Vacation Rentals in California

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Deserts (1241)

High Sierra/Gold Country (473)

Lake Tahoe Area (830)

Los Angeles Area (2357)

North Coast (194)

San Bernardino Area (450)

San Diego Area (1805)

San Francisco Bay Area (476)

Shasta Cascade (44)

Wine Country (357)

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Vacation Rentals in California - Where to Go, What to Do, and More

California Vacation Rentals

From California beach rentals to San Francisco vacation condos, we’ve got every adventure under the sun! Plus, we've got loads of ideas and tips that put California vacations in their best light. But wherever you go and whatever you do, don't reserve a hotel room. If you do, you'll miss out on the amazing deals and experiences that California vacation rentals promise.

California Family Vacations in Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, California vacation rentals are the choice of adventurous go-getters from all over the world. The snow brings downhill and cross-country skiers to the Heavenly Mountain, Squaw Valley, and Kirkwood Mountain resorts, while bikers, rock climbers, hikers, water skiers, and parasailers come out to play in the summer. When the activity dies down for the day, retreat to one of our vacation homes in California, or kick things up a notch at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Casino! Lake Tahoe vacation rental homes are a year-round possibility, and with all the California vacation deals we deliver, it's more affordable than ever for families to enjoy the area.

Los Angeles, California Vacation Rentals

Everything from California beach vacation rentals to luxury condos can be booked in the Los Angeles area, and for little money, too! Stay in an Anaheim condo rental and take the kids to Disneyland, or choose a more laidback seaside setting for your California family vacation. Dana Point beach houses place you near the beloved Dana Point Harbor, where you can shop for souvenirs, go fishing, and maybe even spot a whale. Huntington Beach condos are the best way to experience “Surf City USA,” a particularly family-friendly California vacation spot. Shop on Main Street while your teen watches pro surfers hit the waves! Malibu, California beach rentals are another good pick for you and your high schoolers; after all, the Malibu Pier is where “Baywatch” was filmed.

Enjoy much more than the beach with Santa Monica condos. They'll put you in close proximity to the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Santa Monica Pier, which features live music, an arcade, and rides! Venice Beach’s bustling Ocean Front Walk, a haven for lively street performers, may be just as entertaining, though. San Clemente and Newport Beach villas are other solid beachfront accommodations to consider. Vacationers really can’t go wrong with California beach house rentals.

But if a beach house for rent in California isn't exciting enough for you, head to central Los Angeles for a variety of distractions, like the Los Angeles Zoo and the iconic 50-foot Hollywood sign. If you book one of our Hollywood, California beach vacation rentals, Hollywood Boulevard will no doubt fill your itinerary – check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Kodak Theatre, and the Hollywood Wax Museum. If you’re more interested in the Sunset Strip, we’ve got West Hollywood vacation house rentals, too.  

Inspired vacations in California: Santa Barbara

Book one of our Santa Barbara, California vacation homes and you’ll be set for a well-rounded West Coast getaway like no other. Also known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara boasts world-class beaches, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and the adored Stearns Warf, a paradise for shopaholics and discerning diners. In addition to the tourists, sea lions are known to make an appearance here! Cheap California vacation rentals in Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Pismo Beach are also nearby. While you’re on your California coast vacation, make sure to schedule outings to the Otters of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hearst Castle, and Gilroy Gardens. With so many miles of sandy shore to explore and plenty of family-style attractions in the vicinity, parents and their little ones will love a Carmel-by-the-sea beach rental, Santa Barbara villa, or other Central Coast accommodation.

Southern California Vacation Rentals

When you picture beach vacation rentals in California, you might see dogs catching Frisbees, friends playing volley ball, roller bladders gliding down a sun-kissed boardwalk, and surfers carving the ocean. Well, that’s the San Diego area in a nutshell!

Coronado beach homes add to the inherent charm of the town, notable for its Silver Strand. But it's Carlsbad that battles San Diego for best family attractions; Legoland and the Museum of Making Music add a quirky touch to the resort community.

