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Make California your next getaway—choose from 2,458 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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Blue Bear Retreat 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Blue Bear Retreat - Big Bear Lake, CA

From $89
Tree Top View Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Tree Top View Cabin - Felton, CA

From $75
Levy Retreat 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Levy Retreat - Sea Ranch, CA

From $325
Coastal Escape
5 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 14

Coastal Escape - Long Beach, CA

From $452
Lily Haus 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Lily Haus - Idyllwild, CA

From $104

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Recent California vacation rental reviews

Super cute place. Would definitely come back! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. | Jan 2108
Super cute place. Would definitely come back! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. | Jan 2108
We really enjoyed the house. It is clean, well-decorated and the two pools are nice. I would suggest getting rid of the grand piano in the living room, though, and putting in another couch/more seating. The planes flew over during the day, but we got a kick out of it. We were able to walk in the neighborhood and the mountains in the background were great. The casista was nice. Might want to put a sofa in there also, since the room is so big. The master bedroom is huge! This has nothing to do with the house, but we had an issue with Vacasa in that they cancelled another 5 bedroom house we had booked back in March because it sold. The problem was that they cancelled one week before and gave us a substitution of 3 bedroom houses which wouldn't work for us. They finally said we could have this 4 bedroom house, but one of our relatives ended up not flying in because of this. It was very stressful. Just beware that renting through Vacasa does not guarantee you will get the house you paid in advance for. They can cancel on you, and they don't act like they feel bad about it!
Martha P. | Dec 2021

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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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