Top rated rentals — Manchester-by-the-Sea
Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Manchester-by-the-Sea is ready to explore

The ocean views and forests create a pretty picture of Manchester-by-the-Sea. This city's boating, hiking and baseball games draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Manchester-by-the-Sea

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Manchester-by-the-Sea has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Salem Willows Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Bewitched in Salem (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Witch Mansion (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Witch Trials Memorial (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Mill River Winery (12.4 mi / 20 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Manchester-by-the-Sea is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Singing Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Essex River (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Stage Fort Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Half Moon Beach (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Wingaersheek Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Salem Common (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Manchester-by-the-Sea

The nearest airport is in Logan International Airport (BOS), located 19.4 mi (31.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base), which is 20 mi (32.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Manchester Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Manchester-by-the-Sea. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Make use of amenities including a fireplace and a stereo at "Oceanfront Contemporary Home - Breathtaking Views". Situated around 60 miles from Manchester-by-the-Sea, this property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities" also promises a memorable escape, offering 2 bedrooms, a porch, a dining table and more. It's around 19 miles from Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

For an unconventional experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Manchester-by-the-Sea. A word of caution though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the urge to downsize and move into one of these miniature digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "Marion Village's Very Best Cottage - Tiny Home Living Close To The Town Beach". Amenities at this tiny house in Marion Center include a nearby beach, towels and more.
  • "Stay In A Tiny House 0. 4mi To Beach Village Restaurants Pet Friendly 2 Bikes" in Dennis Port is another top-rated pick. Books and a blender will make your stay here extra comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and around Manchester-by-the-Sea and take advantage of all the incredible things to do close by:

  • Located 9 miles to the northeast of central Manchester-by-the-Sea, "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year" is popular among adventurous types and nature lovers. Get out and explore nearby outdoor attractions, such as Crescent Beach - Sea Wall and Franklin Park Zoo. Then, try some activities like cycling or mountain biking.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen". About 20 miles north of Manchester-by-the-Sea, activities around here include cycling and windsurfing. Prefer to go sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Juniper Beach and Fuller Gardens.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Discover the culture and lifestyle of Manchester-by-the-Sea from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to relax on your own or have a good time with friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in and around Manchester-by-the-Sea:

  • Make "Historic Home At Freedom Trail" your home away from home. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including a kitchen and a nearby laundromat.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year", which offers conveniences such as a washing machine and a living room.

When it's time to leave your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's lots to keep you occupied around Manchester-by-the-Sea. Love cultural attractions? Visit Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and Rose Art Museum.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

From time to time, you've just got to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy a delightful mix of rest and recreation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Manchester-by-the-Sea:

  • Located close to the center of Manchester-by-the-Sea, "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen" is a terrific base for a whirlwind break. While you're around, don't miss well-known attractions like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • Wake up, make some breakfast and then plan what to see around "Best Patio On Commercial" Steps To Everything Exclusive Tropical Gated Gardens". Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center should be on your itinerary if you choose to stay at this sought-after vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". Roughly 19 miles from Manchester-by-the-Sea, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a balcony and a dining table.
  • "Historic Home At Freedom Trail" is another wonderful option that'll impress. It's about 20 miles from Manchester-by-the-Sea and comes with beauty services and a restaurant dining guide.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Ever." like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea:

  • Situated approximately 20 miles to the north of Manchester-by-the-Sea, "Historic Oceanfront Mansion" is the ideal place to relax in total luxury. Amenities on offer here include a fireplace and golf.
  • With golf, a fireplace and lots of other top-notch amenities, "Historic Brick Federal Period Mansion On Fabled Chestnut Street" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent retreat is around 8 miles to the southwest of Manchester-by-the-Sea.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have loads of space to spread out at "Stunning Views From Beachfront House In Manchester". Around 2 miles east of Manchester-by-the-Sea, this impressive retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. Amenities include an ocean view and a beach view.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Elegant And Expansive Victorian Home" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the northeast of Manchester-by-the-Sea, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. An ocean view and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Get comfortable at "4 Bedroom Lux House/with Pool Next Door", where your top priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a fridge and a dishwasher help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Good Harbor Beach House" is the type of place you go to get away from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Childrens activities and on-site watersports are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather's like in Manchester-by-the-Sea? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Manchester-by-the-Sea vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with family and friends. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Manchester-by-the-Sea and bring the whole gang along:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This escape is 20 miles to the north of Manchester-by-the-Sea and has creature comforts such as nearby whale-watching activities and childrens activities.
  • Another top choice is "Good Harbor Beach House". This property is 7 miles northeast of Manchester-by-the-Sea and features nearby whale-watching activities, a porch and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When it's time to explore your surroundings, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. New England Aquarium, Newbury Street and CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston should be on your to-do list.