Southern California is home to breathtaking sandy beaches and a thriving film industry, which is why it is not anymore surprising that the region has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With a coastal climate closely comparable to Hawaii, this culturally diverse region of California is home to lovely spots such as beachfront rentals, perfect for a picturesque and romantic rendezvous with your lover. Are you planning for an intimate getaway as a couple? Pack up your bags and travel straight to Southern California and experience for yourself its rich and endless scenic views of the coast. Skip the romantic hotels in Southern California just this time and opt for homey stays instead. Here’s a rundown of the most romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in Southern California, USA.
1. Charming property nestled on the valley, Aguanga
This charming rental sits atop a valley with beautiful desert and mountain views, making for a memorable romantic weekend. Once inside, you’ll find a welcoming environment outfitted with conveniences, including air conditioning and heating for your comfort.
There is a small patio with seating where you can unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery while enjoying a dinner cooked on the outdoor grill. Use the WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family back home. Since pets are allowed to join in on the fun, this place is ideal for pet-owning couples looking to get away. You’ll have everything you need for a trouble-free and pleasant stay, including free parking on the premises.
Luxury Off-Grid Desert Retreat: The OverlookAguanga, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:everything in the house was clean there's wifi and hot water the views are amazing sunrise and sunsetgreat place but water heater would not work at times and would come back on randomlyabsolutely beautiful experience a unique private cozy getaway with the most spectacular views
Cleanliness:cabin was very cleanthe space was neat clean and tidy and the bed was extremely comfortableclean well furnished comfortable and great views
Host:host lives nearby and is very responsivei asked the host prior to arriving and he let us know it was good to gojohn is a great host and super easy to communicate withgreat host and great area to be injohn was super communicative throughout and it was the perfect birthday retreat for my partner and meRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for a quiet getawaytruly outstanding location especially on a nice dayan amazing location - so secluded and privatethe location is fantastic and the kitchen is very well equippedamazing location super cool loft i can’t say enough great things about it actually
2. Serene oasis with a sauna, Topanga
Book your stay today and discover bliss in this serene, secluded woodland oasis. Relax and rejuvenate in your private plunge pool, or unwind on the deck with a cozy seating area and watch the wildlife play in its natural habitat. Take in the stunning views from the outdoor cedar hot tub, or sweat out the stress in the sauna.
For an even more romantic experience, snuggle up together on the lower deck with an outdoor bed, where you can fall asleep under the stars surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature. Inside, stay comfortable year-round with air conditioning and heating, and stay connected with WiFi throughout the property.
Topanga Pool HouseTopanga, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the pool house is stunning and serene with no detail or amenity overlookedwe had a wonderful stay at the topanga pool housewe enjoyed the sauna-hot tub-plunge pool circuit so much
Cleanliness:the room itself was perfectly decorated and pristinely clean with a very comfy bedevery single thing was thoughtfully curated clean and above and beyond
Host:i really couldn’t have asked for a better hostthis place is one of a kindmeredith was very accommodating and responsivemeredith is super responsive and kind but still respects your privacythe host was super easy to communicate with and the location was beautifulRead more reviews
Location:great location near some of topanga’s hot spots and a quick drive to the beachthe location is perfect as well just a 5 minute drive to the center of townbathroom was beautiful location was phenomenalit was the perfect place to hide out for the weekendbeautiful location great host feels like you’re in costa rica
3. Pause House: AM, Yucca Valley
Paus House: AM is the perfect place to create beautiful memories with your partner. This place is an oasis in the desert, offering a tranquil and private dwelling for a romantic weekend getaway in Southern California. Outside, there’s a patio dining set, where you can soak up some rays while drinking coffee and watch the sunset as you enjoy your dinner. It also has a hot tub to enjoy a night under the stars.
Pause House: AM ... your break in Joshua TreeYucca Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the jacuzzi fire pit outdoor shower and grill were awesome
Cleanliness:the place was clean easy check in and great communicationit was super clean beautiful and peacefulfelt very clean and everything was functioning properlyhouse was exceptionally clean and stylish property is very privateeverywhere you look were thoughtful design touches and it was impeccably clean
Host:the host is super responsive too which is great would stay again :)super amazing space had everything we needed and more beautiful and stunning place with great ownersRead more reviews
Location:pause house was the perfect place to relax and get away from the chaos of this pandemicperfect size and perfect location for a much-needed secluded breakvery stylish and comfortable place to get awaywhat an amazing place in a great location we would love to make it back some daybeautiful space in a beautiful location we loved the hot tub and stargazing after relaxing by the fire
4. Rustic cabin with an outdoor spa, Big Bear (from USD 206)
Blending rustic design with modern luxuries, this cabin in Southern California is sure to make your stay exceptional and memorable. You can cuddle up by the fire pit, prepare a romantic meal in the well-stocked kitchen, or unwind in the outdoor spa. Barbecue facilities are also available. There’s also a warp-around deck, where you can enjoy drinks with your partner and take in the views of the surrounding area.
