Where to stay around Long Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,100 holiday lettings near Long Island. From 3,732 Houses to 727 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Long Island area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Long Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Long Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,547 holiday homes
  • Manhattan: 3,569 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 964 holiday homes
  • Times Square: 5,456 holiday homes
  • Hamptons: 3,492 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Long Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Long Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Long Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • New York: 5,547 holiday lettings
  • Montauk: 1,167 holiday lettings
  • Jersey City: 5,130 holiday lettings
  • East Hampton: 2,614 holiday lettings
  • Southampton: 2,298 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Long Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Long Island are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,263 self catering accommodations
  • Wall Street Heliport (JRB): 5,397 self catering accommodations
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,502 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Long Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Long Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Times Square: 5,456 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 5,475 holiday rentals
  • New York City Police Museum: 5,486 holiday rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,536 holiday rentals
  • Broadway: 5,388 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Long Island, New York your home away from home

Long Island lies just to the east of better-known New York City on Manhattan and the two islands are joined by the Brooklyn Bridge. Long Island is both the longest and the largest island on the contiguous United States, measuring 118 miles long and just 20 miles wide. Being so close to the city it is a popular place for commuters to live and is popular for its beaches and recreation too. Holiday rentals on Long Island make a great base for exploring this diverse area, from the city sights of New York to the quiet rural lanes of Suffolk County.

Things to Do in Long Island, New York

A holiday rental in Long Island provides the perfect base for long barefoot walks on the sand, climbing to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy the sea views, sampling local wines at the Long Island vineyards or visiting one of the stately homes and gardens which are open to visitors. Long Island is also well-known for its top golf courses, its sailing and fishing charters, horseracing, sporting events and children’s activities. Take a cruise through the wetlands, go seal spotting or take a leisurely dinner cruise around the island. Long Island is also renowned for its shopping with high fashion malls, outlet malls and a host of specialty shops.

Places to Visit in Long Island, New York

The Hamptons are located on the South Fork of Long Island and the area includes the delightful towns of Southampton and East Hampton, along with the tiny hamlets of Sag Harbor, Water Mill and Bridgehampton. Enjoy the beaches, museums and fine dining whilst celebrity spotting! Mantauk boasts some of the best sand and surf in the area and has a very “un-hamptons” surfer culture. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the summer residence of President Theodore Roosevelt can be toured to see where the family entertained heads of state. For a home on an even grander scale, visit the restored Oheka Castle which was built in the style of a magnificent French château. On a cultural theme, the Nassau County Museum of Art has an exceptional collection of artworks, including an outdoor sculpture garden.

Weather in Long Island, New York

Long Island has long humid summers and cool wet winters, tempered by the Atlantic sea breezes. The north and west of the island has some snowfall with average temperatures as low as 3°C (37°F). During the summer temperatures reach an average 30°C (86°F) and the area has low rainfall throughout the year.

Travel to Long Island, New York

Many visitors staying at a holiday rental on Long Island choose to drive to this pretty area, but for those who wish to fly, there are three airports nearby. JFK International (JFK), La Guardia (LGA) and Long Island MacArthur (ISP) Airport are all conveniently close, providing a choice of flights to almost anywhere in the world.

Activities and attractions in Long Island

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Long Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Zone (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Harmony Vineyards (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Long Island Game Farm (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Swan Lake Golf Club (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Hidden Vineyard (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Long Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Long Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Long Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Fire Island National Seashore (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Shorefront Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Harborfront Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)