California Vacation Rentals by Owner
Why Book a Vacation Rental in California Directly by Owner?
The gold rush, fields of golden poppies,
the Golden State
Bridge, and golden sunsets along the
coastline… it is no wonder California is
nicknamed “the Golden
State”. And, the state motto of California
is “Eureka… I
have found it!” When you rent a California
vacation home, that is exactly what you will say! With Villa4Vacation.com,
you will find the perfect California
vacation villa to watch their infamous golden coastal sunsets. The warmth and spirit of Californians
sincerely complements the California’s
perfect, year-round temperatures, diverse landscapes, and unique attractions,
a premier travel destination!
California vacation homes, California
vacation rentals, California villas, California cabins, and California
condos are the best way to enjoy all that California has to offer. If you want to plan a family town &
country Southern California beach vacation, tour the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
drive up Northern California’s coast to wine country, snorkel off the island of
Catalina and explore the kelp forests, or conquer Tahoe’s “Heavenly” slopes,
California literally has it all! A California vacation
rental gives you and your fellow travelers room to make yourselves at home
while exploring travel destinations rich in history, natural beauty, and
national heritage. Whatever your travel
budget may be, a variety of California
vacation rentals are available.
Rent a California Vacation Rental Directly by Owner
There is no
place like home… except when you stay at a California
vacation rental! If you are looking
for a luxurious, Hot Springs Spa vacation rental or a modest pet-friendly, ski-in
ski-out condo rental, California
has it all. Reserve your vacation rental directly by owner and
ask about their local attractions.
The beauty of Southern
California vacation rental homes is that the options are endless. When you think of Southern California, San Diego immediately
comes to mind. Nicknamed, “America’s Finest
City,” San Diego is treasured for its heavenly
climate, 70 miles
of postcard perfect beaches, and the finest attractions for all ages. Home to the Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and
LEGOLAND California, San
Diego vacation homes allow travelers of all ages experience these popular
attractions while still enjoying the comforts of home. Don’t forget to stop off at Mission Beach and take a ride on the Giant
Dipper Roller Coaster… if you dare! Home
to the self-proclaimed biggest urban cultural park in the US, Balboa Park, San
Diego vacation rentals will not let even the most
adventurous travelers down!
Moving up the
coast, you will find some of the finest vacation rental homes in Orange County. Famous from some of television’s most popular
shows like the “Laguna Beach”, “The OC,” and “Real Housewives of Orange County,” Orange County
offers vacation rental options for any budget.
Whether you are looking for a quaint surf shack so you can catch some
waves at Surf City USA®, aka Huntington
Beach or looking to splurge and live the good life in a Laguna
Beach Ocean View Villa, Orange
County certainly won’t
disappoint. Taking the kids with
you? Rent an Anaheim vacation rental directly by owner and
stay minutes from Mickey
Mouse’s west coast home. Make sure
to spend the evening with Mickey and share in the new Disney experience… “World of Color”. One
thousand, two hundred water fountains loaded with lights and sounds transport
spectators to a magical “World of Color”!
Other options for SoCal vacation rentals
include Newport Beach houses, Balboa Island rentals, Dana
Point beachfront homes, Sunset Beach
townhomes, and San
Clemente homes directly by
Angeles is probably most greatly associated with the West Coast and California. Whether you are looking to be discovered on
your Hollywood adventure or stand at the top of the world and look down from
the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles
vacation rentals will not disappoint. Seeking
excitement mixed with beauty and recreation?
There’s the all-day excitement of Disneyland,
Universal Studios, and Knott's Berry Farm.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
features wonderful exhibitions of Pacific
Coast sea-life and at the Griffith
Park Observatory you can take in jaw-dropping views of the city and Hollywood sign. For many, tours of the homes of the stars are
a must. They’re available through the
Hollywood Hills, and may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a celebrity
and not just their mailbox! Evening
concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are special treats for locals and
travelers. The Los Angeles Zoo, Museum of Contemporary Art, and other museums as
well as Dodger Stadium and many performing arts centers offer fun, excitement
and activity options for young and old – from day into night. Chic clubs and
lounges, restaurants and world-class shopping on Rodeo Drive add to the allure of a Los Angeles vacation home.
Island is a beautiful and scenic beach-lover’s paradise. A big
attraction is the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens and the many festivals
celebrated throughout the year. The walk along Crescent Street from the dock is
dotted with quaint shops and boutiques and water-sports abound for the recreation-minded.
