Famous for its incredible hiking trails, fine dining opportunities, and star-studded shores, Malibu is an idyllic California beach town with much to explore. If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy the sand and surf, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Malibu, California. To ensure that all of these rentals are truly the best of the best, they are all hosted by experienced superhosts and most even boast Airbnb Plus status.
For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status reserved for stylish Airbnbs that have been verified through in-person inspection.
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Romantic Beachfront Apartment
Kicking off our list is a beautiful beach house in Malibu with stunning ocean views and a private deck right over the water.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, this beachfront apartment features one bedroom with a queen-size bed and sliding glass doors that lead onto the deck. There is also a full bathroom with a stunning marble walk-in shower, and guests have access to a full kitchen and a lovely dining area with beach views. There’s also a deck off the cozy living room, which comes equipped with a comfy sofa and a wall-mounted Smart TV.
Situated directly above the beach, this idyllic Malibu Airbnb is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of great local restaurants.
Private Malibu Getaway
Another gorgeous getaway with ocean views, this private guest suite features a luxurious interior and a refreshing plunge pool.
In the stylish living area, you’ll find a cozy sofa set in front of a Smart TV and a connected full kitchen with a glass dining table and a full selection of updated appliances, including a convenient dishwasher. There is also one full bathroom with a comfy queen-size bed and a stacked washer and dryer, and you can enjoy the beautiful ocean views from the bedroom as well as the kitchen. Guests also have access to a spacious private deck with a barbecue and a private pool, where you can watch the sunset over the water. Additional amenities include a nice selection of pool toys and beach essentials, and baby gear will be provided upon request.
Set right on the Pacific Coast, this stunning Airbnb in Malibu is on the lower level of a beautiful home near the Old Malibu Courthouse.
Beachfront Townhouse With Stunning Ocean Views
For a spacious vacation rental in Malibu with room for the whole family, check out this contemporary townhouse on a quiet road.
Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the stunning living room. Feel free to sit back and relax in front of the 55-inch Smart TV or cozy up in front of the indoor fireplace and enjoy the vintage record player. There is also a stunning full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Up to six guests can stay in the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, which comes equipped with three king-size beds, luxurious walk-in showers, and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub. One of the best features of the home is the unique recreation room, where you’ll find a barbecue area, a ping-pong table, a dart board, and more. Outdoor space includes a luxurious patio overlooking the ocean and a hot shower for washing off after a day at the beach.
Nestled in a desirable neighborhood on a star-studded road, this beautiful Malibu Airbnb is just a short drive away from some of the best shopping and dining opportunities in town.
Chic Beach House Rental in Malibu
Rent a house in Malibu that offers a modern interior and private beach access with this vintage home near Malibu Pier.
With two spacious bedrooms and a private full bathroom, the rental can accommodate up to five guests. There is also a modern full kitchen with a breakfast bar and a wooden dining table that doubles as a convenient workspace. In the sparkling-clean bathroom, you’ll find a spacious shower and a stacked washer and dryer. The beachy living room overlooks the sea and features a super-comfy sofa bed that can accommodate an additional guest. Outside, you’ll find a spacious patio with sun loungers and cozy shaded seating, and there is a set of wooden steps that leads directly onto a private beach.
Located just a short drive away from Surfrider Beach and Malibu Pier, this convenient rental is surrounded by incredible restaurants and mesmerizing views.
Amazing Malibu Guesthouse
Next on our list is a rustic Airbnb in Malibu that offers guests a super-unique stay in a renovated barn.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse is characterized by bright open spaces and rustic exposed beams. The light-filled living space features comfy furnishings and soaring high ceilings, with the lofted bedroom located above the sitting area. This is also a great choice for long-term stays, as it comes equipped with a modern full kitchen and an in-unit washer and dryer. Outside, you’ll find a second-level balcony in addition to a spacious lower patio with cozy outdoor seating.
One of the best beaches in Malibu, Escondido Beach, is located just across the street, and there are several great restaurants at nearby Paradise Cove.
