Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Pacifica, 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 $162 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Pacifica. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Pacifica
Destination guide

Welcome to the Pacific coast

The clue is in the name when it comes to Pacifica. This California community is perched right on the Pacific Ocean coast, making it a magnet for beach lovers and anyone who enjoys gazing out at the immensity of a sun-spangled ocean. It's not just any old beach spot, though. The area is particularly renowned for its superlative surfing opportunities, with the epic swells challenging even the more experienced surfers. Pacifica itself is a tranquil town just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Francisco. If you want to combine some Northern California sightseeing with time exploring the beaches, whale watching, or enjoying the many outdoor pursuits available along this stretch of coast, Pacifica vacation rentals are for you.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Pacifica

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Pacifica has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • GoKart Racer (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Olympic Club (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Harding Park Golf Course (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)

Coastal pursuits in Pacifica

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the miles of hiking and biking trails of Sweeney Ridge to the east, Pacifica is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts. To the south, Half Moon Bay is known for its golden beach, Pacific breakers, and the whales that often swim close to shore. Along this stretch of rugged coast, you'll find great surfing and fishing as well as glimmering tidal pools and fun beachcombing. Around 10 minutes north, Fort Funston has pretty dunes, World War 2 gun emplacements, hiking and horseback trails, and is a renowned hang gliding spot.


Seasonal adventures in Pacifica

This stretch of the California coast is known for its summer fogs which can gather overnight and into the early morning. However, it does enjoy warm summer weather, so these tend to burn off quickly, and generally the weather is warm and pleasant throughout the year. Fall is a great time to stay at a Pacifica vacation rental. The forested hills are ravishing as the colors turn coppery, and the mild temperatures are perfect for hiking and biking.

Natural features

Get outdoors in Pacifica

From a Pacifica vacation rental, it's possible to enjoy the best of the beach and the mountains. The Sweeny Ridge trail system is extensive, and just minutes from a Pacifica vacation rental. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Golden Gate Recreation Area, as does Rancho Corral de Tierra, its newest addition, just 20 minutes south of Pacifica. Explore the forested hillsides and patchy grasslands dotted with wildflowers and enjoy panoramic views to the ocean.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pacifica

The nearest airport is in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pacifica?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your love or someplace roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Pacifica. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • "Beautiful Beach House Steps From The Beach And Hiking Trails" is popular with guests. Around 7 miles from Pacifica, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including a free nearby fitness center and heating.
  • "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, a living room, a blender and more. It's around 12 miles from Pacifica.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Pacifica?

You need only take a look inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Pacifica to recognize that amazing things really do come in little packages. Ingeniously designed to make use of every square inch of space, these pint-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • You can look forward to a simpler way of life at "Living Large In A Coastal Tiny House". Amenities at this small wonder in Half Moon Bay include a microwave oven and towels.
  • "Tiny House Cabin By The City" in Pacifica is another superb option. Internet services and WiFi will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

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

We all need an escape from the daily grind now and then. If you're ready to spend a couple of carefree mornings lingering in bed with a coffee and the morning news, we've got some awesome weekend getaways in and near Pacifica. Check out some of our favorites:

  • "Luxurious Top - Rated Nopa Home + Garage + Free Cleaning" is perfect for a few days of R&R. It comes with convenient amenities, such as a stovetop and a microwave oven, and is located about 12 miles to the north of Pacifica.
  • "Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next To Ocean" is another superb option to consider. It's located about 11 miles to the south of Pacifica and comes with a phone, a hair dryer and more.

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

If you're tracking down a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently placed in the middle of town. We suggest the following options in or near Pacifica:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a buddy along to "Luxurious Top - Rated Nopa Home + Garage + Free Cleaning". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including a nearby beach and a kitchen.
  • Another excellent option is "West Portal Studio, Ocean View And Convenient". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is packed with handy amenities like internet services, a restaurant dining guide and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pacifica?

Whether you're searching for a cottage for you and your other half or a guesthouse with space for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Pacifica. These properties make the perfect base for a quick visit:

  • Close to the center of Pacifica, "Waterfront Marina - One Of Kind Garden Unit" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and discover what's around you.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Beach Front 5b/3bt 3200sq Huge Luxury Only 7 Miles From San Francisco". This centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Pacifica:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "Beautiful Beach House Steps From The Beach And Hiking Trails". Around 7 miles from Pacifica, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • "Golden Gate Park And Museums 1 Block Away" is another retreat that's sure to impress. It's approximately 12 miles from Pacifica and has winery tours and a fireplace.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Pacifica?

You'll find some impressive mansions for rent in and near Pacifica. If you're in search of somewhere with ample space as well as a serious wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Charm, style and oodles of character — "W. Menlo Luxurious Executive Mansion Over 4000sqft" has it all, and then some. Approximately 19 miles southeast of Pacifica and offering a fireplace and free WiFi, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • With a garden, free WiFi and lots of other first-class amenities, "Union Street Single Family Mansion" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent stay is roughly 14 miles to the north of Pacifica.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Pacifica and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have plenty of space to move around at "Comfortable Vacation Home Near". Around 4 miles east of Pacifica, this expansive property has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and nearby museums.
  • "Impeccably Designed Luxury Villa" is another fantastic option. It's around 2 miles to the southeast of Pacifica, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A swimming pool and a sauna are just a couple of things that'll help make your stay even more memorable.

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

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Pacifica and spend your days splashing about:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at "Beautiful Beach House Steps From The Beach And Hiking Trails". There's plenty to love about this escape besides its pool, such as cable/satellite TV services and a microwave oven.
  • "Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next To Ocean" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A dishwasher and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit a memorable one.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Pacifica break? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. Browse our range of Pacifica vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or down by the sea, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with loved ones. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Pacifica and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next To Ocean", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 11 miles to the south of Pacifica and features amenities such as books and a dishwasher.
  • Another top option is "Beach Front 5b/3bt 3200sq Huge Luxury Only 7 Miles From San Francisco". This vacation rental is 2 miles north of Pacifica and features a kitchen island, books and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you'd love to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street are good places to start.