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California Apartment Rentals Set You Amid Urban and Natural Wonders

California, one the largest US states, boasts a wealth of attractions for travellers the world over. Guests opting for glamorous California vacation rentals flock to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Anaheim. Iconic attractions such as Hollywood, Disneyland, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific coastline, and Malibu's beaches await.

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House  Mission Beach
Mar 29 - Apr 5
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$388
$374 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Mission Beach with Grill & Patio

4.5
Excellent (147 ratings)
Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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House  Mission Beach
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$920 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Mission Beach with Grill

Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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House  Ocean Beach
Mar 29 - Apr 5
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$702
$670 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Ocean Beach with Tropical Patio + Great Views + Beach Nearby

4.7
Excellent (119 ratings)
Ocean Beach, San Diego, California
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Vacation rentals and apartments with air conditioning

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House  Southcrest
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$534 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Southcrest with Free Parking + Mountain View

4.8
Outstanding (37 ratings)
Southcrest, San Diego, California
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House  Poway
Oct 12 - Oct 19
$190 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Charming House in Poway with Private Pool

5.0
Outstanding (52 ratings)
Poway, San Diego County, California
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House  Bay Ho
Mar 29 - Apr 5
$545 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Bay Ho with Yard, Patio & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (66 ratings)
Bay Ho, San Diego, California
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Apartments with a balcony or patio

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Condo  Mission Beach
Dec 1 - Dec 8
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$3,143
$1,259 per night
Condo ∙ 13 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Condo in Mission Beach with Patio & Grill + Large View

Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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House  Pacific Beach
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$1,440 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Pacific Beach with Grill & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (106 ratings)
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
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House  North Park
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$717 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Comfortable Vacation Home in North Park with Spacious Balcony + Spectacular Views

4.9
Outstanding (172 ratings)
North Park, San Diego, California
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Condo Mission Beach
Sept 20 - Sept 27
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$628
$604 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Beautiful Condo in Mission Beach + Beach Views

4.6
Excellent (51 ratings)
Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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House Mission Beach
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$561 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

House in Mission Beach with Patio & Grill + Spectacular View

4.7
Excellent (149 ratings)
Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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House Del Cerro
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$600 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Del Cerro with Pool, Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (3 ratings)
Del Cerro, San Diego, California
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House Temecula
$748 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Temecula with Grill, Patio & Yard

4.7
Excellent (191 ratings)
Temecula, Riverside County, California
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House Capistrano Beach
$289 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful House in Capistrano Beach with Uncovered Parking + Ocean Views

3.3
(33 ratings)
Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California
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House South Lake Tahoe
$477 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in South Lake Tahoe with Grill & Patio

4.1
Very good (105 ratings)
South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California
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House Balboa Peninsula
$1,253 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 7 bedrooms

Pleasant Vacation Home in Balboa Peninsula with Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (73 ratings)
Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach, California
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House Cloverdale
$264 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Cloverdale with Free Parking

4.1
Very good (19 ratings)
Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California
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House Gualala
$528 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Gualala with Grill + Panoramic Views

5.0
Outstanding (23 ratings)
Gualala, Mendocino County, California
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House Bodega Bay
$858 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Bodega Bay with Grill & Patio + Unforgettable Views

4.2
Very good (58 ratings)
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California
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Budget-friendly Rentals in California

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House Manchester
$391 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Manchester with Grill & Patio + Whitewater Views

5.0
Outstanding (162 ratings)
Manchester, Mendocino County, California
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House Manchester
$976 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Manchester with Electric Fireplace + Unobstructed Views

5.0
Outstanding (26 ratings)
Manchester, Mendocino County, California
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House Watsonville
$910 per night
House ∙ 11 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Watsonville with Upper Patio + Ocean View

5.0
Outstanding (262 ratings)
Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California
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House Townsite
$508 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Townsite with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.6
Excellent (106 ratings)
Townsite, Camp Pendleton South, California
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House Mammoth Lakes
Oct 12 - Oct 19
$1,386 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Mammoth Lakes with Patio & Grill + Mountain View

4.8
Outstanding (70 ratings)
Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, California
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Condo Mission Bay
Mar 29 - Apr 5
$809 per night
Condo ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Rental Condo in Mission Bay with Patio & Grill + Unobstructed Views

5.0
Outstanding (14 ratings)
Mission Bay, San Diego, California
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Popular Rental Amenities in California

  • Pool (102,619)
  • WiFi (207,574)
  • Air conditioning (162,152)
  • Kitchen (129,934)
  • Parking (23,470)
  • Pet-friendly (43,777)
  • TV (193,613)
  • Washing machine (115,884)
  • Balcony/patio (82,040)
  • Grill (81,317)
  • Dishwasher (84,595)
  • Jacuzzi (29,671)

Finding a vacation rental with a pool shouldn't be too hard in California. Nearly half of the rentals include one. Additionally, more House rental have pools than any other accommodation type. They are an excellent choice if you go in a group of 9, as that is the number of people they can accommodate on average. In California, many of the vacation rentals with a pool are close to the water.

