Although its unique cultural downtown is vibrant and lively, Santa Ana is surprisingly laid-back compared to neighboring tourist towns. This Orange County hotspot is known for its artsy neighborhoods and rich culture, and the mild climate and gorgeous classic architecture make for some pretty, idyllic daytime strolls.
If you’re looking to land a top-rated rental near the best attractions in the city, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Santa Ana. To ensure that all of these rentals are truly the best of the best, they are all hosted by experienced superhosts, and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status reserved for stylish Airbnbs that have been verified through in-person inspection.
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Beachy Apartment Near Theme Parks
Our first rental is a stunning Airbnb Plus with an updated interior and a quiet yet convenient location on a lovely tree-lined street.
The light-filled guest suite is sparkling clean and professionally decorated with a subtle beach theme and modern artwork. Up to four guests can sleep comfortably in the one-bedroom apartment, which comes furnished with a queen-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa. The open living space also features a wall-mounted Smart TV and a modern kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. There is also a private full bathroom with a walk-in shower, and guests have access to a convenient laundry closet and a small but sunny patio.
If you’re looking for a peaceful Airbnb near Disneyland, California, this cozy studio apartment could be the perfect vacation rental for you. Located just 10 minutes away from Disneyland, this convenient apartment offers easy access to plenty of popular attractions.
With a stunning facade and a sleek and spacious interior, this unique villa is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Santa Ana for large groups of friends and family.
Offering four large bedrooms and several extra floor mattresses and sofa beds, the minimalist home can accommodate up to 14 guests. The central feature of the home is the bright and airy living space, which offers a massive sectional sofa and a Smart TV mounted above a cozy indoor fireplace. There is also an impressive full kitchen with modern appliances and a lengthy breakfast bar, and guests can enjoy meals surrounded by beautiful floral décor in the formal dining room. The home also comes equipped with three full bathrooms and one convenient half bath, and guests have access to a private laundry room. Outside, you’ll find a private balcony as well as a gorgeous back garden with a flowing fountain and a firepit.
The private home is nestled beyond a large gate and is just six short miles away from Disneyland. The villa is also central to plenty of Santa Ana attractions like galleries, theaters, and creative eateries.
Modern House for Rent in Santa Ana
Offering convenient amenities like keyless entry, a free in-unit washer and dryer, and a free parking space, this stylish Santa Ana Airbnb makes the perfect vacation rental for small groups interested in a carefree stay.
Up to four guests can stay in the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which comes furnished with two cozy queen-size beds. The common areas are laid out in a spacious and open design and include a cozy living area, a lengthy dining table, and a modern full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. In the living area, you’ll find a wall-mounted TV and a warm indoor fireplace for chilly nights.
The hosts have a long history of providing incredible accommodation, and the neighborhood is safe and welcoming with plenty of great restaurants and fun cultural attractions nearby.
Another charming vacation rental near Disneyland, this detached guesthouse is the perfect Airbnb in Santa Ana for small groups looking to stay close to popular theme parks.
With one bedroom with a queen-size bed and one living room sofa bed, the rental can sleep up to four guests and makes a great choice for couples and small families. The sunny full kitchen is decorated with lively indoor plants and matching green cabinetry, and the high ceilings and white finishes make the space bright and airy. There is a beautiful full bathroom with a spacious rain-style walk-in shower connected to the bedroom area, and the open living area comes with a comfy sectional sofa and a wall-mounted Smart TV. Outdoor space includes a covered deck with an orchid tree, and there is even a cozy outdoor firepit that makes the perfect place to spend chilly evenings.
Nestled on a tree-lined street in a beautiful historic neighborhood, this convenient house rental in Santa Ana is less than a mile away from the downtown arts district.
Newly Remodeled Airbnb in Santa Ana
This impressive house rental near downtown Santa Ana comes with two luxurious master bedrooms and can sleep up to eight guests.
The home is furnished with two king-size beds, two single beds, and a queen-size sofa bed, and guests have access to two luxurious full bathrooms and a convenient half bath. Both of the bedrooms come with a wall-mounted Smart TV, and one even boasts a dual washer-dryer. The beautiful walk-in showers feature stunning gray tiles, and both bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers and high-end complimentary toiletries. There is also a modern full kitchen and a formal dining room, and the minimalist living area features a large set of sliding glass doors that lead onto a lovely little patio. Pets are allowed in the home, and additional amenities include keyless entry and free private parking.
