Avila Beach, California is full of history, having been named after Miguel Ávila, the town was established in the late half of the 19th century. Avila served as the main shipping port for San Luis Obispo, and still functions as a working commercial fishing pier. Tourism is, however, the main attraction in this paradise. The beach is less than 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long and is sheltered in San Luis Bay. While on vacation in Avila Beach, you may want to stay in some of the best Airbnb vacation homes or an Avila Beach house rental to experience the bay area or have a taste of various tourist sites offered. Take a look at the following best vacation rentals in Avila Beach, CA, USA.
Don’t miss this charming oceanfront downtown condo. Located at the center of Avila’s latest mixed-use project, enjoy the spacious rooms provided by the two-story home a few steps from the beach. Highlights include tiled floors, well-furnished living room with fireplace for relaxation, and sun-filled deck to enjoy the thrilling ocean view and the climate of the Avila Beach town. The fully stocked kitchen is spacious. The living room has a TV as well as high-speed wireless internet provision. Just a three-minute drive to the retail centers, as well as other facilities around such as the Ocean Grill, art gallery and much more, this vacation rental is conveniently located for you.
Beautiful Condo in Downtown Avila Beach!
Top guest reviewsThe bed was super comfortablethe living room cozy but spaciousa great kitchen and the bathroom was perfect and the onsite laundry was great tooThe kitchen is perfect and has everything you need - andif you need absolute silence to sleep - that can be tricky with the windows open for air flowIt was nicely decorated with beach theme a cleanIt was very clean and organized
Host:Well positioned in the heart of Avila with a short walk to beach shops and foodpromptly and politely I know some prior travelers complained about being right in the middle of everythingWe were visiting for Cal Poly graduationI appreciated the prompt response by David when I did actually text himThe dining area had a small view of the ocean and we loved being so close to the sand and able to walk to coffee mealsRead more reviewsjust steps away from restaurants shops and the beachThis is a lovely condo across from Avila Beach and adjacent to shops cafes wine tasting rooms and fantastic viewsThis was a wonderful place to stay just out of the way but easy to get back and forth to townA very clean and well equipped little condo just a few yards away from the beach and restaurantsThis unit is spacious and very close to shops/restaurants and just steps away from the beach
This immaculate, professionally-designed two-story condo with a private deck and patio invites comfort and exudes modern elegance. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and enormous living space with stylish decor, you’ll enjoy a perfect accommodation during your vacation. This luxurious beach palace is the perfect home-away-from-home. Comfortable, clean, and spacious. The kitchen is well stocked with stainless steel appliances, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, and refrigerator, all set to inspire your inner chef. The condo features elegant dark hardwood floors throughout. The three balconies provide a breathtaking waterfront view and offer sitting areas to relax while soaking in the spectacular scenery. A barbecue is provided too. The perfect location of this modern condo makes it convenient to access the restaurants, art galleries, retail store and much more.
Luxury Ocean View Home ~ 500 Feet from the Sand!
Top guest reviewsKitchen is modern and fully stocked Comfortable and tasteful furnishingsThe home had everything we needed and was big enough for 4 adult bodies to have space to relaxAs good or better than the pictures The beach is right thereliterally steps to the ocean Only two suggestions for the owners/property managers: wipe down the outside furniture and railings and provide caffeinated coffee for that nice Kerrug coffee makerBeautiful modern open and well-appointed townhome --Very clean and neat Comfortable bedsWe loved our stay and it was very clean which is important to us
Host:The property was awesome and Stephanie was quick to respond to any questionsand Stephanie was always available if we had questionsWe would love to return againThe property met all our needs and was in excellent conditionNo kids Allowed us all the relaxation we neededRead more reviewsWhat a lovely condo in a convenient setting to AvilaThe location is a short drive to Cal Poly and we enjoyed being close to the beach and great restaurantsWe loved the condo and the location is topsWe enjoyed the access to the beach hiking running and city of San Luis Obispothe proximity to the playground and aquarium (also 1 block away) and the in-house washer and dryer
You can hear the waves rolling along the pristine sandy beaches from any room in this dazzling Avila Beach house. Accommodating up to three guests with a provision of one bedroom and a bathroom, this stellar apartment provides the perfect view of the Avila Beach. The bedroom is spacious and clean. The living room is well furnished with a TV set and internet. The kitchen is well stocked and clean, and the bathroom spotless with towels provided. Located just a walking distance to nearby restaurants and bars, wine tasting, the Avila Beach Pier, and shops, you will definitely fall in love with this apartment.
