10 Best Tiny Houses For Rent In California, USA - Updated 2021

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Located on the West Coast, California can offer people more than one reason to come down for a visit. One of the best things about this state is its weather, especially the long summers that give you more opportunities to rush down to the beach for a fun day by the sea. And the long coastline is perfect for road trips. Venture through nature, discover the beautiful lights emitted by the many lighthouses in the state and set camp under the watchful eyes of a million stars. Hike through the mountains in South Lake Tahoe or the many nature reserves in California. Check out the best tiny houses for rent in California, USA.

1. Recently remodeled studio with tons of privacy (from USD 200)

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, this private studio cottage was newly designed and built to give everyone a therapeutic experience. For this purpose, the cottage was built with heated walnut floors and French doors. Because of the ideal location, all the windows show a stunning view. There is a queen-size bed in the cottage among other amenities like a fridge stocked with water and other drinks of your choice, a microwave and a kettle. For breakfast, the studio is stocked with locally roasted coffee, a selection of tea from Portland, cereal from Berkley and fresh fruits along with a snack basket. And if these details aren’t enough to make up your mind, the cottage also has a Bluetooth enabled clock radio, a TV, A propane barbecue and barbecue utensils.

Romantic studio in the California redwoods.
Woodside, California, United States
426 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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2. Unique cabin where you can sleep under the stars (from USD 480)

Designed by the architect Malek Alqadi, this tiny house is built for those who want to escape the daily hustle of the city life, the crowded streets and the ever-busy people. This is the perfect place for those who need some time by themselves, close to nature while having all the amenities they need to survive. And since this house is meant for relaxation, every product placed there has been carefully curated to elevate your experience. For instance, the sheets used are made of pure, natural silver and there’s a beautifully designed Ratio coffee machine. The house has one indoor bed with a skylight, one pull out couch and one outdoor bed if you’re in the mood to sleep directly under the stars, lulled into dreams by cool air.

Architect's Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin.
Twentynine Palms, California, United States
326 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would highly recommend sleeping under the stars with the heated bed beneath you
sleeping under the stars on a warm heated bed is an experience we’ll never forget
the bed outside under the sky is amazing
there are actually 3 sleeping (bed) options all very comfortable
attention to little details everywhere; things like comfortable bedding and robes hardback house manual welcome note
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and they responded quickly
besides the point i thought the property could have been cleaned better
the place is beautifully made but the cleanliness wasn’t at a standard we hoped for
spotless to perfection the stars at night are glorious
Host:
hillary was a wonderful host as well answering questions quickly and providing great recommendations in the area
the host is easy to reach and very helpful
hillary was always extremely responsive and easy to reach with our questions
hillary is a wonderful host and i would to stay again
our hosts were very responsive appreciated that as well
Location:
amazing house in an incredible location
great location close to the park and great local eateries
great location utter tranquility feeling of desert wilderness yet food options only 10 mins drive away
thankful for this cozy respite so close to the park
a wonderfully unique place to spend a night
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3. Tiny house to reconnect with nature and you (from USD 188)

With no Wi-Fi and spotty cell service, this tiny house isn’t meant for people who need to be connected to the online world at all times. This is a place for those who need to escape from the hecticness of their busy lives and need a chance to just find themselves. Tucked in the redwoods and a few miles away from the Pacific Ocean, the tiny house comes with a queen-size bed, a well-stocked kitchen for your cooking needs, a French press for those morning cups of coffee, and games and books for your entertainment. And in case of an emergence, there is a phone inside the house that guests can use.

