Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Solana Beach, 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 $98 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Solana Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beauty and bluffs of comfy-cozy Solana Beach

Solana Beach is known for its picturesque bluffs overlooking the ocean, and since the 1920s, when a few entrepreneurial souls cut a gap through the rock to give residents access to the water, it’s been known for its family-friendly beaches as well. Travelers love the cozy atmosphere of this close-knit coastal town. Get your relaxing stay in the sun off to the perfect start by booking a centrally located Solana Beach vacation rental near key locales like the shopping and art galleries of the Cedros Avenue Design District or the beach and park at Fletcher Cove.

Things to do

History preserved and performed at Solana Beach

Solana Beach traces its history through the arrival of American Indians, Spanish explorers, Mexican ranch owners and silver miners, and American farmers. You can explore its transformation from sleepy farming community to bustling seaside resort at the Solana Beach Heritage Museum, set in the first home built in town. Check out the antique furniture and appliances in its authentic turn-of-the-century kitchen and parlor, while the kids will love the living history programs put on by members of the Civic and Historical Society.

Activities

Sweeping Solana Beach vistas are a backdrop to family fun

Looking for some sun and surf? Done. No matter where your Solana Beach vacation rental sits, you’ll be at most a few minutes from the waves. The city has 3 beaches, but Fletcher Cove is a family favorite and just a short walk from Solana Beach train station. It’s the perfect spot for surfing, swimming, and picnicking, and with walking trails, a basketball court, and a deck with enviable ocean views, there’s enough to occupy grown-ups and kids from morning to night. Just a half-mile south is Seascape Surf beach, where surfing, surf fishing, and body-boarding are popular.

Weather

Solana Beach wins you over with its mild mannered ways

Solana Beach has a dry, mild climate, with lots of sun and little rainfall. Fog and low clouds hug the coastline during the wee hours of the summer mornings, but they burn off by midday. High temps hang around the 80°F mark. The winter months are only a few degrees cooler, but Solana Beach is much quieter between Labor Day and Memorial Day. If you're watching your budget while booking a Solana Beach vacation rental, the offseason might be your best bet. Plan on a little less beach time and a little more shopping at the Cedros Avenue Design District.

Natural features

Find a wetland wonderland in Solana Beach

The area surrounding Solana Beach has grown more arid over the last few centuries, and San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, on the city’s northern border, is one of the last remaining coastal wetlands in San Diego County. The reserve has 1000 acres to explore, complete with easy walking trails and diverse populations of plants and animals. Bird watchers can look out for California pelicans, red-tailed hawks, and egrets. The reserve’s website has all the info about sunset tours and family fun days, and provides updates on a variety of outdoor activities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Solana Beach

Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), the closest airport, located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 9.3 mi (15 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Solana Beach Station.

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

Whether you're in search of an intimate retreat for you and your love or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Solana Beach. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 19 miles from the center of Solana Beach, it's difficult to beat "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a TV and a stereo.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity". Located around 30 miles from the heart of Solana Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with internet services and WiFi.

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

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

You need only step foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Solana Beach to discover that amazing things really do come in small packages. Cleverly designed to maximize every inch of space, these pint-sized pads deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Experience a simpler way of life at "Camplux Tiny Home". Amenities at this getaway in West Ridge include a TV, cable/satellite TV services and more.
  • "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub" has many conveniences, including a microwave oven and air conditioning. Located in San Diego, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Solana Beach?

Yes, you can! From simple hideaways to lavish escapes, Vrbo has a wide range of log cabins to rent in or around Solana Beach. If the great outdoors is calling, you'll love these options:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": This is the perfect base to experience the terrific outdoor activities this area has to offer, including cycling and golf.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": After a big day of trying out some local activities, such as hiking and biking and cycling, head back home to this charming property.

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

Nothing beats a short escape to clear away the cobwebs. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and around Solana Beach:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 15 miles to the south of Solana Beach. There's lots of adventure and nature on your doorstep here. Try kayaking and golf or simply delight in the sights of Women's Museum and Guy B Woodward Museum.
  • "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 30 miles southeast of Solana Beach, use it as a base to do a little fishing or cycling. Cuyamaca Meadow Nature Preserve and African American World History Museum should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

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

Typically compact, inexpensive and well located, it's hard not to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these vacation rentals and discover the culture of Solana Beach up close:

  • Unpack your bags at "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita". Amenities including cable/satellite TV services and a nearby zoo will make you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort", which comes with conveniences including WiFi and a free nearby fitness center.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's lots to entertain you around Solana Beach. Love cultural attractions? Organize a visit to San Diego Black Ensemble Theater and Re-Gallery.

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

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Solana Beach. Chill out for a few days in a penthouse, a compact apartment or a spacious home. Whatever type of rental you'd like, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorite options:

  • If you're eager to be close to the action, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Solana Beach and a great base to explore attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br", another excellent option. Balboa Park and University of San Diego should be on your to-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

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

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these top escapes in or near Solana Beach:

  • Located around 19 miles from Solana Beach, "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is the ideal place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and air conditioning are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" is another top option that's sure to impress. It's approximately 30 miles from Solana Beach and comes with winery tours and a firepit.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Solana Beach?

Nothing says "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Spoil your loved ones with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Solana Beach:

  • Situated around 14 miles to the northwest of Solana Beach, "Newly Renovated Gorgeous Beachfront Mansion On The Sand P1733" is the perfect place to unwind and relax in luxury. Nice touches here include a beach view and a fireplace.
  • With a swimming pool, a fireplace and loads of other top-notch amenities, "Hilltop Mansion Perfect For Families" will get your team's tick of approval. This sleek retreat is around 30 miles to the north of Solana Beach.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Solana Beach and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, 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 stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a fireplace and a swimming pool. This group favorite is around 30 miles to the southeast of Solana Beach.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" makes it easy to do that. Located around 9 miles to the south of Solana Beach, as many as 15 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a garden are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

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

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Solana Beach and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House". There's plenty to love about this escape besides its pool, such as childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Read Our Reviews Guests This Family Friendly House". This vacation home is another favorite and offers a barbecue grill, nearby whale-watching activities and more.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Solana Beach escape? This enticing destination has a semi-arid climate. During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. Check out our range of Solana Beach vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.