Destination guide

San Francisco's small town neighbor

Head north from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge and it won't take you long to find the peacefulness of small town living. In the heart of upscale Marin County, you might be just 18 miles from the big city, but you'll feel light years away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Tree-lined streets with manicured lawns and gardens meet rolling hills and winding creeks to create the picture-perfect image of suburban living. A centrally located Ross vacation rental is the perfect base for exploring some of the most fascinating natural landscapes Northern California has to offer.

Things to do

In the shadow of the Golden Gate

A Ross vacation rental is your gateway to exploring the wonders of Northern California. Head north to lose yourself among the giant redwoods of the national parks or the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma County. A short drive south and you'll hit Vista Point for up-close-and-personal views of the wonder that is the Golden Gate Bridge. Before crossing over to explore the city, stop at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (bring the kiddos), Point Bonita Lighthouse, or any of the other incredible sights of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Activities

Take a hike in the birthplace of mountain biking

Marin County has more than enough fresh air to go around. It will come as no surprise that mountain biking was invented here once you see the impressive number of trails winding through the area. Hikers have their pick of backdrops, too, from the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, to the sprawling grounds of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where you'll find natural wonders like breathtaking Cataract Falls. Make it all the way to the ocean and you'll be rewarded with pristine sandy beaches and some killer sunset views.

Weather

Trade in your snow boots for hiking boots

If you're looking to escape the snow, you've come to the right place. It's a rare day indeed when you'll see any of the white stuff blanketing your Ross vacation rental. Even in the coldest winter months of December and January, low temperatures only dip down into the high 40s at night. The shift to summer weather is a mild one, with high temperatures usually in the 70s and 80s from May through October. You'll probably still want a light sweater at night, as the lows can be in the 50s.

Natural features

Name your favorite kind of nature and you'll find it here

Northern California has it all. At a Ross vacation rental, you'll never be far from whatever natural setting suits your fancy. Want trees you can't see the tops of? They've got redwoods and sequoias to fit the bill. Prefer cascading waterfalls? Those are here, too. From soaring mountain peaks, to lush vineyards, to sandy beaches tucked in rocky coastline that kisses the ocean, nature's paradise is at your doorstep. Not to mention that there are over 2,000 plant and animal species in Golden Gate National Recreation Area alone if you're craving a wildlife encounter.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ross

The nearest airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 23.6 mi (37.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Ross?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 315 vacation rentals near Ross. From 197 Houses to 36 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ross for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Ross:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 755 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 647 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 397 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 601 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 589 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 Ross?

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

  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,233 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,085 vacation rentals
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2,184 vacation rentals
  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,424 vacation rentals
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: 1,813 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ross 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 Ross?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 197 Houses in Ross. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ross include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 36 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 30 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ross?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 61 vacation rentals with pool available in Ross. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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