For added value and amenities, choose from a great selection of Los Angeles vacation rental villas, LA condominiums or Hollywood
vacation homes throughout the area.
Central Coast California Vacation Rentals
Coastal California vacation rentals enjoy the best of town and
Coast vacation rentals directly by
owner blend California’s
natural beauty with today’s modern luxuries.
Imagine waking up from your Santa Barbara condo rental and walking out
the door to check out the early morning surf while sipping a cup of java and
munching on a locally baked morning muffin that you bought at the daily
farmers’ markets, or spending the day whale watching and exploring Santa Cruz
Island. Spanning 350 miles from just north
of Los Angeles to just below San
Francisco, a California
vacation rental offers untouched coastline, rolling vineyards, gold-tinted
hills. Wherever you rent a vacation home
along the Central Coast of California, make sure to take a ride on Highway 1. It is one of the most scenic and leisurely
routes in America.
Barbara vacation homes are amidst the epicenter of art, history, culture,
and relaxation! Atop Mission Canyon, explore miles of winding trails as you pass
scented wildflowers, redwoods and California
cacti at Santa Barbara
Botanic Garden. Near town, stop at the 18th-century hilltop
Old Mission Santa Barbara that overlooks the city and beyond, and is still home
to a community of Franciscan friars. The
opulent collections of early-20th-century American and French paintings at Santa
Barbara Museum of Art include major works by Matisse,
and are not to be missed. After the
sightseeing tour is over, grab some fresh beach towels from your Santa Barbara vacation villa and head to East Beach, Santa Barbara's favorite beach, stretching from the Santa Barbara Zoological
Gardens to Chase
and the wharf. As you get closer to the
pier, you can enjoy green lawns, tall palms, and a variety of facilities,
making this beach a good choice for everyone.
The ability to
discover rustic towns and within moments be dining at a Five Star regional
Cuisine restaurant is what makes California’s Central Coast vacation home experiences unrivaled. With so much to explore and discover on the Central Coast, you are never far from just what
you are looking for. Vacation to Monterey Bay,
or Santa Cruz
and find the island-style paradise you have been searching for on the
mainland! Along the Central Coast,
follow the world-famous 17
Mile Drive and be transported to a charming village is a
world-class California destination resort for lovers and the ultimate location
for weddings, golfing, spa-enthusiasts, gourmets, wine connoisseurs, auto
aficionados, hikers, artists, musicians and movie stars. Carmel, made
famous by John Steinbeck in his epic book
"Cannery Row," is located at the shores of one of America’s most
famous natural ocean sanctuaries and is home to the world-famous Monterey Bay
is world-renowned for its rustic vacation cottages, quaint inns, historical
hotels, spa resorts, and fabulous international events.
San Francisco, Wine Country, and North Coast California
winding hills, waterfront views, cultural feast, wooded and rural, quaint
fishing town… this is what makes up the
San Francisco Bay area. When you rent a
vacation rental in San Francisco, you are not only going to take a ride on a
trolley or around Lombard Street or even over the Golden Gate Bridge, but you
are going to witness exquisite bay views, romantic strolls through quaint,
unpopulated towns, and enjoy succulent seafood so fresh you will think it is
still moving! San Francisco vacation
apartments for rent are ideal for travelers who want to spend their afternoons
sightseeing around the City by the Bay and spend their evenings wandering
Fisherman’s Wharf, gorgeous parks, and maybe even taking in some dancing at San
Fran’s hottest nightclubs. Other popular
options for exploring San Francisco
include the Winchester Mystery House, Aquarium of the Bay, Presidio of San
Francisco, Pier 39, and the San Francisco Zoo.
If sipping a
glass of red while dining over a luscious plate of deliciousness is more of
what you are looking for in your California
vacation, then Wine Country is your perfect fit! Set your bags down in a California
Wine Country vacation rental, unpack the wine opener, and feel all five
senses go into overload over the beauty of Northern
California. Whether you are
looking for a modest Wine Country vacation rental or want to go all out in a
villa, Villa4Vacation.com’s Napa
Valley and Sonoma Valley
vacation homes will not disappoint. It
is said that Napa
Valley became famous
because of its elegant Chardonnay and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon, however,
the hospitality of the locals is celebrated.
Walk through a local farmer’s market and you will understand. Able to pair a wine with anything, the locals
of Napa Valley,
Sonoma, and Russian River
Valley, eagerly offer
advice on the best of the best in Wine Country.
