Discover a selection of 1,000 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 $76 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’.

Activities

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.

Weather

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

Outdoor adventure comes easy in Petaluma

Petaluma’s year-round mild climate means that outdoor adventure is always on the menu. A natural harbor on the Petaluma River places sailors, motor boaters, and kayakers within steps of the hub of activity downtown. Those who prefer their outdoor fix to come courtesy of green spaces will find that Helen Putnam and Shollenberger Parks fit the bill perfectly. If you have more time to spare, don’t rule out a beach day. Petaluma may be landlocked but it’s within a 30-minute drive of the Point Reyes National Seashore, an idyllic spot where features include the cliffside Alamere Falls and Wildcat Beach.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Petaluma

Fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 20.1 mi (32.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Petaluma, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 955 vacation rentals around Petaluma. From 806 house rentals to 43 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 is the best area to stay when traveling to Petaluma?

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 Petaluma:

  • Berkeley Hills: 107 vacation rentals
  • Thousand Oaks: 130 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Napa: 71 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 22 vacation rentals
  • Browns Valley: 29 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 Petaluma?

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

  • Petaluma Historical Museum: 954 vacation rentals
  • University of Northern California: 962 vacation rentals
  • Parkwest Casino Sonoma: 1,042 vacation rentals
  • Santa Rosa Junior College-Petaluma Campus: 1,039 vacation rentals
  • Adobe Road Winery: 1,008 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Petaluma 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 Petaluma?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 806 Houses in Petaluma. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Petaluma include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 43 rentals available
  • Cottages: 119 rentals available
  • Cabins: 119 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 Petaluma?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 298 vacation rentals with pool available in Petaluma. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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