Discover a selection of 482 vacation rentals in Exeter, NH 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 kitchens. Prices start at $130 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Exeter. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Exeter is a New England favorite

A quintessential New England town in southeast New Hampshire, Exeter invites travelers to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and kick back in a town where outdoor adventure and a laid-back lifestyle go hand in hand. Whether you want to experience the thrill of kayaking in the Great Bay or are firing up your taste buds for the annual Chili Festival, booking an Exeter vacation rental is a great way to spend time in New Hampshire's Colonial Capital. Whether you're looking for a cute beach house or a smart historic district home, this town has you covered.

Things to do

Soak up culture in Exeter

Attractions here offer something for everyone but, given the town's history dates to before the American Revolution, you'll find a culture fix is particularly easy to come by. Kick things off with a visit to the town's historic district where the intriguing American Independence Museum lies within strolling distance of an elegant Bandstand bestowed on the town in 1916. If you want to pick up the pace a little, a trip to the New England Dragway in nearby Epping comes up trumps for the whole family with lively events such as Jet Cars Under the Stars and Night of Fire.

Activities

Enjoy the outdoors in Exeter

Exeter's inspiring landscape makes it easy to see why activities here often have an outdoor theme. Hiking and mountain biking are popular pastimes, not least amidst the earthy landscape of Oaklands Town Forest, although a self-guided walking tour through the town's tree-lined streets, taking in historical spots such as the Powder House along the way, can be an equally enjoyable way to explore the area. On warm evenings, settling down to watch an al fresco movie on Swasey Parkway is a lovely way to round things off before heading back to your Exeter vacation rental.

Weather

Exeter is at its best in summer and fall

If you're visiting in July or August, you can expect temperatures in the 80s to complement the town's busy calendar of summer events. Many travelers choose to visit in fall, though, no doubt drawn by blazing foliage in hues of burnt orange and fiery red. Throw in the annual Keg Beer and Chili Festival and it's not that hard to understand why the hottest Exeter vacation rentals have long since been snapped up. Spring is a blink and you'll miss it type deal while winter typically won't be as generous with the snow here as in other areas of New England.

Natural features

The Exeter landscape has something for everyone

The highlight of Exeter's landscape is perhaps the Squamscott River, a stretch of water that's lined by lush riverside parks, perfect for picnicking and fishing, and a bustling waterfront area where shops and dining spots keep vacationers entertained between activities. Those who prefer their landscape a little more rugged can head northeast to Great Bay, a vast tidal estuary where picturesque hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife are among the highlights. Beach lovers can find their happy place in the sand at Hampton Beach State Park, just 25 minutes out of town.

How to get there

How to get to and around Exeter

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 19.2 mi (31 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Exeter Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Exeter, NH?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 482 vacation rentals around Exeter. From 199 house rentals to 155 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Exeter?

If you can't go past ocean views and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! Vrbo has 154 beachside vacation rentals. Searching for a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our range here includes:

  • 104 beach vacation rentals.
  • 102 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 96 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Exeter?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 182 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $46 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather try one of the area's other lodging options, like:

  • Condo: 84 vacation homes. Prices start from $104 per night.
  • Cottage: 57 vacation homes. Prices start from $125 per night.
  • Apartment: 48 vacation homes. Prices start from $63 per night.

Can I stay in Exeter in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a break with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out under the same roof! The great news is that Vrbo has options that'll suit. House vacation homes are the top option here for big groups of guests. Our database currently has 37 available. Rental accommodations in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 170 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $104 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 people? We have 156 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as $180 a night.
  • Searching for places for rent to suit 5 guests? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 88 that'll be perfect. You can book one for as little as $127 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring along your dad, your grandma and all your pals to Exeter.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Exeter?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Discover our economical rentals now and make sure everyone has enough room to move. When it comes to looking for an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Ipswich. Here, Vrbo has 6 rentals at an average price of $124 a night. There are another 22 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Rye Beach. The average price here is $240 a night.