Where to stay around California?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 48,939 holiday lettings near California. From 24,224 Houses to 13,353 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near California is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in California?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in California. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Los Angeles: 6,098 holiday homes
  • San Francisco: 1,745 holiday homes
  • Santa Monica: 3,803 holiday homes
  • San Diego: 5,294 holiday homes
  • Palm Springs: 5,777 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in California! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in California?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in California with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Los Angeles: 6,098 holiday lettings
  • San Francisco: 1,745 holiday lettings
  • Santa Monica: 3,803 holiday lettings
  • San Diego: 5,294 holiday lettings
  • Palm Springs: 5,777 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to California?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in California are:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 5,492 self catering accommodations
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 1,842 self catering accommodations
  • Ocean Ridge Airport (E55): 297 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in California?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in California. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Venice Beach: 5,457 holiday rentals
  • Disneyland: 2,674 holiday rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1,604 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 3,763 holiday rentals
  • Yosemite Valley: 626 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around California listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Self-catering holiday rentals in California for your home stay

They say California is less a place and more a state of mind. Our self-catering holiday homes will allow you to live like a Californian, alongside some of the friendliest people on the planet. San Francisco is home of the hippie and backdrop to so many of your favourite movies. Here you'll find one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Golden Gate, and the chilling historic Alcatraz Prison. The vineyards of the world-renowned Napa Valley are an easy trip from your holiday homes. For your family holidays in California, a drive down the Pacific Highway is one of the most exciting things you can do. Stop at the beaches along the way and cool off. Big Sur is one of the most outstanding natural attractions. It's perfect walking territory, with the ocean way beneath you. You can take the highway all the way to Los Angeles, and take up residence at another of our holiday rentals there. Who could leave California without going to Hollywood? Pretend you're a star as you walk down Wilshire Boulevard. Visit the J Paul Getty Museum, an astonishing collection of art in a great piece of modern architecture. Disneyland is of course a must for the school holidays. For the ideal group activity, there's the annual Coachella Festival which attracts the world's top bands. Palm Springs hosts an art festival the start of each year, ideal from your holiday rentals. In San Diego, the zoo is a must-visit from your holiday rentals, rated as one of the finest in the world. It's the perfect attraction for your family holidays. Northern California is a destination in its own right. Try a trip on your summer holidays to the Lassen Volcanic National Park. This is California at its wildest and most primeval, a reminder that the American wilderness is there for you, an easy drive from your holiday rentals.

Holiday Lettings in California for your short break

Whether you're visiting California for the school holidays or for a short break we will spoil you for choice with our holiday rentals. Take our selection of great holiday houses in California. If you choose, you can live like a movie star on the beach for a short break. We guarantee that you will never forget the experience. Panoramic views and swimming pools are part of the California dream and they can be yours at these holiday rentals. Friendliness comes as standard from your neighbours, and the minute you arrive you'll feel like a local. Whether it's poolside in Los Angeles or your own desert getaway in Palm Springs, these holiday houses have no equal. Elegant apartments in California for your short break in San Francisco come loaded with local charm, perhaps in a Victorian neighbourhood. Or take an apartment in Hollywood, and wake up in your dreams. Romantic cottages in California on the wild north coast, for instance, make ideal holiday rentals for a short break. Great taste comes as standard, as do fabulous beaches. For your winter holidays, try one of our secluded cabins in California for your holiday rentals. Skiing resorts here are among the best in the world. And the log fires will make you feel right at home. Condos in California are the perfect option for your family holidays, with every convenience right at hand, and the easy style of American living. We have a huge choice of modern apartments. Laid-back San Diego might be your choice, with its year-round mild climate and easy access to fine beaches. Condos in California are numerous too on the shores of Lake Tahoe, always listed as one of the top ten places to visit in California in winter or summer. If you enjoy outdoor activities, one of these condos, big or small, is ideal for your short breaks or family holidays.

The best time to enjoy California

You won't go wrong with choosing a season in California. The summers are long and hot. And this is the best time to enjoy the legendary beaches, a must for your family holidays from your beachside holiday rentals. Learn to hang out with the locals, or take a drive and find a beach of your own, because California is so big that you need never be part of a crowd. There are numerous surf schools where, after a few hours' tuition, you'll almost feel like a professional, with the videos to prove it. And all so easily reachable from your holiday rentals. It means that school holidays in California become an extraordinary adventure. Spring and autumn bring their own delights. These seasons are ideal for touring the countryside from your holiday rentals and taking in some of the more unusual sights out in the desert. Stop the car, off the highway, and listen. The quiet will seep into your bones. Autumn allows you to see the trees change their colours, and to enjoy the first vintages of the year at the wineries. The most popular attractions such as Disneyland are ideal in the "shoulder seasons" too, and the climate is so mild you can still take to the beach afterwards. Winters in California mean winter sports. And there is no shortage of choices of places where you can find your ideal holiday rentals for snowboarding, skiing or skating. Holiday rentals in the ski resorts around Lake Tahoe are perfect at this time of the year, so close to the slopes that you can ski in and ski out. The great cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco have extremely mild winters, and seasoned travellers believe this could just be the finest time for your holiday rentals so that you truly can live like a local. Take in a night at the opera, the delights of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf or a tranquil walk through Golden Gate Park and find the joy here that Californians relish. For your school holidays or short breaks, choose the season that you desire, and California will give you what it does best, a magnificent welcome and an extraordinary holiday from these vacation rentals. And at Owners Direct you can enjoy secure and safe booking for your holiday rentals.