Top 10 Beach House Rentals In San Diego, California - Updated 2024

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The charming city of San Diego in California offers sunny Pacific beaches, a laid-back charm, and a variety of excellent food. It is the second-largest city in California that perfectly combines urban culture with a relaxing beach vibe. It used to be the home of the Kumeyaay people when Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo visited the West Coast of the United States for the first time. The city is also located close to the Mexican border, so be prepared to find lots of Mexican cultural influence. Coronado Beach, La Jolla Beach, and Ocean Beach are the best family-friendly beaches in this town. A walk through Embarcadero provides tourists with the best view of the harbor. Scroll down to find the best beach house rentals in San Diego, California, for a perfect beach holiday.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. High-end accommodation with a shared pool access (from USD 348)

Featuring a bayfront balcony with seating, this rental is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Its wonderful location in South Mission Beach provides you with easy access to Belmont Park, Dog Beach, and Mission Beach Boardwalk, not to mention the community pool.

The place is suitable for a total of 10 guests. With family-friendly amenities such as toys, games, a high chair, and a travel crib, it’s also a perfect place to stay with your loved ones. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen. This rental is one of the top high-end places in the area! Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, a covered parking spot, and elevator access. To ensure a fun day at the shores, beach chairs, and a cooler are also provided.

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138 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this property has an ideal location enjoyed waking up to the sunrise and having breakfast out on the balcony
very comfortable and had lots of room for our group of 6
beds were very comfortable too
the bed in the master bedroom was the most comfortable bed i’ve slept on
but generally the updates made for a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
very clean well-equipped unit with all the essentials
water leaks all over the kitchen floor so you constantly have to clean it up
Host:
host was great with communication and we really enjoyed our stay here
scott was responsive and helpful when called upon
Location:
place was comfortable and in a great location
the location was great the condo itself had a lot to be desired
that was what attracted me most to this location
it was great location the unit itself everything was terrific
overall it was a wonderful location and nice home
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2. Well-located retreat best for families (from USD 495)

Enjoy uninterrupted views of Sail Bay from the comfort of this waterfront rental. Better yet, grab the beach essentials provided and step out to the sandy shores! There are plenty of surf spots nearby that are worth checking out. It is a great place to retreat as it is also conveniently located near restaurants, shopping spots, and nightlife venues.

With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, it’s a great place to stay for a total of six guests. The place is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Family-friendly amenities such as toys, baby safety gates, and a high chair are provided as well.

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132 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rollout single bed was perfect for our 3-year-old granddaughter
there beds were comfortable
this place was super comfortable for our family of 4
our stay was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the condo was very clean and decorated beautifully
the property was clean and very nice
we will definitely stay here again everything was clean and well stocked
had a great stay very clean place amazing location
the property was very clean and in a great location
Host:
the property manager was great and very communicative
big thanks to our hosts
the rental agency was super responsive and helpful
communication with the property manager was a breeze and very friendly
Location:
great location for cost
location perfect for us
perfect location and would gladly stay again
location can’t be beat easy walking distance to several great restaurants and coffee shops etc
close to good coffee and some cute breakfast spots
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3. Cozy studio apartment with a private patio (from USD 157)

This studio apartment is located very close to the ocean, and you have to enter the house from its private patio. The cozy patio has seating arrangements with a gas fire pit. It also comes with a comfortable queen-sized bed for couples on romantic vacations. The fireplace and a kitchenette also have a fridge and ice maker. Bikes are provided if you want to take a ride along the beach. From this apartment, you can easily access the beautiful paved way in the city which is perfect for biking with friends. This property is just 50 steps away from the Pacific Ocean.

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San Diego, California, United States
799 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also we liked the kingsize bed & mattress
bikes great room for sleeping
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy little condo
super clean and just as advertised
super clean and cozy
it was very clean
the place is sparkling clean and beautifully designed
Host:
great hosts with great directions on everything
thank you to the hosts for your fantastic place
they were very accommodating and easy to get ahold of
jarrod & maria were super helpful in communicating throughout our stay
j & m were amazing hosts professional and personable
Location:
cute little place with a great location
great location easy to walk to beach
great place close to the beach
great location for a couple's getaway
great location mins walk to beach or bay
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4. Oceanfront condo for four guests

This beautiful condo at the beach comes with stunning views. Its grand living area opens on to a small patio, offering the best view of the ocean. The living area is bright and full of natural light, and it has a small dining area and a kitchen with a breakfast bar. Its comfortable bedroom has a queen-sized bed for a couple, while the sofa bed in the living room can accommodate two extra guests. The interior decor of this condo is minimal, and every here and there is decorated in coastal colors. The condo is located in the heart of Ocean Beach and close to restaurants, cafes, and other attractions.

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San Diego, California, United States
270 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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5. Chic studio apartment with a boardwalk patio (from USD 125)

This chic studio has a front patio attached to the beach boardwalk. You can sit on the patio and spend your entire day watching the activities on the beach. The comfortable beach studio has a queen-sized bed for two people. The bedroom also has a coffee table and chairs. Its small kitchen has a microwave, a coffee maker, and a toaster. The apartment is located on the second floor, so guests can enjoy complete privacy. Mission Beach is literally just a few steps from the property.

