Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Mercer Island is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's opera, entertainment and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Mercer Island. This relaxing city is known for its island views, shopping and lake. Nordstrom and Pike Place Market are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Mercer Island

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mercer Island a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Jefferson Park Golf Course (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Powell Barnett Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Golf Club at Newcastle (4.4 mi / 7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Mercer Island

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mercer Island is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bicentennial Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Newcastle Beach Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Seward Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Luther Burbank Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Mercer Slough Nature Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Chism Beach Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)

Transportation options to and around Mercer Island

Fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Mercer Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,405 holiday lettings near Mercer Island. From 845 Houses to 1,182 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Mercer Island area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mercer Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mercer Island:

  • Fremont: 338 holiday homes
  • Mann: 130 holiday homes
  • Wallingford: 288 holiday homes
  • Sunset Hill: 59 holiday homes
  • East Queen Anne: 191 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mercer Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mercer Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scriber Lake Park: 2,511 holiday lettings
  • University of Washington: 1,548 holiday lettings
  • Seattle Pacific University: 2,603 holiday lettings
  • Seattle University: 1,577 holiday lettings
  • Edmonds Station: 2,535 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Mercer Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 845 Houses in Mercer Island. Our other popular types of Mercer Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,182 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 99 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 99 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mercer Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 201 holiday homes with pool available in Mercer Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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