Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Northern California, 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 $275 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Northern California. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A wonderland of red wines and redwoods

From world-class cities to world-class wines, Northern California has something for everyone. Walking the hills of San Francisco might leave your legs burning, but you'll need the workout after you eat a burrito the size of your head in the Mission. For a break from city life, indulge in some premium cabernets and chardonnays in idyllic wine country. Even the biggest nature lovers will be left speechless by the towering redwoods and spectacular beaches. Add to that some of the best weather in the country, and you might never want to leave.

Things to do

From towering trees to trolley tours

The City by the Bay is a sightseer's dream. A Northern California vacation rental in San Francisco will leave you dodging cable cars and chilling out at the epicenter of 60s counterculture in Haight-Ashbury. You may just leave your heart there after you visit Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Northern California nature will leave you speechless, whether you're taking in the mountain vistas at Yosemite or craning to see the treetops at Sequoia and Redwood National Parks. If there's time left over, you can visit some of the best wineries and beaches in the country.

Activities

Hit the beach, then drink up in wine country

Just thinking of Northern California will have you heading for the wine rack. A Northern California vacation rental in Sonoma County or Napa Valley puts you on the doorstep of winery heaven. Better yet, tons of tour operators will handle the driving so you can fully enjoy yourself without having to worry about getting behind the wheel. Beach lovers are also in luck, because Northern California has some truly spectacular ones along the Pacific coast. If you're more of a city mouse, San Francisco and the surrounding areas offer more sightseeing options than you could ever want.

Weather

The weather's great, wish you were here

Talk to any Northern California native and you'll hear that the region has some of the best weather in the country. After one visit, many travelers tend to agree. The warmest temperatures come from June to October, when the daily highs tend to hover in the 70s. The rest of the year is usually wet but mild, with low temps only rarely dipping into the 40s. You'll typically only see any significant snowfall in the mountains. While the warmer months are generally sunny, any time of year can see a visit from the infamous Karl the fog.

What are the top vacation rentals in Northern California?

Whether you're planning an adventurous break with friends or a romantic getaway with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Northern California is sure to tempt you:

  • "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country": This Kenwood escape comes with 3 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Conveniences such as a dishwasher and WiFi help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate": Settle in at this option in Kenwood and you'll have access to a TV, games and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Northern California?

You need only step inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Northern California to find out that amazing things really do come in small packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Annapolis Waterfront "tiny House" In Garden Setting". This retreat in Parole packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as cookware, dishware and utensils and a stovetop.
  • "Secluded Log Cabin Tiny House In The Woods And On Lake Russell" comes with a range of comforts, such as towels and off-street parking options. Located in Elberton, you'll be able to live large in this small but nicely designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Northern California?

Often set in the heart of nature, log cabins offer a cozy retreat from the stresses of everyday life. If you're ready to switch off and take a break, take a look at these log cabins to rent in Northern California:

  • If you want to try out rafting or tennis while staying in Northern California, "Romantic Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Internet - Dog Friendly" in Homewood will be an excellent choice.
  • Interested in a Brockway Vista cabin with access to fun outdoor activities like horse riding and ice skating? Book a few nights at "Charming Log Cabin | Hot Tub | Walk To Beach | Pet Friendly".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Northern California?

Clock off work on Friday and leave behind all those spreadsheets and networking invites. Treat yourself to a couple of days of R&R — with a side dish of adventure — at one of these leading weekend getaways in Northern California:

  • "Amazing Half Dome And El Capitan View No Day" in Foresta is an awesome choice if you adore the great outdoors. Visit a few of the area's best natural attractions, such as Panorama Trail and Badger Pass Ski Area, or try some fun activities. Skiing and cross-country skiing will keep you on go around these parts.
  • Otherwise, spend your break at "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away" in Richmond District. Here, you'll be in an ideal spot to explore Point Reyes Hiking Trails and Society of California Pioneers. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained too, including hiking and biking and surfing and boogie boarding.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Northern California?

Studio apartments may be on the small side, but it's hard to beat their handy locations and affordable price tags. Whether you're traveling alone or with a few pals, consider one of these cozy studio apartments in Northern California:

  • "Yosemite Gateway/horseranch Cottage" in Catheys Valley fits plenty of handy features into its single room space, such as a porch and an iron and ironing board.
  • Start the day with a cup of hot coffee and freshly cooked bacon and eggs at "Inside The Park Gates - Park Entry Reservation Included". This Sierra National Forest escape has everything you need to make your visit cozy, including internet services and a restaurant dining guide.

Can I find short term rentals in Northern California?

Ditch the run-of-the-mill hotel experience for the privacy and space of your own digs. Even if you only have several days to take a break, you'll find short-term rentals in Northern California that feel like a home away from home. Why not try these on for size?:

  • "Amazing Half Dome And El Capitan View No Day" in Foresta was made for quick escapes. Spend your vacay doing nothing but relaxing here or get curious and explore. Tunnel View and Badger Pass Ski Area are among the best things to check out nearby.
  • Come for the relaxed atmosphere at "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away", stay for the unique sights around it. This getaway in Richmond District puts you near Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and other highlights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Northern California?

A romantic weekend getaway in Northern California is a surefire way to feed the flame of passion. Light some scented candles, take your partner by the hand and get set to let the sparks fly at one of these retreats:

  • Catch up on cuddles and quality time at "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country" in Kenwood. Winery tours and beauty services are some of the nice touches you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping Champagne and cuddling up at "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate". Beauty services and winery tours add to the idyllic atmosphere of this Kenwood property.

Are there mansions for rent in Northern California?

Forget standing in line at the hotel breakfast buffet or fighting for a spot in the sauna during your vacation. Grab your favorite people and seriously upgrade your getaway by booking one of these mansions for rent in Northern California:

  • Unpack your bags, settle in and enjoy all the perks and amenities on offer at "Homerez - Big Mansion For 18 Ppl. With Swimming" in Agel. Premium amenities here include a fireplace and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch by arranging a stay at "Sierra Estate Retreat Mansion Near Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Better Than Tahoe" in Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge. A fireplace and a porch are among the highlights of these palatial digs.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Northern California?

If you're thinking about taking a memorable trip away, don't travel alone; take the whole crew. You'll have a lot more fun sharing your experiences with the people you love. These vacation rentals in Northern California are perfect for large groups:

  • "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods": With 5 bedrooms, everyone can join the fun at this popular escape in Shingletown. A firepit and a nearby waterfront are just a couple of the amenities offered here.
  • "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance": Located in Twain Harte, this option has 4 bedrooms and is another favorite for a get-together with loved ones. There's plenty to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, such as a swimming pool and a kitchen.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Northern California?

If you're organizing a huge family escape or a special event like a graduation in Northern California, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone off the guest list. Vrbo has a range of large vacation rentals that will fit as many people as you want. Here are some terrific examples:

  • "7/5. 5 - 5k Ft - Quiet - 12 Adults And Unlimited Children Under 12 - Per Placer Cty": With 8 bedrooms accommodating up to 30 people, this vacation rental in Truckee will give you all the room you need. A garden and a kitchen are just some of the amenities available here.
  • "T2 Residence Petradoru In Ile - Rousse Charm Comfort Pool": Situated in Monticello, this spacious stay features a garden and a fireplace. It has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 100 guests.