Where to stay around Mercer Island, WA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,062 vacation rentals near Mercer Island. From 1,169 Condos/Apartments to 919 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mercer Island for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mercer Island?

Whether you're traveling 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 Mercer Island:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 793 vacation rentals
  • Three Tree Point: 15 vacation rentals
  • West Bellevue: 33 vacation rentals
  • Inglewood-Finn Hill: 36 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Bellevue: 35 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Mercer Island?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mercer Island. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seattle Center: 1,638 vacation rentals
  • University of Washington: 1,666 vacation rentals
  • Washington State Convention Center: 2,935 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sammamish State Park: 2,611 vacation rentals
  • Safeco Field: 1,296 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mercer Island listed on VRBO 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 Condos/Apartments in Mercer Island?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 1,169 Condos/Apartments in Mercer Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mercer Island include:

  • Studios: 919 rentals available
  • Houses: 764 rentals available
  • Hotels: 750 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 620 vacation rentals with pool available in Mercer Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    An island with connections that's still a land unto itself

    Mercer Island, named for the pioneer Thomas Mercer, was first settled between 1870 and 1880. Thomas and his brother Asa often rowed between the island and Seattle to pick berries, hunt, and fish. In 1930, a bridge was built to connect the island to Seattle, and since then, it's been well connected to neighboring communities on the mainland. Still, Mercer Island has a unique, independent feel, and your vacation rental likely will, too. Picking berries may no longer be a popular pastime, but rowing a boat and casting a line are still the rage.

    Park yourself in one of Mercer Island's picturesque parks

    Wherever your Mercer Island vacation rental lies, it'll likely be close to one of the city's beloved parks. Luther Burbank Park stretches over 77 acres with almost a mile of waterfront. You can dock your boat, fish on the pier, and swim on the beach. When you're tuckered out, take advantage of the barbecues and picnic area. Aubrey Davis Park has softball fields, and tennis and basketball courts. Pioneer Park features trails for bikers, hikers, and horses, and Deane's Children's Park (a.k.a. Dragon Park) is tailor-made for tots.

    A couple things Mercer Island cultivates: community and kids

    Visitors and year-round residents of Mercer Island are fans of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The modern facility features panoramic views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains and hosts community events and concerts. If you're in the area, check out the center's Mercer Gallery, where work by local artists is on display. Just over the bridge in Bellevue, families with curious kids will get a kick out of KidsQuest Children's Museum, where exhibits, classes, and galleries are designed with kids aged 0 to 10 in mind.

    There's nothing seasonal about family-friendly charm

    For a little island so far north, Mercer Island still enjoys warm summers, with temperatures in the mid to high 70s. Summers are also relatively dry, and it's in fall, winter, and spring that you'll need to remember your rain gear. Winter lows aren't too crazy, and though it's too cold for swimming, travelers can still enjoy brisk walks on the waterfront. If you're set on taking a dip in the ocean, book your Mercer Island vacation rental in summer. Otherwise, the parks and boat launches are in working order year-round.

    Mercer Island is small, but big enough for furry friends

    Set on an island 5 miles long, and about a mile and a half wide, your Mercer Island vacation rental will very likely be shaded by a pleasing mix of deciduous trees and conifers, like the mighty Douglas fir. The fertile forests provide visitors and residents with sightings of butterflies, woodpeckers, foxes, and bats. Luther Burbank Park, in particular, has wildlife on display, especially in the wetlands on the park's north and south ends. Feast your eyes on 135 species of birds and 50 species of waterfowl, plus raccoons, beaver, muskrats, tree frogs, and rabbits.