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Explore the riverside setting in Rancho Santa Margarita

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Rancho Santa Margarita. This scenic city is known for its hiking, spas and golfing. Main Beach Park and Irvine Spectrum Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Rancho Santa Margarita

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Rancho Santa Margarita a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Ana Zoo (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rancho Santa Margarita

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Rancho Santa Margarita is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • O'Neill Regional Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Pittsford Park (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Rancho Las Lomas (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Rancho Santa Margarita

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 704 vacation rentals around Rancho Santa Margarita. From 340 house rentals to 209 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 Rancho Santa Margarita?

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 Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 837 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Anaheim: 466 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 441 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 285 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 431 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 Rancho Santa Margarita?

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

  • O'Neill Regional Park: 2,099 vacation rentals
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club: 2,444 vacation rentals
  • Spa Gregorie's Day Spa & Salon: 1,892 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove State Park: 3,332 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Hill Golf Course: 3,349 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 340 Houses in Rancho Santa Margarita. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 209 rentals available
  • Villas: 39 rentals available
  • Cabins: 55 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 315 vacation rentals with pool available in Rancho Santa Margarita. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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