Vacation rentals in California

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Popular Accommodations in California

Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi, child-friendly
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach
San Diego, Southern California

from
$536
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with jacuzzi, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 8.2mi to the beach
Malibu, Southern California

from
$663
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with jacuzzi
12 pers., 5 bedrooms
Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe

from
$1,121
per night

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Vacation Rentals in California

Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
San Diego, Southern California

from
$480
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,216ft², 3.1mi to the beach
4.6
30 reviews
Newport Beach, Southern California

from
$372
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with jacuzzi and balcony as well as pool, child-friendly
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,293ft², 30yd to the beach
2.8
5 reviews
Malibu, Southern California

from
$653
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with sauna and balcony, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 900yd to the beach
4.3
5 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$359
per night

Vacation house for 17 people, with jacuzzi and pool
17 pers., 7 bedrooms, 4,004ft², 950yd to the beach
San Diego, Southern California

from
$962
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony, child-friendly
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 4.7mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Malibu, Southern California

from
$825
per night

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Vacation Rentals where Pets Allowed

Vacation house for 16 people, with jacuzzi and pool, child-friendly
16 pers., 9 bedrooms,
La Quinta (CA), Southern California

from
$527
per night

Vacation house for 15 people, with balcony, child-friendly
15 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3.4mi to the beach,
Newport Beach, Southern California

from
$407
per night

Apartment for 8 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,497ft²,
Los Angeles, Southern California

from
$1,265
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation house for 16 people, with pool and jacuzzi, child-friendly
16 pers., 6 bedrooms, 1.4mi to skiing
Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

from
$637
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
3.4
3 reviews
La Quinta (CA), Southern California

from
$423
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as garden
12 pers., 4 bedrooms
Santa Rosa, San Francisco Bay Area

from
$443
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.6mi to skiing
Lake Tahoe

from
$368
per night

Vacation house for 14 people, with jacuzzi, child-friendly
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 1.3mi to skiing
4.6
3 reviews
Northstar California, Lake Tahoe

from
$381
per night

Vacation house for 10 people
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 700yd to the beach
Malibu, Southern California

from
$636
per 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 1,822
Internet 4,863
Pet allowed 1,758
Balcony/Terrace 4,118
TV 4,736
Air conditioning 2,011
Garden 1,307
Parking 4,479
Washing machine 4,367

Prices and availability

Prices

November
December
January
February
March
$543
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$395 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$402 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$409 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$405 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$409 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$420 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$446 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$475 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$477 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$497 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$539 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$543 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$510 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$500 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$495 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$450 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$444 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$479 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$491 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$470 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$437 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$447 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$465 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$453 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

November
December
January
February
March
66 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
16 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
24 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
36 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
41 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
44 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
35 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
42 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
54 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
51 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
46 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
44 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
47 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
57 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
61 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
63 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
63 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
63 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
62 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
64 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
63 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
65 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
65 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
66 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
66 %
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.

FAQs: 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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