San Marcos Cabin & Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

  • Newly Renovated Luxury Ocean View Vacation Rental
     Home/Apartment
    Booking.com
    From
    $200
  • Golden Lady Bug Estate
     5br Villa
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $1,145
  • Casa Elevado, Pool House with Stunning Views!
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $205
  • Hills of Vista Private Retreat Sleeps 8 Mountains & Ocean View Close to Beach
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $146
  • Carlsbad Comfort
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $125
  • Free Breakfast! Suite Just 4-Minutes from the Airport | Fitness Center + Pool
     Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $256
  • Carlsbad House Minutes from Ocean - (View)
     Home/Apartment
    Booking.com
    From
    $182
  • Secluded Private Retreat w/ Pool and Hot Tub and 2 Master Suites
     4br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $600

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San Marcos Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Upgraded San Diego Condo Near Legoland
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $266
  • Charming two bedroom condo
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $181
  • Comfortable Family Home
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $464
  • North San Diego Bungalow
    GoodHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $141

San Marcos Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Mid Century Modern meets Rustic Cabin on the Lake
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $106
  • BRAND NEW! Lake/Golf Course/Legoland/Sea World/SD
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $415
  • GUEST HOUSE on 5 acre ranch -with petting zoo
    ExcellentCottage
    Airbnb
    From
    $180
  • Lavender Place "A Cute Vintage Cottage"
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $106

San Marcos Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Southern CA Secluded Home w/Vineyard, Pool & Views
     3br Country House
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $574
  • Awesome Lake View House/Novel Attractions Close
     2br Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $504
  • Peaceful Escondido Home on 130-Acre Avocado Grove!
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $389
  • Seaside Sanctuary Sleeps 2, 2 Mi to Beach, Dog OK - #BLRE002950
     Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $230

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 July and April, when temperatures reach 103 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 34 ˚F. The wettest month in San Marcos is November with 6.01 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.02 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

Pick the perfect rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. AllTheRooms has 248 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in San Marcos, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in San Marcos is just $20 a night. The average price of a rental is around $226 per night.

If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 145 accommodations in San Marcos that have WiFi. 34 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 19 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to San Marcos, you'll want to pick from 142 places to stay that provide parking. We track 57 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 30 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

164 accommodations in San Marcos have been reviewed; 67% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 88 places to stay right now.

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