Discover a selection of 411 vacation rentals in Walnut Creek, 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 private pools. Prices start at $132 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Walnut Creek. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Walnut Creek is laid-back East Bay

So, you're looking to enjoy all the delights of the San Francisco Bay Area without the stresses of the big city? You've come to the right place. With direct connections on the high-speed BART network all the way to Oakland and San Francisco itself, Walnut Creek vacation rentals offer a base up in the breezy mountain heights above the East Bay. There, humble shopping malls and charming wineries combine to create a town of quaint vibes, rustic ranches dot the green hills, and the Mount Diablo State Park beckons outdoorsy types to its rugged reaches.

Things to do

Walnut Creek brims with Californian history

Walnut Creek vacation rentals aren't just about finding a quiet spot that's within striking distance of Alcatraz, the Mission District, and the Golden Gate. There are plenty of immersive attractions right on the doorstep, too. Kids will love the fierce raptor cases and stalking deer of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. History lovers can explore tales of early pioneers at the Shadelands Ranch. Cacti sprout for visitors with green fingers in the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and there's always the famous wineries of the Cali Valley to taste through.


Action and adventure in Walnut Creek

Balancing adventure and excitement with history trips and famous Californian sightseeing has never been easier than in Walnut Creek. Although just a stone's throw on the BART network to San Fran's iconic wonders, the town is also surrounded by beautiful walking routes like the Iron Horse Trail, and the panoramic picnic spots of the Mount Diablo State Park. Tours of the California wine valleys are also possible from here, and excursions to the historic ranches of old pioneer settlers in the West.


Wine tasting in the summer and fall in Walnut Creek

Summer is always a popular time to book those Walnut Creek vacation rentals, offering visitors a chance to taste their way through Californian delicacies and fine wines in the Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival. For that, you'll want to search for places to stay in June. The joys continue throughout the warmer months, with the best trekking and foodie opportunities persisting well into the late-summer and fall months of August, September, and October.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Walnut Creek

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Walnut Creek is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Francisco Bay (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Gardens at Heather Farm (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Todos Santos Plaza (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Mount Diablo State Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Redwood Regional Park (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Walnut Creek

The nearest airport is in Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), located 15.3 mi (24.7 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 26.5 mi (42.6 km) away.

Walk to nearby metro transportation at Walnut Creek Station or Pleasant Hill-Contra Costa Centre BART Station to easily get around the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek:

  • Make the most of conveniences like a free nearby fitness center and a nearby marina at "Amazing Views Of San Francisco". Situated around 18 miles from Walnut Creek, this vacation rental has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • Another top choice is "Water Front Home Minutes To Fast Water", which is around 25 miles from Walnut Creek. With 4 bedrooms, a fireplace and an oven, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

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

We all need to take a break every so often. If you're yearning for a couple of leisurely mornings lounging around in bed with a cappuccino and a good book, there's no shortage of fantastic weekend getaways in and near Walnut Creek. Check out some of our favorites:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Walk + Shop + Dine Downtown | Gig Wifi | In". Located about 0.1 miles to the north of Walnut Creek, this cozy escape has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a balcony and high-speed internet services.
  • "Luxe Kitchen And Bath | Gigabit Wifi | Sanitized | W" is another popular option. It's around 0.1 miles to the north of Walnut Creek and features coffee and tea making facilities, towels and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Walnut Creek?

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Plonk your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in or near Walnut Creek:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a friend along to "Amazing Views Of San Francisco". You'll have loads of amenities at your fingertips, including golf and an iron and ironing board.
  • Or, use "Walk + Shop + Dine Downtown | Gig Wifi | In" as a base to tick off the attractions around you. This comfy stay offers a TV, a garage and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Walnut Creek?

Whether you're after a compact apartment or a house to fit the entire family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these favorite picks in or near Walnut Creek:

  • Close to the center of Walnut Creek, "Work Here | Secure | Luxe Kitchen And Bath | King Bed | In" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your cozy digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • "Newly Furnished | Elevator | Work Here | Garage Parking | In" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why lots of guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Walnut Creek?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Walnut Creek:

  • Located around 18 miles from Walnut Creek, "Amazing Views Of San Francisco" is a perfect place for starry-eyed couples. Beauty services and winery tours are some of the amenities here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "Water Front Home Minutes To Fast Water". Located 25 miles from Walnut Creek, a fireplace and winery tours add to the ambiance here.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Walnut Creek and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Quiet, Comfortable Guest House". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or simply unwinding by the water at "Quiet And Comfortable Guest House In The El Cerrito Hills Neighborhood". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers towels, a barbecue grill and more.

Walnut Creek has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 60 ºF and 80 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 Walnut Creek vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

Every get-together with the family should be memorable. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, our large family vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Water Front Home Minutes To Fast Water" is the perfect place to spend time together. This popular escape is 25 miles to the east of Walnut Creek and has creature comforts such as childrens activities and a kitchen.
  • "Beautiful Apartment With Terrace In La Plagne 1800" also has the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This option is around 1 mile to the northwest of central Walnut Creek and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Daily housekeeping services and a smart TV will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

When you want to get out and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Orinda Theater and Antioch WaterPark should be at the top of your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Walnut Creek?

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

  • "Delta Cabin" - This popular escape offers a microwave oven and a TV and is located about 25 miles to the east of the center of Walnut Creek.
  • "Cabin With Magical, Breathtaking Views In Orinda Mins To Downtown San Francisc" - Rally the troops and spend a few days or longer at this inviting stay, which is around 7 miles to the southwest of Walnut Creek. You'll have access to a kitchenette, a dining table and much more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek?

Absolutely. There are plenty of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek. If you only require a small space, one of these properties might be just the ticket:

  • Check into "Walk + Shop + Dine Downtown | Gig Wifi | In" for a weekend. This one-bedroom vacation home offers guests a kitchen and a firepit and is nice and close to all the action of the center.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Walnut Creek, "Luxe Kitchen And Bath | Gigabit Wifi | Walk Downtown | W" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, return and make use of an electric car charging station and a kitchen.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Walnut Creek?

You sure can! From cool apartments to cute cottages, Vrbo has a range of rental places. Families or small groups will adore these two-bedroom properties in or near Walnut Creek:

  • Heading up our list is "Tranquil Luxe | Steps To Downtown | King Beds | W". This two-bedroom stay has handy amenities like a kitchen and a firepit. You can easily explore Walnut Creek's many attractions from this homely base.
  • "Quiet, Clean Apt With Wfh Space | Resort Pool" is another terrific two-bedroom property in the Walnut Creek area. It provides useful amenities like a kitchen and a swimming pool.