Top 10 Luxury Airbnbs In San Diego, California - Updated 2022

luxury airbnb san diego

San Diego has earned the title “America’s Finest City” with its exceptional museums, theme parks, fantastic shopping arenas, and world-class dining. It’s also famous for its thriving surf culture due to Ocean Beach’s legendary Pacific wave riders. The Golden State’s sun-soaked weather makes San Diego a year-round playground for oceanfront golfing, wine tours, and sailing. While in San Diego, visitors should visit Old Town San Diego for tantalizing Mexican cuisine. By reserving a luxurious vacation rental, guests can explore Sea World’s orcas, dolphins, and barking sea lions. To discover San Diego’s hidden jewels, check out our list of the top 10 luxury Airbnbs in San Diego, California.

1. Breathtaking Spanish castle with lagoon (from USD 575)

After parking their vehicle in the garage, visitors will encounter lofty Cathedral ceilings, stylish beige leather furnishings, and wood floors. The kitchen’s glistening granite counters and steel appliances are a culinary inspiration for travellers who also don the chef’s hat. If not, San Diego’s rich international dining scene ensures that at least the fridge, microwave, and cookware will prove useful. After scooting around Balboa Park, visitors will love swimming in the jewel-toned blue lagoon. Groups booking extended stays at this four-bedroom two-bathroom festive castle will appreciate its bronze tub, tiled showers, and laundry facilities. Each morning, up to eight guests can awaken to San Diego’s brilliant blue skies visible from their air-conditioned bedrooms.

San Diego, California, United States
71 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
floor to ceiling windows with the view of a pool makes you feel relaxed
the place is also very clean and well taken for
the house was very clean and the perfect layout for us
the hosts have thought of every detail to make this an amazing vacation home
owners are very thoughtful they have almost every amenity you can think of
the house was beautiful and the host was amazing would highly recommend this house
this place is truly exceptional
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2. Exquisite urban paradise (from USD 643)

This urban paradise will unlock the secrets behind San Diego’s coastal lifestyle for up to 10 guests. While children float on bright pink flamingos under the pool’s fountains, adults can lounge under patio umbrellas. Adults can also enjoy the cocktails at the outdoor bar while supervising their children splashing in the pool. To fully discover “America’s Finest City”, there are four breezy, air-conditioned bedrooms for rejuvenating nights of sleep. Other amenities include parking, a putting green, a modern kitchen, stylish tile showers, and laundry machines for washing swimwear.

♥ Casa Paradiso – A Private Resort Home in ♥ of the City!
San Diego, California, United States
131 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
from the beautiful views to the spectacular heated pool and spa it can not be beat
i’m particular about air conditioning and the house was cooled down very well
we had an amazing visit and loved the deck off the kitchen
the bottom floor had an amazing tv room
the courtyard is exquisite the projector downstairs is as clear as any hd tv i’ve ever seen
the house was immaculate when we arrived with clean bedding and towels
spotless rooms with great views
upon arrival everything was super clean
amazing service and communication clean stylish fun fun fun
the house was very clean and in a perfect location
daniel was an amazing host
owners are attentive and helpful
thank you for sharing your home and being a wonderful host
hosts communicated quickly to our questions and any help we needed
the hosts were very responsive and helpful
a perfect location for our family weekend
great location and close to beaches and points of interest
it's in located in the perfect location with access to so many san diego sights
close to the airport and downtown we were able to enjoy san diego very conveniently
the location is perfect we walked to little italy for dinner
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3. Stunning San Diego retreat with ocean views (from USD 535)

With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this stunning retreat can host up to sixteen guests. Each morning visitors can marvel at the picturesque Pacific Ocean views from the windows. The wrought-iron accents, sunshine, and date palms make outdoor dining extremely enticing. After breakfast on the patio, guests can drive a short distance to the beach for surfing, sandcastle construction, and sunbathing. Besides the beach, guests can swim in the pool or relax in the whirlpool’s swirling waters.

Luxury Ocean-View Getaway w/ Pool, Patio + Hot Tub
San Diego, California, United States
57 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
big family room and kitchen to enjoy and sit together
big living room to sit and have good family time
the bathrooms were fine we didn't have any complaints
beds were a little bit stiff but nonetheless would recommend this listing
the pool and jacuzzi are outstanding - it's the spot we spent all our days
clean linens great pool and spa and plenty of space for 8+
very clean well maintained and awesome host
the kitchen and living rooms were clean
pool is clean and heated however had some rough patches
andrew was a great host
andrew was a very good host
location at it best and so many things to do nearby
this property is located in a very quiet and peaceful area
we all spend awesome time in it and location is best
overall it's a perfect location will rent again
excellent location in a quiet community we never saw neighbors
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4. Southern California city escape (from USD 518)

When not exploring the white sandy beaches, visitors can unwind in the poolside garden oasis. While vacationing at this charming three-bedroom two-and-a-half-bath escape, visitors can lounge on the white cotton couches. The kitchen’s enviable frosted chocolate cabinets, espresso granite counters, and tile floors create memorable moments. On hot days, the pool’s waters feel wonderfully refreshing whereas the electric fireplace takes care of you on the cooler days.

