Take a look at these amazing vacation rentals by the beach that will have you wanting to pack your bags and heading out to the coast. These homes are suitable for both individual travelers and group travelers looking to soak up the California sun. If you looking for easy access to the beach and you enjoy a swim in the ocean without having to drive from your accommodation to the sea side, then these properties might interest you. Consider booking any of these beautiful and stylish beachfront vacation rentals in Los Angeles, California, USA.
About 150 steps from the beach lies a studio apartment on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. The apartment is located right next to Muscle Beach and the famous paddle tennis courts. Visitors will enjoy its central location near to the many restaurants in the area as well as the amusement park. There is a lot of activities to do in the area like taking a bike ride along the coastal path or shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard – a place famous for its trendy boutiques and art galleries. The studio can be occupied a maximum of two guests at a time and has broadband internet for guests to stay connected.
Venice Beach Studio with ParkingLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsloved the "air conditioning" too - just open windows and cool breezy ocean aircathy's guesthouse was very comfortablecathy was great as well as the little aptthank you very much cathy for this amazing apartmentthe apartment was even nicer than the photos such a lovely and bright space inside and outclean with nice outside areavery clean organized and well equippedthe place was super clean in fact when we arrived it was freshly cleaned which was niceloved the stay in this very clean and bright apartmentevery room was very clean
Host:she is very responsive if you need hergreat host we stayed one week with my wifehe was very kindvery nice host have everything u need in the (website hidden by airbnb) of my best airb&b experiencesthey're terrific attentive thoughtful cheerful kind and respectfulRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location was amazingit's very well located and very comfortablethis studio apartment is in the best locationnear the beach and stores but still quiet to have a good sleep
If you’re looking for Los Angeles vacation beach house rentals, then consider booking this penthouse. This Venice Beach penthouse is the perfect rental for a family looking to spend time listening to the sounds of the waves and feel the cool ocean breeze blowing through the living space. The apartment lies directly on the oceanfront and can accommodate a family of four in one bedroom and two bathrooms. The property has minimal furnishings, allowing guests to enjoy the postcard views of the ocean and the sandy beach from all the windows of the property. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a dining table so that guests can still have the pleasure of enjoying a home-cooked meal while on vacation.
Venice Beach Ocean-Front Penthouse - Killer Views!Los Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgood wireless and apple tvthe view bedding kitchen everything was perfectrental is great with fantastic views sleeping arrangements are comfortable as wellapartment is great view is supergreat amenities super comfy bed top notch choice for veniceclean great facilities good beds and very charmythe apartment is adorable clean and perfectly placed to catch the ocean breezethe unit was very cleanquiet cosy and cleanthe space was very clean and everything needed was available and easy to find
Host:kind and thoughtful hostbrendan was a great hostbrendan was a great hostbrendan a great hostthe host was very responsive before i checked inRead more reviewsgreat place for sunset loversshopping on venice is interesting and awesomethe location is absolutely perfect: right on the beachthe location was perfect on the boardwalkthe beachfront location is incredible and the surrounding neighborhood is fantastic
Imagine a charming bungalow that is located on the boardwalk of Venice Beach and a quarter block away from dipping your feet in the cool ocean waters under the California sun. This vacation rental will give you exactly that! The home is one of four units and is surrounded by orange trees and a lush green lawn with a barbeque area. The living room has a large flat-screen TV with surround sound and a docking station for your iPhone. The property is conveniently located just a ten-minutes drive from LAX airport.
Venice Bungalow 1/4 block to beach - bikes+parkingLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed is very comfortable and the apt has everything we neededthe sofa bed was nice but not overly comfy but great for a few nightsthe deck outside the front door is shared with the other upstairs apartmenton top of that the bungalow itself is super cute and cozy and has tons of amenitiesthe patio was a great addition to the apartmentclean and comfortablegreat space clean and centralvery clean everything was perfectclean and comfortable with great facilitiesplace was super tidy and clean
Host:the host was respectful and quick with responsesher recommendations were helpful and she was very responsivemolly was an excellent host and was always quick in response to any queries we hadshe let us check out late and was very responsivemolly’s place was great and she was an amazing hostRead more reviewscute apartment super close to the beachgreat location - super close to venice beachthe location to the beach is very close so that was greatthe location couldn’t be bettergreat location however smaller than anticipated
This luxurious home has the most amazing and uninterrupted views of the grand blue ocean. The beach house is located in Santa Monica, an affluent neighborhood along California’s coastline. There are wooden floors throughout the property and the living room is fitted with a gas fireplace for guests to enjoy romantic evenings with the sound of the gentle waves. The house can sleep up to seven guests in four bedrooms, there is a huge deck at the front of the house to sit with a glass of wine while observing whales passing by or indulging in some quality relaxing time.
