Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Waukee getaway

Experience the unique character of Waukee with a stay in a vacation home rental. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Waukee

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Waukee a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blank Park Zoo (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (16.4 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Clive Aquatic Center (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Pump It Up (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • West Grand Golf (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • M2B Raceway (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Waukee

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Waukee is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Brenton Arboretum (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Waukee

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Waukee, IA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals around Waukee. From 34 house rentals to 36 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 are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Waukee?

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

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park: 103 vacation rentals
  • Saylorville Lake: 112 vacation rentals
  • Des Moines Public Library: 103 vacation rentals
  • Walnut Woods State Park: 106 vacation rentals
  • 801 Grand: 103 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waukee 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 Waukee?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 34 Houses in Waukee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waukee include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 36 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waukee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Waukee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.