Craving a change of scenery? While your summer vacation plans may have been cancelled because of coronavirus, you can still get away with your family at one of these local Los Angeles rentals from Airbnb and others. From a glamped-out bus to an immaculate mid-century beach bungalow, these destinations are sure to provide all the feels of vacay—without leaving LA.

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Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hideaway

The Space: With soaring ceilings, arched doorways and charming built-ins, this 2-bed, 2-bath 1930s home transports you to Old Hollywood.
What We Love: The stunning tiled blue pool will be a hit with both kids and adults. Plus, unlike a number of rentals currently available, this location doesn't have a minimum stay, which means you can get away for just a night or two. 
Max. Guests: 6

Castle with a Pool

The Space: For your littles knights and princesses, this newly restored 1920s castle is straight out of a storybook. Original details like stone turrets, gothic arches and exposed beams abound. It's a splurge, but so worth it.
What We Love:
The grounds are completely enclosed by a stone walls and offer a private courtyard off the master, a built-in fire pit and a spacious pool to play in.
Max. Guests:

Lincoln Heights

Bohemian Yurt

The Space: A new 20' diameter yurt with a large circular room in the manner of a traditional Mongolian nomadic dwelling just 10 minutes from Downtown LA (but you'll feel a million miles away).
What We Love: This is an Urban Farm experience so interacting with the pygmy goats, chickens, and pig on site is all part of the deal. After that take a hot bath in the outdoor clawfoot solar-powered bathtub while watching the kids play on the sprawling 50 open acres of land. 
Max. Guests: 4


Post & Beam Beauty

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.
Max. Guests: 6

Glamped-Out Bus

The Space: Bring the fam to the 'Bu and stay in an incredible converted bus that will take your breath away. With a private bedroom and a sofa that converts into a large bed, this space is about as unique as it gets.
What We Love: The outside seating area boasts a small deck, dining table, hammock, and views for days. Guests also have shared access to the main house's natural bottom pool and jacuzzi!
Max. Guests: 4

Topanga Canyon

Mountain Retreat

The Space: Tucked away in the hills of Topanga, this clean and character-filled 3-bedroom home offers mountain views, multiple patios and a backyard wooded path to explore.
What We Love: The third bedroom has two built-in platform twin beds perfect for kiddos who will feel like they're sleeping in their own little treehouse. 
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Eclectic Cottage

The Space: With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an oversized soaking tub, and lush Topanga scenery all around, this charismatic cottage is a great spot to unwind.
What We Love: Hang out with the butterflies and birds in the garden area complete with babbling fountains and tall trees or take advantage of one of the many hiking spots surrounding the cottage!
Max. Guests: 3


Bright Bungalow

The Space: This bright and airy 2-bedroom, 2-bath house is four blocks from Venice Beach—so you can enjoy the sand and surf early, before it might get too crowded. You can also walk or bike to Abbott Kinney's trendy eateries and pick up some takeout food to enjoy on the beautiful sundeck.
What We Love: Modern, bright and clean, this home is ultra-hip and a must for lovers of cool, contemporary dwellings.
Max. Guests: 5

Scandi Craftsman

The Space: Located on a walk street just steps from the beach, this minimal yet warm craftsman home offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an open modern kitchen. While there's no AC, the ocean breeze should keep things cool. 
What We Love:
Besides the proximity to the beach, this space also offers room enough for a bigger family and even has a narrow outdoor patio and picnic table for dining al fresco. 
Max. Guests:

Beyond LA

Hollywood Beach Charmer

The Space: If you're willing to venture beyond LA County to Ventura County, you'll discover the under-the-radar Hollywood Beach (in Oxnard) and this charming updated cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Two of the bedrooms open onto a private patio, where you can BBQ and play a game of cornhole.  
What We Love: With details like shiplap walls, plank-wood floors, a dutch door and more, there's plenty of inspiration for home decor enthusiasts.
Max. Guests: 6

Mandalay Mid-Century

The Space: Also in Oxnard, just above Hollywood Beach, there's the secluded Mandalay Beach where this family beach house is situated. It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and plenty of mid-century style.
What We Love: This space is super kid-friendly, with a crib and twin bed in one room, plus an adorable play house on the back patio.
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Insta-Worthy Lodge

The Space: With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 balconies, this multi-level modified A-frame home in Oxnard is packed with character and convenience. Plus, the beach is just 50 feet from your door!  
What We Love: The hosts of this home have really thought of everything—they provide beach chairs, an umbrella, sandcastle kit and beach cruisers for you to enjoy.
Max. Guests: 6

Vintage-Meets-Modern Cabin

The Space: Escape to the mountains with this cozy and contemporary, wood-framed Lake Arrowhead home. It has two spacious decks set amidst the treetops, plus 3 updated bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. 
What We Love: This place really is the perfect family getaway. It was designed with kids in mind and includes a loft, playroom area (complete with kids books and games). Added bonus? It's pet-friendly!
Max. Guests: 6

Serene Spanish Ranch

The Space: Located just 20 minutes from Joshua Tree, this fully renovated desert oasis offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, all impeccably designed in soothing neutral tones. Outside, there's a cowboy dipping pool, jacuzzi, dining area and more
What We Love: In addition to an outdoor movie screen and BBQ, there are outdoor games galore for kiddos to enjoy—think corn hole, horseshoes, croquet and the addicting hook and ring game.
Max. Guests: 8

–Jenifer Scott


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