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Make California your next getaway—choose from 1,799 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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Amazing Alpine 3D Tour
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Amazing Alpine - Alpine Meadows, CA

From $99
Sierra Manor 145 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Sierra Manor 145 - Mammoth Lakes, CA

From $85
Hummingbird Garden Retreat 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4 (3 Adults Max)

Hummingbird Garden Retreat - Santa Rosa, CA

From $100
Peace and Pines 3D Tour
3 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 7

Peace and Pines - Alpine Meadows, CA

From $171
Provence Riverside Chateau 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Provence Riverside Chateau - Forestville, CA

From $240

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Recent California vacation rental reviews

Prentiss Retreat is in the center of it all - nothing is too far away, which makes this home a great option. It's not far from either the Sea Ranch Lodge (when it reopens) OR from shops and groceries in Gualala. AND, it's just a couple minutes to walk to the Bluff Trail from the front door.
Matt S. | Jun 2021
This house is located in a nice location just off the highway but it feels secluded. Rooms are large and beds were very comfortable. You have a small view of the water. Big area in the back and a nice deck with a barbecue and hot tub. Also has a huge fireplace but we did not have any wood to enjoy it. The only things that could have been better is if there was coffee. There was a coffee maker and filters but no coffee. All the places I've rented on this site provided coffee. Also would be nice if there was some firewood available. I know we could go somewhere to buy our own but would be nice to have had some waiting for us, even if that was an extra cost. And lastly the lights outside on the porch didn't work. When we flipped the switch there was a little spark but that probably reset the breaker so we had no outside lights. But I would rent this place again if in Mendocino.
Kenneth W. | Jun 2021
Absolutely stunning views every day from this very peaceful, large property on the beautiful Northern California coast. The house has only 3 small steps (with railing) to get in, and other than that it was very handicapped accessible. A very spacious house with views from everywhere. Lots of room to relax and rejuvenate. Super close to downtown Fort Bragg, and centrally located between lots of public coastal parks. Worth every penny.
Robert P. | Jun 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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