17 Last-Minute Beach Rentals For A Perfect 4th Of July Staycation

Oh, wanderlust, you saucy minx. The desire to skip town for the upcoming holiday weekend is building, especially when your Instagram feed looks like an issue of National Geographic and your friends are adding stamps to their passports like they’re Carmen Sandiego. But if jet-setting for the 4th isn’t in the cards — whether it's your budget or your hectic schedule that's making it impossible — you can still indulge the travel bug by booking yourself a sweet staycation.

After all, tourists from all over the world flock to Los Angeles for its beach scene, so why would you dare to leave for Independence Day? This upcoming holiday weekend is just the time to appreciate the perks of living by the best coast. Book a rental like the ones we’ve rounded up here, and in minutes you’ll feel far, far away from it all.

From Malibu to Hermosa, these Westside homes boast every kind of amenity. Maybe being steps from the sand is a critical component of your staycation? Or perhaps you’d prefer a sun-drenched roof deck? Badass barbecue? Chic decor? Whatever is on your checklist, be sure to book fast! Good rentals like these don’t stay vacant long. Bonus? No matter the house you choose, you won't have to deal with traffic or parking to see seaside fireworks.

Got to go, wanderlust. The beach is calling...

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 2
Price: $75/night

Tranquility awaits in this Venice Beach bungalow and its lush gardens. It’s so charming, you’ll forget it's a total bargain.

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Location: Malibu
Sleeps: 2

Price: $247/night


As you drink your morning coffee on the expansive deck of this canyon hideaway, you can take your pick of which Malibu beach to spend the day on. Will it be El Matador, Zuma, Point Dume, or Leo Carrillo?

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 2

Price: $209/night


If, like Don Draper in the Mad Men finale (spoiler alert), you need a weekend to relax and recharge creatively, this Venice artist’s haven (two blocks from the sand) is just the place to do it. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with the next great Coke commercial.
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Location: Marina del Rey
Sleeps: 4

Price: $495/night


The best of both worlds: high-rise metropolitan living with a little sand between your toes. This Marina del Rey apartment features two bedrooms, a lofted TV lounge, and uber-trendy decor.

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 4

Price: $770/night


Put down that latest issue of Kinfolk and go make it a reality. You’ll be taking decorating notes and shopping tips from this hip Venice retreat. Luckily, the shops on Abbot Kinney are just steps away.


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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 8

Price: $550/night


Four blocks from the sand, three to Abbot Kinney, and two from Main Street equals one great beach house. Not that you’ll want to spend any time inside when you have access to a great backyard, but pick from two bedrooms or an updated Airstream trailer for your afternoon siesta.

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 2

Price: $298/night


Want to take a bath outside? This charming Venice rental has many surprises up its sleeve, including an outdoor tub.


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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 6

Price: $750/night


After you’ve had your fill of vitamin D, escape inside this Venice retreat to cook up a gourmet meal in the chef’s kitchen, take a disco nap in a hammock, or prep the s’mores for a night spent around the fire pit.

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 2

Price: $399/night


Walk around the corner for brunch on Abbot Kinney, bike to the beach, or just relax in this indoor-outdoor beach bungalow. Yeah, it’s the good life.

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Location: Santa Monica
Sleeps: 8

Price: $995/night


Whether your friends are grill masters, surfers, or sleepers, this brand-new beach house will meet all their needs.

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Location: Redondo Beach
Sleeps: 2

Price: $150/night


This roof deck won’t quit! But it’s just one amenity to enjoy while renting a room in this Redondo Beach mini-manse.


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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 10

Price: $1,299/night


If stepping from the living room to the sand through sliding glass doors isn’t luxury, then we don’t know what is.

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Location: Santa Monica
Sleeps: 5

Price: $179/night


Even a short stay in this condo, a ten-minute walk from the sand, may make you consider moving to the beach forever.
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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 8
Price: $1,080/night


Okay, let’s get serious: If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable place to stay, this eco-friendly indoor-outdoor architectural wonder is it. Like Jenny from the Block, you’ll constantly ask yourself, “How did I get here?”

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 3

Price: $209/night


Bright and airy and a little mid-century, this Venice beach bungalow has everything you and your California lifestyle requires.

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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 4

Price: $1,000/night


If you like big blue walls, the big blue ocean, and a big blue pool, this place has your name written all over it.



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Location: Venice
Sleeps: 6

Price: $299/night


Steps from the sand and the heart of Venice, this cozy condo will keep your car idle all weekend.