Destination guide

Friendly Rye will entice you

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Rye. Revered for its beaches, seaside and bird watching, this city is both welcoming and romantic. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Rye

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Rye a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Water Country (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Casino Cascade Water Slide (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Blue Ocean Discovery Center (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Rye

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Rye

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Rye. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rye Harbor State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Jenness State Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Wallis Sands State Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Odiorne Point State Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Prescott Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Rye

Fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 26.9 mi (43.4 km) away.

Where to stay near Rye?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 426 holiday rentals near Rye. From 186 Houses to 50 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rye for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

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

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 Rye:

  • Rye Beach: 276 holiday homes
  • Hampton Beach: 203 holiday homes
  • Seaglass Village: 136 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 798 holiday homes
  • Kittery Point: 24 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 Rye?

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

  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club: 1,523 holiday rentals
  • Wallis Sands State Beach: 1,419 holiday rentals
  • Rye Harbor State Park: 1,163 holiday rentals
  • Odiorne Point State Park: 1,500 holiday rentals
  • St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea: 971 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rye listed on Stayz 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 Rye?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 186 Houses in Rye. Our other popular types of Rye holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 50 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 50 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 155 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rye?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Rye. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.