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Fri, 02/05 - Tue, 02/09
Apartmenthotel for 4 people, with terrace and pool, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 764ft², 2.6mi to the beach
4.5
44 reviews

4 nights
$1,026

$1,470-30%
Fri, 02/05 - Tue, 02/09
Studio for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 398ft², 4.1mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews

4 nights
$619

$888-30%
Fri, 02/05 - Tue, 02/09
Apartment for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.8mi to the beach
5.0
1 review

4 nights
$591

$723-18%

Vacation Rentals in San Diego

Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$419
per night

Vacation house for 17 people, with pool and jacuzzi
17 pers., 7 bedrooms, 4,004ft², 950yd to the beach
La Jolla, San Diego

from
$419
per night

Vacation house for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 550yd to the beach
4.5
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$274
per night

Cottage for 8 people
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 3mi to the beach
4.1
12 reviews
Sherman Heights, San Diego

from
$153
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony and sauna, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 900yd to the beach
4.3
5 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$374
per night

Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi, child-friendly
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$309
per night

Vacation house for 10 people, with pool
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,690ft², 3.6mi to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$486
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 10yd to the beach
4.7
47 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$387
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 764ft², 2.6mi to the beach
4.5
44 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$183
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Apartment for 6 people, with balcony, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.1mi to the beach
San Diego, Southern California

from
$128
per night

Studio for 5 people, with terrace and pool, child-friendly
5 pers., , 1.9mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$168
per night

Apartment for 9 people, with terrace, with pets
9 pers., 2 bedrooms, 50yd to the beach
2.7
20 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$912
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.9mi to the beach
La Jolla, San Diego

from
$419
per night

Apartment for 8 people, with pool and terrace, with pets
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 450yd to the beach
4.5
20 reviews
Ocean Beach, San Diego

from
$299
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool and sauna as well as balcony and jacuzzi
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 10yd to the beach
2.6
1 review
San Diego, Southern California

from
$917
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation house for 11 people, with terrace
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,442ft², 90yd to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$435
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 797ft², 0yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego

from
$270
per night

Studio for 5 people, with terrace
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 0.8mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California

from
$105
per night

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Highlights San Diego

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

Most popular in San Diego

Internet 2,978
Pet allowed 595
Balcony/Terrace 2,170
TV 2,771
Air conditioning 1,874
Parking 2,564
Washing machine 2,509
Jacuzzi 673
Heating 2,569

Popular Destinations in San Diego

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$586
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$401 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$389 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$370 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$377 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$409 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$426 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$411 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$398 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$384 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$460 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$477 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$488 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$521 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$519 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$517 per night
May 01 - May 08
$504 per night
May 08 - May 15
$548 per night
May 15 - May 22
$555 per night
May 22 - May 29
$559 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$586 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$563 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$533 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$533 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$569 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
55 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
24 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
31 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
35 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
38 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
40 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
42 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
44 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
47 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
46 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
47 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
47 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
49 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
51 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
53 %
Apr 24 - May 01
53 %
May 01 - May 08
55 %
May 08 - May 15
54 %
May 15 - May 22
53 %
May 22 - May 29
52 %
May 29 - Jun 05
51 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
51 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
43 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
43 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
44 %
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.

Activities

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.

Useful Information

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

How much do you pay on average for vacation rentals in San Diego?

Based on our data, San Diego has an average price of $367.96 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in San Diego?

If you want to save the maximum during your vacation to San Diego, travel in February ($324.29 per night on average), January ($331.9), or December ($334.67), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in San Diego?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in San Diego, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of $464.24 per night), followed by August ($421.72), and June ($393.27).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to San Diego well in advance?

If you decide to put San Diego on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your vacation ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 82% of rentals booked in the year 2019.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The best months to find available accommodation in San Diego are April (the average amount of properties that are free reached 36% of the total in 2019), May (27.25%), and November (19.6%).

When are fewer rentals available?

Vacation rentals in San Diego reach their peak in demand in July, with an availability rate of 5.75%. The second most requested month is August, with 9%, and third is September with 13%.

Are there many vacation rentals in San Diego?

In San Diego we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of around 4600 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 16 local and international providers.

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