50 Of The Best Airbnb Rentals In California

California has it all when it comes to vacations. There are incredibly diverse cities to explore, from San Francisco to Los Angeles and beyond. There are also relaxing desert towns where you can literally get away from it all, including Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park, and everything in between. As TripSavvy points out, there are endless activities to enjoy, including visiting wineries, unique beaches, and Disneyland California.

Renting an Airbnb is an excellent idea for couples and families alike as they are equipped with plenty of lounging spaces, kitchens, and ample bedrooms to accommodate the entire family. Plus, you'll have your own concierge since hosts love to share tips. "Airbnb hosts usually love sharing their knowledge of the area and can point out great places to eat, or visit, or tips to help you navigate an area," says Marcia Socas, an Airbnb host to Apartment Therapy. If California is on your radar to visit, don't hesitate and check out these top 50 best Airbnb rentals.

1. Happy and cheery desert retreat in Palm Springs

This vibrant Airbnb for two in Palm Springs makes us happy just by looking at it. Colorful turquoise and orange walls are in the interior, and as you walk outside through bright yellow doors, you'll be met with a turquoise pool.

2. Redwood Treehouse in Watsonville, California

Explore the mesmerizing Santa Cruz Mountains while staying at the one-bedroom, one-bathroom Redwood Treehouse Airbnb. The coolest part about this treehouse has to be that there is an actual tree right in the middle of the cozy living room!

3. Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles

Stay in a one-bedroom Spanish Colonial Revival guesthouse Airbnb and meander through the Hollywood Hills or make a visit to the Sunset Strip.

4. Private casita near Hollywood Bowl

This main home is a gorgeous Spanish revival, and on the property is the casita (AKA guest home) Airbnb that you'll be enjoying. The private space for three guests boasts 780 square feet, but the best part is the courtyard with a Spanish revival fountain and plenty of plants, including succulents, cacti, and olive trees.

5. Pool house with amazing views in Los Angeles

Reviewers described this Los Angeles pool house Airbnb as unreal, and it's easy to see why. It has stunning city views, and the home has a tranquil aesthetic with Asian-inspired details seen throughout.

6. Guesthouse studio in Coronado, California

This Airbnb in Coronado, California, has 1920s Spanish Architectural details and is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. You also can't beat the price!

7. Palm Springs retreat

If you are looking for a serene retreat, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb is an incredible choice. It features the most beautifully designed backyard swimming pool, accented by lighting to set the mood.

8. Oceanfront rental in San Diego

This Ocean Beach one-bedroom Airbnb in San Diego has direct views of the beach and is close to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping.

9. Gorgeous getaway in Pacific Beach

Make Pacific Beach in San Diego your home for a week or a weekend and stay at this Airbnb studio, suitable for two guests.

10. Capo Beach/Dana Point getaway with spectacular ocean views

If it's ocean views you're after, check out this one-bedroom Airbnb with gorgeous ocean views in Capo Beach/Dana Point in San Juan Capistrano.

11. Retreat in Topanga Canyon

This adults-only Airbnb has Tikis around the property, lit-up statues, rock crystals, and dinosaur fossils near the hot tub. Located in Topanga Canyon, the retreat is just 30 minutes from Los Angeles, 15 minutes to Santa Monica, and 20 minutes to Malibu, so there will be plenty to do.

12. The Mushroom Dome Retreat

It's no secret the Mushroom Dome Cabin is hugely popular on Airbnb. The one-bedroom hideaway located in Aptos, California, has been luring guests for a relaxing vacation since 2009, and we think it has to do with its unique structure, part cabin/part dome. The twinkly lights on the front deck make the entire experience magical.

13. Glass cottage in Santa Barbara

This glass cottage is what dreams are made of! The one-bedroom Airbnb in Santa Barbara is on three acres and has an outdoor lounge kitchen and shower, pool, hot tub, and chickens on the property — so plenty of fresh eggs! It reflects all of its nature and almost disappears into its surroundings.