Head-on OCEAN VIEW BEACH HOUSE!Santa Monica, CA, US
Top guest reviewsThe beds were so comfyAlso the beds are very comfortable RecommendedThe home was comfortable and spaciousThe upstairs bedrooms all had king-size beds anda shower leaks onto the bathroom floor and one bathroom didn't have a trash can
Host:She definitely kept her wordalso Host was very responsiveeveryone in the group was happy with the accommodationsThe host was responsive and checked in during our stay to make sure everything was going wellocean sky breezeRead more reviewsseeing sailboats and Malibu in the distance just silently taking it ineverything is literally within a 3-10min walk Even my beloved Starbucks was a block awayThe house is a REAL DEAL located in an hidden walk street yet center of the worldand I will try next time to get a day pass from Lowes hotel for yoga and my morning swimming and surfing lesson Concern about the construction from other reviewIt's a block from the sand and other attractions
150 ft away (45 meters) from the beach lies this 2500 sqft (232 sqm) home, that is the epitome of luxury with its four bedrooms in a two-story mansion that can cater for up to eight guests at a time. There is an outdoor dining area in the beautifully landscaped garden, allowing for families or a group of friends to enjoy a meal outside in the tranquil environment with the ocean calls adding to the ambiance. Finish off your night around the fire sharing stories and get cozy with a loved one. This is certainly one of the best luxury vacation rentals in Los Angeles.
Bright, Charming & Spacious Beach Home by Santa Monica Pier
Top guest reviewsThe rooms are spacious and the kitchen dining room and living room all very welcomingThe house layout was great - master bed downstairs and 3 more bedrooms upstairsThe home is beautiful and light and airy with plenty of room for guests on two levelsIt has the feel of both a comfy beach house and a clean modern homeMy title of this review captures the essence of it alleasily Very very clean
Host:the property manager and the cleaning team were all to a person friendly helpful communicative and charmingTom is a wonderful and responsive hostChristina was very prompt with all communications and was very helpfulMy highest recommendation for the best vacation rental property and experienceThe owner was available when needed for any questions although we had very few Great placeRead more reviewsAbout 50 steps in one direction from the best beach vibeIt is only steps away from the beach on a charming "walk" streetVery repeat very safe areaWe really enjoyed the lovely houseThe location was great as it was Within walking distance to shops restaurants and the beach
This is a gorgeous two-story house located a five-minute walk from downtown Santa Monica, with shopping, theaters, top restaurants, bars, parks and the amusement pier nearby. This vacation rental home in Los Angeles, CA, offers spectacular sunsets, and the beach is only a few steps away. There is a private deck and a lounging area complete with a barbeque. Visitors can take advantage of the bicycles offered by the property to explore the area.
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Top guest reviewsThey found the couch sleeper to be very comfortable and our bed was as wellThe kitchen was on the second level which made it great to make breakfast because you had the view of everything going on around youwe tidied up before leaving removing trash and cleaning up clutter as well as throwing used towels in washing machinequiet and well kept and had everything you need for a comfortable stayThe house was very cleanThe Place was clean and very homey
Host:The owner gave us an early check in to accommodate our arrival time and had a nice welcome basketThey even let us check out lateNext July we hope to find friendlier accommodations" added extra stress on a long awaited yearly family vacationThank you so much Dayle & Chris for being so great to usRead more reviews15 min walk to Venice and nearby restaurants and shops (just up and down the street)so we did not take advantage of the grill and patio areaThe choice of restaurants nearby is unmatchedThe pier is very close and you can easily reach Venice beach on foot or by bicyle There are some nice restaurants nearbywhile watching the white caps role in Parking is super easy with a street pass given at check in Location is fabulous
An exceptional four-bedroom and four-bathroom home in Santa Monica, that allows guests to enjoy the natural sunlight coming through into the cottage. This private cottage has a historic feel to it, yet not taking away from its modern beach theme. There are 1,000 ft (304.8 meters) of sand between the water and the house for direct access to the beach and taking long walks along the coastline. The rental has unobstructed views of the ocean and there is a daily breakfast and concierge service offered at the property.
