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Make California your next getaway

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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Mendo Cupola
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Mendo Cupola - Mendocino, CA

$373 avg / night
Glacier Peak Lodge
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Glacier Peak Lodge - Yosemite West, CA

$1,028 avg / night
Modern Downtown Hideaway, Unit 202
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Modern Downtown Hideaway, Unit 202 - Pacific Grove, CA

$451 avg / night
Cozy Coyote Fork Condo
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Cozy Coyote Fork Condo - Truckee, CA

$304 avg / night
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Starfall - Yosemite West, CA

$900 avg / night

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Recent California vacation rental reviews

This is a great little cottage. The kitchen has just about everything you need with upgraded appliances. Although I didn't bring my dog, it was definitely a dog friendly property. And the best part was you couldn't tell that any dogs had been there. The house is very clean. In the past staying at pet friendly properties sometimes there are residuals or dog hair etc. Not here! It was cozy and very safe. Located pretty close off of the freeway so it was convenient come and go. When I return to the area I will definitely choose this as my option number one to book. Didn't need any assistance during my stay but felt supported if I needed anything or to ask questions.
Michelle C. | Mar 2024
I love this house! Beautiful view, perfect for walking to the beach, cozy bedrooms, excellent floor plan. Can’t wait to return soon.
Kim V. | Mar 2024
This house was a perfect fit for our large group gathering over a winter weekend. Our teenagers enjoyed the pool and poker room. The adults enjoyed the unique bedrooms, large gathering areas, and kitchen. It snowed over the weekend and the falling snow with the lake views were stunning! We will definitely be back.
Philip K. | Mar 2024
California Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 1178 of our California 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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Yes. 3318 of our California vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our California vacation rentals include:

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 California 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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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for California, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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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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