10 Best Vacation Rentals In Cambridge, England - Updated 2021

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Cambridge is an amazing city in eastern England and is home to the renowned University of Cambridge. Some of the oldest universities in the world are based out of Cambridge. This historic city is famous for its towering Gothic Chapel and the Trinity founded by Henry VII with its medieval 16th century large gate. The city is full of open spaces and blooms during springs with flowers such as daffodil and crocuses. You can also soak in the view of cattle grazing at a small distance from the market square. This historic city of Cambridge offers a spectacular view of the King’s College Chapel across the River Cam. The city is considered as the most unspoiled countryside surrounded by lush greenery, old towns, and ancient monuments. Apart from being known as the home to reputed universities, this country town is rich in its historic and architectural heritage that attracts visitors around the year. If you are willing to stay and explore this majestic city, check out the Vrbo vacation rentals in Cambridge.

1. Cozy cottage near the city center (from USD 139)

The Victorian cottage is conveniently located in the center of the city offering amazing views of the River Cam. This quiet and spacious cottage sets a perfect environment for a homestay. The house boasts a large en-suite bedroom, living area with high ceilings and high raised windows, television, armchairs, sofa, free internet, washing machine, heater, and dryer.

Spacious cottage in the heart of Cambridge, sleeps 4
33 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
As shown in the photos wonderful calm
It provided everything we needed
The kitchen is well equipped and the Cottage maintains wi-fi internet service
light & airy and the main living area was large with an enormous TV
The cottage is spacious light and airy and affordable Although it can sleep four
It was clean bright and had a very nice kitchen
We were very happy with this property which was extremely clean
so if don't like walking take transit
We had no trouble finding the property which was warm and clean on arrival
The unit is clean bright just like home
Dominika made us feel very welcome
She let us believe that we could find a good solution with the costs
The homeowner seemed very understanding and helpful and helped find a different one
questions answered promptly and all requests accommodated We will definitely be back
however generally we found the person blocking and were able to gain access relatively quickly Dealing with Sue
just a five minutes walk into the centre of Cambridge
It is located across from Jesus Green (a large city park)and a 15 to 20 minute stroll to Cambridge University colleges and museums
The location is great just a 5 minute or so walk across Jesus Green to the town centre
Convenient location to the university
It is close to the city center but maintains an atmosphere of privacy peace and good energy
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2. Luxury flat near Cambridge Railway Station (from USD 161)

This beautifully decorated single apartment is located close to the Cambridge railway station. This single-bedroom property boasts a TV, free internet, washer and dryer, dining area, microwave, well-equipped kitchen, refrigerator, and complimentary bicycles. It can accommodate up to three people, therefore, it is perfect for a couple or a nuclear family.

Luxury one bedroom flat
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The flat is a somewhat larger one bedroom flat with a combined kitchen and living room
Storage space is adequate in the bedroom
Well equipped modern flat with everything needed for short or long stay
The furnishing are modern and the decor is tastefully modern
We found everything was as in the description
Entire place was clean and high standards
The owners are very helpful
John and Amy had provided us with written information upon our arrival with suggestions about restaurants pubs and other local attractions
facing towards a small green and is devoid of any traffic or train noise
Also if we had questions the owners were available for quick answers
felt like an actual "home away from home" and with friendly hosts
Amy were very responsive and helpful
It is a two minute walk to the Cambridge train station and a minute more to the several bus stops at the station Within a 2- 3 minute walk
It is in a very convenient location near the station and Mill Rd
Two minutes from the train station - about twenty minute walk into center of Cambridge Quicker by bus or bicycle Quiet loacation as flat faces into a small park
but still only a short stroll to central Cambridge
location -- this flat is very near the train station and a 15 min walk from the middle of town
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3. Contemporary house in a residential area (from USD 175)

This spacious property is located in a tranquil residential neighborhood with easy access to all the major attractions of the place including the colleges, shopping centers, parks, Botanic garden, railway station, and the Cherry Hinton Hall Park. This beautifully decorated property features three single bedrooms, spacious living area, open kitchen, free Wi-Fi, stereo system with iPod, dishwasher, washing machine and bicycle storage place.

