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5 seaside Laguna Beach VRBOs worth booking for your next trip to SoCal

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Who wouldn't want to spend a long weekend in Laguna Beach? (or longer)

Who wouldn't want to spend a long weekend in Laguna Beach? (or longer)

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With the sandy shores and sparkling waters drawing people in during the day, and charming restaurants and lively nightlife offering plenty to do in the evening, it’s no wonder people flock to Laguna Beach for a vacation with family and friends. And don’t forget about the vibrant art galleries and independent shops that line the streets around the beaches. 

Whether you’re looking for a cute bungalow for two or a beachside villa for the entire family, there’s a rental in Laguna Beach for everyone. Here are five top home rentals worth booking for your next trip. 

A charming coastal cottage studio

This charming cottage studio is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. With room for two people and one full bath, it feels like a cozy retreat. The 1930s cottage is just a short walk to the beach and to the shops in downtown Laguna Beach. The crisp white and neutral gray palette brings the California beach vibes inside. In the bathroom, there is a marble vanity and a glass shower. The windows for the bathroom are made with frosted glass for extra privacy. 

Both the sitting area and the loft bed space feature large picture windows that let in an abundance of natural light and the sounds of the ocean. Outside on the ocean view deck, you can take in the beautiful sights or make dinner on the grill. If you plan on going to the beach, there are beach chairs and towels available at the cottage, too. 

A homey rental with ocean views and a fire pit

For those traveling with a larger group, consider this rental, which has three bedrooms and one bathroom, and can accommodate up to six people. While the space is on the small side at just 900 square feet, the outdoor patio is the real reason to book this rental. Outside, there is a large fire pit with Adirondack chairs, plus a small bar with chairs that overlook the ocean. And just outside the gate of the patio are steps going down to Cress Beach. 

Inside, the home has an expansive living room with large windows on two walls that have idyllic views of the ocean. The full kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances as well as other basic amenities like a coffee pot. There is also a full-size washer and dryer which is great for tossing wet swimsuits into after a day at the beach. With just a single vanity bathroom, the space is a bit small, but families who are well-organized can make it work for them. 

A modern oceanside abode with private balcony

Travelers who are looking for modern accommodations with supreme ocean views will love this rental. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is enough room for five guests. The star of the space is the glass accordion doors that can be opened to make the home a true indoor and outdoor living space. The modern kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances as well as a bar with additional seating. 

The primary bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and its own private balcony that overlooks the ocean. Another great outdoor space is the covered patio, which is an ideal spot to wind down for the night and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the ocean. 

A cozy, functional home by Victoria Beach

This Laguna Beach home can occupy five people and has one bedroom and one bathroom, which is perfect for smaller families or a small group of friends. From almost every room in the house, guests can see the ocean and hear the waves crashing against the shore. One of the more notable features of the home is the exposed wood roof in the main living room, which brings a cozy vibe to the space. While small, the kitchen is still functional to make easy meals or store snacks and drinks in the oversized refrigerator. 

Just down from the house is Victoria Beach, and the OC Trolley stops right in front of the house, which makes this a great spot for those who want to explore Laguna Beach and get around with ease. 

A recently remodeled retreat with private yard

One of the larger homes to rent in Laguna Beach is this village cottage at just over 1,200 square feet. The recently remodeled home can accommodate six people with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Inside, the home has a joined living room and dining room, as well as a galley-style kitchen. The primary bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and direct access to the private yard. 

Out in the yard, there is turn grass and new lounge chairs that offer a nice place to soak in the sun away from the hustle of the beach. On the second floor of the home is a spacious deck that has a grill, a table for six, and an outdoor couch. For those planning their outdoor time at the beach, the rental comes with beach towels, beach chairs, and two boogie boards to take out and enjoy.