Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Sonoma, 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 $163 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Sonoma. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Romance at Sonoma vacation home rentals

Romantic Sonoma is an up-and-coming California destination for couples, families, and solo visitors looking to explore the area’s rich wine-making heritage, charming local attractions, and beautiful, scenic coastline. With historic connections to Hollywood royalty, and an abundance of hidden gems like beautiful waterfalls, top-quality eateries, and vineyards on your doorstep, choosing one of the Sonoma vacation rentals is well worth it. There is so much to explore, but luckily the famously long, Mediterranean summers mean you have plenty of time to delve into this vibrant area, while relaxing and unwinding.

History

Historic sites near Sonoma vacation rentals

Sonoma boasts numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation rentals are available near places like Mission San Francisco Solano, a historic Franciscan mission with exhibits and a collection of watercolor paintings, and Sonoma State Historic Park, a living-history park with landmarks depicting local history, such as barracks, missions, and inns. You'll also like Presidio of Sonoma, a historic barracks in a state park that was once a command post of the California Republic.

Things to do

See what’s hot in up-and-coming Sonoma

Sonoma vacation rentals offer a great choice for wine connoisseurs, but there is more to do here than sip wine. Historic Sonoma Plaza, for example, is a beautiful, slow-paced destination made up of charming cafes, galleries, and old-school architecture that you’ll want to spend hours exploring. But you don’t have to keep things chilled—if you want to heat things up and get a kick of adrenaline, head on over to Sonoma Raceway, which offers everything from Nascar racing to drifting. Just don’t forget your earplugs and your sunblock!

Activities

Things to do near getaway cabins in Sonoma

With over 400 wineries sprawled across the county, as well as a whole host of family-owned cheese stores, olive groves, and more, it can be difficult to choose where to go. Luckily, Sonoma bike tours are on hand to make sure you get to sample some of the delights by enjoying tastings, as well as the area’s breath-taking scenery as you cycle from spot to spot. Sonoma has many notable beauty spots and wonderful views of the sea and vineyards. Alternatively, you could also book a Sonoma Segway tour: a different way to see the sights on two wheels!

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Sonoma cottage rentals

California is known for its long, warm, dry summers, and Sonoma is no exception. Things start heating up in March, with average highs of above 65°F. Temperatures peak with an average of 88°F in July and August. The near-constant clear skies mean it’s generally cool in the evening and through the night, making Sonoma vacation rentals a comfortable sleeping experience. The summer weather is perfect for cycling, hiking, relaxing outside local cafes and wineries, and exploring the coast, where you will be met by a cool, gentle sea breeze.

Natural features

Experience California’s wild coast in Sonoma

Whether on foot or by bike, by coupé or Segway, you are going to want to get out and explore after arriving at one of the Sonoma vacation rentals. Bodega Bay offers beautiful views of the sunset and a sandy beach, and is a popular spot for whale watchers and hikers wanting to explore the rugged cliffs and many charming, hidden waterfalls. The nearby East Ridge Trail is another must-see, featuring the areas famous Giant Redwoods, while the Russian River allows for a day’s canoeing with many secluded, romantic spots to relax and unwind.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sonoma

The nearest airport is in Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), located 42.2 mi (67.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), which is 24.1 mi (38.8 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Sonoma vacation homes

Families with children will love the array of kid-friendly places in Sonoma. Vacation homes can be found near attractions like Sonoma TrainTown Railroad, a quarter-scale, old-timey train with trips to a mini town with a petting zoo, and Depot Park Museum, a local history museum within a train depot with local artifacts. You'll also like the Blue Wing Inn, a landmark adobe building from the 19th century with a former inn, stagecoach depot, general store, and saloon.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sonoma?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Sonoma:

  • Around 10 miles from the center of Sonoma, it's difficult to beat "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a washing machine and lowered locks.
  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, a coffee grinder, a video library and more. It's around 11 miles from Sonoma.

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

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

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're chasing some fun and relaxation, these properties in and near Sonoma promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Views New Hot Tub; Across From Beach Path", which is around 30 miles to the west of Sonoma. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you busy here. Do some kayaking and mountain biking or just wander around the sights of Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park and Spring Lake Park.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country". About 7 miles northwest of Sonoma, fun activities around here include rock climbing and cycling. More interested in sightseeing? Plan an excursion to Tayman Park Golf Course and Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

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

Typically small in size, economical and well located, it's easy to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and experience the culture of Sonoma up close:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country". This vacation rental is a popular base for sightseeing and offers amenities including a fridge and spa and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, get away to "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat", which comes with conveniences such as nearby whale-watching activities and spa and beauty services.

When you're ready to step out of your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's plenty to keep you amused around Sonoma. Enjoy cultural attractions? Plan a visit to Spreckels Performing Arts Center and Raven Performing Arts Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sonoma?

Just because you only have one or two days up your sleeve doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Take a little vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Sonoma:

  • Nice and close to the center of Sonoma, "Snowbirds Winter 2023 Available" is the perfect place for a short and sweet break. While you're around, be sure to visit top attractions like Bohemian Grove and Russian River Vineyard.
  • Hop out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then start planning what to explore around "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat". Korbel Champagne Cellars and Armstrong Redwoods State Park should be on your list if you stay at this quality vacation rental.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone away for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Sonoma:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country". Around 10 miles from Sonoma, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" is another top option that's sure to impress. It's approximately 11 miles from Sonoma and has a fireplace and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Sonoma?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or near Sonoma will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Around 17 miles to the northwest of Sonoma is "Luxury Historic Mansion: 9 Bedrooms". As well as its striking design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as a swimming pool and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and spend a few days at "Belleza By Avantstay | Hilltop Mansion W". It's about 6 miles to the north of Sonoma and offers amenities like a swimming pool, ski lift privileges and more.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Sonoma and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Luxury Golf Course Home With Spectacular Ocean Views 'royal Pacific". Up to 12 people can stay at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a fireplace and a beach view. It's around 30 miles to the west of Sonoma.
  • Invite up to 14 of your best friends to "Luxury, Breathtaking Views, 6 Bedrooms" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 30 miles to the west of central Sonoma. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including mountain views and a fireplace.

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

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Sonoma and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Get comfortable at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country", where your main priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities including a living room and coffee and tea making facilities help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "Charming House In A Quiet Environment Av Garden 3km From Morlaix". This property is another top pick and features a dishwasher, childrens activities and more.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your Sonoma escape? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 80 ºF. Scroll through our range of Sonoma vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a celebration with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Sonoma offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This getaway is around 10 miles to the northwest of Sonoma and features amenities such as a dishwasher and a kitchen island.
  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" is also a top pick for families. It's around 11 miles to the northwest of Sonoma, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include childrens activities and a kitchen island.

If you'd like to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Safari West, Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Sonoma TrainTown Railroad are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Sonoma?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Sonoma and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin Getaway, Surrounded By Forest" - Located about 30 miles west of central Sonoma, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a toaster and a kitchen.
  • "Cozy Cabin Near River, Wineries" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days or longer at this appealing stay, which is around 25 miles to the northwest of Sonoma. You'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and a great deal more.

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