Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Tacoma, 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 $99 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Tacoma. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Tacoma

Come and experience Tacoma and its museums, live music and theater scene. This welcoming city allures visitors with its shopping and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Museum hopping in downtown Tacoma

Sitting on the tip of Tacoma’s peninsula, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium gets you face to face with both Pacific Rim wildlife and exotic animals. While you’re in the park, don’t miss Fort Nisqually, a meticulously recreated 1830s trading post complete with costumed guides. Tacoma doesn’t scrimp on culture, with a string of offbeat museums to explore. You can drool over vintage classics at the America’s Car Museum, discover the art of flamework at the Museum of Glass, or admire American masterpieces at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Activities

Relive your favorite 10 Things scenes

Covering a 700-acre footprint, Point Defiance Park is the city’s flagship green space. Whether you want to enjoy a picnic on the beach, stroll around the Rose Garden or wander along old growth forest trails, the park is a breath of fresh air. To the north is the historic Stadium district, peppered with leafy parks, boutique shops, and beautiful heritage buildings. If you want to live and breathe the lifestyle, Tacoma vacation rentals unlock access to stunning craftsman-style bungalows in the heart of Stadium. You can also stop by the magnificent Stadium High School, made famous by hit 90s film 10 Things I Hate About You.

Weather

A year-round cultural calendar

Like Seattle, Tacoma has a rainy reputation. Maximize your chances of sunshine by visiting in summer, when the city’s street scene is at its best. The historic Stadium quarter hosts a colorful calendar of seasonal events, from the family-friendly Halloween celebrations to the annual Dickens Holiday Festival. Held in June, the Festival of Sail tall ship regatta sees legions of festivalgoers descend on Puget Sound. If you don’t mind a little rain, winter is a great time to beat the crowds and have Tacoma’s museums all to yourself.

Natural features

Wildflowers and waterfront scenery

Hugging the shores of Puget Sound, Tacoma blends history, culture and sparkling coastal scenery. It’s a short 30-mile drive south of Seattle which makes it an easy stopover if you’re road-tripping along the Washington coast. From frolicking orcas to fiery sunsets, why not soak up the views with beautiful Tacoma vacation rentals overlooking Puget Sound? With its glacier-capped peak, wildflower strewn meadows and hiking trailheads, Mount Rainier National Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers. If you’d rather not hit the hiking trails, car accessible Sunrise Lookout offers sweeping views over the park.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Tacoma

The nearest airport is in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), located 14.6 mi (23.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 20.6 mi (33.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Union Station, Tacoma Dome Station and Tacoma Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Tacoma by catching a ride on the metro at Commerce Street Station, Theater District Station or Convention Center Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tacoma?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Tacoma:

  • "Peaceful Dash Point Cottage - Panoramic Water And Mountain Views" is a favorite with guests. Around 5 miles from Tacoma, it has 3 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a nearby casino and mountain views.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "The Cabin Packwood. Cozy Cabin At End Of High Valley W". Located around 55 miles from the heart of Tacoma, it has 2 bedrooms and features children's toys and a dining table.

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

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

For a memorable experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Tacoma. Be warned though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the urge to move into one of these mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Take a couple of days off to enjoy a simpler way of life at "Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Mountainside Chalet "tiny House". Located in Packwood, books and a phone are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • "S. S. Journey - Tiny Home - At The Farm" in Buckley is another highly rated option. A washing machine and a fridge will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

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

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing adventure outdoors or kicking back with your crew, Vrbo has gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Take a peek at these properties in and around Tacoma:

  • "Real Log Cabin 1 Bedroom And Loft": This great vacation home is the ideal base if you love playing outdoors. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are two activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your comfy cabin.
  • "The Log Cabin At Rainier Lodge - 0. 4 Miles To Mt. Rainier Entrance": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or try some of the exciting activities nearby, including cross-country skiing and skiing. The choice is yours around here.

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

Escape the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Tacoma. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend treasured time with your partner, we'll have something to suit your needs. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • Get comfy at "20% Rate Drop For Winter @ The Beach". Around 17 miles to the west of Tacoma, this delightful retreat has everything you need for a relaxed stay, including a barbecue grill and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Otherwise, create new memories with loved ones at "Two Bedroom Cottage In The Heart Of Proctor Neighborhood", which is around 2 miles to the northwest of Tacoma. You'll have use of shopping, a microwave oven and more here.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Tacoma will tick all the boxes:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few pals to "20% Rate Drop For Winter @ The Beach". You'll have lots of amenities at your disposal, including a hair dryer and a fireplace.
  • Another top property is "Downtown City Loft". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfy apartment is packed with handy amenities like a washing machine, air conditioning and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tacoma?

Whether you're in search of a studio apartment for you and your other half or a guesthouse with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Tacoma. These properties make the perfect base for a quick trip:

  • Within easy reach of central Tacoma, "20% Rate Drop For Winter @ The Beach" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Rivers Edge A River Front Cabin With Majestic Mountain View’s". This comfy, conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Tacoma?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Tacoma that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Peaceful Dash Point Cottage - Panoramic Water And Mountain Views". Around 5 miles from Tacoma, it comes with lots of nice touches, like a nearby bay and beauty services.
  • "North Tacoma Large Remodelled Home Close To Ups" is another top option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 3 miles from Tacoma and comes with a nearby bay and beauty services.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Tacoma and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have enough space to spread out at "Make Memories With Your Family And Friends At The Orchard House Book Us Today". Around 1 mile west of Tacoma, this welcoming retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. Top amenities include a garden and a kitchen.
  • Invite up to 13 of your favorite folks to "Best In Tacoma. Huge Beautiful House With Panoramic Views" and fill the place with love and laughter. This top option has 4 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the north of Tacoma. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and a TV.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Tacoma and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "Make Memories With Your Family And Friends At The Orchard House Book Us Today". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a dishwasher and outdoor furniture.
  • "The Pine House: Unit B - Near 6th Ave" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby birdwatching activities and a nearby bay are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Tacoma has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Tacoma vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

It's always more fun when you share those precious memories with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family trip or spending time with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Tacoma:

  • Get everyone together at "North Tacoma Large Remodelled Home Close To Ups", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. This retreat is around 3 miles to the northwest of Tacoma and features amenities such as a DVD player and a fenced yard.
  • "Grand Del Mar Chateau" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This option is around 11 miles to the northwest of central Tacoma and accommodates 10 guests in its 7 bedrooms. Towels and a barbecue grill will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

When you want to get out and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. Puyallup Fairgrounds, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village should be on your to-do list.

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