The Golden State welcomes visitors to experience its world-famous San Diego Zoo and admire the inhabitants of Sea World. Vacationers will be treated to Southern California’s scenic coastal beauty while driving along towering sea cliff roads. Ocean Beach and Mission Beach’s soft white sands are dotted with beach goers, surfers, and seagulls. Besides theme parks, San Diego is famous for its historic Globe Theatre, Victorian Coronado Island, and Mexican cuisine. During your stay, why not try out the newest craze of staying in a tiny home to explore popular Balboa Park? Sure, there are plenty of luxury Airbnbs and other lavish places to stay in the area. To have the most fun under the Californian sun, however, please refer to our following list of the top 10 Airbnb tiny houses in San Diego, California.
1. Coastal living with menagerie (from USD 152)
During their visit to California’s coastal gem of San Diego, up to three guests can stay at this charming vacation rental with one bedroom and a loft. The smaller bedroom is suitable for children and those with mobility issues since the loft is accessed by a ladder, not stairs. There is a black-and-gold tiled shower in the bathroom where you can cool off after soaking up California’s summer sun. With its tiki bar and turquoise-and-lemon décor, guests can chill out to California’s laid back vibes. For a super casual dinner, visitors can dine al fresco surrounded by a menagerie of turtles, fish, hens, and tropical foliage.
Traveler's Tiny Home Retreat- Centrally LocatedSan Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the picnic table on the side of the house is such a nice touchboth loft beds were comfortable and fun to sleep inthe beds are comfy and it was fun climbing up the laddersreally enjoyed the tiny house really awesome place beautiful backyard and very comfortable place very quietthe single bed was just a bit uncomfy but the queen bed was really nice
Cleanliness:awesome place very clean and tidy daria is very friendly and responsive
Host:daria was a kind and attentive hostdaria was a great and friendly hostsuper nice hosts that were really accommodatinghost did an amazing job at making us feel comfortabledaria is an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was also great and close to the freewaythe location is super close to coronado and downtownthe location is close to the freeway to get to certain places in san diego like north parkgreat location if you are wanting to explore san diegoa great place to get away
2. Vibrant Spanish-style Cali casa (from USD 99)
Visitors staying at this mini casa will experience SoCal’s vivacious culture with its Spanish-style kitchen and tiled flooring. Guests can dine on light meals surrounded by the kitchen’s lime-green tiles and brilliant décor. The bedroom is perfect for solo travellers and couples with its small seating area and queen-size bed. The tile-floored outdoor seating area is perfect for partaking of a glass of Chardonnay after meeting Sea World’s Shamu. The courtyard’s birds of paradise and tropical fauna provide a tranquil oasis to relax after a San Diego Wild Animal Park safari.
Green EscapeSan Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:quiet neighborhood nice patio thoughtful touches like coffee in the kitcheni love the colorful interior the comfy bed and the patiogreat room and patio area with a beautiful gardenthe kitchenette made breakfasts very enjoyable
Cleanliness:place was clean & accommodatingeverything was clean and perfectsuper clean and cool placethe studio was nicely decorated and smelled sparkling clean when we arrivedclean blissful and perfectly located; we appreciated each and every moment
Host:great little spot with amazing hostsvery nice and respectful hostscynthia is a great host and i hope to stay here againcynthia was very friendly and responsivecynthia was quick to respond and very helpfulRead more reviews
Location:it’s a good location you can go to most major location in 15 to 20 minvery good location with easy central access to freeways to get around san diegoamazing location-short drive to seaworld or their local zooalso pet friendly and great location in sd close to beaches and downtownit’s a beautiful location i felt at home
3. Modern Mission Beach apartment
Those looking to check out Southern California’s breweries, shopping spots, and spectacular coastline should try this beach studio. The bus stop is beside the home, but there is onsite parking for those travelling with a vehicle. For those who aren’t driving, beautiful Mission Beach and Mission Bay are a short walk from the modern studio. The open concept combines the kitchenette, bedroom, and living area. With its cool ceiling fan, tiled floors, and balcony, the studio is refreshingly breezy to unwind in.
Mid Century Modern StudioSan Diego, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:extra fan is included helps out at nighthouse has its own parking lot and good wificlean and comfortable marlena was easy to communicate with and answered all my questions promptlyso we had kitchen fully equipped with appliances dishes coffee spices and it was pleasure to cookgood amenities (lots of kitchen utensils/ dishes) and very cute decorations/ aesthetic
Cleanliness:the space was very cleanalso i couldn’t believe how clean this space wasalso we were pleased by the cleanliness of interior and very comfortable bedthe unit is clean and comfortable (the bed is like a cloud) and is well equippedbeautiful clean rental well worth the price however the traffic noise is significant
Host:owners were super responsive and would definitely go backmarlena was a great host her communication was spot onthis place was incredible stayed in communication with the property manager who was very attentive and helpfulgreat communication and flexibility from the hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was fantasticthe location was perfectthe location is great close to the beach restaurants and grocery storesthe location of this airbnb was perfectgreat place and great location
4. Cute California mini house
Guests looking to experience coastal living during their time in San Diego can do so at this cute mini home. Visitors will find this charming new build very cosy with its single bedroom and bath combo. The tiny home comes equipped with a mini fridge, microwave, and small dining area to savour breakfast before exploring San Diego. Its charming French doors open out onto a spacious backyard where guests can relax under the shade of a huge tree. Downtown San Diego museums, fancy restaurants, parks, and Horton Plaza shopping centre are easily accessible due to the nearby freeway access.
