20 Airbnbs In California, The USA - Updated 2024

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Stunning beaches, paradisiacal surf spots, picturesque mountain views, interactive museums and theme parks, and superb outdoor activities like hiking and mountaineering are some of the highlights that make California one of the most sought-after travel destinations. This US state offers a wide variety of historic, natural, and entertainment attractions, some of which include the iconic Hollywood Boulevard, Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier, and Yosemite National Park. Those who wish to escape the city can head on over to Joshua Park Natural Tree or Napa Valley for a memorable stargazing or camping weekend. When visiting California, make sure you get the best accommodations that suit you and your fellow travelers’ needs. There are hotels, boutique suites, apartment rentals, homestays, cabins, and the unique Airbnbs that California has to offer - there’s a ton to choose from. See our list of the best Airbnbs in California for a memorable trip with your loved ones.

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 June 30, 2024.

1. Gorgeous two-bedroom cabin in Big Bear (from USD 251)

Best for families, this two-bedroom cabin in Big Bear sleeps up to six guests. Its open space holds a cozy living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Close to many hiking trails and ski slopes, this home can be a great base for your Big Bear adventures. After a tiring day, you can relax in the hot tub while feasting your eyes with the views of clustered pine trees. There is also a grill so you can have a barbecue night. Bars, restaurants, and grocery stores are just a mere four-minute walk away.

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Big Bear, California, United States
224.48 km (139.5 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
321 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very clean and tidy
clean fun and very private
it was clean and spacious we will definitely be back
a quiet clean and cozy spot for a nice relaxing get away
the home was clean warm and extremely cozy
awesome location easy access to nearby trails and love the fenced backyard
the location is perfect for hiking getting into town and big bear mountain ski resort
jim’s place is outstanding he communicates very fast
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2. Pleasant home with stunning ocean views in Santa Barbara

This pleasant two-bedroom home in Santa Barbara is one of those vacation rentals in California that offers great views, a prime location, and a first-class stay in one package. Located in the Riviera, you’ll get stunning views of the ocean, the sunsets, and the city skyline right from the house’s spacious rear deck that also has a hot tub. The bedrooms are fitted with a queen bed each to sleep up to four guests. Cooking meals will also be a breeze as the kitchen is fully functional and well-equipped. Other amenities include TVs, WiFi, and a heating system. Outside, your family will surely enjoy bonding while dining alfresco. Dogs are welcome!

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
43.9 km (27.3 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
135 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable and the spa and views from the deck were great
we enjoyed the deck surround sound views comfy bed and hot tub
the house has a beautiful view and is very comfortable
amazing location on aps/lower riviera cozy and charming santa barbara cottage style house with awesome deck and great views
we loved the decor beautiful wood flooring incredibly comfy beds and view from deck -stunning
very clean and comfortable
it was clean and the beds were comfortable
the house was clean and well stocked
everything was clean and well prepared for us
the rooms were clean and comfortable and the house instructions were absolutely clear
the owner is very friendly and helpful
brad was a great host
bradley was a wonderful host who made us feel very welcome
brad was a great host and made us feel more than welcome
brad was a super attentive host
super cute house and property - convenient location that's really close to downtown and the beach/wharf
wonderful house in a great location
it was in a great location not far from downtown
i can recommend this location to everyone
neighborhood was nice and close to most things we wanted to do
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3. Resort-style bungalow in Huntington Beach (from USD 569)

Designed and furnished with the idea of everyday resort living in mind, this lovely bungalow located several steps away from the beach offers accommodations for up to eight guests. It has complete amenities to make you feel right at home. For extra pampering, the backyard has a built-in bamboo bar, a detox dry sauna, and a relaxing hot tub. Aside from the beach, you’ll have plenty of places to explore as this property lies steps away from Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street, the streets of which are lined with awesome shops, cool pubs, and great dining options. This rental welcomes pets!

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
133.45 km (83.0 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
679 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tom’s place was excellent and cozy
clean and as advertised
the place is clean and is reflective of the pictures
clean great host fantastic location
the place was spotless and was in a great location
check in was easy and the place was clean
tom was a great host
tom was a great host
tom was an amazing host
tom was an awesome host
tom is a great host
great location super cute beach bungalow
the location is safe and perfect distance to the beach
great location and beautiful home
what a fun location for a beach visit
great location walkable to everything
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4. Second-story, seaview apartment in Oceanside (from USD 389)

This one-bedroom apartment in Oceanside is good for two guests. Originally built in the 1940s, the place has undergone major refurbishing to be suitable for today’s guests. However, some of its original details remain untouched, including its vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace. It features a well-appointed kitchen and dining area. Its breezy living room has a large glass window and a sliding door that lets out to the balcony and the scenic views. The unit is a part of a family-owned vacation rental complex in the heart of downtown Oceanside near top shops and restaurants.

