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Vacation house for 28 people
28 pers., 4 bedrooms
1.6
5 reviews
Northern California
from
$453per night
Log cabin for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
4.4
20 reviews
Lake Arrowhead, Southern California
from
$234per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 797ft², 2.7mi to the beach
4.4
12 reviews
San Rafael, San Francisco Bay Area
from
$170per night
Vacation house for 8 people
5.0
1 review
Pismo Beach, Southern California
from
$589per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and balcony/terrace as well as balcony
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,799ft²
5.0
15 reviews
Mission Viejo, Southern California
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$100per night
Vacation house for 7 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
7 pers., 4 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Meeks Bay, Lake Tahoe
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$468per night
Log cabin for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 312ft²
4.6
6 reviews
Northern California
from
$105per night
Log cabin for 12 people, with balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
4.4
20 reviews
Kings Canyon National Park, Northern California
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$247per night
Vacation house for 20 people, with balcony
3.9
8 reviews
Northern California
from
$697per night
Log cabin for 7 people, with balcony/terrace
7 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.2
9 reviews
Sequoia National Park, Northern California
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$223per night
Vacation house for 11 people, with garden
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,293ft²
4.7
7 reviews
Three Rivers, Northern California
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$394per night
Vacation house for 10 people
4.9
16 reviews
Lake Arrowhead, Southern California
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$201per night
Room for 2 people
2.3
4 reviews
San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area
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$151per night
Vacation house for 5 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
4.3
20 reviews
Los Angeles, Southern California
from
$531per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 775ft², 1.1mi to skiing
4.3
20 reviews
Sequoia National Park, Southern California
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$190per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,399ft², 1.3mi to the beach
4.8
18 reviews
Balboa Peninsula, Southern California
from
$412per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 398ft²
4.2
10 reviews
Big Sur
from
$188per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,594ft²
4.7
20 reviews
Crestline, Southern California
from
$300per night
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Highlights California

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

Most popular in California

Pool 16,976
Internet 44,779
Pet allowed 9,567
Balcony/Terrace 34,860
TV 42,242
Air conditioning 23,662
Garden 13,901
Parking 40,169
Washing machine 37,336

Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
$404
May 23 - May 30
$347 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$355 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$353 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$364 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$384 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$392 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$399 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$404 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$396 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$402 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$402 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$392 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$385 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$375 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$383 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$374 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$355 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$353 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$342 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$337 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$338 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$347 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$355 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$340 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
59 %
May 23 - May 30
24 %
May 30 - Jun 06
30 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
39 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
40 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
43 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
39 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
40 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
44 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
43 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
43 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
44 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
47 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
50 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
53 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
53 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
52 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
54 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
55 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
54 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
54 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
54 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
56 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
57 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
59 %
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

Orientation

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

Activities

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

Disneyland

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}{159784 }} 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.

Hollywood

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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in California

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in California?

California is one of the regions in the USA, which is the most expensive. The overnight stay there costs on average $347.48 per night.

Which month allows you to save the most on vacation rentals?

If you are looking to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit California are May ($315.9 the average per night for accommodation), April ($319.2), and November ($327.61).

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

Analyzing the data from 2019, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($391.92), December ($380.32), and July ($368.28).

Do I need to plan a trip to California well in advance?

If you decide to put California on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your vacation long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 76% of rentals booked in the year 2019.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The most available months are, on average, March (with an availability of 40.75%), May (34.75%), and October (26.25%), according to the trends observed in 2019.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in California?

The months with the lowest properties available in California are, in order, August, February, and July with respective average availability figures of 15.6%, 16%, and 17.25%, based on data collected in 2019.

How many vacation rentals are there in California?

Holidu offers around 55000 properties in California from 29 different providers, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!

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