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Shop, Stop, & Stay: 12 Unique Airbnbs In Seattle - Updated 2020

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A US West Coast seaport city, Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington. Home to aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, Seattle has established itself not only in the aerospace industry but also as a technology center, with companies like Microsoft and Amazon establishing their bases in Seattle.

Famous coffee chain, Starbucks, opened its very first stop in downtown Seattle in 1971, making the city popular among coffee lovers and heritage-trail enthusiasts alike. Considered a world-class city with many amazing attractions like Pike Place Market, Seattle Symphony, and the iconic Space Needle, visitors are constantly wowed by the progress with every subsequent visit.

Visiting Seattle? Check out these charming and unique Airbnbs in Seattle to complete your shop, stop, and stay experience.

1. Barnhouse beams: urban cottage (from USD 91)

Housed within a delightful wooden outbuilding, this fully private apartment was created with beautiful rustic cedar wood ceilings and adjustable room lighting to help created a relaxed mood for guests.

Located in one of the most central locations in Seattle, guests have easy access to tourist attractions and Seattle’s lesser-known cafe culture and high-end restaurants. This interesting concept apartment is considered by many as the best Airbnb in Seattle and is perfect for those who are looking for accommodation that stands out. Guests are invited by the host to access yoga and meditation studios within the main building for free yoga lessons.

Great for visitors looking to rest, recharge, and relax in Seattle, this apartment is suitable for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center without compromising on accessibility. The artistic space gives off barn-house vibes and rustic feelings, so book this Airbnb for a new way to stay in Seattle.

Urban Cottage-Pet friendly
Seattle, Washington, United States
431 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and aesthetic within
i was nice to have it’s own bathroom and as the previous reviews said the bed was comfortable
this space was a very colorful cozy comfortable and calming space and i would definitely stay there again
very cozy space to listen to the seattle rain with great vibes
it’s easy for me to overlook some things in an airbnb if you have solid wifi
Cleanliness:
clean bathroom and space
very clean and the bed was very comfortable
clean cozy safe stylish
very clean and cozy space in a beautiful neighborhood
the bed however was clean and very comfortable
Host:
they were excellent hosts
the hosts are very kind
hosts are super nice and thoughtful
the hosts are great and communicated promptly
the hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful
Location:
easy bus to downtown
really great location near fremont
amazing location the neighborhood is absolutely beautiful
plus it's in a great location - highly recommend
excellent location in a great neighborhood as well
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2. Quirky caravan: the El Rey in Frelard (from USD 81)

This listing is a caravan, completely renovated with modern furniture and amenities installed. Like a fort for grownups, this Airbnb is one of the most unique accommodation options in Seattle.

A 1957 El Rey, this caravan vacation gives guests a chance to tick something off their bucket list, right in the heart of Seattle. Secure and private, this is a great Airbnb for a fun experience of staying in a caravan. A private bathroom, shower, and kitchen are just some of the basic amenities in the El Rey. Although this Airbnb accommodation only sleeps 2 people, it is a great experience to stay overnight in a fully functional diner-inspired caravan. With plenty of space for a movie night or just a quiet game of cards, enjoy the spacious living room this caravan apartment has to offer. Have fun and enjoy the quiet surroundings of the up-class neighborhood as you urban camp in retro style!

The El Rey in Frelard
Seattle, Washington, United States
546 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pull out bed was much more comfortable than expected too - i slept great
the backyard where the el rey is parked is charming and cozy
super cozy and unique space close to a lot of fun breweries and coffee shops
private comfortable and easily accessible
we were comfortable and didn't have to worry about a thing
Cleanliness:
the airstream was clean cute and quiet
the camper is very clean cozy and accommodating
clean cozy and fun to stay in for a couple nights
the trailer is clean cozy and a unique place to stay
shawn's place was clean private convenient and every bit as stylish as the photos
Host:
my favorite host in seattle
best host in town
shawn was a fantastic host
shawn is a gracious host
shawn and jessie were great hosts
Location:
the location is amazing
great location and thoughtful touches
noise was minimal location is excellent
this place is beyond cute
good place to stay and good location
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3. Tipsy and tiny: cute house in West Seattle (from USD 119)

Probably one of the most compact Seattle vacation rentals, Tipsy the tiny house in West Seattle is a blend of wooden architecture mixed with a love for small spaces.

