Destination guide

Discover Belmont on the San Francisco Peninsula

Boasting an enviable setting halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, you could say that Belmont offers the best of both worlds. Whether you want to hang with the hippies and fashionistas in the City by the Bay or work your way through the Asian eateries along the Capital of Silicon Valley’s Story Road, you’ll find it all within touching distance of Belmont vacation rentals. Be sure to pause a while, though. With its small-town ambiance, swaths of open space, and sweeping views of the San Francisco Valley, Belmont has a charm of its own.

Things to do

Soak up the culture near Belmont

You’ll find plenty of attractions for the whole family within easy reach of Belmont vacation rentals. A quick jaunt down Highway 86, one of the world’s most scenic freeways, leads to Filoli in Woodside, an awe-inspiring estate where 16 acres of colorful English Renaissance-style botanical gardens surround a 43-room Georgian mansion. Traveling with kids? Skip the formal gardens and explore the acres of open space surrounding the estate or head instead to family-friendly spots such as CuriOdyssey or the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, both guaranteed to prevent the phrase “I’m bored” from ever leaving their lips.


Find resort-style amenities near Belmont

When you’ve set up home in your Belmont vacation rental, you’ll find an array of activities in the surrounding area. The nearby Foster Lagoon, within a 10-minute drive of many rentals, is considered one of the best places in the world to get to grips with windsurfing, although paddle boats and kayaks are available to rent if that’s not your thing. This resort-style spot is also home to the Leo Ryan Park Amphitheater, host of the Summer Concert Series, a long-running event that fills the air with live music on Friday nights in July and August.


Belmont is a must-visit in summer

You could book a Belmont vacation rental in the summer months when temperatures in July and August can reach the high 70s – this time is perfect for heading to nearby Old Downtown San Mateo to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining at the hotbed of ethnic restaurants. With more than 250 sunny days each year, there are plenty of nice days left for spring and fall, both of which can be a great time to indulge in upscale souvenir hunting at nearby Stanford Shopping Center or ice skating at Bridgepointe. Winter, especially January, can bring with it a fair amount of rainy days.

Natural features

Enjoy the great outdoors in Belmont

While green spaces such as Hidden Canyon and Twin Pines Parks are great for picnics and gentle strolls, if you prefer your landscape just a little more rugged, the surrounding area comes up trumps with numerous open space preserves and off-the-beaten-track hiking trails surrounded by fragrant wildflowers. Serious nature lovers will want to head to Montara Mountain where those who make it all the way to Scarpet Peak will be rewarded with sweeping views of pristine coastal landscapes and the sight of the sun breaking through the gaps in the often fog-bound peninsula coastline.

How to get there

How to get to and around Belmont

The nearest airport is in San Carlos, CA (SQL), located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Belmont Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Belmont, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 488 vacation rentals around Belmont. From 163 condo and apartment rentals to 230 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Belmont?

Sure, getting away from it all can feel nice. But sometimes immersing yourself in the exciting energy of city living is heaps more convenient and fun! Vrbo has 34 centrally located getaway rentals available. Alternatively, you might be looking for a different vibe. Vrbo has heaps of options, including:

  • 27 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 20 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 16 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Belmont?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of room to move, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 247 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $59 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other property options, such as:

  • Hotel: 118 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.
  • Apartment: 112 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Condo: 25 vacation homes. Prices start from $64 per night.

Can I stay in Belmont in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than being somewhere totally new with extended family and friends. And the best news is Vrbo has places suitable for big groups. House vacation homes are the most popular choice here for big groups of guests. Our database presently has 52 available. The lodging options that can provide for large groups around here include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can hold 6 vacationers? We have 282 that will be perfect. Prices start from $135 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 people? We have 159 that will serve you well. Prices begin at just $206 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 105 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $140 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Belmont.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Belmont?

Vrbo has a range of terrific economical rentals. Treat your squad to a fancy dinner or extend your trip with the money leftover. Haight-Ashbury is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 144 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $220 a night, it isn't hard to see why. Noe Valley is another place worth considering. Vrbo has 140 rentals here, and the average price is around $229 per night.

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