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

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Rebecca
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Petaluma, California, the southernmost city in Sonoma County, is a mere 40-minute drive North on the 101 from San Francisco. The city has a well-preserved history in its downtown historic buildings, top-rated restaurants and bistros, and many shops for antiquing and boutique-ing! Also worth noting is the countless possibilities for outdoor exploring, with the Tolay Lake Regional Park and Petaluma Lake attractions not too far away. Thanks to the many generous hosts, finding a place to stay here is never an issue. Ranging from 80 USD to 280 USD, these beautiful homes will provide the comfortable, peaceful retreat you need to be able to become fully rested and energized for all your Wine Country adventures! Read on to see the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Petaluma, California.

1. Cozy suite with private entrance (from USD 91)

For those planning on spending most of their Wine Country vacation exploring the nearby wineries, shops, and the beautiful outdoors, this cheerful bed and breakfast is ideal. It is connected to the main house, but guests have their own private entrance and bathroom with no part of the rental being shared with the owners. The rental has one bedroom in which you will find a trundle bed, as well as an upstairs loft containing a twin and double beds. Outside, the grounds are lush with palm and pear trees and guests can enjoy the secluded oasis either sunbathing on the sun deck or gathered around the fire pit listening to the trickling of the fountain in the background. Please note that the hosts have kindly requested no shoes are to be worn inside, so they have provided a little cabinet at the entrance for your convenience.

Sunny Room with Lofted Sleeping Area in Wine Country Home near San Francisco
118 reviews  Wifi Available
bed & breakfast 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were super comfortable
rooms are comfortable clean natural light contain large TV with many features
and there was plenty of room for us
and it was just as wonderful as the first time
The owners thought of everything you might need in this meticulously appointed suite in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Petaluma
Cleanliness:
Everything was clean and organized
It feels safe and very clean
They had everything we needed and our stay was very comfortable
Host:
our hosts greeted us kindly to make us feel right at home
We enjoyed all the added homey touches
The hosts are very gentle carrying a lot their guests Very nice garden where we had our lunch
We all had a great experience
It was really nice that they supplied coffee pods creamer and morning snacks
Location:
It's in a nice quiet neighborhood
Great location to go to Sonoma and the downtown in Petaluma is wonderful
Beautiful garden setting in a very quiet neighborhood Well stocked and appointed space with everything we needed Coffee and breakfast items were much appreciated
The garden entry way really puts the cherry on top
plants that surround the entrance and yard
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2. Gorgeous Spanish-style home (from USD 155)

This Casita, or “Little House,” is gorgeously decorated with rich reds and browns and caramels in keeping with the charming style of Petaluma. It is equipped with a washer and dryer, new appliances in the kitchen, and a gas fireplace for chillier evenings. Outside, there is a private balcony on which you can plan the day’s excursions. It is located within a 30-minute radius of hiking trails, kayaking tours, wineries and vineyards, and enough restaurants to make a food guru explode from excitement! Such a sweet little home promises to be your home away from home during your California vacation.

Charming Spanish/Mediterranean Casita
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean roomy bathroom and comfortable bed
but I took the one from the living room
Had everything that was needed to make me feel like I was at home
Everything I needed was provided -
and I might suggest a lamp on the night table -
Host:
I appreciate a good host and ours had the place well stocked with every thoughtful amenity
Cat and Steve are so nice and welcoming
They immediately answered the couple of texts we had; otherwise we never saw them
Property was nice cute town
Clean modern and conveniently located to all the Napa and Sonoma attractions we wanted to see
Location:
A perfect little hideaway within walking distance to fabulous Petaluma
The casita is located within walking distance of historic downtown Petaluma great shopping and dining and a 30 minute drive to Sonoma and Napa
in a great location Enjoyed walking around the area with its beautiful homes and gardens Plus very close walking distance to the vibrant downtown area
Enjoyed being able to walk to downtown Petaluma and more affordable price point relative to Sonoma
Nice little house perfect for a gateway week end
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3. Contemporary studio apartment (from USD 165)

This studio rental with its chic interior decorations is ultra removed and quiet on a dead-end street. And yet downtown Petaluma is a five-minute walk so there’s plenty of chance for activity. This compact rental is located in the downstairs area of the owner’s home, whose previous renters have reviewed as being highly accommodating and professional. It is an ideal rental for a couple’s getaway to Wine Country as it is furnished with only one bed, but if you do decide to bring friends, the sofa converts into a bed as well. With everything aside from a washer and dryer provided, you will be so comfortable you’ll forget that you’re not in your own home!

