Destination guide

Retreat to an Oregon Coast vacation rental in Astoria

The historic port city of Astoria rests at the convergence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean and is one of the Pacific Northwest’s coastal crown jewels. Astoria vacation rentals offer seaside recreation—from wandering rugged beaches and spending an afternoon sailing, to exploring the vintage charms of Astoria’s downtown walk. Moody winters make for a romantic and secluded retreat, while spring, summer, and fall promise family fun, lessons in shipping history, quality dining, and a trove of small-town quirks and curiosities. With weekly rentals and an abundance of natural attractions, Astoria is a stunning maritime destination.

Things to do

Sights to see in Astoria

Vacation rentals in Astoria offer access to endless trails along waterways and dense forestry. A bevy of museums, such as the Columbia River Maritime Museum, along with state parks like Fort Stevens and Fort Clatsop, are ideal for afternoons spent exploring the area’s well-preserved history. The Astoria Riverfront Trolley treads a 3-mile track along the Columbia River, offering a laidback, family-friendly taste of regional life back at the turn of the century. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is an architectural marvel that defines the city’s attractive skyline and, at 4.1 miles long, makes for an exhilarating trek with friends.


Fun things to do in Astoria all year long

Astoria’s long history as a port town is evident in its main activities, with options including an immersive maritime museum, docked ship tours, and architectural tours of the city’s vibrant Victorian homes. Free attractions in Astoria aren’t hard to come by, as the ocean, beach, and lush forestry invite campers, backpackers, fishers, boaters, hikers, and more. The Astoria Riverwalk hike promises family-friendly trekking along the waterfront to Oregon’s oldest settlement, while a visit to the 600-foot-tall Astoria Column offers a breathtaking panorama of the ocean and city.


How is the weather in Astoria?

Those seeking natural attractions in Astoria will enjoy overall mild weather year-round, with temperatures generally ranging from 38 to 69 degrees. The warm season extends 3 and a half months, from mid-June to October, though within that time temperatures rarely go above 80 degrees. The city gets more rainfall than the average US city, especially in late fall and winter, and this makes for lush greenery in the parks. In Astoria, snowfall is rare. Astoria vacation rentals harbor visitors during all seasons, offering indoor and outdoor attractions to ensure an exciting stay.

Natural features

Astoria’s natural splendor

Astoria vacation rentals are well chosen for their proximity to verdant forests and the dramatic coastline of northwest Oregon. There are endless waterways to explore in the area, from rivers, creeks, and waterfalls to harbors, coves, and rocky beaches. A sunrise or sunset along the Astoria coastline sets the stage for a memorable photo opportunity for weddings and family gatherings, while canyons and black sand beaches are stunning destinations for an afternoon of natural exploration or wildlife observation. Opportunities for forest hiking are available slightly inland, or a short distance to the west at Fort Stevens State Park.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Astoria

Fly into Astoria, OR (AST-Astoria Regional), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Astoria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 57 vacation rentals near Astoria. From 42 Houses to 3 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Astoria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Astoria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Astoria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Astoria Riverfront Trolley: 749 vacation rentals
  • Uppertown Firefighters Museum and The Children's Museum: 745 vacation rentals
  • Astoria Aquatic Center: 745 vacation rentals
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum: 745 vacation rentals
  • Astoria Column: 745 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Astoria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 42 Houses in Astoria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Astoria include:

  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Astoria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Astoria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.