Top rated rentals — Camano Island
Destination guide

Art, history, and countryside on Camano Island

Dog leg-shaped Camano Island is a taster of the wild side of the Puget Sound, conveniently connected to the WA mainland by a narrow bridge on its north-eastern edge. Sandy beaches and low hills clad in fir forest fringe its long and winding shoreline, creating a playground for walkers and bikers and horse riders. Meanwhile, the Camano Island vacation rentals that pepper its rustic backcountry are interspersed with hearty Washington wine cellars and intriguing historical sites dating back to the age of the pioneers, while a smattering of independent local art fairs and galleries add a fun cultural twist to boot.

Things to do

Wonderful parks and wonderful wines on Camano Island

A duo of excellent state parks is what keeps many outdoorsy types flocking back to Camano Island vacation rentals each year. There's the Camano Island State Park with its pebble beaches and ancient pockets of woodland. There's the Cama Beach State Park, where rustic huts rub shoulders with empty coves and whale-peppered seas. Apart from those, you've always got the al fresco sculpture gardens of Matzke Art Gallery to wonder at, and the Edward Lynne Cellars for tasting those Washington red and white wines.


Spot all sorts of creatures on Camano Island

Whether you are whale watching from the shores above the Saratoga Passage – both gray whales and killer whales are known to appear here – or spying out bald eagles in the coastal state parks, you can rest assured that you're going to see some of the creatures that make the Puget Sound such a great eco destination. Apart from that, there's always the hiking trails, the adrenaline-pumping zip lines, the canopy walks in the spruce groves, the beaches, the panoramic picnic spots, the seaside camping pitches, the local wineries – the list goes on.


Comfy summers in Camano Island

With all its beaches, pebble coves, and woodlands, Camano Island is at its best during the warmer, drier months of the year. Be sure to dodge the wet and shivering Pacific Northwest wintertime, which runs from around November to the end of March each year. Book Camano Island vacation rentals for April and May to see the first spring blooms, or go for a trip between June and September if you want to catch the beach parks and wineries in full swing. Meanwhile, a fall trip in October can mean great bargains and empty trails all to yourself.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Camano Island

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

  • Cama Beach State Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Camano Island State Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Fort Casey (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Fort Casey State Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Fort Flagler State Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Camano Island

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 42 mi (67.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Everett, WA (PAE-Snohomish County - Paine Field), which is 22 mi (35.4 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Camano Island?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Camano Island that's perfect for you. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 2 miles from the center of Camano Island, you'll love staying at "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a nearby laundromat and a free nearby fitness center.
  • "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" is another top pick, offering 4 bedrooms, heating, a firepit and more. It's around 11 miles from Camano Island.

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

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

Punching far above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Camano Island offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Close down all your gadgets and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Cabin - Charming Tiny House On Private 5 Acres Whidbey Island". Amenities at this small wonder in Island County include an oven and a toaster.
  • "Eco - Friendly Tiny Home With Wraparound Deck" offers plenty of conveniences, including cookware, dishware and utensils and internet services. Located in Novel, you'll be able to live large in this small yet comfy property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Camano Island?

Often surrounded by nature, log cabins offer a charming retreat from the stresses of everyday life. If you're ready to switch off and relax for a while, take a peek at these log cabins to rent in Camano Island:

  • Located in Camano Island, "Large Log Cabin With Ocean Views, Outdoor Activities" will put you close to some of the fun outdoor activities offered in this area. Golf and basketball are a couple of them.
  • Are you after a Camano Island log cabin with access to awesome activities like sailing and snorkeling? You'll be very happy with "Camano Waterfront Beach Log Cabin".

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

If you're after somewhere to get away from it all for a few nights, you'll find plenty of terrific weekend getaways in and around Camano Island. Recharge your batteries at one of these popular options:

  • Around 17 miles to the south of Camano Island, "Kingfisher Beach House - West - Facing" has all you need for a weekend escape, including a nearby casino and shopping. When you're ready to get out and explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to discover like Wayne Public Golf Course and Marymoor Park.
  • Another appealing option is "New Farmhouse - Style Retreat With Views Of Puget Sound. 3 Bed", around 6 miles southwest of Camano Island. When you're not cozying up in your rental making use of towels and a living room, check out some of the area's highlights like Frank Raab Municipal Park and Gray Wolf Trailhead.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Camano Island?

Enjoy a taste of the culture and vibe of Camano Island from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're looking to take a break on your own or have fun with a few buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Camano Island:

  • Make "Unbelievable Penn Cove And Mt Baker Views On Front St In Historic Coupeville" your home for a week or more. This great property comes with amenities including golf and tennis.
  • Another appealing choice is "Maple Cove Hideaway - Ocean Front Cabin". Make use of nearby birdwatching activities, games and other amenities during your getaway.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and explore, there's lots to keep you on the move around Camano Island. Interested in cultural attractions? Visit Garry Oak Gallery and Whidbey Playhouse.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Camano Island?

You certainly can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Camano Island provide a refreshing alternative to a typical hotel stay. Offering many creature comforts of home, you'll be able to switch right into vacation mode the second you arrive. Try these amazing rentals on for size:

  • Positioned not far from the center of Camano Island, "Unbelievable Penn Cove And Mt Baker Views On Front St In Historic Coupeville" is perfect for a short break. Use it as a base to visit nearby attractions such as Cama Beach State Park.
  • Also near to the center, "Relax At The Water's Edge In This Amazing" is another great option. Looking for a bit of sightseeing inspiration during your stay? Camano Island State Park is a good start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Camano Island?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Camano Island that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some love songs and chill together at "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano". Around 2 miles from Camano Island, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and a nearby bay.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days sipping wine and canoodling at "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen", around 11 miles from Camano Island. Winery tours and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Camano Island and spend time with your favorite people under one roof:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at "Mid - Century Modern Retreat On Beautiful Whidbey Island". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a fireplace. This group getaway is around 9 miles to the north of Camano Island.
  • Invite up to 14 of your favorite people to "Log Castle - On The Beach, Expansive Sound" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 9 miles to the south of central Camano Island. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable and content, including a beach view and a kitchen.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Camano Island and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable doughnut:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Kingfisher Beach House - West - Facing". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including childrens activities and a smart TV.
  • "South Whidbey Island - No Bank Waterfront Beach House" is the kind of place you go to get away from everything and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Free toiletries and childrens activities are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Curious what the weather's like in Camano Island? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're chasing more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Camano Island vacation rentals.

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

You adore your family of course, but that doesn't mean you have to pack together like sardines on your getaway. Play it safe and book a large family vacation rental in or around Camano Island where you can stretch out and relax:

  • Sleeping up to 10 guests over 4 bedrooms, "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano" is popular with larger families. It comes with a TV and a separate dining area and is around 2 miles north of Camano Island.
  • "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" is another excellent option with 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests. Offering lots of conveniences like a video library and nearby birdwatching activities, you'll find this great escape 11 miles to the north of Camano Island.