Best AirBnB in California – Our Favorite Spots

California is one of the biggest states in the U.S., therefore it has a lot to offer and all sorts of unique places to stay at. Do you want to be surrounded by forests, or acres of vineyards, maybe the long beach lines are what you’re searching for? In this article, you’ll find it all with this one of a kind Airbnb properties. Since California is the most popular state in America, your options are endless, and that’s why we are here to make it easier on you in your search for the best Airbnb’s.

Would you want to stay in a romantic cabin in the woods, a private villa in the mountains, a beach house or a wine cottage? Lucky for you, we’ve found just the right locations in which you can find something for everyone. If you are trying to find a place for a peaceful getaway, a magical honeymoon or a family vacation, this list will be very beneficial, no matter the occasion.

What Are The Best AirBnB in California?

Forget about the hours upon hours of mindless scrolling through Airbnbs platform looking for the perfect getaway because we’ve handpicked the 5 best locations in the state, from north to south. Live your life to the fullest and enjoy some of the most unique destinations Airbnb has to offer.

1. A Lovely Cabin in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Cabin

The idea behind this rustic estate was to embrace the thoughts and feelings of a bygone era represented by the original homestead cabins of Joshua Tree while maintaining a modern and hip vibe. Located only 5 minutes away from the main entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, this property is every nature lover’s dream.

Featuring a modern desert bohemian design with an old rustic feeling that shows in every detail of the hand-made artefacts, art, and accessories. This cabin offers numerous cosy nooks and seating areas, ideal for relaxing while reading a book. Inside this rustic home, you’ll find two bedrooms with king-sized beds, a woodsy bathroom, a super snug living area and a fully equipped kitchen. When you walk inside each room, you can feel its personality shine through with vintage accessories and modern conveniences.

Moving to the exterior of the estate, you can tell that the backyard was designed to embrace the magical desert nights and the cool breeze that comes with them. With a mesmerizing patio area that has overhead string lights which softly shine above the old-fashioned outdoor tub in which you can cherish the beautiful skylight under the soothing desert sun. Since this is a cabin made for people who enjoy the outdoors, you’ll also get a hammock in which you can enjoy the shade of the trees or cook some tasty food on the charcoal grill. This place wants you to have a one in a lifetime experience in which you become one with nature and feel all the sensations that come with this beautiful place called Joshua Tree.

  • Location: Joshua Tree, California, U.S.
  • Airbnb Plus: No
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: from 134$ per night (2 night minimum)

2. Sky Mountain Villa – When Budget Is No Issue

Sky Mountain Villa

The town of Ojai is supposed to be a very magical and spiritual place in which you can indulge on the much-needed peace and quiet. Take pleasure in the beautiful surroundings this place offers. Situated on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest, this stunning luxury home has no competition with views for miles and unforgettable sunsets.

Even though this property is only five minutes away from town, it makes you feel like you are miles away. With five stylish bedrooms, four modern bathrooms, a lavish living space, an elegant dining room and an impeccable kitchen this sky mountain villa will make you feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie. This exquisite property has high ceilings, two fireplaces, large, comfy couches and lots of outdoor space that make this home fascinating and unique. That’s not all, this mini-mansion has floor to ceiling windows which make the space bright and graceful throughout the day, and mystic and alluring at night allowing you to see the Milky Way.

You and your group get access to the whole private villa, so that you can enjoy serenity by the pool, cook meals in the high-end kitchen, and open the doors to experience indoor/outdoor living. Live like kings and queens on this fabulous estate surrounded by a national forest and captivating blues skies.

Sky Mountain Location
  • Location: Ojai, California, U.S.
  • Airbnb Plus: No
  • Superhost: No
  • Price: from 1591$ per night (2 night minimum)

3. Spanish Gem Oasis

Spanish Gem Oasis

Get out of the big city and enjoy the serene seclusion this Spanish Oasis provides. Take long walks on the beach, swim in the ocean or ride a bike while savouring the beautiful views the town of Montecito has to offer. If you’re someone who needs a break from their busy life or wants to have some alone time with the family this beautiful gem is what you’re looking for.

