Luxury Beach Houses for Rent in San Diego
San Diego is the perfect spot for a beach time getaway. San Diego beaches are stunning. Some say they are some of the best beaches in the country. And nothing will make your trip more memorable than treating yourself to a stunning beach house for rent in San Diego.
Yes, they are not cheap, but they are definitely worth it and if you are traveling with a large group or family, it can even be more economical than multiple rooms at a beachfront resort. This is the perfect way to treat yourself to a beach getaway in San Diego that you will never forget.
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Here is a list of some of the most luxurious and stunning San Diego beach houses for you that have it all – direct beach access, stunning views, and so close to the water, that you can hear the waves crashing at night.
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You can find beachfront villas in San Diego from Encinitas to Mission Beach and even further south. Each beach town has a unique feel and atmosphere that makes your stay unique.
La Jolla Beach Rentals
This city has it all – from stunning cliff views to sandy beaches, high-end boutiques to laid back surf shops, surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking, fine dining restaurants, cute brunch spots, luxurious hotels, and more. La Jolla is a great choice if you are traveling with a large group or family members that all have different tastes and ideas about how the “perfect beach getaway” should look like. Since there are so many amazing beach houses in La Jolla, we wrote a dedicated guide to help you decide. Take a look here:
Mission Beach Rentals
If you are looking for a fun party getaway with a group of friends, Mission Beach is your spot to be. You will find lots of fun restaurants and bars along the beach walk, the party-strip in Pacific beach is a quick Uber-ride away, and Mission Beach is one of our favorite beaches in San Diego.
Here are our favorite beach houses for rent in Mission Beach:
You can’t get closer to the beach than that. This 3 bedroom 2 bath vacation home is perfect if you are looking to be right in the heart of this fun laid back beach community. Check for availability here>>
Review by Amber W. March 2021:
“Our family had a great stay! The location is perfect and the place had all the amenities needed. Hosts were responsive when we had questions and were accommodating. Their beach chairs were being used by another unit it appears and they offered to have us buy new chairs and they would reimburse us. Very nice! We will be back again. The location is hard to beat and the hosts were extremely nice.”
Family-Friendly Mission Beach Condo
This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex is perfect for an affordable family beach vacation. Right in the heart of Mission Beach, you are just steps from the Ocean and the Bay, whichever you prefer. This vacation rental offers quite a few toys and amenities, including bikes, boogie boards, and beach chairs, so you just have to bring your swimsuit and trunks and you are good to go! Check for availability here>>
Review by Chris D. January 2021:
“We stayed for 4 weeks and had a great experience. I used the 2nd bedroom as an office so I could work while we were there. We rode bikes, hiked, enjoyed the beach, and generally had an amazing time. The house is located close to the beach, restaurants, and parks. The fast internet made working from the house easy. Joanne was great whenever we had a question. We’d recommend this home to anyone coming to Mission Beach!”
Oceanfront modern penthouse in the heart of Mission Beach – spectacular views!
Wow! This place has some of the most spectacular views in Mission Beach and it almost feels like you are hovering over the beach. Just look at those pictures! Check for availability here>>
Review by Lynn J. March 2020:
“BEAUTIFUL PLACE! The all Glass and retractable windows are so fantastic. Best views of the ocean and the beach is so beautiful! Location is awesome as you are only blocks away from restaurants bike rentals bars. but you’re not right in the middle of it so you never hear any of the nightlife noise! Spend the extra dollars and rent this place!!”
Oceanfront House – ‘Best Patio’ in Mission Beach
This 3 bedroom 2 Bathroom beachfront vacation rental sleeps up to 8 people and is single story with no steps to climb. It offers a detached cabana, which makes it perfect for multi-generational family vacations or to give you a little more privacy if you are traveling with friends. Check for availability here>>
Review by Mel N. October 2020:
“Beach front house with all of the amenities. Fantastic deck to hang out and people watch. I have rented a lot of beach homes. My group said this is their favorite one. I will definitely be coming back.”
Beach Retreat, Steps to Sand w/ Hot Tub & Roof Top Deck
This beach-y duplex has a stunning top floor with deck featuring a hot tub, lounge furniture, dining table and bbq. You will enjoy some amazing sunset views from this spot and make some great memories! Check for availability here>>
Encinitas Beach Rentals
Great choice if you like a small, upscale beach town with great access to shopping, beaches, and more up in North County. This is a great location if you want to explore San Diego and Los Angeles, without the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
Here is our favorite beach house in Encinitas: Cliffside Cottage
This 3 bedroom 2 bath house offers spectacular views of the ocean and all the amenities you could wish for. The classy beach cottage decor will put you in vacation mode instantly and the patio is perfect for the SoCal outdoor lifestyle. This vacation rental offers two bedrooms in the main house and 1 studio in a separate casita, which makes this perfect for groups or extended families traveling together. Check for availability here>>
Review by Anette T. September 2020:
“My husband and I live just an hour away and needed a vacation at the beach. This house was PERFECT for us. A beautiful view, clean kitchen and bathrooms (VERY important to me), and a great location. The main bedroom opens to the ocean and the bed is a comfy place to sleep in to the sound of the waves. The yard is well-kept and feels like its own little paradise with a fountain and potted plants all around. The pictures on the site look exactly like the house. The only reason I gave 4 stars on accuracy is because there was no gas grill and there is no working patio umbrella. So, be prepared to use a beach umbrella to enjoy mid-afternoon time on the deck. The location is ideal – just 3 blocks to downtown. I will add that Encinitas is following all the safety guidelines very well. 95% of people were masked, even out on dog walks, stores enforcing guidelines, and the restaurants are seating outdoors at safe distances. All around a great experience!”
So which one of these stunning beachfront houses is your favorite?
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Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Maria Haase