Where to stay around Long Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,243 holiday lettings near Long Island. From 3,852 houses to 624 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Long Island is on HomeAway.

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: 5,443 holiday homes
  • Manhattan: 3,627 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 952 holiday homes
  • Times Square: 5,365 holiday homes
  • Hamptons: 3,626 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: 5,443 holiday lettings
  • Montauk: 1,226 holiday lettings
  • Jersey City: 5,035 holiday lettings
  • East Hampton: 2,729 holiday lettings
  • Southampton: 2,371 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:

  • Montauk Airport (MTP): 1,645 self catering accommodations
  • Groton New London Airport (GON): 726 self catering accommodations
  • Stamford Amtrak Station Airport (ZTF): 251 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: 5,365 holiday rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,592 holiday rentals
  • Brooklyn Bridge: 5,348 holiday rentals
  • Empire State Building: 4,838 holiday rentals
  • New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory: 5,402 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.

Attractions in and around Long Island

First time in Long Island and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Sky Zone, Long Island Game Farm and Splish Splash Water Park. Don't miss landmarks such as Montauk Point Lighthouse and unique cultural highlights such as Brooklyn Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Long Beach and Cupsogue County Park or experience the natural beauty of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Fire Island. You could easily spend a day shopping at Smithaven Mall, Tanger Outlet Center and Tanger Outlets. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or Belmont Park. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions such as Citi Field.