Wine Country Studio in Central Petaluma. View. Use of Pool. Note long term rates
151 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the bed was comfy
The kitchen is well stocked
Has a deck with a pretty view Thanks
The apartment has a beautiful view from the deck
It was so nice to be able to make eggs and toast in the morning
Cleanliness:
A beautiful view exceptionally clean well kept place to stay
Host:
The owner was available and made sure we had anything that we needed
vultures hawks deer
The Studio was all and more than advertised and I will be a long time visitor and client
We appreciated the food and drinks that were included
Comfortable spacious beautiful views and thoughtful extras
Location:
This is a lovely place in a great location convenient to both San Francisco and wine country
It doesn't get any better
Great experience Loved the space and enjoyed walking into town for dinner (about 15 minutes)
The pool looked nice but we didn't get a chance to enjoy it
Forgot something at the house when we left and Claus was very accommodating in making himself available when we returned to pick it up
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4. Conveniently situated home with pristine gardens (from USD 165)

Located in the heart of downtown, this home has both a front and back yard that’s beautifully landscaped to make you feel like you’re in your own private oasis. Enjoy a glass of wine on the back patio while you watch the sunset over the San Francisco Bay area. When inside, you will find a kitchen that is well supplied; it also has a sunny little niche right off of it, which is perfect for kicking back and enjoying a book with your morning coffee. You will find both bedrooms clean with fresh linens, so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether tomorrow you’re going to visit the Lagunitas Brewing Company for a microbrew or Bodega Bay for a tan!

Downtown Petaluma home, convenient to wine country, coast, San Francisco
65 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was more spacious than the photos indicate quiet and very comfy
We did not use the back yard because we did not have time
The kitchen was beautifully updated the interior light and cheerful and the gardens exquisite
I didn't look closely enough at the listing and assumed the second bedroom had a bed - it has a pull out couch
The house was well maintained and equipped with supplies
Cleanliness:
The property was well located and clean
Host:
furnished comfortably and absolutely adorable
We had our dog with us
All in all a great home base for exploring the area
The backyard has patios grass growing areas and great for sitting outdoors
so she also was delighted with the backyard
Location:
Within easy breezy walking to shopping restaurants and a wonderful grocery
We could walk to downtown and the Petaluma Creamery
The location was in a nice safe neighborhood a short distance to a downtown that had a lot to offer and a friendly vibe
nice decor and very comfortable Within walking distance to shops and restaurants
and I stayed the month of October at Connie's home
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5. Charming home with private yard (from USD 221)

This very bright and cheerful home will quickly become your favorite sight after a long day of adventuring and eating and drinking your way through downtown Petaluma. With gorgeous hardwood floors, cozy couches, granite countertops, and hotel-quality linens, this home is perfect for a glamorous family getaway. The two bedrooms, one master and one guest, provide enough space to comfortably sleep five. And if you’re traveling with a larger group, simply ask to rent the upper part of the duplex so that you don’t have to break up the band! Enjoy cooking in the sleek kitchen, relax in the pristine backyard, and when you venture out to explore the town, be sure to tour Scoggin’s Wines only 4 miles (6.4 km) away.

