10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Petaluma, California - Updated 2021

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Petaluma is a California town filled with laidback excellence. This pleasant riverfront city offers many low-key diversions such as charming shops and cafes, thought-provoking art galleries, locally sourced restaurants, a collection of fine wine bars, raucous brewpubs, and outstanding live entertainment. Near San Francisco, the serene coastal towns like Bodega Bay, and the enchanting Napa and Sonoma vineyards, Petaluma makes an ideal home base for exploring so much of California’s enticing tourist attractions. If you’re ready to stay along the pretty Petaluma River then you must scroll down to see the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Petaluma, California.

1. Contemporary rustic guesthouse (from USD 160)

Bright and sunny with a modern charm, this one-bedroom guesthouse is supreme. Awash in divine details, this guesthouse is easy to love. Enjoy a large king-sized bed, cute kitchenette, and nice flat-screen smart TV with DirecTV. Football fans are happy to know there’s even the NFL package available. Folks who want to explore the city are just moments from historic downtown which offers a wide assortment of tasty restaurants, vibrant bars, great shopping, aromatic coffee houses, and intriguing art galleries within walking distance.

The Hay Loft - Downtown
Petaluma, California, United States
492 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was wonderful the amenities were above and beyond nice shower shampoo conditioner & lotion hair dryer etc
i also appreciated the a/c and the smart tv
kitchen was stocked with coffee water and dairy-free creamer couldn’t have found a better airbnb in the area
this place was a dream for all my interior designer fanatics the farmhouse decor was so stylish and cozy
the interior design is spot on and the bed was fantastic
Cleanliness:
very clean and beautiful inside
gorgeous styling from the construction down to the dishes and extremely neat and clean
jesse’s place was beautiful clean and comfortable
the space is very clean and has everything you could need
great place clean easy in and out
Host:
jesse is an awesome host
jesse was a great host and the spot was amazing
jesse and channon were fantastic hosts
the hosts are responsive and friendly and happy to make recommendations for local attractions and restaurants
jesse was very helpful responsive and offered great local tips
Location:
great location which is very close to downtown
awesome location for walking to town
ideal location and really cool place
the location of this place is perfect
the location was great- walking distance to downtown petaluma
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2. Adorable studio with quirky charm (from USD 143)

Possessing polished hardwood floors, a toasty fireplace, a cushy bed, and stylish furnishings, this studio is a custom-designed gem. Enjoy an evening sipping a glass of wine on the intimate patio equipped with a nice bistro table and pretty overhead lighting. Request a waffle iron and enjoy a wondrous in-room waffle bar with great gluten-free waffles, warm oatmeal, and hot coffee or tea. When you need to stock up on supplies there’s a grocery store nearby and those wanting retail therapy can reach a newly built shopping area on foot in about 10-15 minutes. The nearby SMART train station offers easy access to San Francisco.

Central charming studio w/pvt patio + breakfast
Petaluma, California, United States
341 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee tea pancake/waffle mix netflix/amazon tv and a super comfy bed
very well stocked with kitchen supplies especially coffee varieties oatmeal and waffles
it’s chock-full of great amenities and every kitchen gadget you’d need for the weekend
the bed is super comfortable and there's plenty of natural light without sacrificing privacy
we really enjoyed the furnishings and the shower was lovely
Cleanliness:
so clean and quiet
the airbnb was extremely clean
the studio is clean beautiful and full of thoughtful touches
the space was clean and spacious enough for our 4-day stay
the apartment was stylish immaculately clean and decorated with so many nice little touches
Host:
monica and john are amazing hosts
quick friendly responses from hosts to messages
hosts are responsive and welcoming
monica and john are very thoughtful hosts
amazing little studio and lovely hosts
Location:
cute place well appointed and good location
cute little studio tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in petaluma
it's in a great location
nice location all in walking distance well equipped apartment with a lot decorative details and ideas
the location is great an easy walk to whole foods and an awesome little coffee shop
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3. Intoxicating studio oasis with endless amenities (from USD 170)

This studio is a slice of heaven. You won’t believe the number of luxuries packed into this cozy accommodation. Drift off to sleep on the large California king-sized bed. Know the meaning of the word pampered when you take a soak in the hot tub or take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool. Relax by the cozy outdoor fireplace while savoring your favorite drink This studio is just a quick 10-minute stroll to historic downtown Petaluma where guests can visit charming shops, delectable eateries, and an entertaining theater district. For those looking to get some exercise, there are scenic hiking trails close by.

