Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Oak Harbor, WA 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Oak Harbor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Island living in the heart of the Pacific Northwest

Set along the northeast coast of Whidbey Island, in the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound, Oak Harbor is a cozy little town with enough natural beauty to last a lifetime. Located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, and just east of the Olympic Peninsula, the picturesque village offers sweeping views of the Pacific Northwest's famed peaks, including the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains. Your Oak Harbor vacation rental will place you near the town's mixture of pristine parks and unique attractions, offering a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Oak Harbor

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Oak Harbor a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lavender Wind Farm (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Tulip Town (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Pasek Cellars (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • The Wood Merchant (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Tulip Valley Winery (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • The Apothecary Spa (16 mi / 25.7 km)
Activities

Farmers' markets, festivals, and fun on the water

For a truly memorable experience, take a boat ride through Deception Pass, the rocky strait that connects Fidalgo Island with Whidbey Island. Most tours travel under Deception Pass Bridge, the structure that connects the 2 points. If you booked an Oak Harbor vacation rental with outdoorsy types, they might enjoy exploring the waters by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. For those who prefer less strenuous activity, special summer events include a weekly farmers' market, and the Oak Harbor Music Festival, a Labor Day weekend event featuring live performances, beer gardens, and local vendors.

Weather

Packed your umbrella and galoshes? Not so fast…

Your Oak Harbor vacation rental is looking mighty cozy in the winter when daytime highs are in the 40s, but lows drop near freezing. Winter is also the rainiest season, but it's not as wet as you might expect for the Pacific Northwest. November and December are the wettest months but only 2.5 to 3 inches of rain accumulate each month. Spring and fall offer very comfortable conditions with highs in the 50s and 60s. Oak Harbor is made for summer days, when the sun shines, little rain falls, and daytime temperatures head toward the 80s.

Natural features

Get ready to have a whale of a good time!

There's nothing quite like seeing gray whales or orcas up close. Thankfully, many area companies offer whale-watching tours in March and April, when these magnificent marine creatures can be seen in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island. And it's quite the watery landscape, as Puget Sound gives way to bays and coves, while small ponds, lakes, creeks, and wetlands are found throughout the island. Further inland, Whidbey Island also features lush forests made up of Douglas fir, alder, maple, and cedar trees, which are sometimes surrounded by sweeping prairies.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oak Harbor

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 35.5 mi (57.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Everett, WA (PAE-Snohomish County - Paine Field), which is 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oak Harbor?

Whether you're planning your next great adventure with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Oak Harbor is sure to attract you:

  • "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen": If you're searching for somewhere in Island County with 4 bedrooms and plenty of style, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include a dryer and a hair dryer.
  • "5 Sandpiper Haven: Whidbey Waterfront": Stay at this escape in Northwest Washington and make use of housekeeping services, an oven and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

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

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

For a completely different vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Oak Harbor. We'll warn you though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Take a few days off to enjoy a simpler way of life at "Cabin - Charming Tiny House On Private 5 Acres Whidbey Island". Located in Island County, off-street parking options and a fireplace are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Eco - Friendly Tiny Home With Wraparound Deck" in Novel is another top-rated option. Cable/satellite TV services and towels will help make your stay here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Oak Harbor?

You certainly can! From rustic hideaways to high-end escapes, we've got a broad range of log cabins to rent in or around Oak Harbor. If the outdoors is calling, check out these options:

  • "Log Cabin On 6 Beautiful Acres": Enjoy a week relaxing and resting at this fabulous vacation home in nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy hiking and biking or cycling, which are among the fun activities in this region.
  • "Large Log Cabin With Ocean Views, Outdoor Activities": Spend your vacation taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this unique property. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, basketball and golf are waiting for you.

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

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something exciting set up for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Oak Harbor:

  • Book a few nights at "Kingfisher Beach House - West - Facing", around 25 miles to the south of Oak Harbor, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend break. You'll have outdoor attractions like Panorama Vista County Park and Jefferson Park Golf Course nearby and amenities like golf and beach sun loungers at your disposal.
  • Another top option is "New Farmhouse - Style Retreat With Views Of Puget Sound. 3 Bed", around 12 miles south of Oak Harbor. When you're not kicking back in your rental making the most of towels and a microwave oven, be sure to visit Samish Bay Cheese / Rootabaga Country Farm and Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Oak Harbor?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Oak Harbor and get a taste of the local culture:

  • Put your suitcase down and your feet up at "Unbelievable Penn Cove And Mt Baker Views On Front St In Historic Coupeville". Amenities including free toiletries and beach sun loungers will help you feel at home here.
  • "Maple Cove Hideaway - Ocean Front Cabin" is another awesome option. Get comfy and take advantage of a restaurant dining guide, an oven and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of Oak Harbor. Cultural sights like Whidbey Playhouse and Callahan's Firehouse will help you get a better feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oak Harbor?

You can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Oak Harbor provide a refreshing alternative to your everyday hotel room. Offering many of the creature comforts of home, you'll effortlessly switch into vacation mode the instant you arrive. Try these incredible rentals on for size:

  • Conveniently situated near popular attractions like Cama Beach State Park, "Unbelievable Penn Cove And Mt Baker Views On Front St In Historic Coupeville" will make an ideal home away from home in Oak Harbor.
  • Also not far from the center, "Relax At The Water's Edge In This Amazing" is another option to consider. After some sightseeing inspiration while you're here? Camano Island State Park is a good start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Oak Harbor?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Oak Harbor that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Located around 11 miles from Oak Harbor, "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano" is an ideal place for starry-eyed couples. A nearby bay and a fireplace are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days drinking wine and canoodling at "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen", around 6 miles from Oak Harbor. A nearby bay and winery tours will help ramp up the romance.

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

Share your trip and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with buddies for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Oak Harbor:

  • A nice range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Mid - Century Modern Retreat On Beautiful Whidbey Island" a favorite with groups. This generous property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From Oak Harbor's center, it's around 6 miles away to the east.
  • Nothing is more important than being with the people you love, and "Log Castle - On The Beach, Expansive Sound" makes it easy to do that. Located around 19 miles to the southeast of Oak Harbor, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A beach view and mountain views are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Pull out your flamingo floatie and browse these rental houses in or near Oak Harbor that feature this added perk:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Kingfisher Beach House - West - Facing", where your top priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including childrens activities and snowsport activities help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "South Whidbey Island - No Bank Waterfront Beach House". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of childrens activities and towels.

Wondering what the weather's like in Oak Harbor? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Oak Harbor vacation rentals.

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

Comfort, space and privacy are all essential ingredients for a successful family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Oak Harbor offer the ideal solution. Here are a few for starters:

  • Located around 11 miles southeast of Oak Harbor, "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano" fits up to 10 people over 4 bedrooms. As well as lots of space to sprawl out, amenities here include a travel crib and childrens activities.
  • Another fantastic option is "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen". It's roughly 6 miles to the northeast of Oak Harbor, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Coffee and tea making facilities and a living room are some of the many conveniences on offer here.