Discover a selection of 31 vacation rentals in Sacramento, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $80 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Sacramento. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

State capital panache in Sacramento

California's state capital is a characterful introduction to The Golden State. It's packed with homey American diners and quirky art galleries that come to life with each Second Saturday Walk – an organized monthly evening stroll through the thought-provoking exhibitions and displays. It's got folksy farmers' markets next to grand Capitol architecture. It's got the Wild West-esque remnants of Old Sacramento – the historic district of saloons and steam trains and adobe homes dating to the age of the great pioneers. Sacramento vacation rentals are your ticket to all that and more.

Things to do

Touring the old gateway to the west in Old Sacramento

Head down to the meanders of the Sacramento River to discover the designated historic district that is Old Sacramento. Once trodden by American pioneers and cattle farmers in the 1800s, this is where you'll find the chugging locomotives of the California State Railroad Museum, and the fascinating Gold Rush tales of the Sacramento History Museum. Meanwhile, the California State Capitol is the place to get the camera out, and the immersive reenactment-style exhibitions of Sutter's Fort rarely fail to transport you back to the frontiersman days of yesteryear.


Sacramento balances art and culture with the great outdoors

Sacramento is a bustling state capital, packed with historic sights and the grandiose Capitol buildings of California. Once you've seen them, you could enjoy the lively jazz joints and country bars that pepper the downtown area, or head out to the surrounding Californian wilderness for whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and oodles of other outdoorsy things to do. Or, you could look for Sacramento vacation rentals in thriving Midtown, where the Second Saturdays Art Walk is one of the main activities, taking you through all the independent local galleries in just a single evening.


Summertime enjoyments in Sacramento

There's no question about it – the most popular time to go in search of Sacramento vacation rentals is during the summer. Between May and September each year, the town not only enjoys dry days and scorching sun, but it's also when most of the main events come through the state capital. The early summer has jazz festivals and some of the best art walks, while July is when the State Fair erupts in the nearby Cal Expo grounds in a medley of rodeo, rancher food stalls, and country and western tunes.

Natural features

At the confluence of 2 rivers in Sacramento

The defining geographical feature of Sacramento's cityscape is the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, which occurs just to the north of Old Sacramento district. Follow the first of those north, and you'll enter the greater Sacramento Valley, where the rugged tops of the Siskiyou Mountains command the horizon and the Sierra Nevada loom with their sun-scorched ridges to the east. The land there is largely given over to citrus fruit orchards and prune farms, occasionally interspersed with interesting geological features like the extinct volcanic cones of Sutter Buttes. Walking, wine tasting, and river rafting are all possible activities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sacramento

Fly into Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), which is 35.8 mi (57.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Sacramento Valley Station. You can get around Sacramento by jumping on the metro at 8th & H/County Center Station, 8th & K Station or St Rose of Lima Park Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sacramento?

Whether you're in search of an intimate escape for you and your special someone or someplace roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Sacramento. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 60 miles from the center of Sacramento, you'll want to keep coming back to "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country". It has 3 bedrooms and handy features including a dryer and spa and beauty services.
  • Another appealing choice is "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate", which is around 60 miles from Sacramento. With 3 bedrooms, a computer monitor and an elevator, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Sacramento?

You need only take a peek inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Sacramento to realize that amazing things really do come in small packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these pint-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Luxury Private Tiny House On 10 Remote Acres". This getaway in Ione packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a garden and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Cozy Pet Friendly Tahoe Tiny House Cabin". Located in Tahoe Valley, this wee gem comes with lowered locks and shopping.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Sacramento?

Vrbo has some wonderful log cabins for rent in and around Sacramento. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while staying in natural surroundings at either of these impressive options:

  • "Gorgeous, Eco - Lodge Guest - House In A Stunning Log Cabin On 20 Acres" has all the conveniences you need for a relaxing getaway, such as a firepit and a garden. Once you've unpacked, venture out and soak up the beautiful scenery.
  • You won't have to give up any home comforts at "Cozy Log Cabin With A Touch Of Luxury". This sought-after escape features a nearby casino, a games room and more.

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget about your worries. If you're in the mood for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around Sacramento promise an awesome weekend getaway:

  • Located 25 miles to the northeast of central Sacramento, "Country Home, Beautiful Acreage" is a favorite among nature lovers and adventure seekers. Get out and discover nearby attractions, such as Maidu Regional Park and Sacramento Capitol Park. Then, take the opportunity to try hiking and biking or fishing.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Superb Bungalow Close To Everything Ideal For Stay Or Family Stay". Approximately 6 miles east of Sacramento, fun activities around here include fishing and sledding. Rather visit some sights? Don't miss Granite Regional Park and Woodcreek Golf Club.

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

Typically small, easy on the hip pocket and conveniently located, it's hard not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these options and get acquainted with Sacramento up close:

  • Put your suitcase down and your feet up at "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max". Amenities including a fridge and a living room will help you feel right at home here.
  • "Modern Luxe Loft In Heart Of Downtown | Ideal For Long Stays" is another appealing choice. Settle in and take advantage of cable/satellite TV services, an oven and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Sacramento. Cultural sights like Fresno Art Museum and Masters Gallery will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sacramento?

Whether you're after a small apartment for you and a pal or a villa with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Sacramento. These retreats make a comfortable base for a quick trip:

  • Close to the center of Sacramento, "Snowbirds Winter 2023 Available" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • Another awesome option is "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Sacramento.

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

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your partner off for a few days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Sacramento:

  • Put on some soft tunes and chill together at "900 Square Foot Guest Cottage Built In 2013. Great For A Family Of Five Max". Around 6 miles from Sacramento, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including a restaurant dining guide and air conditioning.
  • "1906 Victorian Farmhouse And Cottage On Beautiful Ranch Near Folsom Lake" is another top option that'll impress. It's about 25 miles from Sacramento and comes with massage services and a fireplace.

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

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Sacramento where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A wealth of amenities including a swimming pool and a firepit make "1906 Victorian Farmhouse And Cottage On Beautiful Ranch Near Folsom Lake" a favorite with groups. This popular retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 26 people. From the center of Sacramento, it's around 25 miles away to the northeast.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite people to "Extravagant Victorian Near Uc Davis Medical Center" and fill the place with love and laughter. This top option has 4 bedrooms and is around 3 miles to the southeast of Sacramento. It's crammed with features to keep your group occupied, such as a garden and a kitchen.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Sacramento and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable doughnut:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "Cozy Modern House, Heart Of Midtown". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "3bedroom 1bth Charming Whole House Event Entertainers Welcome. 5 Min. To Down". This property is another top pick and features a TV, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Not sure how to pack for your Sacramento escape? This impressive destination has a mediterranean climate. In summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 95 ºF. Scroll through our range of Sacramento vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing precious moments with the people you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family trip or getting away with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Sacramento:

  • Located about 25 miles to the northeast of Sacramento, "1906 Victorian Farmhouse And Cottage On Beautiful Ranch Near Folsom Lake" has 6 bedrooms and fits up to 26 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a barbecue grill and a dishwasher.
  • "Superb Bungalow Close To Everything Ideal For Stay Or Family Stay" is another excellent option. It's around 6 miles to the east of Sacramento, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Useful amenities here include books and a smart TV.

When you want to leave the house and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Fresno Chaffee Zoo, The Big Fresno Fair and Wild Water Adventure Park should be top of your itinerary.

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