Where to stay near Essex?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 319 holiday rentals near Essex. From 127 Houses to 87 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essex for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Essex?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Essex. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Colchester: 283 holiday rentals
  • Bishop's Stortford: 83 holiday rentals
  • Harwich: 221 holiday rentals
  • Maldon District: 223 holiday rentals
  • Burnham-on-Crouch: 45 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Essex! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Essex?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Essex with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Colchester: 283 holiday homes
  • Bishop's Stortford: 83 holiday homes
  • Harwich: 221 holiday homes
  • Burnham-on-Crouch: 45 holiday homes
  • Saint Osyth: 126 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Essex?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Essex are:

  • Colchester (CLB-Colchester Bus Station): 371 holiday houses
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 163 holiday houses
  • Southend Airport (SEN): 219 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Essex?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Essex. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brentwood Shenfield Station: 2,155 holiday rentals
  • House on the Hill Toy Museum: 144 holiday rentals
  • St. Osyth Beach: 261 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff Station: 373 holiday rentals
  • Beacon Hill Fort: 553 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essex listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Finding Tranquility in a Holiday Home in Essex

With a stunning coastline and the scenic countryside, Essex has all the makings of a perfect holiday getaway. This charming county is steeped with history. Colchester which is Britain’s oldest town is situated in this county. The combination of beach frolic, historical tours and picturesque locales will ensure you enjoy every moment spent here. What’s more, there is a host of holiday properties and rentals to choose from to suit your requirements and budget as well.

Doing it all in Essex

If you’re looking to enjoy a beach holiday, then you wouldn’t be disappointed in Essex. Summers are perfect to laze on the beach or try a plethora of water sports. Families would especially enjoy the seaside resorts of Clacton and Leigh. And while you’re on holiday in Essex, why not try out something new. Sailing is perhaps the most popular thing to do in Essex. And with many centres to learn from, you don’t need to worry if you don’t know how to sail. There are many boats to hire as well if you want to venture the seas yourself. Burnham-on-Crouch and Brightlingsea are popular for sailing holidays. The tea cafes are also perfect to sit back and relax in the warm summer sea breeze. If walking is what drives your holiday, then the coast would prove to be equally delightful. From salt marshes, mudflats and estuaries, there will always be a way to explore the natural terrain by foot, bike or horseback. History buffs will have much to discover as well. The Norman Keep and Roman ruins of the old town of Colchester are quite fascinating. The county is adorned with historical monuments and sites. Families would enjoy a day spent at the Waltham Abbey, Audley End House, Hedingham Castle, the medieval village of Thaxted or the Epping Forest. Walking or cycling along the coastal routes is also recommended if you want to enjoy the paths which lead to Hatfield Forest, Epping Forest and the landscapes of the Sunshine Coast. And after you feel you’ve done it all, indulge in a relaxing game of golf.

Exploring the Towns in Essex

Southend-on-Sea is popular with holiday makers who want to enjoy 7 miles of coastline and all the delights it comes along with. It is also the largest town in the county. With many attractions to choose from, the visit to the town is perfect for spending family holidays. Kids will especially enjoy the Adventure Island theme park. The pleasure pier and the Sealife Aquarium are equally fascinating. The proximity of Essex to London makes it possible for you to visit the vibrant city should choose to temporarily want to get a taste of city life. Suffolk would also be a worth a visit.

Getting to Essex

You can choose to fly directly to Stansted (STN) to reach your holiday accommodation in Essex. Alternatively, you can arrive in London which is well connected to the county with excellent road and rail links.

Explore destinations around Essex

Colchester
283 holiday rentals
Bishop's Stortford
83 holiday rentals
Harwich
221 holiday rentals
Burnham-on-Crouch
45 holiday rentals
Saint Osyth
126 holiday rentals
Brentwood
199 holiday rentals
Wivenhoe
173 holiday rentals
Romford
1,219 holiday rentals
Basildon
136 holiday rentals
Billericay
107 holiday rentals
Maldon
107 holiday rentals
Clacton-on-Sea
131 holiday rentals
Ongar
182 holiday rentals
Stansted
50 holiday rentals
Great Totham
91 holiday rentals
Buckhurst Hill
3,032 holiday rentals
Jaywick
78 holiday rentals
Southend-on-Sea
70 holiday rentals
Leigh-on-Sea
63 holiday rentals
Chelmsford
167 holiday rentals