Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Vashon Island

The island views and forests provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Vashon Island. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the hiking, bird watching and kayaking. Museum of Glass and Pike Place Market are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Vashon Island

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and bird watching. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Vashon Island has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Palouse Winery (5.6 mi / 9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Vashon Island

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Vashon Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Robinson Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Marine View Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Eagle Landing Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Seahurst Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Crescent Creek Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Burien Town Square Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Vashon Island

Fly into Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vashon Island?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,037 house rentals around Vashon Island. From 483 Houses to 65 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Vashon Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vashon Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vashon Island:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 277 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 321 vacation rentals
  • North Beacon Hill: 43 vacation rentals
  • Belltown: 309 vacation rentals
  • Pike Place Market: 242 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Vashon Island?

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

  • Point Robinson Lighthouse: 1,392 home rentals
  • Vashon Maury Island Heritage Museum: 1,578 home rentals
  • Palouse Winery: 1,663 home rentals
  • Point Robinson Park: 1,398 home rentals
  • Seattle Center: 744 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vashon Island 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 Vashon Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 483 Houses in Vashon Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vashon Island include:

  • Cabins: 65 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 65 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 65 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vashon Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 129 vacation homes with pool available in Vashon Island.

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