Vacation Rentals in Essex

Vacation Rentals in Essex

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Vacation Rentals in Essex

Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets
1 bedroom
from $694 / night
Glamping for 4 people, with pets in Essex
Glamping for 4 people, with pets
1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
from $109 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets
1 bedroom2mi to the beach
from $165 / nightFREE cancellation
Mobile home for 6 people in Essex
Mobile home for 6 people
2 bedrooms750yd to the beach
4.1
(104 reviews)
from $65 / night

Popular Vacation Rentals in Essex

Glamping for 4 people in Essex
Glamping for 4 people
1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
5.0
from $95 / nightFREE cancellation
Glamping for 2 people, with pets in Essex
Glamping for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
from $120 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets
1 bedroom
5.0
(4 reviews)
from $128 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and yard in Essex
Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and yard
1 bedroom5.4mi to the beach
4.7
(93 reviews)
from $130 / nightFREE cancellation

Vacation rentals with free cancellation

Glamping for 2 people in Essex
Glamping for 2 people
1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
from $120 / nightFREE cancellation
Hotel for 2 people, with yard in Essex
Hotel for 2 people, with yard
1 bedroom0.8mi to the beach
3.8
(749 reviews)
from $69 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 8 people in Essex
Vacation rental for 8 people
1 bedroom
2.7
(25 reviews)
from $203 / nightFREE cancellation
Hotel for 2 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Hotel for 2 people, with yard, with pets
1 bedroom250yd to the beach
4.1
(573 reviews)
from $85 / nightFREE cancellation

Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and yard, kid friendly in Essex
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and yard, kid friendly
1 bedroom0.6mi to the beach
4.4
(184 reviews)
from $88 / night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, with pets
1 bedroom
4.1
(687 reviews)
from $49 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 7 people in Essex
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 7 people
2 bedrooms1.4mi to the beach
from $435 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 3 people, with yard, with pets in Essex
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 3 people, with yard, with pets
2 bedrooms
4.9
(3 reviews)
from $133 / nightFREE cancellation

Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and terrace in Essex
Pool
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and terrace
1 bedroom
4.9
(92 reviews)
from $143 / night
Hotel for 2 people, with yard and sauna as well as hot tub and pool in Essex
Pool
Hotel for 2 people, with yard and sauna as well as hot tub and pool
1 bedroom9.2mi to the beach
4.4
(807 reviews)
from $109 / night
Mobile home for 6 people in Essex
Pool
Mobile home for 6 people
2 bedrooms50yd to the beach
4.3
(8 reviews)
from $64 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and yard in Essex
Pool
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and yard
2 bedrooms0.6mi to the beach
5.0
from $643 / night

Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace in Essex
Internet
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace
1 bedroom
4.6
(385 reviews)
from $51 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard in Essex
Internet
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard
1 bedroom450yd to the beach
4.1
(1121 reviews)
from $84 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and hot tub, kid friendly in Essex
Internet
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and hot tub, kid friendly
2 bedrooms
4.5
(728 reviews)
from $109 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard in Essex
Internet
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard
2 bedrooms
5.0
from $228 / night

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Highlights Essex

  • Fine dining
  • Seaside fun
  • Historic towns
  • Beautiful countryside

Best vacation rentals in Essex

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Great Henny, Essex
Vacation Rental • 3 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
4.9
(3 reviews)
Hidden away at the end of a cart-track, perched on a hill overlooking the river Stour, in a cluster of 5 other homes is this cosy little farm workers cottage: Peacefully, happily lost from the World.The ExperienceIn a peaceful hilltop hamlet called Hickbush is the cuteness of Putts Cottage, a 17th century mid terraced farm workers cottage in this tiny hamlet of 6 homes perched overlooking the Stour river valley . Surrounded by fields and with footpaths that wander off in different directions.Putts Cottage overlooks fields, a wooded valley and nature reserve. The cottage is reached by privat...
from $133 / night
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Colchester, Essex
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
5.0
At a glance Historic, cosy cottage with wood-burner and original beams Popular coastal location in West Mersea on Mersea Island A short walk to local amenities and a 10-minute walk to the beachAbout the propertyThe cottage is one of the oldest on Mersea Island and dates back over 300 years when it was built for the workers of a local farm. Incredibly it still has its original timber frame, which sits on a foundation of crushed local oyster shells. Today, it is a smart, cosy holiday property that offers the perfect bolt-hole for a single traveller or a couple. The garden is a lovely spot to ...
from $631 / night
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Heybridge, Essex
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
4.3
(2 reviews)
What a gorgeous coastal locationA stunningly beautiful historic cottage Enjoy elegant luxury in a beautiful location beside a historic Sea Lock, Nature Reserve and the Sea wall.The ExperienceThis is a really beautiful historic coastal cottage, furnished to very high standards and situated beside the sea wall, the Historic ships at Heybridge Lock, and a Nature Reserve which extends from its back gardenIt is in a great location and offers lovely sea view walks, and bikes are freely provided.Navigation Cottage is set back from a sea lock at the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary. beautifully esto...
from $240 / night

Most popular in Essex

Pool 68
Internet 298
Pets allowed 146
Balcony/Terrace 67
TV 351
Air conditioning 12

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Vacation rental prices Essex

$175for 8 Oct - 15 Oct
$200 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Essex

47%for 8 Oct - 15 Oct
55% annual average
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Essex Vacation Rentals

The exciting vacation destination

The beautiful county of Essex has so much to offer holidaymakers. Discover vacation rentals in English villages with a rich heritage such as Saffron Walden, vibrant cities such as Chelmsford or the traditional Victorian seaside town of Clacton on Sea. Countryside lovers will revel in the peace and tranquility of Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north of the region, or walks along Essex’s long coastline. With so many different types of vacation destinations all in one county you’ll be sure to find the perfect vacation for you and your family in Essex.

