Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Des Moines 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $72 per night, and hotels and houses are popular options for a stay in Des Moines. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Des Moines

Enjoy the churches and other features of Des Moines. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Museum of Glass and Pike Place Market are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Des Moines

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Des Moines a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Riverbend Golf Complex (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Kent Valley Ice Center (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Des Moines

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Des Moines. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Saltwater State Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Marine View Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Van Doren's Landing Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Lake Fenwick Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Hogan Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Angle Lake Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Des Moines

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Des Moines?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,098 vacation rentals around Des Moines. From 35 hotel rentals to 355 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Des Moines?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to those must-visit tourist sights. Or simply immerse yourself in the exciting energy of city living! Spend your next escape just steps from the action, with city centre accommodation. Vrbo has 201 city center rental homes available. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our options here include:

  • 171 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 136 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 95 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Des Moines?

Forget about standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals have an unique, personal touch — and all the space you could ask for! There are 385 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $29 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after rental types, like:

  • Apartment: 225 vacation homes. Prices start from $59 per night.
  • Condo: 141 vacation homes. Prices start from $78 per night.
  • Hotel: 134 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.

Can I stay in Des Moines in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful trip is spending time with loved ones in an amazing new place. If you're visiting with a large group, Vrbo has options. Why not have a squiz at the 101 house vacation homes available here? They're the leading choice for big groups of visitors. Rental properties in the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 232 vacation homes ideal for that size. Spend a night from just $69.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 103 vacation homes suitable. Prices begin at just $133 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 5? We've got 80 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices start from $74 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your mom, your brother and all your besties to Des Moines.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Des Moines?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Reconnect with those who mean the most to you and arrange a value-packed vacay with Vrbo. South Tacoma is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 28 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $114 a night, it's not hard to see why. North End is another place to check out. We've got 52 rentals here, and the average price is around $169 per night.

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