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13 Beachfront Vacation Rentals In Los Angeles, California, USA - Updated 2020

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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.

1. Venice beach studio with parking (from USD 164)

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 Parking
Los Angeles, California, United States
59 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the "air conditioning" too - just open windows and cool breezy ocean air
cathy's guesthouse was very comfortable
cathy was great as well as the little apt
thank you very much cathy for this amazing apartment
the apartment was even nicer than the photos such a lovely and bright space inside and out
Cleanliness:
clean with nice outside area
very clean organized and well equipped
the place was super clean in fact when we arrived it was freshly cleaned which was nice
loved the stay in this very clean and bright apartment
every room was very clean
Host:
she is very responsive if you need her
great host we stayed one week with my wife
he was very kind
very nice host have everything u need in the (website hidden by airbnb) of my best airb&b experiences
they're terrific attentive thoughtful cheerful kind and respectful
Location:
the location is perfect
the location was amazing
it's very well located and very comfortable
this studio apartment is in the best location
near the beach and stores but still quiet to have a good sleep
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2. Scenic oceanfront penthouse (from USD 279)

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
113 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wireless and apple tv
the view bedding kitchen everything was perfect
rental is great with fantastic views sleeping arrangements are comfortable as well
apartment is great view is super
great amenities super comfy bed top notch choice for venice
Cleanliness:
clean great facilities good beds and very charmy
the apartment is adorable clean and perfectly placed to catch the ocean breeze
the unit was very clean
quiet cosy and clean
the space was very clean and everything needed was available and easy to find
Host:
kind and thoughtful host
brendan was a great host
brendan was a great host
brendan a great host
the host was very responsive before i checked in
Location:
great place for sunset lovers
shopping on venice is interesting and awesome
the location is absolutely perfect: right on the beach
the location was perfect on the boardwalk
the beachfront location is incredible and the surrounding neighborhood is fantastic
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3. Oceanfront luxury bungalow

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+parking
Los Angeles, California, United States
305 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is very comfortable and the apt has everything we needed
the sofa bed was nice but not overly comfy but great for a few nights
the deck outside the front door is shared with the other upstairs apartment
on top of that the bungalow itself is super cute and cozy and has tons of amenities
the patio was a great addition to the apartment
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable
great space clean and central
very clean everything was perfect
clean and comfortable with great facilities
place was super tidy and clean
Host:
the host was respectful and quick with responses
her recommendations were helpful and she was very responsive
molly was an excellent host and was always quick in response to any queries we had
she let us check out late and was very responsive
molly’s place was great and she was an amazing host
Location:
cute apartment super close to the beach
great location - super close to venice beach
the location to the beach is very close so that was great
the location couldn’t be better
great location however smaller than anticipated
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4. Gorgeous ocean retreat with amazing views (from USD 1176)

vacation rentals on the beach in los angeles | gorgeous ocean retreat with amazing views
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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
14 reviews
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were so comfy
Also the beds are very comfortable Recommended
The home was comfortable and spacious
The upstairs bedrooms all had king-size beds and
a shower leaks onto the bathroom floor and one bathroom didn't have a trash can
Host:
She definitely kept her word
also Host was very responsive
everyone in the group was happy with the accommodations
The host was responsive and checked in during our stay to make sure everything was going well
ocean sky breeze
Location:
seeing sailboats and Malibu in the distance just silently taking it in
everything is literally within a 3-10min walk Even my beloved Starbucks was a block away
The house is a REAL DEAL located in an hidden walk street yet center of the world
and 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 review
It's a block from the sand and other attractions
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5. Quintessential beach retreat steps from the ocean (from USD 1595)

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
19 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The rooms are spacious and the kitchen dining room and living room all very welcoming
The house layout was great - master bed downstairs and 3 more bedrooms upstairs
The home is beautiful and light and airy with plenty of room for guests on two levels
It has the feel of both a comfy beach house and a clean modern home
My title of this review captures the essence of it all
Cleanliness:
easily Very very clean
Host:
the property manager and the cleaning team were all to a person friendly helpful communicative and charming
Tom is a wonderful and responsive host
Christina was very prompt with all communications and was very helpful
My highest recommendation for the best vacation rental property and experience
The owner was available when needed for any questions although we had very few Great place
Location:
About 50 steps in one direction from the best beach vibe
It is only steps away from the beach on a charming "walk" street
Very repeat very safe area
We really enjoyed the lovely house
The location was great as it was Within walking distance to shops restaurants and the beach
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6. Spacious two-story craftsman carriage house (from USD 159)

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.

