One of the greatest things about the San Francisco Bay Area, is the tremendous amount and variety of things to do! There are densely forested mountain ranges. You can visit the famous vineyards in wine country. The coast is always popular with the beaches and surfing opportunities. There are large cities filled all kinds of cultural, shopping, and dining, opportunities. The region is also filled with many quaint small towns that allow you to feel like you have detached from society.
In this article we will include a variety of amazing Bay Area vacation rentals that are available throughout the area. We will only include homes that have great guest ratings to help ensure your vacation to the Bay Area is great. There are tons of Bay Area vacation rentals out there, we will show you some of the best! Let’s jump right in!
Miramar Beach Villa Suite– Miramar, CA
Miramar Beach Villa Suite is a 2 bedroom/1 bath suite with views of the Pacific Ocean! The sunset views are breathtaking! The home provides convenient access to the beach, dining, live entertainment, and several multi-purpose trails the go up and down the coast. Miramar is unique in that it is the only coastal Northern California town that is on the beach and has walkable attractions! Many other attractions are within a short drive!
Muir Beach Home– Muir Beach, CA
If you are looking for jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, it may not get any better than this vacation rental. Every room in the house will provide guests with inspiring ocean views. The home has three bedrooms with sleeping up to six guests. There is also a large outdoor deck with lounge chairs and an outdoor dining table. We love the thought of opening the windows and falling asleep to the sounds of the crashing surf below! We think you will love it too!
Tuscan Villa– Pacifica, CA
Imagine enjoying sunrises and sunsets from that amazing, large, covered side patio. This cozy 1 bedroom vacation home has three beds and will sleep up to six guests. Hiking trails are all around you, as the home sits near the entrance to Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We just can’t get past these views!
Ocean Parkway Home– Bolinas, CA
You will be drawn by this vacation rentals 180 degree views! Perched high on a cliff in the surf town of Bolinas, this 1960’s two bedroom home is sure to please! We love how this home blends vintage looks with modern amenities. Other high points are the redwoods decks, the cedar hot tub, and the amazing amount of natural light that comes in through the many windows of this home. If you are looking to relax, this is the vacation home for you!
Butterfly House– Sausalito, CA
Looking for the perfect location to launch an extended tour of the Bay Area? Sausalito offers a central location making it the perfect starting spot for all that the region has to offer. And when staying in Sausalito, we recommend staying at the Butterfly House. This three bedroom vacation rental will comfortably sleep up to six guests. The home offers outstanding views of the bay and harbor from nearly every room in the house and from the deck and patio. The home is just two blocks from the center of town, so you can walk to all the dining, shopping, and the ferry! Definitely consider this vacation rental during your next Bay Area vacation.
The Ameer– Marin County, CA
Now this is pretty cool! The Ameer is a boat that was built in 1910. But this houseboat has been completely modernized with high end appliances, fast wifi, and great sound system. Imagine stepping out onto the deck and soaking in the 360 degree unobstructed views of the harbor! Sounds so peaceful! This houseboat vacation rental has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and will sleep up to six guests. They even provide 3 kayaks for visiting the area seals! *Please note* This vacation rental does have a 30 day minimum stay requirement, no exceptions. Currently, they home is fully booked through March 2024! If you want April 2024, then you better act fast!
Luxury Bay Area Mansion– Tiburon, CA
We often try to find at least one home for each article we write that is super luxurious, over the top even, that sets the standard for what a luxurious vacation could be. This home…fits that bill. This vacation rental boasts four bedrooms and five baths across its impressive 5000 square feet of living space. The views from the home are equally impressive with the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Mount Tamalpais being main focal points. The interior of the home is filled with high-end appliances and furniture to ensure comfort during your stay. Outside, the home features a heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, fire pit, and outdoor shower. Did we mention the views??
Sonoma Penthouse– Sonoma, CA
It is hard to beat the location of this vacation rental. Located on the Plaza in Sonoma, this home sits in the middle of the epicenter of California food, art, and wine. There are actually three units in this home, with the Penthouse being the largest. It occupies the entire second level and provides guests with two bedrooms and two baths. All units have private entrances and covered porches. The unit also has a furnished kitchen, dining, and living room with gas fireplace. All adult guests also receive Sonoma Valley Wineries Passport which provides discounts at many area wineries!
Riverwood Cottage– Monte Rio, CA
There is something about this vacation rental that we just love! Is it the expansive and lush grassy lawn or the private and direct river access? Is it the massive deck overlooking the river or the hot tub that sits among giant redwood trees? Is it the adorable and quaint 2 bedroom home or its close proximity to the Pacific coast? We think is is ALL of those things! Don’t just take our word for it though…click the link and find out about ALL of the wonderful amenities of this Bay Area vacation rental.
Redwood Dome– Cazadero, CA
Now for something a little different! Look at this unique dome shaped vacation rental! This two bedroom home will sleep up to six guests. The home sits on 2 acres of private land amongst a stand of massive redwood trees! The high ceilings and skylights make the home feel even more open than it actually is. The hot tub that sits on one of the outside decks is magical when used at night under the stars. Despite the remote nature and feel of this home, high speed internet is readily available. If you are looking for a trip that will immerse you into nature, this vacation rental may be the perfect fit for you!
There are so many different and amazing Bay Area vacation rentals! We found ten that we wanted to highlight out of the dozens available. If you are looking to find even more, go ahead and plug in your destination in the search box below!
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