Minutes away from Alaska Junction, Lincoln Park, and Alki Beach, this accommodation is great for just lounging around in the loft bed or catching up on some reading. Located in a relatively quiet neighborhood, this wooden gem is seated comfortably in the host’s backyard. With the addition of newly reclaimed wood planters and lounge chairs for guests, visitors are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or get that much needed vitamin D in the afternoon! Netflix and chill in your small but private home. With a cozy fireplace and Smart TV, there is always something for guests to look forward to, even on rainy days.

Tiny House in Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States
599 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing spot very cozy and all the amenities you need
the bed was super comfy and the space was incredibly functional for the size
the loft was extremely comfortable
the house had everything we needed for a cozy stay and we would definitely do it again
a welcoming tidy organized and comfortable experience
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean and perfect for the weekend getaway
the house was very clean although we did notice a few spider webs in some of the windows
it was cozy and clean
clean and quiet off the beaten track but worth it
the space was clean and had everything we needed for a couple nights stay
Host:
hosts were helpful & accommodating via message
hosts were great communicating with us before our visit
chad and lindsay were excellent hosts - very welcoming and responsive
thank you so much for hosting us
great local tips and hosts were very responsive
Location:
location is a bit further out from downtown but totally worth it
super cute place loved my stay here
if you don’t mind hills it is walking distance to great restaurants
tipsy was an easy walking distance from west seattle's main streets
a cozy space close to many quality bites highly recommend for a trip to seattle
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4. Cool cottage: urban-chic studio (from USD 99)

An urban-chic cottage nestled in between the Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods, this cute cottage is complete with high exposed industrial-like beams and expensive-looking wooden flooring.

Enjoy the comfort of the designer features, a fully functional chef’s kitchen, and all-you-can-drink Seattle coffee, just to get you acquainted with one of Seattle’s best kept secrets, coffee! Up the ladder like you’re climbing onto a bunk bed, this loft bedroom is the dream of many an adult. White and pastel-colored, this simple loft space holds a plush queen-sized bed set with pillows and bolsters, all ready for a good night’s sleep. Walking distance from the hip restaurant district and vibrant scene of Fremont, this cottage is close to the heart of downtown and the famous Pike Place Market, which is one of the most romantic places in Seattle.

If relaxing on the balcony is something you see yourself doing as a morning routine during your holiday in Seattle, you’ll be glad to know that you can take the unlimited coffee provided by the kind host up to your very own balcony and watch the world go by from there.

Seattle Urban-Chic Studio Cottage
Seattle, Washington, United States
249 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
washer- dryer good shower and nicely equipped kitchen
the tv has netflix however its wifi receiver seems pretty temperamental and doesn't always connect
we cooked breakfast most mornings at the cottage and enjoyed looking out from the big windows and balcony
it has all the amenities you'd need and is incredibly comfortable and cozy
a unique space quiet and comfortable fantastic shower comfortable bed kitchen with everything you need and washer/dryer
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and beautifully built
the space was both clean and beautiful
great place very clean and welcoming
tory's place is clean well-maintained and well equipped
many thoughtful touches spotless very responsive communications
Host:
hosts are kind and were very responsive to our emailed requests for information
tory is a very nice host
troy is really friendly and approachable
tory is a wonderful host
the hosts were good and prompt communicators
Location:
great neighborhood and location
great location: private yet close to everything
great location in a quiet neighborhood
a fantastic location in a beautiful (hilly) neighborhood
the location is perfect for traveler
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5. Row, row, row your boat: cool floating retreat

Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters, this houseboat is as famous as it is amazing. Built by the Urban Houseboats of Seattle, these builders sure know the way to every sailor’s heart.

