Top 10 Airbnb's for Your Malibu Wedding

Hey there, lovely couples-to-be!I'm your friendly neighborhood Malibu wedding photographer, and I'm here to spill the beans on a fantastic idea that's bound to make your big day even more unforgettable: getting ready for your Malibu wedding in an Airbnb. Yep, you heard me right, and let me tell you, it's a total game-changer. Before we get into the why, let's look at the what! We have mountain retreats, beachfront villas, and everything from budget friendly to the budget doesn't matter. It's Malibu, so you know they all have the views!

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Beachfront Townhouse with Stunning Ocean Views

From the owner:

"This contemporary oceanfront townhouse on quiet and star-studded Malibu Road has amazing views, granite and limestone kitchen & bathrooms, living room with fireplace, tub for two, one parking space, and lounge/recreation area. It is spacious, quiet and private with sounds of the rhythmic surf in every room.
We are located a short drive or bike ride to all the great shopping and dining Malibu has to offer. In addition to the beach, there are lots of hiking/biking trails and wine tasting nearby.This townhouse is laid out like a house with its center hall floor plan. The primary bedroom is amazing as it has a vaulted ceiling and huge picture windows that look right out to the ocean. And at night, you can see the moon and the stars without even lifting your head off your pillow!
The living room has oceanfront views, comfortable seating, a 55 inch smart TV and fireplace.
The kitchen has a large refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher and everything else you'll need to cook a delicious family meal.
All three bedrooms have king size beds with 100% cotton bedding and their own adjacent bathrooms.

Our co-host Will checks you in upon your arrival. He will be looking out for you during your stay. The townhouse has a keyless entry which enables 24-hour check-in and the freedom from having to manage keys.
Included with your stay is access to our beach level recreation area that has a lounge, bar, ping-pong table, dart board and cornhole toss. There is also an outdoor shower for washing off after a swim in the ocean. In addition, we have mountain bikes for hitting the trails or riding into town."

The Vista Malibu Mountaintop Retreat Villa & Garden

From the owner:

"Malibu mountain top views and large private back yard! Luxuriate in the Jacuzzi bath with steam shower in the master bathroom of this refined house. It’s light and airy with dramatic high ceilings, large windows, French doors, hardwood floors and an open kitchen. Enjoy stunning mountain views from large decks & our garden sanctuary. The house is 2400 square feet, which is one of the largest in the neighborhood. ALL GREEN & ORGANIC non-toxic cleaning products, toiletries, coffee/tea station, USB charges & make-up cloths just for YOU! No parties. Please read House Rules before booking.

Clive Dawson designed (2400 square feet) this Mediterranean home in the beautiful Malibu Bowl area of Corral Canyon, Malibu. Light and airy with dramatic high ceilings, large windows, french doors, hardwood floors, open kitchen, large decks with beautiful canyon and mountain views. Large lushly landscaped backyard including fruit trees, walking paths and sitting areas. STUNNINGLY MAGICAL GARDEN! (Help yourself to any fruit that is ripe) One of the newest homes on the mountain with the largest/most private yards in the neighborhood. A few miles to the beach, Nobu, and the famous Solstice & Back Bone Trails! Master bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub and steam shower."

Discover Nature Trails from a Topanga Oaks Guesthouse

From the owner:

"The studio apartment boasts a well-equipped kitchen with full refrigerator for plenty of storage, two induction cooktops, one microwave, a Breville electric oven/toaster and an outdoor gas grill. Have your dinner on a private redwood deck and patio, shaded by coast live oak trees.

The rental has oak hardwood floors, walk in shower and all new fixtures throughout. Quiet A/C and heat with a designated private guest parking space included.

Enjoy easy access to many local beaches and endless mountain trails for hiking and biking in Mediterranean climate conditions. Malibu and Topanga Beaches have world-class surfing conditions. Site seeing, restaurants and tourism abound. Santa Monica/Venice and the Los Angeles area is easy to access.

Charming and clean with a comfortable queen sized bed, this 220 square foot space with private deck is perfect for couples. Use of the grounds with over thirty oak trees makes for a delightful getaway or stop over while traveling.