Water Tower Retreat
Elk, California, United States
648 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love that it is a true disconnect with no phones or wifi
we loved the view into the woods and the porch area with a table and hammock
it is remote and so beautifully quiet with a gas heater that instantly warms the whole house
it was the perfect escape - loved being among the trees without wifi (as hard as it was)
the bed was comfy shower was luxurious and the outdoor space was excitingly beautiful
Cleanliness:
the space is clean beautiful unique
clean and very cozy with everything you could need for a lovely getaway
the place was spotless and detailed so intentionally and perfectly
the space is super clean cozy and filled with all kinds of surprises
Host:
thanks again to the wonderful hosts
wonderful space very kind & gracious hosts excellent location
this place is truly one of a kind
Location:
the location is perfect
this location was perfect to unwind and unplug
wish we could’ve had more time with the place
it’s a beautiful place to get away from the bustle of life
this serene loft is ideal for one to two close couples settle in and get cozy
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4. Rustic little home with a country view (from USD 118)

Designed to remind guests of the treehouses they spent their childhood in, this tiny house is located near the freeway that overlooks the Salinas River. After a short drive through the country, you will reach your destination where you will have all the privacy you could ask for. Along with two small bedrooms, the tiny house has a fully stocked kitchen as well as a coffee-maker. The guests are also provided with a space heater, a faux fireplace and a swamp cooler. Knowing that the needs of people are ever-changing, the hosts are always updating the amenities of this tiny house so that you may achieve maximum comfort.

Coyote Ridge Tiny House
Paso Robles, California, United States
592 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were great and we were more than comfortable
the views were stunning and the entire home was beautiful and cozy
adorable little tiny house comfortable bed easy check in / out beautiful views
be sure to confirm w/host about wifi access though
the view is amazing the tiny house is cozy and cute
Cleanliness:
jen’s place is fantastic and super clean
Host:
host was great quick to respond and very thorough in providing directions and other important details
the hosts provided wonderful suggestions of places to visit and where to dine
jen is a wonderful host incredibly responsive and thoughtful
jen was easy to communicate and an exceptional host
jen the host was as charming as the house
Location:
jen’s place is located in a beautiful location
great location and relaxing getaway
great place close to highway but tucked away enough
coyote ridge was a little bit of heaven close to paso robles
it is and easy drive off of the freeway with wineries and downtown close by
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5. Romantic getaway near the beach (from USD 144)

Located in a safe neighbourhood, hidden among bamboos and aloes, the ‘Nugget’ is the perfect tiny house for those looking for a romantic getaway. This tiny house has only one bedroom, one bathroom and a portable toilet that is power-washed after each guest which means it’s always clean. There are blackout curtains to give guests complete privacy and there’s a Bluetooth speaker along with an Amazon echo dot that can be unplugged. The television has access to Netflix and Prime for your entertainment. Also, if you have any allergies, you can always let your host know so that she can make changes to the bedding accordingly. If you’re ready to spend a few romantic days with your partner, the 'Nugget’ is the place for you.

The "Nugget", a tiny house near the beach.
Costa Mesa, California, United States
590 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so cozy and the deck is fairly private and amazing
very comfortable bed and blankets
great for one person not really enough room for 2
the bed was extremely comfortable
the bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and parking is a breeze
quiet clean and comfortable
the space was super clean and decorated really nicely
very clean and modern perfect for a weekend
super comfortable bed and really clean
Host:
great host and beautiful home
celine was a wonderful host and quick to communicate with us
great host and a beautiful little house
i loved my experience and celine was a great host
lots of special touches celine did an incredible job and was a fantastic host
Location:
the location ideal and near restaurants
the location is in a great neighborhood
cute little place near lots of restaurants
perfect getaway close to the beach
great location and celine is very nice
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6. Newly remodeled cabin with modern amenities (from USD 138)

Located one block from the shores of Lake Tahoe, this tiny house has everything an actual house would need, made to fit a compact design. The loft bedroom has a queen-size memory foam mattress that is covered with cotton linens and a down comforter. It also has a “sleep+sound” sound machine for those guests who have a hard time sleeping in new places. With a fully stocked kitchen that has a small fridge, a french press, a hand mill coffee grinder and more, you’ll never be left wanting. Though the house does not have a TV, guests can always pick a book from the host’s collection and read it while relaxing on the love seat in the living room.

