Discover a selection of 2,500 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 kitchens. Prices start at $39 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.

Activities

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.

Weather

A warm, mild climate in Irvine

You can enjoy pleasant temperatures year-round from your Irvine vacation rental. Late summer and fall are warm and generally dry in Irvine, with temperatures climbing into the 80s and 90s as late in the year as September and October. During the warm summer months, enjoy Movies on the Lawn in Orange County Great Park. Winters are generally warm and mild; the nearest Irvine gets to snow is on the peaks of the Santa Ana mountains 45 minutes to the east of the city.

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 to and around Irvine

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Irvine Transportation Center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Irvine, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,738 vacation rentals around Irvine. From 1,357 house rentals to 814 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 a seaside property in Irvine?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the perfect shared setting for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss! Vrbo has 855 beachside vacation rentals for you to choose from. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 712 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 599 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 557 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Irvine?

You can forget about uninspiring chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could need! There are 1,493 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $19 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after lodging options, such as:

  • Condo: 559 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Apartment: 247 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.
  • Hotel: 246 vacation homes. Prices start from $70 per night.

Can I stay in Irvine in a large group?

There's nothing better than being somewhere completely new with extended family and friends. And the great news is Vrbo has some places suitable for big groups. Why not have a peek at the 289 house vacation homes listed here? They're the top choice for big groups of travelers. Around the area, the properties that can accommodate large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 698 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just $73.
  • Looking for a rental property for 8 people? We have 580 that will serve you well. The starting price is $101 per night.
  • Searching for vacation rentals catering to 10 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 235 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just $133 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you arrange your Irvine vacation through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Irvine?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reconnect with those you hold dearest and secure a reasonably priced stay with Vrbo. When it comes to seeking out a great deal, your first stop should be Anaheim Hills. Here, Vrbo has 11 rentals at an average price of $208 a night. You'll find another 342 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Anaheim Resort. The average price here is $218 a night.

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