Discover a selection of 353 vacation rentals in Lake Elsinore, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $160 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Elsinore. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Relaxing on the shores of sun-kissed Lake Elsinore

Lake Elsinore is a small resort city based on the banks of a glimmering freshwater lake of the same name, in California's sun-struck Riverside County. Lake Elsinore vacation rentals range from waterfront family homes and luxury lodges to cozy guesthouses and cottages suited to romantic getaways. The city itself celebrates sports _ including baseball, golf, and a variety of lake water sports _ and shopping, with a mix of brand outlets and bijou boutiques dotted through the central streets. There's an abundance of wilderness ready to be explored in the nearby Santa Ana Mountains, too.

Things to do

Take yourself out to the ballgame

It may be tempting to spend your travels tucked away in your waterside Lake Elsinore vacation rental, but there's so much to see in the city. In season, sports fans can catch a ballgame at the Lake Elsinore Diamond _ locally known as Storm Stadium _ and cheer on the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team. History enthusiasts can amble around Lake Elsinore's Historic Downtown, which is speckled with heritage buildings _ from the looming Masonic Lodge to the old-world Armory Hall _ and centered on the Lake Elsinore Museum, which tells the city's history through exhibits and local artifacts.


Watersports and bargain-hunting in Lake Elsinore

Traveling to Lake Elsinore in the spring, summer, and fall months means immersing yourself in the range of water sports this dynamic resort city has to offer. From jet skiing and sailing to waterskiing, windsurfing, and plain old fishing, the shimmering blue 3,300-acre lake has it all. If water sports don't strike your fancy, how about a round of golf? There are a handful of 18-hole courses in and around the city. Splurging shoppers, meanwhile, will have a field day at Lake Elsinore shopping center _ an ensemble of brand outlet stores boasting bargain prices.


Perfect temperatures in spring and fall

Lake Elsinore benefits from a Mediterranean, semi-arid climate, with plenty of sunshine across the year, relatively low levels of rainfall reserved for the winter months, and scorching hot summers. The peak of summer _ July through mid-September _ welcomes daytime temperatures ranging from the low to high 90s. This can make some outdoor activities uncomfortable, so if you plan to mainly use your Lake Elsinore vacation rental as a base to explore the lake and nearby Santa Ana Mountains, travel in spring or fall _ April through June, and October through November respectively _ when temperatures are comfortably warm.

Natural features

Mountains, wildlife, and waterfalls near Lake Elsinore

To the west, Lake Elsinore quickly fades out into the foothills of the southeastern Santa Ana Mountains, a rocky river-cut mountain range gowned in a mix of shrub land, valley grassland, and fir, pine, and cypress woodland. Wildlife in the Santa Ana Mountains includes bobcats, coyotes, spotted owls, golden eagles, and rattlesnakes. Not far from Lake Elsinore, nature lovers will want to visit the Santa Ana Mountains' Ortega Falls, a wide 35-foot waterfall cascading into a crystal-clear pool. 15 miles further south, discover Tenaja Falls, a tiered, dizzying 150-foot waterfall.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lake Elsinore

Fly into Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley), the closest airport, located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), which is 29.3 mi (47.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Elsinore, CA?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 353 vacation rentals around Lake Elsinore. From 253 house rentals to 18 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Elsinore?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Elsinore. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Elsinore City Hall: 252 vacation rentals
  • Lake Elsinore Storm, The Diamond: 337 vacation rentals
  • Lake Elsinore Casino: 345 vacation rentals
  • Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium: 342 vacation rentals
  • Links at Summerly: 336 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Elsinore listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Elsinore?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 253 Houses in Lake Elsinore. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Elsinore include:

  • Cabins: 18 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 25 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Elsinore?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 164 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Elsinore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.