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Oceanside, California, United States
210.05 km (130.6 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
333 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view of the ocean from the couch and tv with netflix
underrated feature 5) great cable fast wifi and netflix included on the large tv
this place is amazing unbelievable views and very comfortable apartment
it was clean cozy comfortable and the view was spectacular
a cute space heater made the place so cozy lauren was an absolutely fabulous host and so sweet
a clean beautiful place overg the ocean and strand street
the place is nicely decorated and clean
the place was very clean
her place was incredibly clean
great place clean and perfect location
host was very helpful
great place and the host was very quick with responses
lauren is a fantastic host
our host lauren was very kind helpful and professional
lauren was most helpful and knowledgeable in reference to restaurants
the location is amazing
a wonderful location on a bustling beach
wonderful apartment and awesome location
super cute place incredibly located so close to the water and easily accessible
everything was close by it was a great area
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5. Mediterranean-inspired home in Catalina, Avalon (from USD 622)

Bring your family or friends on a vacation with unlimited fresh air, lovely sunshine, and plenty of exciting hiking trails here in Catalina. Located on the coast of California, this neighborhood offers a handful of amazing Airbnbs that includes this two-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired home that sleeps up to four guests. You’ll surely enjoy staying in its nautical-themed living room that’s also complete with entertainment amenities like a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, and comfy seating. The kitchen and dining are also well-equipped with cooking and dining essentials. Aside from these, you’ll also have access to the property’s beach gear. If you love exquisite cuisine, do check out Avalon’s oceanfront restaurants.

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Avalon, California, United States
132.08 km (82.1 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
107 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom tiny one toilet barely room to turn around but adequate
the beds were very comfortable
beautiful so quaint and clean
the host and property manager are very responsive and welcoming
the kitchen had so many helpful utensils
this charming house is right around the corner from the main strip
nice place close to everything definitely a recommended spot
cozy and cute place to stay in catalina island close to all
cute place and a charming old building
the trout house is beautiful what a fabulous location
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6. Private casita in Costa Mesa (from USD 126)

This private guesthouse is best suited for couples or a small family. The casita is located 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from New Port Beach. Bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance from here. Aside from its ideal location, this casita also offers cozy accommodation that’s complete with amenities. It has a full kitchen, a patio with seating and grill, and a fenced backyard. Outdoor laundry and parking spaces are also available. Note that guests are requested to keep the noise down after 10 pm.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
141.45 km (87.9 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
382 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ac blows super cold and the shower was spacious and clean
nice quiet location and a lot of cooking utensils and kitchen amenities including a bbq outside
(also loves the shampoo so much in the shower that we ordered some of our own lol )
great place with private parking and clean space with small kitchen and refrigerator and small patio and grill outside
the space is quite comfortable and was larger than i expected
we appreciated the cleanliness and easy communication that sean provided
it was clean and cozy
things were clean and comfortable
very clean comfy bed great amenities
sean’s place was very nice and clean and perfect for me and a friend to stay in
friendly owner and very fast w/ communication
great host fast responses and cute cozy place
sean was a very kind host and very quick to respond
-responsive and easy to communicate with should any needs arise
the host is great the location is great the casita is great and i highly recommend
cute place and great location
walking distance to great restaurants
great location and value
great location as well
great location and great price
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7. Gorgeous hideout with scenic views in San Luis Obispo (from USD 97)