Essex: Vacation rentals for all

Essex’s delightful selection of vacation rentals includes both attractive vacation houses and flats. Pretty houses abound, beautifully decorated with cozy furnishings. Near the sea you can enjoy a vintage style wooden vacation rental, typical of the coast, or one of Essex’s stunning vacation flats with views for miles over the ocean. Many vacation rentals in Essex have attractive gardens around them to play and relax in. No matter your needs, there’s the perfect vacation rental for you in Essex!

Vacations in Essex

The area and getting around

From the countryside to the city to the sea

The exciting thing about a vacation in Essex is being able to walk through a quaint English village one day, explore a fascinating city the next, then relax on the beach or play in the arcades on the third day! The diversity of Essex is all part of the fun. It’s also an extremely accessible county. Essex is only an hour from central London, so it’s easy to reach from all of London’s airports.

Essex – sights to impress!

Fancy visiting a incredible country park? Look no further than Great Notley in Braintree with 100 acres of parkland to explore, a wonderful wooden playground with a giant see-saw and climbing forest! Prefer a city vibe? Colchester offers you some historic gems to enthral and inform with its ancient castle, built on the site of Roman ruins, as well as the fun and entertainment of a town just waiting to welcome you, daytime or night time – don’t miss Colchester’s nightlife! Evening options include the Mercury Theater and some wonderful waterside bars.

Travelers and activities

Essex for shoppers

Shopping in Essex is nothing short of spectacular. On offer are some superb shopping malls such as the stylish Braintree Village, a mecca for shoppers, with cafes and restaurants to recharge and refill before heading out again for more retail therapy! Looking for something more quirky? Manningtree’s ‘Quirky Old Stuff’ has a wonderful range of unusual and rare items for your home. Boutique fashion is also well catered for at Try B-Invogue in Epping which sells unique and exciting clothing and accessories.

Essex for foodies

For some truly excellent food you just can’t do better than Tim Ellen’s Flitch of Bacon Inn. Dunmow. This Michelin star restaurant offers divine dining including a super 5-course tasting menu with home-made chocolates to follow. However, you don’t need a Michelin star to taste some delicious and unusual cuisine in Essex. Billericay is home to the wonderful ‘The Magic Mushroom’, offering modern British cuisine with a twist. Rubino Kitchen in Malden is not only a wonderful restaurant for adults, but also offers children’s cooking classes too, encouraging the next generation of food lovers!

Colchester in Essex is the country’s UKs oldest recorded town!

Top 5 travel tips in Essex

1. Visit the wonderful animals of Colchester Zoo

Essex’s zoo in Colchester gives you an opportunity to see some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Enjoy the ‘become a keeper for a day’ experience and hand feed an elephant or giraffe!

2. Stroll through Beth Chatto’s Gardens

In 1960 Beth Chatto took an overgrown wasteland and replanted it with plants which would thrive and grow in each of the multiple conditions of the gardens. Using a ‘right plant, right place’ philosophy, Beth transformed this wasted space into a delightful country garden that is a wonderful visitor attraction.

3. Have a beach day in Clacton on Sea

Clacton’s wonderful seafront offers fun and entertainment for all the family. Don’t miss the Clacton Pier with wonderful sea views, ten pin bowling and of course penny arcades!

4. Discover the UK’s most amusingly named pathways!

The word ‘gant’ is unique to Braintree, and means ‘passageway’, coming from the Flemish word ‘gang’ (corridor). That we do know, but why one of them is called, ‘Pig’s Head in the Pottage Pot Gant’ is less obvious!

5. Have a sweet day out at Tiptree’s Jam Factory!

What more could anyone want from a day out than to see how Tiptree make their famous jam? Based in – of course – Tiptree, Essex, the factory tour is a real treat for those with an irrepressible sweet tooth!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Essex

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Essex?

At an average cost of $196 per night, Essex lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the United Kingdom.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Essex?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Essex in June, March, or September, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $187, $189, and $190 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Essex?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Essex, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, December, August and January, with average prices per night of $207, $206, and $203, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Essex well in advance?

If you decide to put Essex on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your travels well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 72% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Essex are March (the average amount of properties that are available reached 35% of the total last year), October (33%), and May (33%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Essex?

The accommodations in Essex reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 14%. The second most requested month is July, with 21%, and the third is December with 24%.

How many vacation rentals are there in Essex?

Holidu works with 16 different partners to offer you a choice between 900 vacation rentals we have in Essex.

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