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Beaches and canyons near Westlake Village

The bustling community of Westlake is just a 40-minute drive along the Ventura Freeway from Los Angeles, so choosing a Westlake vacation rental can be a great family-friendly choice if you want to explore LA and the surrounding area. The beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica are also less than half an hour away. And you're in a perfect spot to explore the diverse natural parks and environments that surround Westlake Village – from boating or fishing on Westlake Lake to hiking or biking Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve or Malibu Creek State Park.

Things to do

Head to the beach from Westlake Village

Settling into you Westlake Village vacation rental with kids? Don't miss the opportunity to hit the beach and wander along Santa Monica pier. Just 30 minutes from your Westlake Village vacation rental, it's an easy day trip. Wander the boardwalk along to Venice Beach to people watch, or take a boat trip from Marina del Rey. At the marina, you can charter a fishing excursion or take a whale-watching trip out onto Santa Monica Bay. The marina is also a stop on the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses that tour Los Angeles – putting all the museums, attractions and sights of LA within easy, no-fuss reach.


Outdoor enjoyment around Westlake Village

There's a wide choice of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the village that are convenient for your Westlake Village vacation rental. Or head into the city or to the coast for a wider choice. There are plenty of outdoor adventures to be enjoyed close to Westlake Village too. Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is popular with hikers and bikers, and it's also possible to enjoy horseback riding on its trails. The Mullholland Highway which crosses Malibu Creek State Park is popular with bikers, while many head to the Rock Store cafe along the highway, a popular meeting point with an interesting history.


Westlake Village through the seasons

The weather is great for enjoying Westlake Village's attractions year-round, with winter temperatures averaging in the 50s and summer highs reaching into the 90s. During the sunny summer months and into early fall, choosing a Westlake Village vacation rental with its own private pool means you'll always be able to cool down after a long day sightseeing or exploring the Santa Monica Mountains. Alternatively, the area's many beaches are great for ocean swimming and body surfing. Depending on the season, you may even spot whales, dolphins, seals and pelicans.

Natural features

Explore the Santa Monica Mountains from Westlake Village

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area covers a collection of diverse territories in the area. Many sections of the park still show evidence of the Native American Chumash and Tongva peoples who lived in the region for thousands of years ago. One of the most significant sites is Saddlerock Ranch, home to historic pictographs, where you can embark on wine tours and safaris. Find out more about the area's cultural heritage at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Point Mugu State Park. This beautiful oasis also offers wonderful trails along the beaches and across the chaparral-covered hillsides.

How to get there

How to get to and around Westlake Village

The nearest airport is in Santa Paula, CA (SZP), located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Westlake Village?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,132 vacation rentals near Westlake Village. From 705 Houses to 29 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Westlake Village for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Westlake Village?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Westlake Village:

  • Pacific Palisades: 704 vacation rentals
  • Woodland Hills: 139 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Malibu: 123 vacation rentals
  • Northridge: 134 vacation rentals
  • Central Malibu: 253 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Westlake Village?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Westlake Village. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zuma Beach: 727 vacation rentals
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain: 206 vacation rentals
  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach: 1,836 vacation rentals
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: 575 vacation rentals
  • Pepperdine University: 1,635 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Westlake Village listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Westlake Village?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 705 Houses in Westlake Village. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Westlake Village include:

  • Villas: 29 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 176 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 21 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Westlake Village?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 416 vacation rentals with pool available in Westlake Village. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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