Destination guide

Choose a holiday rental for your Essex getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Essex with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. Belle Isle and GM Renaissance Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Essex

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Essex a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ambassador Golf Club (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Belle Isle Aquarium (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Essex

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Essex is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Belle Isle (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Detroit Riverwalk (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Essex

Fly into Windsor, ON (YQG), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Essex?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 56 holiday lettings around Essex. From 30 Houses to 4 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Essex?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Essex:

  • Brush Park: 27 holiday homes
  • Midtown Detroit: 26 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 71 holiday homes
  • Capitol City: 62 holiday homes
  • Lafayette Park: 52 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Essex?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Essex. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cooper's Hawk Vineyards: 73 holiday lettings
  • College for Creative Studies: 330 holiday lettings
  • Ciocairo Club of Windsor: 70 holiday lettings
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit: 317 holiday lettings
  • Greenfield Village: 330 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Essex listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Essex?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 30 Houses in Essex. Our other popular types of Essex holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 19 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 42 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Essex. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.