16 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Waterside Benicia, CA - Updated 2023

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Benicia is an appealing destination for maritime adventures and that means Benicia’s accommodation is equally appealing. Choosing an Airbnb rather than a hotel provides great exposure to Benicia’s local surroundings. From the Carquinez Straits to the historic waterfront, many of these picturesque lodgings will have you smitten with the Northern California seaside lifestyle. So, read on to discover the best Airbnbs in Waterside, Benicia.

1. Private Oasis: Studio suite near the beach and wine country (from USD 129)

The first thing you’ll notice about this newly renovated studio is its design. For one thing, the whole suite is structured in an L shape — with the bed, living area, fireplace, and TV on one end and the bathroom with a walk-in shower on the other. And for another, there’s one more living area outdoors — this time, it’s equipped with comfortable seats, a barbeque grill, and even a hot tub.

With all that said, you can expect to have a grand time relaxing in this rental.

To make things even better, this studio is also strategically located — downtown Benicia is close by, which means you can easily travel to beaches and other attractions. Napa and San Francisco are also only 30 minutes away, so if you want to explore those cities, you can do so without any trouble. This house truly is a wonderful getaway!

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Benicia, California, United States
5.84 km (3.7 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is very cozy and the amenities were a huge plus
the bed was very comfortable and loved the high end upgrades/smart features
bathroom was great and well stocked with everything you may need
beautiful property very comfortable with everything you need
was super clean and modern upgrades
it's very clean super comfortable
everything was very clean we really enjoyed the hot tub
the suite was modern and impressively clean
the stay was super nice the house was very clean and well organized
the host is friendly and helpful
lori is an awesome host
lori was a great host and very communicative
lori was a great host and look forward to staying there again
we felt (email hidden by airbnb) munications from the host lori were informative and helpful
such a cute and cozy place
the location was also perfect for us
exactly what i expected great location
location was excellent close to the water and downtown benecia was sooooo fun and adorable
close to everything and easy to get to
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2. Bohemian Wonderland: Eclectic and colorful bungalow with pergola (from USD 304)

This stunning three-bedroom bungalow will take your breath away the moment you step inside. With its eclectic furniture, bright colors, and luxurious entertainment space, this house perfectly encapsulates the Bohemian Wonderland theme. Because of this, you can snap photos and selfies all you want — with the pergola and the beautiful decorations as a backdrop, you’ll surely capture the attention of your followers.

You’ll also have access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, which means that you can travel to San Fransisco or the other cities in the Bay Area whenever you want. In other words, a whimsical adventure awaits you here in this particular vacation rental.

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Benicia, California, United States
2.56 km (1.6 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
97 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
house was clean and amazing such a great place to stay at
hosts were friendly and accommodating
the owners are really nice and made us feel very comfortable
awesome space very responsive hosts
ruby & rob were very responsive and overall great hosts
most of all the hosts made us feel like their own family
awesome house and great location
super unique great location and a lovely space to hangout
benicia has a cute little downtown nearby with tons of shops and restaurants and always felt very safe
benicia is a cute town and ruby had some great suggestions of places to see and walk
cool place enjoyed the old records and the smores
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3. Posh Hideaway: Guesthouse near downtown Benicia (from USD 185)

If you prefer a vacation rental that looks simple in design yet still feels posh and elegant at the same time, then you should check out this guesthouse. It features white oak hardwood floors and black-framed double French doors, and there are also several high-end appliances and furnishings inside, such as an electric fireplace and heated bathroom floors. Because of all these features, you’ll definitely feel like you’re staying in a first-class hotel.

