14 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bellingham, Washington - Updated 2023

Anne Marie
Anne Marie 

Bellingham, Washington, has an unusual unofficial nickname: the City of Subdued Excitement. While this may not inspire travelers to instantly book their visit, Bellingham is a quietly exciting city with much more activity than meets the eye. The city is located on the Puget Sound north of Seattle and an hour south of the Canadian border. In town, visitors can visit tons of small breweries, be entertained by the thriving arts scene, and stroll along the beautiful waterfront. The city also has easy access to lots of natural attractions, like Mount Baker and the North Cascades National Park. If that isn’t enough to convince you, just take a look at our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Bellingham, Washington, for all the cozy and homey places to stay in the city.

1. Cozy cabin in the city

You don’t have to stay out in the wilderness to have a cute cabin rental! This charming guest house looks like a traditional cabin but is located less than a mile from downtown Bellingham. Inside, the cabin features a loft with a queen bed and a convertible futon on the lower level which can fit up to four guests. There is no kitchen, but there is a coffee maker so you can enjoy your morning cup out on the small front porch. If you like the idea of a rustic accommodation with easy access to all Bellingham has to offer, this is the place for you!

Guest House—200sq ft (B&B-permit USE2o18oo1o)
Bellingham, Washington, United States
1207 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a/c and multiple fans to keep it cool strong wifi coffee and a parking spot
i had an amazing time here the space is so cozy and has so many amenities available
it’s a cute and comfortable space with nice touches like earplugs shampoo/conditioner and a coffeemaker
it's definitely small but they're able to make it feel welcoming and cozy on a rainy bellingham day
the loft is tight as described but it was still extremely comfortable and easy to maneuver
very clean cozy and comfortable
nice and clean place to stay
a clean cozy and comfy space
and they keep the space very clean
chris & amy’s tiny house was clean and cozy
the hosts were attentive and kind
thoughtful and reaponsive hosts :)
they are super responsive and accommodating and are super great hosts
great value great hosts and great overall 10/10 you will not regret staying here
wonderful hosts had a perfect stay with short notice
super cute little place close to a park downtown and the university
such a cute tiny house and great location
it's located in a super cute neighborhood just a few minutes walk to downtown
great location for a walk into bellingham
cute and cozy little house in walking distance to bellingham downtown
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2. Charming cottage with a great backyard

Enjoy your privacy at this cozy guest house! Though it is located on the host’s property, the guest house is completely separated from the main home and guests are free to check in and leave as they please. The rental is surrounded by a wooded area that makes a quiet and pleasant environment. Enjoy the outdoors by soaking in the hot tub or sitting around the fire pit and making S'mores! You can also take a leisurely walk to the lovely Lake Whatcom. The interior of the cottage is set up like a studio apartment and it has room for three guests.

Sanitized Modern Cabin in Private Area W/ Hot Tub
Bellingham, Washington, United States
897 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed with a tv and 2 chairs in a studio-type space
the bed was comfy and the pullout couch was surprisingly comfortable
there is no sink in the kitchen space but the fridge is huge
very quiet and probably the most comfortable bed in bellingham
plenty of room with nice vaulted ceilings large bathroom and living area
very clean and well appointed
super clean and perfect for us
room was clean and nice
great place clean and private
very accommodating and clean throughout the cabin
host is very friendly
hosts were so nice and welcoming
heather was a great host
host was great we booked last minute and she accommodated us with quick responses
heather was an outstanding host
location is great - close to the lake and just far away from town
great location (10 minute drive downtown walking distance to the lake)
nice private location
this is a great location in bellingham
we enjoyed the location and walking to the lake
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3. Highly rated guest suite with complete privacy

This guest suite rental is located in the host’s home, but it has its own private entrance so you can interact as much or as little as you would like! The guest suite has one bedroom that can sleep up to two guests. There is a private bathroom, a small kitchen, and even a private washer and dryer. Be aware that the apartment does not have a TV or other media devices. However, with its proximity to breweries, a grocery store, and a bus line that can take you all over the city, you might not end up spending your time watching TV!

