Waterfront vacation rentals in Malibu

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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 3
$516 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 316 reviews
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Tiny home in Malibu
Charming Malibu Cottage, Perfect Couples Getaway
This independent guesthouse sits on a 6-acre ocean-view property. It’s away from main house, has its own parking, entry & privacy. A romantic & relaxing getaway, white oak hardwood floor, king bed, large patio, cold&hot coffee, cute kitchen, high-speed internet, smart TV, outdoor BBQ, cozy tiny house! Come sit on patio, enjoy the ocean breeze with loved one! Located at PCH & Kanan, minutes to beach, hiking, restaurants, winery, gyms, horse facilities, markets etc. Come, relax and enjoy!
Aug 6 – 13
$191 per night
4.78 out of 5 average rating, 610 reviews
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Apartment in Malibu
SA Beach Carbon Beach #4 by Stay Awhile Villas
A peaceful and serene reserve meticulously designed for luxury and relaxation, located in the heart of Malibu with exclusive access to CURE Wellness and Gym. Just steps away from feeling your toes in the sand! An intimate collection of 6 ocean-side suites and 1 large main house on California's most sought-after beach. Perfect location for long walks on the beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and sunbathing on Carbon Beach! Beautiful sunsets, ocean waves and star-lit nights await you.
Sep 11 – 18
$615 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 112 reviews

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Waterfront apartment rentals

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Apartment in Santa Monica
Venice Canals Sanctuary
Jan 5 – 12
$325 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 156 reviews
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Apartment in Topanga
NEW! Topanga Studio w/ Hot Tub, Creek + Mtn Views!
May 3 – 10
$191 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Apartment in Long Beach
Private New Beautiful 1 Bdrm Beach Apartment w/AC
Jul 11 – 18
$179 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Apartment in Long Beach
Steps from the SAND private suite on Peninsula
May 8 – 15
$293 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Apartment in Malibu
RIGHT on the OCEAN, Mtn &City View, NO HWY noise
Oct 7 – 14
$400 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 36 reviews
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Apartment in Santa Monica
Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View & Cal King Bed
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$294 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 41 reviews
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Apartment in Oxnard
Rolling Beach Dunes Cozy Studio
Apr 6 – 13
$104 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 45 reviews
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Apartment in Redondo Beach
Beach Front. Entire Condo.
Dec 10 – 17
$500 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 20 reviews
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Apartment in Santa Monica
Beachside Beauty Steps To The Beach *FREE Parking*
Mar 1 – 6
$173 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 17 reviews
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Apartment in Long Beach
Apartment on the boardwalk with an amazing view
Oct 14 – 21
$192 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 56 reviews
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Apartment in Oxnard
Bungalow by the Sea
Mar 17 – 24
$198 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 31 reviews
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Apartment in Santa Monica
Unique, historic Beach pad. Very well appointed.
May 14 – 21
$328 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 65 reviews

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Malibu
Modern Malibu home with Ocean View
Sep 12 – 19
$795 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in Huntington Beach
Beachfront Oasis
Dec 13 – 20
$617 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 156 reviews
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Home in Huntington Beach
The Pacific Sunset on the Sand in Sunset Beach.
Dec 12 – 19
$563 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Home in Oxnard
Jamestown Ln/Channel Islands Waterfront 3 BR/2 BA
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$270 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Home in Ventura
Boatel California Stay on a Boat in Ventura Harbor
Dec 7 – 14
$208 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 440 reviews
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Home in Long Beach
Oceanfront Oasis on Beautiful Peninsula!
May 2 – 9
$540 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 239 reviews
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Home in Redondo Beach
Entire House | By Beach | Parking | Wholefoods
Jun 7 – 14
$178 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews
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Home in Los Angeles
Ocean View Home | Steps to Beach| King Beds
Jan 13 – 20
$870 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Home in Oxnard
Cool Cali Vibe - Barefoot Stepping Distance 2 Sand
Aug 26 – Sep 2
$799 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Home in Los Angeles
Ocean/Sunset views 2Dream of /Private Home,parking
Dec 8 – 15
$554 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 137 reviews
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Home in Malibu
Sandy Toes Oasis: Beachfront Gem
Aug 21 – 28
$495 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 35 reviews
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Home in Malibu
The Deck House: Malibu's Best Ocean Views
Nov 9 – 16
$725 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 94 reviews

Waterfront condo rentals

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Condo in Malibu
60 Feet Stunning OceanFront 1 Bedroom Malibu Condo
Apr 10 – 17
$623 per night
4.77 out of 5 average rating, 243 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Malibu Condo near Santa Monica
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$600 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
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Condo in Marina del Rey
Waterfront 1 Bed 1 Bath - Marina views - Spacious
Apr 27 – May 4
$413 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Condo in Seal Beach
BEAUTIFUL beach apartment, OCEAN FRONT! Must-See!
Apr 20 – 27
$141 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 227 reviews
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Condo in Port Hueneme
Quiet Beach Get-Away
Apr 19 – 26
$212 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 458 reviews
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Condo in Seal Beach
On the Sand ocean front 3b/2b remodeled 1st floor
Sep 20 – 27
$598 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Malibu Five - No. 4 - Beachfront Studio w Parking
Feb 9 – 16
$611 per night
4.74 out of 5 average rating, 39 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Beautiful oceanfront Malibu condo
May 17 – 24
$550 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 57 reviews
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Condo in Huntington Beach
Oceanfront Penthouse On Sand - Epic Views/Sunsets!
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$510 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 66 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Malibu's Best Oceanfront Condo
May 25 – Jun 1
$700 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 62 reviews
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Condo in Manhattan Beach
Top Floor Ocean Views & 2 Car Garage Steps to Sand
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$512 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 7 reviews
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Condo in Huntington Beach
Beachfront Condo | Location | Endless Views | Surf
Dec 13 – 20
$514 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 95 reviews

Quick stats about waterfront rentals in Malibu

Total rentals

170 properties

Rentals with a pool

20 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

60 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

120 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

13K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$180 before taxes and fees

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