Discover a selection of 125 vacation rentals in Julian, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $115 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Julian. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the desert setting in Julian

The desert, mountains and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Julian. Travelers to this scenic city praise the hiking, camping and stargazing. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Julian

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Julian a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Mt. Woodson Golf Club (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Potato Chip Rock (22.1 mi / 35.5 km)
  • California Wolf Center (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Barona Speedway (15 mi / 24.2 km)
Activities

Mine games in Julian

Much of California’s early development can be attributed to the 19th-century gold rush that occurred in mountain communities like Julian. To learn more about this intriguing passage in the state’s history, as well as the miners, their stories, and the work they did, consider one of the many mine tours that are operated in the area. Guided excursions will lead you into the intricate network of tunnels that provided the region’s mineral wealth, while exhibits display their tools, clothes, and other artifacts. Tours typically last about an hour and are operated throughout the year.

Weather

Julian’s highs and lows

The climate in Julian is generally temperate and mild; however, due to its high elevation, temperature peaks tend to be more extreme than in coastal regions. In winter, snowfalls are common, so Julian vacation rentals see a spike in popularity from visitors looking for a unique view of southern California. In summer, temperatures soar, reaching average highs of up to 86°F. During this time, long walks in the countryside are ideal, as the mountain breeze keeps things comfortable. The off-season periods of fall and spring provide autumnal foliage and verdant greens respectively, as well as the best availability of Julian vacation rentals.

Natural features

Julian by foot

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is the home of a number of hiking trails that allow visitors to experience the California wilderness to the fullest. The Green Valleys Fall Trail is a family-friendly option that leads toward a seasonal waterfall, perfect for a photo op. Nature lovers should consider the Juaquapin Trail, which passes through rolling meadows and offers views of local arboreal treats, such as manzanita and chaparral. Travelers staying in pet-friendly Julian vacation rentals should check the park’s website before setting out, as some of the areas are suitable for walking leashed dogs.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Julian

The nearest airport is in San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), located 42 mi (67.6 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 (SEE-Gillespie Field), which is 27.8 mi (44.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Julian?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Julian that suits your style. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is a favorite with guests. Around 25 miles from Julian, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including an ice maker and a blender.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Around 45 miles from the heart of Julian, it has 2 bedrooms and features an oven and housekeeping services.

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

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

For a different kind of vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Julian. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes mini digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Tiny Home In Bulldog Paradise With Free Puppy Love". This retreat in Valley Center packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Camplux Tiny Home". Situated in West Ridge, this wee gem comes with cookware, dishware and utensils and a fridge.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Julian?

Choose a stunning log cabin from the many dotted in or near Julian and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, tipple in hand, resting by a glowing fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins promise a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": At this cabin, you'll be perfectly placed to try out some of the awesome outdoor activities offered in this region, including golf and mountain biking.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or have a go at some of the exciting activities nearby, including mountain biking and cycling. The choice is yours around here.

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

Nothing beats a brief break to blow away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and enjoy a breather at one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Julian:

  • Located 12 miles to the west of the center of Julian, "Luxury Lake House And Treehouse Daybed 5" is a good match for adventurous types and nature buffs. Make sure you visit nearby outdoor attractions, such as Harrah's Resort Southern California and Julian Pioneer Museum. Then, ramp up the fun with some rock climbing or horse riding.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Wonderful Lake View, Next To Meadow". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some cycling and mountain biking. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, plan a visit to Julian Pioneer Museum and Guy B Woodward Museum. This great vacation rental is around 12 miles west of Julian.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Julian?

Usually compact, easy on the wallet and well located, it's not hard to be charmed by a studio apartment. Settle into one of these vacation rentals and experience the energy of Julian up close:

  • Make "Julian, Ca Historic Apple And Gold Mine Town A" your home away from home. This top vacation rental comes with amenities including an oven and pet-friendly services.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "The Gnome Home At Shadow Mountain Ranch", which offers conveniences such as mountain views and coffee and tea making facilities.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's plenty to keep you amused around Julian. Interested in culture? Visit Re-Gallery and San Diego Repertory Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Julian?

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

  • "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" is close to the center of Julian, so you'll have tons of things to keep you busy. Tick off interesting sights like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center when you're not relaxing in your cozy digs.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br", another exceptional option. Balboa Park and University of San Diego should be on your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Julian?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Julian that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Located around 25 miles from Julian, "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is an ideal place for doting couples. Winery tours and a restaurant dining guide are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Julian Farmhouse/fenced 2 Acres With Spa", around 14 miles from Julian. A sauna and a fireplace will help set the mood.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your whole squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Julian and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • A nice range of amenities including mountain views and a fireplace make "Beautiful Spacious Cabin With Gorgeous Mountain Views" a favorite with groups. This getaway has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 13 people. From Julian's center, it's around 15 miles away to the northwest.
  • "North Peak Custom Lake View Home "a Living Canvas" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 13 miles to the west of Julian, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. A lake view and a water view are just a couple of things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pull out your inflatable flamingo and check out these rental houses in or near Julian that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Luxury Lake House And Treehouse Daybed 5", where your main priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a nearby laundromat and outdoor furniture help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • "The Big Blue House Top Unit In Historic Downtown" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Pet-friendly facilities and a TV are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfy.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Julian break? This impressive destination has a mediterranean climate. In summer, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 90 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Julian vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Julian?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is high in the hills or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with loved ones. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Julian and bring the entire crew along:

  • About 14 miles to the northwest of Julian, "Julian Farmhouse/fenced 2 Acres With Spa" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a kitchen and a porch.
  • "Luxury Lake House And Treehouse Daybed 5" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This property is around 12 miles to the west of central Julian and accommodates 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Childrens activities and a dining table will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have to go far. LEGOLAND® California, San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park offer fun for both adults and kids.