7 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Bellingham, Washington


Nestled in the Bellingham Bay, north of the Chuckanut Mountains, Bellingham is a high-spirited and dynamic city in Washington. Surrounded by ravishing mountains and the serene sea, nature flourishes and beauty is infectious in this coastal city! The seaport is a popular tourist destination because of its access to adventure sports in the neighboring San-Juan Islands and North Cascades. Spend a fun-filled day at Whatcom Falls Park - an expansive park with four waterfalls and numerous hiking trails; explore mountain biking activities at Galbraith Mountain and indulge in skiing on the snow-clad slopes of Mt Baker Ski Area. The scenic seaport of Bellingham pulsating with zest and zeal has abundant grandiose and goodness to offer to travelers and tourists! If the sound of a holiday in Bellingham strums on the strings of your heart, leaf through to read about the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Bellingham, Washington, you can book for a start.

1. Lovely studio with a hot tub and a fire-pit (from USD 135)

Far from the noise and clamor of the town, this lovely studio is tucked away in the serenity of the woods granting utmost peace and privacy during your vacation. The secluded den is furnished with simple and subtle decor and is equipped with modish amenities like a firepit, hot tub, wireless internet, heater, television, private parking space, washer, and dryer, etc. The pretty backyard is an ideal place to unwind and read a book or host a picnic. It is suitable for couples and/or solo travelers for short/long durations. Bicycles are available for enthusiasts to explore the rugged and wild trails around.

Private Studio Guest Home Near Whatcom Lake With Hot Tub & Firepit
44 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
It does NOT have a kitchen sink
You need to be aware that there is not a full kitchen
The place was built without a kitchen
The hot tub was ah-mazing for soaking away all your cares esp at night with the hanging tree lights in full effect
Warm hospitality and a modern cottage in the woods was perfect for 3 Beautiful Whatcom Lake is minutes down the road as is the hip downtown Bellingham
Everything was very neat and clean
and it was lovely to see the lake everyday when we went that way
Very clean with extremely gracious hosts
There is a full fridge for snacks and drinks and a large toaster oven and coffee maker and microwave and dishes and cups and mugs and flatware
Our hostess Heather was very accomodating and made us feel genuinely welcome
Very welcoming host and nice spot
and she made sure we felt welcome and had everything we needed Hot tub was heated and running
She even accommodated my older son as we thought he would be in the dorm one more night
The host was very hospitable and checked in with us to see how we were doing and if we needed anything
Secluded location just up the hill from a scenic lake nestled in mountains and yet less than 15 mins from all downtown Bellingham has to offer Heather
No shortage of cultural amenities and natural beauty in Bellingham; we used to live and work nearby
Greeted in the driveway by Heather
The property has lovely landscaping gathering space
The studio is a separate building from the house which shares the backyard
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2. Cosy cabin in the woods with classic decor (from USD 125)

Cradled in the woods with a vista of the Lummi Islands, this alluring cottage with chic and pleasing interiors is a delight for all those who savor the feeling of being an ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ The bright and spacious cabin consists of a living room with a fireplace, two stylishly furnished bedrooms, an elegantly equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a deck with a firepit. It is modernly equipped with air conditioning, WIFI, heater, washer and dryer, television with a DVD player, etc. The hosts are courteous, super-friendly and extremely helpful. If you are pining for a holiday to create sweet memories with loved ones amidst the quietude of nature, this cabin is the perfect vacation rental!

Secret passage to the San Juan Islands. Very quiet spot on a short, rural road.
94 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The cabin is very cozy
It has a well stocked kitchen and 2 large bedrooms Appears recently renovated
Also the kitchen was stocked with spices
Clean and updated inside with all the amenities for a great stay
The price was right for the neighborhood
The house is clean and well kept
Cottage was lovely well stocked and very clean
Nice clean well maintained Great experience
The owner was also very nice and helpful
Greg was a great host and very professional
A well cared for home and run by someone who knows what customer service is about
Wrap around deck and pet friendly Would stay again for sure
Cabin has great location for beach walking
Great location to explore Lummi island and Bellingham area
Another great stay in paradise
The cabin is extremely well balanced
We loved the winter storms
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3. Marvellous tree-house with modern amenities in a mesmerising location (from USD 137)

Perched on the shore, this rustic treehouse with an artistic decor overlooks the resplendent Lummi Bay and the San Juan Islands. The waterfront abode comprising of one tastefully decked-up bedroom, a washroom, and a superbly stocked kitchen can comfortably shelter four people. It is furnished with amenities like heated floors, a fireplace, smoke detector, wireless internet, satellite television, safe parking slot, washer, and dryer, etc. The patio with a spectacular vista of the ocean is an ideal spot to witness a phenomenal sunset with your better half and/or to bask in solitude with a hot cuppa and a good book! The serene location habited by soaring eagles and blue herons among other birds is a paradise for bird watchers.

