Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Malibu

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Malibu. Travelers to this scenic city praise the seaside, beaches and hiking. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation, July, September, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 85°F.

Natural highlights

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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation to and around Malibu

Fly into Oxnard, CA (OXR), the closest airport, located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Malibu?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,312 holiday lettings near Malibu. From 1,080 Houses to 70 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Malibu for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Malibu?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Malibu:

  • Eastern Malibu: 125 holiday homes
  • Western Malibu: 84 holiday homes
  • Central Malibu: 232 holiday homes
  • Hollywood: 858 holiday homes
  • Hollywood Hills West: 1,740 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Malibu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Malibu. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Zuma Beach: 1,249 holiday lettings
  • Pepperdine University: 2,971 holiday lettings
  • Malibu Equestrian Park: 818 holiday lettings
  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach: 4,029 holiday lettings
  • El Matador State Beach: 563 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Malibu listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Malibu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,080 Houses in Malibu. Our other popular types of Malibu holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 756 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 97 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Malibu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 634 holiday homes with pool available in Malibu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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