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Flat 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.
19–26 Jan, Individual Host
£661 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Beachfront Townhouse with Stunning Ocean Views
This contemporary oceanfront townhouse on quiet and star-studded Malibu Road has amazing views, granite and limestone kitchen & bathrooms, living room with fireplace, tub for two, one parking space, and lounge/recreation area. It is spacious, quiet and private with sounds of the rhythmic surf in every room. We are located a short drive or bike ride to all the great shopping and dining Malibu has to offer. In addition to the beach, there are lots of hiking/biking trails and wine tasting nearby.
29 Oct – 5 Nov, Individual Host
£804 per night
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Townhouse in Malibu
New Superior Malibu Road Oceanfront Townhouse
Remodeled 5/2022. New floors, kitchen, baths. Oceanfront Malibu Road beach property with easy access to your own private beach and Air Conditioning. Located off-highway on exclusive quiet Malibu Road, 2 bed 2 bath, private parking, 86’ LED TV. Full Premium kitchen with Subzero Refrigerator, Wolf Gas Range, and Bosch Dishwasher. $50 per night per dog if accepted. Possible construction 2 lots away with sand drilling M-F 8 to 3. This is the least affected unit but might her some equipment noise.
24 Apr – 1 May, Individual Host
£895 per night

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Flat in Malibu
SA Beach Suite #1 by Stay Awhile Villas
16–23 Nov, Professional Host
£748 per night
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Flat in Topanga
NEW! Topanga Studio w/ Hot Tub, Creek + Mtn Views!
3–10 May, Individual Host
£182 per night
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Flat in Long Beach
Private New Beautiful 1 Bdrm Beach Apartment w/AC
9–16 Nov
£192 per night
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Flat in Santa Monica
Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View & Cal King Bed
14–21 Feb
£325 per night
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Flat in Santa Monica
Beachside Beauty Steps To The Beach *FREE Parking*
1–6 Mar, Individual Host
£219 per night
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Flat in Santa Monica
Unique, historic Beach pad. Very well appointed.
4–11 Mar
£304 per night
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Flat in Redondo Beach
Beach Front. Entire Condo.
18–25 Jan
£451 per night
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Flat in Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica Top Floor Ocean View 2BR/2BA
17–24 Jul
£966 per night
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Flat in Marina del Rey
Sunny Condo w/ 2 Story Panoramic Ocean Views
8–15 Apr, Individual Host
£252 per night
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Flat in Long Beach
Apartment on the boardwalk with an amazing view
19–26 Oct
£202 per night
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Flat in Marina del Rey
Amazing Marina King Bed Suite, Tennis Court&Sauna
11–18 Sept
£289 per night
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Flat in Marina del Rey
Boats View from a Marina Waterfront Pad
3–10 Feb
£188 per night

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Redondo Beach
Entire House | By Beach | Parking | Wholefoods
3–10 Dec, Individual Host
£154 per night
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Home in Malibu
Modern Malibu home with Ocean View
12–19 May
£845 per night
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Home in Los Angeles
Ocean View Home |Steps to Beach| King Beds
29 Jan – 5 Feb, Professional Host
£917 per night
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Home in Los Angeles
Ocean/Sunset views 2Dream of /Private Home,parking
5–12 Dec, Individual Host
£596 per night
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Home in Long Beach
Oceanfront Oasis
20–27 Oct, Individual Host
£612 per night
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Home in Long Beach
Canal & Bay Home w/ Parking, Bikes, Gym (By Beach)
25 Jun – 2 Jul
£425 per night
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Home in Long Beach
ON THE SAND 2-bedroom sunny BEACH apartment
30 Jun – 7 Jul, Individual Host
£397 per night
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Home in Long Beach
Beach House 50m to Sand 2King Suites, Sleeper & RD
21–28 Sept, Individual Host
£370 per night
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Home in Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach house 5 min walk to beach-Historic
8–15 Apr, Individual Host
£473 per night
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Home in Malibu
Sandy Toes Oasis: Beachfront Gem
30 Jun – 7 Jul, Individual Host
£531 per night
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Home in Malibu
Beachfront 3bdrm 3 ba w/Surfboards
16–23 Sept
£869 per night
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Home in Malibu
The Deck House: Malibu's Best Ocean Views
16–23 May
£778 per night

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Apartment in Marina del Rey
Waterfront 1 Bed 1 Bath - Marina views - Spacious
27 Apr – 4 May, Individual Host
£397 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
60 Feet Ocean Front 3-Bedroom Malibu Condo
22–29 Apr
£801 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Malibu beachfront condo w pool, 2 bedroom 1 bath
29 Apr – 6 May, Individual Host
£497 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Malibu Condo near Santa Monica
28 Mar – 4 Apr, Individual Host
£560 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Malibu Five - No. 5 - Beachfront Suite w/ Parking
2–9 Dec, Professional Host
£513 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Beautiful oceanfront Malibu condo
17–24 May
£597 per night
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Apartment in Manhattan Beach
Top Floor Ocean Views & 2 Car Garage Steps to Sand
8–15 Sept
£544 per night
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Apartment in Manhattan Beach
Ocean View steps to downtown MB
9–16 Sept
£396 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Malibu Beachfront Condo with Private Beach Access
6–13 Oct, Individual Host
£984 per night
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Apartment in Marina del Rey
-Waterfront Marina Views Resort Style Amenities
25 Mar – 1 Apr
£457 per night
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Apartment in Marina del Rey
Luxury waterfront with resort style amenities
3–10 Jun
£312 per night
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Apartment in Malibu
Malibu's Best Oceanfront Condo
23–30 Jun, Professional Host
£801 per night

Quick stats about waterfront rentals in Santa Monica

Total rentals

70 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

40 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

20 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.7K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

£39 before taxes and fees

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