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A Shore Thing

By Lauren Swanson-Tyda



Escape to the California coast in grandiose style. Here are three well-appointed manses you can rent right now via onefinestay ( Amenities include hotel-quality housekeeping, plus optional add-ons like child care, grocery delivery and airport transfer.

Midcentury Marvel
Only a 20-minute walk from Venice Beach, this indoor-outdoor home has swagger. Sliding floor-to-ceiling glass walls open up to a heated plunge pool and sun loungers outside. Rich wood appointments, plenty of greenery and mid-mod flourishes give California Court a peaceful, natural countenance. At three bedrooms and three baths, the home is perfect for those who want to be just a short drive away from the nightlife of Santa Monica and West Hollywood. From $1,265 per night  

Ocean Vibes
Situated on the Santa Monica Mountains in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, this five-bedroom, 5 ½-bathroom contemporary home boasts panoramic views of Malibu and Long Beach. With a pool, hot tub, basketball hoop, trampoline and upstairs cinema room, Palisades Drive is a perfect oasis for a vacationing with family and friends. Those with an artist’s sensibility will appreciate the impressive collection of modern artwork and a grand piano, both of which accent the space. A freestanding gray/white marble tub in the spacious master bathroom begs for long soaks over glasses of Champagne. From $1,159 per night 

Arch Deluxe
Sea Cloud Lane was originally designed by renowned Los Angeles architect Harry Gesner, whose work inspired the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Gesner is known for ambitious, one-of-a-kind beach homes that cling to seaside cliffs and are designed to voraciously imbibe ocean vistas. Beautiful wooden arches and cathedral ceilings frame wraparound balcony views of Malibu’s coast in this iconic home. With access to a private sandy beach and in walking distance to the rock formations of Lechuza Beach, this three-bedroom, three-bath gem is peaceful seclusion at its finest. Eight miles of hiking trails are only a 12-minute drive away. From $1,755 per night