Discover a selection of 110 vacation rentals in Chula Vista, 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 private pools. Prices start at $72 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Chula Vista. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Shopping, sports, and sunshine – Chula Vista has it all

Chula Vista is a buzzing city based in Southern California’s San Diego metropolitan area, overlooking the emerald-blue waters of the shimmering San Diego Bay, and framed by grassy coastal foothills. There are so many luxurious and unique Chula Vista vacation rentals to choose from – including modern waterfront condos, regal city apartments, and huge family houses – and so many city sights to explore, from museums to sprawling shopping centers. Outdoorsy types will fall in love with Chula Vista too, as it celebrates several Eden-like nature parks and offers plenty of San Diego Bay water sports.

Things to do

Waves and wildlife in Chula Vista

If you’ve booked a Chula Vista vacation rental with the kids, take them to SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark, a family-themed Chula Vista hotspot showcasing aquariums, tumbling waterslides, fountain-studded swimming pools and dolphin shows. If your kids are into animals, take a trip to the Living Coast Discovery Center, an ecological education center based in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can see native animal life up-close, such as silvery stingrays and enormous sea turtles.


Clothes shopping and parasailing in Chula Vista

Step outside of your paradisal Chula Vista vacation rental, into the honey-bright California sunshine, and head downtown to Chula Vista Center, a vast outdoor shopping mall lined with clothing, cosmetics, and jewelry stores. If shopping’s not your bag, how about a game of golf? Chula Vista is surrounded by sweeping green 18-hole golf courses, some with dazzling views over the sun-struck bay. Serious sports fans can cruise up to the San Diego Bay area, where an array of water sports activities await – from sea fishing and jet skiing to parasailing and simple swimming.


Seasonal weather in Chula Vista

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Chula Vista

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Chula Vista is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Mission Bay (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Mission Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Rosarito Beach (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • Coronado Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Chula Vista

The nearest airport is in San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 12.2 mi (19.7 km) away.

It's easy to get around Chula Vista by jumping on the metro at Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station, H St Trolley Station or Palomar St Trolley Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Chula Vista?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Chula Vista. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Chula Vista, it's hard to top "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like air conditioning and a separate dining area.
  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, nearby birdwatching activities, a DVD player and more. It's around 35 miles from Chula Vista.

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

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

For an unconventional vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Chula Vista. Be warned though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of thes miniature digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". This getaway in San Diego packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a washing machine and air conditioning.
  • "Camplux Tiny Home" in West Ridge is another top-rated choice. A TV and coffee and tea making facilities will help make your stay here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Chula Vista?

Choose a wonderful log cabin from the many in or near Chula Vista and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, tipple in hand, reclining next to a glowing fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": This terrific cabin is the perfect base if you love playing outdoors. Golf and kayaking are two activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your comfy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or get out and try some thrilling activities nearby, including cycling and hiking and biking. Active or chill, the choice is yours.

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget all about the office. If you're after some fun and relaxation, these escapes in and near Chula Vista promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Spend a few days at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place", which is around 9 miles to the northeast of Chula Vista. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Do some hiking and biking and horse riding or just appreciate the sights of Del Mar Horse Park and Ocean Beach Park.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet". Approximately 13 miles northwest of Chula Vista, fun activities around here include basketball and hiking and biking. Rather go sightseeing? Find time for Hosp Grove Trails and Santee Lakes.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Chula Vista?

Studio apartments are hard to match when it comes to location, convenience and character. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Chula Vista and experience a taste of the vibrant local culture:

  • Make "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort" your temporary home. This wonderful property features amenities including a smart TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage" is another attractive choice. Get cozy and enjoy the use of a restaurant dining guide, a barbecue grill and more.

When it's time to step foot outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's lots to keep you occupied around Chula Vista. Into art and culture? Visit MCASD La Jolla and AMSD Concerts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Chula Vista?

Sometimes, you've just got to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience a delightful combination of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Chula Vista:

  • "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" is close to the center of Chula Vista, so you'll have plenty of things to keep you on the go. Find your way to cool sights like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center when you're not making the most of your cozy pad.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br", another terrific option. Balboa Park and University of San Diego should be on your to-do list when it's time to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Chula Vista?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Chula Vista that would make Cupid envious. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Around 11 miles from Chula Vista, "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and shopping facilities are among the many amenities here.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few precious days together is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand". Located 17 miles from Chula Vista, beauty services and a nearby bay add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Chula Vista?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Chula Vista:

  • Character, style and charm — "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location" has it all in abundance. Around 12 miles northwest of Chula Vista and offering beauty services and golf, this place is hard to top.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a new level with a stay at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's approximately 17 miles to the northwest of Chula Vista and comes with beauty services, golf and more.

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

Share your stay and have more fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with your besties for a family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Chula Vista:

  • A wide array of amenities including a kitchen and a swimming pool make "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place" a group favorite. This sprawling retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the heart of Chula Vista, it's around 9 miles away to the northeast.
  • "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" is another excellent option. It's around 20 miles to the northwest of Chula Vista, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 15 guests. A fireplace and a firepit are among the things that'll help make your group vacation even more memorable.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Pump up your unicorn floatie and check out these houses in or near Chula Vista that come with this vacation essential:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Guest House In La Jolla, One Block To The Beach", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a smart TV and nearby whale-watching activities help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "La Jolla Shores Beach House - Walk To Beach". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of childrens activities and beach sun loungers.

Chula Vista has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 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 Chula Vista vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.