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20 Absolutely Best Rentals and Airbnbs in Malibu

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Searching for the very best Malibu rentals, including the best Malibu Airbnb rentals? Look no further. Here are the 20 absolutely best rentals in Malibu, above and beyond the best Airbnbs in Malibu in California.

Renowned Malibu is L.A.’s favorite beach town, a popular weekend hideaway and home of many Hollywood celebrities.

Sunny Malibu is famous for beach homes, sandy beaches, stunning cliffs, fine restaurants, and cool cafes. Unwinding Malibu is all about the sea, beach, hills, nature, relaxation, and good times. Malibu is the place where common people along with Hollywood celebrities meet the sun and the ocean. It’s a place where common folks rub shoulders with celebrities in local restaurants and bars.


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Malibu beach; Photo by Chelsea Audibert on Unsplash

Shiny Malibu is a year-round destination. The climate is temperate with pleasant temperatures. Average temperatures in Malibu differ little with a low chance of rain throughout the year. The warmest months in Malibu are July, August, and September. And the best seasons to visit Malibu are spring and fall.

So, it’s no wonder if you are planning a trip to the sun-kissed beach haven of Malibu and now researching the best vacation rentals in Malibu.

But before listing the best Airbnbs in Malibu, I’ve prepared a checklist of the best things to do in Malibu for you:

  • visit Getty Villa with an impressive collection of more than 44.000 Roman, Etruscan, and Greek artifacts and fine European art
  • hike trails of the Point Dume Natural Preserve
  • enjoy the ocean views from the famous Geoffrey’s where once Frank Sintra, Marylin Monroe, and Lana Turner dined frequently
  • go to legendary Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, a well-liked cafe by Hollywood celebrities
  • shop in sophisticated Malibu Country Mart and dine in some of the best Malibu restaurants within the shopping complex
  • enjoy in the soft sand of pristine Zuma Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in California
  • watch dolphins, sea otters, whales, and seals on the Pacific coast in Malibu
  • enjoy in some of the best beaches in California: Paradise Cove Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, El Matador State Beach, El Pescador State Beach, Carbon Beach aka ‘Billionaires Beach’ with ultra-luxury mansions, Corral Beach, Malibu Colony Beach, Point Dume State Beach, and Topanga State Beach
  • visit Spanish Colonial Revival style Adamson House  built in 1929
  • rent surfboards, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the Malibu Surf Shack
  • walk to Malibu Pier and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views and the coastline views from there
  • visit marvelous Serra Retreat in Malibu Canyon run by the Franciscan Friars who welcome all those who seek peace, serenity, and reflection


Best Malibu rentals and best Airbnbs in Malibu, California you will want to rent straight away:


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Malibu Zen

It’s well known, Malibu has some of the best beachfront home rentals in California.

Even more, Malibu beach house rentals are among the top beach rentals in the USA. And this Malibu beach house is definitely among them.

Malibu Zen beachfront house is one of the most unique and best rentals in Malibu. The stylish house is flawlessly furnished and decorated, while almost all rooms come with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

It has 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 bathrooms, and available free parking on the site. It can accommodate up to 7 guests.

This luxury Malibu beach house rental is located on famous Topanga Beach in Malibu.

If you are looking for a beach house for rent in Malibu and if you want a deluxe beachfront experience, you can’t get wrong with extraordinary Malibu Zen.

Listen to the waves from your bed and enjoy the Topanga Beach!

This rental is available o Plum Guide and


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Into The Edge

If a Malibu beach house is out of your budget, you might be interested in a Malibu beach apartment.

This beachfront apartment in Malibu with a fantastic ocean deck is located directly on Big Rock Beach, just between Santa Monica and Malibu.

The apt has 1 main beachfront living area, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a sensational beach deck for watching sunrises, sunsets, and the ocean waves. It fits 2 people. The beach is directly below the apartment.

Needless to say, the apartment is a perfect choice for couples who see romantic moments next to the ocean.

If you are a couple and would love to stay in Malibu with an unbeatable beach vibe and marvelous views of the Pacific Ocean, you need to check out this fantastic Malibu apartment.

This Malibu rental is available on Plum Guide and Vrbo.


this beachfront bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu
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this beachfront bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu
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Beach bungalows go to the the list of top Malibu beach rentals.

This white bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu.

The newly refurbished bungalow from the 1950s with open deck space on a secluded beach is a dream come true to all ocean lovers. It has one bedroom with 1 king bed and 2 single beds and 1 bathroom. The bungalow has a balcony with two lounge chairs, a BBQ, and a small table with a set of chairs. It can host 4 people.

If you would like to listen to the sound of the Pacific ocean and watch amazing Pacific ocean sunsets, please check out this quintessential Malibu bungalow!

This beachfront bungalow in Malibu is available from $375/ night.


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Carbon Vista

Intersted in renting a luxury villa in Malibu directly on the beach?