Boasting a perfect central location, this ideal Santa Ana Airbnb is close to Fourth Street Market, courthouses and government facilities, and several great bars and restaurants. Disneyland is also just a 15-minute drive away.
Quiet Second-Story Studio
If you’re looking for a peaceful short-term rental in Santa Ana, check out this charming guesthouse in a historic neighborhood.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the cozy studio is furnished with one queen-size bed and one small sofa set in front of a Smart TV. There is also a convenient desk space next to the bed as well as a small glass dining table, and guests have access to a private laundry room. The kitchenette is suitable for light cooking and comes equipped with a full-size refrigerator, an electric skillet, a microwave, a toaster oven, and a coffee maker. Outside, you’ll find a beautiful fenced-in yard filled with orange, avocado, and myrtle trees.
The rental is quiet and calm because it is set back from the street in a separate building behind the hosts’ home. The neighborhood is beautiful and tranquil, and the street is shaded by giant oak trees. There is also a lovely park filled with walking and running trails and a nature center right in the area.
Stunning Spanish-Style Home
Engulfed in greenery and filled with historic charm, this unique rental house in Santa Ana is absolutely stunning.
Originally built in the 1920s, the restored bungalow was carefully updated to provide guests with a comfortable modern stay that retains its unique character. Up to five guests can stay in the spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which comes furnished with two queen-size beds and one single bed. There is also a wide-open living area decorated with wicker accents and a wooden piano, and the full kitchen is equipped with charming terracotta countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The home is pet-friendly, and outdoor space includes a green front yard with comfy seating options and a beautiful backyard with a koi pond and a waterfall fountain.
There is also a lovely park with bike trails, an archery range, and tennis courts located just around the corner from the home, and the Discovery Science Center is right across the street.
Modern Tiny Apartment Near Disneyland
With a newly renovated interior and a central location, this super-modern apartment is one of the best Santa Ana Airbnbs for solo travelers and couples looking to stay in the center of the action.
The contemporary interior design features natural wood finishes, bold black accents, and twinkling string lights. There are TVs in both the bedroom and the cozy living area, and the rental is furnished with a queen-size bed and a small sofa. Brand-new furniture and modern artwork make the light-filled common areas sleek and stylish, and the full kitchen features soaring high ceilings, stainless-steel appliances, and a two-person breakfast bar. The shiny black-tiled shower is sparkling clean and stocked with fresh towels, shampoo, and body wash. Outdoor space includes a gated courtyard and a private balcony with shaded seating, and guests have access to a small garage where you can park your car.
Disneyland is just 10 minutes away, and the apartment offers easy access to multiple shopping centers and the many bars and restaurants of downtown Santa Ana.
Brand-New Studio With a Private Patio
Enjoy a luxurious stay in an upscale neighborhood with this brand-new studio Airbnb in Santa Ana.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the elegant guest suite is decorated with warm-toned neutrals and dark blue accents, and several picturesque windows flood the space with natural light. The studio apartment is fairly spacious with a queen-size bed in a cozy sleeping nook and a separate living space with a small sofa. There is also a private full bathroom, a modern full kitchen with shiny white countertops, and a small study desk in case you need to catch up on some work. Outdoor space includes a fenced-in patio with a charming picnic table, and French doors next to the bed open up to fill the apartment with fresh air.
Located in the quiet tree-lined neighborhood of Park Santiago, this chic retreat is just minutes away from Disneyland and the buzzing attractions of Old Towne Orange.
Contemporary Guest Suite With Pool Access
This private one-bedroom apartment rental offers guests a resort-style experience and makes a great choice for solo travelers and couples looking for a long-term vacation home for rent in Santa Ana.
Decorated with cool blue hues and chic décor, the stylish interior is also equipped with a slew of modern amenities like two Smart TVs and a beautiful full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. The rental also offers a comfy queen-size bed and a pristine full bathroom, and there is a twin-size rollaway available for an additional guest. Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and a beautiful outdoor pool area, and additional amenities include free parking on the premises and baby gear available upon request.
