The 11 Best Airbnbs In San Diego, California

February 8, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in San Diego and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Cypress Cabana Chateau

12 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $3,800 per night, airbnb.com

Who doesn’t love San Diego? If you’ve never been here and you want to tour the city and see what it has to offer, we strongly suggest you DON’T stay in this breathtaking villa, because as soon as you go in, no power on Earth will drag you out unless it’s the end of your stay. A super modern, bright and stunning abode for 12 guests that includes a gorgeous pool, a sauna and a huge kitchen on the side, will make this one unforgettable experience.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Striking displays of artwork balancing modernist and Buddhist traditions grace the gallery-white walls at this elegant estate near Balboa Park. Stretch out on one of the three in-water cabanas, unwind in an 8-seater Swedish barrel sauna, and sip around the gas fire pit amid a silhouette of palms at sunset.”

Amenities

Pool | Sauna | Dining area for 10 people | Hot tub | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | TV | Gym | Chef's kitchen | Office | Indoor fireplace

#2 Art Lover's Paradise

12 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,300 per night, airbnb.com

This colourful and visually impactful VIP 6-bedroom residence is up for grabs in San Diego, California! Book it an you’ll find a diving pool, amazing sculptures and other art pieces diligently located throughout the property, entertainment options everywhere both for kids and adults, and sleeping quarters that will make a presidential suite seem like shack. Get ready to book yourself into what could otherwise be described as an art gallery with comfortable bedding.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern sculpture brings life to the gorgeous California landscape at the vibrant Art Lover’s Paradise. Its heavenly location in Alta La Jolla, between the charming village of La Jolla and the happening stretch of Pacific Beach, is matched by incredible artwork and colorful interiors that pop with personality.”

Amenities

Pool | BBQ grill | Outdoor kitchen | Sun loungers | Sound system | TV | Kitchen | Wifi | Washer | Cable TV | Dryer | Parking

Guest Reviews

“We loved staying at Art Lover's Paradise – thank you to the owners for sharing their lovely home. We appreciated being able to experience a lovely time at this stunning home.” – Elaine

#3 Playa Vista Oceanfront

13 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,010 per night, airbnb.com

Get ready to witness some of the United States’ best sunset views from the many windows of this multilevel luxury mansion in San Diego. Let the sound of the waves of the Pacific lull you to sleep every night and wake up to a home-cooked breakfast if you decide to hire the services of a private chef. Enjoy meals in the alfresco dining tables with unobstructed views of the ocean as you meditate on the complexities of life. Where better to do that than here?

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Situated right on the dividing line between Windansea Beach and Marine Street Beach, this oceanfront, beach-access villa has the perfect location for making the most of your West Coast vacation. Minutes from the town of La Jolla, Seaport Village, and downtown San Diego, you'll be close enough to so many of California's world-famous attractions without sacrificing any of the privacy you desire.”

Amenities

Pool | Dining area for 8 people | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | TV | Gas fireplace | Chef's kitchen | Breakfast bar | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Wifi | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“I'd give this 3. 5 stars if there were fractions. The Good: The view is worth the price. Two of the bedrooms have this perfect ocean view that hits you the moment you wake up.” – Kyle
“The positive: The location on the property is great, its both on the beach and also close to downtown. You have your private access to the beach. The pool is nice for the kids.” – Amirali
“Beautiful house with a great location- just steps to the beach. The pool is a very nice feature as well. Rooms were comfortable as well.” – David
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#4 Little Italy House with Bay View and Large Loft

