Last Updated November 15, 2021 11/15/2021

12 Dreamy Airbnb Rentals in Malibu, California

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Known for its many famous residents, luxurious hotspots, and laid-back beaches, Malibu is a unique Southern California destination to add to your bucket list. In addition to the fancy mansions that you might get a peek at while driving through the upscale neighborhoods, you can also spend your days hiking on scenic trails and enjoying the lovely sunsets from your very own accommodations.

Here are some dreamy Airbnb rentals in Malibu, California to start planning for your trip.

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MCM Malibu Private Studio with Amazing Ocean Views
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Studio and living area with panoramic ocean views

MCM Malibu Private Studio with Amazing Ocean Views

Since Malibu Airbnbs can be pretty pricey, many people choose to stay in guest suites instead of renting an entire house for a vacation. This particular guest suite is a studio space that has amazing ocean views and a seamless transition between the inside and outside worlds. It sleeps two people in a king-size bed in the living area and also comes with a mini fridge, coffeemaker with pods, small cooking appliances, beach towels, and in-unit washer and dryer. Access to the home is via private gate just a few minutes off PCH. The owners live in the main house above this rental space, but you’ll still have plenty of privacy here. You cannot easily walk to the beach from here, however, and children and pets are not allowed.

Malibu SeaView Oasis Across the PCH from the Ocean
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Great sunset views from the porch

Malibu SeaView Oasis Across the PCH from the Ocean

Six people can rent this Malibu Airbnb and have two bedrooms and one bath to themselves. The ocean and canyon views are incredible here, and Carbon Beach access is a half-mile walk away down PCH. This home for rent comes with a stocked kitchen, backyard with lounge chairs and string lights, and laundry facilities for guests who stay more than 14 days. This is a duplex rental with a patio, Wi-Fi, A/C, and TV with standard cable. Pets are allowed to stay with you at this property.

Waverly’s White Bungalow Over the Water
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Dining and living area with panoramic views of ocean

Waverly’s White Bungalow Over the Water

This very popular beach bungalow sleeps up to four people and has one bedroom and one bath in Malibu. It’s right on the beach in an area that’s not crowded. There are two beach bungalows here, but they are separate from each other and about 900 square feet each. Dogs are welcome here when you pay the pet fee and follow the rules. Babies and children are welcome here too, but the hosts charge an extra fee per person after age one. Features of this space are a stocked kitchen, seasonal fireplace, king-size bed, rollaway beds, smart TVs, Wi-Fi booster, and private decks.

Malibu Modern One-Bedroom Pool House
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Your very own secluded, private pool

Malibu Modern One-Bedroom Pool House

Two people can stay in this awesome pool house in Malibu with its own private and secluded pool to have a fun getaway. It’s five minutes to PCH from here, with ocean and canyon views from the wraparound deck. This is a one-bedroom, 800-square-foot pool house surrounded by avocado and lemon trees. It has low light pollution for stargazing, a full kitchen, refrigerator, and Mid-Century furniture. If you want to use the pool, it’s best to book this Airbnb between late spring and early fall. It does not allow pets.

Ocean & Mountain View Tiny House
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A unique way to experience Malibu

Ocean & Mountain View Tiny House

At the center of Malibu with views of the ocean and mountains, it’s also fun to stay in a tiny house in Malibu, such as this Airbnb rental. It sleeps up to three people and has two bedrooms and one bath, as well as a full kitchen, small outdoor sitting area, and private hiking and biking trails. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and single bed. The tiny house is about the size of an RV and classified as an RV. Book this rental for a glamping experience that’s just 1.8 miles up from PCH and surrounded by nature. Pets are welcome here for an additional fee.

Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu
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A charming beachfront space for two

Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu

Here’s a highly rated Malibu Airbnb that sleeps two people who want to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. It’s a lovely beachfront apartment with an open-plan living design and a wall of windows so you can enjoy the views. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the list of amenities includes a full kitchen, TV, bathroom essentials, laundry machines, coffee maker, and free parking. Guests love the location of this Airbnb because it’s right above the water with amazing views of the waves and seals. It does not allow kids or pets.

Peace, Beauty & Ocean View
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Sit back and soak up the Malibu sunsets

Peace, Beauty & Ocean View

For an affordable price, you can book this private room for rent in a residential home and stay with a family of three with two small dogs. It’s a mile from PCH and gives guests access to a hot tub and patio with ocean views. You’ll have your own private bath, kitchen and laundry access, Wi-Fi, and TV streaming services here. The hosts can provide you with beach towels and chairs when you head out to the beach. Book this rental to be social and meet some locals who love Malibu. Guest pets are not allowed, however.

Tropical "Mermaid House" Apartment near Surfers' Paradise
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Lush landscaping and fun furnishings

Tropical "Mermaid House" Apartment near Surfers' Paradise

Four people can stay at this Malibu rental unit with one bedroom and one bathroom. This is a long-term stay unit with a minimum 30-day rental. It’s a very highly rated and popular Airbnb that’s affordable and surrounded by tropical landscaping. You’ll enjoy the sunset and ocean views from the covered balcony. Features of the space are a king-size bed, kitchen, laundry machines, TV, Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, and self-check-in. It’s a family-friendly place that comes with a travel crib, highchair, children’s dinnerware, and backyard. However, pets are not allowed.

Malibu Mid-Century Modern Studio with Ocean Views
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A lovely getaway close to everything

Malibu Mid-Century Modern Studio with Ocean Views

You’ll be just a short drive from famous beaches, hiking trails, shopping, and world-class restaurants when you book this Airbnb for up to four people. It has a queen-size bed, sofa bed, kitchenette, smart TV, designer furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. This is a freestanding unit and studio space that’s perched high above the PCH and includes laundry machine access if you are staying at least a week. It’s best to drive to the beaches from here rather than walk, and Duke’s Malibu is just a two-minute drive away. This rental does not allow pets.

Malibu Dream Trailer
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Pristine nature all around you

Malibu Dream Trailer

For a unique stay in Malibu, rent this Airbnb RV by yourself or with another person. It’s surrounded by nature and has a private deck next to the vintage 1954 Spartan trailer that’s been totally renovated. The interior features a king-size bed, a kitchen, dedicated workspace table, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth sound system. You’re likely to hear wildlife around the trailer, so book this place for a glamping experience and to be off the grid. The RV is solar-powered and has water hauled up to fill the tanks. It’s a true adventure spot that’s accessed by dirt roads and near cliffs. Pets are not allowed here.

Amazing Malibu Guest House
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Two acres of land for a serene scene

Amazing Malibu Guest House

Travelers enjoy staying at this guest house on two acres of land for a serene beach getaway. It’s across the street from one of the best beaches in Malibu and in a private/gated area. The host offers guided hikes and horseback rides in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s also fun to gather fresh eggs in the morning, make pottery, or try slacklining when you stay here. The space sleeps three people and has one bedroom and one bath. However, it does not allow pets.

Highest Mountain Top Retreat in Malibu with Ocean View
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Studio with views of the ocean

Highest Mountain Top Retreat in Malibu with Ocean View

Here’s another guest suite option that is affordable in Malibu while offering stunning views of the ocean from its patio. This studio space accommodates two people and offers 360-degree views and opportunities to see wildlife. It’s about five miles from the beach, which is about a 10-minute drive away. The rental room is private and has its own private balcony, but it has a shared wall to an office in the main house. Guests have access to a lounge area and BBQ when they stay at this tranquil place way up in the mountains. The unit does not allow pets.

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