Destination guide

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.

Where to stay around Rancho Santa Margarita?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 776 vacation rentals near Rancho Santa Margarita. From 363 Houses to 249 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Rancho Santa Margarita area.

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: 859 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 306 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 599 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 452 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 405 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rancho Santa Margarita?

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

  • O'Neill Regional Park: 2,234 vacation rentals
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club: 2,588 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove State Park: 3,419 vacation rentals
  • San Clemente Pier: 1,231 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Hill Golf Course: 3,432 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rancho Santa Margarita listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway has 363 Houses in Rancho Santa Margarita. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 249 rentals available
  • Villas: 31 rentals available
  • Cabins: 63 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 322 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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