5 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Picture this: a nice king bed, a huge rain shower and double vanity bathroom, a full kitchen, an extra pullout bed in the living room (in case you get visitors), all of it just for you and your romantic partner in Little Italy, one of the best neighbourhoods in all of San Diego (and that’s saying something). That’s only a part of what you’ll get if you book this Airbnb today, so don’t miss the chance to do so.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Retreat to this home in the heart of Little Italy. This spacious two-story loft outfitted in stylish modern décor comes complete with two exterior spaces in which to relax while taking in the extensive Bay views from the master balcony. The sunset from the master balcony can't be beat. Little Italy Farmers Market is a MUST!”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Fantastic location and venue! Very great to communicate with! Chic place :)” – Dan
“Little Italy was a fantastic place to stay! Eric provided thorough and quick communication from the time of booking, up until we left the space.” – Shaleen
“Really enjoyed my stay here! 🙂 walking distance to Little Italy restaurants. Place was comfy overall :)” – Lillie
“Thank you for a wonderful stay in a cozy place located in the heart of San Diego. Walking distance from great sights and restaurant. Location is top.” – Karla
“Classic loft living, amazing location and easy in + out! We’re local to SoCal and were just looking for a nearby place to change up the scene. We brought our bikes and explored the local views with ease and felt safe the entire time.” – Alexandra + Brian

#5 Room D at The Dutra Inn – Little Italy

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

The good thing about travelling solo is that we get to choose exactly what we like, or we can try out new things without having to worry about what somebody else thinks. If you feel that way, then this artsy loft is your chance to see if you’re into quirky, industrial-inspired modern décor. We’re sure you’ll love it the first time around, and we’re also sure that next time you probably won’t come alone!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our 20 ft., 100-year-old naval train station doors do seem like have a story to tell. Salvaged and repurposed here in our only street-level loft, they bring in the light and life of downtown San Diego.”

Amenities

Kitchenette | Heating | Air conditioning | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Carbon monoxide alarm | Smoke alarm

Guest Reviews

“My husband and I came for our minimoon! We've been to many airbnbs but this is the most beautiful loft we have visited! Stephanie was so sweet to leave a bottle of champagne in the fridge for us to celebrate!” – Karen
“Everything was perfect, the most beautiful Airbnb I have ever stayed in!! Stephanie was super friendly and helpful. Loved everything:)” – Mingming
“First, location is perfect for a short stay in san diego. Near all the cool restaurant n bars and my fav Little Italy district! The loft is very spacious n cool concept making u enjoy the san diego vibe and lifestyle.” – Florey
“The stay at Dutra Inn was absolutely perfect! The space was very clean and full of style. Stephanie and Nathan go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and are very communicative. A++” – Justin
“Beautiful place with the BEST location for exploring Little Italy. We walked everywhere, which was so convenient not having to deal with parking. Loved it!” – Nicole
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#6 Enjoy North Park at Comfy & Chic Bungalow Retreat

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Ladies travelling to San Diego alone or with company will love this 1-bedroom guesthouse located in North Park. You’ll be right next to the Jacob Dekema Freeway so, if you have a car, you’ll be able to get anywhere in record time. You’ll also be right next to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and countless other attractions that go from the best shops and outlets to the fanciest restaurants and most popular bars.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This thoughtfully decorated bungalow boosts high ceilings, natural sunlight & a spacious, open-concept floor plan. Explore breweries, restaurants & boutique shopping nearby that are sure to give you a satisfying taste of the local San Diego scene!”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Alex was a great host! The place was very comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed and more! There was a short power outage in the area (that was of course, out of his control) but he made an effort to be very communicative about it which we appreciated.” – Philip
“My husband and I can’t say enough good things about our stay. Alex was the perfect host. The house was beautiful, clean and in a great location.” – Samantha
“This is stylish bungalow located in a cool neighbourhood of San Diego, close to Balboa Park and the Zoo. It has modern appliances, furnishings and amenities, a relaxing and private patio, and, perhaps most importantly, a helpful and convivial host in Alex.” – Peter
“The house is very clean and tidy. All the amenities make you feel right at home. It’s got everything you need, and then some.” – Rohan
“This ‘home away from home’ was a 10/10 wow from the moment you opened the gate to when you walked in the door to this energy efficient home. Enjoyed meeting Dinah and her 2 children (didn’t get a chance to meet Alex).” – Rick

