There are many reasons to visit Washington D.C., our nation’s capital between Maryland and Virginia. Several complex and enriching neighborhoods are filled with both simple cafes and acclaimed fine dining, along with local shops and picture-perfect streets. Georgetown is an excellent depiction of these areas. Then you also have the plethora of monuments and museums that complement the Capitol itself, including the National Mall, National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum. Staying at an Airbnb changes up the same old hotel routine, and these are the coolest ones in D.C.

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Zen Penthouse 1 BR Zen Penthouse
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1 BR Zen Penthouse

Zen Penthouse

Located on Mt. Pleasant Street, the condo has historic brick walls, while sitting in a pretty cool neighborhood, which is both art and history focused. Restaurants are within walking distance, and you’ll find sweets and international cuisine as well. It’s hard to beat the restored vibes of this apartment, and the host has added numerous spa touches, from the linens to the shampoos.

Garden Suite Efficiency Garden Suite Efficiency
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Garden Suite Efficiency

Garden Suite Efficiency

There’s something enchanting about this little room, which sits among a courtyard overflowing with beautiful plants and foliage. An independent entrance opens up into an amazing little space with antique furnishings and old fashioned fixtures, yet everything sparkles as if it were new. A brick wall adds a nice touch, and the bathroom has a lavish appeal. Walk, bike, take public transportation—it’s easy to navigate the neighborhood.

Private Loft Studio Private/Loft Studio
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Private/Loft Studio

Private Loft Studio

While getting extra points for its funky industrial decor, the studio is an artist’s dream with plenty of local pieces accenting the space. H Street is a short walk away, and your morning coffee at a cute cafe awaits. A living space, super interesting kitchen and a snug loft truly make this one a D.C. gem.

Historic Rowhome in D.C. Historic rowhome in D.C.
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Historic rowhome in D.C.

Historic Rowhome in D.C.

Washington D.C. is rich with age-old homes—and this beauty happens to be 100 years old, and impressively still has many of the original features intact. The attic has been converted into an extremely awesome sleeping space, accessible by a tightly tucked away staircase. Some beds have a skylight hovering above, and the rest of the home is pure perfection with tidy and enriching surroundings. You can rent out the basement too, and bring the extended fam, as it’s a separate Airbnb.

Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House
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Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House

Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House

This isn’t your typical newly constructed tiny home, it’s been here for 100 years, serving as a carriage house at one point. Inside is modern and bright, with a loft accessible via a ladder. There’s also a cute living room, impressive kitchen and a full bath. The micro home is set within the 16th St. Heights neighborhood, which is central to other popular areas, while still housing its own assortment of eateries and things to do. To top it off, there’s a lovely patio to enjoy.

English-Style Basement Apartment in a Historic Row House English-Style Basement Apartment in a Historic Row House
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English-Style Basement Apartment in a Historic Row House

English-Style Basement Apartment in a Historic Row House

English basements are a common rental option travelers will see in D.C.—basically, they are partially above ground bottom levels with more light and ventilation than your typical dungeon-esque first floor. Defying all definitions of “basement” is this airy Airbnb situated under a lovely Victorian row home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Fresh contemporary decor is met with detailed 19th-century architecture. The hosts also encourage guests to experience the sunken garden and patio.

Stunning New Capitol Hill Apartment Grand Debut: Stunning new Capitol Hill Apartment
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Grand Debut: Stunning new Capitol Hill Apartment

Stunning New Capitol Hill Apartment

Capitol Hill is the ultimate neighborhood to lodge in when visiting D.C., as it houses the heartbeat of the American government, along with a famous food market, and some killer places to chow down. Needless to say, this apartment has a lot going for it, before we even delve into its interior—which is stunning by the way. Sticking with the English basement theme of D.C., it’s a bright space under an old, Victorian dwelling, and features a streamlined aesthetic appeal along with tidbits of the past here and there—yes, there’s more awesome exposed brick.

Cool Columbia Heights Garden Apt Cool Columbia Heights Garden Apt
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Cool Columbia Heights Garden Apt

Cool Columbia Heights Garden Apt

Pinball machine—check. Drum set—check. A totally vibrant spunky appearance—check. Everything about this Columbia Heights Airbnb is fun and colorful, like the kitchen with fire engine red cabinets and black and white checkered floors. The neighborhood is brimming with shopping and food joints, so it’s perfect for a girl’s, or guy’s weekend getaway.

Huge, Historic 1916 Carriage House Huge, Historic 1916 Carriage House
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Huge, Historic 1916 Carriage House

Huge, Historic 1916 Carriage House

Possibly the absolute coolest converted carriage house in D.C., this abode has major curb appeal with contrasting rugged black shutters and entryway against its red brick. Looking somewhat like a suave art museum, sleek wood floors and more brick continue inside two-bedroom, two and a half bath stunner. Nestled in Dupont Circle, Guests can enjoy a private evening on the patio, or by the fire inside while being able to walk to a highly rated eatery.

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