Top 12 Beach House Vacation Rentals In Malibu, California - Updated 2021

malibu vacation rentals on the beach

Malibu is, somewhat, a playground for the rich and famous. Found just a few miles west of Los Angeles, this beach city is frequented by Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, with top-of-the-range mansions peppering this landscape, homes to the wealthy. There are a lot of great things to do in Malibu Beach, and its waters are pristine and heavenly, making this city an oceanside paradise, one that attracts avid beach lovers. From the golden sands of Zuma Beach to the thrilling waves of Surfrider Beach, this is truly a haven for those who seek a whimsical vacation. To help you plan your trip, we’ve compiled a list of the best beach house vacation rentals In Malibu, California. Read below to find out more.

1. Ocean-view Malibu getaway (from USD 860)

This charming house is perched atop a platform that faces the mesmerizing beach. This Malibu vacation home rental is endowed with a breathtaking view of the ocean, one that will make you want to extend your stay. There are three bedrooms here and a total of six guests can call this home throughout their vacation. Despite its very secluded location, you aren’t far from the shops and restaurants in Malibu, allowing you to easily explore the town. What you get when staying here, other than the intoxicating view, is a luxurious house in which there are a spacious and cozy living area and an open kitchen that’s equipped with modern appliances. A large window constantly offers an excellent view of the ocean and you can walk out onto the deck to enjoy the outdoors. The master bedroom also boasts this view but the other two bedrooms only get skylights. This is a wonderful place for a beachside vacation.

Ocean View Malibu Getaway
Malibu, California, United States
158 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was fantastic all of the furniture beds and pillows were all very comfortable
the a/c is great on those hot days
my 2 adult boys decided to sleep on the huge and comfortable couch every night
beautiful bathrooms - had a wonderful stay here
also the bed is super comfy
clean and very spacious
rooms are clean and spacious
it was clean and the perfect spot for us for our business trip
the bathrooms were also super spacious and clean
very clean and amazing location
the host really couldn't be bothered to help us
host is clearly well-organised
ari the manager was extremely responsive and made the process a piece of cake
it's a wonderful place and the communication and service with the host were great
communication was very easy with the hosts and check-in/check-out was seamless
location is perfect
the location is terrific
amazing location right on the water
it was a great location and great price
beautiful beachside location and place
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2. A luxurious ocean-front house (from USD 814)

This Malibu beach house rental also has three bedrooms like the one above, however, it can accommodate up to eight guests. The main draw of this house is the fact that it’s perched right at the beach, with an undisturbed view of the magnificent ocean. And with a deck area that’s accessible via the living room, you’ll feel like you’re constantly floating on the water. Speaking of the living room, this space is brightly lit owing to the massive glass door that beautifully frames the ocean view. You also get to enjoy having your very own kitchen with an open plan, a major selling point for those wishing to self-cater. From here, a two-minute walk will bring you to a private beach, your haven of relaxation.

Ocean Front Malibu House.3BRDs + PRIVATE BEACH A++
Malibu, California, United States
273 reviews
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view and great experience felt very comfortable and had all amenities will be back
plenty of entertainment options and strong wifi throughout the house
the place is just like it looks in the pictures the view is amazing and very comfortable
it is super clean with lots of helpful amenities - irons steamers etc
we loved making breakfast and watching the sun rise from our balcony view
very clean and well kept
communication was smooth and the house clean and lovely (just as pictured)
super clean house with plenty of towels and cookware for making dinner
clean / roomy / comfortable beds
gorgeous and super clean home
jackson is a wonderful host
jackson is an amazing host
jackson is an amazing host
he was very responsive to my questions and made sure i had a great stay
jackson was a friendly and accommodating host
excellent location in walking distance to moonshadows
amazing location house was perfect for what we needed
it was lovely staying right on the water but also a close drive to shops and restaurants
however it will be easier because it is close to the restaurant
absolutely beautiful place right on the water
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3. Spacious and exquisite beach house (from USD 810)

Just like the listing above, this vacation rental can comfortably accommodate eight guests. And as you would expect, it sits right at the beach. This house a slightly different design, with circular windows giving it a unique façade. Via these windows, you can be mesmerized by the stunning ocean right from your living room. A blue couch stands here, emulating the ocean’s color, a theme that creates a relaxing atmosphere. This is a very spacious house in which a large family or group of friends can stay in. There is everything you would find in an opulent home, from a massive kitchen to a dining area and even a TV room. Book this house and enjoy a memorable vacation in Malibu.

