Seattle, in the USA’s state of Washington, is well known as the economic and cultural heart of the Pacific North-West. Home to the grunge music scene and coffee giant Starbucks, Seattle embraces over 38 million visitors annually.
Settled by hardy travelers who came by way of the infamous and arduous Oregon Trail, they followed the news of rich land and deep rivers suitable for a new community. Now, 165 years later, tourists and locals alike enjoy breathtaking views that seem to lift the spirits of any person, from the vibrant natural beauty of Puget Sound to the man-made iconic Space Needle.
The city is home to a variety of museums, open public parks, zoos, and marine wildlife ripe to explore. In between these adventures you’ll be sure to want to rest well in a comfy home that takes advantage of the best that Seattle has to offer. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork, picking out some of the best HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals for your Seattle stay:
Alki beach is one of the (disputed) original settlements of white Americans that became Seattle. The spot also came to be known as “Alki New York” or “Someday this will be New York”, as this was the origin of the settlers who hoped to grow their settlement to the same great heights. You can enjoy this historical beach front with up to 6 guests in this home, which is near to the famous Pike Place Market. In the mornings, enjoy a nice cup of fresh ground coffee overlooking the Olympic Mountains. Staying in the outskirts away from the downtown area means plentiful views of Puget Sound. The deck isn’t the only place to enjoy Seattle’s natural beauty. This HomeAway establishment ensures you can enjoy the terrific vistas from sunset to sundown as you enjoy the views from the bedroom. Make sure no one misses their place at the table! Make dinner with a large group of friends or a large family gathering and sit down to enjoy your feast in this huge dining room and at the breakfast bar. Be sure to cook up a nice plate of fresh produce from the nearby Pike Place Market! One of the nice parts of booking with HomeAway is that you can move away from that standardized hotel feel. This site has unique quilting and bedding for each of its bedrooms giving character and charm to your new temporary abode. The comfortable bed in an attractive bedroom is sure to promote a good night’s sleep. Although, the bed is hardly the point of this room with the incredible views that it offers! The other bedroom features vibrant reds with a large wooden bedframe and yellow lighting. Hello relaxation! Flaunt your feathers under this beautiful colorful quilt. If you’re looking to drink in the natural beauty of Seattle, be sure to do so here. Check out the nearby Alki Surf Shop for trinkets and souvenirs. The deck also features a gas grill for you to cook up your fresh catch of the day. Chilly nights might have you attracted to the fireplace. For longer stays, there is also a laundry with a dryer on the first floor.
Stunning, Modern Alki Beach View Home
Area: Alki Beach, Seattle, WA
Price: from 350 USD
Number of Guests: 6
If you need more peace, head to the treasure of all getaways at this roomy, verdant home. The sound of water doesn’t need to be contained at the waterfront. The decadent stone patio work on this quiet, dead-end lane ensures a sense of tranquility and relaxation, while remaining close to the sights and sounds of Seattle. Keep nature close to you during your stay in Seattle with this charming house. Head outside and enjoy the tinkling sounds from the small waterfall and the buzz of insects that are drawn to the many plants and flowers. This large home, which accommodates up to 8, creates a harmonic blend between nature and a comfortable living space. The rest of the home is spacious with plenty of rooms and spaces to hole up in. From wooden oak furnishings to the stone gas fireplace, everyone is sure to find a spot they enjoy. There are four bedrooms, one for a set of kids. This makes an ideal rental for families and nature lovers who wish to embrace the cool, wet winters and warm, relatively dry summers. Are you a traveling family? The room is all set up for the little tykes to take over. The master bedroom is abundant in both space and light. The memory foam mattress keeps you comfy all throughout the night, and decorative touches, like the colorful rug and all art, give you lots to look at and admire when you first sleepily open your eyes. For nature lovers, the hikes don’t have to be the only place to garner a sense of serenity and nature. Book this home for a truly tranquil stay in the city of rain.
