Destination guide

Head to the scenic city of Marin County

The forests and beaches create a pretty picture of Marin County. This scenic city is known for its hiking, restaurants and shopping. Muir Woods and Angel Island are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Marin County

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Marin County a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (26.7 mi / 43 km)
  • Artesa Winery (27 mi / 43.4 km)
  • Indian Valley Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Pacheco Ranch Winery (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Marin County

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Marin County

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Marin County is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (24.9 mi / 40 km)
  • Twin Peaks (27.6 mi / 44.5 km)
  • Muir Woods (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Angel Island (22.6 mi / 36.4 km)
  • Sonoma Plaza (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Jack London State Historic Park (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Marin County

Fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), the closest airport, located 13 mi (21 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 29.4 mi (47.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Marin County?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,781 holiday lettings around Marin County. From 113 cottages to 113 cabins, 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 water-view property in Marin County?

The tension of everyday life simply melt away when you're near the water. Gather your crew and make yourselves at home — it's time to find your zen. HomeAway has 276 waterfront holiday rentals in this destination. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our range here includes:

  • 263 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 261 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 250 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Marin County?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. Offering plenty of room to move, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 847 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £38 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 553 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Condo: 156 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Hotel: 126 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.

Can I stay in Marin County in a large group?

There's nothing better than staying somewhere completely new with extended family and friends. And the best news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for large groups of travellers. Our worldwide database presently has 205 available. Rental accommodation around here that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 614 rental accommodation ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as £94.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 guests? We have 351 that will suit. The starting price is £115 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 5 guests? We have 234 rental properties that will be perfect. Prices start from £62 per night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you organise your Marin County adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Marin County?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Look through our economical holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your crew has enough room to spread out. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first stop ought to be Sausalito. Here, HomeAway has 1,186 holiday rentals at an average price of £211 per night. Another 1,190 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Mill Valley. With an average price of £215 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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