Discover a selection of 379 vacation rentals in Rochester, NY 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 WiFi. Prices start at $61 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Rochester. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Busy, busy in Rochester city

The beautiful scenery alone is enough to draw visitors to Rochester, but there's more to this picturesque New York town than great photo opportunities. It's a city for all seasons, offering family-friendly activities, a sophisticated arts scene, an inspiring culinary landscape, and dynamic shopping options. In the mix are historic attractions boasting marvelous architecture, as well as natural wonders that draw everyone from hikers to water enthusiasts. If you're booking a Rochester vacation rental, prepare to be busy, busy, busy.

Things to do

Getting classy with wine and art in Rochester

First stop: Seneca Park Zoo, home to more than 90 groups of mammals, reptiles, fish, and more. If history tickles your fancy, a visit to the George Eastman Museum of photography and film is a must. Glimpse some of the region's most unforgettable contemporary and ancient artwork at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester. Equally fascinating are the exhibits at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The Susan B. Anthony House is another must-seeÑit's where Anthony herself was arrested in 1872. The area is also abundant with wineries, particularly near the Finger Lakes.

Activities

Getting all zen by the lakeside

After taking a hike or a walk along the Finger Lakes, explore the unique boutiques or grab a bite at a neighborhood bar. If you're around in the evening, pop into a lively bistro to catch a local band strumming. No visit to Rochester is complete without a tour; you can opt for a self-guided excursion downtown or a group bike tour. You can even enjoy lakeside yoga for some inspiration. The area also features upscale spas, perfect if you want to escape your Rochester vacation rental for a little R&R. Each season features a major festival, celebrating everything from music to film to flowers.

Weather

Tiptoe through the daisiesÑor the snow

There are 4 true seasons in Rochester, and each offers its own distinct charm. Summer is lush and bright, with plentiful opportunities to get out there and soak up the sunshine. You can literally tiptoe through the daisies in the springtime. If you prefer a dose of cooler weather, though, fall doesn't disappoint, particularly by the lake where mild breezes ensure you won't leave your Rochester vacation rental without a cardigan. Winter temperatures dip down to the low 30s, and you'll almost definitely encounter more than few inches of snow.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rochester

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Rochester. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manhattan Square Park and Ice Rink (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Genesee River's High Falls (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Highland Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Ontario Beach Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Erie Canal (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Edgerton Community Center and Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Rochester

Fly into Greater Rochester Intl. Airport (ROC), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Rochester Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rochester?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Rochester:

  • Make use of handy extras like a dishwasher and cookware, dishware and utensils at "Beautiful Beachfront Home On Lake Ontario". Situated around 9 miles from Rochester, this quality property has 5 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Stunning Historical 1830’s Farm Home Fully Remodeled" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, a desk, nearby museums and more. It's around 4 miles from Rochester.

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

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

Escape from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Rochester. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend quality time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your style. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Quaint Vacation Rental - Peaceful Cottage By Lake Ontario" is around 15 miles northwest of Rochester and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll like the convenient amenities here, including a theme park and an oven.
  • Alternatively, create memories with loved ones at "Southwedge Bungalow", which is around 1 mile to the south of Rochester. Take advantage of coffee and tea making facilities, a microwave oven and more here.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Throw your bags down at one of these quality studio apartments in or near Rochester:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, relax in total comfort at "Peaceful Waterfront Getaway". An iron and ironing board and a balcony are among the handy amenities on offer here.
  • Another fantastic property is "Scandinavian Comfort In Pittsford Barn". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this cozy apartment is packed with handy amenities like a fridge, a TV and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rochester?

From simple apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Rochester:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to beat "High Above It All In The Park Ave Neighborhood: Rutgers House Loft". It's close to the center of Rochester, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "Luxury Seven Chandelier Mansion". Round up a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Rochester.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your special someone away for a few days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Rochester:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Beautiful Beachfront Home On Lake Ontario". Around 9 miles from Rochester, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like winery tours and skiing facilities.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "Stunning Historical 1830’s Farm Home Fully Remodeled". Located around 4 miles from Rochester, air conditioning and a dining table add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Rochester?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Rochester:

  • Charm, elegance and oodles of character — "Luxury Seven Chandelier Mansion" has it all. Around 1 mile east of Rochester and offering a porch and free WiFi, this place is difficult to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and stay a few days at "Visit The Mansion On East Ave". It's located 6 miles to the southeast of Rochester and offers amenities like a fireplace, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rochester?

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with buddies or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Rochester:

  • A nice range of amenities including a nearby waterfront and mountain views make "Beautiful Beachfront Home On Lake Ontario" a top pick for groups. This generous property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the center of Rochester, it's around 9 miles away to the north.
  • "Dazzling Home Near Lake Ontario" is another impressive option. It's around 6 miles to the northeast of Rochester, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A water park and a firepit are among the things designed to make your stay even more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Rochester and spend your days splashing around:

  • Get comfortable at "High Above It All In The Park Ave Neighborhood: Rutgers House Loft", where your highest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a TV and free toiletries help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "Pent House In The Neighborhood Of The Arts Overlooking The George Eastman House". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a microwave oven and a travel crib.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Rochester getaway? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Rochester vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Whether your ideal escape is high in the mountains or near the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with those closest to you. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Rochester and bring the whole gang along:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Beautiful Beachfront Home On Lake Ontario", which has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. This retreat is around 9 miles to the north of Rochester and features amenities such as on-site watersports and childrens activities.
  • "Stunning Historical 1830’s Farm Home Fully Remodeled" is another popular option. It's around 4 miles to the north of Rochester, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Handy amenities here include pet-friendly facilities and a separate dining area.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have to look far. Genesee River's High Falls, Strong and Seabreeze Amusement Park promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.

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

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom rental is a wise pick if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a quick taste of Vrbo's range in or near Rochester:

  • Check into "Newly Remodeled And Spacious Getaway" for a couple of days. This one-bedroom vacation property comes with a kitchen and off-street parking options and is nice and close to the center.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Rochester, "Cornhill Arts District - Roc The River Way Private Studio Apartment" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of exploring, return and make use of a garden and a kitchen.

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