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Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
4.4
24 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego
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$476per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 0yd to the beach
2.5
5 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego
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$391per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace as well as balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 0yd to the beach
4.7
24 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$319per night
Cottage for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 50yd to the beach
3.8
2 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego
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$299per night
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Vacation Rentals in San Diego

Cottage for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 50yd to the beach
3.8
2 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego
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$299per night
Vacation house for 12 people
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 200yd to the beach
San Diego, Southern California
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$183per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as sauna and balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 10yd to the beach
2.6
1 review
San Diego, Southern California
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$903per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 140ft², 0.8mi to the beach
4.4
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$94per night
Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 291ft², 0.7mi to the beach
4.4
14 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$116per night
Studio for 5 people, with pool and garden
5 pers., , 1.9mi to the beach
4.4
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$153per night
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Vacation Rentals where Pets Allowed

Vacation house for 12 people, with jacuzzi and garden
12 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 600yd to the beach,
4.1
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$429per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.7mi to the beach,
San Diego, Southern California
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$371per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 450yd to the beach,
4.7
20 reviews
Ocean Beach, San Diego
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$342per night
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Apartment for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 30yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$274per 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
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$435per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with garden and jacuzzi
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,744ft², 3.9mi to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$387per night
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation house for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 150yd to the beach
4.4
316 reviews
Mission Bay (SD), San Diego
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$220per night
Vacation house for 16 people, with garden
16 pers., 6 bedrooms, 4,198ft², 2.2mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
San Diego, Southern California
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$1,534per night
Apartment for 15 people, with terrace
15 pers., 6 bedrooms, 2.8mi to the beach
San Diego, Southern California
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$578per 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 3,354
Balcony/Terrace 2,490
TV 3,167
Air conditioning 2,104
Garden 853
Parking 2,954
Washing machine 2,869
Jacuzzi 783
Heating 2,940

Prices and availability

Prices

September
October
November
December
January
$481
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$415 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$426 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$423 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$424 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$426 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$422 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$409 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$418 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$423 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$402 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$389 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$380 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$400 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$408 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$412 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$411 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$438 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$399 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$360 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$373 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$407 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$481 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$384 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$328 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

September
October
November
December
January
56 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
13 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
20 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
26 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
28 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
30 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
35 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
39 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
41 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
42 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
43 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
46 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
50 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
51 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
53 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
54 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
49 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
52 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
56 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
56 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
51 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
47 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
54 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
56 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
54 %
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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