Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

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Popular Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

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$144
per night
Homestay for 2 people, with garden
2 pers.3.3mi to city center
5.0
(24 reviews)
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$144
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom140ft²0.7mi to city center
FREE cancellation
4.2
(801 reviews)
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$92
per night
Homestay for 2 people, with garden
2 pers.350yd to city center
5.0
(5 reviews)
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$187
per night
Hotel for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom312ft²750yd to city center
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$62
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with view
4 pers.1 bedroom400yd to city center
3.9
(2626 reviews)
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$152
per night
Vacation rental for 5 people
5 pers.1 bedroom0.7mi to city center
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$272
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with garden, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom1.1mi to city center
2.7
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$209
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with view
4 pers.1 bedroom0.8mi to city center
FREE cancellation
4.7
(31 reviews)
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$115
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers.205ft²0.8mi to city center
FREE cancellation
4.2
(56 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

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$220
per night
Hotel for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom237ft²900yd to city center
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$591
per night
Vacation rental for 7 people, with garden, with pets
7 pers.2 bedrooms2.9mi to city center
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$266
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pets
2 pers.800yd to city center
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

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$266
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool
2 pers.1 bedroom1mi to city center
from
$228
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with pool, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom0.9mi to city center
from
$157
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool
2 pers.1 bedroom570ft²90yd to city center
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

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$205
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and jacuzzi
6 pers.3 bedrooms1,593ft²2.9mi to city center
4.7
(7 reviews)
from
$288
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers.800yd to city center
from
$205
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, child-friendly
4 pers.1 bedroom900yd to city center
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning

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$773
per night
Hotel for 8 people
8 pers.2 bedrooms657ft²900yd to city center
from
$199
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with jacuzzi
2 pers.1 bedroom226ft²900yd to city center
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$245
per night
Hotel for 4 people, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom269ft²900yd to city center
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Highlights San Francisco

  • Historical architecture
  • Parks and coastal scenery
  • Museums
  • Great food
  • Music and art
  • Shopping

Most popular in San Francisco

Pool 32
Internet 342
Pets allowed 85
Balcony/Terrace 61
TV 328
Air conditioning 111

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Prices and availability

Prices

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$502
Average price per week

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18 %
Percentage of available rentals

San Francisco Vacation Rentals

City Center Apartments with Period Charm

If you want to explore central San Francisco’s attractions, choosing a downtown vacation rental is the only way to go. From Haight-Ashbury to the Embarcadero district, you’ll discover attractive, historic apartments with enough space for you and your family, as well as furnished suites in convenient locations.

Choose an Elegant Rental Home in San Francisco

Luxurious vacation home options can be found all over the city. There are compact and cosy cottages in Outer Mission, homes near the sea in the Sunset District, parkside properties by Golden Gate Park, and plenty of comfortable family-sized homes all over the northern part of the peninsular.

Vacationing in San Francisco

The Gateway to California

For over a century, San Francisco has been America’s most important Pacific port, bridging the gap between North America and Asia. Located on a peninsular at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, the city is characterized by dramatic steep streets, beautiful parks and historic architecture, as well as a blissful, relaxed culture.

A City That is Easy to Reach from all Over the USA

San Francisco International Airport is located around 13 miles south of the center of town, and offers a wide range of connections to almost every American city (as well as plenty of international destinations too). The airport has rapid train links to the city itself, taking just half an hour to get from the terminal to Union Square Station.

The Perfect City to Explore by Car

San Francisco includes both the city itself, and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you want to explore the wider region, renting a car to use during your stay is the best option, although public transportation in the city is reliable, and the center of town is compact enough to walk or cycle.

San Francisco Tram
San Francisco Tram

Activities

A Wonderful Destination for History Lovers

From riding early 20th century trolleys and visiting Alcatraz Island to exploring the history of the Beat Generation and the Summer of Love, San Francisco is a city full of activities that history fans will adore.

A Film Fan’s Paradise

Trace the plots of world famous movies set in San Francisco, including Bullitt, Vertigo, Dirty Harry and the Conversation. The steep streets and beautiful setting of San Francisco have made it a popular film set for decades.

A Great Foodie Destination

Food is a big deal in San Francisco. Head to Chinatown to sample gourmet Chinese cuisine, trawl the food stalls at the Ferry Building or grab a burrito in the Mission District. And try to be there for Eat Drink SF - a huge wine, beer, food and spirits festival held in Fort Mason every August.

Downtown San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco

Top 5 things to do in San Francisco

1. Enjoy a Cable Car Ride Over the City

Because of its hills, San Francisco developed an extensive cable car network, much of which remains. Soar above Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown and see the city as it should be seen – it’s an amazing experience.

2. Take a Tour of Alcatraz

Just off the coast of San Francisco, Alcatraz was a fearsome high security prison. Nowadays, visitors can take eerie night tours, to experience what life was like on “the Rock.”

3. Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum

One of the city’s best attractions for kids, the Walt Disney Museum chronicles the life of one of America’s most famous sons, with plenty of cartoon based exhibits to enjoy.

4. Catch a Live Music Show

San Francisco has long been associated with music, ever since the jazz era. These days, venues like the Hemlock Tavern and the Great American Music Hall keep up a proud tradition and are great venues to see rock, blues, jazz and folk music,

5. Get Some Spectacular Snaps of the Golden Gate Bridge

The city’s most famous landmark and one of America’s tourist gems, the Golden Gate Bridge spans the entrance to San Francisco Harbor. Head to Battery Spencer in Marin County for the best photos that will wow the folks back home.

„The Beatles gave their final ever live concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, in August 1966.“

Useful Information

When to visit

The best time to visit San Francisco is probably in the fall – not high summer as you might expect. Northern California experiences beautiful fall weather (most years), with warm temperatures and fewer visitors – so the attractions will be much less crowded.

Transportation

The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) service provides rail links to all parts of the Bay Area, with prices rising the further you travel. Trains and buses tend to run until midnight on most days, before resuming at 4 a.m., so late night bar hoppers might need to think about prebooking a cab.

Festivals & Events

San Francisco has a packed annual festival schedule as well, so think about booking ahead for the events you want to attend. Highlights include Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park (August) which brings worldwide pop acts to town, and the International Arts Festival in May and June, which blends art, theater, and dance events.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in San Francisco?

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is around $414.60 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in San Francisco?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit San Francisco in December, November, and January, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $345.81, $353.01, and $369.69 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

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

When booking a vacation rental in San Francisco, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $470.44 per night), followed by July ($459.32), and October ($458.23).

Should I plan a trip to San Francisco well in advance?

We recommend you to book in advance in San Francisco as only 12% of the properties are available throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

September, April and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 17%, 13.5%, and 13.4%.

When are fewer rentals available in San Francisco?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in San Francisco are, in order, February (with 6.6% of available rentals), March (9.25%), and January (9.5%).

Are there many rentals in San Francisco?

We have collected the offers from 8 different partners in San Francisco, so we can offer you around 820 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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