Whether you are a solo traveler looking for a secluded yet comfortable respite or a couple looking for some intimate alone time, this gorgeous studio in San Luis Obispo will be perfect for you. Located in a quiet neighborhood on an off-beaten path, staying in this studio will bring you close to fresh air, scenic nature and landscape views, and a peaceful ambiance. However, downtown is just a 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) drive from this hideout, so it is still easy to reach great shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The studio is fitted with a queen bed and also a crib for those coming with a toddler. It also has a kitchenette that comes with a hearty stock of hot drinks and light refreshments. Outside, you’ll find a fruit and vegetable garden, a cozy firepit, and plenty of well-cushioned seating.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
173.63 km (107.9 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
204 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was cozy and the patio was peaceful
the room space is so thoughtful and everything was a breeze
we found the mattress to be very nice and comfortable
this room was immaculate and had the most helpful details
clean and up to date
beautiful place very clean and cozy
clean so nice to walk into a place and be able to both see and smell the cleanliness
super clean adorable and stylish place
the apartment was spotless and comfortable
super host love this place
the host were so nice and helpful
the hosts are very care taking and responsive
jessy and her husband mark were wonderful hosts
jessy is a fantastic and accommodating host
great location to explore entire area
the location was amazing - away from the hustle and bustle of downtown yet only minutes away
cute place and seamless hosting
great location and great stay
the location is convenient to the 101 and easy access to shopping
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8. Ambient beach cottage in Ventura (from USD 240)

Best for couples or for a small family of up to four members, this beach cottage in Ventura, California, offers cozy accommodations with complete amenities. It has a bedroom fitted with a queen bed. The living room has a sofa bed and flat-screen TV. Cooking will never be difficult with its kitchen that’s equipped with all the cooking essentials guests might need to whip up a good meal. Outside, guests can relax in the well-furnished patio, or share bonding moments in the backyard fitted with a hot tub, a fire pit, and plenty of seating. For more fun, guests can explore Main Street and try out great restaurants and refineries that line the area. Bicycles will be provided for guests to go around with. Pets are strictly prohibited.

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Ventura, California, United States
6.02 km (3.8 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
340 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice sized bedroom and comfortable fold out couch
we had some friends stay with us so the couch pull out bed was really nice to have
it’s a nice cozy place and the patio/backyard is relaxing
there is a nice breakfast nook and a small patio in the back
outdoor patio is cozy private and has quite a nice vibe
very clean and lovely styling
clean comfortable and charming accommodations
kristy's place is very clean and comfortable
private and clean hot tub
everything was super clean and there are plenty of towels linens and pillows
host was very responsive
host was very responsive to any questions and communications
kristy is a wonderful host she was always very quick to respond
host is extremely responsive and immediately rectified one small issue we had
good communication with hosts
great location and very comfortable
cute place close to downtown and beach
very cute and comfortable place
such a cute home and so close to everything
this place was perfect for needing to stay near ojai
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9. Oceanview condo in Avalon (from USD 399)

Wake up to the sound of splashing waves, views of the ocean, and a classy Mediterranean setting in this one-bedroom condo in Avalon. Nestled on Catalina Island, this luxury accommodation is a part of Hamilton Cove Luxury Resort. Families and groups of up to four members can comfortably be accommodated in this end unit. Aside from having all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, it also features luxurious extras like a nice hot tub, a cozy fireplace, and a gorgeous balcony. This place is so elegantly curated, you’ll never want to leave, but if you wish to explore the island, your host will lend you one of their golf carts so you can easily go around.

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Avalon, California, United States
131.17 km (81.6 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
596 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck has a great place to sit with a grill and a patio heater if needed
unit has air conditioning but multiple fans in the unit help cool you down
the king size bed very comfortable the sofa bed was hard to sleep on
this condo has an amazing view and is super comfortable and convenient to town
great amenities on the property with the pool spa and volleyball court
very clean tranquil setting
always clean and comfortable
exceptionally clean with modern & cozy interior
the place was very clean
i recommend this place nice and clean as well
helmut was a great host and fast to answer any questions we had
helmut was very responsive to all questions
helmut was incredibly responsive
owner needs to do a better job taking care of this place
such a great host who responds to messages very quickly
we truly love the decor and the location of this unit
it’s a perfect location and have a amazing scenery more than expected
great place away from the huddle and bustle
beautiful place to stay away from all the hustle of the town nice and quiet
this place is great if you are looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of avalon
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10. Romantic forest home in Carmel-by-the-Sea (from USD 130)

Rekindle the romance in this beautifully curated two-bedroom home nestled within the trees in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This rental that’s specially built for couples features a queen bed, a nice bathroom with a shower, and a packed kitchenette. Start your day with a nice cup of coffee while enjoying great views of the forest from the deck that’s equipped with seating and a grill. The home is also fitted with a TV and a DVD player for those nights when you just want to watch movies and chill. Share romantic moments while you cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace. If you wish to explore the nearby beach, towels and mats will be provided for you. You can also enjoy walking around downtown, which is only about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away. Dogs are welcome!

