10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In California, USA - Updated 2024

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Aside from being a top destination for business trips and conferences, California has a lot to offer when it comes to tourist attractions. There’s Disneyland in Anaheim to satisfy every kid and even the young at heart, and Los Angeles and San Francisco are considered the gateway to the most popular sites in California such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, coastal areas and lakes, and of course, the famous giant sequoia trees. Plan your trip and book a flight to California. Scroll down to have a look at the top Airbnb in California, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Attractive guesthouse with vintage furnishings (from USD 163)

This guesthouse close to Mulholland Drive is in an attractive location that will instantly make you feel at home. This property combines comfortable furnishings and modern amenities. It has spacious and fully furnished rooms, a full kitchen, and a clean bathroom with fresh towels. The living room, kitchen, and dining area are adjacent to each other, so it’s easy to see everything that’s going on in the house. It has a centralized heater for chillier months and air conditioning for the summer season. Even the exterior of this place looks so homey, with plants adorning the porch. This accommodation is just minutes away from Sunset Strip.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2.12 km (1.4 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
605 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed great kitchen and mice outdoor seating area
the bed was extremely comfortable - we had a great night's sleep
super clean and tidy
super clean and modern
it was clean and fancy
stylish spotlessly clean comfortable bed and lots of finishing touches
the place was clean and tastefully decorated
our hosts were very welcoming and super quick with their responses
the hosts are great people also
the hosts were helpful and made me feel welcomed
robert was a great host
rob was so helpful greeting us and helping with our luggage
a great location for exploring la
beautiful guesthouse in a fantastic location just a few minutes drive from sunset
beautiful apartment great location for exploring la
great stay great location highly recommend
location was amazing super close to things to do and good places to eat
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2. Private house with an amazing view of Los Angeles valley (from USD 185)

If you want to have a luxurious stay in LA but don’t want to check in to a hotel, consider this private home. This hillside property is located inside a residential compound with gated parking and a view of the valley that is spectacular day or night. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. It has so many amenities that guests will appreciate, plus the kitchen is fully furnished for home cooking. There’s even a BBQ grill outside.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
11.75 km (7.4 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
280 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view from the pool area overlooking la from the hill
washer dryer well equipped kitchen nice linens good wifi
great place nice view and pool
the view from the pool area is stunning
the view from their pool house was absolutely stunning
it's very clean and comfortable
the pool house is super clean and cozy
clean well appointed with plenty of special touches
it offers a very quiet clean & beautiful place to stay on the outskirts of la
the pool house is super comfortable clean and well-equipped with all sorts of thoughtful touches
dna were the perfect hosts
hosts are very good
they were really helpful and made us feel relaxed
the hosts are brilliant and communicative
alex and dennis are really nice hosts
great location just a hidden gem
close to some outstanding restaurants and easy access to interstates
great location in la as well
easy access to highways and located in a great neighbourhood with vast options for shopping and restaurants
truly a wonderful location that has to be experienced
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3. Comfortable suite near Golden Gate Park (from USD 59)

Whether you have a quick business trip or you just need a place to stay before your flight, this location is economical and much nicer than most hotels. The spacious room is perfectly sized for two guests. It is very near Golden Gate Park so guests can enjoy a stroll or have a quick jog or run. It also has a porch for lounging. The house is equipped with safety features such as fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide alarm.

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San Francisco, California, United States
551.26 km (342.6 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
1112 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quaint suite i loved the view of the garden from room
rooms were clean with all necessary amenities
space is fun and feels cozy
very cozy and great space for two
we stayed here for 4 nights on our holiday and we're very comfortable
everything was impeccably clean
very clean and surprisingly quiet space
a lovely sparkling clean and spacious space
great place clean and nice
su’s place was very clean and nice
hosts had fast responses amazing job at being accommodating
host were communicative and helpful
su is a great host would definitely book again
sue is s really a super host
su is also a great host as she provided detailed instructions on how to access the accomodation
great location next to the park in a nice neighborhood
a lovely spot near golden gate park
the neighborhood was extremely safe and close to the downtown area
the location was perfect and safe
still you can find good restaurants within walking distance
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4. European-style apartment with private patio for al fresco dining (from USD 2540)

This beautiful, European-style apartment has a full kitchen with a coffee maker and grinder. The single bedroom has a comfortable, queen-sized bed, and the bathroom has a tub with a shower and hot water. For guests who want to enjoy al fresco dining, make use of the common space outdoor that has lounge chairs and table. This space is suitable for a single traveler or a couple. Other extras include a dishwasher and room-darkening shades.

