10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nevada City, California - Updated 2024

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A scenic snapshot of small-town California charm, Nevada City is a wonderful community surrounded by rich forestry, rolling hills, and historic structures with a Victorian flair. The historical district is a centerpiece of the city boasting flawless 19th-century structures that showcase lovely wooden balconies. These pretty buildings have been transformed into delectable restaurants, fun gift shops, enticing wine-tasting rooms, and interesting antique shops. A bustling seasonal farmers market completes this city’s intimate ambiance. Want to explore a slice of slow-paced living in Northern California and stay in comfort? Then you must read on to uncover the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nevada City, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Cottage with high-end, rustic charm (from USD 133)

Boasting a cool blue exterior, this one-bedroom cottage is ideal for couples looking for a nice hideaway. Though only a quick stroll to town, this abode is still a quiet sanctuary tucked away amid flourishing fir and oak trees and moss-coated rocks. The lovely screened porch keeps the bugs away in the evening while you relax after a busy day and drink in the solitude and scenery. This cottage is well-appointed with everything from fragrant shampoo and body wash to an expert coffee machine and handy toaster oven.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.1 km (3.8 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
389 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is set up in a very thoughtful way with great kitchen amenities
the furnishings are comfy and cozy the wifi and streaming tv was great and it was immaculately clean
the cottage is so cozy and comfortable
the bathroom is fully stocked as well
the bed was incredibly comfortable as well just a beautiful space all around
very clean and very cozy
its so clean which meant a lot to me during covid
stylish clean & comfortable
the house was very clean and we felt safe staying there
the cottage was very clean and cute
the host is professional and considerate
hosts were responsive and thoughtful
great place great host
the host has very helpful list of things to do and places to eat
a great host and a great stay
the location is ideal walking distance to hiking trails and walking distance to town
the location was perfect
great location so close to downtown nevada city
great location surrounded by forest
the location is so lovely and close to downtown nevada city and a quick drive to swimming holes
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2. Nifty cabin nestled in scenic surroundings (from USD 184)

Exuding a wonderful bed-and-breakfast feel, this accommodation is perfect for a couple’s getaway. This lodging sits atop beautiful Deer Creek Canyon and offers awe-inspiring views. Bits of Victorian detail enhance this space and guests can enjoy a cute kitchenette with essentials like a fine Keurig coffee machine. Guests also find homey furnishings, a roomy king-sized bed, and a great keyless entry system to make entering and exiting easy. There are great spots to unwind outdoors: the covered porch or the small paved area equipped with a bistro table and barbecue grill that overlooks the river.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.46 km (4.1 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
268 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is excellent and the bed is amazing
the sheets were super soft and cozy to sleep on
the bed was very comfortable we did use the small kitchenette to make breakfast each morning
the kitchen was small but perfectly functional to cook multiple meals for two
the room is small but it has everything you need to be comfortable and cozy
everything was clean comfortable and charming
it was clean & allows dogs
the place is clean and very comfortable
cabin was clean and well stocked with dishes and coffee/snacks
the cottage was very clean nicely decorated cozy and comfortable
hosts are very friendly and helpful
the bed is incredibly comfortable and the hosts were quick to respond to questions and concerns
bob and jep are such great hosts
beautifully maintained wonderful ambiance and a thoughtful host
we loved it robert the host was super responsive as well
great cabin close to town
pretty location on the river
the location was perfect
the location was so unique and super close to downtown
close to downtown and easy to walk everywhere
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3. Creek-side coziness in renovated studio (from USD 79)

Adjacent to Deer Creek, this remodeled studio has a homey atmosphere. With towering vaulted ceilings and huge picture windows, this studio feels roomier than you might expect. On the outskirts of the downtown area, this studio’s highlight is a small patio area that provides a splendid elevated view of the water: it is a prime spot to unwind at the end of the day and listen to the serene surroundings. Simple meals can be prepared in the nicely equipped kitchenette. Guests can stay connected with a reliable WiFi connection and entertainment is offered via a smart TV that is set up for streaming your choice of TV shows and films.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.75 km (4.2 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
270 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the room was very scenic and relaxing
there were plenty of kitchen amenities which is always nice
the iron and ironing board came in really clutch to get ready
the place has really good wi-fi as well
the bed is super comfortable the heater works well and the host left chocolate coffee and snacks
incredibly clean and comfortable
very clean and cozy
it was very clean
the space was very clean and had everything we needed
beautiful space sparkling clean with thoughtful touches
jo and alan are thoughtful communicative hosts
thank you josephine for hosting us
we had a great time here and the hosts where very helpful
i was very well taken care of by our hosts and hope to return
jo is a wonderful host and the space is perfect
great location close to town
the creekside location is peaceful
its walking distance from all good restaurants and downtown
great location in adorable nevada city
the location is perfect literally a two minute walk in to town
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4. Fully furnished abode in pleasing setting (from USD 100)

Found in a peaceful, rural neighborhood - just a quick drive from downtown - is this lovely studio apartment. This cute accommodation is filled with an easygoing style and you can easily slip off to sleep on the cushy queen-sized bed. The large, enclosed deck is shared with occupants of the main house and guests are welcome to use the barbecue grill to enhance any outdoor dining experience. A full-service kitchen is on hand and there’s plenty of storage space throughout to stow your belongings.

