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  1. Entire condo
  2. Downtown San Diego
Lovely Studio Condo with Hot Tub access.

Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway.

G$16,733 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Clean & Cozy Studio! SANITIZED+PRIV#10102011011

This Gorgeous Condo w/ BRAND NEW interior and amenities, is in the center of all the action! Walk to Petco Park, SD Convention Center, COUNTLESS restaurants/ shops/ bars etc. IN ROOM: - 1 QUEEN SIZE & 1 TWIN SIZE Beds w/ 10" Hybrid mattresses, PLUS 1 Twin Size SUPER COMFY Air Mattress - HDTV w/ Basic Cable, Netflix - Kitchen w/ extras (see list below) - Professionally Cleaned - AC/ Heat - WIFI - STREET PARKING ON SITE AREAS: - FREE GYM - Business Center - TV lounge - Outdoor courtyard

G$20,617 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Downtown San Diego
**SD Superior Studio! SANITIZED** #10102011021

This Gorgeous Condo w/ BRAND NEW interior and amenities, is in the center of all the action! Walk to Petco Park, SD Convention Center, COUNTLESS restaurants/ shops/ bars etc. IN ROOM: - 1 QUEEN SIZE & 1 TWIN SIZE Beds w/ 10" Hybrid mattresses, PLUS 1 Twin Size SUPER COMFY Air Mattress - HDTV w/ Basic Cable, Netflix - Kitchen w/ extras (see list below) - Professionally Cleaned - AC/ Heat - WIFI ON SITE AREAS: - FREE GYM - Meeting room - Business Center - TV lounge - Outdoor courtyard

G$19,751 per night

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San Diego vacation rentals

  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Penthouse Studio with View! BEST AR#10102011015
G$20,617 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condo
  2. Downtown San Diego
Condo Steps from Convention Center & GasLamp
G$20,707 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condo
  2. Pacific Beach
Stunning Bay View remodeled Condo in Crown Point!
G$17,779 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Diamond: SANITIZED+PRIVATE+SAFE#10102011023
G$21,395 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. La Jolla
Birdsnest Oceanview Suite
G$10,876 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Pacific Beach
Room and Bath with Private Entrance
G$17,630 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Downtown San Diego
The Urban Hut Retreat (Heart of Downtown SD!)
G$27,191 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Ocean Beach Highlands
Pepper Berry Beach Cottage
G$27,638 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Old Town
Peaceful Granny Flat in the Trees
G$19,870 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Ocean Beach Highlands
Vacant bed for short stays
G$6,095 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. North Ocean Beach
Surfer's Sanctuary: Walk to beach!
G$15,658 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Platinum Studio! Sleeps 3+ Gym+BEST#10102011022
G$21,453 per night

Beach house rentals in San Diego

SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. North Ocean Beach
Right On The Beach ! Private Room in Ocean Beach
G$22,708 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Bay View 2 by AvantStay | Ocean View Mission Beach Home on the Sand!
G$52,589 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Plush & Quiet 2BD/3Beds Beach Cottage w/Parking&AC
G$56,801 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
The Bayside Bungalow
G$46,224 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach Lighthouse - 1 Block to Beach
G$33,495 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Ocean View ☆ Steps to Beach & Dining ☆ AC ☆ DogsOK
G$48,883 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Private Jacuzzi/BBQ/Deck Above Mission Bay, Premium Vibes/Views of Beach/Bay
G$83,036 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Pacific Beach
Oliver by AvantStay | Summer Escape | Beach House 4 Blcks from Ocean
G$67,768 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. La Jolla
Famous Bird Rock location amazing family house! 🌴
G$82,917 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Ocean Views With Private Rooftop Deck!
G$61,522 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Sunset Cliffs
Contemporary Sunset Cliffs Beach Cottage
G$35,409 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Pacific Beach
Endless Summer by AvantStay | Serene Beachfront Escape w/ Sunset Views!
G$224,936 per night

San Diego house rentals

SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Ocean Beach
Private Room with Private Entrance near Beach
G$12,550 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Mira Mesa
Quiet, private bedroom/bathroom
G$8,904 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Hillcrest
Balboa Park/Hillcrest Retreat
G$10,130 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Hillcrest
New Listing! Balboa Park, SD Zoo a block away!
G$29,282 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Mission Hills
Private Room & Balcony-Connected Shared Bath
G$12,579 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Mission Beach
Modern Beach Bungalow 100 steps to the Sea!
G$30,000 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown San Diego
Historic Home in Downtown San Diego (2) *No pets
G$16,434 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. North Park
Cozy Urban Cottage in the Heart of North Park!
G$18,435 per night
  1. Private room
  2. North Clairemont
Rest in peace in the Blue Room just E of La Jolla
G$7,321 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ocean Beach
Walk to Beach and Sea World
G$25,070 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Mission Hills
Comfy private room in Bankers Hill, San Diego!
G$15,472 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Serra Mesa
Comfy bed, stunning views!
G$10,100 per night

Your guide to San Diego

Introduction

Laidback surf-town vibes meet a buzzing metropolitan center in San Diego, a city situated on the Pacific coast just 15 miles from California’s southern border. Catch your first wave at Mission Bay and follow it up with a tasting flight at one of the 150 local craft breweries. Neighborhoods such as La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter offer trendy dining experiences that visitors expect from the Golden State, but San Diego’s abundance of sandy beaches and outdoor spaces such as Balboa Park encourage you to slow down and enjoy the sunshine. Resist the temptation to cram everything into one vacation, and savor the relaxed demeanor that permeates San Diego.


How do I get around San Diego?

San Diego International Airport (SAN) sits about halfway between the ocean and downtown, taking a mere 15 minutes to arrive at either destination. If you’re in town for a weekend and plan on sticking to star attractions such as Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter, you can easily get by on rideshare services and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Catch the 992 bus right outside baggage claim at the airport and relax on cushy seats for a short ride to the downtown area. For longer stays, rent a car to reach theme parks, less crowded beaches, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Diego?

San Diego’s climate remains relatively moderate year-round: Highs hover between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows only dip down to the mid-40s in winter. After the gray, overcast skies of June Gloom clear away, the air becomes more humid than average through September. Late summer and early fall bring ideal conditions for experienced surfers as the Santa Ana winds kick up, but pay attention to local weather reports, as the Santa Anas also increase wildfire risk in Southern California. During all seasons, be sure to pack layers — after spending all day in the sun, you may want a light jacket to stave off the slight evening chill.


What are the top things to do in San Diego?

Balboa Park

Encapsulating 17 museums, 19 gardens, a 100-year-old carousel, and even a miniature train, Balboa Park can feel like its own city. Highlights include the Botanical Building, one of the largest wooden lath structures in the world, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the open-air Spreckels Organ Pavilion, home to a 5,000-pipe organ, the world’s largest.

Old Town

This small, stroller-friendly neighborhood offers opportunities to soak up Spanish Colonial architecture, pop into boutique shops, and treat your dog to lunch on a pet-friendly restaurant patio. Fans of thrills and chills should visit the Whaley House Museum, considered by some the most haunted house in the United States.

Mission Bay

Head to Mission Bay for equipment rentals and lessons in sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and more. Bordering the bay is Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, both ideal spots to learn how to surf. While in the area, check out Mission Beach to watch X Games hopefuls at the skatepark and take a spin on a 95-year-old wooden roller coaster at an oceanfront theme park.