This Malibu oceanfront villa might be what are you looking for. The villa is a top choice for all beach lovers who wish to treat themselves to an A-list celebrity stay in Malibu.

Carbon Vista villa has a prime beachfront location in Malibu with the beach on the doorsteps. The incredible villa features a unique art collection, elegant marble floors and walls, stunning ocean views, and even a tree growing in the center of the sitting room.

The house has two has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a garage with the parking place for 2 cars. It suits 10 guests.

If you would like to wake up next to the Pacific ocean in a luxury villa in Malibu, you will most likely appreciate renting this Malibu beach villa.


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Malibu Breeze

This glamorous villa embodies all the glitz and glam of Malibu.

The exclusive villa features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an abundance of light and sensational views. The villa comes with an elegant kitchen and dining room, stunning living room, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (with 4 super king beds and a pull-out double bed), and a jaw-dropping Mediterranean garden with a sophisticated deck. In addition, the property has a private tennis courtyard and a separate hidden airstream for romantic moments. The villa suits 10 people.

If you seek a high-end rental place in Malibu, you will appreciate the elegance, comfort, and privacy of Malibu Breeze.


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The Abalone is a classic oceanfront two-floor Malibu house, designed and decorated for exceptional moments next to the ocean.

This oceanfront rental house has 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 3 bathrooms, 2 sensational decks, and steps leading right down to the beach. It suits 8 people.

The Abalone is located in eastern Malibu, just a short drive from Topanga and Malibu State Parks.

This Plum Guide rental is available of too.


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Malibu Airstream Eco Retreat Above The Clouds

How does a first-class eco-retreat in Malibu sound to you?

This fabulous Malibu airstream offers exactly that.

The airstream is redecorated to a studio with 2 bedrooms and 2 beds (a queen bed and a mattress), and a kitchenette. It has also an outdoor bathroom, a wooden hot tub, an outdoor spa, and an outdoor movie theater. Wi-Fi is also available in the airstream. It can accommodate up to 4 people.

This gorgeous airstream is located on a 12-acre property in the unspoiled nature with stunning views of the Pacific ocean and mountains of Malibu.

Malibu beaches are reachable within 10 minutes drive, and  Los Angeles International (LAX) within 40 minutes.

If you want to experience glamping in an airstream in Malibu, please look no further.

This superb airstream in Malibu is available from $800/ night. The minimum length of stay is 2 nights.


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The Pool House

This spectacular, serene, and spacious guesthouse with a pool is a top-rated rental in Malibu.

The pool house has absolutely breathtaking ocean and canyon views, and it is wonderfully furnished with authentic mid-century furniture.

It has 1 bedroom with 1 queen bed and 1 bathroom. It can accommodate 2 people.

The guesthouse is located in Malibu Hills, only a few minutes from PCH, 4 miles to downtown Malibu, and 10 miles to Santa Monica.

If you are searching for a serene retreat or a perfect gateway from busy Los Angels, you might want to book this place in Malibu hills. But please, be aware, you might fall in love badly with the house.


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3 Acres

Looking for the best luxury rental villa with pool in Malibu?

This modern luxury villa speaks breathtaking extravagance. The 3 Acres villa has multiple indoor and outdoor dining and living areas, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and an out-of-this-world garden with a pool and a hot tub. The villa suits 12 people.

If you are visiting Malibu with a group of your friends and desire an exclusive stay, this luxe villa with a pool in Malibu is the place to rent!


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Hills Of Purple Velvet

Interested to stay in A-listers’ favorite mansion in Malibu? Did you know that this mansion was eyed up even by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

This ultra-luxury villa is Kylie Jenner’s former rental in Malibu, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle scanned the property for their future home in Malibu.

It’s no surprise that a royal couple was interested in this property with an estimated worth of between $ 10-20 million.

The spectacular European-style estate features a mind-blowing villa with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, an indoor cinema, a bar, a wine cellar, and a dance studio. The villa suits 16 people.

The high-end property is managed by renowned Stay Awhile Villas.


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Malibu Fizz

This sophisticated Malibu home is unquestionably one of the most amazing homes in Malibu and the Los Angels area.

The glamourous home features an open-floor kitchen, dining area, and living room with an amazing floor-to-ceiling library, 3 bedrooms with king beds, 3 bathrooms, and a huge deck with unbeatable views of Malibu. It suits up to 6 people.

The house is located in Malibu hills above the Malibu surf, near hiking or horse riding trails but still close to downtown Malibu.


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Summer House

Interested in renting a house with a hot tub in Malibu? This Malibu rental home has absolutely spectacular spa terrace.

This luxury home features 3 bedrooms, 3 beds (1 super king bed and 2 king beds), 2 bathrooms, and a spa deck with a jacuzzi. It suits 8 guests. The Summer House is a perfect Malibu rental home for a group of friends.

Needles to stay, the Summer House is one of the top rental homes in Malibu.


