Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Los Gatos 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 $65 per night, and houses and condos 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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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

Transportation options to and around Los Gatos

Fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.3 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), which is 14.3 mi (23 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Los Gatos?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,303 vacation rentals around Los Gatos. From 535 house rentals to 369 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 seaside property in Los Gatos?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the perfect shared setting for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to a bit of beachy bliss! Vrbo has 162 beachside rentals waiting for you. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, Vrbo has a selection of other options, including:

  • 148 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 119 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 114 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Los Gatos?

If you're after a home away from home for your vacation, renting a house is a terrific idea. You'll have ample space for all manner of vacation activities. There are 578 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $67 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other property types, like:

  • Apartment: 239 vacation homes. Prices start from $64 per night.
  • Hotel: 193 vacation homes. Prices start from $58 per night.
  • Condo: 91 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.

Can I stay in Los Gatos in a large group?

Vacations spent with your loved ones can be a lot of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you're visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help you out. Presently, house vacation homes are the hottest thing for large groups of travelers here, and we have 131 featured on our database. If you're planning on traveling with a large group, the rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 262 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Book a night from just $119.
  • Keen to find a vacation property for 8 guests? We have 173 that will be ideal. Prices start from $119 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 5? We offer 99 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $100 per night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you book your Los Gatos escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Los Gatos?

Vrbo has loads of fantastic budget-concious rentals. Treat your loved ones to some wining and dining or stay a few extra nights with all the money leftover. When it comes to finding a terrific deal, your first stop ought to be South San Jose. Here, Vrbo has 79 rentals at an average price of $184 a night. North San Jose is another good option. Vrbo has 162 rentals here, and the average price is around $186 per night.

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