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Vacation Rental Price Information in California

In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation rentals in California. The most expensive dates to travel to California are in December (12/21 – 12/28). Vacation rental prices go down to $548 per night in June (6/1 – 6/8).

Rental availability information in California

The availability graph shows the percentage of available vacation rentals in California. Be careful if you plan to go to California in January, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 12 months (1/25 – 2/1). On the contrary, you will find the highest number of available vacation rentals in a week of June (6/1 – 6/8).

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Accommodations for your vacation in California

Nearly half of the properties (47.94%) in California are house rental. They are the most prevalent vacation homes there. Additionally, the standard size of vacation accommodations in California is 192 m² with an average price of $874 per night. Furthermore, most vacation rentals in California can host 8 guests, which makes it a perfect destination for large groups. If you would prefer something else, you can search many other available options, such as condo, which are the second most popular property type in California. These accommodations cost $610 a night on average and have an average size of 114 m².
Where to find the best food in California?

California’s Cuisine: Where American Classics Meet Mexican Favourites

Food is big in California! Given its Mexican heritage, California’s typical dishes and ingredients include burritos, carne asada, salsa, and pinquito beans. Also, as many of the country's foremost fast-food chains were established here, such as McDonald’s, cheeseburgers, barbeque, and fries are certainly among California's staples. You'll find simple classics with a Californian twist, such as pizza topped with avocado, goats' cheese, Thai chilli, and basil.

Californian is also renowned for wine and beer. Wash down your meals with local beers such as Pliny the Elder and Lagunitas IPA, or sample renowned cocktails such as California milk punch (a mixture of milk and Jamaican rum), widely served at the state’s bars.

What is the weather like in California?

The Weather in California, the Golden State

Due to its size, California has a wide range of climates. Although most areas are known for their warm and sunny days, climates can be subarctic or subtropical depending on where you are.

It tends to be cooler in coastal cities, such as San Francisco and San Diego, while summers are hotter and winters colder further inland.

The North sees more rain, and places like Sacramento are wet during winter but hot and dry in summer. An alpine climate in mountain ranges like the Sierra Nevada see snow in winter but mild summers.

In the East, deserts at higher elevations have hot summers and cold winters, while lower deserts have relatively frostless mild winters. Death Valley, which is located well below sea level, is known to be the hottest place on earth.

What are the top sights in California?

Explore California's Natural Wonders

Did you know that California has more national parks, historical sites, and monuments than any other state in the US?

The Yosemite National Park is known for its awe-inspiring, plunging waterfalls. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, it has huge granite cliffs, dramatic valleys, and unforgettable nature. All on a gigantic space of 1,100 square miles! It’s no wonder that over 4 million visitors flock here each year. Meanwhile, the Joshua Tree National Park enthralls with its freaky-yet-cool-looking trees that dot the land. Catch glorious sunsets over the grand desert rock formations.

Wine lovers can savour the experience of the Napa and Sonoma wine countries, with their more than 600 wineries. Besides a world-class culinary scene, Napa is known for its meticulously cultivated grapes, which produce wines that rival French produce. Enjoy tasting the wines while feasting your eyes on rolling hills, beautiful plains, and endless vineyards. The agricultural diversity of the fertile land remains one of Sonoma’s greatest prides—and rightfully so. Enjoy it all from the comfort of your California vacation house.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of California?

California's Cultural Highlights

LA's Museums and Art Galleries

When you stay in Los Angeles, you'll be close to the city's many cultural venues. Go to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which showcases thousands of 20th-century paintings, and the Getty Villa, a vast museum displaying European paintings, sculptures, and decorative art dating back to the 15th century. For concerts, check out the open-air Greek Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl.

San Francisco's Museums and Art Galleries

San Francisco's cultural attractions are a close match for LA's. US art museums don’t come much bigger than the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), which displays a vast collection of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography, and media arts. Meanwhile, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, one of the country's largest, stages opera, theatre, symphony, and classical music productions.

