Sharing a list of the best Airbnbs in Seattle today! Seattle is a great city to rent an Airbnb in because there are several unique neighborhoods and a lot of really cool Seattle Airbnbs to choose from!
Whether you’re looking for a condo right by Pike Place Market, or a big house for a large group in West Seattle, there are a ton of great vacation rentals to choose from to fit your needs.
I’ve poured through the hundreds of Seattle Airbnb listings available and narrowed this list down to the 14 best Airbnbs in Seattle, based on price, aesthetics, and location.
There’s something here for everyone, from funky tiny houses (nowhere else in the United States have I seen “tiny houses” as a selling point and popular trend on Airbnb) to gorgeous beach homes.
This beautiful Airbnb Plus in the Belltown district of Seattle features one bedroom and a sofa couch, so it’d be perfect for 2 – 4 people. You’ll be within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and countless other top Seattle attractions. This apartment building has a ton of fabulous amenities that you can take advantage of, including free parking, a very nice gym, and an outdoor sky lounge.
The rooftop terrace has iconic views of the Space Needle and Seattle skyline, and you can barbeque up there, or just hang out by the fire pit with a warm drink.
Guests have said that since this apartment is so centrally located in downtown, it can be a little noisy at night, so be sure to bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
This contemporary apartment is located in the Northwest area of Seattle near Capitol Hill, which is a super vibrant neighborhood. You’ll have plenty of restaurants and local coffee houses available to you within walking distance here. While this apartment calls itself a studio, it does have a separate, small bedroom. Guests rave about the comfy bed and pillows, as well as the stellar location. At $75 per night, it’s hard to find travel deals better than this.
The most epic part about this rental is its stunning rooftop view of Seattle’s skyline and the Space Needle. Have your morning coffee on the roof deck while soaking up the views, or enjoy a glass of wine up there to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
Do note that there is no air conditioning in this apartment, although that is rarely an issue in Seattle unless you’re traveling July/August and there happens to be a heatwave.
This serene apartment is located on the east side of Lake Union, just between the University and Downtown. You’ll be just a block away from Lake Union, where you’ll find seaplanes, kayaks, paddleboards, and floating homes. There are plenty of local restaurants within walking distance, and you’re only a couple of miles from downtown from here, so you can easily grab an Uber, take the bus, or walk along the lake to get there. It’s the perfect combo of peace and quiet while still being centrally located.
The beautiful outdoor terrace presents you with amazing views, and you can sit outside and enjoy breakfast in the mornings while watching the seaplanes take off. Or have a sunset drink as the boats roll back in in the evening. If you’re in need of parking, the hosts can give you a guest permit for free street parking 1 – 2 blocks away.
If you’re looking for a little adventure and the cutest Pacific Northwest vibes, check out this tiny house in Ballard. The house used to be the couple’s garage and was completely renovated to be a little loft/guest house. You’ll have access to a shared outdoor seating area and BBQ grill as well. Being in Ballard, this mini home is within walking distance from coffee shops, restaurants, markets, and boutiques. Guests rave about this unique little rental and its charming details.
The sleeping loft area has a queen bed and is accessed by a ladder. There’s also a complete kitchenette, small fridge, and a small living room. Be sure to read the listing’s notes about the water heater—hot water showers will last for 7 – 10 minutes and then you’ll need to wait for 10 – 20 minutes for it to refill.
If you’re looking for a Seattle beach house, this is an amazing option! A stay in the West Seattle beach area would be so lovely and relaxing, especially at this incredible studio. The deck is of course, amazing. You can sit there and unwind while watching for whales and taking in the stunning views of the Puget Sound and mountains while being just a minute walk away from Alki Beach. The studio is on the ground level with its own entrance, while the owners live upstairs and have their own entrance on the opposite side of the building.
If you have a car with you, you’ll be able to find free street parking. Also note there’s no AC, but with the beach just a minute away and Seattle’s moderate temperatures, you likely won’t miss it!
This comfortable and stylish two-bedroom apartment offers stunning views of Lake Union and is situated on a quiet residential street in the Lake union neighborhood. The two spacious bedrooms, large living room, patio, and fully-equipped kitchen make this a perfect getaway apartment for friends or family to rent. Spacious, clean, and convenient, an Uber from here to Downtown Seattle will run you about $10.
The open living space looks out onto the water, so you’ll be able to watch the boats and seaplanes from the comfort of your couch or the balcony. No AC, so be sure to note that if you’re traveling during the summer.