Sunny Bungalow in an Affluent Beach Town
If you’re looking to rent a Malibu beach house with panoramic views and direct beach access, check out this stunning oceanfront bungalow.
The luxurious interior is decorated with bright white furnishings and minimal artwork, and guests have access to a private back porch overlooking the water. The home comes equipped with one bedroom with a king-size bed and one full bathroom, and there is a separate full kitchen in case you feel like eating in. With a large wall of glass providing stunning beach views, the spacious living room is one of the best features of the home. In addition to the cozy seating and warm indoor fireplace, there is a wall-mounted TV and a lovely little dining nook.
Situated in a high-end beach town, this impressive bungalow hovers right over Carbon Beach and makes one of the best Airbnbs in Malibu for a peaceful getaway near the sand and surf.
Mountaintop Villa and Garden
This super-luxurious house for rent in Malibu is perched high above the town and overlooks a sprawling scene of mountains and grasslands.
Up to nine guests can stay in this refined three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, which is characterized by soaring high ceilings, massive windows, and stunning mountain views. The bedrooms are all equipped with luxurious memory foam mattresses and en suite bathrooms, and the largest of three features gorgeous French doors that open onto a private balcony overlooking the mountains. The home also comes with a large living room with a Smart TV and a cozy indoor fireplace as well as a modern full kitchen and a sunny dining area. Luxurious features like steam showers, large decks, and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub make this the perfect Malibu Airbnb for a tranquil getaway.
The gorgeous house rental is perfectly positioned for anyone looking to take advantage of the incredible beaches and fun inland attractions in Malibu. To the east, you’ll find the incredible Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and there are also plenty of exciting hiking trails nearby.
Oceanfront Malibu Townhouse
For a spacious rental back by the shore, check out this three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse overlooking the ocean.
The contemporary interior is decorated with stunning mirrored walls and modern artwork, and the full kitchen and luxurious bathrooms are finished in granite and limestone. Sliding glass doors in the stylish living area lead onto a private oceanfront patio, and guests also have access to a covered outdoor terrace with an outdoor kitchen, bar-style seating, and a recreation area. Additional amenities include a Smart TV, a cozy indoor fireplace, beach essentials, and baby gear available upon request.
Nestled right on the beach, this convenient townhouse is just a short bike ride away from high-end shopping and fine dining opportunities. Guests can also take a nice stroll down the beach and grab some fish and chips at Malibu Seafood.
Private Room With Ocean Views
This stunning short-term rental in Malibu is nestled in a large villa offering panoramic mountain and sea views.
The spacious room comes with a private en suite bathroom and is furnished with one queen-size bed and two single beds, making this a great choice for a couple, a small family, or a small group of friends. Private common space includes a lovely little living area with a TV, a desk, and a minifridge, and the home comes with a shared living room and dining room. French doors open onto a private patio overlooking the mountains, and guests also have access to a shared terrace, perfect for stargazing and outdoor dining.
The tranquil light-filled villa is nestled on six private acres atop the Santa Monica Mountains. Perfect for nature lovers, the home is surrounded by beautiful hiking trails, and the Pacific Coast is just a short drive away.
Glamorous Villa With Breathtaking Views
Marvel at majestic ocean and mountain views from this architectural masterpiece perched among the clouds.
Golden accents, opulent chandeliers, and a floor-to-ceiling library make the spacious interior especially elegant. Wall-length windows open up to reveal unrivaled views, and guests have access to a lush backyard and two private patios. With two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, the villa can accommodate up to four guests. There is also a modern full kitchen and a formal dining room with an indoor fireplace, and additional features include a convenient study and a laundry room.
This fabulous Airbnb in Malibu is just a stone’s throw away from incredible beaches, hiking trails, and restaurants.
Oceanfront Mansion With a Private Pool
One of the best Malibu Airbnbs for an extra-large group interested in a luxurious getaway, this spectacular home is perched above Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach.
