From Malibu to the east side, Airbnb’s have become our go-to when family and friends are in town, especially when they are staying longer than a few days. With such a wide variety of options, it was near-impossible to narrow down some must-stays but we’ve pulled together an enviable list that may have you booking a staycation for yourself. Check out the 16 rentable places below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Malibu Mountain Retreat
The Space: This beautiful, open concept loft overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by three acres of mature gardens. Bonus? The oranges and lemons are ready to pick upon your arrival.
What We Love: Besides the enviable outdoor dining with ocean views, this colorful and light-filled home has a quirky fun feel that makes us think staying here is practically guaranteed fun.
The Space: This historic, handcrafted home has retained its original charm all while evolving into a modern-day house. With original woodworking and vaulted beamed ceilings, the newly renovated addition has oversized windows to bring in light and capture the views of the Santa Monica mountains. There are two outdoor patios, one with a dining table the other with beach chairs to enjoy that classic California outdoor/indoor living.
What We Love: Located in the heart of Pacific Palisades, this stylish home embraces its mid-century heritage. Additional perks: it’s just a 10-minute walk to the beach, a 5-minute walk to hiking, the local pool, and a 5-minute walk to Palisades Village.
The Space: This lovely, mid-century home, in a family-friendly area, is minutes from the beach, hiking trails and the shopping village. Recently remodeled, it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and loads of light.
What We Love: Bright, open and airy, the gourmet kitchen is just screaming for easy California-style gatherings. This home also boasts a large backyard and a sandbox to boot.
The Space: The downstairs apartment in this delightful craftsman duplex is all yours. This one bedroom plus sun porch sleeping area is just enough space for a family to relax indoors or out and is less than a block to the beach.
What We Love: Half a block to the beach and all the wonderful weirdness that Venice has to offer right outside your doorstep.
The Space: Spacious two bedroom, two bath house in the heart of Venice Beach. Airy and full of light, just four blocks to the beach, walk or bike to Abbott Kinney’s trendy restaurant, bars, boutiques, and to Rose Avenue with its cool new eateries.
What We Love: Modern, bright and clean, this home is ultra-hip and a must for lovers of modern dwellings.
East Coast Classic
The Space: An open floor plan on the first floor, a bedroom with two double bunk beds and a gorgeous outdoor area to hang.
What We Love: Bright, airy and enough space for longer stays, we want to rent this home just to have our kids go up and down the stairs.
The Space: Three bedrooms, a fenced-in yard on a quiet street in the middle of the city.
What We Love: This is a charming little house that sleeps a lot of people, in a quiet neighborhood, close to everything including freeways, Hollywood and West Hollywood.
Hidden Hollywood Bungalow
The Space: A charming 1920’s Spanish bungalow on a hidden walk street in the heart of Hollywood just four blocks from Hollywood Blvd. and Vine. Completely remodeled with a semi-open kitchen and living room, original wood floors, high ceilings, and a private yard.
What We Love: When your guests need to be in the middle of the action, this is the place to be.
The Space: This clean, modern two-bedroom home boasts incredible views of the Hollywood sign and the Silverlake Reservoir. In the heart of hip Silverlake, a very walkable neighborhood.
What We Love: French doors open to a gorgeous rooftop deck that has a full 270-degree view of Silverlake, where you can see the reservoir and the Hollywood sign and all the most beautiful sunsets Los Angeles has to offer.
Cabin in the Hills
The Space: Built in 1919, this home is a fun, cozy space in the hills overlooking the mountains. Close to Downtown Los Angeles, Dodgers Stadium, Elysian Park, Griffith Park, Echo Park Lake, and several coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.
What We Love: Tucked into the hillside, this house feels more like a cabin in the woods rather than located within the nation’s second-largest city. Just up the hill is a park that’s great for both kids and dogs.
Private Guest House
The Space: This cozy Spanish-style one-bedroom guest house is detached from the main house for the utmost in privacy. Withing walking distance to hip York Blvd.
What We Love: Just enough space for incoming grandparents or those friends who don’t have kids and don’t love the idea of being woken by your 2-foot walking alarm clock. Did we mention the AC and firepit? YASSSSS.
2-Story Penthouse & Private Deck
The Space: A spacious two-bedroom penthouse located in the prime of DTLA in between the Theatre district and South Park.
What We Love: The modern, loft feel coupled with the indoor/outdoor private deck makes this a prime choice for those that want to splurge a bit more.
The Space: This charming house located in the famous Laurel Canyon and is minutes away from West Hollywood, is ideal for anyone who needs to take some time off, or write and be creative.
What We Love: Convenient to all the L.A. has to offer, we can’t get enough of this backyard that feels secluded and off the beaten path.
The Space: Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, this private and secluded one-bedroom, one-bath home has a spacious open floor plan. Enjoy the private backyard with plenty of entertaining space.
What We Love: The groovy architecture along with modern amenities and private feel makes thisescapee one to bookmark.
Scenic Guest House
The Space: The guest house, is located in Los Feliz, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Tucked in the hills, this home is part of a gated property, separate from the main house, with incredible city views and conveniently located near the heart of Hollywood. Features include a secluded pool and spa access.
What We Love: Cozy and well-appointed, this is the perfect place for friends or family who want five-star luxury but not the hotel.
Where are your favorite places for family and friends to stay? Share them with us in the comments below!