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

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Situated in the heart of California, Sonora is also known as “Queen of the Southern Mines”. From streets lined with vintage shops to popular historical landmarks like Mark Twain’s Cabin and Gold Rush Ghost Town, Sonora is a charming, modern city with strong historical roots. The lively city is also filled with amazing restaurants, trendy bars and festivals that you will never go hungry here. Sonora is also known for their wine, so wine lovers, you know where to head to next. Before all that adventure, we all know how important a comfy and strategically located accommodation is. Here are the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sonora, California.

1. Restored rustic gem for two (from USD 118)

A charming and rustic cottage located just five minutes away from the heart of the town, this home is perfect for an intimate getaway as it offers ample space for you and your significant others to spend time together, which includes an outdoor patio. This restored cottage is also conveniently situated near many attractions such as the shopping and dining district of Sonora, Columbia State Park which is a great place to explore the historical gold rush era of the town, and Kennedy Meadows where you can go for a horseback ride! It is also a short walk away from the Farmer’s Market that offers organic produce. Bring back some home and whip up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen!

Sonora, California, United States
369 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities and bed were very comfortable
was nice to have a/c and wifi
we felt pretty comfortable and the heating unit kept it cozy
a cozy little spot with a lovely view we couldn’t have been happier with our stay
a very quaint and cute cottage we really enjoyed the kitchen area and the balcony
clean and comfortable place
extremely clean and organized
very clean and well equipped
very clean and well kept place
clean classy and comfortable
john was quick to respond to our questions and very helpful
john was very responsive and quick to answer any questions or requests
very nice host and that is a very lovely town
the added bonus was that john was über accommodating and responsive
john was very responsive and helpful to any concerns that came up
cute little place close to downtown
great location within walking distance to town
great location to downtown sonora
great location easy walk in to town
a great little walk away from downtown
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2. Modern rental with a back deck and porch (from USD 132)

With two bedrooms and a capacity to host up to four guests, this bungalow located at downtown Sonora is perfect for a family trip. With a back deck and enclosed porch, this home is a nice place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing trip to unwind with the family as you can just stay home the entire trip and be surrounded by the quaint historic architecture while appreciating the companionship of your loved ones. Not to forget, there is an electric barbeque pit at the back deck for a chill night with your family!

Sonora, California, United States
313 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming sun room deck and spacious living room
beautiful cottage with thoughtful decor and cozy spaces
the a/c was a wonderful respite from the outside heat
and we loved the bed sheets (the softest we ever had)
the bed frame is on the squeaky side but the mattress is comfortable (no box springs)
super clean and very stylish
nice clean and modern place
it was clean and very spacious
wonderful clean and comfortable cottage
mike was very responsiveness place was great - clean modern comfy beds etc
mike is a good host
great place and great host
mike is a nice person and great host
mike was very responsive when we needed assistance
mike gave us lots of recommendations for the area and was responsive when we needed him
nice place close to town
easy walk to town
cute little cottage in a great location
beautiful house in a perfect location
good location close to town and nice area to walk around
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3. Remodeled Victorian home from 1894 (from USD 95)

A fan of Victorian architecture? Hoping to experience a dated Victorian home? This one is for you! A remodelled private studio, that was originally a carriage house to a Victorian home built in 1894, this studio sleeps up to four guests and is situated at a quiet street where you can enjoy the peacefulness of the city. This studio is located only five minutes away from the downtown where you get to experience lively nightlife and indulge in mouthwatering local food!

The Carriage House on Barretta in downtown Sonora!
Sonora, California, United States
296 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely renovated cottage giant king bed plus double bed fit our family of 4
it is a very cosy room with a wonderful view into a dreamy garden
lots of soft towels a good selection of breakfast snacks and coffee and a comfortable bed
kate and len’s cottage is cozy and quaint with a great location
the cottage was very stylish well appointed and hotel room level clean
lots of personal touches and very clean
everything was very clean and perfect my rating
the space was exceptionally clean and the bed was very comfortable
very clean and comfortable and also very quiet
very comfortable and clean cottage
lovely spot with great hosts
katie and len are excellent hosts
cheerful hosts who had good recommendations for dining
katie and len were great hosts and very responsive
thoughtful and helpful hosts
great location in downtown sonora
short walking distance to very cute old town sonora
fabulous comfy place near downtown sonora
great location as the property is a few blocks from downtown
walking distance to town and several good restaurants
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4. Zen home with game room (from USD 159)

Boho California Vibe, game room and an outdoor hot tub - what other reasons do you need to book a stay in this gorgeous house? Located at the heart of downtown Sonora, this house which sleeps up to six guests has a clean and subtle boho California vibe. They also have a game room that is equipped with air hockey, foosball, ping pong and dartboard, talk about entertainment! There is also an outdoor patio with electrical barbeque pit and hot tub.

