Coronado is the ideal location if you’re looking to get away for a vacation in California. Its long, sandy beaches and beautiful vacation rentals are just a few of the reasons why it’s quickly becoming one of the most sought-after vacation destinations for Americans and tourists from abroad.
My husband Greg and I live just across the bay in San Diego, yet when we hop on the ferry to Coronado, we instantly get into vacation mode. I don’t know if it is the island vibes or the gorgeous beach, but this is one of our favorite places to get away for a few hours or a staycation weekend.
Gone are the days when hotels were the leading choice of accommodation for those on a getaway. Since websites like VRBO have gained prominence, there has been a huge increase in vacation homes opening their doors for travelers to come and stay.
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People are starting to see the benefits compared to staying in a hotel, like having more privacy and space, plus the facilities are usually a lot better. Sometimes it can also be significantly cheaper, especially if you have a big family. However, if hotels are more your jam, check out our recommendations for the best hotels in Coronado here>>
Here is a list of the most incredible Coronado vacation rentals with views and amenities hard to come by anywhere in the United States.
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Best Vacation Rentals In Coronado
Stunning California Coastal Contemporary
This property is terrific if you want to get a real feel for the Coronado Island lifestyle. It’s in a central village, about two and a half blocks from the beach. The accommodation itself has a modernized open concept design with an impressive set of operable glass walls.
There are 3 en suite bedrooms along with a guest suite that sleeps 6 people, which is ideal for a family break away. Looking at the rental’s amenities, it boasts a well-laid-out kitchen, a 65-inch TV to keep the kids occupied, and a private patio with a BBQ for when the weather is nice.
Review by Lorin A., June 2021
“Beautiful and quiet! This house fit all our needs. short walk to shopping and short walk to beach. Plenty of extra parking. Very quiet at night. This house is beautiful.”
One Block From San Diego Bay
Couples looking for a decently sized one-bedroom apartment will adore this place. It’s a short distance from San Diego Beach and the Coronado Bridge, fully equipped with a lovely kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi, and AC, it’s no wonder everyone who’s stayed here has raved about this place.
While this rental only has one bedroom, it does have three beds and can sleep four, so it could be a great option for a young family.
Jay S. Oct 2022
“We had an absolutely awesome stay in Coronado. The condo and overall property was really great. It is small but had everything that we needed for a week in Coronado.
The property was within walking distance of many close by grocery options, restaurants and shops. We even walked to the other side of the Island several times.
We will definitely consider staying here again if we are ever visiting the area. Thanks for a great place and stay!”
Luxury Coronado 500 Ft To Beach / Bay, Rooftop Deck
If you’re looking for a spacious property stretching over 2,540 feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms that sleeps 11 people, you’ve found your match. The property is only 500 feet from Coronado Beach and just under two miles from downtown San Diego.
The vacation rental has everything you need to have a great family holiday in Coronado, including cable television, high-speed Wi-Fi, outdoor furniture for when the weather is nice, and a spa whirlpool to relax in.
K and S W July 2022
“Beautiful contemporary, like new condo in the heart of Coronado with the ferry to downtown San Diego, restaurants and coffee all within walking distance. Comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommend.”
Walk Everywhere In Coronado Village
This newly renovated Coronado vacation rentals property offers visitors a delightful space. It features three comfortable bedrooms with four beds that can sleep six people, along with all of the best amenities, including an ice maker handy for making cocktails on a summer’s day, a backyard grill for cooking up a storm, and deck chairs for lazing around.
You’re only 1.2 miles from Seaport Village and downtown San Diego (just hop on the ferry) and a 10-minute walk from the beach when you stay at this property. Around the corner is a free summer bus that will take you to all of the area’s best attractions. In terms of vacation rentals in prime locations, this one takes the cake.
Tina M. October 2022
“We are repeat customers to this property and would highly recommend it. It was comfortable, quiet and well equipped. The location is ideal and within walking distance to bay and beach.”
Three Blocks From The Beach And A Rooftop Patio View Of San Diego
Situated just under two miles from Coronado’s Silver Strand and only three blocks from the beach, this delightful, humble abode is fully equipped for families or groups with up to seven people and has three bedrooms, three beds, and two bathrooms.
From the property’s rooftop deck, you’ll have a spectacular view of San Diego while putting your feet up. Past guests have raved about the kitchen’s equipment, including the modern grill and oven, and have found it to be similar to their own.
