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Boasting peaceful ocean bluffs, rugged coastlines, and shop-filled beach towns, a stay at one of our Northern California Coast vacation rentals has something for everyone. These classic small coastal towns hugging the Pacific Coast offer a chance to unwind amidst unspoiled beauty, towering redwoods, and thriving artists' communities. Fall in love with the windswept bluffs and quiet beauty of California’s northern shores.

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Driftwood Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Driftwood Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$191 avg / night
Shell Cottage
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Shell Cottage - King Salmon, CA

$150 avg / night
The Marina View on Perch
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

The Marina View on Perch - King Salmon, CA

$138 avg / night
Greenwood Beach Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Greenwood Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

$271 avg / night
Elk Mid-Century - Guest House
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Elk Mid-Century - Guest House - Elk, CA

$203 avg / night

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Recent The Northern California Coast vacation rental reviews

We really, really enjoyed our stay in this house. The living room area is nice and spacious and the backyard is huge with a nice deck. The pool table and fireplace were an added bonus. The house was spotless and had a nicely stocked kitchen. The washer and dryer are full size and they even had laundry soap and a drying rack. We will definitely stay here again!!! LOVED THIS HOUSE!!!
Rubi C. | Mar 2023
Everything was perfect, ocean views are excellent, had everything needed for a comfortable stay
Bob C. | Mar 2023
The home is beautiful and light and airy. We loved the upstairs loft area with separate sitting room and bedroom! We went when it was rainy all weekend and still had an amazing time, playing games indoors, visiting the beach and going to Fort Bragg. Thank you!
Alison S. | Mar 2023
The Northern California Coast vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 96 of our The Northern California Coast 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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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 The Northern California Coast 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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Feel the pull of the Pacific Coast. While California is known for its celebrity sightings and sun-soaked beaches on its southern end, the northern coast buzzes with dramatic rugged beaches, thick redwood forests, and nearby wine country. Watch your next adventure come alive, whether a romantic stroll along the sand, a hike around Monterey, or a wine tour through Mendocino County. Plan a stay with Northern California Coast vacation rentals and discover a new favorite escape to the ocean.

Only about a three-hour drive from all of the hubbub in San Francisco, the northern coast holds a unique charm and a focus on the outdoors. From town to town, you’ll discover award-winning wineries, picturesque hiking trails, and one-of-a-kind woodworking galleries. Set out for an unforgettable scenic journey on your next trip away.

Things to do in Northern California Coast

Fort Bragg lies only 240 miles from the Oregon border. With plenty of shops and galleries, as well as the beach to explore, you'll never run out of things to do in this bustling town. Just 10 miles south of Fort Bragg is quaint, Victorian-esque Mendocino, California. Spend the day walking along the trails in the spectacular Mendocino Headlands State Park, pick up some local cream cheese and freshly baked bread at the local grocery co-op, or browse new releases at the Mendocino Book Company. This charming, historic town is filled with cliffside beach trails, flower gardens, and award-winning restaurants.

If you're looking for a slightly quieter escape than either Fort Bragg or Mendocino, just two miles further south down California's scenic Highway 1 is Little River. Situated between Mendocino and Van Damme State Park, Little River is right near the action, but with a slightly more relaxed pace. Here, you can spend your days combing Van Damme Beach for shells, diving for abalone, or just taking in the gorgeous ocean views from the bluff. And if you want to head into Mendocino for supplies or a special dinner out, you're just minutes away.

The hamlet of Albion is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Take in the old growth redwoods, majestic ocean views, and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Embrace the perfect mix of contentment and adventure in exploring something new.

If you blinked while traveling further south down Highway 1, you might just miss the tiny, postcard-perfect, rugged cliff-side town of Elk. With a couple of inns, restaurants, and a gas station, Elk may be small in size, but it's big on things to do. In this quiet community where the forests and meadows meet the sea, you can take a yoga or Pilates class at the Greenwood School or attend the Community Pizza Baking event the fourth Saturday of every month—just bring your own dough and toppings and bake your pie in a shared, wood-fired outdoor oven.

Whether you spend your California getaway browsing galleries, wine tasting, visiting artist's studios, or simply taking photos from the bluff, your stay at a Northern California Coast vacation rental will be unique and memorable. Come see why this stretch of rocky coastline is one of the most beautiful places in the world.