Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Placer County, California

placer county vacation rentals

The beautiful Placer County has attracted thousands of miners from different places in the world during the gold rush period. Today, this Californian county draws in millions of visitors for the beauty that it holds. Lake Tahoe, which has 41% of its surface area in Placer County, takes in roughly 20 million visitors every year. But the county has 1,502 sq mi (3,890.1 sq km) of total area, filled with many other watercourses (e.g., American River) and all-year-round ski parks (e.g., Squaw Valley Resort) that you can enjoy. Throughout different seasons, you have activities and places to explore on this scenic side of California. To save you the trouble of rigorous searching, we’ve listed the best vacation rentals in Placer County, California.

1. Modern A-framed cabin surrounded by stately trees (from USD 280)

This vacation rental is one of those few accommodations that will surprise you. It looks modest on the outside, but elegant and modern on the inside. The fully furnished kitchen/dining looks immaculate, the two bedrooms tastefully styled, and the living room cozy. Its A-frame architecture adds character. The property is surrounded by stately trees that allow you to indulge in therapeutic forest bathing every day of your stay.

Modern Mountain A-Frame
Carnelian Bay, California, United States
260 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor space was beautiful and comfortable
the cabin was extremely comfortable and had a lot of room (no cramping)
very cute little place only thing i would change is that they had ac and more fans
absolutely amazing cozy quiet beautiful space
the most stylish and comfortable airbnb
quiet clean and private
the place was clean and updated
comfortable and clean
the place was super clean with thoughtful touches
the house is modern clean and very cosy
our hosts were amazing with basically immediate responses for local recs
communications with the hosts are immediate clear and informative
the booklet of suggested "things to do" anne and cameron provided was very helpful also
communications with the hosts were fast i would definitely book this home again in the future
this house is amazing everything about the area the home and the hosts was perfect
cute a frame in a good location
great location and nicely appointed
perfect location for exploring lake tahoe
cozy place and walking distance to a beautiful trail
amazing place and location in tahoe loved everything about it
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2. Gorgeous mid-century A-framed cabin that is friendly to pets (from USD 445)

This 1963 A-framed cabin has been renovated to look gorgeously relaxing. You can imagine lounging in a uniquely structured vacation rental for six in Lake Tahoe during summer or even winter. You have a beautiful mid-century holiday home with a full kitchen, a dining area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with an indoor fireplace, a workspace, and a laundry facility. Large glass windows, covering almost the entire front of the cabin, let you see the outdoor Lake Tahoe scenery. On top of that, this cabin welcomes pets.

Mid Century Modern Cabin - The Tahoe A-Frame
Homewood, California, United States
114 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautifully decorated with very comfortable furniture and bedding
super stylish and cozy with great amenities
the tahoe a-frame is the perfect place for a cozy getaway
i love the abundance of toilet paper
every touch is thoughtful and well designed yet still cozy and practical
spotlessly clean to boot
it was very clean and comfy
i’m very picky about cleanliness and this place was sparkling 100% clean
we had a great stay very comfortable and clean
amazing personal touches beautiful decor all the appliances you need and everything well cleaned and maintained
hosts were also very responsive and accommodating
the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay an amazing one
thank you jennifer & kevin for being super responsive and sharing your home
jennifer & kevin are the most wonderful hosts
the hosts were excellent in communicating and check in/out was super easy
the location was perfect
great location near homewood ski resort and restaurants
amazing place amazing location best of everything
we loved the location and the beautiful quiet neighborhood
amazing place to stay and perfect location
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3. Beautiful, rustic, tiny house nestled in a forest (from USD 139)

Do you want to unplug and recharge over the weekend? In Kings Hill Ranch, you will find this off-the-grid rustic house for two with a floor area of about 80 sq ft (7 sq m). While it covers a tiny space, it offers guests unique features such as an outdoor shower, an al fresco lounge/dining, and a camp-style cooking facility, which altogether make up an unforgettable experience. You will have a wonderful time destressing as you interact with nature. Bask in the sunlight surrounded by a canopy of trees and enjoy a quiet time with friendly farm animals.