Your own Petaluma Wine Country get away w/pool/spa
Petaluma, California, United States
172 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great outdoor space cozy room and great bath space with coffee
the pool apartment is perfect in its amenities and a cozy place to relax
we loved the colorful fireplace heater and the romantic led candles
the patio and pool area are wonderful
their cottage is well appointed comfortable and quiet
Cleanliness:
joey and fernanda’s place was clean and cozy
the inside space was clean and true to the booking
the bedroom is beautiful (the bed is very comfortable) and the bathroom is clean and stylish
this place was really special spacious and clean and had everything we needed
adorable super clean and homey space inside and wonderful outdoor accommodations
Host:
joey and his wife were amazing hosts
they were both incredibly hospitable and provided great recommendations in the area
joey and fernanda are amazing hosts
joey was super friendly and the place was adorable
joey and fernanda are extraordinarily gracious hosts
Location:
the location is easy to find and very close to downtown
guest house is excellent and close to downtown
the location is great if your looking for a small town vibe
super close to town but feels a little removed which is just what we wanted
the bed was comfortable and a plus to find a place with a king size bed
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4. Historic guest suite with modern comforts (from USD 90)

This quaint guest suite offers nice craftsmanship and plenty of warm enjoyment. Constructed in 1870, this lodging is one of the earliest homes in the city. This nicely landscaped property boasts pretty willow trees and a lovely private deck for guests to unwind after their busy day. When you’re ready to slumber the soft king-sized bed awaits. This guest suite also features a handy kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave, and an essential coffee machine. Don’t miss the chance to have a delicious breakfast at The Tea Room Cafe or indulge in a hot buffet-style meal at Petaluma Market.

Fair Street Retreat A Historical Petaluma Studio
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was tasteful and comfortable
the bed was so comfortable we would definitely stay here again
the hot water pressure is great bathroom is huge and parking on street very convenient
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and cozy
the whole place is clean and comfortable
clean welcoming perfect for any night in petaluma
christine was awesome suite was very clean and cozy
clean and tiled throughout white thick towels and sea shells christie you are 5 stars
Host:
the host was friendly and helpful
christie is a welcoming and thoughtful host
christie is a very responsive host
nice host and easy check-in
christie was a wonderful host - friendly attentive and extremely accommodating
Location:
the location is also great
very cute and stylish place
close to dining and entertainment
the location is great as you are within walking distance to downtown petaluma
beautiful studio in a great location
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5. Fabulous one-bedroom above the garage (from USD 155)

A Spanish villa-inspired accommodation, this beautiful one-bedroom garage apartment is replete with rich Saltillo tile and shiny hardwood floors. The attractively tiled gas fireplace warms nicely on a chilly night. The kitchen is first-rate with stellar stainless appliances and handsome cabinetry. There’s even a convenient washer and dryer. Immerse your tired muscles in the whirlpool bath and fall asleep in a cushy bed dressed in top-quality linens. Walk to the historic downtown area or sit on the nice deck and drink in views of the gentle hills and abundant greenery.

