Life in Oxford tends to revolve around Oxford University. Located in central southern England, Oxford is known for its architecture. The spires of the University’s colleges dot the landscape and can be seen from all over.
Located just an hour from London, Oxford is the perfect spot for art, shopping, and eating. Whatever you’d like to get up to in Oxford, you’ll need a place to stay. Read on to see our top 10 VRBO vacation rentals in the city.
Starting off our list is this luxury four-bedroom townhouse. The home is comprised of a large reception room, a kitchen, and a dining room. There’s a master bedroom with an ensuite shower room and three more double bedrooms. Outside, there is a garden with an illuminated deck—a great spot for a coffee in the morning or to enjoy dinner in the evening. The apartment is clean and airy, with modern decor.
Stunning luxury house
Price: from 333 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Another spot perfect for large groups is this 18th-century manor house. It’s located 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Oxford with access into the city easy by car, bus, or train. The house is surrounded by countryside, with a couple pubs in the area. You’ll be able to get some peace and quiet, walk through the beautiful countryside, and pop into a pub when you’re feeling thirsty!
The house is full of character and color. There are many period features, including parquet flooring, marble fireplaces, and high ceilings. There are seven bedrooms, including a master suite with views of the countryside. There’s a large open plan kitchen with everything you’ll need to cook and a historic dining room which seats 16.
Beautiful country manor
Price: from 1040 USD
Number of Guests: 12
This next apartment is a historic landmark right smack in the city center. This luxury apartment is one of eight in Folly Bridge House, a Georgian tower which stands in the River Thames. That’s right: you’ll basically be staying on a little island on the Thames. This is where Lewis Carroll dreamed up Alice in Wonderland and where Roger Bacon, the 13th-century philosopher, had a tower. Folly Bridge House has been beautifully restored, so you can soak in the history from the comfort of a modernized apartment. There’s a double bed, a fully functioning kitchen, high-speed internet, and a table and chairs outside so you can watch the boats and punts go by.
Luxury apartment in the heart of the city
Price: from 73 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Another option for those who prefer to stay in the countryside while having easy access to the city center is Glebe Retreat. Located five miles (eight kilometers) from the city center, this holiday home is set within three acres (1.2 hectares) of land. From the decked balcony, you can look out over the green countryside. The home has two bedrooms and can sleep up to seven people. There is a fully functional kitchen, and a travel cot and high chair can be provided, and pets may be welcome at the host’s discretion.
Glebe Retreat Oxford
Price: from 130 USD
Number of Guests: 7
If staying in the city center is more your style, this luxury apartment has you covered. Just a few minutes walk from bars, restaurants, and historic buildings, seeing the sites will be dead easy! The apartment has two double bedrooms, a bathroom with a rain shower, underfloor heating, a state of the art kitchen, and an open plan living area. There’s super fast internet, a smart TV, and Amazon Echo as well.
Price: from 305 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Number six on our list is a large home in the city center. Located just moments from the train station, sites, and the River Thames, all that Oxford has to offer is on your doorstep. The home is spread out over four floors, with six double bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en suites, and there are two other bathrooms in the home. There’s a fully functional kitchen, and all of the amenities you’ll need for your stay are provided.
Spacious family home with river views
Price: from 463 USD
Number of Guests: 11
Wroxton House is a 1930s home with a mock Tudor facade. It’s been decorated in a 1930s style and retains many original features. A great way to step back in time on your trip to Oxford. The property sleeps six people in four bedrooms. There’s a fully functional kitchen to cook in, a dining room, and two fireplaces to keep warm and cozy by.
Price: from 113 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Just outside the city center is this modern townhouse. It’s tucked away in a quiet area; the perfect spot for a peaceful holiday while still being near to the town center. There are three bedrooms and two sofa beds, allowing nine guests to stay here. Two bedrooms have en suites, and there is another large bathroom in the home. There are a kitchen and dining room, as well as a conservatory to sit and relax in.
Spacious three-bedroom property
Price: from 255 USD
Number of Guests: 9
For a cozy retreat, have a look at Gadbury Cottage. Located in Wheatley, it’s a short distance from Oxford. There’s a bus stop near to the cottage, with frequent buses taking you into the city center. The village itself has plenty to keep you going: supermarkets, bakeries, a post office, restaurants, and pubs. So even if you’d prefer a day in, you can cook for yourself or head to the local pub.
Price: from 61 USD
Number of Guests: 3
The last option on our list will provide you with a bit of luxury. This flat has two double bedrooms with comfortable Hypnos beds, goose down quilts, and Egyptian cotton sheets. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs, and one of the bedrooms has doors onto a terrace. The kitchen has all the appliances you need. The flat is within walking distance of the city center, and the street it’s on has plenty to offer. There are pubs, restaurants, a deli, and convenience store.
Price: from 260 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Choose the countryside or the city center
There’s a wide range of accommodations in the Oxford area. Whether you’re looking to stay in the middle of everything or you’d prefer a countryside getaway, you can find it on VRBO.
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