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.
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.
Top guest reviewsthe view over the lake is stunning and visible from the entire living room and kitchenwe loved cooking in the well-stocked and large kitchenthe bed is super comfy and it’s so quiet at nightthe house itself was immaculate amazing views from the porch clean perfect location and just beautiful in generalthe living dining and kitchen area were very spacious comfortable and cleanRead more reviews
Host:she was a great hostlastly ladora was a wonderful host - super communicative warm and accommodating
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.
Top guest reviewsthe view is gorgeous the accommodations are very comfortable and janet was very hospitablevery cozy comfortable and private space with a marvelous view of lake washingtonjanet's place was clean and cozyvery clean and had everything we needed for our trip
Host:she was extremely helpful and accommodatingjanet was a great host and readily available at any time to answer any questions or concernsbeautiful view great host and response timejanet is a great hostRead more reviewsthe location itself is also great and central for many different areas/activitiesgreat value convenient location about a half hour from downtown seattlethe neighborhood is super quiet and cute it's the perfect spotjanet's place is in a scenic peaceful locationthe neighborhood is quiet and pleasant for walking around
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.
Top guest reviewsthe bed was so comfortable and we really liked all the furniture and decorationsvery clean and spaciousnice space very clean and convenient for usvery quiet and clean place perfect for an evening retreat to rest for next days eventsvery clean and in a beautiful part of mercer islandthe suite was very clean and their with thoughtful touches like fruit bars and juice provided
Host:callie is very quickly responsive to any questions or concerns we hadcallie is responsive but also respects her guests' privacygreat stay with super hostit is easy to hear the owners upstairs talking and walking around and suchcallie was a great host and the location was ideal for usRead more reviewsgreat location & great spacegreat place and location close to seattlegreat location and easy commute to towngreat location and the space is hugegreat location on a quiet streetgood floor plan with plenty of space
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.
Top guest reviewsat night the weather is very nice and it was perfect temperature for the aptis has plenty of room and is designed very nicelythe place was clean and comfortablesuper specious and cleanthe space is very clean and comfortablesparkling clean well furnished and slept four people comfortably
Host:fantastic experience and friendly ownerslynn was friendly and came by to gives us additional info on the suitecharming and well appointed space with very kind hostswonderful place to stay lynn and alice are some of the most accommodating and hospitable hosts we've hada wonderful and very friendly coupleRead more reviewsgood location to downtown seattlelocation is prime and beautifulthe neighborhood is very quiet and safea very quiet location which is nice after spending the previous night in a hotelthe location is good if you are visiting seattle; it’s about a $25 uber ride to downtown
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.
Top guest reviewsthe view from the kitchen and living room is amazinggreat bed and a terrific sleeper sofafully kitchen equipment nice bedroom a pullout sofa bedthe bed was very comfy and even the fold out couch made a comfortable bedabsolutely wonderful place great amenities and the apartment itself is cute cozy and has fantastic viewsclean and comfortable place to stayvery clean house with a beautiful lookeverything was very clean streamlined and modernthe apartment was very clean bright and comfortablethe place is sparkling clean and very comfortable
Host:great place and great hostgreat host's as wellanne was a great host and made us feel welcomeanne and bob are great hostsanne and bob are amazing hostsRead more reviewsthe location is beautiful and quiet but incredibly convenient to seattlethe apartment is close to downtown and surrounding area attractionswe loved the location its obvious that people take great pride in the mercer communitythe location is sublime and the apartment is so lovelyperfect location and views
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.
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Top guest reviewsthis lake front apartment has a stunning viewlots of room for improvement there and decor in generalthe house was clean and comfyvery peaceful clean sanctuary to regenerateit is very clean and the bed is extremely comfortablethe rental is spacious clean and located amidst beautiful surroundingsgreat location very clean and cozy place
Host:the host was amazing and communicated oftenthomas is a great hostzixuan is responsive and an amazing hostthe host was very courteous and helpful and the property was comfortable and well-appointedRead more reviewsthe location of the house is amazingfantastic location very easy to get to and super close to downtown bellevuethere’s a nice park nearby within walking distancethis is a fantastic location and lovely propertyamazing location can't wait to stay again
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.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was cozy and comfortable with a lovely viewthe view is stunning and the outdoor space is really cozya lovely view of the lake from the patio and kitchen is restful and restorativecozy place to stay with nice viewssecond visit - love the view the bed the openness and lighteasy access and very cleanso clean and joyce is a pleasure to work withjoyce’s place is charming clean and has an amazing viewclean well appointed and very comfortable place with nice views
Host:joyce was very responsive to any questions and i so appreciate her sharing her spacethank you for hosting usjoyce was friendly and helpful which just made everything that much easierRead more reviewssuper cute little studio that’s close to several great seattle neighborhoodeasy walk or bike ride to public transportationit’s a close easy walk to a beach too which was fabulousgreat place to get awaywe loved walking to seward park
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.
Kirkland, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe space is exceptionally clean spacious and beautifully decoratedincredibly clean beautiful welcoming well-equipped and in an ideal locationthe property is absolutely beautiful - inside and out and very spacious
Host:kim is a wonderful host in a beautiful settingkim was very attentive and easy to communicate withkim was responsive hospitable and thoughtfulRead more reviewseasy access to walking trailkim’s place is everything one could possibly want or need for a stay in the greater seattle area
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.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view and a cozy place to stayway better than a hotel room and you can't beat the viewit is comfortable and quiet and offers enough comforts of homethe inside was clean had a comfortable bed easy check in and fast wifii paid a cleaning fee so i expected this place to be cleanbeautiful clean spacious and very convenientthis space is very clean orderly and exactly as picturedclean and outfitted with the essentialsthis place is great very clean
Host:hosts were kind and communicated quicklypierrer was a wonderful accommodating hostbut when i asked the host they answered with a yes and i booked immediatelybeautiful space and gracious and communicative hosthope everything i wrote helps the lovey host and other airbnb er’sRead more reviewsgreat place close to townawesome location for the pricei would recommend this locationa good location and close by seattlethis apartment location on the water was amazing
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.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Top guest reviewsvery cozy space with a great view of the lakea very comfortable place with an amazing viewgreat views in a comfortable setting easy checkin checkoutwe just turned on the tv or some music and enjoyed our timenot the cleanest house (dont look behind couch)would be nice if bathroom doors lockedevery thing is cleanalthough the house did look like it could have been deep cleaned a bit betterit was very clean and i highly recommend dan's placei expected a little better standard of cleanliness due to covidoverall the place was extremely clean and it exceeded our expectations
Host:the host was very quick to respond to my questions and was eager to helpthe hosts were very kind and accommodatinggood value and nice hoststhe accommodations are great and the hosts are very pleasantawesome place to stay the hosts were very professional and made sure our stay exceeded our expectationsRead more reviewsgood location to central areagreat location right on the waterreally enjoyed the location would definitely like to go backbeing so close to the lake was fantastic so the location was greati’d definitely book this location again
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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