Vacation rentals in California

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Camper/RV in Joshua Tree
Wonderlust Airstream
Desert mountain views, stunning sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, rabbits hopping around the yard, coyotes howling at night. We’re inviting you to enjoy your breakfast on our wooden deck with stunning views, to grill with our built-in propane grill, to sit by a cozy fire in our unique gas fire pit, to jump into the refreshing cowboy tub to cool down on hot days and to comfortably lie in the jacuzzi at night while gazing at the stars... this can be your unforgettable Airstream experience.
$266 per night
Cabin in 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.
$190 per night
Tower in Joshua Tree
Guard Tower Suite #1 with Pool
Units designed to make the everyday extraordinary. The ULTIMATE "GLAMPING" experience! Featured on HGTV: The Castle House Estate brings Tiny Home living to another level, located in the heart of Joshua Tree and minutes from the National Park. This unique medieval piece of architecture blends indoor-outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. The Castle House Estate is situated on eight picturesque acres, surrounded by many more private undeveloped acres.
$327 per night

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Tiny home in Aguanga
Off-grid Desert Retreat: Casa Rosada
$210 per night
Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
Designer A-Frame Cabin in the Trees
$309 per night
Cabin in Big Bear Lake
Baby Bear Haus- Simple Ski Resort Access
$206 per night
Home in Pioneertown
Sol to Soul named by Condé Nast: Coolest In Cali
$717 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
Caelum Joshua Tree - Urban Design in Rustic Desert
$236 per night
Cabin in Yucca Valley
▵ Rocky Roost Cabin - Private Boulder Hiking!
$250 per night
Bungalow in Malibu
Malibu, Carbon Beach - Bungalow Eight
$372 per night
Home in Summerland
Oceanfront Summerland Beach House, Sweeping Views
$700 per night
Tiny home in Topanga
ShangriLaLa Tiny House Mountaintop Getaway
$241 per night
Tiny home in Joshua Tree
❤HOT TUB❤Hammocks❤Close 2 Downtown❤Fully Fenced
$144 per night
Cabin in Yucca Valley
The Rum Runner - A Modern Desert Homesteader
$307 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
M-House, Joshua Tree
$475 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.