Cambridge: Modern, spacious house in residential location close to city centre
23 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is one parking space and plenty of on road parking for other cars
The house is modern and clean with lots of light airy space in the living room It also has off street parking
rustige straat Voor de samenstelling van ons gezelschap heel prettige woning met 3 slaapkamers en 2 badkamers
the bedding was a bit dusty
I would recommend it especially to families with children who need space to play
Stayed for 4 nights with my wife and two boys Paul was very responsive and accommodating during booking and checked in with us during our stay to answer any questions about the rental and Cambridge
Very clean nice to have two floors beds comfortable information binder well organized Highly recommend this house Good price for the location and quality
Excellent modern property well equipped comfortable and clean
Extremely well equipped property which was perfect for 4 of us attending the Cambridge Folk Festival
We would recommend 35 Rock Road to anyone
The location is within walking distance of several bus lines to city center and the train station and a couple of grocery stores
but there are lots of shops and restaurants close by
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Good size relaxing accommodation with ample facilities close to the City centre Brilliant location; bikes bus or taxis close by to easily get you to all amenities Lots of good and varied restauran...
Good base for touring the area Lots of shops and restaurants nearby 25-30 minutes walk into Cambridge and a few bus options
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4. A luxury villa overlooking the River Cam (from USD 1254)

This luxury and traditional three-story Victorian Villa offers a spectacular view of the River Cam. This spacious self–catering property can accommodate 34 guests at a time. The property sets a perfect atmosphere to have you enjoy a relaxing time with your family or friends. The villa boasts 10 spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Most of the rooms have single or double occupancy and some of the rooms can even accommodate four people. Most of the rooms offer a beautiful view of the river and features a flat-screen TV, free internet, heater, washer, and toiletries.

Victorian Hall overlooking the River Cam in the heart of Cambridge, 10 bedrooms
20 reviews  Wifi Available
House 34 Guests 10 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 34
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Kitchen was big enough to cook for a large group and the dining table
The kitchen is large and well-equipped with ample utilities
The house looks exactly as on the photos the majority of bedrooms have their own bathrooms
we made the front room into a group learning space with chairs that Reach Hall provided with no fuss
so there's plenty of space
The house was clean and well maintained
It was very central to everything we needed and the views over the river cam were beautiful
A lovely big house clean bathrooms and beds nicely made up
all rooms are in exquisite shape and very very clean and you definitely feel like spending time inside
She even gave us a welcome gift
Suzanne thought of everything made our stay fabulous Cannot thank her enough for her warmth and hospitality Clearly an outstanding house
The owner was extremely lovely to us
Having the extra keys really helped with the dinamics of the group
Helped the hen party gain afew extra hours sleep
and it's very well located near the city center
The house was equipped really well and laid out the way we requested The location is perfect for Cambridge town centre and easy walking distance to pubs
was a great place to discover Cambridge from
And Cambridge is such a beautiful city
The house has been renovated to accomodate up to 30
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5. Cozy accommodation in the heart of Cambridge

This traditional property is conveniently located in the middle of all the major attractions of the city. You can witness all the reputed colleges close to the vicinity with an array of restaurants, pubs, shopping centres, and other attractions. The property boasts two spacious bedrooms, one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining table; free Wi-Fi, TV, sofa, and bedside table to ensure you have a comfortable stay away from home.

Heart of Cambridge - 1 minute walk to Grafton Centre
20 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat has a half bath and a kitchen downstairs but no real living room or sitting room
As other reviews have mentioned the space that is being offered is only part of the house: the top-floor master and ground-floor lounge are both closed off
If you feel like it you can walk into the historical part of Cambridge with the colleges
The main room is great
The kitchen is well appointed and includes a good sized refrigerator and freezer Very easy to stock up and the nearby grocery and eat-in
The flat was clean and well equipped
or you can do the scenic route walking along the Cam river past
His house is quiet and tidy
Graham is a good host who was easy to work with and very responsive during our stay
Graham is an excellent host Although we did not get a chance to meet him we received excellent instructions about the property and all questions were quickly answered
Midsummer Common and Jesus Green Graham is very friendly and always available for communication
but Graham was always a text message away
Up to date apartment with all conveniences including microwave dishwasher washing machine and more
Excellent location near the centre of Cambridge and close to Midsummer Common
The bus stop is only about a block away
It is a short bus ride to the train station Grocery and other stores
Obviously the place has recently been refurbished and is very well turned out The location is extremely close (1 min) to Grafton Centre with one of the best shopping areas in Cambridge yet lies i...
We found everything we needed at the shops just a couple of blocks away
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6. Newly furnished property with river views

This newly renovated property is located in the heart of the Cambridge city with amazing views of the river. The house can sleep up to six people and have the best of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The property boasts three large bedrooms, one bathroom, a spacious lounge area, fully equipped kitchen, TV, washer, kids playing area, and parking space for two vehicles.

