Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Central Valley, US 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 swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Central Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Central Valley getaway

Experience the unique character of Central Valley with a stay in a vacation home rental. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Valley are just a couple of the must-sees. 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 Central Valley

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Central Valley has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greenhorn Creek Resort (27.5 mi / 44.2 km)
  • Pageo Lavender Farm (29.7 mi / 47.7 km)
  • Gianelli Vineyards (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Saddle Creek Golf Course (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
  • Applegate Park Zoo (27 mi / 43.4 km)
  • Windows on the World Books and Art (27 mi / 43.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Central Valley

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Central Valley is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Don Pedro Reservoir (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Lake McClure Bagby Recreation Area (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Tulloch Reservoir (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • New Melones Lake (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • Pageo Lavender Farm (29.7 mi / 47.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Central Valley

The nearest airport is in Merced, CA (MCE-Merced Municipal), located 29.3 mi (47.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Modesto, CA (MOD-Modesto City - County), which is 31.8 mi (51.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Turlock-Denair Station, Merced Station and Modesto Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Central Valley by catching a ride on the metro at Cosumnes River College Station, Center Parkway Station or Franklin Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in Central Valley?

Whether you're organizing your next exciting adventure with friends or a romantic escape with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Central Valley is sure to tempt you:

  • "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods": If you're on the hunt for a comfy space in Shingletown, make yourself cozy here. It comes with 5 bedrooms and quality amenities including a toaster and a coffee grinder.
  • "Rent This 2 Bedroom Cottage For Your Mountain Getaway": Put your suitcase down and your weary feet up at this popular getaway in Oakhurst. It features 2 bedrooms, an iron and ironing board, a travel crib and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Central Valley vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Central Valley?

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Central Valley to recognize that amazing things really do come in small packages. Smartly designed to make use of every inch of space, these mini digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Among The Stars - Tiny Home With Views". This retreat in Oakhurst packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a barbecue grill and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Luxury Private Tiny House On 10 Remote Acres" in Ione is another highly rated option. A TV and a garden will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Central Valley?

Whether you're looking for a basic retreat or something with all the frills, you'll find an excellent range of log cabins to rent in Central Valley. Experience both comfort and adventure at one of these options:

  • Plonk your bags down at "Romantic Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Internet - Dog Friendly" in Homewood and during the day enjoy snowmobiling and parasailing and your evenings relaxing in your cozy cabin.
  • Another top choice is "Eat Bacon And Ice Cream In A Log Cabin Pmc Guest Cards". With fun activities such as golf and cross-country skiing nearby, this Pine Mountain Club hideaway will be ideal if you love the outdoors.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Central Valley?

While long trips overseas are awesome, there's something wonderful about heading off on a weekend getaway. These rental properties in Central Valley are perfect for just that:

  • "Ideal For Family Getaways - Backs To National Forest" - Situated in North Upper Truckee, this rental property offers its guests details like a firepit and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Riverfront Home On The Kern River In Kernville" - With towels and heating, not to mention its great location in Kernville, you'll want more than a weekend at this rental.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Central Valley?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but it's hard to beat their great locations and affordable price tags. Whether you're traveling by yourself or with some friends, consider booking one of these terrific studio apartments in Central Valley:

  • Settle in and get comfortable at "Guesthouse Near Yosemite/bass Lake", situated in Oakhurst. There are loads of amenities at your fingertips here, including air conditioning and a fireplace.
  • Otherwise, use "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max" as your base to get out and see the sights. This appealing option is in Sacramento and offers a kitchen and towels.

Can I find short term rentals in Central Valley?

Central Valley has short-term rentals to suit all budgets and tastes. Take a quick break in an affordable cabin, an upmarket apartment or whatever else suits. Below are two popular options to consider:

  • "Ideal For Family Getaways - Backs To National Forest" in North Upper Truckee is perfect for a short-term stay. It's only a short distance from the center of town, so you can easily get out and explore all the best sights without having to travel too far.
  • "Riverfront Home On The Kern River In Kernville" also rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. Spend a day or two at this vacation rental in Kernville and discover why it's a favorite among many travelers.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Central Valley?

If you're looking to dazzle your someone special, take them someplace special! Organize a romantic weekend getaway in Central Valley at one of these hideaways and let the sparks fly:

  • Catch up on cuddles and quality time at "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods" in Shingletown. Winery tours and a fireplace are some of the little touches you'll find here.
  • Another tempting option is "Rent This 2 Bedroom Cottage For Your Mountain Getaway" in Oakhurst. Enjoy amenities here including beauty services and winery tours, in addition to each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Central Valley?

If your idea of a dream trip away is to bring the whole family, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Central Valley that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling escapes:

  • "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods": Featuring 5 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Shingletown has more than enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as mountain views and a garden are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Ideal For Family Getaways - Backs To National Forest": You'll get your crew's stamp of approval at this option in North Upper Truckee which features a nearby river, a kitchen and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate your loved ones.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Central Valley?

Whether you're organizing a trip with family and friends, a big birthday party or even a wedding, we'll help you find your perfect escape. Gather your best buddies and take a look at these large vacation rentals in Central Valley:

  • "Luxury Log Home Resort On 22 Acres": With 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 50 people, this property in Lebec has all the room you need. A swimming pool and a fireplace are just a couple of the amenities available here.
  • "T2 Residence Petradoru In Ile - Rousse Charm Comfort Pool": Located in Monticello, this retreat offers amenities like a swimming pool and a garden. It has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 100 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Central Valley?

Get ready to take your pick and jump right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in Central Valley where life is better by the pool:

  • Settle into "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods", where the first item on your to-do list should be taking a dip in the pool. This getaway is located in Shingletown and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including a TV and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Hop out of bed and go for an early morning dip at "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen" in Homewood. Towels and a nearby coin laundry are other amenities on offer here.