Discover a selection of 230 vacation rentals in Orcas Island, US 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 $108 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Orcas Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Water world: adventures at seaÉ and a few on land

Just a day in your Orcas Island vacation rental is enough time to make you wonder 1 thing: how can 1 little island pack so much natural beauty? Part of the San Juan Islands chain, Orcas Island sits in the Salish Sea, off the northwest coast of Washington State. Whether you spend your day hiking through forests, kayaking around the surrounding waters, or just soaking up mountain views, the island provides a breathtaking landscape that's ripe for exploring. The island is also home to charming villages, many of which offer their own quaint attractions.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Orcas Island

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Orcas Island a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mt. Constitution (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Doe Bay Hot Springs (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Pelindaba Lavender Farm (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Orcas Island Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Darvill's Bookstore (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • The Apothecary Spa (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)

Getting outdoorsy: channeling your inner thrill-seeker

No matter where you turn on Orcas Island, eventually, you're bound to hit a body of water. Take advantage of the watery landscape and soak up the majestic scenery by chartering a sailboat or simply setting out in a kayak or canoe. Want to see regional wildlife in their natural habitat? Take one of the island's popular whale watching tours, or come face-to-face with smaller forms of aquatic life while fishing. If you're not much of seafarer, you'll find plenty of activities on land, from horseback riding excursions to coastal biking and hiking trails.


Rain, rain _ it just might go away when you least expect it

While packing for your Orcas Island vacation rental, keep that umbrella in mind. But while most rain falls from November through January, the island doesn't get as wet as most areas of the Pacific Northwest, with July being the driest month. Winter conditions are surprisingly mild, with daytime highs hovering in the high 40s. Summer brings sunny skies and temps in the low 70s, making outdoor activities particularly enticing. Pack plenty of layers for a spring or fall visit when daytime temperatures are in the 50s, before evenings dip into the mid-40s.

Natural features

The Emerald Isle pops with color and drips with waterways

Various bodies of water, including numerous straights, bays, and sounds, surround the horseshoe-shaped Orcas Island. Work your way inland to such places as Moran State Park and you'll discover an array of sparkling lakes and dramatic waterfalls. Measuring 2,409 feet, Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands and, on a clear day, offers views from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Mount Rainier. Long for the chance to see wild animals in their natural habitat? Wildlife tours offer glimpses of such majestic creatures as whales, porpoise, bald eagles, and elephant seals.

What are the top vacation rentals in Orcas Island?

From high-end houses to rustic log cabins, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Orcas Island:

  • "Waterfront Home, Stunning Sunsets": This Pacific States retreat offers 4 bedrooms and is rated highly among guests. Amenities such as a washing machine and a video library help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Orcas - Beautiful Modern Home - Large New Deck": Located in San Juan County, this popular getaway has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A nearby bay and a fridge are among them.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Orcas Island?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Orcas Island offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Shut off your tech and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little stays:

  • Take a couple of days off to enjoy a simpler way of life at "Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Mountainside Chalet "tiny House". Located in Packwood, a washing machine and an electric kettle are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Picturesque Tiny Home With A Million Dollar View". Situated in Forks, this petite abode comes with heating and a beach.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Orcas Island?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the chaos of modern life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent selection of log cabins in and around Orcas Island where you can relax in nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Private Log Cabin In The Woods" is a fabulous blend of outdoor adventure and comfort. Make use of handy amenities here such as a kitchen island and a kitchen.
  • Bring a few pals with you or cuddle up with your special someone at "Grand Log Cabin, 5 - Acre Private Hillside Estate". A nearby casino and beach sun loungers are just two of the conveniences included at this charming escape.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Orcas Island?

