10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Novato, California - Updated 2022

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A vacation in the growing city of Novato can include several interesting things like wine tasting, museum visits, etc. With over 3,600 acres (1,457 hectares) of open space, Novato has become a heaven for mountain biking and hiking. While planning a vacation in Novato, accommodation is that one aspect that you need not worry about at all. There are multiple vacation rentals that can assure you a marvellous stay. These houses have boundless fun-filled activities to keep you entertained and you get wholehearted assistance from the owners, too. Studded with all kinds of facilities including parking and safety equipment, these homes can unquestionably give you the ‘home away from home’ experience. Please check out the list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Novato, California that we have shortlisted for you.

1. Incredible waterfront vacation rental (from USD 345)

This four-bedroom attractive home can make your vacation as convenient as possible. In case your group needs an extra sleeping arrangement, there is an elevated inflatable bed, too. There is a home theatre system on which you can enjoy free Netflix movies, or you can sing songs around the 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano. You get other amenities like a full-fledged kitchen, washing machine, and much more. The house has a huge backyard including swings, garden, trampoline, pool, a chicken coop, two-man kayak, dock, paddle board, and a sandy beach on Novato creek. Kids will have a gala time as there are tons of toys, books, and bikes. The house is close to San Francisco, Napa Valley, and several other striking places.

Incredible Waterfront Property, Pool, Boat, Gardens, and More!
Novato, CA, US
37 reviews
House 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is great and the view is lovely
it was easy to cook in the well-stocked kitchen and everything worked as it should
the house is very well equipped the yard and the pool very nice
Cleanliness:
linens and towels are plenty and felt clean and the beds comfortable
the house was so clean and neat we loved our stay
the house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay
Host:
contact with the owners was very easy pleasant and always prompt
kids loved the place and enjoyed meeting the owners as well
there was a small issue with the stove and they were easy to reach and helpful
Location:
the location is very convenient and we appreciated easy access to groceries shopping outdoor adventures and dining
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2. Gorgeous waterfront home with a private beach

A very well-maintained property at a terrific location, this four-bedroom home in Novato is a perfect getaway. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous Northern California sunset views from the private beach. There are four stunning bedrooms and a cozy living room with a fireplace, where you can gather around and enjoy your favorite movies. The kitchen is perfectly geared for preparing a home-cooked meal. Remarkable inside and outside, there is a patio with an outdoor grill and the neighborhood is very peaceful, too. From here, you can visit Napa for wine tasting.

4 BR Waterfront Hem, privat strand
62 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Each room was so cozy and
The kitchen is sufficiently stocked for basic cooking need
Also the master suite upstairs with its own private bathroom and private balcony is amazing
one bedroom was not habitable A folding chair and very old mattress
It was private & quiet with beautiful views
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
The inside was very authentic and charming EXTREMELY clean and organized
but overall it was very clean & well stocked
The yard water system was under repair piles of dirt and exposed pipes on walkways to lake Trash can not emptied full of rotting food Falsely portrayed on website
Host:
This home is very beautiful and welcoming
We had a great time Host was really nice and kind
Host was all the time in contact with us
the only positive about stay
Clearly that is where the host has made their investment
Location:
House shows a few signs of just normal everyday
it was from a water leak once I discovered the leak I had to email the manager twice to get them to escalate the issue and get someone out to repair the problem very unhappy with this property wo...
Beautiful flowers blooming quiet neighborhood friendly neighbors peaceful water view
The location was good 15 minute drive to the ferry to San Fran
Really needs a deep cleaning inside and out
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3. Lovely holiday retreat in a quiet locale

Just a few minutes away from exotic wetlands for bird-watching, the location of this three-bedroom house is ideal as it is located close to several attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Sonoma and Napa for wine tasting. After a day full of adventure, you can unwind at the outdoor seating area and relish a home-cooked meal which you can prepare in the adequately stocked kitchen. The bedrooms are neat, wonderfully planned, and you get exceptional views. The ambiance is very tranquil and there is a beautiful trail nearby for walking or mountain biking or you can visit Downtown Novato for shopping and dining.

Sunny Marin House Ideally Located Between San Francisco & The Wine Country
71 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
As a couple of reviewers noted the kitchen could use baking/cookie sheets
Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware
The only thing missing from the kitchen was a cookie sheet
we noticed that when we opened the windows the sills were pretty dirty
Otherwise the kitchen was well-equipped with cooking utensils and pots and pans 2)
Cleanliness:
The property was clean and had everything we needed
While it was generally clean
The house was clean and cozy
We enjoyed our stay day and night Everything we needed was available and clean and the beds were very comfortable too Wish
Nice clean quiet and spacious home
Host:
We loved everything about this home
The house is simple and not heavily furnished
all within an hours drive When we had a minor problem with the cable
The home is updated and well cared for
Our daily excursions took to the coast San Francisco headland overlooking GG bridge and Sausalito and even to wine country
Location:
About 40 minutes from Napa
clean and easy A bit far from some wineries
It is about 15 minutes away from the freeway and almost in a rural area
Quiet neighborhood and generally easy access to grocery store and highway
Our pup loved it too
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4. Stunning creek-side property

Sitting along a peaceful creek, this Spanish-style house has a very inviting environment and is absolutely immaculate. With a large garden including a vineyard, this stunning three-bedroom guest house is one of the most stunning vacation houses here. All the rooms are fabulously planned – living area, dining room, three bedrooms, of which the master suite has a walk-in closet, a large tub, a balcony, and much more. The first floor has French doors that open to a patio. The kitchen too is equipped to handle your cravings. If you are planning to step out, then there are many shops and restaurants nearby. Also closely located are tourist attractions like Napa, 29 miles (47 km) away, Sonoma, 20 miles (32 km) away, and the Golden Gate Bridge, 25 miles (40 km) away.

