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San Diego vacation rentals

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Apartment in San Diego
At Mine | Central Suite in the Gaslamp Quarter
This unit is a meticulously renovated historical hotel suite, designed by the renowned Italian firm Pininfarina, located in Downtown San Diego. Nestled in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, you'll find yourself in the midst of nightlife with an array of restaurants and bars in close proximity. The suite provides private and spacious accommodations catering to both vacationers and business travelers. Its features include a comfortable king-sized bed, a smart TV, central AC, and a mini-fridge
May 16 – 23
$169 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 715 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Ocean Front Mission Beach Penthouse!
OCEAN FRONT BLISS IN THE HEART OF MISSION BEACH! Relax and Unwind in this 3rd Floor Penthouse End-Unit Ocean Front condo with panoramic views of the Pacific ocean overlooking the Mission Beach Boardwalk! Located equidistant between Belmont Park and Crystal Pier in the HEART of Mission Beach walk to everything including restaurants, bars, nightlife, coffee shops and so much more! Enjoy meals on your private balcony and people-watching with the Pacific Ocean as your front yard.
Nov 14 – 21
$384 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 229 reviews
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Bungalow in San Diego
Little Bungalow Steps from Beaches
This little bungalow, fully remodeled, is located within steps from Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean beaches in the heart of Mission Beach. We have a cute front porch, private fenced in back area with BBQ, a parking space and a little garden space to sit and enjoy evenings. There is WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and clean bathroom, a kitchen nook, gas range and oven and large windows. We are on the main street that passes through the peninsula.
Oct 2 – 9
$142 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 166 reviews

Popular amenities for San Diego vacation rentals

Stay near San Diego's top sights

Balboa Park3,290 locals recommend
San Diego Zoo2,511 locals recommend
Ocean Beach776 locals recommend
Petco Park709 locals recommend
San Diego Zoo Safari Park967 locals recommend
Mission Bay Park43 locals recommend

San Diego beach vacation rentals

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Guesthouse in La Jolla
Stunning studio in the heart of La Jolla
Nov 22 – 29
$114 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 411 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Ocean, Ocean, Ocean! Sunset Cliffs Spectacular!
Sep 12 – 19
$350 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 226 reviews
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Cottage in Mission Beach
50 Steps to the Bay & 100 steps to the Ocean!
May 10 – 17
$189 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 436 reviews
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Guesthouse in San Diego
Lovely La Jolla Cottage Minutes from the Beach
May 7 – 14
$279 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 401 reviews
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Bungalow in San Diego
Escape to La Jolla, Secluded WindanSea Bungalow
Aug 26 – Sep 2
$381 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 180 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Bay Front, On the Sand, with garage
Nov 2 – 9
$580 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 143 reviews
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Apartment in Solana Beach
Solana Artistic, Renovated and Private Beach Loft
May 4 – 11
$123 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Guesthouse in San Diego
Diamond Villa in the Heart of Pacific Beach
Aug 16 – 23
$121 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 337 reviews
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Cottage in San Diego
Cozy Cottage -3 blocks from beach+parking+bikes
Dec 30 – Jan 6
$172 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 499 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Luxury Ocean View Oasis
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$402 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews
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Condo in La Jolla
Windansea Beach Views from a Bright Apartment
Oct 18 – 25
$502 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 167 reviews
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Cottage in North Ocean Beach
Oceanfront Cottage ON Beach w/ Prvt. Yard & Garage
Jun 6 – 13
$427 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews

Vacation rentals with pools in San Diego

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Guesthouse in Escondido
Hilltop cabin retreat with lake & mountain views
Aug 2 – 9
$146 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 620 reviews
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Guest suite in Bonita
Resort-Style Living, Pool, Close to All San Diego
Nov 15 – 20
$94 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 277 reviews
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Guesthouse in La Mesa
Private Poolside Cabana
Oct 17 – 24
$121 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 345 reviews
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Guest suite in Valley Center
Hilltop Hideaway. Incredible Mountain Views
Jan 11 – 18
$92 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Guesthouse in San Diego
Luxury Tropical Private Guesthouse in La Jolla
Jan 9 – 16
$349 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 153 reviews
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Guesthouse in Mission Hills
Mission Hills Charming suite, walkable to all.
Jul 2 – 9
$121 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 405 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Ocean front one bedroom condominium
Apr 10 – 17
$397 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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Home in San Diego
𖤓 OB Bungalow - Studio Close to all the Action!
Sep 21 – 28
$120 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Condo in Del Mar
Studio Condo and Wave Crest Resort
May 17 – 24
$214 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 303 reviews
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Guesthouse in Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Relaxo ★ Private Spacious Guest House
Dec 3 – 10
$309 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 139 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Luxe Point Loma Oasis w/ Pool, Spa & Fire Pit
Apr 23 – 30
$959 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Farm stay in Oceanside
Lake View Modern Farm House Retreat
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$117 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 404 reviews

