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The Cherry Blossom Season's Funkiest, Loveliest Rentals Up for Grabs

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From a converted schoolhouse to a former party house, here are your options

Need a place to stay this Cherry Blossom season? Curbed has you covered with eight rentals, available between March 23, the start of the peak bloom period, and April 16, the day of the parade. These units range in price from a lower, but still pricey $200/night to the highest and most extreme $1,590/night. Not looking for a place to stay, but wondering what's still available? See some of the best options below.

Mt. Vernon Triangle, $336/night, 3 night minimum stay

With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, this 1,062-square-foot room is up for grabs with attractions like the National Mall less than a mile away. According to the listing, the Wi-Fi is free, and there are building amenities like a 24-hour fitness studio, parking garage, and yoga studio. The photos shown here are of the two-story condos. It won't be until April 1 that photos of the new single-story condos will be posted.

Dupont Circle, $1,590/night, 1 night minimum stay

If you have a large party of people coming to enjoy the Cherry Blossom festivities, this Dupont Circle rental is the best choice, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Once upon a time, this 6,000-square-foot home, called "Celebrity House Hunter Mansion," was a major party house. Now, the listing makes clear that it is "NOT FOR EVENTS." Some of the most eyebrow-raising features in this listing include its rooftop pool, 25-foot waterfall, and British telephone booth elevator.

Capitol Hill, $946/night, 2 night minimum stay

This Airbnb listing describes itself as "unique," but that word might not be strong enough. At the Pierce School Lofts, you get amenities like a black lagoon and themed rooms. The building was constructed in c. 1894 and ceased operations as a school in the 1970s. In 2004, it then converted into intriguing lofts that should make your stay in the nation's capital extra exciting.

Chevy Chase, $228/night, 4 night minimum stay

This one-bedroom unit is bright and cheery with funky decorations like oriental rugs, Zebra-printed chairs, and a toucan painted on a room divider. The rental is located in a development with bells and whistles like free Wi-Fi and access to a 3,000-square-foot gym.

Adams Morgan, $480/night, 1 night minimum stay

With three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, this townhome is up for grabs with highlights like an available parking space and an outdoor fireplace. According to the listing, the furnishings and appliances are top-of-the-line. There are also two rooftop decks with views of the Washington Monument and the Capitol.

Capitol Hill, $679/night, 3 night minimum stay

Airbnb guests who reviewed this rental say that it is not only immaculate, but well-stocked and well-decorated. In the townhome, guests have access to the three upstairs bedrooms as well as the main floor. The landscaped garden and rear patio are private. Those driving to Washington, D.C. will also have secure parking for one car.

Capitol Hill, $265/night, 1 night minimum stay

With exposed brick, dark cabinetry, and hardwood flooring, this one-bedroom rental is pretty swanky for a stay in Capitol Hill. The fully furnished space also comes with a washer and dryer for those travelers with a longer stay. In case the renter needs some extra space for a guest, the couch also converts into a bed.

LeDroit Park, $200/night, 1 night minimum stay

It's time for a great view with help from floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop. From this industrial chic apartment, one can see the Washington Monument and beyond. For those who might not be too familiar with LeDroit Park, there's a reason for that. It doesn't have much of a nightlife scene, but it is located right next to Shaw and U Street Corridor, which are filled with bars, restaurants, and music venues.

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