Quiet Wine Country Stay | Private Fenced Yard | Blocks to Downtown
21 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable modern and tasteful Highly recommend
We were comfortable enjoyed the kitchen and porch and location
Beds were very comfortable Note: There is no central air conditioning
:The property manager was more than helpful
:The property manager was more than helpful
Cleanliness:
The condition of the property is very good and the bed is extremely comfortable
The house is very clean and well kept up
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
It was very clean very well-stocked and very comfortable
Host:
Marie was so very responsive and helpful throughout our stay
however received multiple emails asking for a review
Modern great layout Greatly decorated Good internet Close to town
The home included higher end finishes including stainless appliances and newly renovated interior Would love to stay here again
I was more than happy with the location
Location:
Great location central to many activities and restaurant
The downtown has a number of good restaurants and fun shops
The location is perfect; very close to downtown yet in a nice neighborhood
Stayed here during 4th of July week Loved the location which is within 1-2 blocks of all the downtown restaurants and shops
very close (easy walk)
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6. Historic two-bedroom Petaluma house (from USD 331)

This home, built in 1938, is still owned by the family of the original owners so you can be guaranteed a stay as welcoming as if you were visiting relatives! With its two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and even a garage for your use, it is a highly recommended stay for families or groups of friends. The home has a huge sunporch made entirely of windows and furnished with ultra plush red chairs around the table which will entice you to have every meal outside! The home is in a prime location to all the nearby attractions, including the Kastania Vineyard directly across the street, so you’ll always have something to choose from!

Historic 2BR Petaluma House
35 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lovely kitchen/diningroom/game room?
we did not even use the perfect dining room AND the beds were comfortable
The kitchen is fully equipped so meals can be easily prepared
For the rest of the time we just opened up all the windows and let the wonderful outdoor smells and fresh air in We had wild turkeys in the yard and deer in the front yard
This place even had multiple sheets pillows and blankets in the closet of each bedroom more than you could ever need
Cleanliness:
The house was spacious clean and charming
The house was very clean and well maintained
Every amenity you can imagine was available for our use
We had a "ladies trip" of 6 and it was perfect
The house is quite large
Host:
The owner was so helpful and kind
I made breakfast lunch and dinners for all of us
most of all the people were awesome with this rental
We had some minor problems such as one of the multiple DVD players not working
The home owner's brother owns the winery across the street and he and his wife treated us to a tasting and a tour of their facility
Location:
A lovely house in a secluded little street
and we only picked up Chinese food (from the wonderful Jennie Low's downtown)
The home's location is just a few short miles away from charming downtown Petaluma where there is also plenty to see and do
It is away from the actual town parts and is "out in the country" without being very far away
The house is just outside of
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7. Bungalow perfect for couple's getaway

You’ll feel right at home in this beachy-blue bungalow. It has a wide open kitchen, dining, and living room space which makes it wonderful for relaxing all together. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed so comfortable, you’ll feel like you’ve dropped right into a cloud- perfect after exploring the lakes and hiking trails of the sunny bay area. And when you’re not wandering the town of Petaluma, escape into the backyard and enjoy the sunshine in the garden!

West Petaluma Cottage - Walk to Downtown!
61 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the owners were wonderful
All the amenities you would need with super cute touches in the cottage
comfy close to town
This is nice clean 1 bedroom cottage Feels larger than it's size and the bed is comfortable on firm side not mushy and old Owner was very easy to connect with We could walk easily to town
We loved our stay at their apartment and how close it was to town
Cleanliness:
Very clean private and quiet
The cottage was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
Host:
Karen brought us homemade lemon tarts made with her homegrown Meyer lemons
They gave us a wonderful dinner recommendation for Seared
They even let us check-in early to drop off our perishable food
and the hosts were wonderful
They were hospitable generous and very respectful of our privacy
Location:
There is also easy access to some walking trails
so you can easily walk but far enough away to be quiet at night
This is a great place to stay Very close to downtown Petaluma
The location was perfect as it is close to the darling downtown area and also easy access to highway 101
had everything we needed plus a wonderful location
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8. Secluded getaway

Called “The Oaks” because of the large oak and eucalyptus trees which make the backyard and patio area a totally secluded getaway, this home is perfect for a couple looking to escape the wild world of everyday busyness. Escape into the cozy downstairs apartment with its own private entrance and emerge only to take a tour of the wineries or spend a day in whimsical San Francisco. The apartment is equipped with everything to make your stay delightfully comfortable, including a kitchen with all the amenities, a king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress, and radiant heated floor in the bath and dressing room! You’ve never experienced comfort like this! Do note that the apartment is reached by going down a flight of about 20 stairs as the owner’s art studio is located above, so please book accordingly.

