San Marcos Cabin & Vacation Rentals

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Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

  • Castlegate Guest Apartment
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  • Stunning dog-friendly villa w/lake views, private hot tub & pool and game room!
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  • holiday home for max. 10 persons in Vista, Kalifornien
     Country House
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  • Newly Renovated Luxury Ocean View Vacation Rental
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    Booking.com
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    $235
  • I SEE THE SEA
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
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    $635
  • Luxurious La Costa Remodel by SPA w/Steam Shower!
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  • Comfortable Coastal Living Near Legoland and Beaches
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
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    $478
  • Rancho Santa Fe gated retreat
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $439

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San Marcos Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Casa de San Marcos
     3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $283
  • Resort style stay
     Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $158
  • Take a Trip to Legoland from a Remodeled Luxury Condo
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $225
  • Little Oasis
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $137

San Marcos Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Gorgeous House/Guest House on Ranch
     4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $1,497
  • Mid Century Modern meets Rustic Cabin on the Lake
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $76
  • Ivy Studio private yard bathroom
    GoodStudio
    Airbnb
    From
    $115
  • Hummingbird Cottage Farmstyle Retreat
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $120

San Marcos Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Seaside Sanctuary Sleeps 2, 2 Mi to Beach, Dog OK
     Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $230
  • Huge Encinitas Compound
     4br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $429
  • Brand New Modern Flat in the Gates of the Omni La Costa Resort
     Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
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    $372
  • Festive, dog-friendly condo just steps from Moonlight Beach
    NiceHome/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
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    $270

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

Find the perfect rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. We have 280 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in San Marcos ranging from low-cost options to extravagant places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in San Marcos is available at $16 per night. On average, a place to stay in San Marcos will cost you $219 per night.

Those needing to get some work done during their trip to San Marcos can choose from 175 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 42 accommodations that come with breakfast included. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 27 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to San Marcos by car, be sure to choose from 175 accommodations that provide parking. We track 64 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 34 pet-friendly places to stay in San Marcos, so if you're traveling with your pet you won't have any problems.

179 of our accommodations in San Marcos have been reviewed and rated. 63% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 99 places to stay right now.

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