Discover a selection of 73 vacation rentals in Novato, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $140 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Novato. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Novato

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Novato. This city's riverfront, wildlife and shopping draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Sonoma Plaza and Muir Woods National Monument. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Novato

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Novato a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stone Tree Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Sonoma Raceway (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Peacock Gap Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Sonoma TrainTown Railroad (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Gundlach-Bundschu Winery (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Novato

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Novato is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sonoma Plaza (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Muir Woods National Monument (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Alcatraz Island (21 mi / 33.8 km)
  • China Camp State Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • McNears Beach Country Park (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Novato

The nearest airport is in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 35.4 mi (56.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 33.5 mi (53.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Novato?

Whether you're searching for an intimate escape for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Novato. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 16 miles from the center of Novato, it's difficult to beat "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a nearby bay and a blender.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage". Located around 13 miles from the heart of Novato, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with lowered locks and golf.

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

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

Weekends were made for having fun. Stay in one of these weekend getaways in and near Novato and experience all the incredible things to do nearby:

  • Located 15 miles to the south of the center of Novato, "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway" is a good match for nature buffs and adventurous types. Stay busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, such as Bayfront Park and Randall Museum. Then, ramp up the fun with some hiking and biking or surfing and boogie boarding.
  • "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 15 miles west of Novato, use it as a base to try some kayaking or fishing. Buena Vista Park and Bob Kaufman Alley also have to be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Novato?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Novato and enjoy a taste of the local culture:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views". This property is a terrific base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including shopping and WiFi.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway", which offers conveniences including a barbecue grill and off-street parking options.

There are loads of attractions around Novato you won't want to miss. Feed your inner culture fan by visiting Headlands Center for the Arts and Doodlebug.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Novato?

Just because you only have a handful of days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a characterless hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Novato:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Novato, "Romantic, Dramatic Views" is the perfect place for a quick break. While you're about, take a look at leading attractions like Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Nicasio Valley Cheese Company.
  • "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" is another enticing option. We suggest adding Point Reyes Hiking Trails and Sculptured Beach to your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Novato?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Novato that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Located around 16 miles from Novato, "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable" is a perfect place for doting couples. Winery tours and a nearby bay are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage" is another retreat that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 13 miles from Novato and comes with a music library and shopping facilities.

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

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with your besties or a big family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Novato:

  • A great range of amenities including a fireplace and mountain views make "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches" a favorite. This getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From Novato's center, it's around 14 miles away to the west.
  • "Gorgeous Newer 5 Bedroom Home With Fabulous Beach" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 25 miles to the northwest of Novato, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 12 guests. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Blow up your unicorn floatie and browse these houses in or near Novato that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a TV and a kitchen.
  • "Big Lovely House - Inverness Original" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A fridge and childrens activities are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Novato has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Novato vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

Whether your ideal escape is up in the mountains or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Novato and bring along the whole crew:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated retreat is 15 miles to the south of Novato and has amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and a dining table.
  • "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches" also has the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This rental is around 14 miles to the west of central Novato and accommodates 12 guests in its 6 bedrooms. A TV and a fridge will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your to-do list. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Alamere Falls and McNears Beach Country Park are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Novato?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Novato and create some lovely new memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "Cabin - Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat" - Approximately 16 miles west of the center of Novato, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like nearby whale-watching activities and books.
  • "The Cabin Is Located A Short Walk To The Beach" - This property is another family favorite and is around 25 miles northwest of Novato. Offering a barbecue grill, pet-friendly facilities and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Novato?

Chocolate, wheat biscuits, marshmallows and a campfire are the four things you need to make a finger-licking snack and epic vacation memories. If you love the sound of sitting around a fire pit eating s'mores, check out these escapes in or around Novato:

  • Sing, laugh and reconnect with your favorite people around the fire pit at "Romantic Coastal Cottage". This property offers plenty of other great amenities, including a fireplace and a water view.
  • Alternatively, let the dancing flames lull you into a state of deep relaxation at "Sunny Stinson Beach - Hot Tub, Fireplace". When you're not reclining around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like a fireplace and mountain views.