The Oaks in Cherry Valley
Petaluma, CA, US
24 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Lovely cottage with homely vibes

This charming little cottage has prime real estate being so centrally located to all the attractions the Bay area has to offer. Be sure to read the rental’s description for a detailed list of options, plus the very unique opportunity to bird watch on the property itself! This home has a large deck and patio for comfortable outdoor entertaining. Inside, there is one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, and in the loft, you’ll find another bed which sleeps two. There is a laundry room off of the bathroom with full access to the washer and dryer. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all open to each other which makes a perfect space for conversations before, after, and during meals.

A Country Get-Away, private, quiet, & close to everything that is S.F. Bay Area
63 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The outside space was also fabulous
but there is plenty of privacy and a giant lawn/yard
Had everything and more you would need to enjoy the home
Although the property feels like it's in the country
The photos don't do it justice - it's super cute inside and the open loft design is cozy and comfortable Turn on the ceiling fans to keep the temperature even between the upstairs and downstairs
Cleanliness:
The beds are very comfortable and we slept great every night
very clean and neat Owners had stocked with all essentials for kitchen
Host:
John and JoAanne were also great
The hosts live next door
kitchen even had mini condiments and a ton of kcups to choose from Friendliness and welcoming nature of the hosts
They gave us a warm greeting when we arrived and the home had tons of tips directions and guides to maximize your stay in Petaluma
well organized and exactly as advertised online
Location:
this cottage is literally 5 minutes from downtown Petaluma
we never did get a chance to play croquet sadly
Had a lovely relaxing stay at Emerald Cottage Property was
Plant nursery within walking distance most of Petaluma
The home is next to a lovely nursery and close to downtown Petaluma
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10. Sweet cottage close to train station

This adorable red cottage boasts easy access to all the attractions of Napa, San Francisco, and everywhere in between, plus a one-block walk to the new SMART train station so you can tour Wine Country the vintage way! Inside, you will find a large kitchen with everything you need to cook vacation-worthy meals, and outside, you’ll find a lovely patio at which you’ll want to eat and relax all the time. It is the perfect home for groups of friends that want to experience the beauties of wine country with a safe and peaceful place to return to each night. Please note that the house does not invite anyone under the age of 18 to stay.

Delightful Downtown Cottage
79 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 6
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The one shower was a challenge since it was attached to one of the bedrooms
You created a welcoming touch with the cookies
Only downside was the 102 degree weather and no air conditioning It does cool down nicely at night
I have not one complaint
The place is beautifully decorated with lots of feels-like-home touches
Cleanliness:
The house is beautiful immaculately clean and comfortable
clean bright and cheerful with lots of amenities
Host:
JoAnn was very helpful and accommodating Would definitely recommend
Your beautiful home was comfortable clean and fun for all are girl chats
Joann was so sensitive and accommadating to the situation
The property owner is kind accommodating and an excellent communicator
We cannot wait to return to Petaluma
Location:
Great location to downtown restaurants and shops
cozy and in a perfect location to easily enjoy the beauty of this area
minutes to Petaluma and relaxed in the house
it was an easy walk to downtown
The kitchen is equipped well and the backyard is cozy and fun too Close proximity to downtown Petaluma with great restaurants and 30 minutes to many wineries
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A tranquil vacation in Petaluma

Your trip to Petaluma will be peaceful and rejuvenating, and the home in which you stay should be, too! No matter which you choose, beauty, tranquility, and serenity will surround you, as well as bountiful California sunshine and greenery! So what are you waiting for? Your Wine Country home awaits!

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