Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Manhattan Beach, CA 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 WiFi. Prices start at $135 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Manhattan Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience a different pace of life in Manhattan Beach

Take a break from bustling Los Angeles with a Manhattan Beach vacation rental by visiting this friendly beachside community nestled in the southwestern corner of Los Angeles County. Manhattan Beach boasts an assortment of quaint homes and hideaway vacation rentals. Feast on diverse cuisine and stock up on souvenirs at the independent shops on the hill overlooking the ocean. Feel white sand between your toes as you head to the beach with a surfboard under your arm. For a romantic finale to the day, relish sunset views from Manhattan Beach Pier and enjoy locally made wine at a trendy bar.

Things to do

The sand and surf of Manhattan Beach awaits!

Manhattan Beach's top temptation is, unsurprisingly, the sprawling beach itself. Expansive, tranquil, as pretty as a postcard, and within walking distance of most Manhattan Beach vacation rentals, the beach provides a home base for many a vacationer. To enjoy more than just ocean views, why not get your fill of fun at Sand Dune Park, where kids love racing down the dunes and getting rid of all their energy at the playground. Parents will adore the views of the town, and happy family times as they chase their little ones up and down the dunes.


Relax in the small-town atmosphere of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is literally a breath of fresh air, where crowds and congestion take a back seat to watersports and sunbathing. Most Manhattan Beach vacation rentals put you within walking distance of the beach, the pier, and the downtown area. Tickle your taste buds at restaurants that range from modern steakhouses to classic Italian restaurants or exotic Asian fusion. The kids can check out underwater animals at the Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium—a family-friendly zoo and Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier. Or, you can just enjoy the charms of the sandy beaches.


Hit Manhattan Beach for laid-back sunbathing

Thanks to its Southern Californian location, Manhattan Beach brings you perfect weather for a healthy dose of Vitamin D as you soak up the sun all year. Even during winter, Manhattan Beach temperatures usually hover between 50 and 70, ideal for exploring the downtown area or enjoying a glass of wine at a local winery. If sun, surf, and sand are your thing, summer is the time to visit. Daytime temps usually climb to the mid-80s, but thanks to the sea breeze, Manhattan Beach is arguably the most comfortable summer vacation rentals spot in L.A.

Natural features

Stay on a sand dune in Manhattan Beach

Today, Sand Dune Park is the only remaining exposed dune in Manhattan Beach. Before humans made their mark, the entire area comprised of sand dunes. Developers leveled many of the dunes in the 1920s and 30s, covering most of them in buildings, sidewalks, and roads. Manhattan’s dune roots still influence the vibe of the community and are the reason why the entire town slopes down toward the ocean. Conveniently situated near local vacation rentals, Sand Dune Park hosts rare floral species to see and explore.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Manhattan Beach

The nearest airport is in Los Angeles Intl. (LAX), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), which is 5 mi (8.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Manhattan Beach?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Manhattan Beach that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Manhattan Beach, you'll find it hard to resist "Beautiful One Bedroom Beachfront Property". It has 1 bedroom and handy features including a restaurant dining guide and a kitchen.
  • Another great choice is "Location Location Locationsteps From Paramount And More", which is around 14 miles from Manhattan Beach. Offering 3 bedrooms, air conditioning and off-street parking options, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Manhattan Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Manhattan Beach?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Manhattan Beach promises big adventure. Close down all your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact escapes:

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Modern One Bedroom Tiny House With Free Parking". Amenities at this tiny house in Grandview include heating and a dishwasher.
  • "Tiny House With 2 Bathrooms, Good Up To 4 Guests" offers conveniences such as a dryer and WiFi. Located in Porter Ranch, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed abode.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Manhattan Beach?

There's nothing better than a short escape to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and enjoy a breather at one of these enticing weekend getaways in and around Manhattan Beach:

  • "Incredible White Water Ocean View" is an outstanding option around 30 miles west of central Manhattan Beach. You don't need to go far to find something to do around this property. Pull out your map and head for Sespe Creek and Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Activities like golf and fishing will add a nice touch to your weekend away.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Live Like A Star In A Filmmaker's Home In The Hollywood Hills". Stay in and chill out, or get active and try surfing and boogie boarding and mountain biking. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Liberty Canyon Nature Preserve and Placerita Canyon State Park. This popular vacation rental is around 16 miles north of Manhattan Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Manhattan Beach?

Take in the lifestyle and culture of Manhattan Beach from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're planning to escape on your own or have fun with a few buddies, you'll find the ideal studio apartment for rent in and around Manhattan Beach:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Beautiful One Bedroom Beachfront Property". This property is an excellent base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including a bicycle and a kitchen.
  • "Incredible White Water Ocean View" is another top option. Get comfy and enjoy the use of a restaurant dining guide, a living room and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see even more of Manhattan Beach. Cultural sights like Museum of Contemporary Art and Annenberg Space for Photography will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Manhattan Beach?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Manhattan Beach. Kick back for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a spacious house. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're after, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Nice and close to the center of Manhattan Beach, "Luxury 1bedroom Apt With Shared Backyard @ Wb Studios" is a terrific base for a whirlwind break. While you're around, check out awesome attractions like Hollywood Walk of Fame and University of Southern California.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Lovely Apartment Steps From The Beach", another excellent option. Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre should be on your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Manhattan Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Manhattan Beach that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Beautiful One Bedroom Beachfront Property". Around 4 miles from Manhattan Beach, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a nearby bay and beach sun loungers.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Location Location Locationsteps From Paramount And More", around 14 miles from Manhattan Beach. Beauty services and a fireplace will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Manhattan Beach?

We've got some awesome mansions for rent in and around Manhattan Beach. If you're after somewhere with plenty of room as well as a large dollop of wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Around 14 miles to the north of Manhattan Beach is "Beverly Hills Mediterranean Mansion With Pool". As well as its grand design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as a firepit and a swimming pool.
  • Another popular option is "Vacation Paradise - 6 Bedroom Mansion On Top Of Encino Hills". Approximately 19 miles to the northwest of Manhattan Beach, this fancy vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and comes with a fireplace, a swimming pool and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Manhattan Beach?

Share your vacation and double the fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Manhattan Beach:

  • There's plenty of room to move at "Magnificent Ocean View Beach House". Around 2 miles south of Manhattan Beach, this sizable property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a firepit and a kitchen.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Ocean View Estate" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 6 miles to the northwest of Manhattan Beach, as many as 15 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Manhattan Beach?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Manhattan Beach and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable unicorn:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make a booking at "Burbank Rancho Private Guest House 1 Bedroom Near Studios And Equestrian Center". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a kitchen and a DVD player.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "Beautifully Remodeled Luxurious Beach House 1. 5 Blocks From The Beach". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a nearby laundromat and childrens activities.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Manhattan Beach escape? This impressive destination has a semi-arid climate. In summer, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. Browse our selection of Manhattan Beach vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Manhattan Beach?

It's always more fun to share those memorable moments with the folks you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family break or getting away with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. Here are two of our best in and around Manhattan Beach:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Lax Beachhouse - Luxury On The Sand For Your Dream Vacation Or Stay" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated retreat is 6 miles to the northwest of Manhattan Beach and has creature comforts that include a TV and childrens activities.
  • "Beautifully Remodeled Luxurious Beach House 1. 5 Blocks From The Beach" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This option is around 4 miles to the south of Manhattan Beach, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. Nearby birdwatching activities and a nearby laundromat will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

When you're ready to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame should be at the top of your agenda.