Discover a selection of 102 holiday rentals in San José, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 33 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in San José. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating San José

Enjoy the area's museums, entertainment and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in San José. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the bird watching, local tours and cafes. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in San José

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes San José a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Hacienda Alsacia (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Cafe Britt Coffee Farm (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Cariari Bowling Center (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San José

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San José is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Central Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Morazan Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • National Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Parque La Sabana (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Sabana Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around San José

Fly into San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.), which is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and San Jose Viquez Square Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near San Jose?

Whatever holiday experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around San Jose that fits you like a glove. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 45 miles from the centre of San Jose, you'll find it hard to resist "Toucans, Mountains And Waterfalls Jungle Villa". It has 5 bedrooms and a host of amenities including nearby birdwatching activities and a video library.
  • "Historic Barrio Amon At Downtown San Jose Bright Apartment With Private Balcony" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, a dining table, a nearby zoo and more. It's around 1 mile from San Jose.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect San Jose holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near San Jose?

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something spectacular set up for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near San Jose:

  • Book a few nights or longer at "Urbn Lifestyle With Best Location In Sjo", around 1 mile to the east of San Jose, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend escape. You'll have nature spots like City Place Santa Ana and Central Park nearby and amenities like a smart TV and a hair dryer to make the most of.
  • Another terrific option is "Apartment Gastronomy Centre, San Jose", around 1 mile east of San Jose. When you're not cozying up in your rental making the most of internet services and towels, get out and see Valle del Sol and Hacienda Alsacia.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around San Jose?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to location and convenience. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near San Jose and get a taste of the vibrant local culture:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Historic Barrio Amon At Downtown San Jose Bright Apartment With Private Balcony". This holiday rental is an excellent base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including free WiFi and off-street parking options.
  • "Executive - Suites Cristina" is another fabulous option. Settle in and enjoy the use of a hair dryer, high-speed internet services and more.

There are loads of sights around San Jose to put on your must-do list. Feed the culture vulture in you by visiting Casa de la Cultura and Melico Salazar Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near San Jose?

From funky apartments to large holiday rentals, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are just two of our favourite picks in and around San Jose:

  • Within easy reach of central San Jose, "Apartment Gastronomy Centre, San Jose" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your cosy digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Incredible Views, Perfectly Located". This centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near San Jose?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around San Jose that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Around 1 mile from San Jose, "Historic Barrio Amon At Downtown San Jose Bright Apartment With Private Balcony" is a perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Shopping facilities and daily housekeeping services are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Bright House Near Paseo Colon" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's around 1 mile from San Jose and has shopping facilities and housekeeping services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near San Jose?

Nothing screams "Best. Holiday. Ever." like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around San Jose:

  • Character, style and charm — "Casa Cristal Mansion - Heated Pool And Amazing View" has it all in abundance. Approximately 3 miles west of San Jose and offering a swimming pool and beauty services, this place is hard to beat.
  • Another popular option is "Royal Palace Exceptional Modern Spanish Mansion Spectacular Views". Approximately 5 miles to the west of San Jose, this opulent holiday rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and comes with concierge services, a garden and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near San Jose?

Roughly 1 mile to the west of San Jose, San Bosco is a great spot to rent a holiday home for a weekend. Spend Saturday roaming around the local area and then Sunday simply relaxing. La California is another fantastic place for a weekend retreat. It's about 1 mile east of San Jose.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near San Jose?

Holiday with others and double the fun. Whether you're organising an epic getaway with friends or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group holiday rentals in and near San Jose:

  • You'll have ample room to move at "Bright House Near Paseo Colon". Around 1 mile west of San Jose, this welcoming retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and nearby museums.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with loved ones, and "Great Location, Next To Gastronomic Area. Safe And Quiet Neighbourhood" makes it easy to do that. Located around 1 mile to the east of San Jose, as many as 24 people can stay in this holiday rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and video games are among the many amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near San Jose?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable swan and browse these rental houses in or near San Jose that feature this holiday perk:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "Bright House Near Paseo Colon". There's plenty to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a TV and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Trixie House With Pool In Naiharn". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of on-site car rental services and a fenced yard.

San Jose has a tropical monsoon climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60null to 75null. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal San Jose holiday rental and organise your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near San Jose?

Every get-together with the family should be memorable. Whether you're organising an action-packed escape with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family holiday rentals in or near San Jose offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located around 1 mile to the west of San Jose, "Bright House Near Paseo Colon" has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a toaster and free toiletries.
  • Another popular option is "House In San José Costa Rica". This holiday rental is 1 mile south of San Jose and comes with cable/satellite TV services, pet-friendly facilities and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you have plenty of choice. Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, Nauyaca Waterfalls and Amusement Park San Jose promise lots of fun for all ages.

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