Treehouse on Waterfront Acerage
153 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The only thing that I would change is to add a comfortable couch or chair as the bench seating wasn't very comfortable
all the rocks/barnacles would make it very difficult to swim
The only thing I would have liked was a more comfortable way to sit and watch TV and look at the view
Many bald eagles in the area
We were pleasantly surprised as soon as we turned off the road and entered a forest that led to the ocean it felt like we entered a different world
The place was amazing and the owners were very nice
The apartment itself had everything it advertised and had everything we needed and was very nice
The apartment had absolutely everything we needed plus more
The bell peppers were superb and so fresh
Lummi bay is so beautiful
She opened her plentiful garden to us
She was very accommodating and friendly to boot
Well designed Well appointed
well checked us right in
A little far out from downtown Bellingham (20 minute drive)
If you're looking for a quiet place to just getaway to
Exploring nearby Lummi Island was a treat too
Didnt get a chance to take out the kayaks Really enjoyed our stay
is a bit of a stretch since there is no sand and
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4. Gorgeous basement studio in an enchanting place (from USD 153)

Nestled on the edge of Emerald Lake, this entrancing studio space in the basement of a chalet is a fable straight out of a fairytale. The beautiful decor with its rustic aura thoroughly complements the glorious vista outside. Furnished with a queen size bed, an elegant washroom with a bathtub, an equipped kitchen, and a private deck, this beautiful dwelling is a paradise on earth for lovebirds and solitary nester(s) alike! The vacation rental also provides a canoe, three kayaks and a paddleboat encouraging your outdoor experience in the wilderness. Awaken the hidden explorer within and go fishing and/or swimming in pristine waters of the lake, light a fire and watch the fall of dusk from the deck. Book now to pamper your loved one and yourself with a memorable and eventful vacation!

'Emerald Lake' Studio - WE ARE STOCKED AND READY TO GO!
174 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The view of the lake is amazing
There is a great view of the lake
Cozy studio with a great view of the lake
so come prepared for that
so it was not necessary to turn on the heat for our visit in late October
The place was very clean and comfortable
The hosts are also very responsive and thoughtful
However some might consider that a positive
We had some issues with the upstairs guest
We brought premade rice and other vegetables to accompany the chicken Simple foods for a romantic getaway
but the communication with the owner was horrible
Beautiful Quiet Lovely walk around the lake
and there still is a lot of sun on the water's edge below
Our stay was a very pleasant and peaceful reprieve from the busy-ness of city life
This is a perfect small-roomy-suite if you're looking for a getaway in seclusion with a beautiful lake view
it was to cold and rainy to get out on it and play but
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5. Plush duplex cottage with aristocratic decor in a stunning location

True to its name, ‘Buttercup’ is an exquisite vacation rental imparting the essence of being in an oasis with plush decor. The two-storeyed, swanky cottage comprises of four tastefully ornamented bedrooms, a ritzy kitchen with state-of-the-art amenities, a dining area, a sheltered porch in the front yard and a private backyard furnished with picnic tables. The expansive abode can luxuriously nest six people providing ample space to lounge and repose. Equipped with modern facilities like wireless internet, television, DVD player, laundry area and parking space, it is ideal for families/couples to holiday and reconnect with one another. Located in Fairhaven, it is one block away from Taylor Street Dock and Boulevard Park, which houses 'Woods Coffee’ on its turf, a popular cafe known for Bellingham-roasted coffee, local grubs, and delicacies.

