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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $170 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Avila Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Avila Beach
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.


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.


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

Transportation to and around Avila Beach

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 25.1 mi (40.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach:

  • Around 30 miles from the center of Avila Beach, you'll want to keep coming back to "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a stovetop and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Paso Escape - Beautiful Wine Country With Charming Active Downtown" is another top pick, offering 3 bedrooms, air conditioning, books and more. It's around 30 miles from Avila Beach.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Avila Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach?

For a completely different vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Avila Beach. A word of warning though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Lovely Tiny House Nestled In The Eucalyptus Trees". This retreat in Valbella packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as nearby museums and a fitness facility.
  • "New Lovely Tiny House On The Central Coast Of Ca" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as a boat and free toiletries. Located in Bosque de Geriba, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed hideaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Avila Beach?

We all deserve to slow down and take a break from time to time. If you're dreaming of a couple of lazy mornings in a cushy bed with a good book and a steaming coffee, you'll find some awesome weekend getaways in and around Avila Beach. These are two of our favorites:

  • "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking" is around 30 miles north of Avila Beach and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll enjoy the amenities here, including towels and shopping.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your gang at "Luxury 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo - Steps To Beach And Town", which is around 0.1 miles to the northwest of Avila Beach. You'll have use of a nearby laundromat, a microwave oven and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Avila Beach?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These getaways in or near Avila Beach are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking". Book a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to a hair dryer and heating.
  • An equally good rental is "Captain Java's Cottage In Morro Bay". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is packed with handy amenities like beach towels, a microwave oven and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Avila Beach?

From chic apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our most popular stays in and around Avila Beach:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside" is a great choice. It's not far from the center of Avila Beach, so you'll have easy access to all the best attractions.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking". This conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Avila Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Avila Beach that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles". Located roughly 30 miles from Avila Beach, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend your break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside", around 20 miles from Avila Beach. A fireplace and winery tours will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Modern Home Just Steps From The Beach With A Rooftop Sunset View". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, an ocean view and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 8 miles to the southeast of Avila Beach.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Minutes From Morro Bay, Beaches" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 11 miles to the northwest of Avila Beach, as many as 16 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A beach view and a kitchen are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Avila Beach?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Avila Beach and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your flamingo floatie:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "The Beach House Amazing Ocean Views", where your biggest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a balcony and a TV help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • "Private And Luxurious Hilltop House W" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and a TV are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather is like in Avila Beach? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Avila Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or on the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with family and friends. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Avila Beach and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Luxury ~ Stunning Views From It's Hilltop", which has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is located 30 miles to the north of Avila Beach and features amenities such as a microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Westside 6 - Acre Modern Luxury Private Beauty" is also popular with families. It's about 30 miles to the north of Avila Beach, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include towels and a DVD player.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Pismo Beach Pier, Fremont Theater and Bubblegum Alley are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Avila Beach?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Avila Beach and create wonderful new memories with the ones you love:

  • "Lux Cabin Retreat In Nature" - This popular getaway offers a garden and a kitchen and is located around 4 miles to the north of central Avila Beach.
  • "Rustic Charm In The Quiet Countryside: Olive Tree Cabin" - Another fabulous choice, this property comes with a meal delivery service, a microwave oven and more. You'll find it around 9 miles to the east of Avila Beach.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Avila Beach vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.