Destination guide

Explore the riverfront setting in Rancho Santa Margarita

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday 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-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Rancho Santa Margarita a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Rancho Santa Margarita?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 707 holiday lettings around Rancho Santa Margarita. From 224 flats & apartments to 310 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the right home away from home for your crew and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. Luckily, there are 283 beachside getaway properties to cast yourself away to. Alternatively, you may like to try a different vibe. HomeAway has heaps of properties to choose from, including:

  • 236 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 145 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 133 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Rather than staying in a boring, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could rent an entire house. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 335 options listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £50 per night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 182 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Cottage: 58 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £84 per night.
  • Hotel: 48 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.

Can I stay in Rancho Santa Margarita in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as exploring somewhere entirely new with friends and family. And the good news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. The top choice for larger groups here are house holiday rentals, and we have 97 currently listed. If you're travelling in a big group, the rental properties that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 448 properties suited to that size. Stay a night from just £77.
  • After a place for 8 guests? We have 222 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £92 a night.
  • Seeking properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be delighted to discover we have 116 that'll be perfect. You can book one from just £69 per night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you organise your Rancho Santa Margarita getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Give the flick to boring cookie-cutter hotel chains! Revel in the charm of living like a local in a value-packed holiday rental instead. Get a load of the diverse options that can be booked now on HomeAway. Anaheim Hills is a fantastic area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 11 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £160 per night. Another 12 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Irvine Spectrum Centre. With an average price of £176 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging about.

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