Kings Hill Ranch Off Grid Tiny House
Colfax, California, United States
50 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
take full advantage of a hot shower with a gorgeous backdrop of the mountainside and forests across the property
the composting toilet is super clean and not smelly at all
we even found the outhouse charming and very clean
and a total rockstar the place was clean organized and stylish
overall the tiny house is very peaceful private and clean but is definitely rustic-of-center
doris was a wonderful host
doris was an amazing host
doris was super helpful answering all of our questions when we checked in
doris is super nice and helpful
the farm animals were so cool to interact with and our host couldn't have been any more delightful
this is such a lovely and unique place
there is a great french press for your morning coffee
this place is truly unique
the tiny house is so special and the location gorgeous and peaceful with lovely views
it was secluded and the perfect place to unplug
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4. Dreamy, pet-friendly cabin near Rollins Lake (from USD 220)

Large-group accommodations can turn out rare. Luckily, this fully equipped cabin in a dreamy location sleeps 10 and welcomes pets. It stands near hiking trails and Rollins Lake, surrounded by pine trees and oak trees that look incredible even during winter. You will likely find yourself exploring the great outdoors—jogging, skiing, reading a book in the hammock, dining al fresco, hiking with your dog, or even indulging in a hot bath under the stars. Indoor, you can play ping pong, puzzles, board games, and watch movies.

Spa, Quiet, Peaceful Near Rollins Lake, Local Hiking, Romantic, Reunion, Retreat
75 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
she is friendly helpful and gives you absolute privacy
the owner was easy to get in touch with and answered all my questions very quickly
she will be your friendly visitor and hiking guide while you visit
diane is a wonderful host
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5. Dreamy couple's studio near hiking trails and ski fields (from USD 245)

One look at the pictures will make you fall in love with this rustic studio. You will want to book it right away for your next California vacation. It sits on the edge of the Alpine Meadows, which means you are close to the skiing fields, as well as to Lake Tahoe National Forest. The vacation rental is a dreamy rustic space, fully furnished and tastefully curated. You have an outdoor hot tub with a romantic view of the lush greenery and starry skies at night.

Modern Alpine Studio
Alpine Meadows, California, United States
318 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy light filled beautiful spot
very quiet comfortable with amazing views
we loved the pour over coffee views from the hot tub and cozy towels
from the hot tub to the heated floors we were super cozy in this place
there was delicious coffee and everything i needed to make breakfast in the morning
cleanliness: absolutely clean and comfortable
well stocked clean and cozy place with thoughtful touches
sparkling clean excellent communication and a great location
very clean place stylish and high class
the studio is cozy clean and just amazing
ken and mary kay are awesome hosts
ken and mb were excellent hosts
the hosts were great at providing recommendations for local activities tailored to our desires
the hosts were very responsive and available to offer anything we needed
mary beth and ken were amazing hosts- very hospitable
super glad we chose this location
amazing cozy cabin close to tahoe city
wonderful place in an awesome location
we definitely picked the right location for our weekend getaway
would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to stay in the tahoe area
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6. Homey wooden cabin at the heart of Alta (from USD 189)

This cabin for 6 spans about 1,000 sq ft (93 sq m) of floor area and stands at the heart of Alta. You’ll love the silence of the place with all its lush greenery, as well as its convenience. It is less than an hour away from Boreal Ski Resort and Truckee, where stunning views of lakes, snow-capped mountains, and vast ski fields await every visitor. You can take the kids with you to this fully furnished cabin. They can enjoy full access to Wi-Fi, play available indoor games, watch DVD movies, swim at the nearby community pool, and even camp in the private yard with a grill and fire pit.

