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Vacation rentals in California

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Home · Placerville
Fantastic House with Indoor Pool! (NEW LISTING)
Come visit one of the most unique houses around! There are many amazing things about this house and property, making it the perfect location for families & friends to come together. You can enjoy the 5 acres filled with oak trees or enjoy the large patio with BBQ and lounge seating. Relax in one of the 5 newly remodeled and stylishly decorated bedrooms. Or try the game room to enjoy a game of ping pong or pool. Plus more in the basement room with ski ball and large TV for gaming & movies!
May 29 – Jun 5
$665 per night
Cabin · La Grange
Farm Stay at the Bell-Zwart Lodge
Getaway to the Bell-Zwart Lodge located on a working cattle ranch in La Grange, CA. This 3 bed, 2 bath log cabin home has scenic views of California's rolling hills and Turlock Lake. Take a trip to one of the nearby lakes, Turlock, Don Pedro, McSwain or McClure or take a day trip to Yosemite National Park, located only 59 miles away! Enjoy the peace and quiet in this wonderful country setting yet still close to major cities - only 35-45 minutes from Merced, Turlock and Modesto.
Feb 8 – 15
$210 per night
Home · Pioneertown
Sol to Soul named by Condé Nast: Coolest In Cali
When’s the last time you felt wildly alive? We built this luxury, 10-acre sanctuary from the ground up for you to merge with the otherworldly and experience the sorcery and enchantment of silence, space, and the stars. To reclaim your awe, magic and freedom, reconnect with nature and leave more spellbound and in love with life than when you arrived. Come stay up late with the Milky Way, dance on boulders + raise a glass to the moon and each other from the salt water hot tub. Live now Book Now.
Mar 2 – 9
$801 per night

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Vacation rentals with pools in California

Tower · Joshua Tree
Guard Tower Suite #1 with Pool
Aug 5 – 12
$327 per night
Home · Pioneertown
▵ Heaven's Door: Pioneertown
May 3 – 10
$875 per night
Home · Indio Hills
Salt Water Pool/ Spa/ BBQ/ Swim-Up Bar/ Fire Pit
Aug 13 – 20
$919 per night
Villa · Twentynine Palms
Moonset - New Modern Boho Villa Soak Tub & Hot Tub
Feb 24 – Mar 3
$462 per night
Tiny home · Twentynine Palms
Desert Skybox Container Suites, mid-air suspended
Feb 25 – Mar 4
$186 per night
Home · Yucca Valley
The Iso House: Joshua Tree's Only Private Mountain
Sep 14 – 21
$349 per night
Home · Yucca Valley
Hawk & Mesa - 120 Acres, Ft. in Travel + Leisure
Jul 6 – 13
$546 per night
Home · Pioneertown
Off-Grid Historic Pioneertown Home on 40 Acres
Dec 18 – 25
$304 per night
Home · Joshua Tree
MoonView Modern | Hot tub & Private Pool
Mar 18 – 25
$446 per night
Tiny home · Twentynine Palms
Joshua Tree Desert Dream Shipping Container Suite
Mar 29 – Apr 5
$217 per night
Home · Joshua Tree
Caelum Joshua Tree - Urban Design in Rustic Desert
Sep 20 – 27
$460 per night
Cabin · Yucca Valley
▵ Rocky Roost Cabin - Private Boulder Hiking!
May 13 – 20
$209 per night

Accessible vacation rentals in California

Home · Indio
The Lemontree
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$471 per night
Home · La Quinta
Sep 12 – 19
$706 per night
Home · Palm Springs
The Butterfly House - In Modernism Week 2017
Oct 21 – 28
$685 per night
Home · Big Bear Lake
Stunning. This beautiful home in Castle Glen Estates has all you need for a relaxing getaway.
Mar 14 – 21
$1,078 per night
Farm stay · Lincoln
Long Dream Farm: Dairy in Sierra Nevada Foothills
Jan 5 – 12
$274 per night
Home · Newport Beach
Downstairs Beachside Getaway w/ A/C | Sunny Patio w/ Beach Views! | Guest Favorite!
Apr 19 – 26
$391 per night
Home · Truckee
SALE! 4Br, Spa on NStar 12 hole -walk to Village!!
Nov 4 – 11
$436 per night
Condo · San Diego
Oceanfront Ultra Luxury Condo
Jan 13 – 20
$650 per night
Private room · Sonoma
Romantic Magical Guest House
Nov 21 – 28
$331 per night
Home · Big Bear
"Grizzly Getaway" Beautiful 3b/2b
Nov 17 – 24
$596 per night
Home · Escondido
Ranch House
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$246 per night
Home · Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree House
Aug 3 – 10
$318 per night

