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Pacific Grove Home
5 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 12 5 12 3 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My family and friends enjoyed a fun and memorable weekend at this house in Pacific Grove. Our group of ten adults, included four young married couples, two of whom have young children and babies. The house made it possible for all of us to gather for..."
- Al Chin, Downey, CA USA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Pacific Grove Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 9 4 9 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 9
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 9
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Absolutely love the place! ! ! I highly recommend it to anyone! It is beautiful! Dan Reighn is very helpful. He always gets back to you immediately! He is so organized and informative! The house accommodates many guests. I rented it for my wedding..."
- Pauline Monroy, Seaside, CA
(27) Excellent (27 reviews)
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Morro Bay Home
4 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We just stayed here for a girls' scrapbook retreat. The home is roomy and well stocked. The views are gorgeous and it is close to anywhere you want to go. Would highly recommend it."
- Janette Shelton, Del Mar, CA
(13) Excellent (13 reviews)
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Morro Bay Villa
5 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 16 5 16 Min stay varies
Villa / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 16
5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Sleeps 16
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This house was everything it stated in the site. It was very accommodating to all of our needs. We were centrally located by restaurants, ATV'S , and so much more. This was the right home to bring in my husbands birthday with a small group of friends..."
- Talanda Barrett, Union City, CA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Santa Cruz Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"First of all, since it was my turn to find a place for us to explore, my communications with Joyce - from beginning to end - were fabulous! She was responsive, accommodating and patient as there were a couple of glitches in terms of the rates posted..."
- Karen Brown, Southern California, USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Bed & Breakfast
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 1 2 1 night min stay
Bed & Breakfast / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
High Speed Internet • TV (Cable/Satellite) • Parking Included
"My mom and I stayed at the Villa Rosa Inn and the first thing we noticed when we got there was the beautiful landscape. It's absolutely gorgeous and makes you feel like you're somewhere tropical and serine. Everyone is very nice and we had a great time..."
- Ally Kubie, Oceanside CA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 No min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This was by far the best trip we've ever taken as a family and it was in VERY LARGE part due to staying at Cathrine's rental home. the please was perfect for our family to get some privacy and spread out which is something not possible in a hotel. the..."
- Greg Norris, San Clemente, CA
(19) Excellent (19 reviews)
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Oxnard Cottage
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
"Get away from the crowds and head to Oxnard. This beach house was perfect for me and my 3 adult kids! We each had our own bed...mine was the extremely comfy King. My 35 and 43- year- old boys said the beds in the "kids loft" we're long enough and comfortable..."
- Vicki Arambel, Utah
(33) Excellent (33 reviews)
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Ojai Home
11 BR / 10 BA / Sleeps 25 11 25 7 night min stay
Home / 11 Bedrooms / Sleeps 25
11 bedrooms 10 bathrooms Sleeps 25
Dishwasher • Microwave • DVD Player
"This property is a small piece of Heaven in the Ojai Valley Mountains. I was lucky enough to have a tour with the owner when I inquired about renting the facility for a family gathering and/or Wedding vacation. They were gracious enough to accept my request..."
- Amber Ponce, Lake Elsinore, CA USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Cayucos Home
8 BR / 6 BA / Sleeps 20 8 20 Min stay varies
Home / 8 Bedrooms / Sleeps 20
8 bedrooms 6 bathrooms Sleeps 20
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We recently enjoyed a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with our large family. The ranch is absolutely breathtaking and feels very isolated, even though it is only a short drive to nearby towns. Sadly for us, it rained (extremely unusual for this..."
- Emma Parkin, Newport Beach, CA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Aptos Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 11 3 11 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 11
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 11
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We enjoyed our stay very much. The home was just lovely...so clean and very comfortably appointed and decorated. The back living room was an unexpected surprise and perfect for our get together for my husband's 50th birthday celebration. There seems ..."
- Deanne Cagnacci, Hollister, CA
(12) Excellent (12 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 30 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We stayed at this home for 5 days and really enjoyed it. The views are killer and the home was large and comfortable enough for all 7 people. I know a few reviews of this home say there is a musty smell in the lower level but it's gone as we did not..."
- Julie Tscherney, Chicago, IL
(15) Excellent (15 reviews)
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Oxnard Home
6 BR / 5 BA / Sleeps 22 6 22 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 22
6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms Sleeps 22
Dishwasher • Microwave • DVD Player
"This is our second stay and we love it! 20 women stayed over the weekend and had an amazing time! The second floor is spacious and the kitchen is the favorite place to hang out! It is a pleasure to do business with the owner. He's great and responds..."
- Lori Tamura, Culver City, CA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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About Central Coast

Situated along the majestic Pacific Ocean, California’s Central Coast is full of breathtaking landscapes, historic attractions, and lots of outdoor adventures. Choose from Central Coast vacation rentals with stunning views of the water or charming homes downtown, so you can make the most of your West Coast getaway. The area surely won’t disappoint!

Climate

The Central Coast climate is considered Mediterranean, which means temperatures are mild throughout the entire year. While fog is common during the summer, it is limited to the coast. Inland valleys can be warm on summer days, with highs that can reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Cloudless skies are among the biggest draw to the area, but keep in mind that a short rainy season lasts from November to April. 

Regions

The area is divided into four main regions, each with a variety of Central Coast vacation rentals for travelers looking for a comfortable place to stay. The Ventura region is home to some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in this part of California. Many vacation homes here are centered in the cities of Ventura and Oxnard, while Heritage Valley offers a slower paced atmosphere. Beautiful Mediterranean architecture nestled within picturesque mountains is what characterizes the city of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area. The San Luis Obispo region is full of historic sights, while its coastline is some of the most rugged and beautiful in the state. Finally, settled in the northern reaches is the Montery Bay area. It includes Big Sur and outlying areas closer to San Francisco and is known for its many art galleries and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

Things to Do

The Central Coast region has plenty to keep you busy during your entire vacation no matter how long or short you stay. In San Luis Obispo while on a relaxing walking tour of “SLO” historic buildings, you’ll encounter many great family-friendly sights, including the city’s children’s museum and performing arts center. Buses leave regularly from downtown to visit the wine country nearby.

Less than an hour away is Hearst Castle, the former mansion of William Randolph Hearst. This well-known landmark consists of the 60,000 square foot “Casa Grande” and its elegant 30,000 square foot surroundings. It also includes numerous towers, spectacular pools, and more. 

For those looking for a sandy spot to relax, Pismo Beach is one of the most iconic in the area. Choose from Central Coast vacation rentals nearby so you won’t have to go far to enjoy the white sands and pristine beauty that are home to activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, and clam-digging. Whichever beach you choose to stay near, make sure to drive up and down the Pacific Coast Highway to take in sights like seals basking and pelicans perched on the rocks.

History buffs will want to explore the different missions scattered along California’s coast. Mission Santa Barbara and Mission San Buenaventura are just two of the impressive places of worship built by the early missionaries. Both offer tours and an on-site museum to explore.

Food & Drink

Many Central Coast vacation rentals benefit from proximity to the California’s famous wine country. Visit Wolff Vineyards or Tolosa Winery to sample excellent local wines in a picturesque setting. Many different styles of cuisine are represented at area restaurants with the freshest local and organic produce and seafood starring in many dishes. Robert’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Paso Robles and Novo in San Luis Obispo are two of the best places to linger over dinner and drinks on vacation. 

Whether you are making your first trip to the Central Coast or return year after year, there are always great things to enjoy in the area. Central Coast vacation rentals provide the perfect home base for exploring all that the region has to offer. Visit any time of year for a true West Coast escape.