Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Escondido 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 kitchens. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Escondido. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Seafront option offering unassuming rooms & studios, plus a seafood restaurant & a spa.

Apparently, Escondido means 'hidden' in Spanish, with some suggesting it refers to hidden treasure. The jury's still out on that one, but this vibrant city is a gem of a place, alright. With everything from safari parks and hiking trails to art galleries, theaters, and concert halls, your Escondido vacation rental is going to be a treasure chest of activities from start to finish. Head down to a vintage car rally, float your boat out on one of the city's lakes, or get down to the serious business of exploring the local wines and craft beers.

Things to do

Take a walk on the wild side with San Diego Zoo Safari Park

They're a wild bunch in the hidden city. Or at least they are at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido's most famous attraction. Covering 18,00 acres, there's a particular focus on African animals, and if you think you've got wingspan then you should see their California condors. But don't worry, there's plenty for the culture vultures too. Downtown Escondido alone has ten galleries, and the jewel in its crown is the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This massive venue features a theater, a concert hall, dance studios, and a contemporary art museum.

Activities

Get the Oldsmobile fired up in Escondido

Hear that throaty thrum of antique engines? Smell that rich scent of gasoline? Find yourself in downtown Escondido on a Friday night and you'll catch the city's regular classic car rally, Cruisin' Grand, with more than 500 old beauties showing up every week from April to September. If you like your air a little fresher, an Escondido vacation rental will leave you spoiled for choice. The city's 3 lakes all allow boating and fishing, while its parks and conservation areas offer hiking and biking. And if you've worked up a thirst after all that, why not slake it at one of Escondido's many wineries or craft breweries?

Weather

How d'you like them oranges?

If you want a clue about the kind of weather you're likely to encounter on your Escondido vacation rental, consider that the area is famous for its vineyards and orange groves. Neither of which are things you'd associate with driving rain and howling arctic winds. Yes, the good news for sun-worshippers is that Escondido boasts a fantastic year-round climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters that are still incredibly mild by most people's standards. As for snow, you're more likely to see winged pigs falling from the sky.

Natural features

Brush up on your tracking skills in Escondido

The safari park is all well and good, but what if you want to track the wildlife down for yourself? Well, Escondido is stacked with parks, some of them massive. Try starting with Daley Ranch, a 3,000-acre conservation area on the outskirts of the city. Wander its hiking trails and you might be in with a chance of catching hawks, deer, coyote, and bobcat. Rumor has it there's even a cougar or two about. Escondido also has three lakes, which are full of fish (though the stocks do get a helping hand from the city authorities).

How to get there

How to get to and around Escondido

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Escondido?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,845 vacation rentals around Escondido. From 1,154 house rentals to 1,115 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Escondido?

Drinking in refreshing ocean air, basking in the sunshine and decidedly losing all sense of time. Now that's the sort of awesome vacay you deserve. Vrbo has 1,083 vacation homes by the beach. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has plenty more options to discover, including:

  • 1,066 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 790 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 618 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Escondido?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. Providing loads of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 1,198 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $42 a night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, like:

  • Condo: 999 vacation homes. Prices start from $37 per night.
  • Townhome: 166 vacation homes. Prices start from $93 per night.
  • Apartment: 138 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.

Can I stay in Escondido in a large group?

Nothing comes close to getting together with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in an exciting new locale. What's best, Vrbo has places to suit you. Presently, condo vacation homes are the latest thing for large groups of visitors here, and we have 314 available on our database. The vacation properties that can cater to large numbers in this area include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can house 6 people? We have 1,396 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $77 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 people? We have 642 that will work well. The starting price is $117 a night.
  • Searching for vacation rentals catering to 5 guests? You'll be delighted to learn we have 598 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as $71 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your grandpa and all your friends to Escondido.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Escondido?

Vrbo has a range of excellent economical rentals. Treat yourselves to a fancy meal out or extend your vacation with the pennies leftover. East Side Capistrano is a great area to investigate if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 403 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $251 per night. Village of La Jolla is another great option. We've got 342 rentals here, and the average price is around $342 a night.

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