Boasting amazing and ever-changing views of Lake Union, Space Needle, and the city skyline, this is one of the best houseboat rentals in Seattle for a small family of three. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay in this 700-square-foot (65-square-meter) custom-designed houseboat.

With a full kitchen, custom-finished drawers, cabinets, and coffee machinery, you are ready to prepare your favorite feasts for the family. A rare one-bedroom on the second-floor of the houseboat, this accommodation is perfect for that houseboat experience.

Take the opportunity to sleep on water and let the waves lull you to sleep. Roll about in the queen-sized bed located on the upper deck and enjoy the view of the sunset from the comfort of your very own bedroom.

Romantic Lakeside Seattle Houseboat
Seattle, Washington, United States
267 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and furniture are all very comfortable
cozy houseboat with great amenities
our daughter slept on the couch on the main floor which was very large and comfortable
has all the comforts of home like shower kitchen washer dryer etc
i loved being able to see the space needle lit up at night right from bed
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
clean quiet and very comfortable
peaceful place to stay very clean and nice
super clean space and great location
it was clean comfortable and fully stocked with supplies
Host:
our host provided excellent instructions for finding the boat upon arrival
the owner was very responsive and quick to address any issues
michaelle was a wonderful host and responded quickly to requests for help
the host did a great job communicating with me the stay was outstanding
she was so gracious and kind to us during our stay and made us feel welcome
Location:
excellent location close to downtown but far enough away from the noise
the location is close to downtown and all the major attractions
great value and location
we loved the location as it was close to downtown but also close to the charming fremont area
beautiful place and great location
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6. Charming craftsman home: Cherry St. House

Cherry St. House gives off rustic, antique vibes with its wooden furniture, cozy backyard, and fairy lights strung across various parts of the house.

Accommodating up to 6 guests, this house is perfect for a cozy backyard escape where you can sit under the stars and enjoy an evening of fun and barbecues and making great memories! With plenty of backyard space for those looking to hold a small gathering, the house is beautifully crafted and made with quality wood, bound to charm and make your stay an unforgettable one. Soak in this amazingly vintage-looking clawfoot tub that appears like it popped out of an old-time movie. Let some light in through the large paneled window just beside it and enjoy the beautiful views of the lush garden outside.

Cherry St House
Seattle, Washington, United States
170 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in the back there's a sun room with french doors where the boys played cards in the evening
the house is absolutely amazing - cozy spacious with lots of outdoor space options to enjoy too
comfortable beds and full kitchen
my girlfriend and i stayed here with two other couples and the space is comfortable and clean
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
the house was clean and had a well stocked kitchen
everything was neat clean and had a homey feel
the house is spacious lovely clean and great for a group
very friendly home is clean a lot of space
Host:
very lovely hosts with a lovely home
hosts were amazing and accommodating
they were super helpful and accommodating to our schedule
wonderful hosts were responsive and friendly and so helpful
joon & rebecca were great hosts
Location:
super cute in a great location
nice and close to everything
very unique house in a great location of seattle
great location and stylish house
beautiful place in a great location
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7. Up, up and away: upscale Victorian home (from USD 151)

A charming 2-bedroom home with a private backyard and deck, this Victorian home looks like it popped up right from the movie, Up!

With its cheerful blue wooden panels that form the facade of the house, feel secure in the upscale and safe neighborhood of Queen Anne. Rise in the morning with the sun flowing through the three large windows behind you.

Some say that waking up happy is the first step to having a great day. With this beautifully designed Victorian home, your first step to having a great day is complete! The living room opens up to the kitchen in this open-space plan. Spacious yet cozy, this house comes with Internet, which you probably won’t need since you’ll likely be too busy playing games in this wide-spaced accommodation.

