12 Best Airbnbs In Davis, CA - Updated 2022


The moment you set foot in Davis, California, you will stand in awe at dozens of cyclists on its roads. Little wonder that the city is home to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame. That aside, the city’s flat topography, coupled with numerous bike paths help make cycling a preferred mode of transportation for locals and visitors. The UC Davis Arboretum comprises 100 acres (40.4 hectares) of plant species that make it an essential source of horticultural research. As you walk about town, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures will draw your attention. Civil engineering projects sometimes go awry, as is evident in the Toad Tunnel project in Southeast Davis. With such exciting places, things to do, and cafes to try out, you need accommodation. Read on to find the best Airbnbs in Davis, CA.

1. Delightful home with a private yard (from USD 224)

Oozing with charm and coziness, WanderLostDavis is a two-bedroom home that comfortably accommodates five guests. It features a small private yard and is ideal for small families with a pet. With a comfy couch, a quirky orange lounger, and a flat-screen TV, the living room is a great spot for relaxation after exploring the city.

This lovely rental also comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and an outdoor seating area with a firepit. A local market is located just across the street, while UC Davis is less than 1.5 m (2.4 km) away.

WanderLostDavis - Charming 2bd/2ba with Yard
Davis, California, United States
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nhu’s place was great it’s very functional in terms of sleeping spaces bathroom and outdoor
nice lay out with 2 bathrooms washer and dryer are very handy
nice place to stay plenty of room and the back yard is a nice touch
great outdoor space and good room for 3-4 people for a weekend in davis
super comfortable bed futon sheets etc
it was very clean and roomy
the house was clean and comfortable
very clean and easy to check in
clean and comfortable easily met our needs
very cute and clean place
host is a great communicator and really tried to make our stay comfortable
nhu was really responsive and great to deal with
host also provided food and restaurant menus and brochures for us very helpful
nhu was extremely responsive to any queries i had
very communicative and helpful with lots of information to make my stay very smooth and east
great location close to ucd
great location in davis and a very cute getaway
awesome location so easy to get everywhere
the house was in a great location
nice neighbors and close to the bike/walk path which was great
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2. Airy garden flat (from USD 122)

This one-bedroomed, single-level, flat only accommodates two guests with a surcharge on extra occupants. If planning to reside with children, you must notify the host. Children below five years are not allowed. Essential amenities include a stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, workspace furnished with a desk and chair, and a flat-screen TV. Bath and toilet essentials, heating, and air conditioning complete the package. A private entrance provides unrestricted access to guests. Otherwise, the garden flat has subtle touches of interior décor while the garden outside attracts chirping birds every morning. You will also enjoy tasteful artwork, a large closet, and a gorgeous garden. The University and the market are a walking distance away.

168 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with all the necessary amenities
the furnishings are brand new very comfortable and minimalist
it was very welcoming and well-stocked with amenities that made my stay comfortable and convenient
it has tasteful artwork throughout a great bed a wonderfully large closet and a convenient well-equipped kitchen
and the gorgeous garden right outside the living room french doors is almost too pretty for words
chris's aparment is clean and tidy
it was clean simple and cheerful
very clean and comfortable with plenty of privacy
otherwise it is a nice clean space
it's light clean and airy
christ was an excellent host and easy to contact
hosts were helpful accommodating and communicated well
great hosts and would definitely stay again
the gardens were beautiful and the hosts have thought of everything to make the place welcoming
host was very easy to work with and we felt safe and comfortable
great location close to downtown
walking distance from downtown as well
best location and nice environment
charming location tucked off b street
beautiful place close to downtown great loved it
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3. Two-bedroom flat five minutes away from UC Davis campus (from USD 142)

The accommodation facility comprises two bedrooms with three beds. Amenities include Wi-Fi, workspace with desk and chair, a 49-inch flat-screen TV, and a washing machine. The kitchen space features essentials like a refrigerator, microwave, and stove. Each room has an air-conditioner. The apartment is at a strategic location as UC Davis Campus is right across the street. Steps away are a gas station, a Starbucks restaurant, and a convenience store. If you are looking for a place to stay while attending events at UC Davis, this apartment will suit your needs. It is in a quiet area and is well-kept and ideal for small families. There is free parking too.

