Kitsap County is well known for its picturesque nature, located just across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Full of scenic beaches, parks, hiking trails and charming small towns, there are many reasons people are drawn to explore this area of the PNW. Kitsap County’s peaceful serenity makes it the perfect place for Seattleites to escape for a stress-free weekend. Check out these five Airbnb’s that are the perfect place to recharge during your visit.

1. Island Guesthouse (with hot tub & bikes!) — Bainbridge Island

“Conveniently located near the Island's village & Seattle ferry, this 200sq ft architecturally-designed, eco-friendly backyard guesthouse is the perfect getaway. Ride into town on the bikes, enjoy the hot tub, garden patio and fire-pit.”

2. Beach House Retreat — Hood Canal

“This charming waterfront retreat is the perfect place to relax in cozy surroundings and enjoy a peaceful getaway. With a large fully-stocked kitchen, open floor plan and expansive deck, it's also the ideal place to host gatherings with family and friends. Private stairs lead the way to a sandy beach for kayaking, paddle-boarding, sand-castle building, miles of beach walking and wildlife galore.”

3. Dog friendly waterfront home (private beach) — Port Orchard

“This unique home by the water is a luxurious getaway for all. The outside of the home has a beautifully manicured garden and a trail off the backyard that leads to the neighborhood beach. From the lower and upper decks, you can enjoy a drink and watch the boats out on the water.”

4. The Leland Lake House and Sunrise Cottage — Quilcene

“Leland Lake House and Sunrise Cottage, sleep up to 16 on lovely Lake Leland. Rent these two adjacent homes together for your family/friends gathering. Pup-friendly.”

5. The Cedar Tree House — Bainbridge Island

“Wake up with the morning light streaming through new double-paned windows with views of evergreen trees. The open living area has an imposing wooden vaulted ceiling with striking lighting above hardwood flooring and a decorative rug.”