Downtown Sonora Charmer with Hot Tub and Game Room
Sonora, California, United States
164 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with lots of great amenities
the beds were super comfy
beautiful space with thoughtful touches comfortable amenities and a fantastic location
we stayed a full week and enjoyed using the hot tub bbq and game room
what a beautiful home thoughtful touches gorgeous style extremely comfortable and welcoming
clean and comfy amazing communication
very clean
clean comfy and great value
everything was clean and easy to use
wonderful clean cutest little house
great owners too
the owners take excellent care of the facility
the hosts were extremely gracious and helpful
thanks for being great hosts
always a pleasure staying here great host
walking into this beautiful location sets the mood for a wonderful trip
what a wonderful location
the location was also nice since it was walking distance to downtown sonora
great house in a great location
house was perfect with great location
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5. Elegant house with front yard and fire pit (from USD 80)

Looking for an elegant stay without burning a hole in your pocket? We have got you covered! With an extensive front yard, surrounded by over 50 rose bushes and a fire pit installed in the centre of the seating area, this house allows you to enjoy to the fullest. Look forward to a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, toast oven, full-sized refrigerator and a fully stocked pantry! This is surely an amazing place to spend a relaxing weekend!

Gables On Gold
Sonora, California, United States
78 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the suite is so pretty with nice furniture and a mini kitchen
apple tv w/popular netflix was perfect
pull out bed was comfortable as well
an easy to set up ironing board was welcomed
the bathroom is beautiful
nicely appointed comfortable and clean
the house very clean
the house is sparkling clean
they are very into details and everything was so clean and organised
host was very responsive and incredibly kind
rowe is a gracious attentive host and we even navigated our way successfully through a power outage
this spot is a gem the hosts are very kind and easy to reach if needed
adorable little place host was great and left us a treat we greatly appreciated
concern is perceived in the many kind details to receive guests
great location for visiting yosemite
great location and accommodations in downtown sonora
great place to stay and walking distance to downtown
loved the location--just a couple of blocks off the main street of downtown near shops and restaurants
great and cozy little place a few blocks away from the downtown
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6. Cosy apartment overlooking the bustling Washington Street (from USD 148)

A sparkling clean private apartment located right on Washington Street. This is a well-known historical street of the Gold Rush Town of Sonora. This house is an amazing stay to immerse in the hustle and bustle of city life. It is also just very close to the shopping and restaurant districts. Don’t forget to drop by Murphys for some wine tasting as well since it is just a short distance away!

Downtown Sonora Balcony Overlooking Washington St
Sonora, California, United States
120 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is very complete and it is a really comfortable place to stay
excellent kitchen comfortable bed and you can watch highway 49 through town from your balcony
a very comfortable space for working remotely when my wife needs to work on site
the apartment was really nicely decorated and look like it had been recently renovated
the bed in back bedroom is very comfortable
very beautiful clean and cozy
very nicely decorated and spotless
what an amazing stay check-in was a breeze the place smelled so fresh and clean
bathroom was spotless i will come back here again for sure
super clean and in a great location
the owners were on top of everything and offered great suggestions
meredith & pat were helpful with suggestions and prompt responses to any questions/queries
the hosts were so quick to respond and really made for a special stay
meredith was very helpful with all my questions
meredith is very responsive helpful kind and an exceptional host
this place is a must right in downtown location was ideal
downtown looked like happening place
the location is great for anyone wanting to be in the heart of sonora
it’s location couldn’t be any better as it is right in the heart of downtown
we love the apartment and the location
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7. Spacious bungalow with an extensive front yard (from USD 192)

Book a stay in this spacious home that offers cable internet and television to keep you connected with the outside world. The house also has a front yard, front porch and a private patio with hammock installed where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while reading. If you are hoping to explore Sonora’s nightlife, the apartment is just a few streets away from the bar area too!