And, remember, when you rent a Sonoma
Valley vacation villa or a Napa Valley
cottage for rent, eating and drinking are not the only activities
available. Cycle off-road and literally
through the vineyards on mountain bikes or sign up for a more casual bicycle
tour such as "Napa's
Neighborhood for World Class Cabernet.”
The Stags Leap District is only three miles long and two miles wide,
making it a pleasure to explore on this laid-back bike tour. Soar above the grapes in a hot air balloon
for a more unique tour of wine country!
The possibilities are endless when you book California Wine Country
vacation homes directly by owner.
as “Authentic California”, California’s
North Coast is a landscape of rugged coastlines, towering forests, and
crystal clear lakes and rivers. There is
a country-side full of treasured farms and vineyards, and the North Coast
is where nature blends with the good life.
California’s North Coast
vacation rentals’ many rivers and lakes farther inland provide the ingredients
for excellent fishing, waterskiing, swimming, and
boating. Voted one of the prettiest
towns in the US by Forbes
Magazine for 2009 and 2010, Crescent
City vacation homes will
leave you awestruck by the breathtaking scale of its sky-scraping redwood grove
or panoramic sunsets over long, unoccupied beaches. Chocolate lovers will certainly be enticed
when booking a Mendocino vacation home.
Just moments from the Mendocino Chocolate Company, bring yummy local
fudge, truffles, barks, and more back to your vacation rental, sit back, relax,
and indulge! And, no matter where your North California vacation rental is located, it is a must
to experience the Avenue of the Giants, the world-famous 31-mile scenic drive
through 51,222 acres
of redwood groves.
California Deserts Vacation Rentals
California Deserts vacation villas directly by owner are
the perfect locale for honeymooners, couples, or anyone who just wants to relax
and enjoy the outdoors. Choose a California Desert vacation cabin or vacation home
and experience limitless opportunities for fun!
Drive through Joshua Tree National Park, consisting of over a
half-million acres of stark wilderness, visit Death Valley, the largest
national park in the continental U.S., an incredible 5,000 square miles, or partake
in off-roading adventures, horseback riding, or the
exploration of abandoned mines and ghost towns.
Want a little
more luxury? Select a Palm
Springs vacation home for rent. You
are pretty much guaranteed sunny days for your entire vacation since The Palm
Springs area has 350 days of sun each year.
And, the sun is not the only thing keeping you smiling when you book a Palm Springs or Palm
villa. The world class spa services are
the perfect oasis for health and beauty.
Golf lovers will revel in over 100 golf courses just moments from their Palm Springs vacation townhouse or Palm Springs vacation house. When your tee –time is up, spend time seeing
the sights of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The Living
Desert, the Magic Jungle Wildlife
Foundation (which features an exciting safari), the Indian
Canyons, the Aerial Tramway (The ride
ascends 5,900 feet
and provides amazing views of the desert valley), the Agua Caliente Cultural
Museum, the Palm
Springs Art Museum,
and Sunrise Park are must sees!
Don’t forget to
consider Cathedral City vacation rental homes, Indian Wells rentals, La Quinta vacation rentals, and Rancho Mirage homes for rent
when selecting the perfect California
Lake Tahoe, Gold Country, and High Sierra California Vacation Rentals
Where else in
can you experience between 300-500 inches of snow in one season? Lake
Tahoe vacation homes are not only located near world-class alpine ski
resorts but in the summer months golfers come to watch their golf game improve
without one lesson! Summer golf is very
popular in Lake Tahoe where they say, at
6,000' elevation, the ball travels 25 yards farther on a drive! Whether you book a North Shore Lake Tahoe ski
chalet rental or a South Shore Lake Tahoe slope-side condo rental directly by
owner, you will experience a unique and beautiful US national treasure. With 11 neighborhoods on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore,
you can ski-in and ski-out from the world-famous Squaw Valley ski resort or
rent a lake house in Crystal
Bay. Ever swim from one state to another? At Crystal
Bay vacation rentals, you have the
opportunity to go from California to Nevada, all while you
are enjoying a morning dip in one of the world’s most refreshing fresh water
lakes! Still not convinced that Lake Tahoe North
Shore vacation rentals are a sure bet
when booking a California
adventure? Do you like skiing,
snowboarding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides,
dog-sledding, camping, hiking, fishing, golf, hiking, biking, kayaking,
boating, tennis, outdoor concerts and festivals, shopping, dining, gambling,
spa-treatments, and pure relaxation? Is
there anything left that was not listed yet?
