Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Mission Beach, 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 $109 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mission Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

It's all within your reach in Mission Beach

Set on a sandy spit of land between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach is a laid-back beach town with a serious maxing and relaxing thing going on. Visitors flock to the area for its 2 miles of boardwalk, old-timey amusement park, and beachfront dining. Always popular with the spring break crowd (even when it's not, you know, springtime), you'll find there's always something lively happening around a Mission Beach vacation rental _ whether that's a beach volleyball tournament or an all-night beer pong marathon, it's certainly never a dull moment.

Things to do

Ride with the tide in Mission Beach

Smack in the middle of Mission Beach, you'll find the historic Belmont Park, a beachfront amusement park that practically oozes old-timey charm. Visitors flock to the venerable Giant Dipper roller coaster, a lovably rickety 1925 contraption that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plus, the park was originally built by sugar tycoon John D. Spreckels, so you can feel like you're eating a piece of history when you down that deep-fried Twinkie. Or you can head to nearby SeaWorld San Diego, where the aquarium, rides, and animal shows are a hit with visitors of all ages.

Activities

Mission Beach _ it's always happy hour at the sandbar

If fun in the sun is your idea of a good time, then you've come to the right place. Mission Beach has almost 2 miles of broad, sandy shoreline along the Pacific, and you can enjoy everything from surfing and kayaking to jetskiing and boating. Good, old-fashioned sunbathing is always an option, too, and the south end of the beach offers bonfire pits and a rocky jetty for fishing. Feeling adventurous? Strap on your scuba gear and check out the shipwrecks just offshore, purpose-sunk to create an artificial reef that's popular with divers.

Weather

Mission Beach, San Diego _ here comes the sun

Like the rest of San Diego, Mission Beach has a mediterranean climate, which means warm summers, mild winters, and plenty of sunny days all year round _ the city only sees about 21 days with rain in them annually. Average summer highs peak at 76 degrees in August and September, while winter highs generally crest around 65 between December and March. Since the weather is sunny and pleasant throughout the year, you'll find that prices for Mission Beach vacation rentals don't change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

Mission Beach _ you're gonna hear me shore

In case the name didn't tip you off, Mission Beach is exactly that _ nearly 2 miles of broad, sandy beach along San Diego's sunny Pacific coast. To the east, the salty Mission Bay lagoon boasts number of islands, and the San Diego River lies just to the south. The Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve features 20 acres of wetlands where you can spot clapper rails and other shorebirds, as well as plenty of raccoons and feral cats. With a Mission Beach vacation rental, one of California's most unique ecosystems will be right outside your door.

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

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Mission Beach that's perfect for you. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is a guest favorite. Around 7 miles from Mission Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a restaurant dining guide and housekeeping services.
  • Another appealing choice is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 0.1 miles from Mission Beach. Featuring 3 bedrooms, a boat and internet services, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

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

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

You need only set foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Mission Beach to realize that good things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to make use of every inch of space, these pocket-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". This property in San Diego packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as an electric kettle and off-street parking options.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Tiny House In The Clouds, Perfect For Couples". Situated in Grant Hill, this wee gem comes with air conditioning and shopping.

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

Nothing's better than a quick break to reenergize your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and get cozy in one of these irresistible weekend getaways in and near Mission Beach:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet", which is around 4 miles to the east of Mission Beach. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Go surfing and boogie boarding and kayaking or simply explore the sights of Balboa Park Golf Course and Coronado Beach.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 0.1 miles northeast of Mission Beach, use it as a base to enjoy some surfing and boogie boarding or hiking and biking. Oaks North Golf Club and Gator Beach should also be on your itinerary while you're here.

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

Get a taste of the culture and lifestyle of Mission Beach from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're eager to get away on your own or have fun with a few pals, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in and around Mission Beach:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort". This vacation rental is a great base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including a TV and WiFi.
  • "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage" is another appealing option. Get cozy and take advantage of towels, an iron and ironing board and more.

When you're ready to step foot outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to keep you on the go around Mission Beach. Passionate about culture? Swing by Lyceum Theatre and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

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

You'll find a selection of short-term rentals in and around Mission Beach. And the best news is, Vrbo has something to suit all styles and budgets — from townhouses with a garden and a pool to well-appointed bungalows for the ultimate romantic weekend away. Here's an example of what's on offer here:

  • Stay a few days at "100 Five Star Reviews For A Reason. 1700sf 3br" in central Mission Beach. Here, you'll have easy access to attractions such as San Diego Zoo.
  • Also not far from the center, "Bright 1735 Sf, 2 Suits. Centrally Located From The Bay To The Sea In Min’s" is another option to consider. After some sightseeing inspiration while you're in town? San Diego Convention Center is a good place to start.

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

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Mission Beach:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Around 7 miles from Mission Beach, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and daily housekeeping services.
  • Otherwise, spend your break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", around 0.1 miles from Mission Beach. Beauty services and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Mission Beach?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Ever." like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Mission Beach:

  • Located about 6 miles to the southeast of Mission Beach, "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location" is the ideal place to relax and unwind in luxury. Amenities here include golf and beauty services.
  • Another option is "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". Around 1 mile to the north of Mission Beach, this fancy vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers beauty services, golf and more.

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

Share your trip and double the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Mission Beach:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "A Rare Find In Northpark". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a water park. This top pick is around 7 miles to the east of Mission Beach.
  • Invite up to 12 of your friends to "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the north of central Mission Beach. It's packed with features to keep your large group comfortable and content, such as a swimming pool and an ocean view.

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

Having access to a pool is always a plus when you're vacationing, especially if you're traveling with kids. Stay, play and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Mission Beach:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool escapes is "Prime View Location, 1 - House Back From Boardwalk Traffic". Vacationing families will feel right at home here, with useful amenities like a kitchen and a toaster also at hand.
  • Another awesome option is "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay". There's loads to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a travel crib and a living room.

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

No matter if your ideal escape is up in the mountains or near the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with those closest to you. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Mission Beach and bring the whole gang along:

  • Located about 0.1 miles to the north of Mission Beach, "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 10 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including childrens activities and a smart TV.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" is also a top pick for families. It's around 0.1 miles to the northeast of Mission Beach, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and a living room.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle and Belmont Park offer fun for all ages.