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Balboa Park
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Chula Vista
Coronado Beach
Crest Canyon Park
Del Mar
Del Mar Racing
Downtown San Diego
Fiesta Island Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Imperial Beach
Junipero Serra Museum
La Jolla
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Village
Little Italy
Lomas Santa Fe Exec Golf Course
Marian Bear Memorial Park
Mission Beach
Mission Hills
North End Blacks Beach
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach Pier
Petco Park
Point Loma
Powerhouse Park & Beach
Presidio Park
Riverwalk Golf Club
San Diego Convention Center (SDCC)
San Diego County Fair
San Diego International Airport
San Diego Zoo
Scripps Beach
SeaWorld San Diego
Seagrove Park
Silver Strand State Beach
Solano Beach
Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Torrey Pines State Beach
University City
University of California San Diego
Windansea Beach
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How to pick the perfect vacation rental in San Diego

With 70 miles of coastline and a year-round average daily temperature of 70 degrees, it isn’t difficult to imagine that San Diego—AKA the “birthplace of California”—is a popular vacation spot on the West Coast. Despite its reputation as a beach hub, San Diego has so much more to offer than just big waves and sand. Learn how to surf like the pros or head to any of San Diego’s major attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, or La Jolla Cove.

Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect San Diego vacation rental for your travel plans.

  1. Where to stay for the best surfing. Whether you’re a pro or a tourist wanting to hop on board for the first time, the best beaches—the ones with the best waves—includes the iconic Swami's, Stone Steps Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, Cardiff State Beach, San Onofre State Beach, and the southern portion of Black's Beach. Beginners should stick to Oceanside Beach, La Jolla Beach, and Pacific Beach—home of the San Diego Surf School.
  2. Where to stay near the San Diego Zoo. Rated among the best zoos in the world and housing more than 650 species, the San Diego Zoo is located in the Gaslamp Quarter in between the Inspiration Point North and Penn Station neighborhoods. Conveniently, the zoo is also walking distance from other popular indoor destinations, including the San Diego Natural History Museum.
  3. Where to stay near the University of California San Diego. Wedged in between La Jolla and Interstate 5, the University of California San Diego is home to roughly 36,000 students. To visit the campus, consider staying in neighboring communities, such as the Torrey Pines neighborhood north of the university and southern La Jolla Village.
  4. Where to stay to visit La Jolla. The upscale oceanfront community of La Jolla draws visitors with its cliffs with sea caves, coves where seals and sea lions rest on the sand, and local art brought to the city by the one and only Dr. Seuss. Search for tide pools along La Jolla Cove, walk along the picturesque Scripps Pier, and snorkel in the La Jolla Underwater Park. Since it is a more expensive area of San Diego, more frugal visitors should look to stay in Pacific Beach.
  5. How to choose your own San Diego rental experience. While folks may mostly think of San Diego because of its beaches, the area is actually more vast inland. Of course, stay in Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, and Sunset Cliffs along the coast if you want a classic beach vacation. But also check out the Gaslamp Quarter downtown, which is known as the cultural epicenter of San Diego; Little Italy, which is packed with craft breweries and several world-renowned chefs; and the historic heart of San Diego, Old Town/Mission Valley, which is both the most easily accessible area from the airport and a short drive away from the downtown area.

San Diego Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local San Diego team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TurnKey has enhanced its already extensive home cleaning standards and processes to further sanitize homes between each stay for our guests and owners. All TurnKey properties are equipped with our patented GuestWorks® cleaning system and verification technology, requiring professional housekeepers to follow a stringent set of cleaning standards, customized for each home, and confirm their use of COVID-19 fighting products, as identified by the Center for Biocide Chemistries. We have also emphasized effective hygiene practices and safety recommendations for our employees and housekeeping network in line with CDC guidelines. In addition, we have initiated the TurnKey Cares Relief Housing Program, offering thousands of homes for medical personnel and first-responders at complimentary or significantly discounted rates while they perform critical services to fight COVID-19.

Yes. Many TurnKey homes allow for special rates for extended stays, monthly stays or long-term stays. All our booking calendars are accurate and up-to-date, and will automatically reflect these discounted rates when you enter your desired check-in and checkout dates.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in San Diego to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of San Diego house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local San Diego team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s San Diego vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey San Diego vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all San Diego vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of San Diego, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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