Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Oceano, 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 $84 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Oceano. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Oceano

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Oceano. Renowned for its kitesurfing, surfing and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Trains, sandy plains, and whole load of theatricals in Oceano

Aside from the dunes, Oceano has also been a magnet for the region's train enthusiasts. The Oceano Depot was once the most important building in San Luis Obispo County, when all passenger, freight, and mail passed through here. Built in the early 1900s, the Oceano Train Depot and Railroad Museum is a charming step back in time, so take a cool guided tour of this turn-of-the-century station. Book a Oceano vacation rental in the center of town and you can also catch a show at the Great American Melodrama vaudeville theater, which has been charming Oceano's visitors since 1975.


Swoon over Oceano's dunes

A mix of hilly dunes and wide, buttery sands, Oceano Beach is sheer poetry for beach lovers. There's plenty of action, including horseback riding through the surf, kayaking in the bay, or digging for Pisco clams as the sun sets. But one of the most popular activities in Oceano is dune bashing, the cool sport of driving dune buggies over the sand dunes. Sweeping for 5 miles along the Californian coast, the Oceano Dunes Preserve is one of the largest natural coastal dunes in California. You can rent buggies or ATVs by the hour or day.


Feeling hot, hot, hot on the Central Californian Coast

Like much of the Central Californian Coast, Oceano benefits from a delicious Mediterranean climate. Think long, hot summers with temperatures hitting the high 80s, and short, mild winters. The busiest time to visit is during the summer months, between June and September, when Oceano vacation rentals get booked up in advance. Come in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall and find equally nice days, with temps sometimes reaching 70 degrees. In spring, it gets windy, which draws the kite surfers, and rainy too.

Natural features

From frogs to falcons, meet Oceano's diverse dune life

Blessed with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Oceano is a small beach town on the Central Californian Coast that appeals to everyone, from beach bums and thrill-seekers to nature lovers. Oceano's famous dunes are part of the larger Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, which stretch for 18 miles between San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County. Head to the Osa Flaco Lake Natural Area, a lake and beach area. Take a leisurely stroll along the mile-long wooden boardwalk and spot brown pelicans, peregrine falcons, and rare breeds of frogs. There are no facilities, aside from a paid parking area.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oceano

Fly into San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (15.9 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 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Grover Beach Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oceano?

Whether you're in search of an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Oceano. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 35 miles from the center of Oceano, you'll find it hard to resist "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including WiFi and a barbecue grill.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Paso Escape - Beautiful Wine Country With Charming Active Downtown". Around 35 miles from the heart of Oceano, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with winery tours and a TV.

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

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

For an unconventional experience, book a tiny house rental in Oceano. We'll warn you though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes mini digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take time off and recharge at "Lovely Tiny House Nestled In The Eucalyptus Trees". Located in Valbella, a nearby coin laundry and a fitness facility are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "New Lovely Tiny House On The Central Coast Of Ca" offers conveniences such as off-street parking options and an ice maker. Located in Bosque de Geriba, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed abode.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on an exercise wheel, you deserve a break for a couple of days. Leave the office early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Oceano:

  • "The Green Cottage, A Romantic Waterfront Get" is around 20 miles northwest of Oceano and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll like the range of amenities here, including a free nearby fitness center and heating.
  • Or, throw a few clothes in an overnight bag and enjoy a mini break at "Captain Java's Cottage In Morro Bay". This top property is around 25 miles northwest of Oceano and comes with WiFi and cable/satellite TV services.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Oceano?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights resting up in your comfy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Oceano will tick all the boxes:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Captain Java's Cottage In Morro Bay". Nearby whale-watching activities and coffee and tea making facilities are among the amenities on offer here.
  • Or, use "1 Bedroom Condo With Outdoor Ocean View Bbq Kitchen" as a base to explore the sights around you. This cozy home away from home comes with an ice maker, shopping and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oceano?

From affordable studio apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our favorite stays in and around Oceano:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, you can't go wrong with "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside". It's near the center of Oceano, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another excellent option is "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Oceano.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Oceano?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your honey off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these escapes in or near Oceano:

  • Around 30 miles from Oceano, "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside" is the perfect place for doting couples. A fireplace and winery tours are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Luxury 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo - Steps To Beach And Town", around 9 miles from Oceano. Winery tours and a fireplace will help ramp up the romance.

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

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

  • A great range of amenities including a kitchen and a beach view make "Modern Home Just Steps From The Beach With A Rooftop Sunset View" a favorite with groups. This popular getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From central Oceano, it's around 1 mile away to the west.
  • "Minutes From Morro Bay, Beaches" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 19 miles to the northwest of Oceano, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. An ocean view and a fireplace are among the things designed to make your group getaway more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your inflatable unicorn and check out these houses in or near Oceano that come with this vacation essential:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "The Beach House Amazing Ocean Views". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a separate dining area and a stereo.
  • "The Down Town House - Charming 1920's Bungalow In San Luis Obispo" is the type of place you go to leave the everyday behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby whale-watching activities and towels are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Oceano has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Oceano vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

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

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the folks you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family get-together or celebrating a special occasion with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. Here are two of our best in and around Oceano:

  • Sleeping up to 11 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Luxe Home On Boutique Farms With Animals" is the perfect place for some family time. This popular retreat is 4 miles to the southeast of Oceano and has amenities that include towels and a kitchen island.
  • Another popular option is "Modern Home Just Steps From The Beach With A Rooftop Sunset View". This property is 1 mile west of Oceano and features a kitchen island, a toaster and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you're ready to leave the house and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Pismo Beach Pier, Fremont Theater and Bubblegum Alley should be on your to-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Oceano?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat the ones you love to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Oceano and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Lux Cabin Retreat In Nature" - This popular getaway offers a fenced yard and a barbecue grill and is located approximately 11 miles to the northwest of the center of Oceano.
  • "Rustic Charm In The Quiet Countryside: Olive Tree Cabin" - This cabin is another favorite with families and is around 5 miles north of Oceano. Offering a toaster, a garden and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

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