By Gage Hanson
Hermosa Beach may be the little sister beach to Redondo Beach and Long Beach, but it has just as good of beachfronts, shopping and is still in the greater Los Angeles area. If you are looking to vacation somewhere warm and glamorous, look no further than this list of top Hermosa Beach vacation rentals. Hermosa Beach is a prime location to vacation if you are searching for good weather, great shopping, five star eating, festivals and parties. There’s a little something for everyone here whether your budget is high or low, if you want to party or take it easy. There is something for you to find at Hermosa Beach.

*One thing to note: the city of Hermosa Beach passed an ordinance in 2016 that doesn’t allow rentals for less than 30 days. Any rentals located in the city limits should be adhering to this policy. You will want to contact the owners to follow up on this before you book anything.

Large Beach Area Home $400/night – If you and a large group of friends or family are planning on staying in Hermosa Beach, this rental is a great choice for you. While on the pricier side, it offers a ton of room so you can split the cost with a fairly large group of people (up to 11). There are only three bedrooms, but one bedroom includes four bunk beds and there is a couch that doubles as a futon. A futon is an essential part of any college vacation group. This property is within walking distance of the beach. In the morning you will be able to slip on your flip flops and be to the beach within minutes. The property also has a great rooftop patio with seating so you can relax after a day at the beach and enjoy the fresh ocean air and listen to the sounds of the city night.

City Based Apartment $100/night – This cozy apartment is further away from the beaches, but definitely not away from the action. You are only a few minutes of a drive away from the beach, and Redondo Beach is extremely close as well. This property is located in more of a family neighborhood setting, so don’t expect any huge parties or action going on in the immediate vicinity. You will benefit though by getting a good night’s sleep while still being a short Uber ride from all your favorite clubs, restaurants and bars.

The apartment itself offers two beds, free laundry and street parking. The unit is small, but comes with a shared porch where a hot tub and sauna are available for your use to find a few minutes of peace after an undoubtedly busy day in the Los Angeles area.

Oceanfront Cottage $1,109/night – This is the Hermosa Beach real estate you have to go with if you want the prime experience. Not everyday do you get to stay in a house that is a sidewalk away from one of the most popular beach fronts in the world. You can stare out your back window and watch the sunset across the rolling waves of the Pacific ocean. You’ll be able to feel the constant cool breeze coming from the water and through the cottage’s windows.

This home is styled exactly like you would expect from a building built in 1909 and will make you feel like you are escaping real life into a life of seaside wonder. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms in this property. The cottage also features a large, wide open living and dining room that looks out over The Strand (a famous walkway that extends miles across the California coast) and onto the beach. Your stay here will be full of sights, sounds, smells and feelings that you can’t get anywhere else.

Fully Equipped Studio Apartment $65/night – If you are on an extreme budget but still want to have some fun, this will be one of the most cost effective Hermosa Beach vacation rentals. It is quite small, but in a town like Hermosa Beach, you won’t be spending much time inside anyways. The studio apartment has one bed and only allows a maximum of two residents, so it is perfect for a getaway vacation with a significant other. And if you are having an extended stay, the studio comes equipped with a stove, mini-fridge, and free WIFI.

This apartment is in a neighborhood that features a good mix of other residents and small businesses. It won’t be as quiet as some of the other neighborhood properties you can find, but you also have the added benefit of a short walk to stores and restaurants. While you aren’t quite on the beach, it is still only a 15 minute walk.

Hermosa Beach Shack $900/night – Want to party in Hermosa Beach? This is the rental for you. The owners have taken special care to provide renters with numerous beach toys, party games and group amenities. The rental has one bedroom, a couple of sleeping nooks, and two bathrooms. The shack sleeps up to eight people and is only two blocks away from the beach, but it is everything that comes with your rental that will make your stay special.

Inside the house you will have access to a pool table, projection television, SONOS sound system and slot machines. The property is also equipped with a large patio and a fenced off, brick backyard. There is a lot of seating options, but you also have plenty of entertainment options outside as well, including a keg-orator and dart board. The owners also provide renters with beach bikes, surf boards, boogie boards, beach balls, and a lot more beach toys. Hermosa Beach is a land of parties. So if you were looking to party, this Hermosa Beach real estate property is for you. It is on the pricier side, but it is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or just a fun family get together. You won’t be disappointed with this beach shack.

Guesthouse Experience $120/night – While this is a less traditional rental than the other units we have covered, it is an extremely good value for what you are getting. The guest house is separated from the main property, so it is practically like you are staying in your own apartment. The entire unit is fitted with modern amenities and style, so you will feel comfortable while hanging out at your rental. There is also a full kitchen, so you will be able to cook your own meals if you want to save some money by preparing your own food.

This property also rides the line between Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. You are a short walking distance between the beachfront in either city and have multiple high-class restaurants a short distance from where you will be staying. You are also close to both the Hermosa pier and the Redondo pier, where you will find great nightlife, shopping venues, and tourist experiences.

Beach Bungalow $135/night – This stylish little home can be a great choice for your extended stay at Hermosa Beach. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as an office area and a living room that features a fireplace. It is only a few blocks away from the beach front and is close to a number of areas for outdoor activities, including running, biking, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, and surfing. The house is only a fifteen minute drive away from LAX, so it won’t be difficult to reach if you are flying in.

The backyard also comes equipped with a stainless steel barbecue, while the kitchen features modern, stainless-steel appliances. While you are close to a number of great restaurants, you will almost want to cook in the beautiful kitchen. The bathrooms are also updated and feature a black tile shower in one and a smooth, green paint job in the other.

Executive Beach Home $400/night – This home, built in 1922, has been fully upgraded to feature a modern feel in a building that gives off a classic vibe. It is truly the best of both worlds. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so this house is perfect for a larger family or a group of people. There are two outdoor decks, perfect for hosting barbecues or outdoor parties, especially with the hot tub on the deck off of the master bedroom.
You are only one block away from the beach, so while it isn’t a beachfront property, it is very close. You will also be incredibly close to the pier and a number of other nightlife options are within a couple of blocks. This house truly has it all.

This list isn’t even close to exhaustive when it comes to rental properties in Hermosa Beach. There are a number of other apartments, houses, and even hotels. If you are looking for shorter stays, there are a number of options just outside of city limits that will keep you close to Hermosa Beach while giving you the ability to rent for just a weekend. Hopefully this list helps you find what you are looking for.