Ocean Front, Deck, Open, Comfy bed Walk everywhere in a few min.Concerts, Golf
Top guest reviewsMy only complaint is that the bed was not comfortableNot a big deal Very nice to have a big kitchen to cook breakfast each morningThe apartment was cute and cleanA few minor things like a bunch of burnt out lights and not being hotel clean (hair in the shower)
Host:I could not find street parking nearby and the owner was very helpful in offering her spotThe parking was tricky wasn't advertised as a steep hill between the street gate and the spotNeither my husband nor I slept well either nightso we had to totally remove our bike rack to make it in and around a turnRead more reviewsThe bar across the street is a little noisybut otherwise a great place to visitWe didn't get to spend a lot of time in the apartment because we were so busy doing things along the Central CoastIt's got a sideways view of the ocean
This unique modern condo is located a few minutes walk to the sandy beach, restaurants, and cafes. The relatively large-sized windows fill the apartment with plenty of light. Highlights of the condo include tiled floors and vaulted ceiling throughout, an exquisite view of the ocean from the balcony, and the well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances as well as plenty of counter space. The living room is well furnished with a couch and a chair, and cable TV is provided to keep guests entertained while relaxing. There is also a dining area in the apartment. A barbecue is provided outside for the guests to enjoy outdoors.
1 Bedroom Condo W/outdoor Ocean View Bbq Kitchen - Steps To Beach & Town
Top guest reviewsI only wish the master bedroom had a king bed instead of queenThe kitchen was perfectly equipped with great pots and pans plenty of coffee (critical for me ) and every cooking tool we neededThe condo itself is clean with great amenitiesThe living room was just rightThe beach is beautiful and a partial view can be seen from the balcony and living roomA small view of the ocean and the sound waves are hard to beat
Host:Leslie was great to work with and addressed any issues immediately Great for a couple or small familyGreat communication with the owner Very much enjoyed our stay and accomodations and will definitely be backWe loved our stay and she was so accommodating as well Thanks again and look forward to returningThere was a farmers market with tons of delicious foodWe are ourselves VRBO owners and learned a few great tricks about how to make our guests more comfortableRead more reviewsA great place within steps of the beachThe location and condition of Leslie's place is perfectLooking for a great place to stay?We were there Monday through Friday and never left Great restaurants shops and wine tasting all within walking distanceright in the middle of the town and few steps away from Front St and the beach Pismo Beach
A glass sliding door welcomes you to this artistic tree house apartment. The two bedrooms provide accommodation for three guests. Located in an oak forest, a close distance to the beach, this ornate home is a perfect hideaway for memorable vacation moments in Avila Beach. Elegant hardwood floors and plenty of natural light flow throughout the home’s open, airy layout. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, kitchenette, and a bathroom. The entrance room has a single bed, as well as cable TV to keep the guests entertained. A privacy blind separates the two rooms with sliding glass doors. The house is perfectly located, with superb restaurants offering delicious cuisines and other scenic hiking/walking trails at all levels of difficulty nearby.