Spacious Hideaway Retreat with Lush Waterfall Garden - Minutes to Everything
Area: North Admiral, Seattle, WA
Price: from 290 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Knowing about Seattle’s history is different than getting a feel of it for yourself. While this establishment has been refitted for modern comforts, it’s possible to enjoy a historic vibe in this log cabin that was built only 50 years after the city’s founding. This home is settled on West Seattle and is just a short walk from Cormorant Cove and Me-Kwa-Mooks Park. A warm stone fireplace to stave off rainy and chilly days With this spacious kitchen and dining area, everyone can gather for morning breakfast and late dinners with ease Don’t forget the great outdoors! Pull up a seat at the outdoor table and enjoy a drink while surrounded by the lush greenery. A quaint herb garden can be utilized to spice up a fish from Pike Place Market. There are 4 bedrooms in total, sleeping 8. But with 2 futons and a sofa bed on request, the property could fit a potential 14 guests. There’s no excuse to put off that family gathering or reunion with friends! Feeling historical yet? The wood on this bed post is far removed from the modern, sleek feel of today. Padded quilts and exposed wood bring a touch of the old into the new, providing charming and comfortable sleeping spaces.
1901 Historical Log Home 1 block from Alki Beach in W Seattle
Area: Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA
Price: from 627 USD
Number of Guests: 10, or 14 with special request
Everyone deserves a spot of luxury here and there. You’ll be sure to receive tailored treatment at this private room with its own private entrance. The views here are not to be underestimated, and the owners will tend to your every need. Those staying have often been welcomed with a bottle of sparkling cider or roses, and, if it’s desired, a gourmet breakfast meal. Don’t let the picture fool you. You don’t have to venture outside to take advantage of the fantastic location; the large windows let you appreciate the natural beauty with ease. If you want to skip out on the sites and just relax, the views during the daytime are great too! Sit out on the porch or take a stroll on the public beach in front of the property. Ready to active? Or maybe you’d prefer to laze on the sands and relax. Hit the nearby beach and perhaps get lucky with a sighting of the wildlife. Did someone say breakfast? This is a B&B after all. Tuck in and start your day on just the right note.
Beautiful private room at a romantic Bed & Breakfast
Area: Burien, Seattle, WA
Price: from 229 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you’re more drawn to the city, keep it in your back pocket at this location that is situated close to Benaroya Hall, Seattle Art Museum, and Seattle’s energetic shopping district. This home provides beautiful views of West Seattle and Elliot Bay. The deck also provides a nice view to admire as you enjoy your fresh cup of Seattle coffee. Don’t want to take on the chilly winds? Enjoy the view from indoors. The sleek and modern kitchen is well equipped, perfect for treating everyone to a delicious dinner. Whether you dine at the breakfast bar or the stylish round glass-topped dining table with soft lighting overhead you can still enjoy the amazing views. Shake off the blues by hitting the nearby streets. Enjoy a stroll through Seattle’s vibrant cafe and restaurant scene. The creme de la creme of the Seattle scene is just a walk away. Close proximity to the city’s excellent fresh fish market, produce vendors, and restaurants means deciding what to do on your vacation is a breeze. The Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57 is also visible from the windows. If you fancy a ride, just walk down the road! Enjoy two beautiful bedrooms to experience the comfort of Seattle. King or queen mattresses will keep you in comfort as you sleep off your day’s adventures. For a true escape from the city and a relaxing night, claim this large bed and enjoy a bigger view of the city at night from the full-length window. If you’re feeling active, don’t forget to check out the condo building’s large indoor swimming pool and modern gym.
2 Bedroom Panoramic Sunset View Oasis--Brand New
Area: West Seattle, WA
Price: from 271 USD
Number of Guests: 4
There's no need to be sleepless in Seattle!
Whether you are swept away by the natural beauty or the historical heart of the Pacific North-West, make Washington’s Seattle your next stop. These HomeAway and Vrbo properties will take care of you every step of the way, giving you a comfortable base from which to explore the enthralling Emerald City.
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