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The Most Unique Airbnbs We're Dying to Check Into

20 unique properties across California

20 extraordinary Airbnbs on California map.

There is something extra-special about staying in an Airbnb instead of a hotel. The homey touch truly makes it a big part of the trip, instead of just a crash-pad. We’ve searched through Airbnb and found 20 unique properties across California, ready for a weekend getaway.


Twentynine Palms
4 Guests, $179/night

The Tile House is a magical place. A vortex in the desert of love and space. This is the place to retreat and unwind, find yourself, breathe and explore. A spot to meditate, cook, and watch the sky, the clouds and stars at night. A healing, colorful environment for rejuvenating your spirit and soul.

Twentynine Palms
4 Guests, $179/night

The Tile House is a magical place. A vortex in the desert of love and space. This is the place to retreat and unwind, find yourself, breathe and explore. A spot to meditate, cook, and watch the sky, the clouds and stars at night. A healing, colorful environment for rejuvenating your spirit and soul.

Tile House in Twentynine Palms

Tile house in Twentynine Palms.

Tile house interior

Bright interior design definitely boosts guests' mood.

Tile house kitchen

Kitchen decorated with colorful tiles.

Bedroom in Tile House

Bedroom in the Tile House.

Colorful interior of Tile House

Artistic designed dining area.


Morongo Valley
2 Guests, $145/night

A Private Room above the barn, with an outside shower viewing Mt. Sanjacinto and an old fashion claw tub inside the room. It is very quiet on the deck- you will hear the sounds of nature and can see a million stars.... total Desert Serenity. R & R!!! Mind you, we have animals and sometimes you will hear a rooster crow in the back ground or our cute burro "Romeo" calling for his breakfast in the morning!

Morongo Valley
2 Guests, $145/night

A Private Room above the barn, with an outside shower viewing Mt. Sanjacinto and an old fashion claw tub inside the room. It is very quiet on the deck- you will hear the sounds of nature and can see a million stars.... total Desert Serenity. R & R!!! Mind you, we have animals and sometimes you will hear a rooster crow in the back ground or our cute burro "Romeo" calling for his breakfast in the morning!

House in Morongo Valley

Love Nest in Morongo Valley: rural idyll.

Airbnb in Morongo Valley

Private room for guests is above the barn.

patio in Morongo Valley House

The patio with outdoor dining space.

Bedroom of Airbnb in Morongo Valley

Bedroom in Morongo Valley Airbnb.

Patio decor - Airbnb in Morongo Valley

The deck with a desert view.


Geyserville
2 Guests, $87/night

This uniquely constructed cob hut was crafted by sculptor Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures, and is one of a kind. The thick walls provide natural insulation, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. Earthen trees wrap around the hut making it feel as though it were being embraced by the woods, while twinkling LED lights set inside the stained glass window enhance the fairy-tale feel.

Geyserville
2 Guests, $87/night

This uniquely constructed cob hut was crafted by sculptor Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures, and is one of a kind. The thick walls provide natural insulation, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. Earthen trees wrap around the hut making it feel as though it were being embraced by the woods, while twinkling LED lights set inside the stained glass window enhance the fairy-tale feel.

Gingerbread House in Geyserville

Uniquely constructed cob in Geyserville.

Bridge to Gingerbread house Airbnb

The entrance of Gingerbread house.

Bedroom in Gingerbread house

Sleeping place inside the house.

Airbnb - uniquely constructed cob

Thick walls provide natural insulation.

Dining room in Airbnb in Geyserville

Dining area for Airbnb guests.


Stinson Beach
2 Guests, $175/night

This serene and private Japanese inspired retreat is just a 3 minute walk to town, the beach and trails. Wear your yukata (kimono) to the inside/outside bathhouse to experience a Japanese soaking tub. Sleep to the sound of waves, wake to bird songs.

Stinson Beach
2 Guests, $175/night

This serene and private Japanese inspired retreat is just a 3 minute walk to town, the beach and trails. Wear your yukata (kimono) to the inside/outside bathhouse to experience a Japanese soaking tub. Sleep to the sound of waves, wake to bird songs.

Ocean view retreat in Stinson Beach

Oceanview retreat in Stinson Beach.

Bedroom in Japanese inspired Airbnb

Bedroom interior with elements in Japanese style.

Room in Ocean View Retreat

House entryway.

Picturesque view from Airnbnb in Stinson Beach

Picturesque ocean view.

Inner yard of Ocean view retreat in Stinson Beach in

Backyard with bamboo garden.


Topanga Canyon
2 Guests, $128/night

Come relax up in Topanga & get away! 1 Bedroom Guest House located in the Heart of the canyon for nightly & weekly rentals! The entire property has waterfalls, ponds & a tropical themed environment.

Topanga Canyon
2 Guests, $128/night

Come relax up in Topanga & get away! 1 Bedroom Guest House located in the Heart of the canyon for nightly & weekly rentals! The entire property has waterfalls, ponds & a tropical themed environment.

Guest House in Topanga Canyon

Guest house in a Topanga canyon.

Patio of Airbnb in Topanga Canyon

Tropical themed environment around Airbnb house.

swimming pool in Topanga Canyon Airbnb

Private pool under the palms.

Bath tub in Topanga Canyon Airbnb

Outdoor tub.

Swimming pool in a guest house

Pool surrounded by nature.


