Malibu vacation rentals

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Apartment in Malibu
Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu
Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves in this charming beachfront apartment. The light, airy home features open-plan living and a wall of windows to maximize the amazing views. Enjoy drinks on the deck and a sunset over the water—it's pure bliss. This beachfront apartment is right above the sand and surf. At night the sounds of the sea will lull you to sleep. During the day, you can watch the sea lions sunning on the rocks and dolphins and whales swimming by or go for a walk along the water's edge and dive in yourself. This is an amazing place to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset and relax! In the evening, the lights of the "Queen's Necklace" glimmer in the distance and the moonlight shines on the water. The living room is cozy with two loveseats to snuggle in and watch a movie on the 50" flat screen TV. Three large sliding glass doors open up if you want to let the ocean breezes blow through. The kitchen is small but fully equipped with an apartment size stove and oven, a microwave, a Keurig coffee maker and a French press, tea kettle, toaster and all the dishes and pots and pans you need. A round table with linens provides a beautiful spot for morning coffee. The bedroom has a queen bed with a new organic mattress and designer sheets, pillows and duvet. There is a large closet with room to store your clothes. Books line the bookshelves if you'd like something to read. Mostly, this is just a quiet, beautiful space to put your feet up and really relax while watching the endless panorama of the natural world outside. And....if you want to feel like a movie star, the apartment was recently used as a glamorous setting in an independent film due out soon!!! Two-person kayak (life jackets available) Boogie Boards and a surfboard Television with premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) Wi-Fi Shared entry gate with one other unit. My husband and I live in a small cottage above the apartment but the only shared space is the entry door. We rarely even see our guests. However, I am always available to answer questions or concerns but almost no one has them! Situated directly above the sand and surf, the home is in a residential area along the Malibu coast, away from the tourist areas. Take in the stars at night while strolling along the beach, or eat at one of the nearby restaurants right on the water. There is bus service available just a minute from the apartment that will take you into Santa Monica or the center of Malibu, or farther north to some of Malibu's more remote beaches. Uber is readily available. At high tide, the ocean may come right up to the seawall limiting beach availability. This all depends on the moon, the tides and the amount of sand that we have. This can really vary from day to day and depending on the season. This winter, rough seas washed away our private stairs to the beach, so guests need to use the public access stairs just a few houses away and a very short walk.
Mar 27 – Apr 3Individual Host,
€ 629 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 316 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Beachfront Townhouse with Stunning Ocean Views
This contemporary oceanfront townhouse on quiet and star-studded Malibu Road has amazing views, granite and limestone kitchen & bathrooms, living room with fireplace, tub for two, one parking space, and lounge/recreation area. It is spacious, quiet and private with sounds of the rhythmic surf in every room. We are located a short drive or bike ride to all the great shopping and dining Malibu has to offer. In addition to the beach, there are lots of hiking/biking trails and wine tasting nearby.
Jan 18 – 25Individual Host,
€ 852 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 291 reviews
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Guest suite in Malibu
MCM Malibu Private Studio Amazing Ocean Views
Modern & spacious guest suite, spectacular ocean views. Giant sliding glass doors on two walls completely open the space. The line between inside and outside melts away to create a uniquely relaxing experience & unbeatable views of Malibu. Completely private lower unit below the main house. All inside and outside spaces shown are private. Tons of outdoor loungers & seating. Kitchenette with induction cooktop. In-unit washer/dryer. Organic bamboo sheets. Recently added portable A/C unit.
Feb 24 – Mar 3Professional Host,
€ 595 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 307 reviews

Popular amenities for Malibu vacation rentals

Stay near Malibu's top sights

Malibu Pier244 locals recommend
Point Dume State Beach58 locals recommend
El Matador Beach222 locals recommend
Duke's Malibu161 locals recommend
Malibu Country Mart195 locals recommend
Paradise Cove30 locals recommend

Malibu beach vacation rentals

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Bungalow in Malibu
BEACH FRONT Black~ Lovers
Apr 19 – 26Individual Host,
€ 761 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 574 reviews
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Townhouse in Malibu
Luxury Malibu Road Oceanfront Townhouse
Apr 11 – 18Individual Host,
€ 1,133 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Guesthouse in Malibu
Secluded Magical Views HotTub FirePit Tennis Court
Apr 7 – 14
€ 1,024 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Apartment in Malibu
Ocean View Malibu Hideaway
Jun 15 – 22Individual Host,
€ 498 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 323 reviews
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Guesthouse in Malibu
Malibu Mid-Century Modern Studio with Ocean Views
Apr 10 – 17Professional Host,
€ 428 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 376 reviews
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Guest suite in Malibu
Private Malibu Getaway with White Water Ocean Views
Oct 25 – Nov 1Individual Host,
€ 470 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 594 reviews
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Apartment in Malibu
SA Beach Suite #1 by Stay Awhile Villas
Nov 4 – 11Professional Host,
€ 887 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views, 5 Min to Beach
Jan 30 – Feb 6Individual Host,
€ 420 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 289 reviews
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Guest suite in Malibu
A Couple's Retreat - Large Oceanview Private Deck.
Apr 12 – 19Individual Host,
€ 332 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 221 reviews
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Vacation home in Malibu
Quaint Seaside Malibu Home
Aug 10 – 17Individual Host,
€ 905 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 178 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Malibu Beachfront Serenity by the Sea!
May 24 – 31
€ 641 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 219 reviews
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Guest suite in Malibu
Malibu’s Ocean view quaint & private guest suite!
Jan 13 – 20Individual Host,
€ 230 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 185 reviews

