Discover a selection of 177 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $69 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.


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.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Anacortes

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Anacortes is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Bay View State Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Rosario Beach (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Deception Pass State Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Tulip Town (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Larrabee State Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Anacortes

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 19.9 mi (32 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Lopez Island, WA (LPS), which is 14.9 mi (24 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Anacortes?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Anacortes that's perfect for you. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "Cheerful, Cozy, Charming, Waterfront Cottage" is popular with guests. Around 7 miles from Anacortes, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including a nearby hospital and pet-friendly services.
  • "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight" also promises an awesome stay, offering 2 bedrooms, free toiletries, a nearby casino and more. It's around 17 miles from Anacortes.

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

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

We all need a break every once in a while. If you're eager to spend a couple of lazy mornings lingering in your PJs with a good book and a steaming coffee, there's no shortage of amazing weekend getaways in and around Anacortes. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Make yourself at home at "Cabin - Come Relax And Bring Your Fishing Pole". Located roughly 18 miles to the southeast of Anacortes, this cozy escape has all you need for a relaxing stay, including games and golf.
  • "Serene Hobby Farm Cottage Get Away" is another superb option. It's around 19 miles to the east of Anacortes and comes with towels, free WiFi and more.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. The following options in or near Anacortes will tick all the boxes:

  • Get away on your own or take a few pals to "Cabin - Come Relax And Bring Your Fishing Pole". You'll have lots of amenities to take advantage of, including games and internet services.
  • "Cabin - Mush Room At Sunray Shire" is another wonderful stay, offering all you need for a heavenly Anacortes adventure. Handy amenities here include a nearby beach and nearby ecotour services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Anacortes?

From chic studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Anacortes:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Comfortable Cottage With Western View" is a good choice. It's close to the center of Anacortes, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • "Bobbi's Beach House Is A Spacious Waterfront Home With Something For Everyone" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why guests rate this property highly.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Anacortes that will get your heart racing:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Cheerful, Cozy, Charming, Waterfront Cottage". Located approximately 7 miles from Anacortes, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and housekeeping services.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight", around 17 miles from Anacortes. Shopping facilities and air conditioning will help set the scene for romance.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay, especially if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Anacortes and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days or more at "Spectacular 'heron House On Guemes' W". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a barbecue grill and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, put your bags down and your feet up at "Maplehurst Farm Guest House Top Floor". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of a dishwasher and outdoor furniture.

Anacortes has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 65 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Anacortes vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

Cousin Reggie, Great-Uncle Andre ... You can add them to your guest list when you stay in a large family vacation rental in or near Anacortes. Get all the people you love under the one roof at one of these spacious escapes:

  • With 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests, "Spectacular Waterfront Home - Family Friendly" gives you space to connect with family or friends. It's around 6 miles south of Anacortes and comes with amenities that'll keep your large group comfortable, such as a separate dining area and a toaster.
  • Another terrific option is "The Nest' Gorgeous Waterfront La Conner Getaway". It's about 8 miles to the south of Anacortes, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 11 guests. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities.

As tempting as it is, don't spend all day kicking back indoors. Get out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, starting with Lincoln Theater.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Anacortes?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Anacortes and get ready to build some unforgettable memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Eight" - Enjoy fun and good times with your crew at this retreat, which is around 17 miles northeast of central Anacortes. A TV and on-site watersports are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Come Relax And Bring Your Fishing Pole" - Another awesome choice, this cabin comes with a balcony, a dining table and more. You'll find it around 18 miles to the southeast of Anacortes.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Anacortes?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom rental is a wise pick if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a taste of our range in or near Anacortes:

  • It's true! Great things really do come in small packages, and "New Apartment With Gas Fireplace" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom property can be found not far from the central streets and offers amenities like a garden and a kitchen.
  • Or perhaps "Deluxe Master Suite Inside A Victorian Home" is a better match. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a nearby bay, a nearby beach and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Anacortes?

You sure can! From trendy apartments to comfy cabins, Vrbo has a range of vacation rentals. Families or small groups will like these two-bedroom options in or near Anacortes:

  • At the top of the list is "Charming Anacortes Cottage - Walk To Downtown And Waterfront". This two-bedroom beauty offers amenities like a firepit and a garden. Visit Anacortes's exciting attractions from this comfortable pad.
  • "Cap Sante Two Story Eclectic Charmer" is another popular two-bedroom option in the Anacortes area. It provides convenient amenities like a firepit and a garden.