Beautiful beach house with parking and breakfast, at world famous beach.
Top guest reviewsthe linens feel amazing! the air conditioning is fantastic alsoview was spectacularbottom-line, the cottage is an incredibly located piece of real estate that exudes beach living, while offering unlimited amenities in one of the most diverse cities in our nationthe kitchen is well-stocked and the owner provided coffee, various fresh milks and juices, cheese, a bottle of good wine, and moreit is a well proportioned four bedroom with all the amenitiesthere were fresh cut flowers everywhere, and fresh bakery items and fruit were delivered every morningthe owners were extremely friendly and committed to ensuring are vacation was everything we wanted it to bethe decor was cheerful, clean and meticulously decorated
Host:the owners and property managers were very accommodating and made sure our family needs were well metenjoy!brookethe feel of this home gives the most relaxing, peaceful and joyful vibe that you could imaginethe cottage bed & breakfast is the first and only b&b in santa monica, but it is also the perfect alternative to the run of the mill hotel chains nearby which only offer generic hospitality for the...our family spent the most delightful week in this fabulous, beautifully decorated and sweet, not so little cottageRead more reviewsbeautiful beach house! great location!literally the best hone away everthe kids loved the path in front of the cottage that led through venice and santa monica beach where they would ride a "lime" or "bird" that was rented onlinethe location put us steps away from the beach, pier, restaurants, etcthe kids loved being able to walk to the santa monica pier and the 3rd street promenade shopping area was just a short walk from there
A 90-second walk from the front door to the water’s edge is exactly where this property is located, it is a charming and intimate rental that is fit for a couple looking to take a break by the ocean. The property has one bedroom and one bathroom with French doors leading out to the backyard. There are lots to see and do in this area, with the Venice Beach Boardwalk being a 0.5 mile(0.8 km) away.
Amazing Beach House - Steps To Beach
Top guest reviewshigh end kitchen and very comfortable bedroom and living roomfyi, the bedroom walls are open at the ceiling so minimal privacy in the spacegreat layout with a nice little dining room open onto the living-roomit has a large living area, separate dining room, and high end appliances in the kitchenvery little traffic or people aroundif it's available, and fits your needs book it
Host:sharon was a terrific hostsharon was very responsive on any questionssharon is very conscientious and checked in several times to make sure everything was as expectedlocation a+ house a+ communication with owner a+will definitely be backsharon, the owner, was lovely and totally responsive and interested in our well beingRead more reviewsit is in a nice and quiet location and only 15 walking minutes away from venice or santa monica pier/3rd streetreally well situatedsecond stay at this great little house with a beautiful garden, a 2 minute walk from santa monica beachthe outdoor area is really greatclose to restaurants, stores and steps from the beach
A modern vacation rental situated a mere one block from the famous Venice Beach. The guesthouse has an airy feel to it with it’s white painted walls and modern furnishings. The property can be home to five people at a time as there are two bedrooms and one bathroom. Before you take a step out for your swim in the ocean, you will pass through a gorgeous Zen garden located within the gates of the guesthouse.
1 block to Beach - MODERN beach getawayLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house with nice balcony is very confortable and cozyla is huge and venice is crowded bit the apartment and deck were a lovely bit of calmthe styling of the apartment was fantastic felt very welcome very warm amy and sam are awesomebeds and linens were super comfy although we chose not to use sofa as a bedvery comfortable and a lot of spaceapartment is clean and spaciousthis spot is clean and comfortablethe airbnb was very clean and stylishthe unit is clean and decorated wellthe apartment was super clean and tidy
Host:our hosts are very responsivethe hosts are very responsive and will accommodate requestsgreat host and great apartmenteasy interactions with the hostamy lives downstairs and was really helpful with tips and any questions we hadRead more reviewsawesome location just near venice beachgreat location with a short walk to venice beachgood location easy walk to the beachthe location is really wonderful- near shopping eating and beachit was walking distance from the best places in the area
A modern vacation rental on the beachfront that does not compromise on luxury. The wall-to-ceiling glass windows in the bedrooms allow guests to wake up to the beautiful colors of the ocean against the creamy sands of the beach. The property has a custom built wine cellar and a rooftop terrace that comes with a whirlwind pool and a fire pit – making this rental an entertainers dream. The house is located right on the beach in downtown Santa Monica and the property comes with gym facilities and an Italian modern kitchen, a personal trainer and a chef can be arranged on request. A rental fit for the luxury traveler.
