Discover a selection of 60 vacation rentals in Bethesda, MD that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $120 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Bethesda. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Bethesda

The area's museums and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bethesda. Renowned for its restaurants, shopping and gardens, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution or National Museum of Natural History. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters, and sometimes even a hot tub for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Bethesda

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bethesda a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Congressional Country Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Washington Harbour (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Laurel Park (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bethesda

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Bethesda is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Mall (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Rock Creek Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Brookside Gardens (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Iwo Jima Memorial (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Potomac River (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bethesda

Fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI), which is 26.5 mi (42.7 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at Bethesda Center Station or Medical Center Station and easily see more of the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bethesda?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Bethesda:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like tennis and a porch at "Perfect - 100+ 5 - Star Reviews Great View". Situated around 45 miles from Bethesda, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Brand New Renovation In Historic District With 2 Parking Spots" also promises an awesome stay, offering 2 bedrooms, a hair dryer, a water park and more. It's around 30 miles from Bethesda.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bethesda vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Bethesda?

For a unique experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Bethesda. A word of warning though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Experience a simpler way of life at "Annapolis Waterfront "tiny House" In Garden Setting". Amenities at this small wonder in Parole include cable/satellite TV services, off-street parking options and more.
  • "A Serene Tiny Home Experience" in Parole is another excellent pick. A microwave oven and a firepit will make your time here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Bethesda?

Pick a wonderful log cabin from the many dotted in or near Bethesda and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, drink in hand, unwinding in front of a roaring fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Stunning Views From Waterfront Log Cabin With Fireplace On The Chesapeake Bay": At this cabin, you'll be perfectly placed to experience the neat outdoor activities in and around the region, including tennis and cycling.
  • "Gorgeous 1840 Log Cabin - Downtown": Spend your getaway enjoying all the creature comforts at this log cabin. When it's time to get outdoors, sailing and mountain biking are some awesome things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bethesda?

Nothing beats squeezing in a short break to recharge your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and enjoy a breather at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Bethesda:

  • Located 12 miles to the south of central Bethesda, "Historic Home In Center Of Old Town Alexandria" is popular among nature lovers and adventurous types. Make your way to nearby attractions, such as Algonkian Regional Park and Edgar Tillet Memorial Park. If you still have time, try some rafting or basketball.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments". Use it as a base to unwind, or head out and try your hand at some ice skating and kayaking. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Laurel Museum and Volta Park. This popular vacation rental is around 6 miles south of Bethesda.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bethesda?

Studio apartments are hard to match when it comes to character, convenience and location. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Bethesda and experience the local culture and vibe:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Fabulous, Historic One Bedroom Capitol Hill Apartment With Off Street Parking". Amenities including a TV and free toiletries will make you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "Stunning, Stylish Flat, Cool Neighborhood Close To Everything", which offers conveniences including a kitchen and towels.

When it's time to leave your studio apartment and sightsee, there's plenty to entertain you around Bethesda. Passionate about culture? Plan a visit to American Visionary Art Museum and Imagination Stage.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bethesda?

Just because you only have a few short days up your sleeve doesn't mean you have to spend it in a soulless hotel room. Take a little vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Bethesda:

  • "Charming Historic Home Just Steps From Main Street" is near the center of Bethesda, so you'll have tons of things to see and do. Tick off interesting attractions like Annapolis Bowl and Eisenhower Golf Course when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy pad.
  • "Gorgeous Annapolis Getaway - Walk Everywhere" is another excellent option. Remember to add Walden Golf Club and Crofton Bowl to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Bethesda?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your family to a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Bethesda:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Exquisite Mini - Mansion" has it all. Around 20 miles southeast of Bethesda and offering golf and a fireplace, this place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a few days at "Brownstone Mansion - Wash Dcmetro". It's located approximately 11 miles to the northeast of Bethesda and comes with a garden, a separate dining area and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bethesda?

Share your vacation and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Bethesda:

  • A great range of amenities including a kitchen and an electric car charging station make "Washington Dc Suburb With Quite Neighborhood Just A Stones Throw From Everything" a top pick. This retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From the center of Bethesda, it's around 8 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Stylish And Spacious Nw Townhouse Near Metro And Zoo Celebrate 4th Of July In Dc" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the southeast of Bethesda, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a TV are among the numerous amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bethesda?

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Pull out your inflatable flamingo and browse these houses in or near Bethesda that come with this vacation perk:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a dishwasher.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Annapolis Waterfront "tiny House" In Garden Setting". This vacation home is another top pick and features towels, a fridge and more.

Bethesda has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 70 ºF and 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Bethesda vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bethesda?

Whether your ideal escape is out in the countryside or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Bethesda and bring the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Historic Home In Center Of Old Town Alexandria" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This top-rated retreat is 12 miles to the south of Bethesda and has creature comforts such as childrens activities and a microwave oven.
  • Another popular choice is "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments". This property is 6 miles south of Bethesda and features childrens activities, free toiletries and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your itinerary. National Aquarium in Baltimore, Six Flags America and Maryland Zoo are good places to start.