Not to be outdone by Los Angeles, San Diego is another major must-visit city in California. Nature lovers will adore the sprawling golden beaches and gorgeous sunsets, while Balboa Park will satisfy the cultured with its museums and live music. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is also not to be missed! Any time of the year is a good time to visit this sunny city. Be in the middle of all the action with the best Airbnbs in San Diego, USA.
With Balboa Park, La Jolla and Pacific Beach just a short drive away, this modern studio is located in a great part of town. You’ll find that the host has paid lots of attention to detail here, from the fully stocked and equipped kitchen to the pastel hues of the bedroom. Your welcoming host is extremely responsive to questions, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
BEAUTIFUL Private StudioSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed was like sleeping on a cloud and the ceiling fan made things nice and coolbeautiful modern studio with modern kitchen bath and modern amenitiesthe laundry closet has good detergent and dryer sheetswe loved having a full kitchen and washer and dryer availablesuper plus plus big fan of these folks and it’s affordable; hard to beat thanks againvery clean and stylish studiosparkling clean and very privatethe place was very cleanamazing place super clean with all the right touchesit was very clean and a perfect size for us
Host:marilee is a wonderful hostwinston & stephanie thank you for being great hoststhe host is wonderful and very responsivenice hosts who are super responsivewinston and steph were amazing hostsRead more reviewsthe location was perfectvery cute studio space in north parklocation was pretty central to most of san diego’s major attractionsthe neighborhood is cute with plenty of options for restaurants and shopping within walking distancethe location is awesome because it’s a short drive to downtown balboa park etc
Have a cozy stay just several steps away from the sandy shores of Mission Beach in this lovely beach cottage located on a narrow strip along the Pacific Ocean. This Airbnb features one air-conditioned bedroom fitted with a queen bed. Add in the sofa bed in the living room, this place can comfortably sleep five guests in. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with basic cooking supplies. Out on the patio, guests can simply hang out or have a barbecue party. If you wish to explore the beach, your hosts will also provide you with beach gear.
Charming Beach Cottage Steps to Sand + Bikes & A/CSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe natural light in all the rooms was wonderfulthe cottage was very cozy and the heaters and bikes made our stay even more comfortable and enjoyablenice big bathroom and super comfortable beds were a plusthe bathroom was super clean and roomy with all the amenities we’d needand the bathroom has an amazing tubs for soakingclean and well appointedclean house with tons of beach cottage charmclean and bright and well appointedthe place was very clean and stylishit is adorable and very clean
Host:the owners are highly responsive to any questions or needsthe hosts were very friendly accommodating and attentiveextremely helpful during changing schedulei would stay again great hoststhey are great hosts as wellRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgood central location with so much within walking distancegreat location with an easy walk to a handful of restaurantsperfect size and locationfirst off the location is amazing
If you are planning to stay in San Diego for at least 30 days, this all-inclusive condo is for you. Located just a walking distance from the Convention Center and Petco Park, this condo features stellar windows, lovely 180-degree views from the quaint patio, and a terrace that only you can use during your stay. Excellent for a couple or a pair of friends, this condo also provides free parking space, access to the pool and gym, as well as permit to access the community room. Some of the in-house amenities provided here are washer and dryer, microwave, kitchenware, coffee maker, TV, dishwasher, walk-in closet, sofa and dining area.
Modern Gaslamp Condo - w/parking and amenitiesSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviews
Host:also the host jennifer is the best i really recommend it to anyonejennifer is a wonderful host very reactif and helpful if necessaryRead more reviewsa fabulous location with easy access to the downtown areagreat location within walking distance of most of the gaslamp districtawesome place in a great location in the heart of the gaslampwe walked to the baseball game all the tourist sites and attractions
Say yes to a memorable stay at this fresh condo with your loved ones. It is situated just a few minutes away from Mission Valley and San Diego State University, among other local attractions. The condo is equipped with one queen-sized bed and one sofa bed to accommodate four people. During the day when you are too lazy to go outside, stretch out on the couch and turn on the television to keep you company. Guests also have access to the kitchen, refrigerator, and Blu-ray DVD player.
