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Top 7 Homes to Rent for a Holiday Season in Los Angeles

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Enjoy a SoCal Getaway at a California Beach Rental or LA home for Families and Digital Nomads

The holidays are right around the corner, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air! Open Air Homes‘ rentals are designed with families in mind. Check out some of the most unique and well-designed homes for your family holiday.

Our homes are filled with board games, fully-stocked kitchens, and family-friendly recreation equipment so that families can connect and spend quality time together. 

We’ve handpicked seven Los Angeles-area gems so you can enjoy a sunny Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re seeking a month-long California beach rental or a short-term Airbnb, we’ve got you covered. 

Check out the 7 best luxury vacation rentals for families who want to celebrate the holidays West Coast-style.

#1 – Buckingham by Open Air Homes 

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Bedrooms: 3   |   Bathrooms: 2   |   Sleeps: 6   |   Location: Lafayette Square, Los Angeles

Why we love it for your family holiday: Complete with a sauna and cold plunge tub, the sprawling Buckingham offers a tranquil escape in the city. This recently renovated three-bedroom home was originally built in the 1920s and still upholds many original charming accents to strike the perfect balance of old and new. Spread over multiple floors, Buckingham provides privacy and plenty of room to relax or work remotely. 

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#2 – Marco Place by Open Air Homes

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Bedrooms: 2   |   Bathrooms: 1   |   Sleeps: 4   |   Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Why we like this home: Marco Place tends to get booked up quickly, largely due to the outstanding interior design from design firm Interior Particulier. Another big draw is its convenient location on the coveted walk streets of L.A.’s artsy and iconic Venice Beach. Gift shopping on the famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard is one of L.A.’s most essential and memorable holiday pastimes. From complimentary beach cruisers to the cozy lounge area with a fire pit, this home is ideal for smaller families and digital nomads who have been dreaming of a classic SoCal holiday. 

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#3 – Rialto by Open Air Homes (Available as a Month+ rental!)

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Bedrooms: 2   |   Bathrooms: 3   |   Sleeps: 4   |   Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Why we love this rental: Available just in time for Thanksgiving as a Month+ stay, the sleek, modernist Rialto is ideal for a digital nomad or small family with adult children. Boundary-pushing design from eminent architect Steven Shortridge makes this home ideal for experiencing Venice Beach at its absolute best. The secluded rooftop deck boasts sweeping views and an outdoor shower and spa for unmatched relaxation. A sleek workspace and fitness room are ideal for the go-getter and energetic traveler who likes to keep a solid routine. While Abbot Kinney is a block and a half from Rialto, this architectural masterpiece sits on a quiet, residential street away from the hustle and bustle. A truly serene retreat, this gated compound offers privacy and ocean breeze in equal parts.

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#4 – Philippe Starck by Open Air Homes (Available as a Month+ rental!)

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Bedrooms: 4   |   Bathrooms: 2.5   |   Sleeps: 6   |   Location: Mar Vista, Los Angeles

Why we love this home: A fairytale surf shack has never been so chic. Esteemed industrial architect, designer, and multi-hyphenate Philippe Starck’s first American residence is an incredible feat of storytelling in design. With surrealist accents hidden right under your nose, this bungalow is designed like a fairytale, each room a new and exciting chapter in its rich history. The furniture and layout prioritize comfort and deliver the classic vibe of a laid-back California residence. The truly remarkable home is a museum of Starck’s work, and the owners have kept his one-of-a-kind vision intact. Perched on a hill in Mar Vista, the backyard offers incredible city and ocean views. You’ll feel right at home in this noteworthy property.  

Click here to book Phillippe Starck’s L.A. residence.

#5 – Rosewood by Open Air Homes (Available as a Month+ rental!)

Bedrooms: 4   |   Bathrooms: 3   |   Sleeps: 8   |   Location: Mar Vista

Why we love it for your family holiday: A mere five minutes to Venice Beach, Rosewood is the perfect place for families to relax and enjoy quality time together during the holidays. Every room is filled with natural light from oversized windows accented by custom wood blinds. With over 2,600 square feet of living space, this expansive home is a modern paradise with charming traditional touches and luxury finishes. A fireplace and spacious backyard provide plenty of options for families to connect and unwind. Equidistant to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, guests often fall in love fall in love with family-friendly Mar Vista’s tree-lined streets and quiet atmosphere in LA. 

Click here to book Rosewood.

#6 – Suncrest by Open Air Homes (Available as a Month+ rental!)

Bedrooms: 3   |   Bathrooms: 2   |   Sleeps: 4   |   Location: Hollywood Hills

Why we love it for your family holiday: Available just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Suncrest is ideal for urban explorers who need a stunning home to retreat to after a day in the city. Nestled within the Hollywood Hills, this lofted home stands out from the surrounding greenery with its playful burnt orange exterior. Its modern treehouse aesthetic offers a unique experience and allows guests to feel hidden away while remaining close to the action of Tinseltown. With sleek industrial design elements and huge rooms, Suncrest is perfect for families seeking a Hollywood Holiday.

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#7 – Surfside Sanctuary by Open Air Homes (Available as a Month+ rental!)

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Bedrooms: 4   |   Bathrooms: 4.5   |   Sleeps: 8   |   Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Why we love it for your family holiday: Steps to sand. Need we say more? Not only does this luxurious SoCal estate boast ample space, thoughtful design, and incredible rooftop views, but it’s also conveniently located a block away from the beach and Washington Avenue. Surfside Sanctuary beckons you to the roof to enjoy the crisp ocean air or to scope out all Venice Beach and the family-friendly Marina Del Rey have to offer. With bikes and surfboards in the garage, your family will find plenty to do for your winter vacation. 

Click here to book Surfside Sanctuary.

The Best in Los Angeles-Area Vacation Rental Homes

Are you looking for a luxurious short-term or Month+ rental that meets all your needs and accommodates the family? 

Look no further than Open Air Homes.

Our thoughtfully-designed properties offer the best of California living in areas like Venice Beach, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, and more.

View all available vacation rentals here.

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