Essex Vacation Rentals

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Essex

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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Essex
from $74 $311
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5.0
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-75%
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Point Clear, Saint Osyth, Essex
from $77 $307
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-33%
e.g. 10/13 - 10/20
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Colchester, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from $232 $345
travelstaytion
4.6
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Compare and find a vacation home that fits your criteria among the 2,286 great vacation rentals from numerous providers in Essex. HomeToGo instantly shows the best offers by comparing all of the listed vacation homes in Essex from its various partners.

Recommended Vacation Rentals in Essex

Rent a vacation accommodation in Essex: from $30 per night

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Finchingfield, Braintree District, Essex
from $171
VRBO
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Great Bromley, Tendring District, Essex
from $65
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Holland-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from $307
cottages.com
5.0
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Rowhedge, East Donyland, Essex
from $125
HomeAway
5.0
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-22%
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
from $164 $209
VRBO
5.0
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Hadleigh, Castle Point District, Essex
from $143
VRBO
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Colchester, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from $144
VRBO
5.0
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Harwich, Tendring District, Essex
from $118
cottages.com
4.0
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Apartments With Balconies or Patios

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Balcony/Patio
Resort ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Essex
from $52 $64
Interhome
4.2
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-20%
Balcony/Patio
Resort ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Point Clear, Saint Osyth, Essex
from $61 $76
Interhome
4.9
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-20%
Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Brentwood, Brentwood District, Essex
from $178 $221
VRBO
5.0
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 2 guests
Southend-on-Sea, Rochford District, Essex
from $74
Booking.com
4.7
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Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Foxearth, Braintree District, Essex
from $131
VRBO
4.9
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from $93
cottages.com
5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Dedham, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from $99
VRBO
4.5
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Colchester, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from $118
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Vacation Homes With Fishing Spots Nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Duddenhoe End, Elmdon, Essex
from $56
VRBO
5.0
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Fishing
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Rowhedge, East Donyland, Essex
from $94
VRBO
5.0
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Fishing
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Lee-over-Sands, Saint Osyth, Essex
from $218
VRBO
4.7
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Fishing
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
West Mersea, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from $68
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Popular Rental Amenities in Essex

  • Internet (1,321)
  • No smoking (1,292)
  • TV (1,280)
  • Parking (1,232)
  • Kitchen (1,218)
  • Washer (713)
  • Microwave (695)
  • Yard (616)
  • Balcony/Patio (429)
  • Dishwasher (409)
  • Pets allowed (406)
  • No pets (388)
Choose a filter above and find an accommodation meeting your needs among the 2,286 properties in Essex. HomeToGo's data highlights that "TVs" and "internet" prove to be the most commonly offered amenities in Essex. Not as many vacation rentals in Essex are available if you want a rental providing a crib or if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub as "Jacuzzis" and "cribs" are not very common amenities in Essex.

Price and Availability Index in Essex

Vacation Rental Price Information in Essex

We rendered price information data on the above graph to give you more insights on prices in Essex. Prices reach their highest point in August, where prices are an average of $166 a night (8/3 - 8/10). The week with the lowest average prices is in September (9/14 - 9/21).

Rental Availability Information in Essex

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Essex. The week with the least available rentals is in December (12/22 - 12/29), with only 46% of the rentals available. The week with the most available rentals is in March (3/2 - 3/9), with 70% of the vacation rentals available.

The Weather in Essex

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The above is a climate diagram for Essex. On average, the warmest month is July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 37° in January. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is September.

Accommodations in Essex

Nearly half of the accommodations (42.44%) in Essex are house rentals. They are the most typical vacation accommodations in this destination. Additionally, These properties have a median size of 630 ft² as well as a median price of $169 per night. Moreover, house rentals are a great choice for medium-sized groups and families, as most can accommodate 4 vacationers. If you are searching for another type of accommodation, you can find many other offers, such as apartment rentals, which are another typical property type in Essex. These accommodations cost $177 per night on average and have an average size of 870 ft².