Malibu home rentals

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Home in Topanga
*Spa Retreat for Two
Jul 8 – 15Individual Host,
€ 321 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 175 reviews
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Home in Topanga
Modern treehouse in the heart of Topanga canyon
Oct 1 – 8Individual Host,
€ 924 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 287 reviews
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Home in Malibu
The Butterfly House - Zen Retreat Under the Stars
Jan 24 – 31Individual Host,
€ 340 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Secluded Zen Retreat on Private street
Dec 2 – 9Professional Host,
€ 625 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Malibu by the Sea - 5-STARS!
Jun 23 – 30
€ 980 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 112 reviews
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Home in Malibu
The Vista Malibu Mountaintop Retreat Villa & Garden
Sep 24 – Oct 1Individual Host,
€ 397 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 310 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Modern Malibu home with Ocean View
Aug 27 – Sep 3
€ 1,033 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in Camarillo
California Dreaming Private Midcentury View Home
Aug 11 – 18Individual Host,
€ 244 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Malibu Peaceful Getaway, Mins to Beach & Hike
Jan 18 – 25Professional Host,
€ 450 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 99 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Magical Nature Cabin & Beach Retreat c.1927 Malibu
Aug 6 – 13Professional Host,
€ 658 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 179 reviews
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Home in Thousand Oaks
Architectural Gem/ Eichler /Pool/Jacuzzi/Private
Feb 8 – 15Individual Host,
€ 759 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 129 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Spectacular Ocean & Mountain Views Villa
Aug 29 – Sep 5
€ 695 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews

Malibu bungalow rentals

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Bungalow in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Bungalow on Quiet Street North of Montana
Dec 2 – 9Individual Host,
€ 393 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 251 reviews
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Bungalow in Topanga
Topanga canyon cottage w/ outdoor tubs & yurt
Aug 26 – Sep 2Individual Host,
€ 450 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 171 reviews
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Bungalow in Topanga
Chime House☀️Topanga Bungalow under the Oaks
Jul 9 – 16Professional Host,
€ 209 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 280 reviews
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Bungalow in Oxnard
Oceanfront Romantic Getaway! Fireplace. Charm.
Jul 9 – 16Individual Host,
€ 875 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 147 reviews
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Bungalow in Santa Monica
Modern Santa Monica Cottage - Walk to the Beach
Oct 24 – 31Individual Host,
€ 414 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
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Bungalow in Los Angeles
Modern Hillside Studio Amazing View
Jul 2 – 9Individual Host,
€ 346 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 390 reviews
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Bungalow in Los Angeles
Hollywood Hills! Private Guest Suite Pool & Sauna
May 3 – 10Individual Host,
€ 737 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 288 reviews
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Bungalow in Redondo Beach
Sunset Bungalow on The Avenues, 1 Block from Beach
Jul 28 – Aug 4Individual Host,
€ 247 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 314 reviews
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Bungalow in Santa Monica
Craftsman Cottage with Tropical Garden
May 5 – 10Individual Host,
€ 296 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 384 reviews
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Bungalow in Hermosa Beach
Classic Bungalow Half a Block from the Sand at Hermosa Beach
May 25 – Jun 1Professional Host,
€ 820 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 264 reviews
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Bungalow in Ventura
The Surf Sanctuary
Jan 9 – 16Individual Host,
€ 401 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Bungalow in Santa Monica
Vintage Bungalow
Dec 29 – Jan 5Individual Host,
€ 147 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Malibu

Total rentals

620 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

380 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

140 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

230 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

450 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

34K reviews

Your guide to Malibu

All About Malibu

Malibu might be California's only seaside town whose residents are as famous as its beaches. This photogenic slice of sand and surf fits firmly into the Los Angeles ethos: It’s beautiful, breezy, and irresistible. Here, celebrity homes and beachfront retreats have overlooked one of Southern California's most pristine coastlines since the 1930s. As Malibu has grown in status and fame, it has added flashy see-and-be-seen restaurants but somehow still retains the quaint charm of a small town. Its 20 square miles contain more than three dozen beaches, and choosing the right one is important. If waves and tan lines aren’t your thing, however, Malibu is hemmed in by the Santa Monica Mountains, which beckon trail runners, hikers, and wild animals.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Malibu

Malibu's weather is flat-out gorgeous. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, almost any time of year is a good time to visit. If you're looking for the classic golden sun and swimsuit weather, then July through September are the ideal months to visit, with average highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit but plenty of days rising into the 80s. This is peak season, so be sure to book well in advance. The coldest months are December through February, with temperatures often dipping into the 40s, though you'll still get rogue warm days. Winter is often pleasant enough for you to take advantage of the local bluffs and mountains, but summer and fall are best for water sports.


Top things to do in Malibu

Point Dume Nature Preserve

The long, craggy bluff jutting into the Pacific Ocean known as Point Dume has become a Malibu icon. It's an ideal perch from which to watch the sunset or, from December to April, spot migrating gray whales. The preserve is connected to a state beach that's popular for swimming, scuba diving, and long scenic walks. Point Dume also abuts another not-to-be-missed Malibu attraction: Zuma Beach.

Paradise Cove

One of the most notable beaches in Malibu delivers a one-two punch: prime beach real estate and a cafe with ocean-view seating that is nearly as coveted. People line up early to stake out a table. To the east is a row of Malibu mansions clinging to coastal bluffs, and to the west, a stretch of sandstone cliffs tailor-made for sunset strolls.

Escondido Falls

At 150 feet tall, Escondido Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Southern California, and the trail leading up to it offers a refreshing shady break from worshipping the sun. The waterfall’s three tiers cascade down a series of limestone ledges. To reach it, tread the 3.8-mile moderate trail from Winding Way East. The reward will be worth it.

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