San Francisco Bay Area Vacation Rentals

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Make San Francisco Bay Area your next getaway

The San Francisco Bay Area is a diverse and exciting place to be. It has something for everyone, from breathtaking natural scenery to innovative art and culture, as well as lively and unique neighborhoods. To fully enjoy all that this region has to offer, consider beginning your journey by booking a stay at one of Vacasa's coastal ranch homes, cozy cabins nestled in the woods, or a modern condo overlooking the city.

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San Francisco Bay Area vacation rentals for every getaway

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Boardwalk Dream
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Boardwalk Dream - Santa Cruz, CA

$268 avg / night
Stoney House
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Stoney House - Sea Ranch, CA

$495 avg / night
Seas the Day
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Seas the Day - Sea Ranch, CA

$445 avg / night
Blue Paloma
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Blue Paloma - Sea Ranch, CA

$342 avg / night
The Bobcat House
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

The Bobcat House - Sea Ranch, CA

$344 avg / night

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Recent San Francisco Bay Area vacation rental reviews

convenient location to coast and trails, comfortable house
Douglas B. | Feb 2024
This beautifully-aged classic house must be one of the originals. It has definitely stood the test of time, and has been well-maintained and restored over the years. The view out over the ocean from the open-beamed living room, while enjoying a glass of wine in front of a gently crackling fire, evokes the spirit of the best of Sea Ranch. The house comes very well stocked, especially the kitchen, where a good cook can feel right at home. Truly a delightful place to spend a few relaxing days.
Robert I. | Feb 2024
Nothing flashy, just what we needed, a little hippy-dippy cabin to get away amongst the Redwoods for a few days. Friends and kids and dogs - we all had fun and felt like we truly got away, even though home was less than an hour away. Can't wait to return this Summer!
Lindsey M. | Feb 2024
San Francisco Bay Area Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 115 of our San Francisco Bay Area 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. 274 of our San Francisco Bay Area 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 San Francisco Bay Area 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 San Francisco Bay Area 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 San Francisco Bay Area, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is San Francisco Bay Area?

San Francisco Bay Area—or The Bay Area or simply The Bay, as locals call it— is located in Northern California. Despite its name, its borders reach far beyond just the city of San Francisco. It encompasses five sub-regions:

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What is the Bay Area known for?

The Bay Area is most famously known as the home of San Francisco, undeniably one of the world’s most dynamic cities. However, there’s so much more beyond the city borders. Oakland and Berkeley offer countless culinary and cultural delights in the diverse and vibrant East Bay. Some of the finest wines in the world are produced in the vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley and San Jose are the world’s official hubs for global innovation. In between you’ll discover countless museums, cutting-edge cuisine, natural grandeur, and one-of-a-kind locavore experiences.

When is the best time of year to visit the Bay Area?

The best time of year to visit the Bay Area and book that dream vacation house rental in the San Francisco Bay area is…whenever you want. This area of Northern California offers something for visitors all year round. Autumn months offer warm temperatures and fall leaf-peeping opportunities. In winter, you may find lower rates and fewer crowds. Spring brings milder temperatures and fewer chances of rain. While summer brings the liveliest atmosphere with countless festivals and outdoor events.

What are the 3 major airports in the San Francisco Bay Area

The three major international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area include:
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • Oakland International Airport

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