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Top-rated vacation rentals in Seattle

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Amazing Capitol Hill Apartment Close to Everything
This comfortable 1 bedroom has everything you need to live, work, and play in the absolute best location in Seattle. You are steps from the hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill, yet the Airbnb is tucked away in a quiet location so you can enjoy time off the town as well. This Airbnb is also located only two blocks from the Capitol Hill light rail station for easy access to/from the airport and any other nearby Seattle location! Your stay also includes a street parking pass you are welcome to use!
$103 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Superb Studio in Incredible Capitol Hill Location
This studio has everything you need to make your Seattle stay the absolute best possible experience! The location is unbeatable- right in the heart of Capitol Hill for either a nice quiet night off the town or within walking distance of the coolest bars and restaurants in the city. It is also located only two blocks from the Capitol Hill light rail station for easy airport access and any other nearby Seattle location. Your stay also includes a street parking pass you are welcome to use!
$96 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Launch Pad for all Seattle has to offer.
Newly renovated rock studio in the Center of all Seattle has to offer. Guest has the entire space to themselves and this is definitely the best launch pad to experience the city. The apartment has: Great Layout and Design Covered Balcony Rooftop with 360deg views of the city and barbecues that overlook the Puget Sound. Just moments from everything including Pike Market, the Space Needle and the shopping district. Full Kitchen Full Bathroom Washer/Dryer In Room
$113 per night
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Stay near Seattle's top sights

Photo of Seattle Center
Seattle Center362 locals recommend
Photo of Space Needle
Space Needle1,750 locals recommend
Photo of T-Mobile Park
T-Mobile Park300 locals recommend
Photo of Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo625 locals recommend
Photo of Alki Beach
Alki Beach865 locals recommend
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Kerry Park882 locals recommend

Downtown Seattle vacation rentals

Rental unit in Capitol Hill
King Bed + Studio! Free Parking, Patio, WFH Space!
$117 per night
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Condo in Central District
Seattle Hideaway
$88 per night
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Cottage in West Seattle
New West Seattle Cute Little Cottage!
$85 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Stunning Capitol Hill View Apartment
$92 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
One Ave Studio. Great DT Location + Free Parking!
$106 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Chic Condo with Peek-a-boo Space Needle Views!
$112 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Hip Flat. Iconic Downtown. Walk to Pike Place Mkt
$87 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Seattle City View on Capitol Hill
$92 per night
Condo in Downtown Seattle
Stylish Condo in the Heart of Seattle!
$112 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Quiet Flat. Vibrant Downtown. Walk Everywhere.
$87 per night
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Guest suite in Central District
Beautifully appointed Studio Suite in Central Dist
$86 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Inviting heart of Seattle hidaway
$123 per night
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Seattle waterfront vacation rentals

Home in West Seattle
West Seattle Beach House
$85 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Luxury Waterfront Condo Steps to Pike Place Market
$174 per night
Home in West Seattle
Alki Beachfront #2- Amazing 180 View- Bridge Open!
$100 per night
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Home in West Seattle
Alki Beach House w/Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views
$282 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Rare Seattle Waterfront Condo Steps to Elliott Bay
$138 per night
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Villa in West Seattle
Luxury Waterfront Beach View Villa on Puget Sound
$145 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Gorgeous waterfront 2BR with designer furniture
$299 per night
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Guesthouse in Federal Way
Beautiful 180° Puget Sound views, clean & private
$131 per night
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Guesthouse in Federal Way
Private Home on the Water with Unbeatable Views
$174 per night
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Rental unit in West Seattle
On ALKI Beach, 2 bedroom, unobstructed beach views
$149 per night
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Cottage in Vashon
Vashon Island Beach Cottage
$112 per night
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Home in Kingston
Seabatical Waterfront Escape, Kingston
$219 per night
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Seattle summer vacation rentals

Private room in Wallingford
Room C - bedroom in Wallingford
$43 per night
Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Cozy Studio in Capitol Hill-Walking to Light Rail
$63 per night
Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Spacious 1 Bed + Studio ★ Free Parking ★ Zen Patio
$101 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Elegant Home in the Heart of Downtown Seattle!⁵
$112 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Charming 1 Bedroom Home in the Heart of Seattle!
$112 per night
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Guesthouse in Central District
Adorable Studio Guesthouse with Rooftop Patio
$73 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Heart of Cap Hill Studio 11
$91 per night
Private room in Seattle
Cheerful Room Near Airport • Seattle
$41 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Vibrant Home in the Heart of Seattle!
$112 per night
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Condo in Capitol Hill
Centrally Located Cute One Bedroom-Capitol Hill
$64 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Klimt-Inspired king bed, desk, roof, A/C, HS WiFi
$92 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Luxury Downtown Apt
$92 per night