Moreover, this rental is only a block away from downtown Benicia, meaning trendy restaurants, bakeries, and beaches are in close proximity. As such, your vacation will be one to remember if you stay in this Airbnb.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.36 km (2.1 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
61 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is an air conditioner and an an electric fireplace for warmth and atmosphere
if you run hot like me the fan was sufficient on most days with the windows open
you have no option but to sit on the bed or the beautiful new sofa
the fireplace which emits heat was an added bonus and there was also a terrific fan
the full kitchen is helpful for a multiple day stay
comfortable clean and private
the studio was clean and spacious
the room was clean and very quaint
gretchen is a wonderful host
the host's are super helpful
hosts were hospitable communicative friendly and very helpful
all in all i highly recommend gretchen as a host and her lovely space
gretchen has such a wonderful space and were lovely hosts
the location is perfect
good location to visit downtown benicia
i loved the location you're practically downtown
perfect location to visit downtown benicia shops and restaurants
plus it's really close to a fun area to walk around and check out shops
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4. Bay Area Hidden Treasure: Elegant two-story home with big landscaped gardens (from USD 220)

This elegant two-story house is the perfect choice for those people who are vacationing in Benicia with their families. With two bedrooms and an extra futon and inflatable double bed, this rental can accommodate up to six people. Aside from that, there’s a modern and fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare delicious meals with ease. There are also beautifully landscaped gardens both in front and back of the house. These gardens are perfect for whenever you want to relax and soak in the refreshing sunshine.

As if all these features aren’t good enough, this vacation rental is also only minutes away from shops, restaurants, and the magnificent Pacific Ocean beaches. Nothing can stop you from having a great time here.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.2 km (2.0 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
it was sparkling clean and well stocked in terms of all accessories for kitchen
so clean and nice very nice place
this home is beautiful and clean
great host lovely home thank you
stef was an amazing host and i would recommend his place to anyone
lots of room great kitchen assortment of games and stef was an awesome host
great place for personal retreat or family gathering; stef is very responsive to any questions or needs
stef was very kind and accommodating
this is an amazing house close to downtown benicia
great location had everything you need for a comfortable stay
very easy access to numerous locations along with freeway on and off-ramps close by
small marina not too far away is a nice place for a stroll
fantastic location and beautiful home- was perfect for our stay
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5. Airy Studio: The ideal home to chill and unwind (from USD 98)

This cozy studio with two beds is located in an area that’s peaceful and quiet and has lots of light. It’s perfect for up to four guests. You can chill and unwind without interruption — maybe you can read a book, play board games, or grill some barbeque on the spacious deck. The choice is up to you.

And when you’re in the mood for some exploration, you can easily commute to Benecia, San Francisco, and the other wonderful places in the Bay Area.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.35 km (2.1 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
83 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch is a serviceable bed- not terrific but not bad- the main bed linens etc
this place was totally adorable—we loved the grunge aesthetic and the amenities (especially the bed) were super comfortable
it has a lovely outdoor garden with tables and chairs
the studio had everything we needed including the most comfortable bed
he loved the space and said he felt very comfortable especially after such a long drive
very welcoming clean and cozy space
was super clean and well put together
the apartment was comfortable and clean
clean well-stocked and with a very responsive host
the studio was spotless clean had everything i needed and more for my stay
amazing host with lightening fast responses
angela was friendly welcoming very accommodating even provided treats for our dogs
angela is a friendly and responsive host and was readily available to answer my questions
angela was available very promptly to respond to our questions and is very friendly
angela was a responsive host and we look forward to our next stay
great location super cute place
great location walking distance to downtown and eateries
cute studio close to everything in benicia
the location is great an easy walk to the water and downtown benicia
this location is a perfect little jewel
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6. Comfy and Romantic: Perfect rental for couples (from USD 125)

If you’re vacationing with your partner, then this is the rental for you. This one-bedroom apartment exudes a charm that’s hard to resist: its simple decor somehow feels homey and warm, and the upstairs deck with its unobstructed views of the skyline is the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Aside from that, the TV already has access to Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video, so you and your partner can have a chill date night, just watching movies and shows.

But what if you want to do more romantic things with your partner? That’s not a problem — since this rental is near Benicia and the other cities in the Bay Area, you and your partner can visit wineries, restaurants, music venues, and art museums. You can even participate in hiking and bicycling activities. The options for romantic things to do are endless!

