Pack the swimsuits, grab the sunscreen and toss on your shades! From San Diego to Santa Barbara, the sunny Southern California coast is the perfect beach getaway destination. Whether you catch a few waves or work on your tan, SoCal beaches offer the perfect blend of fun in the sun and relaxation.
From family-friendly visits to romantic getaways, a luxury vacation rental is the best way to enjoy the sun-soaked SoCal beaches. Vacation rentals allow the discerning traveler to stay in the most sought-after SoCal beach communities. After all, nothing beats stepping out your front door each morning and feeling the sand between your toes! Live like the locals and enjoy exclusive beachfront access without paying a premium for overcrowded, overpriced hotels. After a day on the beach, watch the sunset from your private hot tub while sipping a glass of California wine.
Not sure which SoCal beach is right for you? Check out three of our favorite SoCal destinations.
For clear waters, beautiful coves, and equally beautiful people, head straight to picturesque Laguna Beach. This picturesque seaside village started as an Art Colony in the 1900s. Today, it boasts seven miles of spectacular coastline, with more than 30 unique coves and beaches. Palm trees, colorful bougainvilleas, and tropical gardens adorn the charming cottages along the beach. A vacation rental in one of the charming beach cottages is the perfect way to feel like a local.
This exclusive community in Dana Point not only gives vacationers private beachfront access, but also boasts some of the area’s best golfing and tennis. Discerning travelers enjoy the exclusive privileges that come with a gated community by staying in one of Monarch Beach’s popular vacation rentals. Visit the Dana Point Yacht Club and charter a sailboat or yacht and watch the sunset over the Pacific. Don’t miss the family-friendly Festival of Whales held every March over two weekends or the Dana Point California Wine Festival held each April.
Enjoy the small-town feel of this family-friendly beach that’s a paradise for surfers, beach volleyball players and sun worshipers alike. Take in the coastline while biking along the 22-mile South Bay Bicycle Trail, or take a stroll along the “Strand”, a paved pedestrian walkway. Like all the SoCal beaches, Manhattan Beach is lined with luxury condos and homes. Fortunately, you don’t need a star on the walk of fame to live like a Hollywood star during your stay. A beachfront vacation rental brings the beach to your doorsteps. Watch the sunset from your private balcony and fall asleep to the crashing surf – a SoCal beach vacation doesn’t get any better than this!
Call Five Star Vacation Rentals at 310-800-5454 today to book your getaway to the beach.
We recently received a note from one of our guests who stayed at our Laguna Beach Gem. Jessica rented this beautiful home for her entire family to spend the week of her wedding together. They had a great time. She notes in her letter that they found the house to be “absolutely amazing” and it was a great home base for the entire family.
We pride ourselves on our professional photography, but she said our photos don’t do justice to the property. Of course, you’ll have to judge that for yourself after you spend some quality time soaking up the sunsets, ocean breezes and luxurious appointments that you’ll find in this stunning property.
Take a closer look at some of the amenities that Jessica noted in her letter: She says “the kitchen has GIANT windows with unobstructed views of the ocean so every sunset was enjoyed over wine while making dinner.” She also loved the floor plan and overall roominess of the property: “It gives enough space and you never feel cramped.”
And while the amenities at our lovely Laguna Beach home will keep you smiling all day, Jessica notes that the luxury continues to impress even when you sleep: “The beds are VERY comfortable.”
The experience continues if you want the party to expand outside. This unique property has three ocean-view decks and a back yard. It’s a short walk to the beach, or a short drive to downtown Laguna Beach with its art galleries, world-class restaurants, and unique shopping.
Our Laguna Beach Gem has 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths with room for up to 11 guests. We usually rent this home on a monthly basis, but we can sometimes carve out a weekly rental. Click here to view more details on this home. Call Five Star Vacation Rentals at 310-780-3411 to start planning your amazing getaway. But don’t delay, our summer schedule is already starting to fill.
Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic escape to Big Bear luxury rentals, the perfect couples-only winter getaway.
Snow falling gently outside, you and your sweetheart snuggling by the fire, champagne on ice… it just doesn’t get more romantic than this! Even if you waited until the last minute to make your Valentine’s Day plans, it’s never too late to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic escape to Big Bear. Let us play cupid and help you plan the perfect romantic getaway!
