Departures: Renting in California

SOUTHERN Sunshine (071-607 0536) is offering a range of self-catering apartments in San Francisco from pounds 320 to pounds 900 a week. Two-person studio apartments in listed buildings 'famous for their ornate Moorish-style foyers' start at pounds 250. The company also has 100 villas, cottages and condominiums in the Californian resorts of Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove from pounds 500 to pounds 1,800 a week.