Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Deer Harbor

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Deer Harbor. This city is relaxing and romantic, recognized for its cafes, whale watching and stargazing. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Deer Harbor

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Deer Harbor a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Orcas Island Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Pelindaba Lavender Farm (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Doe Bay Hot Springs (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Darvill's Bookstore (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Sea Star Vineyard (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Deer Harbor

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Deer Harbor. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Reuben Tarte Memorial Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Cascade Lake (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • San Juan Islands Sculpture Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Wescott Bay (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Moran State Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Deer Harbor

The nearest airport is in Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base), located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Westsound, WA (WSX), which is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Deer Harbor?

Chic villas, unique houseboats and sprawling homes — everyone's ideal escape is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that tempts you among these top vacation rentals in Deer Harbor:

  • "Cabin - Style Cottages With Private Hot Tub": If you're looking for somewhere in Western United States with 4 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include a beach view and lowered locks.
  • "Orcas Island, Harbormaster House #285": Located in Western United States, this top-rated option has 3 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities. A nearby marina and a dryer are among them.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Deer Harbor?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Deer Harbor delivers big adventure. Power down your devices and turn your focus to nature at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Mountainside Chalet "tiny House". Amenities at this getaway in Packwood include shopping and WiFi.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Picturesque Tiny Home With A Million Dollar View". Situated in Forks, this petite abode comes with off-street parking options and heating.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Deer Harbor?

Choose a gorgeous log cabin from the many scattered in or around Deer Harbor and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, tasty tipple in hand, resting in front of a blazing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "Grand Log Cabin, 5 - Acre Private Hillside Estate": This is an ideal base to enjoy some of the fantastic outdoor activities in and around the region, including hiking and biking and cycling.
  • "Log Cabin Studio With Hot Tub": After a huge day of trying out some local activities, such as mountain biking and sledding, return home to this top-rated property.

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

Put aside those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and around Deer Harbor and experience all the fabulous things to do close by:

  • "Cheerful, Cozy, Charming, Waterfront Cottage" is a favorite option around 25 miles southeast of the center of Deer Harbor. There's no need to go far to find something to keep you busy around here. Get outdoors and discover San Juan County Park and Fort Townsend State Park. Activities like fishing and hiking and biking will perfectly round off your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen". About 30 miles southeast of Deer Harbor, activities around here include golf and fishing. Rather visit some of the sights? Make a detour to Mount Erie Park and Chain Lakes Loop.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Deer Harbor?

Studio apartments are hard to match when it comes to convenience, character and location. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Deer Harbor and experience a taste of the buzzing local vibe:

  • Make "Cabin - Waterfront Cove, West Side Of San Juan Island" your temporary home. This sought-after property features amenities including heating and nearby museums.
  • "Enticing Waterfront Cottage" is another appealing option. Get cozy and take advantage of a washing machine, off-street parking options and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you amused around Deer Harbor. Passionate about culture? Visit Cashmere Arts & Activities Center and Leavenworth Summer Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Deer Harbor?

Every now and then, you just need to take a well-earned breather, even if it's only for one or two days. Experience a pleasant mix of relaxation and sightseeing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Deer Harbor:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Deer Harbor, "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" is great for a mini break. While you're about, take a look at awesome attractions like Lake Wenatchee State Park and Lake Wenatchee.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Newly Refinished Two - Bedroom House With An Elegant Rustic Look On The Waterfront", another excellent option. Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort and Glacier View Campground should be on your to-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Deer Harbor?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Deer Harbor:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next To Picnic Island". Located roughly 7 miles from Deer Harbor, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound". Around 16 miles from Deer Harbor, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Deer Harbor and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • A wealth of amenities including a firepit and a kitchen make "Cabin - Lopez Island Vacation Rental Getaway" a favorite with groups. This expansive retreat has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 13 people. From the center of Deer Harbor, it's around 7 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Cabin - Style Cottages With Private Hot Tub" is another fantastic option. It's around 0.1 miles to the northeast of Deer Harbor, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 14 guests. Mountain views and a water view are just a couple of things designed to make your stay more comfortable.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Deer Harbor that come with this vacation perk:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "Waterfront Village Beach House". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a garden and childrens activities.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Heart House - A Quiet Place Minutes Fom Adventure". This vacation home is another top pick and features books, a living room and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Deer Harbor? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Deer Harbor vacation rentals.

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

Space, privacy and comfort are essential to any successful family trip, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Deer Harbor offer the ideal solution. Here are a couple for starters:

  • Make lifelong memories at "Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next To Picnic Island". Featuring 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people, this spacious family retreat is around 7 miles west of Deer Harbor. There are lots of amenities to take advantage of here, such as a kitchen island and childrens activities.
  • "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound" is another popular pick with 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Offering lots of creature comforts like outdoor furniture and a dining table, you'll find this rental property 16 miles to the east of Deer Harbor.