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Top-rated holiday rentals in Poole

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Flat in Poole
Poole quay
Welcome to my waterside apartment. Brand new first floor apartment located on the edge of Poole quay. The apartment is bright and airy and comes with a designated parking space for your use. You will have access to all the amenities within my apartment from the tv, sound systems and WiFi to the whole kitchen, dishwasher and washer dryer. The apartment is set up to cater for anyone ranging from couples wanting a break away, small groups visiting Dorset to business people who want to feel at home
27 Dec – 3 JanIndividual Host,
£95 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 345 reviews
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Apartment in Dorset
Luxury flat on Sandbanks beach with panorama view
Luxury top floor two room apartment. Located directly on the beach of the Sandbanks peninsula with breathtaking double sided views over Bournemouth Bay, Studland, Isle of Wight and Poole harbour. It has everything you need for a self-catering holiday and loads of sporty activities just around the corner (all sorts of water sport, walks, golf, tennis, bike riding & lots more). Suitable for people who want to relax and wind down. Please beware this is not a party location. NB: Very steep stairs.
26 Nov – 3 DecIndividual Host,
£217 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews
Loft in Poole
The Sail Loft, Poole - Urban warehouse conversion
The Sail Loft is immediately adjacent to Poole Quay this beautiful holiday home has been newly renovated. You’ll love its unique urban loft style and proximity to Old Town Poole and all it has to offer. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers and families. Located across 3 floors The Sail Loft is home away from home. The stunning upper floor offers a unique space with metal beam, exposed steel metal trunking and industrial chic interior. Max 2m height c/p space.
14–21 AugIndividual Host,
£181 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 276 reviews

Popular amenities for Poole holiday rentals

Stay near Poole's top sights

Sandbanks Beach121 locals recommend
Poole Quay110 locals recommend
Tower Park58 locals recommend
The Quay26 locals recommend
Alum Chine Beach42 locals recommend
Poole Park15 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Poole

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Apartment in Poole
The Coast House, a Comfortable, Stylish Sandbanks Apartment
2–9 MayIndividual Host,
£139 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 399 reviews
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Flat in Poole
The Beach Hut
2–9 JulIndividual Host,
£287 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Townhouse in Dorset
Beautiful Town House - Poole Quay
3–10 DecIndividual Host,
£245 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Home in Dorset
Perfect couple's retreat in the heart of Old Town
23–30 NovIndividual Host,
£160 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 173 reviews
Home in Poole
Brand NEW panorama road Sandbanks, Beach House.
30 Jan – 6 FebIndividual Host,
£288 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 272 reviews
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Home in Westbourne
Idyllic house by the sea
15–22 NovIndividual Host,
£91 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Flat in Poole
Super sunny studio with own terrace & parking
13–20 JulIndividual Host,
£71 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 262 reviews
Flat in Poole
Panoramic Harbour views in historic apartment
3–10 FebIndividual Host,
£181 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 109 reviews
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Home in Dorset
13–20 DecIndividual Host,
£124 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews
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Flat in Poole
Luxury 2 bed apartment - 400m to Sandbanks beach
9–16 SeptIndividual Host,
£230 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 204 reviews
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Guest house in Dorset
Garden Annexe, hot tub, 15 mins to Sandbanks beach
12–19 DecIndividual Host,
£152 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 308 reviews
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Guest suite in Poole
Annexe apartment within easy reach of Poole
13–20 AugIndividual Host,
£54 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 302 reviews

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Poole

Total rentals

1.5K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

580 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

100 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

420 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

850 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

43K reviews

Your guide to Poole

All About Poole

With stunning beaches, a spectacular natural harbour, and a historic old town, Poole is one of Dorset’s most popular holiday destinations, just an hour from Southampton. Its main attraction is Poole Harbour — said to be the second biggest natural harbour in the world (behind Sydney), spanning more than 22 square kilometres, with many islands dotted throughout. The harbour is lined with marinas and beaches, protected wetlands, and coastal walks through untouched woodland, with calm waters for kitesurfing and paddleboarding. Sit and enjoy the view from one of the bars or indulge in seafood delights at a waterfront restaurant. On a small peninsula jutting out from the harbour, you’ll find the sandy shores and calm waters of Sandbanks Beach, one of the area’s cleanest, safest, and most-visited beaches.

Poole also has a lovely Old Town, where you’ll find some of the oldest buildings in Dorset, dating from the 15th century. You can spend a few hours walking the popular Cockle Trail, which guides you through the town’s rich history. Poole is also home to the Lighthouse, the largest arts centre in England outside London, which holds year-round live shows, theatre productions, and cultural exhibitions.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Poole

Poole is a year-round destination, with many holiday lets and cottages to choose from for your stay. Summer temperatures can rival those of the Mediterranean, so make sure you pack a hat and sunscreen. The Summer Spectacular takes place every Thursday from July till late August at Poole’s quayside, with live music, entertainment, and fireworks. Spring and autumn are pleasant times to visit, and you can expect mostly mild days for enjoying the outdoors, though be aware that you may experience some rain and cooler days, so make sure you pack a jacket.

In September, the Poole Seafood Festival showcases the locally caught catch, with chef demonstrations, music, and family entertainment. A winter visit can be greeted by cold weather and possible rain, but it’s still rewarding if you enjoy sitting inside by a warm fire while watching the weather pass.

Top things to do in Poole

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks Beach is widely considered one of the nicest beaches in the United Kingdom. With its soft sands and calm waters, it’s ideal for swimmers of all ages; you can rent parasols and deck chairs from the beach office, as well as sports equipment like volleyball nets. In the cooler months, you can still enjoy a long stroll along the shore, taking in the views; dogs are allowed at the beach’s western end.

Cockle Trail

Pick up a map of the Cockle Trail at the Poole Tourist Information Centre and take a self-guided tour of the town’s rich heritage. The trail opened in 1998 to celebrate Poole’s 750th anniversary, and features brass plaques set in the pavement that point out historical sites of importance. You’ll pass by the town’s historic quay, which played a major role in D-Day preparations, as well as historic buildings like the Customs House and more recent landmarks like Sea Music, the impressive metal sculpture that echoes the sounds of the sea.

Poole Park

The town’s 45-hectare harbourside park is home to large green spaces, manicured gardens, a saltwater lagoon, and beautiful lakes. There are two play areas for kids, as well as a mini-golf course and a bowling green, and there’s even a railway you can ride around the park. Hire a pedalo and take a relaxing trip around the lake, or simply enjoy a stroll through the gardens or along the harbour.

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