March 3, 2016

8 Top Vacation Rentals for Families

Top vacation rentals for families family friendly vacation rentals in Southern California perfect California lodging for your next family beach vacation
Vacation rentals are a great choice for any traveler, but they especially have a lot to offer to families.

Whether it’s the extra space for rambunctious children to run around, the quiet and privacy that a toddler needs to calm down, or just the convenience of having a private kitchen and washer and dryer available, vacation rentals make traveling easier for families of any size.

You may have already searched VRBO or Airbnb for the perfect vacation rental. We're here to cut through the noise! With the needs of traveling families in mind, we’ve sorted through our inventory to bring you some of the absolute best professionally managed vacation rentals for families traveling to Southern California:

Family friendly vacation rental in San Clemente North Beach D living room rooftop patio and kids play room
North Beach D:
4 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 13

This San Clemente vacation rental has something for everyone. For the kids, there’s a kids play room, complete with bean bag chairs and a TV, and a spacious bedroom with a foosball table. For the adults, there’s an ocean view rooftop patio. Talk about a win-win. This condo is one of four that we manage at the same location. Book them together and you can sleep up to 40 guests, all just steps from San Clemente’s North Beach !

But wait, there's more! When you stay with us in Orange County we'll provide passes to the VIP Lounge at the Outlets at San Clemente . This premier oceanfront shopping destination is less than a mile from our North Beach condos, so make sure to plan a family shopping and dining excursion!

Family friendly vacation rental near the pier in Oceanside California exterior bedroom and kitchen and dining perfect California lodging for families
5 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 14

Our new Oceanside vacation rental is the perfect family reunion house. A ground floor bedroom is perfect for any guests, young or old, who have trouble navigating stairs. The master suite includes a private sitting room, perfect for a crib, and the spacious kitchen and living areas are ideal places for everyone to gather.

The Oceanside Pier and surrounding beach is just a few minutes walk from this vacation rental, complete with fire pits and playground. The California Surf Museum , lots of restaurants, a movie theater, and more are all within walking distance… so come visit and get ready to take it easy!

Hideaway A family friendly vacation rental near the beach in San Clemente living room outdoor dining bedroom
Hideaway A:
2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 8

For a simple, low key family vacation, look no further than our Hideaway vacation rental in San Clemente . This beach condo is just four houses from beach access, and less than 300 feet from Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens , for a laid back Southern California vacation experience that will have the whole family feeling relaxed in no time. After a day at the beach, take advantage of this vacation rental’s outdoor shower to rinse off the sand, then dry off in the sun on the private patio. Beach cleanup was never so easy!

Bonus: Hideaway A is one of three vacation rental units that we manage in the same building. If you're traveling with more than 8 guests, you can book Hideaway A, B, and C together to sleep up to 16!

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6

Our Cornelio vacation rental is located in a lovely residential area of Southwest San Clemente, just over half a mile from the beach! This beautifully beachy home offers a private backyard, perfect for letting the kids run around and play while the adults lounge on the patio, soaking up a few vacation rays. For more fun in the evenings, there's a fire pit on the front porch, and a TV in the comfy living room - open up the windows and enjoy some ocean breezes while having a family movie night!

Monterey A family friendly ocean view vacation rental condo in Pier Bowl San Clemente perfect for family California lodging living room master suite and balcony
Monterey A
3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 8

With its perfect San Clemente Pier Bowl location and sweeping ocean views, this San Clemente vacation rental is a favorite with many of our guests. The two master suites make this vacation rental ideal for two couples or two families traveling together, while ocean views from the living room, balconies, and bedrooms make for a memorable stay by the sea.

This vacation rental is just a block from the beach and San Clemente Pier so you can visit the sand every day! And if you need more accommodations to fit your family group you can also book our smaller Monterey B and Monterey C units to sleep more guests!

Acacia A and B family friendly vacation rentals near the beach in Carlsbad California exterior Unit B living room Unit A living room
Acacia A & B:
2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6-8

Carlsbad is known for being a family friendly area of Southern California, and it’s not as touristy as other beach towns, which makes for a quieter environment for families. Our two Acacia condos are just one block from Carlsbad State Beach, and just minutes from LEGOLand California and other local Califiornia attractions.

Book the smaller Acacia B unit, or the larger 3 bedroom Acacia A . Or book both together for even more vacation fun!

Tamarack family friendly vacation rental with pool and hot tub in Carlsbad California Pool play set and living room
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10

Just under a mile from the beach, and half a mile to water sports on the Carlsbad lagoon , this Carlsbad vacation rental is packed full of family friendly features like a kids play nook, a play set in the back yard, and a private pool (with a fence for safety!). The beautiful spacious layout of this home makes it comfortable for ten people, and with a hot tub, fire pit, and pool table, there are opportunities for relaxation for travelers of all ages.

Take a look at the property listing page for Tamarack to learn even more about the features of this family friendly vacation rental.

Chinquapin family friendly vacation rental with pool in Carlbsad California Pools and hot tub patio fire pit and great room
4 bed, 3.5 bath, sleeps 9

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in these pictures you can see the hot tub, kiddie pool, pool, play set, and fire pit at this family friendly Carlsbad dream home ! This vacation rental also includes a game room, water slide, spacious kitchen and family room, and stunning bedrooms that will allow everyone to spread out, relax, and have fun.

This Carlsbad vacation rental is just one mile from the beach and a short drive to LEGOland … but you might want to just stay home and enjoy the pool all day!

Ready to Plan?
We love hosting families of all shapes and sizes! Unlike some of the vacation rentals by owner that you might find on VRBO or Airbnb, our vacation rentals are professionally managed, and include beach toys, a booster seat, and pack and play style crib as well as other family-friendly amenities and services. Take a look at our Vacation Planning Services to learn more about convenient services we provide such as grocery delivery and professional family photography .

We would love to learn more about your family and help you to begin planning your perfect family getaway. Call us at 800-408-1822 to get started!

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