Discover a selection of 55 vacation rentals in Santa Clara, 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 $36 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Santa Clara. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Make a base in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara is in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, so many visitors here are business travelers and academics who choose a Santa Clara vacation rental when visiting the high-tech corporations and prestigious learning and research institutions in the region. But Santa Clara has much to offer leisure travelers too, with great shopping and dining, fascinating history, and family-friendly activities – including the California’s Great America theme park. It’s also home to the San Francisco 49ers, who play at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium.

Things to do

Explore Santa Clara and beyond

Santa Clara’s most famous attraction is probably California’s Great America theme park – a fun family day out with rollercoasters, rides, and a waterpark. However, it’s worth making time to explore Santa Clara’s history too. Head to Mission Santa Clara, where artifacts from bygone eras can be viewed inside the church, or the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History. Santa Clara is just a short drive from downtown San Jose, and its shopping, dining, and attractions, which include the Tech Museum of Innovation and the San Jose Children’s Museum. The sights and sounds of San Francisco are also less than an hour’s drive away from your Santa Clara vacation rental.


Head to the park in Santa Clara

Despite being relatively close to San Francisco, Santa Clara's climate doesn’t share the foggy and cool conditions normally experienced there. During the summer, Santa Clara generally enjoys warm and sunny days, and its winters are mild. In the dry and sunny summer months, Santa Clara’s Central Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. The 52-acre park has a beautiful lake, shady trees, several picnic areas, rolling green lawns, and hosts the city’s free Concerts in the Park series at its Pavilion. Later, in September, the Park hosts the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival to raise money for local charities.

Natural features

Going nature-spotting near Santa Clara

Santa Clara’s only natural open space is the Ulistac Natural Area. This park contains the last 40 acres of natural, undeveloped land in Santa Clara along the Guadalupe River, and has an important role to play in the conservation of migratory birds. You can enjoy hiking, biking, and birdwatching among its tall grasses, shaded pathways, and marshes. To experience Californian nature on a grander scale, head west for an hour to reach Big Basin Redwoods State Park. These dark, forested mountains, clad in lofty Californian Redwoods, stretch right to the Pacific Coast. On its trails, you can admire ancient trees, sparse chaparral, and enchanting waterfalls.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Santa Clara

Fly into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Santa Clara Station or Santa Clara Great America Station to see more of the city. It's easy to get around Santa Clara by jumping on the metro at Great America Station, Old Ironsides Station or Lick Mill Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Santa Clara?

Whether you're seeking an intimate retreat for you and your love or somewhere spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Santa Clara. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 7 miles from the center of Santa Clara, it's difficult to beat "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including cable/satellite TV services and an oven.
  • Another excellent choice is "Pet Friendly, Quiet, New Guest House W Yard", which is around 1 mile from Santa Clara. Offering 2 bedrooms, a fridge and a microwave oven, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

Get far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Santa Clara. Whether you'd like to catch up with friends or spend treasured time with your partner, we'll have something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • "Pet Friendly, Quiet, New Guest House W Yard" is around 1 mile northwest of Santa Clara and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll appreciate the range of amenities here, including a fridge and pet-friendly services.
  • "Mch: Centrally Located 3/2 In Santa Clara" is another superb option to consider. It's located around 1 mile to the northwest of Santa Clara and features coffee and tea making facilities, a living room and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Santa Clara?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, ideally suited for one or two guests. Spend your days getting acquainted with your surroundings and your nights resting up in your cozy hideaway. The following options in or near Santa Clara are sure to please:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting". Book a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to pet-friendly services and a hair dryer.
  • "Kasa | Steps To Santa Clara University | Santa Clara" is another terrific choice, providing all you could want for a dream Santa Clara escape. Convenient amenities here include an iron and ironing board and heating.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Santa Clara?

Whether you're seeking a compact apartment just for you or a villa with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Santa Clara. These retreats are an ideal base for a short and sweet stay:

  • Close to the center of Santa Clara, "Remodeled 4bedroom House With Easy Access" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your cozy digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • "Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath In The Heart Of Silicon Valley" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Santa Clara?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your honey off for a few days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Santa Clara:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled evenings at "Santana Row Executive Luxury Condo". Located approximately 2 miles from Santa Clara, it comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting" is another option that's guaranteed to impress. It's around 7 miles from Santa Clara and has beauty services and a fireplace.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Santa Clara and spend time with your favorite people under one roof:

  • A wide array of amenities including a kitchen and a garden make "Modernsj Designer Homehouse" a favorite with groups. This expansive property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From Santa Clara's center, it's around 4 miles away to the south.
  • "Sj Landmark The Hensley House Unit 1" is another fantastic option. It's around 4 miles to the east of Santa Clara, has 1 bedroom and accommodates up to 28 guests. A kitchen and high-speed internet services are just a couple of things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Grab your inflatable doughnut and browse these houses in or near Santa Clara that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Get your vacation on at "Guest House Suite - Serene Setting", where your highest priority will be pool time. Amenities including a fridge and a separate dining area help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Remodeled 4bedroom House With Easy Access" is the sort of place you go to get away from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A dining table and a toaster are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Wondering what the weather is like in Santa Clara? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Santa Clara vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the people you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family trip or getting away with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Santa Clara:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Mch: Centrally Located 3/2 In Santa Clara" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This top-rated retreat is 1 mile to the northwest of Santa Clara and has amenities that include coffee and tea making facilities and a TV.
  • "Amazing 6beds/3b In The Heart Of Silicon Valley Close To Sjc" is another popular option. It's around 1 mile to the northwest of Santa Clara, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include childrens activities and free toiletries.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. California's Great America, Children's Discovery Museum and Lick Observatory are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Santa Clara?

Time spent with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Santa Clara and hang out with the ones you love the most:

  • "Cabin - Guesthouse Farmstay @ Barrelcreek Farm And Vineyards" - This sought-after getaway offers childrens activities and on-site watersports and is located about 30 miles to the southeast of the center of Santa Clara.
  • "Los Gatos Downtown Cabin" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming property, which is around 9 miles to the south of Santa Clara. You'll have access to cable/satellite TV services, coffee and tea making facilities and a good deal more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Santa Clara?

Absolutely. You'll find a wide variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Santa Clara. If space is not a priority, one of these popular properties is sure to be a perfect fit:

  • It's true! Good things really do come in small packages, and "Kasa | Steps To Local Dining | Santa Clara" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom property can be found just a short distance from the center and features amenities like a garden and a kitchen.
  • "Kasa | Steps To Local Dining + Near San Jose Airport | Santa Clara" is another comfortable one-bedroom escape also a stone's throw from the center. When you're not out and about seeing the top attractions in the area, make the most of a garden, a kitchen and more.