Top 10 Airbnb Tiny Houses In San Diego, California - Updated 2023


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 Located
San Diego, California, United States
328 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the picnic table on the side of the house is such a nice touch
both loft beds were comfortable and fun to sleep in
the beds are comfy and it was fun climbing up the ladders
really enjoyed the tiny house really awesome place beautiful backyard and very comfortable place very quiet
the single bed was just a bit uncomfy but the queen bed was really nice
awesome place very clean and tidy daria is very friendly and responsive
daria was a kind and attentive host
daria was a great and friendly host
super nice hosts that were really accommodating
host did an amazing job at making us feel comfortable
daria is an excellent host
the location was also great and close to the freeway
the location is super close to coronado and downtown
the location is close to the freeway to get to certain places in san diego like north park
great location if you are wanting to explore san diego
a great place to get away
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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 Escape
San Diego, California, United States
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet neighborhood nice patio thoughtful touches like coffee in the kitchen
i love the colorful interior the comfy bed and the patio
great room and patio area with a beautiful garden
the kitchenette made breakfasts very enjoyable
place was clean & accommodating
everything was clean and perfect
super clean and cool place
the studio was nicely decorated and smelled sparkling clean when we arrived
clean blissful and perfectly located; we appreciated each and every moment
great little spot with amazing hosts
very nice and respectful hosts
cynthia is a great host and i hope to stay here again
cynthia was very friendly and responsive
cynthia was quick to respond and very helpful
it’s a good location you can go to most major location in 15 to 20 min
very good location with easy central access to freeways to get around san diego
amazing location-short drive to seaworld or their local zoo
also pet friendly and great location in sd close to beaches and downtown
it’s a beautiful location i felt at home
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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 Studio
San Diego, California, United States
145 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extra fan is included helps out at night
house has its own parking lot and good wifi
clean and comfortable marlena was easy to communicate with and answered all my questions promptly
so we had kitchen fully equipped with appliances dishes coffee spices and it was pleasure to cook
good amenities (lots of kitchen utensils/ dishes) and very cute decorations/ aesthetic
the space was very clean
also i couldn’t believe how clean this space was
also we were pleased by the cleanliness of interior and very comfortable bed
the unit is clean and comfortable (the bed is like a cloud) and is well equipped
beautiful clean rental well worth the price however the traffic noise is significant
owners were super responsive and would definitely go back
marlena was a great host her communication was spot on
this place was incredible stayed in communication with the property manager who was very attentive and helpful
great communication and flexibility from the host
the location was fantastic
the location was perfect
the location is great close to the beach restaurants and grocery stores
the location of this airbnb was perfect
great place and great location
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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 Treehouse
San Diego, California, United States
458 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved reading my book and working on my online course in the beautiful mosaic table under the tree
great bathroom space with quality products (toothbrush dove shampoo/conditioner & body wash) for forgetful travelers =)
nice and cozy good value bring your own coffee
we appreciated the wonderful little touches such as dishes an ironing board an folding chairs
would def come back just for the cool cozy vibes
great room very clean and tidy
very clean with everything you need
it was very clean and the backyard area was nice and quiet
the shower though was sparkling white and clean and hot with great water pressure
other than that it was clean cute and comfortable
super friendly hosts as well
the hosts are very nice and communicative
jen and vlad were very welcoming and helpful
check in process was super easy and two friendly dogs greeted me at the gate
the treehouse was great jen and vlad are amazing hosts and are extremely nice and communicative
great location right in north park
a very unique and cute place to stay
beautiful place in the heart of san diego
such a cute place we wish we had more time to just spend relaxing in the beautiful backyard area
this place is absolutely beautiful so cute and comfortable
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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
290 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
definitely glad i chose to stay here over a normal boring apartment
a very clean and cosy house
it was very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and tidy
super clean and well put together
the place was clean and well appointed
host is helpful and nice
he is also very responsive to any questions you may have
such friendly hosts cute and cozy space
smooth check-in and stay process and friendly interactions
the tiny house was excellent it's bigger than we anticipated and very accommodating
