6 Best Vrbo Holiday Homes In York, England

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Visiting York takes you back to middle ages with its Gothic cathedrals, historical landmarks/monuments and cobbled medieval streets. This historically and culturally rich town in Northern Yorkshire has a whole lot to offer visitors. The city of York is uniquely walled with the majority of its popular attractions located within it. You can easily walk around exploring the city’s picturesque streets and awe-inspiring monuments. In fact, it is the best way to fully experience the unique atmosphere of the city. That’s why it also makes sense to find a vacation rental that is centrally located. We have here the best Vrbo vacation rentals in York, UK, that offer not only superb modern conveniences but also a touch of the city’s distinct character. So read on to find which one is best for your vacation!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. Stunning townhouse for a family (from USD 220)

This recently upgraded townhouse is a great option for larger groups. You’ll have access to three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with bunk beds, a full kitchen and a beautifully decorated living room. The house has been thoughtfully furnished with stylish decor and top amenities. Its wonderful location ensures you can reach River Ouse and the city within minutes. You’ll get off-street parking with the house

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93 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room to everyone to sleep (2 genuine double room and a set of bunk beds in their own room)
The washer and dryer don't show in the pictures they are located in their own room through the door off of the kitchen
My teens enjoyed each having their own room and we all appreciated the extra bathroom
The unit is on the west side of the River Ouse
with added bonus of being quiet at night Highly recommended
Exactly as pictured and described clean and well kept up
The house is lovely and spacious So close to everything - 10 minutes walk to most everything
Sharon was great to communicate with and very helpful
The owner was responsive to our questions
Check in was easy and the owner was great to work with
So nice to return to after touristing all day
She also let us know the plumber would return the next day (after we checked out) to give it a complete tuneup so that it wouldn't happen again
Easy walk to all central shops and restaurants but
Five minutes walk from the city centre and the train station
Great property in a great location
Just minutes away from the city Centre of York and the train station
A wonderful place to stay Very nice location Easy to get to all the sights Close to restaurants
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2. Award-winning apartment near the York Minster (from USD 163)

This award-winning apartment, virtually overlooking the York Minster is a top pick. Luxuriously done up with high-end amenities the apartment comes with two bedrooms, that sleep six, thanks to a sofa bed, a large kitchen set up with all major facilities and a bright and welcoming living room. The highlight of the house is, however, its private piazza where you relax on a bench and marvel at the gothic grandeur of the Minster. Its location also means you are just minutes away from every major hotspot of York.

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52 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The bedrooms are small and one room has a king
No photos in the Abbey
The king room is quite cramped and not much room for luggage and the bathroom is across the hall the queen room has a bathroom in the bedroom
The flat was very comfortable and well equipped and one of the best I have stayed in
It was easy dropped our luggage and parked just on the other side of the wall
however the piazza was very quiet with few travellers
very clean and well cared for
The Apartment was clean and well stocked
The beds and linens are clean and just OK
The bathrooms have mold in the showers and bathtubs and were not as clean as we would like
when ready to settle down Our host made us feel very welcome
We arrived early because of our flight schedule and the property owner took very good care of us
You will have difficulty deciding where to eat as there are so many choices
The house exceeded our expectations it was clean and comfortable and John was a great host
Spacious and central Good base for exploring the city and beyond
The central position is ideal for getting round York easily
right in the centre of the shopping and restaurant areas and within walking distance from all the main attractions including the Minster and National Railway Museum
Short walk from the train station and easy access to the sights of York
it is in a quiet area walking distance to everything
Yes you are in the center of it
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3. Beautifully done up studio in central York (from USD 124)

Snug and luxuriously done up, this one-bedroom apartment on the first floor is a perfect choice for couples or small families. The open plan kitchen and lounge is well furnished with all the latest amenities. The apartment can sleep two in its one bedroom, although a sofa bed is available on request for a child. The apartment is located on one of the prime roads so attractions like the York Minster and Shambles are a few minutes’ walk away.

