Kensington, MD, USA

Kensington, MD, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 892 vacation rentals near Kensington. From 379 apartments to 248 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kensington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Quaint coziness, a rarity in the DMV

Kensington is a cozy town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It’s part of the “DMV,” or the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area, and is just shy of 10 miles north of the District of Columbia. The prospect of booking a Kensington vacation rental is enticing for the relaxed vibe you’ll experience there. Downtown offers a picked up pace, but you’ll never feel like you’re drowning in the chaos of big-city life. Whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic, or an entertainment junkie, you’ll find plenty to do in this low-key yet dynamic city.

Antiques and culture on the Row

Anyone from Kensington knows that the bulk of action happens on Howard Avenue. Along charming Antique Row, you’ll find an abundance of shops specializing in amazing old-world goods and gifts. Traveling with the family? Be sure to cruise the district’s many restaurants, which offer a wide range of global cuisines. Cultural activities abound at the Kensington Arts Theatre and The British Players, both of which showcase everything from musicals to dramatic plays. Given its relaxed vibe, it’s only fitting that one can relax quite well in Kensington—there are plenty of chill spas around town.

Anywhere you turn, there's art in Kensington

Kensington is a haven for art lovers. The Adah Rose Gallery features a range of contemporary exhibits, while the K.A. Maroufi Gallery showcases stunning oil paintings and sculptures. If you’re up to venturing out into the city, visits to D.C.’s most historic attractions should be at the top of your list, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Lincoln Monument. Tours at the White House are available, too, on a first come, first served basis. Just be aware you'll need to book them several weeks in advance, at least.

Experience the luxury of four seasons in Kensington

If you’ve booked a Kensington vacation rental, expect weather patterns that mimic those in Washington, D.C. There are truly 4 seasons here! The city is known for its alarmingly humid summers that make 90-degree days somehow feel even hotter. Winter tends to bring at least one major snowfall and is quite cold in general. Spring is a more appropriate time to book a vacation, particularly if you plan to venture into the city. Bring a light jacket and scarf if you're around in the fall—you’ll need them once the sun sets.

Sitcom-style charm in a sleepy bedroom community

Bordered by Rockville, Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Bethesda, Kensington is primarily a bedroom community in Montgomery County. The city is green and leafy, with quaint residential streets accented by lush lawns, colorful blossoms, and towering trees. Kensington is situated near the Rock Creek basin, a tributary of the Potomac River that flows partially through Rock Creek Park in the District. Avid fishers will appreciate the unique species that flow through these waters, including satinfin shiners, yellow bullheads, and longnose dace.