Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Pismo 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 $185 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Pismo Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Pismo Beach from vacation home rentals

Located on California’s famous central coast, Pismo Beach is a classic oceanfront town with pristine white beaches, beautiful weather, and excellent local wineries for the perfect relaxing getaway. Whether you want to surf, golf, fish, or spend your days lazing on the sand, Pismo Beach caters to every type of traveler. Vacation rentals throughout the area put you within reach of all that Pismo Beach has to offer.


Experience Pismo Beach history

Though Pismo Beach is filled with outdoor activities and beachside essentials, it also has a variety of landmarks and sites for history buffs. Vacation homes can be found near the Price Historical Park, a preserve with restored homes and beautiful surrounding gardens, and the Swinging Bridge, a circa-1875 swinging bridge located in a small, historic town. The Point San Luis Lighthouse, a 19th-century prairie Victorian-style lighthouse, offers tours and maritime artifacts, and the South County Historical Society Heritage House, a museum and restored home that gives a glimpse into life in the 19th century, are also great for enthusiasts.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Pismo Beach

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing and bird watching. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Pismo Beach has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • The Spa at Dolphin Bay (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Avila Hot Springs (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Edna Valley Vineyard (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Monarch Dunes Golf Club (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Pismo Beach

Travelers enjoy Pismo Beach for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, October and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 59°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Pismo Beach

Travelers love Pismo Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pismo Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pismo State Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Avila Hot Springs (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Avila Beach (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Pismo Beach

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 19.8 mi (31.9 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Pismo Beach

Getting to and from vacation rentals to the attractions and destinations in and around Pismo Beach is easy with the numerous transportation options. Trains, buses, coaches, and organized tours are available for transportation to popular locations in Pismo Beach, but you also have the option to rent a car or bike to travel at your own pace. Depending on what attractions you wish to see and where you choose to stay, you may be able to walk to and from your summer rental as well.

Food and drink

Best cuisine in Pismo Beach

From family-style dining to an exotic food experience, Pismo Beach restaurants, breweries, and wineries have something to suit every taste. Coastal seafood dishes, California-style dining, locally grown wine-country cuisine, and ethnic favorites are abundant in Pismo Beach, blending the best of the Pacific Coast with California’s abundant farmland. No matter your craving, vacation homes in Pismo Beach put you within reach of delicious possibilities.

Essential info

Key facts for your stay in a Pismo Beach summer rental

Pismo Beach is a charming beach town with a population of 7,861. Generally, the area has warm temperatures and sunshine year-round, as well as a welcoming atmosphere and low crime. It’s also an affordable California beach retreat, especially if you choose to day trip to nearby Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo. The area is serviced by the Pismo Beach Police and emergency response services, as well as hospitals and clinics for both emergency and non-emergency medical care.

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

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Pismo Beach:

  • "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles" is a favorite with guests. Around 30 miles from Pismo Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including cable/satellite TV services and a toaster.
  • Another great option is "Paso Escape - Beautiful Wine Country With Charming Active Downtown", which is around 35 miles from Pismo Beach. With 3 bedrooms, a garden and lowered locks, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Pismo Beach to figure out that amazing things really do come in little packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take time off and recharge at "Lovely Tiny House Nestled In The Eucalyptus Trees". Located in Valbella, games and a playground are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "New Lovely Tiny House On The Central Coast Of Ca". Located in Bosque de Geriba, this teensy abode comes with golf and a wood stove.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Make yourself comfortable at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Pismo Beach:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Captain Java's Cottage In Morro Bay". Book a few nights or more at this popular apartment and you'll have access to free WiFi and a nearby beach.
  • Alternatively, use "1 Bedroom Condo With Outdoor Ocean View Bbq Kitchen" as a base to check off the top attractions around you. This cozy stay offers a fireplace, WiFi and more.

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

Whether you need a cottage for you and a pal or a villa with space for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Pismo Beach. These retreats make the perfect base for a quick visit:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's tough to beat "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside". It's near the center of Pismo Beach, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why many guests rate this property highly.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your partner off for a few days at one of these escapes in or near Pismo Beach:

  • Put on some relaxing music and kick back together at "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside". Around 25 miles from Pismo Beach, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including winery tours and a fireplace.
  • "Luxury 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo - Steps To Beach And Town" is another option that'll woo you. It's about 6 miles from Pismo Beach and has a fireplace and winery tours.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Pismo Beach and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • A host of amenities including a kitchen and a beach view make "Modern Home Just Steps From The Beach With A Rooftop Sunset View" a top pick for groups. This expansive retreat has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From Pismo Beach's center, it's around 2 miles away to the south.
  • "Minutes From Morro Bay, Beaches" is another impressive option. It's around 16 miles to the northwest of Pismo Beach, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 16 guests. A beach view and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Pismo 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 Pismo Beach and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Say hello to "The Beach House Amazing Ocean Views", where your biggest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities including beach sun loungers and a kitchen help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or just unwinding by the water at "Private And Luxurious Hilltop House W". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and comes with a dishwasher, a living room and more.

Pismo Beach has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need 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 perfect Pismo Beach vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll enjoy it even more if you share the experience with loved ones. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Pismo Beach and bring along the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Private And Luxurious Hilltop House W" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This retreat is 30 miles to the north of Pismo Beach and has amenities such as childrens activities and a toaster.
  • "Luxe Home On Boutique Farms With Animals" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This property is around 7 miles to the southeast of Pismo Beach, and accommodates 11 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A garden and childrens activities will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you want to venture outside and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Pismo Beach Pier, Fremont Theater and Bubblegum Alley should be top of your itinerary.

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

Family time is the best time, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Pismo Beach and create wonderful memories with the ones you love:

  • "Lux Cabin Retreat In Nature" - Located about 8 miles northwest of central Pismo Beach, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a toaster and a garden.
  • "Rustic Charm In The Quiet Countryside: Olive Tree Cabin" - Round up the troops and spend a few days or more at this welcoming stay, which is around 4 miles to the northeast of Pismo Beach. You'll have access to a toaster, a smart TV and more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Pismo Beach?

Romantic getaways, work trips or adventures all on your own — a single-bedroom vacation property suits a multitude of occasions. One of these options in or near Pismo Beach is sure to impress:

  • Book "Romantic Pismo Beach - 5 Minutes From Pier" for a weekend. This one-bedroom vacation rental features a fireplace and a kitchen and is nice and close to downtown.
  • Or maybe "Glamping Experience In Pismo Beach" is a better match. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a fireplace, a kitchen and more.