FAIRHAVEN - One Block to Waterfront and Taylor Street Dock
51 reviews
House 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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so rest assured you will have wonderful nights of sleep on the oh so comfy beds
Unlike other rentals I have experienced in the past Buttercup had plenty of everything we needed towels soaps
The house was immaculate and they have thought of everything you could possibly need or want
has to offer Michelle is very caring and makes sure you have everything you need
The house was immaculate and everything is in working order
It was centrally located to both Fairhaven and Bellingham very clean and beautifully decorated
no bathrooms adjacent to bedrooms and doors need some minor maintenance
Nice home well kept good location Good communication and good value
The home is adorable and there was more then enough space for our group of 5 ladies They graciously allowed us to check in very early and were there to great us show us around the home and give u...
Michelle is super responsive to messages via HomeAway too
I have a very sensitive back
We stayed with two kids and two seniors and all of us had a wonderful time Location could not be more perfect Thoughtful details and well appointed
5 minute walk to downtown Fairhaven's wonderful shops and restaurants
Great home located just a few blocks from downtown
Loved that it was walking distance to Fairhaven
Cutest house and perfect location for waterfront and Fairhaven
Michelle and Katherine were a pleasure to deal with and check in/out
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6. Elegant abode with a hearth

Situated close to Lake Whatcom in a serene location, this elegant abode ornamented with chic decor can nest four people and is suitable for families, couples, a small group of friends and/or business professionals. It comprises of two bedrooms, a cheerful deck with a scenic vista, a secure parking space, and a kitchen replete with microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, dishwasher, and tableware. Adventure lovers will have a ball with a wide range of outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, canoeing, etc. The Mt Baker Ski Area, renowned for skiing sports, is an hour’s drive away and the dazzling sunset at Bellingham Bay is 20 minutes’ away.

Cozy 2 Bedroom Cottage in Quiet Setting near Lake Whatcom 2617 North Shore Rd.
41 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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clean cozy and had everything we needed to feel at home out on the lake
and we couldn't open the blinds or doors/windows
It was easy to feel that way because the cottage was so thoughtfully outfitted
Conveniently located with all the amenities Plenty of parking
Wonderful and cozy cottage that was great for our Bellingham weekend Comfortable beds good location and great fireplace
It is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished
They were very comfortable and enjoyed the lovely decor
The owners were very helpful with any questions we had
We didn't get the warm host vibe that other reviewers wrote about I hate writing a bad review
We wanted this experience to be more
The hosts are very friendly and eager to assist if needed
We rented the besch house for family members attending our son's wedding
The beautiful setting is peaceful and quiet
quiet setting Close to town and beautiful trails to explore
It felt very rude and not neighborly We did get refunded the cost of one night after complaining but felt like there were lots of excuses and wasn't fun sharing a property with someone you had jus...
It is a very easy beautiful drive to all that Bellingham offers
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7. Paradise-like cottage in the heart of wilderness

Located in the picturesque Chuckanut Drive, this charming cottage is a piece of heaven on earth. Surrounded by green mountains and silver cascades, encircled by tall pines and small ponds with lovely fishes, the ‘Pond Cottage’ is a haven for nature buffs. This dwelling comprises of a spacious room with a large and snug bed equipped with WIFI, a fully functioning kitchen, and a modern washroom. Experience farm-fresh delicacies, savor the local flavors and delight your taste buds while you are here. It is a dreamy nest for solitude-seekers, and a perfect den for a romantic getaway for couples.

Private Cottage In Pristine Valley On Chuckanut Drive
129 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is very compact
but we removed the 3" memory foam
Nice cottage with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy
and then it was fine)
The seating is fairly limited
This place is so beautiful and Harvey and Debbie were
The bed was very soft (too soft for my back
The host was helpful both in person and by email and
needs Everyone was so friendly
say hello any chance he got A gorgeous waterfall and a Zen area
how accommodating Harvey and Bev were in regards to our specific mobility
even Bobby the dog and Coco and Sicily the donkeys
But there are lovely hikes that start right from the property
Such a peaceful tranquil setting for a weekend getaway
We have now stayed twice at the Pond Cottage
But mostly just relaxed by the cottage
Peaceful setting great access to trails and easy access to Bellingham LaConner and all that makes this part of the world one of our favorites
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Don the explorer's hat, make merry and holiday in Bellingham

‘One touch of nature makes the whole world kin,’ said William Shakespeare. With an aesthetic canvas characterizing an inspiring blend of the mountains, sky and the sea, Bellingham is the place to be! Camp in the woods amidst whispering pines, ski down slopes of snow-clad peaks or bicycle through rugged trails in the wilderness. Bellingham provides every traveler with expansive space and various ways to bond with the mountains. Float in soothing waters of the Pacific and set your soul free with a getaway to this enlivening coastal city!

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