Marina Del Rey

Far west of LA's Downtown, Marina del Rey's homes float—they're sailboats, ships, and yachts.

Floating far west of Los Angeles' Downtown, Marina del Rey ranks highest when it comes to luxury along the sea. A mixture of multi-story apartment complexes and more-than-stunning skiffs, ships, and sailboats, Marina del Rey's residents power-walk their pets and juice their breakfasts before returning to their boats for a day spent in the sun. Located next to the freeway and bordering Venice Beach and Culver City, it's easy to find off-the-water entertainment when you have a car.

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Marina Del Rey is bordered by Westchester/Playa Del Rey, Venice, and Del Rey

LAX Airport: 15 minutes by car or 46 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 15 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 35 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 10 minutes by car
The Grove: 30 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Marina del Rey: Aquatic Lifestyles West of LA's Center

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Safe from the Pacific Ocean's powerful tides, Marina del Rey's harbor offers placid waters suited for peaceful lifestyles.

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In Marina del Rey, life revolves around the harbor.

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The Marina Peninsula remains an outpost for permanent patrons with sand in their hair.

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Marina del Rey's serene attitude permeates freshly stuccoed strip malls and fastidiously-kept sidewalks.

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In Marina del Rey, the sun shines brightly.

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The pace is mellow.

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Nightlife is casual.

A Harbor Society

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In Marina del Rey, citizens stay anchored to the ocean.

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Nineteen marinas make up the aquahood and over 6,000 vessels call the harbor home.

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The number of boats almost matches the number of bipeds—9,000 humans call the harbor home, too.

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They were born with sea legs.

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They were born with internal compasses.

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Some float by with kayak rentals from Fisherman's Village.

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Row together, friends.

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A rising tide lifts all boats.

Beyond the Boats: Extracurricular Entertainment

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Dining is casual and shopping is done at sleek commercial centers in Marina del Rey.

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Most restaurants serve fine food, finer wine, and only the finest views.

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The harbor is never far from sight.

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Marina del Rey's stylishly-presented small plates match the neighborhood's smartly-dressed aesthetic.

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From Sea to Shore: Life on Land In Marina del Rey

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For Marina del Rey's residents that don't call their boats home, high-rise apartment complexes and funky beach homes provide shelter from the sun.

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Sidewalks, bike paths, and seaside promenades stretch along Marina del Rey's harbor's edge.

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Land hoy.

The Beach at Marina del Rey

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Not every neighborhood has a beach.

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Many beaches have a neighborhood.

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Marina del Rey residents love theirs.

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Take a sandy seat.

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Float into sunset.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Eleonora Ghioldi

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Eleonora is an Argentinean photographer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.  She loves to teach, photograph and work in personal projects.  She lives with her husband, four sons and their dog.

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.