Luxury Beachfront Townhome11 Marine Terrace
This clean and chic apartment will make its guests feel welcome with its bright, fresh, and mostly white interiors. It has one bedroom and two beds that can comfortably fit three people. With its proximity to the beach, this accommodation will certainly be convenient for those who want to spend their days by the water. Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen, complete with a spacious refrigerator and an oven, feel free to whip up some delicious meals during your stay. You can use the closet to store and hang your clothes for a more homely vibe. To make your vacation even more special, have a great time in the outdoor space as you sip on a glass of delicious wine while admiring the wonderful views of nature.
Bohemian Venice Apartment Close to the BeachLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsalso the bed is extremely comfortable and the furniture/decor is excellentthe apartment is adorable and very cleanmy mom especially appreciated how clean it was and how comfortable the bed isthe apartment was extremely clean and well decoratedthe place itself is fantastic and feels newly done and cleandelightfully clean cozy apartment appointed with all you could possibly need for your stay
Host:great host and amazing placegreat stay w/ nice hostchristiane was a great hosthost is very responsive and accommodating to every needchristiane is a lovely host very communicativeRead more reviewsit’s a cute place in a secluded locationeasy walk to abbot kinney for shopping and restaurantsthe location is amazing you are just a few steps away from the beachits location is perfectly situated between the beach and abbot kinneyperfectly located in a quiet street just few minutes away from abbot kinney and the beach
This cozy studio apartment is perfect for two travelers looking for a great vacation place near the beach. With beautiful paintings hanging on the wall and a cozy interior, this accommodation will surely provide its guests with comfort. Have an energizing afternoon drink on the snug patio and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin. A theater and an art gallery are nearby as well if you are looking for some more forms of entertainment.
Renovated small Venice studio- great neighborhoodLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsplace is clean private and quietthe place was really clean and comfortablecute clean and well appointed little apartment
Host:great was a great hostsuper accommodating and generous hostRead more reviewsthe location was amazingnice and cozy apartment with great location
This lovely apartment has a clean, fresh, and well-lit interior that is pleasing to the eye. It features one bedroom with a queen-size bed to make the guests’ stay more comfortable. On the private patio, there is a cedar hot tub available for your enjoyment. Sit outside and relish the amazing views for a truly wonderful experience. A modern kitchen with a chic dining area and a contemporary bathroom are also accessible to guests. The entire apartment is surrounded by beautiful trees, making it an amazing vacation rental in a pleasant location. The beach and several shops, restaurants and bars are at a walking distance from this property.
The Jasmine Oasis w/Cedar Hot Tub!Los Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsworth noting there is no air conditioning but there is an effective fanit is definitely small but the space is so well designed it feels cozybed was super comfythe apartment was beautiful but like others we had issues with the hot wateri found that the shower never really warmed up so hopefully this will be resolved for future renterssuper clean and accommodatingthe place was very clean and cozythe bathroom was clean and we loved the white towels and robesso clean so many nice little touches inside and outthe bathroom is beautiful and clean
Host:the host dominique was helpful and responsive when i needed herfrankie was quick to respond to any and all of my questions and was such a lovely hostfrankie and kelly were both extremely helpful and communicativeyou really couldn’t ask for a better hostbut i think the hosts are aware and this might be a work in progressRead more reviewsthe location was amazinggreat location for a lovely venice weekend getawaygreat neighborhood with all venice hot spots within walking distancecozy digs in a great locationthe location was in perfect proximity to santa monica central la and surrounding areas
Rent a property by the beach
Instead of struggling with the chaos of traffic during your next beach vacation, why not choose to rent a vacation home located with easy access the shore so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time worrying about parking. Check out our top 10 vacation rentals in Venice Beach and Santa Monica, only a few steps from the beach.
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