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Top-rated vacation rentals in San Francisco

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Superhost
Apartment in Pacifica
Luxury Beach View Apartment
Just a short stroll from beautiful LindaMar Beach, this large private spacious studio is perfect for your next beach getaway. It has a breathtaking unobstructed ocean view which can be seen from anywhere in the unit, including the bathroom and shower. Surfboard rental is included with your stay offering a bonus activity for your trip! There is a huge private deck with a wraparound bench, lounge chairs, and a sunbed for your enjoyment while starring at one of the nicest ocean views in California
Jan 27 – Feb 3
$150 per night
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Guest suite in San Francisco
New Bernal Heights studio w/ Private Outdoor Space
Welcome to my modern studio with private entrance, walk-in closet, bathroom, kitchenette, and peaceful outdoor space with outdoor dining set, grill, and lounge chairs I am located on a quiet street in the Bernal Heights area and a 5min walk to Bernal Hill outdoor space, 20min walk to the shops, bars/restaurants on Cortland Avenue, 10min walk from Precita Park with local cafes, grocery store, & beautiful Park. It’s HILLY Note. kitchenette is outside the unit in private closed-off space in garage
Aug 12 – 19
$98 per night
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Home in Muir Beach
Ocean Front Beach Cottage with Hot Tub & Fireplace
Small cottage right on the beach. Very close to San Francisco - 20 min from the Golden Gate Bridge. Romantic getaway. Perfect for couples or as a quiet retreat for an individual. Wood-burning fireplaces in the living room and bedroom. Large deck and private hot tub overlooking the ocean. Feel free to ask me any specific questions you may have and I'll make sure to get back to you promptly. Please consider signing up for travel insurance in case you have a change of plans or get sick.
Dec 18 – 25
$409 per night

Popular amenities for San Francisco vacation rentals

Stay near San Francisco's top sights

Union Square817 locals recommend
Pier 39416 locals recommend
Fisherman's Wharf713 locals recommend
Palace of Fine Arts463 locals recommend
Chinatown551 locals recommend
Painted Ladies300 locals recommend

Private San Francisco vacation rentals

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Guest suite in San Francisco
The Blue Vic: Pac Heights/Japantown Private Suite
Nov 23 – 30
$170 per night
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Guest suite in San Francisco
Modern studio next to beach, G.G Park & transport
Jun 10 – 17
$147 per night
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Camper/RV in Half Moon Bay
Stunning California Coast Airstream (New Listing)
Jul 24 – 31
$361 per night
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Guesthouse in Stinson Beach
Beach View at the Bird’s Nest Bungalow
Jun 4 – 9
$210 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Garden Retreat steps from Haight St
Jan 22 – 29
$190 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Guest Perch · Dolores Park · The Mission
May 24 – 31
$361 per night
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Home in Moss Beach
Walk to the Beach from this Ocean Front Home
Apr 2 – 9
$863 per night
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Guest suite in San Francisco
Lux Pvt Oasis In The Heart Of SF- Walk Everywhere
Dec 9 – 16
$330 per night
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Apartment in Sausalito
Historic Ferryboat In Sausalito
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$521 per night
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Home in Sausalito
Floating Guest Cottage (houseboat)
Jun 22 – 29
$256 per night
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Home in Muir Beach
Muir Beach's Haiku House with Dramatic Ocean Views
Feb 16 – 23
$375 per night
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Guest suite in Daly City
Near SF and SFO - Entire Suite w/Private Entrance
Aug 8 – 15
$72 per night

San Francisco home rentals

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Home in Oakland
Private Casita with Stunning View
Oct 15 – 22
$71 per night
Superhost
Home in San Francisco
Sunset Ocean Studio
Mar 19 – 26
$102 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Cozy Garden Studio - Private Entry
Apr 24 – May 1
$135 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Walk to Golden Gate Park from a Radiant Home
Aug 13 – 18
$554 per night
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Home in Potrero Hill
2br Victorian House with Breathtaking views
Nov 8 – 15
$356 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Cozy Private Studio, close to golden gate park/USF
Jun 3 – 10
$174 per night
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Home in Lower Haight
Modern 1 Bedroom Garden Suite - Lovely & Bright
Jun 2 – 9
$170 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Stylish Spacious Garden Master Bedroom w/ en Suite
Aug 11 – 18
$174 per night
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Home in Half Moon Bay
Luxury Beachfront Penthouse Walk to the Beach
Feb 12 – 19
$929 per night
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Home in Haight Ashbury
Haight Ashbury Redwood Retreat
Jun 19 – 26
$220 per night
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Home in San Francisco
Home in the Castro
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$658 per night
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Home in Los Altos
Secluded luxury escape for couples & nature lovers
$196 per night

San Francisco apartment rentals

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Apartment in San Francisco
Tranquil Outer Sunset Studio by the Sea
Apr 22 – 29
$99 per night
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Apartment in Outer Sunset
Star Studio in the Outer Sunset
Nov 16 – 23
$135 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Grand and Cozy 1920's SF Studio
Sep 1 – 8
$127 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
The Serenity Suite-Clean & Light, near Presidio
Aug 12 – 19
$170 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Beautiful Private Garden Apt. Nr. Golden Gate Park
Jun 12 – 19
$181 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Immaculate Garden Apartment Near Presidio & GGPark
Jul 21 – 28
$153 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
View of Mission Dolores Church in a garden setting
Apr 10 – 17
$171 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Luxury Studio 2 minutes from Magical Dolores Park
Aug 15 – 22
$203 per night
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Apartment in Mill Valley
Floating condo 'D' on Sausalito's Richardson Bay
Oct 19 – 26
$285 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Beautiful 1 bdrm Apt with Ocean Views and Hot Tub
Nov 23 – 30
$162 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Park Place North | Inner Richmond
Jul 17 – 24
$136 per night
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Apartment in San Francisco
Modern suite with private entrance near UCSF/Chase
Apr 1 – 8
$155 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in San Francisco

