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California Dreamin – The incredible golden state with near-perfect weather, 800 hundred miles of coastline, endless beaches, new age laid back culture, entertainment, mountains, nature reserves and beautiful cities are just some of the attractions of a California vacation. California is the place where you can embrace your adventurous side as well as master your lifestyle like nowhere else.

California coastline

Whether you wish to discover the delights of Los Angeles, the beaches of Malibu, the sheer beauty of Lake Tahoe, the dessert planes of Palm Springs or the great outdoors of The Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, we are pleased to offer our discerning clients the best handpicked California Vacation Rentals.


LOS ANGELES VACATION RENTALS


California is a vast state with 39.5 million people and 163,696 square miles of land. An excellent place to start is the glamourous city of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is where you will see many of the state’s most iconic sites made famous by thousands of Hollywood movies.

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Some of Los Angeles attractions include places such as Rodeo Drive, Malibu, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Grumman’s Chinese Theatre, Theme parks and incredible shopping.

Los Angeles

California and especially Los Angeles is the home to some serious shopping. Famous Rodeo Drive is possibly the most exclusive and stylish shopping district in the world. Expect to see all the top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Prada, Channel, Gucci and Armani lining the street made famous by movies such as Pretty Woman, Clueless, Beverly Hills Cop, and American Gigolo. For a more relaxed shopping experience, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica is a great choice. And for boho-chic and cool boutiques, Abbot Kinney Road in Venice is a perfect choice.

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Our California Vacation Rentals in Los Angeles have their locations in sought after destinations such as Bel Air, Hollywood, The Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. Many of our Los Angeles Vacation Rentals have spectacular views with, modern chic interiors, large swimming pools and outdoor areas.


MALIBU VACATION RENTALS


California is well known for famous and beautiful people, and one of the best places to celebrity spot is on the beaches of Malibu. Just some of the famous faces you might expect to are Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Halle Berry, Goldie Hawn, Charlize Theron, Jack Nicholson and Miley Cyrus who all own homes in Malibu.

Malibu Beach

With our incredible selection of Vacation Rentals Malibu, you get to spend time in one of the worlds most in-demand destinations for people seeking, nature, privacy and luxury.

Malibu Mansion

Access to many of these luxury California vacation rentals is by a private road closed to the public, making the homes and the beaches in front even more exclusive. If you are not staying in one of the Malibu Vacation Rentals, accessing the beaches is quite challenging. Once you have settled into your Beachfront Malibu Vacation Rental, you can jog, walk or enjoy the spectacular view of the ocean from your private terrace. Our Malibu Vacation Rentals are the perfect choice for anyone wishing to combine privacy and nature with the fun and activities of Los Angeles, which are a short drive away.


SANTA MONICA AND VENICE BEACH VACATION RENTALS


Next door to Malibu is the lovely town of Santa Monica. Santa Monica Pier is one of California’s most iconic sites. But of course, Santa Monica offers much more than just the pier. The beautiful atmospheric town full of fabulous shops lies alongside beautiful Santa Monica Beach, which is 3.5 miles in length. As well as the soft well-maintained sandy beach, lies miles of cycling and jogging trails.

From Santa Monica, it is possible to cycle or jog via a cycleway to Marina Del Rey passing the incredibly electric Venice Beach district along the way. Venice Beach is famous for its Bohemian Spirit, free-spirited lifestyle, street performers, funky shops, stylish boutiques, coffee shops, the skate park and the Muscle Beach outdoor gym. 5-star hotels and great California Vacation Rentals line the whole length of Venice Beach. A couple of blocks inland is the very stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which is the destinations for fashionistas and foodies. The pretty town centre is choc-a-bloc full of chic boutiques and great restaurants. Venice Beach Vacation Rentals line the surrounding canals.


LAKE TAHOE VACATION RENTALS


Moving to the north of California is the stunning area of Lake Tahoe. This incredible natural state park straddles the borders of both California and Nevada and is known for its beaches and its ski resorts. Lake Tahoe itself is the largest freshwater alpine lake in North America comprising 22 miles in length and sitting at an elevation of 6225 feet. The exquisite sapphire blue lake is encircled by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains making it a truly magical destination in both summer and winter. The well-know Emerald Bay State Park has its location on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

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The northeast side is the location for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park which includes The Sand Harbor Beach and Spooner Lake which are the gateways to the famous long-distance Tahoe Rim Trail. Many of our Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals have their location to the North West of Lake Tahoe close to the resort of NorthStar.

