Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Petaluma, 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 $100 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Petaluma. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Picture yourself in Petaluma

Discover picture-perfect Petaluma, an historic Sonoma town a little over 30 miles north of San Francisco. Whether it’s the chance to kayak along the Petaluma River, explore the walkable historic downtown, or sample award-winning food and wine at source that brings you here, you’ll find the city’s activities and attractions come complete with a generous helping of small-town charm. Petaluma vacation rentals offer a great base for a stay in this northern California hotspot, whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway or a longer break with family, friends, or both.

Things to do

Tour Sonoma Valley wineries near Petaluma

Passing on the wine in Petaluma would be rather like sightseeing in Rome and skipping the Colosseum. The Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room is located right in the heart of town although it can be great fun to search a little further afield for the perfect Sonoma Valley wine. The Buena Vista Winery, a designated Historic Landmark and home to one of wine country’s favorite picnic spots, is located within a 40-minute drive of many Petaluma vacation rentals. This landmark spot offers up some unique experiences such as wine tasting paired with classical music and ‘winemaker for the day’.


Explore Petaluma’s historic downtown

Petaluma has long since been known as a magnet for shoppers. Trawl for bargains in one of more than 50 factory outlets or head to the one-of-a-kind stores in the city’s historic downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you’ll find everything from art and antiques to vintage clothing and collectibles up for grabs. When you’ve chosen your must-haves, spending a few hours at the Petaluma Arts Center, located in the historic train depot 3 blocks east of downtown, is a lovely way to round off the day before heading back to your Petaluma vacation rental.


Soak up the sun in Petaluma

If you’re enjoying a vacation in Petaluma over the summer months, particularly in July and August, you can expect temperatures to be in the not-too-shabby low 80s. That’s not to say that summer is the only time to visit. Spring and fall see slightly lower temperatures but still get their fair share of sunny days. This can be the perfect time to set off on a walking tour of the area. Many travelers enjoy the Hollywood Tour, a walk around the parts of the town used in movies from Peggy Sue Got Married to the somewhat raunchier Basic Instinct.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Petaluma

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Petaluma is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cornerstone Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Jack London State Historic Park (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Sonoma Plaza (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Trione-Annadel State Park (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Point Reyes Hiking Trails (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Tomales Bay (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Petaluma

The nearest airport is in Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), located 42.7 mi (68.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), which is 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Petaluma?

Whether you're seeking an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Petaluma. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" is a hit with guests. Around 14 miles from Petaluma, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including nearby museums and a phone.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country". Located around 14 miles from the heart of Petaluma, it has 3 bedrooms and features a restaurant dining guide and an ice maker.

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

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

Clock out on Friday and then forget all about work. If you're craving some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and near Petaluma promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • "Views New Hot Tub; Across From Beach Path" is a top-rated option around 20 miles west of the center of Petaluma. You'll never have to wander far to find something fun to do around here. Pull out your map and head for Gleason Beach and Secret Beach. Activities like horse riding and kayaking will add the perfect finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 12 miles northeast of Petaluma, use it as a base to do a little hiking and biking or rock climbing. South Salmon Creek Beach and Doran Beach should also be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Petaluma?

Typically small, inexpensive and well located, it's easy to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these vacation rentals and get to know Petaluma up close:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country". This property is a great base for sightseeing and comes with amenities including a balcony and towels.
  • "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat" is another top option. Make yourself at home and take advantage of spa and beauty services, housekeeping services and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's loads to keep you occupied around Petaluma. Passionate about culture? Swing by Terra Firma Gallery and Raven Performing Arts Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Petaluma?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Petaluma. Kick back for a night or two in a cool condo, a compact apartment or a spacious house. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're looking for, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Close to the center of Petaluma, "Snowbirds Winter 2023 Available" is great for a quick break. While you're about, take a look at leading attractions like Bohemian Grove and Russian River Vineyard.
  • Hop out of bed, make a cup of coffee and then begin planning what to see around "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat". Korbel Champagne Cellars and Armstrong Redwoods State Park should be on your itinerary if you stay at this top-rated rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Petaluma?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Petaluma that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate". Around 14 miles from Petaluma, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country" is another option that's bound to impress. It's about 14 miles from Petaluma and has beauty services and a fireplace.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Petaluma?

You'll find some awesome mansions for rent in and near Petaluma. If you're searching for somewhere with plenty of space as well as wow factor galore, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Around 16 miles to the north of Petaluma is "Luxury Historic Mansion: 9 Bedrooms". Along with its magnificent design, you'll be impressed by its top-notch amenities, such as a swimming pool and beauty services.
  • With a swimming pool, ski lift privileges and plenty of other high-end amenities, "Belleza By Avantstay | Hilltop Mansion W" will dazzle you and your guests. This opulent home is roughly 14 miles to the northeast of Petaluma.

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

Share your stay and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an epic escape with your best friends or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Petaluma:

  • There's loads of space to move around at "5 Bedroom 6 1/2 Bath Luxury Home On 3+ Acres". Around 30 miles northwest of Petaluma, this grand property has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a sauna and a swimming pool.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite folks to "Luxury Golf Course Home With Spectacular Ocean Views 'royal Pacific" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 20 miles to the west of central Petaluma. It's crammed with features to keep large groups comfortable, including an ocean view and a chef.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Dust off your flamingo floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Petaluma that come with this vacation essential:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days or more at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a kitchen and a stereo.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Charming House In A Quiet Environment Av Garden 3km From Morlaix". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of a fenced pool and towels.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Petaluma getaway? This enticing destination has a mediterranean climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. Check out our range of Petaluma vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing those memorable moments with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or taking time out with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Petaluma:

  • Located about 14 miles to the north of Petaluma, "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including childrens activities and a fridge.
  • "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country" is another top pick for families. It's about 14 miles to the north of Petaluma, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a kitchen island and a fenced yard.

When you're ready to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Safari West, Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Sonoma TrainTown Railroad should be at the top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Petaluma?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Petaluma and create some wonderful memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Mckinney Cabin Salmon Creek - Spectacular Coastal Views" - Enjoy fun and good times with your gang at this escape, which is around 25 miles west of central Petaluma. A barbecue grill and a separate dining area are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin Getaway, Surrounded By Forest" - This cabin is also perfect for families and is around 20 miles northwest of Petaluma. Offering a stereo, a toaster and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

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