Vacation rentals with jacuzzis in California

Camper/RV · Joshua Tree
Wonderlust Airstream
Jan 3 – 10
$464 per night
Cabin · Big Bear Lake
Baby Bear Haus- Indulge in a Mountain Escape
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$838 per night
Home · Joshua Tree
On the Rocks! - featured in Conde Nast Traveller
May 3 – 10
$561 per night
Farm stay · Smartsville
Dream come True! Ponds, Canoes, Horses and more!!
Mar 19 – 26
$531 per night
Home · Big Bear Lake
Cozy A-Frame Cabin w/ Hot Tub Walk to Snow Summit
Jan 18 – 25
$365 per night
Farm stay · Angels Camp
Barnview Bungalow Farm Stay
Jan 11 – 18
$185 per night
Home · Joshua Tree
Panoramic Heaven - Luxury Designer Property w/Spa
Nov 4 – 11
$437 per night
Dome · Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Geodesic Dome House
Apr 9 – 16
$404 per night
Home · South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Stonehenge
Mar 9 – 16
$946 per night
Home · Santa Cruz
Jan 15 – 22
$712 per night
Private room · Joshua Tree
in dreams 1963 airstream
Dec 19 – 26
$251 per night
Villa · Paso Robles
Luxury Villa Stunning Vineyard With Pool & Hot Tub
Jan 20 – 27
$797 per night

Your guide to California

All About California

As the third largest state in America and home to a number of famous sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, and breathtaking Highway 1 coastline, California has a lot to offer.

In Southern California, Los Angeles is a mix of beach and city living, with world-class international cuisine spread throughout its many neighborhoods, legendary surf spots along its coastline, and hiking in canyons that offer stunning views of the glittering Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Day trips from this sprawling megatropolis bring you into the midcentury design hub of Palm Springs, or the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.

Up north, San Francisco is a compact city with rolling hills that make driving around or riding its famous cable cars feel like being in a slow-moving roller coaster. The prize for walking to the tops of its many neighborhood parks include views of the Bay Bridge and the iconic orange Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Golden Gate Park, which houses a number of notable museums. The city has a rich history of attracting artists, writers, musicians, who continue to make their marks in San Francisco concerts halls, dive bars, galleries, and museums.

Away from these big metropolises, Santa Cruz and Big Sur draw people to their dramatic Redwood-lined coastlines while Napa Valley and Sonoma bring wine lovers from around the world into town. Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a haven for hiking, rafting, and rock climbing.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in California?

Depending on where you’re traveling, you could experience all four seasons or remain in the fog for your entire trip. Generally Los Angeles is dry and arid, with occasional heat waves in the summer, while San Francisco experiences a marine layer of fog that remains even through the summer (if you’re visiting San Francisco, always bring layers for the fog and the wind). Snow comes to the state’s mountain ranges in the winter, bringing cross-country and downhill enthusiasts to ski hubs like Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, and Big Bear.

What are the top things to do in California?

San Diego

When it comes to Southern California beaches, San Diego has some of the best opportunities to swim and surf, with notably warm water and air temperatures year-round, great surf breaks, and plenty of outfitters offering gear and lessons. Back on land, San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park houses 17 museums as well as numerous historic and cultural attractions across 1,200 acres. Beer connoisseurs know the city as one of the country’s epicenters of craft breweries.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is known for its epic waterfalls; wildlife sightings of marmots, bobcats, and dozens of species of butterflies; and scenic trails winding to lookouts like Glacier Point. Catch a glimpse of El Capitan, one of the park’s highest peaks, and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking Bridalveil Falls, which are at their best in spring.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe carries the prize of being the largest alpine lake in North America, and it’s one of the most iconic natural attractions in California. Its crystal clear waters make it seem like you could almost stare straight down to the bottom of its 1,645 feet. Come here to swim, hike or ride bikes along the paths that line the lake’s exterior, and in the winter, ski the slopes and Nordic trails nearby.