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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Puget Sound, Washington, USA your home away from home

Puget Sound is a stretch of marine waterways west of Seattle in Washington State. It has given its name to the region surrounding this scenic waterway, which is popular for holiday rentals, particularly by boating enthusiasts. Puget Sound is west of the Cascade Range and east of the Olympic Mountains making it a very scenic area to explore.

Things to Do in Puget Sound

Take a ride on one of the many state-run ferries that connect the larger islands in Puget Sound as well as carrying cars and passengers across the estuary from one side to the other. It is a great way to enjoy being on the water and seeing the outlying islands for a low fare. You may be lucky enough to see Orcas (killer whales) that frequent this area and which are a major tourist attraction. Seals, sea lions, northern elephant seals and other marine life including humpback and grey whales frequent Puget Sound too. Birdwatchers will find many species of waterbirds and gulls in this area. Explore this scenic area on foot, by kayak or by car to see the towering snow-capped mountains and many rushing waterfalls. Sailing, fishing, hiking, cycling, windsurfing and watersports are all popular in this area.

Places to Visit Around Puget Sound

Spend a day in Seattle which is within easy driving distance of holiday rentals in the Puget Sound area. Take a trip up the Space Needle or visit the famous Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. You can even have coffee in the first Starbucks coffee shop overlooking the market. Mount Olympus is on the Olympic Peninsula, surrounded by the Olympic National Park. It is over 6,900 feet high and has several glaciers. Nearby Mount St Helens is an active volcano in the Cascades that famously blew its top in 1980. There is an excellent Visitor Centre with talks by rangers and many trails to lakes and scenic viewpoints.

Weather in Puget Sound, WA

The climate around Puget Sound is very damp with mild winters and showery warm summers. The summer months have average highs of 75°F (24°C) with less rain than other seasons. The mild, wet winter months have highs of around 46°F (8°C). The area very rarely has any frost or snow.

Travel to Puget Sound, WA

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Puget Sound is Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) Airport which is 11 miles south of the city of Seattle. Other airports include the Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane base in Seattle and the Kenmore Air Harbor (KEH) about 9 miles away. A car is recommended for exploring the area around Puget Sound as many areas can only be accessed by driving.

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Recent Reviews

A Truly Fantastic Home Away From Home

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This lovely home provided the base for the best holiday we have ever had! Debbie and Theo have got it right, down to the smallest detail - they even offered to come round with more fuel for the barbecue or firepit if needed. Nothing would have been too much trouble, we only had to ask. We were welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and vases of camellias, a great start to a wonderful couple of weeks. Our party was a mixture of ages and there was something in the home for all of them to enjoy. No one wanted to leave! The Bellevue Home is in a great location, surrounded by a lovely garden and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, stores, gyms and parks. It is within easy access of SeaTac Airport and all the sights of Seattle. This visit we went to the Space Needle then took the Monorail to Pike Place Market. My son and his family live close by so we were able to see their home and local area. We visited their Church and my younger grandsons' schools. We were all able to go trampolining, ice skating and bowling only a short distance away. Our time at the Bellevue Home sped past and we are all hoping to return! Thank you Debbie and Theo for providing such a perfect place for us to stay!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017