Dorset Vacation Rentals

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Dorset

-45%
e.g. 11/9 - 11/16
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
East Knighton, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
from $115 $210
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5.0
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-17%
e.g. 11/2 - 11/9
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Long Bredy, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $122 $146
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5.0
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-31%
e.g. 5/25 - 6/1
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Puddletown, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $127 $183
VRBO
4.9
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Compare and find a welcoming accommodation from $54 per night by searching among the 7,156 options featured in Dorset. With HomeToGo, you can easily search and compare the prices of each available rental to discover the best price and save up to 45%.

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Find your perfect vacation rental in Dorset: from $53 per night

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck District, Dorset
from $115
VRBO
4.5
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House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
from $119
VRBO
4.5
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hurn, Christchurch District, Dorset
from $138
VRBO
4.8
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Swanage, Purbeck District, Dorset
from $167
Belvilla
4.8
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House ∙ 4 guests
Weymouth, Weymouth and Portland District, Dorset
from $151
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4.8
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House ∙ 4 guests
Weymouth, Weymouth and Portland District, Dorset
from $153
Booking.com
4.2
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House ∙ 2 guests
Weymouth, Weymouth and Portland District, Dorset
from $107
Booking.com
4.6
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Weymouth, Weymouth and Portland District, Dorset
from $50
Airbnb
5.0
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Bed & Breakfast ∙ 2 guests
Higher Ansty, Hilton, Dorset
from $92
Booking.com
4.5
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Vacation rentals with a fireplace

Fireplace
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Whitchurch Canonicorum, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $319
VRBO
5.0
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Fireplace
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Netherbury, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $405
VRBO
5.0
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Fireplace
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Charlton Down, Charminster, Dorset
from $41
Airbnb
5.0
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Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Loders, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $154
VRBO
4.9
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sherborne, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $160
VRBO
4.9
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Pet-friendly
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sherborne, West Dorset District, Dorset
from $55
Airbnb
4.5
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Vacation homes with fishing spots nearby

Fishing
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
from $98
VRBO
4.4
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Fishing
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Swanage, Purbeck District, Dorset
from $168
VRBO
4.8
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Fishing
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, Dorset
from $167
VRBO
4.6
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Popular Rental Amenities in Dorset

  • Internet (6,067)
  • Kitchen (6,032)
  • TV (5,526)
  • Washer (4,318)
  • No smoking (3,480)
  • Parking (3,255)
  • Yard (3,232)
  • Dishwasher (2,632)
  • Pet allowed (2,625)
  • Microwave (2,541)
  • Fireplace (1,998)
  • Grill (1,493)
The above filters will help you find your dream property in Dorset. Dorset is the perfect spot to book a rental if you want to tune out with some TV time or you can't imagine a vacation without internet, as the most frequently offered features are "TVs" and "internet." Plan your vacation in advance if you love sweating the stress away in saunas or you want a rental with a jacuzzi. There are just 116 listed rentals providing "saunas" and 181 properties providing "Jacuzzis."

Price and Availability Index in Dorset

Vacation Rental Price Information in Dorset

In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation homes & apartments in Dorset. Prices reach their highest point in July, where prices are an average of $227 a night (7/13 - 7/20). Opt for a getaway in February (2/22 - 2/29) for optimal savings when heading to Dorset.

Rental Availability Information in Dorset

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Dorset. The week with the highest booking rate is in July (7/27 - 8/3). Only 39% of the rentals are still available. Conversely, it is in October (10/12 - 10/19) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.

The Weather in Dorset



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Above are the weather conditions for Dorset. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 22° However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in Dorset in January. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is September.

Accommodations in Dorset

4,414 among the 7,156 listed rentals in Dorset are house rentals. They account for more than half of the property types in this destination (56.6%). Additionally, the average nightly cost of house rentals in this destination is $335, and their size, on average, is 119 ft². Furthermore, these rentals are excellent for 5 it represents the average number of people house rentals can accommodate in Dorset. Apartment rentals represent the other most available accommodation option in Dorset. These accommodations cost $225 a night on average and have an average size of 59 ft².

Explore the Jurassic Coast and Countryside Near Dorset Vacation Homes

On the English Channel's coast and just east of Devon, you'll find the small county of Dorset. The area is popular with visitors, with no shortage of cottage rentals. On the Dorset coast, you'll find a mixture of large Victorian family properties and modern apartment blocks with sea views, and inland, you'll find traditional chocolate-box style Dorset country cottages. All make the ideal base for exploring the county.

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Getting There

How to get to Dorset

Dorset is served by Bournemouth International Airport, but most visitors will probably find it more convenient to fly into other nearby airports that offer more international routes, such as Bristol or London. From there, you can reach Dorset vacation homes easily with public transport. However, it’s much more advisable to book a hire car and drive yourself, if only because Dorset is largely rural and you’ll need your own vehicle to see the majority of the attractions in the area.

Food & Drinks

Sample Delicious Local Seafood, Cakes, and More

Dorset's coastal location guarantees a great selection of locally caught shrimp, fish, and lobster in the region's pubs and restaurants. The region's culinary highlights include fish and chips, best enjoyed in the open air on the harbourside at Weymouth, or afternoon tea at 1930s-style Steam Vintage Tea Rooms in Bournemouth.

Family Activities

Beaches and Fossil Hunting – What More Could the Kids Ask For?

Dorset is home to some of the UK's best beaches, perfect destinations for family days out. Bournemouth's beaches, the most popular, boast showers, watersport opportunities, and eateries. If you'd prefer to head off the beaten track, head to Eypemouth Beach. This hidden gem is excellent for surfing and beachcombing, and active types will love hiking the cliff paths.

The Dorset area sits on the Jurassic Coast, named for the many fossils found on the region's beaches. For the best fossil hunting, check out Charnmouth, where you can join a guided fossil hunt with an expert.

Local Attractions

Find Out About British History and Wildlife on Days Out in Dorset

Dorset oozes history, and one of the best places to see it is in the village of Sherborne. Start at the Abbey, which dates back over 1,000 years, before heading to Sherborne Castle, whose history stretches from the Spanish Armada to the D-Day landings. If wildlife is more your thing, you'll love Monkey World, the UK's biggest primate rescue centre.

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