Discover a selection of 286 vacation rentals in Bellingham, 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 kitchens and gardens and backyards. Prices start at $136 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Bellingham. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Culture and nature collide in quaint Bellingham

Bellingham is a buzzing city in Whatcom County, Washington, with a bouncing downtown area championing flourishing music, theater, and literary scenes, and a postcard-perfect waterfront area overlooking the dazzling, blue Bellingham Bay. The leafy Western Washington University campus lies south of the city, while the east gives way to dense and lush forestland, snowcapped mountains, and crystalline lakes. There’s sure to be a Bellingham vacation rental to suit your travels – whether you’re after a large townhouse, cozy downtown flat, or a cottage retreat in one of the surrounding nature areas.

Things to do

Captivating heritage and family fun

Bellingham is a city that knows how to celebrate its heritage. Visit the Whatcom Museum, the main building of which is based in the Old City Hall, a late 19th century late-Victorian red-brick architectural masterpiece. Inside, see Victorian-era Washington relics and regional Native American artefacts. After, take the kids to the Bellingham Railway Museum, a quaint indoor attraction full of scale-model replicas of Washington’s railroads. The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention is another great place to take the kids – here, interactive exhibits allow visitors to get a hands-on understanding of humankind’s greatest electrical inventions.

Activities

Seasonal sports in and around Bellingham

Bellingham is a sports lover’s paradise, with a range of seasonal activities on offer. In summer, kayaking and boating through the wide Bellingham Bay is popular, as is cycling through the city’s wide and tree-lined streets and around its public parks. In winter, Bellingham welcomes pure-white snowfall, which means one thing – winter sports. The nearby Mt. Baker Ski Area is swathed in smooth skiing and snowboarding slopes. But Bellingham’s not all about sports – its downtown area offers plenty of snazzy shopping opportunities too, from independent bookstores to specialty fashion boutiques.

Weather

Sun-kissed summers and snow-blanketed winters

Bellingham experiences all 4 seasons, with mild and sunny summers – which run from June through August – and cold, snow-clad winters, which run from November through February. Rainfall occurs across the year, tailing off in summer and picking up again in fall. Ski-obsessed visitors can book a Bellingham vacation rental in the winter months, while sun-seekers should book in the summer, when the pleasantly mild temperatures create perfect outdoor hiking and biking conditions. In July, Bellingham also hosts its annual Festival of Music – a classical extravaganza featuring orchestral and chamber music.

Natural features

Sumptuous scenery surrounding Bellingham

Seven miles south of downtown Bellingham lies Larrabee State Park, an enormous 2,700 acre stretch of lush, unblemished pine forest cut-through by hiking and biking trails, and speckled with idyllic, secluded campgrounds. A pebble beach, looking out into Samish Bay, forms the park’s western end. Three miles east of Bellingham, there is Whatcom Falls Park, a small paradise crowned by rushing tree-shaded waterfalls, which is a popular swim spot in summer. A little further east lies Lake Whatcom, a freshwater lake full of salmon, trout, and bass. Lake Whatcom’s shores are sprinkled with Bellingham vacation rentals, too.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bellingham

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Bellingham Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bellingham, WA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 286 vacation rentals around Bellingham. From 121 house rentals to 74 condo and apartment 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 mountain-view property in Bellingham?

What an amazing view! That's what you'll be exclaiming when you travel out to the hills and indulge in a memorable high-altitude getaway. Vrbo has 107 mountain getaway rentals available. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo is brimming with other property options to take a look at, including:

  • 99 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 90 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 81 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Bellingham?

Instead of booking a boring, cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could rent a whole house. You'll feel like part of the neighborhood in no time! There are 138 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $70 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other property types, such as:

  • Condo: 55 vacation homes. Prices start from $123 per night.
  • Resort: 28 vacation homes. Prices start from $133 per night.
  • Cottage: 25 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.

Can I stay in Bellingham in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable trip is unwinding with your favorite people in an exciting new place. If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help. House vacation homes are the preferred choice for big groups of guests, with 46 available here. Around this area, the rental properties that can accommodate large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 106 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just $73 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 46 vacation homes suitable. You can book one for as little as $130 a night.
  • On a trip away with 5 guests? We offer 18 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices begin at just $74 per night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you book your Bellingham adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Bellingham?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Discover our thrifty rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has room to spread out. Aldergrove is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 2 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $58 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Lower Sumas Mountain is another place to consider. We have 8 rentals here, and the average price is around $98 a night.

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