"The Treehouse"/studio in oaks. Ocean 5+min. walkAvila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewsvery comfy bed in the tree house w a sweet little view of gorgeous flowers out the windowthe bed was incredibly comfortable and love the air purifierquirky comfortable tree house not as layed back as we expected with the busy street belowthe tree house itself is cozy & delightful & the tree house experience is wonderfulvery comfortable bed and blanketsthe bed is comfortable and the place is clean and well-organizedcute clean and a peaceful place to stayeverything is clean and close to the town
Host:great host with great suggestions and hospitalityjohn was a great hostjohn was a very kind hostjohn was a great hostjohn is a great hostRead more reviewslocation is excellentgreat location just a quick walk to the beachadorable place within walking distance of a cute beach townperfect spot close to the beachbeautiful treehouse with good location
This is a perfect getaway for anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing time by the beach! Providing accommodation for up to three guests, this exquisite apartment offers you the comfort and fun you need will in Avila Beach. The spacious bedroom offers one queen bed, a couch, and one air mattress. Other highlights include a spotless, well-equipped kitchen. The location is fantastic, just a five-minute walk and you will be feeling the ocean’s waves inviting you into the water. Best spots are close by, including restaurants. You can also experience marine life like whale watching, hiking, fishing and many more. You can relax in the balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Avila Beach, Beach Front Bungalow. Safe haven.Avila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is very goodvery comfortable and amazing view from the balconyprovided with extra bedding beach supplies movies and good internet connectionvery comfortable great view really well stockedthe apartment has many skylights which bring in the natural lightvery clean and comfortableapartment was super clean and biga beautiful comfortable immaculately clean apartmentthe apartment was spotlessly clean and easy to accessnice place and very clean we had a great stay
Host:the host was fabulous made us feel very welcome in his homemac certainly was a wonderful host he replied to our text immediatelythe host was easy to communicate with and friendlywe had a lovely time staying there and the host made us feel very welcome and at homemac was an amazing host he was easy to reach and his place was exactly as describedRead more reviewsgreat condo in a great locationthe location was perfectthe location is wonderful within walking distance to everything in avilam’s place is in a great location walking distance of everythingvery comfortable and perfect location
This property is located within a 15-minute drive to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Avila Beach Community Center. This ornate vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Central Coast Aquarium and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Avila Beach Golf Resort. Offering accommodation for four guests, this spacious apartment will comfortably cater to your needs while vacationing. It is air-conditioned featuring a spotless kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, stainless appliances, and clean living room space. A plasma television, DVD player are also provided for entertainment. WiFi connection is available in case you need to stay connected.
Avila Beach House - Near Avila Beach Community CenterAvila Beach, CA, US
This spacious beachfront condo is magical and invites comfort. Located just a few minutes from the beach. This one-bedroom apartment is incredibly well furnished and sits just across the San Miguel streets that leads to the beach. The master bedroom has a king-size bed. The living room has a queen sofa sleeper and offers large paid for cable TV. Free high-speed WiFi is also provided. Enjoy the warmth offered at the fireplace, during the chilly nights. With a well-stocked kitchen, stainless appliances, and granitic counters, the balcony with chairs and a table offers an impeccable ocean view. The compound is secure and provides parking space.
Luxe Apt on Corner of Front and San Miguel Across Street from Beach w/ Free WiFi
Top guest reviewsI sleep with the window openPack using small luggage so you can use the dumbwaiter-We found a dumb waiter after we carried all our belongings up the 3 flight of stairsThe bed is comfortable and the unit feels spaciousThe unit was stocked with everything we neededThe accommodations were clean and spaciousbut the unit does provide fansand it was very quiet except for one early morning
Host:They are extremely nice and responsive to any questions or concernsThank you for the wonderful experience with our first rentalYou do hear some noise of people and cars at nightWe had absolutely everything we needed and the location was fantasticBut on the positive the home is a perfect location and very comfortableRead more reviewsBeautiful apartment located in Avila Beach Premier location to the shops and beachand of course being just across the street from beautiful Avila Beachthere are several stairs to get to property from the garageThe property mgmt staff is top notcha lot of natural light
This modern house accommodates a total of four guests. It combines simple and elegant decor which is generously sized. The one-bedroom house is spotless. The bedroom contains a queen sized bed, with a glass sliding door to separate the other living room cum bedroom. The latter has a queen-size airbed. The living room includes cable TV and WiFi access during the stay. The spotless bathroom provides clean towels. A modern kitchen is also available, well stocked with the appliances for modern-day cooking. The home is in a perfect location, with the beach at a walking distance from the premises. The unique location also allows the guests to explore the exciting local attractions and dining options.
Stylish Condo Less Than a Block from the Beach w/ Off Street Parking & Free WiFi
Top guest reviewsThe condo is very comfortable except for the beds There is a full sized bed and a air mattress which is very uncomfortableAgain everything about the place was awesome except not a single one of us could use the wifi to watch a single youtube video
Host:So the wifi should have been goodgreat amenities were greatWe were one of only two groups in the apartment complex with about 6 apartments totalThe wifi worked with some laptops and not othersRead more reviewsThe location is fantastic 1 block to the beachIt would be PERFECT if it had a queen bed and a pull out couch
Well-lit, elegant, and cozy this condo near the beach is perfect for groups of friends and families with children. Spacious enough to accommodate up to eight guests, this beautiful vacation home in Avila Beach has modern furnishings and appliances. With two bedrooms and bathrooms, guests can comfortably enjoy their day after having fun on the beach. The property has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a hot tub, free parking on premises and WiFi for guests. With the bay and beach area just a few steps away, this vacation home is a great choice in Avila Beach.