For those looking for a more secluded Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental, the mountain escape at Old Greenwood is a great choice. The Cabins, Townhouses and Villas are all centred around a Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course. All clients staying in one of the Old Greenwood vacation rentals have access to the Alpine Club and Schaffer’s Camp. The club has several ski-in, ski-out restaurants offering a haven for breakfast, lunch and après ski. Guests can also avail of a complimentary shuttle service to and from the town of North Star.

As you move further south of Los Angeles, the beaches of Santa Monica turn into long stretches of groomed golden sand in locations like Laguna Beach and Carlsbad. Further south again is the beautiful city of San Diego which is rapidly becoming one of America’s most youthful and optimistic destinations.


PALM SPRINGS VACATION RENTALS


Last but not least, we are delighted to offer a selection of vacation rental properties in Palm Springs, a beautiful city in the Sonoran Desert in south-east California. Palm Springs is famous for its hot springs, its luxury Palm Springs Vacation Rentals, stylish hotels, world-class golf courses and luxury spas.

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The heart of Palm Springs has its location along Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs is where you will find vintage boutiques, interior design shops and gourmet restaurants. The Coachella Valley made famous by the music and Arts Festival is stunningly beautiful and perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding.


CHOOSING THE PERFECT CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTAL


At Exceptional Villas, we are delighted to offer a wide variety of California Vacation Rentals to suit all taste. We have everything from beachfront mansions, mountain cabins, townhomes, luxury condominiums and villas. Many of our California Vacation Rentals offer hotel-like services and amenities, especially in the Lake Tahoe NorthStar area.

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Our designated California Villa expert will spend time with you understanding your needs, wishes and requirements. If it is your first time to California, the first thing you need to do is to decide on the perfect base to explore the state’s attractions. Our team will help you decide between a Beachfront Home in Malibu, a hillside estate in the Hollywood Hills, a villa in Bel Air, a luxury vacation rental in Palm Springs or a mountainside cabin in Lake Tahoe.

They will then help to match the perfect vacation rental for your group to ensure a trip of a lifetime. We are also pleased to include our complimentary 5-star concierge service with all our bookings. The concierge service consists of everything from ground transportation, VIP services, boat trips, concert tickets and restaurant reservations.

There is no doubt that a vacation to the Golden State of California will result in you feeling rejuvenated by the endless sunshine, beauty and diverse amount of fun activities. Likewise, your spirit refreshed by the fresh, healthy food and outdoor lifestyle.


SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTALS


ORSON WELLS HISTORICAL ESTATE, HOLLYWOOD HILLS


We love Orson Welles Historical Estate, a charming 4-bedroomed estate perched in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Sunset Boulevard. This magical property, which can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, is steeped in rich Hollywood History. Where else would you find a house whose previous residents included such stars as Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, David Bowie, Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra? Orson Welles famously penned Citizen Kane while residing here.

Orson Welles Historical Estate

This unique and beautiful property is a perfect hideaway where your group of family or friends can enjoy all of the attractions of Hollywood. The 3,000 square foot house was originally built in 1928 and is styled like a Cape Cod property with heaps of space and beautiful landscaped gardens. Orson Welles Historic Estate is a very welcoming and happy home with quirky, unique features such as a private cocktail bar with a pool table and a Club Room with jacuzzi.

Outside, the patio area overlooks the bright lights of Hollywood below. It’s a perfect area to gather with your guests for an outdoor BBQ, perhaps followed by a dip in the charming lagoon pool.

Orson Welles Historical Estate is the perfect choice for a memorable vacation where you can live like Hollywood Royalty.


ALPINE ESTATE BEVERLY HILLS


Alpine Estate is another firm favourite of ours. Alpine Estate is a magnificent 7-bedroomed villa which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests, located close to Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. This vast European-style estate is over 12,000 square feet and offers the ultimate in luxury and immense privacy.

Alpine Estate

From the moment you arrive at the beautiful hand-carved wooden gates, you know this is somewhere very special. This fabulous home has been classically designed and features exquisite furnishings and décor throughout. Antiques, dark wood floors, high vaulted ceilings with crafted wooden beams, chandeliers and ornate pieces of furniture adorn this breathtaking house.

Alpine Estate features a magnificent gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room and several areas for relaxation including a reception area, living room, library, den and media room. Your guests will have plenty of space for enjoyment together or alone.

