Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Castro Valley

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Castro Valley. This city's shopping, golfing and restaurants draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery and Computer History Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Castro Valley

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Castro Valley a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • California's Great America (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Waterworld California (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Golden Tee Golfland (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Castro Valley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Castro Valley is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Twin Peaks (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Shoreline Park (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Angel Island (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Castro Valley

The nearest airport is in Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 7 mi (11.3 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Castro Valley Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Castro Valley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 773 holiday lettings around Castro Valley. From 245 houses to 216 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Castro Valley?

There are plenty of reasons to stay somewhere central when you take a trip to a new city, but no one can argue with the number one draw — location, location, location! HomeAway has 51 centrally located getaway rentals available. After a different setting? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 44 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 28 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Castro Valley?

Bid farewell to uninspiring hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 248 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £35 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Hotel: 129 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Apartment: 115 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • Studio: 39 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £56 per night.

Can I stay in Castro Valley in a large group?

Whether you're going on a special trip with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school gang, it's always stacks of fun staying in a brand new place together! The great news is that HomeAway has options to suit. House holiday rentals are the leading option for larger sized groups, with 48 listed here. Around the area, the properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can hold 6 people? We have 154 that will be ideal. Prices start from £48 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 99 rental properties perfect. You can get one for as little as £83 per night.
  • Searching for properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be delighted to find out we have 45 that'll be ideal. You can grab one from just £140 a night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you arrange your Castro Valley holiday through us!

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