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120 Apartments for rent in Solana Beach, CA

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Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
Elán Solana Pointe
766 South Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,295
950 sqft
Seaside community with swimming pool, BBQ area, carport parking, on-site laundry and lush landscaping. Units have large windows, spacious walk-in closets, crown molding and accent walls. Located close to Seaside, Fletcher Cove and Tide Beach.
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Last updated August 26 at 05:46am
Solana Beach
8 Units Available
Ocean Crest
873 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA
Studio
$2,057
690 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,125
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,251
1087 sqft
The relaxing pool, hot tub, gym, and sauna highlight this community's convenient features. Apartments include fireplaces and have been recently renovated. Residents can also enjoy shopping, entertainment and dining at nearby Flower Hill Promenade.
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Last updated August 26 at 06:36am
Solana Beach
2 Units Available
Elan Sandpiper Del Mar
833 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
Studio
$1,895
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Seaside community in Solana Beach, CA. Large studio apartments with full baths, private balconies, and updated flooring. Swimming pool and BBQ area next to attractive landscaping and on-site laundry facility.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
135 S Sierra Ave Unit 3
135 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,950
1900 sqft
135 S Sierra Ave Unit 3 Available 09/01/19 Ocean-View Solana Beach Ground-Floor Condo - Beautiful Ocean View condo rental in Solana Beach! This 1,900 square foot, ground floor unit features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a private gated oceanfront
Last updated August 26 at 05:29am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
815 Del Mar Downs Rd
815 Del Mar Downs Road, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
1355 sqft
This spacious 3br 2.5ba 2 story condo is move in ready and awaiting it's next resident! With close proximity to the coast & freeways, this location will be hard to beat.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
316 Glencrest
316 Glencrest Drive, Solana Beach, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,800
2917 sqft
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Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
231 S Nardo Avenue
231 South Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,995
1680 sqft
GORGEOUS BEACH HOME WITH PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW! Two bedrooms + Office/Den (can be used as 3rd bedroom, etc.), 2 remodeled full baths (large walk-in master shower with dual shower heads) and 2-car garage.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
335 Arcaro
335 Arcaro Lane, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
1673 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Fully Furnished....Fantastic ocean and Racetrack Views from this beautiful town home! Close to Restaurants, Beach and Racetrack! Large deck with BBQ and plenty of seating. Tastefully decorated interior with a beach theme.
Last updated August 26 at 07:07am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
305 S. Sierra Avenue - 4
305 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,600
750 sqft
Lower unit. Open floor plan perfect for singles and couples alike. FLOORING: Half of the unit (kitchen, dining and bath areas) consists of square, light sand tile flooring and the other half (living room & bedroom) bamboo wood, added 2012.
Last updated August 26 at 07:07am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
14921 Tercer Verde - 1
14921 Tercer Verde, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,350
2660 sqft
IMMACULATE DETACHED HOME IDEALLY LOCATED ON THE 12TH GREEN OF THE LOMAS SANTA FE GOLF COURSE! 3 Bed - 2.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
821 Sea Turf Cir
821 Sea Turf Circle, Solana Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
$6,200
1000 sqft
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Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
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529 Pacific Avenue
529 Pacific Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$30,000
1800 sqft
PANORAMIC OCEAN AND SUNSET VIEWS FROM THIS PRIVATE BLUFF FRONT 3BR/3BA completely remodeled home. There are 2 bedrooms with baths on the entry level and 1 bedroom suite downstairs. Ocean view deck on entry level.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
830 Highland Drive
830 Highland Drive, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$8,500
3545 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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MONTHLY RATE @ $8500 - Ocean View Detached Luxury Home West of I-5 in Olde Solana Beach 1/2 mile to the RACETRACK.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
521 S Sierra
521 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
1608 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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** WEEKLY RATES & SEASONAL. This updated, spacious condo is an amazing Solana Beach gem! The complex sits right on a bluff of the Pacific Ocean. This gorgeous 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
804 Ocean Surf
804 Ocean Surf Drive, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$15,000
1763 sqft
Centrally located just steps from the Del Mar Race Track, very spacious townhome is ready for you. Has everything, spacious living room with fireplace, large private balcony. Dining room seats 6 comfortably.
Last updated August 26 at 07:07am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
840 Stevens Avenue - 1
840 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1092 sqft
This charming 2 story townhome is located West of Interstate 5 in Solana Beach! Located steps away from the Del Mar Racetrack and minutes away from the beach, this property offers a true San Diego coastal living experience! Beautiful private patio
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
453 S Sierra Ave
453 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1440 sqft
Beautiful furnished short-term rental in Solana Beach! This 1,440 square foot condo features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a private gated oceanfront community, with a large balcony for entertaining.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
231 Pacific Ave
231 Pacific Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$40,000
2751 sqft
$1,300 per night, $9,100 per week, 3 week min. Perched above the Pacific Ocean this spacious oceanfront 3 bed 3.5 bath home with open floor plan & several outdoor areas offers relaxing privacy with breath taking ocean views.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
1060 America Way
1060 America Way, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
1700 sqft
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Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Solana Beach
1 Unit Available
429 S Sierra Ave.
429 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
1167 sqft
VACATION RENTAL RATES ARE SEASONAL: Hear the ocean and enjoy beach living from this lovely, fully furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Solana Beach and Tennis Club.
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Last updated August 26 at 06:18am
Del Mar
1 Unit Available
Elán Beachhouse Apartment Homes
2515 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,450
980 sqft
Del Mar, CA, apartment homes located near Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Upstairs units with ocean views, newly upgraded kitchens and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly community with washer and dryer in every unit.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2731 Mackinnon Ranch Rd
2731 Mackinnon Ranch Road, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,950
2472 sqft
2731 Mackinnon Ranch Rd Available 09/15/19 Luxury Townhome Cardiff w/ Ocean View - Large furnished townhome with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Open kitchen with granite island, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and oven included.
Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
1 Unit Available
4566 Via Gaviota
4566 via Gaviota, San Diego County, CA
11 Bedrooms
$25,000
16850 sqft
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Last updated August 26 at 06:13am
Del Mar
1 Unit Available
2525 Ocean Front
2525 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA
4 Bedrooms
$9,000
2600 sqft
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Average Rent in Solana Beach

