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Top 10 Dog Friendly VRBO in San Diego For The Perfect Getaway

If you’re planning a getaway to San Diego and want to stay right next to the beach with your furry friend, you’ve come to the right place. Our selection of dog-friendly VRBOs offers clean, comfortable accommodations just steps away from the sandy shores.

Perfect for pet owners who dream of beachside walks at sunset or morning jogs along the coast, these rentals provide the ultimate convenience and relaxation. We’re here to help you find the perfect beachside retreat in San Diego, where you and your dog can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific in style. 

1. Walled Garden Estate Located In North Pacific Beach

Experience a tranquil escape at the Walled Garden Estate located in North Pacific Beach, a charming dog-friendly VRBO in San Diego. This pet-friendly rental features a stunning photo gallery showcasing its spacious 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath layout, which includes two king beds, a queen, and two twins, along with four kids’ mats for additional flexibility.

The recently remodeled estate boasts a granite and stainless kitchen, large heated pool, and spa, providing a luxurious stay. Perfectly situated near La Jolla and Pacific Beach beaches, it’s an ideal retreat for families and their furry friends. Enjoy relaxing in the quiet, air-conditioned home with Netflix-equipped smart TVs and a sunny garden yard.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pets allowed
  • Large garden yard with seating
  • Close to dog-friendly beaches
  • Strict noise controls ensure a peaceful stay for pets
  • No events allowed, ensuring a calm environment

Price Range: $709/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

2. Tiny Canyon House in Hip Neighborhood

Welcome to the Tiny Canyon House in Hip Neighborhood, a charming 400 sqft pet-friendly retreat nestled in San Diego, California. Just a few miles from downtown, this vacation rental offers a large, private fenced backyard, perfect for your fur baby to explore while you enjoy the urban oasis.

Located in the vibrant South Park/Golden Hill area, you’re within walking distance of popular restaurants, parks, and craft beer bars. Despite being under the flight path, the cozy ambiance, Smart TV, and modern amenities ensure a comfortable stay. This spot is ideal for dog owners looking to enjoy nearby attractions like the dog beach, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Dogs only allowed
  • Large private fenced backyard
  • No other pets permitted

Price Range: $215/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

3. La Jolla Shores Luxury Penthouse

The La Jolla Shores Luxury Penthouse offers an unparalleled experience in vacation rentals, nestled in the heart of San Diego, California, United States. This stunning, single-level penthouse is part of a private gated complex with just three units, ensuring an exclusive and tranquil stay.

Located mere steps from the renowned La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, fabulous restaurants, shops, and the iconic La Jolla Cove, this penthouse is perfect for a luxurious getaway. The immaculate interior features four bedrooms, two baths with granite countertops, and a gourmet kitchen, making it ideal for families and groups. Pet owners will appreciate the pet-friendly amenities and policies, making it a perfect choice for those traveling with their furry friends.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly accommodation with a pet fee
  • Nearby parks and beaches for pet exercise
  • Secure, gated complex
  • Proximity to pet-friendly dining and shops
  • Easy access to outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling for pets

Price Range: $408/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

4. Charming Private Mission Bay Studio 1

Charming Private Mission Bay Studio 1 is perfect for dog owners seeking a getaway near Ocean Beach. This modern and cool studio boasts high-end finishes and a spacious living area with vinyl floors throughout.

Guests can enjoy a separate entrance, their enclosed patio, and a well-equipped meal prep counter. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower with a rain head and body wand, ensuring ultimate comfort. Rated among the top pet-friendly rentals, this property welcomes your furry friends, adding to its appeal. For more details, explore the photo gallery for beach scenes and vibrant interiors.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)
  • Additional $100 pet fee
  • Enclosed patio for pets
  • No cats allowed

Price Range: $158/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

5. Serenity at Sunset Cliffs

Serenity at Sunset Cliffs is a dog-friendly retreat just a block from the stunning cliffs and ocean in San Diego’s Point Loma community. This 1-bedroom, 1-bath cottage, part of a trio of cottages, welcomes you with a comfortable living room featuring a brand-new sofa sleeper, Smart TV, and Wifi.

The fully stocked kitchen and breakfast bar make indoor dining a delight, while the private patio, complete with dining table and propane BBQ, is perfect for al fresco meals. Enjoy scenic walks on the nearby Sunset Cliffs Trail, an ideal spot for both you and your fur baby. As a premier host, this rental ensures a memorable stay in one of San Diego’s most magical neighborhoods.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pets allowed
  • Nearby Sunset Cliffs Trail for scenic walks
  • Dog-friendly beach access
  • Private patio suitable for pets
  • Rated pet-friendly rentals

Price Range: $242/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

6. Adorable Spanish style casita in fantastic area of Historic North Park

Nestled in the heart of Historic North Park, this adorable Spanish-style casita offers a serene retreat for you and your pets. The open and bright space features Saltillo tile floors, an updated kitchen, and a cozy queen bed.

