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Best Vacation Rentals in Columbia Heights

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Columbia Heights, Washington D.c.
Vacation Rental • 3993 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
This large private home is great for groups and family gatherings. The large bedrooms on the upper two floors provide plenty of privacy and elegance. The property is a three story townhouse on a quiet street. This is a private home and has a warm, cozy feeling. The first floor is a large living room, dining room with seating for 12, a half bath, and well-stocked kitchen. The second floor features a large primary sun-filled bedroom looking over the front street with private bath, and two additional bedrooms with a "jack and jill" bath. The third floor has two additional large bedrooms with t...
from $130 / night
Columbia Heights, Washington D.c.
Vacation Rental • 700 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(9 reviews)
Towels and Linen are provided FREE of charge. Dishes, Pots and Pans, cooking utensils are also provided FREE of charge. The owner provides shampoo & body wash provide also FREE of charge but feel free to bring additional items and/or purchase more at the Supermarket just steps away from this home. This home is at the Columbia Heights METRO so please go to map out your itinerary (via METRO) from this home. There is a reasonably priced Public Paid Garage for parking guests' vehicles just a few hundred feet from this home. For the convenience of our valued guests, there is more informatio...
from $223 / night
Columbia Heights, Washington D.c.
Vacation Rental • 5995 ft² • 6 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
This Lovely 3 story brownstone home was originally built as three separate units and each unit currently rents individually. Therefore, if you desire to RENT the entire building, it must also rent to include the 2 bedrooms lower level unit. Please list the dates that you are interested in as well as the number of Guests. The Owner will check the calendars of the individual units, as well as the lower-level unit, and will respond accordingly. Towels and Linen are provided FREE of charge. Dishes, Pots and Pans, cooking utensils are also provided FREE of charge. Sometimes the owner is able to ...
from $942 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Columbia Heights

$302for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
$400 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Columbia Heights

< 1%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
24% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Columbia Heights

A lovely DC neighborhood

Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. The historic district is known today for its proximity to DC USA shopping mall, abundance of restaurant options, large parks, universities, and embassies. The area attracts an eclectic mix of creatives, professionals, politicians, bikers, and tourists to this diverse, multicultural part of the city. Exploring Columbia Heights is a must for families, couples, and curious travelers who travel to the capital city.

Finding your perfect Columbia Heights vacation rental

Columbia Heights is one of DC’s prime neighborhoods, with an array of cultural, modern, and historic delights. Staying here means you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from all of DC’s major sites and attractions. Choose from a variety of excellent vacation rental options in Columbia Heights, which offers a little something for every type of traveler. Couples can opt for a sleek, urban rental with modern furnishings and tasteful decor. Spacious rentals are available for large groups and families and are equipped with several bedrooms and full kitchens. Book a rental with a private pool to splash around in during the hot summer months. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Columbia Heights

The area and getting around

Arriving in Columbia Heights

If you’ll be arriving by plane, the nearest airport is Ronald Reagan National Airport, which is a domestic airport just 5 miles away from Columbia Heights. The closest major airport is Washington Dulles Airport, which is an international airport 27 miles from Columbia Heights. The best way to get from the airport to Columbia Heights is by taxi, Uber, Lyft, or public bus.

Getting around Columbia Heights

Washington, D.C. is generally considered one of the most walkable major cities in the entire country, and Columbia Heights is no exception. Getting around on foot is one of the best ways to explore the city. Renting bikes or electric scooters is also a great option. Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are also available for getting around. Local public transportation options include the Metro and public buses.

Travelers and activities

Columbia Heights for couples

Columbia Heights is a fantastic destination for couples to explore together. Grab a drink at one of the many friendly bars in the district. The Wonderland Ballroom is one of the best dive bars in the city, with a fantastic drink menu and wonderful food too. For something slightly upscale, head to St. Vincent wine where you can sit on the outdoor patio and sip a variety of fine wines and handcrafted cocktails.

Columbia Heights for families

Families will find no shortage of things to discover in Columbia Heights. Pack a picnic and head to Meridian Hill Park. The 20th-century park boasts a European flare, with its tiered fountain and artistic statues. The grassy park has benches, a grassy shaded area, and walking paths. There are often live events here, like a Sunday afternoon African drum circle and regular morning yoga classes.

Columbia Heights was one of several neighborhoods in the city that got destroyed in the riots following Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination in 1968.

Top 5 travel tips in Columbia Heights

1. Visit the many small parks around the neighborhood

Columbia Heights has its main park, Meridian Hill Park, which is the biggest park in the neighborhood. But there are many smaller, lesser known parks which are also worth visiting. Head to the green landscaped Rabaut Park, which is great for strolling around and reading a book. Powell Recreation Center is a great urban park with a kid’s play area, ball fields, and tennis courts. There’s even an urban dog park, Columbia Heights Dog Park, where you can let your pup run around with other dogs!

2. Visit the Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Also known as the National Zoo, this famous zoo was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest zoos in the entire country. Admission is free of charge, but you’ll still need to obtain an entry pass. The zoo is set on 163 acres of land and is home to a variety of wildlife species and wildlife exhibits. Spend an afternoon walking around the massive space. It’s a great activity for families, couples, and new visitors to the area.

3. Experience the nightlife

Columbia Heights is known for being home to one of the best nightlife scenes in the city. Head to 11th Street on any given night, and you’ll find an abundance of local bars, restaurants, and social activities. This street has been nicknamed “Hip Strip” by several publications because of its international popularity. Room 11 and Zeba Bar are two nightlife venues not to be missed in the area.

4. Dine at the local favorites

Columbia Heights is known for its diverse food scene which lends to its abundance of excellent eateries, restaurants, and cafés. Trying the different international food offerings throughout the neighborhood is a must while you’re here. Go to Bad Saint for exceptional Filipino cuisine. Letena Ethiopian Restaurant is known for serving some of the best Ethiopian food in the city. Thip Khao serves incredible Laotian cuisine and a variety of vegetarian options. For coffee and cozy café vibes, go to The coupe, which is open 24 hours a day and serves delicious coffee and brunch options.

5. Rent bikes to explore the neighborhood

Columbia heights is known for being a very bike-friendly neighborhood, and renting bikes is one of the best ways to explore it. There’s a Capital Bikeshare station on 14th St. NW where you can easily rent bikes at any time.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Columbia Heights

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Columbia Heights?

With an average cost of $326 per night, Columbia Heights lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Columbia Heights?

According to our most recent data, the months that allow you to save the most in Columbia Heights are February, November and March, with average prices of $261, $269, and $276, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Columbia Heights?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Columbia Heights, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of May (with an average of $421 per night), followed by June ($364), and then July ($363).

Should I plan a trip to Columbia Heights well in advance?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in Columbia Heights as only 11% of the properties remain available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The most available months are, on average, February (with an availability of 24%), August (20%), and January (17%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Columbia Heights?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to give you a choice between 370 vacation rentals we have in Columbia Heights.

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