Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in San Diego, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $99 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San Diego. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Find fun and culture from a San Diego cabin accommodation

San Diego is one of the most popular areas for cabin rentals in California. Between the sun-drenched coast and the vibrant city brimming with culture and excellent restaurants, there’s something for everyone in San Diego. You can discover top theme parks and attractions like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego, and LEGOLAND California, sightsee in the city, or spend your days lounging on the beach.

Things to do

Sightseeing near San Diego vacation rentals

You can't visit San Diego and skip Balboa Park, site of the famous San Diego Zoo. But if you're not enticed by the giraffes grazing in Safari Park, then be sure to visit this sprawling urban cultural park's numerous art galleries, museums, and theaters. After, be sure to visit the San Diego Harbor, where you can climb aboard the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum. Other local highlights include Birch Aquarium, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which is a 16-block historic district known for its nightlife and restaurant scene.


Activities near San Diego vacation homes

There's nothing more Californian than a day at the beach, practicing your surf skills in Del Mar or hiking the trails in La Jolla. Spot the seals and sea lions that have taken over some of the beaches, or hop aboard a whale-watching tour. Take a sunset hot air balloon ride, or catch one of the many local festivals that fill the city's streets throughout the year. Whatever you do, be sure to book a San Diego vacation rental with outdoor space. You won't want to spend any time indoors with weather this fine.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near San Diego vacation homes

The diverse landscape of San Diego is an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Vacation homes in San Diego put you within reach of the best the area has to offer, from leisurely nature experiences to adrenaline-fueled adventures. You can hike in the foothills to find hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, sail in Mission Bay, camp under the stars in the desert, take in the coastal views with skydiving or paragliding, and much more.


Local weather for your stay in San Diego vacation rentals

The locals love bragging about the weather, with near-perfect temps lasting almost the entire year. Summers are hectic, busy, and more expensive, but the Pacific Ocean's rarely-warm temps might be enough to lure you into booking that San Diego vacation rental after all. If crowds really aren't your scene, then September and October are the ideal time to visit, when prices drop but temps barely see a dip. Winters are unsurprisingly quiet, but so are May and June, thanks to the region's bout of gray weather, known as May Gray and June Gloom.

Natural features

A city full of rolling waves and rolling hills

Situated just 20 miles north of the Mexican border, San Diego's biggest natural attraction is, undoubtedly, its 70 miles of stunning, sandy beaches. The city is surrounded by rolling hills, and includes the San Diego Bay along its coast, a natural harbor and deepwater port. But the city doesn't just offer impeccable coastlines. San Diego also features acres of densely forested hills, perfect for hiking, fertile valleys that are ideal for a budding wine region of its own, and plenty of mountains, canyons, and desert in between.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around San Diego

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center and San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around San Diego by catching a ride on the metro at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station or Convention Center Station.

Food and drink

Ethnic cuisine in San Diego

With its ethnic and cultural blend, San Diego has a diverse range of cuisine options, including Mexican, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Greek, and German. Regional homemade specialties, border fare, and haute cuisine influenced by Mexico are common in San Diego restaurants near vacation rentals. The warm, dry climate and proximity to the ocean also lend fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood, particularly tuna, to local dishes. Locally produced wine and craft beer are popular complements in local restaurants.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Diego, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 5,865 vacation rentals around San Diego. From 2,317 house rentals to 2,383 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in San Diego?

Inhaling clean ocean air, soaking up the sun and losing track of time. Now that's the type of awesome vacay you deserve. There are 2,073 beachside getaway homes to choose from. Alternatively, you might like to go for a different sort of vacation setting. Vrbo has a great range of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 1,561 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,297 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,217 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in San Diego?

Wave goodbye to standard, cookie-cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals have an unique, personal touch — and all the space you and your group could need! There are 2,463 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $40 a night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, like:

  • Condo: 1,564 vacation homes. Prices start from $12 per night.
  • Apartment: 955 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Townhome: 400 vacation homes. Prices start from $78 per night.

Can I stay in San Diego in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than being somewhere new with your family and loved ones. And the great news is Vrbo has some options suitable for big groups. House vacation homes are the top choice here for big groups of guests. Our international database presently has 514 available. The rental property options that can cater to large numbers here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 1,386 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $73.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 816 vacation homes perfect. The starting price is $12 a night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent catering to 5 guests? You'll be delighted to know we have 460 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as $71 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your brother and all your friends to San Diego.

Where are the cheapest rentals in San Diego?

Vrbo is here to help you catch up with your posse. Providing an assortment of value-packed rentals, you're sure to nab an incredible hideout that caters to your whole group. México is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 2 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $139 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Hillcrest is another great option. Vrbo has 228 rentals here, and the average price is around $187 a night.

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