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Get Out of Town With These 15 Bay Area Vacation Rentals

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Have you reached the end of July without a vacation to brag about? This summer is already half over, but that doesn't mean your beachside/lakeside/poolside getaways are done. Grab a rental car (or that one sorta-friend/acquaintance you who owns a car) and hit the road. From budget friendly to dogs friendly to perfect for large groups, we've rounded up 15 vacation rentals within driving distance.

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1. $85/night cabin near Yosemite

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Stanislaus National Forest, 649 Wikami Way
Arnold, CA 95223

$85/night to escape the Bay Area to Stanislaus National Forest. For extra hiking and exploring, it's only 4 miles from Calaveras Big Trees State Park Studio/1ba for 4 people, $30 cleaning fee.

2. $90/night cottage in Sebastapol

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Weeks Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

$90/night gets you an adorable cottage with porch in rural Sebastapol, close to the ocean and Russian River. 1br/1ba for 2 people, $50 cleaning fee.

3. $98/night surf shack in Aptos

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Estates Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

$98/night for your own slice of outdoor living - seriously, the kitchen and shower are all outdoors. There's a hot tub to use, plus Boogie Boards, Surfboards, beach chairs available to loan. 1br/1ba for 2 people, $50 cleaning fee.

4. $125/night treehouse on the Russian River

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17377 Neeley Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

$100-125 for a 1930s treehouse just a few minutes walk from the beach. Advertised as shabby without the "chic". 1br/1ba for 4 people, $75 cleaning fee.

5. $150 cottage in Bolinas

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Hawthorne Road
Bolinas, CA 94924

$150/night for a private cottage that sits all alone on a 1/3 acre with a small orchard. 1br/1ba for 3 people, $50 cleaning fee.

1. $85/night cabin near Yosemite

Stanislaus National Forest, 649 Wikami Way, Arnold, CA 95223

$85/night to escape the Bay Area to Stanislaus National Forest. For extra hiking and exploring, it's only 4 miles from Calaveras Big Trees State Park Studio/1ba for 4 people, $30 cleaning fee.

Stanislaus National Forest, 649 Wikami Way
Arnold, CA 95223

2. $90/night cottage in Sebastapol

Weeks Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472

$90/night gets you an adorable cottage with porch in rural Sebastapol, close to the ocean and Russian River. 1br/1ba for 2 people, $50 cleaning fee.

Weeks Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

3. $98/night surf shack in Aptos

Estates Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

$98/night for your own slice of outdoor living - seriously, the kitchen and shower are all outdoors. There's a hot tub to use, plus Boogie Boards, Surfboards, beach chairs available to loan. 1br/1ba for 2 people, $50 cleaning fee.

Estates Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

4. $125/night treehouse on the Russian River

17377 Neeley Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

$100-125 for a 1930s treehouse just a few minutes walk from the beach. Advertised as shabby without the "chic". 1br/1ba for 4 people, $75 cleaning fee.

17377 Neeley Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

5. $150 cottage in Bolinas

Hawthorne Road, Bolinas, CA 94924

$150/night for a private cottage that sits all alone on a 1/3 acre with a small orchard. 1br/1ba for 3 people, $50 cleaning fee.

Hawthorne Road
Bolinas, CA 94924