Waterfront vacation rentals in California

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Top-rated waterfront rentals in California

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Home in Gualala
Abalone Cove - Oceanfront Getaway with Hot Tub
Our cozy, oceanfront gem has amazing views and is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with yourself, loved ones, and friends. When whales are migrating, you can spot them from our comfy couch. We are on the bluff with an oceanfront hot tub, within walking distance to Gualala restaurants, groceries & shops. Please respect our dream home, our neighbors, & bring only good vibes here. This is a beautiful and remote area, please plan accordingly to relax and enjoy the slow pace of life here.
Sep 22 – 29
$533 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
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Home in Carlsbad
Ocean View Beach House With Roof Top Deck & AC
Embrace your vacation at this magnificent 2-story modern beach house with ocean views from nearly every window. Unwind on the rooftop deck or enjoy the open concept living space with fully equipped kitchen and central air conditioning. Beach access is just steps away, perfect for relaxing and playing in the ocean. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, plenty of parking and easy self check-in. This home is perfect for families and friends seeking sun, sea, and nearby local attractions.
Oct 17 – 24
$377 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 219 reviews
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Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
Luxury Retreat W Cedar Hot Tub, Sun Deck & Firepit
A-Frame gem with Lake rights tucked away in the trees of Lake Arrowhead on an acre of land. Newly renovated with modern features and stylish decor. Close to the lake, hiking, restaurants & shopping. Ideal loc for all your Summer & Winter adventures. Cozy up by the wood burning fireplace in winter or open the doors to the deck in summer. AC in all rooms. This cabin is a soulful 5-star resort level top to bottom. Our Airbnb manager or myself will be avail if you need assistance during your stay.
May 5 – 12
$366 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews

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Waterfront apartment rentals

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Apartment in Topanga
NEW! Topanga Studio w/ Hot Tub, Creek + Mtn Views!
May 22 – 29
$191 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Apartment in Malibu
Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu
Mar 27 – Apr 3
$518 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 316 reviews
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Apartment in Pacifica
Luxury Beach View Apartment
Jan 8 – 15
$167 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 655 reviews
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Apartment in Santa Monica
Venice Canals Sanctuary
Nov 9 – 16
$325 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 156 reviews
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Apartment in Mill Valley
Floating condo 'A' on Sausalito's Richardson Bay.
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$237 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Apartment in Capitola
180°OceanviewCondo-Surfboards-Bikes
Apr 27 – May 4
$286 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 261 reviews
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Apartment in Oceanside
Forty feet from Pacific Ocean
Jan 20 – 27
$293 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 544 reviews
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Apartment in Long Beach
Private New Beautiful 1 Bdrm Beach Apartment w/AC
Nov 4 – 11
$179 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Apartment in Long Beach
RENOVATED Bungalow Steps to Beach, Shops & Dining
Jul 13 – 20
$393 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 100 reviews
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Apartment in Newport Beach
2-blocks to beach, private rooftop deck & PARKING
Nov 10 – 17
$194 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Apartment in San Diego
OB Beachview Suite
May 3 – 10
$241 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 216 reviews
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Apartment in Oceanside
Seaside Retreat with Ocean View-Steps to the Beach
Feb 17 – 24
$194 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 211 reviews

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Santa Cruz
180°OceanView+HotTub+EBikes+Surfboards+SUPS+Kayak
Sep 17 – 24
$862 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 384 reviews
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Home in Springville
Modern Cabin, Private Fishing Lake, Near Sequoias
Sep 5 – 12
$264 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
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Home in Trinidad
Coastal 2BR Oceanfront | Hot Tub | Deck | W/D
Oct 23 – 30
$230 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Home in Moss Landing
Oceanfront Beach House
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$470 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 223 reviews
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Home in Shingletown
Lassen cabin on the creek, Pet Friendly, EV!
Aug 21 – 28
$344 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 108 reviews
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Home in Clearlake Oaks
Dany’s Lake house with dock/paddle boat/kayak
Oct 7 – 14
$136 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Home in Bolinas
Bolinas Beach Home
Apr 27 – May 4
$877 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Home in Summerland
"Strand Hus" An Ocean Front California Dream
Dec 25 – Jan 1
$969 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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Home in San Diego
Casa Ballena, Luxury On The Bay!
Oct 29 – Nov 5
$879 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
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Home in Grass Valley
Stunning view roundhouse waterfall spa & cottage
May 12 – 19
$302 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 421 reviews
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Home in San Francisco
Charming Garden Apartment, Steps From The Beach
Nov 1 – 8
$134 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 573 reviews
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Home in Long Beach
Beach House 50m to Sand 2King Suites, Sleeper & RD
Sep 21 – 28
$322 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 252 reviews

Waterfront condo rentals

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Condo in Oceanside
Studio Oceanview King in Beachfront Apt (207)
Apr 26 – May 3
$229 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Oceanfront Malibu Townhouse On Quiet Road
Jan 19 – 26
$686 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 374 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Beautifully remodeled 10th floor oceanfront condo
Dec 22 – 29
$376 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 137 reviews
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Condo in Imperial Beach
BeachBreak #6 Spacious+Luxurious Beachfront Suite
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$532 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews
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Condo in Oceanside
Stay Steps from the Sea at Pacific Villas #2
Aug 23 – 30
$314 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 422 reviews
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Condo in Seal Beach
BEAUTIFUL beach apartment, OCEAN FRONT! Must-See!
Apr 26 – May 3
$139 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 227 reviews
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Condo in Oceanside
The Pier House | Lux Oceanfront Penthouse | A/C
Apr 30 – May 7
$351 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 249 reviews
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Condo in Marina del Rey
Waterfront 1 Bed 1 Bath - Marina views - Spacious
Apr 27 – May 4
$413 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Condo in San Diego
Ocean Front Mission Beach Penthouse!
Nov 14 – 21
$384 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 229 reviews
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Condo in Avalon
Vista Blanca 🌊 Brand New | Oceanfront Villa with breathtaking views on Catalina Island
Aug 17 – 24
$758 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
60 Feet Ocean Front 3-Bedroom Malibu Condo
Jun 14 – 21
$753 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Condo in Malibu
Malibu beachfront condo w pool, 2 bedroom 1 bath
Apr 16 – 23
$452 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews

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