Vacation rentals in Mountain View

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Home in Mountain View
Little Poolside House near Downtown Mountain View!
Absolutely the best location in Mountain View, steps from Downtown! Situated near all the entertainment, nightlife & attractions this vibrant city has to offer. This beautifully furnished little poolside house is just minutes from the Caltrain & light rail, Shoreline Lake, Stanford, Menlo Park, NASA Ames Center & more! Step outside for a stroll and explore local and international cuisine, wonderful farmers market and shopping! Perfect for family or friends, you will love this Bay Area getaway!
Jan 30 – Feb 6
$113 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 107 reviews
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Home in Sunnyvale
Lovely Stay in Sunnyvale
This room offers a suite of amenities and comforts including a private entrance, fully equipped kitchen, and a serene garden. Conveniently located for public bus and rail. 5 min drive to Sunnyvale Downtown, easy access to 101, and super close to Alphabet's search company (Airbnb hides the G word), Apple, LinkedIn, Amazon, Juniper, and Microsoft.
Apr 24 – May 1
$100 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
Guesthouse in Mountain View
Studio Cottage in a Lovely Garden
Our studio cottage is conveniently located near the Stevens Creek Trail with easy access to downtown Mountain View and local businesses. The studio offers a minimalist kitchenette (hot plate, microwave, fridge). The full-sized bed is in a loft over the living area.
Apr 12 – 19
$108 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 402 reviews

Popular amenities for Mountain View vacation rentals

Stay near Mountain View's top sights

Googleplex313 locals recommend
Computer History Museum255 locals recommend
Century Cinema 16109 locals recommend
Whole Foods Market341 locals recommend
Madras Café21 locals recommend
Cuesta Park6 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Mountain View

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Guesthouse in Mountain View
1) 2BR/2BA Guest House near Downtown Mountain View
Aug 6 – 13
$178 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
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Apartment in Mountain View
Townhouse Studio #1
May 26 – Jun 2
$104 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Home in Mountain View
Perfect Location, No Cleaning Fees or Checkout Cho
Mar 27 – Apr 3
$169 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 225 reviews
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Guest suite in Palo Alto
Savvy Studio ❤︎ Palo Alto ❤︎ of Silicon Valley
Aug 12 – 19
$120 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 159 reviews
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Bungalow in Mountain View
Porta Azul House Near Downtown Dining Destinations
Jun 1 – 8
$328 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 239 reviews
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Guesthouse in Mountain View
Private Separate Casita in Mtn View, By G0oggl
May 13 – 20
$200 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 183 reviews
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Home in Mountain View
391 - Mini studio in the heart of Silicon Valle
Jun 11 – 18
$231 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 325 reviews
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Home in Mountain View
Dolce Vita! Charming Downtown Bungalow Top Rated
May 13 – 20
$248 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 355 reviews
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Guest suite in Palo Alto
Spacious Private Guest Unit
Dec 11 – 18
$135 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
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Cottage in Mountain View
Spacious Cottage w/Vaulted Ceiling
Jun 16 – 23
$249 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 137 reviews
Home in East Palo Alto
Cozy private guesthouse near Stanford
Nov 24 – Dec 1
$101 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 938 reviews
Guest suite in Mountain View
2-bedroom suite in peaceful neighborhood
Apr 26 – May 3
$115 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 272 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Mountain View

Total rentals

990 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

520 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

330 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

270 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

330 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

23K reviews

Your guide to Mountain View

Welcome to Mountain View

Just a little over twelve square miles, Mountain View is a small city with enormous impact. A former agricultural hub, it’s now known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. Heavyweight tech companies have sprawling, glossy campuses here alongside scientific outposts such as the NASA Ames Research Center — home to the world’s largest wind tunnel — and the SETI Institute, whose scientists have been searching for life beyond Earth since 1984. Despite all the money zooming around, the glitz is mostly contained to the lavish tech campuses.