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40 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

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

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The toilets were also modern and worked as expected
The closest car park was a little tricky to find
There is an elevator inside the apartment building that stops right outside the apartment door if needed to reach the first (second floor to Americans) floor apartment
The apartment is beautiful comfortable and the location is fantas
The apartment had many amenities making our stay enjoyable and efficient
Very clean and comfortable Jann
It was obviously clean and we'll kept
All the floors were clean and modern
She replied quickly to questions and provided excellent instructions and directions to us shortly before or arrival
Pauline very receptive and quick to our couple questions
Amazing apartment Pauline the host was quick with replays and information
However I was with our friend upon her arrival and
The owner Pauline was responsive friendly and went out of her way to make the place feel like a true home away from home
the rest of York's shopping nightlife and restaurants are a short walk away
There are numerous restaurants very close and
but it is a very short walk from there to the apartment
Booking was fast easy and secure thanks to the homeaway app Communicating with Pauline was wonderful
Yes be huge plus to this place
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4. Stylish suite with a distinctive design (from USD 110)

This cheerful and artistically decorated house is a treasure. With a wonderful mix of period pieces and contemporary furniture, the house offers a unique ambience. Cosy and comfortable, this studio inside a family home is completely private yet fitted with top-notch amenities. Its central location puts you within a five-minute walk to many attractions.

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15 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Bed was really comfy and high quailty
The bedroom and the bed was unbelievable and so comfortable
The kitchen was well stocked for breakfasts
I usually judge hotels/apartments by the comfort of the bed
The wet room and underfloor heating was great
My only regret - not asking about how to buy the art work
Anita provided very informative information prior to our stay and talked us through this when we arrived
Anita excelled all expectations providing us with very good quality food and drink in the fridge which meant we didnt have to go shopping on arrival
We did not have a car
All in all a magical and romantic spot in wonderful York that we would wholeheartedly recommend Jodey and Martine Udell
a 5min walk away)
Fabulous quirky apartment very close to the Museum Gardens and a short beautiful walk into the centre of town
It's a haven in the middle of a busy city
it felt like a privilege and absolute treat to stay in
and you are so close to the city centre lunches and dinners
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5. Posh townhouse in city centre (from USD 132)

Located in a conservation area, this is a townhouse featuring high ceilings and original doors/moulding that are hallmarks of the era. You’ll have access to the top floors of this 18th-century townhouse where there are three bedrooms that accommodate up to five, a full kitchen and a well-furnished living room. All of York’s attractions and shopping areas are a few minutes away.

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72 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
plenty of kitchen equipment available and
it was like home from home
The sitting room was pleasant
Only downside was that there was just one toilet/bathroom which was a bit limiting with 5 people staying
The flat was perfect for our group and the parking space invaluable
Property was neat and tidy and had everything we needed
The place was clean and tidy
The owners and their manager were extremely helpful and organized
A clean well equipped welcoming property a home from home experience
Beautifully decorated high ceilings warm and comfortable A great base to relax in between museum visits shopping
The property managers are great very welcoming and friendly
Great location - met our expectations
There is some road noise particularly heard in the front bedroom however
Minister View is delightful property in within minutes walk of the centre of York
Ten minute walk to York train station
The property was just round the corner from the minster
great pubs and food within minutes
Great location Walked everywhere
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6. Graceful stay in a converted Georgian building

Get a taste of living in a converted Georgian building with this apartment that’s located bang in the heart of the city. Located next to Bootham Bar, the gatehouse that takes you into the city, the house is conveniently close to all major York attractions. Brightly lit and updated with a host of top facilities, the house nonetheless retains its characters thanks to several of its features dating from the original period. Elegantly furnished, you will find the house a quiet retreat after a day of sightseeing. The house comes with one bedroom that sleeps two, a full kitchen and a living room with facilities like a flat-screen TV.

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21 reviews  
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very comfortable place to stay and
Spacious lounge dining and kitchen area
we had a wonderful time The accommodation was luxurious with the open plan lounge kitchen dining area being particularly light and spacious
the photos don't do it
A much larger higher comfortable bed and larger tv's would make this apartment absolutely perfect
It is clean comfortable and has everything for your needs
perhaps Wonderful stay very accurately marketed and would certainly recommend to anyone who is looking for quality accommodation within close proximity to all that central York City has to offer
This was our favorite in terms of layout comfort
A nice touch was the welcome pack on arrival
just a few minutes walk from York Minster and the main city
just a few minutes walk from the centre of York
This is a great place to stay if you are interested in exploring York's many attractions and restaurants
There were bars cafes and other eateries on the doorstep
There was no shortage of history to soak up too
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Don't miss out on English tea

One of the must-have experiences of York is to have a cuppa at the city’s landmark Betty’s Tea Rooms. Located close to several of the rentals mentioned in our list, you find the most scrumptious cakes, pastries, and of course tea here. In fact, a few of the hosts welcome guests with a cake from the store! With the best Vrbo vacation rentals in York, UK, you are sure to have a memorable holiday here!

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