Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In San Juan Capistrano, California - Updated 2021

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San Juan Capistrano is a homey city located in the hills of Orange County in California. This beautiful place offers the best landscapes, amazing food, rich history, shopping, and much more. It has a very welcoming feel to it and there’s a lot to discover in the city. You can head to Mission San Juan Capistrano to explore some history or Doheny State Beach for a nice family picnic. Fishing, whale watching, jogging, camping, surfing, and hiking are some of the activities that you can indulge in. Vacation rentals make it super easy for you to explore the city and relax after a hectic day. Check out our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in San Juan Capistrano, California.

1. Lovely house near downtown San Juan Capistrano (from USD 225)

This lovely house is located close to downtown San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Harbor, and plenty of beaches. With three bedrooms, three beds, and two bathrooms, the house is really spacious and it can host up to six guests. There are other spaces such as the living room where the guests can hang out as well. It has a kitchen that is stocked with cooking basics and appliances such as a fridge, microwave, stove, coffee maker - basically everything that you might require. For entertainment, the house has a TV and a WiFi facility. 

Tropical San Juan Capistrano Home with a Pool
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house had ample space the pool patio and landscape were so beautiful
the pool is big enough to take a swim and the view from master bedroom is amazing
beautiful house with lots of room
the outdoor space is so tropical and inviting and you can see the pool from the front door
beds and couches were super comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place is very clean and you will surely enjoy your stay
we were impressed with how clean and well stocked the house is
her home was clean and fully stocked
erin’s place is stylish and very clean
erin’s place was clean there was everything you needed
Host:
erin was a wonderful host and her home was absolutely beautiful
real nice place and host
erin is a great host
thank you erin for hosting us
the host is great with communicating and would stay here again
Location:
great location too
location was fantastic as well
beautiful and spacious home offering privacy while still being located close to so many fun spots to visit
everything was beautiful the location was perfect
lovely house good location for excursions in all directions close to good shopping
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2. Spacious abode near Dana Point Harbor (from USD 278)

This pet-friendly flat is situated close to downtown San Juan Capistrano, shopping outlets, restaurants, and entertainment. It is a stone’s throw away from the Ecology Centre as well. The house has three bedrooms, four beds, and two bathrooms. It can easily accommodate six guests. One can bring their pet along with them for an additional fee. The backyard is gated so that your pets can enjoy hopping around. There is a WiFi facility along with a smart TV to keep the guests entertained and an office area where one can work or study. If that wasn’t enough, there is a lounge area in the backyard with a barbeque where guests can enjoy some family time together and play exciting games. 

CASA BELARDES! Family&Pet Friendly! 3 Mi to Beach
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
50 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great stay clean place and clear communication
the place was clean and well furnished
very nice and clean updated house
it's very stylish clean and well-kept
very clean & in a cute location
Host:
courtney was a great host
courtney was a great host
beautiful stay and a wonderful host
Location:
great location decorated very nicely
great location so can walk to shops and restaurants
a good location and easy check-in
great location check in was very simple
the location is perfect for someone needing quick access to dana point beach or other nearby beaches
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3. Well-furnished cottage with outdoor kitchen (from USD 295)

This charming cottage is located near Los Rios Historic District and close to several restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. It has a studio with one bed and a bathroom, making it a private and comfortable location for a couple. The cottage has a lovely garden where one can host events with an additional upgrade. The house comes with an outdoor kitchen featuring a barbeque, burner, industrial sink, and lots of space to dine. 

Casa Mia - Los Rios Historic District
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
191 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the openess of the patio and the adorable bathroom
the bed was super comfortable
the room is adorable
the bed is comfortable the ambiance is romantic lending to a restfully delightful stay
great little house comfortable bed etc
Cleanliness:
the place was clean romantic and cozy
this place was wonderful super clean relaxing
a clean place with such cute vintages touches
great value great host very clean place with a lot to do
Host:
monica was a great host
monica was a great host
monica is a fantastic host
host was awesome and helpful
monica is an amazing host
Location:
perfect location in san juan
location amazing as well right in the middle of everything
such an amazing location and truely beautiful
beautiful asthetic conveniently located and unique experience
very cool space in a great location
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4. Brilliant cottage surrounded by nature (from USD 125)

This studio cottage offers a spacious retreat that is nestled amid the greenery. It is centrally located, close to downtown San Juan Capistrano. It has a bedroom with one bed and a bathroom. This accommodation can host up to two guests. It is a welcoming space with a fully equipped, open-plan kitchen that has modern amenities. The king-sized bed has a high-end duvet and sheets. In the backyard are plenty of fruit trees which add to the scenic beauty of the place. In the living room, there’s a comfy couch and a TV. The furniture is very cozy and there are lots of succulents inside the house. 