Mountain View itself is a cluster of residential neighborhoods such as Monta Loma, which one particular icon of personal computing once called home, and where the streets are lined with classic mid-century ranches. Mountain View’s pedestrian-friendly downtown centered on Castro Street is the city’s dining hub, with options from burgers and beer to award-winning French cuisine packed within its boundaries. Visitors and locals alike can get plenty of exercise at Shoreline at Mountain View, a 750-acre park with a golf course, sailing lake, and a kite lot where enthusiasts get tricky with stunt kites.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mountain View

Mountain View enjoys a mild climate year-round. Summer and late fall are the warmest months, and you may have to compete for sidewalk seating downtown on balmy nights. In September, Castro Street comes alive with the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, which features more than 500 artists, as well as live music, and fine wine and food vendors. Things cool down considerably in the winter, and January and February are the wettest months.

Top things to do in Mountain View

Computer History Museum

Geek out at this museum that celebrates the history of all things tech. The centerpiece collection on the first 2,000 years of computing includes such fascinating artifacts as analog computers made of wood and wire and a Commodore 64, the pioneering desktop cube first sold in 1982. Drop by the learning lab to see a demonstration of orchestrions — mechanical musical instruments similar to an organ.

Rengstorff House

Located in Shoreline at Mountain View Park, this circa-1867 Victorian Italianate building is the oldest house in the city. Once slated for demolition, this historic house has been lovingly restored. Inside you’ll find grand marble fireplaces, period wallpaper, and 10-foot ceilings hung with brass chandeliers. Free tours are offered throughout the week.

Castle Rock State Park

Mountain View is surrounded by many of Northern California’s most scenic driving routes, from the cinematic coastal Highway 1 (the seaside town of Half Moon Bay is just 30 miles to the northwest of the city) to the rural Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where a number of picturesque state parks reside. Castle Rock is a gem among these parks, offering trails that take visitors from lush forests to sweeping vistas from the surfaces of sculpted sandstone. It’s a popular destination for hikers as well as climbers who scale the namesake rock. Note that cell reception here is very spotty, so map your route before you arrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Mountain View?

    Mountain View enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Average temperatures range from 42°F to 62°F (5°C to 16°C) in winter, and 55°F to 77°F (13°C to 25°C) in summer. It's a city often bathed in California sunshine, with over 260 sunny days per year.

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

    In Mountain View, you can explore the Computer History Museum, take a stroll in Shoreline Park, or enjoy a performance at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Moreover, tech enthusiasts may appreciate a visit to the Googleplex, the headquarters of Google.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Mountain View?

    The most popular time to visit Mountain View is from June to August, thanks to the warm weather and outdoor events. The city hosts the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival in September, and the Thursday Night Live event series in the summer, featuring music, farmers' markets, and more.

  • What are the best places to stay in Mountain View?

    Downtown Mountain View, with its walkable streets and numerous restaurants and shops, is a popular area to stay. Old Mountain View is also renowned for its charming, historic homes. For more tranquil surroundings, consider the Shoreline West neighborhood, known for its parks and outdoor spaces.

  • What are the best places to visit in Mountain View?

    Popular places to visit in Mountain View include the Computer History Museum, the NASA Ames Research Center, and the Mountain View Farmers' Market. The city's downtown also has an array of shops, restaurants, and cafes.

  • What are some hiking trails in Mountain View?

    Mountain View has several hiking trails to explore. The Stevens Creek Trail is a local favorite, following the creek for about 5 miles (8 km). Shoreline Park also has several trails, offering views over the San Francisco Bay and abundant birdlife.

  • What are some family activities to do in Mountain View?

    Families can enjoy a day at the Shoreline Lake Boathouse, where you can rent paddle boats or learn to windsurf. The Moffett Field Historical Society Museum is also a fun and educational experience. A picnic at Rengstorff Park or a bike ride along the Stevens Creek Trail could also be enjoyable.

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

    Palo Alto, just 7 miles (11 km) away, is worth exploring with its prestigious Stanford University and vibrant downtown. San Jose, 13 miles (21 km) southeast, is known for its tech museums and cultural scene. Or, head 13 miles (21 km) north to San Francisco for a day of exploring its iconic landmarks.

  • Do house rentals in Mountain View have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a gym in Mountain View. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Condo Rentals in Mountain View?

    Enhance your stay in our Condo Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 40 homes with wireless internet, over 10 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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