Seattle is known for its excellent coffee culture and as the birthplace of grunge music, but the city has much more to offer. Visitors can catch a Mariners game at the T-Mobile Park, tour the Museum of Flight, wander the old streets of Pike Place Market, and much more. One of the perks of the city is that it is surrounded by mountains and water, which means there are endless amounts of adventurous activities for outdoor enthusiasts, too.
Finding excellent accommodation when planning a vacation can be tedious and time-consuming. We here at Road Affair understand this. We have specially curated a list of the best Airbnbs in Seattle so that you can spend less time planning and more time packing. All of the Airbnbs listed below are hosted by Airbnb superhosts, and some even have Airbnb Plus badges. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of outstanding hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights top-notch homes that have been in-person verified.
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Gorgeous Apartment With a Terrace
First on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Seattle is this stunning apartment in East Lake.
This Airbnb Plus features soft wooden accents and modern furnishings, creating a stylish and comfortable space. After a day of touring the city, guests can unwind in the living room and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV or read a book from the small library. All of the cooking basics are provided in the full kitchen, such as a microwave, pots and pans, and spices. The dining room has a three-person table and a set of standing binoculars that guests can use to watch the boats sail by on Lake Union.
The bedroom boasts a queen-size pillow-top mattress, as well as room-darkening shades and a TV. In the bathroom, there is a luxurious three-headed walk-in rain shower and heated floors so that guests can stay warm after a relaxing rinse. There is a study with two desks and a large mirror that guests can use for remote work or morning yoga.
This Seattle Airbnb is within walking distance to many restaurants and coffee shops. Volunteer Park is only 10 minutes away by bus, and Downtown Seattle is roughly 30 minutes by public transport.
The Spa Retreat
Indulge in the ultimate relaxation vacation at this modern one-bedroom home in Greenwood.
This outstanding Seattle Airbnb Plus comes equipped with a Finnish Sauna and a saltwater hot tub surrounded by bamboo in the backyard. After a steam, guests can unwind in the garden day bed and meditate or rinse off in the outdoor shower.
Inside, the house has been immaculately designed and decorated in an elegant modern motif. The loft bedroom boasts a living area with a TV, sound system, and heated floors. A short ladder leads up to the bed platform, where there is a king-size bed. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a desk and chair.
The full kitchen has a sleek modern feel, stainless-steel appliances, and a Nespresso coffee maker. Superhost Jeffery also provides a complimentary bottle of wine, so guests can begin to relax the minute they step in the door. In the bathroom, there are heated floors and a bathtub and shower.
This rental is located in Greenwood, 15 minutes north of Downtown Seattle. Both Green Lake and Woodland Park Zoo are less than a 10-minute drive away. Guests have access to free on-site parking.
The Glass A-Frame
This gorgeous four-bedroom vacation rental in Seattle is the ideal Airbnb for families or small groups.
This Airbnb A-frame cabin features eclectic furnishings and is fitted from top to bottom with large windows, creating a bright and airy space. In the living room, guests can access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV or practice their yoga in front of the mirror wall. The full kitchen is particularly interesting because it is partially made from Lego. A search and find has been created within the Lego walls, a fun activity for kids and adults while waiting for dinner. Meals can be enjoyed inside at the dining room table, on the patio’s dining set, or in the backyard. If you are planning to get some work done while on holiday, no need to worry. There is a private study in the loft with a modern desk and a reading chair.
All of the bedrooms have queen-size beds and picture windows looking out to the surrounding forest. There are two bathrooms, each with a soaking tub and shower, and another half bathroom downstairs. For those looking to book an extended stay, there is also a washer and dryer in the home.
Bev’s Backyard Retreat in Ballard
This backyard cottage is the perfect rental for couples or solo travelers looking for a quiet Airbnb away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The home is located in superhosts Bev and Gary’s backyard in Ballard, just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Seattle. It has a studio-style layout and has been fitted with stylish contemporary furnishings. In the living area, guests can relax in one of the leather lounge chairs and read a book from the small library or watch a movie on the Smart TV. The kitchenette has a microwave, fridge, Keurig coffee maker, and a breakfast bar. There is a walk-in shower in the bathroom where guests can enjoy a relaxing steam after a day touring the city. The bedroom boasts a plush queen-size bed with a solid wood frame.
At night, guests can enjoy a glass of wine outside in Adirondack chairs under a heat lamp. There is also a barbecue and a picnic table surrounded by lush gardens. Guests have access to free street parking.
Stylish Garden Cottage in Loyal Heights
This charming short-term rental in Seattle is perfect for solo travelers and couples.
This backyard bungalow cottage features designer furniture and modern amenities, creating a functional and relaxing space. In the living room, there is a gorgeous West Elm loveseat where guests can relax and access free streaming services courtesy of superhost Karen. There is also a collection of DVDs, board games, and books to choose from. A queen-size memory foam Murphy bed folds down at night when it’s time for bed.
