Discover a selection of 125 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 $174 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

World-class birding on the Plum Island shoreline

Sitting off the coast ofÊMassachusetts, Plum Island is a haven of sun, sand and salt marshes. The barrier island is around 11 miles long and is named after the wildÊbeach plum shrubs that grow on its low-lying dunes. For nature lovers, Plum Island vacation rentals are a dream come true. Not only do they put you just steps from a pair of national wildlife reserves, but you'll also unlock access to some of New England's best birding opportunities.

Things to do

Barefoot adventures on Plum Island

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge covers a vast swathe of Plum Island. It's a great place for barefoot adventures, with sandy beaches, rolling dunes and salt marshes to explore. It's also prime bird watching territory, with boardwalks and lookouts making it easy to spot wood warblers, waterfowl, hawks, snowy owls and endangered piping plovers, so don't forget your binoculars. For a glimpse at Plum Island's seafaring legacy don't miss the Custom House Maritime Museum. It's housed in a heritage listed granite building and is brimming with artefacts, photos and tiny models of clipper ships.

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Plum Island

Fly into Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 16.7 mi (26.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Plum Island, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 125 vacation rentals around Plum Island. From 59 house rentals to 28 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Plum Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Plum Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Maine: 7,790 vacation rentals
  • Hampton Beach: 210 vacation rentals
  • Rockport: 252 vacation rentals
  • New Hampshire: 3,660 vacation rentals
  • Gloucester: 309 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Plum Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Plum Island?

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

  • Rockport: 252 rentals
  • Gloucester: 309 rentals
  • Salisbury: 382 rentals
  • Salem: 202 rentals
  • York: 1,173 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Plum Island?

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

  • Haverhill: 448 rentals
  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate: 726 rentals
  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre: 1,439 rentals
  • Rockport Station: 472 rentals
  • Long Beach: 450 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Plum Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Plum Island

Rockport
252 vacation rentals
Gloucester
309 vacation rentals
Salisbury
382 vacation rentals
Salem
202 vacation rentals
York
1,173 vacation rentals
Rye
405 vacation rentals
Hampton
477 vacation rentals
Marblehead
593 vacation rentals
Portsmouth
733 vacation rentals
Newburyport
401 vacation rentals
Kittery
1,567 vacation rentals
Revere
711 vacation rentals
Seabrook
423 vacation rentals
Manchester-by-the-Sea
301 vacation rentals
Andover
34 vacation rentals
Ipswich
631 vacation rentals
Beverly
689 vacation rentals
Nahant
457 vacation rentals
Malden
622 vacation rentals
North Hampton
412 vacation rentals