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Highlights San Diego

  • Surf-worthy beaches
  • Mexican-inspired cuisine
  • Historical buildings
  • Incredibly diverse wildlife
  • Luxurious vacation homes

Best Vacation Rentals in San Diego

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Hillcrest, San Diego
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Hillcrest, San Diego
Vacation Rental • 624 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(14 reviews)
Our kitchen offers the following: 2-burner Wolf Induction Stove with exhaust fan, large under-the-counter refrigerator, 1200W microwave, drip coffee machine, espresso machine, french press, large stainless steel sink, quartz counters, and a blender.The upstairs bathroom has heated travertine floors, granite counter, heated floor and a 2 person travertine shower! The lower bathroom is similar, including heated floor and double vanity.The upstairs living space is open with a kitchen, dining area and living area. The open space includes another large flatscreen television with cable. There is ...
from $188 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Mission Bay (sd), San Diego
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Mission Bay (sd), San Diego
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(38 reviews)
Summer Rentals are Saturday to Saturday June July August THE PARKING SPOT is small & fits a small SUV but all passengers must exit to maneuver into spot . Off site parking available in the FREE Public parking lot North of the Bahia or on the surrounding streets . 2 bed 2 bath Downstairs Unit on the Bay Across from the Bahia.. Family Friendly Quite Neighborhood , I live in the Unit above and my neighbors are full time residents , therefore this is not the Unit to rent if you want to be loud, have parties or entertain . No guests allowed. I prefer renting to family of 4 looking for a quie...
from $499 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Mission Bay (sd), San Diego
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Mission Bay (sd), San Diego
Vacation Rental • 592 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(25 reviews)
This charming 1 Bedroom has a very comfortable Queen size bed, nice size living room with a futon couch large enough for 1 small to medium size child, full size bath/shower, patio with a view of Mission Bay...and is a wonderful vacation spot located in North Mission Beach Bayside... One house from Beautiful Mission Bay and only 7 houses from the Ocean Front.. We also just added a window air conditioner that cools the apartment wonderfully...The barbeque on the property is shared with our other vacation renters.This is a perfect economical alternative from staying at a Hotel for a Couple or ...
from $168 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices San Diego

$473for 30 Sep - 7 Oct
$492 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability San Diego

17%for 30 Sep - 7 Oct
47% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

San Diego Vacation Rentals

Ocean view villas and seaside cottages await

If you’ve been longing for unmarred views of the Pacific Ocean and dreaming of drives along the coast, get cozy and make any one of the modern cottages, beach houses, sea villas and city center apartments in San Diego your not-so-humble abode. Enjoy the perks of being centrally located, with access to beaches, bays, airport (SAN), downtown, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, La Jolla, Tijuana, Balboa Park, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls. Private properties made specifically for vacationers promise more than just a home away from home. Here, the experience of luxury awaits as several rental homes feature private rooftop gardens and terraces, soothing whirlpools, and refreshing pools right on the premises. After unwinding at your rental home, take a beach break and get your tan on.

Beachside apartments to soothe the soul and rejuvenate the senses

Nestled in the heart of La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are charming, secure and fully furnished vacation rentals. These unique vacation home rentals are ideal for those travelers looking for the personal touch. Beach villas and cottages are steps from the Boardwalk, Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and Belmont Park. They feature such creature comforts as gas barbecues, private entrances, all utilities including wifi, tennis courts, entertainment centers and 5 minute walks to the beach and hiking trails. The sunset will be only one of the many things to ensnare your senses.

Vacationing in San Diego

A shining city on the water

Located on the coast of Southern California and resting on the laurels of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is a unique place where America’s historic past collides with its proud present. Known for its easy-going and sun-loving culture, great Mexican-inspired cuisine and mild year-round climate, San Diego is a true paradise for residents and travellers alike. Besides its obvious draws, San Diego is rich in culture with more than 100 identified neighborhoods.

Getting around San Diego

Downtown San Diego is located right on the S.D. Bay. Popular districts like Balboa Park, Hillcrest, North Park are surrounded by incredible canyons and lined with plan trees. Besides these, popular locations are University City, Black’s Beach and Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and the San Pasqual Valley for its agricultural preserve. Because the San Diego is known as the “city of villages”, it’s best to get around by car as the many neighborhoods are well-connected by a network of freeways such as Interstate 805, the I-8 and SR 94. To get around the city centre, use the light rail system or the SDMTS bus system.