North Shore of Lake Tahoe vacation rental properties directly by owner are sure
to please then! Make sure to consider
Alpine Meadows vacation rental properties, Tahoe
City vacation rentals, Tahoe Vista
vacation homes for rent, or Truckee California
vacation rental cabins.
On the South
Shore of Lake Tahoe, the city of South
Lake Tahoe does not disappoint. Try
your luck at the blackjack tables in one of the five South
Lake casinos or tour the Sierra Nevada peaks by hot air balloon. When you book your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental directly by
owner, you will spend your days soaking in the radiant sunlight as the rays bounce of the exquisite blue waters while relaxing on
the deck of your shoreline vacation cabin rental. Your evenings will be filled with whatever
you pleasure. Host a dinner party cooked
with only the best local organic ingredients and served with regional wines at
your waterfront, mountain view South Lake Tahoe manor rental or venture out to
where the locales know how to spend the evenings best! Clubbing, casinos, or concerts are at your
disposal till the wee hours of the night.
size and range of the Lake Tahoe, the Gold Country, and the High Sierras
creates a microcosm of environments and activities throughout the east side of California, into Nevada. California’s
Gold Country vacation homes and High
Sierra’s luxury condos for rent provide a vast assortment of extravagant
resorts, world-class golf, modest local towns, and historical sites, all of
which make up the mountains of California. You may have snapped a photo from the top of
the Eiffel Tower
or stood in front of the vast Egyptian pyramids, or even scuba dive along the
Great Barrier Reef in Australia,
however, from the moment you pass through the gates of Yosemite National Park,
you will not even realize your breath being taken away. Yosemite National Park is nearly 95 percent
designated Wilderness and covers over 747,956 acres. Outside the doors of your Yosemite
vacation rental, are hundreds of wildlife species and thousands of plant
forms. Yosemite is famous for its granite
cliffs, plunging waterfalls, translucent streams, and colossal sequoia
groves. The Yosemite Falls
are powered by the snow melting from the winter months and to capture the peak
flow from one of the world’s tallest waterfalls, make sure to book your High
Sierra vacation rental for May!
You may not find
nuggets of gold at the bottom of California’s
Gold Country waters, but you will strike it rich when you rent a Gold Country
vacation rental. Colombia State
is the perfect stop to time-travel back to the 1850’s where gold miners and
stage coaches roamed the lands. No
matter if you strike it rich with gold or modern-day gold (e.g. fun times,
family-friendly activities, great outdoor or indoor recreation, etc.), your
Gold Country vacation rental will leave you feeling rich!
Experience the Best California Vacation Rentals have to Offer
California is the
birthplace of the Frisbee, Barbie dolls, skateboards, and video arcade games. Perfect things to bring along to your California cottage rental!
Every plant in Disneyland's
Tomorrow-land is edible. Guests are welcome to help themselves to bananas,
strawberries, tomatoes, and more.
produces over 17 million gallons of wine each year. That’s a lot of wine to fit into your
suitcases after you leave your California Wine Country manor.
Whitney is the highest peak in the continental U.S. at 14,495 feet.
Since it opened in 1937 the Golden
Gate Bridge in San Francisco,
more than 1,200 people have plunged 220 feet to their deaths.
The tallest tree in the world,
at 369 feet,
is in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Think you see can it from your California
Country vacation rental?
In the late 1850s, Kennedy
Mine, located in Jackson, served as one of the
richest gold mines in the world and the deepest mine in North
America. Make sure to pack
your shovels for some gold digging in the yard of your Gold Country cabin
Over 30,000,000 Legos were used to construct the attractions and
decorations at Legoland in Carlsbad,
California. Wonder if there are any vacation rentals built out of Legos?!
The best view in the United States
is at Mount
Diablo State Park. From the top of the 3,849 foot summit more
of the earth's surface can be seen than any other peak in the world, except Mt. Kilimanjaro
In the early 1960s, the Whaley
House in San Diego
was designated as officially haunted by the U.S. Commerce Department. California's
only other official haunted home is the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.
The Country Store in Baker has
sold more winning California State Lottery tickets than any outlet in the
state. Buy your own California vacation home after you buy your
winning ticket there!
The Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island
is the largest wooden structure in the United States.