Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Williamsburg, VA 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 $134 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Williamsburg. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Historic appeal near Williamsburg vacation home rentals

Tucked on the Virginia Peninsula between the James and York Rivers, Williamsburg takes you back to the earliest days of America. Founded in 1632, the town served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 to 1780, and played a pivotal role in the county's history leading up to the Revolutionary War. A Williamsburg vacation rental offers the unique opportunity to experience life as it was in colonial times (though your rental is sure to have all the modern conveniences). You can also act like a kid again at two of the country's most popular theme parks.

Things to do

Why just visit history when you can live it?

No one comes to Williamsburg without visiting Colonial Williamsburg, which immerses you in a reenactment of actual life in the 18th century. The history doesn't end there -- the College of William & Mary, dating from 1693, is right in town, and even more pre-Revolutionary experiences await at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, the Yorktown Battlefield, and the Jamestown Settlement museum. For a healthy dose of thrills, head to the famous Busch Gardens theme park and the neighboring Water Country USA. If modern art is more your thing, you'll want to check out the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center or the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Activities

Things to do near Williamsburg vacation homes

Maybe not, but they're here now. Williamsburg is about so much more than just history. If Segways aren't your transport of choice, you can also explore the area on bike or horseback. On the York and James Rivers, try your hand at kayaking, or opt instead for a leisurely boat cruise or sunset sail. There are more than a dozen world-class golf courses in the area, not to mention plenty of spas where you can pamper yourself. Cap it all off with a tour down the Williamsburg Tasting Trail, featuring the area's top wines, microbrews, and spirits distilleries.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Williamsburg vacation homes

You'll love the modern air conditioning at your Williamsburg vacation rental after exploring all the historic sites, because the summers are hot and humid. Expect highs in the 80s from June to September, peaking in the 90s or even triple digits in the hottest months of July and August. Winters are cool and mild. While the lows may occasionally dip below freezing between December and February, you'll typically only see about five to six inches of snow throughout the entire season. Rain tends to be consistent throughout the year, so maybe pack an umbrella just in case.

Natural features

Over the river and through the woods (to the beach we go)

With the York River to the north and the James River to the south, Williamsburg offers plenty of chances to get out on the water. Keep traveling down to the far end of the Virginia Peninsula and you'll eventually be at the vast Atlantic Ocean. Inland you'll find picturesque forests and rolling hills. If you're craving a day of surf and sun, you can be on the sands of Virginia Beach watching the sun rise over the crashing ocean waves in just about an hour.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Williamsburg

Fly into Richmond Intl. Airport (RIC), the closest airport, located 38.1 mi (61.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Newport News - Williamsburg Intl. Airport (PHF), which is 15.2 mi (24.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Williamsburg Transportation Center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Williamsburg vacation rentals

Williamsburg has endless family-friendly attractions for kids of all ages. Vacation homes can be found near places like Governor’s Palace, a stately mansion home of British royals and early Virginia rules, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, a unique museum with strange artifacts and oddities. Kids will also like Waller Mill Park, a scenic park and woodland along the lake with fishing, cornhole, a playground, and hiking trails.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Williamsburg?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your love or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Williamsburg. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Williamsburg, it's hard to top "History, Art, Nature, Privacy - Historic Escape In 110 Acres Of Ancient Woodland". It has 5 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a music library and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Very Private Riverfront, Beach". Located around 20 miles from the heart of Williamsburg, it has 6 bedrooms and comes with internet services and cable/satellite TV services.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Williamsburg?

You need only set foot into one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Williamsburg to figure out that awesome things really do come in tiny packages. Smartly designed to make use of every inch of space, these fun-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Whimsical Tiny House, Cape Charles Virginia". Amenities at this retreat in Županići include heating, a balcony and more.
  • "Tiny House 3 Min From Down Town Cape Charles" offers convenient extras like a barbecue grill and a microwave oven. Located in Cape Charles, you'll be able to live large in this small but cleverly designed hideaway.

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

You'll find some awesome log cabins to rent in and near Williamsburg. Get the rustic cabin experience while staying in nature at one of these popular choices:

  • "Secluded And Peaceful Log Cabin" will help ensure your Williamsburg getaway is everything you wanted it to be. With conveniences such as free WiFi and a kitchen to make life easy, all you've got to do is put your feet up and enjoy your break.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts at "Chesapeake Bay Secluded Waterfront Log Cabin". This sought-after option features beach sun loungers, an oven and more.

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

If you're ready to completely switch off for a night or two, we've got plenty of fabulous weekend getaways in and near Williamsburg. Revive your spirit at one of these top options:

  • If exploring nature is a top priority for you, you'll love "Luxury 2 Bedroom Waterfront Kingsmill Condo Book Your 2023 Travel Now". Around 6 miles southeast of Williamsburg, it's close to Jamestown Beach and Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Top amenities at this property include a smart TV and a microwave oven.
  • Also consider "Summertime In Irvington, Va On Carter Creek", which you'll find around 30 miles northeast of Williamsburg. After a day exploring nearby sights like Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and Gloucester Museum of History, kick back in your rental and make use of games, a nearby marina and more.

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

Usually small, inexpensive and well located, it's difficult not to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Settle into one of these options and get to know Williamsburg up close:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Historic Cottage On Ware River Estate". Amenities including games and a water park will make you feel right at home here.
  • "Cozy Cabin Getaway With Beautiful Sunsets On York River" is another top option. Stay here and take advantage of a fireplace, cable/satellite TV services and more.

There are many attractions around Williamsburg to put on your itinerary. Nourish the culture buff in you and visit Maier Museum of Art and J Fergeson Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Williamsburg?

From funky apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our favorite picks in and around Williamsburg:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Summertime In Irvington, Va On Carter Creek" is a good choice. It's close to the center of Williamsburg, so you'll be within easy reach of all the best sights.
  • Another awesome option is "Chesapeake Bay Boating, Fishing". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Williamsburg.

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

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Williamsburg that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a few nights of passion at "History, Art, Nature, Privacy - Historic Escape In 110 Acres Of Ancient Woodland". Approximately 11 miles from Williamsburg, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and a fireplace.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few magical days together is "Very Private Riverfront, Beach". Located 20 miles from Williamsburg, winery tours and a nearby bay add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Williamsburg and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Very Private Riverfront, Beach". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a firepit and a water view. You'll find it around 20 miles to the east of Williamsburg.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with loved ones, and "Gorgeous Waterfront Estate - - Private Pool" makes it easy to do that. Located around 20 miles to the northeast of Williamsburg, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a garden are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool. Grab your unicorn floatie and check out these houses in or near Williamsburg that come with this added perk:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at "Guest House In Peaceful, Secluded Setting". There's plenty to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a separate dining area and a toaster.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Furnished House 6 To 8 People". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers a garden, a balcony and more.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Williamsburg getaway? This popular destination has a humid subtropical climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 85 ºF. Browse our range of Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg?

It's always more fun to share those special memories with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or reuniting with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Williamsburg:

  • Located about 11 miles to the southwest of Williamsburg, "History, Art, Nature, Privacy - Historic Escape In 110 Acres Of Ancient Woodland" has 5 bedrooms and fits up to 10 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a TV and outdoor furniture.
  • Another great option is "Very Private Riverfront, Beach". This vacation rental is 20 miles east of Williamsburg and comes with childrens activities, a toaster and more. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your itinerary. The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, Amazement Square and AMF Lynchburg Lanes are good places to start.