5 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Watsonville, California - Updated 2024

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Melanie
Melanie 
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Endless strawberry fields, fruit orchards and beautiful beaches are some of the outstanding attractions in Watsonville. A thriving city located in Santa Cruz County of California, Watsonville is about 519.8 km (323 mi) from Los Angeles and 603 km (374.7 mi) from San Bernardino. Travellers to the city will love the spectacular views of Monterey Bay, scenic lakes and heritage museums. Not to be missed are Manresa Main State Beach and Sunset State Beach for fun-filled days by the ocean. Bring the kids for exciting adventures at the playground and picnic areas in Callaghan Park and Cultural Center. If you’re an art enthusiast, head to Pajaro Valley Arts for a brilliant display of works by local artists. Planning a longer stay in Watsonville? Read on for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Watsonville, 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 08, 2024.

1. Charming couple's getaway near conveniences (from USD 103)

Rediscover romance in this charming couple’s getaway within a historic house near downtown Watsonville. Your private bedroom and bathroom are on the home’s lower level that has access to a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and keyless entry for added security. The friendly host occupies the home’s upper level, making it easy for guests to have their queries answered promptly. Head to the enclosed backyard with your favourite cuppa for relaxing moments next to nature.

Keen to explore the surroundings? There are nature trails, parks, grocery stores, and restaurants within walking distance from the property.

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Watsonville, California, United States
7.69 km (4.8 mi) from Sunset State Beach
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room and bath are large freshly furnished with modern touches and interesting artifacts on environmental/nature messages
would help a lot to have a tv available or radio
we enjoyed our stay very comfortable space just as describedand enjoyed meeting philip
philip’s place was great the bed was comfortable and the private bath was nice
great value for a very large bedroom private bath and great kitchen
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious accommodations
sweet nicely decorated clean room
philips house was very spacious and clean
the room was spacious and very clean
philip’s place is exactly as described: clean comfortable and very easily accessible off of route 1
Host:
phil is a wonderful host very helpful with directions and recommendations
philip was a fantastic host
philip and miranda are kind and generous hosts
he was responsive and a perfect host
mowgli is the smartest and most friendly cat i have ever seen
Location:
the location is very close to santa cruz and other great beach locations
very comfortable quite and conveniently located place
awesome place close to more awesome places
philip's place was great very cute and easy to find - close to everything
a good central location close to beaches and moss landing where we went whale watching
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2. Private room in a delightful house

Alluring and affordable, this beautifully decorated bedroom with a private bath is perfect for couples on a holiday in Watsonville. The downstairs unit has ready internet, entertainment options, a small fridge and a coffee maker for guest’s convenience. Better yet, pets are allowed, so your furry companion can join in the fun during your stay. What guests love most is the property’s excellent location for exploring the must-see sights in Monterey and Santa Cruz.

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Watsonville, California, United States
5.79 km (3.6 mi) from Sunset State Beach
279 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was wifi a television a mini fridge plus a space heater and fan if needed
i enjoyed having a keurig in the room also
nice privacy with en suite bath and keurig in room
we appreciated all the nice touches like a keurig and mini fridge in the room
the room was as described with a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
super clean private room and bathroom
the room was very clean and cozy
jeanie's place is clean and comfortable
the bedroom and bathroom are clean and nicely decorated
her place is clean cozy and comfortable
Host:
friendly host & quickly responsive to questions
jeanie is a great host
jeanie was very kind upon us checking in and was very communicative throughout our stay
the location is quiet the accommodations are “homie” and your host is ready to make your stay satisfying
Location:
perfect location a quick drive to so many cool places
a great location to explore monterey and santa cruz
the location is a great hidden gem
found great breakfast places near by and dinner places
great location and a very nice quiet room
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3. Fully furnished suite in a townhouse (from USD 168)

Make yourself at home in this private suite on the upper floor of a modern townhouse centrally located in Watsonville. The fully furnished suite accommodates two guests and has a private bedroom, a full bath, a kitchen and a sitting room that opens to the lush greens overlooking Struve Slough. Awaken to the melodic sounds of birds chirping each morning, and spend the day capturing the sights of snowy egrets across the river.

For more adventures, head to the beautiful beach, or explore the mountain trails located 10 minutes from the rental.

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Watsonville, California, United States
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Sunset State Beach
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view overlooking the slough was great too especially at breakfast
we enjoyed the peaceful neighborhood and wonderful views from our kitchen
every room was so well organized and put together
i loved the view from the cute kitchen at sunrise and sunset
there is a kitchen w a dining table with an awesome view
Cleanliness:
simple check in and check out great communication and very clean
all very clean with lots of thoughtful touches
it was super clean and we had everything that we needed
check in was easy the house was quiet and the space was clean and welcoming
we had a wonderful stay very calm clean modern stylish house
Host:
the hosts were very nice
the hospitality was exceptional the japanese restaurant miyuki suggested by the host was great
the hosts were really sweet and accommodating
the owners are warm and welcoming
sefla and fred were wonderful hosts very kind and genuine
Location:
quiet location with nice wildlife
beautiful location and nice upstairs suite
beautiful place convenient shopping centers around corner will book again next trip
the place is so cute
nice quiet space convenient to freeway stores etc
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4. Artist's studio with scenic countryside views (from USD 235)

Experience all the joys of countryside living at this tastefully decorated artist’s studio in a rural suburb of Watsonville. You’ll be amazed by the Italian-inspired design elements, antique works of art and beautiful courtyard with flourishing fruit trees. Nothing spells relaxation better than spending time outdoors, admiring the countryside views and watching the spectacular sunrise on your private deck.

It’s an idyllic escape for couples as the studio features modern amenities, such as a gas fireplace, vintage furniture, a handy kitchenette and organic linens.

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Watsonville, California, United States
6.21 km (3.9 mi) from Sunset State Beach
99 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really cozy in a quiet area with a wonderful view
the home itself was cute and cozy a perfect fit for the creative mind
Host:
denise was a wonderful host and went out of her way to make sure we felt welcomed
denise is a great host
denise is an excellent host and made us feel so welcome
denise was a great host she gave great local recommendations for hiking and wine tasting
this place was perfect denise is a gracious host
Location:
good location for exploring around monterey bay
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5. Lovely lodgings with mod cons

Have a wonderful stay in one of the two bedrooms of this bright and inviting residence located at the heart of Watsonville. This upstairs unit is great for couples and has shared access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, living room and large dining area in the home. Get a breath of fresh air in the lovely landscaped backyard before checking out nearby restaurants and stores.

Do you love the beach? It’s only a 15-minute drive to Sunset State Beach for a fun day frolicking in warm waters.

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Watsonville, California, United States
6.26 km (3.9 mi) from Sunset State Beach
14 reviews  
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the room my fiancé and i stayed in was very clean and comfortable
clean with a friendly host
Host:
she was kind and really welcoming
tina is a great communicator and a thoughtful host
great stay with a very kind host
the host is very friendly and accommodating if you have any specific check in and check out requests
tina is such an amazing host it’s an awesome airbnb and it’s in a convenient location as well
Location:
great place to stay if you are visiting monterey bay
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Discover wonderful experiences in Watsonville

Take the road less travelled and discover wondrous places like Watsonville, a beautiful gem in California renowned for its strawberries and scenic sights. Why stay in expensive hotels when you can enjoy better value for your money? Book a stay in any of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Watsonville, California.

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