Mid-city SolaceSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat apartment it looks even better in person than it does in the picturesit was sparkling clean the pictures is exactly what it looks likethe place was very clean and had all of the necessities for a few night stayvery clean and great location ro anything in san diego
Host:she is also flexible with check-in which was extremely helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location in the middle of everythinggreat place to stay if your looking for a nice san diego get away everything is literally 8-15mins awayi loved my stay at jasmines place
With absolute privacy and a personal spa, this Airbnb accommodation in San Diego is a traveler’s dream. Not only that, but this luxury vacation rental also has a stellar heated pool to swim and play in. The interiors are to die for, with a TV, firepit, sound system, washer and dryer, excellent furniture, and a fully equipped kitchen. Two guests can live in the lap of luxury while enjoying their holiday in San Diego.
The Most Amazing Completely Private Pool House!San Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsnice big screen tv in the bedroomreally fabulous little pool house with outdoor amenities and large bedroom that opens to the outsideheater was not working due to previous rainfall knocking power out came to rescue to fix itthe heated wading pool was a perfect way to relax after exploring the areabedroom is spacious with great lighting enough closet space large bed with great beddingit was very clean and tidyit was very clean and well laid outmost importantly it was spotless and well maintainedvery clean accommodation imaginative use of spacevery nice and super clean
Host:host was super responsivehost was very responsive to any questions we hadhost is very helpful and informativehost was really responsive when it came to needing helpgreat spot easy and convenient host were very goodRead more reviewsaway; which makes this location very beneficialgreat location with a short driving distance to anywhere in san diegogreat location with the best poolgreat location in sd close to old town little italy downtown & hillcrestit was the perfect location
Just a stone’s throw away from the sunny beach, this 1930s style cottage is an ideal space for beach lovers. The bright, airy, and quiet San Diego beach house Airbnb is located in Ocean Beach, featuring several independent shops and restaurants with a view. Moreover, your hospitable host pays close attention to detail and is available to help you with anything.
Amazing Cottage at the Beach!San Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsdarling beach cottage that is very comfortable and convenientthe bed is incredibly comfortablefull kitchen with complimentary snacks is also a nice touchvery clean and comfythe beaches were very cleanit was clean and well appointedthe inside of the house is clean and cozythe bungalow was very clean and we had everything we needed
Host:host was easy to communicate with and fast responseshost was responsive to inquiriesjoanie is definitely a great hostjoanie is a friendly and thoughtful host who responds swiftly to your questionsjoanie is an excellent hostRead more reviewsthe location is amazinggreat location close to the beachgreat place in an amazing locationwe enjoyed the locationjoanie’s place is cute and is a great location
Resembling a tropical resort, Mike’s Place is a charming retreat in Hillcrest situated among coffee shops, restaurants, theaters and gyms. With its wooden furnishings and artistic décor, the home gives off a very warm and inviting vibe. You’ll love the small kitchenette and Japanese garden. Moreover, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park can be reached on foot. Your thoughtful and responsive host will make this an experience to remember.
MIKE'S PLACE - A PRIVATE COTTAGESan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe amenities were perfect lush towels in the gorgeous bathroom with incredible touches everywhereit’s the one the most comfortable house we lived inthe cottage is super cozy and cleancomfortable bed beautiful bathroom and lovely gardensthe place was kept sparkling clean and had all the amenities of a hotel roomeverything looks so clean and so modernclean as a whistle toobeautiful space clean and comfortable and quietspotless clean great neighbourhood cozy cottage lovely hostanother perfect stay at mike's exceptionally beautiful clean quiet and comfortable once again
Host:mike is a jolly and attentive hostmike was a gracious host and we enjoyed his little cottagemike welcomed us and gave helpful advicelarry is a responsible hostyour a great host greeting us at the back doorRead more reviewsthe location was greatthe location is truly idealgreat location and beautiful placelocation is good for north park areagreat location walking distance from hillcrest with shops and restaurants
With the glorious Lake Hodges flowing across the surrounding mountains, the view from this rustic hilltop cabin is something to behold. This cabin comes with a stunning pool, a bowl to create fire, shaded arbour, inside cabin, loft, a front and side deck, and a cosy queen bed. From here, you have direct access to various hiking and bike trails. The safari park, various small breweries and beaches are all within a small distance from this cabin.