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Nevada City, California, United States
7.4 km (4.6 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
262 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfey too
there were many amenities and the kitchen is stocked wonderfully
the cottage was comfortable and well appointed
very comfortable bed with a sleeper that my 9-year-old simply slept in top of (didn’t pull it open)
immaculate cozy and comfortable with lots of extra niceties that were not expected
very clean and stylish with charm
super clean and comfortable
very clean and comfortable stay
quiet clean and comfortable
awesome place very clean and quiet neighborhood
both hosts were very nice and welcoming
gabriel is an amazing host
excellent super host who was friendly but did not impose on our privacy
gabriel and jennifier were awesome hosts
hosts were easily accessible and quick to respond
it's close to town and comfortable
amazing location and the studio is super well kept
beautiful location close to hikes downtown and the great outdoors
such a beautiful home and great location
it’s located in a beautiful place and it’s very affordable
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5. Ultra-trendy loft with first-rate architecture (from USD 178)

Don’t let the unassuming exterior keep you from exploring this fantastic loft apartment. The interior is gorgeous and features attractive red-brick accent walls, chi-chi furnishings, and lovely decor. The loft-style construct adds a great deal to this lodging and the polished hardwood floors add a brilliance. With a prime locale, guests of this lodging have easy access to mouthwatering restaurants, keen shopping, and other great diversions. The care the hosts have put into this accommodation shows so don’t pass up the chance to stay in the heart of Nevada City in a treasured lodging.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.57 km (4.1 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
176 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a very nice place with good amenities great wi-fi and fantastic location
the cottage is wonderful and cozy
the king bed in the upstairs loft was super comfortable
this would be a great place to stay in the warmer months and make use of the pool
amenities were wonderful bed is comfortable and a nice outdoor area to hang out
very clean cozy and has everything
it is clean and comfortable and very stylish
the place was very clean and tidy when we arrived
it was clean and uncluttered and overall very comfortable
nice newish and clean bathrooms
amanda is a great host
amanda was a great host
thank you amanda for being accommodating and responsive
amanda’s wonderful; really kind and responsive
amanda is very responsive
it’s location was superior
great placating walking distance to everything
unique excellent location cozy stylish
amazing place right in downtown
it was in a great location -- both quiet and central
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6. Snug one-bedroom cottage (from USD 131)

Situated in the grand Sierra Foothills and only a five-minute stroll to downtown, this one-bedroom bungalow gives guests the best of both worlds: the serenity of the hills and the liveliness of the city center. This cottage is assembled with great care. Lots of windows and skylights provide plenty of natural light and the decor and furnishings exude an easy country-living ambiance. The host offers true hospitality and supplies items to make you feel at home: free Starbucks coffee beans, organic teas, and fresh bottled water. Light the barbecue grill and dine al fresco under a new pergola.

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Nevada City, California, United States
7.0 km (4.4 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
394 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(plenty of screened windows and an overhead fan help immensely
everything about the cottage was delightful cozy and extremely well designed and thoughtful
incredibly sweet and cozy cottage
the kitchen is great for two people and has everything you need (coffee included )
the bed is comfy and we appreciate being able to sleep with lots of circulating air
sparkling clean & well appointed
very clean and nice accomadations
not only was it sparkling clean our every need had been anticipated
kathy's place is sparkling clean and very well put together with thoughtful touches
such a cute clean well-decorated space
kathy was a great host
wonderful space and great host
kathy was a great host
kathy was a wonderful thoughtful host
she was a wonderful host; lots of tips and easily reachable
perfect location to walk to restaurants and shopping
the location is superb - a quick walk to everything downtown and a couple of great hikes
excellent private location near downtown perfectly located
the location was beautiful and peaceful
fabulous location close to downtown nevada city
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7. Intimate and stylish designer studio (from USD 131)

Possessing a coziness with bits of chic decor and furnishings, this fashionable one-bedroom is a true jewel in downtown Nevada City. From the snazzy Keurig coffee machine with a supply of pods to speedy WiFi to entertaining Xfinity cable TV, this lodging offers a comfy stay with many contemporary indulgences. Constructed in the 1800s, this accommodation has no kitchen but guests have access to an efficient mini-fridge and microwave to prepare simple meals. The roomy soaking tub and rainfall shower are inviting features at the end of a strenuous day.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.83 km (4.3 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
574 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch and bed were perfectly comfortable
was warm and cozy all night/morning the coffee/keurig worked like a champ
beautiful space great layout with super comfortable bed amazing spa bathroom and huge comfy couch to relax
wifi worked like a charm for all of my zooms
great one bedroom studio with large living space and great bathroom
very clean cool and comfortable
it was sparkling clean
the space is clean and stylish
very clean cozy simple and stylish decor
very nicely decorated clean spacious and quiet
roi is an excellent host with a beautifully designed getaway
roí was extremely easy to work explained everything clearly and was the perfect host
roi is super responsive and helpful very hospitable host the place was darling
roi was the perfect host with very prompt and easy communication
this is an impeccable place with a kind and thoughtful host
easily walking distance to downtown
great location just a couple minute walk to shops and restaurants
perfect location and very stylish place
perfect location super quick walk to downtown but far enough away to not hear the noise
great space and amazing location
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8. Polished bygone-era house (from USD 140)

