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 air conditioning. Prices start at $89 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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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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 886 vacation rentals around Dana Point. From 492 house rentals to 315 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dana Point?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dana Point:

  • Monarch Beach: 161 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 402 vacation rentals
  • Lantern District: 122 vacation rentals
  • Lantern Bay Estates: 61 vacation rentals
  • Marquesa: 80 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Dana Point Harbor: 681 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links: 2,056 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Institute: 2,031 vacation rentals
  • Nature Interpretive Center: 2,033 vacation rentals
  • Eco-Adventure Center: 2,057 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dana Point 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 Dana Point?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 492 Houses in Dana Point. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dana Point include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 315 rentals available
  • Villas: 69 rentals available
  • Cottages: 57 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dana Point?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 384 vacation rentals with pool available in Dana Point. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.