Discover a selection of 293 vacation rentals in Sterling, AK 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 WiFi and outdoor grills and BBQs. Prices start at $135 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Sterling. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to remote Sterling

The riverfront and parks create a pretty picture of Sterling. One of the city's many top draws is its fishing. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Sterling

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Sterling has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Phormation Chiropractic & Day Spa (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Jumping Junction (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Birch Ridge Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Kotsina Road (23.6 mi / 38 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sterling

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sterling is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Kenai Beach (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • North Peninsula Recreation Area (24 mi / 38.7 km)
  • Kenai River (26 mi / 41.9 km)
  • Bings Landing (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Soldotna Creek Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sterling

Fly into Kenai, AK (ENA-Kenai Municipal), the closest airport, located 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. Airport (ANC), which is 51.3 mi (82.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sterling?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Sterling that fits you like a glove. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "One Of Seward's Best Homes + Large Cedar Sauna + Fire Pit" is a guest favorite. Around 60 miles from Sterling, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a smart TV and a separate dining area.
  • "Custom - Built Log Home : Clean" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 4 bedrooms, a microwave oven, a fireplace and more. It's around 60 miles from Sterling.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Sterling?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Sterling opens the door to big adventure. Close down your laptop and switch your focus to outdoor fun at one of these fun-sized escapes:

  • Experience a simpler way of life at "Cute And Cozy Tiny House In The Woods". Amenities at this getaway in Bear Creek include a boat and a fridge.
  • "Entire House Tiny Home: Close To Cruise Ship Terminal And Downtown Seward" in Seward is another highly rated pick. Off-street parking options and a hair dryer will make your time here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Sterling?

We've got a broad range of log cabins in Sterling. Whether you're searching for a simple log cabin or a place with pizazz, these properties are designed to put you in touch with the surrounding nature. Here are two top options to consider:

  • Located in Sterling, "Cozy Log Cabin In The Woods - Friends And Families Welcome" perfectly combines comfort and outdoor adventure. Make use of the handy amenities here, such as an oven and a barbecue grill.
  • Channel your inner Davy Crockett at "Beautiful Log Cabin Retreat. Close Access To Kenai River". This log cabin in Sterling will put you in the heart of the great outdoors while offering amenities such as games and a kitchen.

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

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to get away for a few glorious days. Clock off early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Sterling:

  • Get comfy at "Sterling Escape - Close To The Best Kenai Fishing". About 14 miles to the south of Sterling, this delightful escape has all you need for a chilled out stay, including a TV and heating.
  • Or, toss a few clothes in a suitcase and enjoy a mini break at "Rustic Sterling Cabin With Kenai River Views". This top property is about 14 miles south of Sterling and offers towels and a fridge.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Spend your getaway at one of these cozy studio apartments in or near Sterling:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Alaskan Wooden Bear Cabins - Denali Cabin". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another cool choice is "Alaskan Wooden Bear Cabins - Bears Den". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this cozy apartment is filled with convenient amenities like daily housekeeping services, outdoor furniture and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sterling?

Whether you're looking for a cozy cottage or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Sterling:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Wildwoods Moose River Lodging" is a fantastic choice. It's close to central Sterling, so you'll have easy access to all the best attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Silver Salmon Lodge". This conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable swan and browse these houses in or near Sterling that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Family Vacation Destination Lake Activities And Game House". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a toaster and a fridge.
  • "Beautiful 3, 306 Sq Ft House 50' From Edge Of Kenai River With 2" is the kind of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A dishwasher and cable/satellite TV services are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Sterling break? This popular destination has a subarctic climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 50 ºF and 65 ºF. Check out our range of Sterling vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Comfort, space and privacy are all essential ingredients for a great family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Sterling offer the ideal solution. Here are a few to get you started:

  • With room enough for 10 guests spread over 4 bedrooms, "Wildwoods Moose River Lodging" is a popular choice with large families. It comes with nearby birdwatching activities and on-site watersports and is located around 13 miles south of Sterling.
  • Another comfy home away from home is "Silver Salmon Lodge". Around 14 miles south of Sterling, it features 3 bedrooms, space for up to 8 guests, coffee and tea making facilities and a smart TV.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Sterling?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Sterling and make some beautiful memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Silver Salmon Lodge" - This popular retreat offers pet-friendly facilities and a separate dining area and is located approximately 14 miles south of the center of Sterling.
  • "Rustic Sterling Cabin With Kenai River Views" - Another excellent option, this rental comes with a microwave oven, a balcony and more. You'll find it around 14 miles to the south of Sterling.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Sterling?

Crackers, chocolate, marshmallows and a campfire are the four ingredients you need to make a tasty snack and nice vacation memories. If you love the sound of sitting around a fire pit nibbling on s'mores, consider these retreats in or around Sterling:

  • "Wildwoods Moose River Lodging" features a firepit, a kitchen, and of course, a fire pit. Have a singalong, tell spooky stories or just hang out with friends and family at this cozy retreat.
  • Get a blaze going and then savor the tranquil vibe at "Alaska Fly In / Drive In, Kenai Peninsula Lodging". This sought-after escape also comes with a nearby river and a beach view.