Destination guide

Friendly Rye will entice you

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Rye. Revered for its beaches, seaside and bird watching, this city is both welcoming and romantic. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Rye

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Rye a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Water Country (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Casino Cascade Water Slide (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Blue Ocean Discovery Center (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Rye

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rye

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Rye. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rye Harbor State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Jenness State Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Wallis Sands State Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Odiorne Point State Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Prescott Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Rye

Fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 26.9 mi (43.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rye?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 428 holiday lettings around Rye. From 161 flats & apartments to 170 houses, 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.

Can I rent a seaside property in Rye?

If you go crazy for sea views and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! Luckily, there are 138 beachside holiday properties to spirit yourself away to. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has plenty of other options to have a look at, including:

  • 98 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 95 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 85 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Rye?

If you want to live like a local and love having lots of room to move, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 149 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £31 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Condo: 82 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Apartment: 49 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £75 per night.
  • Cottage: 45 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £99 per night.

Can I stay in Rye in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a special getaway with the extended family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun being under the same roof! The best news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. Presently, house holiday rentals are the hottest thing for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 31 listed on our database. In and around the area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 74 properties to rent ideal for that size. Stay a night for as little as £92.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to find out that there are 69 rental accommodation that are ideal. Prices begin at just £138 a night.
  • Travelling with 5 guests? We've got 41 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £97 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousin and all your mates to Rye.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Rye?

HomeAway is here to help you reunite with the ones you love. Providing a great range of cost-efficient holiday rentals, you're sure to get a special place to suit everyone. Summer Village is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 111 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £136 a night, it's not hard to see why. Another 139 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Seaglass Village. With an average price of £138 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.