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Long Beach, California, United States
36.44 km (22.7 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
651 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have awesome breakfast sandwiches for free
all of the amenities were intact and her cozy place made me feel comfortable using airbnb
love the heated floors and comfortable bed
updated apartment with nice outdoor space to enjoy cali
i loved the couch and tv set up and it was within driving distance to the beach
sparkling clean as well
the place is very nice clean and quiet
beautiful spotless place with great value
everything was clean comfy bed extra pillows towels and wash clothes as we need
i made sure place was clean when i left
welcoming host highly recommend
great place with a kind host
pros: the host does make checkout and check in very easy
you don’t actually meet your host but she responded very quickly to my questions would definitely recommend
check in was efficient and easy and host was very nice
great location close to good food
great place to stay and located in a convenient area with easy access to main streets
mikki’s place was cute affordable and in a prime location
it’s also close to nearby restaurants that made the trip amazing
great place at a really good location
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5. Charming apartment with a garden and seaside view (from USD 135)

If you are going to San Francisco and you want a place to stay near the beach, this rental is the perfect one for you. It’s so close to the water that guests can even hear the waves at night and wake up in the morning to see the sun rising over the calm sea. This house is beautifully decorated, and the detailed interior and furnishings show that the comfort of the guests is the top priority of the host. It can accommodate up to three people and has a well-lit and charming backyard and foyer garden with different plants.

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San Francisco, California, United States
551.62 km (342.8 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
590 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were cozy had great amenities and the patio was amazing
the bed is like sleeping on a cloud it was so comfortable
totally charming little apartment filled with thoughtful touches in a fantastic neighborhood
the unit itself was so cozy and had a beautiful private patio that was like a garden oasis
the bed was so comfortable that we are looking to get the same mattress
very clean and quiet
very clean and welcoming
it was clean and beautiful
clean comfortable & nice thoughtful touches
the space was clean and thoughtfully arranged
heather is a great host
very welcoming host with all the esentials provided
heather was a perfect host
incredible place insanely fast responses and the nicest & most understanding host definitely recommend
she’s kind and warm
fantastic place close to the beach
definitely recommend this cute place
fantastic location and a beautiful apartment
amazing spot in a perfect location
excellent location beautiful garden and wonderful welcome
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6. Cozy studio with comfortable bed and laptop-friendly workspace (from USD 86)

This quaint but cozy studio in the center of San Diego’s College Area is a great place to stay whether you’re visiting California for the weekend or going on a long-term trip. This remodeled space can house up to two guests. It has a comfortable, queen-size bed, a laptop-friendly workspace, and a kitchen with a coffee and tea bar. Just book an Uber or Lyft and you can easily access the downtown area, the beaches, shops, and restaurants. There are also convenience stores and fitness centers within walking distance from the property.

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San Diego, California, United States
193.24 km (120.1 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
598 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we felt comfortable immediately with the thoughtful touches like water in the fridge and coffee and tea
we had an issue with our tv but they were super nice and quick and fixed it
the space was so wonderful comfortable and thoughtful
we had a very comfortable stay here
very clean awesome spot
place was sparkling clean and smelled amazing
the place was clean and comfy
beautiful studio clean & quiet
great place very clean and cozy
amazing and cozy little spot with a great host 10/10
they were friendly and let us know to contact them for any concerns or questions
alejandro is a great host very communicative and always available
we were so happy with this cozy place alejandro was so accommodating and kind
it was a beautiful place with outstanding hosts
easy location to find
great location and very cute space
great location very close to many stores and about 7 miles to the airport
really great place close to the airport
this place was so cute
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7. Beautiful tower guesthouse with a private balcony (from USD 75)

Looking for a beautiful, well-lit rental in sunny California? Consider this tower guesthouse in San Diego. It is part of a garden house that has two studios. Both have a private, fenced entrance so you don’t need to worry about security. The property also has its own private deck area, but the tower studio has stairs and a private balcony. There are large windows with views to the south and west, while the workspace overlooks a quiet alley. This location is minutes away from Balboa Park, a public pool, tennis courts, dining spots, and more.

