Discover a selection of 163 vacation rentals in Plum Island, US 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 $139 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Plum Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Plum Island

The island views and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Plum Island. Travelers appreciate the bird watching in this scenic city. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Plum Island

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Plum Island a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ski Bradford (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Salem Willows Park (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Bewitched in Salem (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Mill River Winery (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Blue Ocean Discovery Center (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
Activities

Sun-drenched beach days at Sandy Point

Perched on the southern tip of Plum Island, Sandy Point State Reservation is a great place to swim, sunbathe and beachcomb. Want to stay just steps from the sand? Check out Plum Island vacation rentals with breezy decks, shabby chic decor and sweeping ocean views. For a lively street scene, head to Newburyport, a laid-back town at the mouth of the Merrimack River. It was once a flourishing shipping port and is lined with characterful brick buildings and Federal-style churches. If Plum Island vacation rentals feel a little secluded, why not stay in a heritage property in the heart of Newburyport?

Weather

Enjoy cozy winter escapes to Plum Island

Crowds peak in the summer, when Plum Island is drenched in sunshine. The weather is sultry and temperatures creep well into the 80s. This means swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle building are all top priorities. For quieter beaches and a low-key atmosphere, why not plan a vacation for late spring or early fall? If you're craving rest and relaxation, consider visiting Plum Island in winter. You can enjoy windswept walks on the beach, rolling waves and cozy nights by the fireplace of your Plum Island vacation rental.

Natural features

Home in on humpbacks

Overlooking the the Atlantic Ocean, Plum Island is made up of sandy beaches, salt marshes and tidal creeks. It's almost entirely protected, with Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation occupying most of the island. The island is a bucket list destination for birders and serves as an important habitat for endangered piping plovers, which love to nest on its sandy beaches. If whales are on your wish list, visit from May to October, when hundreds of humpbacks migrate along the Plum Island coast.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Plum Island?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Plum Island:

  • "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities" is a favorite with guests. Around 25 miles from Plum Island, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a kitchen and heating.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". Located around 30 miles from the heart of Plum Island, it has 1 bedroom and features WiFi and cookware, dishware and utensils.

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

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

Clock out on Friday and then pack your overnight bag. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these escapes in and around Plum Island promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year" is a comfortable option around 11 miles southeast of the center of Plum Island. You'll never have to travel far to find something interesting to do around here. Get out and explore Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Faneuil Hall Visitor Center. Activities like cycling and basketball will add a nice touch to your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen". Approximately 8 miles north of Plum Island, fun activities around here include cycling and fishing. More interested in sightseeing? Pencil in a visit to Thatcher's Island and West Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Plum Island?

Typically compact, easy on the wallet and conveniently located, it's hard not to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these vacation rentals and appreciate Plum Island up close:

  • Explore the world around you from "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". This property is a great base for sightseeing and offers amenities including a kitchen and a nearby laundromat.
  • "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year" is another appealing option. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of a boat, a washing machine and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see even more of Plum Island. Cultural attractions like Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon and Boch Center will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Plum Island?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Plum Island. Stay a night or two in a luxury cabin, a resort-style apartment or a house that fits the whole family. Whatever type of rental you're after, you'll find the perfect place with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Located close to the center of Plum Island, "Best Patio On Commercial" Steps To Everything Exclusive Tropical Gated Gardens" is an ideal base for a whirlwind getaway. While you're about, make sure you get to leading attractions like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • Wake up, enjoy a coffee and then plan what to explore around "4 Bedroom Lux House/with Pool Next Door". Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center should be on your radar if you choose to stay at this sought-after rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Plum Island?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Plum Island that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passionate nights at "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". Approximately 25 miles from Plum Island, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including a dining table and a balcony.
  • "Historic Home At Freedom Trail" is another terrific option that'll woo you. It's around 30 miles from Plum Island and comes with beauty services and a restaurant dining guide.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Plum Island?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Plum Island will fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Located 7 miles to the north of Plum Island, "Historic Oceanfront Mansion" is the perfect place for a luxurious getaway. Nice touches here include a beach view and a fireplace.
  • Another quality option is "Historic Brick Federal Period Mansion On Fabled Chestnut Street". Approximately 17 miles to the south of Plum Island, this sumptuous vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers a fireplace, golf and more.

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

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Plum Island and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • You'll have ample space to enjoy yourselves at "Luxury Ma Beach Vacation Rental". Around 3 miles north of Plum Island, this welcoming property has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a water view.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Oceanfront Home - 6bedroom Spectacular Views And Wheelchair Accessible Elevator" makes it easy to do that. Located around 3 miles to the north of Plum Island, as many as 17 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a kitchen are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

A pool is often a must-have amenity for any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy splashing about or simply kicking back by the water at one of these refreshing escapes in or near Plum Island:

  • Every day can be a pool day at "4 Bedroom Lux House/with Pool Next Door". Cable/satellite TV services and nearby whale-watching activities are a few of the other amenities that help make this place so appealing.
  • Alternatively, make a reservation at "Good Harbor Beach House" and spend your trip poolside. A nearby laundromat and a microwave oven are other things your crew will love about this vacation home.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Plum Island?

It's always more fun to share the great times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family break or spending time with good friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Plum Island:

  • 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 for some family time. This popular escape is 8 miles to the north of Plum Island and has creature comforts such as childrens activities and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • Another popular option is "Good Harbor Beach House". This property is 12 miles southeast of Plum Island and comes with a nearby laundromat, a garden and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you want to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. New England Aquarium, Newbury Street and CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston are great places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Plum Island?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your swimsuit and splash about in the comfort and privacy of one of these spacious vacation homes in or near Plum Island:

  • Invite your loved ones over for a refreshing paddle around at "Beach, Pool, Housekeeping And More Inquire First For Best Rate". This rental has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 14 people. A swimming pool and a water view are other things you'll love about this place.
  • Alternatively, whisk your group away to "Beach, Pool, Housekeeping And More Inquire First For Best Rate", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 14 guests. Along with that swish pool at your beck and call inside, a garden and a swimming pool will keep everybody happy and comfortable.

If you're after more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Plum Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.