Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Seal Beach, 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 $128 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Seal Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Get stoked in this quintessential beachfront playground

With Pacific Ocean fun, including a gorgeous beach, and allegedly the second longest pier in the state, it’s no wonder Seal Beach vacation rentals tend to book up early. Travelers come to enjoy the full-on summertime experience, soaking up the rays, hitting the waves, and basking in those golden sunsets. You can also do nothing but relax and take in that sought-after, laid-back California dude vibe. Seal Beach offers oceanfront dining, a kite festival, and an annual pancake breakfast that's the bomb. Plus you may even a see a sea lion.

Things to do

Seal Beach: History, fishing and beaches

There’s hella lot of things to see in Seal Beach. Just saying. Take a photo of the iconic Bay Theater dating from 1947, or visit the Red Car Museum, home to a 1925 Pacific Electric railway car. Stroll along the wooden pier, rumored to be the second longest in California, where you can try your hand at fishing or let your kids enjoy the beachfront play area. Many Seal Beach vacation rentals are centrally located, so you’ll be able to check out these local attractions, and you’ll have the added bonus of being only 20 miles from Disneyland Park.

Activities

Enjoy the California beach vibe like a local

Seal Beach is a surfing mecca where you can take your very first lesson, hang ten with the locals, or check out the locally built longboards at popular Harbour Surfboards. Sip and savor your way through local award-winning restaurants on a food tour, or ride along the San Gabriel River Trail where you may even see a sea lion. During July and August, there's a summer concert series, plus a colorful Kite Festival every September. Be sure not to miss the Lions Club Fish Fry and Pancake breakfast that’s been happening every year since 1943, it's definitely the bomb, dude.

Weather

Rock your Southern California vacation in Seal Beach

The perfect year-round, sunny California weather is hard to beat. With humid summer temperatures averaging 82°F, and balmy winters of 66°F, there’s really no bad time of year to come to Seal Beach. But having said that, spring and fall are the best times to visit as it’s less humid and slightly cooler, plus you’ll find lower prices when booking Seal Beach vacation rentals. The area gets the most rain during winter, but don’t worry, it only amounts to 13 inches per year, with no snowfall in the forecast. Ever. Don't you just love California?

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Seal Beach

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

  • Naples Island (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Bolsa Chica State Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Huntington Beach Sports Complex (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Huntington Dog Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Garden Grove Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Cabrillo Beach (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Seal Beach

The nearest airport is in John Wayne Airport (SNA), located 14.6 mi (23.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Los Angeles Intl. (LAX), which is 22.1 mi (35.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Seal Beach?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Seal Beach that suits your style. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 12 miles from the center of Seal Beach, you'll want to keep coming back to "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". It has 1 bedroom and handy features including golf and video games.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Around 2 miles from the heart of Seal Beach, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with a toaster and a water park.

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

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and around Seal Beach promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Located 10 miles to the northeast of central Seal Beach, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" is a favorite with adventurous types and nature buffs. Make your way to nearby outdoor attractions, including Northside Park and Shipley Nature Center. If it's activities you're interested in, try tennis or surfing and boogie boarding.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage". Stay in and chill out, or be adventurous and try snorkeling and kayaking. When you're ready to explore some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Prado Regional Park and Diamond Beach. This terrific vacation rental is around 14 miles southeast of Seal Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Seal Beach?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Seal Beach and experience a slice of the local culture and vibe:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including a hair dryer and a nearby marina.
  • "50 Steps To Sand Remodeled With Large Patio And Bay Views" is another tempting choice. Get comfy and take advantage of a nearby laundromat, beach sun loungers and more.

There are loads of sights around Seal Beach to put on your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture with a visit to City of Brea Art Gallery and Festival of Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Seal Beach?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Seal Beach. Chill out for the weekend in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a budget apartment or a large home. No matter what type of vacation rental you're looking for, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage" is close to the center of Seal Beach, which means you'll have tons of things to keep you entertained. Discover well-known sights like University of California, Irvine and Irvine Spectrum Center when you're not making the most of your cozy digs.
  • "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W" is another appealing option. Remember to add Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Santa Ana Zoo to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Seal Beach?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Seal Beach that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Located around 12 miles from Seal Beach, "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" is the ideal place for lovestruck couples. Beauty services and air conditioning are just some of the amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days enjoying each other's company at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway", around 2 miles from Seal Beach. A fireplace and shopping facilities will help set the mood.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Seal Beach where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "River Front Property With A View". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a nearby river and an ocean view. You'll find it around 30 miles to the southeast of Seal Beach.
  • "New Built, Backyard And Balcony Fireworks" is another fantastic option. It's around 9 miles to the northeast of Seal Beach, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 13 guests. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the things that'll help make your group vacation more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay, especially if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Seal Beach and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a balcony and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of a balcony and on-site watersports.

Seal Beach has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Seal Beach vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

Every family catch-up should be one to remember. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a party with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Seal Beach offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 9 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" is the ideal place to spend time together. This popular getaway is 10 miles to the northeast of Seal Beach and has creature comforts such as beach sun loungers and a fridge.
  • "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 12 miles to the southeast of Seal Beach, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A balcony and childrens activities will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you're ready to explore your surroundings, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park and Knott's Berry Farm should be at the top of your must-do list.

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

Take a dip anytime you want when you book one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Dust off your swimsuit and consider these options in or near Seal Beach that boast this deluxe perk:

  • Book a few nights at "Apartment With 60m2 Terrace Panoramic Sea View Beach Access" and spend lazy days poolside. This sprawling retreat has 9 bedrooms sleeping up to 29 guests and a host of other top-notch amenities. A water view and a fireplace are among them.
  • Besides its swish indoor pool, "Oceanfront Condo With Pools, Hot Tub" comes with a swimming pool and a garden. It has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 guests, so you can bring your entire gang along.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more tempting Seal Beach vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Seal Beach?

Romantic retreats, work trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom vacation rental is an ideal solution for all sorts of occasions. One of these options in or near Seal Beach is sure to fit the bill:

  • Book "Pineapple Cottage @ The Ocean Stay Safe" for a weekend or longer. This one-bedroom property comes with a kitchen and a water park and is not far from the center.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Seal Beach, "Special 30% Off Oct 4th - 7th, 2022 Ocean And Island Views" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy amenities like a kitchen and a beach view.