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

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Everyone knows that California is the “Golden State”, but have you ever wondered why? The nickname was coined after large deposits of gold were found in the state, and because golden yellow poppies bloom in the spring and cover the fields of California. It then celebrated more golden characteristics – the iconic landmark, Golden Gate Bridge, and the golden sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. What’s more, it’s a golden destination for a vacation. Bask under the sun on the beach, explore the vibrant cities filled with stories, and discover the wilderness of parklands.

Already making plans to visit California? We’ve come up with a variety of accommodations you can choose from. A luxury estate, an intricately designed house, a tucked-away cabin, and more. Scroll down and see the best Airbnb Plus rentals in California, USA, for your golden retreat in the state.

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 July 14, 2024.

1. Stunning Hollywood Hills designer estate (from USD 710)

This mini-mansion boasts breathtaking 180-degree views of the surrounding landscape. It features a distinctively green fireplace, further complementing the well-lit, expansive living space perfect for group gatherings.

If you want to stay outdoors, read your book on the front yard hammock or enjoy a barbecue in the backyard while admiring the city views. This family-friendly property has four bedrooms and entertainment features for children.

Located in a quiet area of Hollywood Hills, you can take a bike ride downhill and discover the best of Los Angeles.

Stayed at this property?
Los Angeles, California, United States
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has beautiful decor warm and comfortable furnishings and fully stocked amenities
the bed is a dream and the view is heavenly
the kitchen was wonderful and very complete i also used the dryer while we were there
the house has spectacular views with comfortable beds and great showers and baths
the house is beautiful super clean and comfortable
clean spacious and neat with a beautiful garden
the entire place is thoughtfully decorated and immaculately clean
everything was very clean and rami also agreed to turn the interior cctv cameras off for privacy
rami is great host and his house was perfect for our needs: clean great location and we’ll appointed
rami is a great host
rami was a perfect host
rami was a thorough and helpful host
rami was a wonderful host great to interact with and very quick to reply to any of my questions
rami was a great host - very attentive and responsive
the house was great and in a great location
beautiful well maintained home in a great location
great house great location and great host
beautiful home in a private setting but only a short walk/drive to sunset blvd
besides a good location rami has thoughtfully appointed this home and it fit our needs perfectly
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2. Desert villa with saltwater pool in Yucca Valley (from USD 575)

Wake up to views of rugged boulders and exotic cacti through the floor-to-ceiling windows in this desert villa. It is completely secluded on more than 6 acres (2.42 hectares) of land. The villa is truly one-of-a-kind, with a modern design mixed with vintage touches.

Bask under the western sun on one of the three king-sized sun loungers or in the saltwater pool with a hot tub. For a more luxurious stay, you may call in a private chef, yoga instructor, and massage therapist.

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Yucca Valley, California, United States
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as stunning as the photos with comfortable beds and furniture and tons of privacy
it was so nice to have a heated pool as well
the kitchen as well as the rocks surrounding the jacuzzi were our favorite - what a stunner
i could sit outside by the pool or in the hot tub and relax forever
great outdoor space with the pool hot tub firepit
very sexy very clean
host was super responsive
the hosts were extremely accommodating and kind
also the hosts are very responsive and communicative
everything was perfect and hosts were great - highly recommend
the hosts are so responsive thoughtful and generous
great stay in a beautiful location
great place to relax and celebrate a special occasion
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3. Streetside loft with high ceilings in San Diego (from USD 319)

This streetside loft in the chic and friendly neighborhood of San Diego features a 20-foot-tall (6-metre) ceiling and 100-year-old naval train station doors. It has a lofted bedroom accessible via a steep ladder, a full bath, a kitchen and dining area, and a private patio.

With large windows and a street-level location, the rental is ideal for those who enjoy a little city noise. Spend your nights visiting the different bars and restaurants in the vibrant area.

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San Diego, California, United States
411 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture is stylish and comfortable
very cool industrial flat with great amenities (shampoo / conditioner) comfortable bedding
very comfortable for a single or a couple
the place was spotless and beautifully industrial
the actual unit itself is clean and stylish
a beautiful space and everything was clean as could be
this rental was so much better and the area so clean compared to the gaslamp quarter
i had all i needed at the space and it was very clean
the owners are the best
the host was also great and made sure our stay was perfect
carolina was also very friendly and communicative
very welcoming and friendly service
carolina was so helpful and extremely responsive
great location walking distance to little italy
great location to all the restaurants
the location is perfect for walking the downtown streets
walking distance to several fun restaurants
within walking distance to many great restaurants
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4. Elegant spacious home in San Francisco (from USD 1250)

Bright colors and neo-classical furniture make up this bright and elegant home. It can accommodate up to eight people and is perfect for families or large groups. Five of the seven bedrooms in this home have a balcony, and one has direct access to the backyard. It also features four full bathrooms with soaking tubs.

