Discover a selection of 442 vacation rentals in Stinson Beach, 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 $75 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Stinson Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A coastal hotspot in Marin County

This tiny beachfront community is just a 35-minute drive away from Golden Gate Bridge. Choose a Stinson Beach vacation rental for a secluded beach escape, from where you can explore the wide sandy coastline, the winding trails reaching into the redwood-clad mountains, or venture further afield to experience all the pleasures of the Bay area. Whether you pick a beautiful beachfront home to make the most of the idyllic shoreline, or opt for a Stinson Beach vacation rental nestling in the secluded wooded hillsides and affording great views over Bolinas Bay, this is an unforgettable vacation location.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Stinson Beach

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Stinson Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Francisco Zoo (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Harding Park Golf Course (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Olympic Club (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Stone Tree Golf Club (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Activities

Glittering white sands at Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach boasts a picturesque, wide stretch of gleaming white sand at the foot of the green, forested hillsides of Mount Tamalpais State Park. The lively Pacific breakers make this beach a popular spot for surfers, windsurfers, hang-gliders, and kite-surfers. Rent a board at one of the surf shops nearby, where you can also book lessons. Along the beach, you’ll find picnic tables and BBQ grills, where you make the most of the beautiful view, kick back, and relax. If you’re traveling with kids, they will love the fine, white sand – perfect for building sandcastles.

Weather

Surfs up in Stinson Beach

The temperatures at Stinson Beach vary from a year-round steady low in the 40s and 50s to highs in the 70s and 80s. Even in summer, the water can be cool for swimmers – meaning the ocean here is mainly the preserve of surfers over the winter and spring months, and rafters and body boarders in the summer. It’s a very pleasant climate for making the most of the spectacular biking and hiking trails, whatever the time of year.

Natural features

Wonderful wildlife watching

The neighboring beach of Bolinas has a much rockier shoreline than Stinson Beach, but from either one it’s possible to spot dolphins, seals, and even whales. Winding through the shady groves of coast redwoods and oaks, chaparral, and deep canyons of Mount Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods also offers great opportunities for wildlife spotting. These spectacular forests are home to deer, racoon, bobcats, and other animals. Perhaps the biggest visual treat from your Stinson Beach vacation rental, however, is the sun rising over misty morning mountains and setting again in vibrant evening hues over the ocean.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Stinson Beach

The nearest airport is in Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), located 26.9 mi (43.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), which is 24.1 mi (38.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Stinson Beach?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Stinson Beach:

  • Make the most of handy extras like a porch and winery tours at "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". Situated around 17 miles from Stinson Beach, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, an iron and ironing board, an oven and more. It's around 13 miles from Stinson Beach.

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

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

Weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Stinson Beach and take advantage of all the amazing things to do nearby:

  • "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway" is an excellent option around 1 mile southwest of the center of Stinson Beach. You don't have to go far to find something to do around this vacation rental. Get out and visit Drakes Estero and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Activities like basketball and fishing will nicely round off your weekend away.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views". About 15 miles northwest of Stinson Beach, fun activities around here include sailing and mountain biking. Prefer to go sightseeing? Don't miss McClures Beach and Conservatory of Flowers.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Stinson Beach?

Usually compact, easy on the pocketbook and conveniently located, it's easy to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these vacation rentals and experience the vibe of Stinson Beach up close:

  • Make "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views" your home for a few days or more. This quality vacation rental features amenities including a nearby beach and a boat.
  • Another appealing option is "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway". Make the most of a boat, beach towels and other amenities during your stay.

When you're ready to step out of your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's plenty to keep you on the move around Stinson Beach. Into art and culture? Don't miss Headlands Center for the Arts and Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Stinson Beach?

Every now and then, you just need to get away from it all, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy a pleasant mix of relaxation and sightseeing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Stinson Beach:

  • Located close to the center of Stinson Beach, "Romantic, Dramatic Views" is an ideal base for a whirlwind getaway. While you're about, don't miss well-known attractions like Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Nicasio Valley Cheese Company.
  • "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" is another enticing option. We recommend adding Point Reyes Hiking Trails and Sculptured Beach to your list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Stinson Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Stinson Beach that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passionate nights at "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". Located approximately 17 miles from Stinson Beach, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days enjoying each other's company at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage", around 13 miles from Stinson Beach. Shopping facilities and a music library will help set the mood.

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

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're planning an active getaway with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Stinson Beach:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a garden and a fireplace. This group favorite is around 14 miles to the northwest of Stinson Beach.
  • "Gorgeous Newer 5 Bedroom Home With Fabulous Beach" is another excellent option. It's around 30 miles to the northwest of Stinson Beach, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the things that'll help make your group getaway even more memorable.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most desired. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Stinson Beach and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable doughnut:

  • Pack your swim gear and take a break at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including towels and a DVD player.
  • "Big Lovely House - Inverness Original" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Nearby birdwatching activities and a kitchen are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Stinson Beach has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Stinson Beach vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

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

Every get-together with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, our large family vacation rentals in or near Stinson Beach offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Located about 1 mile to the southwest of Stinson Beach, "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including childrens activities and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Another great option is "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches". This vacation rental is 14 miles northwest of Stinson Beach and comes with a stereo, a barbecue grill and more. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Alamere Falls and McNears Beach Country Park are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Stinson Beach?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat the ones you love to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Stinson Beach and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Cabin - Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat" - Enjoy precious time with your gang at this escape, which is around 17 miles northwest of the center of Stinson Beach. Childrens activities and a fenced yard are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "The Cabin Is Located A Short Walk To The Beach" - Another terrific option, this rental comes with a TV, towels and more. You'll find it around 30 miles to the northwest of Stinson Beach.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Stinson Beach?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is an ideal solution for one or two travelers. Check out Vrbo's range in or near Stinson Beach:

  • Good things come in little packages, and "1 Rate 'best Place To Stay' At Stinson Beach" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation property is in a convenient central location and features amenities like a garden and a kitchen.
  • "Sunny Stinson Beach - Hot Tub, Fireplace" is another stylish one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out discovering your surroundings, make use of a fireplace, mountain views and much more.