Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Orange County, US 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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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.


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.

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.

What are the top vacation rentals in Orange County?

From high-end condos to rustic cottages, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Orange County:

  • "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio": If you're chasing a comfy space in Balboa Peninsula, this rental won't let you down. It offers 1 bedroom and quality amenities including a nearby marina and golf.
  • "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway": Put your bags down and your weary feet up at this top option in Old Towne. It comes with 3 bedrooms, cable/satellite TV services, a hair dryer and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Orange County vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Orange County?

For an out-of-the-box vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Orange County. Do be warned though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "The Berenice Tiny House". This property in Brea packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a living room and a TV.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Tiny House Next To Turtle Pond With Hot Tub". Located in Los Angeles, this little abode comes with a heated pool and a playground.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Orange County?

Pick a lovely log cabin from the many dotted in or near Orange County and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, tasty tipple in hand, lounging by a crackling fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Luxurious Log Cabin, Level Entry": This is the perfect base to enjoy the exciting outdoor activities this region has to offer, including kayaking and cross-country skiing.
  • "Charming Log Cabin In The Heart Of Wine Country": Spend your break enjoying all the conveniences of this hideaway. When it's time for some fresh air, snorkeling and golf are some fun things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Orange County?

There's nothing quite as exciting as hopping in the car and heading to somewhere new. If you're ready to get away and put your feet up for a day or two, check out these popular weekend getaways in Orange County:

  • "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" in Southwest Anaheim is a wonderful choice if you love the great outdoors. Plan a visit to a few of the area's natural hot spots, such as Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and Robertson Boulevard, or fill your days with activities. Skiing and sailing are among your options.
  • "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente" in San Clemente is also perfect for a fast-paced getaway. Stay in and chill out or get out and try some snorkeling and golf. If you plan to go sightseeing around here, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Thousand Steps Beach should be on your list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Orange County?

Typically well located and at a price that won't hurt your bank balance, studio apartments offer style and privacy with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Orange County and use it as a base to explore:

  • "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" is a cozy escape in Balboa Peninsula. You'll have plenty of amenities at hand here, including a theme park and a restaurant dining guide. When you're ready to explore some of the area's cultural attractions, Downey Museum of Art and Maverick Theater should be among your first stops.
  • Located in San Clemente, "Your Actual Ocean View2 - Walk To Restaurants" is another terrific base for your adventure. When you've finished checking out highlights like Old Town Temecula Community Theater and Laguna Playhouse, take advantage of a free nearby fitness center and a boat back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Orange County?

Ditch the lackluster hotel experience for the character and comfort of your own digs. Even if you only have a handful of days to spare, you'll find short-term rentals in Orange County that'll make you feel at home. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Located close to the center of Southwest Anaheim, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" is well suited to a short-term visit. Use it as a base to check out famous attractions nearby, including Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park.
  • Find out what San Clemente has to offer from "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente". If you stay at this favorite property, San Clemente Pier and The Coach House are some highlights to add to your itinerary.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Orange County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Orange County is sure to stir up passions. Light some fancy candles, take your partner by the hand and watch the sparks fly at one of these retreats:

  • "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" in Balboa Peninsula will convince you to make romantic weekends away a regular thing. This retreat is full of nice touches, including beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • Alternatively, plan an amorous weekend escape at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Located in Old Towne, it offers a fireplace, a balcony and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Orange County?

If your idea of the perfect trip away is to bring along all your friends, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Orange County that will house large groups, starting with these sprawling stunners:

  • "River Front Property With A View": Featuring 4 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in Lantern District has enough room for you and the whole gang. Amenities like a beach view and an ocean view will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "New Built, Backyard And Balcony Fireworks": You'll get your team's seal of approval at this option in Hermosa Village which features a kitchen, a fireplace and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily house all your guests.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Orange County?

If you're planning to host a huge family get-together or a special event like a wedding in Orange County, you won't have to worry about anyone missing out. We've got an excellent range of large vacation rentals that'll fit as many people as you want. Here are some examples:

  • "4properties7units2areoceanview10carparkingac1unit": This vacation rental in Balboa Peninsula has 17 bedrooms and can sleep up to 49 people. As well as ample space, it comes with a fireplace and a water view.
  • "Newport Beach House On The Oceanfront": Everyone can join the fun at this sought-after option in Balboa Peninsula. It has 7 bedrooms and can sleep up to 36 guests comfortably. Amenities here include a fireplace and a beach view.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Orange County?

Get ready to take your pick and dive right in. Here are a couple of top-notch house rentals in Orange County where awesome memories are made at the pool:

  • The pool at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway" is guaranteed to add a whole new level of fun to your adventure. Located in Old Towne, this vacation rental also features childrens activities and a dishwasher.
  • "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni" in Balboa Peninsula is another top pick. There's a whole lot to love about this property besides its pool, such as a balcony and a porch.

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