Find the best place to stay — Vancouver

Where to stay around Vancouver?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 992 holiday lettings near Vancouver. From 480 houses to 236 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 Vancouver is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vancouver?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vancouver:

  • Downtown: 293 holiday homes
  • Kitsilano: 162 holiday homes
  • Yaletown: 221 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 242 holiday homes
  • Coal Harbour: 213 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Vancouver?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vancouver. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • River District Vancouver: 1,093 holiday lettings
  • Canada Place: 1,046 holiday lettings
  • English Bay Inukshuk: 1,068 holiday lettings
  • Stanley Park: 1,066 holiday lettings
  • University of British Columbia: 1,014 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Vancouver?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 480 houses in Vancouver. Our other popular types of Vancouver holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 236 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 181 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 12 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including boats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vancouver?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 183 holiday homes with pool available in Vancouver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make holiday rental house or apartment in Vancouver, Canada your home away from home

    Right in the south of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver is a vibrant city of historic landmarks, tranquil parks and magnificent shopping streets. There is so much to see and do in Vancouver that tourist information is usually split into two sections; cultural holidays and outdoor activity holidays. It is very easy to tale a day trip from a house to rent in Vancouver into the glorious nature of British Colombia, where Vancouver wildlife holidays and skiing and snowboarding breaks thrive.

    Things to do in Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is a very lively city to visit, and there is always a huge amount to see and do from an apartment in Vancouver. If you take a Vancouver apartment, you can be guaranteed that there are enough shopping streets, world class restaurants and some of the finest bars and nightclubs in the whole of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Maritime Museum are among the best attractions to explore when you arrive at your self catering Vancouver accommodation for the first time. The Vancouver tourist information office will have all the listings for performances, events and festivals in Vancouver.

    Vancouver is surrounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by a huge mountain range known as the Coast Mountains. There are breath-taking views in every direction, and wherever you take holiday rental housing in Vancouver, your first views in the morning will certainly set you up for a full day of activity. There are a great range of sporting events possible in the city itself, including tennis, beach volleyball and cycling. There are also a range of golf courses surrounding Vancouver, but play if often difficult as the awe-inspiring views are more than a little distracting!

    There are beaches around three sides of Vancouver, with plenty of golden sand on which to find a good spot to grab some sun. Kitsilano Beach is the Venice Beach of Vancouver, acting as a huge hub of activity during the summer. If you would prefer a slightly quieter beach from your Vancouver apartment, for either relaxation of beach fishing, head to Jericho Beach or Spanish Banks. Vancouver wildlife holidays are excellent. Whales, sea lions, dolphins and eagles can all be seen off the Vancouver coast on a regular basis.

    Although the city itself is rarely covered in snow, skiing and snowboarding in Vancouver’s mountains is some of the best downhill skiing in Canada. The local resorts of Cypress, Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain offer absolutely sensational skiing and snowboarding in Vancouver, and the world famous resorts of Whistler and Blackcomb are just 2 hours from Vancouver apartments.

    Weather in Vancouver, Canada

    During the summer months, daily temperatures are blissfully warm, with daily temperatures reaching between 23 and 28˚C, perfect weather for the beach. In winter, although Vancouver is the mildest spot in Canada, conditions are still very cold, and layers are vital!

    Travel to Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver Airport (YVR) is located just 15km from the city centre. Luckily for those of us trying to get to an apartment or house to rent in Vancouver from the UK, there are direct flights to Vancouver leaving from London, Dublin (DUB), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN), meaning that we can be settling into Vancouver accommodation within 12 hours of leaving home.

    Attractions in and around Vancouver

    Looking for places to see while you're in Vancouver? Don't miss cultural highlights such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and Roedde House Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Sunset Beach and English Bay Beach or experience the natural beauty of Stanley Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Winter activities you might appreciate include visiting Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain. You could easily spend a day shopping at Granville Island Public Market, Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Waterfront Centre. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at BC Place Stadium or Pacific Coliseum. Fun activities in the city include Port of Vancouver, Hastings Racecourse and Empire Fields. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions such as Canada Place.