Last Updated on May 15, 2023

Don’t let anyone kid you. Location is everything. This vacation rental in Seattle has a location to dream of!

Waterfront views of Puget Sound, walking distance to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, and a chic pad to enjoy everything Seattle has to offer. This modern and inviting vacation rental offers it all in the heart of downtown.

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this VRBO in Seattle, loving the attention to detail, comfort, and feeling like we were locals in the city. We loved the convenience of an assigned parking space, the comfortable furnishings, and the extras like snacks provided for movie watching and hanging out.

With consistent 5-star reviews, it’s easy to see why this vacation rental in Seattle receives such positive feedback. VRBO Premier hosts Mike and Melissa have spared no expense to make their vacation rental ideal when visiting Seattle.

Downtown Seattle Vacation Rental

Waterfront vacation rental in Seattle rooftop view.
Waterfront vacation rental in Seattle rooftop view. Photo by Carla Walsh

This downtown Seattle vacation rental is a great option for anyone taking a cruise out of Seattle, attending a sporting event, or like us, enjoying a visit to the Emerald City.  

If booked on a cruise from Seattle, it’s 0.2 mi to the Pier 66 cruise ship terminal. Pre-cruise, this would be a great place to gear up for your holiday, enjoying the nearby sights of downtown.

Restaurants and bars are within walking distance along the waterfront and downtown, whether you’re looking for fine dining, a quick snack, or in search of Seattle’s many breweries.

Post-cruise, this rental would provide convenient respite to unwind after days at sea before wrapping up a holiday. Snoozing in front of the fireplace with some hot cocoa and listening to the faint sounds of the maritime activities in the distance would be a great way to end a trip. We certainly enjoyed these fine points during our stay.

Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Great Wheel, and Pioneer Square are less than a mile away. We took the Seattle Monorail from downtown to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, about a mile away with some hills.

Our walk back to home base in the light Seattle rain was enjoyable because, well… it’s so Seattle! I love walking in this area because you have so many choices in routes back to the waterfront. Each street offers a myriad of restaurants, museums, and shopping experiences.

A note on walking. Seattle is a city full of hills, thus neighborhoods called, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, etc. The Waterfront can be quite hilly for walking, but Seattle is one of the most ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible cities in the U.S. Ride shares such as Uber and Lyft are abundant in the area.

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VRBO in Seattle

VRBO in Seattle Dining room.
VRBO in Seattle Dining room. Carla Walsh

The VRBO in Seattle is a pied-à-terre, providing guests the warm comforts of home in the often-drizzly overcast Pacific Northwest. The 832-square-foot rental greets you with a modern yet warm vibe upon arrival. The condo consists of one tastefully decorated private bedroom with a queen bed, walk-in closet, large, European-style soundproof windows, and a writing desk.

A well-appointed nook next to the entrance acts as a second bedroom with a queen murphy-style bed. The main living room has a queen sleeper sofa. In total, sleeping accommodations would be comfortable for four, snug for six.

The full-sized bathroom has a tub begging for a bubble bath. Where many vacation rentals have nice enough bathrooms, this one felt inviting, complete with spa towels and bubble bath. Bath robes are also provided, hanging in the full-sized closet. I only wish we’d had more time to indulge.

A full-sized washer and dryer are located next to the bathroom.

We enjoyed the comfort of the living room, with a gas fireplace, blankets to snuggle with, and a 65-inch TV for entertainment.

The dining area can seat up to six comfortably. There’s a small outdoor balcony just big enough for a bistro table to enjoy morning coffee.

Speaking of coffee, caffeine lovers will enjoy the well-equipped kitchen with choices of a Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine, and coffee grinder, a French press, or drip coffee maker. This is Seattle, after all!

Foodies will equally enjoy the thought put into the well-stocked kitchen. Mike and Melissa love to cook and want their guests to feel comfortable enough to prepare their meals with quality cookware and utensils. They have a welcome basket filled with snacks upon arrival, inviting you to make yourself at home. This was great for having a couple of snacks to throw in my bag before we headed out the door to shop at the Pike Place Market, and wander throughout the city.

The kitchen also features a gas stove/oven and dishwasher. Again, a food lover’s dream if you like to cook or prefer not to eat out at every meal.

Other amenities among the vacation rental in Seattle’s common areas include a fitness center, hot tub, rooftop access with views of Puget Sound, downtown Seattle, and the Olympic Mountains. The rooftop also has shared BBQ gas grills, allowing you to enjoy the fabulous view while you’re cooking. We certainly enjoyed this amenity.

NOTE: Downtown Seattle is in the middle of an extensive construction project set to continue into 2025. The condo is in this vicinity, but we did not suffer construction noise during our stay at this VRBO in Seattle, nor did it obstruct our sightseeing opportunities. Upon completion, the rental will continue to be accessible to the Aquarium, Pike Place Public Market, Pioneer Square, and the attractions Seattle is most recognized for.

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  • Carla Walsh

    Carla Walsh is a former travel consultant turned freelance travel photographer and writer. She aims to inspire people to connect deeper to their chosen travel destinations. During her years of assisting the traveling public, she loved creating specialized itineraries and looked for ways to make their trips memorable. Sharing images and stories of her home state of California takes priority but she also has great love for Hawaii, Italy, Scotland, and Australia. Carla is originally from San Jose, California and currently lives in the Los Angeles area.

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