Popular Beach houses in California

Vacation house for 12 people, with yard and ocean view in California
Vacation house for 12 people, with yard and ocean view
4 bedrooms750yd to the beach
4.6
(20 reviews)
from $856 / night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view
3 bedrooms200yd to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $506 / night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view
3 bedrooms1.1mi to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $380 / night
Beach rental for 7 people, with ocean view and balcony in California
Beach rental for 7 people, with ocean view and balcony
3 bedrooms100yd to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $439 / night
Vacation house for 7 people, with ocean view and lake view in California
Vacation house for 7 people, with ocean view and lake view
3 bedrooms150yd to the beach
4.7
(20 reviews)
from $787 / night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and hot tub as well as yard and sauna in California
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and hot tub as well as yard and sauna
3 bedrooms3.1mi to the beach
4.5
(20 reviews)
from $1,949 / night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and lake view in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and lake view
2 bedrooms
4.9
(16 reviews)
from $167 / night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony and ocean view in California
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony and ocean view
3 bedrooms50yd to the beach
4.6
(20 reviews)
from $464 / night
Vacation house for 8 people, with yard and hot tub, with pets in California
Vacation house for 8 people, with yard and hot tub, with pets
4 bedrooms500yd to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $986 / night
Vacation house for 8 people, with ocean view and balcony in California
Vacation house for 8 people, with ocean view and balcony
2 bedrooms20yd to the beach
4.7
(57 reviews)
from $447 / night
Vacation house for 4 people, with balcony in California
Vacation house for 4 people, with balcony
2 bedrooms350yd to the beach
4.7
(20 reviews)
from $362 / night
Beach rental for 6 people in California
Beach rental for 6 people
1 bedroom150yd to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $658 / night
Vacation house for 6 people, with hot tub and balcony in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with hot tub and balcony
3 bedrooms200yd to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $1,261 / night
Beach rental for 8 people, with balcony in California
Beach rental for 8 people, with balcony
2 bedrooms40yd to the beach
4.8
(57 reviews)
from $431 / night
Vacation house for 10 people, with ocean view and balcony as well as sauna in California
Vacation house for 10 people, with ocean view and balcony as well as sauna
4 bedrooms30yd to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $1,403 / night
Beach rental for 6 people, with pets in California
Beach rental for 6 people, with pets
2 bedrooms90yd to the beach
4.7
(48 reviews)
from $320 / night
Vacation house for 4 people, with yard and hot tub, with pets in California
Vacation house for 4 people, with yard and hot tub, with pets
1 bedroom650yd to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $255 / night
Vacation house for 8 people in California
Vacation house for 8 people
3 bedrooms1.1mi to the beach
4.6
(20 reviews)
from $424 / night
Vacation house for 6 people in California
Vacation house for 6 people
1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
4.2
(20 reviews)
from $221 / night
Beach rental for 6 people, with balcony in California
Beach rental for 6 people, with balcony
2 bedrooms1.1mi to the beach
3.9
(20 reviews)
from $173 / night
Beach rental for 6 people, with yard and ocean view in California
Beach rental for 6 people, with yard and ocean view
2 bedrooms100yd to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $305 / night
Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony in California
Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony
4 bedrooms850yd to the beach
4.5
(20 reviews)
from $1,904 / night
Vacation house for 4 people, with ocean view in California
Vacation house for 4 people, with ocean view
2 bedrooms1.6mi to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $331 / night
Vacation house for 8 people, with hot tub and yard in California
Vacation house for 8 people, with hot tub and yard
3 bedrooms600yd to the beach
3.8
(20 reviews)
from $317 / night
Vacation house for 4 people, with ocean view in California
Vacation house for 4 people, with ocean view
1 bedroom10yd to the beach
4.7
(20 reviews)
from $392 / night
Beach rental for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view in California
Beach rental for 6 people, with balcony and ocean view
2 bedrooms60yd to the beach
4.9
(20 reviews)
from $292 / night
Beach rental for 6 people, with hot tub and pool as well as sauna in California
Beach rental for 6 people, with hot tub and pool as well as sauna
2 bedrooms50yd to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from $274 / night
Vacation house for 6 people, with ocean view in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with ocean view
2 bedrooms10yd to the beach
4.8
(51 reviews)
from $436 / night

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Highlights in California

  • Celebrity beaches
  • Scenic drives
  • Nightlife
  • Boating
  • Watersports
  • Shopping and Dining

