Short Term Rental
Short term renting can be really tough in this market. There are not a lot of dependable options out there. Because I do this all the time, I do get word of homeowners looking for short term renters every now and then. I’m going to give you my best options for finding a short term rental in Seattle. I am always happy to help you navigate the rental market if you would like to hire me as your agent.
Here are some places that I’ve had pretty good success with.
Short Term Suites Seattle - These guys only do short term leases. They do allow pets. They offer leases as short as one month. Their available listings snap up quickly, so check their list early and often. http://www.shorttermsuites.com
Micro Apartments - This isn’t the best option for everyone, but it works well for some. Prices are often much lower than a hotel and you get about the same amount of space. Apodments has buildings all over the core Seattle neighborhoods and they offer three month leases. Footprints has buildings all over town as well and they are adding more all the time. They offer six month leases. http://apodment.com http://liveatfootprint.com
Extended Stay Hotels - This isn’t always the best solution, but it can work in a jam. I haven’t had the best luck scheduling these, but I have had clients find them easy to navigate. They are often more expensive than other options. http://seattle.extendedstayamerica.com
Craigslist - I know, I know, this is probably where you started your search, but in all honesty, this is where my search often starts and ends. http://seattle.craigslist.org/search/apa
Air B n B and VRBO - These ones may not be on obvious choice, but they do offer some really great plans. In the summer months they book fast and prices often go up. I would suggest searching these before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Prices are usually more affordable outside of the peak sunny season. https://www.airbnb.com/s/Seattle--WA http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/washington/puget-sound/seattle
New Construction Apartments - Newer buildings often have openings and are willing to lease on flexible terms. The rates are usually a little higher and they are not usually furnished. This can take some digging to get a good one, but if location and schedule are more important than price and furnishings, this can be a great option. Here is one property management company that I've worked with in the past. http://www.greystar.com/apartments/greater-puget-sound
I hope that you find these links useful. If you have success with any of these, or if you have another idea on where to find short term rentals please let me know.