Discover a selection of 10,000 vacation rentals in Massachusetts, 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 private pools. Prices start at $131 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Massachusetts. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Massachusetts from vacation home rentals

The Bay State, so named for its bays which characterize the coastline, played an important role in the American Revolution and there are plenty of historical sites that still survive to this day. Its varied topography, which range from wetlands to coastlines, provide homes for a wealth of wild animals. Are you bringing the family on a summer break? If you score a Massachusetts vacation rental along the coast, they'll love the long sunny days on the beach, best spent gorging on ice cream, building castles in the sand and splashing around in the calm shallows.

History

Heritage sites near Massachusetts vacation homes

Massachusetts boasts rich historic sites that date back to the Revolutionary War. Vacation homes are available near fascinating locations like Freedom Trail, a route with historic meetinghouses, churches, museums, and burial grounds, and the Paul Revere House, the colonial-era home of the legendary war hero. You'll also like the Bunker Hill Monument, a granite obelisk marking the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Massachusetts vacation rentals

With more than 170 museums ranging from art to history and at least 50 theaters showing productions year-round, you're not likely to get bored when you stay at a Massachusetts vacation rental. If you're a history buff, particularly those with an interest in the American Revolution, you could book up a Massachusetts vacation rental to visit some of the major monuments and sites of interest. Alternatively, you can drop in to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park to find reminders of the days when whaling was one of the largest industries here.

Activities

Activities near Massachusetts vacation homes

When it comes to outdoor activities, Massachusetts has got you covered. When you stay at a Massachusetts vacation rental, you'll have some of the best opportunities for whale watching in the country. Alternatively, you can find a peaceful spot on the banks of the river or shore to cast in your line and try to reel in a big one. The state has some fabulous cycling routes, like the 135-mile Claire Saltonstall Bikeway from Boston to Cape Cod. Visiting in winter? No problem. Rent some skies or snowboards to cruise along the outstanding runs.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Massachusetts vacation homes

The high season in Massachusetts, particularly along the coast, is the summer season between June and August, when families flock to the seaside. If you nab a Massachusetts vacation rental during this time you can expect bright and sunny days and most of the state's festivities and events. If you're looking to save a few bucks, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons. Spring can be pleasantly warm, often hot enough to stretch out on the beach. During fall, the state bursts into color with the changing of the leaves and winter sees a blanket of snow most years, but there's plenty of outdoor fun to be had still.

Natural features

Wildly different wildlife in Massachusetts

Massachusetts spans from the highlands in the west, through central wetlands and marshes ending on the rocky eastern seaboard. These 3 ecosystems provide habitats for some fascinating wildlife. While you're walking, look out for Blanding's turtles hiding out in the shallow waters, majestic great blue herons wading in search of fish, or busy beavers damming the streams in the woodland. If you're kicking back by the sea and you like to spot wildlife, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll likely spot a wealth of coastal sea birds, as well as red-beaked American oystercatchers and piping plovers.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Massachusetts

Massachusetts reflects the culinary heritage of New England, which traces it roots back to English cuisine. It’s characterized by seafood and dairy products that come from the seaport and fishing industry on the coast and dairy farming in the inland areas. Maple syrup and cranberries are 2 common dishes in the area, though Massachusetts is also known for clams, haddock, and the famous baked beans, all of which are available in local recipes in restaurants near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Massachusetts, US?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 9,796 vacation rentals around Massachusetts. From 7,604 house rentals to 981 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.