wish it was closer to downtown
cute little place for couples
i did wish the location were in a bit nicer of a neighborhood
great place to stay and close to everything in san diego
the location was private and felt secure inside the gate with a lock
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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 House
San Diego, California, United States
500 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in the suite i had access to the fan air conditioner and a heater
they have a/c and a heater to help you get though any type of weather
the a/c also saved us from the warm humid weather we experienced at our time in sd
very clean and kept up place and the heater made ten times better
great stay keep in mind the restroom is inside the main building and hence separate from the room
clean respectful and great communication
plethora of cleaning products to clean bathroom after use
really nice and clean tiny house
it super clean
the place was super clean and cute
the hosts are really sweet
host was super friendly and attentive to our needs
their hospitality was overwhelming and they are absolutely superb hosts
very friendly and helpful host
the hosts are super welcoming and so nice
the location was great too
a very cute and nice little place
this place was so cute and comfy definitely recommend
i highly recommend this location for anyone seeking a quiet safe place in san diego
curtis & veronica’s place is super cute and is exactly what you’re looking for in san diego
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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 Cottages
San Diego, California, United States
210 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean + tidy
the place was clean and very cozy
host was great quick to help if we needed anything
overall it was a good stay the hosts had quick responses and check in/check out was smooth
cute little tiny home in an amazing location
nice and convenient location
it was definitely in the city and in walking distance of a lot of cool cafes
location is awesome and had a wonderful time in the area
overall a cute place for a small stay
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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 States
201 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny house 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having bikes and beach chairs and the nice touches like coffee and snacks in the kitchen
everything 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 alike
also the most comfortable bed imaginable we’ll be back thanks again
overall the cottage is in a great location and it's well-maintained and cozy
everything was very clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and simple
place was clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and cozy
it was clean and well thought out
great hosts with perfect communications
hosts were thoughtful and caring
neighbors were welcoming quick response to any questions or concerns we had from host
the hosts were terrific accommodating our little requests
hosts were very responsive and very friendly
cute place and great location
convenient location great parking spot
having access to bikes was perfect with this location
the location is perfect - walking distance to the beach side and bay side
super cute place excellent location and very quiet at night
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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.

191 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful amenities easy to use kitchen
the kitchen has nice appliances and a comfy couch
waypoint cottage is ideal -- stylish decor comfy bed cozy couch
the space was very comfortable and had everything we needed
comfortable bed and couch and everything was nice neat clean and organized
very clean and cosy
quite clean and well organized
very clean and thoughtfully furnished
very clean no noisy neighbors and great communication with johnna
clean cottage neat and labeled
thank you again to my airbnb host
host was very hospitable and easy to get ahold of
johnna was a great host
host is extremely sweet and easy to communicate with
johnna was a great host
this location is great for beach lovers
the location couldn’t be better
great space close to the beach
great place perfect location and was very comfortable
johnna's place is perfect the location was amazing
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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 Park
San Diego, California, United States
172 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee machine w/coffee wifi and free laundry were all added bonuses
the bed and bedding are all super comfortable
the pull out bed was one of the most comfortable i've ever slept in
this place was safe had great wifi and was quite close to many great restaurants and attractions
the pullout bed was quite comfortable
clean and nice good communication
clean up your crumbs and wash your dishes immediately or you will have ants within hours
very clean and lots of thoughtful touches
the place is clean and cozy
place was clean and easy to find
devon is a superb host
the host is very kind and communicative
host was very kind and accommodating
great area and nice host
devon was a wonderful host who is quick to respond and very welcoming
cute neighborhood that’s close to everything
the location of the airbnb is ideal just a short distance from the airport and downtown
the location is perfect
cute private spot in a good location
walking distance to many great spots in north park
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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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