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Selling The OC: Hotels and Holiday Rentals To Feel Like a Star Realtor

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Since Selling the OC – sister show to Netflix’s infamous realtor reality show, Selling Sunset – was teased by the streaming site, searches by Brits for places to stay in Orange County, California (the titular ‘OC’) have increased 75 per cent on Hotels.com, and 185 per cent on holiday rental site Vrbo. Whether you’re looking to experience the real estate agent fantasy or pay a visit to this trending seaside destination, there are plenty of gorgeous hotels and rental properties available, many overlooking glistening ocean, sandy beaches, or the glitzy harbour filled with superyachts – here’s a look at what’s out there.

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Selling The OC: Hotels and Holiday Rentals To Feel Like a Star Realtor

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport Beach, Orange County

Situated in Newport Coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a luxury, five-star resort – for relaxation with the glitz of Selling the OC. Close to both Newport and Laguna beaches, guests can spend a day at the coast – or, onsite, opt for one of the two outdoor pools, wind down in the Swedish spa, or go to yoga classes. At sunset, get prepped for spectacular views – perfect for Instagram, of course.

BOOK: From £888 per night. hotels.com

Selling the OC, Oceanfront luxury home with private hot tub

Oceanfront Home

Newport Beach, Orange County

Get up close and personal with the Selling The OC lifestyle: this luxurious, three-bedroom oceanfront home is right on the sands of Newport Beach and kitted out with so many amenities that it would fit right in on the show, including a private hot tub overlooking the ocean and its very own spa. Move freely between indoor and outdoor living on the rooftop deck, or watch surfers from the beachfront patio

BOOK: Sleeps up to eight people, from £1,606 per night. vrbo.com

Selling the OC, Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, Orange County

A stone’s throw from the beach, Montage Laguna Beach provides uninterrupted views of the ocean, whether you’re gazing from your bed or lounging in the outdoor spa tub – the kind that would earn a premium for Selling The OC’s luxury properties. At the on-site spa, allow the tension to melt away with a body scrub, body wrap, or aromatherapy session. There are two outdoor pools to lounge by, or if retail therapy is more your speed, in true California fashion, there are on-site shops to browse to your heart’s content.

BOOK: From £1,252 per night. hotels.com

Beach house on the sand in Orange County, California

Luxury Beach House on the Sand

Newport Beach, Orange County

Opening directly onto the sand with Instagram-worthy ocean views, this three-level luxury beach house is ideal for surfing fans, with a wet bar, outdoor shower, steam shower, surf boards, boogie boards and parking for three cars. Though a little more Malibu Rising than Selling The OC, the house is no less luxurious: California king-sized beds, bi-fold patio doors opening right onto the sand, balconies, double sinks, and endless ocean views.

BOOK: Sleeps up to 10 people, from £1,644 for six nights. vrbo.com

Paséa Hotel, selling the OC

The Paséa Hotel

Huntington Beach, Orange County

For poolside bars and panoramic rooftop terrace views, head to The Paséa Hotel in the world-famous surfing spot, Huntington Beach. By day, luxuriate in the spa or sauna, and by night, gossip around the poolside bar, or you are well-located for partying should you wish – even if that’s by retreating to the roof terrace to soak up Netflix worthy views.

BOOK: From £367 per night. hotels.com

Featured image: Laguna Beach, Orange County (via Getty)

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