Conveniently Located Apt. 5 min walk to UC Davis!
Davis, California, United States
282 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were like sleeping on clouds
great place although if you're heat sensitive the a/c units might not be strong enough for you
lots of nice touches like plenty of usb charging ports and nice high quality towels in the bathroom
it is very comfortable and the perfect place to stay when visiting your student at uc davis
beds were comfortable and a bonus was having a complimentary washer and dryer available to use
very clean and modern accommodation
very clean comfortable and convenient
it is clean and well appointed
everything was clean and nicely laid out
the apartment is clean
the host is welcoming and responds fast
hosts are super friendly and quick in response for help
raymond is an amazing host
great host raymond really professional and kind
the host ray is so kind and responds quickly
the location was great very close to the ucd campus
close to the university and many great restaurants the location was perfect for our visit
nice place close to uc davis
this location is perfect for everything
a great place to stay close to campus
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4. Private studio with fruit tree garden (from USD 98)

Located a few minutes from two city bus lines and University of Davis is this spacious private studio. An open field offers occupants a stunning view. Fruit trees dot the front and back of the property. It is a one-bedroomed guest house with sleeping space for two people. Inside is a large office desk where you can sit and work on your laptop. There is also high-speed internet connectivity and cable TV. Self-prepared meals are a possibility here. A kitchen furnished with a stove, refrigerator, oven, and a coffee maker are at your disposal. The listing has air conditioning, hot water, and bathroom essentials. Shopping is possible with grocery stores located minutes away. Getting to downtown Davis or theUC Davis campus takes less than 10 minutes.

Private studio with kitchen and bathroom and more!
Davis, California, United States
171 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated the eo soap and shower amenities
she had everything we needed in her apartment and the patio was lovely
i definitely recommend naomi's cozy studio if you have a small party visiting davis or the surrounding area
exceeded expectations clean comfortable private and great communication
her space was clean and cozy
very clean bright airy studio
naomi's place was extremely clean and roomy
the place was clean and very nice
the hosts are exceptionally kind and interesting people
naomi is a fantastic host
naomi was a great host she was very friendly and easy to communicate with
perfect little homey stay with a great host
they told me that naomi was also very helpful
great location in nice neighborhood
great location just 2
very quiet and cute neighborhood
perfect place to stay for a quick trip to davis
the studio is larger than one would expect and located in a safe and central area
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5. Excellent guest house in a serene place (from USD 117)

This recently modified Airbnb is ideal for students and business travelers. Small families with one or two children will also find the facility most suitable. The house is in a quiet area. You can easily access bike paths, stores, restaurants, and bus lines. This Davis, CA, vacation rental can accommodate two people with parking space on the property. You can also park off the street. It has an office with a study table where you can catch up with your work. A stairway leads to a second floor. Amenities include a furnished kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, and central heating. The bath area has all the utilities you would need for a comfortable stay.

Quiet Studio: Private Entrance, Bath, Kitchenette
Davis, California, United States
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and verizon cell coverage
we were there during a really hot week so appreciated the ac and ceiling fan as well
there is a tv with a lot of channels and the wifi was good
i enjoyed the paintings and unique lamps by the bed - very nice touches
the room has a great vibe with paintings art and amenities
a clean quiet and comfortable room
this place was very clean and very comfortable
it was exactly as advertised - spacious clean and very comfortable
clean and well-decorated room with quiet neighborhood
the room is clean convenient and comfy
dawn was a great host
thank you again for being wonderful hosts
dawn is a great host
dawn was a great host
a lovely spot and a very responsive and helpful host
safe neighborhood and close to uc davis campus
cute place with comfy bed
the house is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood
this is a great place in a suburban neighborhood
the house was in a very quiet and cute area of davis
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6. Guest cottage with a garden hammock and cozy patio (from USD 143)

Settle in this one-bedroomed guest house where you can relax on a hammock in a shaded garden. It also has a cozy patio where you can while the evenings away. A backyard filled with redwood trees brings a country appeal perfect for weekend getaways. Entertainment is in-house thanks to a flat-screen TV with connections to an array of channels and Netflix. There’s Wi-Fi, too, so you do not feel cut out from the rest of the world. The peaceful retreat has a queen bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room, just if you need more sleeping space. Parking is available on the premises at no cost. A fully stocked kitchen awaits you for preparing homemade food. If you are not in the mood, there is a restaurant nearby.