14. The colorful tile house in San Bernardino County

The tile house Airbnb is covered in tiles inside and out! An array of Mexican tiles, locally sourced objects, stained glass, and Perry Hoffman ceramics were used. This two-bedroom oasis is truly a wonder in the desert, located near Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County — not far from Joshua Tree National Park.

15. Adorable cottage in San Diego

This sweet white cottage with blue trim is a dream come true. But that's not the best part: Walk out the door, take 50 steps, and you will be at the beach! The Airbnb was built in the 1940s but has undergone a renovation.

16. Oceanview getaway in Stinson Beach, California

Stinson Beach, California, is home to a gorgeous Airbnb with an indoor/outdoor bathhouse with a Japanese-inspired soaking tub. Feel as if you are a world away or take a five-minute walk to town or the beach.

17. Room D at The Dutra Inn in San Diego

You'll enter this incredible one-bedroom loft through a massive 20-foot door that was once used on a navel train 100 years ago. The highlight of this San Diego Airbnb is the large windows allowing plenty of natural light to fill the space, ideal for two guests.

18. Enchanting Hobbit House

If you've always dreamed of staying in a hobbit house, this enchanting Airbnb takes inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." It even has rock walls, beamed ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and glowy lanterns around the living area. It's close to San Diego.

19. A modern home in San Diego

Scandinavian-inspired design with warm woods can be seen throughout this unique home in San Diego. A backyard patio for two makes this an excellent Airbnb choice.

20. Palo House in Joshua Tree, California

Palo House is a cozy and chicly decorated three-bedroom Airbnb in Joshua Tree, California, near the national park, coffee shops, and restaurants.

21. Traditional Japanese tea house

Experience a traditional Japanese tea house with a stay at this unique Airbnb. It has an Ofuro (a Japanese-style soaking tub) and Tatami mats and is located in Berkeley, California, so you won't have to travel far.

22. Cielito Lindo Retreat in Joshua Tree

The 2,000-square-foot Cielito Lindo Retreat is situated on two acres in Joshua Tree, California. The relaxing Airbnb has four bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight guests for the ultimate retreat. We love the wraparound infinity deck with a soothing hot tub, perfect for taking in the incredible desert views.

23. Architect designed home in Palm Springs

This Airbnb was designed by Architect William Krisel and built by the Alexander Building Company in 1960. While keeping its character intact, the four-bedroom abode has been renovated. The living room's ceiling features warm wood, the kitchen has open shelving, and there's a secluded pool where you'll want to spend most of your time!

24. Oceanfront apartment in Malibu

This one-bedroom Airbnb apartment sits right on the beach in Malibu. Watch the waves roll in from the porch, and take in sunrises and sunsets. You may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins, seals, and other birds during your stay.

25. Large home near Disneyland

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb can accommodate up to nine guests in Anaheim, California, close to Disneyland. The hosts provide board games and Nintendo Wii to keep kids entertained.

26. Mountainside Airbnb getaway in Topanga, California

This unique Airbnb's indoor-outdoor living spaces is the best part about this home. It's located in the Santa Monica Mountains and has lovely views that you can enjoy from the pool or hot tub.

27. Blackrock Beach House in Santa Barbara

Enjoy a private beach when you book this five-bedroom, three-bathroom Airbnb dubbed Blackrock Beach House in Santa Barbara.

28. Gorgeous Spanish-style house in Montecito, California

This four-bedroom Spanish-style Airbnb is within walking distance to shopping, dining, and the beach.

29. Pebble Beach Guest House in Del Monte Forest, California

The 650-square-foot Pebble Beach guest house is situated in the idyllic area of Del Monte Forest, California, and is the perfect romantic Airbnb for two.

30. Industrial home in Atascadero, California

This Airbnb in Atascadero, California, is an excellent choice if you love industrial design. Concrete walls, warm wood ceilings, unique artwork, and expansive city views are what you can expect at this getaway.

31. Guest house near Carmel

This unique Airbnb guest house is close to the quaint city of Carmel and its restaurants, shopping, and art galleries. Plus, the views from this home are incredible, so staying in is nice, too.

