California Central Coast Vacation Rentals to Book for Your Next Getaway

Fall on the California coast conjures up visions of vibrant sunsets, cool air, hot apple cider, and a blanket of fog rolling toward the shore. Immerse yourself in the fall season with a getaway to one of these intimate and breathtaking properties on the most desirable stretches of the state’s rugged coastline.

The transformative and otherworldly nature of these unique properties provide the perfect fall weekend getaway. We chose each home for its uninterrupted views of the Pacific, front-row seats for viewing wildlife, and a level of tranquility achieved only by slowing down and soaking up the vast beauty of the coast. With additional features such as hanging lights in the courtyards, outdoor hot tubs and homes, There is something for every taste. These homes are well worth the average cost of $300 per night to experience this little piece of paradise.

Here, five standout Central California coastal getaways for fall:

Spectacular house by the sea in Gualala

Enjoy the panoramic views and sounds of the ocean from every room in this breathtaking home. The property is ideal for a small group getaway, so bring your best friends for a relaxing getaway. With the spectacular Havens Neck peninsula as your backdrop and the wildflower-filled cliffs below, imagine watching whales, sea lions, ospreys and deer from the warmth of the hot tub, perched beautifully on the edge from the bridge. This home is perfectly located in what the owners describe as a “Banana Belt” region in which the fog is kept further offshore, for those who prefer a sunnier climate for the fall months.

Dream Cottage on the Morro Bay Peninsula

A few minutes drive from the beautiful Montana de Oro State Park is this very special cottage in Los Osos. The two-person bungalow is an idyllic romantic waterfront getaway. Located in the Pacific Flyway, it is an ideal destination for birdwatchers to observe the impressive fall migration. You can relax in the hot tub while enjoying a glass of wine or take out the complimentary kayaks and paddle boards for a sunset paddle on Morro Bay.

Sea Ranch Home by the Ocean

This home rests where the cliffs meet the sea. It is a studio-style guesthouse, complete with mid-century modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, set in a private meadow. Visitors enjoy the same stunning ocean views whether they are relaxing inside by the log fire or outside under a warm blanket. Watch for whales and seals off the coast, and spot foxes, deer, and resident birds that roam the grounds. Customers appreciate sea ​​ranch community amenities, including tennis courts, year-round heated pools, and hiking trails.

Fort Bragg Beachfront Cottage

This charming fairy-tale cottage is located in Historic Fort Bragg, picturesque located just north of Mendocino. With a stunning wood-panelled interior, this studio-style stay is perfect for a romantic weekend. Set on 6 acres shared with just one other property, this cottage is discreetly positioned amongst native pine trees and beautifully enveloped in ivy. Discover the region’s natural abundance at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Where glass beach, both nearby. End the day at the enchanting chalet by sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine.

Elk Rock Beach Cottage

Tucked away on Highway 1 is this truly one-of-a-kind cottage on the sea. Surrounded by wild beaches and somewhat spotty cell service (but Wi-Fi if you need it), visitors can disconnect and fully appreciate the 180 degree panorama of the Pacific. With an extended observation deck perched on the edge of the cliffs, one can imagine how spectacular the fall sunsets are. This chalet sleeps six, so bring your family or closest group of friends for a weekend getaway.

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