With the ocean on one side and lush canyons on the other, Malibu is so picturesque that sometimes we wonder why we even bother with any other coastal city. With some of L.A.’s best beaches but relatively few hotels in Malibu, the area manages to stay more low-key than some of the county’s other beach cities. That’s where these Airbnb Malibu rentals come in. If you’re willing to pay a bit of a premium, you can spend the night in a dream home right on the water or tucked into a canyon.
We’re sure the countless celebrities who live here agree that Malibu’s a great place for those seeking seclusion and solitude: The winding mountain roads keep many houses shielded from prying eyes along the street, which is indeed also the case for some of these Airbnb rentals.
Nearby, the Santa Monica Mountains provide great hiking trails, and the Malibu Pier is one of the go-to spots for surfers. While Malibu can feel like a small town in many ways, Malibu Village is a popular community gathering spot where families go to eat, shop and meditate. It’s also not uncommon to see groups of college students here, as Malibu is home to Pepperdine University.
But since it has some of the most premium real estate in the county, only the most affluent Angelenos can afford to live here. Thanks to Airnb, though, anyone can live the Malibu lifestyle—at least for a night.
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