Huntington Beach, otherwise referred to as Surf City USA, is best known for—you guessed it—waves. On the north and south side of the iconic pier Pacific swells peel into perfect lefts and rights, attracting surfers from all over the world and spurring locals to be fiercely proud of their hometown break.
But just because its reputation was formed in the water, don’t think you have to be surfer to enjoy HB. If you’re looking to relax in the luxe surroundings, the beautiful homes and perfect weather in this Orange County community will serve you well.
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A secluded beachfront home just north of Huntington for $917 per night
If you want to experience the sun, sand and surf of California but without the crowds that can gather at the more popular beaches, this ocean front home is perfect for you (and nine other guests).
Located on Sunset Beach, a couple of miles north of the Huntington Pier, the home has an enormous deck, complete with outdoor grill, that backs right on to the sand.
The home itself has a fully-equipped kitchen, large living room and a master suite with breathtaking ocean views. If you’re looking to explore, there are a number of restaurants and bars within short walking distance.
An oceanfront entertainer’s dream for $777 per night
This beachfront property is a few minutes’ walk from Huntington Beach pier. So if you’re looking to set a 530am alarm to beat the crowd on the southside of the pier and paddle your way to the wave of your life, booking here may be the first step on that journey.
However, if you’re simply looking to relax in front the Pacific ocean, with the silhouette of Catalina island looming on the horizon, while you enjoy the company of dozen friends or family then this place is very much worth the reservation.
The sizeable home features and oceanfront patio with dining area. A master bedroom opens on to sea views while a large living spaces abound throughout the house.
A luxury resort-style penthouse for $2,284 per night
For many, the concept of luxury involves being pampered and generally absolving oneself of the demands of modern life. If this sounds like you, then your visit to Huntington Beach may be vastly improved by a stay in this luxury penthouse.
Along with a king bed, complimentary bottle of wine and two private balconies boasting ocean views, the resort-style complex features an on-site spa and pool, fire pits and outdoor bar.
The penthouse is located in the Paséa Resort & Spa, meaning you’ll have access to the innovative restaurant, Tanner’s, as well the Treehouse Lounge, where you can take in panoramic views of the Pacific.
Rooftop decks and ocean views for $1,155 per night
Located in the famous Newport Beach, a few miles south of Huntington, this luxury condo boasts two rooftop decks, an outdoor fire pit, a gourmet kitchen and a large living are with a sizeable flat screen television.
From one of the rooftop decks, you can marvel at the sunset as it descends beneath the horizon of the Pacific, all from the luxury of the outdoor spa. On the other, you can relax with friends and family around the firepit, while keeping the refreshments coming from the outdoor fridge.
The home is minutes from the Newport Beach boardwalk, meaning you can explore the area’s bars and restaurants, or cycle along the coastal path.
A beach house minutes from the surf for $575 per night
Situated in a quiet beach side neighborhood, this three bedroom home is a short walk from the best Huntington Beach has to offer: the famous waves, the miles of beach, and the excellent nightlife.
The home itself is tastefully appointed with modern fittings, including a contemporary kitchen, dining area and open plan living space. From the front patio, you can enjoy the atmosphere of Huntington’s beach community, or you can venture to somewhere more private and relax on the back patio.