We provide maps and advice regarding hidden beaches and locations in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu Creek State Park and access to Cultural activities in the city of Los Angeles."

Tour Topanga State Park from a Cozy Mountain Home

From the owner:

"Take an outdoor shower and a soak in the vintage claw foot tub in your own private front yard surrounded by cactus and ivy. Then head out the back door to take in the expansive canyon views from your own massive private deck with outdoor couches and a custom built covered table to eat or work. Head out to explore the maze of meandering trails in the park before settling down on the sectional sofa in this cabin with modern style and rustic details. All the amenities you’ll need in an open format studio. Owned by interior designers who put a lot of love and style into this updated cabin.

Tucked away in Topanga (yet only minutes from town) sits Chandler Farms, a 500 sq ft cabin. Recently remodeled, the cabin is a perfect mix of rustic & luxury featuring a private deck with a hammock facing breathtaking views and a massive walk in shower.

A newly remodeled guest cabin with a private front yard and a huge private deck overlooking the canyon. A gorgeous 2 person bathroom with double sinks and a spa style shower with a bench and skylight. Raw hard wood ceilings with rustic touches makes this a unique yet comfy space.

Just a 2 minute drive from rustic Topanga and 10 minutes from the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu, we are also directly across the street from Topanga state park, the largest tract of park land in Los Angeles. Trailhead is within walking distance with access to miles of trails of varying difficulty. Red Rock Canyon is also 5 minute drive. Over the ridge to the Valley is 12 minute drive with access to all modern shopping amenities and restaurants."

Rustic mountain retreat

From the owner:

"Escape to the beauty of the Santa Monica mountains with breathtaking views and hikes on the door step. This rustic guesthouse is across the courtyard from where we live. You can share our pool and collect fruit from our orchard. We have an incredibly friendly Pyrenees - St Bernard mix, Ozzy, who likes to co-host. But we don’t allow pets as the local wildlife is not as friendly as Ozzy! This is a place for nature- lovers who don’t mind the odd critter. Or a 20 minute drive to buy a coffee!"

Malibu Ocean Front sanctuary close to everything

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Quiet Topanga Guest Suite

From the owner:

"Take it easy at our tranquil and private getaway with incredible mountain views.

Enjoy al fresco dining and make yourself at home with full, custom kitchen, full bath and w/d & parking. Easy access from PCH (10 minutes) and a short drive to Pine Tree Circle.

Some of the most popular hiking trails available directly outside your door. Property is separated by long driveway so you have complete privacy from main house. T

he perfect romantic getaway or artists retreat. Come visit!"

Malibu Wine Country Mediterranean Estate

From the owner:

"Exquisite romantic single story Zen dream home nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains with breathtaking views! This stunning 3 bedroom (3 beds), 3 bath home has mountaintop views and ample outdoor space.

As you enter through the gated driveway into the front courtyard, you are greeted by a beautiful fountain and a custom wrought iron door opening to a vaulted foyer with a grand living area just beyond. The Master bedroom overlooks spectacular mountain views and includes an en-suite bathroom."

Luxury Modern Malibu Oasis - Ocean/Mountain views

From the owner:

"This spectacular multi-levelled home is located up a scenic curving road just 3 miles from the Pacific Coast Highway. Architecturally-designed, it is built into the hillside and nestled between Las Flores Canyon and the ocean. The house is only 7 min. from Carbon Beach (Billionaire's Beach) and 20 min. from Santa Monica. This 2-acre serene property boasts a roof-top terrace with breathtaking views of the ocean and Catalina Island and is close to popular shopping and dining destinations.

