Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Del Mar, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Del Mar. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Del Mar

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Del Mar. This city's horseback riding, horse racing and beaches draw many visitors. LEGOLAND® California and Mission Bay are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. 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

Del Mar—from racing thrills to pine-scented trails

If you can drag yourself away from the simple pleasures of surf and sand—or the upscale retail pleasures found along the main strand of Camino Del Mar—then the "thrill of the horses" calls. All summer long, the Del Mar Race Track is alive with the spectacle and glamor of thorough-bred horse-racing. Del Mar's stunning ocean views are laid out before you at the magnificently manicured Seagrove Park. But a wilder vista can be had at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Extension. Here, you'll discover trails threading through beautifully sculpted sandstone and rare twisted pines.

Activities

Days to indulge in Del Mar

With its reputation as a hang-out for the famous and well-to-do, much of what you can do in Del Mar revolves around high-life indulgence. So, if you're staying at one of the many top-rated Del Mar vacation rentals, you'll have a perfectly formed romantic break. Long walks with ocean-swashed vistas beckon, followed by afternoons of boutique store bliss. There are always spa specialists to ease any retail exertions away. And evenings here can be a chinking of wine glasses and fine dining—Del Mar restaurants are renowned for their quality and diversity.

Weather

Summer time perfection in Del Mar

Summer is the high season for those on the look-out for Del Mar vacation rentals. With temperatures sitting at a pleasant 75°F throughout the summer months—warmed by sunshine that's rarely broken—it's easy to see why. Perfect for a beach-side promenade or a main street stroll-and-shop, you'll find the aircon is rarely on at Del Mar vacation rentals. If you're wanting to have Del Mar more to yourself, then the winter months are your best bet. Not only are the beaches and streets quiet, but the weather is still sunny and mild, too.

Natural features

A host of natural wonders in Del Mar

Sitting just north of where the Carmel Valley opens out onto the Pacific, Ocean Del Mar is one of the best-located beach resorts north of San Diego. Not only are there miles of pristine sands fronting onto the ocean, but the town itself sits on a headland with fabulous views. Best of all, if you want to explore the beauty of the landscape then the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Extension lies just south of Del Mar. It is home to over half of the endangered Torrey Pines, and is wonderfully spangled with wildflowers after rainfall.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Del Mar

The nearest airport is in San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), located 16.1 mi (25.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Del Mar?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Del Mar:

  • Make the most of conveniences like a beach and heating at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Located around 17 miles from Del Mar, this leading option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, pet-friendly services, an ice maker and more. It's around 30 miles from Del Mar.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Del Mar provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off all your gadgets and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Camplux Tiny Home". This getaway in West Ridge packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a kitchen and a microwave oven.
  • "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub" offers convenient extras like free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities. Located in San Diego, you'll be able to live large in this small yet comfy property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Del Mar?

Select a lovely log cabin from the many scattered in or near Del Mar and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, vino in hand, unwinding in front of a crackling fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": Enjoy a week resting and relaxing at this superb cabin nestled in nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy horse riding or mountain biking, which are among the leading activities in this area.
  • "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, such as hiking and biking and cycling. Idle or active, the choice is yours.

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

Nothing tops a quick escape to revive your spirits. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these awesome weekend getaways in and near Del Mar:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 12 miles to the south of central Del Mar. There's plenty of adventure and nature to discover around here. Do some surfing and boogie boarding and sailing or just enjoy the sights of Mission Bay Golf Course and Visitor Information Center.
  • "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place" is another great property to consider. Around 25 miles southeast of Del Mar, use it as a base to try some hiking and biking or mountain biking. La Jolla Cove and Meadows Del Mar Golf Club also have to be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Del Mar?

Typically small in size, inexpensive and well located, it's hard not to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and experience Del Mar up close:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita". This vacation rental is a superb base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including a nearby laundromat and a theme park.
  • "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort" is another attractive choice. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of a barbecue grill, outdoor furniture and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see more of Del Mar. Cultural attractions like San Diego Civic Theatre and North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Del Mar?

Sometimes, you've just got to escape from the real world, even if it's only for a few short days. Experience a delightful combination of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Del Mar:

  • If you'd like to be close to the action, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Del Mar and a great base to discover attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" is another excellent option. We recommend adding Balboa Park and University of San Diego to your travel itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Del Mar?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Del Mar that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Approximately 17 miles from Del Mar, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and beach sun loungers.
  • Another place where you can spend a few relaxing days together is "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity". Located 30 miles from Del Mar, winery tours and outdoor furniture add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Del Mar?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or near Del Mar will easily fit your entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Character, charm and style — "Newly Renovated Gorgeous Beachfront Mansion On The Sand P1733" has it all, and then some. Approximately 16 miles north of Del Mar and offering a fireplace and a beach view, this place is difficult to beat.
  • With beauty services, a swimming pool and lots of other high-end amenities, "Hilltop Mansion Perfect For Families" will get your guests' tick of approval. This plush retreat is around 30 miles to the north of Del Mar.

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

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Del Mar and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A host of amenities including a swimming pool and a fireplace make "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place" a top pick. This generous retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the heart of Del Mar, it's around 25 miles away to the southeast.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the south of Del Mar, as many as 15 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Del Mar and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days at "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a living room and a pool table.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or just kicking back by the water at "Read Our Reviews Guests This Family Friendly House". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and offers a dining table, a fenced yard and more.

Del Mar has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need 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 Del Mar vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.