The private front and back patios are perfect for relaxing, with amenities like a gas BBQ grill and festive lighting. This dog-friendly haven provides high-speed internet, cable TV, and organic products for a comfortable stay. With a walk score of 89, you’re just steps away from cafes, restaurants, and the newly renovated Historic 1933 outdoor public pool at Morley Park.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pets allowed: dogs (limit 2 total)
  • Private patios with dog-friendly furniture
  • Nearby Morley Park for outdoor activities
  • No events allowed to ensure a quiet environment
  • Organic products supplied for your pets

Price Range: $138/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

7. Spacious Beach Studio

Discover the charm of the Spacious Beach Studio on VRBO, a perfect VRBO vacation spot for beach lovers and their furry companions. This pet-friendly gem in North Pacific Beach offers a luxurious escape with custom furnishings, hardwood floors, a full kitchen, and a dining area.

Just 2 1/2 blocks from the beach, you and your well-behaved pet can enjoy long walks along the shore and visits to nearby restaurants, bars, and shops. The studio comes equipped with beach essentials like cruiser bikes, towels, chairs, and boogie boards, ensuring a fun-filled stay. Upon arrival, you’ll find the fixings for two margaritas with chips and salsa, setting the tone for a relaxing vacation for you and your furry friend.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly with a $50 pet fee
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Convenient outdoor space for pets
  • Easy access to pet-friendly beach areas
  • Close to pet-friendly restaurants and shops

Price Range: $145/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

8. Tourmaline beach studio

Tourmaline Beach Studio is your private oasis just 1 block from the stunning San Diego coastline. This cozy studio offers a clean, comfortable space with a full kitchen and private entrance.

The lovely fenced patio area, surrounded by bamboo and honeysuckle, is perfect for your well-behaved pets. Beach lovers will appreciate the proximity to surfing spots just 2 1/2 blocks away, and the convenience of nearby restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Pet-friendly amenities ensure your fur baby enjoys the stay as much as you do.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Well-behaved pets are welcome.
  • $50 pet fee.
  • Private fenced patio area.
  • Pet-friendly outdoor space.
  • Proximity to pet-friendly beach areas.
  • Clean environment ensuring safety for pets.

Price Range: $135/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

9. Bayside Cottage

Located on Bayside Drive, Bayside Cottage – Steps from the Bay and Ocean with AC, is the perfect VRBO vacation spot for dog owners. This charming 1940s cottage is just a short stroll from both the bay and the ocean, offering picturesque views right outside your front door.

The pet-friendly property features a cozy bedroom, a bathroom, a small kitchen, and a family room, making it ideal for small families or couples with fur babies. Enjoy the private courtyard, perfect for grilling or lounging in the pleasant San Diego weather. With easy access to Mission Beach’s popular restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, your pet-friendly adventure awaits!

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Private courtyard for pets
  • Beach view walks for dogs
  • Nearby pet-friendly restaurants and cafes
  • Air conditioning for pet comfort

Price Range: $239/nightly

Location: San Diego, California| View Website

10. Coastal Del Mar studio with fabulous views

Experience the ultimate dog-friendly escape at Coastal Del Mar studio, just one block from Torrey Pines State Beach. This newly renovated haven boasts clean, panoramic views of Torrey Pines State Reserve, Peñasquitos Lagoon, and the Pacific Ocean from your private balcony and large deck.

A short walk to local restaurants and coffee shops, and a 10-minute stroll to the beach, makes this an ideal retreat. The bright, airy studio offers modern amenities, including a contemporary kitchen, comfy bed and bath linens, and secure storage for your surfboard or bike. Your fur baby will love exploring the nearby trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Enjoy the perfect blend of comfort and convenience at this dog-friendly coastal gem.

Pet Policies and Amenities:

  • Dogs less than 50 lbs allowed (limit one pet total)
  • Enclosed courtyard for safe play

Price Range: $200/nightly

Location: Del Mar, California| View Website

Find The Perfect Dog Friendly VRBO In San Diego

As our guide to the best dog-friendly VRBOs in San Diego comes to an end, you’re now well-equipped with all the information expected to make an informed choice for your upcoming vacation. These rentals not only provide comfort and accessibility but also welcome your furry friends with open arms, ensuring that your stay is as enjoyable for them as it is for you.

With a range of options from seaside escapes to urban adventures, San Diego offers the perfect backdrop for memorable times with your pet. 

So pack your bags, grab your pup, and get ready to experience the warmth and beauty of San Diego in a VRBO that feels like a home away from home. Here’s to a fantastic trip filled with sunny days and happy tails!


about the author

Meet Clarisse Quindo, Content Manager at CityDog Magazine. Clarisse combines her professional prowess with her passion for all things canine! Her days are filled with the joy of blending engaging stories, the latest trends, and valuable insights for fellow dog enthusiasts. Whether she's exploring new dog parks or interviewing top dog behaviorists, Clarisse's dedication to our four-legged friends is truly paw-inspiring!

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