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Fri, 05/14 - Tue, 05/18
$28,164-64%

4 nights
$10,068

Vacation rental for 10 people, with terrace and jacuzzi
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 950yd to the beachFREE cancellation
5.0
(5 reviews)
Wed, 08/25 - Mon, 08/30
$2,620-38%

5 nights
$1,623

Apartmenthotel for 4 people, with pool and terrace, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.6mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.5
(46 reviews)
Sun, 05/16 - Wed, 05/19
$2,667-5%

3 nights
$2,532

Apartment for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 150yd to the beachFREE cancellation

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$371
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with jacuzzi, child-friendly
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach

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$334
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with sauna and balcony, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 900yd to the beach
4.3
(5 reviews)

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$1,059
per night

Vacation rental for 17 people, with jacuzzi and pool
17 pers., 7 bedrooms, 4,004ft², 950yd to the beach
4.0
(6 reviews)

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$329
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 650yd to the beach
5.0

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$90
per night

Apartmenthotel for 6 people, with terrace and pool, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.6mi to the beach
4.5
(46 reviews)

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$126
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with terrace, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.8mi to the beach
5.0
(2 reviews)

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$140
per night

Cottage for 8 people
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 3mi to the beach
4.1
(12 reviews)

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$91
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3.3mi to the beach

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$499
per night

Vacation rental for 14 people, child-friendly
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 650yd to the beach
5.0
(2 reviews)
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$126
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with balcony, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.1mi to the beach
5.0
(2 reviews)

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$337
per night

Apartment for 8 people, with balcony, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.6mi to the beach
3.2
(8 reviews)

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$207
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with balcony, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.6mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$741
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as balcony
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.9mi to the beach

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$1,457
per night

Apartment for 8 people, with balcony and pool as well as jacuzzi
8 pers., 4 bedroomsFREE cancellation

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$1,346
per night

Vacation rental for 20 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
20 pers., 7 bedrooms, 850yd to the beach
5.0
(2 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$304
per night

Apartment for 9 people, with balcony
9 pers., 3 bedrooms, 20yd to the beach
5.0
(4 reviews)

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$652
per night

Vacation rental for 11 people, child-friendly
11 pers., 3 bedrooms, 0.8mi to the beach

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$620
per night

Apartment for 14 people, with terrace
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2.5mi to the beach
5.0
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$328
per night

Apartment for 8 people, with balcony, with pets
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.4mi to the beach
4.6
(6 reviews)

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$415
per night

Apartment for 15 people, with terrace, child-friendly
15 pers., 6 bedrooms, 2.7mi to the beach
0.1

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$804
per night

Vacation rental for 12 people, with garden, child-friendly
12 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3,380ft², 150yd to the beach
3.2
(6 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

Internet 117
Pets allowed 37
Balcony/Terrace 84
TV 114
Air conditioning 65
Parking 93
Washing machine 102
Jacuzzi 22
Heating 81

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Prices and availability

Prices

May
June
July
August
September
$587
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$406 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$413 per night
May 01 - May 08
$413 per night
May 08 - May 15
$424 per night
May 15 - May 22
$471 per night
May 22 - May 29
$527 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$529 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$502 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$506 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$507 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$520 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$531 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$546 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$587 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$587 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$510 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$487 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$528 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$506 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$503 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$482 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$464 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$506 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$535 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

May
June
July
August
September
43 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
16 %
Apr 24 - May 01
18 %
May 01 - May 08
21 %
May 08 - May 15
22 %
May 15 - May 22
27 %
May 22 - May 29
26 %
May 29 - Jun 05
24 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
24 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
27 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
22 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
22 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
28 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
27 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
33 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
28 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
28 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
38 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
36 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
35 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
39 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
42 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
40 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
43 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
43 %
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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