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Vacation rentals in San Francisco

Vacation rentals in San Francisco

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“The house and our bedroom we're just great. It really felt homey, especially with Puss and Boots coming in and out of our room, haha. Emily has some extra special touches for us and our few moments seeing each other during our stay she was just the sweetest. The house was in a great area and close to some really awesome spots we ate at. Would absolutely come back if I were in the city again!”
Emily
Emily
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“My husband and I had a lovely stay here for our anniversary weekend away! It took us just over 10 minutes to walk to the Sutro Bath ruins to begin our incredible 5 mile hike down the Gold Coast! We highly recommend the hike if you love breathtaking views! I have some dietary restrictions so I brought a lot of my own food and we had everything we needed to eat in the room -- a spacious table, large fridge, toaster oven, utensils, plates, cutting boards, etc! Would definitely stay here again! Thanks Landy!”
Annika
Annika
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“Vanick's place is a quintessential San Francisco experience - tucked into a charming neighborhood a stone's throw away from the Castro, the Haight and Duboce Triangle. Wake up and sip your coffee at the thoughtfully placed table outside and you can see the Salesforce Tower, but step back inside and you'll feel like you are in old-school, artistic San Francisco. The hosts have thought of everything, including personalized touches that make you feel right at home.”
Margaret
Margaret

Vacation rentals under $200

The average cost for a stay in San Francisco is $216/night

Perfectly located Castro
Private room
Perfectly located Castro
Price:$75 / night
Mulk Place
Entire guest suite
Mulk Place
Price:$92 / night
Charming Garden Apartment, Steps From The Beach
Entire house
Charming Garden Apartment, Steps From The Beach
Price:$150 / night
Upscale Private Ensuite Bed & Bath
Private room
Upscale Private Ensuite Bed & Bath
Price:$119 / night

Vacation rentals for every style

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Popular amenities for San Francisco vacation rentals

  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Where to stay in San Francisco

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your vacation

Photo of Twin PeaksTwin PeaksWhat locals sayQuiet · Residential · Busy
Photo of Fisherman's WharfFisherman's WharfWhat locals sayHistoric · Classic
Photo of ChinatownChinatownWhat locals sayHistoric · Vibrant · Quiet
Photo of Alamo SquareAlamo SquareWhat locals sayHip · Historic · Quiet
Photo of Haight-AshburyHaight-AshburyWhat locals sayBohemian · Classic · Historic
Photo of The CastroThe CastroWhat locals sayQuiet · Vibrant · Historic

Stay near San Francisco’s top sights

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

The bridge never gets old, even for longtime residents. It is spectacular, and is best experienced by bike. It’s two miles long and takes 20 minutes to cross. For a great ride, rent a Mission Bicycle, take the Wiggle to Golden Gate Park, and then cross the Presidio to the bridge and ride into Sausalito. From Sausalito, catch the ferry back to SF. The western walkway is open to cyclists only, so you get across more quickly. Tourists tend to mob the eastern, pedestrian side. At night, the bridge is closed to pedestrians but not to cyclists. You push a button and an unseen guard buzzes you in.

Jefferson
Jefferson

Places to stay near Golden Gate Bridge

Quiet Room in Apartment near Golden Gate Park
Verified
Quiet Room in Apartment near Golden Gate Park
Price:$175 / night
Beautiful Room in Outer Richmond!
Private room
Beautiful Room in Outer Richmond!
Price:$59 / night
Cozy Garden Studio - Private Entry
Entire house
Cozy Garden Studio - Private Entry
Price:$99 / night
Room @ Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beaches & Parks.
Private room
Room @ Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beaches & Parks.
Price:$75 / night
Photo of Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

One of the most popular destinations for tourists -- there are attractions such as museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings and piers, and scenic vistas over the Bay. Bring a jacket!

