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Highlights Sonoma County

  • Wineries
  • Safari
  • Parks
  • Downtown district
  • Beaches
  • Breweries

Best Vacation Rentals in Sonoma County

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Wine Country, Sonoma County
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(32 reviews)
The Acorn House cottage is located approximately one hour north of San Francisco on scenic Highway 12 in Kenwood. It is a peaceful retreat on four private acres. Your hosts, Bev and Jerry Stemach, invite you to turn down their country lane, and indulge yourself in this charming vacation rental nestled among ancient oaks and grapevines in the heart of the Sonoma wine valley.Acorn Cottage is generously appointed: shelves filled with books and movies, music on the stereo, a soak in the outdoor hot tub, television, internet, a bottle of local wine, your own private deck and patio. If you are in...
from $253 / night
Sea Ranch, Wine Country
Vacation Rental • 893 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(10 reviews)
The Sea Ranch is a world-renowned primary and secondary home community along a 10-mile stretch of California's breathtaking, beautiful coastline, about 110 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Sea Ranch is particularly famous for its strict architectural standards, following the motto "building light on the land.'" (Houses intentionally have unobtrusive sidings and modest appearance in order to optimally blend into the environment; vehicles are parked out of view; underground power lines). Casa Pacis shares three lot lines with commons areas and the 4th with two undeveloped lots, whic...
from $277 / night
Wine Country, Sonoma County
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(66 reviews)
**Our calendar is always kept current**This 750 Sq. Ft. Stand Alone Cottage is located in a quiet, gated, rural area just minutes to the historic Sonoma Plaza and its lively dining, shopping and wine tasting rooms and a short drive to over 50 wineries. There’s a sense of coming home when you arrive this tranquil, sunny 2-acre shared property. The interior is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, and has a friendly, open design. The living area has a large couch, comfortable leather reading chair, a large screen TV/DVD and a fireplace. The spacious bedroom features a king size bed wi...
from $373 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Sonoma County

$514for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$535 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Sonoma County

23%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
46% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Sonoma County

A charming getaway on the Northern California coast

Sonoma County is set along the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area. The area is famed for its world-class wineries, breathtaking vineyards, mountains, beaches, and Redwood forests– there’s no shortage of things to do and see in this California gem. It’s the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Bring your significant other, a group of friends, or your family to come discover the unique gems of Sonoma County.

Finding your perfect Sonoma County vacation rental

Enjoy a getaway nestled in the green rolling hills of Sonoma County. The coastal Northern California destination boasts a wide variety of vacation rentals ranging in style, size, and location. You can opt for a rental along the sandy coast with spectacular views of the water. Or, go for a rental with a large private yard space and plenty of trees. Rentals in Sonoma County are modern in design style with tasteful decor and plush amenities. Expect high-speed internet, fully functioning kitchens, air-conditioning, and washer/dryers. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Sonoma County

The area and getting around

Arriving in Sonoma County

Sonoma County is served by Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, which is a regional airport offering domestic flights. Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are both around 60 miles or a 1-hour drive south of Sonoma County. Both of which offer a large volume of regular daily international and domestic flights.

Getting around Sonoma County

You will need a car to navigate your way around Sonoma County. The county encompasses a large area with numerous points of interest all spread throughout. You can rent a car at all airports and in all major towns and cities in Sonoma County. Several downtown districts of cities and towns within Sonoma County, however, are walkable.

Travelers and activities

Sonoma County for couples

Sonoma County is a perfectly romantic vacation destination for couples with its rugged coastline, endless wineries, and mountain scenery. Spend some time visiting beaches and the wineries with your significant other. Also, be sure to head over to Marin French Cheese Company in the rolling hills of Sonoma County. It’s the oldest cheese making company in the country, and you’ll get to do a tasting which includes many delicious homemade cheeses. If you want to take a break from all the wine and grab a brew, head over to Lagunitas Brewing Company, where you can enjoy a flight of their homemade craft beers in a laid-back indoor seating area.

Sonoma County for families

Sonoma County is a wonderful place for families of all ages to explore and experience together. Zipline along the coastline and through Redwood forests with Sonoma Zipline Adventures. It’s great fun for children and adults of all ages, and a great way to create memories during your time in Sonoma. For another memorable family activity, head to Safari West, a wildlife preserve where you can go on a once-in-a-lifetime African-inspired safari trip. The kid-friendly safari includes wildlife sightings where you’ll get to have up close encounters with giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos, and more!

Sonoma County spans a massive amount of space with an area of 1,768 square miles!

Top 5 travel tips in Sonoma County

1. Try the wines!

There are well over 400 wineries in Sonoma County, making it one of California’s leading wine destinations! Go on a self-guided wine trail tour, tasting different wines from various wineries around the county. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and St. Francis Winery.

2. Hit the beaches

Sonoma County boasts 55 miles of stunning California coastline and some of the state’s best beaches! Head to the scenic shores of Sonoma Coast State Park where you can walk along the stretch of sand and admire the raw coastal beauty. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to Bodega Head, which boasts breathtaking views of the coast, towering cliffs, and frequent whale sightings. Goat Rock Beach is another favorite local beach spot.

3. Visit giant Redwood trees at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

Walk in awe underneath towering Redwoods at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Some of these massive giants are over 1,400 years old! You can easily spend a few hours exploring the hiking trails throughout the park as you admire the sheer size of these beautiful trees.

4. Enjoy the quiet nature of Spring Lake Park

Come enjoy fresh air, a swimmable lake, and hiking trails at Spring Lake Park. The beautifully maintained park is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your family or significant other. You can rent paddle boats to explore the lake, go fishing, or have a picnic on the benches by the water’s edge.

5. Explore the charming streets of downtown Sebastapol

Sebastapol is an artsy town bursting with character. It is situated in the western part of the county and is home to an incredible downtown district. Come stroll along the main street area and explore the many shops along the streets. Here you’ll find art galleries, unique souvenir shops, clothing, local crafts, jewelry, cafés, wine tasting rooms, and more!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Sonoma County

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Sonoma County?

We can see from last year that Sonoma County had an average price of $552 per night, a relatively high one compared to the destinations in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Sonoma County?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Sonoma County in February, June, or March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $461, $505, and $517 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Sonoma County?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Sonoma County, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, September, November and August, with average prices per night of $604, $603, and $593, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Sonoma County well in advance?

If you decide to put Sonoma County on your bucket list, we suggest planning your visit long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 89% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

January, December and February are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 24%, 16%, and 15%. However, even during these months, when the availability is the highest, the average is only 18%. So we highly recommend you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

When are fewer rentals available in Sonoma County?

According to data from last year, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Sonoma County are, in order, April (with 4% of available rentals), May (5%), and June (6%). During these three months, the availability is very low (5%). It is therefore preferable to reserve far in advance.

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