Destination guide

Squirreled away in Sequim

Nestled along the bank of the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim boasts a rich aboriginal history, charming downtown, and rocky beaches along Sequim Bay. (Pro tip: If you want to be accepted by the locals like a modern-day Jane Goodall, make sure you pronounce it “squim” – natives drop the “e.”) It’s also known for its scenic lavender farms, and it’s popular with foodies thanks to the area’s thriving Dungeness crab population. A centrally located Sequim vacation rental will put regional highlights like the Museum & Arts Center and Sequim Bay State Park right outside your doorstep.

Things to do

Live the wild, wild life in Sequim

A driving tour of the Olympic Game Farm will bring you face to face with a wide array of exotic animals, including buffalo, tigers, and kodiak bears. (Oh my.) The 92-acre Sequim Bay State Park features almost a mile of shoreline, plus campsites and boating facilities. It’s also home to a section of the 120-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, connecting Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. Wondering how a city got a name like Sequim? Just head to the local history exhibits at the Museum & Arts Center, where you’ll also encounter a rotating series of artworks.

Activities

Sequim with the current

With a river, bays, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, you’ll discover a bounty of fishing, boating, and kayaking, and whalewatching tours are a must during the summer months. Outdoorsy types will find hiking trails and scenic vistas in the nearby mountains of Olympic National Park, which is also also home to a number of ski resorts open during the winter months. Lavender farms are a big business here, too, and a summertime Sequim vacation rental just might put you in town during the Lavender Festival, an annual celebration with food, music, and craft booths.

Weather

Sequim – the Mediterranean northwest

Because it’s in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim is a relatively dry pocket in a region known for rain, and its Mediterranean climate has earned it the nickname “The Blue Hole of Sequim.” The city only sees about 16 inches of rainfall each year, most of it between autumn and spring. Summers are dry and warm, with highs of 70ºF in July and August. Winter highs are in the upper 40s, but lows regularly dip below freezing. You’ll find the low temperatures mean that prices for Sequim vacation rentals are a littler lower in the winter months, too.

Natural features

Salty, scenic Sequim

Sequim lies in the valley of the Dungeness River, flanked by the Olympic Mountains in the south and west. The river itself is home to salmon and trout, and the areas around the river are great for spotting a number of reptiles, amphibians, and insects. To the east is Sequim Bay, a 4-mile long saltwater inlet of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The strait serves as the area’s northern boundary, and it’s connected to the nearby Puget Sound, where you can spot orcas during the summer, and a wide array of shore birds year round.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sequim

Fly into Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.3 mi (29.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Sequim?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 309 vacation rentals near Sequim. From 184 Houses to 50 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sequim for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sequim:

  • Downtown: 328 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 408 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 354 vacation rentals
  • Harris Green: 358 vacation rentals
  • Saanich East: 715 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 Sequim?

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

  • Dungeness Spit: 306 vacation rentals
  • 7 Cedars Casino: 327 vacation rentals
  • Sequim Bay State Park: 329 vacation rentals
  • Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge: 332 vacation rentals
  • New Dungeness Lighthouse: 338 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sequim 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 Sequim?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 184 Houses in Sequim. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sequim include:

  • Cabins: 50 rentals available
  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sequim?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Sequim. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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