Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Riva, MD 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 $144 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Riva. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Riva getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Riva with a stay in a private vacation home. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Arundel Mills Mall and Maryland Live Casino are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Riva

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Riva a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Renditions Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Six Flags America (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • South River Golf Links (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Thanksgiving Farm Wines (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Bay Hills Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Riva

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Riva is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Maryland Quiet Waters Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Sandy Point State Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Triton Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Shadyside Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Allen Pond Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Riva

Fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the closest airport, located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Riva?

Whether you're after a cozy retreat for you and your love or someplace roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Riva. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 55 miles from the center of Riva, you'll find it hard to resist "Perfect - 100+ 5 - Star Reviews Great View". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a porch and a toaster.
  • Another top choice is "Brand New Renovation In Historic District With 2 Parking Spots", which is around 5 miles from Riva. Offering 2 bedrooms, cookware, dishware and utensils and a kitchen, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Riva?

You need only take a look inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Riva to find out that great things really do come in little packages. Smartly designed to maximize space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Annapolis Waterfront "tiny House" In Garden Setting". This retreat in Parole packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as a kitchen and a garden.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "A Serene Tiny Home Experience". Situated in Parole, this wee gem comes with a music library and a microwave oven.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Riva?

Select a charming log cabin from the many scattered in or around Riva and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, drink in hand, relaxing by a blazing fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Stunning Views From Waterfront Log Cabin With Fireplace On The Chesapeake Bay": This is the ideal base to experience the superb outdoor activities on offer in the area, including kayaking and water skiing.
  • "Gorgeous 1840 Log Cabin - Downtown": Spend your getaway enjoying all the conveniences of this hideaway. When it's time for some fresh air, fishing and cycling will get your blood flowing.

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

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your worries. If it's time for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around Riva promise an awesome weekend getaway:

  • "Charming Historic Home Just Steps From Main Street" is a top-rated option around 6 miles east of the center of Riva. You'll never need to venture far to find something interesting to do around this vacation rental. Get out and visit Galesville Heritage Museum and Rocky Point Golf Course. Activities like fishing and cycling will perfectly round off your mini break.
  • Alternatively, find your home away from home at "Gorgeous Annapolis Getaway - Walk Everywhere". Stay in and relax, or head out and try your hand at some hiking and biking and basketball. When you're ready to discover more of the area, organize a visit to Lake Roland Park and Historical Society of Talbot County. This fantastic vacation rental is around 5 miles east of Riva.

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

Enjoy the vibe and culture of Riva from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're looking to get away on your own or have a good time with friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in or near Riva:

  • Make "Fabulous, Historic One Bedroom Capitol Hill Apartment With Off Street Parking" your home for a couple of days or more. This top vacation rental features amenities including a hair dryer and nearby museums.
  • "Stunning, Stylish Flat, Cool Neighborhood Close To Everything" is another fabulous option. Make yourself at home and take advantage of towels, off-street parking options and more.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you busy around Riva. Love cultural attractions? Swing by The Contemporary and Murphy Fine Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Riva?

Short-term rentals abound in and around Riva. Kick back for a night or two in a penthouse, a budget studio apartment or a house that fits the whole family. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're searching for, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Peaceful Cambridge Home On Jenkins Creek" is near the center of Riva, which means there are plenty of things to do and see. Make your way to interesting attractions like Annapolis Bowl and Eisenhower Golf Course when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy rental.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Charming Historic Home Just Steps From Main Street", another exceptional option. Walden Golf Club and Crofton Bowl should be on your must-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

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

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Riva that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Around 5 miles from Riva, "Brand New Renovation In Historic District With 2 Parking Spots" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and beauty services are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Water Front Retreat - Sunrise And Sunset Water Views". Around 25 miles from Riva, beauty services and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Riva?

We've got some lavish mansions for rent in and around Riva. If you're seeking somewhere spacious with a large dose of wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Approximately 19 miles to the southeast of Riva is "Chesapeake Mansion - New Pool/12". Along with its grand design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • With a dishwasher, a microwave oven and a host of other first-class amenities, "Victorian Mansion - Mt. Vernon" will get your squad's nod of approval. This plush retreat is around 25 miles to the north of Riva.

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

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with your best friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Riva:

  • You'll have ample space to sprawl out at "Ultraclean Waterfront Home Annapolis Area". Around 9 miles north of Riva, this sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a nearby waterfront and a kitchen.
  • "Washington Dc Suburb With Quite Neighborhood Just A Stones Throw From Everything" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 25 miles to the west of Riva, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A kitchen and a fireplace are just a couple of things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

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

From boisterous games of follow the leader to peaceful morning dips, a pool promises plenty of fun for all ages. Score some brownie points with the fam by choosing a house with a place to swim in or near Riva:

  • Make pool day every day at "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments". A balcony and towels are some of the other amenities that help make this place a favorite.
  • Another top pick is "Annapolis Waterfront "tiny House" In Garden Setting". There's lots to love about this vacation home apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a toaster.