Discover a selection of 234 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $86 per night, and houses and cabins 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

The lively city of Bellingham awaits you

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bellingham. Renowned for its university setting, cafes and waterfalls, this city welcomes all visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Bellingham

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Bellingham a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Bellingham Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Doe Bay Hot Springs (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Loomis Trail Golf Club (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Skagit River Park Playfields (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • Tulip Town (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bellingham

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bellingham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whatcom Falls Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Lake Whatcom (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Doe Bay Hot Springs (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Birch Bay Beach (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Bay View State Park (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Cascade Lake (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bellingham

The nearest airport is in Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), 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 could also fly into Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bellingham?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Bellingham that fits you like a glove. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Bellingham, it's hard to top "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a garden and a hair dryer.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight". Located around 9 miles from the heart of Bellingham, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with a travel crib and a toaster.

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

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

Sometimes, you just need to get away from the busyness of daily life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an impressive range of log cabins in and around Bellingham where you can commune with nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Private Log Cabin In The Woods" is the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and creature comforts. Make the most of top amenities here such as games and a stovetop.
  • Invite a couple of friends along or cozy up with your love at "Glacier Springs Cabin #76 - Authentic Log Cabin". A garden and a nearby waterfront are some of the many amenities included at this getaway.

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

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Bellingham. Whether you want to hang out with friends or spend valued time with your partner, there'll be something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • Get comfy at "Craftsman Guesthouse/private/wooded Acreage". Around 16 miles to the east of Bellingham, this escape has all you need for a chilled out stay, including free toiletries and mountain views.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in a bag and set out for "Lake Whatcom Water Front/3 Acres". This top-rated getaway is around 7 miles east of Bellingham and offers ski-in/ski-out facilities and water sports equipment.

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

Yes, you can. If you'd like a small but stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often located in the middle of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Bellingham:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few friends to "Modern Dream Lake Samish Waterfront Home". You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal, including a smart TV and off-street parking options.
  • Another great option is "Emerald Lake' Studio - We Are Stocked And Ready To Go". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is filled with useful amenities like a nearby zoo, a kitchenette and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bellingham?

Whether you're in search of a cottage for you and a friend or a condo that'll fit the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Bellingham. These properties make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to go past "Beachside Home With Stunning Views". It's close to the center of Bellingham, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "The Baker Chalet - 3 Spacious Levels". Round up a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Bellingham.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your love life. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of days at one of these escapes in or near Bellingham:

  • Put on some love songs and chill together at "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound". Around 9 miles from Bellingham, this property has everything you could want for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight", around 9 miles from Bellingham. A firepit and shopping facilities will help set the scene for romance.

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

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

  • A wealth of amenities including a kitchen and a fireplace make "The Baker Chalet - 3 Spacious Levels" a winner. This sizable getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the heart of Bellingham, it's around 25 miles away to the east.
  • Invite up to 25 of your friends to "Newbarn Lodging, Minutes To Lake And Trails + Weddings And Events" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 9 miles to the southeast of central Bellingham. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including a firepit and an electric car charging station.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable doughnut and browse these houses in or near Bellingham that feature this vacation necessity:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make a booking at "Lake Whatcom House With Boat Dock + Mountain View". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Reefnet House With Beach". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers outdoor furniture, a kitchen and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Bellingham? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 70 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Bellingham vacation rentals.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family trip or reuniting with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Bellingham:

  • Around 9 miles to the west of Bellingham, "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including childrens activities and a stereo.
  • "Lake Whatcom Water Front/3 Acres" is also popular with families. It's around 7 miles to the east of Bellingham, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include a kitchenette and cable/satellite TV services.

When you want to venture outside and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. Park Bowl, Marine Life Center and Nooksack Falls should be at the top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bellingham?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat the ones you love to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Bellingham and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight" - This popular escape offers a separate dining area and a travel crib and is about 9 miles to the southeast of central Bellingham.
  • "Cozy Cabin, Hot Tub, Sauna, Trails" - This vacation rental has also been designed with families in mind and is around 25 miles east of Bellingham. Offering coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bellingham vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.