Ocean Front Malibu Beach House UP
Malibu, California, United States
223 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both levels are beautifully decorated with all modern conveniences and comfortable furnishings
one bathroom was remodeled but the other one looked like an old dingy antique bathroom
and perfect if you have small children as behind one of the rooms are the twin single beds
the house was clean and comfortable
the towels provided are a bit discoloured but clean
quiet secluded clean and spacious
otherwise house is very clean
we found the accommodations to be very clean and comfortable
amazing home away from home angie was an amazing host and we had the most relaxing trip
angie our host was incredibly accommodating and kind and responded to our every request
the owner has febreze available to help offset it
great host great location
angie was helpful from the beggining and very prompt with responses
the location is wonderful
the location is great
gorgeous house in perfect location
beautiful location and great house
amazing location right on the beach
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4. Malibu getaway steps away from the beach (from USD 729)

This lovely home overlooks the beaches of Westward and Zuma and is the perfect Malibu retreat. It has a private entrance that leads to a secret garden atop Point Dume Bluffs and is ideal for five guests. The expansive outdoor living space is furnished with sunbeds, oceanfront dining areas, a garden picnic area, a barbecue grill, and a private hot tub. The interiors of the house are well-appointed with cozy furniture and comfortable beds. The immaculate bathroom also has fresh towels and essential toiletries provided. Its convenient location makes exploring the charming neighborhood effortless and enjoyable.

Beautiful 2 Bdrm Designer Beach House On The Pt. Dume Bluffs
61 reviews
bungalow 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck overlooking the beach is wonderful with comfortable lounges and sunset views
spotless and very clean
the views are amazing the sunsets are gorgeous the house was clean and updated
nick was an amazing host
great and attentive owners as well
nicholas is a great host
our host was perfect and very attentive five stars
nick was very helpful in getting me checked-in accommodating and earlier arrival
location was perfect close to stores and a few restaurants
all of the reviews are true; incredible location and great property
walking trails were pleasant in point dume state park
the location is hard to beat and the bed was super comfortable
very pretty home in a stunning location
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5. Luxury accommodation with endless ocean views (from USD 697)

Here’s another vacation rental that’s ideal for the picky vacationer who’s looking for the perfect beachside home. There is one bedroom here but four guests can stay in luxury. The interior boasts a beautiful appeal that’s complemented by the bright light that floods the space. The blue ocean waters, clearly visible inside, creating a very relaxing aura. Classy furniture and chic décor characterize the space with the balcony acting as the cherry on top of this delightful home. There’s a television but it’s doubtful that you’ll need it since the stunning vistas are bound to entrance you. And just a few steps away are some of the top restaurants and popular shopping outlets in Malibu.

Oceanfront Home w/ Luxury Accommodations+Endless Views
18 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
One other thing to note
but the ocean view was amazing from the balcony
The unit itself was cozy and had everything we needed
Clean and comfortable with an amazing view
That was difficult to figure out
very clean lots of amenities
so they quickly refunded pur money and gave us clear direction on the closest board rental store
They were prompt with communication and very professional
Even the repairman from the property management company was amazed with how bad it was
SeaBreeze was quick to answer our calls/emails and there was a rep who stopped by in times of need
The outside community deck was covered in sand which was the only problem outside of the rental
but the communication problem NEEDS to be addressed
The unit has a great location along PCH only 10 minutes from Santa Monica but still close to small shopping centers and well known restaurants in Malibu
We connected to wi fi in restaurants in the area with NO problems
This aptmt seriously needs a booster to enhance reception
Maybe management could include an instruction booklet next time? Thanks:-)
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6. Quaint beach home with gorgeous garden (from USD 495)

This stunning vacation home with a Spanish flair sits on the shores of Zuma Beach. It features high, vaulted ceilings and charming tiled floors. The home boasts gorgeous French doors that open out to an impressive private garden and patio. A number of must-visit places like Paradise Cove and Surfrider Beach, as well as some shops, restaurants, and cafes, are within walking distance. This accommodation is perfect for eight guests, and it has a king-size bed, two queen-size beds, and a queen-size sofa sleeper. After a long day, guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath.

