With a whopping 21 miles of pristine coastline, wonderful surf, upscale houses to gawk at, and nearby mountains, our Malibu vacation rentals are surrounded by beauty in every direction. Here in Malibu, as with many of our other Southern California vacation rentals, the beach is the main attraction, and you will love to roam the miles of shore, feel the warm sand under your feet, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the majestic ocean.
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Yes, 7 of our Malibu homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 26 of our Malibu vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Malibu team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
In this part of California you will have no trouble finding fun things to do! Malibu is located right on the Pacific Coast Highway, which you can follow north about an hour to trendy Santa Barbara, or south a few hours all the way to San Diego. Malibu is also directly to the west of diverse downtown Los Angeles and within an easy drive of other coastal communities near Los Angeles such as Venice Beach and Newport Beach.
The main draw in Malibu is definitely the prime stretch of coastline. Go ahead and spend a couple days walking along different beaches, sunbathing, or playing in the surf. In fact, the Surfrider Beach is a world-famous surfing spot and draws thrill seekers from all over. You could walk along the Malibu Pier, visit nearby wineries, go golfing, peruse some shops, and grab a bite to eat from one of the many beachfront restaurants. If you like museums, check out the Getty Villa, where you can spend all day looking at exhibits about classic civilizations and walking around the gardens. At the end of the day, return to the beach and snag a front-row seat to watch the spectacular sunset over the horizon before returning to one of our Malibu vacation rentals to rest up for another day of adventures.
If you like to spend time outdoors, make sure you bring your hiking boots and visit the Backbone Trail, which has many paths that lead up into the Santa Monica Preserve and offer breathtaking views of the surroundings. Just to the north of town is the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which encompasses almost 250 square miles of diverse and gorgeous land. There you will find everything from beaches to rocky trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The area also has cultural exhibits, as well as plenty of viewpoints offering scenic vistas of cities, mountains, the ocean, and the valley. If you like the idea of pristine beaches with beauty in every direction, check out our Malibu vacation rentals and take a trip to experience the allure of this gorgeous city for yourself.