Los Angeles is no stranger to luxury digs. Scattered along the coastline and throughout the hillsides, cities like Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Calabasas and the Pacific Palisades hold some of nation’s most expensive real estate. Thanks to the home-sharing company Elite Lyfe, visitors to the Southern California locale can experience some of these gorgeous properties during their next visit. Of course, to really do LA like a true glitterati, you need to book the best of the best. Here are five of the city’s most expensive and exquisite vacation rentals:
Malibu Oceanfront Villa — $6,250/night*
Boasting 6,000 square feet of space, this Malibu estate can accommodate 16 guests and features six bedrooms, seven baths, Jacuzzi and direct beach access. The Cape Cod-style mansion also includes a separate 950 square foot guest house with three additional beds. With an open floor plan, the beach chic home offers a light and airy atmosphere perfect for whiling away the afternoons. Outside, guests will find a freestanding fireplace and lounge chairs ready for evenings spent watching the sunset. Modern amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, spa-like bath products, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a three-car garage.
Malibu Modern Palatial Tuscan Villa — $7,950/night*
We could probably skip the description of this villa and let the images speak for themselves. But because some of you may want to know specifics, we’ll go ahead and share. This palatial Tuscan estate is located in the Zuma Beach enclave and boasts 440 feet of private bluff frontage. With 11,000 square feet of space, the mansion has six bedrooms, 11 baths (including his and hers in the master), a heated infinity-edge pool, private wine cellar, professional home gym, game room, theater room and a fully-equipped kitchen. The villa is decorated with crisscrossed distressed-wood-beamed ceilings with white and neutral furnishings. Outdoors, the pool overlooks the Pacific Ocean and guests can lounge on cushioned chairs or head over to the beach just steps away.
Ultra Modern Hollywood Hills Home — $8,000/night*
You know what they say about people who live in glass houses right? They have the BEST views! Okay so that might not be the exact saying, but it’s true nonetheless. Spread out across 9,400 square feet of space, this ultra-modern, steel-and-glass home sits in the Hollywood hills of Hollywood offering sweeping views of Los Angeles. The home can accommodate up to 12 guests and includes five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pool, elevator to the master bedroom, home theater, wine storage and a massage room. The blue-bottomed infinity-edge pool rests next to an al fresco kitchen with barbecue, lounge area and outdoor dining table. And with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows throughout the residence, guests can enjoy the views in whichever room they’re in.
Malibu Endless Views Oceanfront Estate — $8,100/night*
Located on Broad Beach in Malibu, this lavish villa was designed and furnished by renowned architect Waldo Fernandez. The six-bedroom residence features coiffured white-beamed ceilings and rich, solid oaks floors that create a laid-back beach style. For foodies, the fully-equipped chef’s kitchen might just be your favorite room in the house. The space boasts dual SubZero refrigerators, a Viking professional range, warming drawers and a wine fridge beneath an enormous granite-topped L-shaped center island. In the living room, a collapsible glass wall leads to the 1,000-square-foot terrace which features plush patio furniture and an al fresco dining table. Other amenities include a home theater, fitness center and an infinity-edge swimming pool.
West Hollywood Luxury Villa — $10,000/night*
The crème de la crème of these villas, the six-bedroom West Hollywood estate, is an undeniably chic homage to Los Angeles glamour. Built on 1.5 acres of manicured grounds, this gated residence offers a resort-style retreat with six bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a pool, game room, home office, theater room and 14,000 square feet of space. Inside, the massive, open floor-plan great room includes the living and dining rooms as well as entertaining spaces. Curated art hangs on the walls while burgundy bar stools and oversized grey armchairs help to create a more hotel-like atmosphere. The master bedroom offers 2,500 square feet of space and comes with a large walk-in closet, rainfall shower, dual-vanity sinks, a sitting area and a fireplace.
*Rates subject to change