Lovely Casita Walking Distance to Zuma Beach
143 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
comfortable beds and clean property
the house was very clean well appointed and tastefully furnished
this beautiful home is clean and peaceful
the property is very clean and felt safe during covid-19
gorgeous clean private and excellent location
lisa was very friendly and took good care of us
the house and location was ideal for our growing family
beautiful and great location
great overall location and close to zuma
this property is located in close proximity to wonderful zuma beach
close to the wedding and so close to zuma beach which we enjoyed walking on every morning
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7. Exclusive beachfront apartment (from USD 200)

Located on Malibu Road beach, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom modern apartment with ocean views is perfect for four guests. The property is just a stairway away from the beach, and a number of beachside amenities like beach towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, as well as kayaks, and Boogie boards are also provided. The home is centrally located, so a number of shops, restaurants, and services are within easy reach. Enjoy a beautiful stretch of beach and catch the sunset, or just relax on the deck and admire the beautiful garden and ocean views. Take in the sunset on the beach or enjoy the ocean views from your private deck. With a stylish interior and comfortable living spaces, guests will truly feel at home.

Beachfront Apt - Exclusive Malibu Rd.
69 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoy listening to the waves and the view of the ocean from the deck and living room
very shabby chic and comfortable
the property is clean well-maintained and has everything you need
very clean great location very reasonable price
liza was an amazing host
property manager very responsive and professional
there are also very friendly neighbors in the building whom we enjoyed chatting with
perfect location for access to pepperdine
great place clean roomsgreat location close to the beach amazing view
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8. Studio rental close to the beach

If you’re strapped for cash but you still want to enjoy a luxurious beach getaway, then check out this studio apartment. It’s, of course, slightly cheaper than the above options with the main trade-offs being the distance to the beach and the size. However, this studio is still a very short distance to the beach with the ocean view still one that’s apparent. The studio has its own deck area that’s furnished with outdoor seats and you can spend hours here simply marveling at the picturesque ocean waters. The interior is conspicuously less chic than the other rentals on this list but you still get a homely appeal here. And with a kitchenette available, you don’t need to spend money eating out. This rental is for those who wish to save cash but still enjoy Malibu’s beach.

Ocean View - Pacific Palisades
17878 Castellammare Dr
studio 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Stunning ocean-front duplex

Keeping up with the standards set by the above listings is this two-bedroom duplex. There are three beds tucked away in the two bedrooms, with a total of six guests able to call this home. The house also has one bathroom so you’ll have to share. Despite this house’s slightly smaller space compared to the ones we’ve spoken about above, it still emits a very cozy and luxurious appeal. Yes, there’s a well-furnished living space and a modern kitchen but there’s also a balcony where you can relax and allow yourself to be entranced by the lovely ocean. This rental is truly worth the cost.

***NEW Stunning 2bdr Malibu OCEAN FRONT ***
Malibu, California, United States
179 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is beautiful the house was cozy and stylish
loved the cozy cottage vibe
it would be great to have a/c (it has stand up fans)overall nice and different experience
totally worth it amazing location gorgeous view and comfortable stay
very clean stylish space
very clean linen dishes and a full supplied kitchen
the apartment was clean and very light
clean space and everything we needed -- was overall a great weekend
clean easy check-in process and great location
frida our host was kind and responded quickly
farida is a great host
great host and great place
farida is such an amazing host
great stay here farida was a great host and made our stay very easy
great location literally over the sea
great location very easy check in
great location right on the water
what a great experience and the location was near great restaurants
amazing location in malibu for a quick weekend getaway
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10. Condo with gorgeous ocean views

There is no shortage of homes by the beach in Malibu and this two-bedroom condo is one of them. The rental is spacious enough to house five guests and there are two bathrooms at your disposal. This rental is nestled on the top-most floor of the building, allowing its guests a breathtaking view of the ocean which, incidentally, is only a stone’s throw from the front door. A bonus of this elevated position is views of the mountains that form a picturesque backdrop to the landscape. Other than the views, you get to enjoy modern facilities like a spacious living area that’s accentuated by the cathedral ceilings. Prepare your own dishes in the open kitchen which boasts a plethora of modern cooking appliances.

