Destination guide

Explore the riverfront setting in Essex

Enjoy the history and other features of Essex. Well known for its riverfront, seafood restaurants and beaches, this scenic city won't disappoint. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Essex

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Essex has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wolf Hollow (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Salem Willows Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Mill River Winery (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Evergreen Valley Golf Course (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Ski Bradford (16.2 mi / 26 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Essex

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

  • Mount Ann Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Crane Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Singing Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Long Hill (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Wingaersheek Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Ravenswood Park (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Essex

Fly into Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 18.3 mi (29.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Essex?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 390 holiday lettings around Essex. From 223 houses to 67 cottages, 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:

  • Jeffries Point: 16 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 233 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 230 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 332 holiday homes
  • West End: 121 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Essex. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cogswell's Grant: 689 holiday lettings
  • Essex River: 522 holiday lettings
  • Essex Shipbuilding Museum: 656 holiday lettings
  • Salem Pioneer Village 1630: 1,158 holiday lettings
  • Quincy Market: 947 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Essex listed on 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. offers 223 Houses in Essex. Our other popular types of Essex holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 67 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 Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Essex. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Essex

    904 holiday rentals
    210 holiday rentals
    314 holiday rentals
    139 holiday rentals
    763 holiday rentals
    255 holiday rentals
    762 holiday rentals
    571 holiday rentals
    123 holiday rentals
    668 holiday rentals
    South Hamilton
    205 holiday rentals
    402 holiday rentals
    308 holiday rentals
    797 holiday rentals
    1,259 holiday rentals
    754 holiday rentals
    West Newbury
    351 holiday rentals
    Cape Ann
    254 holiday rentals
    136 holiday rentals
    635 holiday rentals