Best Beach Rentals in California

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Balboa Peninsula, Southern California
Beach Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
3.9
(20 reviews)
Two houses from the sand and two house from the bay, this newly remodeled, 1000 square foot two bedroom, one bathroom luxury condominium with two patios, is ideally located west of Pacific Coast Highway and is a 15 second walk to one of the top rated beaches in the USA. This beautiful beach house sits in between both of Newport Beach’s piers and is centrally located to everything our beach town has to offer. The condo comes with one assigned parking spot. Our home is fully furnished with modern décor, has a washer & dryer in the condo and offers free Wi-Fi and cable tv streaming.Loud pa...
from $173 / night
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San Diego, Southern California
Vacation House • 1195 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
3.8
(20 reviews)
This three-bedroom, two-bath home has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Sunset Cliffs coastline and Ocean Beach. Just two blocks from the water and surf, it is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy sunny San Diego. This property is located in a quiet family neighborhood. It is great for families, couples, or business travelers. It is not suitable for events, parties, or loud groups. I HAVE A STRICT NOISE POLICY AND ZERO TOLERANCE FOR NOISE COMPLAINTS. Please respect our neighbors at all hours. There is no music or shouting allowed outside at any time. Strict quiet hours after 10pm. This...
from $317 / night
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San Francisco Bay Area, California
Beach Rental • 7 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
4.9
(20 reviews)
COVID-19 Precautions: Check in is through a lockbox, and thus involves no physical interaction with the owner. For all stays where the time from the last stay is less than three days, these additional cleaning protocols are invoked: - All knobs, handles, remotes and kitchen and bath countertops are disinfected. - All linens, including duvet covers and linens that may not have been used by the previous guest, are laundered. - The entire contents of the kitchen, including refrigerator shelves and all pots, pans and dishes in cabinets that may not have been used by the previous guest, are wash...
from $439 / night

Beach Rentals in California

Discover California’s gorgeous coastline

Of all the different ways to enjoy California, a vacation on the beach tops the chart for many travelers. From San Diego to Wine country, take scenic drives along breath-taking Big Sur. Lounge on the beach like a celebrity in Malibu. Wine and dine at Pacific Grove and San Francisco Bay. Or surf with the locals. With over 840 miles of postcard-perfect coastline to choose from, there are so many ways to craft the ultimate vacation. Most of the beach rentals are just a stone’s throw away from the water along world famous beaches like Malibu, Long Beach, and Half Moon Bay.

Fabulous beach rentals for the entire family

Indulge in the wonders of California’s Gold Coast with these gorgeously spacious beach rentals. From SoCal to NorCal these modern, these luxurious gems are just a stone’s throw away from the ocean and are built to accommodate large groups. Ideal for family reunions. Rise and shine to stunning ocean views. Do yoga on the sand with your pets. Watch the sun melt into the horizon from the balcony, tipple in hand. Self-catering and equipped with all the amenities, these beach rentals are a dream!

Travelers and activities

California for beach buffs

California is known for amazing beaches from San Diego all the way to Pelican beach on the Oregon state border. Each area is diverse. Some of the highlights include Oceano, the Gateway to the Dunes where some sand dunes soar to 500 feet above sea level and are home to Snowy Plover birds. It’s the only area where vehicles are allowed on the beach. Morro Bay offers a Trolley ride to Morro Rock, the icon of Morro Bay and playground of the sea for kayaking, surfing, and boating. Wineries, antiquing, and seafood dining abound here. Long Beach has eleven awesome beaches with music, art, and eclectic shopping experiences.

California for savvy travelers

Pacific Grove along the coast of Monterey County is loaded with Victorian houses worth checking out. Delicious food, wine, music, and art are also popular in this quaint area. A visit to the National Marine Sanctuary is a must while you’re here. It boasts the most wildlife of the sea and is dubbed “the Serengeti of the Sea”. Make a day trip to investigate the shimmering tide pools of fascinating marine life. Steep canyons, blue whales, sparkling beaches, and kelp forests will keep your clan engaged for the afternoon. There are many restaurants featuring classic California cuisine and wine too.

California for road trip junkies

Tackling the Pacific Coast Highway could be considered a milestone among road trip fanatics. However, if you don’t have time to take on its impressive length, there are many smaller, breath-taking stretches to choose from. One of the most famous of these scenic drives is Big Sur. Once known as Spanishtown, Half Moon Bay still retains much of its historical charm as well as great views, lesser known but equally beautiful beaches, shops, and restaurants. Or try the wild beaches of Del Norte County along the Oregon border like Pelican Beach with numerous Pelicans and great fishing in this serene location.

When gold was found in California in 1848, this incredibly diverse state got the nickname “The Gold Coast”.

