Discover a selection of 348 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $320 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

A hiking paradise

The small town has several shops, restaurants, and beachfront cafés – or you can head back towards Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and San Francisco for greater choice. From Stinson Beach, hikers and mountain bikers can follow one of the pine-scented trails into Mount Tamalpais State Park. At the mountain peak, you’ll enjoy wonderful views over the ocean and the bay, and on clear days you can admire the San Francisco skyline. In the summer, book tickets to experience “a great outdoor theatre adventure” in the 4,000-seater stone amphitheater that nestles atop a hillside in the park.

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 Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Stinson Beach, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 348 vacation rentals around Stinson Beach. From 232 house rentals to 36 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stinson Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stinson Beach:

  • Marina District: 377 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 692 vacation rentals
  • Sharp Park: 28 vacation rentals
  • Potrero Hill: 209 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 628 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Stinson Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stinson Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stinson Beach Books: 1,537 vacation rentals
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2,186 vacation rentals
  • AT&T Park: 2,264 vacation rentals
  • Lombard Street: 2,193 vacation rentals
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 2,231 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stinson Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stinson Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 232 Houses in Stinson Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stinson Beach include:

  • Cabins: 36 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 32 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stinson Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 41 vacation rentals with pool available in Stinson Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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