Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Lake Washington - Updated 2023

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A long freshwater lake just west of Seattle, Lake Washington is the second-largest natural lake in the state of the same name. Its flat banks border Seattle and four other cities. The lake also encloses Mercer Island and its many parks. Bays, peninsulas, and points jutting out onto the placid water are some of the natural features that you can find around Lake Washington. The area is not only popular among fishermen but also sports enthusiasts as there are many trails, parks, and watersports opportunities such as paddle-boarding, kayaking, jet-skiing, and sailing. If you want to experience a refreshing vacation, check out our list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals near Lake Washington.

1. Elegant and classy house in Leschi (from USD 100)

Located in Leschi, on the western bank of Lake Washington, this elegant two-storey house is just a short stroll from the majestic lake. The spacious interiors are classy and elegant with hardwood floors, beige-painted walls, and predominantly white cabinetry and furniture. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with a centre island that provides an extra countertop surface. The property is ideal for a family of four as it has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The cosy fireplace that dominates the open-plan living room gives the house a truly homely vibe.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
12 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view over the lake is stunning and visible from the entire living room and kitchen
we loved cooking in the well-stocked and large kitchen
the bed is super comfy and it’s so quiet at night
the house itself was immaculate amazing views from the porch clean perfect location and just beautiful in general
the living dining and kitchen area were very spacious comfortable and clean
she was a great host
lastly ladora was a wonderful host - super communicative warm and accommodating
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2. Compact studio flat with a private yard (from USD 75)

If you’d like to experiment with tiny living, this is the place to be. Janet’s minimalist and compact studio flat offers a double bed, a modern kitchenette with a Keurig coffee machine, a separate bathroom, and a wooden sun porch accessible from the main room. The sun porch can be used as your dining area, and it leads onto a private deck and yard with romantic views of the lake. To ensure safety and privacy, the host will provide you with an independent entry. The best thing about this property is its close proximity to parks, beaches, and shopping malls.

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Lake Forest Park, Washington, United States
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the view is gorgeous the accommodations are very comfortable and janet was very hospitable
very cozy comfortable and private space with a marvelous view of lake washington
janet's place was clean and cozy
very clean and had everything we needed for our trip
she was extremely helpful and accommodating
janet was a great host and readily available at any time to answer any questions or concerns
beautiful view great host and response time
janet is a great host
the location itself is also great and central for many different areas/activities
great value convenient location about a half hour from downtown seattle
the neighborhood is super quiet and cute it's the perfect spot
janet's place is in a scenic peaceful location
the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant for walking around
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3. Minimalist suite on Mercer Island (from USD 105)

This minimalist suite has room for up to three guests. Two persons can sleep in the main bedroom, while the other one can use the sofa-bed in the main living area. There’s a tiny prepping area with a small sink, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. The property also has a bathroom with a shower. The flat-screen TV is in the main living area alongside a small round table with chairs that doubles into a working desk. The interiors have a minimalist flair with a very functional approach.

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Mercer Island, Washington, United States
72 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the bed was so comfortable and we really liked all the furniture and decorations
very clean and spacious
nice space very clean and convenient for us
very quiet and clean place perfect for an evening retreat to rest for next days events
very clean and in a beautiful part of mercer island
the suite was very clean and their with thoughtful touches like fruit bars and juice provided
callie is very quickly responsive to any questions or concerns we had
callie is responsive but also respects her guests' privacy
great stay with super host
it is easy to hear the owners upstairs talking and walking around and such
callie was a great host and the location was ideal for us
great location & great space
great place and location close to seattle
great location and easy commute to town
great location and the space is huge
great location on a quiet streetgood floor plan with plenty of space
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4. Recently repurposed unit near the lake (from USD 120)

