Discover a selection of 233 vacation rentals in Waltham, MA 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 parking and WiFi. Prices start at $122 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Waltham. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

History awaits in Waltham

Waltham is surrounded by the elegant estates of erstwhile American tycoons, and its important industrial past still oozes from every crack and crevice in its aged redbrick factories. It was here that the American watch and clock industry found its epicenter, and where the US labor movement gained momentum. These days, the town pulses with an edgy, student vibe. Waltham vacation rentals pepper lively nightlife strips like Moody Street, or pop up along the pretty banks of the Charles Riverwalk, all offering a glimpse at one of Massachusetts' enticing, lived-in backwater towns.

Things to do

Watches and regal estates in Waltham

While the hedonistic strips of Moody Street beckon in the evening, it would be timely to tick off the Waltham Watch Museum before you head off sipping craft beers and sake. It's there that you can trace the past of the industry that put this town on the map some centuries ago, and get a grip on how all those elegant mansions and estates managed to pop up on the outskirts of town. And talking of historic houses, the likes of Gore Place and the Lyman Estate are simply not to be missed.


Indulging in the Waltham vibes

Waltham has become something of a bohemian hub; a place fueled by the creative output of its resident students. Just take the vibes of Moody Street, where arthouse cinemas rub shoulders with sleepless cabaret bars and cutting-edge Japanese sushi-sake joints. Or, hit the Charles Riverwalk in the summer evenings to mingle with the locals and chat about the latest events in the long-running Concerts on Waltham Common festival. You can top that all off with a medley of orchestral performances, academic lectures, and National Historic Landmarks to wow the eye.


Avoid winter hibernation in Waltham

Like the rest of north-central Massachusetts, Waltham has cold winters and warm summers. Most travelers flock to the town for the latter, between June and August, when the al fresco beer bars of Moody Street and the green spaces of the riverside parks are packed with revelers. This is also the best time to survey the elegant mansion houses and their manicured grounds on the outskirts of the city. That said, springtime in May can also be a beautiful time to come, and has some truly wallet-friendly Waltham vacation rentals to boot.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Waltham

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Waltham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Copley Square (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Boston Common (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Minute Man National Historical Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Walden Pond (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Charles River Bike Path (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Waltham

The nearest airport is in Logan International Airport (BOS), located 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Waltham Station or Waltham Brandeis-Roberts Station and explore the city from there.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waltham?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Waltham that fits you like a glove. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Waltham, you'll find it hard to resist "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including heating and a barbecue grill.
  • Another excellent choice is "Historic Home At Freedom Trail", which is around 9 miles from Waltham. Offering 1 bedroom, a kitchen and WiFi, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

If you're longing to switch off and relax for a few days, you'll find a range of awesome weekend getaways in and around Waltham. Rest and recharge your batteries at one of these top options:

  • Around 11 miles to the east of Waltham, "Guest House At Hooper" has all you need and more for a quick weekend break, including a TV and an ice maker. When you're ready to explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to see like Dane Street Beach and Belle Isle Marsh Reservation.
  • "Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Ideally Located To Everything" is also ideal for a whirlwind vacation. Located approximately 20 miles to the northeast of Waltham, this vacation rental comes with amenities like air conditioning and spa and beauty services. Nutting Lake Conservation Land and Preston Beach should be on your to-do list if you stay here.

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

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to character, convenience and location. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Waltham and immerse yourself in the local energy and vibe:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". This vacation rental is a great base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including spa and beauty services and an oven.
  • Another awesome choice is "Romantic Ocean And Boston Skyline Views". Make the most of an ocean view, cable/satellite TV services and other conveniences during your stay.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore more of Waltham. Cultural sights like Central Square Theatre and Gallery Naga will help you get a better feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waltham?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Waltham. Kick back for a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a large home. Whatever type of property you're looking for, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are some of our faves:

  • "Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix Of Contemporary And Turn Of The Century Elegance" is near the heart of Waltham, which means you'll have plenty of things to keep you occupied. Explore well-known attractions like Fenway Park and TD Garden when you're not enjoying your cozy property.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Ocean Dreams, Waves As Far As The Eyes Can See", another excellent option. Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace should be on your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Waltham that will get your heart racing:

  • Around 9 miles from Waltham, "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Air conditioning and a dining table are among the many amenities here.
  • "Historic Home At Freedom Trail" is another option that'll woo you. It's around 9 miles from Waltham and has beauty services and air conditioning.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Waltham?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to an unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Waltham:

  • Located about 19 miles to the northeast of Waltham, "Historic Brick Federal Period Mansion On Fabled Chestnut Street" is the place to go to relax in total luxury. Amenities on offer here include golf and a fireplace.
  • With a fireplace, a firepit and plenty of other top-notch amenities, "1855 Grand Mansion In Historical Charlestown" 6 Bed 4. 5 Bath Renovated 2021" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent retreat is around 9 miles to the east of Waltham.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Waltham and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Historic Brownstone Townhouse, 7 Beds". Up to 16 people can be accommodated at this property which has 7 bedrooms, a kitchen and a kitchen island. It's around 7 miles to the southeast of Waltham.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with loved ones, and "History Lover’s Escape, 3 Modish Units" makes it easy to do that. Located around 9 miles to the east of Waltham, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. Off-street parking options and fitness facilities are among the many amenities on offer here.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Waltham and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Say hello to "Guest House At Hooper", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including cable/satellite TV services and towels help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Charming, Beloved House" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A TV and nearby birdwatching activities are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Waltham escape? This leading destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Waltham 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 Waltham?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have so much more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Waltham and bring the entire crew along:

  • Around 20 miles to the northeast of Waltham, "Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Ideally Located To Everything" has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 11 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a smart TV and nearby ecotour services.
  • "Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix Of Contemporary And Turn Of The Century Elegance" is another good option. It's about 12 miles to the east of Waltham, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. Useful amenities here include childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities.

If you want to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. New England Aquarium, Newbury Street and CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston are fine places to start.

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

If you need more room for your kids (or your tagalong pal), a three-bedroom vacation property will be just the ticket. Vrbo can help you find the best options in or near Waltham, starting with these:

  • Offering the trifecta of space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your whole gang's stamp of approval at "Luxury And First - Class Unit - Great Access". This retreat comes with many handy amenities, including a water park and a garden.
  • Alternatively, check out the spacious vacation property that is "Ultra - Luxurious Modern Townhome Near Boston - Pet". Settle in with your loved ones and enjoy its many conveniences, including a firepit and a kitchen.