Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Mission Bay, San Diego 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 $172 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mission Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Take to the water from a condo rental in Mission Bay

Mission Bay is a manmade saltwater bay south of Pacific Beach. The bay, part of Mission Bay Park, remains a popular destination for jet skiing and sailing. Families can enjoy seeing killer whales and dolphins or getting soaked on a rapids ride at the nearby SeaWorld San Diego. For sports enthusiasts, you can ride a bicycle around Fiesta Island or swing away at the Mission Bay Golf Course. Several Pacific Beach apartments contain a rooftop deck with a grill, where you can savor hamburgers and barbecue chicken while observing a lovely panoramic view of the bay.

Things to do

Mission Bay's wild, wonderful waterfront

After a grueling day of sun-baked revelry, you may want to entrust any further planning to an entertainment professional. Fortunately, your Mission Bay vacation rental is surrounded by 'em. SeaWorld San Diego is a family favorite with locals and visitors alike, and you'll find an aquarium, rides, and dolphin and sea lion shows throughout the park. Or you can journey back to a simpler time at Belmont Park, a beachfront amusement park. The park boasts concessions and thrill rides, but the main attraction is the Giant Dipper, a 1925 wooden coaster that's also been designated a National Historic Landmark.


A bay in the life on San Diego's Mission Bay

Waterfront recreation is the name of the game in Mission Bay. Everything's on the table, from jetskiing and kitesurfing to paddleboarding and riverboat cruises. There are plenty of boating agencies offering chartered fishing tours, and whalewatching is a seasonal favorite. Back on dry land, you can enjoy bonfire, barbecue, and picnic opportunities along the 27 miles of shoreline, and there are a number of campsites around the bay as well. If you're feelin' like wheelin', just snag one of the many beach cruiser rentals and you'll be pedaling off into the sunset in no time.


It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day at Mission Bay

San Diego has a mediterranean climate, which means lots of warm, sunny weather all throughout the year. Average highs in the winter hover around 65 degrees, with lows in the upper 40s and low 50s between December and March. Spring and fall are warmer, and average summer highs generally peak around 75 in August and September, with occasional leaps into the 80s and above. With such mild, sunny weather all year round, you'll find that prices on Mission Bay vacation rentals don't change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

There's more to the shore in Mission Bay

Mission Bay is a saltwater lagoon on the western edge of San Diego, just inland from the Pacific Ocean. Originally a tidal marsh, the bay was fortified and developed during the mid-20th century into a municipal waterfront playground. Now the bay has 27 miles of shoreline, including a number of sandy beaches and islands. A popular spot for kayaking, you'll find inlets and bays along Tecolote Creek on the east side of the bay, while the San Diego River empties into the Pacific just to the south.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mission Bay, San Diego?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,280 vacation rentals around Mission Bay. From 2,122 house rentals to 1,835 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mission Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mission Bay:

  • Mission Beach: 1,298 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,016 vacation rentals
  • Downtown San Diego: 574 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 401 vacation rentals
  • North Park: 507 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Mission Bay?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mission Bay. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Balboa Park: 4,847 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach Pier: 4,914 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk: 5,093 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,111 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Pier: 5,164 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mission Bay listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mission Bay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,122 Houses in Mission Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mission Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,835 rentals available
  • Cottages: 197 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 197 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mission Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 733 vacation rentals with pool available in Mission Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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