Have you taken a look at the Coolest Airbnbs in the United States?
As one of the biggest states in the U.S., California has a lot to offer—from redwood forests and acre after acre of vineyards in the north to beaches and stargazing in the south. And, lucky for you, there are the coolest rentals in California just about everywhere.
And in order to make planning out your epic California vacation, we separated out these unique and cozy stays into the following: Northern California (San Francisco and above), Central California, Southern California (Los Angeles to San Diego), and the High Desert (Big Bear, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree).
Here, listed from north to south, are our picks for the best places to stay in California!
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To make things easy, this section is dedicated to San Francisco and above.
You’ll find the outdoors and the interiors of Sequoia House to be equally memorable. This cabin is perfect for romantics, explorers, wine lovers, and beachcombers. A rare combination of rustic and modern, nature and comfort a short distance from the hustle of the city.
Visitors to this property all express the same reaction – of all the destinations they have visited, this Majestic Log Home in the shadow of mighty Mt Shasta is one of the most spectacular spots on earth!
An inviting home adjacent to Arcata’s Redwood Forest and with panoramic views, this delightful, single-story unit offers plenty of space for up to four lucky guests. Relax in the sun on your front deck or chill on the secret side deck beneath towering redwoods.
The Prickly Pear Penthouse is the upper apartment in The Prickly Pear Guest House located right on Main St in Historic Old Town Cottonwood! Walk to all the wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and shopping.
Private lofted King Studio featuring a spa-like bathroom, custom high-end kitchenette, cozy living room, private patio, and lushly planted garden. Located in artsy Downtown Sebastopol within walking distance to top-rated restaurants, coffee shops, Barlow district, Main Street, Tasting Rooms, and Galleries.
This private vacation getaway on one acre, across from hundreds of acres of vineyards, has the look of a castle with the feel of a luxurious estate. Located in the center of the wine country: a short walk to Martin Ray Winery, less than 5 minutes to a kayak launch site on the Russian River, and 20 minutes to Bodega Bay.
The soothing sound of waves, spectacular view of the bay, and gorgeously decorated amazing home is the perfect getaway for a wonderful vacation! The scenery is amazing and the unit is spacious. It’s located right on a private beach, (3 steps away!).
Think Scandinavian meets Moroccan style. California chemical-free living in a super clean, modern, bright aesthetic.
Central Coast California
This section is dedicated to areas from Monterey to Santa Barbara.
If you want to get away this is the place! A – framed cabin, which has private access to a year-round creek running thru a private backyard. Peaceful, tranquil creekside setting in the redwoods.
Now is your chance to stay in a great two-bedroom home priced at a reasonable rate. Just off the front door is a large deck with a full patio table and chairs to seat four with great views of Aptos and Rio Del Mar Beach. There are fantastic vaulted ceilings as well as stainless steel appliances and beautifully crafted white kitchen cabinets.
This stunning home sits between the Rio Del Mar and Seacliff neighborhoods, and only minutes from the Rio Del Mar freeway exit makes this an ideal location for getting around the Monterey Peninsula. The view from the back deck makes you feel like you are living in a treehouse and, when the conditions are right, you can even hear the relaxing sounds of crashing waves.
This quiet one bedroom/one bath upstairs condo has ocean views from the bedroom and dining room. Decorated in serene shades of soft blue and taupe with pine and rattan furniture, the beach theme is carried throughout.
In the heart of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, one block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this 850 sq. ft. condo is waiting just for you! Great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are close at hand – and the coastal recreational trail is steps away.
This great newer Paso home sits about a half-mile from downtown Paso Robles just across the Salinas River. The home is in the perfect spot to enjoy downtown Paso and explore the wineries and other great features of the central coast area.
Beachfront oasis steps from the beach – boardwalk path 30-second walk to the beach! Soak in a private hot tub while listening to the waves crash.
This section is dedicated to areas from Los Angeles to San Diego.
Seeking a California escape? See what it feels like to live like a local when you stay at this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in Long Beach. You’ll be just minutes from beaches, restaurants, and other local hot spots.
Come enjoy this newly remodeled custom 5-bedroom luxury home in the heart of beautiful Belmont Shores with beautiful 180° forever sand and ocean views to the famous Queen Mary, and beyond to The Palo Verdes Peninsula, Belmont Pier, Catalina Island, and down to the Long Beach Peninsula.
Modern living meets chic Hollywood. This sun-drenched apartment is tastefully furnished with comfort and style in mind. Whether you come to perfect your selfie in front of the Hollywood sign or enjoy the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood, this location can’t be beaten.
This breathtaking home on the Sunset Strip in the West Hollywood Hills is characterized by stunning details and modern sensibility. The home features three levels, each one showcasing sweeping views of the LA city line and consistent detail throughout, like touches of steel and reclaimed wood.
These epic 100-year-old naval train station doors do seem like have a story to tell. Salvaged and repurposed here in this only street-level loft, they bring in the light and life of downtown San Diego.
Bask in the nostalgic camping vibe of this off-grid, eco tent surrounded by South African protea flowers. Relieve your aches and pains in the solar-powered shower after a long hike, then head to the deck to cook up some magic in the outdoor kitchen.
The High Desert
This section is dedicated to Big Bear, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree.
A bohemian-modern retreat steps from downtown Palm Springs. The home opens onto a cozy sitting area with a velvet ottoman facing a decorative fireplace, a unique church pew bench, and a vintage church stained-glass window.
This modern rustic retreat will delight you inside and out. Relax in this well-designed back yard, upgraded with brick paver patio and walkways, spa and fire pit, oversized custom gazebo with a built-in fan, surrounded by wood fencing, and landscaped with native trees and plants.
This adorable two-bedroom cabin is located within walking distance to Bear Mountain slopes and the zoo! Super comfy and cozy, perfect for a small family snow getaway!
Come to Palm Springs to experience the magic at this dreamy home! This beautiful oasis is an Alexander-style mid-century modern Meiselman home that captures the essence of Palm Springs living.
Completely renovated, The Bird’s Nest is full of custom-designed/built elements and furnishings with a smattering of vintage decor. Enjoy some seclusion, quiet, and stargazing while within a reasonable distance from activities.
The Gemini Retreat is a great spot for your desert getaway and stargazing. The thoughtful decor brings both retro and modern styles together in a way that will make your trip fun and comfortable.