#7 Magnificent Home in Downtown

5 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

With enough room to sleep 5 guests, this place is the perfect fit for small groups of friends who want to explore everything San Diego has to offer. You’ll be within walking distance to the downtown core, so it makes for a great home base for exploring the lively nightlife the city is also famous for. Inside, you’ll be pampered with a high-speed Wi-Fi connection, a kitchen, a laundry room, heating and AC, as well as all the other essentials that will make your stay great. Get ready for a memorable trip.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This charming Victorian home creates an inviting space through the colorful decor and airy, light-filled rooms. Cook with local ingredients in the chef's kitchen and enjoy the sunny weather on the private outdoor sitting area.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“My favorite part was the bed, probably the most comfortable bed I’ve slept in. The house was very clean and neat. I had zero problems with the stay, definitely would recommend to stay here.” – Kody
“I could not recommend this place more!! Mike and his team were so quick to contact us and made the process simple. We will definitely be back for future trips I loved the location and parking was easy!!” – Sean
“One of the best airbnb we have ever stayed in. Great location as 15min walk to Gaslamp Quarter, close to bus line, great cafe (Influx Cafe) nearby with good coffee and healthy food.” – Christa
“This place felt comfortable and clean. I loved all the natural light. The bed was especially nice.” – Heather
“My husband and I stayed for three nights in San Diego. The accommodation was immaculate and tastefully decorated. We chose to use Uber to get around but noticed there was a city bus close by.” – Lorraine

#8 Escape to La Jolla, Secluded Ocean View Windansea Bungalow

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $290 per night, airbnb.com

Its location is probably one of this house’s bests features. All you have to do is take a couple of flip-flop steps down the road and you’ll be at Windansea Beach within minutes. You can also take the included bikes for a stroll around the neighbourhood and explore the local restaurant scene like a true foodie. The house itself is a gem that includes an indoor fireplace, a great hot tub and even an alfresco dining table to bask in the ocean breeze as you enjoy a good meal.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“We're excited to welcome you to the peaceful, beautiful bungalow we've designed and curated for a perfect getaway, Windansea Woods. We're following AirBNb's highest guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting and washing linens at the highest temperature, to assure you a safe, comfortable and impeccably clean environment.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Private hot tub | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“We lucked out finding such a beautiful place to spend my birthday and ring in the New Year. From the moment we were contacted by Trish when booking, to hearing from Yassi the day before arrival, we truly felt welcomed, even before we stepped in the door.” – Katie
“We had a fabulous stay at Windsea. The house was great for one adult and 2 kids. The sofa bed was amazingly comfy. The house was amazingly well stocked and every thing needed was right there” – Ben
“This house was even more than I expected. Great location and quiet. Trish was amazing and promptly replied to any questions.” – Andre
“Amazing stay! Had everything we needed & the location is perfect!” – Lindsey
“Although we were just minutes away from the beach, it also felt like we were in a cabin in the mountains. It was an incredible escape from the city life! Both Trish & Justin were warm, thoughtful, easy to communicate with and all the amenities in the house were great as well!” – Lydia

#9 Adorable Beach House with a Private Patio

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

The soft and inviting colour palette of this charming 2-bedroom home combines perfectly to produce a gracious environment that screams comfort and relaxation. Cook fresh finds from the local markets, dine alfresco with your loved ones and head out to explore the city, knowing that when you come back home you’ll have plush beds and warm pillows waiting for you.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Soak up the salt air and sunshine in this fully remodeled beach house. Unwind on the patio or lounge in the airy, comfortable living room after a a day at the beach or sightseeing around San Diego. Perfectly located to enjoy the beach life.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“We had a fantastic stay at Spencer's place. It's light and bright and the decor really adds to that feeling. It felt bigger than it looked in the photographs.” – Carolyn
“We really appreciate our stay, the house is well located, very clean and the host is amazing. I would highly recommend the place.” – Genevieve
“The location was perfect and the space was decorated so well and was soooo clean! Quiet location and easy to get to Pacific Beach either by bike, walk or Uber. We loved the outdoor space to relax in the evenings.” – April
“Spencer's place was super cute and exactly as pictured. It had everything our family of 4 needed for a comfortable stay. We had a great time and appreciated how quick Spencer was to respond if we needed anything.” – Julie
“Our family of 4 loved the place. The only suggestion I would have is to add some window coverings on the kitchen window and the sliding glass doors. I would have felt a little more secure for our personal preference.” – Brooklyn

