Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Irvine, 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 $130 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Irvine. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Irvine: star of the OC

If you’re on a business trip to Irvine’s thriving tech economy or the University of California, renting a vacation home in Irvine can offer much sought-after extra space and freedom – not to mention the benefits of a private pool. Irvine is also a great vacation destination, with vibrant shopping and dining scenes and fantastic local attractions such as the Irvine Spectrum Center and the Buccaneer Cove waterpark. Added to this, an Irvine vacation rental is just a 20-minute drive from Disneyland and an even shorter drive from Orange County’s 42 miles of golden sandy coastline.

Things to do

Enjoy Irvine’s many attractions

If you’re traveling with kids, you can’t ignore the fact you’re just a 20-minute drive from Disneyland here. More local family attractions in Irvine include the bright, interactive Pretend City Children’s Museum, which includes the fantastic Imagination Playground, or a day out picking strawberries or watermelons under the Californian sunshine at Tanaka Farms fruit farm. For something a little more cultured, the Irvine Museum houses an extensive collection of Californian Impressionist art, or head to the Irvine Barclay Theater for contemporary dance, art, and theater.


Head to the beach in Irvine

The orange globe of the Great Park Balloon is probably Irvine’s most iconic sight. Take a ride in this tethered hot-air balloon, which rises to 400 feet above Orange County Great Park to enjoy great views over the OC. Although Irvine doesn’t have any beaches of its own, it’s close to some of the best beaches in Southern California – so a trip to the ocean is another must-do from your Irvine vacation rental. Corona del Mar State beach, Crystal Cove State Park, and Crescent Bay Beach are 3 easy-to-reach stretches of perfect golden sand.

Natural features

Irvine brims with natural beauty

The city of Irvine is blessed with numerous hiking, mountain-biking, and equestrian trails. The San Diego Creek Trail is the major backbone of the city’s biking trails – stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Newport Beach. The city’s Quail Hill Loop Trail and Bommer Canyon are dotted with ancient oak and sycamore groves and rough rocky outcrops; get back to nature here with a self-guided hike. To the eastern border, the picturesque wilderness of the Lake Mathews Estelle Mountain reserve offers seasonal fishing and hunting.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Irvine

The nearest airport is in John Wayne Airport (SNA), located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT), which is 28.6 mi (46 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Irvine Transportation Center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Irvine?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Irvine:

  • "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" is a favorite with guests. Around 11 miles from Irvine, it has 1 bedroom and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including an iron and ironing board and free toiletries.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Around 20 miles from the heart of Irvine, it has 3 bedrooms and features books and a boat.

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

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

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Settle into one of these weekend getaways in and near Irvine and make the most of all the amazing things to do close by:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball", which is around 14 miles to the northwest of central Irvine. There's lots of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Do some skiing and mountain biking or just explore the sights of Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club and Brown's Park Beach.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente". Use it as a base to unwind, or be adventurous and try windsurfing and mountain biking. When it's time to explore more of the area, check out Links at Summerly and Cleo Street Beach. This terrific vacation rental is around 20 miles southeast of Irvine.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Irvine?

Enjoy the culture and lifestyle of Irvine from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to get away on your own or live it up with buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Irvine:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Amenities including a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board will make you feel at home here.
  • Another inviting option is "Your Actual Ocean View2 - Walk To Restaurants". Make the most of a water view, a fridge and other conveniences during your stay.

There are plenty of attractions around Irvine to add to your itinerary. Feed the culture lover in you and visit Soka Performing Arts Center and The Coach House.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Irvine?

Just because you only have one or two days up your sleeve doesn't mean you have to spend it in a characterless hotel room. Get away but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Irvine:

  • If you'd like to be close to the action, "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage" is calling your name. It's within easy reach of the center of Irvine and a convenient base to explore sights like University of California, Irvine and Irvine Spectrum Center.
  • Roll out of bed, make a coffee and then start planning what to explore 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 radar if you stay at this quality rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Irvine?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Irvine that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Around 11 miles from Irvine, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and air conditioning.
  • "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway" is another popular option that'll woo you. It's approximately 20 miles from Irvine and has a fireplace and shopping facilities.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Irvine?

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous getaway with your best friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Irvine:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "River Front Property With A View". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a firepit and a nearby river. This top pick is around 16 miles to the south of Irvine.
  • "New Built, Backyard And Balcony Fireworks" is another terrific option. It's around 13 miles to the northwest of Irvine, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 guests. A garden and a swimming pool are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Irvine and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable doughnut:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a garden and a microwave oven.
  • "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni" is the kind of place you go to get away from everything and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and pet-friendly facilities are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Irvine has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Irvine vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

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

No matter if your ideal escape is high in the hills or on the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Irvine and bring along the whole gang:

  • Located about 14 miles to the northwest of Irvine, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including outdoor furniture and childrens activities.
  • "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente" is also popular with families. It's around 20 miles to the southeast of Irvine, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and towels.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park and Knott's Berry Farm offer fun for all the gang.

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

Add a splash of grandeur to your getaway by staying somewhere with an indoor pool. These large houses in or near Irvine have a swimming space that's your very own, as well as tons of room for whoever you're bringing with you:

  • Invite your closest friends over for a refreshing swim at "Apartment With 60m2 Terrace Panoramic Sea View Beach Access". This rental has space to spare, with 9 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 29 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are other things you'll love about this place.
  • Alternatively, whisk your crew away to "Oceanfront Condo With Pools, Hot Tub", which has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Along with that fabulous pool hidden away inside, a garden and a swimming pool will help keep everybody happy and comfortable.

Chasing more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Irvine vacation rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Irvine?

Idyllic romantic retreats, work trips or solo adventures — a single-bedroom vacation property works for all sorts of occasions. One of these options in or near Irvine is sure to be just right:

  • Good things come in little packages, and "Resort Luxury Living. Fully Furnished One Bedroom Loft In Irvine" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom vacation property is in a handy central location and includes amenities like a kitchen and a swimming pool.
  • Or perhaps "Stylish And Affordable Condo In Irvine" is better suited. Another central one-bedroom option, this place has a swimming pool, a kitchen and much more.