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Highlights California

  • Disneyland
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Griffith Park
  • Hollywood
  • Big Sur
  • San Onofre State Park
  • Silicon Valley

Best Vacation Rentals in California

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Big Sur, California
Vacation Rental • 495 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(126 reviews)
Behind a charming garden gate, through your own private entrance is a cozy retreat conveniently located just 1 mile from the village of Carmel-By-The-Sea. Our very spacious studio is a pleasant walk or quick drive to exceptional restaurants, shops & galleries and beautiful beaches and all that Carmel and that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Our studio is tastefully done with warm Provencal colors. The king size bed is so cozy with alpaca pillow top and down comforter. You'll enjoy a quiet & peaceful night's sleep and wake up rested for a great day's adventure.Enjoy having your ...
from $250 / night
Three Rivers, Northern California
Vacation Rental • 441 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(32 reviews)
Welcome to Crystal Cove. Travel magazines are saying: Isolationist Travel is the New Escapism. In the Covid-19 era, travel is fraught with the demands of social distancing and hygiene.Crystal Cove is an ideal location for isolation and escape.When you arrive at Crystal Cove you will park in a carport and open a private gate and enter your private river retreat. You have exclusive use of the studio, patio, private island and the river. You do not have to interact with anyone. We do not accept back to back reservations to be able to freshen and sanitize the studio between guests.We use in a "...
from $292 / night
Stinson Beach, San Francisco Bay Area
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(60 reviews)
Feel at home on the beach...La Sirena is a bright, clean one bedroom upstairs getaway. Remodeled Spring 2020. Full kitchen plus private deck with new gas BBQ.The unit is on the 2nd floor, up one flight of stairs.Maximum 2 (this includes children over 1 year old). Comfy queen bed. Enjoy stunning views of the beach, ocean and mountains. Refresh your spirit in this tranquil beachfront place. Easy walk to town, yet private. You can watch the world go by from the large ocean-facing windows. Free WiFi, flat panel satellite SMART TV and 2 car off-street parking.Backyard fire pit on patio shared wi...
from $307 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices California

$456for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$500 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability California

22%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
43% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in California

Come for a week and end up staying the year when you experience the electric energy of California State. There are a variety of vacation rental options to choose from with modern amenities such as private pools, big rustic fireplaces, and stunning views. Choose to stay in areas around Lake Tahoe, Big Bear, or Joshua Treeto experience the rural beauty of California state. Conversely, there are also many upscale apartments and beach houses available in areas like San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles for those looking to get in on the big city life. From grand log cabins in the north, to cozy beach houses down south--there's something to accommodate everyone in the "Golden State."

Holiday in California


Getting There

California makes up the westernmost border of the contingent United States, with over a thousand miles of coastline offering world class Pacific Ocean views. California is bordered by other American states of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona as well as Mexico to the south. Most visitors fly into one of the state's top three international cities of San Francisco, San Diego, or Los Angeles before renting a car to explore the towns in between. California route 1 is a scenic coastal road which travels from San Diego all the way up to Washington state in the north and becomes quite busy with tourists in the summer months. With a varied landscape and temperature throughout the state, California continues to be one of the most sought-out tourist destinations the United States.

Sunset Skyline
Sunset Skyline


Destination for beach bums

While Northern California's Big Sur beaches attract a lot of attention, its the climate down south which draws millions of visitors to the hundreds of miles of pristine white sandy beaches. Offering world class surfing, snorkeling, diving, and parasailing opportunities--the beaches of California aren't so much a destination as a way of life.

Destination for cinema lovers

California is where the magic happens--cinematically, of course. Film enthusiasts will love the abundance of theaters, concert halls, and movie theaters which help to make Los Angeles one of the world capitals of entertainment. However, the most famous destination for visitors in Southern California continues to be centered around the Hollywood neighborhood--where creative types flock for a chance in the motion picture limelight.

Destination for entrepreneurs

Northern California's Silicon Valley just outside of San Francisco has been attracting tech entrepreneurs for the past 15 years to create innovative and revolutionary technologies. Famous companies like Airbnb, Pixar, Facebook, and Netflix have their headquarters in the "Bay Area," with many more competitors setting up shop every day.

Skateboarding was first invented in Los Angeles in 1958 by Bill Richards. The board, which was made from up-cycled roller-skates, was invented in order to help surfers practice during their down time and still "surf" when there were no waves.
Stunning Ocean View in California
Stunning Ocean View in California

Top 5 things to do in California


A trip to California wouldn't be complete without stopping by the self-proclaimed "happiest place on earth." Say hello to Mickey and Minnie Mouse, brave the ghosts at the Haunted Mansion, or take the plunge at Splash Mountain at Disneyland's original flagship park. Travel package options often include board and accommodation at one of many hotels surrounding Disneyland park, and are a great way to slowly take advantage of all it's many attractions over the course of a few days.

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park attracts thousands of visitors a year who come to see some of the tallest, widest, and oldest trees in the world. The area nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is also heralded for its huge mountains, deep canyons, and rugged foothills which give way to many outdoor sports activities like hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Just a short day trip from Los Angeles, this park covers just over 600 square miles and is a beautiful example of the diversity of landscape in California.

Griffith Observatory

Set your sights on the stars at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles which features public telescopes, movie screenings, and a planetarium. The free hike up through Griffith Park also offers some of the best views of the Hollywood sign in the distance, making it a well-trafficked tourist destination. Make sure to arrive early in the morning for some of the best unspoiled views of the sign and Los Angeles in the distance.


Los Angeles' famous Hollywood neighborhood is filled with film production studios making some of the most popular movies in the world. Take a stroll along the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, pop in for a concert at the Dolby Theatre, or compare your handprints to other great stars at the Chinese Theatre. There are also guided tours of nearby Beverly Hills, where many famous actors, directors, and other industry titans make themselves at home.

San Onofre State Beach

It was the Beach Boys who cemented California's status as one of the best beach destinations in the world with their classic song, "Surf'n USA." San Onofre State Park in between Los Angeles and San Diego is a beloved spot for local surfers thanks to its challenging waves and protected natural habitat. Looking down from the cliffs, you can view all kinds of dolphins, sea lions, and whales off in the distant waters before heading out to join them in the spray.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in California

How much do the vacation rentals in California cost on average?

When looking at last year, California is the most exclusive region in the USA, with an average price of $481 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in California?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit California in March, February, or April, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $451, $461, and $465 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in California go up the most?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in California, the highest prices are usually found in the month of December (with an average of $529 per night), followed by January ($520), and then November ($492).

Is California a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting California, as only 20% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in California are October (the average amount of properties that are available reached 38% of the total last year), September (34%), and November (23%).

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

During this period, the availability is very low (12%). It is therefore recommended to reserve far in advance.

Are there many rentals in California?

In California we work with 19 different providers to give you a choice of 34,000 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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