Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Orange County 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 $135 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Orange County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Recreation and rest in Orange County

Located an hour south of Los Angeles, Orange County is a destination for sun, sea and quintessentially-Californian pastimes. Here, you can spend carefree days basking on golden beaches, enjoy stylish al fresco brunches and hunt for luxury labels while clutching a delicious fruit smoothie. Of course, there's a more-wholesome side to the region, too, from family-friendly theme parks and nature-filled reserves to the galleries, museums and entertainment hubs of the beach cities. With so many stylish Orange County vacation rentals to choose from, indulgence and relaxation are never far away.

Things to do

Theme-park thrills in Orange County

Orange County's star attraction is Disneyland in Anaheim, a whimsical hub of rides, stores and restaurants, with themed areas including Fantasyland and Mickey's Toontown. Elsewhere, Knott's Berry Farm is a must-visit for thrill-seekers, with some of the best rides around. Spanning 160-acres, it's home to kids rides, water attractions and exhilarating roller coasters, including the towering Xcelerator. If all that leaves you in need of a little peace and respite, you'll find plenty at Crystal Cove State Park. Encompassing 3 miles of picturesque Pacific coastline and 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, it's a haven for hiking, camping and watching the local wildlife.

Activities

Hitting the beach in Orange County

Much of the action in the region revolves around the beaches, so Orange County vacation rentals by the water are in high demand. Two of the most-popular stretches of sand are Huntington Beach, where surfers and yogis come to unwind, and Newport Beach, where sun-seekers flaunt their bronzed bodies. Beyond the beaches, you can take a whale-watching cruise from Dana Point, play golf on an award-winning course, sample the fruits of a local winery or explore the natural splendor of one of the county's protected parks.

Weather

Sun-soaked days in Orange County

This is Southern California and sunny days come with the territory, with 278 per year on average. With all this sunshine comes a blissful year-round climate, with warm days lightly cooled by the Pacific Ocean breeze, and an average daily temperature of 70 degrees. Summer is the most-exciting time to visit, with a wealth of events and activities on offer, and plenty of opportunities for dining al fresco. That said, any time from summer through fall is ideal to visit, with most of the wetter weather occurring during winter and spring.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Orange County

Wherever you choose your Orange County vacation rental, natural beauty is never far away. Gilded with 42 miles of golden sand and bathed by the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Orange County is home to dramatic coastal cliffs, peaceful redwood forests and numerous parks, refuges and protected areas that teem with wildlife. One of these is Upper Newport Bay, a sprawling coastal wetland, where migratory birds stop off during their travels along the Pacific Flyway. Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is another must for nature enthusiasts. Spanning more than 900-acres, it opens for monthly guided tours, offering visitors the chance to see endangered coastal birds like Ridgway's rails and Belding's savannah sparrows.

How to get there

How to get to and around Orange County

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 17.9 mi (28.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Irvine Transportation Center, Tustin Station and Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Orange County?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,547 vacation rentals around Orange County. From 2,112 house rentals to 68 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Explore destinations around Orange County

Huntington Beach
2,488 vacation rentals
San Clemente
705 vacation rentals
Laguna Beach
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Newport Beach
2,156 vacation rentals
Fullerton
821 vacation rentals
Orange
983 vacation rentals
Anaheim
1,394 vacation rentals
Santa Ana
2,369 vacation rentals
Dana Point
852 vacation rentals
Irvine
2,496 vacation rentals
Westminster
1,081 vacation rentals
Laguna Niguel
871 vacation rentals
Costa Mesa
2,449 vacation rentals
Mission Viejo
1,115 vacation rentals
Garden Grove
823 vacation rentals
Lake Forest
2,930 vacation rentals
Fountain Valley
2,553 vacation rentals
Buena Park
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Tustin
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Aliso Viejo
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