Cue The OC theme song: California … here we come! Seriously, pack your bags because we’ve found the coolest and most unique Airbnb rentals in the entire state of California.
Although it is painful to admit, our travel plans stand still. Most of the postponed holidays are being pushed back or the threat is imminent. The good news is that there are plenty of stunning locations and beautifully designed homes to rent on Airbnb. If you follow from Cali (or nearby), these 26 Airbnb rentals can help ease the sting of those no-travel times.
These California Airbnbs aren’t just in quiet and enlivening places in nature. They are designed to the nines with Instagram-worthy decor. From the view of the vineyards to the sea and everything in between. Here is your next road trip destination (drive down 101):
1. Big Sur dream home | Carmel, California
from $ 340 / night
Serenity in the forest. Big Sur is MAGICAL but difficult to find a place to stay. So head to your own private, paved, and gated driveway to a home with a 365-degree view of redwood and oak ridges. Full sun all day – this place is perfect for a couple. And the stars here are MAGICAL.
2. Tree house in the vineyard overlooking Monterey Bay | Los Gatos, California
from $ 250 / night
This tree house was built on huge Douglas fir trees and is located on Lago Lomita Vineyards overlooking the entire Monterey Bay. Actual views of the vineyards and the Pacific! This is perfect for a couple and a great place to enjoy many different vineyards throughout the weekend.
3. Peaceful tree house with sea views | Aptos, California
from $ 618 / night
These mid-century modern architectural details are dubbed a “chic retreat” by Sunset Magazine and are made from natural materials such as wood and stone. Curl up with a good book while the light falls through floor-to-ceiling windows.
4. Sophisticated wine country house | Sonoma, California
from $ 368 / night
Sonoma is ALWAYS perfect for a few days escape. We love this luxury country house just minutes from Sonoma Square. It has been renovated with a boutique hotel feel to accommodate the most discerning travelers! And while you’re in Sonoma, we recommend stopping by Scribe Winery and Robert Young Estate.
5. Weinberg Retreat with Spa + Pool | Occidental, California
from $ 307 / night
The beauty and serenity of this property makes it completely unique! The guest suite is separated from the main house; However, you have exclusive access to the hot tub, pool and property. More vineyard vibes here – call our names!
6. ‘Green’ off-grid glass house | Grass Valley, California
from $ 185 / night
Grass Valley The award-winning “green” lakeside retreat is located on 8 acres of wooded property. Nestled in the Sierra, the glass walls of this modern house open completely to the forest and offer a wonderful view of the lake. Featured in Sunset Magazine, it’s completely off-grid and a showcase perfect for romantic getaways.
7. Quiet Gem in the Redwoods | Mill Valley, California
from $ 600 / night
Enjoy the rustic-chic atmosphere of this centuries-old hideaway in the midst of towering tree tops! Enjoy the smells and sounds of nature while you have breakfast on the deck. Or improve your piano skills in the comfort of the sun-drenched music room.
8. Shasta A-frame cabin with a view | Shasta County, California
from $ 183 / night
This is your dreamlike A-frame cabin nestled in four acres of forest overlooking Lake Shasta. Master loft and great view of the front deck overlooking the valley with breathtaking views of mountain peaks, granite boulders and Hirz Bay.
9. Eco luxury luxury farmhouse oasis with pool + sauna | Graton, California
from $ 317 / night
A real, chic oasis! This hotel has been designed to feel like a luxury boutique hotel. It has a private garden and a solar heated pool with Sunbrella pool floats. A bathtub with feet, an outdoor shower … and styling up to the nines!
10. The Cobb House | Cobb, California
from $ 132 / night
The Cobb House is at the end of a quiet dirt road in a rural neighborhood. It is nestled in the dogwood trees with a lovely deck (and an outside shower!). It offers a large open common room plus a bedroom and living room with great views of the trees – all the wonder and awe of a real tree house!
11. Lunette Hut in the Blue Sky Center | New Cuyama, California
from $ 104 / night
This is a unique vacation! The Shelton Huts are raised from the ground with wooden floors and waterproof canvas roofs / walls. Overall desert climate (large temperature fluctuations from day to night); There is no air conditioning or heating, but in winter they have heated mattress toppers to keep you cozy! Get off the grid for a couple of nights and enjoy stargazing here.
