Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Whitby, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking and WiFi. Prices start at $87 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Whitby. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Something's fishy in historic seaside Whitby

An important fishing port since the Middle Ages, Whitby is a delightful mix of old and new. Located along the North Sea, at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby is a lively seaside town known for its sandy beaches, charming residential neighborhoods, and the ruins of the Gothic Whitby Abbey. A popular summer destination, visitors descend on the town's ample shoreline as soon as the weather warms up, and the North York Moors National Park is also nearby. With a Whitby vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Whalebone Arch, and the RNLI Whitby Museum.

Things to do

Count Dracula is alive and well in Whitby

Thanks to its prominence in Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula," Whitby is a popular destination for vampire aficionados. The Dracula Experience offers harrowing guided tours of the town's spookiest sites, complete with actors and special effects. At the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, you can learn about the famous explorer through artifacts and memorabilia within a historic 17th-century building. Or you can discover the town's colorful past at the Whitby Museum. Here, you'll find exhibits covering local history, including Whitby's years as a hub for both the mining and whaling industries.


There will always be something moor in Whitby

A short drive from the hustle and bustle of the town center, Whitby's got more than enough open space to please nature lovers of all types. The sandy West Cliff Beach offers plenty of room for sunbathing and swimming, as well as a number of brightly painted beach huts. At the North York Moors National Park, you'll find more than 350,000 acres of rolling countryside, including walking paths, along with trails for biking and horseback riding. The park is home to grazing cattle and sheep, as well as several species of birds.


Whitby's weather—take a walk on the mild side

Whitby has a mild climate year round, with cool summers, mild winters, and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Summer highs average 66 degrees in July and August, while average highs during the winter months hover around 45 degrees between December and February. A popular summer destination, the warmer months from May through September tend to be the busiest ones in Whitby. You'll find that the colder, slower months in the fall, winter, and spring are your best bet for finding lower rates on Whitby vacation rentals.

Natural features

Wonderful Whitby's winning waterfront wilderness

Whitby lies along the coast of the North Sea, straddling both sides of the River Esk. The town itself is relatively urban, with cobbled streets and low stone buildings dating back hundreds of years. Around your Whitby vacation rental, you'll find plenty of broad, sandy beaches and rocky coastline along the North Sea, as well as steep waterfront cliffs that offer panoramic ocean views. The nearby North York Moors National Park boasts 554 square miles of rolling countryside, where you can find walking and biking trails, as well as local wildlife like sheep, cows, and songbirds.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Whitby

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), located 32.9 mi (53 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Whitby Station, Ruswarp Station and Sleights Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Whitby?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Whitby that's right up your alley. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 6 miles from the center of Whitby, you'll want to keep coming back to "Situated In The Heart Of The Village". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a microwave oven and a blender.
  • Another great option is "Stunning Whitby Penthouse Apartment With Abbey View - 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartment", which is around 0.1 miles from Whitby. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and towels, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all your worries. If it's time for some fun and relaxation, these retreats in and near Whitby are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Rural, Beautifully Renovated Barn For 2", which is around 25 miles to the south of central Whitby. There's lots of adventure and nature to discover around here. Go surfing and boogie boarding and horse riding or simply enjoy the sights of Cayton Sands and Bar Convent Museum.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Filey. Active Leisure Or Relaxing Beach Holiday". Use it as a base to relax, or be adventurous and try fishing and golf. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, check out Old Coastguard Station Visitor's Centre and Rotunda Museum. This charming vacation rental is around 25 miles southeast of Whitby.

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

Generally compact, economical and conveniently located, it's not difficult to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these vacation rentals and experience the energy of Whitby up close:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Rural, Beautifully Renovated Barn For 2". Amenities including nearby museums and heating will make you feel right at home here.
  • "Beautiful Cosy Cottage On The Cliff Top With Stunning Sea Views" is another awesome option. Make yourself at home and take advantage of a hair dryer, golf and more.

There are lots of attractions around Whitby you shouldn't miss. Nourish your inner culture lover by visiting Jorvik DIG and Friargate Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Whitby?

Whether you're after a cozy cabin or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these getaways in or near Whitby:

  • Within close reach of central Whitby, "There Is An Indoor Swimming Pool For The Use Of Visitors To The Site Only" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your comfortable digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Filey. Active Leisure Or Relaxing Beach Holiday". This conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your partner away for a few days at one of these top escapes in or near Whitby:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "Situated In The Heart Of The Village". Around 6 miles from Whitby, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a nearby bay and a fireplace.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break drinking wine and canoodling at "Stunning Whitby Penthouse Apartment With Abbey View - 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartment", around 0.1 miles from Whitby. A nearby bay and a resort will help set the scene for romance.

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

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed getaway with your besties for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Whitby:

  • You'll have loads of space to enjoy yourselves at "Beautiful Victorian House In Whitby". Around 0.1 miles northwest of Whitby, this generously sized retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Amenities include a kitchen and a garden.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "6 Bedroom Luxury Townhouse In The Centre Of Whitby" makes it easy to do that. Located around 0.1 miles to the south of Whitby, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a nearby marina are among the numerous amenities here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool delivers the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Whitby and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Get your vacation on at "Hall's Place - Two Bedroom House", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a kitchen and a dishwasher help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Host And Stay | The View, Hudsons Yard House" is the kind of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A fridge and a TV are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Whitby has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 60 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Whitby vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

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

Every family catch-up should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Whitby offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Beautiful And Very Spacious 4 Bedroom Detached Cottage In Picturesque Village", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is around 18 miles to the southwest of Whitby and features amenities such as a kitchen island and a microwave oven.
  • "Tropic Chic @ Mad Beach" also has the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This property is around 1 mile to the northwest of central Whitby and accommodates as many as 7 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. York Dungeon, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and Shambles promise lots of fun for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Whitby?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Whitby and make memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Cabin - Host And Stay | 28 The Pines" - Located around 7 miles northwest of the center of Whitby, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like towels and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Malton Grange - Victory Greenland Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub. Rural Views" - This cabin is another favorite with families and is around 25 miles southwest of Whitby. Offering a garden, a TV and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Whitby vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Whitby?

At Vrbo, we've got vacation rentals in or near Whitby to suit every budget and style. Here are some popular two-bedroom options to get you started:

  • Heading up our list is "Stunning Whitby Penthouse Apartment With Abbey View - 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartment". This two-bedroom delight has amenities like a nearby waterfront and an ocean view. You can easily explore Whitby's exciting attractions from this homely base.
  • "There Is An Indoor Swimming Pool For The Use Of Visitors To The Site Only" is another popular two-bedroom property in the Whitby area. It has convenient amenities like a kitchen and a swimming pool.