In the full kitchen, guests can choose between the Keurig or the Chemex for their coffee needs. Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar, and creamer are provided. The bathroom features a walk-in rain shower stocked with luxury local bath products.
Outside, there is a patio with a picnic table and garden where guests can enjoy an evening glass of wine. Guests have access to free street parking.
This Airbnb Plus is less than a 20-minute drive to Discovery Park, Woodland Park Zoo, and the Space Needle. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 30 minutes away.
Artsy Loft in South Lake Union
If you are looking for a pet-friendly Airbnb in Seattle that is close to major attractions, this is the rental for you.
This modern, art-filled loft boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and chic furnishings. The living room is serviced by an Amazon Echo and features a comfortable sectional sofa and a Smart TV. In the full kitchen, guests will find everything they will need to prepare a meal, including a dual-fuel range and cooking spices.
The bedroom is also serviced by an Amazon Echo as well as a collection of books, a queen-size bed, and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Downstairs, there is a half bathroom and a washer and dryer.
Guests have access to a shared rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city and a barbecue. Paid parking is available near the rental.
This Airbnb Plus is only a 10-minute walk from the Museum of History and Industry and the iconic Space Needle. Streetcar and bus stops are only steps from the home, and guests can be in Downtown Seattle in about 15 minutes.
Charming Garden Guest Suite
This beautiful Airbnb in Seattle is tucked away in a peaceful garden away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close to major attractions.
Superhost Ed’s guest suite features a rustic-contemporary motif coupled with exposed wood beams, creating a soft and warm space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch of lounge chairs and read a book or listen to the vintage radio. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials, including cooking oils, spices, and an espresso machine. For those looking to work remotely while on holiday, there is a desk and chair beside the entrance where they can set up.
Guests can relax in the queen-size bed in the bedroom and look out the floor-to-ceiling windows at the surrounding woodlands. In the bathroom, there is a walk-in shower and bathroom essentials like a hairdryer and shampoo.
This Airbnb Plus is located in the Fremont neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops. Woodland Park Zoo is less than a five-minute drive away, and the University of Washington is only 10 minutes away. Guests have access to free street parking.
Family-Friendly Studio Apartment
If you are looking to rent an apartment in Seattle that is family-friendly, then consider this custom-built studio.
The home is located in superhost Sarah and Mark’s backyard in West Seattle. The apartment is fitted with heated floors and modern furnishings, creating a stylish space. The living area has a pullout couch and a lounge chair where guests can relax and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. In the full kitchen, there is a lovely breakfast bar as well as a Keurig with complimentary coffee pods.
After a long day out on the town, guests can return and snuggle into the king-size memory foam bed and ask the Amazon Echo to play soothing music. Sarah and Mike will happily provide a crib on request. The bathroom has a shower and soaking tub, perfect for the little one’s bedtime baths. Outside, there is a small terrace with two Adirondack chairs where guests can enjoy an evening glass of wine.
Guests have access to free street parking. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is only a 20-minute drive, and Aliki Beach is less than 10 minutes away.
Cozy Apartment Near Volunteer Park
This apartment rental in Seattle is the ideal Airbnb for families or couples looking to be within walking distance to some of the city’s best attractions.
The home is located in the Stevens neighborhood and is just a few minutes’ walk from Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 20 minutes away by car and roughly an hour by public transit.
Inside, the apartment features heated floors and contemporary-modern décor. In the living room, there is a comfortable sofa where guests can unwind and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV. The full kitchen has a clean, modern feel and is well stocked with all the cooking essentials. Guests can enjoy their meals at the chic three-person dining table.
Unique decorative plates line the wall above the queen-size bed in the first bedroom, adding a nice pop of color to the space. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a vanity desk where guests can get ready for a night on the town. The bathroom features a soaking tub and a shower.
Stylish Basement Apartment Near Woodland Park Zoo
This Seattle Airbnb is ideal for solo travelers or couples looking to work remotely while on holiday.
The apartment is located in the lower level of superhost Shannon’s house, and guests have a private entrance. Inside, the home features adorable floral wallpaper and vibrant plants, creating a chic and comfortable space. There is a sizable desk and comfortable chair where remote workers can set up their laptops for the day. In the living room, guests can relax on the plush blue furniture and listen to music on the vintage record player or read a book.
The full kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials, including a dishwasher, a toaster oven, and complimentary tea and coffee. There is a two-person dining table where guests can enjoy their meals or set up for a games night with one of the board games provided. In the bedroom, there is a spacious built-in closet and a comfortable queen-size bed. The bathroom features a tub and rain showerhead.