Studio Cottage
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing the cottage was so comfortable
charming space and back patio snacks nessspreso pods comfy bed and all the amenities you could want
plenty of space and the kitchen and bathroom were terrific
cottage is well furnished with a great bed
the cottage is a very comfortable and relaxing retreat after busy days
Cleanliness:
very quiet and clean
amazing place cozy clean and relaxing
beautiful cozy and clean + janene is the best
the cottage was clean spacious and very accommodating
janene and her husband have created a suite that is both very clean and stylish
Host:
the host was thoughtful and friendly
your hosts are friendly and welcoming
janene was a gracious host
janene was a wonderful host as well
such a lovely couple and perfect hosts
Location:
great location and very friendly
it's a fantastic location as everything and more was just a short distance
it is also in a great location to the beach towns
good location easy check in and lots of extras to make your stay special
i am so glad i chose janene's place
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5. Pretty condo close to beaches (from USD 100)

This condo is located in close proximity to the city center and parks and it has two bedrooms and three beds and a bathroom. There is a galley kitchen with modern amenities like a microwave and a water-saving dishwasher. In the living room, you’d find a cozy couch and a TV to watch your favorite shows. It features plenty of space to keep your things and the second bedroom has a desk that can be used as a workspace. The condo is pretty spacious and it can sleep up to four guests comfortably. Free parking is provided to the guests. 

Beach Cities Condo
85 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free wifi the kitchen is well equipped
our kids (ages 5 & 7) enjoyed the nearby playground & of course the complex's pool
wi-fi worked very well and the apartment had a little reading nook which was very cute
i think the apartment looks better in real life than in the photos on airbnb
it was nice to have a full kitchen and space to stretch out
Cleanliness:
lois’ condo was clean and comfortable
it was clean and tidy
the place was very clean and the beds were comfortable
it was sparkling clean and just as described
the condo was very clean spacious and well kept
Host:
great host and great hospitality
she is one of the friendliest hosts we've ever encountered upon check-in and throughout our stay
lois michelle is a great host
lois was a gracious host
lois is a fabulous host
Location:
this is a lovely apartment located in a great location with restaurants located within walking distance
was good location from beach
great location with easy travel to beach shopping and dining
great location close to surrounding area attractions
great location - easy drive to many great places
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6. Gorgeous house with a pool (from USD 300)

This cozy house is located close to downtown. It has huge, comfy couches and a large TV along with two spacious bedrooms, three beds, and two bathrooms. The house has sprawling furniture that adds a very home-like vibe to the place. There is a kitchen with appliances such as a fridge and a stove. There is a pool along with lots of space outside the house where one can simply relax and unwind. 

Beautiful house in San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
28 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was cozy very clean and very local
place was very clean with the exception of several roach sightings in the kitchen
Host:
awesome accommodations great host
owner responds quickly and is very pleasant
it has beautiful touches and the owner was a pleasure to communicate with
erika was very quick to respond and very sweet she was very helpful and accommodating
Location:
great location to downtown restaurants and convenient to the freeway
great location for my family midway between disneyland and the beaches
there's a great trail system for walking and many hikes
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7. Newly remodeled condo with fully equipped kitchen (from USD 192)

If comfort and peace are what you crave, you’d enjoy staying at this condo. It is conveniently located in Southern Orange Country, a short distance from downtown San Juan Capistrano. This condo offers a bathroom and two bedrooms–a master bedroom with a Cali-king bed and a second bedroom with a full-sized bed. There is a commodious living room with a smart TV that supports Prime, Hulu, Netflix, and other platforms. The house can accommodate up to five people. WiFi and internet facility are available to keep the guests connected to the virtual world. Also offered is a fully equipped kitchen with appliances such as a toaster, fridge, oven, blender, etc. Garage parking for one vehicle is provided to the guests as well.

