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15 Best San Diego Vacation Rentals for Large Groups

San Diego is an awesome place to plan a big group get-together, such as a family reunion, meet up with old college friends, or a corporate team-building event. The city and surrounding region have great year-round weather, lots of exciting local attractions, and a laid-back beachy vibe that any group will enjoy. To keep everyone conveniently in one place, there are large Airbnb and Vrbo properties that you can rent for a memorable experience.

Here are the best San Diego vacation rentals for large gatherings.

Three Levels of Waterfront & Five Outdoor Spaces Three Levels of Waterfront & Five Outdoor Spaces
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Three Levels of Waterfront & Five Outdoor Spaces

A Vrbo option worth considering for your large group is this listing that actually combines three individual waterfront units. There are a total of nine bedrooms and 8.5 baths between the three units combined, which sleep up to 22 people (17 adults max). You’ll be in the heart of Mission Beach and close to beach activities and lots of local restaurants. There are five outdoor spaces, a large patio, six garage parking spaces, beach gear, and laundry machines in each unit. The host can arrange to provide baby supplies, such as cribs if you need them for your gathering. Guests love the sunrise and water views from the units and all being in one central location with their big groups.

8-Bedroom Villa with 60 Feet of Water Frontage Enjoy the whole building for your group
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8-Bedroom Villa with 60 Feet of Water Frontage

For groups up to 24 people (18 adults max), here’s a 4,500-square-foot villa with eight bedrooms, 12 beds, and 6.5 bathrooms. You’ll have this whole building to yourselves, which is made up of three individual condos. Therefore, it’s an ideal type of space for multiple families that want to be in one place but still have some privacy. The Vrbo listing provides lots of details about what is in each of the three units for whenever you’re craving the beach lifestyle by Mission Beach. The beach is just steps away, and your rental here comes with complimentary boogie boards, sand toys, and beach chairs.

Brand-New, Dog-Friendly Home Steps from Beach Beach cottage meets modern luxury
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Brand-New, Dog-Friendly Home Steps from Beach

Available to rent through Vrbo, this 2,600-square-foot house is a vacation rental with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It sleeps up to 13 people and is known as Dover Retreat. The home has a lovely patio and three levels of living spaces. It is just a few houses from the bay and across the street from the boardwalk and beach. There are many stairs to climb in this home, which is something to be mindful about if accessibility is a concern. This is a dog-friendly home when you pay a small nightly fee.

Rental Home Steps from Ocean with Large Roof Deck Close to the ocean and equipped with everything you need
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Rental Home Steps from Ocean with Large Roof Deck

Here’s a 1,800-square-foot house that has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms for travelers in San Diego. It’s great for large groups because it has two full kitchens, two living rooms, and two oversized sets of washers and dryers. There’s also a large roof deck here with a dining table and chairs. Families with young children will like staying here because of the twin fold-out futons available for sleeping. Your rental here includes complimentary use of beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys. Book this rental house to be just steps from Belmont Park and the ocean and to enjoy the lovely ocean views at sunset from the home’s deck and patio.

9,000-Square-Foot Celebrity Oceanfront Estate An incredible property you'll never forget
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9,000-Square-Foot Celebrity Oceanfront Estate

When you have a large group and are looking to splurge on your trip to San Diego, consider this $22 million estate with Pacific Ocean views. This is a beachfront mansion that has been featured on reality TV shows and feels like a private resort. The home has eight bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and spans 9,100 square feet. The home has lots of fun things to do, including a heated pool, hot tub, two pianos, elevator, gym, sauna, movie theater, tennis court, and billiard room. It’s located on the cliffs of Bird Rock and has beach access just a few blocks away. This dream home even has an 800-bottle wine cellar and allows pets with owner approval and an extra fee.

New Rental House Two Blocks from Beach Sip drinks at sunset for a real vacation experience
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New Rental House Two Blocks from Beach

With about 2,500 square feet of space, this San Diego rental house sleeps 14 people (10 adults max) and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It is located just two blocks from the ocean in North Pacific Beach and has an upscale interior. There are three levels to this rental home, plus parking in a detached garage. For outdoor space, there is a large patio with seating for six and a BBQ grill. In fact, there are six separate outdoor areas so your group can truly spread out and relax while enjoying the San Diego sunshine.

