Three Vacation Rentals for a Luxurious Home Away From Home

The expanding universe of home vacation rentals opens up gorgeous opportunities for Seattleites

1. Glass House Near La Conner
Service: Boutique Homes
Style: Architect-designed modern cabin
Rate: Starts at $300/night
Accommodations: 2 bedrooms and sleeping loft (can sleep 5); 1 bathroom
Pet friendly: No
Minimum stay: 2 nights October–March; 3 nights April–September
Good base for: Small-town exploring, farm hopping, kayaking and cycling.

Additional features: The cabin walls are glass panels hung from and framed by steel beams, creating a transparent nestled-in-the-forest feel; stairs descend to a private beach on Puget Sound.

                                                                                     Glass panels invite the forest inside

2. Rustic cabin on Vashon Island
Service: Airbnb
Style: Shabby chic waterfront cabin
Rate: $125/night  
Accommodations: 1 loft bedroom (sleeps 3), 1 bath
Pet friendly: Yes
Minimum stay: 1 night
Good base for: Exploring small shops, galleries and farms; cycling, walking and boating
Additional features: Mount Rainier view; cozy wood stove; fire pit on the beach; camping on private beach is an option for more intrepid guests

Mount Rainier greets hikers and horseback riders

Found items fit in with the cabin’s beachy vibe

The charming loft sports killer views

3. Urban perch in Belltown
Service: VRBO (
Style: Contemporary penthouse
Rate: Starts at $578–$1,354/night (depending on the month between May and September)  
Accommodations: 3 bedrooms (sleeps 9), 2.5 bathrooms
Pet-friendly: No
Minimum stay: 3–5 nights
Good base for: Cultural immersion, urban weekend
Additional features: Walking distance to Olympic Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market and downtown core; private balcony, with gas wraparound fireplace; access to the building’s community amenities, such as courtyard, fitness center and theater room; two parking spaces

This spacious downtown loft is perfect for hosting a few friends

Dining in is easy with this well-appointed kitchen

The private balcony overlooks Elliott Bay

One of three modern, chic bedrooms


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