Palos Verdes

Million-dollar mansions, stunning views, and stellar vistas of the city, too.

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 neighbourhood a holiday 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 Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, and Rolling Hills Estates

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

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

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.

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 neighbourhood 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.


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

Rob Kalmbach

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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."