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Make The Central California Coast your next getaway—choose from 33 great vacation rentals

For family fun or a romantic getaway in warm, sunny California, our ever-growing selection of Central Coast vacation rentals provides a perfect home base while exploring this scenic stretch of the Golden State! Much like the Southern California Coast, the central stretch is dotted with coastal wineries, pristine stretches of sandy beaches, and quirky beachfront towns, this sun-drenched locale will enchant vacationers in any season.

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Sunny Seaside 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Sunny Seaside - Monterey, CA

From $160
Cottage by the Seaside
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Cottage by the Seaside - Monterey, CA

From $229
Villa Valentina 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Villa Valentina - Pismo Beach, CA

From $250
Oma's House 3D Tour
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Oma's House - Felton, CA

From $176
Beach Hill Bungalow 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4 (3 Adults Max)

Beach Hill Bungalow - Santa Cruz, CA

From $93

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Recent The Central California Coast vacation rental reviews

It’s rare the reality is better than the photos, but that’s the case here. The cottage was clean, updated, and well stocked. Perfect to host us for a couple of days at the end of a long road trip.
Christina H. | Jul 2021
Great place to stay with a large family.
Rick P. | Jul 2021
The condo was gorgeous and very well appointed with everything you’ll need. Our only issue was related to the very noisy teens who forced us to shut all the windows during a warm week and woke up my kids at 2 am with crazy base pumping from cars. It was the same issue every night. We are fine with it until midnight but after that security needs to be on it. Lots of small kids trying to sleep.
Tara F. | Jul 2021

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For those answering the call of the waves, you'll want to bring your surfboard! The central coastline is home to many prime surfing spots including Manresa State Beach, The Hook, and Cowells Cove. There's also the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum for those just want to learn more about the sport without actually hanging ten. And here, the Pacific Ocean isn't even the only natural attraction - plan a rugged adventure at Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, where you can make your way through the giant, ancient redwood trees of this semi-wilderness that contains over 30 miles of trails for hiking, jogging and biking.

In Aptos, begin the day just like a local with a quick drive to Gayle's Bakery for a breakfast burrito, or maybe pick up some tasty picnic snacks to fortify a laid-back day of hunting for shells and sand dollars at Seacliff State Beach. If your vacation falls during the 4th of July, attend the "World's Shortest Parade", which follows a 2-block route in downtown Aptos and features antique fire trucks, food, music, and more local attractions at the end.

This scenic section of the Central Coast is also home to many art galleries, one-of-a-kind shops, and the amusement park atmosphere of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. When you need a break from exploring, grab a fish taco from one of the many beach-side taquerias and take in the view. In the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, the wine industry is blossoming, with over 20 small wineries and family-owned vineyards. What better way to spend a lazy afternoon than winding your way through the Central Coast on a wine tasting excursion? Sample chardonnays, zinfandels and cabernets that you won't soon forget.

The wine industry isn't the only area business that's booming - our selection of Central Coast vacation rentals is growing quickly as well! Check back soon for even more Vacasa home choices for your next adventure!

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