Seven-Bedroom House & Den That Sleeps 32 Explore everything from the Little Italy neighborhood
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Seven-Bedroom House & Den That Sleeps 32

Here’s a highly rated Airbnb rental for up to 32 people that has seven bedrooms, 18 beds, and 5.5 baths. The rental property is made up of several different units to give your group a little separation and privacy. When you stay here, you’ll be next to the zoo, Balboa Park, and the convention center. It comes with a TV, laundry machines, a stocked kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard to relax in.

Luxurious New Beach Home with Amazing Ocean Views A well-appointed space with beachy vibes
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Luxurious New Beach Home with Amazing Ocean Views

This large, San Diego vacation rental sleeps up to 17 people and has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. It spans over 3,000 square feet of space and offers ocean views from the second and third levels. With this rental, you’ll have brand-new appliances and furnishings with all the comforts of home. One option is to rent the two-bedroom unit and the four-bedroom unit on the property separately.

Six-Bedroom Bamboo Loft A uniquely designed space for your group
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Six-Bedroom Bamboo Loft

Available to rent on Airbnb, this 16-person home is great for big groups and has six bedrooms, 14 beds, and 4.5 baths. It’s in a great location that is less than 10 blocks from downtown and Balboa Park. The home is filled with unique artwork and high-tech features, such as a Wi-Fi stereo and smartphone-controlled LED lights. Step outside to enjoy the outdoor lounge space and nice weather. The home is in a mostly-commercial area of town and in an urban environment.

North Park, Centrally Located and Renovated 8 Bedrooms Perfect for big families and corporate groups
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North Park, Centrally Located and Renovated 8 Bedrooms

Large groups of up to 14 people can stay at this house for rent which has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. It’s an ideal place for big families and corporate travel groups, and it was recently renovated in September 2021. There is a cozy living room, brand-new kitchen, high-speed internet, and multiple smart TVs in this home. Other features of the vacation rental are a driveway for parking, a laundry room with two sets of washers and dryers, and a spacious backyard with a large, covered patio and gas grill. It’s in the North Park area of town, which is an urban neighborhood that’s up-and-coming and lively with culture.

Four Separate, Central and Modern Apartments – Sleeps 24 Enjoy a little privacy and separation from your travel group
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Four Separate, Central and Modern Apartments – Sleeps 24

For a little extra privacy among your travel group, consider booking this San Diego Airbnb. In total, it sleeps 24 guests and is made up of four separate units that can be booked together. Each of the units has two bedrooms with queen-size beds, pull-out sofas, kitchens, and living/dining areas. There is a shared courtyard and private balcony that guests can use here, as well as four parking spots.

Ocean-View Mission Beach House Multiple levels for a great gathering place
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Ocean-View Mission Beach House

Here’s a large house that sleeps 20 people and that has six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms for your group. It is a home with three levels and Pacific Ocean views. There are patios on multiple levels, as well as a top-floor deck to enjoy some outdoor time. The interior features two kitchens, two dining areas, and two living room areas. This rental home is seven miles from the airport and has been recently remodeled.

Historic House with Ocean View A detached house in a convenient place
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Historic House with Ocean View

You can stay with your group in this San Diego residential rental property that has four bedrooms, 11 beds, and four bathrooms. Up to 16 people can stay on this property, which is made up of four studio apartments. Travelers looking to get out and explore the area enjoy it here. However, you’ll hear airplane noise since the home is in the flight path, so that’s something to be aware of. Pets are welcome here for a fee of $10 per pet, per night.

Amazing Azalea Park Home Centrally located and peaceful here
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Amazing Azalea Park Home

You can bring your group of up to 21 people to this Vrbo vacation rental property and enjoy three bedrooms, eight beds, and two bathrooms to yourselves. It is a home in the Azalea Park neighborhood and centrally located in a peaceful spot. Your rental here comes with a stocked kitchen, large deck, fire pit, and couches that convert into extra beds. There is a backyard that is shared with another home. Parking is available for guests.

Rockstar Villa with Swim-Up Bar This outdoor space is seriously impressive!
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Rockstar Villa with Swim-Up Bar

With over 5,000 square feet of living space and on 1.5 acres of land, this Rockstar Villa is perched on Mt. Helix and offers awesome views. It has a large, heated pool with a slide, jacuzzi, waterfall, swim-up bar, vineyard, tennis court, and gym. The home sleeps 20 people and has six bedrooms, 14 beds, and three bathrooms. Guests also love the backyard with its various lounge spaces and a well-appointed interior with luxury touches. It’s located in nearby El Cajon, which is just east of San Diego. Up to two pets of any size are allowed here.

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