With six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the incredible villa can accommodate up to 16 guests. The property is extremely private and peaceful and comes with plenty of outdoor space, including multiple patios with a trampoline, an in-ground pool, a hot tub, a firepit, and a barbecue area with bar-style seating. Inside, you’ll find multiple luxurious living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows providing breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. High-end furnishings and ultra-modern décor make for a stunning interior design, and the full kitchen is decked out in brand-new appliances and top-of-the-line amenities. From heated floors and steam showers to modern indoor fireplaces and Smart TVs, the house is fully equipped with luxurious amenities.
The home is surrounded by natural beauty and varied wildlife, and there are plenty of hiking trails leading to the ocean.
Black Bungalow Over the Water
This stylish beachfront bungalow is one of the best rental houses in Malibu for solo travelers and couples looking for a cozy home away from home.
The one-bedroom house rental is furnished with a luxurious king-size bed and comes with one private full bathroom. Bright white finishes and striking black accents make the unique interior super stylish, and the home comes with a massive living space with a Smart TV, a wood-burning fireplace, and private deck access. Although the rental is ideal for one or two people, there is a foldaway mattress available for an additional guest. There is also a modern full kitchen with black cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, and the plant-filled patio is the perfect spot for an evening barbecue. The rental also offers a bunch of extra features available for purchase such as in-home massages and speed bike rentals.
Book a stay in this convenient bungalow and you’ll have one of the best private beaches in Malibu right at your feet.
Modern Studio With Ocean Views
For a gorgeous Malibu getaway with spectacular ocean views, check out this serene studio guesthouse perched above the Pacific Coast Highway.
Up to four guests can stay in the spacious studio, which comes furnished with one queen-size bed and one sofa bed. Floor-to-ceiling windows along two large walls provide some incredible panoramic mountain and sea views, and the entire space is decorated with colorful artwork. There is also a private bathroom with a luxurious and modern walk-in shower and a complete selection of eco-friendly toiletries and plush beach towels. The rental also features a well-equipped kitchenette complete with a built-in minifridge, a microwave, a countertop oven, and an espresso machine. There is a large TV in the living area for indoor entertainment, and additional amenities include an in-unit washer and dryer and baby gear available upon request.
Nestled in the peaceful Santa Monica Mountains, this tranquil Malibu Airbnb is just a short drive away from some of the best beaches in town. There are also plenty of hiking trails, world-class restaurants, and high-end shopping streets nearby.
Private Studio on the Water
Nearing the end of our list is a gorgeous vacation home for rent in Malibu offering a relaxing getaway for two.
The spacious studio is furnished with a comfy king-size bed, a sectional sofa, and a small dining table. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows open all the way up to seamlessly connect the simple interior with the stunning surrounding scenery, and the luxurious living space comes with a wall-mounted Smart TV. There is also a modern kitchenette equipped with an induction cooktop and a countertop oven, and the rental comes with one private full bathroom with granite countertops and a luxurious rain-style walk-in shower. Extra features like sumptuous bamboo linens and an in-unit washer and dryer make for a super-comfy stay, and the outdoor space includes a shaded patio and a grassy lawn with sun loungers.
Nestled in a serene area with lots of nature and easy access to popular beaches and attractions, this rental offers guests the best of both worlds.
Modern Pool House on Carbon Canyon
Last on our list is a gorgeous Airbnb in Malibu with a private solar-heated pool and a stunning mid-century modern design.
Surrounded by lush avocado and lemon trees, the peaceful pool house comes with a beautiful wrap-around deck overlooking the sea and Carbon Canyon. When you’re not taking advantage of the resort-style outdoor space and glistening indoor pool, feel free to curl up in the cozy living room and enjoy the lovely indoor fireplace and Smart TV. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the one-bedroom rental is furnished with a queen-size bed and comes with one private full bathroom. There is also a full kitchen equipped with modern stainless-steel appliances, and guests have access to a convenient study area and an in-unit washer and dryer.
Situated on a private 13-acre property, this blissful getaway is still just four minutes away from downtown Malibu.
With 21 miles of pristine coastline and a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, this California beach town is certainly worth a visit. So make the most of your vacation by booking a stay in one of the best Airbnb rentals in Malibu.