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Point Loma is where California's modern history begins

If there's one sight on Point Loma that everyone has to see, it's surely the Cabrillo National Monument. This marks the point where the adventuring conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first hit land as he explored the West Coast back in the 1540s. There are also military exhibitions there to showcase the unique naval past of the point. There's the whitewashed Old Point Loma Lighthouse, dating back to the middle of the 19th century. And the views across to San Diego proper are ones to really take the breath away.


A whirlwind of San Diego culture in Point Loma

Laid back South Californian living dominates in Point Loma. Surfers still ride the waves where Duke Kahanamoku once carved. Dog walkers stroll along the palm-shaded boulevards. Yoga teachers pull downward dogs while the salt spray of the Pacific rolls in. Elsewhere, and whale watchers stand wide-eyed on the lookouts, waiting for a sighting of a hulking gray in the bay. History guides unravel the past of European explorers. And there are homey little boutique craft stalls ringing the marinas.


Point Loma vacation rentals are for all year round

Continuous surf swells that remain reliable all year, regular daytime temperatures that sit up in the 70s, and countless hours of sunshine even throughout the winter all adds up to make Point Loma a real timeless destination. That said, there are some things to bear in mind. For starters, you could consider coming in September if you're eager to hit the San Diego theme parks without the huge vacationer crowds. Or, you could think about staying in the winter months between December and March to catch the whale migration season in full swing.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Point Loma?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Point Loma:

  • "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is a popular choice. Around 6 miles from Point Loma, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including free toiletries and a garage.
  • Another enticing choice is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 4 miles from Point Loma. With 3 bedrooms, a nearby hospital and an ice maker, 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 Point Loma vacation rental for you.

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

For a different kind of vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Point Loma. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of these pint-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Enjoy a simpler way of living at "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". Amenities at this hideaway in San Diego include coffee and tea making facilities and heating.
  • "Tiny House In The Clouds, Perfect For Couples" in Grant Hill is another popular option. Games and nearby museums will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

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

There's nothing like squeezing in a short break to perk you up. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these irresistible weekend getaways in and around Point Loma:

  • "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" is a comfortable option around 4 miles northeast of central Point Loma. You'll never have to wander far to find something to do around this property. Get out and explore Santee Boulders and Windansea Beach. Activities like basketball and fishing will add the perfect finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 4 miles north of Point Loma, use it as a base to try some horse riding or fishing. Scripps Coastal Reserve and Bahia Point Beach should also be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Point Loma?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Point Loma and discover the buzzing local vibe:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort". This vacation rental is an excellent base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including a stovetop and free WiFi.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage", which comes with conveniences such as a washing machine and a garage.

There are many highlights around Point Loma to put on your to-do list. Feed your inner culture fan and visit Museum of Photographic Sciences and Lyceum Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Point Loma?

Sure can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Point Loma are a refreshing alternative to a typical hotel stay. Offering many of the comforts of home, you'll effortlessly shift into vacation mode the second you arrive. Try one of these terrific rentals on for size:

  • Conveniently located near attractions like San Diego Zoo, "100 Five Star Reviews For A Reason. 1700sf 3br" will make a perfect home away from home in Point Loma.
  • Also centrally located, "Bright 1735 Sf, 2 Suits. Centrally Located From The Bay To The Sea In Min’s" is another fantastic option. After a little sightseeing inspiration while you're in town? San Diego Convention Center is a good start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Point Loma?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your love life. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Point Loma:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few nights of passion at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Located roughly 6 miles from Point Loma, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a restaurant dining guide.
  • "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is another top option that'll impress. It's about 4 miles from Point Loma and has beauty services and a nearby bay.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Point Loma?

You'll find some spectacular mansions for rent in and around Point Loma. If you're in search of somewhere with plenty of room as well as a large dollop of wow factor, these architectural stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Charm, elegance and oodles of character — "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location" has it all in abundance. Approximately 4 miles east of Point Loma and offering golf and beauty services, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score Brownie points with your crew and spend a week or two at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's about 4 miles to the north of Point Loma and comes with golf, beauty services and more.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Point Loma and get everyone together under the same roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a water park make "A Rare Find In Northpark" a favorite with groups. This getaway has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From the center of Point Loma, it's around 7 miles away to the east.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite folks to "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 5 miles to the north of central Point Loma. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable and content, including a kitchen and a swimming pool.

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

A pool is often a highlight of any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy frolicking around or simply kicking back by the water at one of these rejuvenating retreats in or near Point Loma:

  • Top on our list of cool pool escapes is "Prime View Location, 1 - House Back From Boardwalk Traffic". Traveling families will feel right at home here, with convenient amenities like a toaster and a kitchen also at hand.
  • Another inviting option is "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a pool table and a balcony.

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

No matter if your ideal escape is high in the mountains or down by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Point Loma and bring the whole gang along:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is located 4 miles to the north of Point Loma and features amenities such as a microwave oven and a fenced yard.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" is also a top pick for families. It's about 4 miles to the north of Point Loma, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and free toiletries.

If you're eager to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle and Belmont Park are great places to start.