Malibu, CA, USA

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Malibu, CA, USA

Malibu vacation rentals

Malibu magic

The lifestyle of the rich and famous awaits on California’s sun-soaked coast, where Malibu vacation rentals place you right on the golden sands. This affluent beach resort is best known for its sunny shores and world-class beaches, which cater to vacationers from all walks of life. Families can splash around and build sandcastles on Zuma Beach, while the Surfrider sands represent the gold standard for surfers. Nature enthusiasts can also take advantage of Malibu vacation rentals near Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and spend their days trekking the trails and soaking in the scenic beauty of the Golden State at its finest.

Malibu’s wicked waves

California’s crystal-clear waters have been attracting swimmers, divers, and sunbathers for decades, but for surfers, Surfrider Beach is the only option. This idyllic stretch of sand was established as a state park in 1951, before its designation as the first World Surfing Reserve in 2010. There are 3 points for surfing in the area, with Second Point providing the top spot for high-performance action. The park’s sheltered coves are ideal for catching the best waves, while longboarders and shortboarders can make the most of the big swells at First Point for a one-of-a-kind adrenaline rush.

Art by the Malibu sea

Housed in a flawless recreation of Villa dei Papiri, a 1st-century Roman manor in Herculaneum, the Getty Villa is Malibu’s go-to cultural hub. The artifacts found here span 7,000 years of history, from the end of the Stone Age through the fall of the Roman Empire. You’ll enter through the outdoor gardens and then have the opportunity to admire approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, including coins, gems, jewelry, and sculptures. With a number of permanent collections on display, as well as a range of rotating exhibitions, the Getty Villa’s diversity will keep you coming back, time and again.

Soak up the rays in Malibu

Malibu’s warm climate keeps temperatures consistently warm throughout the year, with an average difference of only 13°F between the warmest and coldest months. The city’s location beside the Pacific Ocean exposes it to a cool breeze that keeps things comfortable, so it’s always easy to explore or partake in outdoor activities. In summer, beachfront Malibu vacation rentals are in high demand, with travelers flocking to spend their vacations on the sizzling sands. The mild winter months are also worth considering—you’ll have more room to breathe and a greater choice of Malibu vacation rentals.

Malibu’s cutest critters

A 20-minute drive from Malibu brings you to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where California’s natural wonders are on full display. The area is beloved by bird-watchers, who travel here to see the 380 different species that call it home. The spring and fall migration periods are an especially great time to set up shop in a nearby Malibu vacation rental. A stroll along one of the park’s many trails is also a fantastic way to get up close and personal with shrews, gophers, squirrels, and more of the area’s wildlife.