Awesome Washington, D.C. Airbnbs to rent for a fun staycation or vacation

Whether in town visiting or staycationing, these super-cool Washington, D.C. Airbnbs are sure to tickle your fancy
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Sure, the best hotels in the nation’s capital are lovely but, sometimes, you want to feel like more of a local. If you want a stay that’s free of room service but full of character, check out these super-cool Washington, D.C. Airbnbs that you can rent out right now. Whether you prefer a lively neighborhood like Dupont Circle or a quieter one, like Capitol Hill, we’ve got you covered. Plus, you’ll find options for everyone from large groups and couples to singles. So take in the city’s best—including monuments, museums, dance clubs and restaurants—from your new Airbnb base.

Best Washington, D.C. Airbnbs

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Corner brownstone in Columbia Heights

The hosts describe this six-bedroom brownstone in Columbia Heights as “sunny and spacious,” and they’re onto something. Located in a Northwest neighborhood known for a mix of restaurants and shopping, this kid-friendly home includes a backyard deck and grill, stocked kitchen (including a Keurig coffee machine), and, yep, lots of light. It can fit up to sixteen guests. From $58 per night

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Corporate apartment in Dupont Circle

When you’re done taking advantage of this apartment’s fully stocked kitchen (complete with new appliances and service for 10) and after you’ve had a full night’s sleep on one of the well-outfitted pillow-topped mattresses, tear yourself away from the living area to lounge on the building’s rooftop. There, you’ll find everything you need for entertaining friends: From fire pits and grills to a pool. It can fit up to seven guests. From $174 per night

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Designer apartment in Dupont

Want a stylish D.C. experience? Try this corner unit, reportedly featured in outlets including Better Homes and Gardens and Apartment Therapy. Each of the two stories has its own visual appeal, including a velvety green sofa and details like flowers and decorative books that you can judge by their covers. Located in busy Dupont, this cozy walkup is for those who appreciate city life (noise and all). It can fit up to two guests. From $149 per night

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Convenient and spacious three-story home

The city-focused art here reflects your location, which is close to the Chinatown metro and the National Mall. You’ll find tufted seating and welcoming bedrooms, with bunk beds available for kids. Bonus: A full kitchen, just in case you decide to forego the delicious restaurants nearby. No, we won’t blame you if you opt to never use that kitchen. It can fit up to ten guests. From $198 per night

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Four-bedroom row house in Georgetown

Live the chic Georgetown experience, at least temporarily, in this three-story home. Located off M Street Northwest (meander through during the day or night), this row house features an open floor plan. When you’re not losing yourself in the area’s many shops or dining in nearby restaurants (both high-end and casual), ensconce yourself in one of the bedrooms for a relaxing night in. It can fit up to thirteen guests. From $200 per night

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1916 carriage house in Dupont Circle

Stay in this 2,400-square-foot carriage house with an open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. Featuring two bedrooms and a den, a cleanly designed kitchen complete with a Wolf range  and wood floors, this historic Dupont Circle home has a modern feel. Plus, it’s close to Metro, restaurants and even a dog park. It can fit up to six guests. From $228 per night

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Two-bedroom penthouse by the Convention Center

Everyone from corporate visitors to families can find things to like about this new penthouse on K Street. The convention center is a short walk away, with the Washington Monument and Smithsonian museums nearby. When you’re not exploring the city, enjoy the unit’s modern kitchen and bedrooms, along with the building’s business center and rooftop (complete with an open pool in the summer). It can fit up to six guests. From $117 per night

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Custom Capitol Hill home

The first things you’ll probably notice in this two-bedroom Capitol Hill home are the exposed wooden beams and well-lit spaces. You should also take note of the location: When you’re not enjoying the full kitchen and gated backyard, walk by the neighborhood’s 19th-century row houses as you make your way to nearby Eastern Market and restaurants like the award-winning Rose’s Luxury. It can fit up to four guests. From $150 per night

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Modern studio in the Nation’s capital

Those who love cute neighborhoods and exciting nightlife options will appreciate this modern studio apartment in DC’s U Street Corridor. Inside, you’ll find stainless steel appliances, modern décor and awesome views of 14th and U Streets. When the sun sets, visit nearby music venues like the 9:30 Club, or one of many bars and restaurants. It can fit up to two guests. From $125 per night

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Bright flat near H Street

If you want to experience D.C. like a local, this Northeast D.C. English basement is a good bet. Enter the property via stairs below the porch and settle into the breakfast nook. A large shower and queen bedroom are available and, though the unit isn’t huge, you should find it a nice base for exploring the area’s bars and shops, including Union Market, located a few blocks away. It can fit up to four guests. From $79 per night

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Bloomingdale bungalow

This English basement in Bloomingdale (less than two miles from the U.S. Capitol building) is part of an 1895 Victorian row house. You’ll find a cozy living space accented with a cream-colored tufted sofa and a bedroom with a king-sized Casper mattress. Bonus: the kitchen includes a hand mixer, food processor and blender. So, while you can walk to area restaurants, you’ll have the tools to whip up something for yourself. It can fit up to four guests. From $77 per night

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Ground-floor Logan Circle apartment

Logan Circle is lovely, and so is this apartment. Walk through the carriage door to find a space complete with a full kitchen, brick fireplace and a bedroom featuring twin beds and a full closet. With various 14th Street restaurants and destinations within walking distance, and bike share options nearby, you’ll have no shortage of things to do. It can fit up to three guests. From $175 per night

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Two-bedroom H Street retreat

The décor—featuring pale sofas as well as papered and painted walls—will draw you into this Northeast D.C. condo. Situated on the top floor of a boutique building, this unit manages to be in a quiet neighborhood while still close to the (lively) H Street corridor. Want to explore city landmarks? The property is minutes from Union Station and Capitol Hill. It can fit up to six guests. From $60 per night

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Private carriage house in Shaw

This turn-of-the-century property call’s out to the city’s history while boasting modern touches —including Velux skylights and 600-thread count sheets. Reviewers highlight the quiet, private setting in the Shaw neighborhood: A good base for exploring the city and dining out. (With a just kitchenette here, you may want to.) Another plus? It’s less than a mile from attractions like the National Portrait Gallery. It can fit up to four guests. From $129 per night

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Two-bedroom in a DC row house

Get the row house experience in this Victorian-era home. Take in the exterior architecture, then step inside to relax in the living space, complete with a full kitchen, wood floors and spiraling staircase to the upper level. You’ll find the Mount Vernon Square metro station about two blocks away, which is great if you’re spending your days at the nearby convention center. It can fit up to six guests. From $81 per night

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