California's Free Spirit

There is wide acceptance of diversity in California and a love of innovative ideas. This is, after all, the birthplace of the 60s hippie movement, home to Hollywood, as well as some of the greatest artists in the world. So if art is what you're looking for, base yourself in Southern California where you'll find all sorts of wonderful outdoor art.

Located in the middle of the desert, Salvation Mountain is an art oasis by local resident Leonard Knight. Made entirely of adobe, straw, clay, and half a million gallons of paint, its combines religious scriptures with colourful flowers, trees, the sun, and birds.

Or check out the Integratron, a dome built in the 50s by George Van Tassel, a self-proclaimed UFO abductee who claims that the planet Venus's inhabitants gave him the instructions to build the structure. Supposedly capable of rejuvenation due to its magnetic fields, it proves that nothing is too eccentric for California.

What are the best activities for families in California?

Keep the Kids Enthralled at California’s Matchless Theme Parks

Anaheim’s Disneyland Park, one of the state's most famous family attractions, is the original Disney park. Packed with a plethora of thrilling rides, the resort also includes Disney California Adventure, which incorporates five Californian themed lands. Visit Hollywood Land's Hyperion Theater, a replica of the Los Angeles Theatre, to see Disney performances. For many, Disneyland Park is still the world's greatest theme park.

Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the perfect way to sample Hollywood at its finest, includes a plethora of thrilling rides based on famous films such as Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: The Ride 3D, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Flight of the Hippogriff. However, the Studio Tour of a Hollywood movie studio is Universal Studios' biggest highlight.

Where are the unique attractions in California?

5 Must-See Attractions in California

1. San Diego Zoo

One of the most popular zoos in the United States, San Diego is home to over 3,700 animals. It's one of the few places in the world to see Giant Pandas, as well as other endangered species.

2. The Getty Center

This exquisite art gallery boasts free entry for visitors to see a range of 20th-century artwork including Vincent Van Gogh's famous Irises painting.

3. USS Midway Museum

This maritime museum has been created on board an aircraft carrier, where you can learn about wide range of aircrafts used by the US military. There are also flight simulators.

4. Alcatraz

This former island prison is one of the most famous attractions in San Francisco, once housing some of the country's most notorious criminals, including infamous crime boss Al Capone.

5. Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most iconic structures in the world, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is walkable by foot, and boasts incredible views of the city.

What are the must-see attractions in California?

California's Best State Parks for Hiking

With 280 state parks, and a wealth of nature preserves, the state of California offers a perfect opportunity for visitors interested in enjoying the natural landscape on foot.

Clear Lake State Park

The park is known for water activities and offers hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, and water-skiing. The state park has three designated hiking trails including the Indian Nature Trail, the Kelsey Creek Trail, and the Dorn Trail.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Situated east of Crescent City, the park is named after Jedediah Smith, the first man to explore northern California. The park features approximately 20 miles of hiking trails, a visitor centre with exhibits, river access, and a nature store. It also has the world's largest coast redwood, which is 340 feet tall. The Boy Scout Tree, Stout Grove, and the Mill Creek Trail allow the visitor to enjoy the scenic redwood grove in the park's interior.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Located in the heart of the Santa Cruz County, this state park is the oldest state park in California and encompasses about 18,000 acres. Its most prominent attraction is the ancient coast redwoods, which are 1,000-2,500 years old. The park’s 80 miles of trails pass through the ancient trees, magnificent waterfalls, and diverse wildlife, in landscapes ranging from chaparral-covered slopes to lush canyon bottoms.

Information about vacation rentals in California

🏡 Vacation rentals available 228,030 rentals
🌙 Nightly prices starting at $117
⭐ Popular amenities Pool, Internet and Air conditioning
🐾 Pet friendly homes 43,823 homes
🏊 Vacation rentals with pools 107,798 homes
134 reviews
California vacation rentals have an average rating of 4.2/5 on 134 reviews left by travelers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical availability of vacation rentals in California?

We found 228,030 vacation homes in California available for your next trip.

What are the most popular vacation home amenities in California?

Many travellers are searching for Pool, Internet, and Air conditioning when booking a vacation home in California.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in California?

If you're travelling with a dog, over 19% of vacation rentals in California are pet-friendly.

What's the best month to visit California?

When booking a vacation rental in California, remember that the rainiest months are usually March and December, with July often being the sunniest.

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