The Pumpkin Suite
Bellingham, Washington, United States
500 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of great amenities around the apartment
the kitchen facilities were great and we really appreciated the coffee maker
great space very comfortable with all needed
no tv but we had a lovely evening playing the games that were provided
cozy well stocked and easy to live in
very clean and comfortable
very clean cozy and pleasant
basic clean and easy accommodation
the space was clean and comfortable
it was super clean with a lovely bathroom and comfortable bed
the owner was extremely kind and helpful as well
the hosts have done an absolutely beautiful and thoughtful job decorating it
she was very communicative and helpful and we would definitely stay here again
cayley was very accommodating and great about being in touch with us
if anyone is concerned about a 'shared wall' with your host - our space felt completely private
and in a central easy location
beautiful house and great location
the location was fantastic for a trip to bellingham
easy to get around with bus or 20ish min walk to downtown
great place in a convenient location in bellingham
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4. Guest house located in a microbrewery

Craft beer enthusiasts can stay in the vacation rental of their dreams at this guest suite! This rental is located in the Stones Throw Brewery, an active microbrewery complete with a cozy taproom and fire pit outside. You’ll be just steps from tasty ales whenever the brewery is open, and guests are even allowed to have their meals in the tasting room too! Though this isn’t an ideal rental for guests who want complete quiet, you’ll mostly have privacy from the sights and sounds of the brewery. The rental is a one-bedroom suite that can host up to four guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen and the hosts provide towels and toiletries in the bathroom.

Stones Throw Brewery Guest House
Bellingham, Washington, United States
692 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was lovely with a fireplace in the living room
cute kitchen with all amenities to cook meals if you wanted
bed was super comfy and the sheets very soft
it’s a lovely apartment in a quiet convenient part of bellingham
we had such a delightful stay at this cozy space
space was clean and comfortable
the place is clean and cozy
the place was very clean and well decorated
everything was super clean
clean place with everything you’d need
people were so friendly
thank you for hosting us
nadine and tony were great hosts and eager to help
the staff at the brewery is very nice and extremely helpful
and literally outside your doorstep is a really cool beer garden/beer bar with excellent beer and friendly people
literally the best location possible
amazing location and fun stay
a great location in fairhaven
fantastic location in the middle of fairhaven
cute unique space in a great location
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5. Renovated apartment in historic Old Fairhaven

Stay in the heart of the historic Old Fairhaven district of Bellingham, one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods! The building where this apartment is located dates back to 1909 and it was recently renovated with completely modern appliances. There is a full kitchen for cooking meals and a bathroom complete with toiletries in case you forget to pack something. The apartment has room for up to four guests, though it might be a bit cramped with four adults. It is located within walking distance of downtown Bellingham and right next door to a cool micro-brewery!

Downtown Historic Fairhaven (no cleaning fee ever)
Bellingham, Washington, United States
953 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you can faintly hear a train however we just turned on the fan and fell asleep easily
the apartment is super clean very stylish and cozy with great amenities including a lovely balcony
the king bed is so comfortable
i especially enjoyed the comfortable bed and the samples of local coffee kristi provided
i stayed at kristi’s charming apartment which feels like a hug
kristi's place was clean and cozy
good and clear communication with host extremely clean and quiet
the apartment was gorgeous and very well cleaned upon our arrival
the place was clean and full of anything we could need
kristi’s place is clean cozy and so well taken care of
great host - highly recommended
owner is super responsive and helpful
the host kristi went above and beyond in providing a great space
kristi is a wonderful host and her airbnb is delightful
kristi was a lovely host and i would definitely stay here again and again
super cute place great location
great location walking distance to shopping and restaurants
great place -wonderfully located close to everything
perfect location to enjoy and walk fairhaven
walking distance to great food and drinks
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6. Roomy studio with quirky amenities

This bright and welcoming apartment is great for those drawn to Bellingham’s artsy scene! Its sunny skylights and cozy furniture create a warm atmosphere and it even has heated floors to make the chilly days cozier. Creative types will love strumming on the guitar before heading out to catch live music at one of the many breweries. The apartment even comes with a tandem bike so two guests can try taking in Bellingham on wheels!