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Benicia, California, United States
3.67 km (2.3 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
172 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both the bed and the fold-out futon were very comfortable
super clean through and through
very comfortable and clean little apartment
the apartment was clean and stocked with plenty of linens and towels
the apartment is perfect size very clean and so cute
super clean private secure comfortable and a really great place
sheri was an excellent host
sheri us an excellent host
sheri is amazing and hospitable
sheri was a wonderful host and made sure our stay was comfortable
appreciated the laundry and jacuzzi hosts were super friendly and responsive
super close to shopping centers and grocery stores
the location is perfect
beautiful location very close to downtown benicia
the downtown is a close walk and was very cute
a really great location a very comfortable place location doesn't get much better
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7. Home in the Hills: Private room with the best view (from USD 85)

Tucked away in the hills, overlooking the Carquinez Straits, is an updated three bedroom home in a very peaceful and safe area. This spacious private room with a cushy queen-size bed offers not only a spectacular view but also access to a charming garden. A comfortable single bed in the residence’s computer room is also available.

Guests are welcome to make themselves at home throughout the entire house: watch television in the bright sunroom, or lounge outside on the wonderful overhanging deck. The neighborhood is surrounded by quaint shops, pleasant restaurants and many hiking and biking trails.

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Benicia, California, United States
5.2 km (3.3 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
372 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view overlooking the balcony is spectacular complemented well by the hot tub and charming sun room
helen's room with a view was such a treat
such an amazing view from an amazing room
spacious airy lovely view super comfortable
beautiful view spacious room with comfy bed
the beds are clean and comfortable
the place is clean and comfy
the room is spacious clean and comfortable
helen's home is a clean comfortable place to stay
the bed was comfy and the room clean
helen is a very kind host
helen is a great host
helen is such a wonderful host
helen was so welcoming and an excellent host
thank you helen for being a fantastic host
close to great wineries food shopping and san francisco
the location was really good for my day trips
beautiful home with a great location
helen's place is wonderful and very close to restaurants and shopping
the setting is very peaceful and quiet and yet close to the attractions of benicia
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8. Centrally Located Bay Area Delight: Cottage at the Cove (from USD 128)

Cottage at the Cove offers a great view of the water and is just a block from historic downtown Benicia. Experience seaside charm and a small-town atmosphere, with the many shops, boutiques, eateries, and pubs available to explore, not to mention Benicia’s classic waterfront.

This one-bedroom apartment is tidy and comfortable. The kitchenette has no stove, which is a perfect excuse to try some of Benicia’s delectable cuisine. The hosts go the extra mile, providing nice touches, like large baskets of treats, delicious coffee, and even robes and slippers! The neighborhood is very walkable and, with the beautiful body of water as a backdrop, you may never want to leave this exceptional abode.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.35 km (2.1 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
340 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and relaxing
the apartment was nicely appointed with many thoughtful amenities included
kathy and barry were wonderful hosts offered amazing amenities in a comfortable and clean space
kathy & barry’s place is awesome if you’re looking for a quiet comfortable place
check out dianna’s for breakfast and a good cup of coffee
extremely clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and very well stocked
very charming & clean
the apartment is sparkling clean and completely comfortable
the rental was clean and comfortable
very nice hosts
the hosts are really helpful and kind
very friendly and helpful hosts
super friendly and responsive hosts
very responsive and always making sure you’re taking care of
the location is ideal
great location for this area
walking distance to great food and shopping
downtown is located close but their place is located perfectly near walking distance of downtown
the location and neighborhood were wonderful
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9. Bay Area Cottage: A seaside hideaway (from USD 180)

Nestled in a garden atmosphere is the wonderful Bay Area Cottage. Seclusion is the operative word for this studio cottage space, that sits behind a beautiful 1930s Tudor home and offers a private, fenced yard with many pretty flowers and aromatic herbs. The neighborhood is quiet, with not much traffic, making a stroll to Benicia’s hub an easy and enjoyable experience. The kitchen is roomy and fully-equipped, and two comfy beds are provided, along with a full bathroom, with shower and tub.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.07 km (2.0 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
56 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved having a full kitchen and the courtyard is super cute
this small cottage was very comfortable for two adults we stayed over two weeks and did some cooking
it was very quiet and everything was very clean clean
dina was a friendly and hospitable host
dina was also super helpful and hospitable
will stay here again and again dina is a great communicator and generous host
the apartment was near shopping and a nice park
it was very pleasant and we could walk to shopping and downtown from the location
this is a very comfortable airbnb in a great location
grocery and liquor stores so close as well
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10. Bohemian Bunk Inn: Chic, friendly vibe