32. Apartment in San Francisco

This updated 1920s two-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb can host up to four guests. It's located in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco and is near trains so that you can explore the city with ease.

33. Stay at Mimi's Claremont-Elmwood guesthouse in Berkeley, California

Mimi's Claremont-Elmwood guesthouse Airbnb in Berkeley, California, is calming with its Scandinavian-inspired design.

34. 100-year-old Winemakers Cottage Sonoma

This quaint Winemakers Cottage is 100 years old and has all the charm you can imagine! It's the perfect Airbnb, and we suggest looking at those gorgeous views of the vineyard from the lush garden.

35. Mountain Phoenix in Calistoga, California

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Mountain Phoenix Airbnb is a modern farmhouse in a dark gray hue with indoor/outdoor living. There's a pool with incredible views of the land where you'll love spending your days.

36. A-Frame Cabin at Northstar California Resort

This early 1970s, 1,712-square-foot A-frame cabin Airbnb is at the Northstar California Resort in Truckee, California.

37. Saddle Estate in South Lake Tahoe, California

This nine-bedroom ski lodge Airbnb can accommodate a large family for a unique getaway among the trees. There is so much to do on the property! Enjoy pool and foosball or relax in the indoor pool and sauna. The Heavenly Mountain Resort is minutes away if your family loves to ski.

38. An A-frame cabin in Carnelian Bay, California

This two-bedroom A-Frame cabin Airbnb in Carnelian Bay, California, is between Northstar, Squaw, Tahoe City, and Kings Beach, so there's plenty to explore during your visit.

39. The Bunk House in Nicasio, California

Stay on a 500-acre working cattle ranch at The Bunk House Airbnb for a unique experience that you most likely don't have every day.

40. The Round House in Grass Valley, California

The three-bedroom Airbnb has a unique circular shape that is really something special! It sits on five acres and features cathedral ceilings and large windows, plus there's a hot tub and nearby waterfall that will surely relax you.

41. Ocean Retreat in Mendocino, California

Spectacular ocean views abound from this two-bedroom seaside Airbnb located in the coastal town of Mendocino.

42. Woodsy cabin in Albion, California

Have total seclusion in this one-bedroom Airbnb only a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. If you can break away from this dreamy getaway, the Anderson Valley wine country is nearby.

43. FarmStay at the Bluff in Ferndale, California

The FarmStay at the Bluff Airbnb is situated on a 120-acre cattle farm. It's a four-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom property that is an ideal vacation or could even work beautifully for a wedding venue.

44. Tuscan style villa with ocean view in Pacifica, California

End each day in this one-bedroom villa Airbnb and take in those exquisite sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

45. Benicia Bungalow in Benicia, California

This three-bedroom Airbnb oasis has everything you need to enjoy, but it's also under an hour away from the thrills of San Francisco.

46. Stay on a family farm in a cottage in Sebastopol's wine country

The quaint light blue cottage in the wine country of Sebastopol, California, is nestled on a family farm. The Airbnb has animals on the property, apple trees (perfect for a romantic picnic), and a lovely gas fireplace to enjoy time indoors, too.

47. Mid-Century Airbnb with ocean views

If a mid-century home strikes your fancy, book this oceanfront Airbnb in Fort Bragg, California, that sits on three acres of wooded terrain.

48. Country getaway in Palo Cedro, California

If a country getaway sounds like something you want to do if you feel the need to leave your city digs for a few days, this Airbnb in Palo Cedro, California, has a pool and hot tub for plenty of options to relax fully.

49. Shasta Lake cabin

Shasta Lake views can be enjoyed from this relaxing Airbnb. The cabin is the ideal retreat for up to four guests. Plus, there's a ton to do since it's in a resort, including a pool, volleyball court, basketball court, and game room.

50. Claremont Casita in Berkeley, California

The Claremont Casita is located in Berkeley, California and has views of the Claremont Hills. It's the perfect Airbnb escape for up to four guests.