12. Dreamy glass house in a natural paradise | Santa Barbara, California
from $ 349 / night
That’s right – a glass house! With great intent, creativity + love, an exclusive 3-acre realm invented for those looking for a sensual nature connection experience in luxury. A one-of-a-kind retreat experience that is one of the best Airbnbs in California.
13. Iconic 1974 Airstream on an organic ranch | Carpinteria, California
from $ 198 / night
Start your California dream in a restored 33-foot airflow just a short drive from bohemian Ojai. Light brown leather and cowhide soften the metal edge, while the intimate terrace in a small avocado orchard provides a quiet place to relax!
14. The Rock Loft on the historic Adelaida Wine Trail | Paso Robles, California
from $ 155 / night
Stoke a wood stove tucked away in a corner where a rock wall forms one full side of the house. This rustic aesthetic is reflected in stained wooden floors and a concrete kitchen island, as well as in corrugated iron as a building material.
15. Luxury tree house with views of the Sierra | Visalia, California
from $ 225 / night
This beautiful and unique tree house offers you a great getaway whether you’re visiting friends, family, or traveling to the national parks.
16. Find peace in a breathtaking mountain retreat | Topanga, California
From USD 1,184 / night
Sip on a cool mountain breeze at this secluded home in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific. This stunning spacious hotel features designer furniture, clean lines, an additional studio and amazing indoor and outdoor flow.
17. Rustic room in the Hollywood Hills | Los Angeles, California
from $ 202 / night
Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Hollywood to the ocean from the freestanding bathtub in a private guest unit set in the wooded hills. Wake up in the cabin-like bedroom and step onto the sun-drenched terrace for a cup of coffee or tea.
Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead
18. The kitschy hut | Big Bear, California
from $ 493 / night
If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in California, don’t skip this one! Chic, stylish + whimsical. Just minutes from Snow Summit and Big Bear Blvd, in the private Moonridge area. This mid-century luxury cabin has all the features for your ultimate weekend getaway.
19. Romantic Scandinavian treetop hut | Big Bear, California
from $ 349 / night
Enjoy the mountains by ski, board, foot, boat or bike! At the end of the day, you’ll want to come home to this Scandinavian hideaway. While relaxing in the hammock, dining on the deck, or snuggling up by the fire, you can retreat and rejuvenate.
20. Room D at the Dutra Inn – Little Italy | San Diego, California
from $ 187 / night
These 20 foot old, 100 year old doors of the naval station seem to tell a story. Secured here on the only street-level loft and repurposed, they bring in the light and life of downtown San Diego.
21. A modern port flooded with light | Bonita, California
from $ 214 / night
This light-filled, Scandinavian-inspired home is a wonderful place to rest while you enjoy the magic of San Diego. The entire front of our house is made of glass with a breathtaking view of the mountains and the reservoir. Neutral decor and warm wood accents create a relaxed atmosphere and quiet environment.
The high desert
22. Colorful oasis with a dreamy desert atmosphere | Palm Springs, California
from $ 210 / night
Open the zesty yellow patio doors and enjoy a chilled breakfast in a lively, plant-filled hideaway. Hop on a couple of bikes, take a leisurely tour of the neighborhood, and soak up the sun on a pool with a homemade cocktail!
23. Dome in the desert | Joshua Tree, California
from $ 314 / night
Comfort yourself under the desert sky in this modern bohemian dome with many personally designed and handcrafted items. Stimulate your mind with natural wood and stone elements and enjoy antique books and games while enjoying the expansive mountain views by day and the twinkling stars by night.
24. Flamingo Social Club | Yucca Valley, California
from $ 463 / night
The Flamingo Social Club is just the right amount of vibrant design (every room has the most dreamy design details!) Combined with miles of spectacular open deserts!
25. Holy dream | Pioneertown, California
from $ 762
In Sueño Sagrado you are invited to meditate on the thundering silence, enjoy desert colors and eternal views, marvel at the millions of stars in the night sky and indulge in a deep sense of time while the desert recalibrates your internal clock.
26. Mami Pioneertown House | Pioneertown, California
from $ 316 / night
Set in 5 acres of sprawling desert, this fully renovated pueblo style home is clearly one of the premier Airbnbs in California.
If you’re trying to get away this summer, start your research here. Life at the lake could call you!
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