Rent A House For A Week In San Diego, California - Updated 2024

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The city of San Diego is most well-known for its sandy beaches, parks and warm climate. Here are a few locations you can stay in for a week if in case you plan to visit. San Diego offers many attractions for tourists, like Balboa Park, which consists of a 1400-acre (566-hectare) site with many historical structures, museums and gardens. The SeaWorld in San Diego is a great place to visit for families. The San Diego Zoo is also one of the most popular zoos in the United States. Apart from this, one can also visit the Gaslamp Quarter, Sealamp Village, Old Town State Historic Park and the Aircraft Museum are some of the places one can visit here. The best time to visit San Diego is from March to May or from September to November. The weather is usually warm ranging from 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 21 degrees Celsius) all year round. Since the weather here is warm throughout the year San-Diego is an ideal place for a beach retreat. If you’re planning a trip, rent a house for a week in San Diego, by choosing one of the rentals on our list below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and week-long stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. A garden-view studio downtown (from USD 122)

The studio is just a few blocks away from Balboa Park; it is a cozy home situated on top of Cortez Hill, a residential cul-de-sac between downtown and Balboa Park. It’s a private space in a garden setting. It houses two guests having a glass-enclosed eat-in kitchen, a breakfast nook with a small table overlooking the garden and a king bed. Other amenities include WiFi, free parking, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and hot water.

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San Diego, California, United States
247 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was also very good
fans and in wall air conditioning unit keep the bedroom nice and cool
complimentary coffee was a great touch and the kitchen was fully equipped
comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen including a nespresso machjne
i loved the garden view from the kitchen and walkway
it was very clean and well maintained
the apartment was clean charming and bright
nice little apartment very clean and comfy
the place was very clean and really nice
great place to stay it’s very clean and has modern touches to it
gary and frank were amazing hosts
our hosts were very responsive and welcoming
gary and frank were great hosts
the hosts were quick to respond and all of the little touches were greatly appreciated
friendly staff and the hammock out back was the perfect touch to a relaxing weekend
gary’s place is located just a few minutes walk from the outstanding balboa park
i found the location to be good
we enjoyed the italian cafe sol luna a short walk away
this property is located on a nice street about 25 minutes walk from the convention centre
gary has a cute little space super close to all the main attractions in san diego
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2. Downtown birch log studio

This is a studio in a vintage building located on top of Cortez Hill, in downtown to the north of the city center between Balboa Park and Downtown. The location is great since it gives guests easy access to the activities in the area and is close to San Diego Zoo. The studio itself is very cozy and it has a decorative fireplace, a love seat, and a small kitchen. It accommodates two guests and has a king bed and a bath. In addition to all that, it has an indoor fireplace, free parking on the premises, a large bathroom with a shower, and the kitchen is entirely equipped for the guests to use.

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San Diego, California, United States
203 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the window air conditioner kept the unit at a perfect cool
overall good amenities and we had a comfortable stay
bed is very comfortable there is ac full kitchen to cook and tv with netflix
this cozy spot is perfect it feels at home and has all the amenities you could possibly need
the space is perfect for two very quaint and cozy
everything was very clean
clean roomy and comfortable
nice touches and very clean space
the place is clean and spacious
the area is clean upscale and just beautiful
gary was a wonderful host
gary and his manager frank were the best hosts one could have
gary was super responsive and helpful throughout our stay
he was a great host and quick to respond
the host is quick to respond and very very helpful
the location is fantastic
the location is amazing
the location is great
well located but a good walk to go downtown
the location is perfect
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3. Studio apartment in San Diego (from USD 60)

A studio located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood, it is big enough for two people and is quite spacious for a studio. The place itself is very homey and is in a comfortable location with respect to the city’s noisy and busy traffic. It is in a very central location, being very close to shops and bars. It is also only half a mile from Little Italy. Pretty close to the airport, and close to freeways which can help you reach other places like San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and so on.

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San Diego, California, United States
431 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you like the room colder or hotter there is an ac ceiling fan and heater
the air conditioner worked excellent i definitely took advantage bc i love it cold
ac and heater were nice to have as it does get a little warm inside during the day
the bed was comfortable the a/c worked very well and the bathroom was fully stocked
the king bed was very comfortable
clean comfortable and convenient
very nice and clean studio
bathroom is small but very clean
the bed was clean and comfy
her place was clean and spacious
belinda was an awesome host
belinda is a great host
belinda was very kind
belinda is an excellent host and communicator
belinda is a most delightful host she responded quickly to our questions and requests
location was excellent and close to everything
also a good location/centrally located with a few restaurants within walking distance
great location with easy access to downtown and coronado
convenient location for getting around town easy freeway access
very close to the airport and about a 10 minute drive from lots of great places
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4. Charming casita in South Park

This charming apartment is located in the heart of San Diego’s South Park, close to San Diego’s best neighborhood. It accommodates up to two people with one bed and one bathroom. It is within walking distance of some of San Diego’s best restaurants and bars, including Del Sur, Communal Coffee, Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro, Piacere Mio, The Station and Hamilton’s. It is a 10-minute drive from the airport and close to San Diego’s beaches and Balboa Park. Additionally, the space has free parking, Wi-Fi and a kitchen.

