Find Vacation Rentals in San Carlos (CA)

Highlights San Carlos (CA)

  • Vacation rentals
  • Peaceful getaways
  • Large selection of outdoor activities
  • International cuisine
  • Charming neighborhoods
  • Historical landmarks
  • Sandy beaches

Best Vacation Rentals in San Carlos (CA)

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San Carlos (ca), Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 635 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(8 reviews)
The creek house is on a beautiful tree lined street, walking distance to downtown San Carlos. The house is a spacious one bedroom cottage with designer finishes and gorgeous vaulted ceilings. You will be surrounded by mature redwoods on the peaceful balcony and one with nature at the fire pit overlooking a year round creek. Amenities include a full sized kitchen, comfortable workspace, washer/dryer, fast WiFi, cable TV and a gas fireplace.The Creek House is a separate structure in the backyard of the property. It is a one bedroom 640 square foot in-law unit. Guests enjoy a separate entrance...
from $203 / night
San Carlos (ca), Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 495 ft² • 1 Bedroom
Luxury suite with private entrance and deck. Gourmet kitchen with an induction cooktop. Bosch refrigerator & convection oven/microwave. Dishwasher, Instahot faucet. DeLonghi coffee/espresso maker.Fast internet, 55' Samsung TV. Stunning marble bathroom. Everything is BRAND NEW!NOTE: our property is at the end of a narrow and winding road, and at the bottom of a steep driveway. You should be a confident driver!
from $188 / night
San Carlos (ca), Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
A peaceful retreat in the heart of Silicon Valley. Centrally located close to everything: 30 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from SFO, 15 minutes from Palo Alto and Stanford. Modern 1,000 square foot detached cottage with all amenities. Two bedrooms, luxurious bath, living room with 65" smart TV, fantastic kitchen and dinning. Private outdoor space and secure parking. Gigabit Internet connection.
from $193 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices San Carlos (CA)

$412for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$379 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability San Carlos (CA)

24%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
24% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in San Carlos

Vacation rental locations

Have you ever considered visiting California for vacation but can’t figure out a perfect destination that’ll place you at the center of significant attractions? Then, head to San Carlos and discover why it’s called the ‘City of Good Living.’ San Carlos is in San Mateo County, California, between San Jose and San Francisco. The city boasts of well-known historical sites with a rich heritage, culture, and history. In addition, you can find many vacation rentals located in various places such as Silicon Valley and Redwood City, a few miles from San Carlos Beach.

Vacation rentals for everyone

If you’re looking for a perfect San Carlos vacation rental that matches all your needs, there’s one for you. Here, rental properties can accommodate visitors with varied needs. Whether you want to come as a family or with a group of friends, you’ll find a rental with all amenities you need. For example, you can find a spacious rental with a stocked kitchen, multiple bedrooms, and fully furnished. Enjoy staying in a rental that offers features and amenities such as TVs, air conditioning, internet, view, balcony, and pool. In addition, you can rest assured of finding a rental that’s child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Vacations in San Carlos

The area and getting around

A bustling city full of activities

San Carlos is an ideal vacation destination for travelers who love exploring a location through its culture, history, and sites. Besides enjoying the sandy beaches and golden sun, you can enjoy extreme outdoor activities by exploring various historical sites, landmarks, and cities. Start with the downtown area of San Carlos and explore multiple museums. Then, head to Silicon Valley, Burton Park, and the city center, where you’ll find attraction sites like parks, historical buildings, and sandy beaches.

International cuisine and unique local activities

Would you like to explore the city’s charming neighborhoods and immerse yourself in various local activities? San Carlos has many delightful neighborhoods, such as the Hillcrest Road area, Cordes South, Clifton Avenue Brittan Acres, and Devonshire Canyon. Here, you can stroll with your better half or friends and visit local restaurants for food such as French, American, Italian, Greek, Indian and Mexican Cuisine. You can also enjoy fresh seafood, fast food, and drinks to explore the city on a full belly. Head to the city center and explore various shops, boutiques, grocery markets, and bars for gifts, foodstuff, and drinks.

