The city of Malibu is perfect for a relaxing beach getaway | Courtesy of Buy The Beach / Airbnb
The coastal city of Malibu is the perfect place for a surfing trip, family getaway weekend or local wine tour. From charming canyon retreats to spectacular houses that overhang the sandy beachfront, here are the best Airbnbs in Malibu for you to choose for the ideal holiday.
Lying right on the Malibu shore, this stylishly decorated beach cottage is the ultimate getaway. Take a nap on the outdoor patio to the sound of the Pacific Ocean, or descend the private staircase to go for a swim. Every space in the two-bedroom house has views of the ocean, and the floor-to-ceiling glass doors open up to create a marvelous indoor-outdoor area.
This four-bedroom home screams luxury mod with high-end design pieces in each room, like an Autobahn pumpkin coffee table, David Weeks leather sling chair, and Aesop bath products. The secluded property sits high up over the Malibu coastline and has breathtaking mountain views that can be seen from both inside and out thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. The comfortable patio area overlooks the large infinity pool and hot tub, ready for guests to hop in and unwind. The architecture and impressive attention to detail is enhanced by desert landscaping that blends the property into the surrounding area.
A winding drive up the mountainside takes guests to this lovely loft-style home perched on the cliffs. There are unforgettable views of the canyon and ocean from many places on the property, especially from the wooden deck fitted with a dining table and barbecue for al-fresco dining. The open-concept living room brightens up the space, while the lush gardens and outdoor seating areas invoke a tranquil ambience.
Up to nine of you can spend the day surfing or tanning at the beach, which is just steps away from this four-bedroom home. Enjoy a barbecue, or relax on one of two decks with sweeping views of the ocean. In the colder months, cuddle up next to the indoor fireplace, or head to the nearby Charmlee Wilderness Park or Leo Carrillo State Park for some hiking.
Guests can watch a striking California sunset from the intimate rooftop patio of this chic loft apartment. The cozy space is ideal for couples and also features a small, well-equipped kitchen, a fireplace, a boardwalk to the beach and a chair swing right on the sand. Unlike some places in Malibu, here it’s possible to walk in both directions along the beach, even when it’s high tide. Don’t forget to try some fresh local seafood at the nearby Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market and Patio Café.
This contemporary home is located directly on the beach in Malibu. Enjoy spectacular ocean views and colorful sunsets from the comfort of this massive multilevel beach house. The open floorplan and exposed A-frame vaulted ceilings make the large home feel really spacious, and it extends over three stories with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and several ocean-facing patios. Extras include a sauna, steam shower and jetted tub.
Bookended by rugged cliffs and rocky shores, this quintessential Malibu beachfront bungalow is blessed with enviable views of the ocean. The property sleeps up to 10 and draws on elements from its coastal setting, pairing sand-toned walls and plumes of feathery pampas grass with rattan chairs and leaf-shaped fans. Sliding glass doors open out onto a large patio where you can feel the ocean mist as you dig into an al-fresco lunch, and thoughtful touches like a vintage record player, BBQ grill (with accompanying cooler) and board games make for sociable evenings under the stars.
Fall asleep to the lull of the gently lapping tide in this vintage Airstream, right across the road from the golden sands of Zuma Beach. Like Mary Poppins’ magic bag, the deceptive aluminum exterior hides a sizable space complete with two beds, a modern kitchen (with toaster oven, microwave, hotplates and minifridge) and bathroom with a custom shower. After surfing the waves or wandering along the foam-laced beach, you can return to wash off the salt and sand in the outdoor shower and fire up the charcoal BBQ for dinner on the deck.
This tranquil and extravagantly luxurious hilltop home, with retracting glass walls that open onto views of green-marbled mountains and the glistening ocean, will make you feel on top of the world. The giant patio is set with daybeds for lounging under the sun, and a stepping stone path winds through the bucolic garden out back. Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, each with its own one-of-a-kind feature, such as a 70s-style ball chair, a modern fireplace or a plant-fringed balcony. Drenched in natural light, the open-plan living room and kitchen is home to a floor-to-ceiling bookcase that invites you to recline on the cube-like furniture and lose yourself in fiction.