Where to stay around San Juan Islands?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 565 holiday lettings near San Juan Islands. From 360 houses to 48 cottages, 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 San Juan Islands is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Juan Islands?

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

  • Canada: 24,574 holiday homes
  • Vancouver Island: 2,061 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 933 holiday homes
  • British Columbia: 9,802 holiday homes
  • Canadian Rockies: 10,333 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in San Juan Islands! 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 San Juan Islands?

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

  • Victoria: 933 holiday lettings
  • Surrey: 419 holiday lettings
  • Sidney: 206 holiday lettings
  • Bellingham: 285 holiday lettings
  • Delta: 931 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 San Juan Islands?

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 San Juan Islands are:

  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base): 300 self catering accommodations
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 342 self catering accommodations
  • Stuart Island, WA (SSW): 412 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 San Juan Islands?

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

  • Craigdarroch Castle: 899 holiday rentals
  • Long Harbour Ferry Terminal: 371 holiday rentals
  • Lochside Regional Trail: 931 holiday rentals
  • Birch Bay Waterslides: 321 holiday rentals
  • University of Victoria: 895 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Juan Islands 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.

Make A Holiday Rental House in San Juan Islands, USA, Your Home Away From Home

The archipelago of the San Juan Islands sounds as though it should be a part of Costa Rica, or some other Spanish speaking nation, however, they are actually just off the coast of Washington state, in north-western USA. This is very close to the border with Canada. If you love the idea of a quiet and restful vacation, spent off the beaten track and in an immensely beautiful part of North America, then holidays in the San Juan islands are definitely for you. The self catering accommodation in this part of the United States will always come at a very high standard, offering everything you could possibly need for a perfect break away.

Things to Do on Holiday in San Juan Islands, USA

The types of activities that are available to you during your holidays in the San Juan islands will make for a very different vacation indeed. One of the main islands within the archipelago is called ‘Orcas Island’ and this is for very good reason: it is possible to catch sight of these killers of the sea on specialised whale watching excursions. It is also possible to try your hand at kayaking and other water-based activities include swimming, snorkelling and diving. The islands are actually quite hilly and make for ideal rambling opportunities.

Places to Visit on Holiday in San Juan Islands, USA

The main reason for taking your holidays in the San Juan Islands will be to take advantage of an entirely different destination, one that is far away from the rat race and offers an altogether slower pace of life. The main islands of the archipelago are served by Washington State Ferries and it is possible to explore several during your time in the area. The islands to consider are San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island, Lopez Island and these are connected with the mainland at Anacortes. You will even be able to explore further north where you will soon reach Vancouver Island and British Colombia, in Canada. The largest city of Washington State - Seattle - lies 60 miles south of the San Juan Islands and is well worth a visit whilst you’re here.

Weather in San Juan Islands, USA

The weather for your holidays in the San Juan Islands is surprisingly similar to that of western Scotland. This means that temperatures during the peak summer months are likely to reach around 21 degrees Celsius. The winters are not as extreme as other parts of the northern USA, with averages around the mid to high single digits degrees. Snow is not as frequent here either, although is definitely more commonplace on the higher elevations of the islands.

Travel to San Juan Islands, USA

Perhaps the best idea for onward travel to your self catering accommodation in the San Juan Islands is to catch your main flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR). Then, you can either drive and use the convenient ferry services to your island, or you can investigate the possibility of a short flight to the San Juan Islands from Seattle.

Activities and attractions in and around San Juan Islands

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like whale watching, hiking and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Juan Islands a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Orcas Island Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Lopez Island Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Sea Star Vineyard (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)

Exploring the natural features in San Juan Islands

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, San Juan Islands is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butchart Gardens (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Odlin County Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Turtleback Mountain (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Orcas Island (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Spencer Spit State Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • San Juan Island (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)