Beach Rentals in California

Beach Rentals in California

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Popular Beach Rentals in California

Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony
1 bedroom1 mi to the beach
9.8
(77 reviews)
from $417 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 8 people, with view and balcony as well as ocean view in California
Vacation house for 8 people, with view and balcony as well as ocean view
5 bedrooms700 yd to the beach
7.4
(7 reviews)
from $1,227 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard in California
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard
1 bedroom0.6 mi to the beach
9.9
(37 reviews)
from $226 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 4 people, with yard and terrace as well as hot tub in California
Vacation house for 4 people, with yard and terrace as well as hot tub
2 bedrooms600 yd to the beach
9.6
(19 reviews)
from $174 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony in California
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony
3 bedrooms0.6 mi to the beach
9.3
(18 reviews)
from $1,724 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 6 people in California
Vacation house for 6 people
2 bedrooms10 yd to the beach
9.6
(38 reviews)
from $641 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 6 people in California
Vacation house for 6 people
2 bedrooms350 yd to the beach
9.2
(38 reviews)
from $393 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard in California
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard
1 bedroom1.4 mi to the beach
10.0
(21 reviews)
from $91 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 8 people in California
Vacation house for 8 people
3 bedrooms700 yd to the beach
9.7
(15 reviews)
from $203 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 5 people in California
Beach rental for 5 people
1 bedroom30 yd to the beach
9.2
(23 reviews)
from $309 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 2 people, with yard and balcony in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with yard and balcony
2 bedrooms1.1 mi to the beach
9.7
(6 reviews)
from $233 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation apartment for 8 people, with terrace and yard, with pets in California
Vacation apartment for 8 people, with terrace and yard, with pets
3 bedrooms40 yd to the beach
from $961 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people, with balcony in California
Beach rental for 2 people, with balcony
1 bedroom500 yd to the beach
9.8
(51 reviews)
from $257 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony, with pets in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony, with pets
1 bedroom4.5 mi to the beach
10.0
(18 reviews)
from $750 / night
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace
1 bedroom0.6 mi to the beach
9.3
(36 reviews)
from $223 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard and terrace in California
Beach rental for 2 people, with yard and terrace
1 bedroom
9.9
(72 reviews)
from $194 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace
1 bedroom0.8 mi to the beach
9.9
(26 reviews)
from $420 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people in California
Beach rental for 2 people
250 yd to the beach
10.0
(7 reviews)
from $189 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people, with balcony in California
Beach rental for 2 people, with balcony
1 bedroom1.3 mi to the beach
9.7
(21 reviews)
from $139 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with balcony
1 bedroom1.1 mi to the beach
10.0
(8 reviews)
from $93 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 5 people in California
Beach rental for 5 people
2 bedrooms40 yd to the beach
9.5
(46 reviews)
from $229 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 2 people in California
Beach rental for 2 people
1 bedroom50 yd to the beach
9.4
(22 reviews)
from $237 / nightFREE cancellation
Beach rental for 4 people in California
Beach rental for 4 people
1 bedroom10 yd to the beach
9.6
(196 reviews)
from $245 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace, with pets in California
Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace, with pets
1 bedroom
10.0
from $165 / nightFREE cancellation

Best Beach Rentals in California

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Vacation House for 6 Guests in Santa Monica, Southern California
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Santa Monica, Southern California
Vacation House • 2497 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
9.7
(23 reviews)
Location Location Location! This super stunning charming & modern Craftsman is just steps from the sand in Santa Monica is truly the definition of fine beach living. This beach house is perfect for a couples retreat or family vacations. You cannot get a better location than this!This home is the quintessential beach retreat. Highlights include White oak wood floors, Carrara tile, quartz counter tops, top of the line appliances & vaulted ceilings. Great for entertaining, the large living room is surrounded by period double hung windows that drench the house w/sunlight. A formal dinin...
from $1,558 / night
Beach Rental for 6 Guests in Southern California, California
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Southern California, California
Beach Rental • 700 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
8.0
(16 reviews)
This cute two bedroom one bathroom cottage sleeps five and is only steps away from the beach. The master bedroom has one full bed and access to the patio through the double french doors. The second bedroom has a twin over a full bunk bed, that sleeps 3. Each bedroom has flat screen TV's that are mounted to the walls. The dinette area comfortably seats 6 at the table. There is a large patio with tables, chairs and a gas BBQ grill, perfect for a relaxing getaway. This unit is situated along a major road in Mission Beach and thus you'll likely experience traffic noise, but the location puts yo...
from $461 / night
Vacation House for 7 Guests in Oceano, Southern California
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Oceano, Southern California
Vacation House • 1345 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
9.8
(35 reviews)
Our Oceanfront - Anchored Ashore Home has the most Amazing Views of the Coast line from one end to the other! With this split level floor plan we offer two completely separate living areas for couples/friends to have their very own private living space. Our upstairs offers gorgeous panoramic views from the living room and upper deck area. The upper level hosts a fully stocked kitchen with everything one might need. We have two private, spacious bedrooms that are beautifully furnished, one with a king bed and the second bedroom hosting a queen bed, this upper floor also has a full bathroom a...
from $624 / night

Highlights in California

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

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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