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13 Luxury Beach House Airbnbs in California

Just think, no thin, confined walls where you can hear the guest next door snoring. Instead, indulge a myriad of luxuries with your very own beach house where the sand is just steps from your door. If you’re ready to treat yourself, and your family or friends, a vacation at a luxurious beach house Airbnb is sure to be unforgettable. These properties along the California coast from San Diego to Humboldt County come with all sorts of indulgent perks from sparkling private pools to fire pits and complimentary beach gear.

Ocean Front Beach Home With Sparkling Pool - San Diego So much lovely water in all directions
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Ocean Front Beach Home With Sparkling Pool - San Diego

Prepare for a magical escape at this breathtaking oceanfront retreat that comfortably accommodates up to eight guests. The mesmerizing panoramic ocean views are sure to leave you speechless. Just imagine waking up to see dolphins gracefully dancing through the surf, and ending each day with the grandeur of a glorious sunset. Not only is the beach just a short walk away, but you’ll also have your own hot tub to soak in as well as a stunning pool, the crown jewel that guests often describe most beautiful view pool they’ve ever seen. It can accommodate up to eight in three bedrooms and includes all the conveniences too, such as a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, and a washer/dryer.

The Perfect Exclusive Sandy Beach Club Villa - Malibu The Perfect Exclusive Sandy Beach Club Villa
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The Perfect Exclusive Sandy Beach Club Villa - Malibu

The Escondido Beach Club is an oceanfront villa that sits right along the sands of Escondido Beach in Malibu. Live like a Hollywood star while enjoying beach access, complete with relaxing sunloungers where you can watch for the dolphins that frequently pass by and gaze out at a postcard-perfect view of Point Dume. The ocean is so close to this unique villa that you can hear the waves. Large glass doors open to a spacious beachfront deck with a charcoal grill, an alfresco dining table, and a fire pit. The air-conditioned indoor living space features a large flat-screen TV and a fireplace. You’ll have a full kitchen with a drip coffeemaker, an espresso machine, and a French press, along with a washer/dryer too.

Entire Private Coastal Retreat Spectacular Ocean - Montara Entire Private Coastal Retreat
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Entire Private Coastal Retreat Spectacular Ocean - Montara

Just a short drive from San Francisco while feeling as if it’s worlds away, this home is a private coastal retreat in Montara, which offers one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. It offers incomparable oceanfront luxury for up to six in two bedrooms, with large decks, a big fenced yard, a hot tub, a fire pit, and a bocce ball court that overlooks the coast. Enjoy them all with a soundtrack of the waves. The beach, a lighthouse, biking and hiking trails, and downtown Montara are all just a short walk away. The home also has a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with chef’s appliances, basic spices and condiments included, Apple TV, Netflix, and board games.

Sanctuary House Architectural Gem with Ocean Views - Trinidad Sanctuary House Architectural Gem
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Sanctuary House Architectural Gem with Ocean Views - Trinidad

Located along the rugged north coast, surrounded by the Pacific and the redwoods, the Sanctuary House is aptly named. It boasts sweeping ocean views from every room and sits on four pristine acres, just a short walk from the beach. Sleeping up to six adults and two children, the magnificent interior design combines wood, glass, and slate, harmonizing with the natural surroundings. After a day of hiking through the redwoods or playing at the beach, relax in the hot tub while gazing out at the waves, play a game of horseshoes, cook out on the propane BBQ, and roast marshmallows around the fire pit.

Neptune’s Palace - San Diego Neptune’s Palace
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Neptune’s Palace - San Diego

A two-story, three-bedroom townhouse with 2,100 square feet, Neptune’s Palace can accommodate up to eight, and it’s just steps from Mission Beach where it meets up with Pacific Beach. You’ll be close enough to the ocean that you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and there are many shops and eateries within a short walk away too. It includes a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances where you can prepare your meals while enjoying a spectacular ocean view. That view can also be enjoyed from the dining room, living room, and master bedroom.

The Cottage - Santa Monica The Cottage
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The Cottage - Santa Monica

Experience the luxurious VIP lifestyle at this stunning oceanfront Santa Monica cottage. An exquisitely restored historic landmark, it can accommodate up to eight guests in four bedrooms and provides an exceptional array of amenities, including a delicious daily breakfast and concierge services. In the fully fenced backyard, you’ll find a Jacuzzi and a sauna while a soft, sandy beach and the waves are just steps away. You’ll have an alfresco dining space with a BBQ grill to take advantage of the abundant sunshine, and inside, there’s a 55″ HDTV with Apple TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer/dryer.

A Little Piece of Heaven - Half Moon Bay A Little Piece of Heaven, Half Moon Bay, California
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A Little Piece of Heaven - Half Moon Bay

For beach lovers and surfers, it would be hard to find better than this two-bedroom home which sits right next to the world-famous Mavericks surfing beach, the same stretch featured in the 2012 movie, “Chasing Mavericks.” Not only will you have unparalleled access, but you will have a hot tub, indoor and outdoor wood-burning fireplaces, and another outdoor gas fire pit. There are two stand-up paddleboards included for those who prefer paddleboards to longboards, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off afterward a day on the water. A full kitchen and washer/dryer are included too. You won’t have a TV, but with views like this, you probably won’t miss it.