Relax into Small Town Life at Sunny Guest Cottage near Ucd
Davis, California, United States
234 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities provided were perfect the kitchen was stocked with tools to cook with and snacks/drinks were provided
the cottage is light and bright private and very comfortable
the cottage is light and bright private and very comfortable
the wifi works splendidly and the parking situation is safe and simple
the cottage was very nicely remodeled/contemporary well equipped spacious quiet and comfortable
everything was very clean
it was clean and very quiet
recently remodeled it's clean and cozy
nice clean place to stay
we loved this place extremely clean quite
pam was a great host quick to respond and made us feel at home
lovely and quiet very helpful and quick responses
great place and great host
the hosts have gone above and beyond to make sure your stay will be comfortable
friendly host with customer-friendly check-in & check-out instructions
plus a great location in central davis
great location that is close to campus and downtown
great location - near the university and downtown - we walked everywhere
the location is extremely convenient being equidistant between the charming downtown shopping and the university
it is easy to get to and the location to town was close
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7. Bicycle-themed one-bedroom haven (from USD 66)

This guest cottage is at an excellent location with bike access and an easy walk to downtown Davis. It offers a peaceful view of a fruit tree garden and has one parking slot. Bicycle-themed décor dons the bath area and on the bed. The one-bedroom guesthouse can host two people. An outdoor space comprising of a garden complete with chairs provides for quiet relaxation. You will share the backyard with your host and other guests who may be residing in the nearby guest house. The amenities you expect in an Airbnb are in this facility. Wi-Fi, workspace, central heating, and air conditioning are notable inclusions. Self-prepared meals are not possible here as the facility does not have a kitchen.

Davis bicycle haven - bike/walk to downtown/UCD
Davis, California, United States
138 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i liked how the room opens up onto the backyard garden
in front of the unit is a beautiful garden with a chair and side table to relax
small space but comfy bed great shower peace and quiet and excellent location
clean new quiet and private
the garden room was amazing - so clean and beautifully decorated
the place is very lovely and clean
kind host good communication clean modern space
very nice room clean and with great privacy
she is sweet and such a great host
great place and great host
jessica was also a great host who was very helpful
wonderful host and comfortable surroundings with the private garden
jessica was very responsive and provided easy to follow instructions which made check-in and out a breeze
the location is superb for ucd and downtown davis
great place great location very warm and welcoming
this is a great place to stay--close to uc davis campus (only about a 25 minute walk)
really great nice place right by downtown davis
it’s in a great quiet neighborhood with easy access all around davis and the university
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8. Garden apartment with books and artwork (from USD 122)

The unit features a one-bedroom garden apartment attached to the main house. It comprises a spacious bedroom furnished with a queen bed. An office, private bath, and kitchenette complete the set-up. The interior design has French doors that lead to a patio and a dining area. In the evening, you can relax in the lovely private garden. Night lights and a fountain will soothe your tired soul. A diverse collection of artworks dots the walls while a shelf filled with books occupies a section of the seating area. Other amenities for an excellent stay include Wi-Fi, workspace with desk and chair, and free parking. Also, the host provides two bicycles (men’s and women’s bikes) for guests.

The Garden Apartment - Old E. Davis
Davis, California, United States
164 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is excellent quality
the space is roomy and has lovely natural light - plus a very comfy bed
the personal touches and amenities are outstanding from fresh coffee and breakfast items to wine tapenade and crackers
the apartment itself is comfortable and spacious and filled with art and a library of poetry books
our rooms were lovely filled with beautiful art
everything is clean and comfortable
it is spotlessly clean spacious and well equipped
quiet artsy clean peaceful
spacious super clean and peaceful
betty's place is by far the most clean elegant personal and idyllic airbnb we have ever rented
the host is very sweet
betty is a wonderful host
betty is a super host she was always a phone call away
betty is an awesome host and very kind
betty is a gracious host
the location is fantastic
i love the location and how close it is to downtown
great location for walking or biking to downtown davis
and downtown is just a half mile away perfect for a nice walk after dinner
betty's place was perfectly located for us to bike to downtown and campus
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9. Pet-friendly guest accommodation with wheelchair access (from USD 120)

This spacious one-bedroom guest house has a wheelchair ramp, plus you can bring a pet. Sleeping arrangements comprise five beds–two queen and three sofa beds–for four or five guests. A flat-screen smart TV, Wi-Fi access, workspace, and kitchen area are notable amenities. The apartment also has a furnished patio complete with a gas grill. A washer and dryer are provided for stays exceeding seven days. You can also request for fold-out chairs and an air mattress. The Davis-Covell Greenbelt Trail is located nearby for jogging, walking, or cycling. Getting to downtown Davis takes about 20 minutes.

