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15 Coolest Airbnbs in Seattle

Seattle may be drizzly, but it’s also filled with exciting experiences. An abundance of parks, the historic Pike Place Market, eateries galore, the very first Starbucks, along with lots of other top-rated coffee shops and renowned seafood restaurants that can easily fill a week’s itinerary. Being in such an interesting city wouldn’t be the same if not staying in equally as awesome lodging. Airbnb has you covered, and these are the coolest ones in Seattle.

Spacious, Light-Filled Garden View Studio Cozy living room with large windows and L-shaped sofa
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Spacious, Light-Filled Garden View Studio

This cute garden studio manages to be modern yet traditional at the same time, with its oversized sofas and comforting design. It may be a studio but it manages to cram a lot into its small space, including a bedroom with space for two people, a comfy living room with a large sofa, and a kitchenette that includes everything you need to make a simple meal. This private (and separate) cottage overlooks a beautiful garden and is only a block away from the lake and a few blocks from local restaurants, cafes and shops. The large windows allow plenty of natural light to flow through here, so you’ll never feel cramped during your stay.

Aloha Carriage House on Capitol Hill, Sleeps 8 Outdoor terrace with stylish table and chairs
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Aloha Carriage House on Capitol Hill, Sleeps 8

The Aloha Carriage House is certainly one of the most prestigious Airbnbs in Seattle. This oversized property is brilliant for family occasions when you’re looking to celebrate, with a prime location and space for eight guests across its three bedrooms. Originally built in 1903, this classic Carriage House is located on Capitol Hill, near Volunteer Park, one of the most beautiful and central neighborhoods in Seattle. Its electronic entryways, private, gated yard and shaded patio table make this Airbnb just as safe as it is accommodating. You’ll love the lengthy dining table every evening after a long day of exploring Seattle while the outdoor terrace is brilliant for relaxing in the morning with a cup of coffee. Take a wander around this Airbnb to spot all of its uniquely tasteful touches with laidback design in every room.

Cheerful Two-Bedroom Home with Hot Tub & Space Needle View Cheerful Two-Bedroom Home with Hot Tub & Space Needle View
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Cheerful Two-Bedroom Home with Hot Tub & Space Needle View

This two-bedroom home is best loved for its spectacular views, which look over Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. A wonderful spot during day or night, it truly exceeds itself during golden hour, when the sun gently sets over the horizon with beautiful colors taking over the sky. The other 23 hours of the day are pretty magical here too, thanks to this Airbnb’s central location that makes exploring a breeze, as well as all of its internal facilities. You’ll want to spend a lot of time in the hot tub or on the private deck when you’re not inside. And, when you are inside, you’ll have free access to a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room set up to entertain. Classic and sophisticated, this apartment is centrally located on the western slope of North Capitol Hill, close to Volunteer Park, the Asian Art Museum, Capitol Hill restaurants and nightlife.

Queen Anne Location, Four Bedrooms with Rooftop & Lake View Queen Anne Location, Four Bedrooms with Rooftop & Lake View
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Queen Anne Location, Four Bedrooms with Rooftop & Lake View

This four-bedroom townhouse offers some of the best views of the city. Set inside a larger building, it covers the top floors with room for a huge 12 guests in total. Perfect for a few families traveling together or a group of friends looking to explore Seattle, it’s top-quality both inside and out. Nestled in prestigious Queen Anne, there’s an abundance of natural light and scenic views, as well as a spa-like master suite and a huge rooftop deck with beautiful water and city views. This beautiful million-dollar luxury home offers high-end amenities throughout, like its fully-stocked kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine, 55-inch Smart TV with Netflix, high-speed WI-FI, and ample free parking. Bedrooms come with sumptuous queen size beds as well as large bathrooms with baths and powerful showers. There’s even an extra pull-out bed if more guests arrive.

Waterfront Condo: A Rare Find With Free Parking Spacious living room with floor to ceiling windows
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Waterfront Condo: A Rare Find With Free Parking

This waterfront condo is stylish from top to bottom with exposed brickwork, large windows, and unique color combinations in every room. Looking a little like something fresh off the pages of a magazine, it’s a brilliant midpoint between a fancy Airbnb and a comforting, homely place to settle in for a few days. This one-bedroom condo has room for up to four guests in total, although it’s just as suitable for a couple looking for a little extra space. Inside, there is over 1000 square feet of room for relaxing with red-brick accent walls, espresso wood floors, and a subway tiled bathroom. It’s also set in a great location, nestled at the base of Pike Place Market, across the street from the Seattle Aquarium and Pier 62. Help yourself to a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, soak up the sunshine in the living room or relax on the private outdoor terrace.

Hummingbird Cottage in Quiet Residential Arbor Heights Soft grey living room with stylish elements throughout
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Hummingbird Cottage in Quiet Residential Arbor Heights

Hummingbird Cottage has an almost 100% five-star review rating which, with around 300 reviews in total, is no mean feat. This gorgeous cottage is designed with space for up to four guests in total, although its studio design means it’s probably better suited to a family with small children or a group of friends traveling together. Check-in here to admire the vibrant splashes of color that are evident throughout, from the cushions and rugs to the canvases and ceramics. Surrounded by grass and trees, you’ll never feel like you’re staying in a city when you visit Hummingbird Cottage. Tired after a long day of seeing the sights of the city? Set the in-floor heating to just-so and settle back with a cup of Keurig coffee in front of the Roku TV, which offers everything from Netflix to Hulu.

