12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Oceanside, California - Updated 2024

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Year round sunny climate, rated as the second most ideal climate in the U.S. and 5th most ideal in the world. A place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and bask in the sunlight and legendary warm beach culture. A perfect location to spend long days relaxing on the beach, the Oceanside life is also vibrant with various events and activities, including extreme things to do you could tick off your bucket list. Check out our list of the 12 best Airbnbs in Oceanside, California and book one now for a trip to remember!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Romantic bedroom with a private deck (from USD 82)

Eucalyptus Cottage feels like it could have come out of a storybook. One of the most romantic rentals in Oceanside, CA, here, you will have a private bedroom with a queen bed for two and a private entrance to your room. With a private deck surrounded by quaint gardens to enjoy the Californian sun, the cottage is perfect for a romantic private retreat. Only 15 minutes to the coast and affordable at 65 USD.

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Oceanside, California, United States
10.53 km (6.6 mi) from Buccaneer Park
406 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the eucalyptus cottage is a sweet and comfortable stay
eucalyptus cottage is a cozy place to stay and a place we highly recommend
our stay here was so lovely candee and ron offered a very cozy and thoughtful stay
rain shower-head in bathroom was a delight along with great body wash
i am so happy to have booked the eucalyptus cottage room at candee & ron’s home
it was so clean and nice
great little place clean and cozy
everything was clean and exactly like the pictures
her place is clean and beautiful
very clean space stocked with really nice toiletries
the hosts were very gracious and accessible
candee was a gracious host
candee is a great host and a lovely person
proprietors are very friendly and exceptionally helpful with directions to finding sites to visit
very thoughtful host perfect room for two
the location was perfect
place is super cute
the neighborhood is super quiet and peaceful
i would highly recommend this location and we will definitely be back
the place is very cute and there a thoughtfulness for the guests
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2. Cute guesthouse for couples (from 79 USD)

A cute, cheery-looking Airbnb studio rental that comfortably fits couples. Strategically located just a short distance from the beach, downtown, pier and the train, a 15-minute walk will bring you to events downtown or beach-side fun. One of the best vacation rentals in Oceanside, CA, it also provides fun amenities like a two-person spa, a BBQ grill, and a ping pong table.

Guesthouse close to the beach

Address: Oceanside, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 79 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. Charming, well-stocked studio cottage (from USD 110)

The Flying Mermaid boasts a large outdoor space to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. You will find yourself relaxing on the private deck overlooking the tropical garden. Detached from the main cottage, this charming studio cottage has a walk-in closet, bathroom and a separate kitchenette, complete with anything you may need for a comfortable stay.

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Oceanside, California, United States
893 meters (0.6 ft) from Buccaneer Park
509 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yard is a great size with deck chairs a bbq and a picnic table
we enjoyed lunch at private table surrounded by lovely flowers and scrubs
loved the decor the kitchen and the bathroom
ruthlessly clean and organized
it was sparkly clean quiet warm and welcoming
lovely stay very clean and very comfortable
everything was very clean and the place is so cute
the small kitchen was well appropriated and everything was quite clean and tidy
great and helpful host
the hosts securely lock everything also
awesome communications with host heather was quick to respond to any questions we had
i love the decor and heather was an amazing host
clealry the owners have been really thoughtful about their offering
great location close to the beach
fantastic place ideally located in oceanside
great place and great location
the location is wonderful and near all the great local spots
the walk to the beach was perfect distance
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4. Private oasis with a pool (from USD 148)

This is your private Airbnb oasis with access to a hot tub and swimming pool. The guest house is detached from the main house and will give you about 1000 sq feet in a quiet oasis near the beach, mountains, desert and sightseeing locations. It’s also located conveniently to make trips to San Diego and LA.

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Oceanside, California, United States
9.85 km (6.2 mi) from Buccaneer Park
289 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view of the beautiful pool and spa
wi-fi worked perfectly and he even has a flatscreen tv that was netflix and amazon prime ready
the amenities were private and we really enjoyed swimming in the pool
we really enjoyed morning coffee by the pool
awesome set up with 1 bedroom and huge common area with multiple fold out beds
the space is clean bedding and towels were clean and the pool is also clean
super clean modern and spacious
very clean and nice space to relax
very clean and lots of extras
beautiful place super clean and spacious
nick is a wonderful host
nick is a friendly host
nick was a great host
nick was very friendly and attentive
nick is a thoughtful host and anticipated our needs
beautiful quiet spot centrally located
location was great to legoland and nearby restaurants
excellent location to explore the coast
great place to stay close to shopping beach and legoland
great location beautiful property very quite and relaxing
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5. Fuss-free studio with everything you need and more (from USD 170)

A fully-furnished, well-designed and comfortable studio only 2 miles from the beach, where you can enjoy the relaxing breeze and lovely views. It has a private entrance with access to the spacious backyard and BBQ grill. This studio is conveniently close to famous spots like Legoland, Carlsbad Outlet Stores and great restaurants.

