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Recent California reviews

  • Warm, wonderful home!

    "Our family of four stayed for the summer and had a fantastic time. The home is so beautiful and in a great location in Ventura. There is a park right across the street with paddle tennis courts and a playground. Every night after dinner we would walk across and our kids would play with other kids in the neighborhood. You can also walk down the street to a nice restaurant on the marina. We would strongly recommend this for a long stay and hope to come back soon."
    Guest: Quinn D. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • so much fun!

    "This place was an amazing first choice in my opinion. We had a wonderful time, and I would rent this condo again. It was easy to get to. It had a private garage, and easy access to the room. We had 4 adults and a 4 year old, and fit wonderfully. It was clean, and comfortable. It is a place I could live in. It was so close to the beach, and within walking distance of food, shopping and fun! I would recommend this place to anyone! We loved it!"
    Guest: Mariah Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014
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  • Great Stay

    "This was a great little place to stay and worked perfectly for our family of 4 with a son and a daughter. Nicely appointed cabin, great grounds and amenities. Also, about 1/2 way between Crescent City and Brookings which was super useful. (Harris Beach in Brookings was a fantastic beach area.) This place was one of the highlights of our trip. We'd stay again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: BJCF Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Great place to live like a local!

    "My wife and I and 2 children (15 & 12) have enjoyed a 2 week stay at Rose Cottage. Siuated in a quiet neighborhood yet only 5 minutes walk from Main Street and the restaurants and shops. It's also only a 5 minute bike ride to the beach on the cruisers that are in the garage. Everthing you could need is supplied in the house although the cooking facilities, including gas BBQ where wasted on us because we ate out all the time! My son said the bed was the most comfortable he had slept on while on vacation. I would say that the property is exactly as described and was very clean and well maintained. I would certainly recommend the house to everyone that wants to see what California has to offer."
    Guest: David G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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California Travel Tips

Our country’s largest state by population, and third largest by area, is home to a wonderful diversity in cultures, climate and landscapes. Here are the top sites to see and things to do in California by region:

The Bay Area

The Bay Area is best known as a free-spirited locale that is home to the biggest tech giants in Silicon Valley, including Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft. It’s anchored by two major cities - San Jose to the south and hilly San Francisco, a major tourist destination on the north end. Here are the top things to do while you’re in the Bay Area:

- Visit the sites in San Francisco. You can’t miss the iconic Golden Gate Bridge - bike across it, walk or take an open-air tour bus to experience the massive bridge in all its glory. Visitors can also take a ferry and tour spooky Alcatraz Island. Other attractions include shopping on Fisherman’s Wharf, checking out the sea lions on Pier 39 and immersing yourself in science at The Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. If you’re traveling here in the summer, bring a jacket! SF can be blazing hot and then overcast and chilly within the same day as the famed fog rolls in.

- Head north across the Golden Gate to see the giant redwoods in Muir Woods and check out some excellent wineries in the charming Sonoma and Napa valleys.

- Visit the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium and nearby beaches San Carlos Beach Park and Pebble Beach.

- Be one with nature at Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevadas or climb the famous Half Dome and El Capitan mountains.

- Go skiing or participate in other adventure sports in Lake Tahoe, just north of Yosemite.

Southern California

SoCal, as it’s sometimes called, is one of the sunniest and most celeb-studded places in the country. There’s plenty to do and see in and around Los Angeles and San Diego, the two major cities in the area. Here are the top spots:

- If you’re traveling with kids around L.A., head to Disneyland in Anaheim - the only Disney Park built under the direction of The Man Behind the Magic himself. Or, check out Knotts Berry Farm, a perennial childhood favorite that first opened in 1940. There are roller coasters, kids’ rides, games and plenty of fun for everyone. Don’t miss dining at Mrs. Knott’s California Marketplace for the renowned fried chicken, biscuits and boysenberry pie.

- L.A. is also the epicenter of the entertainment industry. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a tour of Universal Studios and hike in the area surrounding the Hollywood Sign.

- Catch a Lakers game or popular concert at the Staples Center

- Take a hike in the Joshua Tree National Park in the beautiful Mojave Desert.

- Southern California is also home to some excellent festivals: Coachella Music Fest in Coachella Valley, the annual L.A. County Fair and the Newport Beach Film Festival, not to mention the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. If you want to see some major celebrities, hang out in one of the cafes or restaurants on Rodeo Drive.

- If you’re traveling with kids in San Diego, Seaworld or the esteemed San Diego Zoo are excellent options, and Legoland in nearby Carlsbad will provide hours of fun.

- The valleys in central California are less-populated than the coastal areas, but one must-see is the Hearst Castle. It’s an ornate, palatial, 165-room home built for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and set among 127 acres of gardens in San Simeon, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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