Stays in Downtown Seattle

Condo in Downtown Seattle
Bright 1 Bedroom Penthouse in the Heart of Seattle
$128 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Bright & Green Suite • Walk to Pike Pl • Free Prk
$130 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown Seattle
Delightful Waterfront Studio close to Pike Place
$171 per night
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Condo in Downtown Seattle
Breathtaking views within steps of Pike Place
$176 per night
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Stays in Capitol Hill

Vibrant · Quiet · Residential · Hip · Thriving

Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Sophisticated Studio with Breathtaking Views of Seattle
$98 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
PRIME LOCATION! Chic, Cozy Capitol Hill apt.
$88 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Historic Capitol Hill studio, Walk Everywhere!
$64 per night
Private room in Capitol Hill
Minerva Inn - Saffron Suite - Capitol Hill
$76 per night
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Stays in Ballard

Hip · Historic · Residential · Quiet · Picturesque

Guesthouse in Ballard
Cute, cozy Ballard apt with enhanced cleaning
$89 per night
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Guest suite in Ballard
Modern Studio Retreat in Sunset Hill, Ballard!
$99 per night
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Guesthouse in Ballard
Safe/Quiet. Spotless. Heated Floor. 5 Cafès nearby
$101 per night
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Cottage in Ballard
Modern Ballard Oasis. New cottage with 1.5 baths
$123 per night
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Tips from Seattle locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

“Bring layers, comfortable shoes, and a compact umbrella Seattle isn't as rainy as legend has it, but we do get an aggressive mist for 9 months of the year. bring clothes that resist dampness and prepare for modest temperatures in the 40-50 degree range in the winter and 60-70 degree range in the summer.”

Molly
MollyLives in Seattle

“Please be prepared for any type of weather! be comfortable. seattle is very informal. I suggest checking your weather app to get the day to day weather predictions”

Elizabeth
ElizabethLives in Seattle

“Pack a raincoat in the non-summer months It's not a coincidence that our landscape is so green.. we get rain! seattle's weather is pretty mild year-round, but you can definitely count on a little rain during your stay (if it's fall-spring).”

Patty
PattyLives in Seattle

“Favor a jacket with a hood over an umbrella Seattle may rain but it doesn't rain hard. bring a water repellent jacket and you can flip up the hood whenever you need. plus you'll look more like a local without the umbrella!”

Brian
BrianLives in Seattle

“Bring a jacket/coat with a hood You don't want to be caught in the rain without cover”

Susie & Mike
Susie & MikeLives in Seattle

What should I book before I arrive?

“Theater/concert tickets! Seattle hosts incredible performers/shows year-round. if you have a free night on your trip, it is definitely worth looking into the shows that are in town. great venues to search are the paramount theater, 5th avenue theater, and benaroya hall.”

Patty
PattyLives in Seattle

What's the best way to get around?

“The light rail is your best friend for traveling to the airport or downtown Beware that many, but not all light rail stations offer orca card vending machines. these are also available at several convenience store chains.”

Molly
MollyLives in Seattle

“Buses, uber, and bicycles to rent are a great way to get around the city Bicycles to rent are available around the neighborhood. download the uber app and get picked up right at the house for city excursions.”

Elizabeth
ElizabethLives in Seattle

“Eastside lightrail opening 2020 The light rail is opening to the eastside 2020 take a ride!”

LaCooVs
LaCooVsLives in Seattle

“Take a ride on the light rail! The light rail is great, it's seattle's version of the new york subway and it will take you right downtown to king street station where you can explore the stadiums, pioneer square, 1st ave, pike place market and pacific place shopping - the possibilities are endless!”

LaCooVs
LaCooVsLives in Seattle

“Link light rail is the best bang for the buck to get around! The link light rail is a popular but comfortable public transport that everyone loves to take advantage of! it can take you to seatac airport and any places up north including downtown seattle and university of washington, which is a tourist attraction for their ancient 'hogwarts' library and the cherry blossom season, all with less than 10 bucks round trip and great views on the way!”

Mily
MilyLives in Seattle

“Public transit is easy going north and south Opt for the public transit if you are mainly going just up and down seattle. think about springing for a lyft or uber if you need to go east and west.”