Immediately inside this 1,800 sq. ft. home are incredible floor-to-ceiling views from the windows and the sliding glass walls which let in an abundance of natural light into the open-spaced living area. This designer perfect house is covered in oak flooring with a custom walnut staircase leading into a dual-walled master closet domain. The king size master bed has views to the ocean, a private balcony and a separate walk out to the garden area. The master bedroom has automated night shades. The master ensuite bathroom has an oversized concrete shower space including a rain shower. The second bedroom has an additional TV and sliding doors to the outside. The rooftop terrace offers panoramic views with luxurious seating and a fire-pit. There is ample parking available on the property. The ideal location of this home within Malibu has close proximity to many hiking/biking trails and destinations such as: Nobu, Soho House Beach House, Malibu Pier, The Lumber Yards shopping complex. Additional amenities include: EV charger(cord not provided); automated sunscreen shades in living room, both AC and ceiling fans, back-up generator, work/desk space."

Mar Vista Marvelous

From the owner:

"Morning, afternoon, and evenings are peaceful and relaxing. The view is exceptional throughout the day as the light plays on the surrounding mountains and new colors reflect off the ocean. Enjoy your own private resort complete with a private pool, paddle tennis court, and bocce ball. Hike the endless trails throughout the Santa Monica mountains and return for a feast on your private outdoor deck overlooking the well-manicured grounds as well as the Pacific Ocean.

Latigo Canyon is a long winding mountain road. You will be on this road for about 15 minutes. When turning into the neighborhood, there is a short stretch of narrow mountain road that can make some drivers a little nervous. It's a very short distance and it's paved, but nonetheless, please be prepared for this part of the drive."

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Picture-Perfect Beginnings

Imagine this: you wake up on the morning of your wedding, and instead of being in a hotel room that could be anywhere, you find yourself in a charming Malibu Airbnb that's bursting with personality. Rustic beach vibes? Check. Modern elegance? You got it. Quirky and eclectic? Absolutely. Whatever style floats your boat, there's an Airbnb in Malibu that's got your name written all over it.

Home Sweet Home

Now, let's talk comfort. You know that feeling of being in a space where you can truly kick back and relax? That's exactly what an Airbnb offers. It's like your home away from home, but with a dash of that vacation magic. Lounge around in your PJs, have a leisurely breakfast with your squad, and soak in all those pre-wedding jitters in a space that feels oh-so-comfortable.

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Instagram-Worthy Backdrops Everywhere

As a wedding photographer, I can't help but gush over this one. You know those pre-wedding shots that make your Instagram feed light up like fireworks? Well, in an Airbnb, every nook and cranny is a potential backdrop for stunning photos. From that cozy window seat to the quirky wall art, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to setting the scene for those all-important getting-ready shots.

Personal Touches Galore

One of the best things about an Airbnb is that personal touch. It's like the space is giving you a warm hug, saying, "Hey, we're here for you." You can bring along those special trinkets, mementos, or heirlooms that add a layer of meaning to your wedding day. Plus, with all that space, your bridal party can spread out, do their hair and makeup in style, and have a blast without feeling cramped.

Bridal Bonding Extraordinaire

Speaking of your bridal party, an Airbnb creates this magical atmosphere for bonding. Think about it: you're all together under one roof, sharing stories, laughter, and maybe a few happy tears. It's like a mini-retreat before the big event. Trust me, the memories made while getting ready in an Airbnb will be stories you'll tell for years to come.

Easy Breezy Logistics

Logistics can be a pain, but not when you're in an Airbnb. Most of these beauties come with modern amenities that make life a breeze. Full kitchens for those last-minute snacks? Check. High-speed Wi-Fi to keep you connected? Check. Plenty of mirrors and well-lit spaces for the ultimate glam? You bet. It's like the universe conspired to make your getting-ready process as smooth as silk.

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Your Malibu Wedding Adventure Awaits!

So there you have it, folks! Getting ready for your Malibu wedding in an Airbnb isn't just a smart choice—it's a downright fantastic one. The comfort, style, and intimate vibes these spaces offer are like the icing on your wedding cake (speaking of cake, don't forget to save me a slice!). From creating picture-perfect memories to setting the stage for epic bridal bonding, Airbnb brings a whole new dimension to the wedding prep game.

Trust this Malibu wedding photographer—you're not just getting ready for a wedding; you're embarking on an adventure, and your Airbnb is your trusty sidekick. So, here's to cozy mornings, stunning photos, and unforgettable moments. Get ready to say "I do" in the most unique and delightful way possible!

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