Destination guide

Head to the arty city of Islip

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Islip. Well known for its university setting, restaurants and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Islip

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Islip a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Zone (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Bay Shore Mini Golf (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Bergen Point Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Adventureland (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Bethpage Black State Park Golf Course (12.6 mi / 20.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Islip

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Islip is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bay Shore Manor Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Heckscher State Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Connetquot River State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lakeland County Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Argyle Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Islip

Fly into Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Islip Station.

Where to stay near Islip?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 344 holiday rentals near Islip. From 298 Houses to 19 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Islip for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Islip?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Islip:

  • Kismet: 48 holiday homes
  • Dunewood: 26 holiday homes
  • Davis Park: 28 holiday homes
  • Ocean Bay Park: 203 holiday homes
  • Ocean Beach: 162 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Islip?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Islip. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Islip Station: 486 holiday rentals
  • Fire Island National Seashore: 698 holiday rentals
  • Robert Moses Water Tower: 428 holiday rentals
  • Smithaven Mall: 540 holiday rentals
  • Lake Ronkonkoma: 540 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Islip listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Islip?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 298 Houses in Islip. Our other popular types of Islip holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 19 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 16 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Islip?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 90 holiday homes with pool available in Islip. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.