If you are looking for an Airbnb in Orange County California, I am sure this article will help you find a suitable home for your vacation. Whether it’s a long-stay workation or a quick weekend getaway, in this post you will find a collection of the coolest Orange County Airbnb for every budget.
Mainly known for being the most populated region in California and for being home to the most popular amusement parks such as Disneyland California and Knott’s Berry Farm, this wealthy region offers much more than that.
But when it comes to where to stay the choice is hard, as there are so many amazing homes and hotels. To make things easier for you I have selected a list of top Airbnb in Orange County in the most popular area. I hope this helps narrow down your search.
Or you can also use this useful map to select either hotels or apartments.
Orange County Airbnb – Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is one of the most popular seaside cities in California, mainly known for its beach culture and incredible surfing, besides being very close to LA and major Orange County business hubs such as Irvine, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach, another great beach in Orange County.
Its 9 miles of sandy coastline is enjoyable all year round thanks to the perfect Mediterranean weather. Beautiful to get around on a bike.
If you are looking into staying in Huntington Beach you can check out my post on the 15 Best Huntington Beach Airbnb.
Stay blocks from the beach
Cute micro-studio at only a few blocks from the beach. Guests can enjoy a newly renovated kitchenette that includes all the essentials for preparing delicious meals at home.
A twin trundle bed can be converted into a King-sized bed. Laundry facilities are available in the backyard for guests’ use and so is the outdoor grill and beach cruisers with beach chairs. The neighborhood is very safe but there is an outdoor video security system on the property for further assurance.
Craftsman Style Beach Studio
A cottage-style studio, with bohemian stylish decor and a quaint feel, that has been newly remodeled. It’s also conveniently located close to beach, and downtown Huntington Beach whether you feel like walking riding or driving.
It’s an open space concept with a bathroom and a kitchenette.
Parking facilities are available in front of the entrance.
Among all the amenities:
- Free parking on premises
- Air conditioning
- Dedicated workspace
- Security cameras on the property
HB BEACH RETREAT – 0.5 mi to Beach
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath
Cute modern condo located at only 0.5 miles to the sand, suitable for a max of 4 guests. Spacious and nicely decorated with colorful stylish details, this apartment is strategically located at walking distance to many restaurants, grocery stores, and facilities. Also if you are renting a car, which is ideal, you are at only a few minutes from Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Laguna Beach, and at only 30 minutes drive from Disneyland.
Among the included amenities:
- 42″ TV w/Chromecast + Netflix + Strong WIFI
- Private Washer/Dryer just for you
- Kitchen w/essentials
- Easy self-check-in process
Huntington Beach is a seaside city known for its beach culture, excellent surfing, and proximity to LA and major OC business hubs of Irvine, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach.
1-5 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bathroom · 550 sq. ft · Min Stay: 2–3 nights
Beautiful recently remodeled beach apartment at only a few steps from the shore and at a walking distance to restaurants, shops, museums, and nightlife.
The cozy condo is equipped with 1 queen bed in the bedroom and 1 queen sleeper in the living room, plus 1 twin fold-out bed.
Among the amenities included:
- free high-speed wifi
- two LCD flat-screen TVs
- stone tile and wood floors throughout.
- stainless steel appliances
- onsite laundry room
This comfortable single-story apartment also features luxury linens and designer furniture, a private fully furnished patio for the utmost comfort of the guests.
Also available for the guests’ use: boogie-boards, beach towels, chairs, umbrella, wagon, sand toys, cooler, two beach cruisers.
Guest review – Very clean, with EVERY thoughtful detail included. Really felt like we were welcome. Listing was described perfectly. We will definitely go again.
1-4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bathroom · 900 sq. ft · Min Stay: 1 night
Affordable and comfortable Apartment nicely decorated with hardwood floors throughout. A washer and dryer are located just around the corner from the front door for the guests’ use. Although you will have a fully equipped kitchen to use you are also at walking distance from all the great dining options of the city and so are grocery stores.
Guests can enjoy the newly built Pacific City, for full entertainment, while Disneyland, is only a 30 minute Uber ride and so Knott’s Berry farm when you’re there!
Among the Amenities included:
- Washer & Dryer
- TV – Satellite or cable
- Pets Welcome
- Hot Tub
Guest Review – We had a great time. Close to the beach and had main necessities plus more. We went to t he beach and our place had beach towels, chairs, an umbrella and a sports bag. Made our days at the beach awesome! Cute little condo with quiet environment. We will come back!
Orange County Airbnb – Newport beach
1-3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bathroom
One of the most affordable units in the area, this tiny studio has everything you need for a beach vacation. It’s meant to host a max of 3 people but I believe not more than 2 would be best.
Located at only 30 Yards from the sand, this location is unbeatable for such a rate. Also at walking distance to groceries, amazing eateries, and all sorts of shops.