Broadway Park GarageMahal Studio Mini House
Bellingham, Washington, United States
347 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is like sleeping on a cloud
donna's studio apartment had great amenities like a flatscreen tv bose speaker and full kitchen
great suite full kitchen all amenities and the hosts allow use of a great deck
the bed was very comfortable and there were extra blankets if needed
you can expect wonderful cozy enviroment filled with unique touches that make it come alive
very nice clean and cozy place
everything was exceptionally clean and well maintained
stylish place clean and convenient
beautiful clean and welcoming space
it is very clean cozy and fun
donna and vincent were perfect hosts
the hosts are excellent and the apartment is stylish and comfortable
donna truly is a super host in all ways
there’s a reason donna is a super host
donna was a gracious host who came to meet me when i couldn't read house numbers
location is perfect
great location
the location is terrific
location was great too
great loft location above the garage
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7. Cozy private apartment

Though this rental is located on a spacious, wooded piece of land, it is still close enough to Bellingham to enjoy all of the sights of the city. The apartment is located in the host’s home and has its own entry for privacy. Guests are welcome to enjoy the outdoors on the covered patio, where you can relax rain or shine. The one-bedroom apartment does not have a kitchen, but it comes with utensils that you can use to eat groceries or takeout from one of the restaurants nearby.

Tall Cedars Private Apartment
Bellingham, Washington, United States
720 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved the view from the living room windows
many thoughtful additional amenities and it's a quiet and cozy place to stay
we appreciated light breakfast and good coffee provided and our dog being welcome
blankets we're super cozy
such a homy place with lots of room and easy checkin
big clean bathroom
very clean and comfortable
the house is clean and cozy
clean easy to find etc
clean comfy and great location
i appreciate the host hospitality
cozy and very welcoming host
great place very thoughtful hosts
mel and deborah were very friendly and lovely hosts
i certainly give my thumbs up and a thank you to the gracious hosts
great location close to everything
great location with everything you need
great location for getting to mountain bike trails
great location and comfy space
such a cute little apartment close to much entertainment and nighe life
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8. Stunning studio with view of the bay (from USD 127)

This studio apartment is located on the third floor of an 1886 home. You will be rewarded for climbing the narrow staircases with a stunning rental and breathtaking views of Bellingham Bay! The space is filled with lots of light and wooden accents on the ceiling that give the apartment lots of character. It is sized for two guests and has a kitchen stocked with all the basic tools and appliances. The rental is within walking distance to Bellingham’s waterfront as well as its vast array of breweries, museums, and parks.

Bay-View Studio: Walking Distance to Downtown!
Bellingham, Washington, United States
533 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nicely equipped kitchen with keurig
a nice view of the water and mountains can be seen from the bed and the kitchen table
comfortable bed amazing shower great views
very important for us in the am the bathroom is full size and there’s even a small washer/dryer
great space in bellingham very cute and comfortable
stylish and clean and cozy
cosy clean n spacious apartment
it was clean cozy and the bed was very comfortable
this place is awesome very clean and comfortable
the space is stylish clean and cozy
lindsy and eli were excellent hosts
host was sweet and responsive
the hosts were knowledgeable of the area & gave great tips
lindsy was very accommodating flexible and friendly
lindsy and eli are excellent hosts who took great pains to make sure my stay was comfortable
great location incredible place and awesome location
great location with cool places to visit within walking distance
only a 10 minute walk to downtown and a cute place
great space super cute and very close to downtown
located centrally to everything it’s a great spot with key attractions close by
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9. Cozy four-bedroom house

This comfortable house takes pride in having luxury furnishings and high-end finishes that make the interior more welcoming. One block away from the house is Taylor Street Dock, where you can visit to kill time. Inside the house, you will find a comfortable living room that has a 50-inch smart TV with cable channels. Downtown Bellingham is a walking distance away as well. The host, Michelle, is welcoming and quick to respond to messages.

