Vacation Rentals in San Diego

Vacation Rentals in San Diego

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Vacation Rentals in San Diego

Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly in San Diego
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$116
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom500yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.2
(1179 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and hot tub as well as sauna, kid friendly in San Diego
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$119
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and hot tub as well as sauna, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the beach
4.1
(7516 reviews)
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly in San Diego
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$98
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly
4 pers.1 bedroom0.8mi to the beach
4.0
(561 reviews)
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Vacation rental for 3 people, kid friendly in San Diego
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$113
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, kid friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom398ft²600yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.8
(4 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, kid friendly in San Diego
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$118
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom194ft²400yd to the beach
4.4
(181 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and terrace in San Diego
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$128
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom732ft²750yd to the beach
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5.0
(21 reviews)
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation

Hostel for 2 people in San Diego
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$38
per night
Hostel for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom2.5mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.9
(904 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace in San Diego
from
$108
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom215ft²2.5mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(978 reviews)
Apartmenthotel for 2 people in San Diego
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$77
per night
Apartmenthotel for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom2.3mi to the beach
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4.0
(380 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace in San Diego
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$221
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom4.8mi to the beach
4.0
(10 reviews)
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and hot tub, with pets in San Diego
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$119
per night
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and hot tub, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom2.5mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(302 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with pets in San Diego
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$56
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom2.7mi to the beach
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3.6
(2463 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool in San Diego
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$84
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool
2 pers.1 bedroom183ft²1.3mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.2
(288 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with pool and terrace in San Diego
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$66
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with pool and terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom2.7mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.4
(322 reviews)
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and pool as well as hot tub, kid friendly in San Diego
from
$102
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and pool as well as hot tub, kid friendly
4 pers.1 bedroom350yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.9
(607 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace in San Diego
from
$88
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom40yd to the beach
3.5
(12 reviews)
Apartmenthotel for 3 people, with terrace in San Diego
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$96
per night
Apartmenthotel for 3 people, with terrace
3 pers.1 bedroom2.6mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.8
(47 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people in San Diego
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$80
per night
Hotel for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom2.5mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.4
(615 reviews)
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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

Pool 49
Internet 416
Pets allowed 125
Balcony/Terrace 283
TV 413
Air conditioning 286

Prices and availability

Prices

$583
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Availabilities

66 %
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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.

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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

What is the average price for vacation rentals in San Diego?

The corona crisis heavily impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $444.21 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in San Diego?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit San Diego in January, February, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $388.44, $392.92, and $393.91 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in San Diego?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in San Diego, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of $499.95 per night), followed by July ($491.45), and September ($479.23).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in San Diego?

You should book your stay in plenty of time when visiting San Diego, as only 18% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

April, May and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 39.5%, 34.6%, and 27%.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in San Diego?

The accommodations in San Diego reach their peak in demand in October, with an availability rate of 8%. The second most requested month is September, with 9.75%, and the third is July with 10.25%.

Are there many rentals in San Diego?

In San Diego we work with 13 different providers to give you a choice of 3600 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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