12 Most Romantic Airbnb Vacation Rentals In California, USA - Updated 2023

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California offers a variety of landscapes, boasting majestic mountain scenery and palm-fringed beaches that couples seeking a romantic getaway would love. Big Sur, along Highway One, features cliff drops with thrilling views of the Pacific Ocean, while Carmel-by-the Sea, a seaside resort, has an enchanting ambiance with cultural events and fine restaurants. Santa Barbara offers couples sandy beaches, plenty of sunshine, and glorious sunsets. In Sonoma County, you can enjoy hot-air balloon rides or indulge in biking and hiking on rolling, hilly vineyards. Adventurous couples can engage in water sports at Santa Catalina Island. There are amazing locations for a destination wedding in California as well. To help you with accommodation, we have carefully selected the most romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in California, USA.

1. Pet-friendly abode with an outdoor hot tub, Yucca Valley (from USD 273)

The property offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, allowing guests to experience nature at its finest. Guests may spend a relaxing evening on the rental’s patio, which has ample seating and a fire pit. Guests can unwind and soak up the rays comfortably on the lay-flat loungers. An outdoor barbecue grill is available for those who love to cook.

Relax and rejuvenate in the outdoor hot tub while savoring the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It has a high-definition TV equipped with Roku and fast Wi-Fi for your viewing pleasure. This is a pet-friendly abode so you can bring your furry friend too.

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Yucca Valley, California, United States
188.75 km (117.3 mi) from The Getty
440 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views and cozy little spot
beautiful views kitchen has everything you’ll need
i especially appreciated the coffee and well-equipped kitchen
excellent place to stay pristine space pools were fantastic
the bed was very comfortable and the views are spectacular and visible from every window
the space was very clean
- the unit is clean well-provisioned and modern
communication was seamless from the get go and the place was super clean
towels were new (or close to new) bed was comfortable super clean throughout and nicely decorated
the house was beautiful clean modern absolutely perfect
thank you so much to our hosts
the management company was also very responsive
hosts were incredibly responsive
the hosts were more than accommodating and very easy to reach
host was very responsive and helpful but not intrusive
this place is cute and nicely located
location is great for social distancing
insanely beautiful house in a stunning location
excellent stay in a great location near the national park
super close to joshua tree national park and about 40 minutes to palm springs
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2. Lovely property with an outdoor swimming pool, Los Angeles (from USD 130)

Indulge in a romantic escape at this stunning property, where luxury and relaxation await you. Start your day by taking a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the private outdoor pool, or relax on the sun loungers and soak up the sun. As the sun sets, step into the private hot tub and let the warm bubbles ease your worries and rejuvenate your senses.

Unwind on the plush outdoor lounge next to the cozy fireplace, and enjoy each other’s company in the serene surroundings. Fire up the barbecue grill for dinner and enjoy a romantic meal under the stars. End the night snuggled up on the comfortable sofa, watching your favorite movies or TV shows on the 50-inch high-definition TV, complete with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and HBO Max.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
4.41 km (2.8 mi) from The Getty
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful setting around the pool
everything you would need to stay and be perfectly comfortable
it was clean and it contained everything you might need during your stay
the accommodation was very clean and perfectly equipped
the guest house is very clean and modern
we loved patti’s place so beautiful and very clean
it is extremely clean and well designed with bright natural light and beautiful touches
patti is a wonderful host
patti and josh were a great host
patti and her husband are wonderful hosts
patti and josh are the perfect hosts
patti is a great host who is very accomodating and gave us a lot of privacy
a quiet backyard to feel comfortable and relaxed in
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3. Stylish Airstream with desert mountain views, Joshua Tree (from USD 220)

This Airstream comes with one bedroom and is perfect for couples. It has a kitchen with a gas stovetop, microwave, and oven for meal preparation, food warming, and baking. You also have cutlery at your disposal. When the sun goes down, you can gather around the fire pit to roast s'mores or use the grill to make barbecue dinner.

There’s also a shaded wooden deck, where you can enjoy sundowners with your partner and take in the desert mountain views. This Airbnb vacation rental in California also has a hot tub, which is the perfect place for relaxing and stargazing with your significant other.