Stunning 3BD/2BA Home Just 30 Minutes To SF And 20 Minutes To Wine Country
77 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the large and very well equipped kitchen
The house is beautifully appointed - the master bedroom features one of the most comfortable king beds we have ever slept on and a shower with a rain faucet
Top of the line home with all of the amenities
Excellent amount of space for our group of 6 Very beautiful and comfortable accommodations that was the perfect home away from home
The guest house is huge with a large open kitchen dining area and living room
Cleanliness:
The house is beautifully decorated
the comfortable beds and the astonishing bathrooms (especially the rainshower)
Host:
The owner's home was next door and he was very pleasant and accommodating
so the hosts let us check in early
Joe even stocked the freezer with some ice cream for us to enjoy
We had an early morning flight
The home was beautiful with elegant furnishings and high-end appliances and
Location:
We really enjoyed this beautiful house
The home is built with attention to detail and is located in a great location
Everything about this property is outstanding Check in process
turkeys and egrets wandering through A quiet neighborhood
and the location was a perfect halfway point between Sonoma and San Fran
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5. Perfectly located vacation home with a hot tub

Nestled amidst small creeks and oak forests, the house meets your vacation expectations flawlessly. The quiet neighborhood, giving you the chance to wake up to the sound of birds, makes it more rewarding. It features three aptly appointed bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. You can often spot a deer or wild turkeys from the windows. A hot tub adds to your relaxation. Outside, there is a private deck to soak in the sunny mornings. The evenings can be spent in the living room in front of the fireplace or while stargazing on the deck. The house is close to many sightseeing locations like the Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes away, Larkspur Ferry, 10 minutes away, wine country, 30 minutes away, and many others.

Gorgeous 3 BR Home. Perfect Location Between Wine Country And City!
NOVATO, CA, US
19 reviews
House 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its spacious rooms with minimalist décor open on to a wraparound deck ideal for outdoor entertaining
great kitchen and lovely deck surrounded by trees the area is beautiful
beautiful immaculate home with a gorgeous well appointed kitchen and magnificent views from the decks and windows
we enjoyed cooking in the delightful kitchen and eating on the deck
the beds are comfortable and the decor tasteful
Cleanliness:
very well kept clean and spacious
the house was lovely and clean
Host:
the owner was great 'very helpful
the owner checked on us via email and was responsive
the owner provided prompt support and recommendations for local resources (grocery vineyards restaurants sights)
Location:
the location was wonderful as it is easy to get to hiking restaurants and shopping
close enough to everything and yet beautifully peaceful and quiet too
the location is great for jaunting all over the bay area
great house great location to explore san francisco napa and sonoma valley very peaceful environment thank you
the house is fabulous very comfortable and well maintained located in a very quiet and private street
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6. Peaceful vacation rental with spacious front deck

A well-furnished vacation rental with an amazing garden, the front doors of this house open to a spacious front deck with a barbecue grill. There are two beautiful bedrooms, of which the master bedroom has beautiful French doors that open to a private deck, perfect for watching birds. It has private laundry facilities and the kitchen has all kinds of top-end appliances to make cooking effortless for you. The other bedroom also has access to the private deck. Not only this, the property is pet-friendly with a huge dog yard, too. The location of this house is apt as it is a quick drive to Infineon Raceway and wineries and also a walkable distance to Stone Tree Golf Course and Country Club where you can go wine and dine.

Sunny's Getaway in Beautiful Marin County, CA
30 Glen Road
12 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7. Four-bedroom abode in exotic country setting

Nicely located away from the regular hustle-bustle of life, this 1.25 acres (0.6 hectares) of property is placed in beautiful surroundings. Upstairs is the master bedroom which has a luxury bath, an outdoor deck, and a small bedroom with twin beds. Downstairs, there are two nicely decorated bedrooms. You can have a wonderful dining experience in the very well-planned kitchen along with laundry, parking, WiFi, and more services. There is an outdoor patio perfect for barbecuing on evenings. It has a large space, about 20 miles (32 km) for biking and hiking, and 1 acre (0.4 hectares) of fenced area for children to play around. Places like wine country, Point Reyes National Seashore, and others are very close.

