Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Downtown Seattle, Seattle 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 WiFi and parking. Prices start at $76 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Downtown Seattle. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Feel the energy in Downtown, Seattle

It's impossible not to feel the energy pulsing though the business districts and throbbing streets of Downtown Seattle. Look up and soaring skyscrapers dressed in glass represent the beating economic engine of Washington State. Seek out the hidden quarters: Pike Place Market, buzzing with farmer's stalls, jalapeno-packed tacos, Francophone éclair shops, handcrafted art boutiques – the list goes on. Add to that world-class aquariums and art institutions, along with a medley of seriously stylish Downtown, Seattle, vacation rentals, and it's easy to see why this is the perfect base for exploring The Emerald City.

Things to do

Endless attractions on the Pacific in Downtown Seattle

Stroll down to Pier 57 on the Pacific waterfront and you'll be able to survey Downtown's top attractions. Pining for a twirl on a Ferris Wheel? Cue the Seattle Great Wheel. Want to wonder at sharks and coral gardens? Check the Seattle Aquarium. Fancy a bout of local shopping, multicultural eats, and quirky vintage stores? There's really nowhere better for that than bustling Pike Place Market. There's also the likes of the Seattle Central Library and the acclaimed Seattle Art Museum for something a tad more thought provoking.

Activities

From shopping to sea creatures in Downtown Seattle

In an area so packed to bursting with top attractions, you'll never be short of things to do. You can taste your way through artisan food courts, or shop for quirky local crafts in the bazaars. You can delve into games arcades or settle with a book in prestigious library halls. You can munch on pizza, take dance lessons, or seek out curious sea creatures from the deep in famous aquariums. Oh, and this is also one of the top nightlife districts in the city – check out the wealth of Downtown Seattle vacation rentals in Belltown for that.

Weather

Hit Downtown in late summer

In a city known for its downpours and the infamous storms of the Pacific Northwest, you'll want to pinpoint a time of year when those Downtown Seattle vacation rentals aren't just going to be for hiding away from the rains. Enter the late summer. Between July and August, The Emerald City has some of its driest and most hospitable months. Things aren't too hot then either, and you'll catch Pike Place Market and the Downtown bars in full swing.

Natural features

Facing the ocean in Seattle

Downtown Seattle spills out onto the edge of the mighty Puget Sound, which carves its way into America's coastal mountains from the icy waters of the North Pacific Ocean. The horizon here is dominated by both the soaring skyscrapers of the city and the hulking domes of great peaks in the Cascade Range, Mount Baker, and the Olympic National Park. Any of these wilderness areas can easily be reached from Downtown, meaning jaunts to glacier fields and bear-spotted woods, to whale-inhabited waters and salt-washed beaches, are all possibilities.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Downtown Seattle?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or a sprawling house to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Downtown Seattle. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Take advantage of amenities including a water view and an oven at "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier". Situated around 11 miles from Downtown Seattle, this unique property has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another appealing choice is "Urban Woodland Retreat, Near The", which is around 5 miles from Downtown Seattle. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a dishwasher and lowered locks, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Downtown Seattle puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Turn off all your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact stays:

  • Take a few days off to get back to basics at "Artistic Retreat - Oasis Like Setting Tiny House". Located in Cros-de-Cagnes, nearby museums and a nearby bay are just a couple of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Modern Urban Tiny House With 2bedroom Near Airport And Transportation" comes with a range of comforts, such as cookware, dishware and utensils and a separate dining area. Located in Des Moines, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed property.

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

Nothing beats a short break to lift your mood. If you're ready to switch off and unwind, these popular weekend getaways in and near Downtown Seattle make the ideal base for a mini break:

  • Located around 2 miles to the northwest of Downtown Seattle, "Luxury Large 2bd Condo - Ac - Gas Fireplace" has all you need and more for a relaxing weekend escape, including spa and beauty services and a garden. When it's time to head out and explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to get to like North Beach and Jimi Hendrix Park.
  • Also consider "Secluded Backyard Cottage On Walkable Phinney Ridge", which is around 4 miles north of Downtown Seattle. After exploring nearby sights like Northwest 60th Viewpoint and Cutts Island State Park, relax in your rental and make use of air conditioning, internet services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Downtown Seattle?

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of Downtown Seattle from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you want to escape on your own or live it up with buddies, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in or near Downtown Seattle:

  • Make "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" your temporary home. This wonderful property features amenities including mountain views and a hair dryer.
  • Another great choice is "Quiet One - Bedroom Cottage With Deck In Walkable Neighborhood". Make the most of a kitchen, towels and other convenient amenities during your getaway.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore more of Downtown Seattle. Cultural attractions like Steinbrueck Native Gallery and Linda Hodges Gallery will help you understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Downtown Seattle?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Downtown Seattle. Chill out for a few days in a cool condo, a cozy cottage or a spacious home. Whatever type of vacation rental you're looking for, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Nice and close to the center of Downtown Seattle, "180 Degree/24 Hr Bluff View" is perfect for a quick getaway. While you're in the area, make sure you get to top sights like Pike Place Market and Space Needle.
  • Jump out of bed, make a cup of coffee and then plan what to see around "Queen Anne 2bd Condo - Ac - Private Outdoor Deck With View". University of Washington and T-Mobile Park should be on your itinerary if you choose to stay at this appealing rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Downtown Seattle?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Downtown Seattle that will get your heart racing:

  • Located around 11 miles from Downtown Seattle, "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" is a perfect place for doting couples. A fireplace and a nearby bay are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another place where you can spend a few dreamy days together is "Urban Woodland Retreat, Near The". Located 5 miles from Downtown Seattle, beauty services and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Downtown Seattle and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Super Location, Free Parking, 3 Bedroom + Loft". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, an electric car charging station and a nearby waterfront. You'll find it around 4 miles to the northwest of Downtown Seattle.
  • Invite up to 25 of your best friends to "Luxurious Waterfront Estate With Moorage" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 9 miles to the southeast of central Downtown Seattle. It's packed with features to keep large groups comfortable and content, such as a kitchen and mountain views.

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

From games of "atomic whirlpool" to leisurely dips, a pool promises plenty of fun for both adults and kids. Earn brownie points with family or friends by renting a house with a place to swim in or near Downtown Seattle:

  • Make every day a pool day at "Creekside House - Your Private". Childrens activities and a garden are a few of the other amenities that help make this place a favorite.
  • "Popular Alki Beach Seattle Vacation House" is another great option. After you've enjoyed a refreshing dip with the kiddos, take advantage of other conveniences like nearby birdwatching activities and a dining table.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Seattle?

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Seattle and bring along the whole crew:

  • Located about 2 miles to the southeast of Downtown Seattle, "Newly Built Town Home In The Heart Of The City" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a kitchen and towels.
  • "Super Location, Free Parking, 3 Bedroom + Loft" is another popular option. It's about 4 miles to the northwest of Downtown Seattle, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Handy amenities here include a microwave oven and childrens activities.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Great Wheel are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Downtown Seattle?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Downtown Seattle and get set to create some fantastic new memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "Private Waterfront Cabin On Lake Washington" - Located around 9 miles southeast of the center of Downtown Seattle, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a toaster and a kitchen.
  • "Villa With Pool And View Of The Ventoux On The Edge Of The Village Of Vinsobres" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this appealing property, which is around 2 miles to the southwest of Downtown Seattle. You'll have access to a living room, a microwave oven and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Downtown Seattle vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.