Sonora, California, United States
183 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sectional sofa is very comfortable
the flow of the house was very comfortable for 2 families (4 adults 3 kids - 7yo 4yos)
loved waking up to find a cozy spot to drink my coffee
loved the outdoor spaces: picnic table and deck with swing and seating
the a/c worked great to cool the house on a 90 degree day in sonora
as advertised and sparkling clean
super clean & cute
the house was clean relaxing and comfortable just as described
place was clean spacious warm (in winter) and easy to check in
the house is clean beautiful and stocked with everything you need for a great weekend
john was an excellent host
host is very responsive
john was so responsive
john was also an amazing host and very communicative
john is a great host
great location just a short walk to downtown sonora
cute place great location
the location is great
the location of the property was a perfect central location for our adventures
this place is ideal and the perfect location
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8. Peaceful home surrounded by lush greeneries (from USD 236)

10 minutes walk from Jamestown, 15 minutes walk to the Farmers Market every weekend and an alfresco area facing the lush greeneries? I don’t know about you, but I am in for this apartment! And if you are someone who enjoys just sitting by the alfresco, immersing in the tranquillity of the neighbourhood while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or a glass of wine, this home is definitely for you too! The house also sleeps up to nine guests, perfect for those with a large family or even for a friends getaway!

Peaceful Sonora Retreat—4 bedroom w/Fast WiFi
Sonora, California, United States
90 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed using the grill on the patio and the well-stocked kitchen
the a/c was highly appreciated
i especially like the patio with table to seat 6 with lots of trees around it for shade
overall it was a great first visit and we have become official fans of sonora
we cooked in the spacious kitchen and enjoyed the many outdoor seating areas
clean and nicely decorated
super comfy beds and sparkling clean
the house is well kept and very clean as well
spacious clean and lots of thoughtful touches
it was very clean and updated would definitely stay again
the host is so welcoming
alicia is certainly a super host
alicia is a great host
this is a great home with amazing hosts
alicia was a great host she was very responsive
great place close to town
the location is lovely
a great sonora retreat location
the house is in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance to downtown
great location and very well decorated and equipped
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9. Hilltop bungalow with private pool (from USD 176)

Nestled within the lush greeneries on a hill above downtown Sonora, this pleasant bungalow is close to popular attractions like Pinecrest Lake, Union Hill and Columbia State. During winter, you can enjoy the magnificent view or go for a ski session at Dodge Ridge. During spring, witness the spectacular waterfall of Yosemite National Park or go fishing by Tuolumne County Rivers during summer! This apartment is basically perfect for any day of the year. There are also a number of events and festivals that are organised near the house, so you need not worry that the area is too secluded.

Hilltop Bungalow with Pool & View
Sonora, California, United States
97 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and deck were lovely as well
pool and deck are great
just prepare to unwind enjoy the peaceful sunsets on the deck and of course splash in the sparkling pool
pool large private deck nestled in the trees with a view of the city lights-so peaceful
loved having a pool and a washer/dryer
space was very clean quiet and cozy
everything in the house is super clean and well-organized
the pool was clean and very inviting
stay here while in sonora clean clean clean updated new bathrooms floors etc
the house was very clean and is just beautiful
our host responded quickly and had suggestions ready to share
host was nice and answered all our questions
dave & tee were the perfect hosts
the hosts were very accessible and helpful with restaurant recommendations
dave & tee were excellent hosts
a very peaceful location but close to downtown sonora for eating out and shopping
loved the location and very stylish and comfortable
it's close to town yet just far enough away for peace and quiet
the house was amazing the location was great
what a great location and fun getaway for the weekend
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10. Quaint Victorian residence with a beautiful porch (from USD 169)

Charming Victorian home with an outdoor patio area that is filled with gorgeous plants and a cosy seating area where you can just spend a relaxing afternoon with your loved ones. It is also strategically located near the shopping and restaurant districts as well as grocery stores. This home is definitely a peaceful retreat for the weekends.

Beautiful Restored/Updated Victorian with a View
Sonora, California, United States
51 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom amenities were l'occitane which is very high end and a wonderful touch
very clean and classy
the house was well appointed and very clean
it is so clean and beautifully decorated you might not want to leave
she was awesome very clean nice touches awesome recommendations for food
lisa’s home in sonora is a beautiful clean and modern home
loved it and the owner was very communicative
wonderful clean stylish place wonderful host available for anything you might need will be back
we hope to stay at this location many times again in the future-thank you
the place is beautifully renovated (everything basically looks new) and decorated tastefully
what a wonderful place to stay in sonora
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Pick your home for the next trip

As we are constantly hassling around, it is always nice to be able to set some time aside for a short weekend getaway with those that matter, and Sonora definitely hits the right chord. With ample attractions to explore, your trip will definitely be an eye-opening one. If you are hoping for a relaxing retreat, our recommended Airbnb rentals will surely seal the deal for you!

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