Destination guide

There's only one Venice Beach

Nowhere in the world is quite like Venice Beach. Completely iconic, its famous boardwalk is a permanent carnival of groovy beach lovers and body builders, plus hippies, hipsters, skaters, and street performers, all broiling under the hot Californian sun. Legendary as a hang-out for poets, artists, and musicians, it's had a definite creative edginess over the years, and a Venice Beach vacation rental is a chic and unashamedly eccentric place to unleash your inner bohemian.

Things to do

Get the T-shirt at the Venice Beach Boardwalk

The main draw of Venice Beach is its boardwalk. Stretching for around 2.5 miles, it's the place to be for street performers, stallholders, and shops selling everything from boards to T-shirts with Bruce Lee's face on them. When you're done with the mimes, magicians, and breakdancers, you can also gawp at the mountainous beefcakes pumping iron at Muscle Beach Venice. If your interests are more aquatic, head to the pier, where you can see sea creatures courtesy of the Venice Oceanarium, or catch your own with a fishing rod.


Get your cue from the movies at Venice Beach

Take in some street performances and circus acts or browse the stalls and shops along the boardwalk, then cool off with a dip in the ocean under the watchful eye of the lifeguards. There are plenty of volleyball nets and basketball courts around, and skating is popular in Venice Beach, too. You can make like you're in Point Break by taking to the surf, or get your Schwarzenegger on at Muscle Beach Venice. For something a bit more relaxed during your Venice Beach vacation rental, check out the classier vibe of the cafes and chic boutiques on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.


Scorching summers and mild winters at Venice Beach

Like the rest of LA, Venice Beach gets hot, dry summers and mild winters. Because it's on the coast, Venice Beach gets a sea breeze, and the mercury doesn't quite hit the same sweltering highs that it does inland. Venice Beach vacation rentals are a good bet all year round, and if you want to catch the boardwalk at its most vibrant then the best time tends to be at the weekends, when all the locals are out and about.

Natural features

Sandy beaches and cool canals at Venice Beach

Once a town in its own right, these days Venice Beach is part of Los Angeles. It's set on the Pacific coast, and its sandy beaches are a big draw. Aside from the carnival atmosphere, Venice has something else in common with its European namesake - its famous canals were dug in the early 20th century to help drain the marshy ground. The remaining canals are set in a more residential neighborhood, and strolling along them is a good way to take a bit of a break from the circus of the boardwalk.

Where to stay around Venice Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,946 vacation rentals near Venice Beach. From 2,605 Houses to 2,128 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Venice Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Venice Beach?

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 near Venice Beach:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,913 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 909 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,283 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 399 vacation rentals
  • Glendale: 3,809 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses near Venice Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,605 Houses near Venice Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Venice Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,128 rentals available
  • Villas: 191 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 181 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Venice Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,851 rentals with pool available near Venice Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Venice Beach?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 5,946 vacation rentals to book directly online and 3,039 with instant booking available near Venice Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Venice Beach! 

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