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 $135 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Northern California. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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.


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.


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.

Natural features

Rocky coastlines in a land of giants

You can find a Northern California vacation rental in virtually any setting you can imagine. The region is known across the globe for its forests of towering redwoods and sequoias, but trees are only part of the story. If mountains are your scene, the views in the Sierra Nevadas can't be beat. Beach lovers have hundreds of miles of Pacific coast to choose from. If you'd rather indulge and relax, stay among the vineyards of Napa or Sonoma (just leave the driving to the professionals).

How to get there

How to get to and around Northern California

The nearest airport is in Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), located 20.1 mi (32.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Willows, CA (WLW-Willows-Glenn County), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chico Station, Rocklin Station and Roseville Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Northern California by catching a ride on the metro at Watt-I-80 West Station, Roseville Road Station or Watt-I-80 Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Northern California, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 19,497 vacation rentals around Northern California. From 2,187 cabin rentals to 12,771 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern California?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Northern California. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mammoth Lakes: 2,094 vacation rentals
  • Truckee: 3,316 vacation rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,532 vacation rentals
  • Incline Village: 1,968 vacation rentals
  • Sonoma: 873 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Northern California! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northern California?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Northern California:

  • Mammoth Lakes: 2,094 rentals
  • Truckee: 3,316 rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,532 rentals
  • Incline Village: 1,968 rentals
  • Sonoma: 873 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Northern California?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Northern California are:

  • Brookings, OR (BOK): 125 vacation rentals
  • Redding, CA (RDD-Redding Municipal): 107 vacation rentals
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.): 1,748 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Northern California?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Northern California. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bass Lake: 508 rentals
  • Bishop: 2,116 rentals
  • Mountain View: 633 rentals
  • Twin Peaks: 1,910 rentals
  • Boomers: 175 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern California listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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