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Monterey Cottage
Studio / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 0 2 No min stay
Cottage / Studio / Sleeps 2
Studio 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"This is a great place to stay in Monterey. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. The private patio has a gas grill, fire pit, and hot tub. They included so many extras that we used during our stay including bikes and aquarium passes. ..."
- Sarah Bailey, San Francisco, CA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Cayucos Home
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My wife and I loved our stay here - big windows in front room to see wide view of ocean. Outdoor spa is a nice feature as well. Access down to beach is only a couple properties away in each direction. Downtown Cayucos is a nice walking district with..."
- Brian Marchetti, Pasadena, CA
(2) Excellent (2 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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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
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 2 8 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We gathered with friends and family to relax at the beach and remember my daughter. It was a great place to fix and share meals both inside and on the decks outside. And a short walk to the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
- Joyce, Fair Oaks, Ca
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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 • TV (Antenna)
"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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Santa Barbara Estate
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 15 4 15 2 night min stay
Estate / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 15
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 15
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"As a real estate agent on Los Angeles west side (Hollywood, Sunset Plaza/Hollywood Hills West, Beverly Hills, etc) I'm frequently in some of our nation's nicest homes. Magic Castle Montecito Hills ranks among them! Arriving at the property for ..."
- Kieran Jackson, Hollywood, CA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Carmel Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 30 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"He had a great stay at this house. Perfect location, nice layout. Clean and full of kitchen and bathroom supplies. Overall a great choice."
- Tanya Charfen, Texas
(7) Excellent (7 reviews)
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La Conchita Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 2 night min stay
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 3
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We went to CA for our 30 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. Bonnie and Bill were wonderful - giving us ideas on what to do and where to go. Bill cooked a wonderful breakfast for us and we had fresh OJ every morning - from the Orange tree ..."
- Nan Lathum Myers, Marietta, GA USA
(4) Excellent (4 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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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!


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. 


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.