Vacation rental houses in San Diego

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❤ Sanitized - 1BR/1BA Guest House - No Airbnb Fees
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
❤ Sanitized - 1BR/1BA Guest House - No Airbnb FeesCOVID-19 LETTER The safety and health of our guests are our highest priority. We want you to feel confident when staying with us. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures. We use an NSF approved disinfectant along with an air filtration/treatment system throughout the house and we will be expanding the use to all common elements such as handles, knobs, switches, and areas of frequent usage. This goes beyond the standard Airbnb and hotel guidelines. We look forward to hosting you soon!
Chateau near the Lake
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Chateau near the LakeLight well decorated private bedroom with a queen sized bed, cable TV, Wifi and printer, small work area for laptop, shared use of kitchen and downstairs living areas. Laundry available for stays of 4+ nights. We have two small friendly dogs. Front door, bedroom door have key code locks for privacy and to allow you to self check-in and out. (note: we require "instant booking" - meaning have AirBnb verify a government ID and have a profile photo before requesting a booking)
Snazzy Spot with yard near beaches and downtown
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Snazzy Spot with yard near beaches and downtownWelcome to this modern get-away that is as bright and cheerful as a sunny day! You'll be sure to be rejuvenated here after your trips to the nearest beach (only a 15 minute drive) and outings on the town (only 10 minutes by car to downtown). This spot includes a private parking spot and a private yard. Yours to enjoy are a very comfortable queen bed, TV in bedroom, Fast WiFi, and a well stocked kitchenette. There are also two canyon hikes within a 2 minute walk with views of downtown for sunset.

Vacation rentals for every style

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Popular house amenities in San Diego

  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

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Cozy, Light Filled Cottage Apartment
$116 per night
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The Urban Hut Retreat (Heart of Downtown SD!)
$133 per night
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Mountain View Retreat In Private Gated Estate
$195 per night
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Charming Cottage at the Beach
$140 per night
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Beautiful French Tudor Studio in the Heart of San Diego
$104 per night
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Cozy Casita in the Heart of North Park!
$70 per night
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Serene, Updated Cottage in Central Tree-lined Neighborhood
$119 per night
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Bright & Airy Craftsman, Free Parking, WasherDryer
$121 per night
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Cozy Studio with Private Patio on a Canyon in Mission Hills
$126 per night
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Lovely Cottage at the beach
$149 per night
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Contemporary Art-Filled Loft w/ Water & City Views
$190 per night
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Shell Beach Hideaway
$111 per night

Your guide to San Diego

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 stay in a vacation rental in San Diego?

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.