A Nordic type Tiny TreehouseSan Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:loved reading my book and working on my online course in the beautiful mosaic table under the treegreat bathroom space with quality products (toothbrush dove shampoo/conditioner & body wash) for forgetful travelers =)nice and cozy good value bring your own coffeewe appreciated the wonderful little touches such as dishes an ironing board an folding chairswould def come back just for the cool cozy vibes
Cleanliness:great room very clean and tidyvery clean with everything you needit was very clean and the backyard area was nice and quietthe shower though was sparkling white and clean and hot with great water pressureother than that it was clean cute and comfortable
Host:super friendly hosts as wellthe hosts are very nice and communicativejen and vlad were very welcoming and helpfulcheck in process was super easy and two friendly dogs greeted me at the gatethe treehouse was great jen and vlad are amazing hosts and are extremely nice and communicativeRead more reviews
Location:great location right in north parka very unique and cute place to staybeautiful place in the heart of san diegosuch a cute place we wish we had more time to just spend relaxing in the beautiful backyard areathis place is absolutely beautiful so cute and comfortable
5. Tiny Southern California retreat
This charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is ideal for travellers hoping to experience San Diego’s beaches, dining, and more. The street parking is safe and provides guests easy access to San Diego’s lively downtown. With the home’s mini kitchenette, visitors can prepare quick meals before heading out on seafaring adventures. The stackable laundry is an excellent solution to cleaning clothes after hiking adventures, swimming, and accidental spills from dining out. Before dozing off in the sky-blue bedroom, guests can enjoy California’s cool breezes in the backyard’s cactus garden.
San Diego tiny home.San Diego, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:definitely glad i chose to stay here over a normal boring apartment
Cleanliness:a very clean and cosy houseit was very clean and comfortablethe space was clean and tidysuper clean and well put togetherthe place was clean and well appointed
Host:host is helpful and nicehe is also very responsive to any questions you may havesuch friendly hosts cute and cozy spacesmooth check-in and stay process and friendly interactionsthe tiny house was excellent it's bigger than we anticipated and very accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:wish it was closer to downtowncute little place for couplesi did wish the location were in a bit nicer of a neighborhoodgreat place to stay and close to everything in san diegothe location was private and felt secure inside the gate with a lock
6. Serene Golden State sanctuary (from USD 74)
Sharing the backyard with the main house is this serene one-bedroom sanctuary in sun-soaked San Diego. Guests will have access to the shared bathroom, driveway parking, and backyard furniture. The bright white unit is occupied by a queen bed, dresser, shelving and flat screen TV. There is a snack bar with a fridge and a microwave across from the patio where guests can fill up before daily adventures. Following a day on Victorian Coronado Island, guests can swing peacefully on hammocks before driving for dinner.
San Diego Tiny HouseSan Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:in the suite i had access to the fan air conditioner and a heaterthey have a/c and a heater to help you get though any type of weatherthe a/c also saved us from the warm humid weather we experienced at our time in sdvery clean and kept up place and the heater made ten times bettergreat stay keep in mind the restroom is inside the main building and hence separate from the room
Cleanliness:clean respectful and great communicationplethora of cleaning products to clean bathroom after usereally nice and clean tiny houseit super cleanthe place was super clean and cute
Host:the hosts are really sweethost was super friendly and attentive to our needstheir hospitality was overwhelming and they are absolutely superb hostsvery friendly and helpful hostthe hosts are super welcoming and so niceRead more reviews
Location:the location was great tooa very cute and nice little placethis place was so cute and comfy definitely recommendi highly recommend this location for anyone seeking a quiet safe place in san diegocurtis & veronica’s place is super cute and is exactly what you’re looking for in san diego
7. Breezy downtown haven (from USD 77)
First-time visitors to San Diego should consider staying at this breezy, downtown haven with double lofts. One loft is accessed by stairs while the other is reachable only by a stepladder. There is a sofa with flat screen TV and outdoor green space where visitors can relax during their California adventure. The mini kitchen allows for guests to prepare quick dishes before and after visiting San Diego’s exciting attractions. While vacationing at this tiny home, visitors will be a short drive away from exquisite restaurants and a thriving shopping and entertainment district.