#10 Historic Gaslamp Loft with Peloton Bike and Roof Deck

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

This bachelor’s crash pad has everything you need for fun and adventure. It’s close enough to the Gaslamp Quarter’s nightlife but so close as to be disturbed by the noise when you don’t plan on partying. Its space is intelligently distributed, making enough room for a full kitchen, a shuffleboard table and even a large dining table. It also has a nice living room with a big smart TV with NetFlix and HBO-GO for those who want to binge-watch GOT, Big Little Lies or whichever their favourite series are. You’ll love every minute you spend in this industrial-styled abode.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Retreat to the roof deck and soak up the sun or hop on the Peloton for a ride at this light-filled loft in the heart of downtown. This one-of-a-kind space in the historical Samuel Fox building boasts 16-foot ceilings, custom open shelving, and polished concrete floors. Along with the charm and beauty of living in a historic 1920s converted department store are the soaring single-pane windows overlooking Broadway.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Preface: We stayed in the loft for a bit more than two months. BLUF: After nearly two months, we were actually sad to leave. It felt like home.” – Jerome
“Everything about our stay was perfect. The loft is beautiful, spacious and had everything we needed and more. There was fresh coffee beans, a grinder, a Nespresso machine, wine, a pelotón bike….” – Bertha
“This place is such a beautiful gem and the location is perfect. Not too close and not too far from the nightlife of Gaslamp. Brad and Bonney are both fantastic people and hosts who were always helpful and easy to reach.” – Jahbari
“Brad and Chandler were amazing hosts! They provided everything I could need (the place was stocked! ) and were super responsive.” – Katherine
“An amazing loft in a great location! I spent 4 months there and was sad to go. Brad, Chandler, and all the neighbors were very accommodating, very much felt like home.” – Ricardo

#11 Walk to Liberty Station from a Warm Guesthouse

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

If the previous property was a great choice for bachelors, this one is great for bachelorettes. It’s located near Temecula Heights in a family-friendly neighbourhood, which makes walking around alone safe at pretty much any time of day. Bright and spotlessly clean interiors welcome guests and make them feel cozy and comfy. Among the amenities are a rain shower, on-site parking, a full kitchen and a small terrace. This is a place you won’t want to miss.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Start the day with morning coffee in the shaded backyard as the vine-covered trees surround you. Have a snack in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances or pair a glass of wine with your favorite TV show as you kick back on the couch.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“Wow, what a perfect place to stay for a week of exploring San Diego! The guesthouse is clean and new, and host Landi has thoughtfully provided everything for a comfortable stay. Photos are accurate.” – Liz
“I loved my stay – It was the perfect house for a staycation. The house is very modern and thoughtfully decorated. Landi was a warm and communicative host.” – Ramprakash
“We spent Christmas week at the Little Pumpkin Guest House and had a really comfortable stay. Landi was very responsive and reachable at all times we needed her. The place was very clean and had all things that we needed during our stay.” – Vineeth
“The Little Pumpkin Guest House was perfect: extremely clean, looked brand new, with everything we needed for a weekend stay including a full kitchen & REALLY nice shower. Our host was wonderful as well.” – Rowena
“Lovely place to stay! I would highly recommend if you are in San Diego. Host was very pleasant, hospitable, and a great communicator.” – Lisa
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