Vintage Modern Cabin in "Tahoe Tiny Home Village"
Kings Beach, California, United States
273 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only down side was the bed was a tad stiff for our liking
the space heaters that look like little fire places were adorable too
i really like how the bed is positioned up stairs not to mention it is really comfortable
the bed was very comfortable and i enjoyed the book collection
it’s super intimate and the bed is super comfy
Cleanliness:
place was very clean and tidy
it was a very clean space with everything we needed
very clean & easy check-in
the place was sparkling clean and so spacious for a tiny cabin
the space seems clean and well appointed
Host:
lissa is a very good host
lissa is an amazing host with an amazing home
she was very responsive and helpful
responsive host and easy check in
lissa was so friendly and helpful
Location:
close to breathtaking trails
this location was absolutely perfect
great location walking distance to the lake very close to safeway and northstar
awesome location too as it is walking distance to everything
cute little spot walking distance to lots of local spots
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7. Minimalist accommodation for those looking for simplicity (from USD 111)

Initially created to help rehabilitate individuals recovering from homelessness, this tiny house is a place for those looking for a simpler lifestyle. While it does have the basics that everyone needs to get through the day, it doesn’t feature many modern amenities but that’s the whole point. This place exists to give guests a chance to get away from materialistic wants and just be by themselves. With one bedroom, a bathroom, the house also comes with a kitchen, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. And with two rescued llamas nearby for you to pet and cuddle, what more could you ask for?

Yosemite/Bass Lake Tiny House with Llamas
Oakhurst, California, United States
229 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very easy to cook with a functional kitchen and amenities
perfect amount of living space and kitchen space
got a little warm but there was a fan so it worked out
we took sam’s recommendation and went for coffee and breakfast at cool beans cafe and it was spectacular
it had everything we needed and offered a cozy cool experience
Cleanliness:
bathroom was clean as well
really clean and full of small details
it was clean throughout bathroom was tidy and kitchen was spotless
very clean and had everything we needed
everything was sparkling clean
Host:
the host are kind and very communicative
samantha is a excellent host
sam was a great host
samantha is an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed
samantha was kind attentive hospitable and everything you could want in a host
Location:
cute tiny house great location just outside oakhurst
excellent proximity to yosemite national park
we loved just about everything about this cute little place
this place was very cute it was a close drive to the yosemite and a cozy place to stay
the llamas were super cute and great location thanks for the stay :)
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8. Small haven with the best view of the Joshua Tree area

Sometimes, everyone needs a break from day-to-day life to reconnect with the world around them, and for those looking for an escape, this tiny house is the place. A private homesteader, this the perfect isolated escape with a view of the Indian Cove and Joshua Tree National Park. With one bedroom and one bathroom, the house might be small but it has everything one needs to have a comfortable stay, from a well-stocked kitchen to an outdoor living room where you can sit and watch the stars at night. The washrooms are eco-friendly and the water from there is used for the plants this is why guests are provided with eco-friendly shampoos and soaps. If you wish, you can bring a small dog with you for an additional price of 20 USD per night.

Cactus Mountain: Desert Views Joshua Tree Retreat
Twentynine Palms, California, United States
600 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were wonderful; excellent coffee (no sugar though) great shampoos and hand soaps and good kitchen equipment
the back yard is huge with comfortable seating and phenomenal views of the high desert
the mattress was very comfortable and cozy
the bed was super comfy the views spleneid and the shower gel smelled soooo good
nikki and tienlyn’s place was so adorable and cozy
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and stylish
the house was super clean and has everything you need
great place clean super cool looking spot scenery around was beautiful
space is exactly as pictured and clean
the perfect getaway that’s really comfortable and clean and relaxing and beautiful
Host:
i didn’t need to contact hosts since everything is accessible and ready
more awesome are the hosts - polite and friendly and immediately responsive
if you have any questions even after securing your spot the hosts are extremely responsive
the hosts were amazing with recommendations in the area & anything else that we needed
hosts were very generous with local tips and information and were quick to respond to us
Location:
this place is so cute and i love it
wonderful experience beautiful location very stylish space
a nice location as well as a nice surrounding area
if you plan on coming here thinking this place is close to any major attractions it's not
the place is definitely a place to get away from city noise and lights
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9. Perfect hideaway in the valley