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Joshua Tree, California, United States
198.04 km (123.1 mi) from The Getty
316 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Camper/RV 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities make the stay cozy and comfortable
the outdoor shower was also one of our favorite amenities
we didn't want to leave super clean and had a well stocked kitchen with a nespresso machine
thank you daniel & martin for being a great host
host was super accommodating and very quick to respond
also the hosts were extremely responsive the few times we had quick questions
amazing host and venue very unique and unforgettable experience
communication with the host was excellent he was so pleasant and helpful
location is very quiet and peaceful
it’s super close to the west entrance of the park so going back and forth was a breeze
it truly was the highlight of the trip to joshua tree np and the location was superb
such a nifty place to stay thank you for the cool experience
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4. Immaculate hilltop cabin with an outdoor shower, Stinson Beach (from USD 210)

Share unforgettable moments with your partner at this immaculate cabin rental in California. Perched on a hilltop, it features a wooden staircase that takes you to the most beautiful living-cum-bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and an airy interior. Sliding French doors lead you to a covered deck from where the sea comes into view.

Everything is neat, including the kitchen with a dining table for two next to it. Enjoy your meals on wooden deck chairs. The outdoor bathroom looks incredible with a wooden finish and has a shower with a hot tub, ideal for a relaxing soak.

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Stinson Beach, California, United States
566.5 km (352.1 mi) from The Getty
193 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck outdoor shower and tub are all excellent
the room was very clean as well
everything is clean and all the necessities are provided for
despite being outside the outdoor bath and shower was quite clean
the space was very clean and had everything we needed to enjoy it
she was helpful with any questions we had
beautiful place to stay & margaux was a fantastic host
margaux's bird's nest is the perfect location to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life
there is something pretty magical about waking up at this location in the morning
it's a short walk away from the beach restaurants and trails and margaux was easy to reach
such a fantastic space beautiful private close to the water and countless hikes
a really short walk to the beach as well loved the thoughtful details everywhere
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5. Cozy standalone studio with a hot tub, Woodside

Enjoy a romantic getaway in California at this Airbnb standalone studio with a soak-in hot tub for relaxation. It boasts stunning views, thanks to the French windows and doors. There is fast Wi-Fi for streaming on your devices.

A fully stocked refrigerator with juices, soft drinks, milk, and bottled water is another thoughtful addition inside the studio. Whatever beverage you crave, you will find it cold and fresh. A barbecue grill and utensils are available upon request. For breakfast, you have a choice of coffee, tea, fruit, and cereals.

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Woodside, California, United States
508.93 km (316.3 mi) from The Getty
511 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the hot tub and having a separate space to chill and watch tv
a tv tray or two would be super helpful for both prep and eating
if you like being surrounded by nature and feeling cozy
this space is beautifully designed with art interesting books a comfortable bed and a stunning setting
ultra comfortable bed softest sheets every little touch so carefully thought of
it’s clean and the atmosphere is amazing
the place was very clean and gorgeous
beautiful tranquil quiet clean and overall fantastic
tom's place is a beautiful serene sparkling clean oasis
the host is outstanding
tom is an amazing host too
tom is a very considerate and kind host
tom was a wonderful host highly recommend
tom was a terrific host
the location is great
location is superb: serene and gorgeous
and the area for the bnb location is beautiful
there are no words to get close to describe how gorgeous it was
the best part about this place is the location
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6. Renovated cabin with a romantic fireplace, Big Bear Lake (from USD 150)

Spend your vacation at this Airbnb cabin in California located near biking and walking trails. After a day exploring the great outdoors, relax your tired muscles in the hot tub or curl up by the wood-burning fireplace. with your loved one.

In the living room, there’s a TV with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon access for your entertainment, and a comfy leather sofa that you can also convert to an extra bed. The cabin has a wireless internet connection and is in a quiet neighborhood.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
145.39 km (90.4 mi) from The Getty
747 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had such a wonderful time at this cabin hot tub fireplace patio washer/drier and kitchen
this place was so cozy and relaxing we would definitely want to visit again
it was really clean and comfortable
very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable
the place was very clean and organized
everything was well maintained and very clean
area was so nice house was clean and safe everything was perfect
great home and environment gracious and considerate hosts
the host definitely wants you to have a great time
great cabin and amazing hosts
highly recommend this location again in the futurr again hosts were amazing
great central location close to everything and beautiful place
great cabin in a great location
loved this stay the location is just amazing such an easy close walk to downtown
amazing such a wonderful cute home close to everything
very quiet and safe neighborhood not far from the village
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7. Beachfront apartment with a deck, Malibu (from USD 550)

For a memorable vacation, book this beachfront rental in California for two. It boasts large windows that let in natural light while also maximizing your views. The lounge area features comfortable couches draped in white and overlooking the sea. The walls and ceiling are also in white, giving the room a brighter appeal.

