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San Diego beach vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in San Diego

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Condo in North Park
Bright, Spacious Loft in North Park
Location, Location, Location. This mid-century modern studio with a loft is centrally located near Balboa Park, Downtown, the zoo, and all of San Diego's beaches. If you want to stay close, there are several coffee shops, restaurants, and breweries to explore in this trendy North Park neighborhood. Explore....Relax...Repeat. We hope your stay with us feels like an extension of home in San Diego.
$98 per night
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Rental unit in North Park
Studio North Park -Hottest district
Luxury studio located at the most vibrant part of North Park! This location has it all: Trendy restaurants, easy walk to Morley Field Park and Golf Course. Minutes from Downtown San Diego. Perfect for a travel executive or a couple. Close to everything: beaches, Zoo, Balboa Park Museums, La Jolla, Gaslamp, Coronado, Torrey Pines, back country regions of Julian/Cuyamaca, and wine country of Temecula.
$92 per night
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Bungalow in North Park
Urban Retreat North Park Bungalow
Welcome to one of our trendiest Airbnb bungalow in North Park!! Cool, Comfortable, & Hip! Enjoy the serenity of your own 4 walls in the heart of San Diego’s most eclectic and walkable neighborhood. Walking distance to 30th street, and all the neighborhood shopping, restaurants, and bars. A few blocks away from the PRIDE parade, few minutes away from COMIC CON!
$93 per night

Stay near San Diego's top sights

Photo of Balboa Park
Balboa Park3,283 locals recommend
Photo of San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo2,513 locals recommend
Photo of Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach783 locals recommend
Photo of Petco Park
Petco Park709 locals recommend
Photo of San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park969 locals recommend
Photo of La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove1,331 locals recommend

San Diego vacation rentals

Bungalow in North Park
Cozy Casita in the Heart of North Park!
$94 per night
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Guest suite in Adams North
Chic Studio Suite, Serene Backyard in Heart of SD
$80 per night
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Rental unit in North Park
Perfect Studio in Best Location of North Park!
$136 per night
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Condo in North Park
Newly Remodeled Retreat in the Heart of North Park
$129 per night
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Rental unit in Downtown San Diego
"The Grand Slam" Luxury Apartment in the City
$134 per night
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Rental unit in Pacific Beach
Mid Century Desert Getaway
$129 per night
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Private room in North Ocean Beach
By the beach, friendly cats, big kitchen
$57 per night
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Guest suite in North Park
Spacious Loft - Completely Detached
$86 per night
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Cottage in Normal Heights
Modern San Diego Cottage • Walkable Everywhere!
$95 per night
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Guesthouse in North Park
Blue Backhouse Bungalow in North Park with A/C W/D
$116 per night
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Rental unit in Pacific Beach
Mid Century Modern Getaway
$124 per night
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Rental unit in Mission Beach
BOHO OASIS MISSION BEACH VIEWS SURF BOARD A/C
$121 per night

Beach house rentals in San Diego

Home in North Ocean Beach
Exquisite, romantic Ocean Beach retreat!
$160 per night
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Private room in North Ocean Beach
Surfer's Sanctuary: Walk to beach!
$54 per night
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Home in Downtown San Diego
💥Hot New Spot, Modern & Cozy | Next to Downtown
$145 per night
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Home in North Ocean Beach
Beach House 3 min walk to Ocean!
$129 per night
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Home in Pacific Beach
New! Bayside Bungalow - Upscale Beach Retreat!
$155 per night
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Home in Ocean Beach
1B1B Guesthouse Walk to Beach/Sunset Cliffs
$146 per night
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Home in North Ocean Beach
180° Rooftop View only a Short Walk to the Beach
$192 per night
Home in Pacific Beach
1Br Home 2 Blocks to Beach
$143 per night
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Home in Mission Beach
Bay View Beach Retreat - w/Air Con!
$134 per night
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Home in Mission Beach
Bright One Bedroom Beach Condo, Steps to Sand!
$124 per night
Private room in Ocean Beach
Private Suite with Stunning Views and Balconies
$55 per night
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Home in Mission Beach
A+ 2 queen beds! Steps to Bay&Beach! New remodel!!
$138 per night

Beach condo rentals in San Diego

Condo in Pacific Beach
Boho Bay Getaway!
$144 per night
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Condo in North Ocean Beach
Cozy Central OB Studio 1 Block to Beach- (Studio)
$79 per night
Condo in North Ocean Beach
Central Breezy Condo Steps to the Beach - (Spray)
$138 per night
Condo in North Ocean Beach
Swell Times Beach Studio
$149 per night
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Condo in Ocean Beach
New Ocean Beach 1br Sunny Getaway
$129 per night
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Condo in Pacific Beach
Luxury Condo w/KING Bed, AC & Parking!
$123 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
MISSION BEACH BOHO PAD BOARDS GARAGE & A/C.
$121 per night
Condo in Ocean Beach
Location! One Block to Beach & Dining
$178 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
#4 Dreamy Supreme Ocean Condo
$95 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
✨Beach, Bay & Rollercoaster!🏖⛵️🎢
$169 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Private Top Floor Condo 30 Sec Walk To Beach & Bay
$172 per night
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Condo in Mission Beach
Mission Beach Escape! Sleeps up to 4! B
$154 per night
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Your guide to San Diego

Introduction

Laidback surf-town vibes meet a buzzing metropolitan center in San Diego, a city situated on the Pacific coast just 15 miles from California’s southern border. Catch your first wave at Mission Bay and follow it up with a tasting flight at one of the 150 local craft breweries. Neighborhoods such as La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter offer trendy dining experiences that visitors expect from the Golden State, but San Diego’s abundance of sandy beaches and outdoor spaces such as Balboa Park encourage you to slow down and enjoy the sunshine. Resist the temptation to cram everything into one vacation, and savor the relaxed demeanor that permeates San Diego.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Diego?

San Diego’s climate remains relatively moderate year-round: Highs hover between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows only dip down to the mid-40s in winter. After the gray, overcast skies of June Gloom clear away, the air becomes more humid than average through September. Late summer and early fall bring ideal conditions for experienced surfers as the Santa Ana winds kick up, but pay attention to local weather reports, as the Santa Anas also increase wildfire risk in Southern California. During all seasons, be sure to pack layers — after spending all day in the sun, you may want a light jacket to stave off the slight evening chill.


What are the top things to do in San Diego?

Balboa Park

Encapsulating 17 museums, 19 gardens, a 100-year-old carousel, and even a miniature train, Balboa Park can feel like its own city. Highlights include the Botanical Building, one of the largest wooden lath structures in the world, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the open-air Spreckels Organ Pavilion, home to a 5,000-pipe organ, the world’s largest.

Old Town

This small, stroller-friendly neighborhood offers opportunities to soak up Spanish Colonial architecture, pop into boutique shops, and treat your dog to lunch on a pet-friendly restaurant patio. Fans of thrills and chills should visit the Whaley House Museum, considered by some the most haunted house in the United States.

Mission Bay

Head to Mission Bay for equipment rentals and lessons in sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and more. Bordering the bay is Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, both ideal spots to learn how to surf. While in the area, check out Mission Beach to watch X Games hopefuls at the skatepark and take a spin on a 95-year-old wooden roller coaster at an oceanfront theme park.

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