Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Malibu

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Malibu. Travellers to this scenic city praise the seaside, beaches and hiking. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Malibu

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Malibu has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Monica Pier (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (26 mi / 41.9 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (28.5 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (29.8 mi / 48 km)
  • Camarillo Springs Golf Course (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Cantara Cellars (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Malibu

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, September, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Malibu

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Malibu is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (22.1 mi / 35.5 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (28.3 mi / 45.5 km)
  • Broad Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • El Matador State Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • La Piedra Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • El Pescador State Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Malibu

Fly into Oxnard, CA (OXR), the closest airport, located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Santa Paula, CA (SZP), which is 22.7 mi (36.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Malibu?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,315 holiday lettings around Malibu. From 33 villas to 628 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Malibu?

Clear waters, fine sands and spectacular sunsets as your canvas. If that sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday, now's your opportunity to truly bliss out. There are 360 beachside rental homes to select from. Alternatively, you might like to try another type of setting. HomeAway has loads of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 306 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 249 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 223 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Malibu?

Wave goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could need! There are 702 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £37 a night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 250 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Condo: 109 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.

Can I stay in Malibu in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere entirely new with friends and family. The good news is HomeAway has some options suitable for large groups. 149 house holiday rentals are listed. At the moment, they're the preferred option here for big groups. Rental options around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 268 rental properties ideal for that size. Stay a night from just £44.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 184 rental properties that are ideal. You can get one for as little as £138 per night.
  • Searching for properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 114 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as £65 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your sister and all your mates to Malibu.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Malibu?

HomeAway is here to help you come together with the people you hold dear. Providing a selection of value-for-money holiday rentals, you're sure to stumble upon a fabulous den that caters to your whole group. When it comes to seeking out a terrific deal, the first place you look ought to be Los Feliz. Here, HomeAway has 204 holiday rentals at an average price of £154 a night. Another 99 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around North Hollywood. With an average price of £184 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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