Top 10 New England Vacation Rentals

Vacationing in New England means you’re in the most northeastern states in the nation. New England consists of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Among these states are some of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States.

The area offers great historical and cultural opportunities, beautiful autumnal colors and easy access to the Atlantic coast. If you’re planning to stay in New England vacation rentals, keep the following top destinations in mind, in no particular order.

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1. Rhode Island

While the state’s capital, Providence, offers much in the way of history, Rhode Island is so small that it makes the top ten list as whole. With just over 1,000 square miles of land, over 400 miles of that alone is coastline. Additionally, Rhode Island has 20 percent of the nation’s historical landmarks. Many sources consider Newport the sailing capital of the world and it also receives much glory for the beautiful Gilded Age mansions it is home to. Block Island is the ultimate getaway from life, including the suffocation of technology.

2. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

New England vacation rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee offer a fantastic view of the water and wonderful boating opportunities. People travel from miles around to enjoy sailing as well as the beaches.

3. Acadia National Park, Maine

Along the beautiful Atlantic coast, Acadia National Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for the nature lover in everyone.

4. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The beaches in Cape Cod are nothing but glorious. Can you imagine staying in one of the many New England vacation rentals right on the sand? The eclectic towns on this peninsula have a lot to offer as well.

5. Boston, Massachusetts

Packed with big city entertainment and historical charm (including brownstone-lined streets), Boston is a must New England destination. Be sure to explore the neighborhoods full of character and enjoy a bit of fresh crab while there.

6. Litchfield, Connecticut

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway in New England vacation rentals, then a stay in Litchfield should be on your list. This relaxed and quiet community in the Northwest Connecticut Hills is small and old fashioned, with fantastic autumnal foliage. It’s well worth a stay.

7. Ogunquit, Maine

Take in the cul-de-sac view of the harbor at Perkins Cove or take a one mile stroll down the Atlantic Coast on Marginal Way. While the town continues to grow in popularity, it's still worth joining the crowds to experience.

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8. Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro’s convenient location, close to both the Green Mountains and the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, has made it a popular destination for many native New Englanders. If the locals like it here, you’re sure to as well.

9. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth is the best small city for New England vacation rentals. Check out the locally owned shops and restaurants of Market Square and the 10-acre neighborhood of Strawberry Banke Museum. You’ll find beautiful flowers and catchy tunes coming from nearby Prescott Park.

10. Salem, Massachusetts

While many will travel to Salem to reminisce on the witch panic of 1692, found in the House of Seven Gables and the Salem Witch Museum, there is much more to offer here. Pioneer Village is a reproduction of early Puritan settlements and the Peabody and Essex Institute houses 30 art galleries.

No matter what town you choose, New England vacation rentals are the way to go. Not only will you save money by staying in a rental, you will also be much more comfortable in these often quaint towns if you feel more like a local. Just imagine the beautiful solitude a vacation rental in New England can offer.

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