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Vacation rentals in Washington

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“It was a great time in During my stay in Washington DC. Heather’s apartment Was so comfortable and clean. You’ll never feel uncomfortable and alone, because you will Got a great friend , Cheerio, when you get in. I love Cheerio so much he is so cute and friendly :-) , The room and bath were better and cleaner than expected and Heather is friendly and communicative..The location was great near to metro and bus, quiet and cozy..I’d like to thank you Heather for my great experience and my first visit to DC and your place is highly recommended for DC visitors :-)”
Ashraf
Ashraf
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“Heather’s home is beautiful. Lived in and loved and has a great, warm feel about it. Location is perfect with a 10 min walk to Capitol Hill but a two minute walk to the local station on a main line - so you can get everywhere and anywhere quickly. We only saw Heather on check in although she was in contact and available at all time; this suited us as it felt like we had the home to ourselves. Heathers info of the things to do and local amenities was excellent and was sent by email on booking her place so plenty of time to review and prepare ahead of the trip. An excellent place to stay and highly recommended. I would definitely go back and stay with Heather absolutely.”
Joe
Joe
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“Daniel's apartment is a solid option in a highly walkable part of DC, and was a central place to base myself while driving around to different neighborhoods of DC for work meetings. It is quite spacious, the bed is comfortable, the linens are good quality, and the kitchenette has the basics for preparing meals (although there are tons of restaurants in walking distance, too). You'll hear a bit of noise from people walking above you in the living space upstairs (during regular waking hours), but no street noise. Note that there is no door between the bedroom and main space. Not a problem for me as I was traveling solo, but something to be aware of. Communication with Daniel was smooth and courteous--the fire alarm went off (low battery), and he came downstairs immediately to take care of it. I would definitely recommend his apartment for a comfortable and well located stay in very desirable part of DC.”
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Vacation rentals under $150

The average cost for a stay in Washington is $166/night

Brand new english basement in D.C.
Entire townhouse
Brand new english basement in D.C.
Price:$ 85 / night
En-suite Bathroom/10 mins to Metro/No Cleaning Fee
Private room
En-suite Bathroom/10 mins to Metro/No Cleaning Fee
Price:$ 55 / night
Capitol Hill luxury English basment
Entire house
Capitol Hill luxury English basment
Price:$ 95 / night
Charming row house with fireplace near everything
Entire apartment
Charming row house with fireplace near everything
Price:$ 80 / night
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Popular amenities for Washington, DC vacation rentals

  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Where to stay in Washington

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your vacation

Photo of GeorgetownGeorgetownWhat locals sayPicturesque · Historic · Quiet
Photo of Dupont CircleDupont CircleWhat locals sayBohemian · Historic · Quiet
Photo of Adams MorganAdams MorganWhat locals sayQuiet · Vibrant · Historic
Photo of CardozoCardozoWhat locals sayBohemian · Historic · Hip
Photo of Logan CircleLogan CircleWhat locals sayHip · Historic · Fashionable
Photo of Columbia HeightsColumbia HeightsWhat locals sayThriving · Hip · Bohemian

Stay near Washington’s top sights

Photo of Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

I occasionally go here at night, sit on the steps, and just observe the reflection pool along with the Washington Monument in the night sky. I honestly think the experience is better at night. There’s usually college aged adults and small groups of tourists around even at 1am.

Denzel
DenzelLives in Lanham

Places to stay near Lincoln Memorial

Cozy modern apt.Heart of G-Town. King bed-Parking
Entire apartment
Cozy modern apt.Heart of G-Town. King bed-Parking
Price:$ 106 / night
5⭐ location. Quiet. No fees. 100% Wind-powered
Entire apartment
5⭐ location. Quiet. No fees. 100% Wind-powered
Price:$ 105 / night
Super spot! Georgetown/River View/Metro/Gym
Entire apartment
Super spot! Georgetown/River View/Metro/Gym
Price:$ 70 / night
Your Own Historic Row House
Entire townhouse
Your Own Historic Row House
Price:$ 80 / night
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Photo of National Mall
National Mall

The National Mall is basically Washington DC’s backyard – it’s a grassy lawn where visitors and locals hang out on sunny days. Full of world-class museums (we’ll get to this later) and fun festivals, the National Mall is the center of many activities in the city.

Neil
NeilLives in Washington

Places to stay near National Mall

Room steps from the National Mall and monuments
Private room
Room steps from the National Mall and monuments
Price:$ 85 / night
Luxury 2BR Penthouse With Views/Walk To Everywhere
Entire apartment
Luxury 2BR Penthouse With Views/Walk To Everywhere
Price:$ 180 / night
Lovely place to relax and enjoy.
Entire apartment
Lovely place to relax and enjoy.
Price:$ 69 / night
Beautiful Two Bed on 8th Street
Entire apartment
Beautiful Two Bed on 8th Street
Price:$ 216 / night
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Photo of The White House
The White House

You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.

Keith
KeithLives in Washington

Places to stay near The White House

Private 1 Bedroom in the Heart of DC
Entire condominium
Private 1 Bedroom in the Heart of DC
Price:$ 130 / night
Penthouse in ❤ of DC |  Blocks to White House
Entire apartment
Penthouse in ❤ of DC | Blocks to White House
Price:$ 147 / night
Beautiful apartment, near convention center
Entire apartment
Beautiful apartment, near convention center
Price:$ 130 / night
HEART OF THE CITY IDEAL \ BLOCKS TO WHITE HOUSE
Entire apartment
HEART OF THE CITY IDEAL \ BLOCKS TO WHITE HOUSE
Price:$ 149 / 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.

More local recommendations

Food & restaurants
Food & restaurants
Bars & nightlife
Bars & nightlife
Parks & nature
Parks & nature
Sightseeing & landmarks
Sightseeing & landmarks
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All about Washington

D.C. is the white-hot center of government and political history in the U.S. But aside from being home to important American landmarks and museums, D.C. is also known for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and a thriving nightlife and bar scene. Get to know the many architectural styles while searching for your place to call home, from Federal and Contemporary-style buildings to Tudor, Colonial, and Victorian gems.

Getting there

Good news: You’ve got options. Three airports serve the D.C. area: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). All three are served by the Metrorail and Metrobus systems, and all three allow taxis and rideshare services. Dulles is just a little bit further from downtown: It takes about 45 minutes, whereas Reagan and Baltimore/Washington are less than a half hour.

Weather

Winters are bitterly cold in the nation’s capital, with temperatures regularly in the 10s and 20s (Fahrenheit). You will see snow — an average of 15 inches per year. On the flipside, summers in D.C. can be muggy, but luckily they don’t touch triple-digit temperatures very often. Outdoor activities are easy to enjoy well into the fall.

Annual events

Chinese New Year ParadeJanuary

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with dragons, floats, Chinese folk dancing, and plenty of firecracker fun.

National Cherry Blossom FestivalMarch-April

The biggest and best celebration of the annual bloom of cherry blossoms this side of Japan attracts more than 1.5 million visitors.

Passport D.C.May

World-affairs buffs can enjoy checking out the open houses of many international embassies during this month-long festival.

Capital PrideJune

The nation’s capital celebrates its diverse LGBTQ community with a Pride parade, a lively festival, and fun concerts.

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