California Native Paradise
717 Atherton Avenue
18 reviews
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Luxurious Marin house with outdoor pool

This is an outstanding option for big families, a big group of friends, or multiple families holidaying together. Located amidst very peaceful surroundings, this is a very expansive property with six bedrooms. The architecture of this house is gorgeous. It features a dining room with a comfortable arrangement for about eight people. The kitchen is highly equipped and has all the essential dishware and cookware. There is a patio and an outdoor pool with gates to keep children safe. Some of the best tourist attractions are easily reachable, such as Infineon Raceway which is 10 minutes away, Napa Valley Wine County which is 30 minutes away, and San Francisco which is 35 minutes away, among other tourist destinations.

Marin Vacation Home w/ Pool, BBQ Free WiFi & Parking - Napa Sonoma San Francisco
111 reviews
House 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of room in the pool
The house was so comfortable for a large group
The rooms are all quite spacious and the family room is nicely separated from the living room which is great for a large group
justice including the accuracy of the description
We didn't really use the dining room or front room/fireplace/common area
Cleanliness:
The property was clean and spacious
the house was clean and well maintained
It was super clean and everything was very updated and modern and very tasteful
In spite of minor issues the property manager reacted very promptly to resolve everything Would recommend it
The house is well maintained and nicely decorated
Host:
Our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and we appreciated their local knowledge and advice
so so welcome Your home is a gem
Ron and Kelly could not have been nicer and more helpful
poolside which made the experience quite enjoyable Surroundings:
He made it a point to make sure that we had everything we needed at all times and even contacted us afterwards to make sure our stay was pleasant
Location:
A quiet relaxing neighborhood
It's a great location with easy access to Sonoma and Napa
Located n a quite street close in Novato which is close to stores and the sites
The house was very close to restaurants & grocery stores
but in no way luxurious (if that's what you're looking for)
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9. Cheerful boathouse on Petaluma river

cheerful boathouse on petaluma river
Source: Vrbo

How exciting does staying in a boathouse sound? This property is a great boathouse and the view is greater. The living room is connected to the bedroom and has a fireplace, pull-out couch, TV, and WiFi. The highlight of this house is surely the huge kitchen and the views of the marshlands surrounding the Petaluma River. Outside, there is a deck from where you can enjoy watching the birds. Also, just down the road, there is a boat launch for boaters and kayakers. The property is just a short drive to Sonoma, which is 16 miles (26 km) away and it s also just 6 miles (10 km) away from the Sonoma Raceway.

Cheerful Cottage on Petaluma River near Wine Country & San Francisco
Novato, CA, US
62 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an added bonus was the view from the bedroom and kitchen
but the highlight is definitely the view from the kitchen window
lovely view of the daybreak
the bed is super comfy
while the bathroom is large, it only has a standard (narrow) stall shower
Cleanliness:
we were surprised by how spacious the boathouse was because the pictures do not do it justice
the house is quite spacious and we really loved the nautical decorations
Host:
marty & susan hicksarroyo grande, ca
we wanted for nothing during our stay
the owners are super easy to work with and respond promptly to any questions
the traffic practically disappears after commuter hours, so the early mornings & evenings are quiet and peaceful
randi and jim couldn't be nicer or more helpful owners
Location:
the cottage is located about 1,000 ft
we loved the proximity to highway 37 and 101
from ca-37 over-pass that crosses the petaluma river at black point boat launch
the way to the house is very steep, so not convenient with a lot of luggage
it is close to everything
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10. Beautiful three-bedroom home close to Wine County

This is a very accommodating house designed to offer maximum comfort to its guests. The house has a great living space with TV, books, free WiFi, and fireplace. With three very roomy bedrooms, you surely have sufficient space to relax. The kitchen has been very thoughtfully planned as there are modern appliances like microwave, dishwasher, and coffee maker. The dining area can comfortably seat eight people. Also, there is a beautiful backyard and facility to play golf and tennis. It is about 30 minutes away from Wine County, San Francisco, Pacific Ocean, and also close to good restaurants and boutiques.

3 Bedroom Vacation Rental
12 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were all comfortable
It was perfectly shaded after long hot days The beds were comfy
The beds are comfortable and every room is super clean
I would like to stay at her place again
Cleanliness:
We had a wonderful time and everything was beautiful clean and comfortable
The bathrooms always had enough hot water for showers
Host:
well kept very well stocked and served us
We had deer join us each afternoon
We cooked a huge meal on Saturday night and the kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed
the place was immaculate and Olga left us a snack tray which was a really nice touch
We really enjoyed our stay and would totally love to return one day
Location:
Olga's place is the best
The Backyard is spacious and a beautiful retreat
Easy process and The host kept you current
We had no problems and it was a welcome place after our long days at Sonoma Raceway Very quick refund on the damage deposit
Perfect place to stay in Novato over a wedding weekend for the six of us Plenty of space lovely garden and good amenities
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Vibrant vacation homes in Novota

With so many tempting choices, making up your mind about where to stay in Novato can surely be a dilemma. Along with being tucked away from the monotony of life and suited for your vacation plans, there are innumerable other reasons you must choose from these cozy and highly modernized vacation houses. Not only will your vacation be extremely safe, enjoyable and relaxing, but these houses assuredly raise your lodging standards to a different level.

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