Where to stay around Massachusetts?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,462 holiday lettings near Massachusetts. From 6,942 Houses to 2,490 Flats, 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 Massachusetts is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Massachusetts?

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

  • Boston: 1,694 holiday homes
  • Cape Cod: 5,796 holiday homes
  • Barnstable County: 1,066 holiday homes
  • Nantucket Island: 871 holiday homes
  • Chatham: 2,408 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Massachusetts! 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 Massachusetts?

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

  • Boston: 1,694 holiday lettings
  • Nantucket Island: 871 holiday lettings
  • Chatham: 2,408 holiday lettings
  • Plymouth: 710 holiday lettings
  • Wales: 27 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 Massachusetts?

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 Massachusetts are:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 1,849 self catering accommodations
  • Mansfield Municipal Airport (1B9): 130 self catering accommodations
  • Boston Back Bay Station Airport (ZTY): 1,785 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 Massachusetts?

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

  • New England Aquarium: 1,795 holiday rentals
  • Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins: 3,030 holiday rentals
  • Hyannis Port Beach: 2,279 holiday rentals
  • 1699 Historic Winslow House & Cultural Center: 419 holiday rentals
  • Cambridgeside Galleria: 1,788 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Massachusetts 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 holiday rental houses or villa in Massachusetts your home away from home

Right in the heart of New England, Massachusetts is a wonderfully endearing state, attracting visitors throughout the year, but especially during the hot summer months. Everything you could wish for from a holiday can be found in abundance from a Massachusetts property, from glorious landscapes rich in nature to a coastline lined with stunning beaches, lively cities and excellent sporting facilities.

Things to do in Massachusetts

The mountain resorts of the Berkshire Mountains are hugely attractive, with tourists flocking to ski in Massachusetts during the winter and to walk, ride and mountain bike during the summer. Skiing in Massachusetts is hugely popular, especially in the Berkshire Mountains, where cold winters can usually be guaranteed. Conditions for skiing in Massachusetts are best in February, and although many of the ski resorts are quite small, there is a great range of pistes allowing everyone from advanced skiers to complete beginners to have a wonderful holiday skiing in Massachusetts.

Coastal Massachusetts is attracts many visitors each year, boasting some of New England’s best beaches. There are a huge range of magnificent saltwater fishing spots in Massachusetts, from the Gloucester in the north to Plymouth in the south. It is hard to pick the best beaches in Massachusetts, such is the variety and range of beaches available, but, with 40 miles of beaches, scenic walks and wild nature, Cape Cod has to appear high on the list of the best beaches in Massachusetts. Ipswich Beach, Horseneck Beach and Nantucket Beach would also need a mention on the list of best beaches in Massachusetts too though. Those with a love of nature must take one of the many whale watching trips available from the coastal resorts. A breeching whale is certainly one of the most impressive and awe-inspiring sights in Massachusetts, and one that you will never forget.

The stunning landscapes of Massachusetts are awash with national parks, protecting the rich nature and beautiful sights of Massachusetts for generations to come. There are many miles of walking and hiking routes to take through the countryside, and if you travel to explore the coastal parks, you can find some of the best canoeing, sailing and saltwater fishing spots in Massachusetts. The famous Freedom Trail is the most celebrated walking and hiking route you can tackle from a Massachusetts holiday rental, taking in a range of historic sights in Massachusetts including the Feneuil Marketplace, Paul Revere House and Boston Common.

Golf also thrives in Massachusetts. Golf is one of the most popular sports in Massachusetts, and the excellent courses reflect this. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner, you will easily be able to find a challenging and enjoyable course to play, as well as all the help you can hope for.

When taking a self catering Massachusetts property, it is always a great idea to investigate the events calendar, as there is almost something of interest to investigate in the state. The Theatre Festival in June, Pittsfield Ethnic Fair in August and the Berkshire Summer Arts Festival in July are the most popular events to enjoy from Massachusetts accommodation, but there are many to choose from.

Places to visit on holiday in Massachusetts

Eastern Massachusetts is the jewel in the crown. It is here that the most important cities and sights in Massachusetts are located, including Boston and Cambridge, as well as the parks of the famous Freedom Trail, Fenway Park and the Boston Common.

Martha’s Vineyard offers a little of everything that makes Massachusetts such a popular destination. The beaches are sensational, covered in fine, golden sand, with excellent sailing credentials and some of the best saltwater fishing spots in Massachusetts.

Weather in Massachusetts

The weather in Massachusetts varies greatly from season to season. If you are hoping to ski in Massachusetts, February is the best month as temperatures drop to an average of -6°C, and conditions are sublime. The summer months are hot, with average temperatures reaching around 26°C. This is the time when most visitors travel to Massachusetts accommodation for their holidays, and when the vast majority of events, festivals and fairs are held. The best beaches in Massachusetts can become crowded during this time, but there are plenty to choose from!

Airports in Massachusetts

Although there are many airports in Massachusetts, those travelling from the UK will only be interested in one, Boston International Airport (BOS). Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Aer Lingus all provide direct flights from the UK to Boston.