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Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in Washington DC

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 15, 2021

There are a sizeable number of websites where people can search for short-term apartment rentals in Washington DC – and we’ve selected some of the best.

A residential street in Washington DC (Photo: Mike Maguire via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Short stay apartments offer many of the advantages of a long-term lease but without the excessive cost. Usually positioned in urban locations, short-term rentals often come furnished as well as offering facilities such as kitchens and living areas. Although Airbnb continue to hold something of a monopoly over the short lets market, there are nonetheless some alternative choices. If you’re seeking short term weekly rentals or monthly rentals in Washington DC, we’ve dug deep and come up with three online resources for finding one that suits your budget and needs.


Book at Booking.com

Booking.com are our number one pick for furnished short stay apartments in Washington DC for anything from a few days through to a few weeks. The travel website is one of the world’s biggest and most renowned aggregator websites, and although it is mainly a hotel booking website it also has a significant apartment section too. When we looked for short stay options in DC, around 16 apartments were available, with rates starting at about $120 per night. Booking.com also deliver every customer with a Best Price Guarantee, and there’s also a comprehensive reviews section for each property updated by previous guests.

Blueground have become a company of great repute since their foundation back in 2013, gaining great popularity with renters seeking fully-furnished apartments with flexible leases. Catering to those who need a property for 30 days or more, the key differentiator with a platform such as Booking.com is that the longer your rental period, the cheaper the rates. When we looked online for apartments in Washington DC in July, we found over 20 available across the city, with prices starting at $3,000 per month for a studio. The online booking process is easy, while other notable features include a 24-hour support service that’s accessed using a dedicated guest app.
Self-styled as your personalised source for short-term rentals in Washington DC, LUXbnb is a professionally managed rental company providing short term furnished housing across some of the city’s most highly sought-after neighbourhoods. They offer everything from studios to full-size homes for stays of as little as 4 nights up to a full year. During our search we found several options, starting at around $4,360 per month for a 1-bedroom apartment situated in between the neighbourhoods of Wesley Heights and Cathedral Heights. Their client-services staff can be contacted 7 days a week to answer guest questions or resolve any issues that may arise, and they also offer a range of other services for property owners from consulting and facilities management to furnishing and cleaning.