12 Sensational San Diego Vacation Rentals for Your Next Sunny SoCal Getaway

Boasting 17 miles of stunning coastline and spectacular 75-degree weather, sunny San Diego is one of America’s top beach destinations. Vrbo for Top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to this surfing paradise. Starting in La Jolla, we’ve included all desirable areas, such as Mission Beach and the downtown Gaslamp Quarter.

As you might notice, Coronado didn’t make the cut because of its mandatory 26-day minimum stay for short-term rentals. While we wouldn’t mind spending a month or more in SoCal, all of our picks below have a minimum stay of a week or less, as you’ll see detailed on each listing. Check out these top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to San Diego!

  1. La Jolla Beach Home

  2. A few steps from Windansea Beach, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home can sleep up to six people. Admire the ocean view from the rooftop terrace. There is a small office area and a garage for one vehicle. La Jolla Tide Pools are less than 1 mile away.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 2.5

    Sleeping: 6

    Minimum night: seven

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  3. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

  4. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

    Just a few blocks from Windansea Beach, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home features a private pool. The yard is fenced and well behaved dogs are welcome. La Jolla and Bird Rock restaurants, coffee, cafes, shops and a Sunday morning farmer’s market are all within walking distance. Also check out nearby trails, caves and seals!

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: seven

    Minimum night: Varied

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  5. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

  6. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

    Located in North Pacific Beach, steps from a swimming and surfing beach, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers ocean views from almost every room. The upstairs unit comes with a garage for one vehicle. Walk, run, bike or skate the miles of boardwalk. Watch the waves roll in from Palisades Park at the foot of Law Street or head to Crystal Pier for coastal views.

    Bedrooms: 1

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 2

    Minimum night: Varied

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  7. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

  8. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

    Located on the sands of South Mission Bay, this two-bedroom oceanfront condo offers spectacular waterfront views from its corner patio. Beach toys and a parking space are included. There is no washer or dryer in the unit, but there is a common laundry room. Markets, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 4

    Minimum night: 3

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  9. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

  10. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

    Hello Beautiful ! The living room of this beachfront home opens to the patio, which is right on the Mission Beach boardwalk. Get some sun and people watch all day, then fire up the gas fireplace, pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the ocean in the evening. This five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath vacation home sleeps 10 people. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the master suite. Parking is provided in the garage for two cars. There’s also a small desk in case you have to work – a nearly impossible feat in sunny San Diego, especially with the beach right outside your door!

    Bedrooms: 5

    Bathrooms : 3.5

    Sleeping: ten

    Minimum night: Varied

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  11. Mission Beach Bay Front Penthouse

  12. Mission Beach Bay Front Penthouse

    Looking for a little more privacy than being right on the boardwalk? This three bedroom, two bath condo is located in the new Bayside Cove area of ​​Mission Beach. Enjoy the sea air from the balcony or the seating area of ​​the small synthetic grass courtyard.

    The water is steps away, as are restaurants, while many other attractions are a short drive away. Two beach cruisers are included in the rental, as are beach towels and lounge chairs. One reviewer recommends checking out Sea World’s nightly fireworks from Bay Beach, which is about 50 feet from the condo.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 8

    Minimum night: seven

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  13. Mission Beach House

  14. Mission Beach House

    Mission Beach and Mission Bay are within walking distance of this three bedroom, one and a half bath beach house. Enjoy stunning ocean views from its large patio. Watch the sun set over the Pacific from the second story balcony.

    Beach chairs, boogie boards and a cooler are provided. After a day at the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower and relax by the fireplace. A washer and dryer and a one-car garage are included. Plus, this place is pet friendly! Everything you need is within walking distance.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 8

    Minimum night: Varied

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  15. Mission Hills House With Pool

  16. Mission Hills House With Pool

    Near Mission Hills Airport, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home sleeps up to 13 people. Highlights include the private rear pool and spacious deck and stunning views downtown from the upper patio.

    Bedrooms: 5

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: 13

    Minimum night: 3

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  17. Townhouse Gas Lamp

  18. Townhouse Gas Lamp

    Want to be closer to the action? Located in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, this vacation home is surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs, bars and shops. The convention center and Petco Park (where the Padres play) are nearby. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this surf-themed house can accommodate a group of 10 people.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: ten

    Minimum night: 12

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  19. Club Wyndham Harbor Lights Gaslamp Studio

  20. Club Wyndham Harbor Lights Gaslamp Studio

    Overlooking the famous Gaslamp Quarter, the Club Wyndham Harbor Lights resort sits just off Fifth Avenue. This studio suite has a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, coffee maker and microwave. Take advantage of resort amenities such as the communal laundry room, fitness room, and steam room.

    Gaslamp shops, restaurants, art galleries, cafes and nightlife are all within walking distance, while fSan Diego beaches and attractions such as Balboa Park, SeaWorld and Torrey Pines National Preserve are a short drive away. The San Diego Convention Center is less than a mile away and the San Diego International Airport is conveniently located nearby. If this unit is not available for the desired dates, there is several other suites available.

    Bedrooms: 1

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 4

    Minimum night: 2

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  21. Condo on the ocean beach

  22. Condo on the ocean beach

    Scenic Ocean Beach is your classic laid-back SoCal oceanfront neighborhood. Known as “OB” by the locals, this surfer’s paradise is home to a wide sandy beach where you can swim, sunbathe, surf or fish from the pier. Beach towels, toys and a cooler bag are provided. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach condo may only be 600 square feet, but it can sleep five. Shops, restaurants, and bars are less than two blocks away, while the airport, Sea World, downtown, and the zoo are all within a 15-minute drive.

    Bedrooms: 1

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 5

    Minimum night: 3

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  23. Point Loma Guesthouse

  24. Point Loma Guesthouse

    A little further inland in Point Loma Heights, this tiny guesthouse is only 400 square feet, but it offers panoramic ocean views from its large deck. The owners reside in the main house, which is separate and private. A friendly dog ​​also lives on this pet-friendly property.

    Parking is provided in the private driveway. A laundry is available for long stays. Sun loungers and a parasol are also provided. Shops, restaurants, bars, and surfing and swimming beaches are all a few blocks down the hill from Ocean Beach.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 3

    Minimum night: Varied

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