Discover a selection of 1,500 holiday rentals in San Francisco, CA, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and pool. Prices start at £ 57 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in San Francisco. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover the City by the Bay with San Francisco holiday lets

From its heyday as a haven for the flower children to its newfound status as a tech heavyweight, San Francisco sure knows how to evolve. The City by the Bay is one of America's most iconic metropolises, offering both world-class attractions and off-the-beaten-track experiences. Wondering where to stay? San Francisco is a city of neighbourhoods, with enclaves to suit every personality. Enjoy tree-lined streets and sidewalk cafes in Cole Valley, discover dockside warehouses and trendy art galleries in Dogpatch, browse luxe boutiques in Nob Hill, or stay close to the action with Francisco holiday rentals just steps from Fisherman's Wharf.

History

Historic attractions near your San Francisco holiday home

San Francisco was originally settled as an 18th-century Spanish mission, and it certainly doesn't scrimp on history. Dedicate a few hours to getting lost in the Chinatown Alleyways, a 22-block maze of narrow backstreets lined with brick buildings and strung with scarlet lanterns. If you want to relive San Fran's legendary "Summer of Love", head to Haight Street, which continues to serve as the city's bohemian enclave. In Alamo Square, you can snap selfies in front of the Painted Ladies, a picture postcard-perfect row of brightly-painted Victorian townhouses. Can't get enough of local history? From carriage houses in Haight-Ashbury to art deco apartments in the Mission District, San Francisco holiday rentals unlock access to characterful accommodation in the heart of the city.

Things to do

Big-ticket attractions with San Francisco holiday rentals

From the landmark Golden Gate Bridge to spine-tingling Alcatraz Island, San Francisco cradles some of North America's most recognisable attractions. You can soak up sunshine in Golden Gate Park, admire contemporary works at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and head down to Pier 39, to watch sea lions basking on the docks. For the best views in town, ride the elevator to the top of Coit Tower, where you'll get 360-degree views over the city skyline. If you want to live the San Francisco highlife, snap up luxury holiday rental apartments in the city's most exclusive skyscrapers.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Francisco

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes San Francisco a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San Francisco

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Francisco is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Twin Peaks (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Mavericks (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Angel Island (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around San Francisco

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, San Francisco 4th and King Station, San Francisco 22nd Street Station and San Francisco Bayshore Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around San Francisco by catching a ride on the metro at Powell St. Station, Montgomery St. Station or Civic Center Station.

How to get around

Getting around San Francisco from your holiday rental

San Francisco is a commuter's dream, with an extensive network of public transport options whisking passengers around the city. You'll find almost 50 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations located across the city, as well as buses, streetcars and cable cars. Much of the city is easy to get around on foot, so why not stay local, with San Francisco holiday rentals located in your favourite neighbourhoods?

Food & drink 

Bite into San Francisco's legendary food scene

One thing's for sure, you won't go hungry in San Francisco. Head to upscale Jackson Square for Michelin-starred restaurants or mix it up with sizzling Szechuan eateries and dim sum in Chinatown. Seafood lovers can bite into a bounty of abalone, sand dabs, shrimp and crab hauled in from San Francisco Bay. While the city is loaded with brunch spots, why not try whipping up your own version of Joe’s Special, a signature San Francisco dish featuring spinach, onions, mushrooms, ground beef and scrambled eggs? Serve with a slice of crusty sourdough bread and enjoy on the terrace of your holiday rental apartment.

Essential info

Essential info for your San Francisco holiday rentals stay

  • Stock up on US dollars at local ATMs across the city
  • Avoid getting lost by downloading an offline map
  • Tipping is customary in the USA, with 15% considered standard and anything more a bonus for excellent service
  • Want to maximise your chances of sunshine? Check out holiday rentals in Mission District, Bernal Heights and Potrero Hill, three of San Francisco's sunniest neighbourhoods

Can I find a vacation rental around San Francisco?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,595 vacation rentals near San Francisco. From 593 flats & apartments to 732 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Francisco for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Francisco?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Francisco:

  • Marina District: 328 vacation rentals
  • Lower Nob Hill: 179 vacation rentals
  • Castro District: 251 vacation rentals
  • Theater District: 215 vacation rentals
  • Little Saigon: 131 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to San Francisco?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San Francisco. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alamo Square: 525 vacation rentals
  • 22nd Street Station: 1,974 vacation rentals
  • Mrs. Doubtfire House: 1,894 vacation rentals
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center: 1,939 vacation rentals
  • Hyde St & Beach St Stop: 1,895 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Francisco listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in San Francisco?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 593 Flats in San Francisco. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Francisco include:

  • Houses: 732 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 47 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Francisco?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 146 vacation rentals with pool available in San Francisco. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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