Little Italy/Downtown Tiny Home CottagesSan Diego, California, United States
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Cleanliness:very clean + tidythe place was clean and very cozy
Host:host was great quick to help if we needed anythingoverall it was a good stay the hosts had quick responses and check in/check out was smoothRead more reviews
Location:cute little tiny home in an amazing locationnice and convenient locationit was definitely in the city and in walking distance of a lot of cool cafeslocation is awesome and had a wonderful time in the areaoverall a cute place for a small stay
8. Adorable Mission Beach cottage
Visitors to San Diego will be steps away from Mission Beach’s powdery white sand while staying at this adorable cottage. With its galley kitchen, guests can prepare healthy meals before hitting the Pacific Ocean for paddleboarding, surfing, and sailing. The citrus cottage’s palm courtyard is ideal for unwinding after a visit to San Diego Zoo. This air-conditioned one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach retreat provides bicycles for vacationers to ride along the boardwalk. Mission Bay, with its restaurants, sandy shoreline, and quaint shops is a short walk from this sunny coastal retreat.
Tommy Bahama Beach Cottage Steps to Sand + Bikes!San Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we loved having bikes and beach chairs and the nice touches like coffee and snacks in the kitcheneverything is great and exactly as described + some nice touches that exceeded our expectations (coffee & bathroom amenities)olive cafe just up the street provided delicious breakfast and lunch options for parents and kids alikealso the most comfortable bed imaginable we’ll be back thanks againoverall the cottage is in a great location and it's well-maintained and cozy
Cleanliness:everything was very clean and comfortableeverything was very clean and simpleplace was clean and comfortablethe house was very clean and cozyit was clean and well thought out
Host:great hosts with perfect communicationshosts were thoughtful and caringneighbors were welcoming quick response to any questions or concerns we had from hostthe hosts were terrific accommodating our little requestshosts were very responsive and very friendlyRead more reviews
Location:cute place and great locationconvenient location great parking spothaving access to bikes was perfect with this locationthe location is perfect - walking distance to the beach side and bay sidesuper cute place excellent location and very quiet at night
9. Charming Ocean Beach bungalow
Sun seekers staying at this peaceful beach bungalow will be mere steps away from famed Ocean Beach’s rollerbladers, volley ball nets, and surfers. Before leaving to check out San Diego’s trendy downtown, guests can sip coffee on the patio. Also, the cocoa-coloured kitchen’s stainless steel appliances provide guests with the option of cooking when not dining out. With its nautical décor, visitors can experience Southern California’s coastal living 24 hours a day. Visitors will find the comfy cotton sofas to be excellent for plopping down on after hiking Old Town San Diego’s steep hills.
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Amenities & Room:thoughtful amenities easy to use kitchenthe kitchen has nice appliances and a comfy couchwaypoint cottage is ideal -- stylish decor comfy bed cozy couchthe space was very comfortable and had everything we neededcomfortable bed and couch and everything was nice neat clean and organized
Cleanliness:very clean and cosyquite clean and well organizedvery clean and thoughtfully furnishedvery clean no noisy neighbors and great communication with johnnaclean cottage neat and labeled
Host:thank you again to my airbnb hosthost was very hospitable and easy to get ahold ofjohnna was a great hosthost is extremely sweet and easy to communicate withjohnna was a great hostRead more reviews
Location:this location is great for beach loversthe location couldn’t be bettergreat space close to the beachgreat place perfect location and was very comfortablejohnna's place is perfect the location was amazing
10. Sunny North Park studio
This sunny studio in North Park is ideal for couples and singles looking to get away to the dazzling California coast. Here, they can unwind in the small yet tranquil backyard. Parking on the street can get fairly busy during the weekend so try to get back early from your activities. The sofa bed is good for a peaceful night’s sleep or to unwind after sport fishing the Pacific’s bluefin tuna. Guests will appreciate the kitchenette’s fridge, appliances, cookware, and microwave to create quick culinary specialties. However, San Diego’s world-famous wineries and restaurants should not be missed during your stay in the Golden State.
Petite Studio Hide-Away, North ParkSan Diego, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:coffee machine w/coffee wifi and free laundry were all added bonusesthe bed and bedding are all super comfortablethe pull out bed was one of the most comfortable i've ever slept inthis place was safe had great wifi and was quite close to many great restaurants and attractionsthe pullout bed was quite comfortable
Cleanliness:clean and nice good communicationclean up your crumbs and wash your dishes immediately or you will have ants within hoursvery clean and lots of thoughtful touchesthe place is clean and cozyplace was clean and easy to find
Host:devon is a superb hostthe host is very kind and communicativehost was very kind and accommodatinggreat area and nice hostdevon was a wonderful host who is quick to respond and very welcomingRead more reviews
Location:cute neighborhood that’s close to everythingthe location of the airbnb is ideal just a short distance from the airport and downtownthe location is perfectcute private spot in a good locationwalking distance to many great spots in north park
Discover the Golden State's southern gem
Consider spending your next vacation in the Golden State’s southern gem, where you can easily access ice cream shops, beaches, wineries, theme parks, and more. You can also sample fresh tortillas while peddling a surrey up Old Town San Diego’s steep hillsides. Following your adventures in Southern California, you will wish to experience more of San Diego’s highlights. To accomplish your sun-filled California dreams, simply reserve an adorable tiny home for your vacation.
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