The practical side of staying in a luxury vacation rental is enjoying all the comforts of home while you travel. The FUN side of staying in a luxury vacation rental is indulging in some extra amenities too. Depending on what type of bed you have at home, selecting a vacation rental with a luxurious king size bed can be practical, indulgent, or a little bit of both.
Before we dedicate prose to the pros of choosing a King Size Bed, we offer a quick reminder. All Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals feature luxury linens of the highest thread counts, complemented with a variety of blanket and pillow options to help ensure you get the best night’s sleep.
Big Bed, Better Sleep
People travel to Seattle from all over the world, and those extra long flights can be extra taxing on the body, especially when jumping time zones throws off your sleep schedule. Whether you’re visiting Seattle for business or pleasure, it’s important to be well rested and fully energized each morning. Even if you and your partner sleep in close proximity at home, the restless legs of one partner may keep both parties up at night. The extra inches a king size bed affords can help ensure you each get a good night’s sleep.
All in the Family
Traveling is an acquired skill, so don’t be surprised if your young children are a bit nervous about sleeping in an unfamiliar bedroom, especially on the first night. A king size bed in the master suite allows plenty of room for the entire family to pile in and co-sleep if needed.
Fall in Love, Not Off The Bed
A little extra room can’t hurt when you’re staying in an unfamiliar room, especially when it’s dark. The width of a king size mattress provides a few extra inches to help prevent you from rolling out of bed at night.
What’s The Difference Between a Queen and King Bed?
A traditional king sized bed (also known as a Standard King or an Eastern King) measures 6.3 feet in width and 6.6 feet in length (76x-80 inches); for our international travelers, that translates to 193.04 cm x 203.2 cm. In turn, a queen bed is the same length, just a bit more cozy (5-feet wide (60 inches; 152.4 cm).
What’s The Difference Between a King Bed and a California King?
If you’re a bit taller, perhaps visiting town to take on the University of Washington Huskies men or women’s basketball teams, then a California King provides an extra four inches of legroom (84 inches in total length; 7-feet or 213.36 cm) while shaving away four inches of total width (72 inches wide; 6-feet or 182.88 cm).
King Beds in Popular Culture
When it’s time to snuggle into your king size bed for the night, perhaps watching telly if your master bedroom has a TV, you might wonder, or perhaps even debate the burning question, “Who the first married couple on TV to be shown sharing a king or queen size bed?”
Mike and Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch
are widely believed to be the first TV couple to not kiss goodnight from separate twin beds while turning off the lamp on a nightstand between them. And if that’s your guess -- it’s partially true. Mike and Carol Brady were the first “human” married couple played by real life actors on a modern day sitcom to be shown using the same bed. According to Snopes
, the actual first real life couple shown on TV in the same bed were Mary Kay and Johnny
, whose show premiered in 1947 on the Dumont Network before heading to NBC and CBS during its three season run. Soon after, a more conservative era set-in for television, forcing everyone from Lucy and Desi Arnaz and The Dick Van Dyke Show’s
Rob and Laura to sleep in separate beds. A king size bed is the size of two twin beds pushed together, so before too long, TV couples reunited on screen as well. As the Sixties unfolded, the Munsters and The Flintstones shared a bed before the Bradys did in 1969. Sadly, change moves at a glacier’s pace -- despite their progressive parents, all six Brady kids shared a toilet-free bathroom.
Thankfully, every bathroom in a Seattle Oasis Vacation Rental includes a toilet, and the listings below include at least one King Bed.