5 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals Near The National Mall, Washington DC

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Washington DC, also known as the capital of the United States, is the border bridging the Maryland and Virginia. It is quite famous for its neoclassical museums and the richness of its culture and historic places. It also houses the federal government’s three branches: the Capitol, White House, and the Supreme Court. There’s a lot of things to see and explore here in Washington. From the exploration of some of the iconic destinations to going on food trips to try Washington’s famous cuisines; there’s something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to see for yourself a new, old-world charm. If ever you decide to take a trip to​ this buzzing city, listed down below are the best Vrbo accommodations near the National Mall, Washington DC.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. One-bedroom apartment in a serene neighborhood (from USD 135)

Located in a quaint neighborhood close to everything, this one-bedroom apartment can happily accommodate small families or group friends. It’s a convenient and charming place to stay during your vacation. Its styling and decor is a combination of grey wallings and black furnishing, making the whole place dimly-lit. Its features include a well-decorated bedroom, a full kitchen, a mini dining area, and a grey-black living room with leather couches. There are a lot of destinations within walking distance to the apartment, like the grocery stores, malls, restaurants, and cafes.

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Washington, DC, US
2.22 km (1.4 mi) from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
12 reviews  
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and bathroom
i will definitely book this apartment again when in town
this apartment was everything we expected and hoped for
it was very clean and comfortable and had all the basic necessities
experience thanks to this exceptionally clean apartment and great location
its a basement apartment clean and simple layout
flexible and helpful owners
jonathan was an excellent host and very responsive even when away on business
excellent location in a quaint neighborhood located close to everything you need
the best part of this unit is its location just a few blocks away from union station
we were close to all the action but the neighborhood was very quite and beautiful
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2. Charming, historic Capitol Hill home (from USD 627)

If you are looking for a place that can accommodate a large number of guests, look no further, this three-bedroom apartment located in the heart of Capitol Hill will do. It’s a three-story luxurious apartment which can happily accommodate up to 10 people. The apartment’s interior and design is a combination of vintage and modern furnishings, ideal for guests who are a fan of both. Its features include a spiraled-staircase, hard-wooded floors, four fireplaces, three full bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a spacious dining area, and a big living room to fit all the guests. On top of that, it is within walking distance of most attractions like the US Capitol, Marine Barracks, Eastern Market, and more.

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3.19 km (2.0 mi) from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
44 reviews  
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well appointed
Ample number of bathrooms comfortable beds
The home is a tasteful combination of old charm and modern amenities
Be prepared to climb 2 flights of stairs to the 2 upper bedrooms but its well worth it for the privacy
The TV room had the biggest TV in it I have ever seen
Property is exactly as described
The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were clean spacious and modern
and it is just as as pictured
The beds were extremely comfortable
Barry was available for any questions when we arrived
The owner was so gracious
We had problems with the front door lock and he was always quick to respond to our messages and help us solve the issue
The homeowner Barry was quick to respond to inquiries and a great resource for area specific questions
Barry was a great host
The neighborhood is quiet and close to everything Thank you for a wonderful vacation in Washington D C
about 1 5 miles from the Capitol Capital Bikeshare dock 3 blocks away
We also loved the park nearby
The house has ample space
Beds were incredibly comfortable Their combination lock system worked very well
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3. Lavish and modern house (from USD 828)

If you’re a big fan of arts and crafts, this lavish and modern apartment located right on the street of the famous Capitol Hill contains beautiful art pieces that you’ll surely love. It’s an expansive five-bedroom apartment with each room having unique styling and decor. It can comfortably accommodate families and groups friends with up to 10 members. Its features include walls with paintings, three full bathrooms, a chef’s full kitchen, a well-set dining room, and a luxurious living room. It definitely looks like it’s something that an artist created. It is everything you’ll wish for a place to stay and more.

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Washington, DC, US
3.36 km (2.1 mi) from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
27 reviews  
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hair dryer fluffy towels
I traveled with 5 different couples and was a little hesitant to our varying lifestyles
The beds were very comfortable and the appliances new
All beds were so very comfortable
It is three floors with bedrooms and bathrooms on every level as well as sitting spaces on each level
plenty of bathrooms and very clean Beds were comfortable and location was great
The bedrooms are spacious with great mattresses and super soft sheets
We found the whole house to be exceptionally clean and well appointed
The best VRBO experience ever So very clean with a washer and dryer on each floor
David was a great host
David was great to work with
David was very welcoming and accommodating to our differing needs
He personally checked us in and showed us around Location
David was a great host and went out of his way to help our vacation most enjoyable
The best restaurants are close to the Eastern Market Station (try Ted Bulletin's) which is just one stop away from Potomac Station
The house was in a great location
Very short walk to the metro and Eastern Market
We were a block from the Potomac Avenue subway station and near the vibrant Eastern Market area filled with shops and restaurants
Harris Teeter (grocery store) is just steps away and the Metro (Potomac Station) is very convenient
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4. Cozy apartment near the Eastern Market (from USD 179)

If you’re looking for a place which fits the description charming and cozy, this one-bedroom apartment on the bottom floor will surely suit your taste. It’s spacious and big enough to accommodate up to four people. Its features include a well-decorated bedroom, a full bathroom, a cute little kitchenette, a dining space, and a cozy lounging area. One of the perks of choosing this apartment is its outdoor set up of table and chairs with an umbrella where you can have your morning tea. Also, it is in a great location close to the Eastern Market, which is brimming with flowers in bloom. On top of that, destinations like the US Capitol, malls, and cafes, are within a short distance to the apartment.

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2.18 km (1.4 mi) from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Enise was very inviting and kind
Enise is attentive and takes care to make sure her guests are comfortable
This property is spacious comfortable and in a fantastically convenient location
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Washington Tour Guide

Annie Leguennec

Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the ci... Read more

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Washington Tour Guide

Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of... Read more

Tours by Stephanie

5. Rental in the heart of Capitol Hill (from USD 126)

This is the perfect accommodation for you if you’re looking for a convenient place to stay during your visit to Washington, DC. It’s a one-bedroom apartment that comes with all the basic necessities you’ll need during your stay. The rental’s features include a spacious bedroom that can sleep up to four people, a full private bath, a kitchenette adjacent to a cute dining area, and a cozy living room containing comfy couches. It is truly convenient since most of the destinations like Capitol Hill, museums, stores and restaurants are within walking distance.

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1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
17 reviews  
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedroom window has AC unit and we were unable to open window for any fresh air Extra bed in living room not too comfortable
kitchen dining room living room
Not much kitchen counter space
The kitchen is stocked with anything you would need
The place itself had everything I needed: bedroom
Clean apartment slept the 4 out
his business partner was so helpful upon arrival
Very handy good amenities
The property managers respond quickly and are willing to help you with anything We would rent again
Met all of our expectations Great Location clean and comfortable accommodations
The co-host Christine made the check-in process as convenient as possible for me and made herself available during my stay
Old 1900 neighborhood with lots of charm
a few blocks is the metro that has a lot of stops by places to visit There are also a lot of restaurants
The property has a great location and everything you need
making it easy to get to the sights of DC
Or the metro is only 2 block away
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Experience the charm of Washington

There are a lot of reasons why travelers keep on coming back to this place. One reason is its old-world charm that seems to always catch the eyes of tourists who are big fans of arts and culture, which Washington is known for. In case you decide to visit the place for a day or two, don’t forget to check out our list above of the best Vrbo vacation rentals you can stay in.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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