Discover a selection of 80 vacation rentals in Acton, 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 swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $80 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Acton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

It's tme you took a revolutionary vacation

Nestled among the western Boston suburbs, picturesque Acton is brimming over with history. Established as an independent town in 1735, Acton was actively involved in the Revolutionary War, and everywhere you turn you'll see monuments to the town's historical legacy. Nearby Lexington and Concord are a must-see for any history buff. The classic image of a quaint New England town, Acton's charming buildings are rivaled only by the green spaces that are home to countless outdoor activities. From world-changing wars to life-changing literature, there's something to suit every taste at an Acton vacation rental.

Things to do

History, history, and more history in Acton

To see where the Revolutionary War began, head to Minute Man National Historical Park, where you'll find battlefields, the iconic Minute Man Statue, and the historic North Bridge. The park is also home to The Wayside, a former residence of famous authors like Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. For a taste of Civil War history, swing by the John Brown Bell in Marlborough. Nashoba Valley Winery has some great vintages to try, and architecture enthusiasts won't want to miss the Gropius House, home of the founder of the Bauhaus school of design.

Activities

Walk in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

If you're a fan of Thoreau, you'll definitely want to visit Walden Pond State Reservation. Even if classic literature isn't your thing, the park offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, boating and picnicking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. To truly disconnect from it all, lose yourself on a tranquil walk through the Walden Woods. Nearby Nashoba Valley is equally great for skiing and wine tasting. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and the Assabet River Rail Trail are popular with runners, walkers, and bikers. If you need a little retail therapy, head to Burlington Mall.

Weather

Whatever your favorite season is, you'll find it here

If you're heading to your Acton vacation rental in winter, be sure to pack your cozy sweaters. There's more than enough snow to go around, starting as early as November and lasting as late as April. Below-freezing temps are not uncommon from December to February. Spring weather can be unpredictable, but is usually mild. Expect to see temperatures in the 70s and 80s (and sometimes even higher) from June to September. Fall brings picture-worthy foliage, particularly in October when the fiery colors hit their peak.

Natural features

Glacial landscapes that inspired giants of literature

You have the ice age to thank for the stunning landscapes you'll see all around your Acton vacation rental. Created when the glaciers retreated about ten thousand years ago, the drumlin hills surrounding the town are covered in rolling forests, with idyllic ponds sprinkled in between (Walden Pond being the most famous). Largely suburban until you get to Boston at the coast, the land is cut by a number of streams and brooks, which empty into the Assabet River. Over 1,6000 acres of the town is set aside for conservation lands.

How to get there

How to get to and around Acton

The nearest airport is in Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Nashua, NH (ASH-Nashua Municipal), which is 20.4 mi (32.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to South Acton Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Acton, MA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 80 vacation rentals around Acton. From 4 condo and apartment rentals to 24 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Acton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Acton:

  • Brighton: 82 vacation rentals
  • Jamaica Plain: 29 vacation rentals
  • Riverside: 32 vacation rentals
  • Newton Corner: 17 vacation rentals
  • Coolidge Corner South Side: 90 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Acton?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Acton. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Acton Station: 286 vacation rentals
  • Theater III: 193 vacation rentals
  • Haverhill: 97 vacation rentals
  • Holliston: 107 vacation rentals
  • Canobie Lake Park: 79 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Acton listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Acton?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 4 Condos/Apartments in Acton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Acton include:

  • Houses: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Acton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Acton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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