Hilltop cabin retreat with lake & mountain viewsEscondido, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe views were breathtaking and the place was very comfortablewifi is great when you need to connectloved the outdoor shower with the spectacular views as you lather upspectacular view and cozy space 100% recommendwe absolutely loved staying at nicholas and mara’s cabin the views are stunning and the cabin is cozy) tons of greenery - my fav the pool is super clean and comfortable as welleverything else was clean and cozy and the value and location are unbeatable
Host:host were very easy going and responded quicknicholas was a great hostmara and nicholas are very friendly and helpful they answer all our questions and help with our needsnicholas and mara have created such a gorgeous spot and are wonderful hoststhis couple is so responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location right next to lakeand there are also some great trails walking distance from the housewonderful location and super hostsdefinitely a place to get a away definitely an escondido gemnice getaway with wonderful hiking trails within walking distance
With views to cherish and glorious amenities, this wonderful San Diego treehouse Airbnb is a place most people would love to stay at. Featuring an outdoor living room with a barbecue grill, a scenic upper deck with a fireplace, and a well-equipped kitchen for all the masterful cooking techniques. This treehouse is just five blocks away from the bay, two blocks away from Little Italy, eight from Downtown Gaslamp district, and six from Balboa Park. So whether it is shopping, sightseeing or an overall wonderful stay, this treehouse has you covered.
MOST POPULAR LISTING WALK TO BAY DOWNTOWN PARK/ZOOSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe fan didn’t workthe views from the patio and outdoor shower are amazingit was great to have kitchen access and make coffee in the morningsnice to relax on the small balcony in the garden area before bed toothe shower is the best feature and the only thing "tree house" about itvery clean fast communication good and walkable locationthe place was great and very cleanthe space was simple and cleanthe unique space was clean comfortable and relaxingbed and pillows were clean and comfortable
Host:everyone was super friendlythe host was very responsive and the young lady who was there to help was kind and helpfuleasy to check in and staff ashley were very friendly and helpfulwonderful place hosts are extremely kind and quick to respondwhat a cool place and great host loved itRead more reviewsthe location was ideal-- walking distance to little italy and central for driving to nearby points of interestcool treehouse and great locationit’s located in a safe neighborhood and only a short walk from little italysuper close to gaslamp districtfun experience really cute and a great location
10. Zen House
60 USD/night, 15 USD/night per person after one guest
Perched at the edge of a canyon, the tastefully furnished Zen House comprises of a kitchen, living room, patio, decks and bedroom. This home serves as a great base for exploring San Diego with its central location and close proximity to bars, restaurants and coffee shops. You’ll love waking up to the breathtaking view of the canyon and the sound of chirpy birds.
As the title suggests, your Airbnb experience will feel like you’re home for the holidays. This Airbnb in San Diego, California, is a quiet, detached room includes a queen-sized bed, private bathroom and access to the backyard garden. Your friendly host is always up for a chat and will show you around the city. Moreover, this safe quintessential Californian neighbourhood has a host of shops and restaurants within walking distance from your room.
Aunt Chris' San Diego Getaway New and ImprovedSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was small but comfortabletoiletries provided was a thoughtful touch and the bed was suuuper comfortablevery clean we had our breakfast and coffee there every morninggreat place no heater but they have an amazing bed and a super clean spacethe bed was super comfortablevery clean and thoughtful touchessuper clean w great personal touchesthe room had was clean quitevery nice and clean placethe place was clean and quiet
Host:hosts make everything very easyabsolutely lovely place with wonderful hostsian was a great host and communicatorthe host was incredible and was very responsivethe host was responsive and checked in to ensure needs were metRead more reviewssafe neighbourhood close to everythingthe location is perfect and close to everythingloved the location very close to everythingawesome location and rentalgreat location and quiet neighborhood
For a fully furnished studio in a great location, book this vacation rental at College Area, San Diego. Just a small drive from various beaches and downtown, this studio comprises Wi-Fi, a queen bed, dinner table, refrigerator, closet, a quaint kitchen and a bathroom. Guests can also head to the courtyard for a relaxing ambience featuring a cup of tea or coffee. The same courtyard is the private entryway used to get to your accommodation.
