Discover a selection of 426 vacation rentals in Erie, PA 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 $95 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Erie. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Erie is ready to explore

The island views and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Erie. This city's sporting events, shopping and casino gaming draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Erie

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Erie a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waldameer Water World (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Splash Lagoon (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Wilderness Lodge (16.9 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Peek'n Peak Ski Resort (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Mount Pleasant Ski (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Erie Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Erie

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Erie

Travelers enjoy Erie for its island views and lakeside setting. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Erie is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Presque Isle Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Asbury Woods Nature Center (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Edinboro Lake (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Beach no.11 (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Beach no.7 Waterworks (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Erie

Fly into Erie, PA (ERI-Erie Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.6 km) from the city center.

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Erie?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Erie that suits your style. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 20 miles from the center of Erie, it's difficult to beat "Cottage On Lake Erie - Historic Lake Home". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a porch and lowered locks.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Year Round Vacation Rental Near Erie". Around 12 miles from the heart of Erie, it has 3 bedrooms and features an iron and ironing board and games.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Erie?

Whether you want to spend your trip adventuring outdoors or unwinding with your crew, we've got beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Have a peek at these top options in and around Erie:

  • "Private Log Cabin Located On A Horse Ranch Near Lake Erie": This is a perfect base to try some of the fantastic outdoor activities this area has on offer, including golf and cross-country skiing.
  • "Lake Erie Get - A - Way/log Cabin": Spend your much needed break taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this escape. When it's time to get outdoors, cross-country skiing and golf will get your blood flowing.

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

Nothing beats squeezing in a short break to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and enjoy a breather at one of these awesome weekend getaways in and near Erie:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Peek 'n Peak - Golf And Ski - Affordable Rates", which is around 19 miles to the east of Erie. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Try mountain biking and snowmobiling or simply take in the sights of Chautauqua Golf Club and Mead Park.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Peek'n'peak Condo, Great Location". About 19 miles east of Erie, fun activities around here include fishing and hiking and biking. Prefer sightseeing? Pencil in a visit to Ashville Bay and Beach no.9 Pine Tree.

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

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to location and convenience. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Erie and experience a slice of the local culture:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "My Urban Oasis". Amenities including ski-in/ski-out facilities and a firepit will help you feel right at home here.
  • Another popular option is "Spacious Guest Suite With A View". Make the most of an iron and ironing board, coffee and tea making facilities and other amenities during your stay.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's lots to entertain you around Erie. Enjoy cultural attractions? Swing by Millbrook Playhouse and Community Theatre League.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Erie?

From affordable studio apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Erie:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Peek'n'peak Condo, Great Location" has you covered. It's close to central Erie, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Fisherman's Retreat And Vacation Rental". This comfy, conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Erie that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Cottage On Lake Erie - Historic Lake Home". Around 20 miles from Erie, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a fireplace and a nearby bay.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few magical days together is "Year Round Vacation Rental Near Erie". Around 12 miles from Erie, beauty services and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Erie?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or around Erie will fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Around 1 mile to the northeast of Erie is "5 Star Victorian Mansion Downtown Erie". Along with its striking design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as beauty services and a garden.
  • With golf, a separate dining area and a wealth of other high-end amenities, "Historic Streuber Mansion. Brand New Amenities" will get your guests' nod of approval. This opulent stay is roughly 1 mile to the south of Erie.

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

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

  • Get your vacation on at "Dreamy Lake House On Lakeside Drive", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including outdoor furniture and a dining table help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "The Blue House With Lake Views" is the type of place you go to get away from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Curious what the weather is like in Erie? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Erie vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun to share the good times with the ones that are closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family break or spending time with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Erie:

  • Around 19 miles to the east of Erie, "Peek 'n Peak - Golf And Ski - Affordable Rates" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including childrens activities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another great option is "Peek'n'peak Condo, Great Location". This vacation rental is 19 miles east of Erie and comes with a theme park, a dishwasher and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. Hyner View, Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and The Campus Theatre are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Erie?

Vacation with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Erie and create some amazing memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Private Log Cabin Located On A Horse Ranch Near Lake Erie" - This sought-after escape offers towels and a theme park and is about 19 miles southwest of central Erie.
  • "Lake Erie Get - A - Way/log Cabin" - Another awesome choice, this rental comes with childrens activities, a living room and more. You'll find it around 20 miles to the southwest of Erie.

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