Bond with your family in the backyard with a barbecue, or set up an intimate dinner in the opulent dining area. There’s also a piano in the family room for cozy evenings.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
127 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 8 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
they found it clean and comfortable
the house is very clean and was very friendly
clean convenient 5 bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms
the house is beautiful spacious and clean
the house was spacious and clean can't go wrong with this great house in a great city
julie is a great host
julie is a wonderful host
julie was very responsive and helpful throughout
julie was a lovely host very responsive and helpful
julie was a most considerate host
the location is amazing
the safeway is an easy walk
location was in a nice neighborhood
we love the location - an easy walk to the marina safeway and the restaurants
really cool house in an amazing location
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5. Bohemian residence in Sacramento (from USD 110)

The travel photographs displayed at this 1940s residence will make you want to book a trip to Latin America. The different styles of furniture create a bohemian-chic vibe indoors. While the home has two bedrooms, another studio unit is available if you’re traveling in a larger group. A tranquil space, the backyard is shaded with trees and makes an ideal space for alfresco dining or relaxation.

You can request early check-in or late check-out for an extra cost.

Stayed at this property?
Sacramento, California, United States
441 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully usable and washer/dryer are a great feature
the couch was perfect for getting cozy and watching a few movies tv has netflix
beds were very comfortable
beautiful home and super cozy
thoughtful decorations comfortable bed lovely backyard with seating to enjoy a glass of wine or breakfast
super clean and comfortable
the house is clean and cozy
it was very clean and had everything we needed
great soaps for use very clean products
also airbnb was spotless and clean + hand sanitizers were available throughout the house
the hosts were awesome too
chelsea was very responsive
the hosts were extremely caring and helpful
absolutely lovely place and lovely hosts
the host was easy to reach and everything was well organized
located in a nice quite neighbourhood within walking distance to restaurants and cafes
beautiful airbnb and amazing location
great location comfortable quaint place
definitely a great location and it’s such a cute home
great location and a perfect place to do a staycation
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6. Romantic cabin retreat in Guerneville

Nestled in the Redwood Forest, this cabin is ideal for a couple’s retreat. The cabin has high vaulted ceilings and a mini split heating and cooling system, providing a comfortable stay. It has a full kitchen where you can cook a grand meal, a queen-sized bed with cotton linen sheets, and a bathroom with a bathtub.

During the evenings, cuddle up with your loved one in the living room while watching your favorite movie, or warm up in your private cedar hot tub on the patio.

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Guerneville, California, United States
393 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full amenities extra comfortable bed and wonderful wood hot tub underneath the massive trees
the hot tub was amazing the kitchen well-stocked
the space itself was beautiful and cozy
lots of kitchen supplies to cook in which was really nice to have
this place could not have been more perfect tranquil comfortable and so very relaxing
this is a very clean romantic getaway
spacious clean very comfortable
david’s place was beautiful and clean
the bed is very comfortable and the place is very clean
we could not have started our year in a better spot david’s cabin was gorgeous clean and incredibly comfortable
david was a fantastic host
david was attentive and thoughtful
david was a most attentive and responsive host
the host was very easy to reach with any questions
the host was easy to get a hold of if i had questions
good hikes and vineyards close by
this is a beautiful location with all i could wish for
the location and property was perfect
nice place away from the city
great place and great location
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7. Tiny home in historic downtown Clovis (from USD 112)

This tiny home boasts an open-plan layout and is decorated with bright colors that make it look more spacious. The house is brilliantly designed, featuring a queen-sized bed, a well-equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, a multifunctional table, and a living area with a sofa bed.

Despite being situated in a peaceful area, it is nonetheless close to the town’s restaurants and stores. Free parking is available for those who choose to drive.

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Clovis, California, United States
497 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space feels chic open and comfortable
it is also very quiet and the a/c works quite well
we appreciated all the extras such as blow dryer extra towels laundry soap
beautiful home so cozy and everything one may need
extremely clean and great decor
beautiful clean and comfortable
it is very clean and comfortable
excellent communication spotlessly clean really well equipped and a superb bed
great place very clean and comfortable
great hosts made everything extremely easy
host was very responsive and helpful
it was beyond cozy our host was very kind attentive helpful and quick to reply
the hosts were friendly gave excellent directions and replied to every communication quickly
communications before and upon my arrival were excellent helpful and friendly
house is in perfect location close to downtown
it is in a great location for getting to yosemite and very close to the airport
it is a great location that is walking distance to downtown clovis
this place is super cute and well designed
everything was in walking distance and really easy to get to
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8. Cabin-style lodge in Paso Robles (from USD 250)

This homey retreat in the heart of wine country awaits your next getaway. It exudes a rustic-modern interior and overlooks 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of pastures. It’s also close to several wineries that you can visit during your stay. The lodge can sleep up to four people with its two bedrooms.

