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Guest suite in Sacramento
Hendricks House. Simple luxury.
Hendricks House is an aesthetic masterpiece in the heart of East Sacramento. Tree-lined streets and beautiful architecture make for delightful walks to cafes and coffee shops. Our home was built in 2020 and offers the best of old world design with all the modern amenities. Close to three regional hospitals, CSUS and the state Capitol. Two bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace and on-site parking make it perfect for a family, a romantic getaway or business trip. Max=4
$150 per night
Guesthouse in Sacramento
Modern Pool House in Oak Park | 1BR, 1 Bath Studio
Welcome to the Oak Park Pool House — a newly renovated poolside cottage! During your visit, enjoy a spacious spa-like rainfall shower, quartz countertop kitchenette, memory foam-topped queen mattress, and FAST WiFi in this stand-alone backyard studio in a safe, quiet, working class, and diverse neighborhood. Centrally located near UC Davis Med Center, McGeorge School of Law, & Oak Park's blossoming Triangle District, this space is your ideal home base for your upcoming visit.
$108 per night
Guest suite in Sacramento
The East Sac Hive, Guest Studio
The East Sac Hive guest studio is in the center of Sacramento’s finest neighborhood built in the 1920’s, and we are proud to share our city with you. Our studio is quaint and cozy, but offers all of the amenities you would expect in a comfortable space. The space is about 230 square feet and the perfect size for two adults or an adult and child. Maybe you'll even get to see the buzzing activity of our urban bee hive on the roof!
$79 per night

Stay near Sacramento's top sights

Old Sacramento Waterfront111 locals recommend
Arden Fair58 locals recommend
Golden 1 Center140 locals recommend
Sacramento Zoo131 locals recommend
Old Sacramento281 locals recommend
Discovery Park37 locals recommend
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sacramento

Total rentals

1.8K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

220 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

550 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

800 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

91K reviews

Your guide to Sacramento

Welcome to Sacramento

Smack-dab between San Francisco and Tahoe, and cut through by two big rivers, California's capital and oldest incorporated city embraces its rural past while rushing headlong into the future. Fortune-seeking Gold Rushers have been replaced by suit-wearing political strivers, but somehow this town has maintained an affable, unpretentious vibe. Upscale boutiques and farm-to-table restaurants dot the Grid — a network of numbered and lettered streets in the city center — while wooden sidewalks and historic buildings define Old Sacramento, where nostalgic kitsch rules the day.

The capitol building’s distinct copper dome dominates the Sacramento skyline, but its interior may be even more impressive, especially the 128-foot-tall ornate rotunda decorated with cast-iron grizzly bears. After touring the building, visitors pour forth into a forty-acre Victorian garden. In recent years, the dome has gotten some competition as visual mascot for the city, as Sacramento has gained recognition as a public arts hub with more than 700 murals. All of this is served among a booming craft beer and restaurant scene, concentrated in Midtown, making Sacramento an under-the-radar gem nestled in the sun-dappled environs of central California.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sacramento

Thanks to its central inland location, Sacramento enjoys hot, dry summers — perfect for tubing on the American River or gawking at the scores of migratory bats that cluster under the nearby Blecher-Freeman Memorial Causeway. Fall and winter are cooler, with winter being the wettest season, which also ushers in bouts of notoriously dense fog. Spring is mild, and a perfect time for strolling streets lined with budding trees.

Top things to do in Sacramento

Railroad Museum

Visitors are invited into a different era at this museum that is home to 19 carefully restored steam locomotives and other grand vessels that once navigated the state’s vast rail network. You can also explore a 3,300-square-foot display of 1,000 vintage toy trains zipping past doll-sized mountains and towns. Complete your experience by hopping aboard a gondola pulled by a vintage diesel engine for a round-trip excursion along the Sacramento River.

Crocker Art Gallery

Like Sacramento, this art museum is a marriage of the past and the future. Installed inside a historic circa-1872 Italianate mansion, a bold modern addition was opened in 2010. The Teel Family Pavilion — a modernist expanse of clean lines and glass — tripled the size of the museum. Inside you’ll find a vast collection of Californian art, European paintings, and one of the largest international ceramics collections in the nation. Swing by the store to shop wares made by local artists.

Sacramento History Museum Underground Tour

Back in the mid-19th century, the youthful settlement of Sacramento was frequently flooded by the nearby river. The solution? Abandon the original city, and build on top of it. Later, excavations unearthed the subterranean city, and now you can descend below the Sacramento History Museum with tour guides dressed in period garb to explore an underground ghost town.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Sacramento?

    Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Temperatures can reach 95°F (35°C) in July and August, while in the winter, they hover around 54°F (12°C). The city sees most of its rainfall from November to March.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Sacramento?

    Visitors to Sacramento often enjoy exploring the California State Capitol Museum, sailing on the American River, and getting to know the city's history at Old Sacramento State Historic Park. For art enthusiasts, perusing the collections at the Crocker Art Museum is a frequently suggested activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Sacramento?

    The most popular time of year to visit Sacramento is typically from April to June, when the weather is pleasant and outdoor activities are enjoyable. During this time, the city hosts the Sacramento Music Festival, a lively event featuring various genres of music.

  • What are the best places to stay in Sacramento?

    Travelers often choose to stay in Downtown Sacramento for its vibrancy and proximity to attractions. Midtown is popular for its art scene and eateries, while East Sacramento is known for its charming, tree-lined streets and historic homes.

  • What are the best places to visit in Sacramento?

    Sacramento is home to many popular attractions such as the Tower Bridge, an iconic symbol of the city, and the State Indian Museum, which showcases the culture and history of California's native tribes. Sacramento Zoo and the Fairytale Town children's park are also often included in visitors' itineraries.

  • What are some hiking trails in Sacramento?

    Sacramento has several hiking trails enjoyed by locals and visitors. These include the American River Parkway Trail, a scenic route along the river, and the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, which offers beautiful views and spots for picnicking.

  • What are some family activities to do in Sacramento?

    Families in Sacramento often enjoy visiting the Sacramento Children's Museum, exploring the interactive exhibits at the Powerhouse Science Center, or spending time at Funderland Amusement Park. A picnic in William Land Park is also a popular choice.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Sacramento?

    Popular day trips from Sacramento often involve exploring the wider region. This could include a visit to the Napa Valley for a taste of California's wine country, a trip to the picturesque Lake Tahoe, or a journey to historic Sutter's Mill in Coloma.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Sacramento?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Sacramento. From over 1,100 house rentals to over 40 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sacramento?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,120 vacation rentals in Sacramento featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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