Looking for a local place to get away this summer? You don’t need to go far for a true vacation. These Airbnb rentals near Washington, DC offer epic swimming pools, plus plenty of space for families of all sizes. Read on for the best Airbnb rentals near the DMV for summer fun. Splash on!
A Historic Hub | New Hope, PA
Escape to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where this historic home—built around 1790—awaits families looking for some R&R near dining, shopping and outdoor activities in New Hope. The updated property retains its old-world charm throughout, but the real highlight is the secluded, outdoor pool, surrounded by lush greenery. Bucks County or the South of France? You won't know the difference here.
Mansion at the Beach | West Ocean City, MD
This Airbnb is so big and so cool that you might forget the beaches and boardwalk of Ocean CIty, Maryland, are only a short drive away. Play in the oversized pool, relax in the hot tub, roast S'mores by the fire pit, hang out in the game room (where there's also a wet bar), play basketball, and more. This Airbnb has five bedrooms and sleeps a total of 12 guests, making it perfect for a multigenerational escape.
Relaxed Escape in Amish Country | Lancaster, PA
Planning a trip to the Strasburg Rail Road or the Turkey Hill Experience? Make this Airbnb your home base. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, it offers an oversized pool with diving board—the perfect place to relax after a fun (and exhausting) day at nearby Dutch Wonderland or Hersheypark. It also has a spacious living room with a balcony.
A Place to Reunite | Fairfax, VA
If you can safely see family and friends this summer, it’s time to plan a visit to this Airbnb that’s big enough to accommodate 15 guests. Situated in Fairfax, Virginia, this modern house offers a beautiful pool and hot tub, both of which can be lit up at night for after-dark swimming. You’ll also love the grill and outdoor dining area that’s covered and screened-in, ensuring the fun never stops, even when it rains.
A Backyard Paradise | Annapolis, MD
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 | Chesapeake, VA
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 | Arlington, VA
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 | Oakton, VA
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 | Royal Oak, MD
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.
A Farm Stay | New Market, MD
This perfectly private property, aptly named Peace and Plenty Farm, features a heated lap pool (open May to October) surrounded by wildflowers. It's the perfect place to relax after exploring historic downtown Frederick, Maryland (about 15 minutes away), or Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (45 minutes away). Other features include a grill, fire pit and walking trails.
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