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Oceanside, California, United States
4.92 km (3.1 mi) from Buccaneer Park
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are beautiful from waking up to going to bed
the studio is very clean and stocked with coffee and other breakfast items
the pool and jacuzzi add to the peaceful atmosphere
the studio has its own little kitchen which made cooking dinner very easy
the place in general was very clean and well kept
the place is very very clean
it was very clean and it immediately felt like my home away from home
very clean and new the owners were very nice as well
reza is a great host with quick helpful responses
reza was very accommodating and friendly
the host was extremely friendly & very welcoming
reza was a gracious host from the time i booked
we highly recommend this host
great location very quiet and nice area but centrally located
the location was perfect for our stay
i highly recommend this location and hope stay again soon
this is such a nice room really close to shops bars mall
this spot is an outstanding place to stay
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6. Beautiful remodeled beach cottage (from 100 USD)

An Airbnb cottage in a great location and quiet neighbourhood with amenities, which include a detached garage with washer/dryer, beach cruisers, beach chairs, boogie boards, and a cooler. Within walking distance of the beach and only 10 minutes from Lego Land, this Airbnb in Oceanside, CA is a great getaway home for couples and families.

Fully Remodeled 1br/1ba cozy Beach Cottage

Address: Oceanside, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 100 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Artsy, charming coastal bungalow (from 141 USD)

This artsy bungalow was built in 1938, in a charming neighbourhood with 70 - 80-year-old houses, with unique Californian and Spanish colonial designs. Staying here itself would be a treat as the bungalow and neighbourhood offer a lot of character, with a 1000 sq. feet indoor space and 250 sq. feet of outdoor living space, an inviting front porch, a quaint fully fenced backyard, and a peaceful outdoor dining area with propane BBQ and a water feature. From here it is convenient to take the train and visit historic downtown San Diego, Del Mar Race Track, San Diego County Fair, Balboa Park, Pet Co Park (home of the San Diego Padres) and Qualcomm Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers), or ride the trolley to Tijuana, Mexico. Centrally located around all the famous Southern California amusement attractions, it is a 15 min drive to Legoland, 35 min to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 40 min to Seaworld, 45min to the San Diego Zoo, and 60 min to Disneyland.

Artsy Coastal Bungalow with Charm

Address: Oceanside, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 141 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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8. Oceanview villa ideal for a couple's getaway (from USD 281)

Bask in the warm sunshine on the balcony and watch the rolling waves of the ocean. This beautiful villa is ideal for two guests but the host can accommodate two extra guests for an additional charge. This remodeled 1940s home has an elegant and airy living area, a full kitchen and dining area, a well-appointed bathroom and a spacious bedroom. The beach and ocean are steps away from this property and all the attractions of downtown Oceanside are a short walk away.

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Oceanside, California, United States
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Buccaneer Park
440 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the inside was spotless with great amenities including a space heater beach chairs and an umbrella
fabulous host views are everything bed is cozy did i mention the views? ? i will be back the best
very clean cozy place with the strand and sea view
very clean rooms tons of amenities excellent host
we were very comfortable and i was super impressed with how nice the pull out was
very clean with stylish touches
very clean with updated decor
the place was very clean modern and stylish
the unit was super clean and cute and really just the perfect modern beach bungalow
the space is super clean and decorated beautifully
lauren was a friendly and helpful host
lauren is the most attentive and thoughtful host ever
lauren the host was always very helpful and friendly
lauren was a kind and helpful host making the stay very enjoyable
and lauren is the host with the most highly recommend this place
the location is awesome
excellent location for a romantic get away
great rate for a great location
we loved our stay and the location was perfect
an amazing place to stay for a romantic getaway right on the beach
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9. Remodeled bungalow with a backyard (from USD 478)

Have a relaxing vacation in Oceanside by booking this beautiful and remodeled bungalow. This pet-friendly Airbnb can accommodate six guests in its two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A well-appointed living room with large windows, a bright and airy dining area and a modern kitchen are available in this rental. A large, landscaped backyard with seating and a hammock are also accessible to guests. A beautiful beach is just a few steps away from this property.

