It’s safe to say that many of us have dreamed at one point or another of owning our own villa in Malibu. Even Barbie has her own Malibu Dreamhouse located in the heart of the famous beach town!
However, not everyone can afford to drop a cool $3-12 million on a Malibu villa to call their own. If you still dream of living that bougie lifestyle in the ‘Bu, here are some alternative options:
Buy a Condo
Let’s be honest – do you really need a 10-bedroom mansion overlooking the ocean? For most of us, a two-bedroom condo is more than sufficient for our housing needs.
Malibu Villas is one option to live the Malibu villa life without shelling out major cash. This collection of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes feature soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, travertine tile, balconies, fireplaces, and large windows to enjoy that gorgeous Malibu beach view. In addition to boasting amenities like a shared pool, spa, sauna and clubhouse, this community is walking distance to Paradise Cove and just a short drive to Malibu’s famous Zuma Beach. Condos here sell for $800,000 – $990,000 and lease for less than $5k a month.
Live on Malibu’s gorgeous Carbon Beach with a condo in the Malibu. This condominium complex features breathtaking beach views, Mid-Century architecture, high ceilings and large decks, not to mention direct access to the beach.
Another way to reside on Billionaires’ Beach is to rent at Malibu Beach Club on the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway. Steps away from Billionaires’ Beach, you’ll enjoy Malibu beach access, marble details and top-of-the-line appliances.
Cavalleri Malibu is another coveted address for those looking to rent their Malibu villa. This luxurious enclave boasts amenities like tennis courts, a pool, hot tub, cabanas, fitness center, BBQ and even its own dog park.
Live It Up on Vacation
If your budget, job or lifestyle just doesn’t allow you to move to Malibu full-time, you can still live that Malibu villa life – on vacation! Popular vacation rentals site Airbnb and VRBO list plenty of luxurious homes that could be yours for the taking (for the week). Remember Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse? You can even rent Barbie’s home on Airbnb if you’re lucky enough to win a spot.
From a $28 million Billionaires’ Beach-front mansion (for just $1,050 a night) to an 8-bedroom retreat above Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach (for just $899 a night) you can live the high life when you rent a Malibu villa on Airbnb or VRBO. And, if you tire of the luxe life, you can opt to stay in a private beachfront cottage or even an Airstream trailer on Zuma Beach! People love Malibu because it is home to all kinds of people, all kinds of homes and all kinds of experiences.