Vacation rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

Vacation rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

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Highlights San Francisco Bay Area

  • Hiking trails
  • Gorgeous nature
  • Scenic drives
  • Interactive museums
  • Art galleries
  • Wine country

Best Vacation Rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

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San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area
Vacation Rental • 205 ft² • 2 Guests
(7 reviews)
Come work, play, and relax in a stylish hotel room, professionally managed by Kasa. Enjoy the privacy of your own space, plus high-end shared amenities like a kitchen, laundry room, and TV lounge.La Monarca is located in a vintage building in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of downtown San Francisco. Our rooms are managed by a 24-hour virtual team who is always available to help you. There’s no better way to experience the City by the Bay!The Space:This virtual service hotel offers 24/7 support by text or phone and everything you need, nothing you don't - with a swift self check-in at 4p...
from $152 / night
San José, Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(19 reviews)
These apartments are well-connected to the San Jose scene you're seeking. Located at the heart of downtown, this property is conveniently located near central hubs like San Jose State University and the historic San Pedro Square. Other neighboring attractions include San Jose Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Levi’s Stadium, and Winchester Mystery House.The Space:Each of our apartments have their own unique layout and decor. Pictures above are a sampling of Kasa’s two-bedroom units at this property, but they may not show the exact unit or floor you receive. Floor plans, furnitu...
from $164 / night
San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area
Vacation Rental • 1615 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
     5 Star Villa Holidays is proud to present San Francisco Apartment 1000 San Francisco Apartment 1000 is a memorable property in one of San Francisco’s most exciting and desirable areas. From the parking garage, take the private elevator up to the cliff-top penthouse and marvel the panoramic view from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Ferry Building.     Each bedroom has a private full bathroom. The gracious living room is complete with entertainment area and flat screen television. The living room flows into the dining area, both taking advantage of specta...
from $403 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices San Francisco Bay Area

$435for 8 Apr - 15 Apr
$465 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability San Francisco Bay Area

24%for 8 Apr - 15 Apr
37% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

Journey into the heart of NorCal

Breathe the fresh air of Northern California with a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. This broad area encompasses national parks, exciting high tech Silicon Valley, wine country, gorgeous mountains, and incredible beaches! There are loads of scenic drives that will take your breath away with a nice overview of the area. Restaurants offer seasonal menus from the local harvest. Many fine chefs delight in creating special set menus with wine pairings and a casual atmosphere surrounded by amazing views of nature. Northern California is definitely a must-see destination!

California dream rentals

These vacation rentals are the picture of California dreams. Imagine spacious rooms, giant sofas, warm interior design, large kitchens, and picturesque gardens. Some rentals come with a sauna and private pool. Enjoy your favorite comfort foods on the patio accompanied by stunning natural scenery. Catch up on your watchlist from your bedroom, or the enormous living room with friends and family. Catch up on your travel journal in the garden. These listings were made to suit any traveler!

Vacations in San Francisco Bay Area

The area and getting around

An area surrounded by natural beauty

Visit the Russian River for a change of pace from the bustling city. Soak up the sun while chilling out on the river, floating on an inner tube, and sipping some Elder Pliny beer, voted the best beer in California. Spend time exploring vineyards like the Alexander Valley cave tour which is both educational and fun because of the unique caves. Lake County’s featured attraction is The Geysers. This remarkable area was created by volcanoes and is now a source of sustainable energy but still beautiful to behold amid the mountains, lakes, wild Tule Elk, and rare fish.

An area full of wineries and incredible food

In Santa Rosa, splurge at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. There are several options. Choose the garden wine tasting tour for delicious wines enhanced by the aromatherapy of scented plants and flowers. Or put your taste buds to work with a five-course culinary event paired with limited release wines. Sonoma is historically famous for fine wines and vineyards. Meadowcroft’s tasting room at Cornerstone features amazing wines paired with light tapas. This history tour culminates in blending your own wine with guidance from their experts. Don’t miss the tasting house blends coupled with delicious cheeses.

