Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Avila Beach, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $275 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Avila Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

An oasis of sand and surf off the Pacific Coast Highway

Tucked into scenic San Luis Obispo Bay on the central California coast, the sheltered waters of Avila Beach are a haven for swimmers and surfers, thanks to year-round temperatures that are much warmer than other beaches in the region. Once a major shipping port, today the town is a popular vacation destination offering everything from boutique surf shops to epic hikes and relaxing spas. Approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on famous Highway 1, an Avila Beach vacation rental is a perfect stop on one of the great American road trips.

Things to do

Pamper yourself mind, body, and soul

Vacation is a perfect time to find your Zen. A centrally located Avila Beach vacation rental puts you on the doorstep of the renowned Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, where you can pamper yourself with a massage and yoga class, or find the right holistic treatment to align your chakras. For premium golfing, head to Avila Beach Golf Resort. Young and old alike will enjoy a visit to the Central Coast Aquarium and the Point San Luis Lighthouse, dating from 1890. If the great American road trip is on your bucket list, world-famous Highway 1 is right nearby.

Activities

Something for everyone, from whale watching to wineries

The warm waters and pristine sands of Avila Beach are a dream come true for beach bums and surfer dudes. A picturesque pier offers recreational fishing, top-notch whale watching, and some killer sunset views. Rejuvenate your senses with massages, yoga classes, and a range of other holistic therapies at one of the local spas, or indulge in some delicious local vintages at one of the coastal wineries. The famous Bob Jones Trail draws bikers and hikers from far and wide. Farm-to-table aficionados will love the farmers' market, agritourism offerings, and apple picking at the many nearby orchards.

Weather

You'll fall in love with microclimates

You don't have to be a scientist to appreciate how a microclimate can improve your vacation -- thanks to its sheltered position, Avila beach is sunnier and warmer than most other beaches in the area. Winters are only slightly cooler than summers, with highs in the 70s from November to April, and in the 80s from May through October. Even in the colder months, the lows just barely dip into the 40s at night, so feel free to leave the winter gear at home. Summers can see drought conditions, so stock up on the bottled water.

Natural features

Bask in hot springs and chill out in cool ocean waters

Rocky cliffs bookend pristine sands at Avila Beach. With an Avila Beach vacation rental, you'll be surrounded by widely varying landscapes — mineral hot springs, apple orchards, and lush oak forests. Budding marine biologists will find an ocean playground at their doorstep, with regular gray and humpback whale sightings in San Luis Obispo Bay, and an entire pier dedicated to California Polytechnic State University's marine research program. Rolling vineyards and manicured trails round out the picture, offering something for every outdoor lover in your group.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Avila Beach

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 25.1 mi (40.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Avila Beach, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 510 vacation rentals around Avila Beach. From 221 house rentals to 169 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Avila Beach?

Waking up in the morning to glorious ocean views and the rhythmic rumble of waves rolling into the shore. This is the stuff vacation fantasies are made of! Vrbo has 183 beachside rental homes. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo is brimming with other rental options to explore, including:

  • 156 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 133 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 111 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Avila Beach?

Instead of getting a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this vacation, you could just rent a whole house. You'll be a part of the neighborhood in no time! There are 219 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $59 per night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular rental types, like:

  • Condo: 135 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Hotel: 51 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.
  • Apartment: 20 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.

Can I stay in Avila Beach in a large group?

Whether you're going on a trip with the whole family or spending a few nights away with your old school friends, it's always lots of fun hanging out under the one roof! The best news is that Vrbo has options to suit you. Why not have a squiz at the 63 house vacation homes available here? They're the top choice for large groups of travelers. Properties around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can sleep 6 vacationers? We have 134 that will be perfect. The prices start from $60 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 72 vacation homes that are ideal. The starting price is $250 per night.
  • Traveling with 10 guests? We have 26 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $293 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your grandpa and all your buddies to Avila Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Avila Beach?

Vrbo has a wide range of excellent budget-concious rentals. Treat your posse to a lavish night out or hang around a bit longer with the pennies you save. When it comes to finding an amazing deal, your first port of call should be Downtown. Here, Vrbo has 38 rentals at an average price of $164 per night. You'll find another 42 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Old Town Historic District. The average price here is $168 a night.