The cabin also has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a living room with a sofa bed. Wireless internet access and a cable TV with HBO, Showtime and Cinemax are available for indoor entertainment.
Cabin close to lake and village w/Spa, Fire PitBig Bear, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:one of our favorite rentals beautiful home amazing deck very comfortable bed & linensdena’s cabin was beautiful the outdoor deck was lovely and the bed was super comfortablethe heater is a bit loud so i’d recommend ear plugs throughout the nightat night the living room was perfect with a great tv and spectacular fireplacewe had a lovely and comfortable stay
Cleanliness:spa was nice and cleanimmaculately clean cozy and thoughtfully designedthe cabin was very clean cozy and updatedit felt clean and safe toothe cabin was very clean and had updated appliances
Host:very responsive hostdena is an outstanding hostdena was very responsive with any questions we hadit was a nice place with friendly accommodationsRead more reviews
Location:great location close to townperfect cozy location for a small familyalthough there’s a lot of stairs the location is so private and very comfortableamazing stay the location and cabin were beyond our expectationswe loved the location which was peaceful and everything we needed was there
5. Tropical-themed guest house with a private hot tub, Topanga Canyon
If you’re looking for unique accommodation for your California romantic getaway, this Airbnb tropical-themed guest house is perfect for you. Outside, there are string lights that create a perfect romantic atmosphere. It also has an outdoor hot tub and a cedar wood sauna, so you can soak in the warm water or sweat it out with your partner. Inside, you’ll find one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full kitchen, and an HDTV with cable channels.
Pirates of the Caribbean GetawayTopanga Canyon, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:darrell’s place is small and cozy and fits exactly 2 people like he mentionsthe bed is absolutely the most comfortable bed i have ever laid on
Cleanliness:truly magical the place is clean and has everything you need
Host:darrell himself was friendly and accommodatingdarrell was also a wonderful host and very accommodatingdarrell was very friendly and informativedarrell is a great hostdarrell is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is great very quietdarrell’s place was a tranquil location for a wonderful romantic getawayamazing place to get away and relaxperfect place for a get away everything about it was justthis place is amazing it’s beautiful and in an amazing location
6. Charming guest house with amazing ocean and mountain views, Malibu (from USD 419)
Enjoy tropical vibes at this guest house in Malibu, California. You can unwind by the pool with a drink or relax in the spa with your other half. Its paradisiacal location with a 360-degree view of the ocean and mountains is no less than breathtaking. There are several famous beaches, nearby, not to mention some hiking and trekking spots in Southern California. The house is also available for weddings, parties, celebrations, and photoshoots.
Guesthouse Great Ocean & Mountain Views near BeachMalibu, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it's comfortable with stunning views wildlife and spathe views were amazing and having a pool and jacuzzi was so niceits so nice the pool jacuzzi the views everything was nicethe full kitchen was greatfrom the drive up to the property to the panoramic views from the pool/hot tub it was breathtaking
Cleanliness:super clean and stylish house with plenty of room to relaxthe house was beautiful clean and had everything you might need during your stayhouse was clean and cozy with a nice fireplace and a good supply of condimentsvery lovely place it was super clean and made us feel comfortable welcomed and safe during this pandemic
Host:perfect host and great hospitalitythe host was helpful and invitinghosts were very responsive and accommodativeronaldo and his staff were very kind and easy goingour host was accommodating friendly and able to answer any questions we hadRead more reviews
Location:great place to get away from li highly recommend this locationpictures don’t do the location justicewe recommend this place for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle to unwindreinaldo has a beautiful place in a prime malibu location
7. Casa de Los Sueños, Arroyo Grande
If you want to spend time in nature, this Airbnb in California is ideal for romantic getaways. This casita comes with a garden perfect for a romantic stroll during the day. In the evening, snuggle up by the fireplace in the living room or enjoy the sunset with your partner from the deck.
There’s also a balcony and a gazebo, ideal for outdoor lounging. Experience wine-tasting in the neighborhood and explore nearby beaches before retreating to the comfort and hominess of this warm home.