Comfort - for you and your pet! Top 10 in Davis!
Davis, California, United States
150 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi works well and there is air-conditioning in the bedroom and a fan in the other room
easy check in comfortable bed good air conditioning in bedroom and lovely quiet neighborhood
the separate living room with kitchenette large table closet and folding futon sofa works great as an office
rich amenities clean room nice coffee and netflixit was so nice stay
; a nice bathroom with soap shampoo conditioner hairdryer and so on
super clean and as described
a clean modern little apartment
the place was clean and neat
comfy clean convenient and very quiet
the space was spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decorated
host was wonderful
sams was a great host and quick with help and responses
sam was a great host and responded quickly to any questions we had
also the host has the thermostat locked and set at a pretty warm temperature
sam was a great host
this was ideal for a graduation week close to ucd
lovely residential location in an upscale location in davis
also close to beautiful walking paths
great location to stay in davis
the neighborhood is beautiful and there is a large park very close by
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10. Spacious Craftsman house with strict noise regulations (from USD 322)

The uniquely designed and neat guesthouse comprises three bedrooms. Sleeping arrangements feature four queen beds, a sofa bed, and two bunk beds. That way, a group of 12 people can share the facility. If you are looking for a place to host a quiet get-together, this house is perfect. It is also child-friendly. There is a fully stocked kitchen, a garage, a laundry room, and an office. Ample parking is available on the street. Owing to the proximity of the house to neighboring properties, you must keep noise levels down. If you check in on Thursday evening, you must take trash cans to the street and take them back the next morning. Other strict regulations you must follow include not holding loud parties, not smoking, and keeping blinds in the kitchen and dining room down.

Spacious Craftsman House in Downtown Davis
Davis, California, United States
194 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 8 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedrooms and living areas were roomy and offered comfortable furniture
the kitchen is perfect with top-of-the-line appliances which allowed us to easily cook our own meals
beds are comfortable and lovely linens
very clean large house
beautiful home and very clean
beautiful wood throughout wide doorways clean clean clean
beautiful luxury stay impeccably clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and comfortable
lovely home and wonderful host
eli was quickly responsive to my questions
the host and hostess were extremely responsive
eli is a great host and communicated very well
eli is an amazing host and very accommodating
great location for downtown davis
great location and close to uc davis
easy walk to downtown
great location as well
gorgeous house in a great location
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11. Cottage house close to downtown

Comfortably fitted for four people, this cottage is well-appointed and is just an eight-minute walk from downtown Davis. Two guests can sleep on the queen bed and the other two on the full-sized sofa bed. There’s only a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker kitchen-wise, but some of the best Davis eateries and coffee shops are walkable from here.

Other features of this home are the small dining area and a bathroom with a shower. Renting this place is ideal for quick trips and weekend getaways.

Walking distance to downtown Davis
192 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage was comfortable
wifi is not workable though but sounds like they are getting it upgraded
there's a smart tv in the bedroom that was easy to stream or cast onto
read full review this place is very cute and cozy
the bed was super comfy
everything was very clean and safe
steve’s place was very clean
this place is so great super clean and convenient
the cottage was really clean and the bed was comfortable
steve's place is very cute clean comfortable and feels safe
the hosts are lovely
the host was great
the hosts were responsive and friendly
host was very friendly and quick to respond
great spot amazing host and wonderfully comfortable stay
amazing park very close by
cute spot and fantastic location
walking distance to great restaurants
great location for downtown and campus
the location is amazing lots of great places near by
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12. Studio with a cruiser bike, pool, and spa

Three things you will love about this one-bedroom studio Airbnb with a pool in Davis are natural light, space, and privacy. Its kitchen has an array of cabinets and is furnished with all relevant meal preparation amenities. A walk-in closet provides extra space for keeping your luggage. Step outside into a private yard complete with outdoor seats. Trees and flowers adorn the beautiful garden. You can swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub. A cruiser bike is also available for your use. In the vicinity are Nugget Market, shops, beautiful parks, bicycle paths, and public transportation.

Chic, Private Two Story Cottage in Davis CA
Davis, California, United States
24 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
dina’s studio apartment was very clean
dina is a great host
dina is a cordial and considerate host
wonderful place and dina is the perfect host
dina's studio is really nice and cozy and dina is a great host
dina was an amazing host the room ws just as described and we enjoyed our stay here very much
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A city that is never short of places to stay

Are you attending a business meeting or graduation at UC Davis? Perhaps you are vacationing in the city or making a few days’ stopover. Whatever the plan, these Airbnb rentals in Davis, California, are the best places to stay.

For more accommodation options, have a look at the top Vrbo vacation rentals also available in Davis.

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