Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Next time you’re planning to spend time around the Santa Monica Bay, consider calling Manhattan Beach your home base to check out the local events, great shops, and delicious restaurants. This is a charming beach town that is very walkable and that has some unique accommodations to help you feel right at home. These are our favorite Airbnb rentals in Manhattan Beach, Calif., right now to inspire your next SoCal beach getaway.
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Look out for our newsletters in your inbox soon.
This adorable beach bungalow is just half a block from the beach and also really close to downtown Manhattan Beach too. It’s in a perfect location for exploring the area and feeling comfortable with a private bedroom and separate living area. The rental accommodates two adults or a family of four with young children and has one bedroom and one bath. The host family of three lives upstairs and has a baby, dog, and cat. The sleeping arrangements in the suite are a double-size bed, sofa bed, and crib. You’ll have your own separate entrance here and also a kitchenette and shared deck. Wi-Fi, a TV, and laundry machines are also provided.
You can rent this one-bedroom apartment through Airbnb to get awesome views of the ocean, Malibu, Santa Monica, and beyond. It’s just steps from here to the sand bike paths and Strand. Four people can stay here and sleep on the queen-size bed and full-size futon. The rental features an open kitchen, TVs, patio, and the beach literally as your front yard. Bikes and surf boards are included with your stay.
Four people can stay at this Airbnb apartment that has one bedroom and one bath. It’s half a block to the beach and in an upscale neighborhood. From here, you can walk to shops, nightlife, restaurants, and yoga. There’s garage parking and street parking here. The host provides guests with coffee, a beach umbrella, boogie boards, coolers, and beach towels. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and a pull-out couch. Other perks of staying here are the high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, full kitchen, and carpeting. Dogs are allowed here with host permission and an extra fee.
Enjoy the ocean views from this one-bedroom cottage that’s ideal for a single traveler or couple. It has a private deck with great scenery, retro kitchen, and location that’s within walking distance of the beach. You’ll be in a second-floor duplex here and love the laidback charm. The home was built in the 1950s and is in a residential neighborhood. There’s a private deck onsite you can sit on and also a downstairs fire pit that is shared with guests on the lower level. This is an ideal spot for a long-term stay by the beach for at least a month.
This highly rated Airbnb rental is just steps away from the beach and close to great restaurants. You can have a very active vacation here just on foot and never even need a car. The Strand runs for about 26 miles along the beach. This duplex rental dates back to 1932 and has been remodeled to accommodate guests. It sleeps four people in a queen-size bed and two single beds in the two bedrooms. A kitchen, Wi-Fi, free parking, and laundry machines are also available. Ask the host about bringing your pet along.
Here’s a private room in an apartment that is available on Airbnb for your Manhattan Beach stay. The beach is just a block away for your convenience, and there’s a city parking lot for your car across the street. With this rental, you’ll have a private downstairs area with a separate entrance, queen-size bed, private bathroom, cable TV, microwave, and mini-fridge. The space has a beach chic vibe and also includes access to a shared washer and dryer. Wi-Fi is provided here.
Solo travelers can stay at this private room in a house that’s 1.5 miles from the beach. From here though, you can walk to trendy bars, restaurants, and shops. This awesome spot includes use of a backyard, patio, kitchen, and pool. The bedroom has a balcony view and is on the second floor of the host’s home. You’ll also have your own bathroom while staying here. It’s easy to get to the freeways from this house and get anywhere you like in LA too.
What’s not to love about this location that’s just three doors down from the beach? This Airbnb rental is in North Manhattan Beach and a second-floor unit with ocean views. It also offers free Wi-Fi, parking, and laundry facilities. There’s a backyard patio here and also beach cruiser bicycles that guests are welcome to use. The rental works well for up to three people and has one bedroom and one bath. You’ll be in the friendly El Porto neighborhood that’s a surfer’s paradise and has restaurants and bars in walking distance.
Soak up the SoCal lifestyle with a stay at this surfer-style, 1950s duplex in the hills. It’s a ground-floor unit that’s perfect for a couple, two friends, or solo traveler. The building is a two-story duplex cottage in a residential neighborhood. You can’t beat the vibe or how charming this place is. With this rental, you’ll be about five to six blocks from the beach and close to two downtown areas too. Other amenities offered here are Wi-Fi, a TV with standard cable, kitchen, and laundry machines.
Two people can stay at this apartment in North Manhattan Beach and enjoy a private entrance, full-size bed, kitchen, TV, patio, and outdoor shower. This is one of the few units in the area that has air conditioning. You don’t need a car to stay here because you can easily walk to the beach, restaurants, and convenience stores. There is a guest parking spot located about 1.5 blocks away. Pets are welcome at this Airbnb.
You’ll love getting to know this beach town when you stay at this cottage and can walk to the beach, restaurants, the trail, and more. It is a three-bedroom home with a kitchen and bathroom to accommodate five guests. Here you’ll be about eight blocks from the beach and four blocks from shops and restaurants. Guests have access to the whole house and modern fixtures here that make it comfortable for a weekend trip or month-long retreat. Wi-Fi and TV with cable are available.
Solo travelers can stay at this private room in a house that’s in walking distance from trendy bars and restaurants. It is 1.5 miles away from the beach. There is parking available here too. The rental unit is a bedroom with a pool/garden view on the first floor of the host’s home. You’ll have your own bathroom and shared use of the backyard, patio, kitchen, and pool. The bedroom has a queen-size bed.
With a nice front porch and great location, guests love staying at this Manhattan Beach Airbnb. It is the main floor of a duplex and has its own entrance. The home is three doors away from the beach and Strand. Perks of staying here are the high-speed internet, ocean views, outdoor patio, onsite parking, and beach cruiser bikes provided. It’s a well-suited space for solo travelers and couples. The unit has a queen-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa. A kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry machines, and TV with cable are available to guests staying at the house.
Located on Highland Avenue and just two blocks from El Porto Beach, this is a nice place to stay for some great surfing. The host can even help you arrange for surfing lessons. It’s a studio space for one or two people that is in walking distance to the beach and Strand. You’ll be in the North Manhattan Beach neighborhood with a pull-down Murphy bed and access to bikes, beach chairs, and boogie board. There’s free parking available in front of the studio. There is some noise here due to traffic, but it’s also very conveniently located to LAX.
Airbnb-loving travelers rate this guest suite very highly in Manhattan Beach, so consider this option if you’re a solo traveler or couple. It’s a studio space that’s within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, shops, and more. You’ll be about half a mile from the beach here. The rental comes with a bathroom and outdoor area for enjoying breakfast. There are two other units on the property that are also Airbnbs here. You’ll sleep on a sofa bed in the common space and also have Wi-Fi, TV, and a kitchen.