5 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Davis, California

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Deepa
Deepa 
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Just over 10 miles (16km) west of California’s capital, Sacramento, is Davis, the seat of the University of California. This college town has a bustling urban population and an active nightlife with plenty of taverns and taprooms spread across the city. However, there is much more to experience and explore than this city’s urban life. Nestled in the Sacramento Valley, the city’s urban core is bordered by the Davis Greenbelt. The flat terrains are perfect for cycling, jogging and sightseeing. Located somewhere between Davis and Sacramento is Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area known for its vast wetlands and woodlands that is a haven to wading birds, migratory birds, turtles and fishes. The UC Davis Arboretum is home to various colorful plants from across the globe that would awaken your senses, while birders will be delighted by kingfishers and herons darting here and there. There is also Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven where you can explore the buzzing bees amid the radiant, aromatic flowers. If you are looking for accommodation in Davis, here are the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Davis, 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 March 13, 2023.

1. Spacious house close to the university (from USD 175)

This spacious, three-bedroom house is located in a quiet neighborhood near the university. It is ideally suited for visiting university professors or short term executive stays. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the kitchen is well equipped, and the backyard is beautifully landscaped and perfect for coffee or small gatherings. It is within walking distance from shops, bus routes, parks, and green belt. Amenities include internet, air conditioning, satellite TV, a washer and dryer, free parking and a heater. It is a no-smoking, no-pets unit.

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67 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
This house is well stocked for kitchen items towels and outside seating
great place for visiting family in Davislarge housewith everything and wonderful yard to boot
quiet lots of room
nice big house with everything you need
Cleanliness:
Very clean and spacious home
outside gathering (again it's quiet and residential)
Host:
Owner was very responsive and helpful
The owner Valerie is very friendly and responsive to questions
about 15 minit to uc davis
Owner was super easy to work with
Valerie made it so easy to enjoy
Location:
Spacious house located in a quiet neighborhood
closed to supermarket and gas station
Quiet neighborhood with entrance to a walking/bicycling trail
The backyard is nicely landscaped and looked like it would be great for a brunch or small
The location is great for us too a quiet peaceful neighborhood a short drive from coffee groceries and a few restaurants and a slightly longer (10 min) trip from downtown (Also happens to be ...
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2. Studio apartment where furry friends are allowed (from USD 120)

This studio apartment has a full kitchen with a gas stove and oven, a dining area, and a large living room. There is a large, private, stone-paved landscaped patio with garden furniture and a barbeque grill in the front courtyard. Amenities include air conditioning, a washer and dryer, heater, TV, and the Internet. This unit is at 10 minutes’ drive from downtown. Guests can park for free on the street in front of the apartment. Pets and parties are allowed in the unit.

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17 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home itself had everything that I needed and more
( although small it was just right) very comfortable
My dog enjoyed the front courtyard
The place had plenty of room for me and my son
so your furry children can come along for the fun
Cleanliness:
It was clean comfortable and spacious with a beautiful patio
Host:
Property owner is happy with dogs
Sam is a great host and easy to work with Overall
We enjoyed all the succulents around the property as well as the washer and dryer
The apartment is nicely done with some beautiful prints
Clean and neat this property is a great spot to base your adventures around Davis and Sacramento
Location:
It is located close to everything
It was close to downtown (10 minute drive) near shopping and in a beautiful peaceful neighborhood
in a very nice area There is a delightful trail at the end of the street that we enjoyed very much
The campus is only a couple miles from the property and downtown Davis is a treat
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3. Pet-friendly house close to downtown (from USD 95)

This unit is attached to the main house but it has a separate entrance. It features a large kitchen, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. Guests have access to the private patio customized with gas grill and furniture. This unit is located close to a park. It takes about a 15-minute bike ride to downtown. The kitchen and living room were fully remodeled in March 2019. Amenities include air conditioning, a washer and dryer, heater, TV, Internet and parking. Parties are allowed and guests can also bring their pets at an additional fee. It is accessible on a wheelchair.

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13 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The first shower was an experience
The listing said air conditioning would be set at 74 degrees
Doing dishes in the bathroom gets old Nice TV with very limited access to programming An added insult
was which many places have but lacked wash cloths to use it with Seems like either wash cloths or bar soap would be required
I stayed in the front apartment which has access to a nice patio Comfortable queen bed and futon in same room able to separate from kitchen with curtain
Cleanliness:
Super clean apartment attached to main house
Host:
Our host Sam is great with communication and very accommodating
Check in was easy and the owner was very attentive and responsive
was the posted note asking guests not to review if they won't give 5 stars
Maybe that explains why there were so few reviews
We were able to navigate the area with our manual wheelchair and Sam indicated he is going to make further imorovement for accessibility a real gift to travelers like ourselves
Location:
a Nugget Market are 5 minutes away
The location was great for our needs in Davis
There is also a lovely park roughly two blocks from the apartment
The home is on a cul de sac in a beautiful quiet neighborhood
The owner lives on site but his area also has a locked entry
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4. One-bedroom apartment next to Casa Contente (from USD 174)

This one-bedroom apartment is located next to the famous Casa Contente and close to downtown, UC Davis campus, movies, public transport, restaurants, a farmers market and so much more. It has a kitchen and a breakfast counter and can accommodate up to four guests. Amenities include air conditioning, a washer and dryer, TV, internet and parking.

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Davis, CA, US
7 reviews  
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was clean and stocked
the space was clean and comfortable
aside from that it's a small but clean and well kept 1 bedroom
the property is extremely clean and cool and well lit
rooms were spacious and bed very comfortable
Location:
best part of this place is its location
perfect one bedroom apartment over a garage walking distance to downtown davis area
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5. Two-storey house with hot tub (from USD 411)

This two-story house is centrally located in downtown Davis. It is a short walk to downtown and the farmer’s market. UC Davis campus is about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away and Davis Co-Op is about three blocks from here. This unit has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and it can accommodate 12 guests. Organic options for coffee, soap, shampoo and dish liquid are provided. It is a no smoking, no pets unit. Amenities include air conditioning, internet, parking and a hot tub.

Stayed at this property?
Davis, CA, US
20 reviews  
House 14 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were very comfortable cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed having access to internet tv
Cleanliness:
spacioua very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and communication was great on any issues we had
Host:
eli was great and friendly
very responsive hosts much appreciated
- the host eli is as helpful and courteous as can be
i highly recommend this house and eli is very accommodating
eli was very responsive and easy to work with which is always appreciated thanks for a great weekend
Location:
great location as you can walk to town in minutes
the location is fantastic in davis walk to downtown and the farmers market
great kitchen within easy walking distance of downtown davis
we found some great restaurants within walking distance
we enjoyed our stay and loved the location
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A home away from home in Davis

No matter whether you are in Davis as a student, a visiting professor, for a weekend getaway or for a long stay, Vrbo has you covered. You get all sorts of houses, with all the basic amenities to meet your necessities, and that will make you feel at home. Tag along with your furry friends too. These Vrbo vacation rentals will give you the taste of life during your short and long term stays.

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