The kitchen comes with a cooker, oven, microwave, and other modern appliances, ideal for home cooking. There is a large fridge with a freezer compartment to keep your drinks cold and groceries fresh. Couples can enjoy stunning sea views magnificent sunset from the deck.

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Malibu, California, United States
13.39 km (8.4 mi) from The Getty
304 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outstanding apt with an amazing view
this apartment is absolutely amazing from the inside decor to the large deck the views can't be beat
the apartment and the view just super cozy and really clean
it is such beautiful beach front apt with charming***
connie was so friendly & responded promptly direct beach access parking on premises cable & wifi
this place was absolutely perfect so clean and beautiful
the views of the ocean were gorgeous the place itself was clean and decorated beautifully
it’s bright clean fresh while being warm and inviting
her place is stylish clean light and airy high-end and quiet
the place is impeccably clean well decorated and she is very responsive to any request
the owners showed excellent hospitality
connie was a wonderful host
the hosts were kind and friendly
connie was an amazing host
a brilliant host: quick responses and always available to help
the location is ideal
incredibly close amazing restaurants
amazing location so close to all the good stuff in malibu
beautiful apartment and great location
close to great restaurants and the beach
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8. Wooden cabin with a loveseat, Albion (from USD 221)

Enjoy tranquil settings most ideal for a romantic date at this wooden cabin nestled among towering Californian redwood forests. In the living room is a loveseat, which will quickly become your favorite spot. An 11-step ladder leads to the attic bedroom that also offers forest views.

A two-burner stove is available, but you must come with cooking supplies, and there is a mini-fridge for your drinks. There is no TV, which is a good thing so that you can get cozy with your partner. On cold days, a wood-burning stove warms the place.

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Albion, California, United States
734.09 km (456.2 mi) from The Getty
534 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable mattress pillows
the cabin is well designed for comfortable living and easy to access
the cabin itself is very tidy clean and cozy
everything was so clean comfortable and really felt like we were in a treehouse
it’s plenty spacious easy to cook in (two gas burners) clean great vibes
the cabin was sparkling clean and had so many thoughtful touches--fresh flowers soft linens a bottle of wine
karen is a wonderful host
hosts were very communicative and provided great local recommendations
karen was a very helpful and professional host
karen was kind enough to invite me into their orchard to pick apples and pears
hosts made the stay very cozy and comfortable
ideal for a quiet getaway together
a perfect place to getaway and decompress
we were right in the middle of the forest which felt so quiet and peaceful
it’s so peaceful and yet so close to town if you want to grab a bite or explore
karen and will’s cabin was the perfect place to relax and unwind
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9. Seaside cabana with a stone fireplace, Laguna Beach (from USD 226)

For your next couples’ getaway, this Airbnb in California is within walking distance of the beach. The cabana features a private deck where you can spend days soaking in the views with crashing waves in the background. Head indoors at night and cozy up next to the stone fireplace.

While there is no kitchen here, mini-markets, restaurants, and bars are just a two-minute walk away. Nonetheless, this cabin has a coffee maker to help you get your caffeine fix, plus a mini-refrigerator to keep your drinks cold.

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
92.43 km (57.5 mi) from The Getty
521 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely room with a view of the ocean
this place was amazing spacious room with gorgeous view
the fridge coffee maker and other small details made us feel comfortable and at home
this is a beautiful tasteful and comfortable space for 2 with a lovely porch with a small ocean view
the cabin looking interior was so cozy and cute
jynel’s place was very clean and cozy
the room and the bathroom were sparkling clean with plenty of pillows and towels
the space was lovely and clean
room is very stylish and clean
the bungalow is extremely clean and comfortable it was a great stay all around
jynel was an amazing host
gracious thoughtful hosts
the hosts were very responsive and helpful throughout our trip
jynel was a great host and their space is amazing
jynel was very helpful and quick to respond
super close beach access
great place close to beaches
great location walking distance from the beach
great location and a beautiful place
great location and very quiet
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10. Tropical-themed guest house with a teepee, Topanga Canyon (from USD 199)

One of the best Airbnbs in California for couples is this one-bedroom guest house on a tropical-themed property with ponds and waterfalls. A couple seeking a romantic outing will find paradise here. There is a comfortable queen-size bed and a kitchenette for in-house meal preparation.