Total rentals

8.9K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

5.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

330 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

1.7K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

2.7K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

391K reviews

Your guide to San Francisco

All About San Francisco

Surrounded on three sides by glittering water, punctuated by comically high hills, festooned with verdant public parks, and alternately enshrouded in mysterious fog and blazing sunshine, San Francisco is one of the prettiest places on earth. The city has long attracted iconoclasts and fortune seekers, in the shape of Gold Rush hopefuls, immigrants who fought to build thriving communities, and queer people seeking a home and civil rights. It’s a city of glorious contrasts: storybook Victorians and soaring skyscrapers; the bright, pinging amusements of Fisherman’s Wharf and the austere beauty of Ocean Beach. Like the rest of the Bay Area — which includes Oakland to the east, Marin to the north, and San Jose to the south — San Francisco continues to transform. But its scruffy, proudly independent roots are never far from the surface.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Francisco

San Francisco has a legendarily capricious climate — hot, sunny days can turn chilly on a dime, so no matter what time of year it is, pack layers. March through June typically ushers in temperatures in the low-to-mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit. July through October is generally warmer, with temperatures in the high 60s or low 70s. Fall is often considered this city’s summer. November through February is brisk, with temperatures dipping into the 50s. Expect some fog and wind year round.


Top things to do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

Opened in 1870, this park’s 1,017 acres are the undisputed jewel of the park system (and that’s saying a lot). Visit close to 2,000 species of rare, tropical, and aquatic plants inside the stately Conservatory of Flowers. Explore an indoor rainforest at the California Academy of Sciences, and surround yourself with world-class art at the de Young Museum. Ride a carousel, paddle a boat around Stow Lake, or stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden. Just don’t expect to do it all in one day.

Alcatraz

This tiny island in the bay, now a National Park, has a complicated and fascinating history. Best known as the home of an (almost) inescapable federal prison populated by notorious criminals, Alcatraz is also the site of a historically significant protest led by Native American activists, who occupied the island for nineteen months starting in 1969 to protest the US government's failure to surrender federal land owed to the tribes who once lived there. A trip to Alcatraz to learn about its many lives is well worth it. Tickets go fast, so plan ahead and book your voyage early.

Golden Gate Bridge

Completed in 1937, this gorgeous 1.7-mile-long Art Deco wonder is renowned for its hue — a color so distinct it has its own name: International Orange. Walking, biking, or driving are all wonderful ways to experience this architectural marvel, and on the Marin side you’ll find a rest stop with bathrooms and breathtaking views of the bridge and bay. One thing to note: If you walk or bike, wear layers, as it can get very windy crossing the bridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in San Francisco?

    San Francisco has a mild, temperate maritime climate. Summers are often cool and foggy, with temperatures around 70°F (21°C), while winters are rainy with temperatures around 50°F (10°C). Layered clothing is often recommended due to the city's microclimates.

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

    Popular activities in San Francisco include walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, exploring the vibrant murals in the Mission District, taking a cable car ride, and engaging in ecological volunteer activities at the Presidio.

  • What is the best time of year to visit San Francisco?

    San Francisco is most frequently visited during summer and fall, from June to October. Notable events include the Pride Parade in June, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in August, and the Fleet Week airshow in October.

  • What are the best places to stay in San Francisco?

    Popular areas to stay in San Francisco include bustling Union Square for shopping enthusiasts, Fisherman's Wharf for waterfront views, the Mission District for a vibrant food scene, and Pacific Heights for its historic charm.

  • What are the best places to visit in San Francisco?

    Popular places to visit in San Francisco include the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island with its historically rich prison, Fisherman's Wharf for a taste of local seafood, and Chinatown, the oldest one in North America.

  • What are some hiking trails in San Francisco?

    San Francisco has a variety of hiking trails for all levels. Consider exploring the Lands End Trail for stunning coastal views, the Mount Sutro Loop for a stroll in a eucalyptus forest, or the Presidio's Ecology Trail for an enriching educational experience.

  • What are some family activities to do in San Francisco?

    Families visiting San Francisco often enjoy exploring the California Academy of Sciences, taking a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting the interactive Exploratorium museum, or spending a day at the San Francisco Zoo.

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

    For day trips, consider exploring the scenic Marin Headlands, tasting your way through Napa Valley's vineyards, immersing in the quaint charm of Sausalito, or discovering the natural beauty of Muir Woods National Monument.

  • Are there vacation rentals near San Francisco's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near San Francisco's top attractions. We offer over 32,680 vacation rentals near Golden Gate Park - Chinese Pavilion, over 33,680 vacation rentals near Fisherman''s Wharf, over 21,920 vacation rentals near Golden Gate Bridge, over 16,820 vacation rentals near Sheraton Fisherman''s Wharf Hotel, and over 10,890 vacation rentals near Golden Gate Park, and so much more! Experience the best of San Francisco right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in San Francisco?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in San Francisco. From over 1,180 condo rentals, over 2,260 house rentals to over 2,940 apartment rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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