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Whether you’re looking for the beach, the forest, the city, or a seaside town, you can find it in New Jersey. As an alternative to standard hotels and large resorts, you might consider staying at a vacation rental property in a great location that accommodates the needs of your travel group. Here are some of the coolest Vrbo rentals in New Jersey to choose from.
This highly rated Vrbo rental is a 2,400-square-foot house that has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Groups of up to 12 people can stay here and enjoy five-star accommodations on the beachfront. It’s a popular place in the summer and by beaches with lifeguards. Guests love the views from the house and the many features, including a gas fireplace, dining area, grill on the top deck, and furniture on the decks. With this location, you’ll be near the Cape May County Zoo and SplashZone in Wildwood for the kids. There are also multiple golf courses in the area to play at.
Located in northwest New Jersey, this Vrbo rental is a mountain home on 1.6 acres of land. It’s by the Appalachian Trail and was built in the 1800s. The home has lots of character and charm, even after being renovated to retain its rustic appeal. This is a four-season destination that is known for the colorful fall foliage and festive autumn activities. It also is near multiple golf courses, hiking, boating, swimming, water parks, the state fair, festivals, and dozens of lakes and streams. Live the country life here in Sussex County by booking this house for groups of six or fewer people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and it allows kids and pets too.
With two bedrooms and one bath, here’s a cute cabin that’s nestled in the woods of New Jersey. It sleeps up to six people and is family-friendly with a travel crib available. The home has a screened porch and is a historic space that dates back to 1925. As guests, you’ll have internet, cable TV, two kayaks, a rowboat, beach chairs, and other amenities. There’s a private dock that is five minutes away to enjoy Culver Lake. Head out to explore Stokes State Forest nearby and do some fishing. Golf courses are close to the home as well.
Plan a lovely tranquil getaway at this New Jersey house that has two bedrooms and one bath. It works well for up to four people and is bordered by the Bulls Island State Park and the Delaware River. Outdoorsy guests enjoy it here because of the easy access to hiking, biking, and kayaks. It’s also fun to just sit and relax on the deck to watch the wildlife, river, and sunrises. This Vrbo host allows guests to bring small dogs and cats.
Very large groups of up to 21 people can stay in this 3,400-square-foot rental house that has seven bedrooms, 11 beds, and three bathrooms. It’s an oceanfront property with multiple pull-out couches and futons to accommodate your group. Enjoy unobstructed views of the beach and ocean from the dining and common areas inside the home. Then head outside to be just steps from the beach.
You can stay in a two-story condo with two outdoor decks and new appliances when you book this property on Vrbo. It is 1,324 square feet in size and accommodates eight people with two bedrooms, six beds, and 2.5 bathrooms. Features of the home are an open layout, three smart TVs, Wi-Fi, stainless-steel appliances, and two parking spaces. The location is just a block from a great park with a dog park area. It’s a great place to be for family fun and also features a grassy backyard, gas grill, and new dining table. You can bring up to two housetrained dogs to stay with you here.
Eight people can book this Vrbo vacation rental property that’s a 1,920-square foot condo with three bedrooms and two baths. From here, you can walk to the Mountain Creek ski slopes. Other things nearby are the Appalachian Trail, Legoland NY, Mountain Creek Waterpark, and lots of outdoor recreation. Guests who stay here can use the pools and gym at the Minerals Sports Club. Other features of this rental include space for two cars in the parking lot, TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, laundry machines, towels, and linens. Discounts are available for stays longer than a week and month.
You can plan a getaway for up to six people at this Vrbo rental that has three bedrooms and two baths. It comes with a fireplace, full kitchen, outdoor shower to rinse off after the beach, and a gas grill on the back patio. This is a pet-friendly rental, so bring your dog along. Dogs are allowed on the beach here too. The home’s location is minutes from downtown Cape May and near restaurants and wineries as well. Other things to do while staying here are biking, kayaking, fishing, and hiking trails.
For up to five people, there’s the option of renting this 560-square-foot bungalow that is minutes from Cape May. You’ll enjoy nice sunsets along the Jersey Shore here and spend your days at the free beaches for family fun. Other attractions in this area are watching whales and dolphins, wineries, breweries, water sports, fishing, and going to nearby Atlantic City and Rehoboth Beach. Small families and couples appreciate the quiet, residential neighborhood that the home is located in.
When you’re in the Milford area and along the Delaware River, this Vrbo rental is a great choice for up to six people. It is 1,670 square feet in size and has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths. This vacation rental offers a quiet and peaceful escape with its screened porch, fenced-in yard, and wildlife in the area. From here, you can walk to town to visit the shops and restaurants. The Delaware Canal footpath is close by, as well as state and county parks if you want to get active. Book this house for a dose of old-world charm and all the comforts of home. Parking for five vehicles is available in the driveway. Pets are allowed here with the owners’ approval.
You’ll be so close to NYC when you stay here for work or play. This apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a 1,300-square-foot space that works well for up to five people. It has a full kitchen, balcony, and beautiful décor throughout. There are queen-size beds in each of the bedrooms and a full futon in the living room. There are no elevators or shared spaces here.
A popular Vrbo option near NYC is this North Bergen, New Jersey condo that is 2,350 square feet and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Up to four people can stay here and enjoy the convenience of being just 10 minutes to NYC via the Lincoln Tunnel. There are also buses across the street that will take you to NYC, which is about 10 to 15 minutes for the ride. The condo is in a residential area with a plaza across the street that has lots of stores.
Here’s a pet-friendly house that offers three bedrooms, six beds, and 2.5 bathrooms in Ocean City. It welcomes small family dogs for an extra fee and with owner approval. From here, you can walk to everything and easily get to the beach that is just five houses away. The host provides free access to bikes and boards, as well as a travel crib and high chair if you’re bringing little ones. Up to eight people can stay here and enjoy modern conveniences, such as a stocked kitchen, smart TVs, and ceiling fans.
Travelers in New Jersey love this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house by the bay. It has free street parking, a fully fenced backyard, and a stocked kitchen. Laundry machines are available inside the home, while an outdoor shower is outside to rinse off the beach sand. From here, the beach is just five blocks away, and the convention center is eight blocks away. You can bring up to two cats or dogs weighing less than 50 pounds to this shore house for your vacation. The deck here is a fun place to see the Morey’s Piers fireworks on Friday nights between July 4th and Labor Day.