Blue Wave of AvilaAvila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewswe loved the deck on the roof with the hot tub comfortable seating tables adjustable large umbrellaa beautiful full kitchen for making mealsbeautiful house with plenty of room private rooftop was a huge perkthe kitchen is well equipped for cooking which is a great alternative to eating every meal outeverything was clean & fresh smellingbeautiful clean spacious and relaxingthe house was really clean and well keptvery modern and cleanthe condo is super clean
Host:thank you debbie and a jeffrey you guys were awesome hostdebbie & jeffrey are amazing hoststhis place has it all and the hosts are the best don’t miss out folksbeautiful comfortable relaxing user friendly family friendly and stylish all in one can’t-beat locationthe hosts keep everything immaculate provide everything might want and have thoughtful touches in every roomRead more reviewshouse is beautiful so close to the beach walking distancegreat location easy walk to the beachwonderful location everything you need and morea beautiful condo with a very short walk to the beacheverything was wonderfully organized and it was the perfect location for a slo wine trip or beach day
Simple yet tasteful, this villa is a modern and well-appointed home, suitable for eight guests. With a cozy ambiance and just a few steps to the beach and water, guests are sure to have a relaxing and fun retreat. This Spanish-style property also has great amenities like a well-equipped kitchen, a washer and a dryer, a private hot tub, free WiFi, and parking. There is a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and sleeper sofas in the villa. Its ideal location makes nearby establishments like restaurants, a park as well as biking paths and walking trails easily accessible.
Villa Risa Central Coast New Modern Spanish HomeAvila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen was really well stocked including some spices and coffee to get startedthe beds are super comfortable and the bathrooms fully stocked with toiletriesthe kitchen and living room were perfectthis house is so gorgeous well decorated beautiful views 2 great outside sitting areas and gorgeous well appointed kitchenbeds are super comfy and there is an abundance of utensilsthe house is all over very cleanbeautiful place to stay very clean and close to the oceanit is super clean modern and stylishly decoratedwe had a great stay here the house was very clean and had great amenitiesthe home was exactly like the pictures - spotlessly clean and beautiful
Host:steven is such a thoughtful hostwonderful hospitality from the owners who quickly answer any questionsthe hosts were very responsive and communicativethanks for being a great host stevensteven was so very kind thoughtful and responsiveRead more reviewsthe location couldn’t be more idealit’s perfectly situated in avila close to everythingthe location was also amazinggreat location within walking distance to the beach and shopswonderful property superbly located in charming avila beach and close to so much more
In the picturesque area of Avila Beach, California, this incredible beach house has everything a group of beach-going travelers could ever need. Recently renovated, the entire home is open and spacious, with two private bedrooms and bathrooms, and a pull-out couch – capable of fitting six guests altogether. Free WiFi, a TV, and a full kitchen with new appliances, a washer and a dryer, truly make this accommodation as your home away from home. A charming courtyard and a large balcony provide amazing views of the beach and sunset while the beach itself is only a few minutes away on foot. With all of the commercial attractions of Avila Beach also nearby, including several eateries, cafés, and bars, this beach house abode is a phenomenal lodging option.
Enjoy the big ocean views, hear the waves crashing, enjoy the coastal vibe.
Top guest reviewsthe open kitchen balcony and view really were greatwonderful home - comfortable - views - close to everything highly recommendvery clean & updatedthe house was clean and comfortableit's clean and new and decorated beautifullykitchen was well stocked and the house was very clean upon arrivalthis home is clean cozy and comfortable
Host:host was great to deal withRead more reviewsi wish we had found this place sooner looking forward to staying here againjust a short walk up the hill from the beach with fantastic viewswe enjoyed the quick walk to charming avila beach and the many restaurants and shopsbeautiful view and perfect location for those who love the beach
A fully renovated space just a stone’s throw away from the beaches of Avila Beach, La Casita has two bedrooms, and one and a half bath. With access to a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and cozy rooms with fresh and luxe beddings and linens, guests will truly feel at home. Ideal for seven guests, the property also has WiFi, a dryer and washer as well as parking on-premises, all free of charge. It also boasts a gorgeous deck, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast or coffee along with the picturesque views of the neighborhood.
