Destination guide

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

Nature rules in this colorful SoCal city

As you step outside of your Dana Point vacation rental, you’ll encounter one of many public art installations located throughout the city. Visitors can also check the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center to enjoy nature, whale, and history tours. The neighboring Public Trail System offers over 3 miles of free space to gaze at the ocean from different vantage points. Family-friendly Dana Point Harbor is at the center of the action, and it’s a must for avid shoppers and foodies. The Ocean Institute, meanwhile, offers maritime exhibitions and even themed boat trips!


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

How to get to and around Dana Point

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Dana Point, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 936 vacation rentals around Dana Point. From 336 house rentals to 333 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Dana Point?

Perhaps it's the glorious ocean vistas, or maybe it's the chance to simply chill out all day, every day. But there's just something about a beach escape that appeals to one and all. There are 444 beachside vacation homes to select from. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 351 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 235 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 188 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Dana Point?

If you're seeking a home away from home this vacation, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have loads of space for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 377 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $59 per night. If that doesn't suit your group's style, we've got a number of other property types available, such as:

  • Condo: 299 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Villa: 82 vacation homes. Prices start from $170 per night.
  • Cottage: 67 vacation homes. Prices start from $93 per night.

Can I stay in Dana Point in a large group?

Vacations with your friends and loved ones can be a lot of fun, particularly when you're under the one roof in an awesome new place! If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help you out. The leading choice for larger groups here are house vacation homes, and you'll find 103 available. If you are hoping to stay in a large group, the rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 402 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as $100.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 310 vacation homes suitable. You can get one for as little as $140 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 5 guests? We have 89 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $89 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousins and all your pals to Dana Point.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Dana Point?

Cut down on those steep accommodation costs by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of great rentals and save heaps of cash! Irvine Spectrum Center is an awesome area to check out if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 12 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $229 per night. Another 110 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Regatta. With an average price of $234 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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