FAIRHAVEN--One Block to Waterfront & Taylor Dock
Bellingham, Washington, United States
83 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfortable and there was easy access to all the amenities of fairhaven
the beds were incredibly comfortable and the decor is beautiful
tye kitchen was fully stocked for cooking and the main bathroom was beautiful and felt like a spa
we had a very comfortable stay
the house was clean well appointed in all rooms including the kitchen and an outdoor electric grill
very clean and updated
extremely clean and convenient
the buttercup house was clean and welcoming
super clean updated comfortable
comfortable beds and very clean home
michelle was a wonderful host and her home is well kept and beautiful
thank you for hosting me & my family for the holidays
michelle is an amazing host
host was very responsive and a pleasure to work worth
such a beautiful property and accommodating hosts
location is fantastic
the location was amazing
perfect location close to fairhaven and downtown
wonderful location within walking distance to fairhaven shops and restaurants
we loved the proximity to downtown fairhaven and the waterfront park
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10. Private studio with a large wraparound deck (from USD 111)

For a combination of stunning views, convenience, and safety, make this beautiful vacation rental your home for some time. Its large picture windows let in natural light that makes your indoor stay pleasant. Besides that, the studio has luxurious finishes and glorious views of the bay. Also, enjoy outdoor dining in the wraparound deck that has quality furniture. To add to the facility’s pampering, there’s a lovely bathtub that you can soak in at any time.

Cedar Mason Inn
Bellingham, Washington, United States
324 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really nice studio apartment with great views from the balcony
great view and cozy little space for our one night bellingham trip
nice with a lot of room and a nice sized deck with lovely views
nice place - wifi is slow if you need to work
the space was very comfortable and had everything we needed- all with a great view of the bay
a clean and comfy studio apartment
very clean and roomy
awesome clean open convenient private studio
the apartment was very clean
clean anda unique space
thank you to the hosts
very quick response from host and easy check in
he answers questions very quickly and is very kind
alborz was an excellent host and quickly answered any questions we had
- check in was slick and simple and the host was responsive when needed
great location walk to downtown
great spot close to downtown bellingham
perfect location close to the bay close to downtown and waterfront restaurants
besides that great location
very ideal location for exploring the area and venturing into downtown bellingham
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11. Two-bedroom guest suite in a quiet neighborhood

Enjoy some quiet time in this gorgeous guest suite that has a library of art books. Its interior is filled with an array of artwork and old photographs that you can keep admiring from time to time. Although the house is in a quiet neighborhood, it has easy access to downtown Bellingham as well. The host, Rebecca, is prompt with communication and provides you with a breakfast basket that has cream and sugar.

The Historic Marsh House —600 to 800 s.f. #014281
Bellingham, Washington, United States
436 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good coffee i lived off the krupp water heater thing
lots of cozy chairs & the bed was heavenly
very cozy and fun space full of treasures like the library of art books and gas fireplace
rebecca was super communicative and thoughtful and brought us coffee and bits of breakfast every morning
a very comfortable place with lots of room relaxing great wifi and all of that
it will take me all day just to clean up after your stay
the house is warm clean the bed was comfortable the shower works great
it was super clean and super warm which was helpful because our stay landed on some cold days
the beds were comfy the water pressure was fantastic and everything was very very clean
it’s clean but has a lot of stuff to entertain you
she was a kind and thoughtful host and made us feel right at home
great host very cool space
rebecca is a great host
rebecca is the perfect host
she is really hospitable and friendly
great location and a very unique beautiful and interesting place to stay
what a wonderful getaway and location
the location couldn’t have been more perfect
great little spot close to town super cozy and beautiful landscaping
a perfect place to get away from the city and experience peace
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12. Spacious guest suite with Wi-Fi

On entering this stunning guest suite, you can’t help but notice that it’s clean, well-organized, and with thoughtful additions. It’s in an excellent location that gives you quick access to plenty of Bellingham’s attractions such a Lake Whatcom, Samish Crest Trail, and Whatcom Falls Park. Spend time in the cozy living room that has comfortable sofas and a smart TV with Netflix. Stream your favorite movies and documentaries using the suite’s Wi-Fi. Other than that, you have a private garage parking to safely park your car.