Romantic SLO Wine Country Retreat Near BeachesArroyo Grande, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the house is so cozy with amazing views of naturei have trouble sleeping comfortably in hotels and other places i stay but the mattress was really comfortablethere is no question that future guests will feel comfortable and special when staying at elise and frank'sthe quality of the casita bed furnishings art garden and our host's thoughtfulness were all first rate
Cleanliness:extremely clean and lots of special touchesthe suite is super clean and beautifully decoratedvery comfortable and cleanthe casita was clean private and felt like homegreat place peaceful clean close to nature and town
Host:elise was a wonderful host and always communicated quicklyelise & frank are friendly gracious & wonderful hostselise and frank were gracious hostsamazing place to stay the hosts were so kind and thoughtfulelise was a very kind and informative hostessRead more reviews
Location:it’s an easy drive to many wonderful places on the central coastthe place is centrally located and offers a peaceful retreatwe loved exploring the central coast and especially the amazing coastal hikes we didthe location is perfect for getting to the beach or to nearby townsour third trip to elise and frank's place as always our stay was amazing
8. Spanish bungalow with a garden, Los Angeles
This Spanish bungalow from the 1920s lies smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles. The neighborhood in which this romantic home is situated has many shopping and dining places, providing you with easy access to some romantic things to do in Southern California. Cafes, nightlife spots, and the Silverlake reservoir are also just a short walk away. If you don’t fancy dining out, you can whip up a nice meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the garden area that comes with outdoor furniture.
Romantic Escape in SilverlakeLos Angeles, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:maddalena is friendly and welcoming and communicative and the cottage has lovely style and super comfortable bedsall of the comforts of home were thoughtfully provided in the fully stocked kitchenthe beds were comfy and the outdoor area made for a fantastic morning coffeethe cottage was clean and comfortable and all our communications with maddalena were easy and positivethe beds are very comfortable and maddalena is an excellent communicative host
Cleanliness:the house is quaint and cleanit was perfectly clean and wonderfully comfortable with everything we could needhad a lovely stay very clean home in a safe and beautiful neighborhoodthe home was also exceptionally clean and in a lovely and very safe neighborhood
Host:the host is thoughtful and communicativethe owner seems nicehost was super friendly and reaponsivegreat place to stay with a great hostmaddalena was such a nice host she was very sweet and informativeRead more reviews
Location:the atwater village location is peaceful and close to shops and great restaurantsatwater village is charming and close to so many things like griffith park and the greek theaterit's an easy walk to atwater village and the farmers marketit’s in a super location near fun restaurants etcsuper atmospheric house in walking distance to all that atwater village has to offer
9. Snug studio with a patio deck, San Diego
Situated in the historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, this studio, one of the best Airbnbs in California for couples, comes with a patio deck where you can spend quality time with your partner. At night, string lights illuminate the deck, thus creating a romantic ambiance.
The studio is well-equipped with essential amenities. It features a beautiful outdoor setting, as well as an intimately snug and comfy interior design that is perfect for a romantic getaway. The studio is located in the central area of San Diego, close to shops, eateries, and other amazing places to visit in Southern California.
Romantic Private Canyon RetreatSan Diego, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:the space was cozy well-maintained and truly beautiful
Cleanliness:it is clean and safethe guesthouse was cleanso much character and it’s clean and updatedvery beautiful place easy to check in and out and incredibly cleanthe studio was gorgeous clean and such a unique gem
Host:the hosts were both very kind and helpfulamazing space very hospitable hostseverything was great and host where so kind and welcomingthe hosts didn’t follow their own rules for our safetywe were greeting by friendly williamRead more reviews
Location:amazing location in a beautiful neighborhoodeverything was great and so close to tourist areascozy place in nice neighborhood of san diegooverall this is a quaint place to stay in a great locationthis is a beautiful place to stay in and is situated in a great neighborhood
10. Quaint cabin amidst nature, Twin Peaks
This cabin in the forest town of Twin Peaks is perfect for an adventurous couples’ retreat in Southern California. You can indulge in hang gliding or explore the nature trails nearby. Lake Gregory and Lake Arrowhead are also nearby. Its quaint and simplistic design is perfect for a private get-together. After a day out exploring the great outdoors, you can relax in the cabin’s luxurious standalone tub. The best part? Pets are welcome for a nightly charge of 25 USD.
