Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in San Jose, 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 $110 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San Jose. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Do you know the way to San Jose? Now you do!

As Northern California's largest metropolis, the bustling big city of San Jose offers up a little bit of everything for everyone. Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, the city is known for its booming high-tech industry and a downtown area that's home to major museums, sports venues, and shopping districts. Nestled at the base of lush green rolling hills and at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, San Jose also features a host of outdoor recreational activities. No matter what time of year you book your San Jose vacation rental, you're sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

Things to do

Spanning the ages: from ancient worlds to modern times

Gadget junkies will love the Tech Museum of Innovation, where you can do everything from designing robots to creating code. Little ones can learn all about the world of science, nature, and technology at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. For those who are anything but tech-savvy, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum lets you step back in time with exhibits that highlight ancient Egyptian artifacts. Want to connect with nature? Take a stroll through the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, home to more than 3,500 fragrant shrubs, or watch wildlife at play at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.


From shopping to sharks, San Jose has it all

Shopaholics will have a field day at Santana Row, an entertainment complex lined with boutique shops and chain stores. To complete any pampering session, the 42-acre district also features spas, salons, and upscale restaurants. Downtown San Jose bustles with activity throughout the year, including an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter, free concerts during the summer, and a weekly farmers' market from May through November. Book a San Jose vacation rental and sports enthusiasts in your party can take in a game at the SAP Center, home ice to San Jose's National Hockey League team, the Sharks.


California dreaming in the San Jose sunshine

Book a San Jose vacation rental and there's a good chance you'll get to soak up some rays as the city sees 300-plus days of annual sunshine. Summers in the city are warm but comfortable with highs in the low 80s. Unlike most of the Bay Area, San Jose receives little rain, totaling only about 16 inches a year. When rain does fall, it usually occurs between November and April, with January and February being the wettest months. Winters are mild with daytime temperatures in the high 50s, while spring and fall temperatures fluctuate between the 60s and 70s.

Natural features

From bright lights to wilderness: making the move to nature

San Jose may be a bustling metropolis, but you don't have to go far to lose yourself in nature. The city is surrounded by mountains and hills on 3 sides. Measuring 4,265 feet, Mount Hamilton is just an hour from downtown San Jose, and offers sweeping views of the Santa Clara Valley. If you're lucky, you'll spot the elk and golden eagles that call the mountain home. For a watery landscape, explore the wetlands along the San Francisco Bay, or walk the trails alongside the Guadalupe River, which flows through the heart of downtown San Jose.

How to get there

How to get to and around San Jose

The nearest airport is in Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), which is 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Jose Diridon Station, San Jose College Park Station and Tamien Station (Caltrain) are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around San Jose by jumping on the metro at Santa Clara Station, St James Station or San Antonio Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near San Jose?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around San Jose. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of San Jose, it's difficult to beat "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including a hair dryer and a nearby laundromat.
  • "310 - 1 Bedroom Gem San Pedro Square San Jose" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, internet services, a washing machine and more. It's around 0.1 miles from San Jose.

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

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

We all need a break now and then. If you're yearning for a couple of lazy mornings lingering in your pajamas with a good book and a steaming coffee, there's no shortage of excellent weekend getaways in and near San Jose. Check out two of our favorites:

  • "310 - 1 Bedroom Gem San Pedro Square San Jose" is perfect for one or two days of enjoyment and rest. It offers convenient amenities, such as a stovetop and golf, and is located 0.1 miles to the west of San Jose.
  • Alternatively, create new memories with your crew at "309 - Lg. Studio Center Of San Pedro Sq. San Jose", which is around 0.1 miles to the west of San Jose. You'll have use of coffee and tea making facilities, spa and beauty services and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around San Jose?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Make yourself comfortable at one of these quality studio apartments in or near San Jose:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, come home to the comforts of "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting". A free nearby fitness center and a nearby laundromat are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another top option is "310 - 1 Bedroom Gem San Pedro Square San Jose". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is packed with convenient amenities like a stovetop, a microwave oven and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near San Jose?

From modern apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our most popular stays in and around San Jose:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, settle in at "207 - Centrally Located Studio Apt. In San Jose City". It's close to the center of San Jose, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "212 - Trendy 1 Bedroom Apt In Downtown San Jose City". Gather a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of San Jose.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near San Jose?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around San Jose that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some soft tunes and chill together at "Santana Row Executive Luxury Condo". Around 3 miles from San Jose, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days enjoying each other's company at "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting", around 9 miles from San Jose. Beauty services and a fireplace will help set the scene for romance.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near San Jose where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a TV make "Sj Landmark The Hensley House Unit 1" a winner. This generous property has 1 bedroom and accommodates up to 28 people. From the heart of San Jose, it's around 1 mile away to the north.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Stylish 5bed3bath San Jose Downtown House" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the northeast of San Jose, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a restaurant dining guide are among the various amenities here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool delivers the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near San Jose and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting", where your top priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a nearby laundromat and a TV help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Sj Landmark The Hensley House Unit 1". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of coffee and tea making facilities and a microwave oven.

Don't know what to pack for your San Jose getaway? This enticing destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 80 ºF. Check out our range of San Jose vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

Whether your ideal getaway is out in the country or on the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near San Jose and bring along the whole gang:

  • Get everyone together at "Crane Living Grand House 4b3b Downtown San Jose", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This retreat is around 2 miles to the northeast of San Jose and features amenities such as childrens activities and a dishwasher.
  • Another great choice is "Stylish 5bed3bath San Jose Downtown House". This large rental is 2 miles northeast of San Jose and features a microwave oven, free toiletries and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you're ready to get out and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. California's Great America, Children's Discovery Museum and Lick Observatory should be at the top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near San Jose?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near San Jose and create wonderful new memories with the ones you love:

  • "Cabin - Guesthouse Farmstay @ Barrelcreek Farm And Vineyards" - Enjoy fun and good times with your crew at this escape, which is around 25 miles southeast of the center of San Jose. A smart TV and a kitchen are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Los Gatos Downtown Cabin" - Another superb choice, this property comes with a theme park, a video library and more. You'll find it around 9 miles to the southwest of San Jose.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near San Jose?

Absolutely. There are plenty of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near San Jose. If you don't require much space, one of these properties might suit you perfectly:

  • Check out "310 - 1 Bedroom Gem San Pedro Square San Jose", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and a water park are available for use here.
  • Or maybe "212 - Trendy 1 Bedroom Apt In Downtown San Jose City" is more your style. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a kitchen, a water park and more.

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