Outdoors is a teepee for daytime lounging and a front open deck with a swing and daybed. There’s also a hot tub for two with lighting for maximum romance. On the central patio is a fire pit with seats and a table.

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Topanga Canyon, California, United States
11.27 km (7.1 mi) from The Getty
958 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
darrell’s place is small and cozy and fits exactly 2 people like he mentions
the bed is absolutely the most comfortable bed i have ever laid on
truly magical the place is clean and has everything you need
darrell himself was friendly and accommodating
darrell was also a wonderful host and very accommodating
darrell was very friendly and informative
darrell is a great host
darrell is a great host
the location is great very quiet
darrell’s place was a tranquil location for a wonderful romantic getaway
amazing place to get away and relax
perfect place for a get away everything about it was just
this place is amazing it’s beautiful and in an amazing location
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11. Rustic cottage with a sunken hot tub, Occidental

This rustic cottage features a covered furnished deck surrounded by towering redwoods. You can dine here or pass the time over a glass of wine. The place has a sauna too. You only need to bring essential oil. In the yard is a sunken hot tub, another blissful area where you can spend quality time with your partner.

Another section of the deck has a fireplace with rocking chairs, perfect for post-dinner relaxation. As you retire to bed, you can watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, plus the bedroom has a wood-burning stove to keep both of you warm.

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Occidental, California, United States
624.82 km (388.3 mi) from The Getty
669 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is cozy and sweet
there was a heater out side on the patio and so many fun places to explore
the room is cozy with a comfortable bed - and great coffee is provided
there's an electric heater and wood-burning stove in the room so we were nice n toasty
the sauna is fantastic and right on the deck to the room you'll be staying in
it was clean romantic and magical
everything was super clean
the sauna was sparkling clean and smelled really good
everything was very clean for mostly being outside and inside was very homey and warm
jo is a wonderful host and keeps the cottage sparkling clean with so many thoughtful touches
josephine is a wonderful host
josephine was a wonderful host too highly recommended
josephine is a remarkable host
josephine was very sweet and helpful throughout our stay
josephine is a wonderful host - both engaging and unobtrusive
location is good
great location and beautiful backyard
the location radiates positive intentional mindfulness
really cool location great to get away for a couple days and relax surrounded by redwoods
it isn’t close to as beautiful as it is to the pictures
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12. Tranquil vacation house with a furnished deck, South Lake Tahoe

This vacation house has a furnished deck, a perfect spot for enjoying your morning coffee or evening deck while taking in the natural beauty around. It also has a gas fireplace indoors to keep you warm. Soak in your tired muscles in the hot tub on the patio while reminiscing the day’s events and the night ahead.

Host your partner to a barbecue afternoon or dinner in the outdoor area. Since the place accommodates four guests, you can team up with another couple and enjoy romantic bliss.

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557.47 km (346.4 mi) from The Getty
151 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room is fine with the fan on high
we loved the cabin feel and thought the furniture was pretty comfortable
there are three beds which is nice but the mattresses weren’t very comfortable
lake tahoe and comfortable for up to 6 people with the extra bed
enough warm water in the shower for all super enjoyed our stay
loved it a little dusty here and there but overall very clean
could have dusted better and cleaned the hot tub better
it was clean and everything worked as expected
also the sheets on one of beds weren’t clean
house is nice and clean and location is very convenient
my experience with the turnkey staff was ok
the location was really good
great location but needs an update
great location walking distance to the shops and restaurants at heavenly
great location if you want a short drive to get to heavenly ski resort
excellent location heavenly a mile away but felt even closer :) the space was perfect for our family
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Enjoy a romantic vacation in the Golden State

Whatever plans you have for your significant other, California is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. From gorgeous lakes to alpine scenery, California has something for everyone to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Book one of the above listed Airbnbs and have a memorable time in the Golden State.

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Frequently asked questions about the most romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in California, USA

1. Which romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in California have a hot tub?

Suppose you want to relax and spend romantic time with your partner. In that case, you can stay at this immaculate hilltop cabin with an outdoor shower in Stinson Beach, this renovated cabin with a romantic fireplace in Big Bear Lake, and this tropical-themed guest house with a teepee in Topanga Canyon, as all of these rentals have hot tubs.

2. Which romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in California have parking?

This immaculate hilltop cabin with an outdoor shower in Stinson Beach, this cozy standalone studio with a hot tub in Woodside, this renovated cabin with a romantic fireplace in Big Bear Lake, and this beachfront apartment with a deck in Malibu offer parking spaces to their guests.

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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