There is also lots of living space outside with a beautiful covered gallery featuring colourful foliage and quirky light shades, marble flooring, couches and seating of all descriptions. An exotic Balinese garden provides a fabulous location for the large swimming pool and for relaxing on sun loungers in the Californian sunshine.

Without a doubt, Alpine Estate offers an ultra-luxurious vacation home for your extended group of family or friends and just a short distance from all the excitement of Beverly Hills.


EDINBURGH EXCLUSIVE ESTATE WEST HOLLYWOOD


Edinburgh Exclusive Estate is another beautiful California property, located in the exclusive West Hollywood area of Los Angeles. This beautiful modern 4-bedroomed villa can accommodate up to 8 guests and is within walking distance of all the neighbourhood amenities.

Edinburgh Exclusive Estate

Attention to detail is evident throughout this spectacular home. The ground floor of the property is open plan featuring a very spacious and bright living room, large gourmet kitchen and stylish dining corner. Natural light floods the entire area, with large floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings. All bedrooms are elegant with minimal but very comfortable furnishings.

Outside, on the spacious private patio, your guests can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool and relax on the sun loungers soaking up the sunshine. There is also some additional seating in a sheltered area of the patio.

This magnificent property is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from Santa Monica Beach and also close to the many attractions of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.


MALIBU BEACHFRONT VILLA


Malibu Beachfront Villa is a fabulous standalone three-bedroom villa located in a peaceful secluded cove on the Malibu Seafront. This home is a piece of architectural splendour and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests in plush accommodation with breathtaking views of the ocean.

Malibu Beach House

The property is spacious and airy with large welcoming rooms and an open plan living space on the upper level which leads out to a large balcony where you can relax on sun loungers or simply sit and enjoy the sea views.

The décor throughout is unique, perfectly blending dark wood with bright and pastel shades and earthy tones with shabby chic artefacts. Quirky ornaments adorn each room. All bedrooms are spacious with plush furnishings and comfortable beds.

Aspiring cooks will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a rather extensive wine fridge. The elegant dining table provides lovely sunset views in the main living area, or you may choose to eat Al Fresco at an additional dining table on the balcony. Malibu Beachfront Villa is a perfect choice for beach lovers and from where you can enjoy all of the great attractions and activities that this much sought-after area has to offer.


OLD GREENWOOD 11243 LAKE TAHOE


Old Greenwood 11243, our luxury four-bedroom, five-bathroom mountain lodge has its location near the shores of North Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

This exquisite two-storey house has an impressive 3,271 square foot of living space and the most incredible views of the forest and fairway. The open plan style of the great room has an inviting living space, chef’s kitchen and dining area that all blend perfectly together, offering comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests.

Old Greenwood

The four bedrooms are all impeccably furnished and decorated to the highest standards, with subtle lighting, deluxe bedding and neutral tones creating the feeling of luxurious comfort and relaxation.

Old Greenwood 11243 has a furnished deck with a hot tub, fire pit and BBQ Grill for alfresco dining. Guests of Old Greenwood 11243 can also enjoy all the amenities on offer at The Old Greenwood Pavilion, which is just a short walk or bike ride from the house. The Pavilion has swimming pools, a water slide, hot tubs, fitness centre, spa, bar/restaurant and tennis courts. During the ski season, the nearby Norths California Resort offers world-class skiing and snowsports, and guests can enjoy the complimentary shuttle service to the slopes.


GREAT BEAR LODGE 201 LAKE TAHOE


Great Bear Lodge 201, our luxury five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom condo has its location in the Village at Northstar, Lake Tahoe. This stunning residence has a slope-side position and can be accessed via a private elevator, perfect for a large group as it can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests.

Great Bear Lodge 201 has a great room with living space, chef’s kitchen and dining area. This beautiful condo also has a terrace, which can be accessed from the living area. The terrace has an outdoor dining area with a BBQ grill, perfect for alfresco dining, as you look out over the skating rink, village and surrounding mountains.

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The five bedrooms offer spacious accommodation, the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, bedroom 2 and 3 have queens size beds, one of which is a canopy style bed, bedroom 4 has two double beds, and all have en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 5 is a spacious bunk room, with twin bunk beds and is close to the half bath, perfect for younger guests.

Guests at Great Bear Lodge 201 have access to The Village Swim and Fitness Centre, that has a swimming pool, kids pool, hot tubs, steam room, fitness centre and a game room.

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