If you’re traveling solo, with a best friend, or with your sweetheart, the Bohemian Bunk Inn has you covered. The private room has one king-size bed and two twin-size beds. There’s a private entrance, but the living room, kitchen and bath area are shared. The host has taken great care with her free-spirited-type decor and takes even greater care of her guests by providing clean and comfortable rooms, light breakfast items, and afternoon snacks. The Bohemian Bunk Inn is an easy walking distance to Benicia’s downtown area and the neighborhood is generously sprinkled with blooming gardens and fruit trees.

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Benicia, California, United States
3.83 km (2.4 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
52 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a sweet little cottage & very comfortable beds
the bed is super comfortable
the room was lovely and the bed very comfortable
it is a shared bathroom but was kept very clean as was the kitchen
the house is quite clean and not cluttered
the place is clean
nice shower/bathtub in a modern clean bathroom
phyllis's place is clean cozy and comfortable and is in a quiet area
phyllis was a great host
great stay with phyllis she is so sweet accommodating and a great host
she was extremely helpful when we needed directions or recommendations on where to walk around
phyllis was the perfect host
phyllis is an amazing host very warm welcoming and easy to talk to
it was really nice to be walking distance from downtown
10/10 would recommend this location to stay at
this place is awesome the interior is beautiful and it really feels like you are away for the weekend
a hidden gem fantastic romantic place by the sea
i really can’t say enough great things about phyllis’s place
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11. Float Off to Dreamland: Charming houseboat

If you want an out-of-the-ordinary lodging experience then spend the night on a charming houseboat. It’s “front porch” is decorated with various plants and the houseboat itself is festooned with colorful lights, giving it a great festive atmosphere. The upper deck is the place to enjoy wonderful sunsets. Once night falls, set the fire pit ablaze on the top level to make the experience extra special. Don’t miss the chance to create unforgettable memories on board this one-of-a-kind floating oasis!

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12. Cool Studio Apartment: Privacy and panoramic views

Cool Studio Apartment is small, but it packs a punch, with spectacular views of the Carquinez Straits and lovely Benicia. Once an art studio, the studio is now a cozy space, within walking distance of all the best that Benicia has to offer. Breakfast amenities are simple, but tasty: coffee, orange juice, and yogurt - just enough to get you going.

The studio has not one, but two private decks, with a pretty garden and awesome sunset views. It is the prime spot for relaxing with a glass of wine, after a hectic day.

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13. Stellar Sunset and Water Views: The Suite Spot

The Suite Spot is a one-bedroom apartment, perfect for solo travelers, couples, small families, or a small circle of friends. Just steps from a beautiful park by the water, the Suite Spot offers an outdoor paradise, as well as a comfortable indoor retreat. Clean, modern, and tastefully decorated, the Suite Spot scores high with guests and many speak of repeat visits.

The kitchen is nicely equipped, but best for cooking light meals. The Suite Spot is pet-friendly, however, there is a non-refundable deposit.

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Benicia, California, United States
4.59 km (2.9 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
111 reviews  
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was solid furniture/fixtures modern and the washer/dryer amenity was a huge help
great apartment- lovely & comfortable
i like the fact that the bedroom is closed off from the living room
the mattress and pillows are incredibly comfortable and the towels are soft and plush
the apartment was absolutely immaculate and included so many thoughtful touches
very clean and modern
it's very clean and tastefully decorated
very clean well equipped and organized
beautifully done very clean and modern and classy
it is consistently clean comfortable and well appointed
each of the hosts are very kind and welcoming
hostess kind informative and totally hospitable
chrissy and the other hosts were very kind and responsive
our hosts were most gracious and super friendly
brooke was a great host who greeted us and gave us a tour
the location is great
great location and conveniently located within walking distance to a park with a playground and water
what a beautiful place and location
beautiful spot close to the water
perfect neighborhood for walks
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14. Waterfront Townhouse: Private room in a top-notch locale

The Waterfront Townhouse is within walking distance of many prime areas, like the Benicia Marina and Yacht Club, as well as the picturesque boardwalk. The townhouse, without question, receives high marks from guests for its superb location. The nearby First Street Cafe is a must for breakfast. There are two private rooms available, with one offering a cozy queen-size bed and the second providing two single beds. The kitchen is large and complete. The entire space is decorated with various pieces of art, that enhances the property nicely.

