California snowbird rentals

Call (888) 257-7970 for additional information about long-term bookings.

Palm Springs Resort pool
Santa Barbara beach lined with homes and palm trees at dusk.

A long-term vacation to look forward to

Receive a discounted rate on many of our monthly rentals (displayed at check-out) and reductions in our usual fees. We also allow for partial payment if you book at least 45 days ahead of time.

Plus, enjoy peace of mind with our simple cancellation policy and optional travel insurance.

Vacation rental in California with a pool

Spend the winter in sunny California

Between the palm trees and inviting ocean waves, Southern California (or SoCal) is a relaxing oasis from winter’s blustery chill. It’s no surprise that it’s a top snowbird destination for those who prefer to spend the colder months sunning along beautiful beaches, teeing off at the golf course, or exploring cities and cute beach towns down the coast. Call California your home for the winter with a long-term or monthly rental.

Best places to snowbird in California

Modern style vacation rental in Palm Springs, CA with floor to ceiling windows and desert views.

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Palm Springs

Find your paradise along golf courses, outdoor adventure, and desert glamour. Sandwiched between Coachella Valley Preserve, the Sonoran Desert, and Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs offers plenty of ways to unwind, with spas, pools, and shopping.

Vacation rental in Malibu, CA.

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Modern Malibu Beauty in Malibu

The only winter blues you’ll find here are incredible views of lapping ocean waves. Elegant and practical, this getaway features a separate home office where you can finish up your work day, then wind down in the hot tub or fire up the outdoor grill for dinner with friends.

California snowbird rentals for golfers

Tee off under sunny skies all winter long and never stray too far from the course with a vacation rental in the heart of the action.

Palm Springs golf course with flowers in the foreground and mountains in the background. There's a water feature, sand trap and tree hazards too.

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Coachella Valley

Golfers, putt away to paradise. The Coachella Valley is comprised of nine cities—Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella—not to mention over 120 golf courses. Spend the winter finding your new favorite, one fairway at a time.

California pet-friendly snowbird rentals

Everyone deserves a break in the sunshine—your furry friend included. Bring Fido along for a winter of frisbee by the beach in a pet-friendly vacation home.

California snowbird rentals with pools

Split your time between lounging by the pool and chasing Pacific Ocean waves. Find the perfect poolside hideaway and let the relaxation begin.

The pool area at a vacation rental in California.

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Lanai Sunset Views in Carlsbad

Feel your winter worries melt away from the comfort of this luxurious beachside haven. Let the ocean breeze come and go throughout the airy dining room, which opens out to a cozy outdoor living space and turquoise swimming pool.

Oceanfront snowbird rentals in California

Nothing beats a front-row seat to the beach. Wake up with a walk in the sand, enjoy an afternoon swim, or wind down the evening with dinner by the water. Winter’s more fun when the ocean is only a short walk away.

An oceanside deck with seating at a vacation rental in Malibu, CA.

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Big Rock Seaside Beach House in Malibu

With views like this, you might wish winter lasted all year long. Sit back and relax with sweeping ocean views from almost every room in this stunning house perched above the waves. Breathe in the salty breeze and keep a lookout for dolphins.

Snowbird rentals with tennis courts

Don’t let winter hinder your game. Save your spot with a snowbird rental in California with tennis courts nearby for plenty of practice and games with friends.

California Snowbird rental FAQ

In many cases, yes. If your reservation is eligible for a discount, you’ll see that reflected in the price when you book. Our long-term reservation sales specialists can also help answer any questions about discounts. Call (888) 257-7970 or email snowbirdreservations@vacasa.com.

You don't have to pay all at once. In fact, you’ve got a couple of different options to pay in installments. First, you can make monthly payments (over 3, 6, or 12 months) on most reservations through our partnership with Affirm. It’s easy, too—just select “Pay later with Affirm” when completing your vacation purchase.

If you book at least 45 days before your trip, your other option is to split your trip into just two payments. If the cost of your reservation is between $2,000 and $9,999, 50% is due at the time of booking. If the cost of your reservation is over $10,000, 25% is due at the time of booking. If you choose to make two payments, you must make your second payment 30 days before the start of your trip.

The Coachella Valley, which is comprised of nine cities (Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella) is a popular destination for many snowbirds. Spend the winter exploring the surrounding cities, hike through state parks and Joshua Tree National Park, lounge out by the spa, or practice your swing at any of the 120 golf courses.

Browse California snowbird rentals

You deserve a worry-free vacation. Search for the best home base for your getaway from Vacasa’s thousands of professionally-managed homes, condos, and resort stays. With our Premium Cleaning Program, local management teams, 24/7 customer support, and easy-to-use app, you can sit back and savor the sunshine.



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