Discover a selection of 263 vacation rentals in Manahawkin, Stafford Township 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 $185 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Manahawkin. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Endless family fun in Manahawkin

As a gateway community to Long Beach Island, Manahawkin draws visitors with its family-friendly activities and endless recreational opportunities. The New Jersey community is just 60 miles from the hubbub of Philadelphia, but the surrounding parks, wildlife preserves and Manahawkin Bay offer plenty of opportunities to ditch city life in favor of rest and relaxation along the water. Once you've found your ideal Manahawkin vacation rental, it's off for island adventures, from thrilling boat excursions under the warm sun in search of dolphins and whales, to long summer days spent on water slides and spinning rides at nearby amusement parks.

Things to do

Uncovering maritime heritage near Manahawkin

No stay in Manahawkin would be complete without an excursion to the 18-mile Long Beach Island, where you'll find a wealth of entertainment and attractions at nearby sandy beaches, waterparks and amusement areas, as well as chances to uncover the maritime heritage of this area. Pop by the Interpretive Center at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the island's northern tip to learn about lighthouse technology and the coastal environment here. On the southern side, you can visit New Jersey Maritime Museum and view shipwreck artifacts, antique navigational tools and photo exhibits that preserve the history of the coastal communities.

Activities

Lake days in Manahawkin

While most of the water activities near Manahawkin take place along the barrier islands, the town has its own lakefront fun as well. Along Manahawkin Lake, A. Paul King County Park welcomes afternoon picnics under shady pine trees with views over the calm, rippling waves. Grab a kayak and launch out onto the water on warm days to discover every nook and look for wildlife along the shoreline. In summer, the beach area is perfect for sandcastle building contests and cooling off with a swim in the lake, while on land kids will love bouncing around on the playground.

Weather

Sunny spring days in Manahawkin

Warm, sunny days in Manahawkin are best spent waterside, cooling off with refreshing dips in Manahawkin Lake, or heading to Long Beach Island to stretch out on sandy swaths fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Summer afternoons average in the 80s, but the area gets its peak rainfall in July and August, so opt for a visit in late spring to take advantage of clear days, perfect for boat rides out on the bay and picnics with water views. The warmer months see the most visitors, especially to the nearby barrier island, so be sure to secure your Manahawkin vacation rental early.

Natural features

Wildlife wonders near Manahawkin

With the bay and barrier islands just a few miles away, Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area is a great spot to go birding. The nearly 3,500-acre site holds tidal saltmarshes and forested habitats, drawing ospreys, hawks and endangered species like black skimmers and pied-billed grebes. The nearby 47,000-acre Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge provides hiking opportunities, as well as an 8-mile driving path through wetlands, where you might encounter resident white-tailed deer, box turtles and black ducks. After a full day enjoying the great outdoors, it's just a quick hop back to your Manahawkin vacation rental for a relaxing evening.

How to get there

How to get to and around Manahawkin

The nearest airport is in Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.), located 24.5 mi (39.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive), which is 33.5 mi (53.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Manahawkin, Stafford Township?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 263 vacation rentals around Manahawkin. From 241 house rentals to 21 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 Houses in Manahawkin?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 241 Houses in Manahawkin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manahawkin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 21 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 6 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manahawkin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Manahawkin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.