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Highlights Malibu

  • Luxury beach town
  • Fantastic museums
  • Outdoor activities
  • Wine tasting

Best Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Malibu

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Malibu, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 185 m² • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(13 reviews)
Our home is directly on the beach with a gated private drive into this small neighborhood. Our beach is an extension of Broad Beach, one of the most exclusive, celebrity-filled beaches in all of Malibu. Our beach is available to renters and homeowners only and offers a very small-town feel with a lot of privacy. The nature here is intact, the water is the cleanest in Los Angeles, and there are dolphins, sea lions, pelicans, fish, and lobster in the waters just in front of the home. Shopping, cinemas and restaurants are close by. If you don't know Malibu or if you're already a fan of this se...
from CA$669 / night
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Malibu, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 66 m² • 1 Bedroom
5.0
(20 reviews)
built in 2011 higly upgraded guest house. Wake up to the sounds and views of the ocean. 180-degree ocean view from kitchen, living /dinning room and bedroom, granite counters in kitchen and bathroom, whirlpool bathtub, fireplace in living area. Fully equipped with pots and pans, dishes towels, shampoo and Neutrogena baTH GET linens, beach towels etc.. Guest house with own parking and private entrance. Dine in your private deck overlooking the ocean and zuma beach. Close to supermarket, Starbucks and more. Price includes welcome starter basket.check in time 2:00 PM checkout 10:00 AM unless o...
from CA$280 / night
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Malibu, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 464 m² • 5 Bedrooms
5.0
(2 reviews)
A majestic estate overlooking Paradise Cove in Malibu, Starlite Malibu offers a wide range of luxury with its ocean views, 3 acres of gardens and extravagant interiors. The famed Starlite Malibu has also been the site of many celebrity weddings, and may be recognized from shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm.The home itself has 32 ft beamed ceilings, quartzite floors, stone fireplaces and unique chandeliers and lighting designed by the owners. Throughout the house are white couches and club chairs creating plenty of places to relax and entertain. There is a cosy media room / library off the livi...
from CA$5,853 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Malibu

CA$1,127for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
CA$1,219 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Malibu

40%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
49% annual average
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Vacation rentals in Malibu

Rentals in LAs most famous neighbourhood

Gorgeous beachfront homes, miles of canyon trails, long stretches of magnificent sandy beaches, fabulous surfing conditions, sunbathing and swimming galore and a wealth of dining opportunities make Malibu a great place to spend a vacation away from the routine. And what better way to celebrate this wonderful town than from your very own self-catering vacation rental? Malibu is basically an elongated strip of coastal land, more rural than suburban, and with no clear downtown area, so when choosing a rental consider whether you prefer to be right next to the beach or a little way up in the hills overlooking the Pacific. Both have their evident pros and cons, but whichever option you plump for, prepare to be surrounded by manmade and natural opulence!

A slice of luxury at your service

Join the rich and famous in your very own luxurious Malibu vacation rental. Delight in a spectacular designer beachfront or hillside property with a high-spec luxury interior, private pool, fabulous gardens and breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. You pay a premium price to stay in Malibu, but you really do pay for what you get, with a sybaritic vacation rental experience like no other.

Vacations in Malibu

The area and getting around

The perfect antidote to the bustle of nearby LA

Malibu is a small residential town with a picturesque atmosphere that is full of wooden houses that sparkle with charm. The town begins shortly after the northern tip of the urban sprawl of LA ends and sandwiched by lovely sandy beaches to the south and gorgeous mountains to the north, many famous people have decided to settle in Malibu to enjoy a calmer life.

An opulent neighbourhood around every corner

Mansion spotting is one of Malibu’s more quirky activities for tourists, but it's outrageously entertaining spotting the sort of abodes you normally only see in films! A whopping five Malibu neighbourhoods have been rated among the 20 most expensive in L.A, and this is where your hunt should begin and end. Point Dume, Big Rock Mesa, Malibu Park, Broad Beach and Malibu West are all easy to find neighbourhoods with a median home price of over 3 million dollars!

Travellers and activities

Malibu for beach bums

Stretching over 50 kilometres along the Pacific and Highway One, Malibu has gained mythic status among California's beach towns. Hollywood stars and top athletes live in oceanfront mansions looking out onto fabulous beaches where they get front row seats of the daredevil surfers and kaleidoscope sunsets. The city’s most iconic and popular beach is Zuma. Over 3 kilometres long, it features excellent services and facilities, which include several lifeguard stations, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, sports courts and a children's area. The beach’s clientele includes surfers, volleyball players, divers, swimmers, bodybuilders, photographers, and, of course, sunbathers!

Malibu for museum aficionados

Getty Villa is Malibu’s highest rated museum Housed in a lovely re-creation of a Roman style villa, is focused on ancient Greek and Roman art and features gorgeous, well-kept gardens and grounds. For more contemporary beach masterpieces, check out 30 surfboards dating back to 1910 at the Surf Museum at Pepperdine University's Payson Library. Want to learn more about the rise of Malibu? The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is situated along the beautiful Malibu coastline and is home to a fascinating museum that explores the history of Malibu since its very foundation.

Home of the rich and famous from the world of film and sport, during your stay in Malibu there is a good chance you will bump into a celebrity!

Top 5 travel tips in Malibu

1. Hike Malibu’s natural parks

Chock full of wildflowers, lakes, waterfalls and caves, the beautiful landscapes of Malibu’s natural parks are ideal to be explored on foot. Hike the mountainous slopes behind the city while admiring the resplendent Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the many canyons in the area, as you pump your lungs with delightfully aromatic, fresh air.

2. Explore one of California’s’ most historic landmarks

Malibu Pier is a historic landmark fully restored and now enjoying the levels of popularity of its heyday. The pier boasts a festive atmosphere that combines good food and fun by the sea. The perfect place to sit and enjoy a sunset, stroll around the Malibu-branded gift shops, and taste the best fish and seafood dishes in the area!

3. It must be wine o’clock!

For a memorable alcohol-fused experience, go on a Malibu Wine Hike at Saddlerock Ranch Vineyard, stopping to view ancient Chumash rock drawings, the famous giraffe from the film Hangover 3, and ending of course with an enjoyable wine tasting session!

4. Go horseback riding with the Malibu Riders

A memorable way to get to know the countryside around Malibu, horseback riding through Zuma Canyon is bags of fun. The rides last a couple of hours and provide amazing views of the ocean.

5. See where the celebrities shop

Malibu Country Mart is the shopping equivalent of the town’s housing stock. Packed full of upscale brands and luxury boutiques, it’s a great place to go window shopping and see how the Malibu’s myriad multimillionaires spend their money!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Malibu

How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Malibu in 2020, during the corona crisis?

Due to the annual average of CA$935.51 per night, Malibu is the city in the USA that forces you to spend the most to go on vacation.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Malibu?

According to our most recent data, the months at the lowest possible cost in Malibu are December, June and May, with average prices of CA$891.69, CA$893.29, and CA$896.28, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Malibu?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Malibu, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, October, July and August, with average prices per night of CA$980.67, CA$967.86, and CA$966.83, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Malibu well in advance?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in Malibu as only 26% of the properties remain free throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.

What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?

In 2020, the months with more free accommodation of the year in Malibu were January, April and May, with average availabilities of 45%, 43.5%, and 41.8%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in Malibu?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Malibu are, in order, July (with 11% of available rentals), August (11%), and September (14.75%).

How many rentals are there in Malibu?

In Malibu we collaborate with 8 different providers to give you a choice of 160 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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