Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Rancho Santa Fe, 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 private pools. Prices start at $285 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Rancho Santa Fe. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Tranquil Rancho Santa Fe will entice you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Rancho Santa Fe. This city's golfing, restaurants and sporting events attract many visitors, and its relaxing and romantic location add to the charm. LEGOLAND® California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Rancho Santa Fe

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Rancho Santa Fe a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • LEGOLAND® California (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Del Mar Racetrack (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn Course (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Rancho Santa Fe

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rancho Santa Fe

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rancho Santa Fe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mission Bay (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Mission Beach (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Solana Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Del Mar Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rancho Santa Fe

The nearest airport is in San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), located 19.9 mi (32.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 8.4 mi (13.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Rancho Santa Fe that's perfect for you. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Make use of conveniences like a bicycle and beach sun loungers at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Located around 20 miles from Rancho Santa Fe, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another enticing choice is "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity", which is around 25 miles from Rancho Santa Fe. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a kitchen island and mountain views, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Rancho Santa Fe offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off all your devices and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these compact escapes:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Camplux Tiny Home". This getaway in West Ridge packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as WiFi and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Tiny Home In Bulldog Paradise With Free Puppy Love" in Valley Center is another popular choice. Internet services and an iron and ironing board will make your stay here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

You sure can! From rustic hideaways to luxurious escapes, you'll find a wide range of log cabins to rent in or near Rancho Santa Fe. If the outdoors is calling, check out these options:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": Enjoy a week or so unwinding at this fantastic escape in nature. Once you've reenergized, enjoy horse riding or hiking and biking, which are some of the best activities in this area.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": After a busy day of trying out some local activities, such as mountain biking and hiking and biking, wind down at this unique getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Those chores can wait, because weekends were made for having fun. Get cozy at one of these weekend getaways in and around Rancho Santa Fe and take advantage of all the awesome things to do close by:

  • "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is a favorite option around 17 miles south of the center of Rancho Santa Fe. You'll never have to go far to find something to do around here. Get outdoors and visit Buccaneer Beach and Marston House. Activities like kayaking and sailing will add the perfect finishing touch to your weekend trip.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place". Stay in and relax, or be adventurous and try mountain biking and hiking and biking. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Centennial Park and Calumet Park. This charming vacation rental is around 30 miles southeast of Rancho Santa Fe.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Rancho Santa Fe?

Immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Rancho Santa Fe from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd love to relax on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Rancho Santa Fe:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita". Amenities including cable/satellite TV services and a hair dryer help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another great option is "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort". Make use of a nearby marina, a smart TV and other convenient amenities during your vacation.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Rancho Santa Fe. Cultural sights like California Center For The Arts and Mingei International Museum will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

From time to time, you just need to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a pleasant mix of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Rancho Santa Fe:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" has your name on it. It's within reach of the heart of Rancho Santa Fe and a great base to discover sights like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • Sleep, relax 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 see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Rancho Santa Fe that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Around 20 miles from Rancho Santa Fe, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a fireplace and a nearby marina.
  • Another place where you can spend a few idyllic days together is "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity". Located 25 miles from Rancho Santa Fe, winery tours and air conditioning add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or near Rancho Santa Fe will easily fit your entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Style, character and charm — "Newly Renovated Gorgeous Beachfront Mansion On The Sand P1733" has it all, and then some. Approximately 14 miles northwest of Rancho Santa Fe and offering a fireplace and a beach view, this place is difficult to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a while at "Hilltop Mansion Perfect For Families". It's located about 25 miles to the north of Rancho Santa Fe and offers amenities like a sauna, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Share your vacation and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed getaway with your besties or a family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near Rancho Santa Fe:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place". Up to 14 people can be accommodated at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. It's around 30 miles to the southeast of Rancho Santa Fe.
  • Invite as many as 15 of your dearest friends to "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 12 miles to the south of Rancho Santa Fe. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, such as a nearby waterfront and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Rancho Santa Fe?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Rancho Santa Fe and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable doughnut:

  • Say hello to "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including a stair gate and nearby whale-watching activities help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Read Our Reviews Guests This Family Friendly House" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. On-site watersports and a living room are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Don't know what to pack for your Rancho Santa Fe escape? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. Check out our range of Rancho Santa Fe vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.