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San Diego, California, United States
189.58 km (117.8 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
838 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
bed was perfect kitchen perfect and as well as the bathroom
just as advertised — cozy clean and comfortable
extremely clean and peaceful place
it was really clean and airy
it’s clean tidy and comfortable
it was clean and cozy as described
the people were very friendly
the owners were very kind and accommodating
host is super nice and provided detailed instructions
he was hospitable and was gracious enough to extend my stay when i was running behind
wolf was a communicative host and we enjoyed the cosy bed and bedding
very cute place very good location
cozy spot located in lovely neighborhood near balboa park
cute place in a great neighbourhood
very cute place in a great neighborhood
great location- safe quiet close to restaurants etc
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8. Spotlessly clean smart home in San Jose (from USD 125)

San Jose has a lot of smart homes with the latest tech advancement, but this private house also has a well-thought-out design and layout to maximize the space. The bed has a tufted headboard and the day bed doubles as a storage space for the pillows and beddings. A curtain divider offers privacy between the bedroom and the living room where the sofa bed is placed. The smart TV also rotates to face the bedroom and the coffee table doubles as a dining table for two. The stylish bathroom has a standing glass shower. The house is spotlessly clean, which guests are sure to appreciate.

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San Jose, California, United States
480.93 km (298.9 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
445 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy yet spacious the space offers above average amenities and thoughtful notes posted throughout the home
a nice touch is the robes in the bedroom very cozy home
very clean and modern
very clean and well maintained
very clean & beautiful home
really nice and clean place
it was a very clean and stylish place
he was a wonderful host
our host was also gracious and responsive
dimitri was a great host
thank you dimitri for being such a great host
dimitri is a great host
great location and quiet area
amazing place and great location
this place was super cute and located about a 5 minute uber ride from downtown
location in a quiet neighborhood was great
it was very close to good food options
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9. Cute and comfy cottage near North Oak Park (from USD 80)

This nice and quiet cottage is small but not crampy. It is just enough for one to two people visiting Sacramento. Guests can enter through a private, gated porch, and the property is within walking distance to various stores and restaurants. There is a king-size bed as well as useful, blackout window shades. It has a full kitchen equipped with an oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator, plus a bathroom that is stocked with essentials. This accommodation is pet-friendly in case you want to bring your fur baby along.

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Sacramento, California, United States
566.95 km (352.3 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
316 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a super comfortable cottage the interior is nicely appointed the kitchen has coffee tea and spices
the king bed was a real treat tons of tea choices was a nice surprise
we could not have been cozier or more delighted with our stay
the house was adorable just as photographed and the bed was comfortable
beautiful private little cabin with everything you could need for a comfortable multi-night stay
always clean and comfortable
super duper clean
it was clean and very well put together
clean comfortable well-appointed safe great value
the place is very nice and clean with netflix and other great things
host was nice & easy to communicate with
very friendly host answered quickly and was very accommodating
misty is an experienced host and does her job super well
misty is very responsive to questions and replies promptly
tiny house in a good location
nice neighborhood for walking
great location and very quiet for being in a city
great place love the location it is very close to ucdmc hospital definitely will stay again when in town
perfect for a couple getaway the location was also great
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10. Spacious, private suite with homey ambiance

This spacious private rental located in Sacramento has a classic, homey feel to it. The one-bedroom guest suite upstairs has a comfortable, queen-size bed and two big sofas. A dining table is also available for use, and guests have access to a private toilet and a bath. Towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and hairdryer are provided. Some appliances that are included in the rental are air humidifier, mini-fridge, microwave, oven toaster, Keurig coffee maker, and space heater. It is attached to the main house, but there is a private entrance through the garage.

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564.3 km (350.7 mi) from Runyon Canyon Park
13 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

You'll want to keep coming back to California

The leaves might turn brown and the sky might turn gray, but California will remain sunny for all those who want to experience it. Make the most of your vacation by choosing one of these private Airbnb houses.

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