Can anyone please give me any information about vacation rentals. I am not familiar with them. Is it like an apartment building where people live or solely rented out for vacationers and those in the area for extended business stays? I will be traveling the DC area for the first time in early September and looking for places to stay. I will be there for a week with 5 other adults. I am not familiar with the area and finding somewhere to stay is a bit overwhelming. I have been reading reviews for hotels and attractions for about a week now so forgive me if there is a thread regarding vacation rentals. Any and all info and help is greatly appreciated. I want to find somewhere safe, conveniently located, very reasonably priced and again safe!