Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Bay Area, 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 houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Bay Area. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Explore the San Francisco Bay Area in vacation home rentals

With its iconic crimson bridge, classic cable cars, sparkling bay, and elegant Victorian homes lining its attractive streets, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of California’s gems. Whether you want to explore the California coast or explore diverse cities with electrifying nightlife, vacation home rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area put you right in the heart of the region.


Discover history near San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

The San Francisco Bay Area is filled with unique historic sites and museums celebrating its broad history and culture. Vacation rentals can be found near Alcatraz Island, home to the notorious former prison that’s now a museum, and Chinatown, a historic area with shops, restaurants, and heritage sites of Chinese culture. Coit Tower, a 1930s-era landmark with beautiful murals, panoramic views, and a population of parrots, and the Painted Ladies, an iconic row of historical Victorian homes in a variety of colors, are also popular.

Things to do

San Francisco Bay Area attractions near vacation homes

As a popular traveler destination, the San Francisco Bay Area has an abundance of fun attractions and activities for families, couples, or solo travelers. Vacation homes can be found near the Golden Gate Bridge, an iconic art deco suspension bridge with areas for walking and biking, and Fisherman’s Wharf, a waterfront area with classic seafood shacks and souvenir shops. Golden Gate Park, an urban oasis with gardens, trails, and multiple festivals throughout the year, is popular for hiking, biking, and art lovers. For the city experience, Union Square is an exciting neighborhood with upscale boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Getting around

Transportation from San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

Though rental cars, rideshares, and taxis are an option in the San Francisco Bay Area, this region offers tons of transportation choices to make moving through the area quick and convenient. Shuttle services, trains, and buses are available, as well as the iconic San Francisco mode of travel, the cable car. These historic public transit cars run on multiple lines through the city with stops at many major landmarks, allowing you to take in the views along the way. If you prefer, you can also walk or bike from your summer rental to nearby destinations.


Exciting events in the San Francisco Bay Area

It’s a party throughout the year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The biggest events in the area include SF Sketchfest, a two-week comedy festival with sketch and improv troupes in different venues throughout the city, and the celebration of the Lunar New Year, with a Chinese New Year’s parade that includes acrobatic dragons and stiltwalkers. The San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade is one of its biggest draws, which gives the LGBT community and its supporters a chance to don rainbow gear and display their pride with block parties and parades.

Family friendly

Fun near San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

Children and adults alike will enjoy the numerous attractions and points of interest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vacation rentals are available near Pier 39, a scenic bayside pier with panoramic views, eateries, seaside shops, arcades, and sea lion sightings, and the Muir Woods National Monument, a picturesque park with giant redwood trees, hiking trails, and recreation areas. The California Academy of Sciences, a museum with interactive science exhibits, an aquarium, and a planetarium, is a wonderful educational attraction for children. For beachside fun, visit the Point Reyes National Seashore, a vast park with hiking trails, sandy beaches, and swimming areas.

What are the top vacation rentals in Bay Area?

Whether you're planning an adventurous break with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Bay Area is sure to attract you:

  • "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away": If you're looking for a comfy space in Richmond District, this rental won't let you down. It offers 2 bedrooms and great amenities including a kitchen and a smart TV.
  • "Beautiful Beach House Steps From The Beach And Hiking Trails": Put your bags down and your feet up at this top option in Half Moon Bay. It features 3 bedrooms, a fireplace, nearby birdwatching activities and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Bay Area?

You need only take a look inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Bay Area to discover that cool things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Expect a simpler way of life at "Luxury Private Tiny House On 10 Remote Acres". Amenities at this gem in Ione include heating, cookware, dishware and utensils and more.
  • "Among The Stars - Tiny Home With Views" offers conveniences such as a TV and off-street parking options. Located in Oakhurst, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Bay Area?

You'll find some charming log cabins to rent in and near Bay Area. Get the rustic cabin experience while staying in the heart of nature at one of these impressive choices:

  • "Oceanfront 2bd Modern Log Cabin In Bolinas" is a fabulous combination of outdoor adventure and comfort. Take advantage of handy amenities here such as a nearby beach and a kitchen.
  • Invite your pals along or get comfy with your honey at "Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Log Cabin". A restaurant dining guide and an outdoor pool are just two of the many amenities included at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Bay Area?

