The city that became legendary as "Surf City USA" recently celebrated 100 years of ever-breaking waves. Huntington Beach, still home to the "Dean" half of surf-singing sixties duo "Jan and Dean," opened its first surf shop along the white, sparkling strand of beach in 1953, a few years before the U.S. Surfing Championships were first held there and more than 25 years after Duke Kahanamoku brought the sport to Huntington Beach. This summer, surf seekers can get some great deals on resorts along with the cool ocean waves.
An abundance of wide, sandy beaches and California dreamin' surf culture draws more than 11 million visitors to Huntington Beach annually. Temperatures rarely exceeding 90 degrees, along with one of the nation's largest recreational piers, a marina, a wildlife preserve, scenic trails for hiking, biking and jogging, shopping and dining make the destination prime for a getaway. The Huntington Beach Pier, built originally in 1904 and expanded about a decade ago, is a focal point for visitors and residents alike with events all year long.
Enviable water and sand combine for day-time fun, from surfing to sunbathing; after the sun goes down, bonfires ignite the sands for romantic night-time strolls. Grab some marshmallows and someone you love and hit the sand.
Head to a special section of Huntington Beach reserved for four-legged friends - even if you don't have a furry pal along. Huntington Dog Beach surf-watching is a popular pastime here as surf-riding dogs shoot the curl in tandem with their two-legged owners. The beach, free to the public, operates as a non-profit organization and furnishes complimentary biodegradable "doggie bags." (www.dogbeach.org)
Our Directory of Huntington Beach area Vacation Homes are book directly through the owners or managers of each vacation rental property.
The benefits generally outweigh the potential negatives, with many vacation rentals offering more space (multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living areas), more amenities (fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, private hot tubs), convenient locations (on the beach, ski-in/ski-out, city centers in real neighborhoods) and greater privacy than a hotel, including the fact that many villa/vacation rentals give travelers the option of inhabiting real neighborhoods in their destination and living like the locals. As of 2011, vacation rental management has become a $10 billion industry and continues to become more popular.
Huntington Beach Vacation rentals can range from budget studio apartments to lavish, expensive private villas in the world's most desirable locations, some with pricetags of many thousands per night and all the amenities you would find in any luxury accommodation (fully staffed, private beaches, boats, chefs, cooking lessons, etc) to cater to the guests.
A vacation rental is a fully furnished property, such as a holiday cottage, condominium, townhome or single-family-style home, often referred to as villa rentals in Europe. The client/traveler arranges to rent the vacation rental property for a designated period of time, many rent on nightly basis similar to hotel rooms, although the more prevalent vacation rental industry practice is typically weekly rentals. A true vacation rental is not for sale to the guest; rather, the owner of the vacation rental merely allows the guest to rent the property for a predetermined length of time.
Vacation and villa rentals are generally appealing for many reasons, some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. Villa and vacation rentals have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals. In the United States, hotels often enjoy the advantages of brand recognition, familiar reservation processes, and on-site staff for problem resolution. For a guest, booking a vacation rental may mean stepping out of that comfort zone in order to garner some of the advantages they offer. Perceived cons of vacation rentals can include having to communicate directly with the property owner, being unfamiliar with the property, lack of on-site staff, and concerns about quality or cleanliness however, these are most often mitigated by dealing with villa or vacation rental agencies that manage vacation properties for owners and they offer many of the same services hotels offer to their guests, e.g., front desk check-in, 24-hour maintenance, in-house housekeeping, concierge service.
Many of the properties provide a secluded getaway retreat. These luxury vacation homes offer complete privacy and seclusion. We have other rentals that are open, expansive and are perfect for entertaining clients or friends.
Here are just a few of the amenities many of our vacation homes in the Huntington Beach area have to offer:
* Salt Water Pools
* Private Pools With Waterfalls
* Dog-friendly / Kid-friendly Locations
* Golf Course / Resort Locations
* Dramatic Oceanview Backdrops
* Chef's Kitchens
* Additional Guest Quarters / Casitas
* Master Suites
* WIFI / Wireless Internet
* Lush Landscaping
* Homes with Original Artwork
* Contemporary Decor
* Comfortable, Spacious Living Areas
* Homes With The Latest Technology
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