Tim
TimLives in SF

Places to stay near Fisherman's Wharf

Unique Experience Cozy Sailboat SF Pier 39
Boat
Unique Experience Cozy Sailboat SF Pier 39
Price:$131 / night
1BR Suite at Fisherman's Wharf *No Cleaning Fee*
Resort room
1BR Suite at Fisherman's Wharf *No Cleaning Fee*
Price:$165 / night
AWESOME LOCATION-SUITES AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Entire apartment
AWESOME LOCATION-SUITES AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Price:$188 / night
ROOM Marina LOCATION LOCATION
Private room
ROOM Marina LOCATION LOCATION
Price:$55 / night
Photo of Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park

What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.

Kate
KateLives in SF

Places to stay near Golden Gate Park

Private charming studio by Golden Gate Park
Entire guest suite
Private charming studio by Golden Gate Park
Price:$99 / night
★New Modern 1BR apt 1 min Walk to Golden Gate Park
Entire apartment
★New Modern 1BR apt 1 min Walk to Golden Gate Park
Price:$120 / night
5932 - Cozy & Charming Bedroom with Private Bath
Private room
5932 - Cozy & Charming Bedroom with Private Bath
Price:$70 / night
Large Studio Near Golden Gate Park!
Entire apartment
Large Studio Near Golden Gate Park!
Price:$209 / night

Tips from San Francisco locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack

Bring a jacket & layers San francisco is cold especially in june/july. please be prepared by bringing the layers. water & fog keeps san francisco cool most of the year.

Satish
SatishLives in San Francisco

Always have some extra layers as sf can go from a sunny summer to a foggy winter in minutes. Wind breakers and scarfs sell well here...

Kevin & Esther
Kevin & EstherLives in San Francisco

What's the best way to get around

Getting around takes time Even though sf is a small city, it takes time to get around. going 2 miles can take upto 40 minutes especially if you are taking the muni - budget that into your day plans for moving between places.

Vibha
VibhaLives in San Francisco

What's the local culture like

Don't leave luggage in your car (especially rental cars) when parking in sf. Car break-ins are a big problem in sf and tourists who leave their luggage in their cars are a prime target.

Yelena
YelenaLives in San Francisco

More local recommendations

Food & restaurants
Food & restaurants
Bars & nightlife
Bars & nightlife
Parks & nature
Parks & nature
Sightseeing & landmarks
Sightseeing & landmarks

All about San Francisco

The “City by the Bay” has a little something for everyone. It has a colorful history and world-famous landmarks you’ll definitely want to check off your must-see list. It’s considered one of the foodie capitals of the nation, with excellent cuisine from all over the world. There are massive parks for hiking within city limits and more than a few beaches, and every neighborhood is distinct. Stay in a Victorian full of character or a modern condo to get the true San Francisco experience.

Getting there

The easiest way to get to San Francisco is to fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). It’s about twelve miles from the city center, and depending on where you’re staying, you can easily hop on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train to get downtown in 40 minutes. Order a taxi (or rideshare) and you’ll be at your destination in about 25 minutes.

It’s also easy to fly into Oakland International Airport (OAK), which is just on the other side of the bay. BART, taxis, and rideshares are all available there as well. The driving time might be a bit longer since you’ll have to cross the Bay Bridge. Keep in mind that Bay Area traffic can be quite congested, especially during rush hour (which usually lasts longer than just one hour) on weekdays.

Weather

Year-round, the temperature in San Francisco generally stays between 60 and 70 degrees (Fahrenheit). However, there’s a natural phenomenon in this city that can change the weather in just a few hours: the coastal fog. September and October are when “San Francisco summer” finally rolls in. The fog burns off, the temperatures reach the 70s (and sometimes the 80s), and the most epic sunsets appear this time of year.

Annual events

Chinese New Year ParadeFebruary

A parade that’s been working its way through Chinatown since the 1860s. Look out for the dragon float.

Bay to BreakersMay

A race across the city’s seven miles, which most runners do in costume.

SF PrideJune

A weekend full of fun activities throughout the city celebrating the LBGTQIA community.

Outside Lands Music FestivalAugust

This three-day music festival takes place in Golden Gate Park and hosts some of the hottest headliners of today.

Fleet WeekOctober

The annual air show featuring jets from the United States Armed Forces over a weekend in early fall.

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