Hey Snow birds! Grab a little sunshine this Winter! *****Summer booking up fast!
145 reviews
cottage 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
They found the couch sleeper to be very comfortable and our bed was as well
The kitchen was on the second level which made it great to make breakfast because you had the view of everything going on around you
we tidied up before leaving removing trash and cleaning up clutter as well as throwing used towels in washing machine
quiet and well kept and had everything you need for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean
The 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 basket
They even let us check out late
Next July we hope to find friendlier accommodations
" added extra stress on a long awaited yearly family vacation
Thank you so much Dayle & Chris for being so great to us
Location:
15 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 area
The choice of restaurants nearby is unmatched
The pier is very close and you can easily reach Venice beach on foot or by bicyle There are some nice restaurants nearby
while watching the white caps role in Parking is super easy with a street pass given at check in Location is fabulous
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7. A private cottage in a historic setting (from USD 99)

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.
18 reviews
cottage 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the linens feel amazing! the air conditioning is fantastic also
view was spectacular
bottom-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 nation
the kitchen is well-stocked and the owner provided coffee, various fresh milks and juices, cheese, a bottle of good wine, and more
it is a well proportioned four bedroom with all the amenities
Cleanliness:
there were fresh cut flowers everywhere, and fresh bakery items and fruit were delivered every morning
the owners were extremely friendly and committed to ensuring are vacation was everything we wanted it to be
the decor was cheerful, clean and meticulously decorated
Host:
the owners and property managers were very accommodating and made sure our family needs were well met
enjoy!brooke
the feel of this home gives the most relaxing, peaceful and joyful vibe that you could imagine
the 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 cottage
Location:
beautiful beach house! great location!
literally the best hone away ever
the 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 online
the location put us steps away from the beach, pier, restaurants, etc
the 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
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8. Amazing beach house steps to the beach (from USD 200)

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
59 reviews
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
high end kitchen and very comfortable bedroom and living room
fyi, the bedroom walls are open at the ceiling so minimal privacy in the space
great layout with a nice little dining room open onto the living-room
it has a large living area, separate dining room, and high end appliances in the kitchen
very little traffic or people around
Cleanliness:
if it's available, and fits your needs book it
Host:
sharon was a terrific host
sharon was very responsive on any questions
sharon is very conscientious and checked in several times to make sure everything was as expected
location a+ house a+ communication with owner a+will definitely be back
sharon, the owner, was lovely and totally responsive and interested in our well being
Location:
it is in a nice and quiet location and only 15 walking minutes away from venice or santa monica pier/3rd street
really well situated
second stay at this great little house with a beautiful garden, a 2 minute walk from santa monica beach
the outdoor area is really great
close to restaurants, stores and steps from the beach
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9. Mid-century guesthouse a block from the beach (from USD 149)

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 getaway
Los Angeles, California, United States
272 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house with nice balcony is very confortable and cozy
la is huge and venice is crowded bit the apartment and deck were a lovely bit of calm
the styling of the apartment was fantastic felt very welcome very warm amy and sam are awesome
beds and linens were super comfy although we chose not to use sofa as a bed
very comfortable and a lot of space
Cleanliness:
apartment is clean and spacious
this spot is clean and comfortable
the airbnb was very clean and stylish
the unit is clean and decorated well
the apartment was super clean and tidy
Host:
our hosts are very responsive
the hosts are very responsive and will accommodate requests
great host and great apartment
easy interactions with the host
amy lives downstairs and was really helpful with tips and any questions we had
Location:
awesome location just near venice beach
great location with a short walk to venice beach
good location easy walk to the beach
the location is really wonderful- near shopping eating and beach
it was walking distance from the best places in the area
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10. Luxury beachfront townhome (from USD 2499)

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 Townhome
11 Marine Terrace
1 review
townhome 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

11. Bohemian apartment close to the beach (from USD 105)

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 Beach
Los Angeles, California, United States
60 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the bed is extremely comfortable and the furniture/decor is excellent
Cleanliness:
the apartment is adorable and very clean
my mom especially appreciated how clean it was and how comfortable the bed is
the apartment was extremely clean and well decorated
the place itself is fantastic and feels newly done and clean
delightfully clean cozy apartment appointed with all you could possibly need for your stay
Host:
great host and amazing place
great stay w/ nice host
christiane was a great host
host is very responsive and accommodating to every need
christiane is a lovely host very communicative
Location:
it’s a cute place in a secluded location
easy walk to abbot kinney for shopping and restaurants
the location is amazing you are just a few steps away from the beach
its location is perfectly situated between the beach and abbot kinney
perfectly located in a quiet street just few minutes away from abbot kinney and the beach
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12. Newly renovated studio (from USD 60)

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 neighborhood
Los Angeles, California, United States
8 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
place is clean private and quiet
the place was really clean and comfortable
cute clean and well appointed little apartment
Host:
great was a great host
super accommodating and generous host
Location:
the location was amazing
nice and cozy apartment with great location
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13. Remodeled apartment in a beautiful location (from USD 95)

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
70 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
worth noting there is no air conditioning but there is an effective fan
it is definitely small but the space is so well designed it feels cozy
bed was super comfy
the apartment was beautiful but like others we had issues with the hot water
i found that the shower never really warmed up so hopefully this will be resolved for future renters
Cleanliness:
super clean and accommodating
the place was very clean and cozy
the bathroom was clean and we loved the white towels and robes
so clean so many nice little touches inside and out
the bathroom is beautiful and clean
Host:
the host dominique was helpful and responsive when i needed her
frankie was quick to respond to any and all of my questions and was such a lovely host
frankie and kelly were both extremely helpful and communicative
you really couldn’t ask for a better host
but i think the hosts are aware and this might be a work in progress
Location:
the location was amazing
great location for a lovely venice weekend getaway
great neighborhood with all venice hot spots within walking distance
cozy digs in a great location
the location was in perfect proximity to santa monica central la and surrounding areas
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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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