Cozy and comfortable wooded cabin
36 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
most importantly the cabin was incredibly comfortable and well-appointed making cooking and relaxing easy and fun
the cabin is clean and lovely and has wonderful scenic views of the forest
they were so kind and helpful
the hosts were very accomodating and made us all feel very welcome and at home
hosts were great communicators
scott and dena were wonderful hosts
the hosts scott and dena are terrific
location is terrific nestled in the woods
absolutely loved the place it's just perfect
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7. Luxurious holiday home for adventure seekers (from USD 355)

This luxurious single-level home in Cirby Side, Roseville is an ideal getaway accommodation for groups of eight. Besides its complete facilities, it is near adventure destinations. You are only about an hour or two away from Lake Tahoe, fisherman’s wharf, cable cars, shopping centers, and ski resorts in Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. If you feel out of sorts for a day and want to stay home, you can have fun swimming in your private pool. Indeed, you won’t run out of adventure options in this place.

Upscale Beautiful spacious vacation home or long term rental (handicap access)
Roseville, CA, US
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Storybook cottage in Foresthill (from USD 97)

Are you in town for a friend’s wedding? This one-bedroom cottage can accommodate a maximum of four guests and is near wedding sites in Foresthill. While its location convenience is a good selling point, you will fall in love with its storybook charm. It looks sweet, feels comfy, and offers full facilities—a lounge, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining area, and even an outdoor coffee table.

The Cottage In Foresthill On Main Street, in walking distance to wedding sites
83 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a floor lamp in the living room would be appreciated
super quiet dark bedroom to sleep in great coffee shop steps away full kitchen very communicative host
it was clean and comfortable and overall a great value
the place was very clean and close to the place we needed to be
owner very responsive to questions
my wife and i greatly appreciated that this place was pet friendly as well
very cute very convenient location
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9. Pleasant house in a forested place with a private lap pool (from USD 408)

This house can easily be your family sanctuary as it comfortably fits six in its three spacious bedrooms. You can cook the kids’ favorite dishes in the fully equipped kitchen, watch their favorite videos in the cozy lounge via Wi-Fi, and play with them in the private lap pool in the afternoon. The property sits in a forested place that contributes to a restful atmosphere. Wake before the sun rises and find a spot in the yard for a quick meditation and exercise.

A Foresthill Retreat
28 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great space for families able to cook and grill and swim
the pool/back deck is fantastic and our family spent many hours swimming and enjoying the woods
we spent most of the weekend in the pool which my 7 year old loved
the backyard and pool were beautiful and relaxing
the house was comfy and very clean
the host was caring and attentive
anna maria was an amazing host
anna maria was a gracious host and a pleasure to deal with
anna maria was so nice accommodating and helpful
anna maria was an excellent host the cleanliness of her home was better than expected
we loved the house the location and the pool
pool was great and the location is convenient to a lot of outdoor activities
it was a wonderful location surrounded by trees and peace and quiet
a wonderful place in beautiful surroundings
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10. Kid-friendly creekside studio near flower farms

Being surrounded by nature is therapeutic. This cozy studio for four is within walking distance to flower farms, wineries, and Folsom Lake. Unlike other cottages that are exclusive for adults, this single-level home warmly welcomes kids. There is an outdoor space where they can hang out and play. Your small family can even stay for a long time as this vacation rental is fully furnished. It even includes access to Wi-Fi, a laundry facility, and private parking.

Loomis Creekside Cottage
Loomis, California, United States
25 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing bathroom and kitchen
10/10 comfortable clean and affordable
the interior was beautiful and clean
todd's place is very private beautiful clean and comfortable
it was a nice place and very clean
place was very clean and location very peaceful
todd is very friendly and hospitable
wonderfully decorated and comfortable cottage todd was a great host responding to any concerns immediately
the neighborhood is beautiful and quiet yet very close to the freeway for easy access to surrounding areas
great location super clean and friendly hosts
this is a lovely little spot in a quiet wooded neighborhood
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Travel comfortably in Placer County

You may one day find yourself in Placer County needing a breather, enjoying a family reunion, attending a friend’s wedding, or closing a business deal. Whatever your purpose is, fully furnished accommodations with recreational options and convenient locations will help keep you in style and comfort. Don’t lose this list of best vacation rentals in Placer County, California.

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