San Diego beach vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in San Diego

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Condo in Downtown San Diego
Vibrant Studio Close to Convention Center
A vibrant studio apartment that sleeps three is waiting for you to make yourself at home in downtown San Diego. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, this chic studio offers a convenient location in the center of all the action! Enjoy the comforts of home with a luxurious twist, including a fully-stocked kitchen and access to the building’s entertainment zone! 1 Min Walk to Petco Park 7 Min Drive to San Diego Zoo 7 Min Drive to Downtown Experience San Diego With Us Today!
$123 per night
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Condo in North Park
Bright, Spacious Loft in North Park
Location, Location, Location. This mid-century modern studio with a loft is centrally located near Balboa Park, Downtown, the zoo, and all of San Diego's beaches. If you want to stay close, there are several coffee shops, restaurants, and breweries to explore in this trendy North Park neighborhood. Explore....Relax...Repeat. We hope your stay with us feels like an extension of home in San Diego.
$130 per night
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Bungalow in North Park
Urban Retreat North Park Bungalow
Welcome to one of our trendiest Airbnb bungalow in North Park!! Cool, Comfortable, & Hip! Enjoy the serenity of your own 4 walls in the heart of San Diego’s most eclectic and walkable neighborhood. Walking distance to 30th street, and all the neighborhood shopping, restaurants, and bars. A few blocks away from the PRIDE parade, few minutes away from COMIC CON!
$100 per night

Stay near San Diego's top sights

Photo of Balboa Park
Balboa Park3,283 locals recommend
Photo of San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo2,513 locals recommend
Photo of Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach783 locals recommend
Photo of Petco Park
Petco Park709 locals recommend
Photo of San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park969 locals recommend
Photo of La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove1,331 locals recommend

San Diego vacation rentals

Guest suite in Adams North
Chic Studio Suite, Serene Backyard in Heart of SD
$94 per night
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Rental unit in North Park
Perfect Studio in Best Location of North Park!
$123 per night
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Bungalow in North Park
Cozy Casita in the Heart of North Park!
$82 per night
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Rental unit in North Park
***One-of-a-Kind Studio in the Heart of SD***
$101 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown San Diego
"The Grand Slam" Luxury Apartment in the City
$140 per night
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Serviced apartment in Mission Beach
Bonaparte - Studio Bay South 6
$101 per night
Condo in North Park
Newly Remodeled Retreat in the Heart of North Park
$131 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown San Diego
Downtown Center Studio
$93 per night
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Guesthouse in North Park
Blue Backhouse Bungalow in North Park with A/C W/D
$109 per night
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Private room in San Diego
Friendly, clean, central! (#D)
$57 per night
Private room in North Ocean Beach
By the beach, friendly cats, big kitchen
$60 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown San Diego
Exquisite Downtown San Diego 1 Bedroom Apartment
$118 per night

Beach house rentals in San Diego

Home in North Ocean Beach
Exquisite, romantic Ocean Beach retreat!
$188 per night
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Home in Downtown San Diego
💥Hot New Spot, Modern & Cozy | Next to Downtown
$183 per night
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Home in Ocean Beach
1B1B Guesthouse Walk to Beach/Sunset Cliffs!
$124 per night
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Home in Mission Beach
Bright One Bedroom Beach Condo, Steps to Sand!
$128 per night
Home in Pacific Beach
1Br Home 2 Blocks to Beach
$152 per night
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Home in Mission Beach
A+ 2 queen beds! Steps to Bay&Beach! New remodel!!
$150 per night
Home in Pacific Beach
New! Bayside Bungalow - Upscale Beach Retreat!
$178 per night
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Private room in Ocean Beach
Private Suite with Stunning Views and Balconies
$59 per night
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Home in North Ocean Beach
180° Rooftop View only a Short Walk to the Beach
$199 per night
Home in Mission Beach
Bay View Beach Retreat - w/Air Con!
$152 per night
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Private room in North Ocean Beach
Explorer's Escape: Walk to beach!
$60 per night
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Home in North Ocean Beach
Cheerful 2-bedroom Beach Bungalow
$182 per night
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Beach condo rentals in San Diego

Condo in Pacific Beach
Boho Bay Getaway!
$146 per night
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Condo in North Ocean Beach
Central OB Studio One Block 2 Beach - (Medusa)
$72 per night
Condo in North Ocean Beach
Swell Times Beach Studio
$133 per night
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Condo in Ocean Beach
New Ocean Beach 1br Sunny Getaway
$131 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
MISSION BEACH BOHO PAD BOARDS GARAGE & A/C.
$121 per night
Condo in Pacific Beach
Luxury Condo w/KING Bed, AC & Parking!
$128 per night
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Condo in North Ocean Beach
Central Breezy Condo Steps to the Beach - (Spray)
$138 per night
Condo in Ocean Beach
Location! One Block to Beach & Dining
$168 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Newly Remodeled Chic Beach Studio
$117 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Mission Beach Escape! Sleeps up to 4! B
$186 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
#4 Dreamy Supreme Ocean Condo
$106 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Perfectly Located! 1br Beach Getaway
$138 per night
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Stays in La Jolla

Rental unit in La Jolla
Luxury Listing w/ Exclusive View in La Jolla (Lou)
$350 per night
Loft in La Jolla
Panoramic Ocean/City View La Jolla Oasis w A/C
$239 per night
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Townhouse in La Jolla
New Listing! Bright Studio a Block from the Beach!
$185 per night
Rental unit in Pacific Beach
Mid Century Desert Getaway
$141 per night
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Stays in Mission Beach

Rental unit in Mission Beach
Beautiful Remodeled! Bay Side Condo
$154 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Steps From Beach & Bay w Private Rooftop Deck!!
$224 per night
Rental unit in Mission Beach
* Tropical Getaway Beach Vacation Rental + Bikes!
$144 per night
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Bungalow in Mission Beach
Cute Mission Beach Cottage w/ PARKING
$179 per night
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Stays in Pacific Beach

Cottage in Pacific Beach
Cute Beach Cottage - Easy walk to Beach, Bay, More
$186 per night
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Rental unit in Pacific Beach
Plush PB Suite w/Patio and Parking!
$99 per night
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Guesthouse in Pacific Beach
Diamond Villa in the Heart of Pacific Beach
$142 per night
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Tiny home in Pacific Beach
Charming Detached Cottage Close to the Beach!
$166 per night
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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.


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.

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