With over 40,000 Airbnb listings in the city of LA alone, discovering the perfect getaway spot can seem impossible. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnb rentals across Los Angeles that fit all kinds of travelers: families, solo adventurers, and couples. From beachfront properties to treehouse getaways, these top Airbnbs in Los Angeles are hand-picked to bring you the best locations, outstanding design, and unforgettable stays.
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This masterfully restored 1,800-square foot loft in the center of Downtown Los Angeles is packed with both historic charm and contemporary amenities. The exposed brick wall acts as a burst of color in the living space, while a squeaky clean chef’s kitchen has all the bits and bobs you could need to knock up a gourmet dinner. Cheeky design elements like mustache pillows and oversized mirrors give the loft a funky personality.
Why settle for a view of the beach, when you can have the entire Ocean at your feet! A little bit Malibu chic, a little bit East Coast nautical, this one-bedroom bungalow sits directly on top of the beach. The beach is just a walk down a staircase away—or you can hole up on the patio.
Turrets, stained glass, high ceilings, chandeliers, detailed reliefs—yep, this is a castle, alright. But there’s nothing medieval about this stunning Hollywood Hills home; you’ll find fancy appliances, a bathroom with more showerheads than we could count, an outdoor fire pit, and a pool and spa. Calling all writers, artists, and romantics seeking a space in which to work and relax, this filmic castle in the canyon is a storybook set waiting for someone to inspire. Minutes from Studio City, Universal City, The Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
View Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign from the enormous west-facing roof deck with firepit at this stylish modern two-bedroom home located in trendy Silver Lake. It’s within walking distance of the many shops, restaurants, and live-music venues that make this area of LA so popular. With all the conveniences of home, this family-friendly home offers a spacious contemporary kitchen, living room and dining area, a separate master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a private patio downstairs.
Tucked away in Malibu, this home was formerly the home of a Gold-medal-winning Olympian. Which one, you ask? An American diver who won at the 1984 Olympics. To mark the achievement, the bottom of the pool has been engraved with Olympic rings. A semi-remote location, this fashionable spot offers an abundance of peace and quiet, as well as a sauna, pool table, and dazzling views. Sleeping 12, this sunny getaway would make for a great base for a big family get-together or a group of holidaying friends.
Beautiful semi-subterranean home nestled in the hillside of Palos Verdes, just 7 minutes from the ocean. This is a private back guest house with a private entrance with both indoor and outdoor living space. This tiny home has been hand-built out of Palos Verdes stone on the outside of a shipping container. Through the circular glass door, you’ll find a tight but bright space, with some extra room to stretch out by the outdoor firepit. This is the perfect romantic weekend getaway for two.
Gaze at spectacular sunsets and feel the ocean breeze in this stunning contemporary Malibu beach home. Head to the beach to discover the marine life, surf, or watch the dolphins and sea lions before unwinding in the private sauna or by the fire. The open floor plan and exposed A-frame vaulted ceilings make this large home feel massive. The three-story behemoth has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and multiple ocean-facing patios. Extras include a sauna, steam shower, and jetted tub.
The first thing to know about the Houdini Estate: It’s unlikely the legendary magician ever owned it or lived there, but he may have rehearsed acts in the property’s deepwater tank. Built-in the Edwardian tradition in the early 1900s, the Houdini Estate still has caves, hidden tunnels, terraced gardens, and a deep-water tank where Harry Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes. The secluded property was the perfect retreat for America’s first action hero.
Beautiful historic hilltop home in Laurel Canyon with 4 private terraces and incredible views. Speaking of celeb connections, this hilltop hideaway bills itself as a “John Lennon home”— the former Beatle, at most, attended a birthday party there in the ’70s. But that buries the lede on what’s easily the house’s most unique asset: a private tram that’ll pull you up a steep hill and to the house.
Drink in panoramic city views from Hollywood to the ocean from the freestanding bathtub at a private guest unit nestled in the wooded hillside. Wake up in the cabin-like bedroom and step out onto the sun-drenched terrace for a cup of coffee or tea. The self-contained home comes with unparalleled panoramic views of LA, a queen-sized bed, two terraces – one of which has a swinging bed – and an outdoor shower.
This studio inside of a train car combines rustic charm with some lavish-looking touches. Outside, you can climb atop the caboose to find a patio with views of the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains. it is a perfect place for a couple to share an intimate evening together in a peaceful, private place. The setting and surrounding property lends itself to the creation of some unforgettable photography.
