The luxury rental market in California is very popular because of the number of gorgeous oceanside rentals. If you are looking to rent villas or luxury apartments, you will quickly find that the California market has a variety of luxury rentals for all tastes. If you're curious about trying a luxury rental but never have, once you experience fluffy towels, high-quality sheets, spectacular views, and a variety of add-on services, you'll never go back.

Top 7 California Luxury Vacation Rentals

1. The Glass House

Located in the beautiful city of Malibu, The Glass House is a recently-renovated oceanfront villa with stunning 180-degree ocean views and Malibu city views. Its name comes from its large floor-to-ceiling windows that boast breathtaking ocean views from whichever way you stand in the rooms. The Glass House features a fire pit, an outdoor sound system, heat lamps and an alfresco shower. Visitors can also make use of stand-up paddleboards and surfboards. You'll have cable TV, Apple TV, and free Wi-Fi available to you, and the kitchen features Caesar-stone countertops and retractable walls of glass, all of which open to the oceanfront decks. The Glass House features three large bedrooms, and all include bathrooms and televisions. The Glass House is perfect for a romantic getaway or an epic family vacation in Malibu. While in Malibu, visitors can visit Zuma Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Leo Carrillo State Park, and the Malibu Creek State Park.

2. Mockingbird Place

Located in the Hollywood Hills, Mockingbird Place is the definition of glamour and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, but also very close to Hollywood’s Sunset Strip nightlife and restaurants. The home features six gorgeous bedrooms that all look down at an incredible view of Los Angeles, as well as many large outdoor spaces that are perfect for sunbathing during the day or sipping cocktails during an evening gathering. The home also features a heated pool and hot tub with spectacular views. Mockingbird Place is very centrally located and close to West Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Rodeo Drive.

3. L.A. Villa

Located in swanky Beverly Hills, L.A. Villa is an extremely stylish four-bedroom house that was built by French architects. It features all of the luxuries amenities anyone could ask for, including a pool terrace surrounded by a beautiful green garden and a Grecian fountain. Inside of the home, visitors will be treated to Italian furniture and African antiques which compliment a beautiful fireplace. Each of L.A. Villa’s bedrooms feature spa-quality bathrooms and designer bathtubs as well as walk-in showers. For those that want to explore the sumptuous neighborhood of Beverly Hills, be sure to visit Rodeo Drive for some shopping, walk in Beverly Gardens Park, and spend part of the afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier.

4. Sunset Villa

Located in the lovely hills of La Jolla in San Diego, Sunset is an incredible five-bedroom villa that offers panoramic views of the deep-blue Pacific Ocean. Large floor-to-ceiling windows adorn all rooms of the villa, providing a spectacular view of the ocean from all angles. Even more amazing is that the villa is only 2 miles away from the beautiful beaches of La Jolla. The Villa’s lower deck is perfect for those that don’t feel like heading to the beach, and features a top-of-the-line pool, barbecue set, and al fresco table. Inside the villa, visitors will find a spacious living room as well as high-end appliances and granite surfaces. The villa also features a state-of-the-art fitness center. Sunset Villa is conveniently located only 15 miles from San Diego’s top attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Mission Beach, and Harbor Island.

5. Redondo Beach Luxury Villa

Redondo Beach Luxury Villa is a gated home boasting 7,800 square feet with exquisite coastline views. Located in the community of Redondo Beach, visitors will never be too far away from the ocean. Located only 20 miles away from Downtown Los Angeles, you can easily head to the best restaurants in Southern California for dinner and still make it back to watch the sunset from your deck. The magnificent villa features an outdoor heated pool surrounded by tropical rock décor for extra relaxation. Visitors will also enjoy the extra-large theater room with movie theater-style seating as well as an outdoor basketball court. You can also walk over to nearby famous beach towns like Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, which have some more of the region’s best restaurants.

6. Nineteen-Seventy

Located on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, Nineteen-Seventy offers visitors unparalleled luxury. The property measures an impressive 12,000 square feet and was designed with the lake cabin concept in mind. The house can sleep up to 18 visitors comfortably, with 9 bedrooms and a beautiful guest house with private lake access and a 145-foot pier. The property features large outdoor spaces that are perfect for lakeside parties and gatherings. The home also showcases a picturesque patio where you can enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe. Inside of the home, visitors will enjoy an entire glass back wall in the living room, which presents another beautiful view of the lake. The game room, fitness room, and screening room are all equipped with the latest technology and designed with a blend of classic and contemporary features. Nineteen-Seventy is located in between Tahoe City and Homewood and is within walking distance of shopping and dining options in both northern and southern Lake Tahoe. The casinos of South Lake Tahoe are easily accessible by car and are a fun and lively way to spend the evening.

7. Stone Canyon

Located in Bel Air, Stone Canyon features beautiful outdoor living areas, its own spa, and chic interiors. The large six-bedroom home feels like a hotel resort, featuring a spacious terrace that stretches around a pool, a hot tub, al-fresco showers, and dining areas. Inside of the home, visitors will find elegant moldings as well as white walls, large sofas, and a stone fireplace. The villa’s six bedrooms are spread out over the house and each has access to private bathrooms. Stone Canyon is very close to Rodeo Drive, The Grove, Santa Monica Beach, and Venice Beach.

This article was written by Walter Godinez.