Among the Studio apartment features:
- Queen Bed
- Pull out Twin Mattress
- Electric Range and Outdoor Electric Barbecue
- Outdoor Patio
- Roku Enabled Television with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and all local channels
- Stove, microwave, small appliances
- Breakfast nook with seating for 2
- Private, separate entrance from the main house
To note: there is no designated parking for this unit
1-2 guests · studio· 1 bathroom · Min Stay: 3 nights
Spacious studio apartment with separate kitchen, nicely decorated in bright colors and sea-themed artworks. Located between Newport and Balboa Piers, from the apartment you can walk to the pier, the Balboa Ferry and the Catalina Flyebeach, and many eateries and grocery shops.
The home is equipped with new granite countertops and cabinets, new appliances with dishwasher, Queen size captain’s bed with storage underneath, and ample closet and drawer space. Side tables are laptop tables to provide a workspace.
- Amenities include
- Smart TV, Cable
- Free Wifi
- coin-operated washer and dryer
- a gas BBQ with table and chairs on a shared patio space.
- Beach chairs are provided and stored in the garage with the laundry.
- This is a ground-floor unit.
- There is a small bathroom with a small shower.
Guest Reviews: This studio is exactly like the pics. It was perfect for my daughter and myself. Now if you are a larger person, mainly a man, the bathroom and shower are very small. Also, make sure you have a small compact car, the garage space very tight. The location is awesome, quiet neighbors and great communication with the management. We will come back!
1-7 guests · 2 bedrooms· 1 bathroom · Min Stay: 7 nights
If you wish to stay right on the beach look no further. This cute 2 bedroom apartment is at one step to the sandy beach of Newport. Equipped with all the necessary amenities and facilities for the utmost comfort of the guests.
There is another unit on the upper floor but it comes with a separate entrance to guarantee privacy of both guests. (no smoking units)
- Satellite or cable
- Washer & Dryer
Guest reviews: What a great location and property. Close to everything! Enjoyed the house and board walk and witnessed the best sunsets on the planet
Beach House in the Heart of Balboa Peninsula
1-4 guests · 1 bedrooms· 1 bathroom
Cozy typical beach house, nicely decorated with modern stylish furniture and vintage details. One of the nicest Airbnb in Newport Beach that is right on the beach. An outdoor patio is available for the guests to enjoy. At walking distance to Lido Marina Village where you can find the finest waterfront eateries in town.
Guests are also welcome to use the beach towels, beach cruisers, boogie boards, and beach chairs.
The apartment is fully furnished and includes, among others, a private kitchen, bathroom, bedroom living room, a small garage, and patio. Pets welcome.
Best Orange County Airbnb – Laguna Beach
Crecent Bay Cottage – 3 min. walk to the beach
1-4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Immaculate spacious and remodeled 2 bedroom cottage with whitewashed walls and furniture and wooden floor for a cozy and yet elegant ambiance. The pretty apartment is also equipped with all the comforts including A/C throughout, community BBQ area, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, and a reserved parking spot.
Also located 2 minutes walk to Laguna’s world-famous beaches and the heart of Laguna Beach.
For your convenience washers and dryers are available for guests’ use. Also, beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas are provided.
- Free parking on premises
- Pets allowed
- Dedicated workspace
Cozy Beach Cabana
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Cozy cabaña is located a few minutes walks from the most amazing beaches, including Tablerock beach. The wooden floor and walls and elegant decoration create a warm and cozy ambiance. The cute home is equipped with the most modern facilities although the most important perk is the outdoor patio where to enjoy the stunning views over the ocean and the sound of crashing waves.
Mind there is no kitchen in the cabana but it’s equipped with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. Also, amazing restaurants are located at a few minutes’ stroll. t is only a two-minute stroll to several restaurants, bars, and mini-markets.
Stunning Laguna Beach Contemporary Home with brilliant ocean views
1-6 guests · 3 bedroom · 3 bath – Min Stay: 31 nights
Ideal for family gatherings or friends’ getaways this luxury contemporary home offers stunning views over the ocean and surroundings. Although it seems so far away, you can walk to the Laguna Beach Village located at a short distance. A hot tub and pool are available for the guests’ enjoyment. Besides enjoying the views from your hot tub, adventure seekers will find a lot of entertaining activities in the surroundings, from mountain bikes to hiking trails, right from your door.
Guest Review – I needed to get away from the big city and go to a quiet and peaceful place to focus and finish working on my app. Susan’s home was perfect and had everything I needed. Very quiet, very peaceful, very safe and 100% private backyard where the pool and the spa is, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. “Picture perfect sunsets”. I can say it was almost like a “private resorts” The home itself was super clean and everything was sanitized and cleaned including the bed sheets, comforters towels ……I will definitely be staying there again!
Orange County Airbnb – San Clemente
Garden Cottage Casita
1-2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath – Min Stay: 2 nights
A private and tranquil space in a manicured garden and nearby a golf course located only half a mile from the beach. Your accommodations include a bedroom, full bathroom, living room, kitchenette, dining room, balcony patio, and ground floor patio seating area.
Among the other features:
- TV – Satellite or cable
- Pets Welcome
GUEST REVIEW – I very much enjoyed staying at the “Casita”! I loved the decor and easy location of the unit. Everything was good quality including the bed, furniture, linens, dishes, etc. and “welcome gift.” There was even a parking space which made everything seamless since I often returned “home” late at night. Thank you, Anete!