The rental is conveniently located just five minutes away from Orange Plaza Paseo, which is a two-block stretch filled with restaurants, bars, antique stores, and coffee shops.
Sunny Studio Near the Airport
For a clean apartment with a modern interior and a convenient location, check out this simple and sunny apartment near the airport.
Up to four guests can stay in the spacious studio, which comes furnished with two double beds dressed in vibrant yellow bedding. Across from the sleeping area, you’ll find a wall-mounted TV and a lovely breakfast bar that separates the granite-adorned kitchen. There is also a small desk that doubles as a vanity and a tiny two-person dining table, and the rental comes with a sparkling clean full bathroom and a convenient closet space.
Located just a few minutes away from the airport, this convenient Santa Ana Airbnb offers easy access to Disneyland and several nearby beaches.
Gorgeous Guest Suite in Park Santiago
Rent a house in Santa Ana that boasts a stylish interior and an ideal location with this spacious guest home in Park Santiago.
The brand-new studio rental comes with a beautiful outdoor area where you can relax in the fresh air, and there is plenty of parking available for guests. Follow the lovely stone patio over to your private entrance and enter into the spacious living area, which comes equipped with a cozy sofa bed and a Smart TV. There is also a queen-size bed in the sleeping area, which makes the rental perfect for solo travelers and couples, and the well-equipped kitchenette is suitable for preparing basic meals. Additional features include a private full bathroom, in-unit laundry facilities, and a small table for working or dining.
Park Santiago is a beautiful neighborhood with a friendly community, and this convenient guest suite offers easy access to Disneyland, Angels Stadium, and Newport and Huntington Beaches.
Bright and Modern Loft
This brand-new luxury loft boasts a charming interior and a perfect downtown location just five miles away from Disneyland.
With one queen-size bed and one spacious sofa bed, the studio apartment is ideal for solo travelers and couples but can easily accommodate up to four guests. The spacious living area is decorated with lively indoor plants and cheerful artwork, and there is a large wall of glass that illuminates the apartment and leads onto an adorable private balcony. Soaring high ceilings and industrial accents add to the unique feel of the stylish interior, and the open full kitchen boasts a gorgeous quartz countertop and breakfast bar. The bedroom area is lofted above the kitchen and is accessible by a built-in ladder, and the apartment is equipped with one full bathroom with a modern walk-in shower.
Situated right above the bustling Fourth Street Market in the city’s historic downtown district, this beautiful Santa Ana Airbnb is close to everything.
Stunning Apartment With Sky Views
Nearing the end of our list is a unique vacation rental in Santa Ana with spectacular views overlooking the beautiful Orange County skyline.
With a stylish urban design and beautiful open living spaces, this top-rated apartment rental offers guests a truly modern living experience and makes a great option for long-term stays. There is plenty of space throughout the apartment to work and relax, and the queen-size bed and large air mattress can accommodate up to four guests. There is also a private full bathroom equipped with a walk-in shower and essential toiletries and plush towels. The contemporary dining space is connected with the modern full kitchen, and modern amenities include keyless entry, a Smart TV, a laundry room on the floor, and a free parking space near an electric vehicle charger. Pets are allowed in the apartment for a small additional fee, and guests also have access to an on-site recreation room, a fitness center, a library, and a lounge.
The apartment is surrounded by the lively entertainment options of downtown Santa Ana, and the large windows that fill the soaring high apartment ensure that you’re always within view of the action.
Spacious Remodeled Condo
Our last Airbnb in Santa Ana is a stylish pet-friendly condo that makes the perfect home away from home for large families and groups of friends.
Up to nine guests can stay in the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom rental, which comes furnished with two king-size beds, two single beds, and two sofa beds. Each of the bedrooms is beautiful and bright, and the extra beds can be set up in the spacious living room. All of the mattresses are made from high-quality memory foam, and the bathrooms are all sparkling clean. There is also a fully stocked kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a gorgeous wooden dining table. Additional amenities include a TV, a private laundry closet, and baby gear available upon request.
Guests can easily walk to downtown Santa Ana from this convenient condo rental, and Disneyland is just minutes away.
Whether you’re dining, shopping, checking out a concert, or hopping between museums, Santa Ana is the place to be. So make the most of your trip and book a stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Santa Ana.