Victorian Home in Queen Anne (Lower Unit)
Seattle, Washington, United States
178 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
enjoyed the amenities including two dining tables washer/dryer keypad entry available street parking
luckily the weather was not that hot and it felt cool enough with a fan
comfortable bed nice dine-in kitchen
tv super easy to sync phone to watch netflix etc
very nice and roomy apartment
Cleanliness:
very clean and organized place
the room is clean and warm
it was very clean and exactly as described
house was super clean and beds comfortable
the house is clean and nice
Host:
directions were very helpful
great host great home
the host is very easy to communicate
joshua was a great host
lastly josh is a wonderful host
Location:
plus location is amazing
we loved the location
great location comfortable stay
great place in a lovely location
great location with plenty of easy parking
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8. Wonderful waterfront views: downtown condo (from USD 314)

This 2-bedroom stunner looks out to the waterfront of yachts and panoramic sunsets. Within walking distance of Belltown’s restaurants and other popular tourist sites, its Victorian charm is evident in the furniture and architecture of the house. Pale blue and gray furnishings fill the 1,200-square-foot (111.5-square-meter) apartment. Tastefully furnished with both bedrooms featuring a queen-sized bed, it is a joy not only to admire the views from the apartment but also to roll around and have some Victorian fun! With Tiffany-inspired furniture and a lovely color scheme in the dining area, the waterfront condo comes with a fully functional kitchen for those random cooking moments. Just in case you feel like it! It also has 2 parking spaces in a secure garage.

2-bdrm Downtown Seattle on waterfront
Seattle, Washington, United States
344 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice apartment with a view of the waterfront
there was a ton of space in the living room and kitchen and the bedrooms were also awesome
the apartment is in a fabulous location and has a lovely sun balcony overlooking the waterfront
the beds were very comfortable
the condo was clean with nice amenities comfortable beds
Cleanliness:
lovely clean big condo
it was clearly not cleaned by a housekeeper
elsie’s house is clean and beautifully maintained
her home was clean and very comfortable
there’s a bit of a lengthy check out procedure but it explains why the place is very clean
Host:
elsie was a wonderful host
elsie was a great host
elsie was a great host
elsie is an awesome host
elsie was a super host
Location:
conveniently located to the major locations of interest
location is superb
the location is just excellent
the location is awesome
fabulous location and a wonderful condo
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9. Sophisticated studio with breathtaking views of Seattle (from USD 78)

This very stylish studio apartment sleeps two guests. As the listing’s Plus verified, expect good quality. The glossy hardwood floors and clean lines make for comfort and wonderful ambiance. Access to the rooftop grants lovely views towards the Needle and the ocean beyond. Situated in the northwest of Seattle, you will find yourself in a vibrant neighborhood. Restaurants and coffee houses are within easy walking distance. It takes about 18 minutes in smooth traffic to reach the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Guests can expect a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals. Plus, there’s a laundry area with a washer and a dryer. Wi-Fi and televisions make for entertainment. Bathroom essentials and bedroom comforts are supplied, plus there’s a hairdryer. Secure, it comes with a keycode. Convenient free street parking is close by.

Sophisticated Studio with Breathtaking Views of Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States
486 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
added touch were fresh flowers and breakfast goodies
beautiful and cosy apartment with a amazing view on the roof top
stylish apartment in a lovely old building with fabulous views of the city from the roof terrace
everything we needed for a comfortable stay including comfy bed luxurious bathroom and useful appliances in the kitchen
the apartment is small but perfect for 2 people
Cleanliness:
very clean space
everything was clean and accommodating
the space was very clean
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
loved the decor and was very clean and organized
Host:
matthew was a great host
matthew was a great host
matthew is very responsive and a great host
matthew is such a great host and replies quickly with answers to any questions
matthew was a great host and i appreciated the tips he shave prior to check in
Location:
the location is fun and close to downtown
ideal location and quiet neighborhood
in a great location
will come back on a summer day to enjoy the location even better
we loved how close the location was from the major spots of seattle
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10. Downtown apartment, just five-minutes' walk to Pike Place (from USD 79)

This downtown apartment can sleep up to three guests in its one bedroom, one bed, and a bath. The third person would sleep in the common space. High-speed Wi-Fi and an HDTV with complimentary Netflix is available and the unit has a laptop-friendly workspace. The kitchen area is equipped for cooking, but you can easily dine out, as the location is ideal.

