Vacation rentals in Avila Beach

Vacation rentals in Avila Beach

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Highlights Avila Beach

  • Beach pier
  • Aquarium
  • Walking paths
  • Beaches
  • Point San Luis Lighthouse
  • Wine tastings

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Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
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Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
9.9
(47 reviews)
Just one block to the beach and boardwalk. Condo for Rent, View the broad panorama of Avila Beach, the Avila Pier, Port San Luis, foothills and the horizon from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit that sleeps up to 6 people. Private deck with views of Avila Beach and San Luis Bay. King bed in the primary bedroom, and a Queen bed in the second bedroom. Living Room is equipped with TV, wireless internet, Queen sofa sleeper or air-bed, whichever you prefer, for additional sleeping in the living room. Washer and dryer on-site. Dining Room has circular dining table for 6 plus 2 bar stools. No BBQ.Off st...
from $465 / night
Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
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Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Vacation Rental • 1496 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
9.9
(65 reviews)
Newly renovated in 2015, we took the beach house from the 50's and brought it into the new century. Torn down to studs, everything is brand new with all of the great upgrades including quartzite counter-tops, all new appliances, new cabinets throughout, solid wood doors, cool flooring, awesome lighting fixtures, ETC. My favorite place is the large covered deck overlooking the ocean. You can hear the sounds, smell the mist and enjoy the views of this one of a kind California Cove called Avila Beach. If you have been here before, you will not believe the transformation. Super clean and comfor...
from $403 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
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Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
Vacation Rental • 614 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.7
(18 reviews)
How are we protecting our vacation rentals? Visit /vacation-rental-faqsA favorite among guests, our condo is located in the heart of Avila Beach and steps to warm white sands. This luxury studio condominium is custom designed for every comfort, showcases: a unique circular floor plan; ocean view from the private wrap-around deck; fully equipped gourmet kitchen; walk-in shower; washer/dryer; SmartTV and more! Just steps from the sandy shore, the Courtyard at Avila, known for its award winning architecture with ocean and lovely hillside views, is also within walking distance to restaurants, s...
from $325 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Avila Beach

$646for 1 Jun - 8 Jun
$676 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Avila Beach

29%for 1 Jun - 8 Jun
42% annual average
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Vacation rentals in Avila Beach

A central California gem

Set along the Central California Coast, Avila Beach is a quaint beach town just a couple of miles off Highway 101. Its slightly remote location makes it one of the less crowded beach towns in California and lends to its peaceful, laid-back atmosphere. The town is set in the San Luis Obispo Bay, which shelters it slightly from the elements and gives it calmer waters and a warmer climate than other beach towns on the Central Coast. It's the perfect destination for families, couples, nature lovers, and beach goers seeking a laid-back beach town with plenty of attractions and activities to discover.

Finding your perfect Avila Beach vacation rental

Find your dream Pacific Coast vacation rental at Avila Beach. The small seaside town is home to a wide range of vacation rentals with something for every type of traveler. Large groups and families can opt for an oversized rental with several bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and up-to-date appliances. Book a rental situated just steps away from the beach with sweeping ocean views. Stay in a rental in downtown Avila Beach where you can walk to a variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and cafés. Numerous rentals come with palm-tree fringed front yards and private garden spaces. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Avila Beach

The area and getting around

Arriving in Avila Beach

Avila Beach is conveniently located just a 10-minute, or 7-mile drive away from San Luis Obispo County Airport. The small airport offers regular domestic flights. Santa Barbara is the second closet airport 73 miles, or a 1-hour 15-minute drive, away from Avila Beach. Car rental companies are available at both airports and in most nearby towns. It’s strongly recommended to have a car throughout your stay in Avila Beach.

Getting around Avila Beach

Downtown Avila Beach is quite walkable with the beach, the pier, and many of the shops and restaurants centrally located just a short distance from each other. However, you will need a car to reach any points of interest outside the downtown area. There are many beaches, such as Olde Port Beach, Harford Pier, and other popular attractions that are a short drive from downtown Avila Beach.

Travelers and activities

Avila Beach for nature lovers

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of ways to keep busy in Avila Beach. Hike along the Bob Jones City to Sea Trail. The 2.5-mile trail is flat and perfect for a hike or a bike ride. It’s a fantastic way to fully discover the beauty and nature around Avila Beach as you ride or hike through the rolling hills and vineyards. Stop by Pirate's Cove, one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire Central Coast of California. To reach the beach, you’ll have to walk along a flat dirt path for a few minutes until you see the beach. There are also sea caves here which can be easily explored.

Avila Beach for families

Avila Beach is full of fun activities for families of all ages. Stop by the Central Coast Aquarium where kids can learn all about the local marine life and browse the live exhibits. There’s also a large children’s play area right next door. Take a family trip to the wide and scenic shores of Fisherman’s Beach. Spend an afternoon splashing around in the calm waves and soaking in the scenic surroundings.

The town is pronounced AH-vuh-la.

Top 5 travel tips in Avila Beach

1. Swim at the Avila Hot Springs

The Avila Hot Springs were first established in 1907, and today you can purchase a day pass to use the heated pool natural mineral pools. The pools are fed by a geothermal spring and the water temperature lingers around 104 degrees. Spend the day relaxing in the healing waters or visit the onsite spa for some extra R&R.

2. Walk the Avila Beach Pier

No visit to Avila Beach is complete without a leisurely stroll along the iconic wooden pier. Set right on the main beach of the town, the pier is easily accessible and centrally located. It’s right across the road from several popular restaurants, cafés, and bars.

3. Go to the Point Luis Lighthouse

The Point San Luis Lighthouse is an iconic jewel of the town, and happens to be the only Prairie Victorian model lighthouse left on the west coast of the United States. Every Saturday there are three trolley tours which leave from downtown and go to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse. Another, more unique option for getting to the lighthouse is to kayak or paddleboard there. Avila Beach Paddlesports offers guided tours to the lighthouse which take around 3-4 hours and might even include an encounter with sea lions, dolphins, or whales if you’re lucky!

4. Taste the local wines

Avila Beach is home to a world-class wine scene. There are seven different tasting rooms in the small town, many of which are within walking distance of the downtown center, but a few require a short drive just outside the town limits. If you’re a wine enthusiast, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to try a variety of some of the best wines in Central California. Hint: Alapay Cellars is a must-visit!

5. Stop by Avila Valley Barn

The picturesque Avila Valley Barn is a must-visit for any traveler in Avila Valley. The ornate and thoughtfully decorated classic wooden barn is filled with a variety of unique kiosks, shops, and food vendors. Browse the different offerings, enjoy some fresh baked pastries, or grab a delicious lunch here. Kids can pet the baby farm animals near the barn.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Avila Beach

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Avila Beach?

Last year, rentals in Avila Beach had an annual average price of around $547 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Avila Beach?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Avila Beach are July ($473 the average per night for accommodation), March ($477), and February ($482).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Avila Beach?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Avila Beach, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, May, December and November, with average prices per night of $641, $633, and $600, respectively.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Avila Beach well in advance?

When planning a vacation to Avila Beach, we recommend you to plan ahead as 88% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, October (with an availability of 31%), November (27%), and September (21%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many vacation rentals are there in Avila Beach?

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