Costa Mesa, in Orange County in Southern California, is a small but delightful city set on a plateau surrounded by the Pacific coast. What was once a semi-rural town is today transformed into a modern and vibrant city. It boasts beautiful parks, libraries, shopping malls, a golf course, and a center for the arts. Guests who want to discover the charms of Costa Mesa can find a range of lodging that will suit all budgets and preferences, from house and condo rentals to studios and even bungalows near the sea.
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen
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Popular Rental Amenities in Costa Mesa
Most of the properties provide a pool, which makes Costa Mesa a wonderful destination for vacationers looking to spend vacation poolside. Also, more House rental have pools than any other type of accommodation. They are an excellent choice if you go in a group of 8, as that is the number of people they can usually accommodate. Among these offers, 72 of them are located within 2 miles of water.
Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Costa Mesa
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Apply the 'distance to water' filter while searching and see only the best beach houses for your vacation. There is a range of vacation homes in Costa Mesa that are only a short distance from the coast. From pet-friendly rentals by the beach to waterfront rentals with jacuzzis, the ideal accommodation in Costa Mesa is waiting - discover it today via HomeToGo.
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Take Your Pick from a List of International Cuisines
One of the major attractions of Costa Mesa is its dining scene, which is diverse and colorful. At upscale Taco Maria, enjoy fine Californian-Mexican cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients in a casual setting. Order the sumptuous Hokkaido scallops with cucumber and avocado and the handmade tortillas. Another fine dining restaurant is the Capital Grille, ideal for those who love classic American dishes. Try their delectable New England clam chowder, lobster and crab burger, and rib-eye steak sandwich. The restaurant also offers private dining if you're planning an intimate party or gathering.
At Anqi, savor Asian fusion and Vietnamese dishes. Go for Anqi’s signature crostini which is composed of burrata, tomato, and balsamic vinegar. Taste delicious traditional Vietnamese pho (noodles) or the grilled shrimp served with caramelized onions. Vegans will also feel at home at Costa Mesa’s Seabirds Kitchen. Dig into a refreshing cauliflower ceviche or a grilled mushroom taco.
Arts, Concerts, and Performances
If you’re fond of art galleries, head to Martin Lawrence Galleries on Bear Street. This spot has a great collection of sculptures, paintings, and other art works by renowned artists such as Chagall, Picasso, and Warhol, among others. Check out the schedule of ongoing exhibits which may include exclusive pieces from celebrated artists. At night, you might want to catch a live concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Located on the grounds of the OC Fair & Event Center, it has a wonderful line-up of concerts and performances, so make sure to check their calendar to see what's on while you're enjoying a Costa Mesa vacation rental.
Not to be missed is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, a performing arts complex. In addition to superb performances, the center also offers classes, children's camps, and educational programs for both adults and children. There are free events and activities held at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and on the premises you'll also find George’s Café, great for a casual bite.
Fun Things to Do with Kids in Costa Mesa
Kids will be well entertained on a Costa Mesa vacation. Bring your children to TeWinkle Park, a 49-acre park boasting a large play area, tennis courts, fields, and picnic areas. Watch ducks and turtles swim in the man-made ponds or take a family walk around the lake. You can also bring your own picnic and relax under shady trees while the kids have fun on the playground. At the 210-acre Fairview Park, you’ll love the vast open spaces ideal for walking and cycling. It is also possible to fly model planes and even go horseback riding.
You can also surprise your kids with a trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, which is just 12mi. away from Costa Mesa. The original theme park was built in 1955 and offers tons of rides and attractions. Enjoy Alice in Wonderland rides, visit the Animation Academy, or sign up for the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Watch performances where kids can see their favorite Disney characters. From spectacular fireworks to glittering parades, children and even adults will love the magic that is Disneyland.
Costa Mesa Beaches, Islands, and Nature Reserves
Costa Mesa offers a range of outdoor diversions, given its fantastic location. In addition to shopping sprees and dining at the South Coast Plaza and The LAB, you can head to Newport Beach, which is just 4.3mi from the city. Discover the offerings of Crystal Cove State Park with its sandy beach, coves, tide pools, and hiking trails. You can even visit Balboa Island—be sure to stroll through its picturesque downtown. Otherwise, walk on the famous Ocean Front Walk or take the plunge and learn to bodysurf. "The Wedge" in Newport Beach is considered one of the best bodysurfing sites in the world.
Huntington Beach is also a close neighbor and you can easily drive there for a day's excursion. Relax at Bolsa Chica State Beach or do some surf fishing if you want to be active. There is also the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a protected nature area ideal for walks and wildlife viewing. Here you'll have the possibility of spotting over 200 species of birds, and you can take beautiful photos of the dunes, riparian, and salt marsh.
Information about vacation rentals in Costa Mesa
|🏡 Vacation rentals||518 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 59%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$95|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, TV and Pool|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||63 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||442 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical nightly price for a vacation home in Costa Mesa?
The average accommodation in Costa Mesa is priced at $95 per night. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $523 per night. A apartment rental Costa Mesa will cost on average $231 per night.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Costa Mesa?
There are 518 rentals from 5 providers in Costa Mesa.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Costa Mesa?
Three most popular amenities for vacation home rentals in Costa Mesa include accommodations with: Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals with pools are in Costa Mesa?
Choose from 442 vacation rentals available in Costa Mesa.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Costa Mesa?
Yes, currently there are 63 vacation homes in Costa Mesa that allow pets , with an average nightly rate of $278.
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