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Make California your next getaway—choose from 4,105 great vacation rentals

From the glistening blue waters of Lake Tahoe to the bustling boardwalk of Santa Cruz, California draws visitors for all kinds of vacations. A beach house in Santa Barbara? A ski chalet at Northstar? There's no better place to soak up natural beauty, lively culture, and of course some sunshine.

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California vacation rentals for every getaway

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Majestic Mountain
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Majestic Mountain - Dorrington, CA

$270 avg / night
Lakefront Lodge
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Lakefront Lodge - Green Valley Lake, CA

$268 avg / night
Driftwood Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Driftwood Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$217 avg / night
Chief Peak Cabin
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Chief Peak Cabin - Fish Camp, CA

$298 avg / night
Shell Cottage
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Shell Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$160 avg / night

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Recent California vacation rental reviews

The cabin was clean, jacuzzi clean, it felt homely. I’d definitely come back! Good location, I used the patio for yoga and meditation, very good spot to get sunlight, relaxation and to have a BBQ (grill provided). I’d recommend for those who want a homely experience for you and your family also! Less than 5 minutes away from ski resort and convenient stores.
Sylvia T. | Dec 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at True North. The home was modern and very comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen and an easy walk to the bluff trail and short drive to Gualala One of the highlights of our stay was watching frolicking foxes in the backyard. We also loved the extensive collection of games (helped keep kids off screens) and the record player/sound system. Note that the queen bedroom is a suite separate from the house (ie, one has to go outside to enter it), but that was not an issue for us. Overall, a wonderful stay and we wish we were still there!
Katy W. | Nov 2022
Perfect location! We had so much fun and loved the outdoor spaces. Walking distance to everything you would want to do in Carlsbad. The kitchen is nicely set up and has a great oven!
Sara C. | Nov 2022
California Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 1480 of our California homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 4080 of our California vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our California vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local California team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for California, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Our favorite vacation spots in Southern California

Known worldwide for its vignettes of palm trees, Hollywood glamor, and soft sunsets, Southern California perpetually draws visitors in search of West Coast bliss. There are too many iconic sights to name in golden Los Angeles, but many travelers opt to spend their vacation in sunny San Diego---it's all a matter of preference. SoCal is also home to a few of the state's best mountain getaways, including Big Bear (where you'll find both ski runs and lake fun) and Idyllwild, known for forest serenity. If you're aiming for more of a desert vibe, we offer gorgeous Southwest rentals throughout the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to La Quinta and everything in between.

Coast to ski slopes in Central and Northern California

Laced along the path of legendary Highway 1, you'll find dozens of stunning vacation spots. From Cayucos and Morro Bay toward the south, to the sweeping vistas of Sea Ranch in the north, Vacasa manages a variety of gorgeous vacation rentals all along the California Coast. Head inland, and you'll find Groveland and Mammoth Lakes, beautiful vacation spots that bookend Yosemite National Park. Mammoth offers plenty of attractions in its own right, with pristine lakes and renowned ski slopes. Due north lies iconic Lake Tahoe, home to some of the nation's best boating, skiing, and hiking.

No matter where you're headed in California, you'll get the most out of your trip if you have a cozy, personal place to stay. Browse our California vacation rentals for your next Golden State getaway.

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