Wine Country "Casita" – Private Getaway
119 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the kitchen amenities and the jetted tub
the full kitchen was a great space for me to make food coffee and a green smoothie
wi-fi was great and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for a short stay
the living room space was perfect for a nice conversation
it’s was cozy and well appointed including wonderful views comfortable bedding and a big soaking/jetted tub
Cleanliness:
very clean and new
clean and well equipped
the place itself was very clean
the place is very clean bright and airy
great time great clean cute little bungalow
Host:
cat and steven were amazing hosts would definitely recommend
lots of entertaining by the host that affects the ambiance of staying there
the hosts were friendly and accommodating with our last minute booking
we found the locals very friendly the bakery amazing the yoga lovely and the farm-to-table restaurant delicious
it’s gorgeous and they’re very responsive
Location:
the location was perfect
very easy walk to town
the location is a short walk away from downtown that takes you through a beautiful historical neighborhood
great location near downtown petaluma
the location was great for visiting both a napa and sonoma wineries
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6. Bygone-era guesthouse with updated luxuries (from USD 145)

Situated in a refurbished 1900-Victorian triplex, this ground-floor one-bedroom guesthouse is a true jewel with nifty decor and furnishings. Completely adorable throughout, this space mixes old-world charm with contemporary convenience. This accommodation is replete with lots of natural light and guests can prepare a meal in a cozy kitchen equipped with top-rated appliances. Fun board games are available. You can also head to the inviting private patio for refreshing outdoor lounging. A gourmet grocer is nearby and you can easily stroll to the downtown area to find plenty of entertainment.

Stylish Private Flat in Historic Neighborhood
Petaluma, California, United States
142 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the robes provided the plants and flowers the keurig coffee maker and cooks kitchen
the snacks coffee beautiful roses bottle of wine and drinks made arriving comfortable and accommodating
very comfortable sleeping accommodations - we had 3 adults
the apartment was spotlessly clean and included all the amenities you would naturally expect
historical well maintained and well thought out private apartment
Cleanliness:
super clean and comfortable place
nice place clean and comfy
this house is charming clean and cozy
great place very clean and quiet
it was very clean and plenty of parking
Host:
carole is a wonderful host
carole was a great host
the hosts were gracious accommodating and their hospitality was top notch
carole was a great attentive host and went out of her way to make us feel welcomed
the hosts are very attentive and welcoming
Location:
convenient location - easy walk to downtown
great location comfortable bed
the location is outstanding with walking distance to all of downtown and great shopping and unique stores
the location puts you in walking distance of really good restaurants and the charming downtown
great place to stay near downtown
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7. Cute cottage with craftsmanship luster (from USD 100)

Exuding an easygoing ambiance, this one-bedroom bungalow is a great home away from home. Residing on a tranquil street, this accommodation provides a well-manicured and roomy yard, fashionable furnishings, expertly crafted built-ins, and more. Top amenities include cable TV equipped with Netflix, a cozy bedroom with a double-sized bed, and a barbecue pit for grilling the perfect dinner at the end of the day. This cottage is centrally located and only a 15-minute stroll from downtown which offers many places to enjoy like fine restaurants, appealing coffee shops, and interesting boutiques.

Adorable West Side Bungalow
Petaluma, California, United States
23 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and stylish check-in was easy and the neighborhood is indeed quiet
Location:
amazing location and overall stay
adorable place close to downtown so easy walk
yana's recommendation of central market is wonderful for dinner book this place now and enjoy
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8. Quaint guest suite in a prized neighborhood (from USD 184)

This guest room oozes bed-and-breakfast-inspired ambiance and features a soft queen-sized bed, an attractive ensuite bathroom, and doors that open onto the deck. The massive shared deck is a prime spot to relax: with a well-maintained yard, comfy seating, and a nice awning for shaded bliss. Though reliable WiFi and an efficient clock radio are on hand, there’s no TV. The kitchen is off-limits but guests have access to a small fridge, microwave, and other essential kitchen items. This lodging is located close to downtown and guests can take advantage of neighborhood breweries, grocery stores, retail shopping, fast food eateries, and more.