Cali Condo + BBQ & Patio - 10 Mins to Beach
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
170 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would have been way better with air conditioning
definitely modern as in the title there was a beautiful kitchen area and a nice patio
the apartment has great light and decoration (surf style)
we especially appreciated the well-stocked kitchen pretty dining area and cozy couch
the sofa and eating area is lovely and the bed and main bedroom upstairs are huge
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and stylish
the place was clean and stylish
the condo was very clean and stylish
it’s clean comfy and stylish
the place was very clean and well kept
Host:
host was very responsive to any questions we had
nice and helpful host
wonderful host and wonderful place highly recommend
zack is an amazing host
luke tje host was very nice
Location:
location is fantastic close to so many great restaurants
close to the freeway so getting to places was easy
location was great not to far away from the hold district with shops and restaurant
cute place and luke was really easy to work with
the location was in a quiet neighborhood and luke was a great communicator
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8. Eco-friendly house in a peaceful neighborhood 

Situated at an amazing location that features beautiful views, this lovely house has everything that you might need. The wooden flooring across the house adds a stunning touch to it and the decor makes it look welcoming and inviting. There are plenty of comfortable spaces in the house where guests can relax such as the soft and comfy couches. There are solar panels, solar heaters, dry toilets, and more in the house which make it eco-friendly. It can accommodate up to four guests, which makes it ideal for a family. For families with babies, there is baby equipment such as a high chair and a stroller among other items. 

Off-the-grid(ish) Tiny House
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
125 reviews
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we felt like there was plenty of room and enjoyed the outdoor patio as well
loved loved loved this place great views and beautiful cozy space to spend a few days
on the positive side that may have been the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in
i appreciated all of the charming aesthetics the eco-friendly design features and the coziness of the bed
the house got great light was stylishly furnished and the bed was incredibly comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean cozy and stylish space
the house was clean and nicely decorated
place is clean and very comfortable
the house was very clean and neat
this is a fantastic place to stay the house is clean and comfortable
Host:
great people to host from
host were great and very friendly
andy was sucha great host
andy and jen were the best hosts a couple could have
great host and space highly recommended
Location:
the location is fantastic
nice place a short walk from downtown
very comfortable location close to main areas in the city
wonderful moon watching from this location
adorable place in a great location
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9. Peaceful private rental at a convenient location

Located at a short distance away from downtown, this guest cottage is vibrant and tidy and features a recently remodeled studio with a bedroom, a queen-sized bed, and a kitchenette. It shares the backyard and driveway with the main house but guests have their own private space which remains undisturbed. The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a sink, where one can warm up ready-to-eat meals. In case you’re not in the mood to cook, there are plenty of restaurants in the area which offer dine-in facilities.

Old Town SJC Back Cottage
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
137 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage decor is chic and extremely comfortable
we like to stay where there isn't the normal distraction of television etc
the shower was great and plenty of space for two people in the entire space
the back cottage was comfortable simply but beautifully designed and i had a great stay over several nights
the space was so comfortable and we loved the decor
Cleanliness:
spacious clean bright and comfortable
the place itself is sparkling clean private and very comfortable - 5-stars bed and shower
the property was clean and well taken care of
perfect for single or couple that needs simple clean space with a fantastic location
has everything you need and it was so clean
Host:
our host also graciously accommodated us upon our arrival
our host was super responsive and had great restaurant recommendations
chad was a very gracious host
chad was a gracious and helpful host
the host was communicative and we would definitely stay here again
Location:
pretty quiet neighborhood despite being walking distance to downtown
walking neighborhood so charming
being walking distance to everything was exactly what we wanted the location is great
super cute and walking distance to a lot of restaurants and sites
nice place in a great location
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10. Spectacular cottage in a historic neighborhood

This homey cottage is located three blocks away from popular cafes, restaurants, and shops, and the historic Los Rios Street. The cottage is comfortable and features a full kitchen where you can easily whip up a meal. It has a bedroom with two beds and a bathroom, making it fit to accommodate three guests. Amenities such as laundry, WiFi facility, and cable TV are available for the guests’ convenience. The interiors are well-decorated and add an inviting touch to the place.

Storybook Cottage One Block from Mission
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
129 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this location was ideal also super amenities (washer/dryer) & full kitchen
budget friendly kitchen washer/dryer and wonderfullyhot water
and there is a small but well working a/c
so comfortable for a 3 or 4 day get-away
this is a tidy and tiny space sparsely furnished but adequate for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
it was super clean and comfortable
this space is small but very clean comfortable and functional
the facility is clean and reasonable accommodations are made towels etc
the house is impeccably clean
Host:
david was a great host
david is a great host
the host was very good at communicating
david is a great host very responsive and helpful
david is a good host and quick to reply to needs or inquiries
Location:
perfect location close to everything
the location is outstanding
location is really great
fantastic location thanks david
great location: walking distance to shops and restaurants in san juan
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Enjoy a relaxing getaway

With so much to do and a number of sights to explore, San Juan Capistrano can be the perfect retreat for those who are looking for a relaxing, peaceful vacation. There are historic sights, beaches, nature, shops, eateries - basically everything that you can think of - in this exquisite place. Enjoy staying at these top Airbnb vacation rentals with your loved ones.

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