Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Imperial 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 kitchens. Prices start at $122 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Imperial Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Hang ten or love the land in Imperial Beach

The prospect of miles of beach would sound fairly amazing to any water enthusiast. Imperial Beach is California’s humble offering, boasting almost 4 miles of gorgeous beaches. It’s considered one of the best surfing spots in San Diego County, but there’s more here than big wave culture. A buzzy pier provides a little love for landlubbers, and there are prime spots for bird watching, camping, horseback riding, and cycling. One thing is certain: an appreciation for the outdoors is a must if you’re thinking of an Imperial Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Epic and irresistible SoCal beach life

It’s the epic surroundings that make Imperial Beach such an enviable vacation getaway. One of its most enticing spots is the Silver Strand, a sleek isthmus where visitors flock to camp out and ride a bike. The Tijuana River National Estuary is the region’s most impressive salt water marsh—and also happens to be home to some of the best bird watching around. The Living Coast Discovery Center is a family-friendly aquarium, while the Surfboard Museum is right in line with the area’s penchant for all things outdoors: it’s a public art display set right outside.


Imperial Beach is a SoCal essential

Imperial Beach is paradise for water lovers—it’s easily one of the best spots in Southern California to hang ten, spike a volleyball on the sand, or even gallop along the coast like some sort of fairytale hero. The Pier is packed with shops and restaurants if you need a break from all the outdoor activity. You might even take a jaunt to a nearby estuary for some serious bird watching opportunities. It wouldn’t be unusual to spot an endangered bird or some type of native wildlife. The awe-inspiring surroundings alone make an Imperial Beach vacation rental well worth it.


Nothing but a good time...and sunshine

It’s an impressive place to live if you crave nothing more than sunshine and seriously good times. An Imperial Beach vacation rental allows you to enjoy more than a few days of sunny bliss—in fact, the sun shines almost 270 days of the year! Imperial Beach is known for its especially comfortable, temperate weather year round. The lowest low you might experience in winter is around 45 degrees, while the high in July is a pleasant 76 degrees. In between, there are countless days of tropical warmth and minimal rainfall.

Natural features

Enjoy temptation and beauty on the beach

Giving in to temptation and booking an Imperial Beach vacation rental wouldn’t be the worst thing you’ve ever done for yourself. Located 5 miles from the Mexican border, it’s bordered by Coronado, the San Diego Bay, San Diego, Tijuana, and the Pacific Ocean. It’s also a sandy beach lover’s paradise that offers prime views of the Los Coronados Islands. Included in the San Diego—Tijuana metropolitan district, it’s one of the most recognizable bi-national communities with a shared population of United States and Mexico citizens.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Imperial Beach

The nearest airport is in Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.), located 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), which is 11.4 mi (18.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Imperial Beach, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,454 vacation rentals around Imperial Beach. From 834 condo and apartment rentals to 395 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Imperial Beach?

If you enjoy staying in the thick of the action, consider booking in the main central area. Vrbo has 381 city center vacation rentals available. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has loads of other rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 299 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 167 beach vacation rentals.
  • 161 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Imperial Beach?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort of your own apartment. Vrbo has 492 for you to check out here. How does $64 a night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't leave it too long! Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular property options, like:

  • House: 482 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Condo: 438 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.
  • Hotel: 62 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.

Can I stay in Imperial Beach in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a special getaway with the family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always stacks of fun staying under the one roof! The good news is that Vrbo has options to suit. The top option for large groups here are condo vacation homes, and we have 102 available. If you're traveling in a big group, the property options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 324 vacation homes suited to that size. Stay a night from just $108.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to find out that there are 163 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $124 a night.
  • Seeking places for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be happy to learn we have 78 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as $82 per night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Imperial Beach adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Imperial Beach?

Forget those sterile, drab hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of living like one of the locals in an economical rental instead. Feast your eyes on the fabulous options available to book on Vrbo. Rosarito Shores is a good area to have a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 34 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $187 per night. Hillcrest is another place to consider. Vrbo has 228 rentals here, and the average price is around $187 per night.

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