Destination guide

Enjoy laid-back life in Whitby

Nestled on the north shore of shimmering Lake Ontario, just 40 minutes by car from the heart of Toronto, Whitby is a thriving town with a beguiling, old-world charm. There’s an eclectic range of Whitby vacation rentals on offer, from cozy apartments to sprawling family houses set in beautifully manicured gardens. Take some time to settle into your new temporary home, before heading out to explore Whitby at your leisure. Chances are you’ll be drawn towards the scenic waterfront, with its bustling marina and clubhouse. Then you can continue your stroll into the heart of Downtown, with its eclectic historic architecture, elegant boutiques, and welcoming, family-run restaurants.

Things to do

A trip back in time in Whitby

You’ll find plenty of arresting attractions practically on the doorstep of your Whitby vacation rental. Lynde House is a well-preserved, early 19th-century, Georgian style home, which today plays host to a mesmerizing museum packed with antiques and artifacts, as well as regular interactive costumed presentations, which bring history to life in compelling fashion. Culture vultures will also be enchanted by the Station Gallery, a state-of-the-art space for contemporary Canadian art. If you’re looking for a spot of evening entertainment, you may be able to catch a dazzling musical or powerful drama at the intimate Whitby Courthouse Theatre.


Waterfront walks and delectable dining in Whitby

Whitby’s pristine, paved waterfront trail stretches out over 8 miles, and is ideal for a long, leisurely walk or bracing bike ride – you’ll pass verdant meadows and fragrant pine forests. If you’ve still got energy to burn, head to the Iroquois Park Sports Centre, a colossal recreation complex where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, a game of tennis, a spot of ice skating, and all manner of other active pursuits. Or, you might prefer the more self-indulgent activities on offer in downtown Whitby. Treat yourself to a full-body massage or beauty treatment in a luxurious spa, buy fresh local produce from the colorful farmers’ markets, or feast on fresh seafood in a chic bistro.


Enjoy 4 vibrant seasons in Whitby

By far the most popular time to visit Whitby is the peak summer season of June to August. Days are long and sunny, and temperatures are generally warm. The shoulder months of May and September are also great times to visit. The weather is still likely to be pleasant, and fewer visitors means that you may be able to secure a better deal on a Whitby vacation rental. If you’re visiting in winter, be sure to wrap up warm, as the temperature is likely to be hovering around freezing. On the plus side, there’s a good chance of some scenic snow.

Natural features

Pristine parks and unspoiled beaches

Within easy reach of downtown Whitby, you’ll find an abundance of tranquil, natural spectacle. The unspoiled Lynde Shores Conservation Area is a haven for birdwatchers, with all manner of waterfowl and shorebirds enjoying life in their natural habitat. If you feel like getting a little more active, Lynde Marsh is the ideal spot for some early morning kayaking. Along Whitby’s waterfront, you’ll also stumble across tranquil lake beaches. Iroquois Beach Park boasts an expansive stretch of golden sand, fringed by lush foliage. Here, you can peacefully soak up some rays in summer, or enjoy a bracing winter walk.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Whitby

The nearest airport is in Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 36.1 mi (58.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Whitby Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Whitby, ON, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 46 vacation rentals around Whitby. From 26 house rentals to 6 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Whitby?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Whitby:

  • North York: 1,811 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 1,438 vacation rentals
  • The Beach: 50 vacation rentals
  • Old Toronto: 1,608 vacation rentals
  • Fallingbrook: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Whitby?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whitby. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Toronto Zoo: 1,991 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough Bluffs Park: 2,065 vacation rentals
  • Markham Unionville Station: 2,079 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough Town Centre: 2,070 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Scarborough Station: 2,069 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitby listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Whitby?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 26 Houses in Whitby. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitby include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitby?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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