California Vacation Rentals

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Best Vacation Home Deals in California

House Mission Beach
-23%
e.g. 8/14 - 8/21
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Mission Beach, San Diego, California
from $552 $721
San Diego Vacation Rentals
4.8
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Compare and find a vacation rental matching your preferences among the 94,330 welcoming properties from different vacation rental websites in California. By comparing these properties, HomeToGo brings you the best deals and the most popular properties in California.

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Find your perfect vacation rental in California: from $98 per night

House Deepwell Estates 6
-44%
e.g. 12/5 - 12/12
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs, California
from $486 $868
Vrbo
5.0
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House Ruth Hardy Park 4
-43%
e.g. 12/5 - 12/12
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs, California
from $387 $680
Vrbo
5.0
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House Capistrano Beach 6
-19%
e.g. 12/5 - 12/12
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California
from $432 $532
Vrbo
4.5
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Apartment Mission Beach 4
-28%
e.g. 10/10 - 10/17
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mission Beach, San Diego, California
from $238 $331
Vrbo
4.5
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Apartment Eastern Malibu 2
-19%
e.g. 12/5 - 12/12
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Eastern Malibu, Malibu, California
from $666 $826
Vrbo
4.6
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Apartment Pacific Beach 3
-15%
e.g. 11/7 - 11/14
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
from $211 $249
Vrbo
4.2
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House Manchester 5
-32%
e.g. 2/27 - 3/6
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Manchester, Mendocino County, California
from $408 $599
Vrbo
5.0
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House La Jolla Mesa 8
-17%
e.g. 10/24 - 10/31
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
La Jolla Mesa, San Diego, California
from $583 $701
Vrbo
4.5
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House Carnelian Bay 5
-45%
e.g. 10/17 - 10/24
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Carnelian Bay, Placer County, California
from $236 $428
Vrbo
4.4
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi

House Internet Big Bear Lake
-57%
e.g. 11/7 - 11/14
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, California
from $154 $357
Vrbo
4.9
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Apartment Internet San Clemente
-21%
e.g. 10/24 - 10/31
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
San Clemente, Orange County, California
from $320 $403
Vrbo
4.6
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House Internet Palm Springs
-21%
e.g. 1/16 - 1/23
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California
from $591 $746
Vrbo
4.4
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen

House Kitchen Big Bear Lake
-34%
e.g. 2/27 - 3/6
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, California
from $453 $691
Vrbo
4.6
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House Kitchen Morro Bay
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California
from $385
Vrbo
4.8
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House Kitchen Townsite
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Townsite, Camp Pendleton South, California
from $309
Vrbo
4.7
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Vacation rentals and apartments with air conditioning

House Aircondition Oak Park
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Oak Park, Santa Barbara, California
from $636
Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara
4.8
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House Aircondition Fallbrook
-35%
e.g. 10/31 - 11/7
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Fallbrook, San Diego County, California
from $545 $842
Vrbo
4.8
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House Aircondition Pacific Beach
-31%
e.g. 2/27 - 3/6
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
from $172 $250
Vrbo
5.0
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Popular Rental Amenities in California

  • Internet (67,152)
  • No smoking (66,536)
  • Parking (63,145)
  • Kitchen (59,557)
  • TV (38,637)
  • Microwave (35,282)
  • Grill (35,117)
  • No pets (34,656)
  • Washer (33,804)
  • Pool (25,218)
  • Dishwasher (24,437)
  • Air conditioning (23,804)

Accommodations can be narrowed down based on different criteria. Above, you will find the number of properties that include a specific amenity in California. HomeToGo's data highlights that "internet" and "TVs" prove to be the most frequently offered features in California. It is also possible to search for a vacation rental in California if you want a rental with a jacuzzi as 7,923 of the listed accommodations there include "Jacuzzis."

Price and Availability Index in California

Vacation Rental Price Information in California

This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in California. in California, prices can go up to $677 (12/19 - 12/26). Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in a week of October (10/3 - 10/10).

Rental Availability Information in California

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in California. More people travel to California a week in October (10/3 - 10/10). So far, 51% of the rentals are occupied this week. On the contrary, only 36% of the rentals are booked during a week in November (11/28 - 12/5).

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Find the California climate diagram. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 36° On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is July.

Accommodations for your vacation in California

Vacationers who are looking for house rentals in California can find a lot of alternatives, as they are the most prevalent accommodation option in this destination. Additionally, they have a median size of 187 m² and a median price of $844 per night. Moreover, if you are going in a group of 8, house rentals are the ideal type of accommodation in California, as they usually welcome this exact group size. If you are interested in another accommodation type, you may want to check hotel rooms, which are the other most common accommodation type in California. The average size of hotel rooms in California is 42 m², and the average price is $255 per night.

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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How to get to California?

Getting to Your California Vacation Destination

Fly in for your California vacation to any of the operating ten international and domestic airports. California is huge, but travel is made easy in these simply fascinating airports—with art, shopping, and even spas. The Bay Area is served by San Francisco Airport and Oakland, while Southern California is served by LAX, John Wayne, and Ontario Airport. You and your family will enjoy the drive in your rental car to your vacation accommodation. This state is known for being a great destination for road trips. Have you heard of the legendary Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast? The sprawling network of roads and highways lead to countless adventures and surprising discoveries along the way.

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.

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