You will feel at home the second you step through the garden archway and the hand-painted front door into this inviting residence. With four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a suite closet, a rustic dining room and a spacious family room, this property’s interior was designed to be a fantastic Spanish style home. Showcasing the Hispanic culture in its pure form, you will see the beautiful mosaic ornaments in the bathrooms, and the elegant living room with open beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, and a grand fireplace.

French doors look out to the fountain, the heated pool and the entertaining areas that surround the estate. Drink some hot chocolate and eat some s’ mores at the fire pit while enjoying the mesmerizing night sky. Guest have access to the whole property, including the home, yard, pool, spa and fire-pit. This is an amazing oasis in a walking distance to the beach, Montecito galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes while still providing some well-deserved privacy.

  • Location: Montecito, California, U.S.
  • Airbnb Plus: No
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: from 972$ per night (2 night minimum)

4. Sonoma Valley Wine Country Cottage

Wine County Sonoma Valley

Sonoma is a city in California’s Wine Country. Today, this is the centre for America’s wine industry surrounded by vineyards and wineries. The Thornsberry is a luxe Country Cottage just minutes from the Sonoma Square. Situated on the east side of town in a walking distance to Buena Vista and Gundlach Bundschu which are the two oldest wineries in California.

Consisting of 2 separate buildings this chic estate has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living area with a dining table and a kitchenette. Each building has a queen bed and bathroom for added privacy and comfort. Designed with a boutique hotel feel to accommodate the most demanding guest, connected by a large deck with a fire pit where you can enjoy a glass of wine while looking at the sunset. As a guest, you have access to all areas within the property. You can’t be in Wine Country without going to a couple of wineries to taste quality products and make some great memories. When you come back from a wine tasting, sit on the peaceful deck with a book in hand and bath in the bright California sun.

  • Location: Sonoma, California, U.S.
  • Airbnb Plus: No
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: from 366$ per night (2 night minimum)

5. Palm Springs Dome House

Palm Springs Dome House

A fantastic retreat on 5 acres with Geodesic Dome and 360 degrees views of the desert, the mountains, Joshua Tree National Park and Coachella Valley this extravagant villa is perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings, celebrations and even weddings. Only 15 minutes away from Palm Springs, this property is ideal to pursue meditation, arts, music, and writing while taking in the inspiration from this fascinating place.

One thing that you have to keep in mind when booking this property is that the last couple of blocks are a dirt road, which means you have to think about the car you’re driving. The Dome House has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a large kitchen with both indoor and outdoor dining areas and an office.

Wake up to the sunrise over the valley and take in the sunset from the dome living space with panoramic views that capture the San Jacinto mountain range. At night enjoy the view of Palm Springs city lights and the flickering of windmills while observing a sky full of stars through the dome loft skylights.

This truly unique Dome features a soaring 26-foot ceiling surrounded by 5 acres of wild desert featuring native plants and wildlife with plenty of opportunity for hiking and biking in the mountains or the desert valley. And for an additional fee, you can get in house professional massages and sound baths to complete your serene experience.

  • Location: Palm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Airbnb Plus: No
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: from 168$ per night (1 night minimum)

Final Words

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or romantic getaway, California features a broad collection of unique vacation rentals that’ll make everyone’s experience memorable. If you’ve already been in the state, you know that there is something magical about it and each and every Airbnb estate can be your little piece of paradise. From pristine beaches to scenic lakes, lush forests to magnificent mountains, and everything in between, this beautiful state has it all.

California is a place that can check so many things off on your bucket list whether you want to visit different vineyards, hike through the mountains or swim in the ocean. We hope that we’ve been helpful with your next adventure and that you’ve found the ideal holiday rental. If you have ever visited any of these unique places, we would like to hear your opinion on them. As usual, if you have any questions regarding the subject or want to make any suggestions, write them in the comments below. Until next time fellow travellers!

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