Bars, restaurants, bakeries, and shops are all close by. Within close walking distance, you will find Pike Place Market and the Puget Sound Waterfront. You can get to the Convention Center inside of a 15-minute walk, plus there is a bus stop nearby. Three blocks away, you will find Zipcars.

Downtown-5 mins walk to Pike Place!
Seattle, Washington, United States
540 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no view from apartment but great views from top deck of building
ideal for one to two guests with a complete updated kitchen and big bathroom w/washer and dryer
there is a fan for those of you who cannot sleep without one
a great apartment with an amazing shared balcony
the apartment is small but efficient and well laid out with a comfortable bed and couch
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
very clean and comfortable
it was clean and exactly as advertised
very clean and well appropriated for all your needs
sid's place is very clean and neat
Host:
the apartment was comfy and the host responded quickly and was kind
sid was an awesome host
sid is a great host and his communication was timely and the check in/check out procedures were easy
sid is very responsive
Location:
fantastic location that's close walking distance to everything
great location and nice place
the location is excellent
can’t wish for a better location in seattle
great building location and apartment
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11. Coast and company: Queen Anne coastal bungalow

Feel as though the world is at your fingertips as you enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the comfort of your outdoor dining patio.

Boasting sweeping views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains, this bungalow has so much to offer both indoors and outdoors. Interested in barbecuing and getting those grilled meats to perfection? Lounge in the backyard as you get the newly installed and picture-perfect fire pit started.

In the same area is a hot tub, perfect for those colder days where all you want to do is get some warmth back into your body.

Alternatively, do both together! Relax in the hot tub as your loved ones get the party and fire started at the fire pit. Located in convenient and up-market Queen Anne, this coastal bungalow is only 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. With plush leather couches that comfortably seat up to 4 people and a 46-inch (117-cm) Smart television, it is a comfortable luxury for both you and the family to enjoy!

Queen Anne Coastal Bungalow

Address: Seattle, WA, United States

< Number of Guests: 4

12. Bicycle-friendly: stylish apartment

With a designer-style bedroom and avante garde colour schemes, this apartment is not only bicycle-friendly: it’s people-friendly as well! Artistically decorated and walking distance from downtown Seattle, this apartment is in the heart of the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Despite being a 1-bedroom apartment, be blown away by the spacious design of the apartment and great furnishings. With hardwood floors and wide windows that let lots of natural sunlight into the apartment, this creatively decorated apartment is bright and cheerful, all ready to welcome its next visitors.

Take your pick from the books on the shelves, as provided by the host, and you might find a nice guide to Seattle and its hotspots! Cook up a storm in this multifunctional kitchen. Furnished with a beautiful marble-top counter table, high bar stools and high-quality utensils, wow your date away with some great feasting made right in your very own kitchen.

Otherwise, take a short walk down the road where you will find plenty of bars, lounges, and grocery stores to get your meal fix.

STYLISH CONDO SEATTLE CAPITOL HILL
Seattle, Washington, United States
58 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Book and go!

Intending to head to Seattle for a weekend holiday or flying in from somewhere far away? Book one of these Airbnbs that are sure not to disappoint! Whether you’re looking for a cozy apartment or a cabin rental in Seattle, Airbnb has plenty of options for you. Enjoy excellent shopping, stopping for coffee breaks, and staying in Seattle!

Frequently asked questions about unique Airbnbs in Seattle

1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Seattle?

Several pet-friendly Airbnbs are located in Seattle. If you are visiting the city with your furry friend in tow, then take your pick from these best Airbnbs: i) downtown condo with waterfront views ii) urban cottage iii) charming craftsman home.

2. Which are the best cheap Airbnbs in Seattle?

Many cheap Airbnbs are available in Seattle. For the best and cheapest options, choose from the following Airbnbs: i) urban cottage ii) quirky caravan: the El Rey in Frelard iii) downtown apartment close to Pike Place.

3. Which Airbnbs in Seattle are good for families?

Not many Airbnbs in Seattle are good for families. If you are traveling with children or extended family, then book a stay at this cool floating retreat or this Queen Anne coastal bungalow.

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