Staycations are great. Staycations where you aren’t tempted to clean out the closet or toss in a load of laundry, just because, are even better. For a staycation with all the comforts of home, but not in your actual home, we’ve found some of the most unique and massive (so invite another family!) home rentals in the area. Check them out!

Koi Ponds in Dupont Circle
The rooftop pool is just the beginning. This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom house also hosts koi and turtles in two separate koi ponds. Add to that a London-style phone booth and a projector screen in the TV room, and you may never want to go back home. Cost: $975/night

Historic Mansion in Logan Circle
Formerly the site of a civil war hospital, this 8-bedroom, 6-bathroom mansion offers 360 views of Washington DC, including a great view of the Washington Monument, from the private roof deck. Cost: $680/night

Mansion in Potomac Village
If you prefer a less urban mansion, this one in Potomac Village offers 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and enough grounds to spread out and enjoy a little (or a lot of) downtime outside of the city. Cost: $899/night

Estate with Everything in Virginia
With a heated pool and hot tub, tennis and racquetball courts, and balconies galore, this space is perfect for a staycation with extended family or a group of friends. Talk about a super sleepover! Cost: date dependent. 

Super Kid-Friendly Space on U St.
Designed by an award-winning Toronto architect, this house is designed to make your kids feel like Christmas came early. It’s stocked with all kinds of games, toys, crafts, and dress-up clothes. They also have step stools, high chairs, and night lights to make being away from home so much easier. Cost: $500/night

Do you know of any other cool, local home rentals that would be great for a group staycation? Share them in the comments section below. 

-Tricia Mirchandani