Destination guide

The friendly city of Albany awaits you

Come and experience Albany and its museums, monuments and history. Well known for its whale watching, hiking and beaches, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Seasonal weather averages in Albany

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 68°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Albany

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Albany is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Middleton Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Emu Point Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Torndirrup National Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • The Gap (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Cosy Corner Beach (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Albany

Fly into Albany, WA (ALH), the closest airport, located 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Albany?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Albany:

  • "Amity View - Location Perfect Albany" is popular with guests. Around 1 mile from Albany, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a nearby hospital and pet-friendly services.
  • Another appealing choice is "Sound View Retreat - Secluded And Peaceful", which is around 5 miles from Albany. Featuring 4 bedrooms, nearby whale-watching activities and a dryer, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Albany vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Albany?

Forget about those chores, because weekends were made for fun. Get cozy at one of these weekend getaways in and near Albany and take advantage of all the incredible things to do nearby:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Large 4 Bedroom House Perfect For Larger Groups Of Family And Friends", which is around 1 mile to the northeast of central Albany. There's lots of nature and adventure to discover around here. Try tennis and fishing or just appreciate the sights of Granite Skywalk and Mount Melville Lookout.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Adult Retreat Accomodation". Stay in and enjoy its creature comforts, or get active and try golf and horse riding. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, check out Billaboya Reserve and Sharp Point Lookout. This terrific vacation rental is around 1 mile northeast of Albany.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Albany?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for one or two guests. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These getaways in or near Albany are sure to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Adult Retreat Accomodation". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to internet services and games.
  • Another excellent choice is "The Red Kettle Albany". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this cozy apartment is filled with handy amenities like heating, a fridge and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Albany?

Whether you're seeking a cozy apartment for you and a friend or a house with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Albany. These retreats are an ideal base for a quick trip:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to go past "Inlet Views Ocean Beach Relax And Enjoy The Views Of Wilson Inlet". It's nice and close to the center of Albany, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "The Honey Possum - Amongst The Karri Forrest". This comfy, centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Albany?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Albany that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Amity View - Location Perfect Albany". Around 1 mile from Albany, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Sound View Retreat - Secluded And Peaceful", around 5 miles from Albany. Winery tours and a fireplace will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Albany?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Albany where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have plenty of space to spread out at "Stingray Beachhouse @emupoint". Around 4 miles northeast of Albany, this sizable property has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and a nearby waterfront.
  • "Wren Cottage Beaumaris Escape Torbay" is another impressive option. It's around 13 miles to the west of Albany, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A fireplace and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Albany?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Albany that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Large 4 Bedroom House Perfect For Larger Groups Of Family And Friends". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including coffee and tea making facilities and a living room.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Lotti's House In The Heart Of Historic Albany". This vacation home is another top pick and features a video library, towels and more.

Albany has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Albany vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Albany?

You love your family dearly, but that doesn't mean you should all have to squish together like sardines on vacation. Take no chances and book a large family vacation rental in or around Albany where you can spread out and relax:

  • Make some new vacation memories at "Sound View Retreat - Secluded And Peaceful". Featuring 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people, this roomy family retreat is located 5 miles to the southeast of Albany. There are loads of amenities to make use of here, such as a toaster and a video library.
  • "Large 4 Bedroom House Perfect For Larger Groups Of Family And Friends" is another popular pick with 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 guests. Offering lots of conveniences like a garden and a stereo, you'll find this property 1 mile northeast of Albany.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Albany?

Romantic getaways, work trips or solo adventures — a one-bedroom vacation property works for all sorts of occasions. One of these options in or near Albany is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check out "Adult Retreat Accomodation", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A garden and a kitchen are available for use here.
  • "The Red Kettle Albany" is another stylish one-bedroom escape also a stone's throw from the center. When you're not out discovering the top attractions in the area, make the most of a garden, a kitchen and much more.