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Make California your next getaway—choose from 4,094 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

$296 avg / night
Driftwood Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Driftwood Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$208 avg / night
Chief Peak Cabin
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Chief Peak Cabin - Fish Camp, CA

$290 avg / night
Shell Cottage
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Shell Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$156 avg / night

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Recent California vacation rental reviews

We absolutely enjoyed our stay. The location was convenient to shopping, restaurants, and downtown Palm Springs The home had everything we needed, and the mid-century inspired decor was a fun nod to Palm Springs.
Paige R. | Dec 2022
This was my third stay at this property and each time I love it more - beautiful views from the spacious deck , redwood trees in the yard, walking distance to the river, short drives to vineyards, hikes , gourmet dining and the best off the beaten path beaches in Jenner and the freshest seafood in Bodega Bay . If you come here you’ll never want to leave .
Govind M. | Dec 2022
Amazingly spacious and clean. Very comfortable beds, great night’s sleep, very restful and quiet. Perfect location……for a challenging trek, or trekking to one of several wineries. My family and I would definitely go again!
Jack N. | Dec 2022
California Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 1472 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. 4069 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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