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Vacation house for 14 people, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as jacuzzi and balcony
14 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,594ft²
4.5
20 reviews
Northern California
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$592per night
Log cabin for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
4.1
20 reviews
Lake Arrowhead, Southern California
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$276per night
Vacation house for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 5.8mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Pismo Beach, Southern California
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$625per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
4.4
24 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$476per night
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Vacation Rentals in California

Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
4.4
24 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$476per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 0yd to the beach
2.5
5 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$391per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 8.1mi to the beach
Malibu, Southern California
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$483per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$1,298per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and balcony/terrace as well as balcony
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,799ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Mission Viejo, Southern California
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$446per night
Apartment for 4 people, with jacuzzi, with pets
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,324ft²
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$744per night
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Vacation Rentals where Pets Allowed

Apartment for 8 people
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,099ft², 200yd to the beach,
Santa Monica, Southern California
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$3,144per night
Apartment for 14 people, with pool and garden as well as jacuzzi
14 pers., 7 bedrooms, 7,599ft²,
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$3,694per night
Apartment for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,496ft²,
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$763per night
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Apartment for 10 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,605ft², 3.3mi to the beach
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$1,160per night
Apartment for 5 people, with balcony and pool
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 807ft²
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$322per night
Apartment for 10 people, with balcony and pool as well as jacuzzi
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3,197ft²
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$2,674per night
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Apartment for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,604ft²
Los Angeles, Southern California
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$670per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,594ft²
4.7
20 reviews
Crestline, Southern California
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$319per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony and jacuzzi
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,799ft², 50yd to the beach
4.5
20 reviews
Oceanside, Southern California
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$1,236per 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 14,939
Internet 39,377
Pet allowed 8,114
Balcony/Terrace 30,704
TV 37,518
Air conditioning 21,299
Garden 12,354
Parking 35,473
Washing machine 33,077

Prices and availability

Prices

September
October
November
December
January
$474
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$374 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$385 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$394 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$402 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$404 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$397 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$392 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$402 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$398 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$387 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$390 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$387 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$387 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$379 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$371 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$390 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$420 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$412 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$393 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$411 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$460 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$474 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$407 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$351 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

September
October
November
December
January
56 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
9 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
14 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
21 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
24 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
28 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
36 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
39 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
42 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
45 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
46 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
50 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
53 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
53 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
54 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
54 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
48 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
50 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
56 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
56 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
50 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
46 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
52 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
55 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
55 %
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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