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
353.34 km (219.6 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
838 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extremely comfortable and beautiful view
a cozy little studio with a huge deck for you to enjoy warm days outside
love the deck and the windows in the apartment
beautiful view and cozy spot for weekend in carmel
bathroom is perfect with lots of sweet-smelling little touches
clean quiet and very comfortable from top to bottom
great stay as expected the place was clean and accurately described
susanne’s place was sparkling clean and felt like home
susanne is an excellent host and great communicator
susanne was very responsive and provided a lot of tips and help
reg and susanne are both very nice and helpful
good communication with the host
the owner was very accommodating to our needs and the property has gorgeous views of the forest
plus a great location to downtown carmel
location was perfect close to big sur right next to the 17-mile drive and close to monterey
conveniently location and a great value
outstanding location with access to the monterey bay area
the location is a very short easy drive to carmel or monterrey
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11. Charming garden home in Bishop (from USD 167)

If you enjoy active outdoor activities and you’re looking for a rental in Eastern Sierra, you should definitely book a stay in this well-furnished home in Bishop, California. The house has two bedrooms that can sleep up to seven guests. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a cozy living room. Outside, you’ll find a covered patio overlooking an herb garden surrounded by fruit trees. Aside from these amenities, this rental also provides easy access to mountains, boulders, hike trails, ski trails, and fishing spots. After these exhausting activities, you can refresh in the many nearby cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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Bishop, California, United States
355.77 km (221.1 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
188 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only things we missed were a microwave/toaster oven and a tv but overall amenities were good
their air coolers were great for the heat very comfy and cozy and had everything we needed
house is nice with a large open area that includes the dining kitchen and living rooms
we appreciated the well stocked kitchen we cooked most nights
kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances but no microwave so just be ready
clean and well furnished
very relaxing very clean and affordable
the place was clean and well equipped
the house was very clean quiet and well kept
very clean spacious quiet perfect for us
katie is a warm gracious host
katie & ben were great hosts very responsive with any needs or questions we had
katie was very responsive and check-in and check-out were a breeze
great place located close to downtown
good location that is walking distance (<0
location is ideal with easy access & parking
right in the middle of town a short walk to some great places
great location for exploring this beautiful area
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12. Unparalleled oceanview villa in Laguna Beach (from USD 6758)

If you want to have an easy and convenient stay in California, vacation villas will be best for you. If you’re coming with your partner or with a small company of three members, consider booking a stay in this cozy one-bedroom villa in Laguna Beach. The villa offers unobstructed views of the ocean and the old town. It will only take you seven minutes to walk from this rental to the beach. A four-minute walk will take you downtown where great restaurants and shops line the streets. The villa itself is an inviting place of relaxation to soothe tired travelers. You will be lulled by its soft colors, tasteful decors, and premium furnishing. It is complete with a kitchen, a living room with a TV, a nice bathroom, and Wi-Fi. If you wish to go for a swim, a community pool is just around the corner.

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
157.57 km (98.0 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a cute little porch with table and chairs welcomed us
inside everything was clean and tidy
the room was very clean and sandy was very accommodating
it was very clean roomy and of course so gorgeous
airbnb should always be like this: beautifully decorated clean smooth procedures
our host was very inviting and accommodating
the host sandy is friendly welcoming caring and organized
sandy was a great host very welcoming and helpful throughout my stay
she is a wonderful thoughtful host
she is definitely the best host i have worked with at airbnb
the location is superb- easy walk to the beach and downtown- like 4 minutes away
great location and so much better than a hotel
perfect location with a great view and just a few minutes walk to the main beach
what a great place to stay
overall it's a great place to stay
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13. Restful pool house in Venice Beach (from USD 175)

Donning exotic yet relaxing Spanish architecture, this guest studio in Venice Beach provides a home that’s ideal for couples who wish to have a quiet and private respite and a romantic weekend getaway in California. The studio features a sleeping area fitted with a cable TV, a ceiling fan, a DVD player, a memory foam mattress, a queen bed, and room-darkening shades. The bathroom is located outdoors and so are the fire pit, the sauna, and the hot tub. Bikes are available for you to use for a ride down the beach. Note that this rental is for two adults only. Pets are not allowed.