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

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is cozy but with ac for the hotter months or a cool sleep
the studio itself was very cute the bed was super-comfy and it had all the amenities we needed
the queen size bed super comfy
bed was comfortable hot water was warm at best
Cleanliness:
it was mostly clean upon arrival
we left and he texted again that the clean guy was waiting to clean over and hour
clean and cozy in the heart of everything
the place was clean and perfect for the 2 of us
by far the best place i’ve airbnbed at the place was super clean and well kept
Host:
he was easy to get ahold of for check-in questions and was helpful through the stay
brant's an excellent host and this place is great
brant is a super considerate and helpful host
brant is a great host we would stay there again
host was very thoughtful and responsive to any messages
Location:
plus friendly neighbors and great location
location couldn’t be more perfect
awesome location on the beach
awesome place location is incredible
great location super convenient place
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6. Lavish condo with great ocean views (from USD 343)

This luxurious condo offers panoramic views of the ocean from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The property is located right on the boardwalk with a huge sliding door opening right onto the beach. The best part of the house is its living area that offers a direct view of the sea. There are two bedrooms here, one with a queen-sized bed and the other one with two single beds. A hot tub is located outdoors with a glass enclosure and a view of the sea. There is a small outdoor space with deck chairs to relax. Enjoy frolicking in the sand as this condo is just near Mission Beach.

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89 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved our time at this home amazing ocean views comfortable bed and nice amenities
Host:
brett was super helpful when we had questions
brett was a very responsive and helpful host
Location:
location location location this property has a great location
great location for walking to and from bars and restaurants
this is the perfect place to get away to
great location can bike everywhere all expectations met by host
the location is wonderful walking distance to many restaurants coffee houses and shops
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7. One-bedroom condo with excellent ocean views (from USD 240)

1/1 Ocean Front w/King Bed, Sunsets, Surfers, and Amazing Memories.
Source: Vrbo

This beautiful condo offers excellent views of the surroundings from its living and dining room to the kitchen. The living area is quite spacious where you can relax on the couch with the view of the ocean. The bedroom has a huge king-sized bed, while the sleeper sofa and the couch can accommodate some extra guests. Lots of spaces are available to enjoy the fresh salty air like the upstairs deck or the patio area located downstairs. The condo is located right on North Mission Beach.

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San Diego, CA, US
4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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8. Luxurious condo with high-quality furniture (from USD 499)

This lavish condo is located in the best part of Mission Beach, just south of Belmont Park. It has all sorts of modern appliances and high-quality furniture. The living area provides sea views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. It opens its glass sliding doors onto a small deck with chairs. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a small private balcony, while the second bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed. Aside from the views of the West and North, you can sit on the deck and enjoy the amazing sunset.

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San Diego, CA, US
85 reviews  
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved sitting on the deck or at the breakfast bar for great people watching
Cleanliness:
there were plenty of towels and the condo was very clean
the condo was clean and well stocked except for condiments
Host:
the owners were very responsive to any and every inquiry
owner was very responsive to the couple of questions that came up during our stay
Location:
we will definitely look into booking this location again
we especially loved the location
great location and everything that we needed
best if two couples are family or very close friends
this apartment complex was very secure and located in an ideal location with a full ocean view
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9. Newly remodeled home for families (from USD 300)

Located at South Mission Beach, this newly remodeled home is a good option for a family on vacation. Inside, the single-family home features three bedrooms with king-sized, queen-sized, and twin beds that can accommodate a group of seven. There is a spacious living area with a dining area in one corner. A spacious indoor-outdoor open-air patio is available with views of the ocean.

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108 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well equipped to prepare great meals that we almost always enjoyed on the front patio
but the bathrooms do not have soap or shampoo
We had a great time in the cottage over Spring break
The house was absolutely gorgeous; beautifully rennovated and stocked with everything we could need and more
Everything is clean and well-maintained and having an off-street parking space in that area is a plus
Cleanliness:
The cottage is very well stocked and was very clean
The location was perfect and the owners were wonderful to work with
I can't say enough about this house
Host:
clean and well stocked Owner is accommodating and very helpful during check in process
there are plenty of linens provided as well as laundry soap dish soap and other cleaning needs (even ziploc bags
It was wonderful to see games toys bikes
guys hope to be back
We are driving a fairly new Ford Explorer and it was a tight fit
Location:
The location is amazing right on the beach and walking distance to many restaurants and bars
The location is good for families Less crowded beaches but close enough to shops and restaurants Highly recommend
There's also a pretty large grocery store about a mile away
This is a great house with a great location
Brother's Pat and Mike were such a pleasure to do business with
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10. Bright apartment at Ocean beach

This cute apartment is a few steps away from the beach. It is conveniently located a couple of blocks from the popular Newport Avenue. A 1930s cottage, the rental’s interior has a bohemian beach vibe combined perfectly with its hardwood floors. The spacious living area with dining is full of natural light, while the kitchen is tucked into the corner of the dining area. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and closet for your things. The Pacific Ocean is right outside your door.

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San Diego, California, United States
635 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
Cleanliness:
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:
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
Location:
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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A perfect blend of natural and urban life

The beach city has a perfect blend of nature and urban culture. If you want to see rare pine species, plan a visit to Torrey Pines State Reserve. You can even take lessons on surfing and kayaking at La Jolla Beach. Book one of the beach vacation rentals today to explore the charming city of San Diego.

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Saptami's primary life mission revolves around the exploration of the uncharted. Following the completion of her MBA, she steered clear of the conventional 9-to-5 career path, prioritizing the...Read more

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