San Diego for Families

For families, the easiest way to align your activities in San Diego is to base it on the kids. Traveling with children means tons of stimulating that will occupy them and inspire as well as make for excellent memories. The best place to start building these is at Legoland in Carlsbad, California, only a 45-minutedrive from San Diego. Families will also love exploring the San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park, animatronicdinosaurs at the San Diego Natural History Museum and get their hands dirty at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

San Diego for Surfers

For surfers looking to earn their waves, there are a ton of amazing beaches to ride. A range of different waves for all skill levels is what makes San Diego such a draw for surfers. Del Mar and La Jolla Shores are particularly great for beginners looking to flex their chops.Trestles and Blacks Beach are popular spot that require a bit of a hike a lineup of expert and professional surfers and feature waves that are fierce.

San Diego for Tourists For those who wish to explore the city on foot a bit more, there are plenty of distractions to keep you occupied without even venturing to the beaches. Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is an area featuring a collection of restored 19th and early 20th century buildings. Though the beautiful architecture remains, travellers will find this district full of trendy shops, chic restaurants and galleries. If strolling through town truly is your thing, don’t miss Seaport Village, a great way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful San Diego weather. Quaint seaside shops, picnic tables right on the waterfront and open-air patios pepper this popular tourist spot. In the afternoons, buskers and outdoor performers bring their own brand of entertainment.
Crystal Pier, San Diego
Crystal Pier, San Diego

Top 5 things to do in San Diego

1. Sunset Cliffs Not To Be Missed

There’s a reason why this spot is called what it is: Sunset Cliffs is the place to go to catch that perfect sunset. Every photographer’s dream and every surfer’s post-ride relaxation spot, Sunset Cliffs are not a well-kept secret but they shouldn't be passed up.

2. See Willy?

Whale watching is a big draw in San Diego and the city is perfectly poised to view these formidable sea creatures in their annual migrations. Hop on a tour or scout them yourself from the shoreline.

3. What’s In The Pool?

If you’re traveling with kids, this is a great activity to help them explore sea life: check out the shallow tide pools that collect. These mini-ecosystems are not just holes full of seawater: they’re usually homes for starfish, sea anemones and small crabs.

4. Check Out The Hotel Del Coronado

At 125 years old, the Hotel Del Coronado is more than simply a place to stay overnight: it has become San Diego’s iconic spot for travelers. The large and beautiful building is like a mini-city in itself and you can spend the afternoon enjoying a great meal, treating yourself to a massage, taking a tour of the property and renting a cabanette on the beach.

5. Explore the La Jolla Caves

Sea lions and dolphins abound at La Jolla Caves. The best way to explore this area is to grab a snorkel and a partner, along with your sense of adventure. The caves are protected from ocean waves, thanks to their formation, so you can take your time and find a whole new world underwater.

San Diego is the unofficial home of guacamole. Why? Because it’s the single largest producer of avocados in the United States.

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San Diego Knows How To Party

As laid back and as relaxed as San Diego is, California is the sunshine state that knows how to enjoy a good party. There are tons of festivals that come out throughout the year, partly in thanks to the city’s stellar and mild climate. The Gaslamp Quarter celebrates an impromptu Mardi Gras Parade and Festival. It’s a one-day block party complete with live music, larger-than-life floats, graffiti artists and great food.

San Diego’s Local Culture

There’s an undeniable Spanish influence that touches everything from festivals to languages to food in San Diego. It’s no surprise, given the city’s Mexican roots. Many of the restaurants feature “authentic” Mexican cuisine and this is not a stretch.

San Diego is a city full of “mini-cities” or “villages”. Residents are pretty devoted to their own neighborhoods which can sometimes feel like their own special little corner of the world. San Diegans also tend to move around quite a bit and there is a large influx of simple but expedient mobile homes across the county.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in San Diego

On average, how much do vacation rentals in San Diego cost?

San Diego is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is around $468 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in San Diego?

If you want to save the maximum during your vacation to San Diego, pack your bags and travel there in April ($401 per night on average), March ($426), or February ($441), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in San Diego go up the most?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($532), August ($498), and September ($484).

Should I plan a trip to San Diego well in advance?

It is better to book sooner than later in San Diego as only 15% of the properties remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The most available months are, on average, January (with an availability of 24%), October (24%), and December (21%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The months with the lowest properties available in San Diego are, in order, May, June, and July with respective average availability figures of 6%, 8%, and 9%, based on the previous year. During this period, the availability is very low (8%). It is therefore preferable to book early.

Are there many rentals in San Diego?

In San Diego we have an extensive catalog of approximately 1,400 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 9 local and international providers.

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