Modern Great Location Ocean Views Heated Pool Spa
San Diego, California, United States
30 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was comfortable and designed well with connection in mind for guests
this house is more spacious and comfortable than it appears in the photos
very clean and comfortable
the place was amazing the pool was sparkling clean
each room was super clean nicely decorated and had everything we needed to enjoy it
it was beautiful spotless and the entire trip was seamless
extremely clean perfect location and a quiet neighborhood
this home is simply fantastic and so is the host
awesome place with great central location
the best part is that you are close to the water also close to shopping
overall great house with a great location
overall great house and easy access to freeway close to major areas of sd
this is a beautiful home and great location
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5. Breezy Mission Bay beach house (from USD 577)

This traditional California beach house at Mission Bay can house up to six visitors in three air-conditioned bedrooms. If spending a working vacation, one can start their morning with a shower before hunkering down at the desk. During their stay, sun-lovers can enjoy California’s constant sunshine by lounging in the cabana, swimming, or dining al fresco. With its hanging surfboards and light-coloured sofas, visitors will feel good vibrations at this Mission Bay beach sanctuary. Besides the kitchen’s appliances, guests can use the barbecue grill to prepare delicious California cuisine. One can also access Mission Beach’s excellent dining spots by walking or driving.

Fabulous Beach House Pool and Spa!
San Diego, California, United States
167 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is an adorable beach cottage with nice amenities a fully stocked kitchen nice rooms
the back yard is set up perfectly with an awesome deck pool and spa
the beds in miriam's air bnb are so comfortable and the linens are just like home
the backyard area is a beautiful place to chill and hangout and everything inside was comfortable
the house had a nice chill area in the back with a pool
very clean and tidy
communication was top notch the place was very clean and we had zero issues during our stay
everything was clean and ready to move in
everything was clean and ready to move in
wonderful house super clean and an excellent host
great home and miriam was a great host
the hosts were really friendly and very helpful
miriam was such a wonderful host and provided immediate response if i had any questions
amazing host thanks for letting us stay in your home
thank you miriam for being a wonderful host
great location for exploits near and far in san diego
we loved the location and the availability
the location was also perfect for our trip
great location for freeway access and a short drive to the beach
the house is located in a very convenient location with respect to the beach grocery stores and restaurants
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6. La Jolla haven with tropical waterfalls (from USD 299)

By staying in this airy, single-bedroom guest house, visitors will be within driving distance to La Jolla’s magnificent coastline. With onsite parking for their vehicles, visitors can quickly access Southern California’s sprawling freeway network to San Diego. Besides being drenched during Sea World’s shows, guests can soak under the pool’s waterfalls. One can also view spectacular sunsets from the private grotto and terracotta-tiled terrace. This tropical haven is budget-friendly with necessary appliances, cupboards, and glossy counters. While vacationing, visitors can feel well-rested by engaging in long bubble baths in their masterfully crafted stone-walled tub.

Luxury Tropical Private Guesthouse in La Jolla
San Diego, California, United States
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
melissa made sure we had everything we needed and that the pool was perfect which it absolutely was
as it relates to the property the pool and grounds are incredibly well kept
the pool and hot tub were sparkling clean and the lights at night were pretty neat as well
great hospitality indeed the place is very clean and very relaxing
incredibly accommodating host with an outstanding home
thank you again for hosting us
she is super responsive and went above and beyond for us
awesome host and lovely place to stay totally recommend it
it is a hidden treasure on its own but our host made it even more special
lastly the location of the property is perfect and walking distance to mt
in a perfect central spot to everything beautiful stay
walking distance to a veteran memorial that has terrific views
this place is great close to everything you want to do and the pool and house are amazing
we recommend this place 100%
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7. Gorgeous getaway near the waters

Visitors can experience San Diego while staying at this beach home. This sandy-wood-accented three-bedroom three-bathroom oasis can host up to eight California dreamers. The kitchen has steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and cabinets, that are ideal for groups and families scoping out San Diego. The living room’s fashionable grey cotton sofas are a contrast to the terrace wicker furnishings. After a healthy grilled dinner on the terrace, visitors can watch the palm trees sway to the Santa Ana winds. Guests can use the driveway, Wi-Fi, TVs, fireplaces, and stone-and-glass showers.