Located in Carmel Valley, this tiny house is an off-grid cabin, designed to give guests a place to relax while looking over the breathtaking views of Ventana Wilderness and Santa Lucia Highlands. With a lounge space, this private place has a well-stocked kitchen that is perfect for cooking simple meals, a rain shower in the bathhouse, a loft bedroom that has a queen-size bed, and a deck wherefrom you can admire the view. The cabin also comes with a french press and a wide variety of coffee, tea and simple breakfast items. And if you’re in the mood, take a hike up the hill to visit your host’s farm and meet their many pet animals.

Peaceful Mountain Hideaway in Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley, California, United States
386 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stay here stunning views an adorable cabin and a toilet and shower with an unbeatable view
the view is amazing so private and comfortable
a very cozy cabin with great views
finally - loved the bathroom and even the toilet had an awesome view lol
a cozy spot with amazing views of the valley
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and organized
very clean and a nice bathroom
all the attention to details cleanliness and charm
the house was very clean and had everything we needed
the cabin was very clean
Host:
they were great hosts who were responsive but not overbearing
friendly helpful hosts who are so accommodating
wonderful hosts perfect cabin we will be back again some day
great stay the cabin is so peaceful and the hosts put in such thoughtful touches
jen and rob are extremely communicative and the place is adorable it's easy to find with their directions
Location:
staying at this location was a breathtaking experience
the location was peaceful and quiet
the location was beautiful and it was fun to walk around the property
it is such a cute romantic place
beautifully crafted in a breathtaking location
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10. Superb cabin with modern amenities

This property is located in South/North Park, a gentrified neighbourhood. Designed for campers and green-conscious travellers, this rustic cabin comes with a well-stocked kitchenette that has an induction heating burner, toaster oven, fridge, microwave and a french press coffee maker. The single bedroom has a queen-size bed with comforters and a 4" foam topper. And in case you’re an international guest, the cabin has a converter and adaptor for electrical appliances. There’s also a pool that you could use to relax and a Mexican Chiminea fireplace that you could sit in front of and read a book.

Art Studio Retreat/Rustic Cabin
San Diego, California, United States
400 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it did get a little chilly at night but the space heater was an excellent touch
a warm inviting oasis in a beautiful established garden with a pool
the bed was extremely comfortable
the studio was comfortable and had everything we needed
too comfortable in fact
Cleanliness:
the pool was sparkling clean and perfect
very clean and quiet neighborhood is quiet and safe
the room was clean and we had all we needed
the place is a good size for 1 or 2 people clean and had nice amenities
Host:
they were very responsive and helpful with any questions we had
they were welcoming and friendly
the hosts are very warm and welcoming
the art studio is great and the hosts are warm and welcoming
it’s the little touches that make it perfect and the hosts are outstanding
Location:
perfect location and great neighborhood
such a peaceful location close to everything
the location was excellent - just minutes to many different sd locations
what a wonderful retreat tucked away in a great location
fabulous location within walking distance to great restaurants and a quick uber ride to balboa park
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A home away from home

Everyone needs a vacation. Some people like to travel to visit new places and learn about different cultures. Some people like to travel with their families and friends to create unforgettable memories. Some people, however, travel because they need an escape from their hectic lives. They need a break to reconnect with nature and themselves. Because of this, California with its warm weather and beautiful landscape is the perfect place for those seeking an escape. And what better way to relax than to stay in a place that feels like home. After finding the tiny house that suits your needs, a vacation without stress is one booking away.

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