Discover a selection of 109 vacation rentals in Davis, CA 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 $92 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Davis. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A laid-back community close to Sacramento

Sitting just over 10 miles west of Sacramento, Davis may not be as well known as its neighbor, but it has a lot going in. For one thing, it’s the seat of the University of California, Davis, and – being a college town – it has a bustling nightlife, with taverns and taprooms a-plenty. When you’re not mingling, eating, and drinking with the locals, you can enjoy exploring the natural landmarks, and taking to the myriad cycle paths the area is known for. After all, the flat terrain has made this a top spot for cyclists. Davis vacation rentals, which include charming, cottage-type abodes, will instantly make you feel a part of the community.

Things to do

Artistic exploits in Davis

If you want to get an idea of just how creative the locals in Davis can be, then make a beeline for the Artery. This is a vibrant cooperative of artists, who work alongside each other and exhibit their eclectic works. You can browse paintings and ceramic sculptures, and even be able to purchase silk scarves and ornate pottery to take back as a souvenir. Then, after chilling out in your Davis vacation rental for a while, you can head back out to see rock bands, cutting-edge comedians, or ravishing classical recitals at the Mondavi Center.


Getting back to nature in Davis

It may come as a surprise to discover how much greenery there is to explore near Davis vacation rentals. One particular oasis is the UC Davis Arboretum, where plants from across the globe grow side by side in various colorful sections of this sprawling park. Birders will be delighted by kingfishers and herons darting here and there, while the sheer variety of plant life makes this a kind of living, organic museum which will awaken the senses. Experts are on-hand to give guided tours, too. And as if that wasn’t enough, you can also visit the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, where tours will take you amid the radiant, aromatic flowers and buzzing, busy bees.


Year-round reasons to visit Davis

If you don’t mind the heat, late spring and summer can be an enjoyable time to book Davis vacation rentals. The sun makes everything look radiant, while over in nearby Sacramento, you can experience music and food festivals. That said, many visitors may prefer the slightly milder temperatures that come in the fall – this is a good period for spending a lot of time outdoors, ambling the streets and visiting areas of scenic beauty.

Natural features

Watching wildlife in Davis

Nestled in the Sacramento Valley, the city’s urban core is bordered by the Davis Greenbelt. This is the place to come if you’re looking for areas to stroll or jog in, and it’s worth keeping an eye out for turtles too. Another swathe of nature is the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, which is located partway between Davis and Sacramento. With its natural, perennial wetlands and woodlands, it’s a vast, refreshing haven for wading birds, migratory birds, turtles, and fish.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Davis

Fly into Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Davis Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Davis?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Davis that suits your style. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max" is a popular choice. Around 19 miles from Davis, it has 1 bedroom and loads of handy amenities, including a highchair and a garden.
  • Another top choice is "Country Home, Beautiful Acreage", which is around 35 miles from Davis. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a living room and a microwave oven, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Davis?

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something epic organized for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Davis:

  • Located around 25 miles to the south of Davis, "On An Island Bring Your Boat 24 Foot Private Dock" has everything you need for a weekend escape, including heating and a nearby waterfront. When you're ready to venture out, there are lots of outdoor attractions to see like Sepay Groves Olive Oil and Vinegars and McKinley Park.
  • "Downtown Davis Charming Historical Cottage" is also ideal for a whirlwind vacation. Located approximately 0.1 miles to the southwest of Davis, this vacation rental comes with amenities such as off-street parking options and a kitchen. Mather Golf Course and Woodcreek Golf Club should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Davis?

Appreciate the lifestyle and culture of Davis from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're eager to get away on your own or have some fun with pals, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in or near Davis:

  • Make "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max" your home for a week or more. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including a barbecue grill and towels.
  • Another top option is "California Chic Private Cottage". Make use of towels, free WiFi and other amenities during your vacation.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see more of Davis. Cultural sights like John Natsoulas Gallery and B Street Theatre will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Davis?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Davis. Chill out for a few days in a condo, a studio apartment or a spacious home. No matter what type of vacation rental you're looking for, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are some of our faves:

  • If you'd love to be close to the action, "Downtown Davis Charming Historical Cottage" will be just the thing. It's within reach of the heart of Davis and an excellent base to explore sights like California State Capitol and Sacramento Zoo.
  • "Spacious Davis Home Near Downtown And Campus" is another excellent option. Consider adding Crocker Art Museum and California State Railroad Museum to your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Davis?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Davis that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max". Around 19 miles from Davis, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like outdoor furniture and air conditioning.
  • "Superb Bungalow Close To Everything Ideal For Stay Or Family Stay" is another wonderful option that'll impress. It's about 19 miles from Davis and has winery tours and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Davis?

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an active getaway with friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near Davis:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Spacious And Luxurious Single House In A Upscale Community 10mins To Uc Davis". Up to 16 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a water park and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 8 miles to the north of Davis.
  • Nothing takes priority over being with the people you love, and "Luxury Home Solar Heated Pool And Hot Tub 4bd" makes it easy to do that. Located around 11 miles to the east of Davis, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a fireplace are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Davis?

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Davis that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "Spacious And Luxurious Single House In A Upscale Community 10mins To Uc Davis". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a dishwasher and a toaster.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Cozy Modern House, Heart Of Midtown". As well as its inviting pool, you can also make use of a microwave oven and a kitchen.

Not sure what the weather's like in Davis? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 95 ºF. If you're chasing more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Davis vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Davis?

A family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, these large family vacation rentals in or near Davis offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Superb Bungalow Close To Everything Ideal For Stay Or Family Stay" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This popular retreat is 19 miles to the east of Davis and has creature comforts such as a video library and a meal delivery service.
  • Another popular option is "Spacious Davis Home Near Downtown And Campus". This property is 1 mile west of Davis and features a garden, a dishwasher and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have to look far. Sacramento Zoo, Tower Bridge and Golfland Sunsplash offer fun for all ages.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Davis?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a taste of our range in or near Davis:

  • Great things come in little packages, and "California Chic Private Cottage" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom vacation rental is close to the central streets and offers amenities like a garden and a swimming pool.
  • "Spacious 1 - Bedroom Apartment With Pool And Gym" is another stylish one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out exploring the surrounds, make the most of a swimming pool and a fireplace.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Davis?

If you want a little extra room for the youngsters (or that last-minute tagalong friend), a three-bedroom vacation rental will be just the thing. Vrbo can help you find the best options in or near Davis, starting with these:

  • Book a few nights or more at "Spacious Davis Home Near Downtown And Campus". Including amenities such as a kitchen and a garden, this sizable property will have you feeling right at home.
  • Another attractive three-bedroom rental is "Remodelled Hi - End Spacious House". Make use of an oven and off-street parking options while spending valuable time with your loved ones.