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Oceanside, California, United States
514 meters (0.4 ft) from Buccaneer Park
424 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
just needed a cooler of comfortable chairs
super cute bungalow with an amazing backyard and beautiful ocean views from the living room and kitchen
we had ample room and the space was furnished comfortably
the beds were very comfortable
the inside decor is minimal (nice ) and the rooms are light and airy and bright
place was very clean and stylish
it was great clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and thoughtfully equipped
the place was very clean and well organized
the cottage was exceptionally clean and the beds were comfortable
she was the perfect virtual host
lauren was a wonderful host
the host was awesome and always answered my questions quickly
the best host of all
lauren was attentive and thoughtful
the location and price was ideal
great location away from the noise of downtown
cool spot close to the beach
great place with great location
we totally enjoyed the beach location
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10. One bedroom studio within feet of the beach sand (from USD 242)

This rental is the perfect Oceanside beach house Airbnb for those who love the beach and want to make full use of the Oceanside ambience. From inside this studio, you could see the blue of the sea from almost every window, and you never leave the sea breeze. Clean and comfy, it even has an outdoor patio for you to enjoy wonderful views and step onto the beach, which is a mere few feet away. On top of that, it is also a convenient walking distance to restaurants and places to drink and shop.

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Oceanside, California, United States
1.61 km (1.0 mi) from Buccaneer Park
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the patio had table and chairs which was nice to sit and enjoy the view
the fan should be standard in all of the rooms
great comfortable place wonderful view
nice accommodations love that the couch folded out into another bed
we used the wall heaters very nice
space was clean and comfortable
clean and cozy and kitchen well equipped
perfect place very clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and sparse but comfortable
so beautiful and clean modern comfy and relaxed
the host was very gracious and communicative
host luanne was very helpful and on top of any requests we had
the host was great and quick on replying
luanne was her friendly and accommodating
the host was very accommodating and provided for a great stay
unbelievable location and a very cute space
we loved the location of this apartment
great location and a nice place
again we loved the location because you can walk to everything
very comfortable and within walking distance to many restaurants and stores
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11. A bike's ride from Oceanside Harbor

This Airbnb’s location is in a great neighbourhood, with easy highway access and only 3 miles from the beach. Children and adults will enjoy the free use of bicycles, surf boards, snorkelling gear, boogie boards & beach gear. Only a 15-20 minute ride to the beach, it has everything to comfortably host daily beach escapades, with a private entrance, room and bath, that ensures your privacy.

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5.54 km (3.5 mi) from Buccaneer Park
138 reviews  
Private room 3 Beds 5 Guests

12. Entire house, close to the beach

This Airbnb vacation rental is great for the whole family - from toddlers to grandmas! A great place for a family up to 5, it has a big backyard and 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds and privacy. From beach chairs to toys, the hosts have thought of everything that the whole family might need. Dusty the cat is a plus as the in-house friendly host.

And it can’t be more centrally located, near the beach, shops, kayak rentals, whale watching cruises and fishing charters.

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Oceanside, California, United States
3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Buccaneer Park
145 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good kitchen / air conditioner and pretty spacious
good value and thoughtful touches like breakfast foods and coffee for us
it was a cozy home with a good amount of space for 4 of us
we loved the sun room for morning coffee and reading
coffee was ready to go in the morning along with a breakfast treat
everything was clean and organized
the house was clean and cozy
the house was very clean and cozy
the house was very clean and cute
the house was really clean and spacious and a massive garden
carolyn was a wonderful host
wonderful host highly recommended
very helpful she made us feel at home
carolyn is a great host and responds quickly to any questions
the host was excellent with tips and communication
very close to the beach and close to san diego’s attractions
great place and location for what we needed
great place in a great location
great house in a quiet neighborhood near the beach
amazing place close to beach and legoland
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Bask in sunny California

For a vacation filled with sun, sea and sand, this is the place to be. These Airbnbs in Oceanside, California are wonderfully located for you to get the most out of it, from the comfort of a cosy vacation home. Other places to stay nearby also include beachfront hotels and Vrbo vacation rentals.

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