San Marcos Cabin & Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

  • Cali Farmhouse, Wholesome America in Vista!
     Country House
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    $235
  • Newly Renovated Luxury Ocean View Vacation Rental
     Home/Apartment
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    $325
  • Casa Elevado, Pool House with Stunning Views!
     Country House
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    $189
  • Freshly Remodeled Flat within the Gates of the La Costa Resort
     Home/Apartment
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    $250
  • Carlsbad House Minutes from Ocean - (View)
     Home/Apartment
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    $182
  • Rent My Little Trailer-Site Not Included
     Country House
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    $118
  • Encinitas Oceanfront
     Country House
    Booking.com
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    $609
  • Beach Breeze
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $168

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San Marcos Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • One private bedroom
    GoodHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $73
  • Family Friendly Escape- POOL/HOT TUB/PING PONG!
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $277
  • Upgraded San Diego Condo Near Legoland
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $266
  • Charming two bedroom condo
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $181

San Marcos Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Ivy Studio private yard bathroom
    GoodStudio
    Airbnb
    From
    $109
  • Mid Century Modern meets Rustic Cabin on the Lake
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $76
  • BRAND NEW! Lake/Golf Course/Legoland/Sea World/SD
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $415
  • Bluebird Cottage A French Country Experience
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $109

San Marcos Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • 5 ACRE RANCH GUEST HOUSE -With petting zoo!
    ExcellentCottage
    Airbnb
    From
    $147
  • Eden Valley Villa
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $494
  • Spacious. Modern. Pool with Views near Legoland/beach
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $1,045
  • North Cty San Diego Private Vineyard & Condo 3b/2b
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $263

San Marcos Travel Guide

San Marcos is a coastal Californian city bordered by other great places of interest such as Vistas and Carlsbad. If you're a foodie, San Marcos is the destination for you -- it's said that the city has the best food and restaurants in the whole state of California! There are also plenty of picturesque parks and open spaces to enjoy nature and have a picnic, making San Marcos a wonderful getaway spot for families. With beaches, water sports, golf courses, a wide selection of vacation rentals, and tasty cusine, what more could you need in a holiday?

Things to Do in San Marcos

One of the best things to do in San Marcos is visit Discovery Lake. This lake is great for kids and nature lovers who can explore and make the most of the amenities. Visitors can also go fishing here, have fun on the playground, or tuck into a picnic at the designated areas. If you're eager to get active, you can also explore the trails which start around Discovery Lake.

Traveling with your significant other? Take a romantic gondola ride across the waters and feel like you're in Venice. Most gondolas can fit up to four people and include music sung by the gondoliers. For an equally romantic but more adrenaline-pumping activity, climb aboard a hot air ballon to see the citys from a bird's eye view. The sights are breathtaking and ceate a truly unforgettable experience.

To explore beyond San Marcos, check out Carlsbad, an amazing seaside town with great beaches and plenty of things to do including surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling. Visitors can also join boat rides, fishing tours, and even a biplane ride!

The beautiful white sand beaches in San Marcos are made even more special in migratory season from mid April through to November when killer whales, hunchback whales, dolphins, and blue whales are all visible. Make the most of this season with a whale-watching tour and remember to bring a fully-charged camera!

Best Places to Stay in San Marcos

The best areas to stay are in the Hill Country district and Lake San Marcos where visitors can enjoy nature as well as access to cafes and stores. There are a lot of great vacation rental properties in San Marcos, along with hotels and locally-run spots like the San Marcos River Inn. Most vacation rentals in the city are pet-friendly so you can bring your furry pal with you.

Best Time to Visit San Marcos

In San Marcos the weather is typically warm, clear, and dry, with an average temperature of 67 degrees. However, in the summer months the temperatures sit around 77 degrees. There is a heavy rainfall in February and March so if you're planning outdoor adventures, it's best to avoid this time.

June and July is most popular, as the weather is pleasant and the whale migracion season occurs.

Price and Availability in San Marcos

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in San Marcos tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in San Marcos tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in San Marcos is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in San Marcos is in the high season in July. San Marcos has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in San Marcos

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in San Marcos. The warmest months in San Marcos are June and May, when temperatures reach 112 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 34 ˚F. The wettest month in San Marcos is December with 2.78 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.07 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

Choose the perfect vacation rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. San Marcos has 308 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to San Marcos can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $20 per night. An average accommodation in San Marcos costs on average $205 per night.

If you would like to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 179 accommodations in San Marcos that have WiFi. 48 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 27 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on getting to San Marcos by car, be sure to choose from 178 accommodations that provide parking. 73 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 33 pet-friendly accommodations available.

189 accommodations in San Marcos have been reviewed; 60% are rated highly. You can instantly book any of 106 places to stay right now.

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