Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Dana Point, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $129 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Dana Point. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Putting the color in Orange County

Dana Point puts the color in Orange County! This vibrant town brims with activity and natural beauty. It’s a thriving area where everything goes. There are moments for quiet serenity as the sun rises; opportunities to join the crowd and surf to your heart’s content; and the absolute bliss of spending every waking moment by the sea on a sunny harbor. Dotted with palm trees, this city practically defines the traditional beach town. A Dana Point vacation rental puts you right in the heart of the action, and is likely to offer exceptional views of this immaculate area.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Dana Point

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Travelers enjoy Dana Point for its whale watching, boating and camping. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Dana Point a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Talega Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Sawdust Art Festival Grounds (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Laguna Woods Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • The Sea Caves (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)

At this point, you'll never be bored

People of all ages flock to Dana Point. Golfers meet their match at the 18-hole course along the sea, while foodies constantly discover new finds at exciting restaurants. Dana Point is also whale country—come here for a glimpse of these beauties anytime! Surf and paddle boarding cultures are strong here, too. The yoga scene in Dana Point is especially impressive; why not join the enthusiasts as they gather at Lantern Bay Park to assume the position at sunup? A trip down the main street to peruse the local boutiques is also a must—what better way to show your appreciation for local talents?


It's the time of the season to enjoy the outdoors

Hyper-sunny Dana Point knows exactly where it stands from a weather standpoint: it’s sunny approximately 275 days a year, and it’s comfortably warm during spring and summer. Swap your tanks and tees for lightweight long sleeves in the winter, when temps drop to a lovely 65 degrees. That said, if you plan to stroll the harbor you will absolutely need a jacket to stave off high winds. A little rain isn’t out of the question, but it’s typically a short-lived sprinkle.

Natural features

Under sunny skies, marine and plant life reign

The shining star of Orange County, Dana Point is known primarily for its headlands. Of that area, almost 70 acres include a nature center and walking trail for public visitation. One of that area’s most noteworthy details is the abundance of rare plant life along the trails. On a perfect day, you’ll be able to step outside your Dana Point vacation rental and possibly spot La Jolla and Catalina Island in the distance. If you’re beach bound, watch for kelp beds, Great White sharks, and countless breeds of fish.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Dana Point

The nearest airport is in John Wayne Airport (SNA), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 32.2 mi (51.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Dana Point?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Dana Point:

  • Around 17 miles from the center of Dana Point, it's hard to top "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like a barbecue grill and heating.
  • Another excellent choice is "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway", which is around 30 miles from Dana Point. Offering 3 bedrooms, a garden and a separate dining area, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Dana Point?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then pack your overnight bag. If you're craving some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and around Dana Point are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Located 30 miles to the northwest of central Dana Point, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" is popular with adventurous types and nature buffs. Get out and explore nearby attractions, including Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and California African American Museum. Then, take the opportunity to try windsurfing or ice skating.
  • "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 6 miles southeast of Dana Point, use it as a base to try some fishing or golf. Lasuens Beach and Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course also have to be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Dana Point?

Studio apartments set the bar high when it comes to convenience, character and location. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Dana Point and experience the local vibe and culture:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Amenities including cable/satellite TV services and a restaurant dining guide will make you feel at home here.
  • Another popular choice is "Your Actual Ocean View2 - Walk To Restaurants". Make use of a fridge, a barbecue grill and other amenities during your stay.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and sightsee, there's lots to keep you occupied around Dana Point. Passionate about culture? Organize a visit to Irvine Museum and Clayes Performing Arts Centre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Dana Point?

Short-term rentals abound in and around Dana Point. Chill out for the weekend in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a house that fits the whole family. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're searching for, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Dana Point, "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage" is perfect for a whirlwind break. While you're around, make sure you visit awesome attractions like University of California, Irvine and Irvine Spectrum Center.
  • Leap out of bed, cook up some breakfast and then begin planning what to see around "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W". Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Santa Ana Zoo should be on your list if you choose to stay at this short-term rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Dana Point?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your special someone away for a few days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Dana Point:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Around 17 miles from Dana Point, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and air conditioning.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Located around 30 miles from Dana Point, a fireplace and shopping facilities add to the ambiance here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Dana Point?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Dana Point and spend your days splashing around:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make a booking at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including nearby whale-watching activities and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni" is the kind of place you go to escape from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A nearby bay and a smart TV are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Wondering what the weather is like in Dana Point? It has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Dana Point vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Dana Point?

A family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Dana Point offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Around 30 miles to the northwest of Dana Point, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a travel crib and beach sun loungers.
  • "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 6 miles to the southeast of central Dana Point and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When you're ready to get out and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy and entertained. Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park and Knott's Berry Farm should be top of your list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Dana Point?

Add an extra touch of luxury to your vacation by booking a place with an indoor pool. These gorgeous large houses in or near Dana Point have a swimming space that's just for you, along with lots of room for whoever is fortunate enough to be joining you:

  • Invite your closest friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "Oceanfront Condo With Pools, Hot Tub". This property has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 8 guests. A garden and a swimming pool are other things to love about this place.
  • Besides its awesome indoor pool, "Apartment With 60m2 Terrace Panoramic Sea View Beach Access" features a beach view and a kitchen. It has 9 bedrooms that can cater for up to 29 guests, so you can bring your entire crew along.

If you need more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Dana Point vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Dana Point?

Absolutely. You'll find a wide variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Dana Point. If you don't need much space, one of these popular properties is sure to be a perfect fit:

  • Good things come in small packages, and "Catalina - Gorgeous Remodel - Ac" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation property is close to the central streets and features amenities like a water park and a kitchen.
  • "New Remodel - Luxury - Wifi, W" is another lovely one-bedroom escape also close to the center. When you're not out and about seeing the surrounds, enjoy a garden and a nearby waterfront.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Dana Point?

It's easy to plan a wonderful getaway with Vrbo. Whether you want a cute cottage or a chic apartment, we've got lots of two-bedroom options in or near Dana Point: Here are just a few of our faves:

  • "Spectacular Oceanfront - The Best Views In Dana Point" is a fantastic choice for small groups and families. As well as two bedrooms, this delightful stay offers amenities like a beach view and a fireplace.
  • Another highly recommended option is "Enjoy Spectacular Luxury Oceanfront +million Views + Beach Access". With amenities such as a fireplace and a beach view, you'll have no problems making yourselves at home here. Pick your favorite room, unpack your suitcases and let the good times roll!

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