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Vacation rental houses in San Diego

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  2. Chula Vista
Luxury Private Apartment on ½ Acre

A luxury spacious one-bedroom apartment on a ½ acre with many trees gives a feeling of being in the country while still in the city. Beautifully decorated thru-out from tile artwork to Tiffany lamps, glass block large shower. Hot tub, large gas grill on your private deck at the apartment entrance. The hot tub on your private deck is for your exclusive use. The pool and hot tub are available for you to use in the pool area. The backyard has an aviary, a Koi pond, and many trees.

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  2. Rancho Bernardo
Suite Amy 3

Private bedroom, full size bed, nightstands, lampshades, desk & chair, mirrored closet, book shelf, Custom window treatments, seating area by bedroom shared 1.5 baths, full bathroom has 2 vanities, large mirror, med cabinet, shower, toilet, towels, beddings, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, laundry rm, kitchen privileges, microwave, living rm, dining rm, patio w/tables, garden, free WiFi, parking, snacks, beverages, simple breakfast, very quiet, clean, safe area in Rancho Bernardo.

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  2. La Jolla
Birdsnest Oceanview Suite

This eclectic and cozy room is in a 1927 ranch style house on Mt. Soledad overlooking the beach in San Diego. Featuring a beautiful two room flat, a breathtaking Ocean view literally from the bed, a collection of books and luxurious comfortable chairs for relaxing with an office space as well. This is a shared bathroom with one other flat. Also sharing full kitchen, living areas, huge deck with beautiful views and garden areas . Off street parking within a gated lot and shared hot tub.

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Apartments in San Diego

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  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Platinum Studio! Sleeps 3+ Gym+BEST#10102011022
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  2. Mission Hills
Studio Apartment: Cozy and Contemporary
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  2. North Ocean Beach
Centrally-Located Private Studio w/Patio, Outdoor Dining Area, Partial A/C
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  2. Pacific Beach
Cozy, Light Filled Cottage Apartment
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  2. Ocean Beach
Vacant bed for short stays
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  2. Downtown San Diego
SD Deluxe! Gym+SANITIZED+PRIVATE+SAFE#10102011020
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  2. Pacific Beach
Elegant Bay View Condo with bikes, good location
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  2. Downtown San Diego
Artistic Luxe Oasis in Downtown San Diego
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  2. La Mesa
Lovely Hideaway Studio Close to Village
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  2. Morena
Urban Boutique Room with a Private Bathroom
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  2. Linda Vista
Sunset Studio Ocean Views, Private Balcony💚
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  2. North Park
Fantastic North Park Location!

Pet-friendly houses

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  2. Southern San Diego
Quaint simple bedroom with a super comfy bed
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  2. San Diego
Enjoy San Diego from a canyon top view.
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  2. Pacific Beach
West Coast Ohana
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  2. Ocean Beach
OB Palms
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  2. Mission Beach
A+ 2 queen beds! Steps to Bay&Beach! New remodel!!
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  2. La Mesa
Cheerful bedroom in a house with pool/jacuzzi
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  2. North Ocean Beach
Cozy cottage, 3 blocks to beach, bring the doggies
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  2. La Jolla
Surf-Inspired Beach Pad with a Patio
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  2. Ocean Beach
𖤓 OB Bungalow
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  2. Bunker Hill - Park West
Balboa Park between Downtown & Uptown!
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  2. La Mesa
❤ Sanitized - 1BR/1BA Guest House - No Airbnb Fees
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  2. San Diego
Newly Built 2-Bedroom Home with Free Parking

Houses with pools

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  2. North Park
Quiet home with modern updates
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  2. San Diego
Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary House
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  2. Pacific Beach
Pacific Crystal View
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  2. Bay Ho
Stay close to the beach in style !
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  2. Mira Mesa
Bedroom No. 1
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  2. Hillcrest
Dream Catcher 1
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  2. El Cajon
Cozy safe room w/private bath/entrance & parking
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  2. Bonita
San Diego-Bonita Oasis on 1/2 acre with pool #2
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  2. Bonita
Relax and Recharge. Easy access to everything SD!
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  2. South Park
Charming Sun Room in South Park
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  2. Escondido
Queen Bed, Pool, Spa, View, Putting Green
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  2. Kearny Mesa
Lina 's Resort

Your guide to San Diego

All About San Diego

With 112 kilometres of pristine coastline, world-class family attractions, and year-round sunshine, San Diego is one of the most popular holiday spots on the West Coast of the United States. Located at the edge of the Mexican border, California’s second-biggest city boasts some 60 beaches, including Mission Beach and the city’s most popular, Pacific Beach, which is lined by a five-kilometre boardwalk bursting with bars and restaurants. Twenty minutes away, Coronado Beach is known for its throwback vibe, miles of soft sand, and calm, warm waters.

San Diego is a city of eclectic neighbourhoods, each with its own personality. Little Italy boasts red-sauce Italian joints and authentic bakeries, as well as a solid selection of bars and boutiques. A designated Historic District, the Gaslamp Quarter is distinguished by its restored 19th-century buildings that house galleries and theatres — the name comes from the classic wrought-iron street lamps that line the brick sidewalks. Balboa Park is the city’s cultural centre, featuring 16 museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Air and Space Museum. You’ll also find shops, family-friendly attractions, and lovely gardens that provide an urban oasis in the city.


How do I get around San Diego?

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is a 20-minute drive to downtown; you can rent a car at the airport. The Amtrak Coaster train is the easiest way to get into the city centre, with regular service to the Santa Fe Depot station. There’s also a city bus, as well as taxis and ride-hailing services. From Los Angeles, the drive is around two hours, and there’s a direct train service from Union Street Station in Downtown LA. Once you arrive, trolleys connect key locations in the downtown area, and buses can take you farther afield. San Diego is a very bike-friendly city, with designated bike lanes everywhere and many bike rentals available.


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

San Diego offers more than 260 days of sunshine a year, so you’re likely to see sun whenever you choose to book your vacation rental. You can expect hot days and nights from July to October, perfect for enjoying the warm waters at the city’s beaches. The largest military air show in the United States takes place in September. November through April are pleasant months to visit, when you won’t experience the stifling hot days of summer, but can still expect consistent sunshine.

In November, a food and wine festival takes over the San Diego Bay, with more than 40 culinary events across the city, including a grand tasting at Embarcadero Marina Park North. If you prefer to hide from the sun, San Diego experiences what’s known as the May Grey and June Gloom phenomenon. At this time of the year, the marine layer moves in overnight, causing low clouds to hover and blocking out the sun until early afternoon.


What are the top things to do in San Diego?

Oceanfront Boardwalk

This famous boardwalk runs from the South Mission Beach jetty to the Pacific Beach pier. It’s a hive of activity with walkers and joggers, skaters, and cyclists. The beaches offer soft sand to bask on and warm waters in which to take a refreshing dip. At the Pacific Beach end, you’ll find a range of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore, while adjacent to Mission Beach is Belmont Park, where you can ride the historic wooden roller coaster.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Just 30 minutes from downtown is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, dedicated to preserving the critically endangered trees — this is one of only two places in the world where they can be found. There are lots of trails to explore in the park, such as the two-kilometre Razor Point Trail; as you hike, you’ll come across spectacular sandstone canyons and cliffs overlooking the beach.

Cedros Avenue District

Enjoy a stroll around the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach, home to art galleries, independent boutiques, and dozens of unique and quirky shops. On Sundays, the vibrant Solana Beach Farmers’ Market takes over, with more than 60 vendors selling organic produce, crafts, and clothing, plus a food court where you can try delicious treats like crab cakes, crepes, and smoothies.