Discover a selection of 179 vacation rentals in Friday Harbor, 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 $51 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Friday Harbor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Friday Harbor is ready to explore

The island views and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Friday Harbor. This city's whale watching, kayaking and boating draw many 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

Whales and wineries, Friday Harbor has it all

Downtown Friday Harbor is home to the town's Whale Museum, which will expand your love of the sea and encourage you to protect its ecosystems with educational exhibits and marine naturalist trainings, offered in spring and summer. And speaking of summer, that's when kids are invited to sleepover at the museum and get some marine training of their own _ in between crafts projects and giggles, that is. While the kids are away, the grown-ups can check out the San Juan Vineyard, set on 30 picturesque acres backed by evergreens.

Activities

Follow a guide or your own sense of adventure

A first-time visitor can become a wilderness explorer in Friday Harbor. The town's residential streets cover only a couple of square miles, so your Friday Harbor vacation rental will always be close to hiking trails. Drive 15 minutes to Young Hill for a special treat, with views of the San Juan Islands archipelago. Vacationers are also impressed by the whale watching tours that depart from the harbor and on which expert naturalists help you spot more than orcas and humpbacks. Porpoises, otters, and seabirds will delight the whole family.

Weather

Bring your long layers and revel in long summer days

Friday Harbor gets less rainfall than some other parts of Washington State, thanks to protection from the neighboring Olympic Mountains. Summertime highs hang out in the 70s, and winter lows are in the high 30s. Snow is rare, but any local will tell you to come prepared with layers, snow or no. Summer is the most popular season, which means slightly bigger crowds, but don't let that discourage you from a Friday Harbor vacation rental. At such a high latitude, summer days are much longer. You'll have extra daylight hours to pack in the fun.

Natural features

Bet you never thought you'd help a red fox through rehab

San Juan, the island home of your Friday Harbor vacation rental, has a surprising variety of wildlife _ whales and otters, of course, but also red foxes, blacktail deer, bats, and butterflies. A scenic drive south will take you to San Juan Island National Historic Park, where you can see many of these creatures. For nature lovers who want to help, the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center welcomes volunteers. Founded in 1982, the center has cared for everything from hummingbirds to seals before releasing them back into the wild.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Friday Harbor

Fly into Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base), the closest airport, located 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ), which is 20.3 mi (32.6 km) away.

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

Whether you're organizing your next big adventure with pals or a romantic escape with your other half, one of these top vacation rentals in Friday Harbor is sure to tempt you:

  • "Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next To Picnic Island": If you're searching for somewhere in Pacific States with 4 bedrooms and plenty of home comforts, this getaway will tick your boxes. Amenities include a kitchen island and WiFi.
  • "Roche Harbor Waterfront Home On Westcott Bay": Located in Northwest Washington, this popular getaway has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A hair dryer and a beach are just a couple you'll find here.

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

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

For an unforgettable experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Friday Harbor. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get ready for a simpler way of life at "Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Mountainside Chalet "tiny House". Amenities at this small wonder in Packwood include a dryer, a fridge and more.
  • "Picturesque Tiny Home With A Million Dollar View" offers conveniences such as mountain views and a beach. Located in Forks, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

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

Select a stunning log cabin from the many dotted in or around Friday Harbor and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, tasty tipple in hand, reclining by a roaring fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Log Cabin Studio With Hot Tub": This fantastic escape is the perfect base for having fun outdoors. Skiing and hiking and biking are several activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Grand Log Cabin, 5 - Acre Private Hillside Estate": Spend your much needed break taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this hideout. When it's time to get outdoors, hiking and biking and golf will get your blood flowing.

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

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Take time out at one of these weekend getaways in and near Friday Harbor and enjoy all the wonderful things to do nearby:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Cheerful, Cozy, Charming, Waterfront Cottage", which is around 25 miles to the east of Friday Harbor. There's plenty of adventure and nature to keep you busy here. Do some skiing and hiking and biking or simply enjoy the sights of James Island State Park and Fort Flagler State Park.
  • "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 30 miles southeast of Friday Harbor, use it as a base to enjoy some cycling or rock climbing. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Samish Bay Cheese / Rootabaga Country Farm should also be on your to-do list if you stay here.

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

Experience the energy and culture of Friday Harbor from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're hoping to get away on your own or have a good time with friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in or near Friday Harbor:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Unbelievable Penn Cove And Mt Baker Views On Front St In Historic Coupeville". This vacation rental is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including a hair dryer and a boat.
  • Alternatively, spend your vacation at "Cabin - Waterfront Cove, West Side Of San Juan Island", which comes with conveniences including a nearby marina and outdoor furniture.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore even more of Friday Harbor. Cultural sights like Leavenworth Summer Theater and Cashmere Arts & Activities Center will help you understand the character of this destination.

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

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Friday Harbor. Chill out for a few days in a luxury bed & breakfast, a cozy cottage or a house that fits the whole family. No matter what type of property you prefer, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. These are a few top picks:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" has you covered. It's within easy reach of the heart of Friday Harbor and a convenient base to check out sights like Lake Wenatchee State Park and Lake Wenatchee.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Newly Refinished Two - Bedroom House With An Elegant Rustic Look On The Waterfront", another great option. Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort and Glacier View Campground should be on your itinerary when you're ready to see the sights.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Friday Harbor that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 6 miles from Friday Harbor, "Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next To Picnic Island" is a perfect place for adoring couples. A fireplace and beauty services are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound" is another popular option that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 20 miles from Friday Harbor and comes with a fireplace and beauty services.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Friday Harbor and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Mid - Century Modern Retreat On Beautiful Whidbey Island". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a garden and mountain views. You'll discover it around 30 miles to the southeast of Friday Harbor.
  • "Cabin - Lopez Island Vacation Rental Getaway" is another awesome option. It's around 9 miles to the east of Friday Harbor, has 3 bedrooms and welcomes up to 13 guests. A kitchen and a firepit are just a couple of things designed to make your stay even more comfortable.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Friday Harbor and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Say hello to "Waterfront Village Beach House", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a fridge and a garden help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • "Heart House - A Quiet Place Minutes Fom Adventure" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby whale-watching activities and a separate dining area are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Unsure how to pack for your Friday Harbor getaway? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Friday Harbor vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Family getaways are all about taking time out together and sharing fun experiences. If you're seeking a home away from home that'll fit your nearest and dearest, browse through these large family vacation rentals in and around Friday Harbor:

  • Suitable for up to 8 guests spread over 4 bedrooms, "Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next To Picnic Island" is popular with larger families. It features a fridge and childrens activities and is located around 6 miles to the northwest of Friday Harbor.
  • "Beautiful Beachfront Home With Panoramic Views Of Puget Sound" is another top pick with 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Offering a range of creature comforts like outdoor furniture and a balcony, you'll find this rental property 20 miles to the northeast of Friday Harbor.