Spa Retreat with Finnish Sauna and Saltwater Hot Tub Stylish living room with huge circular mirror and stairs leading to bedroom
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Spa Retreat with Finnish Sauna and Saltwater Hot Tub

This incredible spa retreat Airbnb was influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian cultures yet is uniquely Northwest. Based only 15 minutes away from downtown Seattle, it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and was designed with pure relaxation in mind. Everything about this spot is chilled out and all four guests who can visit will almost certainly agree. This retreat Airbnb is one of the most popular in the area and is well-loved for its Finnish sauna and saltwater hot tub. Upstairs, there’s a resident bunny you’re free to play with and outdoors you’ll be surrounded by stunning greenery. The entire property comes bathed in light and each loft-style bedroom was perfectly designed to ensure a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking to explore the city without being in the city, this is the place to stay.

Charming Secluded Guest Suite Near Woodland Park Charming Secluded Guest Suite Near Woodland Park
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Charming Secluded Guest Suite Near Woodland Park

This rustic suite has almost 500 positive reviews, so you’re guaranteed a tried-and-tested good time when you check in here. Surrounded by woodland with a calming atmosphere to match, it’s a brilliant getaway for you and your other half if you’re looking to explore Seattle without staying right in the heart of it. This picture-perfect spot features all of the essentials so you’ll always feel comfortable throughout your stay. With windows throughout the property, its open-plan space is always bathed in light and features beautiful woodland views – perfect for setting the scene for a peaceful day. And, with light wood decor and pops of color, this Airbnb has a charming, laidback quality that you’ll always remember. There’s a bedroom with a queen-size bed and huge windows, as well as a full kitchen, an airy living room, a dining room, a bathroom and a spacious patio.

Relaxed Garden Cottage Close to Light Rail Cute yellow cottage
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Relaxed Garden Cottage Close to Light Rail

This cute cottage sits tucked away on a back street, looking a little like something out of a fairytale. Designed for two people with its one-bedroom design, it’s a wonderful, romantic escape with beautiful style in every room. While the cottage may look a little petite, you’ll find plenty to explore inside. As well as its colorful yellow-tinted design with pops of color, you’ll find a full kitchen, a living and dining space with a large table, and a comfortable couch (including a TV, a stereo, Netflix and PS3) as well as a seriously cozy bedroom. Outside, there’s a private patio with a table and chairs. Sit back early in the morning and listen to the sounds of nature or make use of the table for some al fresco dining. You’re only a short walk to coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores while the light rail is a seven-minute walk away, giving you quick access to the airport and downtown.

Seattle Pop Art Pad with Rooftop Deck Views Exterior of arty, modern house
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Seattle Pop Art Pad with Rooftop Deck Views

This bright and airy Capitol Hill townhouse is one for art lovers, with vibrant interiors and an equally as colorful exterior. A place you’ll want to explore before you’ve even dropped your bags off in your room of choice, it’s full to the brim with an eclectic mix of mid-century furniture and modern comforts. Inside the bedroom, you’ll find artwork from Andy Warhol and a quick wander around the rest of the place reveals further artistic charms. The rooftop deck is maybe the best part of this Airbnb and acts as the perfect place to begin your day with a coffee. At the end of the night, you can wind down under the stars with those gorgeous downtown views all around. There’s room for up to four guests in this two-bedroom place, with a king-size bed in one room and a queen size in the other.

West Seattle Beach House West Seattle Beach House
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West Seattle Beach House

Seattle has some pretty neat beach areas in addition to the iconic offerings of the city. This refined lower unit of a beachside gem along Beach Drive, not too far from the busier Alki Avenue, is the perfect place to take in the refreshing waters. The deck has unobstructed views, and a scenic hot tub awaits. Inside, nearly floor to ceiling windows reveal the grandeur mountain and water views to the living space and kitchen—it’s magical.

Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub and Private Deck
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Seattle Mini Home with Hot Tub

A precious backyard cottage in the neighborhood of Ballard is the perfect fit for minimalists looking to stay in a walkable area—downtown Seattle is a quick drive away. A kitchen, bathroom, living room and ladder accessible loft are tucked within the blue escape. A generous deck with privacy fencing, bistro table seating with umbrella shading, and, wait for it, a bubbling hot tub make for the perfect place to wind down after all that walking.

City Garden Retreat in Vibrant Walkable Neighborhood City Garden Retreat in Vibrant Walkable Neighborhood
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City Garden Retreat in Vibrant Walkable Neighborhood

The curb appeal of this Airbnb Plus cottage is fairytale-like, with bundles of flowers, stone walkways and rock stairs leading to the central Seattle haven. Inside all the comforts are offered, from a full kitchen to laundry space. But you’ll likely want to open the French doors to connect with the outdoor garden, or even just read a book at the small table outside, which could also be the perfect spot for a candlelit dinner.

Classic Sailboat in Downtown Seattle Classic Sailboat in Downtown Seattle
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Classic Sailboat in Downtown Seattle

The experience on this traditional sailboat feels a bit more down-to-earth. Everything is highly authentic and downright striking. Snuggle up, and feel like an adventurer going on an exciting ocean voyage while just enjoying the surrounding waters of Seattle.

Private Garden Cottage Private Garden Cottage
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Private Garden Cottage

Escape to the garden, while still being well connected to the city. The occasional plane may cause a little noise above, but it’s a great reminder of how conveniently located guests are. Inside the wooden dwelling, are all of the essentials, from a bathroom to the kitchen. The host provides the most delicious bran muffins, along with juice and tea.

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