Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in West 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 $84 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in West Seattle. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

See a different side to The Emerald City in West Seattle

West Seattle might officially be part of the Seattle metro area, but the folk here like to do things a tad differently. With their own peninsula, a long history of pioneer settlers, sandy beachfronts around the Alki head, the bustling brew bars and pubs of the Junction, and a welcoming small-town feel, there's certainly plenty to like. What's more, West Seattle vacation rentals often come with lower price tags than their counterparts in the Downtown, not to mention sweeping views of Elliot Bay, access to private coves, or sprawling gardens for the kids to play in.

Activities

Get busy in West Seattle

West Seattle's proximity to the ocean means you might not even have to hop aboard a boat to spot orcas and whale pods floundering the swells _ just hit the so-called Whale Trail lookouts with the binoculars in tow. After that, you can enjoy long seaside strolls and beachcombing sessions, or launch water taxi excursions to the heart of The Emerald City across Elliot Bay. And there's off-beat pursuits too _ Asian cooking classes, morning yoga sessions, bicycle tours _ the list goes on.

Weather

Watery winters and pleasant summers in West Seattle

Seattle isn't called the Rain City for nothing. Winters in this corner of the Pacific Northwest are some of the wettest in all of America, which means November, December, and January aren't the best times of year for organizing those boating trips across the Puget Sound. Much better is to search for West Seattle vacation rentals in the middle of summer and in fall, any time after June and before the end of September. That's when the rainfall subsides and daytime temperatures sit pleasantly up around 60.

Natural features

West Seattle spills into the Puget Sound

West Seattle sprawls out on the last headland of The Emerald City before the waters of the great Puget Sound take over. Peppered with whale pods and sea lions, they are a great place to come in search of rare Pacific wildlife. Beaches line the district, too, with the Alki Beach Park being the most popular _ think powdery golden sands and lapping waves. West Seattle is also one of the most convenient bases for exploring the wild and untrodden Olympic National Park, where the creaking Blue Glacier carves through the summits, Douglass-fir forests cascade down the peaks, and elk hide in the valleys.

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

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your honey or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around West Seattle. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" is a popular choice. Around 7 miles from West Seattle, it has 1 bedroom and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including lowered locks and a garden.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Urban Woodland Retreat, Near The". Around 10 miles from the heart of West Seattle, it has 2 bedrooms and features a fireplace and a nearby zoo.

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

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in West Seattle puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Shut off your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact escapes:

  • Look forward to a simpler way of living at "Artistic Retreat - Oasis Like Setting Tiny House". Amenities at this retreat in Cros-de-Cagnes include winery tours, outdoor furniture and more.
  • "Modern Urban Tiny House With 2bedroom Near Airport And Transportation" in Des Moines is another excellent option. A fridge and nearby birdwatching activities will help make your time here extra comfortable.

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

Your working week will be much easier to endure if you've got something fabulous organized for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near West Seattle:

  • Book a few nights or longer at "Luxury Large 2bd Condo - Ac - Gas Fireplace", around 6 miles to the north of West Seattle, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have outdoor attractions like Pine Lake Park and Howarth Park on your doorstep and conveniences like a fridge and nearby museums at your disposal.
  • Also look into "Secluded Backyard Cottage On Walkable Phinney Ridge", which you'll find around 9 miles north of West Seattle. After exploring nearby sights like Kerry Park and Northwest 60th Viewpoint, kick back in your vacation rental and make use of WiFi, an iron and ironing board and more.

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

Immerse yourself in the vibe and culture of West Seattle from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're looking to kick back on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the ideal studio apartment in or near West Seattle:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier". This property is an excellent base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including a TV and spa and beauty services.
  • "Quiet One - Bedroom Cottage With Deck In Walkable Neighborhood" is another awesome choice. Get comfortable and take advantage of towels, heating and more.

There are many attractions around West Seattle to put on your must-do list. Nourish your inner culture vulture by visiting Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center and Nu Black Arts West Theatre.

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

Every once in a while, you've just got to escape from the real world, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a delightful combination of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around West Seattle:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "180 Degree/24 Hr Bluff View" will be just the thing. It's within reach of the heart of West Seattle and a great base to discover attractions like Pike Place Market and Space Needle.
  • Leap out of bed, whip up some breakfast and then begin planning 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 list if you stay at this sought-after rental.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around West Seattle that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 7 miles from West Seattle, "Waterfront Guesthouse With Private Beach Access And Stunning Views Of Mt. Rainier" is an ideal place for adoring couples. A fireplace and beauty services are among the many amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your break drinking wine and canoodling at "Urban Woodland Retreat, Near The", around 10 miles from West Seattle. A nearby bay and a fireplace will help set the mood for romance.

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

Having access to a swimming space is always a nice perk when you're vacationing, especially if you're bringing the kids. Splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near West Seattle:

  • Throw your swimsuit in your suitcase and enjoy a fun stay at "Creekside House - Your Private". Other amenities here include coffee and tea making facilities and a separate dining area.
  • Another popular option is "Popular Alki Beach Seattle Vacation House". There's a lot to love about this vacation home apart from its pool, such as nearby whale-watching activities and a living room.

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

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with loved ones. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near West Seattle and bring along the whole crew:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Newly Built Town Home In The Heart Of The City" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This retreat is 5 miles to the northeast of West Seattle and has amenities that include a fridge and a TV.
  • "Super Location, Free Parking, 3 Bedroom + Loft" is another good option. It's around 7 miles to the north of West Seattle, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. Useful amenities here include a nearby bay and a balcony.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Great Wheel are good places to start.

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

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near West Seattle and make wonderful memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Private Waterfront Cabin On Lake Washington" - Located around 9 miles east of central West Seattle, this family-friendly escape comes with a dishwasher and free toiletries.
  • "Villa With Pool And View Of The Ventoux On The Edge Of The Village Of Vinsobres" - Another awesome option, this cabin comes with a living room, outdoor furniture and more. You'll find it around 2 miles to the north of West Seattle.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near West Seattle?

Often located in prime positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a wise pick for one or two travelers. Check out Vrbo's range in or near West Seattle:

  • Great things really do come in little packages, and "Beautiful Apartment With Stunning Ocean And Mountain Views" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom property can be found close to the central streets and offers amenities like a kitchen and a water view.
  • "Popular Alki Beach Seattle Vacation House" is another comfortable one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out discovering your surroundings, take advantage of a garden, a kitchen and much more.