San Diego house rentals

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Home in San Diego
Golden Hill Tree House
Dec 16 – 23
$154 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 301 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Chic 1-Bedroom | Ocean Views | Steps to the Beach
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$200 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Stunning Ocean View. Beach House. Garage/AC/Heat
Aug 6 – 13
$466 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 388 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Ocean Beach Close to all
Jan 6 – 13
$99 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 359 reviews
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Home in San Diego
The Pink Casita of Barrio Logan
$121 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Magnificent Ocean Views and Sunsets in La Jolla
Aug 2 – 9
$212 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 427 reviews
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Home in Del Mar
OceanView! FantasticLocation! Walk to All-Hot tub!
Nov 15 – 22
$583 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 234 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Ocean Front Sunset Cliffs Beach House
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$484 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Modern 2BR Spanish Home on Balboa Park, 1M to Zoo
Apr 6 – 11
$287 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 320 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Blue Beach House 🏖 5 blocks to Beach /Restaurants
Jun 9 – 16
$181 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 252 reviews
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Home in Oceanside
Newly Remodeled NOT Shared Beachfront Home W/SPA
Jan 4 – 11
$292 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
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Home in South Park
Cheerful 2 bedroom house in heart of San Diego
Feb 11 – 18
$220 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in San Diego

Total rentals

19K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

11K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

4.6K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

6.1K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

9.8K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

960K reviews

Your guide to San Diego

Introduction

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 vacation, and savor the relaxed demeanor that permeates San Diego.


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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in San Diego?

    San Diego enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate. Summers typically see temperatures around 75°F (24°C), while winters hover around 50°F (10°C) with occasional rainfall. Its sunny year-round weather makes it perfect for outdoor activities at any time of year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in San Diego?

    In San Diego, visitors enjoy exploring its historic sites such as Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, relaxing at its numerous beaches such as La Jolla Cove, and experiencing thrilling outdoor activities like surfing and paddleboarding. Animal lovers also appreciate visiting the Birch Aquarium and SeaWorld San Diego.

  • What is the best time of year to visit San Diego?

    San Diego is typically most visited in the summer months, particularly from June to August, when the weather is warm and the city hosts the San Diego County Fair and Comic-Con International. However, the mild climate makes it a pleasant destination year-round.

  • What are the best places to stay in San Diego?

    Popular places to stay in San Diego include Downtown, known for its vibrant nightlife and diverse dining scene, and La Jolla, loved for its picturesque beaches and upscale boutiques. Pacific Beach is also popular among those seeking a laid-back beach vibe.

  • What are the best places to visit in San Diego?

    Some frequently suggested places to visit in San Diego include Balboa Park, home to numerous museums, gardens, and the San Diego Zoo, and the USS Midway Museum, a historical naval aircraft carrier museum. The Gaslamp Quarter, a dynamic downtown neighborhood with Victorian architecture, is also often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in San Diego?

    San Diego has a variety of hiking trails for different fitness levels. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve has scenic trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean, while the 6 mile (9.6 km) Cowles Mountain trail offers panoramic views of the city. For a more leisurely hike, the flat trail around Lake Miramar is a great choice.

  • What are some family activities to do in San Diego?

    San Diego is filled with family-friendly activities. You can explore the interactive exhibits at the New Children's Museum, embark on a safari adventure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, or discover marine life at the Birch Aquarium. The LEGOLAND California Resort also provides a fun-filled day for families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in San Diego?

    Day trip ideas from San Diego include a visit to the artistic town of Julian, famous for its apple pies, or a trip to the Temecula Valley for hot air ballooning and horseback riding. For a nature escape, a visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or the Cabrillo National Monument is often recommended.

  • Are there vacation rentals near San Diego's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near San Diego's top attractions. We offer over 6,470 vacation rentals near Torrey Pines State Reserve, over 17,480 vacation rentals near San Diego Zoo, over 17,320 vacation rentals near Balboa Park, over 17,300 vacation rentals near Balboa Park December Nights, and over 17,280 vacation rentals near Balboa Park (San Diego) station, and so much more! Experience the best of San Diego right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in San Diego?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in San Diego. From over 2,860 condo rentals, over 180 villa rentals, over 4,070 apartment rentals to over 7,730 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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