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Venice, California, United States
78.48 km (48.8 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
1029 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the outdoor shower and having coffee in the sun
the courtyard is an amazing place to relax by the pool or in the hot tub
we were very comfortable in the bed and loved the variety of coffee/tea available
the pool house was cozy and all the amenities made it feel like home
the pool and hot tub at the house are stunning
very clean and comfortable
it was spotless and decorated beautifully
the room was spotless and had so many thoughtful details
the house is well kept clean and has everything a tourist needs e
jana was extremely welcoming and helpful place was clean and beautiful
jana was a wonderful host
jana was a great host
jana is a really nice host
jana was a great host and gave me many good recommendations
the coolest warmest host ever exuding every great thing about california
very cute casita in a wonderful location
great location as well
perfectly located and only a short walk/ride to the beach
great location in venice as well
gorgeous pool house in great location
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14. Guest house with a private wine cellar in Sonoma

Find peace and rest in this quaint yet gorgeous guest house in Sonoma. Fitted with a king bed and a floor mattress, this studio home offers cozy accommodation for couples or a small family of four members. It features a TV, a dining space, a well-equipped kitchenette, and an elegant bathroom. The deck with comfy hammocks shows sweeping views of the city and the picturesque mountain. To top it all off, this home sports its own wine cellar located underneath the studio that’s perfect for a romantic dinner set up. This gated hilltop retreat does not allow pets.

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Sonoma, California, United States
537.22 km (333.9 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was very comfortable and the view from our private balcony was gorgeous
the cute comfortable hammocks on the balcony is a stylish touch
super clean stunning views comfy bed
the bed is very comfortable and the room is spacious
the guest house was clean and comfortable
the house was beautiful and clean as we arrived and in great location of local restaurants and wineries
friendly and helpful host
great place great host
magalli was a lovely host she is so kind and easy to communicate with
upon arriving there was a friendly note and treats that showcased magalli's friendly and authentic hospitality
magalli was an amazing host
loved the swings on the porch great location
the location is secluded and felt very safe
stay here we had an amazing time and this location made our sonoma experience unforgettable
the place was perfect for what we were looking for
place was very stylish great location for wine tastings and awesome cellar to have your own tasting very romantic
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15. Chic two-story condo with pool, hot tub, and ski back trail in Mammoth Lakes

If you are looking for a spacious and cozy Airbnb with a pool in California, you should check out this chic two-story condo unit in Mammoth Lakes. Located a few steps from the Canyon Lodge, this condo that sleeps four guests offers guarantees a groomed ski back trail and a bonus of a private après-ski right in front of an electric fireplace or hot drinks on the balcony. The condo has a cozy bedroom, a mightily equipped kitchen, a welcoming living room with comfy seating and a large flat-screen TV, and a full bathroom for each of its levels. Outside, you can spend time relaxing on the balcony or having a dip in the heated community pool. There will also be free parking space for up to two cars. Note that you have to bring your own blankets.

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379.61 km (235.9 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
36 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no ac but tons of fans throughout the unit which helps cool it down quickly
great clean condo right off the slopes
the space was clean easy to access and convenient
the downstairs is updated clean and comfortable for 2-4 people
communication with the host was very easy and clear
the place and location is perfect not too far from shops and restaurants
location is good and there is a garage for parking
everything else was also well catered and the location is excellent
great spot that is convenient to walk into town
easy to get to and from lodge with only a short walk
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16. Sunny two-bedroom cottage in Santa Cruz

Best for families who wish to spend a couple of days in the Seabright neighborhood, this cottage in Santa Cruz, California has enough room to sleep four to six guests. The cottage’s lovely wood floors and the sunshine it lets in make it prettier than it already is. It is also equipped with a fully outfitted kitchen and a spacious patio for dining. The cozy living room has well-appointed details, well-cushioned seating, and a direct TV with Roku. Seabright restaurants and beaches are just a short stroll away.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
392.62 km (244.0 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
477 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i spent my days getting work done in the breakfast nook which got the most amazing natural light
the beds were super-duper comfortable
loved cozy breakfast nook and kitchen
location is fantastic and the heater in the bathroom is awesome
the place felt like home amazing kitchen amenities
very clean and comfortable house
everything was clean and comfortable
it was clean large and very comfortable
it was so clean private and safe
this place was very clean easy to find from anywhere in the town
sue is a lovely host and a quick communicator
sue was a great host and made us feel very welcome
susuan is an amazing host who will respond to any concern you may have and act promptly upon it
susan was an excellent host we really enjoyed our stay at her place
i also appreciated the helpful binder with recommendations for things to do in town
location was great close to the beach and downtown
and the location was awesome—walking distance to a beautiful beach and through a cute neighborhood
nice place close to the beach
excellent location and lovely comfortable house
great location waking distance to beach shops and groceries
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17. Cozy, upscale studio apartment in East Sacramento

