Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Watertown, 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 high chairs for kids and kitchens. Prices start at $125 per night, and boats and hotels are popular options for a stay in Watertown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beautiful area of Watertown awaits your stay

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Watertown. This scenic city is known for its restaurants, shopping and bird watching. Fenway Park and TD Garden are just a couple of the must-sees. 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 Watertown

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Watertown has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Encore Boston Harbor (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • New England Aquarium (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Boston Marathon Finish Line (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Samuel Adams Brewery (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Harpoon Brewery (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)

Discover historic Watertown

Watertown's most famous landmark is probably Mount Auburn, America's first landscaped cemetery and a National Historic Landmark. It marks the boundary of Watertown and Cambridge, and visitors are welcome to walk the tranquil avenues, arboretum, and nature paths. You'll also encounter many historic buildings as you walk around this charming town. To the south of Watertown, the Charles River meanders towards Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. Beside its banks, walkers and cyclists can pick up the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path, a long riverside greenway which connects Galen Street in Watertown with the Museum of Science in Boston.


Watertown through the seasons

New England is famed for its autumnal color and there is no doubting that fall is a wonderful time to visit the Boston area. As winter approaches, temperatures plummet and snow is not uncommon – making for an atmospheric winter sojourn at any Watertown vacation rental. Spring and summer are equally pleasant times to visit, with the riverside locations and green spaces very pleasant to explore in the sunshine. The summer months are also the perfect time to charter a boat and set sail across Boston Harbor – or take a tour on a classic schooner.

Natural features

Get outdoors in Watertown

As well as the Watertown Armory Park, and Boston Commons in downtown Boston, Franklin Park is a ravishing green space worth visiting. The great country park sprawls for hundreds of acres, and has a golf course, sports facilities, a lake, picnic areas, old stone ruins, and large forested areas. As well as being the site of Schoolmaster Hill, where Ralph Waldo Emerson once resided, it is also home to the Franklin Park zoo. The zoo draws visitors from across the Greater Boston area and exhibits include lions, tigers, gorillas, and other exotic animals from around the world.

How to get there

How to get to and around Watertown

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base), located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are in Watertown?

The entire property to yourself and no sharing with people you don't know — that's what you get when you book a vacation rental with Vrbo. All it takes is a quick Vrbo search to securely book a comfortable stay to unwind with the people you love. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Watertown is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Watertown?

The most sought-after types of vacation rentals in Watertown are apartments. Searching for something different? Vrbo has numerous options to match the diverse needs of our guests, so you'll see vacation homes in lots of sizes and shapes. The perfect fit is waiting for you — discover yours today.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Watertown?

Property type, length of stay and season are some factors that can influence the price of a vacation home. Simply click on your travel dates to find your dream escape. From homey country cottages to plush villas, all Vrbo vacation rentals offer terrific value.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Watertown?

When you travel and the size and style of the property will help determine the cost of your beachside stay. Enter your Watertown travel dates to view your options on Vrbo. Did someone just say "hot tub"? Use our filters to pick the amenities and features you want in your rental.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Watertown?

You're in luck. There are. Take your pick of nine vacation homes that welcome pets in Watertown on Vrbo. Our furry kids need to get away from it all too, so simply use our search function for pet-friendly vacation rentals to find a property where Spot can get in on the family fun.

What are popular rental amenities in Watertown?

When it comes to rental amenities that guests search for in Watertown, a barbecue grill, a garden and nearby museums rank the highest. With Vrbo vacation rentals, you'll have options to match your taste and style, whether you're going on a trip with family, friends or even pets.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Watertown?

With three Watertown vacation homes that can accommodate five or more people, you can bring a few extra family members or pals along. Whether you're planning an informal gathering or a special event, Vrbo will help you find the perfect space to fit the occasion.

Are there vacation rentals in Watertown that welcome kids?

Watertown has nine family-friendly vacation rentals to choose from. And securing a stay that welcomes kids is a breeze with Vrbo's "Properties good for families" filter. As well as having the whole place to yourselves, you'll also enjoy access to perks and amenities such as living rooms, full kitchens and yards.

What are the top attractions for families in Watertown?

Keep the kids entertained at these fantastic family-friendly attractions in Watertown:

  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • MIT Museum

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Watertown?

Yes, Watertown has two one-bedroom rentals available. Usually located in sought-after areas thanks to their smaller size, a one-bedroom vacation property is ideal if you're getting away with your partner or a friend. And with plenty of home comforts like full kitchens and more privacy than a standard hotel, you'll be able to kick back while sightseeing around this fantastic destination.