Discover a selection of 450 vacation rentals in Salem, 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $133 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Salem. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to historic Salem

Come and experience Salem and its museums, history and architecture. Well-liked for its art, local tours and shopping, this city is both walkable and welcoming. TD Garden and New England Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Salem attractions you'll definitely want to see

Replicas of historic ships can be seen in Salem Harbor. The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates Asian art and culture and honors the area's rich maritime history. Also worth seeing are the kid-friendly North Shore Children's Museum and the Witch House. Pioneer Village is a unique living history museum set in a recreated Puritan village. The best Salem attractions for a day of family-friendly fun include a small amusement park in the oceanfront neighborhood of Salem Willows. For adults, wineries, breweries, and cider houses can be found in the area.


Salem activities, natural and historic

For travelers to Salem, things to do here include biking through the McIntire Historic District, Whalers Lane, Witch Hill, and other parts of the city. Visiting historic places like the Pickman House, Gedney House, and Hamilton Hall provides an excuse for travelers staying in Salem vacation rentals to walk around and explore the city's charming and historic features. In addition to boating and kayaking, outdoor concerts are popular in the summer, some of which are free in public areas. Activities in Salem for Halloween and autumn often generate interest from late September through early November.


What to expect from the weather in Salem

Salem has nearly 200 days of sunshine per year. January is the coolest month, while July sees highs averaging around 80 degrees. If you consider Salem weather versus the rest of the nation, you'll see that the city has a comfort index rating on par with the average for most major U.S. cities. Late spring through early fall are the best times to enjoy outdoor activities, since weather conditions are usually more desirable during these months, yet for some residents and travelers, the snowfall only adds to the appeal of winters here.

Natural features

Salem's natural and geographic features

Cradled by the Massachusetts Bay between Salem Harbor and Beverly Harbor, the city encompasses nearly 19 square miles. Much of the land in Salem includes hills, the town's most prominent geographic feature. Numerous waterways and related features are also found in the area, including the Danvers River, the North River, Juniper Cove, Collins Cove, and Winter Island. Natural boundaries divide the many neighborhoods in the town where Salem vacation rentals may be located, as is the case with South Salem, a community that primarily rests along the banks of Salem Harbor. Wildlife here is fairly diverse and includes beavers, red and gray squirrels, woodchucks, and white-tailed deer.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Salem

The nearest airport is in Logan International Airport (BOS), located 12.3 mi (19.8 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 12.8 mi (20.7 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Salem Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Salem?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Salem that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our faves:

  • Make use of handy extras like a fridge and a kitchen at "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". Located around 11 miles from Salem, this vacation rental has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another excellent choice is "Historic Home At Freedom Trail", which is around 13 miles from Salem. Featuring 1 bedroom, cable/satellite TV services and cookware, dishware and utensils, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

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

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

There's nothing like a short break to perk you up. If you're ready for some good old-fashioned R&R, these weekend getaways in and near Salem make a fantastic base for a mini break:

  • Book a couple of nights or longer at "Guest House At Hooper", around 10 miles to the southwest of Salem, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend escape. You'll have outdoor attractions like Stony Brook Reservation and Wayland Town Beach close by and amenities like nearby museums and a hair dryer to take advantage of.
  • Another excellent option is "Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Ideally Located To Everything", around 1 mile north of Salem. When you're not cozying up in your rental making the most of a TV and a nearby beach, get out and see Mascuppic Lake Beach and Larz Anderson Park.

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

Appreciate the culture and lifestyle of Salem from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to take a break on your own or have fun with a few friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Salem:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". Amenities including internet services and coffee and tea making facilities will make you feel at home here.
  • "Romantic Ocean And Boston Skyline Views" is another top option. Get cozy and take advantage of shopping, high-speed internet services and more.

There are many highlights around Salem you won't want to miss. Nourish the culture vulture in you with a visit to Alpha Gallery and Huntington Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Salem?

From time to time, you just need to escape from the real world, even if it's only for one or two days. Experience the ideal combination of relaxation and sightseeing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Salem:

  • "Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix Of Contemporary And Turn Of The Century Elegance" is close to the center of Salem, which means there are tons of things to keep you on the go. Visit top sights like Fenway Park and TD Garden when you're not enjoying your cozy rental.
  • Hop out of bed, whip up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "Ocean Dreams, Waves As Far As The Eyes Can See". Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace should be on your itinerary if you stay at this appealing rental.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Salem that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Around 11 miles from Salem, "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities" is an ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Air conditioning and a dining table are just some of the amenities here.
  • "Historic Home At Freedom Trail" is another terrific option that'll impress. It's approximately 13 miles from Salem and comes with beauty services and a restaurant dining guide.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Salem?

We've got some magnificent mansions for rent in and around Salem. If you're in search of somewhere spacious with wow factor galore, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Historic Brick Federal Period Mansion On Fabled Chestnut Street" has it all with some to spare. Approximately 1 mile northwest of Salem and offering a fireplace and golf, this gorgeous place is hard to beat.
  • With golf, a fireplace and a host of other high-end amenities, "1855 Grand Mansion In Historical Charlestown" 6 Bed 4. 5 Bath Renovated 2021" will get your guests' nod of approval. This plush retreat is roughly 12 miles to the southwest of Salem.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Salem and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Welcome to "Guest House At Hooper", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a TV and a nearby coin laundry help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • "Charming, Beloved House" is the kind of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A garden and a barbecue grill are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Salem has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Salem vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

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

Every get-together with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, our large family vacation rentals in or near Salem offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located around 1 mile to the north of Salem, "Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Ideally Located To Everything" has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a microwave oven and a video library.
  • Another top choice is "Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix Of Contemporary And Turn Of The Century Elegance". This property is 11 miles southwest of Salem and comes with a kitchen, a nearby laundromat and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

When you want to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. New England Aquarium, Newbury Street and CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston should be on your agenda.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Salem?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is the perfect solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Check out Vrbo's range in or near Salem:

  • Take a peek at "Quaint One Bedroom Overlooking Nature Trail In Historic Marblehead", a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A nearby beach and a nearby marina are just two of the amenities here.
  • "New Inviting Apartment Near Waterfront And Museums" is another charming one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out exploring the area's top sights, make the most of a kitchen and an oven.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Salem?

You sure can! From funky apartments to comfy cabins, Vrbo offers a selection of vacation rentals. Smaller groups will like these two-bedroom options in or near Salem:

  • At the top of the list is "Blue Hour: Private Home In Quiet Neighborhood". This two-bedroom stay provides amenities like a kitchen and a garden. You can easily explore Salem's many attractions from this comfortable pad.
  • Another popular option is "Charming Private Townhouse - Style Lodging". With amenities such as a nearby waterfront and a kitchen, you'll have no dramas making yourselves at home here. Pick your favorite room, unpack your bags and let the good times begin!

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