Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Los Gatos, 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 gardens and backyards. Prices start at $97 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Los Gatos. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Pretty Los Gatos makes a great base

Once Los Gatos was roamed by mountain lions prowling and screaming in the night, but now it is a picturesque town that celebrates its history with a charming Old Town and quaint wine bars and shops. Free summer concerts, jazz in the plaza, and a vibrant arts festival lure visitors to wander the beautiful streets. Los Gatos vacation rentals provide a home base to hike in the Santa Cruz Mountains or take a tour of coastal wineries. When summer temperatures soar, a short drive will find you at the seaside where Pacific waves will cool you off in no time.

Things to do

Holiday light displays in Los Gatos

When winter falls on Los Gatos, Vasona Park is transformed into a dazzling display of lights and music for the annual Festival of Lights, and in December you can tour elegant historic homes decked out in their finest holiday regalia. Los Gatos vacation rentals are lovely places to return to after a day of luxurious pampering at a local spa, or a day of hiking through the towering redwood forests. Children will enjoy Oak Meadow Park where they can take exciting rides on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad and the W.E. "Bill" Mason Carousel. You can have a jolly afternoon on the water by renting paddle boats or row boats at nearby Vasona Lake.


Old-world charm and coastal wineries in Los Gatos

Wandering the streets of Los Gatos is sheer pleasure with its exquisitely preserved Old Town, 19th-century Victorian architecture, and charming shops. A short drive will take you touring coastal wineries sprinkled throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, and just might inspire you to take a cooking class and learn to pair Tuscan and Mediterranean dishes with the wines you tasted. Los Gatos vacation rentals are close to the town plaza where the weekly farmers' market celebrates the best fruits and vegetables of the region.


Mediterranean climate in Los Gatos

Los Gatos basks in a Mediterranean-style climate of ample sunshine, clear blue skies, and warm days. Summer temperatures can soar into the high 80s, so that's a great time to head for the hills for morning hikes, then to nearby lakes or the beach for cooling swims in the afternoon. Winter temperatures are balmy, averaging in the low to mid 60s with an occasional frost but no snow. This a lovely time to explore numerous wineries in the area, take in a day of shopping in Old Town Los Gatos, or learn local history at the Forbes Mill Annex museum.

Natural features

Los Gatos sits close to mountains and beaches

Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Azules, Los Gatos sits where the lower slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains meet the Santa Clara Valley. With densely wooded hillsides and a beautiful Old Town on the valley floor, it is only an hour south of San Francisco. Although it is a bustling and vibrant town, Los Gatos is also home to curious squirrels, ambling deer, and the occasional coyote wandering along the boulevard. The white-sand beaches of Santa Cruz are only 30 minutes away, and hiking trails in numerous state and county parks are within a few minutes' drive.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Los Gatos

The nearest airport is in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 35.1 mi (56.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Los Gatos?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your love or someplace roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Los Gatos. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of conveniences like WiFi and a fridge at "Beach Lovers Retreat". Situated around 14 miles from Los Gatos, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Fantastic Views, Beach Front Condo" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, lowered locks, internet services and more. It's around 14 miles from Los Gatos.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Los Gatos?

If you've been busier than a squirrel in a nut factory, you deserve to get away for a few glorious days. Clock off early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Los Gatos:

  • "Beachfront Condo With Amazing Views" is around 20 miles south of Los Gatos and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll like the amenities here, including a beach and an ocean view.
  • Alternatively, cram a few clothes into your overnight bag and head off to "Oceanfront On The Sand - Awesome 4 Bedroom". This top getaway is about 17 miles south of Los Gatos and features a nearby beach and heating.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Los Gatos?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days getting to know your new surroundings and your nights resting up in your cozy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Los Gatos are guaranteed to please:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, put your feet up and relax at "Shangrila Pajaro Dunes Ocean Front Condo Between Santa Cruz And Monterey". Coffee and tea making facilities and golf are among the handy amenities you'll find here.
  • Another fantastic property is "Ocean Front Condo With Wonderful 180 Degree View From Santa Cruz To Monterey". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is packed with handy amenities like off-street parking options, a restaurant dining guide and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Los Gatos?

Whether you're chasing a cozy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Los Gatos:

  • Within close reach of central Los Gatos, "Charming And Private Santa Cruz Cottage 3 Blocks From The Beach" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • "Delightfully Remodeled Beach Cottage With Ocean Views" is also ideally located. Bunk down here and discover why many guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Los Gatos?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Los Gatos:

  • Located around 14 miles from Los Gatos, "Beach Lovers Retreat" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and a dining table are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few glorious days together is "Fantastic Views, Beach Front Condo". Around 14 miles from Los Gatos, shopping facilities and a dining table add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Los Gatos?

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Los Gatos and get everybody together under one roof:

  • A range of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Sweeping Ocean Views. . . Steps From Sandy Beaches" a winner. This spacious retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From Los Gatos's center, it's around 14 miles away to the south.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Villa De Las Palmas - Walking Distance To Santa Cruz's Best" makes it easy to do that. Located around 15 miles to the south of Los Gatos, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Los Gatos?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Los Gatos and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable doughnut:

  • Welcome to "At The Beach Insanely Great Beach House", where your highest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and nearby whale-watching activities help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Cool Off And Relax @ 26th Ave Beach House". This vacation home is another top pick and comes with a kitchen island, a fridge and more.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Los Gatos break? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. Browse our range of Los Gatos vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Los Gatos?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or down by the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with your favorite people. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Los Gatos and bring along the whole gang:

  • Around 17 miles to the south of Los Gatos, "Oceanfront On The Sand - Awesome 4 Bedroom" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a separate dining area and a video library.
  • "Want To Get Away But Not Ready To Get On A Plane" is another popular option. It's about 14 miles to the south of Los Gatos, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include towels and a balcony.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your itinerary. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Pacific Avenue are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Los Gatos?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Los Gatos and get set to create some incredible new memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Cabin - Modern - Rustic Mountain Getaway With Cozy Features" - This popular retreat offers a fridge and a kitchen and is located approximately 7 miles southwest of the center of Los Gatos.
  • "Bear Creek Cabin 100% Secluded Disinfected Refuge" - Another terrific choice, this vacation rental comes with a barbecue grill, nearby birdwatching activities and more. You'll find it around 6 miles to the west of Los Gatos.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Los Gatos vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Los Gatos?

If you like the idea of telling stories around a campfire but aren't into the "camping" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will be right up your alley. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these properties in or near Los Gatos that come with this nice little perk:

  • Catch-up with the ones you love around the fire at "Charming And Private Santa Cruz Cottage 3 Blocks From The Beach". This retreat offers plenty of other great amenities, such as a garden and a firepit.
  • Ignite a blaze and then soak up the serene atmosphere at "Ideal Location Steps 2 Beach, Shops". This cozy pad also offers a kitchen and a firepit.