This Airbnb Plus is located just steps away from the popular restaurants and coffee shops in the historic Ballard neighborhood. Pike Place Market, T-Mobile Park, and Downtown Seattle are all less than a 20-minute drive away.
Chic Studio With a Rooftop Patio
Spend your evenings with a glass of wine while looking out at panoramic views of the city at this stunning vacation apartment for rent in Seattle.
The home is located in a gorgeous historic stone building and features contemporary furnishings and hardwood floors throughout. In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed with a pillow-top mattress. Guests will find everything they need in the full kitchen, including complimentary coffee and tea. The living room has a two-person dining table, a stylish couch, and a TV. After a day of touring the city, guests can return and enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathroom’s luxurious claw-foot bathtub.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the rooftop patio with its outstanding panoramic city views. Guests can relax on the sun loungers or at the picnic table and watch the sunset over the iconic Space Needle.
This Airbnb Plus is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and is within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and Volunteer Park. Downtown Seattle is only 15 minutes away by streetcar and 10 minutes by car. Guests have access to free street parking.
Studio Apartment Near Climate Pledge Arena
If you are visiting the city for an event at Climate Pledge Arena, this Airbnb in Seattle is for you.
The home is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood and is within walking distance to the arena and Kerry Park. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops just steps away from the rental.
Inside, the home has a chic contemporary motif coupled with floral prints and orange accents. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch and read a book or pick a movie from the DVD collection. The bedroom features a plush queen-size bed. There is a dedicated workspace in the study for those looking to work remotely with a desk, reading chair, and a foldout pool table for some lunch break fun. In the kitchen, there is plenty of counter space for preparing a meal and a breakfast bar. The bathroom has a well-lit vanity and a tub and shower.
Outside, guests can enjoy an evening cocktail on the patio furniture. The backyard has an impeccable view of the Space Needle, and guests can sit out on the patio and enjoy an evening cocktail while watching the sunset over the iconic building.
Contemporary Apartment Near Alki Beach
Are you looking to stay close to Seattle’s most popular sandy beach? This is one of the best Seattle Airbnbs for you then.
The home is located just one block from Alki Beach Park and is roughly a 10-minute walk to Schmitz Preserve Park. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is only 25 minutes away by car.
Inside, the home has been beautifully designed and decorated with contemporary furnishings and subtle pops of color, creating a bright and inviting space. There is a plush queen-size bed in the bedroom area with two reading lights above, making this rental suitable for up to two guests. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary pods. In the living room, guests can sit back and browse the streaming channels on the Smart TV. The bathroom has a tub and shower and is well stocked with the essentials like shampoo and soap.
Guests can enjoy their morning coffee in the open air on the terrace or on the front porch. The rental comes with access to free on-site parking.
Salmon Bay Houseboat
If you are looking for a unique Airbnb in Seattle, consider renting this houseboat located in Magnolia on Salmon Bay.
This one-of-a-kind rental can sleep up to two guests and is perfect for couples or solo travelers. Inside, the home has a rustic feel with gorgeous exposed wood and wood floors throughout. In the main stateroom, there is a comfortable queen-size Tempurpedic bed and a built-in closet.
A set of stairs from the stateroom leads to the galley, where there is a full kitchen and bench table for two. Beside the kitchen, there is a cozy sectional couch where guests can enjoy their morning cup of joe. In the wheelhouse, there is a daybed and a desk where remote workers can set up. There is a gorgeous walk-in shower in the bathroom where guests can rinse off after a day of touring the city. Outside on the bow of the ship, there are two sun loungers.
Docked between Ballard Locks and Fisherman’s Terminal, this houseboat rental in Seattle is walking distance to breweries, markets, and restaurants. Free on-site parking is available for guests.
Industrial Studio Near Olympic Sculpture Park
This is the ideal rental for couples or business travelers looking for an Airbnb in downtown Seattle.
This Airbnb Plus is roughly a 10-minute walk from Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Aquarium. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops just steps away from the apartment. No need to worry about expensive downtown parking here as this Seattle Airbnb comes with free on-site parking for guests.
The home’s interior features exposed gray brick walls and high ceilings, creating an industrial-chic feel. The living room is lined with city-themed prints and comfortable contemporary lounge chairs where guests can relax and watch TV. In the bedroom, there is a double bed and a built-in closet. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a sleek black four-person dining table. There is a soaking tub and a shower in the bathroom where guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse after a long day. The home is well equipped for long stays as it has a washer and dryer, and superhosts Alex and Jose even provide detergent.
There you have it, the best Airbnbs in Seattle! We hope that one of these rentals has caught your eye, and you can start planning your trip to the Emerald City. We know that regardless of which of these rentals you choose, you’ll have an amazing vacation. Just don’t forget to bring an umbrella!