Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Rio del Mar that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including high chairs for kids and kitchens. Prices start at $145 per night, and villas and cabins are popular options for a stay in Rio del Mar. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Rio del Mar getaway

Experience the unique character of Rio del Mar with a stay in a vacation home rental. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. Take in top local attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Rio del Mar

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Rio del Mar a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Mount Madonna Center (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Zip Line (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Roaring Camp Railroads (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rio del Mar

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Rio del Mar. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Rio Del Mar Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Seacliff State Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • La Selva Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Manresa State Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • New Brighton State Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Rio del Mar

Fly into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), the closest airport, located 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 25.2 mi (40.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are in Rio del Mar?

Whether you want a condo, cabin or something else, booking a Vrbo vacation rental means you'll always have the whole place to yourself — no sharing with strangers. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Rio del Mar is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Rio del Mar?

Based on our research, houses are the most popular vacation rental type in Rio del Mar. But having said that, everyone's idea of the perfect stay is bound to be different. Vrbo has vacation homes in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you're bound to find the best fit for your needs.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Rio del Mar?

The average price for a vacation rental in Rio del Mar is based on a number of factors, including season, length of stay and property type. Whether you're dreaming about a sprawling villa with lots of bedrooms or a cozy condo that's perfect for two, just enter your dates of travel to find stays with fantastic value.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Rio del Mar?

When you travel and the style and size of the property will influence how much you'll pay for your beachside stay. Enter your Rio del Mar travel dates to view your available options on Vrbo. Can't live without a hot tub, or maybe a private pool? Use the filters to pick the amenities and features you want in your beach house.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Rio del Mar?

With 109 properties that welcome four-legged guests, your furry friend can join in on your Rio del Mar vacation. Use the filter tool to search our pet-friendly vacation rentals and find a stay that'll set tails wagging on Vrbo.

Can I rent a house with a pool in Rio del Mar?

Add a whole other level of fun to your getaway by booking your family into one of the 40 houses with a private pool in Rio del Mar. Use our search filter to find the kind of property you want on Vrbo, and then spend your days splish-splashing around in a swimming pool that's only for you.

What are popular rental amenities in Rio del Mar?

Some of the most popular rental amenities people prefer in Rio del Mar are a nearby waterfront, mountain views and a water view. Whether you're going on vacation with family, friends or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes feature the best amenities for making new memories with the people who matter most.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Rio del Mar?

With six properties that can host 10 people or more in Rio del Mar, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list. From family vacations to special events like anniversary parties and weddings, Vrbo will help you find a large group rental to match the occasion.

Are there vacation rentals in Rio del Mar that welcome kids?

Rio del Mar has 109 family-friendly vacation homes to choose from. And discovering a stay that welcomes youngsters is easy with Vrbo's "Properties good for families" filter. On top of having the entire place to yourselves, you'll get conveniences and perks like extra bedrooms, pools and kitchens.

What are the top attractions for families in Rio del Mar?

Keep the kids occupied at these fun family-friendly attractions in Rio del Mar:

  • Rio Del Mar Beach
  • Seacliff State Beach
  • New Brighton State Beach