Last updated Aug. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Solana Beach is $2,224, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,886.
Studio
$2,009
1 Bed
$2,224
2 Beds
$2,886
3+ Beds
$4,156
City GuideSolana Beach
"People come by train; it's a place we cannot hide / It's beach and golf and bicycles, and songs from far and wide / Solana Beach our city proud; We're small but self-contained / We love our daily local lives, and hope we've earned our fame." -- From "Solana Beach, Our Proud City" by Lynn Salsberg and Ed Siegel

Solana Beach, California, starts at the water before running up some steep coastal stairways to clusters of condominiums, single-family homes and one-story commercial buildings. It then crosses a major interstate before climbing some hills. It's actually a proper city. However, its focus on houses and small stores gives it a coastal town feel where everyone walks through streets covered with palm and eucalyptus trees, and says hi to everyone else.

All About the Beach

If easy beach access is a big deal in your apartment search at Solana Beach, you need to know that developments that look like they're a 2-minute walk to the sands on a map actually perch 70 feet or more above the shore. In fact, coastal properties in the city sit on cliffs, requiring treks down several flights of outdoor stairs to reach the water. About the only area that doesn't is Fletcher Cove Beach Park, which offers a gradual descent to the beach. Look for inland apartment rentals near this park if you want an easy walk to the waves.

The descent to the water may be a time-consuming challenge but ultimately rewards you with fewer throngs than you'll encounter on flatter stretches of sand. Your chances of finding secluded spots increase the further you walk away from the public stairways. Locals hang at Seascape Beach, which can be difficult to find because the entrance is hidden by condos, or at Del Mar Beach, which is technically in Del Mar, at the mouth of the San Dieguito River.

Everyone else enters the water for swimming and surfing at Fletcher Cove, aka Pillbox. Restrooms and showers provide aprs-beach cleanup. Shoot a few hoops at the basketball court or spread out your lunch at the picnic areas. The lifeguards here work year round and seasonally at other locations.