Amazing Avila House only 150 yards from the beachAvila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewsit has a very usable living area and comfortable beds even the pull out couchlaundry onsite was an added bonus keurig coffee and smart tv were wonderfulgreat location wonderful deck for people watching comfortable bed fully equipped kitchenit has lots of cabinets and storage for a longer stay and very comfortable bedsvery clean and super cozyextremely clean and well maintainedthe house is clean and well maintainedit was super cleansuper clean and very comfy home
Host:perfect coastal vacation rental with an awesome ownerthe caretaker sarah checked in on us and extremely kindvery thoughtful hosts and not to mention the home is in the perfect locationamazing location the hosts were so friendly and hospitablemichael is very responsive to questions and answered quicklyRead more reviewsgreat location and very convenientexcellent location literally five minute walk to the beachgreat place with an amazing locationlocation truly cannot be beatbig house with a great location
Located in Avila Beach’s heart, this fabulous accommodation is ideal for three guests. Situated just a few paces from the beach as well as cafes, restaurants, and shops, guests will truly feel the vibrant energy of Avila Beach. With amenities like a fully stocked kitchen, comfy living areas, a deck with a grill, as well as a parking space, the is truly a great home to rent. Despite its location, the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful so guests can still relax after an enjoyable day out in the area.
Otter Lofts I: 1 Bedroom Beach Condo End UnitAvila Beach, California, United States
Top guest reviewsour young family of 4 fit comfortably with the kids on the couch bedperfect size for a couple or a family of 3 with the living room sofa bedamazingly comfortable bed and a great kitchentwo tvs (one in the living space and one in the bedroom) was a bonusoverall it was a good place for the price and the condo itself was clean and well keptvery clean comfortable with attentive hosts if you need anythingit's clean modern cozy and around the corner from everything avila beach has to offerthe loft was clean and so close to so many great shops and the beachit is clean and has great ammenities (garage parking washer/dryer bbq and fireplace)
Host:everything was lovely the area apartment hostthe host was very easy to get a hold of when needed response time was fantasticamazingly responsive and friendly hostseverything we needed along with responsive hostsvince & emily were super responsive and made it so simple to check in/outRead more reviewsthe best location for having kidsincredible location in a wonderful sea townlocation location location we couldn’t have asked for a more ideal locationthere are many good dining options very close to the condovery nice apartment with everything you need in a awesome location
This upscale, two-story, contemporary home for rent in Avila Beach, CA, accommodates up to four guests. It consists of one bedroom and a bathroom. Located in the downtown area of Avila Beach, this splendid home is conveniently located. It is a five-minute walk from the Avila Beach Pier and the beach and is also near local retail shops, parks, and restaurants. The kitchen is a delight in its own, well stocked, and has plenty of counter space. Enjoy the comfort, peace, and tranquility offered by this contemporary bungalow. It features beautifully tiled bathrooms and spotless bedrooms. The living room is extremely spacious and well furnished. It also provides small office space. Cable TV and internet access are also provided.
Relaxing Beach Bungalow
Top guest reviewsThe beach towels seem a mustThe parking was an added bonus on a busy weekendThe property is immaculate and well appointedIt was nice to be able to dry our swim clothes quicklyvery comfortable Hope to stay againThey were equipped with everything you could want and very cleanThe property was in a convenient location clean& comfy
Host:Stephanie was great to work with tooso the proximity helped us not to have to load and unload our beach items everydayThe condo community is cute with the store fronts below and the condo above Very close to the beach Would definitely returnbrand new Washer and Dryer really came in handyStefanie was very nice to work with and we really enjoyed our stayRead more reviewsAll shops restaurants and beach within short walking distanceboardwalk all within a very easy walking distanceAmazing location to access everything AvilaEnjoyed strolls to get coffee and walk on the beach every morning and eveningWe really never had to get in the car once we got there
Cozy beach rentals in Avila Beach
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