Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Castro Valley, 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 swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $69 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Castro Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Cooking up a Bay Area adventure from Castro Valley

Castro Valley vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it's a cozy two-person apartment near the coffeeshops and malls, or a complete villa with Spanish style and a large pool for the whole family, you're bound to find something to suit. But the wealth of places to stay is just the beginning. This sleepy cutout of the Bay Area is also perfectly located for attractions like the Oakland Zoo and the pretty parks of the San Leandro Hills. It's also got direct links on the BART network to San Francisco, where the likes of Alcatraz and Chinatown await.

Things to do

Castro Valley connects to SF

Hop on the BART train lines and rattle your way right across the Bay Area to join the fun in San Francisco – it really is that easy to get from the doorstep of your Castro Valley vacation rental to the stomping ground of the Mission District, to tour Alcatraz, munch Pacific seafood down at Fisherman's Wharf, and boggle the mind with masterworks by Duchamp and Rothko in the acclaimed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Closer to home and you'll have the Oakland Zoo, with its swinging baboons and roaring lions.

Activities

Loving life in Castro Valley

Castro Valley might not get the same press as the other Bay Area magnets – Oakland, Berkeley, San Fran itself - but therein lies its charm. Local and lived-in, this one's all about hitting a round of 18 on the manicured golf courses or chin-wagging with Cali natives in the coffeeshops. Its nest at the base of the San Leandro Hills is also worth noting. That heralds in pontoon sailing on Lake Chabot, long hikes along tree-lined trails, and visits to rustic wineries.

Weather

Spring in your step with Castro Valley vacation rentals

While there's never really any bad time to come and wonder at San Francisco's iconic monuments, you can maximize the chance you'll have warm weather and sun by opting to settle down in a Castro Valley vacation rental during the springtime. The months of April and May are often touted by the locals here as the best of the whole year. That's because 75% of them come with sun, and the temperatures hover pleasantly in the mid-60s. That's perfect for sightseeing, zoo walking, or hitting the vineyards of the San Leandro Hills.

Natural features

Castro Valley – between the hills and the bay

You'll see the ridges of the San Leandro Hills as you cruise up Interstate 880 and into sleepy Castro Valley. Those are the grass-clad mountains that enfold the town, and shroud it as it tumbles down towards the banks of the San Francisco Bay itself. It's up in them that you'll have to venture to discover the wilder side of the town, protected by the boundaries of the Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Expect shimmering boating lakes with pontoon rentals, scented eucalyptus forests, and long hiking tracks that go all the way north to Oakland and the Redwood Regional Park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Castro Valley

The nearest airport is in Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 7 mi (11.3 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Castro Valley Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Castro Valley, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 726 vacation rentals around Castro Valley. From 238 house rentals to 174 condo and apartment 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 Castro Valley?

Roll out of bed and stroll to the major tourist sights. Or simply get caught up in the fast pace of city life! Find a home away from home in the middle of the main streets, with a city centre vacation home. Vrbo has 51 city center rental homes available. Open to more ideas? Vrbo is teeming with other property options to investigate, including:

  • 44 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 28 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 22 town vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Castro Valley?

Instead of booking a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could just go for a whole house. You'll feel like part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 248 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $45 per night. If that doesn't suit your group's taste, we have a range of different property types available, such as:

  • Hotel: 129 vacation homes. Prices start from $68 per night.
  • Apartment: 115 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Studio: 39 vacation homes. Prices start from $73 per night.

Can I stay in Castro Valley in a large group?

Vacations spent with your favorite people can be tons of fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you'll be visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help. 48 house vacation homes are available. At the moment, they're the preferred choice here for big groups. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the vacation rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can fit 6 of you? We have 154 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just $62 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your party, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 99 vacation homes that are ideal. You can book one for as little as $107 a night.
  • Going away with 8 guests? We've got 45 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $182 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your sister and all your pals to Castro Valley.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Castro Valley?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reunite with those you hold dearest and arrange a value-for-money vacay with Vrbo. When it comes to getting your hands on an awesome deal, your first port of call ought to be Lake Merritt. Here, Vrbo has 37 rentals at an average price of $171 a night. You'll find another 86 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around North Berkeley. The average price in this area is $198 per night.

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