Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Samish Island getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Samish Island with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Samish Island

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Samish Island a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Padden Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Tulip Valley Winery (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Marine Life Center (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Eagle Haven Winery (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Samish Island

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Samish Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clayton Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Cap Sante Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Larrabee State Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Bay View State Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • John Storvik Playground (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Samish Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)

Transportation to and around Samish Island

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.4 mi (24.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Rosario, WA (RSJ-Rosario Seaplane Base), which is 17.4 mi (28 km) away.

Where to stay around Samish Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 83 holiday lettings near Samish Island. From 48 Houses to 9 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Samish Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Samish Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Samish Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Fidalgo Island: 164 holiday homes
  • Anacortes: 147 holiday homes
  • Fairhaven Park: 471 holiday homes
  • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: 97 holiday homes
  • Puget Sound: 4,523 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Samish Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Samish Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Samish Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Anacortes: 147 holiday lettings
  • Sedro-Woolley: 313 holiday lettings
  • Mount Vernon: 196 holiday lettings
  • Bellingham: 317 holiday lettings
  • Oak Harbor: 405 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Samish Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Samish Island are:

  • Mount Vernon, WA (MVW-Skagit Regional): 272 self catering accommodations
  • Decatur Island, WA (DTR): 642 self catering accommodations
  • Center Island, WA (CWS): 635 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Samish Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Samish Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fairhaven Park: 471 holiday rentals
  • Moran State Park: 714 holiday rentals
  • Deception State Park: 396 holiday rentals
  • Joseph Whidbey State Park: 458 holiday rentals
  • Sehome Hill Arboretum: 429 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Samish Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.