Malibu Gorgeous Ocean & Mountain Views
4 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
workout room and private parking
There were supposed to be 2 twin beds and a king bed there was only one twin bed
Also the place is sparse
If you are thinking about bringing food and cooking beware that there is a small dorm room sized fridge and no pots and pans Not even salt and pepper for minimal cooking All and all
mixing bowls coffee pot
so we had to use the futon which was broken
and I did confirm with others that air conditioning was not common in Malibu
For example the site says check out is 11 when the owner texted me at 9:50
The owner is awesome and the property is nice but expensive for what you get
The owner did tell me this is not allowed in condo
and I did assume I would not have to look for such amenities as those would be in any rental
The unit is all recently renovated with a full kitchen 2 bedrooms and two full baths all very attractive
Starbucks restaurants and shopping within walking distance Very safe area
has nearby access to restaurants stores and banking and the beaches
There are also a lot of inconsistencies between the HomeAway site and the owners directions
This lovely condo is right in central Malibu with gorgeous views and in a secured location with attractive walkways to a pool
There were also no TV's and no WIFI
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11. House with a rare ocean view (from USD 545)

This house could be the site for your epic Malibu beach vacation. It’s a very chic three-bedroom house that’s designed to be a home for up to six guests. While here, the stunning blue waters will put you in a trance with vast windows adorning the walls of each and every room, elegantly framing this view. From the very spacious living room to the deck area, this is your answer to a perfect oceanside experience. And, of course, the bedrooms are fit for royalty, boasting comfy queen beds. If you’re planning to prepare your own meals, go ahead and use the kitchen as it’s fully equipped.

Rare Ocean View Gem by the Beach
32 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sweeping ocean views north and south from every room in the house spectacular and breathtaking
the bathrooms and kitchen are definitely circa 1950
you'll want to stay in and enjoy the views we ate breakfast and lunches here
we really enjoyed long breakfasts overlooking the pacific especially when dolphins and a whale came by several mornings
our initial reaction was disappointment but after a day we felt comfortable and enjoyed our stay
the property manager trace is very helpful and professional and quickly responded to any of our concerns
trace was very friendly and helpful with our recent stay in california
trace was always very responsive and helpful
location is perfect no matter what you want to do in the la area
the walk to the steps and bridge over the pch was sweet
we really appreciated being able to park in a garage
great space very comfortable easy walk to a fantastic beach
it was also nice to be able to park a car in the garage
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12. Beachfront home with panoramic ocean views

Still not tired of the ocean? Here’s another home that’s perfect for you lovers of the beach. This one has just two bedrooms, yet it can sleep up to six guests. Its interior is aptly designed to take full advantage of the stunning ocean that’s right outside the door. This Malibu rental home on the beach has its entire front wall glazed with the intent of satiating your love for the ocean views. Because of this, the interior is flooded with light that cheers up the space, keeping you in a jovial mood. If you want to relax, the best place to do this is on the deck right outside the living area, furnished with comfy outdoor seats. This deck is still accessible via the kitchen/ dining area, from where you also get a delightful ocean view. Not sure whether words do this exquisite rental justice, just book a stay and experience it for yourself.

Beachfront Home w/ Panoramic Ocean Views - 2.7 Miles to Malibu Pier
45 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were perfect for my family and the living room was dated but very comfortable
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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A world-class destination

Malibu is a world-class destination and the homes above prove that this city deserves such a reputation. If you’re looking for the ideal beachside vacation, then why not rent a beach house in Malibu. Staying in one of the homes we’ve listed above will prove an unforgettable experience. So, gather all your friends and/or family members and book one of the vacation rentals on our list.

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