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The GetAway - Travel Magazine's The Place to Stay

The Getaway: "The Place to Stay"- Selected by PureTravel Digital Magazine Cozy, Cosmopolitan & by the Coast Your perfect two-bedroom, art-filled, post-hike escape with handcrafted wood accents, jetted tub, wood stove and cocktail cart. And we can't fib, we are delighted to be singled out as the cozy, oh-so-charming pick for accommodations in the article "The Secret Charm of California's Northernmost Escape." Strolling distance to the beach, gated backyard, fire pit, blanket, bbq to enjoy!

$125 per night
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Cottage in Crescent City

Cozy Coastal Cottage, by Pebble Beach Private Yard

Welcome to the Cozy Coastal Cottage! A short walk to beautiful sandy beaches and marvelous sunsets. Wake up to the sound of ocean waves breaking on the shore and the faint sound of sea lions in the distance. This cottage comes with modern finishes and details! Walk to world famous beaches or enjoy a short drive to pristine wild rivers and ancient redwood forests. Close to downtown shops and restaurants. Nature wonderland with plenty of outdoor opportunities. Follow us @crescent_cccottage

$135 per night
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Apartment in Crescent City

Lighthouse Shores South

Do you like hiking, surfing or maybe white water rafting or kayaking? Close to scenic rivers, giant redwoods and of course one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. We are in a great location to catch a sunset, whale watch, take a stroll along the beach, search through the tide pools at low tide, or check out the lighthouse. All right across the street . Also a prime location to watch fireworks on 4th of July. This is a bottom floor unit with excellent ocean and lighthouse view.

$94 per night

Popular amenities for Crescent City vacation rentals

Stay near Crescent City's top sights

Ocean World42 locals recommend
Chart Room45 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter15 locals recommend
Beach Front Park9 locals recommend
Fisherman's Restaurant15 locals recommend
The Good Harvest Cafe33 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Crescent City

Total rentals

230 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

130 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

60 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

140 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

23K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Crescent City

All About Crescent City

Named for its curved stretch of Pacific Ocean beachfront, Crescent City is located on the far northern coast of California, 20 miles from the Oregon border and close to the soaring redwoods of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and rippling waters of Smith River.

Crescent City boasts breathtaking beaches. You can beachcomb for agates and explore the tide pools on windswept Pebble Beach, admiring the sea stacks studding the coastline. The vast coastal plain at Tolowa Dunes State Park encompasses two lakes, forests, wetlands, and 11 serene miles of beach. The Smith River, California’s largest undammed waterway, is a well-loved spot to fish and kayak.

Quaint shops and local eateries dot the downtown area. You can sample cheese from California’s oldest family-owned cheese company, try local craft beer, and savor freshly caught seafood. Wherever you are in town, Crescent Beach’s three-mile stretch of silky sand is never far away.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Crescent City

Because of its location along the northern California coast, Crescent City is one of the coolest parts of the state, with a mild climate and overcast skies throughout the year. In the summer and early fall months, that means the heat never becomes sweltering, and cloud cover is frequent. If you crave summer heat, simply drive a few miles inland. The Klamath Salmon Festival, which typically takes place in August, features a parade, activities honoring the traditions of the Klamath Tribes, and, of course, delicious fish. During the winter, you can expect rain and high winds — though temperatures rarely drop below freezing— so pack a waterproof layer and proper shoes if you’re planning to visit during this time. In December, the city holds its Lighthouse Quilt Guild Christmas Bazaar, where you can find quilts and unique handmade gifts for sale.


Top things to do in Crescent City

Battery Point Light

The historic Battery Point Lighthouse, which has been in service since 1856, perches atop a rocky outcrop at the foot of Lighthouse Way. The Del Norte County Historical Society operates the lighthouse and its accompanying museum, which are both accessible only during low tide, so check the online schedule for times.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Old-growth redwoods tower over the trails in the densely forested, 10,000-acre Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, minutes northeast of town. The park is home to one of the largest untouched remaining expanses of coastal redwood forest in California. The narrow Howland Hill Road passes through the center of the park, offering a scenic six-mile drive beneath the canopy.

B Street Pier

The picturesque B Street Pier, which stretches along the western wall of Crescent Harbor, extends 900 feet into the Pacific. Take a stroll along the pier for sweeping views of the ocean and Battery Point Lighthouse in the distance. The pier is a popular public spot for crabbing in the fall and winter months, as the waters are abundant with Dungeness crab (you don’t need a license if you’re using one or two crab pots). Occasionally, sea lions lounge near the pier.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Crescent City?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 130 vacation rentals in Crescent City featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Crescent City?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Crescent City. Choose from more than 60 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Crescent City?

    Experience the best of Crescent City with our cottage rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Crescent City?

    Crescent City has more than 140 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Crescent City have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 60 house rentals with self check-in in Crescent City. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Crescent City have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 60 house rentals with a bbq area in Crescent City. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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