Destination guide

The beautiful views of Bellevue

The city's name, Bellevue, comes from the French phrase for "beautiful view", and when you arrive, you'll see why. It's often thought of as a large suburb of Seattle due to its proximity, but it's distinctly different. Awash with lively neighborhoods, magnificent outdoor space, high end shopping and dining and a wealth of cultural attractions, Bellevue really does have it all. Quench your thirst for adventure in the picturesque mountains during the day and then return to your comfortable Bellevue vacation rental and the nightlife of the city in the evening.

Things to do

An exciting cultural scene in Bellevue

Bellevue's got a thriving art scene, with countless galleries, public sculptures, and theater productions. The best introduction is at the Bellevue Arts Museum, which brings together extraordinary work from local and international artists. None of the Bellevue vacation rentals are far from the intimate Meydenbauer Center whose theater hosts year-round productions of dance and musicals. The art scene is hard to miss, with over 100 public pieces of work dotting the downtown landscape. Music lovers should visit the Resonance at Soma Towers which feature jazz, classical and bluegrass musicians every month.

Activities

Kayak one day, ski the next

There are few places in the world that offer such a range of outdoor activities. From your Bellevue vacation rental, you've got the great outdoors right at your doorstep. You can jump on kayaks to glide down through the rivers one day and clip on your ski boots to race down the snowy pistes the next. If you love to cycle, no problem. You'll find a ton of mountain biking trails nearby to challenge even the most experienced of bikers. For something a little tamer, take a walk through the sweeping acres of Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Weather

Book a Bellevue vacation rental any time of year

Though summer marks the high season in the city, it's not always the best time to visit. With a cooler temperature and fewer crowds packing the streets, spring and fall can be a wonderful time to visit. The temperature is still warm enough for hiking and kayaking and the famous North Pacific fall foliage bursts into color. Winters are typically cold and drizzly, but don't let this stop you staying in one of the Bellevue vacation rentals. You can spend your days exploring the museums and galleries and warm up at night at one of the excellent eateries.

Natural features

Acres of pristine wilderness to explore

Just a short drive from your Bellevue vacation rental is the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, which offers well over 3,000 acres of pristine wilderness park, with miles of hiking and equestrian trails to discover. The diverse habitats made up of meadows, forests and river supports a long list of wildlife species. Bird lovers will be particularly taken by the ruby-crowned kinglets, hairy woodpeckers and American robins, not to mention the sharp-shinned and red-tailed hawks. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your binoculars and head off with your guide to this spectacular destination.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bellevue

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 8.2 mi (13.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Bellevue?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,106 vacation rentals near Bellevue. From 701 Houses to 1,085 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bellevue for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bellevue?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bellevue:

  • Northwest Bellevue: 27 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Bellevue: 22 vacation rentals
  • West Bellevue: 20 vacation rentals
  • Bridle Trails: 21 vacation rentals
  • Wilburton: 20 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bellevue?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bellevue. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bellevue Square: 2,488 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Park: 2,489 vacation rentals
  • Overlake Medical Center: 2,481 vacation rentals
  • City University of Seattle: 2,449 vacation rentals
  • T-Mobile USA Headquarters: 2,451 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bellevue listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bellevue?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 701 Houses in Bellevue. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bellevue include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,085 rentals available
  • Cabins: 63 rentals available
  • Studios: 945 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bellevue?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 173 vacation rentals with pool available in Bellevue. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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