Discover a selection of 281 vacation rentals in Gualala, 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $164 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Gualala. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The captivating city of Gualala awaits you

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Gualala. This city's seaside, beaches and surfing draw many visitors. 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

Gualala's got hotspots on the North Coast

Gualala is mainly about immersing yourself in the fresh breezes and rugged natural beauty of the North Coast, and for that you've got the Gualala Bluff Trail and the Regional Point Park – both loaded with enough seagrass meadows and raw bays washed over by the Pacific Ocean to keep you going. However, there's also culture here. You can head to the Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery to see local artisans at work. Or, you can hit the Matheson Design gallery for the medley of Impressionist and Abstract paintings inspired by the coast.


Coastal enjoyments in Gualala

As Gualala cascades down to the roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean, it gives way to some of the North Coast's most loved walking trails and shoreline parks. You'll find yourself hopping between wind-buffeted beaches and soaring bluffs, watching uber-romantic sunsets and spotting gray whales splash and crash through the swells from lookouts on the Sonoma cliffs. If it's wild, cobweb-busting nature you're after this season, then seafront Gualala vacation rentals could just be the perfect choice for you.


Gualala is grand in the summertime

Gualala's bathed in a soothing Mediterranean warmth for most of the year. Winter brings the trademark rains of the Pacific region though, which keep many a vacationer away between November and March. When spring kicks in throughout April and May, the crowds start coming in earnest, most eager to see the beautiful wildflower meadows along the cliffs in bloom. That said, Gualala vacation rentals fill up the most in summer, when temperatures sit neatly in the high 60s and the refreshing ocean breezes roll in off the sea.

Natural features

Gorgeous reserves in Gualala

There's certainly no shortage of places to get up-close-and-personal with the haunting, gasp-inducing vistas of the Sonoma Coast. You could start on the winding Gualala Bluff Trail, which pokes over the sandbanks and through the pine groves to reveal a land of white-capped surf and lazing sea lions. Opposite that is the Gualala Point Regional Park, where shoreline meadows of swaying seagrasses mingle with the estuary waters of the Gualala River. Whales can sometimes be spotted from the walks there, and the coastal forests are crisscrossed by plenty of marked trails.

How to get there

How to get to and around Gualala

The nearest airport is in Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), located 43.3 mi (69.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Gualala?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Gualala that's a perfect match. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Gualala, it's hard to beat "Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home With 180 Degree Ocean View". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a hair dryer and wheelchair accessibility.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach". Located around 19 miles from the heart of Gualala, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with a garden and a dishwasher.

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

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

You need only set foot into one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Gualala to discover that cool things really do come in little packages. Smartly designed to maximize space, these pint-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take a couple of days off to recharge your batteries at "Blue Pacific - Brand New Tiny Home Within Minutes Of The Beach And Historic Noyo Harbor". Located in Fort Bragg, WiFi and a TV are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • "Cochito - An Us Coast Guard Themed Tiny Home In The Heart Of The Historic Noyo Harbor" in Fort Bragg is another highly rated pick. A nearby waterfront and a barbecue grill will make your stay here even more comfortable.

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

Get far away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Gualala. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend time with the kids, there'll be something to suit your needs. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views". About 25 miles to the northwest of Gualala, this delightful escape has all you need for a relaxed stay, including a kitchen and a phone.
  • "Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway" is another popular option. It's located about 30 miles to the northwest of Gualala and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, games and more.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Plonk your bags down at one of these quality studio apartments in or near Gualala:

  • Chill by yourself or take a few pals to "1+ Bedroom Sea Point Coastal Retreat". You'll have lots of amenities at your disposal, including outdoor furniture and off-street parking options.
  • "The Getchell Cottage On The California Coast" is another top choice, providing all you need for the ideal Gualala escape. Useful amenities here include towels and free WiFi.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Gualala?

Whether you're chasing a studio apartment or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these escapes in or near Gualala:

  • For an awesome weekend away, settle in at "Mendo Village Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse". It's close to the center of Gualala, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Oceanfront, Beach And Coastline Views". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your love life. Whisk your partner off for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Gualala:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home With 180 Degree Ocean View". Around 9 miles from Gualala, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like winery tours and beauty services.
  • Another option where you can spend a few dreamy days together is "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach". Located around 19 miles from Gualala, a fireplace and winery tours add to the ambiance here.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Gualala and spend your days splashing about:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable break at "Private Vineyard Guest House - Close To Dining". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a dishwasher and a garden.
  • Alternatively, put your bags down and your feet up at "Ocean Tree House - Mountain Views". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of outdoor furniture and towels.

Don't know how to pack for your Gualala break? This enticing destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 50 ºF and 80 ºF. Scroll through our range of Gualala vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

A family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a party with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Gualala offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Located about 6 miles to the southwest of Gualala, "Hilton House In Gualala With Ocean Views By Redawning" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a kitchen and a stereo.
  • Another top choice is "Surrounded By Redwoods With Ocean View And Beach Access". This property is 7 miles west of Gualala and features a dishwasher, a kitchen island and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When it's time to step outside your front door, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. Albion River Bridge, C.V. Starr Community Center and Redwood Empire Fairgrounds should be top of your to-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Gualala?

Get away from it all and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Gualala and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin 5 On The Bluff. Large Deck With Spectacular Ocean Views And Fire Pit" - Enjoy great times with your crew at this getaway, which is around 7 miles west of central Gualala. A microwave oven and a toaster are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "The Getchell Cottage On The California Coast" - Another fabulous option, this vacation rental comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a microwave oven and more. You'll find it around 7 miles to the west of Gualala.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Gualala vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Gualala?

Nothing says fancy-schmancy like having a pool inside your house. Pack your favorite swimsuit and splash around in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Gualala:

  • With 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 18 guests, "North Fork Farm House Getaway" is the ideal place to spend time with your family or friends. Make use of this retreat's many amenities, such as a firepit and a garden.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Elegant, Dog - Friendly Oceanfront Home With Decks", which has 3 bedrooms and caters for up to 7 guests. Along with that fabulous pool waiting for you inside, a beach view and a kitchen will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

Chasing more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Gualala vacation rental that's perfect for you.