Brian
BrianLives in Seattle

“Beautiful bike ride to pike place *** I'd strongly recommend picking up a rideshare bike (lime & jump here in seattle) and hop on the elliot bay trail bike path that links magnolia to the north end of the piers downtown. it's a goreous ride along the waterfront, giving you a spectacular feel of what it means to live on the puget sound. good bikeshare pickup location: walk 5 blocks north, you typically find bikes on 20th or 21st ave w. bike trail: elliot bay trail. go south along the balmer railroad yard, then hug the shoreline on 16th ave w and pedal thru elliot bay park, centennial park and myrtle edwards park”

Lisa
LisaLives in Seattle

“Public transit schedules If you plan to take public transit here, i recommend using google maps for transit schedules and also the app one bus away for real time tracking of pickup times. both are free and easy to use.”

Isaac
IsaacLives in Seattle

“There is limited public transport so it is advised to bring your own car Just one or two routes from one town to another town so you cannot depend on public transport. yes you can use uber or lyft if you want to.”

Shahbaz
ShahbazLives in Seattle

What should I not miss?

“Snowy candy cane lane from thanksgiving until christmas day If you're in town during the holidays check out candy cane lane at the bellevue square mall. it's a sight to behold and an elaborate experience both kids and adults will remember forever!”

LaCooVs
LaCooVsLives in Seattle

“Take a trip on a ferry! There are a bunch of little islands in the seattle area, and ferries can take you to them in a short amount of time. i recommend going to bainbridge island for a quick bite. (you can walk to the tiny downtown from the ferry terminal.)”

Patty
PattyLives in Seattle

How can I save money on this trip?

“Free museum days Always free: -center for wooden boats -frye art museum museum of flight: first thursdays, 5-9pm free all day on first thursdays: -burke museum of natural history and culture -northwest african american museum -seattle asian art museum -seattle art museum (sam)”

Susie & Mike
Susie & MikeLives in Seattle

What are some local customs?

“Island life Remember you are not in a major metropolitan area, the immediacy of things is not the same. this relates to taxis & spontaneous travel. if you are without a car you may need to book transportation ahead to secure it for flights & connections via the ferry. town is very walkable from the house, as is the ferry but if you do so at night you will need a flashlight. we have power outages in the winter due to wind storms this effects all of us again, we are an island not on the grid. this will sometimes interrupt internet, electricity etc. to experience the beauty of island living these are the trade offs. we are available to help & answer questions & the guidebook lists suggested places as well as phone numbers for services.”

Tamah
TamahLives in Seattle

Your guide to Seattle

Introduction

Sandwiched between the waters of Puget Sound and Lake Washington and between the mountains of the Olympic and Cascade ranges, Seattle is a city of stunning views. Combining that allure with its gentle, outdoors-focused lifestyle, the city is an ideal spot for an urban getaway or as a base for a longer trip to explore western Washington. Green parks and tree-lined neighborhoods spread across the city, while Mount Rainier and the iconic Space Needle anchor the skyline. The latter offers a stunning view of the city’s many hills and waterways, including the houseboats along Lake Union and the ferries shuttling passengers across Elliott Bay. Though its surroundings provide a stunning backdrop, the city also lives up to its much-deserved reputation for great music, strong coffee, and ubiquitous flannel shirts.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Seattle?

Seattle’s reputation for rain precedes it, but most visitors will find their trip unaffected by it: The rainy season runs opposite tourist season, with the bulk of precipitation coming down from November to March. Additionally, the rain that does fall rarely comes in stormy sheets, but rather in a constant drizzle — the kind that can feel endless to residents, but which rarely calls for canceling outdoor plans. A waterproof, hooded rain jacket provides better protection from this kind of rain than an umbrella. Cool weather arrives in winter, but temperatures rarely drop below freezing during the day. The dry summer season brings delightfully pleasant weather, and is an ideal time to book one of the city’s vacation rentals, with daily high temperatures averaging in the high 70s Fahrenheit and cool evenings in the mid-50s.


What are the top things to do in Seattle?

Fremont

The self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” epitomizes the quirky, friendly nature of Seattle neighborhoods, with its ample public art like the “Waiting for the Interurban” statues and a waterfront park created from a former gasification plant. Home to many of Seattle’s big tech companies, Fremont also offers an exciting slate of shops and restaurants catering to young, hip crowds.

Olympic Sculpture Park

The outdoor arm of the Seattle Art Museum, this free nine-acre, multilevel public park features temporary and permanent sculptures from internationally renowned artists. The installations dot a hillside cut through by a zig-zag path that leads down to the picturesque Elliott Bay, where it meets up with Myrtle Edwards Park and the Elliott Bay Trail.

Pike Place Market

Dating back to 1907, Seattle’s beloved and enormous market, perched over the waterfront, enjoys fame around the world for the fish from nearby waters. But the colorful displays of flowers, farm stands full of fruit, and dozens of local culinary producers deserve equally high billing. On the lesser-known lower floors and outer buildings, hundreds of craft artists, small businesses, and restaurants serve the community.

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