Travelers and activities

San Francisco Bay Area for Outdoor junkies

Travelers with a fetish for the outdoors won’t be disappointed! Santa Cruz has amazing surf breaks. Hiking around Lighthouse point offers spectacular views of the area. Stop by the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum to learn the history and explore a century of artefacts, including ancient boards. Wilder Ranch State Park features a guided tour to the sea caves or kayaking among otters, dolphins, and seals. Bodega Bay has a plethora of activities, like whale watching and biking along coastal trails. Finally, cruise the town and find the houses where Hitchcock’s thriller “Birds” was filmed for something different.

San Francisco Bay Area for Culture seekers

The Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco was originally built for the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, but has since been preserved for leisurely strolls. So, pack a picnic and enjoy the gorgeous gardens, lush lagoon, and Greco-Roman architecture. The inside theater features regular live performances and there are eateries nearby to enjoy food and cocktails. Berkely highlights several art forms worth exploring. Museum Fiasco is an audio-visual sensory experience in a 5,000-square-foot mirror box transporting viewers to an alternative reality. In Berkley’s West Artisan District, the Potter’s Guild publicly displays their wares every Saturday.

San Francisco’s famed cable cars are a National Historic Landmark and the only one on wheels.

Top 5 travel tips in San Francisco Bay Area

1. Explore the Bay by car

One of the top attractions in California is scenic drives like the famous Pacific Coastal Highway 1. For variety, do the Half Moon Bay or the challenging Panoramic Highway. Skyline Boulevard has a blend of mountain, forests, and urban vistas to explore. And, the 49-mile scenic drive takes you to Frisco’s famous landmarks.

2. Visit San Francisco’s hotspots

Apart from the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco boasts many activities and cultural sites to see! Oracle Park and the new Giants stadium are spectacular. The views of the bay are just like a movie and public transportation makes everything conveniently close. Also, definitely visit Alcatraz Island and learn its intricate history while exploring its beauty.

3. Hunt for gems at boutique stores

Sonoma County is a menagerie of cities offering unique shopping experiences. Visit Petaluma Premium Outlets, Santa Rosa’s Plaza Mall, and Healdsburg fine boutiques for hard-to-find items. Guerneville and Windsor have eclectic shops worth browsing too. Palo Alto, Silicon Valley’s hometown, specializes in the best of high-end shopping. Stanford Shopping Center is unique and exquisite with 140 merchant options.

4. Spend a day in San Jose

If you like haunted house venues, Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions will give you a good scare and a laugh in East San Jose. For an exciting day out, take the challenge at Mount Hermon’s Adventures replete with climbing, ziplining and more. And Hakone Gardens and Estate features gorgeous Japanese gardens and teahouses.

5. Check out the wild coasts of Point Reyes

Bolinas is a charming town, the oldest in Marin, that became a booming economic treasure during the 1849 gold rush. It’s also famous among nature conservationists for the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, an icon for bird watchers. Loaded with historic buildings, artists, musicians, and boutiques, this is a must-see village.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

What was the average price for a vacation rental in the San Francisco Bay Area last year?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $446 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months with the cheapest prices in the San Francisco Bay Area are February, March and January, with average prices of $369, $403, and $426, respectively.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in the San Francisco Bay Area?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in the San Francisco Bay Area, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of May (with an average of $481 per night), followed by September ($470), and then April ($470).

Is the San Francisco Bay Area a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put the San Francisco Bay Area on your bucket list, we suggest planning your travels ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 80% of rentals booked the previous year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area were May, June and July, with average availabilities of 52%, 33%, and 20%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in the San Francisco Bay Area?

During this period, the availability is very low (10%). It is therefore preferable to book far in advance.

How many vacation rentals are there in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Holidu has around 5,700 properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, provided by 10 different partners.

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