Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in San Luis Obispo, 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 $78 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in San Luis Obispo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to artsy San Luis Obispo

Take a vacation to San Luis Obispo and enjoy the area's wineries, art galleries and theater scene. This city's beaches, seaside and biking draw many visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in San Luis Obispo

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like biking and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that San Luis Obispo has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Edna Valley Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Avila Hot Springs (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • The Spa at Dolphin Bay (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Morro Bay Golf Course (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in San Luis Obispo

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Luis Obispo is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Rosa Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Laguna Lake Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Avila Hot Springs (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Avila Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Elfin Forest Preserve (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Pismo State Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Luis Obispo

Fly into San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is San Luis Obispo Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a barbecue grill and a nearby river at "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles". Located around 25 miles from San Luis Obispo, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Paso Escape - Beautiful Wine Country With Charming Active Downtown" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 3 bedrooms, a porch, shopping and more. It's around 25 miles from San Luis Obispo.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in San Luis Obispo offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Unplug your tech and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Lovely Tiny House Nestled In The Eucalyptus Trees". This retreat in Valbella packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a nearby laundromat and a dryer.
  • "New Lovely Tiny House On The Central Coast Of Ca" offers plenty of conveniences, including cable/satellite TV services and a kitchenette. Located in Bosque de Geriba, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed abode.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near San Luis Obispo?

Get far away from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near San Luis Obispo. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with the family, there'll be something to suit your style. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • "Balcon De Paso - Hidden Gem With Two Master Suites And Full Air Con" is ideal for one or two days of fun and relaxation. It comes with useful amenities, such as a garden and a washing machine, and is located roughly 25 miles to the north of San Luis Obispo.
  • Otherwise, live it up with your gang at "Spectacular City/mtn Views Private", which is around 25 miles to the north of San Luis Obispo. You'll have use of a fireplace, outdoor furniture and more here.

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

Absolutely! If you want a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the center of town. We recommend the following options in or near San Luis Obispo:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, kick back and relax at "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking". Off-street parking options and nearby museums are among the amenities on offer here.
  • "Captain Java's Cottage In Morro Bay" is another terrific choice, providing all you could want for a heavenly San Luis Obispo adventure. Handy amenities here include off-street parking options and a microwave oven.

Can I find short term rentals in or near San Luis Obispo?

Whether you're seeking a small apartment for you and a friend or a condo that'll fit the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around San Luis Obispo. These properties make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Ocean Front Cottage Beauty On The Outside" is an excellent choice. It's not too far from the center of San Luis Obispo, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Vineyard Guest House, Fabulous Views And Covered Parking". This conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near San Luis Obispo:

  • Located around 25 miles from San Luis Obispo, "Willow And Vine - - Your Upscale Destination In Paso Robles" is the ideal place for doting couples. A fireplace and air conditioning are just some of the amenities here.
  • "Paso Escape - Beautiful Wine Country With Charming Active Downtown" is another top option that's bound to impress. It's about 25 miles from San Luis Obispo and comes with winery tours and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around San Luis Obispo and get everybody together under the same roof:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a swimming pool make "Spectacular City/mtn Views Private" a favorite. This expansive getaway has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From San Luis Obispo's center, it's around 25 miles away to the north.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Modern Home Just Steps From The Beach With A Rooftop Sunset View" makes it easy to do that. Located around 12 miles to the south of San Luis Obispo, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A fireplace and a beach view are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near San Luis Obispo?

Sometimes you just have to get away from it all … with, say, 30 or so of your loved ones. Whether you're looking for someplace to stay with the extended fam or you're organizing a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around San Luis Obispo that'll fit your whole party:

  • "Retro English Mansion With Gardens": The more people you bring the merrier to this sought-after vacation rental. It has 10 bedrooms, accommodates up to 30 people and includes a host of amenities, such as a garden and a kitchen.
  • "Beautiful Ranch Retreat In Nature Setting": Offering comfort, space and privacy, this property can fit up to 30 people in its 15 bedrooms. A firepit and mountain views are among the features that'll help keep your group nice and comfortable.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is easily the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near San Luis Obispo and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable flamingo:

  • Say hello to "Perfect Rural Getaway - Sprawling Ranch House", where your biggest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a barbecue grill and a fridge help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "The Beach House Amazing Ocean Views". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of a kitchen and on-site watersports.

San Luis Obispo has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 60 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect San Luis Obispo vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo?

No matter if your ideal escape is up in the hills or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near San Luis Obispo and bring the whole crew:

  • Sleeping as many as 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, "Spectacular City/mtn Views Private" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This popular escape is 25 miles to the north of San Luis Obispo and has creature comforts such as a living room and a garden.
  • Another great choice is "Perfect Rural Getaway - Sprawling Ranch House". This large rental is 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo and features a balcony, a TV and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. Pismo Beach Pier, Fremont Theater and Bubblegum Alley promise lots of fun for young and old.