Waltz out of work on Friday and forget all about spreadsheets and networking invites. Get ready for a few days of R&R — with adventure on the side — at one of these wonderful weekend getaways in Orcas Island:

  • Experience adventure and relaxation all rolled into one at "Heart House - A Quiet Place Minutes Fom Adventure". This cozy retreat in San Juan County is a terrific base for exploring nature hot spots such as Sharks Reef Sanctuary and Posey Island State Park. If you want to do something that'll get your blood flowing, go golf or mountain biking.
  • You'll be able to cram a whole lot into your weekend away at "Lofty, Modern, Magical. A Special 5 Star Vacation Home. See Our Video In Photos". This property is located in Western United States and is within reach of outstanding sights like Sehome Hill Arboretum and Lopez Island Golf Club. Snorkeling and kayaking are some cool experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Orcas Island?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a terrific choice if you're traveling by yourself or with a buddy. If you're looking for someplace small and comfy to call home, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in Orcas Island:

  • Stay at "Water View Luxury Suites - - Walk To Cafes" and you'll be in the perfect position to check out cultural attractions like Garry Oak Gallery and Museum of Northwest Art. A sauna and WiFi are a couple of the amenities at this property in Northwest Washington.
  • Located in San Juan County, "Lieutenant's Suite - Romantic Luxury 1 Bedroom Loft" is another fantastic base for your adventure. When you're not checking out highlights like Museum of Northwest Art and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, take advantage of WiFi and mountain views back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Orcas Island?

Yes, so forget about staying in a boring hotel or sleeping in someone's spare room. Choose one of our short-term rentals in Orcas Island and live large in your own private hideaway. Here are a few options that just might inspire you:

  • "Heart House - A Quiet Place Minutes Fom Adventure" in San Juan County is calling your name. Spend your time doing nothing but chilling here or venture out and explore. Cascade Lake and Moran State Park are among the things to check out nearby.
  • "Lofty, Modern, Magical. A Special 5 Star Vacation Home. See Our Video In Photos" is another appealing option. Spend a few days at this vacation rental in Pacific States and pencil in visits to Moran State Park and Orcas Island Golf Course, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Orcas Island?

Whether you've been together for a few months, a decade or forever, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep the flames of love burning. If you're searching for a dreamy place to spend a couple of days with your honey, you'll be smitten with these escapes:

  • Bond as a couple at "Waterfront Home, Stunning Sunsets". This Pacific States property is made for romance, with amenities like a fireplace and winery tours to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping Champagne and cuddling up at "Orcas - Beautiful Modern Home - Large New Deck". A nearby bay and beauty services add to the idyllic atmosphere of this property in San Juan County.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Orcas Island?

If you're planning to take a getaway to remember, don't go alone; take the whole gang. You'll have loads more fun sharing your experiences with the people you love. These vacation rentals in Orcas Island are ideal for large groups:

  • "Waterfront Custom Home, 180 Degree Summer Sunset And Sunrise": With 6 bedrooms, everyone is invited to this exceptional retreat in Western United States. A water view and a fireplace are among the many amenities available here.
  • "Cabin - Style Cottages With Private Hot Tub": You'll get your squad's tick of approval at this Western United States option which comes with a beach view, a fireplace and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily sleep your loved ones.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Orcas Island?

There are plenty of houses with a pool in Orcas Island, so don your swimsuit and get set to spend your days splashing around. Here are two popular options that'll give you inspiration:

  • Welcome to "Heart House - A Quiet Place Minutes Fom Adventure", where the first item on your must-do list should be chilling by the pool. This escape is located in San Juan County and comes with a range of family-friendly amenities, including childrens activities and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • Laze by the water while the kids frolic about at "Modern House - Overlooking Rosario Resort". This property in Pacific States comes with a range of features to keep your crew comfortable, such as a dishwasher and a swimming pool.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Orcas Island?

Start putting together your guest list, because Vrbo has tons of family vacation rentals in Orcas Island that'll lay out the welcome mat for your crew. Here are a couple of our top picks:

  • "Waterfront Home, Stunning Sunsets" in Pacific States will make your family get-together a truly memorable one. It has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 11 people and a host of amenities, including books and a kitchen island.
  • "Modern House - Overlooking Rosario Resort" in Pacific States is another top choice. You'll be able to invite up to 9 guests to this getaway which features 3 bedrooms, towels, a dishwasher and more.