This property has been recently repurposed into a contemporary, minimalist flat. The appliances are modern, and the interiors are tastefully decorated with simplicity and functionality in mind. The property lies just two blocks away from the lake and park. It features one bedroom and one modern bathroom. Despite being located on the lower ground floor, the property is well-lit and has a cute wooden lower deck by the entrance.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
17 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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at night the weather is very nice and it was perfect temperature for the apt
is has plenty of room and is designed very nicely
the place was clean and comfortable
super specious and clean
the space is very clean and comfortable
sparkling clean well furnished and slept four people comfortably
fantastic experience and friendly owners
lynn was friendly and came by to gives us additional info on the suite
charming and well appointed space with very kind hosts
wonderful place to stay lynn and alice are some of the most accommodating and hospitable hosts we've had
a wonderful and very friendly couple
good location to downtown seattle
location is prime and beautiful
the neighborhood is very quiet and safe
a very quiet location which is nice after spending the previous night in a hotel
the location is good if you are visiting seattle; it’s about a $25 uber ride to downtown
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5. Private guesthouse on Mercer Island (from USD 160)

This private guesthouse is located on Mercer Island. It’s surrounded by the placid water of Lake Washington and offers amazing views of Mount Rainier. It offers a cosy, homely space with a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a modern bathroom, and a living area with a comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa should you wish to sleep two more guests. It also comes with free WiFi and a dedicated workspace for remote workers.

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Mercer Island, Washington, United States
85 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
the view from the kitchen and living room is amazing
great bed and a terrific sleeper sofa
fully kitchen equipment nice bedroom a pullout sofa bed
the bed was very comfy and even the fold out couch made a comfortable bed
absolutely wonderful place great amenities and the apartment itself is cute cozy and has fantastic views
clean and comfortable place to stay
very clean house with a beautiful look
everything was very clean streamlined and modern
the apartment was very clean bright and comfortable
the place is sparkling clean and very comfortable
great place and great host
great host's as well
anne was a great host and made us feel welcome
anne and bob are great hosts
anne and bob are amazing hosts
the location is beautiful and quiet but incredibly convenient to seattle
the apartment is close to downtown and surrounding area attractions
we loved the location its obvious that people take great pride in the mercer community
the location is sublime and the apartment is so lovely
perfect location and views
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6. Lovely waterfront guesthouse near Bellevue

This lovely property is ideal for couples looking for a quiet, relaxing, and secluded place to spend a few days. Guests will have access to the entire guesthouse, all 1200 square feet (115 square metres) of it. They can make full use of the open-concept living area that features a cosy fireplace, a comfortable leather sofa, and a U-shaped kitchen with plenty of granite countertop space and modern stainless steel appliances. A spacious bedroom, bathroom with bathtub, and cute balcony complete the already idyllic picture.

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
155 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
this lake front apartment has a stunning view
lots of room for improvement there and decor in general
the house was clean and comfy
very peaceful clean sanctuary to regenerate
it is very clean and the bed is extremely comfortable
the rental is spacious clean and located amidst beautiful surroundings
great location very clean and cozy place
the host was amazing and communicated often
thomas is a great host
zixuan is responsive and an amazing host
the host was very courteous and helpful and the property was comfortable and well-appointed
the location of the house is amazing
fantastic location very easy to get to and super close to downtown bellevue
there’s a nice park nearby within walking distance
this is a fantastic location and lovely property
amazing location can't wait to stay again
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7. Cute cottage with views of the lake

Superhost Joyce rents out her cute cottage located on Pritchard Island, on the south-western bank of Lake Washington. The cottage features a small bathroom, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a corner kitchen with an adjacent dining table. It’s especially ideal for couples or solo travellers. The location is particularly convenient if you wish to visit Seattle as the city is just a short 20-minute drive away. If you’d like to spend a day surrounded by nature, five minutes by car or forty minutes on foot will get you to Seward Park on Bailey Peninsula.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
48 reviews  
Entire cottage 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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the cottage was cozy and comfortable with a lovely view
the view is stunning and the outdoor space is really cozy
a lovely view of the lake from the patio and kitchen is restful and restorative
cozy place to stay with nice views
second visit - love the view the bed the openness and light
easy access and very clean
so clean and joyce is a pleasure to work with
joyce’s place is charming clean and has an amazing view
clean well appointed and very comfortable place with nice views
joyce was very responsive to any questions and i so appreciate her sharing her space
thank you for hosting us
joyce was friendly and helpful which just made everything that much easier
super cute little studio that’s close to several great seattle neighborhood
easy walk or bike ride to public transportation
it’s a close easy walk to a beach too which was fabulous
great place to get away
we loved walking to seward park
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8. One-bedroom suite in a luxurious mansion

