Destination guide

Tipples and top stays in Sebastopol

A few valleys over from Napa, California's wine country is still in full swing. You'll find it spreading out in undulating fields of vineyards around the little town of Sebastopol, a place once given over to apple farms but now with a penchant for the reds and whites and bubblies. All around the center and the region, you'll find charming Sebastopol vacation rentals. Some are low-rise bungalows overlooking the vineyards. Others are cozy boltholes with self-catering kitchens. Others are opulent estate homes with pools and wine cellars of their own.

Things to do

Popping the cork in Sebastopol

From the cuvee vintages of the Iron Horse Vineyards to the leafy grounds of the Lynmar Estate to the Syrah and Grenache creations of the Scherrer Winery, and to countless more cellar doors besides, there are loads of places to go and enjoy a tipple or few of Cali's finest near Sebastopol. Others might prefer something a tad more adventurous, for which there's always the Sonoma Coast State Park and Bodega Bay on the Pacific to the west – head there for blustery hiking trails, secluded beaches, and maybe even a sighting of a whale in the water.


Sweet wines in Sebastopol

It's no secret that wine tasting takes center stage in Sebastopol. Everything from self-guided tours of the whole valley to guided excursions on minibuses from cellar door to cellar door are on the menu, along with a whole host of chilled tasting rooms in the heart of the town proper. That's not it though. Sebastopol vacation rentals can also be your ticket to hearty country apple fairs, the culinary workshops of nearby Santa Rosa, and the glorious trails on the Sonoma Coast.


Sultry days in Sebastopol

Wine tasters and grape aficionados assemble in Sebastopol for the summer and the fall. The months from May to August are a great time to bag Sebastopol vacation rentals in the vineyards, and to join tasting tours of the California wine region. Early spring, in April, is the time to come to join the annual Apple Blossom Festival, while it's September that heralds the main grape harvest and the culinary fairs that go with it. Late winter, meanwhile, has the best whale spotting conditions along the Sonoma Coast.

Natural features

Sebastopol offers hills and wetlands

Sebastopol is encased in a wide valley that ranges from dust-topped, golden-hued hills typical of northern California and the Napa area, down to low-lying wetlands. It's the latter habitat that you're most likely to encounter close to the center of town, in the form of the sprawling Laguna de Santa Rosa. It's packed with little ponds and puddles, hosting salamanders and owls and more. The Cali coast also beckons. Head to Bodega Bay for visions of roaring waves and splashing whales, or up to the Sonoma Coast State Park for rocky coves and beaches.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sebastopol

The nearest airport is in Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), which is 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sebastopol?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 861 vacation rentals near Sebastopol. From 556 Houses to 123 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sebastopol for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sebastopol?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sebastopol:

  • Sereno del Mar: 22 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 24 vacation rentals
  • Deer Park: 37 vacation rentals
  • Montgomery Village: 22 vacation rentals
  • Junior College Neighborhood Association: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sebastopol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sebastopol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calistoga Hot Springs: 1,900 vacation rentals
  • Doran Beach: 658 vacation rentals
  • Healdsburg Plaza: 244 vacation rentals
  • Bohemian Grove: 926 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sonoma: 573 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sebastopol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sebastopol?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 556 Houses in Sebastopol. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sebastopol include:

  • Cottages: 123 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 123 rentals available
  • Cabins: 123 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sebastopol?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 201 vacation rentals with pool available in Sebastopol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.