Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Oceanside, 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 $89 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Oceanside. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Escape to Oceanside vacation home rentals

With an Oceanside vacation rental, the water's warm, the surf's up, and the living's easy. Pretty much halfway between L.A. and San Diego, Oceanside's one of a cluster of upmarket oceanfront cities along this stretch of the California coast. What really marks Oceanside out is its good looks, with its long, wooden pier, charming old harbor, and its elegant whitewashed Spanish colonial mission. Oh, and did we mention the craft breweries? This part of California is a beer lover's paradise, so when you're done on the beach, you might want to rehydrate with a bottle of local brew.

Things to do

Sightseeing in Oceanside vacation rentals

Feel like you haven't lived till you've seen the board that surfer Bethany Hamilton was on when she survived her famous shark attack? Don't worry, the California Surf Museum's got you covered. When you're done there, you could follow it up with a bit of art at the Oceanside Museum. And Oceanside's got some fairly iconic landmarks, too. The old Spanish mission, built in 1811, is a famous local attraction, while the Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers in the States and a favorite local fishing spot. It has a 50s-style diner stuck out on the end.

Activities

Things to do near Oceanside vacation homes

The name of this place should give you a clue about the main activities on offer with an Oceanside vacation rental. Surfers and sun worshippers flock to the 3.5-mile beach, and you'll also find plenty of sailors mooring their yachts up in the old-school harbor on sunny summer evenings. There's plenty of culture and sightseeing in town, and many vacationers are also hooked in by the city's busy program of events. From big sporting occasions like surfing competitions, long-distance cycle races, and beach soccer tournaments, right down to the weekly sunset market with food and live music.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Oceanside vacation homes

You won't need to pack the oilskins and sou'westers for your Oceanside vacation rental, since this stretch of coast sees precious little rain. What's more, the temperatures are pretty mild even in the depths of winter, making Oceanside a perfect year-round destination. Come summer, it can get pretty hot, but it's never scorching, and fortunately the coastal location means there's usually a nice fresh breeze to take the edge off things. If you're in town for the surfing, then the gentler beginners' conditions are in the summer months, with the big swells turning up in the winter.

Natural features

Whether you're after sea creatures or selfies, they're here

Oceanside is the last coastal city in San Diego County. Head any farther north, and you're in Orange County. This stretch of the Pacific coast is pretty spectacular, with rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and big waves to keep the surfers salty. Much of the coastline in San Diego County is protected, and the abundance of marine wildlife makes the area popular with fishermen. And if you're fishing for likes rather than sea creatures, the sight of the sun setting into the ocean just off the end of the pier is Instagram gold.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oceanside

Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), the closest airport, located 33.7 mi (54.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Oceanside Transit Center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Oceanside vacation homes

Kids of all ages will enjoy the many fun-filled attractions in Oceanside. Vacation rentals are available near places like Batiquitos Lagoon, a protected wetland with a nature center and hiking trails, and the Wave Waterpark, a park with pools, waterslides, and a lazy river. You could also visit the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, a farming history museum with exhibits of old tractors, blacksmithing, and weaving.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oceanside?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Oceanside:

  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is a popular choice. Around 30 miles from Oceanside, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a kitchen island and an electric kettle.
  • Another appealing choice is "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo", which is around 35 miles from Oceanside. Offering 2 bedrooms, a TV and off-street parking options, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

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

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Oceanside puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Shut off your gadgets and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Camplux Tiny Home". This retreat in West Ridge packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Tiny Home In Bulldog Paradise With Free Puppy Love". Located in Valley Center, this teensy abode comes with a kitchenette and a TV.

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

Whether you want to spend your getaway chasing outdoor adventure or connecting with your friends, Vrbo has attractive log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these favorites in and around Oceanside:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": This is an ideal base to experience the fun outdoor activities offered in this region, including fishing and cycling.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": After a long day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as cycling and mountain biking, put your feet up at this top-rated getaway.

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget about your cares. If you're up for some fun and relaxation, these properties in and near Oceanside promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House", which is around 5 miles to the southwest of central Oceanside. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you on the go here. Try mountain biking and surfing and boogie boarding or simply take in the sights of Crown Point Shores and Cuvier Park.
  • "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 6 miles southeast of Oceanside, use it as a base to enjoy some horse riding or snowboarding. Tenaja Trailhead and Dog Beach should also be on your to-do list if you stay here.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Oceanside and experience the local vibe and culture:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita". This property is a terrific base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including a garden and internet services.
  • Alternatively, get away to "Spacious Beach Studio", which offers conveniences including a nearby zoo and a theme park.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Oceanside. Cultural sights like San Diego Archaeological Center and San Diego Black Ensemble Theater will help you get a better feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oceanside?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Oceanside. Chill out for the weekend in a penthouse, a cozy cottage or a spacious home. No matter what type of property you're chasing, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. Here are some of our top picks:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" will suit your style. It's within reach of the heart of Oceanside and a convenient base to explore attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br", another good option. Balboa Park and University of San Diego should be on your itinerary when it's time to go sightseeing.

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

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

  • Put on some soothing music and slow dance the nights away at "Ocean View With A/c And Game Room In A Tranquil Neighborhood". Around 30 miles from Oceanside, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • "Villa On The Sand With Private Beach And Fire Pit" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 6 miles from Oceanside and comes with winery tours and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Oceanside?

You'll find some spectacular mansions for rent in and around Oceanside. If you're searching for somewhere with lots of room as well as a large dollop of wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Character, style and charm — "Newly Renovated Gorgeous Beachfront Mansion On The Sand P1733" has it all, and then some. Around 6 miles southwest of Oceanside and offering a beach view and a fireplace, this place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a week or two at "Hilltop Mansion Perfect For Families". It's located around 12 miles to the northeast of Oceanside and offers amenities like a swimming pool, golf and more.

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

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous getaway with pals or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Oceanside:

  • You'll have loads of space to move around at "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand". Around 25 miles south of Oceanside, this sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 15 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including an ocean view and a beach view.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with loved ones, and "Coastal Get - Away Where Summer Never Ends" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 6 miles to the southwest of Oceanside, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A water park and a kitchen are among the many amenities on offer here.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Oceanside?

Whether you're hosting a shindig like a birthday party or a vacation with friends and loved ones, we can help you find the right place for your group. Round up your posse and browse these large vacation rentals in or near Oceanside:

  • "Fantastic Oceanside Condo Across Street From Beach W": With 11 bedrooms accommodating as many as 36 people, space is no problem at this inviting vacation home. An ocean view and a kitchen are a few of its amenities.
  • "Anglet - Villa 12 People - 100m Walk From The Beach": Offering privacy, space and comfort, this attractive home houses as many as 99 people in its 3 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a fireplace will help keep your team comfortable and content.

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