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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Poulsbo

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Poulsbo. Well-liked for its restaurants, shopping and casino gaming, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal 91 and Space Needle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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

Traveling to and around Poulsbo

The nearest airport is in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), located 25.7 mi (41.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union Seaplane Base), which is 16.2 mi (26 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Poulsbo?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Poulsbo that's a match made in heaven. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 25 miles from the center of Poulsbo, it's hard to beat "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like an iron and ironing board and a dryer.
  • "Stunning Waterfront Home On 2+ Landscaped Acres The Best Location On Camano" also promises a memorable escape, offering 4 bedrooms, mountain views, a beach view and more. It's around 35 miles from Poulsbo.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Poulsbo vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Poulsbo?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Poulsbo puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Unplug all your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact stays:

  • Get ready for a simpler way of life at "Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Mountainside Chalet "tiny House". Amenities at this retreat in Packwood include heating, a coffee grinder and more.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "Artistic Retreat - Oasis Like Setting Tiny House". Situated in Cros-de-Cagnes, this tiny abode comes with nearby whale-watching activities and a dishwasher.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Poulsbo?

Whether you're on the lookout for a log cabin for a getaway with your close friends or a family adventure, we have you covered. Book one of these great vacation rentals in or near Poulsbo and enjoy being surrounded by nature for a while:

  • "Nordic Log Cabin Near Kiana/poulsbo: Classic Hygge" will help ensure your Poulsbo getaway is all you hoped it would be. With conveniences such as a nearby beach and off-street parking options to make things easy, all you have to do is put your feet up and enjoy your break.
  • You won't have to give up any home comforts if you stay at "Log Cabin On 6 Beautiful Acres". This popular escape features an oven, a barbecue grill and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Poulsbo?

Nothing's better than a quick trip to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and take a load off at one of these top weekend getaways in and near Poulsbo:

  • "Driftwood Island Retreat" Spectacular View" is an excellent option around 20 miles south of central Poulsbo. You won't have to venture far to find something interesting to do around this vacation rental. Pull out your map and head for University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden and Park at Bothell Landing. Activities like hiking and biking and golf will add the finishing touch to your mini getaway.
  • "Secluded And Sleek Beachfront Home Where You Can Isolate And Explore The Outdoors" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 25 miles southeast of Poulsbo, use it as a base to enjoy some fishing or kayaking. Cottage Lake Park and Lake Union Park Kayak Launch and Beach should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Poulsbo?

Enjoy a taste of the vibe and culture of Poulsbo from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd like to take time out on your own or live it up with a few friends, you'll find the ideal studio apartment for rent in and around Poulsbo:

  • Make "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" your home for a week or more. This wonderful vacation rental features amenities including a nearby waterfront and a living room.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "20% Rate Drop For Winter @ The Beach", which comes with conveniences such as a fenced pool and a theme park.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's plenty to keep you on the go around Poulsbo. Love cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Leavenworth Summer Theater and Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Poulsbo?

Just because you only have a day or two off work doesn't mean you need to spend it in a dull hotel room. Take a vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Poulsbo:

  • Located close to the heart of Poulsbo, "Luxury Waterfront Lodge. Gourmet Kitchen" is great for a whirlwind break. While you're around, take a look at leading attractions like Lake Wenatchee State Park and Lake Wenatchee.
  • "Newly Refinished Two - Bedroom House With An Elegant Rustic Look On The Waterfront" is another wonderful option. We recommend adding Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort and Glacier View Campground to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Poulsbo?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Poulsbo:

  • Around 25 miles from Poulsbo, "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" is the perfect place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and a nearby bay are some of the amenities here.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Newly Refinished Two - Bedroom House With An Elegant Rustic Look On The Waterfront". Located 25 miles from Poulsbo, a nearby bay and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Poulsbo?

We've got some impressive mansions for rent in and around Poulsbo. If you're looking for somewhere spacious with a large dose of wow factor, these architectural stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Around 30 miles to the east of Poulsbo is "The Celebrity Millionaire Mansion". Along with its striking design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as a sauna and a firepit.
  • Another popular option is "Seattle Waterfront Mansion On Lake Wa". Around 25 miles to the southeast of Poulsbo, this opulent vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a swimming pool, a firepit and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Poulsbo?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Poulsbo where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A wealth of amenities including a fireplace and mountain views make "Log Castle - On The Beach, Expansive Sound" a favorite. This spacious getaway has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the heart of Poulsbo, it's around 25 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views 5 Bedrooms" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 25 miles to the northeast of Poulsbo, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A water view and a kitchen are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Poulsbo?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Blow up your inflatable doughnut and browse these rental houses in or near Poulsbo that come with this vacation essential:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take your gang to "Newly Refinished Two - Bedroom House With An Elegant Rustic Look On The Waterfront". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a nearby bay and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or just unwinding by the water at "Kingfisher Beach House - West - Facing". This vacation home is another sought-after option and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, childrens activities and more.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Poulsbo escape? This impressive destination has a mediterranean climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. Browse our range of Poulsbo vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.