Cambridge Centre - Whole House with FREE parking!
21 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
is the kitchen and combined lounge dining room Upstairs
The main bedroom has two single beds though there is a double bed in a smaller second bedroom a single bed in the third
The kids enjoyed playing outside in the fenced in yard
there are three bedrooms with a combined bathroom and toilet
It was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed eating together around the large dining table
and it was clean and tidy when we arrived
The house is very clean
The house was warm and there was plenty of hot water for showers We really enjoyed staying here
Graham gave us all the information we needed
The owner was really great and replied quickly to messages
A good clean simple base Recommend
We hired bikes and kept them in the back garden which worked well
the place is spotless and Graham was flexible and available
This was a perfect location for walking into Cambridge getting to the shops and restaurants
Decent location near the river with easy access to Cambridge city centre
Cambridge City Centre so a great location
but it's easier to take the bus into the town centre and walk from there
The neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful and a few steps away from the river
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7. Beautifully furnished house for a family

This beautiful three-bedroom property was renovated in 2015. One of the major highlights of the house is the locked gate for keeping bikes. The house boasts two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, a large hall, separate dining area, and a sitting area. The ground floor of the house emits a cozy atmosphere to let loose and relax in the sofas or in the patio. The house also features a TV, heater, free internet, and parking area.

Glisson Rd 101
9 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

8. Riverfront accommodation near the city center

riverfront accommodation near the city center
Source: Vrbo

This boathouse is located on the River Cam and lies in close proximity to the Cambridge city center and other major attractions such as the business parks, science parks with easy access to the railway station. The property boasts three double bedrooms, two bathrooms with a spa facility, lounge area, and a well-equipped kitchen. Guests can have a good time in a plunge swimming pool and experience the traditional sauna bath enjoying the beautiful views of the river. The other amenities include TV, free internet, fireplace, and parking facility.

River-front, Central Cambridge
Cambridge, GB
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. A traditional house in the historic city center

a traditional house in the historic city center
Source: www.vrbo.com

This two-bedroom traditional terrace house is located in the heart of the Cambridge city surrounded by colleges. The condominium boasts two spacious bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, dining area, study area, fully equipped kitchen with stairs that take you to the main bedroom on the first floor. This beautifully furnished condo has oak flooring in the living area and carpets in the bedrooms. The condo also features a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, coffee maker, washing machine and microwave.

Beautiful Period 2 Bedroom House in Historic City Centre
Cambridge, England, GB
48 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfortable
the kitchen was well appointed
it was warm and cosy considering the weather outside was rather wet and cold! the location was perfect
overall, it was wonderful
it has everything that you need
angela did everything to accommodate us upon our arrival and departure
very helpful host
very well maintained and with all the necessities and more
most of all, we were thankful for her flexibility with our rather last minute changing arrival time
angela was a great hostess and the property was quaint
everything was witihin walking distance
stayed two nights at this perfectly located house in cambridge--a ten minute walk to the city centre and minutes from shops and a market
the house is perfectly located, close to the city centre, shops, buses, in a quiet and desirable residential area
easy to walk to all the main attractions as well as shops, bars and restaurants
it is ideally located within easy walking distance of the university venues used by the festival, and of the city centre's restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and bars
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10. Elegant abode in a fine neighborhood

This elegant and luxury property is located in a secluded neighborhood in Cambridge. All the major attractions of the city are just a minute away from the property with endless options of cafes and restaurants and other well-known spots in Cambridge. The property boasts two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, shower, TV, heater, washer, free internet, and parking area.

Luxury Apartment in Cambridge Centre
5 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedrooms are downstairs and quite small but the beds are v comfy and the kitchen is very well equipped
It was great having the wash machine to catch up on our laundry
One of the showers was a bit touchy with the water temperature but other than that was amazing
The problem is once you have parked for 2 hours
Bedroom quite small but very comfortable beds
The apartment was very clean & comfortable
The host Tony was very helpful
This is a relatively new property well appointed and in a good position
The host can help find other places to park
great location and great host
milk coffee and tea which was a nice touch
and it's about a 12-15 min walk to the centre
It's just off mill road which is a trendy eclectic area
but it's just something to factor in
As with most places in Cambridge parking is a bit of a pain
Everything you need in a great location Bedrooms are small but beds v comfortable Excellent recommendation for breakfast in cafe next door
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Explore the splendor of Cambridge city

This historic city of Cambridge is known as the land of renowned universities, old architectural landmarks with a blend of natural beauty. Cambridge has been claimed as “one of the beautiful cities in the world” for its unique mix of tradition and beauty. If you wish to explore this unspoiled countryside of England, check out the recommended vacation rentals to make your stay memorable.

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