History of Belltown
Located in one of the most densely-populated areas of Seattle, our Belltown vacation rentals are right on the city’s historic waterfront. Though much of Seattle has a hilly terrain, this area was artificially flattened years ago for the emerging industrial area. Since then, Belltown has received many accolades from local and national media, chief among them being news outlet CNNMoney, which selected Belltown as the top place to retire in Seattle. A walkable, accessible neighborhood, it’s easy to see why everyone loves it!
Belltown Condo Rentals
It’s all about location, location, location at our ArtHouse condo rentals, right smack dab in the middle of Seattle’s up-and-coming Belltown. Elegance awaits in these luxurious condos, equipped with spacious master bedrooms, gourmet quartz-countertop kitchens, free WiFi, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sparkling waters of Elliott Bay where you can watch ferry boats and cruise liners come in and out of the harbor. Travelers are welcomed to bring their pets along; ArtHouse is equipped with a pet patio and dog wash station to pamper your pooch!
Businesses and Universities in Belltown
An artistic district with an industrial past, Belltown is home to Antioch University, the Art Institute of Seattle, the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, and Argosy University, so if you’re touring schools or visiting friends and family, we have a place for you to stay! Belltown is also adjacent to the Denny Triangle neighborhood downtown, which is home to Cornish College and Amazon’s downtown headquarters.
Arts and Attractions in Belltown
Belltown is home to many trendy bars and eateries, both new and old. For a taste of the Seattle grunge music scene of the '90s, The Crocodile
is one of the oldest (and best) music venues in town. After it opened in 1991, The Crocodile (then called “The Crocodile Cafe”) hosted many bands over the years, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Death Cab for Cutie. Despite a brief closure in 2007, it was fully renovated, reopened in 2009, and is now completely back in production, hosting fantastic bands and serving drinks to the happy people of Seattle!
Directly to the north, visitors can walk about 15 minutes to the Seattle Center
to see the Space Needle
or explore the EMP
. If you want to stay downtown, walk just a few blocks south to take pictures in front of the Pike Place Market sign. Catch a fish in the market while you’re at it (market fish vendors literally throw them out in the crowd) or stop by a variety of eclectic shops on the lower level, from magic shops to movie collectibles!
On a sunny day, take a walk to The Olympic Sculpture Park at the southern end of Myrtle Edwards Park downtown. With a selection of both permanent and visiting sculptures, the park is lovely, and exemplifies the best of what this art district has to offer.
Whether you decide to stay in this downtown sector of the city, or you want to do some exploring and check out our Union SLU condo rentals in South Lake Union, these Belltown vacation rentals are definitely worth a look! Take advantage of the chance to stay right by the water in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Seattle for a low, affordable price: Belltown is calling your name.
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