HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Make a self catering house or holiday rental in Greater Philadelphia, PA your home away from home

Greater Philadelphia includes the city of Philadelphia along with the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester. Recognized as the birthplace of the Unites States, it has many attractions of historic significance.

Things to Do in Greater Philadelphia, PA

Outdoor activities in the Greater Philadelphia area are many, from carriage rides to shopping and visiting historic sites. Museums such as the National Iron and Steel Museum, which retells the history of the iron industry in Chester County, make fascinating days out. Cultural activities may include a visit to the open air theatre at West Chester, the visual arts projects or watching the skies lit up with the Open Air 3D Light Installation which gives light displays after dark over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Walking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and other activities can be enjoyed in and around the city. There are several golf courses, horse trails and wine trails for more outdoor activities to visit from a cottage in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Places to Visit Around Greater Philadelphia, PA

Favourite attractions in the Greater Philadelphia area include historic Franklin Square, a family-orientated public park with miniature golf, a classic carousel, historic fountain dating back to 1838 and a storytelling bench. Independence Hall is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution which were both important in the founding of the United States of America. The Liberty Bell Centre houses the huge copper bell that was cast at the Whitechapel Foundry in London and shipped to Pennsylvania in 1753 to be installed in Independence Hall. The 12 foot-circumference bell cracked leading to many myths and the crack can still be seen. Get a free ticket for a guided tour of the courtroom, Assembly Room with George Washington’s “rising sun” chair and see the original draft of the Constitution document. Valley Forge National Historic Park, Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art are also worth visiting.

Weather in Greater Philadelphia, PA

The Greater Philadelphia area has hot summers and cold winters with regular showers throughout the year. In summer, temperatures reach an average 30°C (86°F) during the day. Winters average 3-6°C (38-43°F) during the day and -5°C (23°F) at night with heavy snow showers at times.

Travel to Greater Philadelphia, PA

The nearest airport serving the Greater Philadelphia area is Philadelphia International (PHL) Airport. As the hub for US Airways it has frequent flights to destinations in the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe making it very easy to get to by air. The city of Philadelphia is well served with public transport including a subway but those staying elsewhere may need to arrange a hire car for getting around the area.

  • Showing 1-39 of 39
Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (18 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #685013vb
    18
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (9 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 14
      House #836722vb
      9
      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (11 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Farmhouse #633289vb
        11
        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #3871860
          2
          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (9 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            House #512276vb
            9
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #4225734
              3
              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                (15 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #689139vb
                15
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #878118vb
                  4
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (15 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Barn #730214vb
                    15
                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #479167vb
                      3
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (9 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        House #221323
                        9
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Townhome #4194655
                          0
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (18 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Apartment #237511
                            18
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (10 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 5 BR
                              • 5 BA
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Estate #286807
                              10
                              Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                • Studio
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Apartment #875814vb
                                1
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #3991512
                                  4
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #3860213
                                    3
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Condo #3916295
                                      0
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #4232997
                                        1
                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #778147vb
                                          0
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #4015003
                                            0
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #879721vb
                                              0
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #3994345
                                                0
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #826762vb
                                                  0
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #3943096
                                                    0
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #487926vb
                                                      0
                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        House #3975836
                                                        0
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 8 BR
                                                          • 8 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 20
                                                          Hotel #427225vb
                                                          0
                                                          Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #717068vb
                                                            0
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #820955vb
                                                              0
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                House #426565vb
                                                                7
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  House #140773vb
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #369810
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #259111vb
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #727688vb
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          View details for price
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 6 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                          House #218353vb
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            House #349005vb
                                                                            24
                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              Apartment #3871857
                                                                              3
                                                                              • 1 - 39 of 39