Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Poulsbo that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $112 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Poulsbo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Discover Scandinavian style in Poulsbo

Poulsbo lies along the shoreline of Liberty Bay and is a village-like city located in Kitsap County. Around 20 miles from Seattle, and offering views of the Olympic Mountains to the west, the city is known for its shopping, parks, and seafood dining — all served up with a generous helping of Scandinavian flair. From strolling along Front Street, a historic downtown area with rosemaled facades, to renting a kayak to explore the bay, there's no shortage of activities on offer. And if you're looking for a place to call home, you'll find that Poulsbo vacation rentals place you right in the heart of this so-called Little Norway.

Things to do

Explore Poulsbo's scenic waterfront

One of Poulsbo's most charming spots is the waterfront area, a bustling space where panoramic views from Liberty Bay Waterfront Park are just the beginning. Museums and art galleries are all easy to come by in this area, although many travelers find themselves happy enough to settle back in a bayside restaurant and watch the world go by. There's plenty of spots where you can rent a kayak and head off to find a perfect spot on the water, while those who prefer someone else to do the legwork can just as easily arrange a charter cruise to the Puget Sound.


Get your Viking on in Poulsbo

Norwegians settled in Poulsbo in the late 1800s, and to this day the city proudly remembers its roots, not least at its colorful Viking Fest. Held over 3 days each May, the festival counts a Lutefisk eating contest, costumed locals, and a lively parade among its highlights. Missed the festival? A trip to the Martinson Cabin Museum offers a peek into early Poulsbo life. Plus, you can enjoy a guided walking tour of downtown with a member of the Poulsbo Historical Society (call to book), stopping along the way for an obligatory selfie with the city's 12-foot Norseman Statue.


Sunny days in Poulsbo

While Viking Fest is enough to tempt any traveler to book their Poulsbo vacation rental in May, a trip over the summer months of July and August will serve up some seriously sunny days – perfect for kicking back at American Legion and Kitsap Memorial State Parks. You'll find rentals a little pricier over the summer, though, so if getting a great deal is on your wish list, hanging fire until September or October can be a wise move. While there will likely be a bit of drizzle, fewer crowds, lower rates, and still-nice temperatures make early fall something of a sweet spot.

Natural features

Discover beaches and rainforests near Poulsbo

Liberty Bay and its waterfront parks are likely to be the focus of your outdoor adventure in Poulsbo, but a wonderfully diverse landscape waits for those willing to explore a little further afield. Hansville Beach is around a 30-minute drive from most Poulsbo vacation rentals — a beautiful spot where highlights include the Point No Point Lighthouse, memorable views of Whidbey Island and Admiralty Inlet, and an abundance of bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities. For those who prefer green spaces, Olympic National Park to the west of the city serves up the chance to hike through the Hoh Rain Forest.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Poulsbo

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 16.2 mi (26 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), which is 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Poulsbo?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 926 vacation rentals around Poulsbo. From 475 house rentals to 82 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Poulsbo?

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 Poulsbo:

  • Downtown: 416 vacation rentals
  • West Seattle: 799 vacation rentals
  • Queen Anne: 622 vacation rentals
  • Central District: 372 vacation rentals
  • Cascade: 374 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 Poulsbo?

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

  • Port of Poulsbo: 1,333 vacation rentals
  • Kitsap Memorial State Park: 914 vacation rentals
  • Port Gamble Museum: 1,000 vacation rentals
  • Frank Raab Municipal Park: 1,377 vacation rentals
  • Hood Canal Bridge: 909 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poulsbo 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 Houses in Poulsbo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 475 Houses in Poulsbo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Poulsbo include:

  • Cabins: 82 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 259 rentals available
  • Cottages: 82 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Poulsbo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 82 vacation rentals with pool available in Poulsbo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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