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Vacation Rentals in Washington, D.C.

The Ackerman family is in historic Washington, D.C. looking for a week-long vacation rental. They'll tour three beautiful, but very different homes near the major landmarks.
Steve and Char want to take their three kids to Washington, D.C. to show them just how interesting travel can be. They need a space close to major landmarks and large enough for the whole family, but can they agree on the house?

There are so many things to do in Washington, D.C. -- tour museums, outdoor recreation, nightlife, go to the zoo, theaters and art. From freeze-dried astronaut ice cream at Air and Space Museum to junior espionage at the International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C. isn't just for grown-ups. Families will find an endless array of fun (and subtly educational) attractions throughout the city. For more information visit washington.org.

If you're traveling with kids, make sure the property you rent is family friendly. Check the bed configurations. If you have three kids and the guest room only has a king-sized bed, you could be in trouble.

One of the best ways to find a vacation rental is to ask friends for a recommendation. Realtors can be a great resource to find a rental, especially in a vacation destination town.

House #1 - The first house is a three-story historic row home blocks from Capitol Hill with a fully stocked kitchen. The spectacular skyline views are amazing but the problem is there might not be enough space for family dining.

House #2 - It's a deluxe contemporary condo with an amazing view of the city's spectacular skyline. It's in their budget but it might not be too family friendly.

House #3 - The 100-year-old row home is in a beautiful residential neighborhood with a rich history.

Washington, D.C. offers an array of options for seeing the city. Take a tour on a futuristic Segway, bike your way around the sites or simply sit back on a double-decker bus. For those with niche interests, D.C. offers tours for foodies, history buffs, ghost hunters and even junior spies! For more information visit washington.org.

It's very important to consult a variety of sources when vacation-house hunting. By shopping around and talking to many different people, you'll not only learn more about the area you are visiting, you may also find yourself a better deal.

If you liked any of these properties, you can rent them, too! The properties in this episode were found through The Attache Properties Group. For more information visit http://www.attacheproperty.com.

Segment 1
Historic Vacation House for Rent in Washington, D.C.
Historic Vacation House for Rent in Washington, D.C.
The first house is a three-story historic row home blocks from Capitol Hill with a fully stocked kitchen. The spectacular skyline views are amazing.
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Segment 2
Deluxe Contemporary Condo in Washington, D.C.
Deluxe Contemporary Condo in Washington, D.C.
It's a deluxe contemporary condo with an amazing view of the city's spectacular skyline.
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Segment 3
100-year-old Row Home in Washington, D.C.
100-year-old Row Home in Washington, D.C.
The 100-year-old row home is in a beautiful residential neighborhood with a rich history.
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Segment 4
Which Washington, D.C. Retreat Will They Choose?
Which Washington, D.C. 'Retreat' Will They Choose?
Steve and Char have seen three beautiful rental homes. Each has its advantage and disadvantage. Which house will they call their Washington, D.C. 'sweet retreat?'
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Photos: Rental Properties in Washington, D.C.
Check out the photos of the properties the Ackerman family toured in Washington, D.C.
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