Destination guide

Holiday homes to rent in the San Francisco Bay Area

If you’re looking for one of the most memorable holidays you can imagine, visiting the San Francisco Bay Area is a great choice. From the historic sites and world-class restaurants of San Francisco to the lush vineyards of Napa Valley, there’s almost no end to the fun that you can have in this area, especially if you’re staying in a quality holiday home. In the Bay Area, you’ll have access to a wide array of holiday homes to rent, from large homes perfect for a family vacation to smaller apartments that are ideal for the solo traveller. Whichever type of rental you choose, you’re virtually guaranteed to enjoy a dream holiday.

Outdoor activities

The best San Francisco Bay Area outdoor activities

If you plan to have fun on your holiday in the Bay Area, spending time outdoors is a must. On a warm day, you can head over to Ocean Beach, a world-class surfing spot with large swells that make for big fun. If you love going on a hike through nature, you may want to visit the Consumes River Gorge, which features rocky hiking trails, babbling brooks and even a few swimming holes where you can cool off. For an unforgettable outdoor experience, you can go for a leisurely walk or bike ride across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. Whatever your preferences, you’ll find outdoor fun in close proximity to holiday homes.

How to get around

Travel to your San Francisco Bay Area holiday accommodation

Once you’ve arrived in the Bay Area, you’ll need to decide how to travel to and from your holiday home. Fortunately, wherever you’re staying, you’ll have a variety of transport options. The cities in this region offer reliable public transport systems that include buses, and in San Francisco, trams. Taxis are widely available, and if you’d like the freedom to fully explore the region, you can choose a car hire. With a car hire, you’ll be able to visit all of the Bay Area’s vibrant cities and can return to your holiday rental with ease after a day of adventure.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Bay Area is known for its delectable cuisine, particularly its fresh seafood. On your holiday, you should be sure to sample a number of favourite local dishes at least once. For example, you can find cioppino, a hearty seafood stew with a wine and tomato broth, at many of the area’s top restaurants found near holiday accommodation. Dungeness crab, which is a succulent midsize crab typically served cracked, is another delicacy you may want to try on your holiday. Finally, while you’re in San Francisco proper, you can savour a famous Mission-style burrito, a gigantic burrito packed with ingredients such as cheese, rice and beans.

Essential info

Information for your holiday in the San Francisco Bay Area

If it’s your first time in a holiday rental in the San Francisco area, there is a bit of information that you need to know. The United States dollar is the currency in this region, and while most places will accept debit or credit cards, you may also want a bit of cash on hand. Tipping is customary in area restaurants and is usually between 15 and 20 per cent of your pretax bill. Temperatures can vary widely depending on the city you’re visiting, so you may want to pack a mixture of warm- and cool-weather clothing. Finally, if you need access to emergency services while on holiday, you can dial 911.

How many holiday accommodation are available around San Francisco Bay Area?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,176 holiday rentals around San Francisco Bay Area. From 1,886 Houses to 1,492 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Francisco Bay Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Francisco Bay Area. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • San Francisco: 1,944 holiday rentals
  • Ashbury Heights: 184 holiday rentals
  • Downtown: 695 holiday rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 792 holiday rentals
  • Sacramento: 296 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in San Francisco Bay Area! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Francisco Bay Area?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in San Francisco Bay Area with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • San Francisco: 1,944 holiday homes
  • Sacramento: 296 holiday homes
  • Sausalito: 1,495 holiday homes
  • Kenwood: 823 holiday homes
  • Napa: 981 holiday homes

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 San Francisco Bay Area?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in San Francisco Bay Area are:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 2,066 holiday houses
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL): 1,115 holiday houses
  • San Rafael, CA (SRF): 1,866 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in San Francisco Bay Area?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in San Francisco Bay Area. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stanford University: 550 holiday rentals
  • Painted Ladies: 2,322 holiday rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,315 holiday rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 2,306 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco City Hall: 2,309 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Francisco Bay Area listed on Stayz 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 homes.

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