10 Best Beachfront Airbnbs In San Diego, California - Updated 2022


San Diego has a rich, scenic landscape that features water views and urban neighbourhoods. Since it is a slow-paced version of neighbouring cities like LA, you are distant in some way from the hard core of city life. As a touring hub, San Diego is full of beautiful beaches, like Coronado Beach and Moonlight State Beach, parks and reserves, restaurants, and fun outdoor activities, like kayaking at La Jolla Sea Caves, hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, sailing in San Diego Bay, and paragliding over the coast. There are incredible accommodations where you can stay while on vacation that is filled with thrilling encounters and experiences. These vacation rentals put an emphasis on relaxation while offering great locations by the beach. For a comfortable stay throughout your holiday, discover and pick one of the best beachfront Airbnbs in San Diego, California.

1. Luxury penthouse with a balcony (from USD 397)

You will get to marvel at pretty and uninterrupted views of the beach from this penthouse’s bedroom that is equipped with a king-sized bed and balcony. The vacation rental is perfect for a couple or a solo traveller. You will also have access to a fully stocked kitchen, and you will be impressed by the amazing decor, which provides a warm and welcoming feel for guests.

Moreover, you will be provided with amenities, like a cable TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to a hot tub for your relaxation after a long day exploring exciting places of adventure and joining tours at La Jolla Cove.

Private Jacuzzi/BBQ/Deck Above Mission Bay, Premium Vibes/Views of Beach/Bay
90 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views overlooking mission beach with a cozy jacuzzi
the owners were super kind and even appeared in person when our a/c unit had an issue
super clean and very comfortable stay
inside was very clean and updated
the room was very clean and well stocked
we loved our stay and everything about the place very clean and awesome amenities
stylish studio and steps from the beach everything was clean and well organized
host was very responsive via text
the host kimberly is very attentive and was so helpful with any questions we had
kimberly was a great host and very responsive and accommodating
having two assigned parking spots was very helpful- a must by the beach/bay
great trip to a great location
amazing location right on the water
it was a great location
beautiful place in a wildly convenient location
plenty of delicious eats shopping and beachside sights within walking distance
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2. Modern sanctuary with a full kitchen (from USD 195)

This idyllic, private vacation rental is a studio, and it is the perfect hideaway for two. The one-bedroom sanctuary is elegantly furnished with comfortable furniture. There is a kitchen with modern appliances for your cooking needs. Other amenities include a washer and dryer. The warm colours of the studio blend well with the tropical colour. Outside, you will have access to a small elegant sitting area in the private entrance.

Modern Tropical Oasis STEPS from bay!
San Diego, California, United States
234 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
*really liked having a remote for the fan and the light
the only thing i wish they had was an air conditioner
the bed is superrr comfy and i loved the two chairs in the yard
also the aesthetic of the room was very beautiful
the space is great for two adults and the bed & bedding was comfortable
really clean and super convenient
very nice place and clean
the place was just as described and very clean
the guest house is super nice and clean
beautiful clean private and a fantastic host
the host were respectful and quick to response for any questions
nadia was a great host quick responses and instructions
nadia was the best host
nadia was a great host she replied to us very quick when we needed her
nadia was a great host as she responded quickly and was very helpful along the way
great location right on the bay close to everything
very cute studio with a perfect location
absolutely amazing location right on the bay and close to several beaches
small but the location is fantastic
great place and amazing location
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Weekly discount: 11% off

3. Elegant home with views of Ocean Beach Pier (from USD 171)

A couple can spend their vacation at this elegant and cosy oceanfront condo. As the home is right at the beach, you will have unobstructed views of both the sea and Ocean Beach Pier. The one-bedroom accommodation provides a queen-sized bed and exudes a rich ambience reflected in its interiors, which are designed with coastal colours.

The beach condo is also styled with rich, modern furnishings. It offers basic appliances for guests’ convenience, such as an iron, a TV, a refrigerator, and a microwave. There is free parking on the premises and Wi-Fi too.

OCEAN FRONT Balcony Central 1br Condo- (pacifico)
San Diego, California, United States
208 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
this apartment has the most stunning view & just a short walk to downtown ob
the beach was amazing the tide pools and beach rocks were literally steps away
comfortable bed that pulls out to sleep on
the place was really clean and cozy and the view is amazing definitely a rare find
neat and clean apartment
the place was super clean and really comfortable
the place was super clean which was amazing
the check in was smooth and the apartment was spotless and smelled amazing
the apartment was comfortable and super clean
natalia was a great host really fast at communicating and getting my questions answered
natalia was quick with her responses kind and generous
the host natalia is very responsive and was very helpful in providing local recommendations
its location is perfect
finally the location is awesome
great place walking distance to shops
great location over looking the water
such a beautiful place amazing location everything is in short walking distance
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4. Peaceful one-bedroom cottage for solo travellers or couples (from USD 175)

This peaceful accommodation is situated along Mission Beach, which has white sands. It is a single-bedroom rental that offers a quiet but elegant space for four guests. There is a kitchenette and a dining area for your meals. The location is convenient since the property is close to shops, restaurants, and the aquatics centre. The home is also in a secure area that offers a lot of privacy, and it is the best option for solo travellers or couples.

