Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Oxford

The waterfalls, forests and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Oxford. This scenic city attracts visitors thanks to its fishing and aquarium. Yale Bowl and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Oxford

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oxford a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Quassy Amusement Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Laurel View Country Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Yale Golf Course (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Great River Golf Club (11.2 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Sleeping Giant Golf Course (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oxford

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Oxford is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • East Rock Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Southford Falls State Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Matthies Memorial Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Beacon Falls Town Recreation Field (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Osborndale State Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Hop Brook Lake (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Oxford

Fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is 16.9 mi (27.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Oxford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 39 holiday lettings near Oxford. From 24 Houses to 5 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oxford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Oxford:

  • Devon / Walnut Beach: 31 holiday homes
  • Litchfield: 163 holiday homes
  • Washington Depot: 138 holiday homes
  • Bantam: 102 holiday homes
  • Bethel: 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 Oxford?

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

  • Military Museum of Southern New England: 216 holiday lettings
  • Ireland's Great Hunger Museum: 255 holiday lettings
  • Yale University: 241 holiday lettings
  • Lighthouse Point Park: 241 holiday lettings
  • Gateway Shopping Center: 267 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oxford 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 Oxford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 24 Houses in Oxford. Our other popular types of Oxford holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 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 pool in Oxford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Oxford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.