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Top-rated holiday rentals in Rye

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Cottage in East Sussex
West St is a boutique cottage in the Citadel, Rye
With its boutique style interior & walled secret garden West St is a real gem. Nestled in the heart of the Citadel on one of Rye’s most historic cobbled streets, West St is perfectly placed for a weekend getaway. Seconds from chic independent shops, independent cinema, cafes & restaurants & a short 10min drive from Camber Sands. West St is perfect for Beach combers, foodies and Relaxers alike! The contemporary interior mixes with original features to create an Instagram worthy decor.
15–22 Sept, Individual Host
£285 per night
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Home in Rye
Central Rye, Stunning Cottage - Sleeps 6 w/parking
Stunning 16th Century cottage which has been beautifully restored to an exceptionally high standard in the centre of Rye. Shops, restaurants and local pubs are 100 yards away and Camber Sands beach is 3 miles away. Perfect getaway for sight seeing in Rye, attending a wedding or a lazy day on the beach! Easy walk from the station and a short walk to the local play park and leisure centre. Private parking spot for the duration of your stay, which is a godsend in Rye!
6–13 Feb, Individual Host
£276 per night
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Apartment in East Sussex
Grade II listed apartment in Mermaid Street, Rye
A grade II listed apartment in the centre of Rye. The property is situated at the bottom of famous cobbled Mermaid Street in the oldest part of Rye. It is a short walk to local pubs, restaurants and fish and chip shops with beaches within a 10 minute drive. The property features a quirky steep winded staircase and is set on 2 floors! These are also super steep so please be careful with children. A 10 minute walk from Rye station.
20–27 May, Individual Host
£123 per night

Popular amenities for Rye holiday rentals

Stay near Rye's top sights

Rye Heritage Centre22 locals recommend
The George in Rye58 locals recommend
The Ship Inn58 locals recommend
Marino's Fish Bar31 locals recommend
The Globe Inn Marsh Rye95 locals recommend
Rye Waterworks Micropub23 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Rye

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Bungalow in Rye Harbour
Coastal bolt-hole in Rye Harbour
3–10 Oct, Individual Host
£116 per night
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Flat in Rye
Bright comfortable Flat in the centre of Rye
14–21 Feb, Individual Host
£90 per night
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Cottage in Rye
The Find Holiday Cottage
1–8 May, Individual Host
£146 per night
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Hut in GB
The Hide Out
2–9 Oct, Professional Host
£132 per night
Home in Camber
House on the beach
5–12 Nov, Individual Host
£726 per night
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Townhouse in Rye
Old Surgery - C16th House in Rye
27 Jan – 3 Feb, Individual Host
£246 per night
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Windmill in Benenden
Old Smock Windmill in rural Kent
13–20 Dec, Professional Host
£245 per night
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Flat in Rye
Four Doors - Stylish apartment in the Heart of Rye
6–13 Mar, Individual Host
£118 per night
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Apartment in East Sussex
Rye High Street, delightful flat in centre of Rye
26 May – 2 Jun, Individual Host
£115 per night
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Flat in Rye
Rye -Rother-Very Central Location !
20–27 Jun, Individual Host
£116 per night
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Barn in Rye Foreign
Little Mount @ Mount House, Rye
7–14 Aug, Individual Host
£126 per night
Flat in Saint Leonards
The Sea Room at Lion House
27 Jan – 3 Feb, Individual Host
£117 per night

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Rye

Total rentals

170 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

50 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

100 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

11K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

£39 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Rye

Welcome to Rye

In Rye, a lovely town overlooking the South Coast, a tangle of ancient cobbled streets is knotted between three rivers, with the River Rother stretching 1.5 miles across saltmarshes down to the sea. Geography made this the perfect place for smugglers in the 17th and 18th centuries, and you can almost hear their whispers still in the atmospheric, tumbledown inns and centuries-old timbered houses of Rye. With the coastal towns of East Sussex and Kent gaining traction as cool, sceney spots that attract legions of DFLs (Down from Londoners), Rye has a reputation for antiques and vintage finds. Its crooked streets are packed with secondhand stores and treasure-trove shops run by real experts.

Modern cafes, seafood restaurants, and design stores are thrown into the mix, and many other great South Coast spots are nearby. To the northeast of town are the flat but romantic landscapes of Romney Marshes; to the west, the High Weald of Kent, a region of wooded hills, farms, and orchards, where every village seems to boast a perfect pub.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Rye

A great variety of festivals bring this region to life all year long, including celebrations dedicated to food, art, cultural traditions, and even scarecrows (held in Battle in July). Rye hosts an International Jazz & Blues Festival in August, a week-long food festival celebrating scallops in February, an arts festival in September, and a spectacular Bonfire Night in November. Celebrations in nearby towns are equally spirited, with nearby Hastings boasting some superb traditional festivals executed with a modern twist, from May’s Jack in the Green festival to an epic Halloween and Bonfire Night, in which all the townsfolk get involved. Rye’s cosy pubs and shopping make an autumn trip particularly appealing, although the nearby beaches such as Camber Sands are wonderful for swimming in summer and early autumn.

Top things to do in Rye

Rye Harbour

From the town of Rye, the River Rother runs south to the sea, with Rye Harbour halfway between the two. Linger at this quiet, olde-worlde spot, once one of the most important harbours in Britain, to watch the gulls and sip a refreshment from the local waterside pub.

Camber Sands

Adjoining Rye Bay is the enormous beach at Camber Sands. Swim, walk, fly a kite, or settle into the tufty sand dunes to watch the magnificent sunset. The dunes at the undeveloped western end of Camber Sands are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a habitat for rare plants and wintering birds. You can follow a walking-cycle route for a few miles through salt marshes from Rye Harbour to Camber Sands.

Ypres Tower

Now part of the Rye Museum, the 13th-century Ypres Tower was built for defence against the French, and later served as the town jail. It’s the oldest building in town, after St Mary’s Church. Learn about medieval medicinal plants in the walled garden, and head to the Rye Castle Museum on East Street to learn more about the town’s history.

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