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San Diego, California, United States
363 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a beautiful apartment and courtyard with all the amenities you need
very comfortable home and all the amenities we needed
the kitchenette had the perfect amenities to make it a functional kitchen
perfect little one room cottage
wonderful place to stay there were a lot of extras including a/c that made the stay super comfortable
it was clean and well designed
the place was very clean and cozy
this little casita is beautiful sparkling clean and so comfortable
jason’s place was super clean and comfy
jason’s casita is beautifully decorated exceptionally clean and very welcoming
jason & riley were fantastic hosts
great hosts were super responsive thank you
jason and riley were great hosts
excellent neighborhood wonderful hosts you won't regret staying here
they are warm and welcoming hosts
location location location this beautifully equipped casita was close to most sites
located in a quiet and charming neighborhood walking distance to awesome restaurants
i loved the location
super cute place to stay
great place in a convenient location
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5. Private stay in San Diego

This room is located in a central location in San Diego, just a few minutes away from La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach, restaurants and bars. Less than a 20-minute drive from the airport, this place is also near other well-known areas like UCSD/Scripps, and the biotech mecca UTC/Sorrento Valley. The room also has a patio, a bed and a shared bath housing two guests. In addition to that, the guests are provided with Netflix streaming, fast WiFi, a work desk and chair, a large wardrobe and mirror, and a queen-sized bed.

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San Diego, California, United States
106 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the room was outstanding
queen sized bed is extremely comfortable
i loved the lighting in the room and the abundance of surge protectors
very clean and spacious
beautiful clean and spacious room
very clean and spacious place
the space was clean and comfortable
milos’ place was clean and comfortable
dee was a wonderful host
milos and dragana are wonderful hosts we felt simply at home
milos and his mom were amazing and friendly hosts
the hospitality was very kind and friendly
milos and dragana were absolutely wonderful hosts
great location and great experience
great place and awesome location
it's super close to everything and very comfortable
very nice folks close to many stores if you need anything
quiet and safe neighborhood
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6. Cozy penthouse with the best views

This penthouse is very conveniently located near Walmart, beaches, the convention center, Balboa Park, restaurants, the zoo and many more tourist attractions making it the place to rent. It is also a penthouse and so you have the entire place to yourself, having a living area, kitchen, and dining area, a balcony to enjoy the sunrise or sunset, and enjoy the view of the city from a height. It houses up to four guests and it has a queen bed, a sofa bed and an extra mattress.

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San Diego, California, United States
63 reviews  
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was clean and the view was amazing from the balcony
it's a very cool apartment with a nice view of the city
the view of the city from the apartment was great and the neighborhood was quiet
it is a nice one bed room apartment
cleanliness could have been better
beds were clean and comfortable
besides the cleanliness the apartment is great
place was clean and cozy would recommend others stay here
the place is nice and clean
the host was quick with replies kind and courteous
although i didn't need assistance the host was quick and communicative with his responses caring for my needs
overall the place and host were great
benjamin was very nice & helpful
benji was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed
the place is located in a great location
this is a great location very close to downtown
great cozy spot close to downtown
everything was great location was close to everything
great location for walking to gaslamp district
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7. Bright studio apartment

You can experience San Diego as a local! This stylish apartment is a walking distance to restaurants, bars and cafés. It is also just minutes from Balboa Park and the convention center. This place can house two guests and it has one bed and one bath. Other amenities include a kitchen with a microwave, an oven and a stove, WiFi, heating and more. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and requests that guests are quiet and understanding. The rental has a beautiful style, a tasteful design and all in a central location close to San Diego’s best attractions.

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San Diego, California, United States
255 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a window unit for ac that kept the room nice and cool
the apartment looks just like the pictures and is so worth choosing over a traditional hotel
a recommendation book is in the apartment which was fantastic
the bed was comfortable (a little on the softer side)
bedding and towels were clean and the space too
the kitchen was clean and had dishes and a refrigerator available
clean and ample space with kitchen
he’s place was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
clean and just perfect for my quick business trip
thank you jared for being a great host
very responsive host too cheers jarad
excellent host with many thoughtful touches in the home
jared is a great host we had a great time
jared was a great host he answered quickly all the time
location is the best
nice cute place close to everything
the location was perfect
this place is great close to everything and very cute
super close to everything which was a plus
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8. Gorgeous home away from home in La Mesa

This is a cozy and private bedroom in the owner’s condo, which is located conveniently near Lake Murray, restaurants, grocery stores, public transport, and also has access to a pool or a hot tub (whichever fits your liking) and of course, a gym as well! Ideally accommodating up to three guests, this place has one bedroom and a private bath. You also have full access to the kitchen, and the living room and other amenities, as long as you clean up after yourself.

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La Mesa, California, United States
13 reviews  
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Beautiful space in Little Italy

This place is close to tourist sites like Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, San Diego Air making it a really good location to stay at. You’re close to everything and get a cozy place to sleep after a long day in the city. This place accommodates two people, having a bedroom, one shared bath, and a single bed. In addition, you can enjoy amenities like WiFi, the kitchen, air conditioning, a laptop-friendly workspace, and so on. The entire space is accessible to guests, including the living room and kitchen.

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Little Italy, San Diego, California, United States
55 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Pacific beach pad

This is a split-level condo which is super comfortable and is only two blocks away from Mission Bay and a five-minute drive from Seaworld. It has a small seating area on the patio where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or just sit and watch the sunset and relax on the sofa and enjoy a barbecue. Guests can also use the owner’s bikes, surfboards on request, and the same goes for an umbrella, beach towels and chairs.

Stayed at this property?
San Diego, California, United States
38 reviews  
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Have a memorable trip to San Diego

Here are a few tips to make your stay in San Diego one that will be remembered. Instead of splurging on a luxury hotel, try out a vacation rental or an apartment. Since San Diego has a lot of Child-friendly theme parks to offer, choose a place to stay depending on the activities that you will choose while here. Take a tour of one of the city’s many sightseeing buses or boats to get a look at some of San Diego’s attractive neighborhoods. Try and sample the fresh and organic produce that the city has to offer, rather than opting for store-bought ones. In addition to visiting downtown San Diego, also make it a point to visit the East Village, which has a variety of restaurants.Relax and enjoy your vacation in the sparkling city of San Diego.

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