Discover a selection of 212 vacation rentals in San Diego County, US 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 $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San Diego County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Delight in the beachside landscape of San Diego County

Enjoy the area's museums, theater scene and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in San Diego County. Renowned for its beaches, zoo and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home. Many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun in San Diego County

San Diego County is a popular vacation spot for families, with cultural fun for all ages. San Diego Zoo is among the world's largest, with rainforest trails where monkeys swing from the trees, an interactive panda exhibit, and an Arctic-themed exhibit with polar bears and more. SeaWorld San Diego has aquariums full of exotic fish, and regular dolphin shows where you can see these fascinating creatures performing acrobatic tricks. Many San Diego County vacation rentals are located around Carlsbad, which has long sandy beaches, and is the home to Legoland California, with brick-themed rollercoasters and colorful child-friendly rides.


Mountain hikes through San Diego County

Hiking is a popular activity in San Diego County, and dramatic desert landscapes just outside the city offer endless walking opportunities. Bear in mind that you'll need a permit to hike the best-known, the 5-mile Cedar Creek Falls trail. There are long, sandy roads that gently slope, surrounded by desert plants where you might spot a snake. At the trail's heart is a tumbling waterfall and swimming hole, where you can cool off. Palomar Mountain has shady forest paths and mountain meadows, with over 11 miles of trails, offering views across the national park and across to the ocean.


California sunshine in San Diego County

San Diego county has sunny days for most of the year, with June to September having warm temperatures and low rainfall. The months of December until February are the coldest, but still have long days with plenty of sunshine, and few rainy days. While the summer months are busiest for San Diego County vacation rentals, it's often worth looking outside of peak times and opting for a spring trip, where you can enjoy hiking and exploring without the strong heat.

Natural features

Sandy beaches and palm trees in San Diego County

Sitting on a long stretch of the California coast, San Diego County has a wide variety of beaches. Some of these are close to the city, with lively promenades full of shops and bars, and a party atmosphere. Further north, the Torrey Pines State Reserve has a rocky coastline with small, sandy coves that are just ideal for relaxation or for finding a quiet spot in which to surf. Inland, San Diego County has vast areas of desert landscape that are studded with cacti and exotic flowers, as well as lush green mountains, with well-worn hiking trails.

How to get there

Transportation to and around San Diego County

Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.6 mi (10.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, 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 County by jumping on the metro at Civic Center Station, Civic Center Station or 5th Avenue Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near San Diego County?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around San Diego County. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is a guest favorite. Around 3 miles from San Diego County, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including an electric kettle and children's toys.
  • "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, a water view, internet services and more. It's around 35 miles from San Diego County.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near San Diego County?

For an unforgettable experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in San Diego County. A word of caution though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of these cute-as-a-button digs will be hard to resist!

  • Experience a simpler way of life at "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". Amenities at this retreat in San Diego include cookware, dishware and utensils and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Camplux Tiny Home" in West Ridge is another good pick. Air conditioning and a microwave oven will help make your time here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near San Diego County?

There's something undeniably cozy about hanging out in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a good book. Leave the worries of everyday life behind and spend a few nights at one of these log cabins in San Diego County:

  • If you'd like to be able to enjoy horse riding or hiking and biking while you're in San Diego County, "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected" in Julian will be a top choice.
  • Alternatively, check out "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest". Try some cycling or mountain biking or simply put your feet up at this San Diego County property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near San Diego County?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're eager for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around San Diego County promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Escape the daily grind at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place", which is around 16 miles to the east of San Diego County. There's lots of adventure and nature to discover around here. Try some fishing and mountain biking or simply take in the sights of Inaja Memorial Park and Los Penasquitos Marsh Nature Preserve.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet". Approximately 2 miles north of San Diego County, activities around here include tennis and water skiing. Rather visit some of the sights? Find time for Barona Creek Golf Club and Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around San Diego County?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near San Diego County and discover the local vibe:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort". This vacation rental is a wonderful base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including beach sun loungers and free toiletries.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage", which comes with conveniences including free WiFi and a water park.

There are lots of highlights around San Diego County to put on your to-do list. Feed the culture lover in you by visiting ApCal and St. John's Cathedral of Fresno.

Can I find short term rentals in or near San Diego County?

Whether you're after a cozy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these favorites in or near San Diego County:

  • Within easy reach of central San Diego County, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your cozy digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br". This conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near San Diego County?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around San Diego County that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Around 3 miles from San Diego County, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and shopping facilities.
  • "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's around 7 miles from San Diego County and has beauty services and winery tours.

Are there mansions for rent in or near San Diego County?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near San Diego County:

  • Style, character and charm — "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location" has it all. Around 2 miles north of San Diego County and offering golf and beauty services, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and stay a week or two at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's located 7 miles to the northwest of San Diego County and offers amenities like beauty services, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near San Diego County?

Share your stay and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with friends or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around San Diego County:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "You've Just Found San Diego's Most Unique Family Gathering Place". Around 16 miles east of San Diego County, this sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with loved ones, and "Perfect For 2 Or 3 Families. Unobstructed Park And Ocean Views. Steps To Sand" makes it easy to do that. Located around 11 miles to the northwest of San Diego County, as many as 15 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A water park and a firepit are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near San Diego County?

Every so often you just need to escape from it all ... With, you know, 30 or more of your friends and relatives. Whether you're after a place to stay with the extended family or you're organizing a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around San Diego County that'll house your entire party:

  • "Family / Work Ocean Oasis": With 12 bedrooms accommodating as many as 40 people, space won't be an issue at this welcoming option. A fireplace and a kitchen are among its numerous amenities.
  • "10 Bedroom Accommodation In Trysil": Get the entire family's nod of approval at this retreat which comes with a kitchen and a swimming pool. With 5 bedrooms, up to 40 of your loved ones can stay and play here.

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