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Vacation rental houses in San Diego

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Top-rated houses in San Diego

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PrivateEntrance. Cozy & Spacious Central SanDiego
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

PrivateEntrance. Cozy & Spacious Central SanDiegoLovely private room with private bathroom and with its own entrance with coded key pad in a residential area, easy access to main freeways (805, 163, 52, 15). Free parking on street. Great location whether you are coming to San Diego to work or enjoy the city. Plenty of space for your belongings. Small working area with a desk, great wifi signal and TV. Get cozy with our extra blankets. Mini fridge,coffee maker,electric kettle in closet. No access to kitchen or microwave sorry!

COZY Studio in Downtown San Diego
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Entire house · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

COZY Studio in Downtown San DiegoPLEASE READ the entire description before booking. The studio is under the direct flight path. You'll hear plane noise from 6 am to 11 pm. Again, not ideal for the traveler who plans to hang out at the unit all day. Guests will have a private studio for themself. Wifi is available. There is street parking available. This detached studio is clean, cozy, and private. Perfect for the travelers looking to explore all that San Diego has to offer by day and crash in a safe, convenient spot at night.

Private Room with Private Entrance near Beach
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Private room · 2 guests · 0 beds · 1 private bath

Private Room with Private Entrance near BeachThe room has a private entrance. It's ideally located in a residential area of Ocean Beach. 5 blocks to the beach, OB pier, and 2 blocks to village life, shops & restaurants. It has a queen futon, a small private bathroom with a shower, a fridge, TV, Wifi, microwave, etc. Guests will love the location and privacy! Beach chairs, towels, umbrella, etc. available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the great ocean view from the backyard.

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  • Hot tub
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi
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PRIVATE OB STUDIO W/HOT TUB!! MODERN BALI DESIGN!!
$163 per night
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Private beach guesthouse w/ private parking
$95 per night
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The Casita all to yourself! 300sqft
$75 per night
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North Park SD Private Studio
$71 per night
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La Jolla Shores redwood beach cottage
$235 per night
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Fresh Modern & Comfy Apt Near It All (+parking)!
$99 per night
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Super clean & private urban farm studio retreat.
$78 per night
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North Park master suite w/ private entrance
$70 per night
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Private Casita in Great Eastlake Neighborhood
$62 per night
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Renovated Travel Trailer in central San Diego
$75 per night
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Sunny San Diego Condominium
$10 per night
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Cozy Cove Steps from the Sea!
$106 per night

All About San Diego

Laidback surf-town vibes meet a buzzing metropolitan center in San Diego, a city situated on the Pacific coast just 15 miles from California’s southern border. Catch your first wave at Mission Bay and follow it up with a tasting flight at one of the 150 local craft breweries. Neighborhoods such as La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter offer trendy dining experiences that visitors expect from the Golden State, but San Diego’s abundance of sandy beaches and outdoor spaces such as Balboa Park encourage you to slow down and enjoy the sunshine. Resist the temptation to cram everything into one trip, and savor the relaxed demeanor that permeates San Diego.

How do I get around San Diego?

San Diego International Airport (SAN) sits about halfway between the ocean and downtown, taking a mere 15 minutes to arrive at either destination. If you’re in town for a weekend and plan on sticking to star attractions such as Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter, you can easily get by on rideshare services and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Catch the 992 bus right outside baggage claim at the airport and relax on cushy seats for a short ride to the downtown area. For longer stays, rent a car to reach theme parks, less crowded beaches, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park.

When is the best time to book a San Diego vacation rental?

San Diego’s climate remains relatively moderate year-round: Highs hover between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows only dip down to the mid-40s in winter. After the gray, overcast skies of June Gloom clear away, the air becomes more humid than average through September. Late summer and early fall bring ideal conditions for experienced surfers as the Santa Ana winds kick up, but pay attention to local weather reports, as the Santa Anas also increase wildfire risk in Southern California. During all seasons, be sure to pack layers — after spending all day in the sun, you may want a light jacket to stave off the slight evening chill.

What are the top things to do in San Diego?

Balboa Park

Encapsulating 17 museums, 19 gardens, a 100-year-old carousel, and even a miniature train, Balboa Park can feel like its own city. Highlights include the Botanical Building, one of the largest wooden lath structures in the world, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the open-air Spreckels Organ Pavilion, home to a 5,000-pipe organ, the world’s largest.

Old Town

This small, stroller-friendly neighborhood offers opportunities to soak up Spanish Colonial architecture, pop into boutique shops, and treat your dog to lunch on a pet-friendly restaurant patio. Fans of thrills and chills should visit the Whaley House Museum, considered by some the most haunted house in the United States.

Mission Bay

Head to Mission Bay for equipment rentals and lessons in sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and more. Bordering the bay is Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, both ideal spots to learn how to surf. While in the area, check out Mission Beach to watch X Games hopefuls at the skatepark and take a spin on a 95-year-old wooden roller coaster at an oceanfront theme park.

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