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Find California's cleanest water at Lake Berryessa

Escape to paradise at Lake Berryessa, a vast shimmering lake surrounded by Napa's scenic countryside and within easy reach of an indulgent selection of wineries and dining spots. Spend lazy days swimming and kayaking in quiet coves or ramp up the pace with a thrilling boat ride or a spot of waterskiing. Whether you're enjoying some downtime with family or hanging out with friends, Lake Berryessa vacation rentals offer the perfect base. Choose from homes right on the water's edge or spread your wings a little further and opt for a rental in one of the charming surrounding towns.

Things to do

Explore wineries and vineyards near Lake Berryessa

Napa, Rutherford, and St Helena can be found within an hour's drive of most Lake Berryessa vacation rentals, all serving up an enticing selection of wineries and vineyards. If you're enjoying a short getaway, hopping aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for a 36-mile round trip between Napa and St Helena can be a lovely way to combine tasting with views of Wine Country. More time to spare? The Old Faithful Geyser of California is a star attraction to tick off your bucket list.


Discover outdoor adventure at Lake Berryessa

Life on the water rarely seems more idyllic than at Lake Berryessa, with vacation rentals here placing a world of fun on your doorstep. Paddle boats, pontoons, and jet skis are readily available to rent each season, putting everything from relaxation to high-octane action on the menu. When it's time to dry off, you'll find that 165 miles of shoreline provide many opportunities to soak up the sun, fire up a barbecue, or enjoy a bike ride through the lake's unparalleled surroundings. With a spectacular variety of feathered friends all calling the area home, bird watchers also have plenty to look forward to.


Enjoy your favorite season at Lake Berryessa

No matter when you choose to stay in Lake Berryessa, an inviting Mediterranean-like climate awaits. Temperatures are pleasant all year round, although the highs of 90-plus seen in July and August combined with summer recess can make competition for Lake Berryessa vacation rentals a little fiercer. The fall months of September and October usher in blazing foliage and harvest time at local wineries, which in turn can also equal high demand for vacation homes. Rain in the winter months may just offer you the chance to see the lake's glory hole spillway in action.

Natural features

Soak up the landscape surrounding Lake Berryessa

If you're keen to connect with nature, you'll find the green spaces around the lake provide the perfect backdrop. The Smittle Creek and Oak Shores areas offer hiking trails, beach activities, and wildlife viewing. Oak Shores is also a popular spot for mountain biking. Prefer your open spaces to be a little more rugged? Stretching along the lake's northwest shores, the Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area is home to mountain lion, gray fox, and golden eagles. It's best to find a spot to sit and soak up the scenery, though, as the abundance of Sargent's Cypress can make hiking a bit of a non-starter.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Berryessa, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6 vacation rentals around Lake Berryessa. From 2 vacation rental estates to 2 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Lake Berryessa?

Towering and mysterious, mountains are among the most awe-inspiring landmarks on the planet. If you've ever longed to try high-altitude living, you're in the right place. Vrbo has no less than 4 alpine vacation properties available. Not what you had in mind? Perhaps you might like to look through our 3 rural vacation rental options instead.

Can I rent a condo in Lake Berryessa?

Sharing is good. But sharing bunk beds and bathrooms with a bunch of strangers can be a bit much. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo vacation rental. The space and convenience is hard to beat. In this destination, Vrbo has 73 to browse through. Book right now and you could be spending as little as $108 a night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we have a range of different rental options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 11 vacation homes. Prices start from $158 per night.
  • Hotel: 11 vacation homes. Prices start from $460 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 8 vacation homes. Prices start from $452 per night.

Can I stay in Lake Berryessa in a large group?

There's nothing quite like staying somewhere completely new with close friends and family. The great news is Vrbo has places suitable for big groups. House vacation homes are the most popular option here for big groups of travelers. Our extensive database currently has 22 available. The vacation properties that are suitable for large groups in the area include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can fit 8 people? We have 32 that will be ideal. Prices start from $224 per night.
  • Keen to find a vacation rental for 10 people? We have 12 that will be ideal. You can book one for as little as $185 a night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We have 8 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $193 per night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you organize your Lake Berryessa escape with us!

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