Cozy and private suite w/ separate entrance
Bellingham, Washington, United States
349 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and sofa are amazingly comfortable
thank you for the coffee and the breakfast cookie wifi comfy couch nice clean bathroom and guest toiletries
super comfy space with great internet and comfy bed
very comfortable furniture and lots of great little touches
the space was super comfortable and maybe it's silly to say they had amazing soap and shampoo
clean and modern place
space was clean and private
really clean nice and comfortable
very clean comfortable and cozy
really clean and comfortable spot
the owners were very responsive
the hosts are very friendly and were attentive beyond compare to our requests
very responsive friendly host
excellent hosts would happily stay here again
what can i say great host wonderful place
great place close to town
great location and super comfortable place
the perfect location for us and close to wwu
great spot close to shopping and trails
the location is so close to everything convenient and an adorable place
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13. Creekside apartment in a garden setting

The pretty garden setting of this apartment rental will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a fairytale! This apartment is set on a property with beautiful stone wall landscaping and gardens. It also backs up to a gentle creek that will lull you to sleep at night. Guests are free to soak in the hot tub or lay in the hammock to enjoy the backyard! The guest apartment is located above the unattached garage and guests have complete privacy. It has one bedroom and can accommodate up to four guests, and there is a full kitchen for preparing any kind of meal.

Creekside garden apartment with private entrance.
Bellingham, Washington, United States
235 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom bed was incredibly comfortable and the sheets were awesome
very cozy apartment space with nice light and plenty of space
the tv with netflix and cable was appreciated as were the keurig pods creamers and paper plates/other dishes
super chill furniture clean comfy bed and the hot tub was amazing
the tv was huge and fun to watch
so clean and lovely
very clean and very nice
the place was clean and very spacious
very spacious clean and quiet
their hot tub was sparkling clean and hot
the hosts were great to respond
thad and kristine were excellent hosts
they were also incredibly kind hosts i would love to stay again
they were responsive and provided all we needed for our stay
awesome amazing hosts 10 stars out of 5
great location relaxing and scenic
good location to explore the local area
the location and rental is perfect
beautiful location and nice hot tub
a great location and hospitality
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14. A nicely decorated one-bedroom house

If you’re in search of a clean, spacious, and creatively decorated vacation rental that feels like home, make this lovely house a priority. It has many windows to let in air and natural light, and also gives you unobstructed views of the surroundings. There are also little notes in the house that answer some questions that you might have about the house and the community. To add to its glamour, the facility has a host who is pleasant and very prompt with communication.

Downtown Birds Nest Victorian
Bellingham, Washington, United States
278 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an eclectic artsy apartment filled with creative touches and comfortable furnishings
loved the balcony and the big four poster bed
the place itself is very relaxing with a ton of greenery comfy furniture and huge bed
the decor is creative and soothing and the bed is very comfortable
there’s also a beautiful view of mount baker from the kitchen
the place was sparkling clean spacious and very quiet
comfortable clean with eclectic artwork
nicole’s place is very charming and very clean
easy access clean and charming and spacious rental well appointed with thoughtful touches everywhere
cozy and clean has everything you need
the host is very beautiful & kind person
nicole is a great host
nicole is a very prompt and considerate host
she hasn’t missed a thing nicole is a pleasure for a host responsive and friendly
host is pleasant and very prompt with communication
great downtown location for business
awesome place close to downtown
wonderfully located apartment it is incredibly close to everything in downtown
the location is safe and secure
centrally located with all the best spots within walking distance or short drive
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Get excited about visiting Bellingham

Bellingham is not an ostentatious destination; it boasts no iconic landmarks or well-known sports teams. However, the city’s quiet nature is what makes it all the more charming. You won’t have to worry about battling crowds to see live music or taste local craft beers. If you’re looking for even fewer crowds, you can head out into the nearby wilderness and find hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Best of all, there are tons of affordable and cozy vacation rentals to choose from, so you’ll feel right at home as soon as you arrive!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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