Coastal Captivation
San Diego, California, United States
4 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
on site concierge was also very friendly and offered us restaurant recommendations
our concierge elsa was very friendly and helpful before the trip
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8. Sensational Southern California oasis

Upon setting their luggage down in the foyer, visitors can admire the glitzy California oasis decor. Coastal living is on full display with a hot tub and a pool surrounded by a fire pit and beige sofas. Up to sixteen visitors can spread out over five bedrooms which possess shimmering glass closets, velvety armchairs, and dark wood floors. Families will find the three-and-a-half bathrooms with double sinks and double showers to be time-savers on busy days. During their stay, families can dine at the kitchen’s glistening white island or the dining room table. When not enjoying the pool’s tropical gardens, visitors can lounge on the vintage cobalt sofa and armchairs.

The Oceano Homestead - 5BR Lux W/Pool & Ocean View
San Diego, California, United States
56 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was fast and coverage was good
amazing pool and view
amazing home excellent view all around clean and nice spacious pool and jacuzzi amazing and heated
the kitchen was huge and the back yard was even bigger
plenty of towels for the pool (heated and amazing ) doors that open up the home are great
house was very clean and well equipped
amazing loved it super clean beautiful modern home
nice clean place with great amenities
the rooms are great and the house is very spacious
the host was amazing and very welcoming
the host was very friendly and accommodating with checking in earlier
host was outstanding i highly recommend
amanda was a great host and handled any issue we had promptly
great place great hosts would absolutely stay again
great place and good location
the location was good and the house is spacious
the pool and house is in a great location
great location by the beach definitely will be staying here again
the house is set at a quiet neighborhood and the location is great
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9. Palatial Pacific coast villa with tennis court

The property features a pool area, tennis court and privacy-promoting landscape. Up to 10 guests and comfortably stay in this accommodation. The platform beds in each bedroom provide luxurious sleep while letting guests recover from their daily sightseeing excursions. With the stone-coloured kitchen’s bar seating offers ample space for guests to dine or move over to the solarium. On cooler days, guests can enjoy the fire pit. Little ones can find the thrill of a vacation in the presence of a children’s playhouse.

Stunning Estate w/ Pool, Fire Pit & Private Tennis Court
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the outdoor table and furniture
this house is fantastic we used everything - the pool hot tub tennis court fire pit and grill/kitchen
we had so much fun playing tennis and swimming in the pool
the house was beautiful realy clean and in an amazing location for family trips
loved the house great location
the location was also perfect for a day trip to the beach
beautiful home gorgeous backyard very homey and in a great location
the neighborhood is quiet beautiful and walker friendly
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10. Stunning South Park abode by Coronado Beach

Those staying in this four-bedroom retreat will be ten minutes away from Coronado Island’s beaches and golf courses. Besides celebrating your vacation with ice cream from MooTime Creamery, visitors can cool off in an on-site sparkling pool. With sapphire poolside seating, non-swimmers can slap on some sunscreen to shoot the breeze. This stunning SoCal residence can accommodate up to nine guests in its two-and-a-half baths, three bedrooms, and a master suite. The master suite contains a luxurious jet tub, turquoise velvet sofa, and walk-in-closet for all your shopping needs. To relax one can choose the plush slate sectional, TVs, barbecue grill, or the basketball court.

South Park Family Home with Sparkling Pool & Spa
San Diego, California, United States
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 7 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had beautiful weather and enjoyed the pool and patio very much
so relaxing with plenty of room and sitting areas inside and outside
the pool and spa were particularly fun
the house pool/spa outside relaxing areas were very nice and just amazing
also we saved so much money by cooking in the huge kitchen
it is extremely clean updated and nicely decorated
house was very clean with a nice large kitchen
the home was incredibly clean as was the pool and spa
the owner and jessica were very kind and i had a great time
we loved the house and our hosts were wonderful and great at communicating and very accommodating
fast and very responsive with all our questions
jessica and andy were wonderful thoughtful hosts
andy and jessica were terrific hosts we look forward to staying here again
great location near all the major attractions grocery and dining options
we had a great time with easy close access to the zoo restaurants and parks
it was very homey and comforting with all the different gathering places we could spend time
the location was perfect and we really enjoyed relaxing in the pool and hot tub
we took lovely morning walks to balboa park
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Discover Nirvana in the Golden State

With San Diego’s laid-back beach vibes, visitors can experience Nirvana while listening to the Beach Boys’ classics. Whether out-surfing California sea lions and great white sharks or sampling Chardonnay, San Diego’s diversity is unmissable. Its haciendas’ terracotta-tiled roofs and Mexican cuisine is proof of its historic Spanish colonial past. By reserving a luxurious beach house or inland oasis, visitors can view the Pacific’s enormous aircraft carriers.

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