Comfy Little Cabin #3Twin Peaks, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:bring and extra heater too if you get cold easythe bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were amazingthe shower head was probably our favorite part it was very calming and refreshing
Cleanliness:it is very clean & tidythe cabin itself was clean cozy and quietwonderful place to stay clean with high quality linensnice clean no frills little cabin enjoyed my stay :)the host offered contactless check-in and the cabin was super clean which was appreciated
Host:our host was very quick to responding & was so kindshe was very accommodating and nicealana is very friendly and will reply immediatelythe host was warm and very quick to respond to questions and the area nice and peacefulthe top of the hill was also nice to look out at the valley and everyone was friendlyRead more reviews
Location:great location and close to nice hiking trails restaurants and barseasy to find easy access and close to everythingit’s a great location to retreat after a day of hiking and shoppinggood location to hiking trails and lake arrowheadthe location is absolutely one of the best in the area
11. The Dream Home, Palm Springs
This dreamy house with playful desert vibes will surely exceed your expectations. You can hop on a bike and explore the lively neighborhood of Sunmor Estates. After a day of sightseeing, come back to a thoughtfully designed house, complete with a pristine pool, hot tub, and comfortable bedroom. Creature comforts include air conditioning, a smart TV, WiFi, and a washer/dryer.
Relax Poolside at a Colorful Oasis with a Dreamy Desert VibePalm Springs, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the music was playing the bicycles were ready the spa/pool was all set for us to jump inamazing backyard with pool hot tub and grilla perfect place for pure relaxation the pool the viewsit was also completely private the interior was very artfully designed bright and comfortablemy favorite was the heated toilet seat lol
Cleanliness:everything was well organized clean and beautifully arrangedthere were more than enough extra towels to dry with and the two-headed shower was greatthe pool was clean and the hot tub/spa could reach a comfortable temperature with powerful jetsthe pool and hot tub were beautiful clean and completely privategreat location; excellent hosts; clean; great pool
Host:residence was picture perfect and the hosts were so friendlywhat an absolute amazing human being and the perfect host anyone can ask forthe hosts made sure everything was organized and left us with great tips and suggestions for our stayhe was extremely helpful and friendlyhennigan was super responsive and went out of his way to make sure we had a great timeRead more reviews
Location:an absolutely perfect location for exploring palm springs so central easy to use the provided bikes to ride downtownthis place is super cute quiet very comfortable and in a convenient location near the airportthe attention to detail and the location were amazingthe space is charmingly frozen in time and feels very secluded yet close to everything in townlocation was great pool was incredible and the inside space is set up immaculate
12. Light and airy guest cabana with a garden, San Francisco (from USD 289)
This tranquil private cabana is an oasis in the middle of a city, located right across Dolores Park. It boasts a minimalistic design that will make you feel right at home. It comes with everything you need for a self-sufficient stay, including a well-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a living room with a TV, and bathroom essentials. There’s also a garden where you can take a stroll with your other half and a hot tub ideal for private soaking.
Private Cabana · Hot Tub · Mission Dolores ParkSan Francisco, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:a heated mattress pad iphone chargers already beside the bed the artisanal chocolates for us to enjoythe place was stocked with everything you would need even chargers if you forgot yours lovely experiencethe cabana space is cozy clean and packed with a number of thoughtful amenitieswe had everything we needed and the bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:the place was clean & thoughtfully designedplace was a little smaller than i was expecting but it was really clean and stylishplace was clean stylish and had everything we needed for a great stay in san francisco
Host:the hosts were very responsive and made sure all our requests were methosts were responsive and flexiblepatti & rob were super friendly responsive hostspatti & rob are also impressively attentive hosts providing quick friendly responsespatti & rob were highly responsive and helpful throughout the stayRead more reviews
Location:super super cute and location is unbeatableperfect location great designgreat location - directly across from dolores parkawesome place in a great locationit’s location is unmatched literally across the street from dolores park walking distance to so many amazing places
Treat yourself to a romantic holiday in Southern California
Grab your lover and whisk them to a memorable vacation in the serene and romantic paradise that is Southern California. Whether you prefer luxury, rustic or simplicity, the above-listed Airbnbs exude a cozy vibe that will make your trip memorable.
Frequently asked questions about the most romantic Airbnb vacation rentals in Southern California, USA
1. What are some affordable romantic Airbnbs in Southern California?
This snug studio with a patio deck in San Diego and this quaint cabin amidst nature in Twin Peaks offer romantic places for your Southern California getaway at an affordable price.
2. Which romantic Airbnbs in Southern California have parking?
This rustic cabin with an outdoor spa in Big Bear, this tropical-themed guest house with a private hot tub in Topanga Canyon, this Spanish bungalow with a garden in Los Angeles, and this snug studio with a patio deck in San Diego all have parking available.
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