Discover a selection of 133 vacation rentals in Anacortes, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $77 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Anacortes. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Anacortes is all about water, whales and weird festivals

Named after Anne Curtis Bowman, the wife of a Fidalgo Island settler, the small town of Anacortes overlooks Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands in Washington State. A popular spot for sailors, hikers and nature lovers, it's also a local hangout for whales, including several pods of resident orcas who frequent these waters. Fidalgo Island residents love a good get together. Plan ahead and book an Anacortes vacation rental in the prime summer months, and enjoy the seaside town's quirky festival season, including Shipwreck Day, Anacortes Arts Festival, and What the Heck?, a mellow music fest.

Things to do

It's all aboard for Anacortes maritime history

Thanks to a mild climate, Anacortes is a year-round destination. Book an Anacortes vacation rental close to downtown, and have access to its many maritime attractions. The Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center, open Tuesday to Sunday, is a journey through Anacortes' maritime history. Another popular attraction is the W.T Preston, an old stern-wheel boat, one of just 2 left in the US, which is docked next to the Cap Sante Marina. Climb aboard for a taste of true maritime history, not to mention the best views of Puget Sound from the top deck.

Activities

Have a whale of a time in Anacortes

A thriving seaside town and home to thousands of boats, life in Anacortes is very much about messing about on the water. Puget Sound is home to a variety of sea life, including several pods of orcas who call the sound home. Rent a charter boat and pootle around the islands, or hop on one of the many whale and dolphin watching cruises which depart from the waterfront. As an alternative to water-based fun, head inland and explore the many hiking trails which criss-cross Mount Erie. After dark, relax at a seafood restaurant on the waterfront.

Weather

Islands in the sun (and rain)

Most islands in Puget Sound benefit from a mild Pacific climate; think warm, dry summers, mild, damp winters, and a generous sprinkling of rain. Anacortes sees the wealth of visitors during the warm, summer months, when temperatures reach around 70°F. Anacortes vacation rentals get booked up quickly during this time, so for the best pickings it's advisable to book months in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are much quieter, yet still with sunny days, but an increased chance of rain showers, so make sure to pack an umbrella.

Natural features

Mount Erie, where hikers and climbers go head to head

Perched on the northern coast of Fidalgo Island, Anacortes has some of the finest views of Puget Sound and her islands. The highest point on the island is Mount Erie, which at 1273-feet high, is a tempting climb for any adventurer. Don't tell hikers, but Mount Erie also has a paved road to the peak, making the magnificent views over the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands accessible to all. While hikers reach the peak via its many trails, rock climbers can scramble up the north's bald rock face for the same breathtaking views.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Anacortes

Fly into Lopez Island, WA (LPS), the closest airport, located 14.9 mi (24 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rosario, WA (RSJ-Rosario Seaplane Base), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Anacortes, WA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 133 vacation rentals around Anacortes. From 86 house rentals to 23 cabin 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 water-view property in Anacortes?

The stresses of life slip away when you're beside the water. Unite your squad and make yourself at home — it's time to find your zen. Vrbo has 68 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has heaps more options to have a look at, including:

  • 49 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 42 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 41 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Anacortes?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 93 options listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $75 per night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we have a range of different property types to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 16 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.
  • Apartment: 11 vacation homes. Prices start from $82 per night.
  • Cabin: 9 vacation homes. Prices start from $111 per night.

Can I stay in Anacortes in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding the time to meet up with your extended family and friends. A group trip is a perfect opportunity to come together. If you were planning to stay under the same roof, Vrbo has options. Why not browse through the 19 house vacation homes listed here? They're the leading option for large groups of guests. Around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 6 of you? We have 27 that will suit. Prices start from $125 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 26 vacation homes that are suitable. The starting price is $182 a night.
  • Looking for vacation rentals suitable for 10 people? You'll be delighted to find out we have 10 that will fit the bill. You can grab one from just $182 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you arrange your Anacortes escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Anacortes?

Vrbo is here to help you enjoy quality time with your posse. Providing a variety of affordable rentals, you're sure to nab a special place that keeps you all under one roof. You'll come across plenty of deals to boast about in Central Business District. The average price in this awesome area is $166 a night, and you'll have as many as 14 rentals to pick from.

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