10 Best Vacation Rentals In Bellingham, Washington - Updated 2024

Tyara Adelia
Tyara Adelia 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

Sitting on Bellingham Bay, west of Mount Baker, the picturesque city of Bellingham, Washington, is home to an abundance of spectacular sceneries, outdoor adventures, and vibrant cultural hotspots. Visitors love traveling here for its natural beauty and many thrilling activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and even snow sports during the winter. Explore the many scenic hiking trails and picnic spots against the beautiful backdrop of Sehome Hill Arboretum and Whatcom Falls Park. Head to the Fairhaven Village to visit some great art galleries and shops. Be sure to try some of the best produce from Bellingham Farmers Market and some amazing craft beer.

Interested in getting the best Bellingham experience for your next holiday? Make sure you pick the best place to stay! Scroll down to discover the best vacation rentals in Bellingham, Washington.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 16, 2024.

1. Bright house with a city skyline view (from USD 190)

This lovely one-bedroom rental is located in the Sunnyland neighborhood. The interior is spacious and has a bright aura that makes for a pleasant stay. You’ll also be provided with plentiful amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry appliances, and a 65-inch TV with streaming services. If you’re looking to bring your pet dog along, a dog cleaning station and some dog toys are also available. Two bikes are also provided for ease of travel.

The property is situated right in the middle of Bellingham, giving you good access to many points of interest. There are some restaurants, shops, and a movie theater in Barkley Village, just a five-minute bike ride away.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
221 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch is very comfortable
teenagers loved the board games and smart tv
convenient and comfortable house to stay in when visiting bellingham
communication was wonderful and the house is very clean
the house was very clean
charming house immaculate and clean
our dog loved the soft grass in the spacious fenced-in yard
well-appointed clean cozy home in great central neighborhood
they were great hosts
host sara very responsive to our questions and needs
hosts are incredibly responsive and flexible
also super close to my favorite thai restaurant and trader joes would recommend this host and house
the location was great
great location to anywhere in bellingham
great place and great location
this is such a cute comfortable place
great location with short drives or bike rides to shops
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2. The Madrone (from USD 283)

Situated in the quiet Fairhaven Village, this spacious rental home for eight offers a pleasant stay for your family vacation. Aside from a picturesque view of San Juan Island and Puget Sound, you’ll also get a roomy living area with a fireplace and a balcony with seating and a grill, among other amenities. The kitchen also features a newly upgraded refrigerator and gas stove, while the HDTV is equipped with popular streaming services.

You can explore the scenic skiing trails of Mount Baker, 32 mi (51.50 km) away, or take part in exciting outdoor activities at Puget Sound Estuarium, such as the Sea Stroll tour. While staying in this property, do note that the host must approve any social event in advance.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
319 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful bay views and so cozy but also spacious
the kitchen was well-stocked and we appreciated the complimentary coffee tea and other staples
well stocked kitchen fast internet - that worked well for us
we especially enjoyed the view of bellingham bay from the kitchen and tv room
the view of the bay from the kitchen and living room is very nice
the house was perfectly set up very clean and exactly as advertised
with a great host
thanks randall for being a great host
randall is a gracious host and we would be fortunate to be his guests again
randall was very responsive and helpful when needed
beautiful place to stay randall is a great host
great location walk to fairhaven
perfect location to enjoy fairhaven
great house and great location
the location is ideal quiet yet only a few minutes to the grocery store and restaurants
beautiful house and nice location
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3. Minimalist guest house with complimentary parking (from USD 114)

Although this studio guest house is only 200 sq. ft. (18.58 sq. m), you’ll find that the interior is cozy and has everything you need for a pleasant, affordable stay in Bellingham. You’ll be provided with a fridge, microwave, and coffee machine on the covered porch, which also has seating. Downtown Bellingham is only 0.8 mi (1.29 km) away, so you can easily explore nearby eateries and activities. A window air conditioner is also made available during the summer months.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
1412 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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4. Apartment condo in a historic building (from USD 100)

Sitting on the second floor of a historic law office building, originally built in 1909, this renovated apartment offers comfy accommodation in charming Fairhaven. You can prep a nice meal in the fully equipped kitchen and relax on the pull-out sofa in the living room while watching your favorite TV show. The property is within walking distance of several downtown eateries and Community Boating Center if you’re looking to rent a kayak and paddle board.