1-2 guests · studio · 1 bath – Min Stay: 1 nights
A cute tiny studio equipped with all the modern facilities and a minimal and stylish decor, with all the space thoughtfully optimize to guarantee a cozy nest in the Trestles District of South San Clemente. Here guests will find closeness to amazing beaches, hiking trails, and a golf course all within walking distance.
Perfect for solo travelers or couples that are very much in love ;).
GUEST REVIEWS – My friend and I were very impressed with our room and its convenient location in San Clemente! The room was very clean, super cute, and well-stocked with everything we needed! Parking was easy to find on the street and the host responded to all our messages promptly.
Elegant Casita nestled in a manicured garden with a relaxing patio for the guest use. Strategically located, the Casita is a walking distance to Riviera Beach, the best in San Clemente.
Foamy surfboard/boogie boards, beach chairs and towels are provided.
The Casita has its own entrance and guests can enjoy their own privacy. The only shared space is the outdoor areas.
Airbnb in Anaheim – Orange County
1-5 guests · 2bedrooms · 1 bath – 1000 sq. ft
One of the cutest apartments I have found on VRBO with stylish decorations, and well thought vintage details. The harmonic contrast between the modern facilities and the vintage look create a boho chic environment beautiful to the eyes and comfortable to live in. I let the pictures speak for themselves.
Located in the historic tree-lined neighborhood, perfect for walking while still social distancing! Close to restaurants, grocery stores, and all So Cal attractions.
GUEST REVIEWS – This lovely unit provided a welcome respite during a time of need. It was as stylish as it was comfortable and as well-appointed as it was CLEAN. Shannon was a gracious and attentive host. Thank you so much!
5 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
If you are looking for an Airbnb near Disneyland, this beautiful spacious home is at 7 minutes drive for the park.
This 1B apartment is located in a residential area, and include 1 parking spot for 1 car. The pool is for common use of the community.
Among the most important features:
- FREE WiFi
- HD 1080P Smart TV with antenna
- Sheets, pillows, bed covers, and carpets for 5 person Towels, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board
- Fully equipped kitchen
- on-site Washer & Dryer
- Shampoo and body wash
- Central air conditioning and heat
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths
If you are looking into a 2 bedroom Airbnb near Disneyland it can’t get closer than this one. This spacious apartment comes with a fully stocked kitchen and all the related amenities and tools. Although it’s layout and decor is very minimal and with little character, it’s great location and all the modern feature make up for the lack of style.
Among the amenities:
- Television in each bedroom
- High Speed Wi-Fi
- Cable (including HBO)
- Keurig coffee (and coffee pods)
- kitchen utensils
- Blow dryer
- steamer and iron
- BBQ grill
- laundry detergent
Other Unique Orange County Airbnb
Relaxing and Quiet Pool Front Bungalow
Costa Mesa, California, United States – 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Beautiful stylish studio in the heart of Costa Mesa, located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, close to the Orange County Fair Grounds and a beautiful park with a lake and the famous Volcom Skatepark. If you are a Disneyland fan, you can reach the park in 20-minute drive, while the beach is only 10 minutes away. It’s best to have your own car.
Among all the amenities:
- USE OF THE POOL (not private)
- COFFE MAKER
- FREE PARKING
Vintage Meets Chic Just 10 minutes’ drive from Disney
Orange, California – 5 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
In the heart of Old Towne Orange, this cute charming apartment boasts a quaint and stylish interior decor with vintage elements and modern features, among which high ceiling and relaxing color pallets that differs in each bedroom.
You can easily walk to restaurants, and shops, and to Hart Park as well, with its pool, playground, and tennis courts, plus interesting trails for the outdoorsy.
Glamorous Regal Design Home with Private Patio and Garage
Laguna Hills, Orange County California – 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths
Spectacular glamorous townhouse boasting a sophisticated interior decor with elegant elements and modern artworks that create a cozy space and peaceful dreamy ambiance.
Located in a tranquil neighborhood of Laguna Hills, you are just an eight-minute drive away from Laguna Beach. This cute home is surrounded by plenty of green areas where you can hike or enjoy energizing walks in nature.
Airbnb Orange County: Final thoughts
From white sand endless beaches alternating with scenic roughed coastlines, hiking trails, and a multicultural culinary scene there is so much to do in Orange County that it’s worth including it in your bucket list of places to visit in the US.
I hope this article helped you find the best place to stay in Orange County so that you can explore the area at your own pace and live like a local.
About the Author, Founder & Editor
Hello there! This is Isabella, the author of this blog, and a cat lover and restless traveler. I am an Italian expatriate in Mexico, but I am now traveling full-time in and out of Mexico. After 7 years of living in Cancun, I have decided to leave my fancy job and explore the world, at a slow pace, one country at a time. Among my favorite countries so far, besides Mexico of course, are Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Ireland, Portugal, Norway, and the list goes on…