Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Malibu that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $338 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Malibu. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore luxury with a Malibu cabin rental

Malibu cabin rentals in California put you in the heart of the state’s most quintessential city. Known for its celebrity homes and stunning beaches, Malibu is a great spot for a seaside retreat. You could spend your time at the Surfrider Beach to experience famous surf breaks, or tour the Malibu Lagoon Museum and its local history displays. If you like adventure, you could explore the trails that weave through canyons and waterfalls in the Santa Monica Mountains.

 
Things to do

Places to visit near Malibu vacation rentals

Beautiful beaches aside, Malibu is also famous as a celebrity refuge. Perched on the eastern end of the Malibu coast is the Getty Villa, part of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Modeled on the Villa dei Papiri in Italy's Herculaneum, this grand mansion is dedicated to the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The best way to explore its many galleries is via a free audio tour. If the ancient arts leaves you cold, you could head to the ever-popular Surf Museum at Pepperdine University, which features over 30 iconic surfboards.

Activities

Activities near Malibu vacation homes

Malibu is blessed with more than 3 dozen beaches, so you can try a different one almost every day of the month. If you like to ride the waves, head to Surfrider Beach for its world-class surfing. Or follow the locals to Amarillo Beach, near Malibu Bluffs Park, which is popular for sunset strolls. But it's not all about surfing and sunbathing—there are several museums and historic houses to visit, or book a tour of Malibu's celebrity resident homes. Book a Malibu vacation rental next to the beach and you'll get to watch the sunset from your own private deck.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Malibu vacation homes

Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Malibu is a year-round destination which sees more than its fair share of sunshine. Promising blistering temperatures up to the mid-80s, the summer is the hottest season and draws the majority of visitors. This means, of course, that the best oceanfront Malibu vacation rentals can get booked up well in advance. To avoid the crowds, visit in fall or winter, when the temperatures drop to a comfortable or even cool 50 to 60 degrees. However, this often brings the odd shower, so don't forget your umbrella.

Natural features

Shiver down the Backbone in the Santa Monica Mountains

Located 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Malibu on the Pacific Coast is one of California's most iconic beach towns. While many come to make full use of its beautiful and numerous sandy beaches, there's a crowd of adventure seekers who come to conquer the mountains. Just a 20-minute drive north of Malibu is the Santa Monica Mountains, which are famous for their hiking trails and wildlife. Feeling brave? Try part of the Backbone Trail, which runs from east to west through the range and where you can spot wild coyote and mountain lions on a good (or bad) day.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Malibu

Fly into Oxnard, CA (OXR), the closest airport, located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Santa Paula, CA (SZP), which is 22.7 mi (36.5 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Malibu vacation rentals

Kids will love all the fun-filled attractions in Malibu. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Topanga State Park, a wilderness area with trails winding through mountains teeming with wildlife, and Point Dume State Beach, a beach with a rugged coastline, recreational activities, and a nature preserve. Kids will also like Rocky Oaks Park, a large park with a pond, picnic areas, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Malibu

Malibu’s beaches and mountains set the stage for a romantic vacation as a couple. Vacation homes are available near places like Solstice Canyon, a canyon with hiking trails, picnic areas, a waterfall, and wildlife, and Leo Carrillo State Park, a beach with a coastal cave and reefs for swimming and diving. Malibu Pier, a historic pier with quirky shops, restaurants, and fishing, is also fun for couples.

How many vacation rentals are available around Malibu?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,293 vacation rentals around Malibu. From 620 house rentals to 31 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Malibu?

Drinking in refreshing ocean air, basking in the sun and losing all sense of time. Now that's the type of awesome vacay you deserve. Vrbo has 360 rental properties by the beach to choose from. Alternatively, you might be after another type of setting. Vrbo has a wide range of options to choose from, including:

  • 306 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 249 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 223 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Malibu?

If you're searching for a home away from home for your upcoming vacation, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and the gang will have the space you need for all manner of vacation activities. There are 702 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $49 a night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, such as:

  • Apartment: 250 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Condo: 109 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 81 vacation homes. Prices start from $69 per night.

Can I stay in Malibu in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than exploring somewhere new with friends and family. And the best news is Vrbo has places to suit big groups. House vacation homes are the leading option here for big groups of guests. Our database currently has 149 available. Properties for rent around the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can hold 6 of you? We have 268 that will suit. Prices start from $57 per night.
  • Looking for somewhere for 8 people? We have 184 that will work well. Prices start from $180 per night.
  • Traveling with a group of 5? We have 114 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $85 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can take your mom, your grandma and all your buddies to Malibu.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Malibu?

Vrbo has a variety of wonderful cost-conscious rentals. Treat yourselves to a lavish meal out or extend your trip with all the moolah you save. Los Feliz is a good area to investigate if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 204 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $201 per night. North Hollywood is another great option. We've got 99 rentals here, and the average price is around $240 per night.

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