Discover a selection of 65 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 gardens and backyards. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Imperial Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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.


Seasonal weather averages in Imperial Beach

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

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

Traveling to and around Imperial Beach

The nearest airport is in San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), located 11.3 mi (18.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Imperial Beach?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Imperial Beach that's right up your alley. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Imperial Beach, it's hard to beat "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a stovetop and a travel crib.
  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, coffee and tea making facilities, WiFi and more. It's around 40 miles from Imperial Beach.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Imperial Beach?

For an unforgettable experience, book a tiny house rental in Imperial Beach. Do be warned though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of these pint-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". This property in San Diego packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as off-street parking options and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Camplux Tiny Home". Located in West Ridge, this tiny abode comes with a TV and a kitchen.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Imperial Beach?

You can. From simple retreats to luxurious escapes and everything in between, we've got a wide range of log cabins to rent in or near Imperial Beach. If the outdoors is calling, you'll love these options:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": This fantastic cabin is the ideal base for fun and adventure. Mountain biking and cycling are a couple of activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": After a huge day of trying out some local activities, such as cycling and hiking and biking, head back home to this sought-after property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Imperial Beach?

Nothing's better than a quick break to dust away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and take a breather at one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Imperial Beach:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place", which is around 16 miles to the northeast of Imperial Beach. There's plenty of adventure and nature on your doorstep here. Go cycling and horse riding or simply enjoy the sights of Ranch Santa Fe Golf Course and La Jolla Shores Park.
  • "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 12 miles north of Imperial Beach, use it as a base to try some cycling or sailing. Crown Point Shores and Leucadia State Beach should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Imperial Beach?

Take in the lifestyle and culture of Imperial Beach from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you'd love to take time out on your own or paint the town red with pals, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Imperial Beach:

  • Make "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort" your home for a couple of days or more. This fantastic property comes with amenities including heating and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage" is another top option. Settle in and enjoy the use of a stovetop, a bicycle and more.

There are plenty of sights around Imperial Beach to put on your itinerary. Nourish the culture buff in you and visit San Diego Black Ensemble Theater and The Magnolia.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Imperial Beach?

Just because you only have a couple of days free doesn't mean you need to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Take a vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Imperial Beach:

  • Located close to the heart of Imperial Beach, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" is an ideal base for a quick break. While you're in the area, check out well-known attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • Eat, sleep and explore what's around you from "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br", another popular option. Balboa Park and University of San Diego should be on your to-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Imperial Beach?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Imperial Beach:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Around 11 miles from Imperial Beach, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and housekeeping services.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand". Located 16 miles from Imperial Beach, beauty services and a nearby bay add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Imperial Beach?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Imperial Beach:

  • Charm, character and style — "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location" has it all with some to spare. Around 12 miles north of Imperial Beach and offering golf and beauty services, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a few days at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's around 16 miles to the northwest of Imperial Beach and comes with beauty services, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Imperial Beach?

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed getaway with friends for a family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near Imperial Beach:

  • You'll have loads of room to spread out at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place". Around 16 miles northeast of Imperial Beach, this expansive retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Nothing is more important than being with the people you love, and "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the north of Imperial Beach, as many as 15 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a water park are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Imperial Beach?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Imperial Beach and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable flamingo:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Guest House In La Jolla, One Block To The Beach". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including towels and a DVD player.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "La Jolla Shores Beach House - Walk To Beach". This vacation home is another top pick and features a stereo, towels and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Imperial Beach? It has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're seeking more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Imperial Beach vacation rentals.