This guesthouse is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu
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Guesthouse Great Ocean & Mountain Views near Beach

This guest house comes with otherworldly 360 views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica mountains.

The house is located in Malibu hills in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area with amazing hiking trails and wildlife, and close to Malibu beaches.

The guest house has one bedroom with one queen room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a private pool, a hot tub, and a garden.

The place perfectly suits 2 guests, but it can take up 5 people as there are some additional sleeping arrangements.

This magical guesthouse is a perfect getaway for nature lovers.


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Welcome to the Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse!

Have you heard of Barbie house in Malibu? Yes, you can rent a Barbie’s villa in Malibu on Airbnb.

This all things Barbie villa is created by Mattel. Listing glamourous Barbie’s house in Malibu on Airbnb was featured in celebrity-style on French Vogue.

Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is a candy-pink villa with 2 pink bedrooms, 2 pink beds (one king bed and one queen bed), 2 pink bathrooms, Barbie’s dressing room (with Barbie’s iconic outfit), a pink office, a pink cinema, a pink artist studio, a pool, and even a mediation area. The villa comes with impressive ocean views, of course. It accommodates 24 people.


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Ocean & Mountain Views- 5 Min from Beach

This brand new cabin is the only Airbnb cabin in Malibu. In fact, it is a RV converted into a cabin.

The cabin has a full kitchen, bathroom, shower, bedroom with twin bed and loft with a queen bed and splendid views of the ocean and the mountains. It comes with free parking as well.

It is located in the center of Malibu and only a few min drive from popular Malibu beaches, surfing spots and, trendy restaurants.

The cabin in Malibu is available from $225/ night. The minimum length of stay is 2 nights.


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Private Malibu View Cottage Best Location Sleeps 7

There are only two Airbnb cottages in Malibu. And, this Malibu Airbnb cottage is well-liked by guests.

This cute cottage has lovely ocean and mountains views. It features 3 bedrooms, 3 beds (2 queen beds and 1 single bed), 1 bathroom, a lovely backyard, off-street parking, and it suits 7 people.

Not less important, it is also a pet-friendly Airbnb cottage in Malibu.

The cottage is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood and close to ( less than 5 minutes) everything that Malibu has to offer.

This Malibu airbnb cottage is available from $395/ night. The minimum length of stay is 2 nights.


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Malibu Mini farm glamping

Malibu Airbnb farm stays are limited.

Bu this awesome mini farm offers a room stay.

The glamping type mini-farm with scenic views is surrounded by wilderness. This unique farm in Malibu comes with super-friendly animals and family pets: a micro bull, a mini horse, a sheep, mini cows, chickens, exotic birds, cats, rabbits …

The farm offers one bedroom with one queen bed that accommodates 2 people. Two bathrooms are available on the property. Breakfast, different meals, and even cocktails are available on request as well. In fact, the guests rave about the culinary skills of the owner.

The farm is located only a few min drive to Malibu downtown and a short walk to the beach.


This house is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu
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This house is one of the best airbnbs in Malibu
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a little malibu farm house

This modern farmhouse with an organic garden is located in Corral canyon in the heart of Malibu.

The property is a perfect mix of a modern house and a rural farm.

While the house is furnished stylishly, the farm comes with chickens, ducks, kitties, turtles, and a tortoise. Additionally, the property provides majestic views of the ocean, mountains, and stars.

The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms with 3 beds (one king bed and two queen beds), 2 bathrooms, and free parking. It can take 6 guests.

This house is a must if you want to rent a farmhouse in Malibu.

It is available from $695/ night.


This yurt in Topanga is the best airbnb yurt near Malibu
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This yurt in Topanga is the best airbnb yurt near Malibu
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Yurt in Topanga

Looking for an Airbnb yurt in Malibu area?

This cozy yurt is located in Topanga in the Santa Monica Mountains. Topanga is only 30 min drive from Malibu.

The yurt has a living space, a kitchenette, one king bed, and a private patio. It suits 2 people.

The yurt is secluded in the mountains with epic views and surrounded by sounds of birds and crickets, near amazing hiking trails, glorious Topanga Canyon.


The is a great gateway in nature away from the hustle and bustle, in solitude, peace, and tranquility.

If you would enjoy some amazing hikes near Malibu but to be close to Malibu beaches and Santa Monica beaches and with easy access to PCH, check out this Airbnb yurt in Topanga.

It is available from $110/ night. The minimum length of stay is 14 days.


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Princess Charming

This luxurious and enormously romantic cottage is located in Topanga in Santa Monica mountains.

The stylishly decorated cottage features an elegant living room with a cozy fireplace, an adorable dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, and a gorgeous deck for outdoor dining. It suits up to 3 people.

The cottage in an idyllic setting of Santa Monica mountains near amazing hiking trails and horseback riding trails and surrounded by untouched wildlife. Nevertheless, wifi is available in the tent.

If you are after luxury and romantic accommodation near Malibu, you must check out this lovely cottage in Topanga.


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