Beautiful Studio in the Heart of San Diego!San Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewswe felt comfortable immediately with the thoughtful touches like water in the fridge and coffee and teawe had an issue with our tv but they were super nice and quick and fixed itthe space was so wonderful comfortable and thoughtfulwe had a very comfortable stay herevery clean awesome spotplace was sparkling clean and smelled amazingthe place was clean and comfybeautiful studio clean & quietgreat place very clean and cozy
Host:amazing and cozy little spot with a great host 10/10they were friendly and let us know to contact them for any concerns or questionsalejandro is a great host very communicative and always availablewe were so happy with this cozy place alejandro was so accommodating and kindit was a beautiful place with outstanding hostsRead more reviewseasy location to findgreat location and very cute spacegreat location very close to many stores and about 7 miles to the airportreally great place close to the airportthis place was so cute
13. Lively vintage rental in a central location
55 USD/night for 2 guests (excludes 10 USD cleaning fee)
Situated in a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, this Old Spanish Style house offers travellers a vintage room complete with a private entrance. With a plethora of bars, restaurants and bistros to choose from, you’ll love the strategic location of this central apartment. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll be happy to know that two canines will also be living in the home.
14. Detached studio
69 USD/night for 2 guests
Beach junkies and passionate surfers listen up! This detached cosy studio three minutes away from the beach is the place to be. This Airbnb in San Diego at Pacific Beach has all the basic amenities you need and it is located in a quiet area. You’ll be far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of Pacific Beach’s nightlife, but close enough to walk to all the festivities. If you love meeting new people, your host will love to swap stories and point you to the best locations in town.
15. Cozy homestay in South Park
44 USD/night for one guest
This 1913 South Park room is a nifty homestay experience for solo travellers who want to see the best of San Diego. Just two blocks away from the nearest bus stop, the home is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park museums. Your gracious host has been hosting international students for a decade, so she definitely knows how to give a warm welcome. Moreover, there are many international students who are happy to chat with you. Come as a stranger, but leave as a friend.
Beat the Californian summer heat by going for a swim in your very own pool, lazing around in a shady hammock or taking a dip in the hot tub. Either way, you’ll love this clean and beautiful pool house. The interior, comprising of a bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, is tastefully furnished to give a vintage feel. Additionally, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are all a short drive away.
Poolhouse Oasis - Walkable, Quaint & RelaxingSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and furnitureawesome place with nice heated pool and jacuzzithe pool house was in great condition and had all the amenities we neededvirginia’s place was great we absolutely loved the hot tub and heated poolwe enjoy cooling off in the pool after a daynof visiting the zooeverything was clean and comfortablethe space was clean and nicely decoratedthe place was so nice and clean and its privatevery clean pleasant neighborhood house was as advertisedamazing place pool house amazing clean house
Host:lovely home and wonderful hostthe host were super responsive and they were very thorough instructionsgreat area and outstanding hoststhe host was quick and proactive about communicating and check-in/out was a breezevirginia is an excellent host very good communication instant responsesRead more reviewsgood location close to everything we wanted to doplace is in a great locationlocated in a nice quiet neighbourhood close to amenitieswe really enjoyed the neighbourhood and chose restaurants close by each nightgreat location and very comfortable stay
Ever heard of “glamping”? Glamping is an amalgamation of “ glam camping”, and this Art Studio Retreat offers a great glamping experience. The rustic cabin, comprising of a bedroom, outdoor shower, kitchen, pool, yard and heating system, offers you a truly unique outdoor experience yet providing you with the modern comforts of home. Your wonderful neighbourhood is full of canyons and wildlife for you to explore.
Art Studio Retreat/Rustic CabinSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsit did get a little chilly at night but the space heater was an excellent toucha warm inviting oasis in a beautiful established garden with a poolthe bed was extremely comfortablethe studio was comfortable and had everything we neededtoo comfortable in factthe pool was sparkling clean and perfectvery clean and quiet neighborhood is quiet and safethe room was clean and we had all we neededthe place is a good size for 1 or 2 people clean and had nice amenities
Host:they were very responsive and helpful with any questions we hadthey were welcoming and friendlythe hosts are very warm and welcomingthe art studio is great and the hosts are warm and welcomingit’s the little touches that make it perfect and the hosts are outstandingRead more reviewsperfect location and great neighborhoodsuch a peaceful location close to everythingthe location was excellent - just minutes to many different sd locationswhat a wonderful retreat tucked away in a great locationfabulous location within walking distance to great restaurants and a quick uber ride to balboa park
Let's go to San Diego!
With such a wide range of Airbnb accommodations to choose from, you can select the Airbnb that is best suited to you! Do keep in mind that during peak seasons (eg. during the San Diego Comic Con) it can get rather packed, so book early to avoid disappointment. Put the GO in San Diego and get ready to have the time of your life.
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