Luxury Big Bear Vacation Homes Create Romance
Discerning travelers know that the right accommodation sets the mood for romance and adults-only fun. So why stay in a cramped hotel room when you could enjoy a spacious home? Get the romance started at one of the exclusive Big Bear luxury vacation homes. These rentals feature custom amenities, private hot tubs and luxurious master suites. Nothing says romance like sipping champagne in your own private hot tub or snuggling up together by the fire!
After a day on the slopes, enjoy a romantic meal together at one of Big Bear’s fine dining restaurants. Many restaurants offer special romance packages and tasting menus, such as Sweet Basil Bistro’s five-course Valentine’s Day dinner served in this intimate, charming bistro.
And whether you hit the slopes or cuddle up indoors, there’s plenty of action to set your heart a-flutter.
Top 5 Big Bear Winter Romance Activities 1. Bear Mountain Snow Summit: Old Man Winter is back, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of a packed powder-to-powder natural snow surface under beautiful sunny skies! Spend the day skiing down the slopes on Snow Summit’s beginner, intermediate, advanced or expert snow runs. 2. Alpine Slides at Magic Mountain: Take a break from the slopes and zip down the alpine slide in your own private toboggan for two. Your hearts will be racing after a ride down this authentic bobsled experience. 3. Big Bear Snow Play: Reconnect with your inner-child on the largest snow play hill in the San Bernardino Mountains! The lift-assisted inner tubing takes you straight to the top for a fun, laughter-filled glide down the mountain. 4. Action Zip Line: Get some action this Valentine’s Day with a Big Bear Action Zipline tour! Suspended high above the forest floor, you’ll zip through stunning snowy scenery, across rocky canyons, and end with an adrenaline high! 5. Helicopter Big Bear: Lovebirds can take in the stunning winter scenery with a 20-minute private sightseeing tour. Special romance packages include champagne or Perrier sparkling water, fine chocolates, a stuffed teddy bear and a long stem red rose.
The bags are packed; the flights are booked… all that’s missing from your perfect vacation getaway is where to stay. For years, hotels were the standard of choice for luxury accommodation. Increasing, however, discerning travelers are discovering that luxury vacation rentals are the perfect “home away from home” – balancing five star amenities with personal comforts and privacy.
Luxury Vacation Homes Set the Standard for Comfort, Exclusivity and Privacy
From romantic getaways to family-friendly fun, five star vacation rentals balance the need for luxurious accommodation with personal privacy. There’s no traipsing down a hallway late at night to visit the ice machine, no loud slamming doors or flushing toilets, and no disturbances from boisterous neighbors arriving home past midnight. Best of all, instead of waking up early for that stale continental breakfast, you can relax in your bathrobe with a cup of coffee out by the pool – you’d never do that in a hotel, would you?
Increasingly, a five star beach home or a five star big bear vacation rental is also a smart choice for budget-friendly accommodations. Many discerning travelers are surprised to learn that the cost of a week’s stay at a five star rental may be far less than a week at an equivalent hotel. This is especially true for large families or several couples traveling together. Instead of booking several hotel rooms, families and friends can relax and live comfortably at their new home away from home. There’s no need to cram into a crowded bedroom or share bathrooms. With a luxury vacation rental, everyone has their own space!
A luxury vacation rental is all about the little extras. Multiple master suites make vacation rentals a natural choice for several couples traveling together. Gourmet, stainless steel kitchens make cooking fun – whether you’re brewing hot chocolate after a day on the slopes at Big Bear or grabbing a few snacks to take down to your Laguna beach party. Need to keep the kids entertained? A large big screen TV or board games will keep them occupied in the family room, while you and your spouse share a quiet moment together. At the end of the day, relax in the privacy of your own pool or hot tub – without having the moment spoiled by other hotel guests. Whether you choose a cottage, condo or home, thousands of square feet of space, multiple bedrooms and expansive outdoor space sure beat a tiny hotel room and balcony.
Selecting a five star vacation rental is just the beginning! At Five Star Vacation Rentals, our talented team also specializes in creating a completely custom experience tailored to your needs and interests. From Big Bear and Mammoth Lakes to the Southern California beaches and beyond, we specialize in helping our guests discover unique, authentic activities. This is the type of personalized service and attention to detail offered by the most exclusive hotel concierges.