Top 7 travel tips in California

1. See what all the fuss is about in Malibu

Malibu is a must see while you’re touring California’s coastline. You’ll find celebrity mansions and the Spanish-style Adamson House. Don’t miss Zuma and Surfrider Beach for the waves and soft sand. And the Malibu Lagoon Museum offers a plethora of rich history. Finally, take a hike along the Santa Monica Mountains for waterfalls and canyons.

2. Take day trips to Wine Country

Staying in NorCal has just as many advantages as SoCal. Food and Wine, for starters. Book a day tour and discover the famous wineries of Sonoma County, Mendocino, and Carmel Valley. Each winery and vineyard comes with its own tasting rooms, scenery, and world-class charm.

3. Walk with ancient sentinels

One of the biggest natural attractions in NorCal is the Redwood Forest. While visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, don’t miss your chance to explore Muir Woods and see the world’s tallest trees for yourself. Afterwards, check out the hidden Stinson Beach with jaw droppingly gorgeous views and an old lighthouse.

4. Explore the national parks of Big Sur

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park stretches from the high ridges inland until it meets the dramatic coastline of Big Sur. Hike along marked trails through the redwood, tan oak and chaparral forest for beautiful vistas and wildlife. Don’t miss the spectacular waterfall cascading over granite cliffs into the ocean at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

5. Surf with the locals

San Diego beaches are well known for surfing. Grab a board and test your skills. Check out Balboa Park’s San Diego Zoo, art studios, gardens, and museums while you’re at it. Or visit the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum for some cool naval archives. Venice Beach has a bohemian flare with the Boardwalk offering quirky shops, murals and street performers, and much more.

6. Check out the beaches near San Francisco

Bodega Bay is tucked into the loveliest stretch of Sonoma County’s coastline featuring whale watching at Bodega Head peninsula especially from October through April. The Ace It Bike Tour offers local wildlife and history along the bay. Opal Cliffs Pleasure point and The Hook are perfect for surfing. Stop by Point Market & Café and pick up refreshments for your stroll along this dynamic beach.

7. Photograph the dunes at Oceano

The dunes at Oceano stretch for 5.5 miles with the SVRA area for dune buggies and all terrain vehicle recreation. The dunes are spectacular as well as the coastline here. You may even sight some of the native birds and wildlife while you’re hiking along the high hills in the background. This is a great photo region especially for avid photographers.

FAQs: Beach Rentals in California

Which types of facilities are available at the beach houses in California?

In regards to the services you can find on Holidu, it seems that the beach houses in California have everything that travelers search for! Here, the beach houses generally include a variety of facilities, the most popular being: internet (96%), barbecue (76%), and balcony (54%)...Sounds tempting?

How are the reviews for the beach houses in California?

The beach houses here have great feedback from travelers. 58% of beach houses have a rating of 4.5 stars, which suggests that here, you won't have difficulty finding the perfect beach house for your next vacation!

Are the beach houses in California suitable for families with children?

Judging by the Holidu database, 46% of beach houses in California are suitable for vacations with children, it will therefore be easy to find the ideal beach house for you and your children.

Are the beach houses in California suitable for travelers who wish to take their pets on vacation?

Of course! In California, 29% of the beach houses are pet-friendly, 26% even have a garden!

Do the beach houses in California mostly have Wi-Fi?

Certainly! According to Holidu's data, 96% of beach houses in California have internet connection. So no need to panic, you will be able to stay connected at any time!

How much does it cost on average for beach houses in California?

A lot of the beach houses in California are generally quite expensive. According to Holidu, 32% are at more than $500 per night.

Do the beach houses in California usually come equipped with a fireplace or a pool?

Yes! Based on last year, many beach houses in California have a fireplace. This is the destination you need to head to during the winter months!

Are the beach houses in California suitable for trips with the whole family or better for an escape as a small group?

Here, according to the last year, 45% of beach houses welcome up to eight guests, 26% of these beach houses have at least four bedrooms. But 94% of beach houses also have facilities for groups of up to four travelers, and 90% of the beach houses have at least two separate bedrooms. This is therefore the perfect destination for large and small groups going on vacation!

At the beach houses in California are you able to have a beautiful view and spend time outside?

More than half of the beach houses have a balcony and a view (54% and 54%) making it the perfect destination for those who dream of waking up to a beautiful view in the morning. 26% also offer a garden, so you will not have any problem finding your vacation paradise. If you like having your meals outdoors, and especially if you like barbecues, 76% of the beach houses are equipped with them.

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