Treehouses in vineyards, domes you can stargaze from, outdoor soaking tubs, whimsical decor, towers in the middle of Redwoods….
Dang, California really does Airbnbs & VRBOs right. As a teenager, I never thought much of hotels. I was in the mindset that a vacation was about the place, and it didn’t’ matter where I slept. And then, we moved to California and I started traveling around more.
And then I realized that the hotel can totally be the destination, too. And thus was born my low-key obsession with finding the most whimsical, coolest Airbnb’s in California to visit in person.
I judge a cool Airbnb or VRBO listing based on the style, amenities, previous ratings/ reviews, and overall experience I think it’ll bring to my vacation. If the space is worth the drive alone, then I want to book that Airbnb. (Otherwise, I usually opt for hotels.)
These are the best Airbnbs in California for a unique vacation. These are all places I have visited in person or have read about and have on my bucket list for future trips.
Time to take a California Road Trip! I really can’t get over exploring my state. Every time I think I’ve found all the best-hidden gems, I discover a new hot springs, or restaurants, flower fields or more unique California Airbnbs.
Especailly after the past year, I love booking these private Airbnb experiences way more than large hotels with people and crowds. This year I’m planning so many road trips. I’m heading up north to Shasta County, down to San Luis Obispo County to wine taste in Paso Robles, San Diego to watch some baseball games and swimming hole hunting in the Sierras with some girls! I can’t wait to share that Airbnb with you — it’s a working farm so I get to pet all the animals during our stay. I can’t wait!
Do you think the best Airbnb California didn’t make the list? I’d love to hear about your favorite gems (I low-key may want to book them myself one day!) Drop a comment below so everyone (and myself) can see. Happy adventures!
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