Skyfarm Yurt is a new 20-foot diameter Pacific Yurt with all the upgrades. Located on its own private slice of Paradise Hill, 10 minutes from Downtown LA but a million miles away. It’s one large circular room in the manner of a traditional Mongolian nomadic dwelling but with big windows and a chic white interior. The Yurtoffers simple living with amazing views, abundant fresh air, a full outdoor kitchen, a clawfoot garden, a solar-powered bathtub, and 50 open acres of Paradise Hill.
Unwind in this completely rebuilt and redesigned Mid-century home by architect Mellenthin. Close to Universal Studios, this charming home includes interior-exterior design elements, plus a pool and hot tub. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the ability to accommodate 10 makes this home ideal for groups or large families. The large, private backyard is perfect for barbecuing or relaxing in the hammock on a sunny day.
You’ll be right on top of a wide, quiet expanse of sand at this three-bedroom lower unit in Long Beach. Relax under a large covered patio while enjoying ocean sea breezes. As an added perk, you’ll have use of bikes and a two-person kayak.
A dreamy airstream above the clouds with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. This eco-space is perched on 12 acres of untouched sprawling nature, and redesigned by a nature-lover himself into a large studio with two warm and cozy queen beds fit for four.
The three large frameless glass panels of the airstream slide open to reveal a huge deck with cozy pillows and a private stunning view of the Santa Monica Mountains. You’ll also find a lounge area gathered around a fire pit that’s flanked by a projection screen and a standing piano.
Savor the cool ocean breeze at a light-filled 1918 Craftsman, tucked away on a romantic walkway just steps from the beach. With Carrara marble tile, vaulted ceilings, and a formal dining room, it’s much more opulent than your standard beach house. There’s nothing better than firing up the grill on the backyard barbecue and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit after a day of kicking it at the beach.
This smart home sandwiched between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood looks like something out of MTV Cribs. Neon-hued art, shag rugs, and Italian marble decorate the interior, while the backyard features a massive pool, jacuzzi, and firepit. Though you’re close to so many L.A. landmarks, it might be hard to tear your group away from all the mansion’s amenities.
Retreat from the crowds at this peaceful mid-century modern hilltop perch with panoramic views of both the mountains and the city, located a short drive away from Hollywood and Downtown LA. Its massive professional-grade kitchen has an open plan and wooden cupboards with chrome trim. The living room and three bedrooms are stylish, spacious, and comfortable with colorful accents. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the private outdoor patio next to a fire pit, take a swim in the pool, or relax in the hot tub.
Postmodern architecture and traditional Japanese art combine in this stunning home. All 10 of your friends can pull up a seat at the dining table for dinner or spread out on the sectional for a game of cards. The master suite—featuring a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a gorgeous four-poster bed. You won’t even have to settle for tap water: The kitchen includes a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis machine to purify the water.
Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves in this charming beachfront apartment. The light, airy home features open-plan living and a wall of windows to maximize the amazing views. Both the living room and bedroom have patio access at this house on the eastern edge of Malibu; you’ll have a scenic view of the ocean from seemingly every spot inside, and of course from the extra-long deck.
Watch the sunset from the rooftop deck of this modern, architectural gem. Relax beside a Zen waterfall in a flowing indoor-to-outdoor industrial design space with floor-to-ceiling glass patio doors, two outdoor fire pits, and colorful decor and art. It’s just five blocks from Venice Beach. Within minutes you can walk to the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, Venice Canals, or the trendy shops and restaurants of Abbott Kinney Boulevard. This massive three-bedroom home boasts nine beds and can accommodate more than 16 people.
Live in a garden oasis in the middle of Venice Beach. Featuring vine-covered interior walls, a brick patio with lounge chairs, and a delightful outdoor shower, this charming house is nestled in the sunny backyard of a larger Craftsman home.
This unique space, conveniently located in between Chinatown and Downtown LA, is a converted 1920s vaudeville theater. This completely reimagined space maintains key details such as a neon theater sign and bow truss ceilings for a truly authentic atmosphere. Design elements include a projector with a screen, a large circular sunken couch, and an indoor geodesic dome. Invite guests into the contemporary chic living room and serve dinner at the expansive dining table. Explore the many hidden seating nooks both inside and out. Ideal for large groups, events, or parties, this space can accommodate up to 11 people.
Come relax up in Topanga in this kitsch jungle playground getaway. This one-bedroom house located in the heart of the canyon. It’s all tiki and seashells and laser lights, with Jungle Cruise-meets-Indiana Jones decor. The entire property has waterfalls, ponds, and a tropical-themed environment. The place has one queen-sized bed and can accommodate a maximum of two guests comfortably.
Sit under tall cypress trees in the 1930’s original mosaic pool and soak up the serene feel of this sunny, secluded paradise. With 25-foot ceilings and a grand white fireplace, the Ballroom is a stunning example of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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