Experience the luxury of living in a multi-million dollar mansion without breaking the bank. The property on offer is a one-bedroom, 1400-square-feet (130-square-metre) suite situated on the ground level. Guests can unwind on the quaint stone patio with a fire pit as well as the well-kept backyard garden during their stay. Indoors, the open-plan living area features predominant white and grey tones that give the room a very posh vibe. The full-sized kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, the bathroom is modern, and the bedroom is bright and spacious.

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
9 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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the space is exceptionally clean spacious and beautifully decorated
incredibly clean beautiful welcoming well-equipped and in an ideal location
the property is absolutely beautiful - inside and out and very spacious
kim is a wonderful host in a beautiful setting
kim was very attentive and easy to communicate with
kim was responsive hospitable and thoughtful
easy access to walking trail
kim’s place is everything one could possibly want or need for a stay in the greater seattle area
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9. Cosy and functional waterfront studio

This compact but cosy studio is located just a few steps from the lake. Inside, there is a comfortable queen-sized bed, leather sofa, well-equipped kitchen area, and a bathroom. Guests will be able to enjoy spectacular views over the lake from the cute patio and from the fishing dock. Superhost Dan can provide an airbed, in case there will be more than two guests.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
115 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and a cozy place to stay
way better than a hotel room and you can't beat the view
it is comfortable and quiet and offers enough comforts of home
the inside was clean had a comfortable bed easy check in and fast wifi
i paid a cleaning fee so i expected this place to be clean
beautiful clean spacious and very convenient
this space is very clean orderly and exactly as pictured
clean and outfitted with the essentials
this place is great very clean
hosts were kind and communicated quickly
pierrer was a wonderful accommodating host
but when i asked the host they answered with a yes and i booked immediately
beautiful space and gracious and communicative host
hope everything i wrote helps the lovey host and other airbnb er’s
great place close to town
awesome location for the price
i would recommend this location
a good location and close by seattle
this apartment location on the water was amazing
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10. Bright and spacious waterfront unit

With breathtaking views over the lake, the location is what makes this property a favourite among its guests. It’s especially ideal for couples or solo travellers as it only features one bedroom and one bathroom. The wide windows let the light in and offer the daily spectacle of the lake from the comfort of almost every room. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, you can make use of the shared deck and the fishing poles provided.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
155 reviews  
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy space with a great view of the lake
a very comfortable place with an amazing view
great views in a comfortable setting easy checkin checkout
we just turned on the tv or some music and enjoyed our time
not the cleanest house (dont look behind couch)would be nice if bathroom doors locked
every thing is clean
although the house did look like it could have been deep cleaned a bit better
it was very clean and i highly recommend dan's place
i expected a little better standard of cleanliness due to covid
overall the place was extremely clean and it exceeded our expectations
the host was very quick to respond to my questions and was eager to help
the hosts were very kind and accommodating
good value and nice hosts
the accommodations are great and the hosts are very pleasant
awesome place to stay the hosts were very professional and made sure our stay exceeded our expectations
good location to central area
great location right on the water
really enjoyed the location would definitely like to go back
being so close to the lake was fantastic so the location was great
i’d definitely book this location again
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Explore Lake Washington

Whether you decide to rent a studio flat or an entire guesthouse, you will be enchanted by the area surrounding Lake Washington. Before driving to the famous attractions in Seattle, don’t forget to engage in exhilarating activities near the lake. For a place to stay, always refer to our list above!

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