Travelers and activities

San Carlos for culture and history lovers

If you want to learn the culture and history of San Carlos before heading to the beach and parks, the city has several museums and historical sites packed up with all the information you need. Head to Hiller Aviation Museum to view different aircraft, realistic flight simulators, and aircraft-related books. Your little ones can enjoy being in open aircraft cockpits and view innovative aircraft. Also, you can visit the San Carlos Museum of History that offers an insightful educational experience. Enjoy glimpsing at an extensive collection of historical items that depict the history of this city.

San Carlos for water sports enthusiasts

When you visit San Carlos during summer, you may visit various beaches for recreation. For example, you can head to San Carlos Beach in Monterey or San Francisco and La Posada public beaches. Enjoy spending a hot summer afternoon relaxing on the sand while you build sandcastles. If you want to get into the water, you can try swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. When in San Carlos Beach, you can enjoy scuba diving and picnic on the beach. Also, enjoy sightseeing and taking beautiful pictures of the ocean and surroundings.

Did you know that the massive bricks used to build San Carlos Train Depot were also used to construct Stanford University in the late 1800s? Leland Stanford assisted Timothy Guy Phelps in making the train depot with excess bricks.

Top 5 travel tips for San Carlos

1. San Pedro Nolasco Island

Would you like to watch beautiful marine life as you take souvenir pictures that you’ll show family and friends back home? Then, head to San Pedro Nolasco Island, 17 miles on the western side of San Carlos. This tiny island, also called ‘Seal Island,’ is best known for marine life. You can enjoy watching animals such as sea lions, dolphins, reef fish, and Cortez damselfish. For water sports, you can enjoy swimming alongside sea lions and fishing.

2. The Reading Bug

Are you wondering where to take your little ones where they can spend a day engaged in various creative activities? Take them to The reading Bug, an independent bookstore located in Cortez. The bookstore sells a wide selection of children’s books, toys, music, and accessories. In addition, you can explore the place with your loved ones and enjoy special events like book clubs, author visits, craft days, discussion times, sing-alongs, and storytimes.

3. San Carlos Flight Center

Visit San Carlos Flight Center and book flight tours to explore San Carlos from a different angle. The center offers aviation-related services, including aerial tours, flight training, and more. Go on a day tour to San Carlos, Peninsula, and Pacific Coast locations. Ensure you glimpse at various sites from above, such as buildings, Pacifica, rolling hills, rocky cliffs, Silicon Valley, and Half Moon Bay.

4. Domenico Winery

Do you love tasting wines and exploring wineries to discover the secret of making sweet wines? Visit Domenico Winery with your lover or friends in the Sierra Foothills located in Amador County. Here, you can enjoy exploring a boutique winery known for producing award-winning wines. The winery uses high-quality grapes harvested from Napa Valley, Santa Cruz Mountain, the Sonoma Coast, Lodi, and the Russian River. Enjoy tasting varieties such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Aglianico, Primitivo, Sagrantino among several others.

5. Laureola Park

If you’re looking for more exciting recreations, visit Laureola Park, located along Old Park Road. The park offers a variety of facilities ideal for family getaways on weekends. Play your favorite games on the basketball court, baseball field, soccer field as your kids roam free on the vast playground. You can also hang out on the picnic tables, bleachers, and grass areas as you busk and watch other visitors and locals play various games.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in San Carlos (CA)

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in San Carlos?

Considering the average cost of $467 per night, San Carlos lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in San Carlos?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in San Carlos as only 9% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

July, March and February are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 20%, 15%, and 15%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is only 17%. So we highly recommend you always book your vacation early San Carlos.

Are there many rentals in San Carlos?

Our catalog features approximately 90 properties from 2 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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