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Leisurely living along lovely Lake Stevens

Retreat to the peace and quiet of Lake Stevens, a sleepy little town built around a lake with the same name. Located just 45 minutes north of Seattle, but light years from the hustle and bustle of the big city, a Lake Stevens vacation rental offers a sense of tranquility and relaxation. The lake is the obvious centerpiece of the place, playing host to a variety of recreational activities both in and around the water. But the town also offers a handful of cultural attractions that cater to a variety of tastes and interests.

Things to do

History buffs and art lovers have it made in Lake Stevens

Looking to learn more about Lake Stevens? The Lake Stevens Historical Museum explores the town's history through artifacts and video presentation. You can delve even further in the reading room, which houses historical documents and taped interviews with local residents. The neighboring Grimm House lets you examine what life was like in a 1920s-era mill home. Your Lake Stevens vacation rental is just a 15-minute drive from the Historic Everett Theatre, a 1901 venue that stages classic and contemporary shows, and the Imagine Children's Museum and Toy Store, which offers interactive exhibits, a water play area, and a rooftop playground.


Splish and splash into fun at Lake Stevens

Your Lake Stevens vacation rental never puts you far from the 1000-acre body of water that provides excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. Sandy beaches and green park space surround the lake, some of which include playgrounds, walking/biking trails, picnic facilities, basketball courts, and playing fields for baseball and soccer. In the summer, the waterfront parks often host free concerts and theatrical performances. Lake Stevens's quaint downtown is within walking distance to the lake and is home to a small collection of bars, restaurants, and shops.


It's the Pacific Northwest—why wouldn't there be rain?

While Lake Stevens experiences rain all year, winter brings the most wet stuff—up to 5 inches each month from November through January. Trace amounts of snow may fall in the winter as well, but it rarely sticks on the ground long enough to be a concern. Winter temperatures are also comfortable with daytime highs rarely dipping below the high 40s. Summers offer sunny days with little rain, but the mercury rarely rises above the mid-70s, so the conditions are mostly pleasant. Spring and fall are relatively mild with highs ranging from the 60s to the 50s.

Natural features

A magnificent menagerie of mountains, lakes, and forests

Lake Stevens features a wet and wild landscape, as the lake drains into Catherine Creek and Pilchuck River. The lake is also teeming with a variety of bass, salmon, trout, and whitefish, so make sure you bring lots of bait and tackle. You'll find plenty of wildlife around the lake as well, in the form of ducks, eagles, and hawks. Just 20 minutes to the west is Puget Sound, a massive, bustling waterway filled with islands and lined with wetlands. On a clear day, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic and North Cascade Mountain ranges rise dramatically in the distance.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Stevens

The nearest airport is in Everett, WA (PAE-Snohomish County - Paine Field), located 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), which is 20.1 mi (32.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Stevens?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 565 vacation rentals near Lake Stevens. From 392 Houses to 94 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Stevens for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Stevens?

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 Lake Stevens:

  • Greenwood: 457 vacation rentals
  • Meadowbrook: 16 vacation rentals
  • Inglewood-Finn Hill: 19 vacation rentals
  • Maple Leaf: 38 vacation rentals
  • Northgate: 1,147 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 Lake Stevens?

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

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle: 2,415 vacation rentals
  • Everett Mall: 1,026 vacation rentals
  • North Seattle Community College: 2,605 vacation rentals
  • Alderwood Mall: 2,465 vacation rentals
  • Adventura Aerial Adventure Park: 2,414 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Stevens 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 Lake Stevens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 392 Houses in Lake Stevens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Stevens include:

  • Cottages: 94 rentals available
  • Cabins: 94 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 94 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 Lake Stevens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 23 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Stevens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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