California Staycation

7 Mind-Blowing Airbnbs For The Ultimate California Staycation

As people are looking for experiences closer to home these days, these seven California staycation spots show that you don’t need to leave The Golden State. There are so many amazing spots to stay with either a group of family or friends. We’ve rounded up seven of the very best.

The best thing about taking a break like this is that it can be seriously affordable. Get enough people and split the price of the house between you, and an Airbnb can be much cheaper than a hotel or resort.

These are some seriously pimped out houses – you could be having the ultimate California staycation in one of them.

Best Airbnbs in California

1. Cielito Lindo Retreat – Joshua Tree

A recently remodelled, former homesteader cabin. This three-bedroom, two-bath home is the perfect place for a group of friends looking for sacred space for some quality time, creative projects, or digital detoxing.

Some of the best features include grounds of over 2 acres, a hot tub with wraparound infinity deck, a custom outdoor rock shower, a fire pit and a propane BBQ. An ideal place to stargaze.

It sleeps 10 guests and will set you back a little under $1000 a night.

2. Masterpiece Beverly Hills Gated Mansion – Los Angeles 

A huge 4 acre property that is super private. An ultra-modern estate with explosive 180 degree views in all directions. The house features a long private drive that leads to gated resort-like grounds on a picturesque setting overlooking city lights, canyon and mountain views.

The biggest selling point is an entertainer’s dream yard, with a huge pool. An ideal place to spend the day eating great food and drinking with friends.

It sleeps 16 people and costs in and around $2000 a night.

3. Spectacular Hillside Mansion – Los Angeles

A true Mountain Oasis. 180 degree views nestled at the very top of the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Plaza. Peace and tranquility await, located only five minutes from Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, so you are right beside all the iconic spots.

The view is a killer, no doubt about it, as it stretches from Santa Monica to Downtown. Set in the very middle of the strip, it is absolutely priceless. The living space is bright, modern and utterly comfortable.

The house sleeps 10 and comes in a little over $1000 a night.

4. Melrose Villa – West Hollywood

Soaring ceilings with giant skylights provide a dramatic greeting as you enter this Mansion. The designer oasis boasts pool, a spa with waterfall, custom cabinetry, built-in barbecue, outdoor shower, and cabana / flex space.

This architectural gem features all top-of-the-line finishes that envelop one as soon as they’re fortunate enough to step foot inside. It’s a truly “smart home” that allows one to control all of its dynamic functions from the touch of the wall-mounted iPad.

It sleeps 16 people and comes in a little under $1000.

5. Cielito Ranch – Santa Ynez

Cielito Ranch lives up to its name – “a little bit of heaven”. Set on 5 acres, a ranch-luxe get away, with the certainty and luxury of 5-star comfort and the privacy of a home.

The private master wing with fireplace, spa-like bathroom, walk in closet, and private office has views of the mountains, vineyard, outdoor fireplace and a sparkling fountain.

Down a winding drive, vineyard, farm, and mountain views on every side, this elegant house indulges every comfort to pamper and delight. You won’t find many places for a better California staycation.

It sleeps 8 guests and will cost you about $1,750 a night, depending on the season.

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6. Villa Magnifica – Temecula

This stunning house features 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It even includes a 400-square foot honeymoon suite, complete with 4 hair and makeup stations, champagne bar, a large wall-mounted TV, full size Tri-fold mirror, queen bed, and plenty of room for the entire bridal party to get ready for the special event!

The backyard has a covered loggia with seating for 12 guests along with four large heaters. It also has a covered pergola with four fire pits and comfortable seating for 24 guests, a 400-square foot raised deck with 4 chaise lounges, and a complete outdoor Bar and Grill.

It sleeps 16 people and comes in a little over $1000 a night.
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7. Eagle Rock Lookout – Homewood

Nestled on a bluff below the majestic Eagle Rock, the cabin combines luxury & old Tahoe for a rich, rustic feel. A short hike or snow shoe from the back of the house and you are on the top eagle rock.

The house is well equipped with an outdoor living space, hot tub, pond, barbecue and two wood burning fireplaces indoors. There are flat panel TVs in all rooms, as well as a top sound system and a fully stocked chef’s kitchen with espresso machine.

The house sleeps 8 guests and comes in a little under $1000 a night. The ideal spot for a dream California staycation.

California Staycation

California Staycation

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Big 7 Travel Team