Architectural Estate With Dramatic Ocean Views - Jenner OnTheRocks Architectural Estate Dramatic Ocean VUs
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Architectural Estate With Dramatic Ocean Views - Jenner

This incredible home that takes inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright is located only about 80 miles north of San Francisco and is renowned for its jaw-dropping ocean views. With walls of windows, it provides unparalleled panoramas that have even been featured in Coastal Living magazine. The outdoor living spaces are truly captivating and include a gas BBQ grilling station and a bar, a dining table, picnic tables with overhead party lights, a hammock, and serene spots for personal meditation. Accommodating up to six guests across three bedrooms, it also boasts a chef’s kitchen equipped with high-end appliances, including a Jura Espresso Machine. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi, streaming Roku, and Alexa, along with a spa and a dry/wet sauna for the ultimate in relaxation too.

Astounding Oceanfront Property - Mendocino Astounding Oceanfront Property
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Astounding Oceanfront Property - Mendocino

This spacious hideaway spans an impressive 6,385 square feet, offering a tranquil escape for up to eight guests with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Located in Mendocino, you’ll have access to California’s only coastal town that’s a historic landmark. Established in the 1850s, it’s known for its Victorian buildings and saltbox cottages, many of which serve as art galleries, antique stores, boutiques, and many outstanding eateries. When you want to prepare your own meals, you’ll have an award-winning chef’s kitchen. The highlight is the deck and patio – from either you can unwind to the sounds of the ocean and the songs of the birds while watching for seals and sea lions.

Private, Oceanfront Views, Timber Cove - Jenner Private Oceanfront Views
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Private, Oceanfront Views, Timber Cove - Jenner

Set atop a bluff, from this highly rated three-bedroom home, you’ll enjoy ocean views from every room. An incredibly private setting, it’s the perfect place to melt stress away while enjoying the thunderous sounds of the waves and watching the local wildlife. It faces Cormorant Rock which is inhabited by many seals and birds, including pelicans, ospreys, and cormorants. You’ll have your own private beach that’s part of the property with tide pools to explore too. Guests not only rave about the surroundings but the home itself, with a huge kitchen that has two sinks and “enough utensils and amenities to please the demanding chef in your life,” including “a proper selection of wine glasses to please the oenophiles, and enough fine china to set a table worthy of the best holiday tradition.”

Oceanfront Beach House Overlooking the Boardwalk - Santa Cruz Oceanfront Beach House, Santa Cruz
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Oceanfront Beach House Overlooking the Boardwalk - Santa Cruz

It’s not easy to find a rental so close to the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk that you can see it. This is truly one-of-a-kind as you’ll be just a short walk from the rides, games, and other attractions, along with the many eateries and the sea lions at the wharf. It sits right along beautiful West Cliff Drive and offers four bedrooms, accommodating up to eight guests. It includes a full kitchen, a patio with a Traeger grill downstairs, and an upstairs deck with panoramic views. An electric fireplace, cable TV, and washer/dryer are included too.

Beach House at Virgin Creek - Fort Bragg Beach House at Virgin Creek
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Beach House at Virgin Creek - Fort Bragg

Located on a 5-acre beachfront lot bordered to the west by the beach and the south by Virgin Creek, the host notes that this beach house is the closest to the beach and the only one in the area with direct access. Both are wildlife sanctuaries, so you’ll have multiple opportunities to wash for wildlife in the ocean and on land, including deer, seals, otters, and lots of birds. It includes private access to the white sand beach, considered the best surf spot on the coast (for the experienced only). Accommodating up to 10 guests in three bedrooms plus a sofa bed, the home is remote and partially off-grid for a more eco-friendly stay, but you’ll still have all the essentials. That includes HDTV with premium cable, standard cable, a DVD player, Wi-Fi through Starlink, and a very well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. A Ping-Pong table is provided for a little friendly competition too.

Beach-Ocean-Bay Panoramic View Golf Course Home - Bodega Bay Beach-Ocean-Bay Panoramic View Golf Course Home
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Beach-Ocean-Bay Panoramic View Golf Course Home - Bodega Bay

Nestled just above Pinnacle and Doran beaches on the 14th fairway of the Links at Bodega Harbour, this spacious four-bedroom home is ideal for larger groups, accommodating up to 10 guests. From the nearly quarter-acre property, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, bay, beach, hills, golf course, and stunning sunsets. Take in the vista from indoors or out with large windows and a spacious deck. You’ll have a soothing hot tub, a gas grill for cookouts, and a fire pit table, perfect for gathering around in the evening. There are five Smart TVs scattered throughout the home and a pool table, along with a number of extra perks like an ample supply of beach towels, snacks, and pantry items in the kitchen, and even unexpected toiletries like floss and toothpaste.

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