east of Waterford.
  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" is another excellent option. It's around 9 miles to the east of Waterford and features a nearby marina, a fridge and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Waterford?

You sure can. If you'd like a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently found in the heart of town. We suggest the following options in or near Waterford:

  • Escape on your own or take a friend along to "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace". You'll have lots of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including a living room and a hair dryer.
  • Another great choice is "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfortable apartment is loaded with useful amenities like a TV, beach sun loungers and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waterford?

Whether you're after a studio apartment or a large vacation home, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these escapes in or near Waterford:

  • Within easy reach of central Waterford, "Renovated 1 Bedroom Getaway 1 Block From Mystic River In Historic Downtown" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another fantastic option is "Rest, Relax, Retreat - A 3bedroom Mystic Getaway". Gather your crew and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Waterford.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Waterford?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Waterford:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace". Around 4 miles from Waterford, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Otherwise, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic", around 10 miles from Waterford. A nearby bay and winery tours will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Waterford?

You'll find some awesome mansions for rent in and near Waterford. If you're on the lookout for somewhere with ample space as well as a large dose of wow factor, these architectural stunners will not disappoint:

  • Charm, character and style — "Iconic Mystic Mansion" has it all in abundance. Around 11 miles east of Waterford and offering golf and beauty services, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • With a firepit, golf and a wealth of other top-notch amenities, "Unique Historic Mansion Near Tourist Attractions And Casinos" will get your guests' tick of approval. This plush retreat is roughly 13 miles to the north of Waterford.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Waterford?

Vacation with others and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with your besties or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Waterford:

  • A host of amenities including a kitchen and a garden make "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" a favorite. This sprawling getaway has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From central Waterford, it's around 9 miles away to the east.
  • Invite up to 12 of your friends to "A Historic Place To Stay For Your Historic Days. Gracious Granite Home + Tavern" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 4 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the southeast of Waterford. It's crammed with features to keep large groups occupied, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Waterford?

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable doughnut and check out these houses in or near Waterford that feature this vacation essential:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Niantic Bay And Play House", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and on-site watersports help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Private Houseroom And Bath. Close To Shore And Beaches". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of a nearby bay and a barbecue grill.

Wondering what the weather's like in Waterford? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Waterford vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Waterford?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is high in the hills or near the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Waterford and bring the whole gang:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 10 miles to the east of Waterford and features amenities such as a stereo and a porch.
  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" also offers the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This option is around 9 miles to the east of Waterford, and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A separate dining area and a smart TV will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When you want to explore your surroundings, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, Ocean Beach Park and Mystic River Bascule Bridge should be top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Waterford?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Waterford and build some incredible new memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Rustic Lakeside Cabin At White Gate Farm" - Around 4 miles northwest of the center of Waterford, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like books and on-site watersports.
  • "The Cabin On Pachaug Pond" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights or more at this inviting stay, which is around 19 miles to the northeast of Waterford. You'll have access to beach sun loungers, a TV and much more.

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