Stephanie M. September 2022
“This is the second time my husband and I have stayed in this rental and we absolutely love it. The location is perfect, the size of the property easily accommodates our family, the host is responsive and kind. We will definitely be booking it again for next year!”
Spacious Family Friendly Home Near Beach, Heated Pool And Spa – Pets
This classy residence prides itself on being a place for families, big or small, to stay in Coronado.
The large heated pool is surrounded by a childproof fence, the massive garden has space for kids to run around in without bothering their elders while they’re relaxing at the pool’s attached spa, and the well-stocked toy room is made for toddlers. It’s just what all parents want to hear.
The rental house has four bedrooms with seven beds and can sleep up to eight people. For days out, you have the beach that’s less than a five-minute walk away, the USS Midway Museum is only 1.9 miles away, as is the San Diego Convention Center. Perfect for your San Diego/Coronado getaway!
Vic M. August 2022
“Amazing location, great pool/spa, lots of history and character— thanks for sharing your home w us, Ray!”
Luxury & Premier Location
Only a short walk across the road from Coronado Beach, this two-story property contains two separate private residences with three spacious bedrooms, sleeping a total of six people. Take note, larger families.
It offers all of the essentials to ensure your family has an amazing vacation in Coronado, from an ample kitchen filled with utensils to children’s games and toys they can play with while you’re cooking dinner. Step outside onto the deck for a read of your book while gawking at the sun go down over the backyard.
Steve G. August 2022
“This was a third time my wife and family stayed at the carriage house. Janice is a wonderful and gracious host. We rented both the upstairs and downstairs units and as expected they were extremely well-kept and immaculately clean.”
Time To Luxuriate
This elegantly designed first-floor suite is the second of two accommodations on a two-story property and offers a charming residential experience like no other Coronado vacation rental on this list.
With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and sleeping seven people, there is more than enough room for your family to disperse for some quiet time. Some of the vacation rental amenities include a stunning chef’s kitchen, a coffee maker, a toaster, and much more.
The property is nicely located beside Coronado’s famed long, white sand beach and not too far from a boat rental complex if you’d like to hit San Diego Bay.
Laura K August 2022
“We always look forward to our late summer getaway to Coronado and, in particular, staying here where the furnishings, amenities, and location are outstanding. The property has always been immaculate as well as comfortable. Having beach supplies ready and available is extra helpful! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!”
Elegant Garden Apartment
Right in the heart of Coronado is this adorable 1920s one-bedroom, one-bed garden apartment that replicates a Spanish home with all of the necessities like a kitchenette, a coffee machine, and a smart TV. It’s the perfect Coronado vacation for couples looking for a quiet getaway.
The famous Coronado Beach is only five blocks away, where you can head for a romantic walk and enjoy the views with each other. Plus, if you’re looking to head out for a dreamy meal for two, Orange Avenue has plenty of upscale restaurants.
Kirsten L. June 2022
“A beautiful property, just as pictured. Was perfect for us and our 2 dogs.”
Luxury Coronado Vacation Home 500ft To Beach And Ferry
This luxury Coronado vacation home is well worth splashing the cash on. Offering four bedrooms and four bathrooms with a maximum guest limit of 10, a balcony overlooking the relaxed residential area and all of the best amenities for cooking your meals like a six-burner gas stove and dishwasher for your kids to clean up afterward.
The Coronado Ferry Landing is on your doorstep, where you can watch the ships come and go, and bike rentals are readily available around the area for the kids to embark on a cycle along the waterfront.
Ryan D. September 2022
“Wonderful home with a fully shocked, amazing chef’s kitchen! Lots of room for my large family. Loved all the bikes and beach gear. Great communication, would stay again!”
Spacious Home Close To Beach And Downtown San Diego
Make the most of your time on Coronado by staying at this bayfront home. The property is directly across from Centennial Park, where you can catch a great view of San Diego.
The home’s decor is sweet and simple, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and a maximum of eight guests allowed to stay. While staying at this accommodation, you’re guaranteed all of your home comforts, such as a fireplace if you get too cold in the evenings, high-speed Wi-Fi for anyone who has to work, and a toaster to make the following morning’s breakfast.
JP U. May 2022
“Great location, comfy beds, and plenty of space for the family. Beach chairs/toys were greatly appreciated. Wish we could have stayed longer. Look forward to staying here again next time were in Coronado.”
New Beautiful, Modern House With Huge Roof Top Deck & Balcony
An exquisite home, contemporary tri-level home, situated in the center of Coronado with an opulent rooftop deck excellent for a midnight glass of wine while staring at the stars.