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Benicia, California, United States
2.59 km (1.7 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
35 reviews  
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the terrific first street cafe is a must for breakfast
house was clean and the beds were comfortable
awesome stay with lili clean place with good communication
was a wonderful clean and quiet home
comfortable clean everything you need
the place is modern beautiful very clean and bright
lili was a great host
always responsive when i had questions
great place lili was a great host would definitely stay again
the hosts are incredibly pleasant and fun to be around
great host good communication excellent location for those visiting the east bay area
i love the location close to downtown benecia
she is within walking distance to the river and the really cute downtown
fabulous location close to waterfront and town
a comfortable condo near lovely outdoor walks and only a few blocks from downtown benicia
perfect place to get away for a little while or to spend a vacation at a reasonable price
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15. Vista Del Sol: Cottage feel & coastal vibe in one package

Vista Del Sol is a unique property. A spacious four bedroom, two-story structure, the lower level offers delicate arches and bungalow-type accents, in addition to a farmhouse-style kitchen. The upper floor boasts many large windows, that allow for spectacular ocean views in practically every direction.

The top level also provides a great spot for watching stunning evening sunsets. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the outdoor deck is shaded by two magnificent California Redwoods. Vista Del Sol also has a park and beach across the street. The great outdoors and indoors is in no short supply at Vista Del Sol.

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Benicia, California, United States
4.68 km (3.0 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
40 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great with 7 people on it all the time
great locale beautiful sunsets comfortable sleeping arrangements
two bedrooms downstairs and one huge one upstairs with the double sink bathroom
everybody was pleased with the well appointed kitchen nice patio and bbq grill
the place is clean and cozy
house was super clean and plenty of towels and linens
nicely decorated clean nice bedrooms bathrooms stocked kitchenware towels etc
the beds and pull-out couches were very comfortable the bathrooms were excellent and the rooms were very spacious
the location is perfect clean and comfortable
they offered helpful suggestions and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed
yvonne and steve were the perfect hosts
extremely easy check in host was always quick to respond to any messages
yvonne and steve were super responsive responding within minutes to our questions
yvonne was an amazing host
great location right on the bay
great location safe and free parking
such a beautiful house and location
nice peaceful residential area but close to freeway
lovely space in a great location with a big selection of cafes and restaurants very close by
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16. Inspiring Charmer by the Sea: Great for art lovers

A spacious guestroom with a queen-size bed, cable TV, and a mini-fridge are what’s offered at this delightful maritime home, near the Benicia Marina. The private room is located downstairs, while the host resides upstairs. Guests will have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, a wonderful outdoor patio and BBQ, as well as convenient laundry facilities. An impressive library is also provided for guests to browse at their leisure. The neighborhood is a nice tranquil setting and the host is very gracious.

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Benicia, California, United States
2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
261 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rene's place was wonderful and quiet nice fan above the bed
réne has a beautiful home and the stay was very comfortable
comfortable lodging in a small town setting
the bed was perfect would definitely stay again
the home was extremely clean and all the amenities needed to feel comfortable were provided
super clean and cozy surroundings
beautiful incredibly clean and comfortable
very clean quiet and all around great
i can always count on rene for a spotless quiet comfortable place
always clean comfortable and and friendly
were very friendly hosts
the hosts were responsive and welcoming
joyce was a great host
the hosts are very welcoming
the hosts were very nice and accommodating
the location was great
near house there is good place to walking around
location of the house is great
this is a perfect location for a business traveler needing an extended stay
we enjoyed the glass blowing shop the best and the antique stores next best
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In Benicia, wake up and smell the sea air

A stay in picture-perfect Benicia offers so much of nature’s seaside wonders. With striking sunsets, breathtaking views and crisp ocean breezes, Benicia is like a wonderful seaside storybook you read before you turn off the lights and drift off to sleep.

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