Missing your local pool? You might not be able to get your splash on in public, but there is still time to rent a private pool for a last summer hurrah. These Airbnb rentals near Washington, DC let you dip your toe in the deep end while your kids doggie-paddle in the shallow. Read on for the best Airbnb rentals near the DMV for last-days-of-summer fun. Splash on!
A Backyard Paradise
This property has been nicknamed the Petit Resort because you will feel like you're tucked into your own private retreat. But petit it is anything but. This house can accommodate up to 10 guests in six bedrooms. Relax on-site in the hot tub or in the pool or take a short walk (or water taxi) to downtown Annapolis for fresh seafood and waterside dining. Bonus: these superhosts employ the latest technologies and cleaning products to make sure this rental is clean as a whistle (and based off of reviews, they're doing a great job).
Getting Cozy by the Cottage
This private cottage offers waterview rooms from nearly every be in the house; there are 3 bedrooms to accommodate up to 6 guests (including a set of bunk beds for the littles). Get direct access to the Chesapeake Bay from this property or take a dip in the home's pool or hot tub. Amenities at this cottage include two kayaks, a stand up paddle board, a crab pot and dip net, a charcoal grill, a fire pit and two adult bikes. Toss these folding bikes into the car for the kids!
The Kiddie Pool
You don't have to travel far to dip your toe in a cool pool. This home in the heart of Clarendon in North Arlington offers a wading pool perfect for pint sized swimmers. Before or after your dip, don't forget to roast marshmallows in the outdoor fire pit. Feel free to leave your car at home; this house is conveniently located near a metro stop.
Rent a Five-Star Estate
Why rent a cottage when you can enjoy this spacious compound. It's the perfect place to self-quarantine for 2 weeks (there is a 14 day minimum stay) with family or friends. This elegant retreat is just 30 minutes from the capital; the perfect rental for those that need work/life balance. Lounge by the heated salt-water pool and enjoy a retreat that will make you feel worlds away from city life.
A Pool With a View
Perched on 90 acres, this farmet has views for miles. Enjoy everything the Eastern Shore has to offer, like fishing from the on-property pier or catching blue crabs for dinner. Amenities include crab traps and fishing poles and a $100 credit toward kayak rentals (or bring your own). Or just spend a lazy day in the pool while watching the wildlife.
Royal Oak, MD
—Meghan Yudes Meyers