This vacation rental in California is a second-story studio apartment fitted with modern decorations and amenities. Nestled in a canopy of trees in the Mckinley Park Area, staying here means enjoying the views of the gardens and a sparkling in-ground pool, and being literally just a few steps away from Sacramento’s top attractions. The studio is a relaxing respite filled with natural light. It is fitted with a king bed with premium sheets for a night of restorative sleep, plenty of closet space, and a kitchenette with complimentary hot drinks. Note that this unit is accessible through stairs.

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Sacramento, California, United States
520.14 km (323.2 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
172 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had fresh towels / sheets kitchen with utensils rocking chairs that recline heater / ac
comfortable yet stylish with plenty of room walkable to lots of coffee shops restaurants etc
the room is well lit and nicely decorated
very nice space that is immaculate and cozy
upon walking in the heater was turned on so that we were nice and toasty at arrival
clean upscale comfortable modern
the space was very clean and comfortable
great space clean comfortable and convenient
cool and clean spot
the studio was very clean and had lovely touches to it
james & bekah are great hosts
the hosts are great
james was a great host and very responsive
the host were pleasant and very understanding
the host gave the best recommendations on places to check out
location was great nice neighborhood centrally located
the location is great and just minutes away from downtown sac
great location close to everything but very quiet
great location and walkable neighborhood
great location and fantastic hostess
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18. Colorful beach cottage in San Clemente

Love the beach life but can’t stand the heat? Get the ultimate beach living in this air-conditioned beach cottage located in San Clemente, California. This rental is a second-floor unit that has a queen bedroom, one full bathroom, and spacious and fun living space. Count in the additional sleeping arrangements and this cottage can sleep up to four. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a fun beach-vibe living room that is fitted with plenty of comfy seating, and a TV. Downstairs, you’ll find a shared patio and a common coin-operated laundry facility. Note that this is a no-smoking property.

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176.28 km (109.6 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
20 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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made good use of the washer/dryer and was grateful for the air conditioner
the fully equipped kitchen made for wonderful family dinners
second bed is a daybed in the living area with trundle below that was very comfortable
perfect location pristine clean everything you need kind kind people
location is nice as it’s a 5 minute walk to the beach
from the location to the decor everything was perfect
also great location for day trips to laguna dana san diego etc
easy walk to the beach and enjoyed using the beach path to fetch morning coffee at ellie's table
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19. Penthouse apartment with awesome views of Marina del Rey

This rental is for couples who are looking for a luxurious stay that also offers the best views of Marina del Rey. This one-bedroom apartment sleeps two guests. It is located several steps away from the beach and the ocean. Shops and restaurants are also within walking distance. The apartment is fitted with a queen bed, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchenette, and a breakfast bar. There’s also a chic dining area. The furniture at this rental is brand new and tastefully curated. WiFi and parking are free.

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Marina del Rey, California, United States
79.3 km (49.3 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
28 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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the room was tidy spacious and had a great view of the marina
stylish apartment with amazing views and in a prime location
the place is exactly as advertised and very clean
great place very clean and everything looks like new
friendly and responsive host
check in was simple and host was responsive
perfect great location
definitely would recommend this location
the apartment is in a great location - literally just a walking distance to venice beach
great location everything was quick and easy
thank you - great place location all was great
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20. Private suite in a luxury resort in Carlsbad

If you and your family are looking for luxury vacation rentals, California has got the right property for you. Located in Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, Carlsbad, this private suite provides lux accommodations for up to six guests. The unit is complete with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a spacious living room fitted with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. It also has a full kitchen, a dining area, and complimentary laundry facilities. Aside from its premium amenities, it is also ideally located as it is only a short drive away from top attractions, including theme parks and amusement parks in California like Legoland California, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and Wild Animal Park.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
218.93 km (136.1 mi) from Ventura Harbor Village
4 reviews  
Private room in resort 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

A California dream waiting to happen

For those wanting to venture out to somewhere new, a trip to California is a great suggestion. There are several parts of California worth exploring. With its endless natural wonders, stunning sunset views, and topnotch theme parks, there’s no doubt that California is a dream holiday you should check off your bucket list soon.

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