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Make The Central California Coast your next getaway—choose from 32 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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Getaway Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Getaway Cabin - Felton, CA

From $96
Oma's House 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Oma's House - Felton, CA

From $178
Tree Top View Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Tree Top View Cabin - Felton, CA

From $87
Villa Valentina 3D Tour
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Villa Valentina - Pismo Beach, CA

From $250
Pelican Point Beach Getaway 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 9 (8 Adults Max)

Pelican Point Beach Getaway - Watsonville, CA

From $222

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Recent The Central California Coast vacation rental reviews

My wife and 3 teenage daughters and I had a fantastic stay in Santa Cruz at the Westside Beauty home. We were staying in Santa Cruz for a wedding weekend. This home is as described - definitely a beach bungalow with everything you need to be comfortable and rested. We really loved the neighborhood! We loved to walk and explore. And the neighborhood is SO QUIET! We can't wait to come back.
Michael K. | Sep 2021
The best part about this home is the location. We were able to walk to everything! I absolutely loved that!
Natalia M. | Sep 2021
Rooms are spacious, kitchen is nice. Love all the little goodies with the boogie boards, beach chairs, kids sand toys and surf boards. Very convenient with the garage access to all of those items listed.
Bill B. | Sep 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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