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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in North Coast California, USA your home away from home

The North Coast of California is known as the Redwood Coast as it is the famous area where giant redwood trees thrive. The area runs north from San Francisco along the Pacific coast to the border with Oregon. It is a very scenic, rural area with stunning sandy beaches making holiday rentals in North Coast California very popular at any time of year.

Things to Do in North Coast California, USA

North Coast California holiday rentals are ideally located for enjoying the miles of wide open sandy beaches that California is known for. Less crowded than the beaches further south, they are still ideal for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, whalewatching and swimming. Take long walks on the firm sands, shell collecting and exploreing the many rocky coves. Take a hike beneath the giant redwoods, some up to 200 feet high and wide enough to drive a car through! Some of the best examples are in Grizzly Creek State Park or the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Play golf at the elite Sonoma Golf Course or Monte Rio’s Northwood Golf Course.

Places to Visit Around North Coast California, USA

Santa Rosa is the only city of any size within easy reach of your North Coast California vacation rental. The area was settled by Europeans in the 1830s and has some historic commercial architecture in the downtown Railroad Square district. Museums worth visiting include the Sonoma County Museum, the Charles M Schulz Museum (creator of Peanuts cartoons) and for aviation enthusiasts, the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Eureka is an interesting town to explore, in Humboldt County. Look for the Gothic Carson Mansion in the Old Town and the “Pink Lady” across the road, a wedding gift to his eldest son. The Art Deco theatres are also worth visiting and the Sequoia Park Zoo is set in beautiful gardens in a mature Redwood forest.

Weather in North Coast California, USA

Holiday rentals in North Coast California enjoy a temperate climate, classified as a cool-summer Mediterranean climate. The area has mild, showery winters with temperatures down to 13°C (55°F) during the day in January and overnight temperatures rarely falling below 8°C (46°F). Dry summer days reach 21°C (70°F) in September. The coastal area is influenced by Pacific Ocean currents that moderate the temperatures, giving the area little seasonal variation in temperatures. The ocean also produces frequent early morning fog along these west coast areas.

Travel to North Coast California, USA

San Francisco (SFO) Airport is the main airport serving holiday homes in North Coast California. It has hundreds of flights daily from all over the USA and the world, making it very easy to reach this area. The major airlines using San Francisco Airport are United, American and Southwest Airlines. A car is recommended for exploring this beautiful area and for reaching your chosen North Coast California holiday rental.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A sanctuary.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Bird Watch was a gift to myself and it was worth it, absolutely. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a month there, and it was perfection. As soon as you walk into the house, you can’t help but take a deep breath and feel the quiet, the calm, and see the breathtaking view of the harbor. The home is clean, comfortable, and tastefully done in every sense, including the way the windows were designed/placed to frame certain views (like a tree branch) and the whimsical details from the tile inserts to the colored glass in the fence. The bedding is heaven on earth and you can’t help but sink into blissful slumber each night. And the views…from the moment you open your eyes, the views are something to behold, as are the birds. Depending on when you catch the tide going out, the birds are there; sometimes right in front of the house, and sometimes farther into the harbor. (There was one particular snowy egret that I’m convinced came every morning to say hello.) On one sunny but rather windy day, para- and windsurfers, kayakers, and kites seemed to be everywhere. Crab season runs from Nov. to May, so there was crab right off the boats. The nearest wharf is a 5-min. walk, or you can go to the marina on the northside of the harbor, a 10-min. drive; totally yum. Cooking at Bird Watch was a joy with a fully stocked kitchen for any gourmet chef or wannabe. Oh, and the wine – Bodega Bay is in Sonoma County! Enough said. Annie was wonderful to communicate with, not only for the transaction but for recommendations and local info. I spent countless hours walking the trails (Doran Beach and oceanside, an ideal whale watch point), reading, listening to and playing music, and communing with all that was around me. Bird Watch was the perfect sanctuary for a much-needed time of rejuvenation and I look forward to getting back there for another extended stay. 5 stars all the way!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2009