Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Bay Area, US 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 $120 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Bay Area. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Explore the San Francisco Bay Area in vacation home rentals

With its iconic crimson bridge, classic cable cars, sparkling bay, and elegant Victorian homes lining its attractive streets, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of California’s gems. Whether you want to explore the California coast or explore diverse cities with electrifying nightlife, vacation home rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area put you right in the heart of the region.


Discover history near San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

The San Francisco Bay Area is filled with unique historic sites and museums celebrating its broad history and culture. Vacation rentals can be found near Alcatraz Island, home to the notorious former prison that’s now a museum, and Chinatown, a historic area with shops, restaurants, and heritage sites of Chinese culture. Coit Tower, a 1930s-era landmark with beautiful murals, panoramic views, and a population of parrots, and the Painted Ladies, an iconic row of historical Victorian homes in a variety of colors, are also popular.

Things to do

San Francisco Bay Area attractions near vacation homes

As a popular traveler destination, the San Francisco Bay Area has an abundance of fun attractions and activities for families, couples, or solo travelers. Vacation homes can be found near the Golden Gate Bridge, an iconic art deco suspension bridge with areas for walking and biking, and Fisherman’s Wharf, a waterfront area with classic seafood shacks and souvenir shops. Golden Gate Park, an urban oasis with gardens, trails, and multiple festivals throughout the year, is popular for hiking, biking, and art lovers. For the city experience, Union Square is an exciting neighborhood with upscale boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Getting around

Transportation from San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

Though rental cars, rideshares, and taxis are an option in the San Francisco Bay Area, this region offers tons of transportation choices to make moving through the area quick and convenient. Shuttle services, trains, and buses are available, as well as the iconic San Francisco mode of travel, the cable car. These historic public transit cars run on multiple lines through the city with stops at many major landmarks, allowing you to take in the views along the way. If you prefer, you can also walk or bike from your summer rental to nearby destinations.


Exciting events in the San Francisco Bay Area

It’s a party throughout the year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The biggest events in the area include SF Sketchfest, a two-week comedy festival with sketch and improv troupes in different venues throughout the city, and the celebration of the Lunar New Year, with a Chinese New Year’s parade that includes acrobatic dragons and stiltwalkers. The San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade is one of its biggest draws, which gives the LGBT community and its supporters a chance to don rainbow gear and display their pride with block parties and parades.

Family friendly

Fun near San Francisco Bay Area vacation homes

Children and adults alike will enjoy the numerous attractions and points of interest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vacation rentals are available near Pier 39, a scenic bayside pier with panoramic views, eateries, seaside shops, arcades, and sea lion sightings, and the Muir Woods National Monument, a picturesque park with giant redwood trees, hiking trails, and recreation areas. The California Academy of Sciences, a museum with interactive science exhibits, an aquarium, and a planetarium, is a wonderful educational attraction for children. For beachside fun, visit the Point Reyes National Seashore, a vast park with hiking trails, sandy beaches, and swimming areas.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bay Area, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,533 vacation rentals around Bay Area. From 1,934 house rentals to 1,058 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bay Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bay Area. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sonoma: 874 vacation rentals
  • Napa: 880 vacation rentals
  • Aptos: 655 vacation rentals
  • Watsonville: 678 vacation rentals
  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 211 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bay Area! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bay Area?

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

  • Sonoma: 874 rentals
  • Napa: 880 rentals
  • Aptos: 655 rentals
  • Watsonville: 678 rentals
  • Santa Rosa: 1,056 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Bay Area?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Bay Area are:

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.): 1,751 vacation rentals
  • Oakland, CA (JCE-Oakland Convention Center Heliport): 1,834 vacation rentals
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.): 1,851 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bay Area?

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

  • Mountain View: 632 rentals
  • Twin Peaks: 1,915 rentals
  • Boomers: 176 rentals
  • Sonoma Plaza: 278 rentals
  • Berkeley Marina: 1,643 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bay Area listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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