Oozing with understated elegance, this fabulous Victorian two-bedroom home with splashes of Asian influence is a dreamy choice. With shiny original hardwood floors and an eclectic collection of furniture fans of old-world charm have difficulty passing on this lodging. Streaming sunlight throughout assures a bright and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen is fully appointed from top-notch appliances to sturdy pots and pans and a grocery store is close by if you need to make a supply run. A large deck provides an optimum place to relax but be aware the space is only furnished seasonally: from Spring through Fall.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.69 km (4.2 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
263 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a period cottage that is nicely appointed with a great bathroom and good bed
just the right size beautiful furnishings comfy beds excellent tub & shower stocked kitchen and amazing deck
it has a lovely bathroom with the double shower and clawfoot tub
the beds and pillows were super comfy and the bathroom was a nice size
check in was easy and the beds were comfy
clean comfortable and relaxing
it was very clean and lovely
sparkling clean and an amazing tub
it was very clean and beautifully decorated
ione’s place was so clean and quiet
the host is very responsive
ione was a great host
ione was an amazing host
she was a very available and courteous host
ione was an absolute sweetheart very kind and accommodating
great location short walk to middle of town
great location very close to downtown nc
awesome location steps from everything
amazing location with just a quick walk into town and a short drive to the river
great location walking distance to all the shops at nevada city
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9. Snazzy studio with plush amenities (from USD 148)

This chic studio receives raves from many travelers. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, this accommodation is spotless and orderly throughout and mixes contemporary beauty with time-worn character. From the tufted headboard of the soft queen-sized bed, to the array of kitchen gadgets and appliances, to the overstuff comfy sofa, this studio is a wonderful home away from home. Easily stroll to adorable shops, fine eateries, picturesque walking trails, and much more. The private patio is a standout and a nice spot to relax.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.6 km (4.1 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
286 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fast wifi beautiful stove heater made us feel comfortable and romantic
the space is cozy and inviting with a beautiful garden view
romantic little abode for two complete with self-starting fireplace that kept us cozy
the studio apt is absolutely adorable and has everything you need
the interior is charming and very comfortable
the studio was as advertised and very clean
clean quiet warm cozy and convenient
the room was very clean and very well decorated
super clean (a huge bonus)
the studio itself was very clean quaint and had everything we needed
tina and zach were wonderful hosts
friendly and responsive hosts
zach and tina were outstanding hosts
the host were very polite welcoming and prompt in response
they were very thoughtful and helpful with recommendations
perfect location and centrally located
great location in walking distance of everything
perfectly located in walking distance to everything downtown
great location within walking distance to all the great spots downtown
this location is a lovely and tremendously comfortable location
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10. Sunny modern studio in the center of downtown (from USD 199)

Situated near the city’s best eateries, entertaining theaters, excellent shopping, and lively nightlife, you couldn’t ask for better accommodation to be close to the action. This attractive studio features dramatic slanted ceilings, fine furnishings, and many creature comforts like a washer and dryer and a nicely equipped kitchenette. Comfy sleep options include a queen-sized bed with a cushy memory foam mattress and a fold-down sofa that’s also equipped with a soft memory foam mattress. After a long day grab the fold-out chairs from the closet and sit on the breezy porch with a glass of your favorite wine or beer.

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Nevada City, California, United States
6.58 km (4.1 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
175 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furnishings and every element from towels to the coffee maker are new modern and comfortable
sofa bed was super comfy
it had everything we needed a really nice kitchen and the wifi was also good
the little christmas tree in the room was a cute touch
great modern light-filled space right in nevada city with everything you need in the kitchen and really nice bathroom
super clean comfy and private
it’s clean comfortable and tastefully decorated
the style was simple and very clean
everything was very clean and nice and new and tamra was really responsive
this modern clean comfortable space is a gem
tamra was a great host
the host is super responsive to messages
location was absolutely perfect and the host was very responsive to feedback
perfect location to enjoy nevada city
location was excellent right in the heart of town
great location and beuatifuly stylish loft
beautiful space great downtown location
tamra’s place was so beautiful perfect location in the heart of the city walking distance to everything
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Nevada City's splendid Airbnbs

Whether you desire a pretty designer studio or a charming age-old hideaway, Nevada City has it all when it comes to alluring Airbnb vacation rentals. To ensure your stay is memorable pick one of these masterful lodgings and create fond remembrances of this laidback California destination.

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