Do keep in mind that in order to access the second floor, guests will need to climb up 15 stairs.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
1122 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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5. Remodeled house with a fireplace (from USD 180)

Originally built in the 1920s, this charming house in the historic Eldridge neighborhood offers a lovely stay near Bellingham Bay to explore the area. You can marvel at the underwater life at Marine Life Center, a short drive away, or indulge your eyes with the wonderful art of Whatcom Museum. In your downtime, you can lounge in the living room with a fireplace to keep you warm or relax in the soaker tub.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Beautiful apartment with lush greeneries (from USD 350)

The charming decor and interior design will make your stay in the heart of Bellingham much more memorable. The kitchen is well-stocked and has a selection of teas for you to enjoy. The living room is comfy and perfect for unwinding, with several streaming apps also available on the TV. There is also a patio with a nice view of downtown Bellingham. A workstation is also available if you’re remotely working.

You’ll find many Bellingham hotspots very accessible from this property. For cultural exploration, Mount Baker Theatre and Whatcom Museum are less than a mile away. For a nice stroll while reconnecting with nature, head to the South Bay Trail, just 0.4 mi (0.64 km) away, or the Sehome Hill Arboretum, 0.8 mi (1.29 km) away.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
such a great place and so clean and comfortable will definitely come back and recommend
clean comfortable and great location this was the perfect spot to check out bellingham an western washington university
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7. Comfy home in a historic neighborhood (from USD 123)

Nestled in a historic close-in neighborhood, this comfy two-story home, originally built in 1905, has been wonderfully remodeled yet still maintains its traditional charm. The bedrooms feature memory foam beds while the kitchen is fully equipped, including a wok and a breadmaker. You can gather around the outdoor fire ring with your friends and family while roasting marshmallows. A barbecue grill is also available outside.

This property is conveniently located within walking distance of several nearby eateries and has easy access to the downtown. Marine Life Center is just 0.3 mi (0.48 km) away, while Whatcom Museum and Mount Baker Theater are less than a mile away.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Century-old remodeled home with mountain view (from USD 462)

This completely remodeled craftsman home offers pleasant accommodation in the Sunnyland neighborhood with the traditional century-old charm and scenic views of Chuckanut Mountains. Relax in the master bathroom hot tub or enjoy an evening wine on the outdoor covered deck. The living room is cozy and spacious, while the well-equipped kitchen features beautiful cherry cabinets made locally.

For a unique Bellingham experience, you can catch some wonderful performances at the iDIOM Theater, just 1.1 mi (1.77 km) away. If you’re looking to go on a museum tour, Whatcom Museum, SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, and Bellingham Railway Museum are all just a bit over a mile away.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

9. Charming house near city center (from USD 230)

This three-bedroom craftsman house with charming vintage decor is equipped with everything you need for a comfy stay near Bellingham city center. The living and dining area is roomy and bright, while the kitchen is well-equipped for your meal-prepping needs. You can sit back and watch your favorite show in your downtime, accompanied by the warmth from the electric fireplace.

If you’re up for some exploration, you can head to Whatcom Falls Park, 0.8 mi (1.29 km) away, for a picnic or outdoor sports. Alternatively, you can explore the scenic trails through the lush forest of Sehome Hill Arboretum, which is 1.3 mi (2.09 km) from the property.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Gorgeous home surrounded by nature (from USD 509)

Situated on the borders of the stunning Whatcom Falls Park, this beautiful contemporary home features modern furniture and tasteful design that provide a comfortable stay surrounded by lush nature. The colorful living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plentiful natural light. The well-stocked kitchen has modern stainless appliances, while the master suite boasts a gas fireplace, a private deck overlooking the park, and a jetted bathtub. This rental is perfect for either a family retreat or a romantic getaway.

Great spots for picnics and outdoor sports are available nearby at Whatcom Falls Park. While at the park, you can also take a scenic stroll through Whirlpool Falls and Whatcom Creek. You can mix it up and explore the swim ponds of Bloedel Donovan Park, which is 0.7 mi (1.13 km) from the property.

Stayed at this property?
Bellingham, Washington, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Experience Bellingham's natural beauty

With a great combination of picturesque natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and plentiful delicious eateries and craft breweries, Bellingham is a top-notch getaway destination. You’ll find that this place has something for everyone, whether it’s your family, friends, or partner. Start planning your next vacation and book your stay at one of our picks for the best vacation rentals in Bellingham, Washington!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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