Take a break in Essex with your very own vacation home

The beautiful county of Essex is located just east of London. This sought-after area is home to towns, villages and seaside resorts. Easily reachable via a wealth of transport options, you'll be amazed at the diversity of this eclectic county. Essex vacation rentals provide the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of Epping Forest, the seaside town of Southend and the many castles and historical attractions that adorn the area.

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Getting There

How to get to Essex vacation rentals

If traveling to Essex vacation rentals by air then the most convenient airport is London Stansted, which is located within the county of Essex. However, Heathrow, Gatwick and other London airports also lie in relatively close proximity to Essex and can be reached by train, coach or London Underground (the eastbound Central line extends into the county). Renting a car from the airport is also an efficient way to reach your final destination with ease.

If arriving by car, your approach will vary depending on where in Essex you're visiting. However, two of the main access roads are the A127 and the M11.

There are many train stations in Essex, with Basildon, Southend and Epping being some of the largest. All routes serve London and some continue further afield.

Attractions

What to see and do during your Essex visit

Essex is a large and diverse county, meaning that there is a wide variety of attractions and sights to explore. Those looking for a beach getaway should head to Southend. This classic English seaside resort boasts the world's longest pier – at over a kilometre long, there is even a train to take you to the end.

Other Southend attractions include Two Tree Island, a stunning nature reserve situated in the Thames estuary, and Adventure Island, a theme park with rides and attractions catering to thrill-seekers of all ages. For animal lovers or those traveling with children, Colchester Zoo and the Tropical Wings Zoo (which focuses on butterflies) won't disappoint.

There is no shortage of history on hand when you rent Essex vacation homes. The region has several grand estates complete with palaces and gardens to delight the whole family. Some of the most notable and worth visiting are Colchester Castle (which is also a museum), Hedingham Castle (boasting lovely picnic areas and a café) and Mountfitchet Castle (which forms part of a wider Norman settlement).

Fans of the outdoors won't be disappointed either. Epping Forest is a vast area of woodland located to the west of the county which is perfect for long walks, picnics and cycling. Formerly the site of numerous royal residences, the forest is nowadays home to a wealth of protected wildlife species and is thus a special area of conservation.

Art & Culture

Art and culture in Essex

There is a world of art and cultural experiences ready to explore from Essex vacation rentals. Southend Central Museum offers intriguing artefacts from the local area as well as a planetarium built by the astronomer Harry Ford. For anyone with a passion for locomotives, there are several museums to choose from. These include the East Anglian Railway Museum and the Museum of Power.

Live performance is also prominent in Essex, with the Civic Theater, the Palace Theater, the Lakeside Theater and many more venues presenting productions of plays, musicals, dance and comedy. Galleries and exhibits are also commonly found in Essex. From your Essex vacation home, you can easily visit Beecroft Gallery (home to contemporary British works) and Firstsite (which has a focus on international artists).

Local Attractions

London and Brighton are perfect day trips from Essex vacation rentals

London makes for the perfect day trip from Essex and is easily reached by one of the many London Underground stations serving the county. These include Epping, Loughton, Grange Hill and Chigwell. Many main line trains also depart for Liverpool Street station on a regular basis, so your trip to visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye couldn't be easier.

If the Southend coast awakens a yearning for the British seaside then Brighton can be reached in around an hour by rail or road. From its famous pebbled beach to the numerous restaurants dotted along the Laines, Brighton is a wonderful destination for solo travelers, couples, families or groups.

Sights & things to do in Essex

The best of Essex

Colchester Zoo

This large, modern zoo is home to several rare and endangered species. Get up close and personal with orangutans, elephants, tigers and much more. Fun events occurring throughout the day include a public giraffe feed and animal training sessions.

Tropical Wings Zoo

An interactive zoo with a petting farm, children’s play area, interesting keeper talks and a tropical house with butterflies, Tropical Wings is an excellent choice for a family day out.

Boydells Dairy Farm

Open to the public for visits, this working farm provides fun and educational activities for children and adults alike. Highlights include cow milking and donkey rides.

Castle Park

This beautiful manicured park in Colchester is perfect for a leisurely stroll or picnic. It's also home to regular concerts and music festivals.

Adventure Island

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Adventure Island is an amusement park with 32 exciting rides, numerous restaurants and a gift shop.

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