Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Costa Mesa, California - Updated 2024

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Costa Mesa–part suburb, part tourist hub–gets millions of visitors every year. It is close to Newport Beach, filled with sand, surf, and sunshine. One of the top things to add to your itinerary here is shopping. The South Coast Plaza, also known as the shopping resort, is the go-to if you plan to spend the big bucks. Costa Mesa is also the metropolis for arts and culture, where performing arts at sites like Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the heartbeat of Orange County. Food is a mash-up of ethnic styles and tasty dishes rule the region. If you’re planning a visit to Costa Mesa, be sure to look at this list of Airbnb’s where you’re sure to find your vacation rental dream haven. Check out the top Airbnbs in Costa Mesa, California below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. Charming cottage in eastside Costa Mesa (from USD 75)

This charming cottage-styled home is perfect for couples and those looking for a romantic retreat. Its lovely interior is complemented by bright, cheery colors and vintage furnishings. With its own private entrance, your privacy is ensured and you can self-check-in. A tall-queen sized bed fits snugly in the master bedroom and a bathroom is also accessible. A mini-fridge is located in the room for storing refreshments. Though no kitchen is available to guests, there are a number of eateries nearby.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
3.28 km (2.1 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
1274 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
darling room in a beautiful cottage
the room is great with a large closet
super cool water pump in room for people who drink loads of water like me
there is a shared bathroom and the photos match the room pretty well
thoughtful touches throughout the room and bathroom had funny and cute decor
clean and clear communication
it was very clean and private
everything was very clean and well ordered
vicky's place is clean and quiet
sparkling clean crisp white sheets fluffy towels i didn’t want to leave
delightful host and wonderful home
awesome host quick to respond to requests and needs
vicki is a great host - everything ran smoothly
vichi is an amazing host
the host communicated very well throughout the trip too
the location is great
location is great
great location lots to choose from around town nearly walking distance
read location short walk to many restaurants and evening entertainment
vicki's place is ideally located close to a lot of stores and activities but also in a lovely neighborhood
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2. Spacious abode with contemporary decor (from USD 146)

With contemporary styles and artistic details, this guesthouse is a fit for those who prefer luxurious living. With a crisp, clean backdrop and splashes of colour, the eclectic style of this lovely guesthouse makes it a dream destination. Guests will be happy to find a Nectar mattress in their sleeping quarters, a bathroom that feels like a spa, and a kitchenette for small meals. The home is close to areas of interest for families such as Disney and Laguna Beach.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
4.53 km (2.9 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
569 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has artful designer touches is filled with natural light upscale amenities and the bed is a dream
the heater system was awesome (technology is great )
the room is very light and bright
very clean and stylish
it was clean very well decorated and very comfortable
everything was sparkling clean and easy to access
awesome spot super clean highly recommend
super safe super clean
the hosts were excellent
meagan and thomas were excellent hosts
later when we read the description - it clearly says kitchenette in owners description
for new airbnb hosts they are doing a fantastic job
pleasant responsive hosts i’d love to stay again
location is great with many restaurants & stores within 5-10 mins away
centrally located for the amusement parks
i highly recommend this location for your next adventure
great location enjoyed our stay very much
the location is perfect and the area is quiet
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3. Rustic guesthouse by the beach (from USD 120)

Ideal for couples and those seeking a romantic getaway, this guest house, also known as “the Nugget”, is located in a prime region for a vacation destination. Snuggled in a relaxing spot, it comes with access to Wi-Fi and a laptop desk so you can easily work remotely. A small RV-sized shower and a sleeping area made completely of feathers are comfortably fitted within the home. For some downtime, you can relax on your own private deck and enjoy the view.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
4.37 km (2.8 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
1028 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so cozy and the deck is fairly private and amazing
very comfortable bed and blankets
great for one person not really enough room for 2
the bed was extremely comfortable
the bed was super comfortable
very clean and parking is a breeze
quiet clean and comfortable
the space was super clean and decorated really nicely
very clean and modern perfect for a weekend
super comfortable bed and really clean
great host and beautiful home
celine was a wonderful host and quick to communicate with us
great host and a beautiful little house
i loved my experience and celine was a great host
lots of special touches celine did an incredible job and was a fantastic host
the location ideal and near restaurants
the location is in a great neighborhood
cute little place near lots of restaurants
perfect getaway close to the beach
great location and celine is very nice
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4. Beach-side dwelling with private room (from USD 129)

