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Seattle: A guide to short-term rentals

Situated at the top of the contiguous U.S., Seattle is a rapidly-growing tech center wrapped in natural beauty. A short-term rental is the best way to explore all that the city has to offer.

Kasa's short-term rentals in Seattle

With short-term rentals in the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Seattle or where you need to go.

Discover Seattle

After booking your short-term rental in Seattle, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

Seattle is America’s northernmost major city, with a population of over 700,000 and over 4 million in its greater metro area. It’s located 100 miles south of the Canadian border on the Puget Sound, a deep extension of the Atlantic Ocean into the North American continent that flows between Vancouver Island to the north and Olympic National Park to the south.

The area now known as Seattle was continuously inhabited by Native Americans for at least four millennia before the first permanent European settlement was erected in the mid-nineteenth century. The settlement, and the city it became, are named after Chief Seattle (or Si'ahl) of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The city’s first rise was thanks to timber, which was plentiful in the surrounding forests of the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Range. Over time, the city evolved into a significant seaport and maritime gateway to Asia, as well as an important stop for prospectors traveling to Alaska as part of the Klondike Gold Rush.

The Boeing company was founded in Seattle in 1916, and during World War II that resulted in an economic boom for the city, which became a leading manufacturer of aircraft. During the internet boom in the 1980s, Seattle experienced another surge of growth. Bill Gates is a Seattle native and Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, part of the Seattle metro area. Jeff Bezo founded Amazon in Bellevue in the Seattle metro area in 1994, and countless other internet, biotech, and software companies now call the city home, making it one of the fastest-growing and most affluent urban centers in the nation.

Seattle has also been a home to iconic music scenes, from jazz to rock to grunge. Jimi Hendrix was a native and the band Nirvana famously defined its sound in the city. For visitors, Seattle has incredible sights and restaurants in abundance, and there are great short-term rental options near it all.