Discover a selection of 253 vacation rentals in Clayton, 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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $123 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Clayton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Clayton
Destination guide

The riverside setting of Clayton is ready to explore

The riverfront and island views create a pretty picture of Clayton. This city's coffeehouses, boating and fishing attract many visitors, and its welcoming and scenic location add to the charm. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Antique boats and art galleries

The 1000 Islands area is studded with several fascinating museums and art galleries. The Antique Boat Museum, for example, has one of the finest collections of classic sea vessels in the world. Painters have been inspired by the beautiful landscape for years and if you love art, you've come to the right place. Visits to the Winged Bull Studio and the St. Lawrence River Art Gallery are a must. Alternatively, the Local, family-run shops can be explored, to seek out historical photos and books that chronicle the history and heritage of the 1000 Islands. And, if you're a music buff, you can always soak up a concert at the Clayton Opera House.


Distinct seasons in Clayton

You can expect to experience hot summers and freezing winters around these parts. The Clayton vacation rentals are open all year round, and each of the 4 distinct seasons offer something new and magical to explore. During spring, the area warms up and the banks of the river come alive with colorful wildflowers. Summer can be humid and hot, but you can cool off in the river. Though fall is cooler, it can be a wonderfully peaceful time to visit with the forests bursting into rich orange and yellows, while wrapping up warm to explore the winter landscape can be magical.

Natural features

Wildlife on the 1000 Islands

The 1000 Islands is a grand name, and if anything it doesn't convey the full scale of the area, which encompasses an archipelago of 1,864 islands scattered along the St. Lawrence River. These land masses differ in size greatly, from tiny outcrops to long-inhabited islands. From Clayton vacation rentals, it's easy to reach the archipelago and spot the wildlife. Deer roam along the banks of the river, wild turkeys and shorebirds gather on the smaller islands, while beavers can be seen damming up the streams and otters swim through the waters in search of fish.

How to get there

How to get to and around Clayton

The nearest airport is in Watertown, NY (ART-Watertown Intl.), located 17.2 mi (27.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Kingston, ON (YGK-Norman Rogers), which is 25.4 mi (40.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Clayton?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Clayton that's a perfect match. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Clayton, you'll find it hard to resist "The Perfect Getaway Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a TV and WiFi.
  • Another great option is "Waterfront - - King Beds - - The Views Are Spectacular", which is around 1 mile from Clayton. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a TV and a stovetop, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

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

Get far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Clayton. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend valued time with the fam, we'll have something to suit your needs. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Waterfront - - King Beds - - The Views Are Spectacular" is perfect for one or two days of enjoyment and rest. It comes with a host of amenities, such as a barbecue grill and a balcony, and is located around 1 mile to the north of Clayton.
  • Alternatively, create new memories with your favorite people at "Remodeled Thousand Island Home A Few Minutes Away From French Bay And All The Fun", which is around 1 mile to the north of Clayton. Take advantage of a nearby waterfront, a nearby river and more here.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for one or two guests. Spend your days checking out your surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. These properties in or near Clayton are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our top picks is "Bright Bespoke 1 - Bedroom Unit In The Cottages On James". Book a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a fridge and off-street parking options.
  • "River Inspired 1 - Bedroom Condo In The Cottages On James" is another superb stay, offering all you could want for a dream Clayton retreat. Some amenities here include towels and off-street parking options.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Clayton?

Whether you're in search of a small apartment for you and a pal or a guesthouse with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Clayton. These retreats make a comfortable base for a quick visit:

  • For an awesome weekend away, you can't go wrong with "Walkable, Modern, Spacious Village Home". It's close to the center of Clayton, in addition to lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Freshly Renovated, Modern And Beautiful 3". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Clayton that would make even old Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "The Perfect Getaway Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home". Located roughly 1 mile from Clayton, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • "Waterfront - - King Beds - - The Views Are Spectacular" is another wonderful option that'll woo you. It's about 1 mile from Clayton and has air conditioning and a balcony.

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

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Clayton and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have enough room to spread out at "Spectacular Waterfront Home In Clayton". Around 2 miles north of Clayton, this sizable property has 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "Brand New, Beautifully Built 5 Bedroom" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 9 miles to the west of Clayton, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 15 guests. A swimming pool and a water view are just a couple of things that'll help make your stay even more comfortable.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Grab your flamingo floatie and check out these houses in or near Clayton that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "Historic 2 - Bedroom St. Lawrence Residence At The Dygert House". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a dishwasher and a microwave oven.
  • "Channel View Residence At The Dygert House" is the kind of place you go to get away from the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its pool. Coffee and tea making facilities and a TV are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Unsure what to pack for your Clayton getaway? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. Scroll through our range of Clayton vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Every family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Clayton offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, "The Perfect Getaway Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This popular retreat is 1 mile to the northwest of Clayton and has amenities that include a TV and a toaster.
  • Another great option is "Walkable, Modern, Spacious Village Home". This vacation rental is 2 miles north of Clayton and comes with a travel crib, on-site watersports and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. Thompson Park, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park and Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts promise lots of fun for both adults and kids.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Clayton?

Escape the busyness of life and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Clayton and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Country Cousins Farm Cabin. Stay On A Working Dairy Farm" - This popular escape offers coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchenette and is around 14 miles southeast of the center of Clayton.
  • "Cabin - Lakeside Retreat - Beautiful Views" - Another superb choice, this property comes with a stair gate, childrens activities and more. You'll find it around 30 miles to the southeast of Clayton.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Clayton vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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

Idyllic romantic getaways, work trips or adventures of the solo kind — a one-bedroom rental property is an ideal solution for all sorts of occasions. One of these options in or near Clayton is sure to be just the thing:

  • It's true! Good things really do come in small packages, and "Bright Bespoke 1 - Bedroom Unit In The Cottages On James" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation rental can be found not far from the central streets and includes amenities like a kitchen and a nearby river.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Clayton, "River Inspired 1 - Bedroom Condo In The Cottages On James" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, come home and make use of a kitchen and a balcony.