Discover a selection of 30 vacation rentals in West Haven, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in West Haven. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in West Haven

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in West Haven. Renowned for its restaurants, shopping and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around West Haven

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes West Haven a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Yale Golf Course (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Great River Golf Club (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Connecticut Sportsplex (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Beardsley Zoo (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Bishops Orchard and Winery (13.1 mi / 21.2 km)

Seasonal weather in West Haven

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 73°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in West Haven

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, West Haven is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sandy Point Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Seabluff Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lighthouse Point Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • New Haven Green (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • East Haven Town Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around West Haven

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near West Haven?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near West Haven:

  • Make the most of conveniences like books and a fridge at "Beach Cottage Close To Silver Sands State Park". Located around 7 miles from West Haven, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Brand New Private Luxury Home With Waterfront". Located around 2 miles from the heart of West Haven, it has 4 bedrooms and features a hair dryer and heating.

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

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

If you've been busier than an ant at a picnic lately, you deserve a break for a few blissful days. Clock off early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near West Haven:

  • Put your feet up at "The Beachfront Sunrise Chateau". Located roughly 2 miles to the south of West Haven, this retreat has everything you need for a relaxed stay, including games and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Otherwise, make new memories with your loved ones at "Beautiful, Spacious, Waterfront Beach Home On Long Island Sound", which is around 2 miles to the south of West Haven. Take advantage of a beach view, a TV and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around West Haven?

You sure can. If you're hunting down a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. Check out the following options in or near West Haven:

  • Get away on your own or take a few buddies along to "Stunning Apt With Parking And Gym | Downtown At Yale". You'll have loads of amenities to take advantage of, including off-street parking options and a microwave oven.
  • An equally fantastic choice is "Niche #3 Cozy Suites Near Yale". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfortable apartment is filled with handy amenities like an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near West Haven?

Whether you're after a compact apartment for you and a pal or a townhouse with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around West Haven. These properties make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's tough to beat "Beachy Bay Breeze Bungalow". It's near the center of West Haven, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • "Stunning Apt With Parking And Gym | Downtown At Yale" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near West Haven?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near West Haven:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Beach Cottage Close To Silver Sands State Park". Located approximately 7 miles from West Haven, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a nearby bay and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Brand New Private Luxury Home With Waterfront", around 2 miles from West Haven. A fireplace and air conditioning will help ramp up the romance.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around West Haven and get everyone together under one roof:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "The East Rock | 4bedroom | Prking | Washer". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and nearby museums. This top pick is around 4 miles to the northeast of West Haven.
  • Invite up to 12 of your dearest friends to "Apartment Martina - Kor300 - In Korcula" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 5 miles to the northeast of central West Haven. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, such as a garden and a water view.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near West Haven and spend your days splashing about:

  • Welcome to "Summer Concert/ Wedding Rental ‍ Near Light House Beach Yale Udtwn Nh", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including a porch and childrens activities help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Spacious Modern Beach House, Perfect For Families And Groups Up To 12" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Outdoor furniture and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your West Haven escape? This popular destination has a humid subtropical climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. Browse our range of West Haven vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the ones that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family catch-up or taking time out with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around West Haven:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Brand New Private Luxury Home With Waterfront", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This retreat is located 2 miles to the east of West Haven and comes with amenities such as a living room and a TV.
  • "The Beachfront Sunrise Chateau" is also popular with families. It's around 2 miles to the south of West Haven, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Handy amenities here include a balcony and a barbecue grill.

When you're ready to explore your surroundings, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Lighthouse Point Carousel, Connecticut Children's Museum and Shepaug Eagle Observation Area should be on your must-do list.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near West Haven?

Idyllic romantic getaways, business trips or solo adventures — a single-bedroom vacation rental suits all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near West Haven is sure to impress:

  • Take a peek at "Stunning Apt With Parking And Gym | Downtown At Yale", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and a garden are just two of the amenities here.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of West Haven, "Niche #3 Cozy Suites Near Yale" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of exploring, come home and take advantage of off-street parking options and a barbecue grill.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near West Haven?

You could fit a small crowd into the three-bedroom properties available on Vrbo. If you're vacationing with family or friends, take a look at these options in or near West Haven:

  • It's not difficult to see why "Direct Ocean/beach Front Home With Off Street Parking" is a top pick for many travelers. This roomy retreat comes with a beach view and a water view and makes vacationing with friends or family a breeze.
  • Alternatively, check out the roomy getaway that is "New England's Charm. 3 Bedroom 1. 5 Bath West Haven Ct". Stretch out with your nearest and dearest and take advantage of its many conveniences, including a kitchen and a swimming pool.