If you don’t mind the crowds, though, San Diego vacation rentals are certainly where it’s at. The San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld make them ideal for California family vacations. Many pet-friendly San Diego vacation rentals are also available, as the city's known for its dog parks and beaches. (Mission Beach and Pacific Beach condos are your secluded options for San Diego lodging.)

Have an Oceanside, California rental in mind? If so, you've looked beyond San Diego and Los Angeles – California’s tourist hubs – and discovered a happy-go-lucky halfway point. Oceanside vacation rentals benefit from idyllic weather throughout the year, so the city's beaches are a major attraction. Because Oceanside's located between San Diego and LA, many families hang their sun visors in valuable Oceanside, California vacation rentals, fitting in the San Diego Zoo and Hollywood Walk of Fame into a few fun day trips.

Other great Southern California vacation rentals are found in Big Bear Lake, a tremendously popular year-round resort where you can horseback ride in the summer and snowboard in the winter!

Play in the Bay Area

San Francisco, California rentals easily come to the forefront when shopping around for Bay Area accommodations. With world-renowned attractions like the Golden State Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman’s Warf, San Francisco is a mecca for sightseers.

Not to mention, the five-star seafood restaurants, swanky nightlife, charismatic locals, and beach don’t hurt the city’s appeal one bit!

California is for Nature Lovers

Besides Lake Tahoe, where can you really immerse yourself in California’s natural beauty? California lake vacation rentals, Northern California vacation rentals, and the desert, are a start.

The California desert is a four-season vacation destination, thanks to its reliably warm weather and cloudless skies. It’s home to the Joshua Tree National Park, Red Rock Canyon State Park, and Death Valley National Park. Hikers, bikers, and mountain climbers will clearly feel at home in California desert vacation rentals.

Indian Wells, California vacation homes draw in guests with the Indian Wells Golf Resort and Tennis Garden, while La Quinta vacation houses are especially fit for golfers. Palm Desert and Palm Springs take the cake, though; combined, the two cities offer up the Living Desert Zoo, Knott’s Soak City Water Place, El Paseo (an elegant shopping district), Palm Springs Air Museum, and even some old celebrity estates. Your Palm Springs vacation rental may be next door to the former home of a Rat Pack member!

Moving up north to the Mammoth Lakes, you’ll discover a wealth of outdoor activities ranging from golf to mountain biking to leaf peeping. California lake vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes are a budget-friendly pick for any vacationer, especially if you plan to visit Yosemite National Park or the Sequoia National Park; both parks surround the area.

Spend a day at Yosemite, hiking the trails and watching the stunning waterfalls. The next day, look up at the world’s oldest and largest trees at the Sequoia National Park. Just like the Sequoia trees, your big Mammoth Lakes vacation rental will make you feel small. (But in a good way!)

We've only scratched the surface of Northern California vacation rentals so far. Head over to the Northwest and you’ll hit Lake Mendocino, California cabin rentals, the awe-inspiring Redwood National Park, and Shasta Lake homes. Shasta Lake provides easy access to the best fly-fishing in California, the unique National Yo-Yo Museum, and the Lassen Volcanic National Park; how’s that for a varied itinerary?

Get a taste of the Wine Country

Stay in Napa Valley vacation rentals for moderate year-round weather, soothing spas, and of course – lots of wine! Russian River and Sonoma vacation rentals are also popular Wine Country accommodations. If you’re all about the vineyards, consider renting one of our California vacation homes near Central Valley (Fresno and Stockton), the agricultural heart of the state.

California Beach Resorts

On Vacation Rentals.com, you can find all sorts of California beach rentals, and that includes private units in hotels and resorts. Choose from luxurious destinations like La Quinta Resort to Northstar Resort to the Doral Desert Princess Resort! California vacation rentals with pool access are common at these resorts.

Benefits of California Rentals

California is packed full of spacious and affordable vacation rentals; from Coronado beach homes to Anaheim condo rentals, we've got great (and cheap) accommodations for your getaway to the Golden State. Once you learn about the many benefits of California rentals, hotels quickly fade into the background. With vacation rentals in California, you'll get lots of space and amenities – for half the cost of a hotel! Whether you're vacationing with just your significant other or your whole brood, California vacation rentals are always a great deal.

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