Keep warm in the fireplace-equipped living room or chill out in the barbecue area where you might get a chance to see Texas Longhorn cattle grazing in the nearby rolling fields.

Stayed at this property?
Paso Robles, California, United States
405 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were some special touches in the kitchen like condiments breakfast items and makings for s'mores
if you are looking for a cozy beautiful place in paso robles look no further
beds were very comfortable
this ranch lodge is a very private and quiet sanctuary for guests looking for a comfortable place to stay
the beds were comfortable
everything was clean which i appreciated most
great design stocked kitchen with everything we could need clean and comfortable
hosts were very warm the place was clean and directed were perfect
this place is absolutly darling and charming comfortable spacious clean - i would deffinatly reccomend staying here to anyone
the owners were very quick and easy to reach with any questions
loved the style of the home very communicative host and overall excellent experience
we enjoyed the nearby cows and alicia was a responsive host when we had any questions
they’re such majestic creatures and are very friendly
cute place the cows were fun to hangout with good location and the host was very nice and responsive
great location away from the city
the location is very convenient and close to the main attractions and retail stores
great place to stay located in strategic location to wineries i love
great location in proximity to local wineries and other attractions
very warm location and beautiful scenery outside
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9. Hilltop estate with pool and hot tub in Temacula

Invite the whole gang and delight in the luxury of this exclusive residence. Located on a hilltop in the wine country, you can view the best sunsets from here. It features a spring-like swimming pool and shaded hot tub area that can be heated on request (for an additional fee) and a dry sauna for a wellness experience.

Parking will not be an issue because the property can accommodate up to eight cars for your big group.

Stayed at this property?
Temecula, California, United States
142 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 16 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we spent most of our time in the gorgeous pool and outdoor patio
we loved the pool table pool and outdoor grill
beds were all super comfortable
the pool and the jacuzzi room was amazing
the pool was massive and a great place to enjoy it really was the perfect vacation
the house was very clean
it was a beautiful and clean home with plenty of beds and room for every
the house was very big and spacious and clean except for some ants in one of the bedrooms
very clean and well kept pool area great indoor jacuzzi and sauna and well stocked for billiards
kitchen was clean and stocked with everything needed to prepare big meals
the host are awesome
host was very responsive to all questions and concerns
friendly and responsive host
great host and great listing
host was very generous to give us early check and check out
we chose this house for after our wedding to celebrate with close friends
such a beautiful location and so much fun in the house
a great place to spend a weekend away
nice and quiet location
really enjoyed the trip the location the property and the top notch service
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10. Charming cottage in Pacific Grove (from USD 637)

This charming, modern cottage with eclectic furnishings features a beamed cathedral ceiling from the living room to the dining area, making it feel expansive. The cottage’s charm does not end with the interiors; it also has a private deck and yard where you can dine alfresco.

Wander the neighborhood and see the beautiful historic buildings. Shops, restaurants, and the beach are also close to the cottage.

Stayed at this property?
Pacific Grove, California, United States
401 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sallies cottage was perfect and cozy
the cottage was lovely and quite comfortable
the amenities are thoughtful and go above and beyond that made our stay extra comfortable and hassle-free
the wifi was fast the beds were oh so comfortable and the house and decor were just beautiful
the cottage is exceptionally welcoming cozy and comfortable
meticulously cleaned and beautifully decorated
spotlessly clean soft and plush linens a really great place to stay
the house was also very spacious and had a dedicated parking spot which made everything exceptionally easy
the whole place was spotless and there was a lovely garden to relax in
sallie’s cottage was very clean comfortable and inviting
comfortable rooms and good host too
this house is amazing and elizabeth was a great host
the host was also so easy to get in touch with if we needed something
she was also so kind and thoughtful to leave plenty of breakfast foods and cooking essentials
host was responsive and left nice touches such as a bowl of fresh fruit
amazing location and super cute space
both the location and the house itself are ideal
great location and very peaceful
great location and well designed
within walking distance to great restaurants shops and lovers point
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Splendid West Coast getaway

Take a trip to the coastal cities, vineyard region, and state parks. The sunny state of California has a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for everyone. With our list of Airbnb Plus rentals above, you can book the one that suits your dream getaway!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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