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Vacation rentals in Central California

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Guesthouse in Stinson Beach
Beach View at the Bird’s Nest Bungalow
Relaxing refuge set on a lush hillside in the quiet seaside town of Stinson Beach. Feel transported by the Asian inspired design and tranquil outdoor shower and soaking tub. Indulge in treetop ocean views from the comfort of a queen bed, and watch the sun set from the privacy of a wooden deck. Walk only five minutes to three miles of perfect beach. It's worth the journey down through the trees on uneven stone stairs and very steep wooden stairs to find yourself transported away from it all. A comfortable queen bed with plenty of pillows affords the perfect sitting spot to look out through the branches of the treetops at the ocean. The small kitchen area has all you need for simple cooking. You'll find extra blankets in the closet behind an antique Japanese room screen while the new handcrafted shoji screen conceals the toilet and bathroom sink. The outside shower is exhilarating (and for the adventurous in the rain and winter) while the soaking tub is beyond relaxing while looking at the ocean watching the sky change colors at sunset. Ahhhhh. Good WiFi, flashlights for night walking, aromatherapy for fully relaxing, eye masks for sleeping in! I like to give my guests total privacy, but I’m always available if needed. ( text is easiest) Stinson Beach is a quiet seaside town popular for its calm surf, smooth sand, and miles of mountain trails. The beach bungalow set on the hillside with wooden and stone stairs to arrive. Worth the trek, but if you have a bad knee, a tricky ankle or a hitch in your get-along, this is not the property for you. A car is recommended for day trips to Muir Woods, the Point Reyes National Seashore, Mt Tamalpais, a ferry ride to San Francisco and shopping in Sausalito. The Marin Airporter will get you from SFO to Mill Valley and then you can hop on the Stage Coach to town. (See Marin Transit Website). The Stage will take you in and around Marin County. However the best way to get around our small beach town is to park the car and walk. Our tiny town has three restaurants, one with fresh baked bread and take out, a library, bookstore , surf shop, kayak and surf rental shop, photography gallery, upcycled denim and hand dyed clothing shop, art galleries, jewelry, flower shop, and more. The Stinson Beach Market has all you'll need for a weekend getaway. You'll want to take a long or short hike on the beautifully maintained hiking trails of the Matt Davis or Steep Ravine and stroll the three miles of perfect sand of one of the best beaches in Northern California. You can surf, boogie board, paddle board, kite sail, or just plain put your feet in the water and marvel at the wonder of the ocean. Whether it's mountain or sea it's all about nature here in our coastal town. Guests must be realistic about climbing stairs. If you have a trick knee, an ankle that aches, or a hitch in your get-along, this is not the place you'll want to be.
$210 per night
Apartment in Yosemite National Park
YoBee!Heart of Yosemite.Park Entrance+Breakfast~U3
Stay in the Park. No day-use reservation needed! You've found the closest place to all the main Yosemite attractions! Skip the longer drive, slow traffic and gate waits Enjoy your Yosemite West cozy studio with attached kitchenette and private full bathroom. Feel the morning chill of the mountains - relax outside in your own sitting area and the breakfast is on us! You will have a private entrance,deck and free parking on site. Self check-in/check-out and no interaction with the host required!
$134 per night
Inside Park Gate! Beautiful Modern King Suite
Beautiful modern 770 square ft home. Clean, comfortable, safe and charming. Perfect size for two people to spread out and enjoy lots of space. Comfortable King bed, full kitchen, well appointed. Inside park gates in premium location. Lower level of a duplex home. Great reviews! Exempt from reservation system whenever it is active. Centrally located between Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove. Closest lodging to the Glacier Point Road.
$164 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Central California

Tiny home in Oakhurst
Tiny home with huge views/hot tub/pool!
$180 per night
Farm stay in Ione
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$167 per night
Place to stay in Oakhurst
Lewis Creek Hideaway 15min to S. Entrance Yosemite
$99 per night
Cabin in Mariposa
Romantic Cabin: River, Hot Tub, View, Spa Bathroom
$349 per night
Tiny home in Yokuts Valley
Tiny House for 2 near Kings Canyon NP
$69 per night
Guesthouse in Oakhurst
Yosemite Bird Nest- Bass Lake
$86 per night
Guest suite in Oakhurst
Ranger Roost North w/ Creek + Mountain Views
$70 per night
Tiny home in Coarsegold
41 Oaks Farm
$100 per night
Home in Yosemite National Park
New Clean Modern Home Inside Yosemite Park Gates.
$360 per night
Cabin in Oakhurst
Lovers' Cabin at Yosemite Dreams
$140 per night
Guest suite in Oakhurst
Pondside Studio Near Yosemite and Bass Lake.
$110 per night
Cottage in Oakhurst
Black Ranch Mountain Cottage
$128 per night

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