The primary rule when dealing with lifeguards is to pay attention to them at all times. They're not just bronzed and buff tourist attractions. Their first job is to keep you safe and that may mean ordering you from the water under certain conditions. They also enforce beach ordinances, such as no dogs allowed, and rescue you when you're in trouble. Don't be afraid to ask them questions. They'll know where you can go for your favorite seaside activity.

They'll recommend visiting Tide Beach if you like to admire life in a tide pool. An added bonus here is the usual lack of people. For some of the best surfing in Southern California, catch the breaks in the northern part, at Seaside Reef and Tabletop. More good breaks are near 18th, 23rd and 25th Streets.

When you're out in the ocean, you may get caught in a rip current, which pulls you from the shallows out to sea. Do not try to swim against it because you can't. You'll just tire out and ultimately drown. Instead, catch the attention of nearby swimmers or lifeguards by waving your arms above your head. They'll know what's going on and effect a rescue. In the meantime, stay calm and swim parallel to the beach until you're out of the currents. Then, if you haven't been pulled out of the water yet, swim back to shore.

Neighborhoods

Located in Southern California, Solana Beach lies about 20 miles north of San Diego. To the north is San Elijo Lagoon and Cardiff, to the east is the unincorporated Rancho Santa Fe, to the south is Del Mar and to the West is the Pacific Ocean.

Interstate 5 acts as the primary multi-lane north-south divider between the beach vibe on the west and the more suburban plots on the hillsides and canyons. As with any coastal community, the closer you get to the water, then higher you pay for houses to rent.

Eden Gardens, which is also called "La Colonia," is one of the city's older sections. It was created during the 1920s by farmers working for nearby ranches. Centered around La Colonia Park, the community still has a strong neighborhood feel as well as smaller homes and apartments.

In contrast, the newer Cedros Avenue Design District is, strictly speaking, exclusively retail. It boasts more than 85 boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. But you'll find places to rent about a block west and east that you should snag if you want to be next to the trendy action.

Typical of the newer developments that hug the hillsides is Loma Del Cielo West. You'll only find house rentals here, usually with three bedrooms or more, and multiple baths. Pools are not uncommon. A homeowners association keeps things neat and tidy behind the gates. One issue you may face on the hills is an encounter or two with a coyote. They avoid humans but may approach pets. Your best defense is to keep Fido or kitty indoors, and any outdoor food waste completely sealed. Conventional fences at least 5.5 feet high or electric fences also work in barring the arroyo foxes. If you see one nearby, contact the County of San Diego's Wildlife Services for information and removal.

Homes near the water range from massive estates with multiple floors or condo complexes. Small beach cottages and apartment complexes don't exist at these premium locations. However, the difference between apartments and condos may be in name only. Condos typically have "Beach Club" in the title, but many are otherwise indistinguishable from ordinary multi-family dwellings.

Getting Around

The quickest way to go south to San Diego or north to Encinitas is by car on I-5, when it's not a parking lot during rush hour. Otherwise, the San Diego Coaster provides faster commuter access and Amtrak carries you in air-conditioned comfort to both San Diego and Los Angeles.

Most people use their cars to tool around town. Parking is adequate at businesses, residences and on the street. However, the closer you get to the beach during sunny days, the less likely it is you'll find a place for your wheels. The city has no pay parking lots or garages.

County-wide bus service comes from the Breeze and San Diego Metropolitan Transit. The British Bus Company also offer continuous service on Wednesdays through Sundays from the Solana Beach train station to the Del Mar Racetrack. Students, faculty and staff of University of California San Diego can catch the UCSD bus to hit the La Jolla campus. The Solana Beach Transit Center provides a central location for catching both buses and trains.

To Do

Most stores, surf shops and restaurants line Highway 101 and there are some scattered shopping plazas further inland. Other good shopping is in the previously mentioned Cedros Design District. Because of the cliffs, you won't find any buying or selling at the beach itself.

If you prefer manicured greens to white sands for your outdoor activity, head for the Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course. Golf Range Magazine voted it one of the top short courses for two years because of its multi-level greens with 29 bunkers and two water hazards.

The big chance to rub elbows with the locals is during the Fiesta del Sol, which brings together live music, games, craft booths and food. The tunes go on during summer evenings with Concerts at the Cove featuring everything from the rousing marches of the US Marine Corps Band to the soothing songs of jazz soloists.

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