With a touch of bohemia and a bit of glamour, this beachside oasis offers plenty of sunshine and ocean. It comes with three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is access to WI-Fi and a TV to watch Hulu. Within the bedroom, guests can watch TV or use a DVD player at their request. Outside, there is a nice backyard that features a fire pit, seating area, and a hammock for resting. There are plenty of areas for enjoying San Mateo such as shopping malls and restaurants.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
3.01 km (1.9 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
504 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c was brisk in a good way
i had a lovely and comfortable stay with tamara
everything was spotless and the bedroom was incredibly comfortable
tamara’s place is sparking clean and so charming
very clean and beautiful house very friendly tamara
the place was clean safe and quiet
this place was great; exactly as beautiful and clean as advertised
host was great
tamara was kind enough to share her home
she was so kind and welcoming
tamara is a delightful host
tamara was very welcoming and attentive
excellent location and place
great location as well
we enjoyed the location and the accommodation
the location is perfect for beach and shopping
the location is great since it's in a quiet neighborhood but not too far from the beach
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5. Cheerful getaway in East Costa Mesa

This cottage-styled guest house brims with colourful furnishings and artistic paintings along the walls. It has its own private entrance, a bedroom, and a bathroom. The house is lined with beautiful hardwood floors and includes closet space for all your clothes and luggage. For food and refreshments, a mini-fridge is available and if additional meals are needed, food joints are close by.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
3.24 km (2.1 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
944 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was cozy and the amenities were great for the cost
very cozy room with excellent amenities: great location
great spot the room heaters are great when it's cold
the room was perfect for my needs
the room is really cozy while there is some relaxing outdoor space and a nice shared bathroom
place was very clean and tidy
very nice and clean place
the space is clean quiet and private
the bathroom was super clean and the bed was super comfortable
i felt safe and the room was clean and cozy
she was kind and accommodating as well
vicki was an excellent host
vicki is a fantastic host
nice host cozy room comfortable stay
my stay at vicki’s was great she was very welcoming and accommodating
great location in costa mesa
the location was perfect
great location just 5 mins drive to newport beach
besides the location is great
loved the location as well
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6. Compact ranch-style house with backyard (from USD 69)

This one-bedroom, one-bath accommodation is ideal for couples and those traveling alone. A rustic touch is added to the design with bamboo floors and wooden seating on the patio. Guests will feel cosy in a queen-sized bed and amenities such as a TV, Wi-Fi, and mini-fridge will make guests feel at home. The backyard is perfect for kids as they can run and play to their hearts’ content.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
800 meters (0.5 ft) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
225 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a window ac unit that was in the room that also led to a comfortable stay
the space was small but exactly what i needed - comfortable bed wifi and mini fridge
the room is small and clean and has a fridge coffee maker and portable a/c
didn't use the tv but it was nice that there was one available
the room was great for my stay
very clean nice shower
it was very clean as was the bathroom
the bungalow itself was clean and cozy
everything was clean and we felt very comfortable all the time
the charming bungalow was absolutely clean and equipped with everything we needed
lovely hosts too :)
lysanne and rick were great hosts
thanks for being such great hosts
check in was easy and hosts were friendly
lysanne + rick are great & very kind hosts
it’s also located in a safe area close to everything
great place close to sna
great location easy freeway access
very cute place easy access and a great location
super close to the airport and to the coast
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7. Small cabin with pool (from USD 117)

At this small cabin, guests can expect their own private entrance and can sit poolside both day and night. Inside lies a queen-size bed, beach-themed decor, a private bath, a minifridge, and a toaster. Other kitchen amenities such as microwave, hotplate, and tea kettle allow guests to make small meals and refreshments. When guests need to work or have online entertainment, Wi-Fi is available.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
1.41 km (0.9 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
720 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
access to the pool and many amenities for a very comfortable stay
it’s a perfect size we loved all the decor and the view of the pool was awesome
this pool house was wonderful everything you need to have a chill eve or weekend
she even did some special things for me like turn off the wifi
beautiful yard pool area and very charming room
clean quiet and relaxing
very clean super comfortable and spacious
super stylish and enjoyable spot very clean and spacious
great place to stay the pool house was clean and we had our own privacy
sparkle clean classy really nice place to stay if you go to disneyland
an amazing host with great hospitality
perfect hosts and we can not recommend enough
dana is a great host friendly and accommodating
dana is very responsive to questions and was also a pleasure to chat with in person
dana was a great host and we were happy to stay in her guesthouse
the location near the park was ideal
great location and beautiful place
great location and quiet neighborhood
it is very conveniently located in a lovely quiet close
place was lovely location was perfect
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8. Gorgeous poolhouse with backyard grill (from USD 141)

