Vacation rental houses in San Diego

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Private room in North Ocean Beach
By the beach, friendly cats, big kitchen
Enjoy a private bedroom with off-street parking in my charming home. You'll be 5 minutes from a great beach (pictured above). Drive to all the best San Diego destinations like the Zoo, Downtown San Diego, and Old town in 10 minutes. You'll also be able to walk to a grocery store and awesome restaurants from the house, stay in and cook a meal in the fully-equipped kitchen. Two sweet cats live in the common areas of the home.
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Private room in Mission Hills
Private King Room-Shared Bath
Cozy room with shared bathroom/private vanity area in stunning Mediterranean-style estate nestled in a secure, quiet canyon in Mission Hills. Close to Downtown, Little Italy and Airport. Includes luxury king memory foam bed plus large walk in closet. Home not suitable for infants.
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Private room in North Ocean Beach
Surfer's Sanctuary: Walk to beach!
Welcome to my quirky Ocean Beach home! (That's "OB" in the local lingo!) Whatever your adventure, you will find peace and good vibes here. The location is perfect - we're right at the entrance of the neighborhood and just three blocks from the beach!
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Stay near San Diego's top sights

Photo of Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach784 locals recommend
Photo of Coronado Island
Coronado Island488 locals recommend
Photo of Balboa Park
Balboa Park3,283 locals recommend
Photo of Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Reserve1,111 locals recommend
Photo of San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo2,514 locals recommend
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Petco Park709 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in San Diego

Condo in Downtown San Diego
Upscale 1br/1ba plus den near Little Italy
Condo in Downtown San Diego
Downtown San Diego Gem - Marina District
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Rental unit in Adams North
✨⭐️ BoHo Chic Studio Retreat ⭐️✨
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Condo in Downtown San Diego
Condo Steps from Convention Center & GasLamp
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Serviced apartment in Mission Beach
Bonaparte - Studio Bay South 2
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Serviced apartment in Mission Beach
Bonaparte - Cottage Bay 7
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Guesthouse in San Diego
Fully Upgraded Guesthouse in Central San Diego
Private room in North Ocean Beach
walk to the beach, free parking, beach cruisers
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Rental unit in Bunker Hill - Park West
Room 101 - Hawthorne Historic Inn
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Rental unit in Downtown San Diego
Sonder The Leo | Superior One-Bedroom Apartment w/ Private Parking
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Private room in North Ocean Beach
Explorer's Escape: Walk to beach!
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Hotel room in Bunker Hill - Park West
Room 210 - Bay and City Views
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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.


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.

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