Palos Verdes

This southwest Los Angeles suburb's beguiling environment makes the city feel worlds away.

A majestic coastal community, Palos Verdes promises stunning ocean views and stellar vistas of the city, too. Million-dollar mansions, sprawling parklands, and wild peacocks make this luxurious neighborhood a vacation destination unlike any other. Though a quick drive from the airport, Palos Verdes is a world away from the cacophony of LA—don’t expect honking horns or wild nights. The only sound you should expect to hear is the constant crashing of the ocean's waves.

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On the Map

Palos Verdes is bordered by Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Torrance

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

LAX Airport: 25 minutes by car or 1 hour & 10 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 40 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 50 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 40 minutes by car
The Grove: 45 minutes by car

Pristine Luxury In Palos Verdes

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Reigning over the sea from atop the Palos Verdes Mountains, Palos Verdes comprises a collection of southwest LA coastal towns that redefine the meaning of magnificence.

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Serpentine roads and steep walking paths wind their way through the cliffs of the Palos Verdes peninsula.

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Depending on your perspective, they begin and end where the ocean meets the land.

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Palos Verdes' beach coves shine in their own right.

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The coves starred in the original "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.

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Palos Verdes' Point Vincente Lighthouse watches over the coves below from the peninsula's most southwesterly outcrop.

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Sun up. Top down.

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If you are lucky you may see a dolphin... look East for a distant view of the Hollywood sign. We have a rural feel yet close to cultural stops like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Getty Museum, walking distance to the beach, and an hour from Disneyland. Plenty of golf courses. Biking and walking paths abound."

Parks and Recreation In Palos Verdes

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Palos Verdes' verdant mountains provide ample recreational retreats.

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Horseback riding, hiking, golfing, and kayaking all fit on the day's agenda.

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Going to Town In Palos Verdes

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Chic coffee shops and elegant restaurants nestle into mediterranean-inspired beachfront architecture.

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In Palos Verdes, things often feel a little fancier.

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Located at the entrance to Palos Verdes Estates, Malaga Cove Plaza features a bevy of boutique shops inside of its white-stucco Spanish Renaissance structures.

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Modern Architecture In a Sublime Setting

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Wayfarers Chapel, also known as "The Glass Church," awes visitors by its striking modern design and stunning location on Palos Verdes' cliffs.

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Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the chapel.

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The Residential and Monumental Look of Palos Verdes

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Mansions and modest estates take residence in Palos Verdes.

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From palatial grounds to neighborhood garage sales, Palos Verdes draws a daytime crowd.

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Palos Verdes' pets match the area's regal architecture.

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Peacocks strut through many of the neighborhoods' estates and warble their way through the early mornings.

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Be proud.

Photography

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

Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."

Rob Kalmbach

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