LOVELY PRIVATE 1st FL GUEST SUITE (with BATH,+DEN)
Petaluma, California, United States
141 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the basic amenities like shower and bed are great
the bed is comfortable and there is a real coffee pot with fresh grounds
the bed is comfortable and the yard is adorable
clean safe comfortable great amenities and peaceful
bed was very comfortable and yard is gorgeous
Cleanliness:
the space was clean cozy and as advertised
it was clean and comfortable
the room itself was very clean and cozy
inside is very clean and comfortable
ama’s place is clean and comfortable
Host:
host was helpful and made sure i arrived okay
ama is a great host she is very responsive and helpful about any questions or concerns i had
hosts are welcoming and thoughtful about your stay
got there pretty late but host was nice and understandable
the host ama is very warm and friendly and easy to communicate with
Location:
super close to downtown overall a great location
very good location in petaluma
harvard’s place was great amazing location in peteluma and close to everything
great location easy entry and exit very comfortable bed
ama's place was the perfect location for us to stay in
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9. Snazzy 1920s bungalow (from USD 257)

With bits of eclectic decor scattered throughout, this roomy two-bedroom bungalow in a historic neighborhood is a welcome place to return to when you’ve finished your day. To rejuvenate, soak in the large, authentic claw-foot bathtub or cook a meal in the delightful kitchen. The sun porch is an ideal locale for sipping your morning cup of java and watching the neighborhood activity come to life. The host doesn’t forget the small touches that make a big difference like providing fragrant spices and herbs for cooking and sweet-smelling soaps and fresh towels for a nice shower experience.

Pleasant Street Bungalow
74 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed mattresses and pillows were very comfortable
it has a heater vent so we could enjoy the space even though it was cold outside
quiet neighborhood comfy beds nice little amenities and a great host
the house is light bright and so comfortable
great kitchen comfortable bedroom suites and a cozy living room
Cleanliness:
great space very clean and set up well
a very clean comfortable and well appointed bungalow
very very clean would stay again
rachel’s place was very clean
very clean and cozy exceeded all of my expectations
Host:
rachel was detailed and extremely responsive
rachel is super responsive and helpful
wonderful place <3 rachel is a great host
our host was very responsive to messages and the home had everything we needed and more
rachel is great very responsive
Location:
great location walking distance to downtown
house was great location is excellent
great place and great location
super charming house in walking distance to downtown
the location is excellent and close enough to walk to downtown petaluma
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10. Eye-popping warehouse loft with cool vibe (from USD 237)

Awash in diverse furnishings, captivating artwork, and a myriad of fine details, this alluring warehouse loft is divine in so many ways. This two-bedroom accommodation gives guests plenty of room to lounge. This loft features a cushy queen-sized bed in each bedroom and a polished kitchen equipped with extraordinary appliances and pretty subway tiles. An elegant quirkiness is found throughout this loft and the dreamy quality it envokes isn’t found in very many accommodations. The locale is great: near delicious coffee houses, sudsy breweries, and downtown diversions.

Petaluma Warehouse Loft
102 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfortable as well
loft was industrial (modern) but comfortable
the large bluetooth speaker inside was great for us to play music and the tv setup was great
the bathroom is downstairs and had a lovely jet-tub with soaking salts
we had everything we needed for use of the kitchen which was great
Cleanliness:
impeccably clean and beautifully decorated
also was very clean and spacious
a very comfortable clean and stylish place
this space is beautiful and clean
the loft is beautifully decorated and has a clean modern feel
Host:
gorgeous space and welcoming host thank you
host gave us some great suggestions
frank is a wonderful host; attentive meticulous and detail oriented
frank is the best host and i cannot recommend this place enough
frank was very responsive and his place has everything we needed
Location:
fantastic location very close to downtown
it was conveniently located close to downtown and we enjoyed the privacy of the location
decent location we found it best for 2 people
within walking distance of the town and easy drives to our favorite wineries
the location was great - just a few mins to all the bars and restaurants in town
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Petaluma's inspiring Airbnbs

Petaluma is a destination for foodies, wine lovers, and those simply looking for a quiet respite in a classic small-town atmosphere. When you’ve sampled all the artisan cheese and merlot you can then make your way to one of these awesome Airbnb vacation rentals so you can get a restful night’s sleep and be ready for your next Petaluma adventure.

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