This beautiful studio features a pristine pool with a fire pit, grill, and fireplace for some summer fun or family gatherings. The house has a modern design and features cosy amenities that are a fit for any traveller. A comfy queen-size bed affords guests a pleasant night’s rest before heading out to the pool area for some tanning or swimming.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
652 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we liked the bikes grill washer and dryer and our own kitchen
very nice comfortable space and loaded with amenities
the bed was super comfortable and the air con was an added bonus in the heat
we also found a fan on the second day which helped to keep the room cool
best part was waking up to a huge list of places for breakfast lunch dinner coffee drinks etc
this place was super clean and functional
the place was very clean
the place is clean and roomy for two
the space was super clean and had everything you could possibly need
it was super clean & stocked up with everything definitely would stay here again
the hosts were very helpful response and kind
they were so helpful and friendly
they are fantastic hosts and provided lots of great recommendations for local restaurants
fantastic place and wonderful hosts
great hosts the space was wonderful and so was their hospitality
central and relaxing location
easy walking distance to great restaurants
convenient central location close to sna airport easy fwy access
it’s a lovely location in a great neighborhood
close to good food and grocery store
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9. Opulent home with pool and hot tub

Located close to Disneyland and recently renovated, this gorgeous guesthouse is ideal for small families or couples. With beautiful, modern furnishings and a white backdrop, this is one vacation rental that feels more like a five-star hotel. The home comes complete with 4K TV along with Hulu, Netflix, and Youtube which is ideal for kids to pass the time. Comfy beds with extra pillows allow you to sleep cosily and dining areas are designed to fit a family of four. Guests can also enjoy the shared pool and hot tub which are a lucky bonus.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
4.23 km (2.7 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
117 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all new furnishings makes this dime a dozen apartment a great choice you know what i’m saying
they have smart tv with netflix and an alexa to have fun with
the linens were all super comfortable and high quality
played some music in the background before going to bed
i loved the queen bed and the mirrors
clean chic and sassy
everything was tidy and clean when we arrived
super clean and great neighborhood
the place was super clean and had everything we needed
quiet and secluded clean and fresh
excellent host as well very attentive and welcoming
hosts are great - communicated well
they were great hosts and left very detailed instructions for our arrival
close to great restaurants
the apartment is super cute and located in a great area really close to a huge shopping complex
great location with easy access to the highway and close to everything you need
great place to stay and close to shopping
it’s right off the freeway and super close to restaurants
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10. Comfy guesthouse with community pool

With a simple design and a touch of traditional features, this guest house is a nice fit for couples. With a private bedroom, two beds and a large closet, there is more than enough space to go around. There is also a private bath and tub combo with towels provided. Guests will be able to use a microwave, tableware, and utensils, though no stove usage is allowed. There is also Wi-Fi for work or entertainment needs.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
4.13 km (2.6 mi) from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
203 reviews  
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
personal bathroom and amenities were great
i also appreciated the comfortable couch in the living room as well
i fully enjoyed their guest room guest bath fridge and good wifi
the wifi was excellent enabling me to get a lot of work accomplished while i was there
the room and bathroom were perfect just what i needed
very clean and comfy room
it was a clean place
very clean and hospitable place
the place was super clean and neat
the place was very clean and comfortable
the hosts are great
nick was a wonderful host
nick was a great host
the hosts were super nice
very nice host and replies fast
close to the amazing coastline (20 min) and shopping/movie theatre within walking distance
very close to shopping and nice restaurants
great location as well
it was a cute place
the location is excellent and safe
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Gorgeus Airbnbs to rest your head in Costa Mesa, California

Don’t wait to book your next trip to Costa Mesa, where a beach haven awaits you. Enjoy the thrills of the city or have some downtime in the natural landscapes around the state. When its time to head in, take your pick from one of these fabulous Airbnbs that have just the right amenities for you and yours.

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