Known as 'The Garden of England', Kent has a wealth of history, countryside vistas, coastal landscapes and adventure activities to take part in when you book your own Kent vacation rental. Kent is a large county in southern England, so hiring a car will enable you to travel its depth and breadth with ease. You can dive into history at Rochester and Chatham's Historic Dockyard in the north of Kent, or you can sail on down to Deal and enjoy this quaint seaside town. You'll find many castles, from Rochester Castle to Maidstone's Leeds Castle, as well as cobbled streets, such as those in the town of Canterbury, made famous in Chaucer's tales. If you're seeking a sporty break, then you can either visit the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit or check out one of Kent's many paintball centres, such as Delta Force or RW Paintball.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Kent
Accommodations can be filtered based on various criteria. Above, you can see the number of properties that offer a specific amenity in Kent. Many accommodations in Kent include "Pets allowed" or "Internet," which makes it a great destination if you travel with your pet or you can't imagine a vacation without internet. Three amenities that are not often provided are "Detached," "Grill," and "Fishing."
Price and Availability Index in Kent
Vacation Rental Price Information in Kent
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. in Kent, prices can go up to $248 (8/3 – 8/10). The cheapest week is in November (11/30 – 12/7). Prices fall to an average of $173 per night.
Rental availability information in Kent
Check how busy Kent is with our availability graph. Be careful if you plan to go to Kent in November, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 12 months (11/16 – 11/23). It is easier to find a rental in a week of March (3/9 – 3/16), as only 24% of the accommodations are booked.
The Weather in Kent
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. July is the warmest month in Kent with average maximum temperatures of 72°. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Kent, with temperatures going under 36° The rainiest month is January while the driest month is May.
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Castles, cliffs and the coast in Kent
If history is what you're after, then Kent has plenty to offer with its plethora of castles. Hever Castle comes complete with museum and giant hedge maze and Rochester Castle is one of the country's best preserved Roman forts, where many annual folk festivals are held throughout the year. Leeds Castle in Maidstone is situated in beautiful grounds, perfect for a picnic with all the family, and Upnor Castle gives vast views across the River Medway. There are a variety of Kent vacation rentals available throughout the county, so you can easily book either luxury vacation apartments or more homely self-catering vacation flats at every step of your trip.
If you're more set on exploring the coast, Deal offers a quaint and picturesque town filled with top-notch fish restaurants. If you're looking for a walking destination, Dover also has its famous white cliffs to explore. Take the family for a scenic, gentle hike along the South Foreland Heritage Coast, Dover's main cliff-top walk. If you want to venture from your Kent vacation home to a sandy beach, then take your pick from St Mary's Bay in Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Margate, Dungeness or Sandwich Bay. The weather is ideal during the peak summer months between June and August.
Adventure time with the kids
There's plenty to do with the kids throughout the county, whether you're looking for educational culture or a fun adventure. In Canterbury, you'll not only find the vast and beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, but you'll also discover the small yet colourful museum 'The Canterbury Tales', dedicated to the famous stories of Chaucer. This little treasure brings his stories to life and provides a fun day for the children too. Rochester also has 'Dickens World', a larger than life museum dedicated to Charles Dickens and his immortalised works. For a more adventurous time, try out Groombrige Enchanted Forest, with climbing trees and swinging bridges, or Howletts Wild Animal Park, spanning over 90 acres of ancient parkland and featuring a walk-through lemur paddock. Be sure to book from the selection of family-friendly Kent vacation rentals available, where you can relax after a wild day with the animals!
Folk and river festivals galore
When booking a Kent vacation rental, it is a good idea to consider the time of year and what festivals are on offer. In the North of Kent, Medway is an area steeped in folklore and folk festivals. Here, you'll find the Chimney Sweeps Festival in May, when the streets are filled with morris dancers and folk music. In June there's also the Dickens Festival where characters from the books parade and play out scenes in the streets. May Day is also a huge event in Hastings, on the southern coast, where the annual Green Man festival explodes on the streets in a festive pagan parade. Maidstone's Annual River Festival in July features live music, friendly open BBQs and hundreds of boats coming together on the river for a whole weekend. With so much going on throughout the year, you'll always find something happening just up the street from any of the Kent vacation rentals on offer.
Explore Kent's castles, cathedrals and natural sites
Poised dramatically over the English Channel, Dover Castle is the largest castle in England, dating back to the 11th century. Discover its fascinating history, medieval towers and secret wartime tunnels.
The Hawking Center
Situated in the heart of the Kent Downs, The Hawking Center gets you up-close and personal with birds of prey. It offers Falconry Experience Days where you can fly owls, hawks, falcons and vultures.
The seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most important religious sites in England. Its cloisters, crypts and stained-glass windows attract visitors from around the world.
The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is a 13th-century building renowned for its Tudor paintings, historic rooms and charming grounds.
White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover are a dazzling natural display on the Kent Coast. Take a walk along the cliffs for far-reaching views across the English Channel.
Information about vacation rentals in Kent
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||10,294 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 63%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$53|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Internet and Kitchen|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||1,658 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||706 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation home in Kent?
The average accommodation in Kent is priced at $53 per night. If you’re interested in a house rental, the average price is $373 per night. A apartment rental Kent will cost $221 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available for booking in Kent?
There are currently 10,294 vacation homes available for booking for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Kent?
Most travelers look for Pets allowed, Internet, and Kitchen when booking a vacation rental in Kent.
How many vacation homes with pools are in Kent?
Choose from 706 vacation rentals available in Kent for renting.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Kent?
If traveling with a dog in Kent, 16% of rentals are pet-friendly.
When is it better to travel to Kent?
July and August are typically the warmest months in Kent with temperatures around 72 °F. The coldest months in Kent are January and February, with 36 °F on average.
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