Give these vacation properties a gold star! The following weekend retreats in Bay Area have all received high praise from our very satisfied guests:

  • "Santana Row Executive Luxury Condo": Indulge in a couple of nights of relaxation at this comfortable retreat in The Villas. Along with its chilled vibe, it comes with off-street parking options and a stovetop. Eager to explore the surrounding area? Nature attractions including Bonny Doon Beach and Vasona Lake County Park are nearby.
  • "Sonoma County Modern Farmhouse": With conveniences including a free nearby fitness center and a nearby laundromat, we promise you'll feel right at home at this Sonoma retreat. Outdoorsy folks will love exploring the local sights, such as Saturn Steps and Petrified Forest.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Bay Area?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a fantastic option if you're traveling solo or with a buddy. If you're searching for somewhere small and intimate to call home while you're away, have a look at these studio apartments for rent in Bay Area:

  • "Luxurious Top - Rated Nopa Home + Garage + Free Cleaning" is a cozy escape in North of the Panhandle. You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of here, including coffee and tea making facilities and a beach. When it's time to get out and explore some of the area's cultural sights, Gould Theater and Holy Virgin Cathedral should be among them.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" which comes with an ice maker, off-street parking options and more. Located in Almonte, sights like Headlands Center for the Arts and Bayview Opera House will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Bay Area?

Swap the lackluster hotel experience for the space and privacy of your own place. Even if you only have a few days to get away, you'll find short-term rentals in Bay Area that feel like a home away from home. Why not start with these?:

  • "Santana Row Executive Luxury Condo" in West San Jose will roll out the welcome mat for you. Spend your vacay doing nothing but kicking back here or head out and explore. Winchester Mystery House and California's Great America are just the start of things to discover nearby.
  • Come for the home comforts of "Sonoma County Modern Farmhouse", stay for the unique sights scattered around it. This escape in Sonoma puts you near Cornerstone Gardens, Stone Tree Golf Club and more.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Bay Area?

If you're looking to dazzle your special someone, take them someplace special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Bay Area at one of these properties and let love blossom:

  • Squeeze in some "us time" at "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away". This Richmond District vacation rental is made for romance, with amenities like winery tours and a fireplace to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, treat you and your love to an amorous weekend escape at "Beautiful Beach House Steps From The Beach And Hiking Trails". Located in Half Moon Bay, it offers beauty services, a fireplace and other highlights.

Are there mansions for rent in Bay Area?

Whether you're searching for somewhere stylish and spacious for a family trip, a reunion with friends or a special event, we've got mansions for rent in Bay Area to suit everyone's needs. Here are some that we know will knock your socks off:

  • Settle in, unwind and take advantage of all the luxurious things on offer at "Mansion - Saint Pierre De Vassols" in Lost Valley. Top-end amenities here include a swimming pool and beauty services.
  • With concierge services and a sauna among its myriad of highlights, "Marin Edwardian Mansion With San Francisco Bay Views" also promises to make your vacation one you'll never forget. You'll find this grand property in Stare Podgórze.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Bay Area?

If you're planning that special trip away, don't travel by yourself; take everyone along. You'll have a lot more fun sharing your experiences with the ones you love the most. These vacation rentals in Bay Area are ideal for larger groups:

  • "Comfortable Vacation Home Near": With 5 bedrooms, this vacation rental in San Bruno has ample room for you and all your besties. Amenities such as a kitchen and nearby museums will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "8405 Upscale Penthouse Elevator And Parking Near Sfo": You'll get your squad's nod of approval at this option in Paradise Valley which features a fireplace, a kitchen and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily house everyone you love.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Bay Area?

If you're hosting a big family vacation or a special event in Bay Area, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone behind. We've got an excellent range of large vacation rentals that'll fit all the people you love. Here are a couple of great examples:

  • "Entire House With Sunroom Back Yard And Front Yard": With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 30 people, this property in Rex Manor has all the room you need. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of the amenities on offer here.
  • "Epic, Gorgeous, Huge Historic, Victorian Mansion": Send out your invites and stay at this vacation rental in Oakland. It has 19 bedrooms and sleeps up to 50 guests. Top amenities here include a garden and a kitchen.