Pacific Ocean Breeze Court II
San Diego, California, United States
183 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
the portable ac kept the place at a comfortable temperature
the a/c was useful to have for one warmer night
the room air conditioner made our stay very comfortable during these hot days highly recommend this place
salt pepper oil & several other staples were in the kitchen cupboards which was really great
full kitchen (minus a dishwasher) with extras like a toaster blender etc
very clean and comfortable
the place was clean
everything was sparking clean even better than advertised and the location could not be beat
a stones throw from the beach clean surprisingly spacious and nicely decorated
the place was very clean and had everything you need to prepare a meal in the kitchen
kim was an absolutely amazing host
she was very friendly and responsive
other then that the host was great
the host was friendly and responsive and we enjoyed our stay
kim our host was very helpful and responds relatively fast
great location close to beach
great spot close to the beach
little apartment in a great location
very cute place steps from the beach
amazing location comfortable little place for a relaxing get away at the beach
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5. Oceanfront haven for four (from USD 392)

This private cottage accommodates a total of four guests. It features warm colours and an elegant living room that gives you views of the sandy beach. You can decide to relax on the patio, which is spacious, or on the beachfront side of the rental. The one-bedroom vacation home has a king-sized bed and a single bathroom. For your cooking needs, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

The residence also has a private yard and a garage space for parking.

Oceanfront Cottage ON Beach w/ Prvt. Yard & Garage
San Diego, California, United States
84 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed coffee on the outside table as well as most of our dinners
kitchen was perfect and fully stocked also with a full fridge stove and microwave
this is a very cozy and clean cottage right on the water great coffee/sandwich shop within walking distance
it wasn’t exactly cleaned the best
the house is gorgeous and clean
the place was very clean and had all the things you could need for a great vacation
the host is amazing
the friendliness of the owner was above and beyond our expectations
they were really nice and accommodating
abe sent us info prior to our stay that was very helpful
delia was the sweetest and abe the host was very responsive
amazing location is an understatement
perfect location right on the beach
the location was perfect centrally located to the many attraction that san diego has to offer
a little dated but location is the best
this place is amazing great location on the beach
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6. One-bedroom condo with pool access (from USD 513)

Live life at this spacious beachfront condo with one bedroom that is near Crystal Pier and just a stone’s throw away from the beach. The beautiful condo is spacious enough to accommodate four guests. There is a furnished living space and an elegant kitchen that is equipped with modern appliances, and Wi-Fi access throughout is available too. During your stay here, you can access the pool area.

Beach Front Condo - Capri by the Sea - Remodeled
San Diego, California, United States
191 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
completely remodeled thoughtful touches (usb outlets) and an amazing view of the pacific ocean
the view from the apartment is absolutely breathtaking
the place is modern and comfortable but the real highlight is the view
great upgrades comfortable and incredible views has everything you need and more
it was just a super hot weekend so a/c would have been nice
the unit was very clean and cozy
the unit was very clean with lots of special touches
interior was sparking clean and completely renovated
the place is very clean and had everything we needed
i was very pleased to see the place was sparkling clean
nick was an excellent host
the host is friendly and accommodating
nick is an awesome host and responds very quickly
thanks for being a great host nick the quick responses were helpful
the owner is very responsive as well and provided an overall amazing experience
within walking distance of several great restaurants and bars
the location is perfect with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance
amazing place walking distance to everything you’ll want to do hope to come back soon
easy walk to some good restaurants
the location is a prime spot where you can easily take a nice walk along the beach
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7. Gorgeous abode with a deck (from USD 173)

This gorgeous cottage was set up in the 1930s. It is best for solo travellers or couples, and it features a large living space, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. Outside, you will get to hang out on a deck, which lets you have unobstructed views of the ocean and surroundings.

The accommodation also provides a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access throughout, a walk-in closet. It even boasts a convenient location: It is only three blocks from restaurants, bars, and other top attractions like SeaWorld San Diego.

