Destination guide

So, so much more than a 90s grunge scene and Starbucks

To truly fall in love with Seattle, you have to embrace the many neighborhoods that comprise the city. Opt for a Seattle vacation rental in a pocket that best matches you and your travel squad's personality: are you artsy, urban, cosmopolitan, posh, or eccentric? Embrace the city's general air of positive crunchy earthiness, and you'll understand why everyone in these diverse neighborhoods can cohabitate so comfortably together. Prepare yourself for a visit full of incredible food, friendly locals, and vibrant nightlife, all fueled by a cafe scene that's so much more than the birthplace of Starbucks.


From the Puget Sound to the newest sounds

There are many different ways to see Seattle—on bike, with a guided walking tour, or from a boat tour cruising the Puget Sound. You can easily pack in the city's highlights, but there's something to be said for grabbing some wares from the market and enjoying a picnic in Discovery Park. If the nightlife is calling your name, take in a show at an iconic club like The Showbox at The Market, or The Crocodile. You just might find yourself on the cutting edge of the "next big thing."


Don't worry, all that rain is (basically) a rumor

Thanks to its rainy reputation, the Pacific Northwest is an really popular destination during the summer (think drier days), but there other attractive times of the year. So while you are more likely to find sunny days waiting from you from June through August, consider booking your Seattle vacation rental in spring or fall. You're likely to find the weather is moderate and prices are a bit lower than peak season. If you're really looking for a good deal, plan your visit for December or January, but these are the chilly wet months of the year.

Natural features

The City of Seven Hills will get your heart pumping

As the largest city in both Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. This much loved mecca is extremely hilly, with the majority of its most popular neighborhoods nestled atop its seven hills. Seattle is surrounded by the Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east, and set against the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains. Downtown Seattle is bordered by Elliott Bay, which opens into the Puget Sound and makes Seattle a major seaport city.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Seattle

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Seattle King Street Station. It's easy to get around Seattle by catching a ride on the metro at Westlake Station, Westlake Ave Hub Station or University Street Station.

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

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 Seattle:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 677 vacation rentals
  • North End: 49 vacation rentals
  • Three Tree Point: 19 vacation rentals
  • Inglewood: 18 vacation rentals
  • Central Tacoma: 59 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 Seattle?

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

  • Seattle Center: 1,495 vacation rentals
  • Seattle University: 1,391 vacation rentals
  • Seattle Aquarium: 1,250 vacation rentals
  • University of Washington: 1,367 vacation rentals
  • Washington State Convention Center: 2,329 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Seattle 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 Seattle?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 878 Houses in Seattle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Seattle include:

  • Boats: 17 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 956 rentals available
  • Cabins: 121 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Seattle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 185 vacation rentals with pool available in Seattle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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