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Washington vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Washington

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Rental unit in Logan Circle
Modern Shaw Oasis
Brand new, renovated garden style apartment three blocks from Shaw metro. Walk to everything: convention center, U St. nightlife, 14th St. dining, Howard University, and the vibrant, bustling Shaw neighborhood, the coolest place to be in DC! Come home at night to relax in a brand new, spacious and modern apartment: huge living room, exposed brick walls, smart TV with SlingTV, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Fall asleep in a extra comfy King bed in a large, quiet bedroom. You'll never want to leave!
$74 per night
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Rental unit in Adams Morgan
Mintwood Suite
The Mintwood Alley Suite combines the best of historic Adams Morgan and DC with contemporary finishes, high end amenities, and tons of space! The suite has a kitchen (note: no oven or stove yet due to dc regulations), living and dining areas, and separated bedroom. One pull out couches makes sleeping 4 extremely comfortable. A washer and dryer are provided in suite. Keyless entry makes it easy to come and go as you enjoy one of DC's best neighborhoods
$72 per night
Rental unit in Northwest Washington
Spacious & Modern Apt in Historic Neighborhood
Enjoy a retreat in a newly renovated basement apartment in DC with free street parking and convenient access to all the hustle and bustle of downtown! Amenities include smart lock/alarm allowing for self check-in/out; spacious bedroom with a Duxiana queen bed; living room with comfy couch and smart TV; modern newly renovated bathroom; full kitchen with a coffee maker, kettle, fridge, stove/oven and microwave; and a washer/dryer.
$101 per night
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Stay near Washington's top sights

Photo of National Mall
National Mall1,112 locals recommend
Photo of MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbor361 locals recommend
Photo of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History647 locals recommend
Photo of Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park773 locals recommend
Photo of Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial697 locals recommend
Photo of National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History and Culture452 locals recommend

Washington summer vacation rentals

Private room in Northwest Washington
Perfect Location! Quiet & Cheerful Room in D.C.
$60 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Sojourn on 17th | Pets Welcome | #202
$105 per night
Private room in Arlington
Room F: Luxury Room near DCA
$40 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Close2Everything/Freeparking/HipNeighborhood
$73 per night
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Private room in Arlington
Room D: Luxury Room with Private Bath near DCA
$45 per night
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Private room in Dupont Circle
Historic Dupont Circle Inn ~ Lola's Room
$76 per night
Guest suite in Logan Circle
Centrally located DC Apt, near Shaw metro, Bloomingdale
$80 per night
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Rental unit in Adams Morgan
The Map Maker Suite
$74 per night
Private room in Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Rowhouse
$59 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Private Quarters in Upscale LeDroit Park Townhouse
$75 per night
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Private room in Arlington
Close to Pentagon, DCA for solo traveler only!
$44 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Beautiful room Historic Mt Pleasant walk to metro
$56 per night
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Washington holiday vacation rentals

Private room in Dupont Circle
Historic DuPont Circle Inn ~ Cuban Room
$87 per night
Private room in Arlington
Room H: Luxury Room with Private Bath near DCA
$45 per night
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Rental unit in Adams Morgan
The Over-Alley Suite
$65 per night
Private room in Arlington
Room G: Luxury Room near DCA
$40 per night
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Private room in Dupont Circle
Historic DuPont Circle Inn ~ Lincoln Room
$80 per night
Private room in Northwest Washington
Perfect Location! Quiet & Modern Room in D.C. Home
$65 per night
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Serviced apartment in Northeast Washington
Brand New Noma 1BR w/ Balcony | Steps from Metro
$126 per night
Private room in Logan Circle
Travelers suite 5 min walk to center city
$62 per night
Private room in Northeast Washington
Welcome to this one of kind room.
$45 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
3-min walk to PETWORTH METRO;10mins to CONVENT.CTR
$49 per night
Rental unit in Northeast Washington
Remodeled 1 Bedroom, Amazing Location
$79 per night
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Rental unit in Northwest Washington
Bright & Cozy 1-BR Alcove in Bloomingdale
$95 per night
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Tips from Washington locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

“Bring a variety of layers I would definitely recommend packing in layers. temperatures can vary wildly - from 50f to 90f+ in one day. i would recommend bringing at least a sweater.”

Amanda
AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I book before I arrive?

“Some museums and tourist sites Get tickets for the african american history museum online with timed entries and get there early (or hit the museum late in the day (3-5) when crowds are thinner; the white house, the capitol (through your congressperson) if a us citizen; some popular restaurants (use open table); nats or caps games (although some day before, nosebleed seats are available at cheap prices); shows at the local theaters, etc.”

Lisa
LisaLives in D.C.

“Bible museum & washington monument While tickets are free, they must be reserved in advance. make sure to have them booked and to show up for the time slot on your ticket or you might not get in.”

Amanda
AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I not miss?

“Shows and performances at the atlas theater. Visit their website or simply walk to the theater to inquire about viewings.”

James
JamesLives in D.C.

“Bus boy's and poets - poetry, karaoke, social hour You can enjoy brunch, poetry reading, books along with their monthly youth open mic. good luck finding parking it is usually hectic on a busy night. try catching lyft/uber instead!”

Michelle
MichelleLives in D.C.

How can I save money on this trip?

“There are an abundance of activities to participate in that require minimal fees. The daily newspaper is a god source of information to find out what is going on in the city and where. also use your google search to find what is close.”

Princess
PrincessLives in D.C.

Traveling with kids

“Metro rails do have elevator access for families traveling with strollers and other carriers. Consult with metro employees to get directions or information about accommodations.”

James
JamesLives in D.C.

Your guide to Washington

Introduction

The lure of Washington, DC, is no doubt in its role as a living museum of American history, packed with monuments showcasing the nation’s greatest leaders (from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr.) as well as museums honoring the diversity of our nation (such as the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture). But beyond the historical and cultural landmarks is a city filled with a vibrant street life all its own, whether you’re in trendy NoMa, historic Logan Circle, green-space haven Woodley Park, or eclectic Adams Morgan.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Washington?

DC is best known for its spring, when its show of blooms is celebrated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in late March and early April. Temperatures tend to hit highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit then, with lows in the 40s. October brings the same weather, but with fall foliage and nippy breezes. Summers are humid (no, it’s not because the city is built on a swamp — that’s simply folklore). Muggy temperatures in the 80s can feel icky, so opt for lightweight clothes and sunscreen. Winters tend to be the low travel season for booking vacation rentals since temperatures float between the 20s and 40s. Always keep an eye out for rain, as precipitation is spread throughout the year.


What are the top things to do in Washington?

National Mall

The epicenter of American pride is no doubt this two-mile-long stretch of open space, with the Lincoln Memorial on the west, Capitol Hill on the east, the White House to the north, Jefferson Memorial to the south, and the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument in the center. Other notable sites include the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Also peppered along the way are several of the Smithsonian museums (all with free admission), including the National Air and Space Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Georgetown

In DC’s oldest neighborhood, stroll along the waterfront walkways of both the Potomac River and C&O Canal and enjoy the restaurants and nightlife, perhaps at the tavern where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Kennedy in 1953 or a 1960s-era jazz club modeled after ones from the 1920s.

Dupont Circle

This lively neighborhood for shopping, dining, and nightlife is named after its center, a metropolitan traffic circle with a fountain and a new underground art space. Dupont Circle is also the perfect starting point for a self-guided tour along the quarter’s Embassy Row.