The sun and sand of the West Coast beckons. Ah, the coast where you can take 5 to go hang 10 … and drop $200K on a beach rental for a month.
Before you pass judgment on the price tags, dare to peek inside these magnificent California beach rentals, and find out what it feels like to be sittin’ on top of the world.
1. $12,500 in Venice, CA (click here for more images)
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom canal home may be the least expensive of our roundup, but it certainly doesn’t lack in extravagance.
Located in the heart of Venice’s canals, the home stretches four stories toward the sky, offering elevation that overlooks the winding waterways leading to the ocean. Invite your famous friends to come via land or water — the home has space for five parked cars and is accessible via the Howland Canal. Then amaze your guests with a party that leads upward from each level’s balcony, culminating at the entertainer’s rooftop lounge.
2. $30,000 in Dana Point, CA (click here for more images)
Get lost in the horizon-spanning ocean view beyond the disappearing glass doors in the rear of this five-bedroom, three-bathroom house, which is engineered with crisp lines and efficient design.
The home’s natural indoor-to-outdoor flow is seamless in the kitchen, which is stocked with professional-grade appliances. You could spend an entire day in the confines of the grand master bedroom that opens to a private patio, with a spa that beckons you to sink deep into its oasis.
Enjoy entertaining on the beach, with butler service from the St. Regis resort, and lavish amenities like heated floors, elevator, and electric solar shades when you turn in for the evening.
3. $35,000 in Laguna Beach, CA (click here for more images)
This 1920s home showcases the timelessness of beachfront property through Old World, rustic charm.
Built by members of the legendary movie-producing Griffith family, the home was even used as a backdrop in early Hollywood feature films. So strut your stuff like a Hollywood star for a few months at this spectacular four-bedroom, four-bathroom Three Arch Bay compound.
Even without its cinema roots, the estate demands attention. Perched atop a cliff, the property is made up of six parcels, including a main house, guest cottages, and even its own lighthouse. Stairs lead from the lighthouse to the property’s private beach, with a stunning pool built into the surrounding rocks.
4. $200,000 in Malibu, CA (click here for more images)
This five-bedroom home offers all the grandeur that is expected in a $200,000 per month rental. With the laid-back calm of a California beach haven and the opulence of a European getaway, the home has everything from an indoor pool and a patio overlooking the ocean to a teahouse and courtyard.
One could easily spend their days waking up in the master bedroom to panoramic ocean views, rousing their creativity at the art studio, heading out for a long walk on the beach, and capping it off with a mai tai and fresh catch on the back patio in the company of a famous California sunset.