The incredible vacation home has four bathrooms and four bedrooms, each with a king or queen-sized bed, and sleeps eight people. It has all the amenities you need for comfort, including AC, some books, and a smart TV to watch your favorite shows.
Nearby is Spreckles Park, where you can take the family out for a nice little picnic when the sun is splitting the stones.
Chris O. Sep 2022
“The home was everyone and more. Great location and everything you need including a rooftop patio. This was our third time renting this home! We love it!”
An Exclusive Home, Beachfront Home
This Mediterranean-style, five-bedroom, six-bathroom property that can house 12 occupants is for those who are looking to really spend big on their Coronado vacation rental. It’s positioned pleasantly, looking out at the Pacific Ocean, and is at the gateway to Coronado Beach.
The house’s kitchen is fully updated with all of the essentials, including a microwave, a Viking refrigerator and oven, an ice maker, and much more.
Close by is the world-renowned Hotel Del Coronado, where you can have a five-star dining experience in one of their many restaurants if you’re fed up with cooking.
Janet F. April 2018
“This home is breathtaking! We had a very large extended family celebration and we wanted for nothing. Nicole was a gracious host and kept checking on us throughout our time there. A most special celebration in a most special place. Thank you!”
Rare Find 5 Bedroom Coronado Designer Coastal Home Near Beach
Next, we have another stylish property tucked away nicely on a peaceful street in close range of Coronado Beach. The well furnished home sleeps 12 people and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen complete with a professional six burner range and a built in subzero. It really does have it all.
It’s important to note before booking this rental that there is a minimum 25 night stay limit on it, so plan accordingly.
Bringing your puppy on your family vacation to Coronado? There’s an area of Coronado Beach called “dog park” that’s specifically for little woofers. Send him out on a surfboard or let him roll around in the sand while kids passing by give him a rub.
Ashley V. May 2019
“Excellent time, very clean and well maintained- comfortable and great location. The owner is also very responsive and made our trip extremely easy.”
Beautiful Sea & Golf View!
This impressive four-bedroom, four-bathroom Coronado vacation rental home is located right beside a world-class golf course.
Some of the property’s notable features are its French doors that open out, the comfy sofas surrounding a fireplace, and the back patio area where the BBQ awaits.
Take out the complimentary bikes for a day and cruise around the island. Who knows what you might discover from this Coronado rental?
Michael L. April 2022
“The property was fantastic. It was just as advertised. Coronado is a great place. Everything is within walking distance.”
Beautiful House With Pool, Hot Tub, And Gorgeous View, Only Steps From The Beach
This expansive house, located on the upper part of Coronado Beach, is designed for large families, with seven bedrooms that sleep 14 people and eight bathrooms. Equipped with a private pool and a hot tub, you may struggle to get your children out of there.
The indoor living space of the property provides a lot of room for everyone to spread out. After all, if there are 14 of you, you’ll need a break.
Water sports can be enjoyed along the beach. Whether your little ones are up for some snorkeling or just need an adrenaline kick from some jet skiing. This is definitely one of the best rentals in Coronado in terms of location and amenities!
Tim W. Sept 2021
“We do this trip every year and this was our best house ever. Also a great location – short walk down to the Hotel Del and downtown. Book it and enjoy!”
Charming Guesthouse Studio To Elegant 1920s Spanish Home
For anyone searching for an affordable vacation for two in Coronado, you should check out this Spanish studio guesthouse. Unwind in its alluring tropical courtyard before lighting up the BBQ for the evening’s meal.
On the inside, you have all of the pleasures needed to have a homey experience: a queen-sized bed, a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, and many more surprises.
Spend your leisure time down by renting a kayak and exploring the gorgeous Glorietta Bays.
William A. August 2021
“We had a very nice time on the Island. George was a great host.”
Coronado Dream Luxury Oceanfront Condo! Location, Location, Location!
Last, but certainly not least, is this dazzling condo with arguably one of the best ocean views on the whole island, close to Silver Strand Beach. This renovated property sleeps seven people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
With the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore, you’re guaranteed a restful night’s sleep. Free parking, a full chef’s kitchen, and a balcony with a firepit are just some of this superb property’s facilities.
Joyce R. October 2022
“Gorgeous place, and location. Responsive owner”
With so many great Coronado vacation rentals available, which will you book first!?
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Last Updated on May 4, 2023 by Maria Haase