Amazing Cottage at the Beach!
San Diego, California, United States
629 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
darling beach cottage that is very comfortable and convenient
the bed is incredibly comfortable
full kitchen with complimentary snacks is also a nice touch
very clean and comfy
the beaches were very clean
it was clean and well appointed
the inside of the house is clean and cozy
the bungalow was very clean and we had everything we needed
host was easy to communicate with and fast responses
host was responsive to inquiries
joanie is definitely a great host
joanie is a friendly and thoughtful host who responds swiftly to your questions
joanie is an excellent host
the location is amazing
great location close to the beach
great place in an amazing location
we enjoyed the location
joanie’s place is cute and is a great location
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8. Homey residence in Mission Beach (from USD 133)

You can hear the calming ocean waves outside from this elegant accommodation that is located in Mission Beach. The fully furnished rental is spacious enough for three guests who are coming in for holidays at the beach. Both the bedroom and bathroom are spotless.

The lovely vacation home will offer you a lot of nearby options for fun, like engaging in water sports at the aquatic centre, biking, and exploring shops, restaurants, and bars. You can also take part in snorkelling tours at the amazing La Jolla Cove, which is close by.

Mission Beach Ocean View 1 bdrm w/ Large Patio 716
San Diego, California, United States
160 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a great time despite the leaky refrigerator and the spotty television signal
everything was clean and fresh
clean cozy place would stay again
place was clean and in an amazing location
loved this place right next to the beach and felt very clean and cozy
amazing place very clean and well set up the perfect beach location
check in was easy and host responds quickly to messages
great host and great location
very hospitable host great place to enjoy mission beach
great location beach is steps away
perfect location for us
great location so close to the beach
love the location close to everything
the location is the best
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9. Stunning retreat with a patio (from USD 118)

If you are looking for the perfect, private hideaway for couples, then this studio that is located by the beach is just what you need. The open-space retreat features well-partitioned rooms for a small kitchen and a bedroom beside it. The patio and the bedroom are separated by a glass sliding door that leads to the private patio, which ensures your privacy during your stay. There is also a shade with plenty of sitting space.

Only a few steps away from the sandy beach, the property is also close to restaurants and cafes.

Studio right on the Beach w/ Big Patio- (Doggy)
San Diego, California, United States
80 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was only the fan in the window in the kitchen
we appreciated the fully equipped kitchen because we wanted to cook some of our meals
the space is the perfect size for a beach getaway and the bed is comfy
this place is great well kept thoughtful household appliances towels dishes wifi fans plugs lighting and chairs
if the bed issue were resolved i would strongly recommend
this property was clean and cozy
sparkling clean newly remodeled but the best part
natalia's place was clean and was a great place to stay in ocean beach
it was clean had plenty of towels and amenities in the room
the apartment is clean basic and about a 10 minute walk from several restaurants
this place is great the host was easy to get a hold of and nice
friendly neighbors gorgeous little garden as you enter the complex
natalia is a wonderful host with excellent communication
the ones i encountered were friendly and nice
as airbnb super hosts ourselves this place was perfect for the money you pay exactly as advertised
great location for the price
great location steps from the beach
great location and very enjoyable place to stay
first the good - the location is amazing
i absolutely loved being so close to the beach
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10. Hit the beach in San Diego

San Diego has rich attractions like beautiful beaches. There is a lot of fun along the coastline that you sure do not want to miss out on such as paragliding over the coast or touring La Jolla Cove. Most importantly, everyone deserves a comfortable place to stay while on vacation, so select one of the best holiday homes in San Diego from this curated list.

Cosy, private studio for two

You will enjoy most of San Diego’s serene environment while staying at this studio. Situated in Ocean Beach, the private one-bedroom studio for two sits in a duplex, and it has its own patio. You will have access to a full kitchen to aid with meal preparations. The kitchen also provides appliances, like a microwave, a coffee maker, and a fridge.

You will only be two blocks from the nearby restaurants and bars, yoga studios, and shopping centres. The beach is only a quick walk from the property.

Private Studio - 1 Block to Beach
San Diego, California, United States
392 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space for the two of us and loved having a private patio to have breakfast on
we especially appreciated the full kitchen the extra blanket provided and the heater to take the chill off
very clean and easy communication
it was clean and cozy
it was clean and comfortable
ultra clean and cool place with great outdoor space
was very quiet and clean
cliff is a great host
thank you cliff for being a wonderful host
cliff was an amazing host he was quick to respond to any questions we had about our stay
great host great spot would recommend
he was very responsive and accommodating
cute location that was very close to the beach
short walk to beautiful beach
nice location by the beach
great place great price great location
the location is amazing with a five minute walk to the beach and plenty of restaurants and shops
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