This modern townhouse in Capitol Hill is stunning and is perfect for a large group of people, as it can accommodate up to 8. The location is fabulous and it’s an easy walk to the light rail, restaurants, bars, parks, and shopping. The townhouse is situated off of a side street, which means that even though you’re centrally located, it’s in a quiet area. There are three separate floors, and of course the roof deck on the fourth floor. Some floors do have AC, but the second floor which as two bedrooms does not.
The roof deck has beautiful views of the city, Space Needle, and the Puget Sound. You’ll find comfortable seating up there so you can wine, dine, and take it all in. The property also offers one parking spot. This would be such a fun spot for a family or a group of friends!
This place is Seattle Beach House goals! I can’t think of a more beautiful waterfront location. This rental is the downstairs unit of a duplex right on Beach Drive in West Seattle. With the water literally right in front of you, you’re only a mile from Alki Beach and Alki Avenue restaurants and shops. You can also access the beach right from the deck.
Other fabulous amenities include a BBQ that you can use on the deck, as well as a hot tub on the side of the house. If you’re in need of parking, there’s street parking available, or the left side of the driveway can be used if you’re unable to find nearby street parking.
With so much natural light inside the home and the amazing waterfront views, it’s no wonder why many guests say this is one of the best Airbnbs they’ve ever stayed in! It’s undoubtedly one of the best Airbnbs in Seattle, and at a very affordable price given how lovely it is.
While I’m definitely not a camper, I can certainly get down with glamping. This unique yurt reminds me of glamping in the Sahara desert, but instead, you’re in an urban oasis. It’s cozy, beautiful, and Instagrammable, making for an adventurous and fun stay. The yurt is insulated and heated by a gas-log stove and is situated in a private, fenced cottage garden. It’s located in the North Admiral district, near Alki Beach and plenty of restaurants and shops, and you can take the water taxi to get to downtown.
There’s also a sauna that you can use to treat yourself and relax in! This is such a whimsical and fun spot, perfect for romantic and adventurous travelers looking for something different.
Want to live your best life and stay on a yacht with friends? Of course you do! This 78 foot historic yacht is available for booking on Airbnb, and it’s definitely one of Seattle’s most unique Airbnbs out there. This fully-restored yacht is docked on Lake Union and can comfortably fit eight guests. This one-of-a-kind experience would be so fun to share with family or friends. You’ll have the entire boat to yourself, with all of the comforts from home you’d want. Do note that the yacht is docked near a freeway overpass, so you’ll likely want to bring earplugs for sleeping.
This adorable cottage loft in Fremont would be perfect for a couple looking to stay in a fun Seattle neighborhood at a reasonable price. The location is in a charming neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops nearby, as well as the Woodland Park Zoo. It’s an Airbnb Plus, so you know the amenities will be on-point. And even though it says there’s no AC, they do have a portable AC unit to help cool things off during the summer. Enjoy the backyard patio and outdoor dining area for an al fresco meal or just to relax.
This gorgeous loft is situated in Capitol Hill, which means you’ll be very centrally-located and within walking distance from some of Seattle’s top restaurants and bars. Main attractions like Pike Place Market and the waterfront are very walkable or a quick Lyft ride. This Airbnb Plus has AC, and all of the amenities you’d want in a comfortable home. There’s a private balcony where you can sit and people watch while enjoying coffee, and there’s also a beautiful shared rooftop terrace where you can admire the city’s views. The loft itself has modern vibes with industrial-chic touches, and can comfortably fit up to four people.
This beautiful house is located in Queen Anne, a historic and very walkable area, with great vistas. You’ll be surrounded by plenty of bars, cafes, bookstores, and boutiques. This Airbnb Plus may be one of the best Airbnbs in Seattle if you’re traveling with a family or group, as it’s very spacious with three bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests at a very reasonable price. The location is fab, and just a short distance away from Downtown Seattle. There’s also an outdoor dining area for a relaxing setting to enjoy a meal or glass of wine together.
This cute townhouse is located off the street tucked into a small complex close to the Space Needle and Seattle Center. This Airbnb offers a private room and bathroom, with a shared kitchen/living area, making it a great option for a solo traveler or couple. Starting at $64 per night, the price is definitely right for such a great location! You’ll be able to walk around and explore the lovely Queen Anne neighborhood, with a number of bars and restaurants nearby.
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