Boulder Creek
4 Guests, $285/night

The Escher is a unique home that has been handcrafted down to the inch to serve as a source of daily inspiration for all who visit. Embrace every bit of its character with wood finishes, a garage style door, a BBQ deck, and a dreamy master bedroom where guests can stargaze from the comfort of a luxury mattress. Unwind with a steam shower or detox with a forest bath, as the home include access to a private hiking trail and mountain ridge. At the summit, visitors discover tremendous views of the surrounding valley and the perfect place to watch the sunrise.

Boulder Creek
4 Guests, $285/night

The Escher is a unique home that has been handcrafted down to the inch to serve as a source of daily inspiration for all who visit. Embrace every bit of its character with wood finishes, a garage style door, a BBQ deck, and a dreamy master bedroom where guests can stargaze from the comfort of a luxury mattress. Unwind with a steam shower or detox with a forest bath, as the home include access to a private hiking trail and mountain ridge. At the summit, visitors discover tremendous views of the surrounding valley and the perfect place to watch the sunrise.

Countryside cabin

The Escher, unique home in Boulder Creek.

Cabin interior

The interior of tiny cabin.

View from a countryside cabin

Window view of the surrounding valley.

Tent with a sleeping place

Sleeping place inside the tent.

Kitchen in countryside cabin

Functional small kitchen inside the cabin.


Oceanside
8 Guests, $222/night

Savor views of the sand and surf from every room at this boutique development right on the Pacific Ocean. Elegant neutral decor, beachy accents, and whitewashed wood make for a luminous, laid-back space, while the balcony beckons for coastal sunsets.

Oceanside
8 Guests, $222/night

Savor views of the sand and surf from every room at this boutique development right on the Pacific Ocean. Elegant neutral decor, beachy accents, and whitewashed wood make for a luminous, laid-back space, while the balcony beckons for coastal sunsets.

Airbnb with ocean view in Oceanside

Boutique apartment with ocean view.

balcony with ocean view

Open air balcony facing the beach.

bedrrom in Airbnb boutique appartment

Bedroom with elegant neutral decor.

Kitchen in Oceanside Airbnb

Spacious well equipped kitchen.

Airbnb apartment interior

Living room interior with beachy accents.


Los Angeles
2 Guests, $135/night

Bonjour, and welcome to my Parisian accented flat in downtown Los Angeles. Original paintings and objet d'arts decorate this 700 square foot flat in the center of the city. In the heart of downtown you are surrounded on all sides by five star restaurants, clubs and art galleries And with the wave of pop-up shops, you'll never know what to expect from one day to the next!

Los Angeles
2 Guests, $135/night

Bonjour, and welcome to my Parisian accented flat in downtown Los Angeles. Original paintings and objet d'arts decorate this 700 square foot flat in the center of the city. In the heart of downtown you are surrounded on all sides by five star restaurants, clubs and art galleries And with the wave of pop-up shops, you'll never know what to expect from one day to the next!

Parisian accented flat in DTLA

Parisian accented flat in downtown Los Angeles.

Interior of Airbnb apartment in LA

The interior design has muted colors and touches of gold.

Bedroom in Parisian accented flat

Chic bedroom in French style.

Kitchen in Airbnb apartment in DTLA

Kitchen in warm colors.

Interior decor in parisian accented flat

Living room with fireplace.


Aptos
3 Guests, $130/night

With a geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you'll feel like you're in a tree house in the woods… We have 10 acres next to land without fences so you will get to enjoy nature: just hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds, pet the goats, go to the beach or gaze at the stars - as long as the moon isn't full.

Aptos
3 Guests, $130/night

With a geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you'll feel like you're in a tree house in the woods… We have 10 acres next to land without fences so you will get to enjoy nature: just hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds, pet the goats, go to the beach or gaze at the stars - as long as the moon isn't full.

Mushroom dome in Aptos

Airbnb house in the woods.

Geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees

Geodesic dome loft with a roof window.

Airbnb house in the woods

Outside view of "Mushroom dome".

Aptos Dome at night

Deck with a beautiful evening lighting.

Bedroom in a geodesic dome

Bedroom with a wooden ceiling.


San Diego
2 Guests, $89/night

This fully furnished second story South Mission bayside studio offers relaxed beach living. This studio sleeps 2, and 2 Boogie Boards are provided; private off street parking; steps to the bay and short stroll to the beach.

San Diego
2 Guests, $89/night

This fully furnished second story South Mission bayside studio offers relaxed beach living. This studio sleeps 2, and 2 Boogie Boards are provided; private off street parking; steps to the bay and short stroll to the beach.

Zen studio in San Diego

Bayside studio offers relaxed beach living.

Bayside studio in San Diego

Wood gives a warm feeling to a living room interior.

Wooden interior of Airbnb in San Diego

Skylight provides extra natural light.

Kitchen in Airbnb located in San Diego

Wooden kitchen in San Diego studio.

outside view of Zen Studio

Outside view of the house.


Los Angeles
4 Guests, $127/night

Welcome to Skyfarm Yurt. Located on it's own private slice of Paradise Hill, 10 minutes from Downtown LA but a million miles away. Come experience an urban farm and lose yourself in exquisite ‘Glamping.’

Skyfarm Yurt ten minutes away from DTLA

Skyfarm Yurt on Paradise Hill.

Bedroom in Yurt

Bedroom inside the yurt.

View from Airbnb Yurt balcony

Night view to the city.

Entrance to Skyfarm Yurt

Entrance to the yurt with a lighted stairway.

Goat in urban farm

Urban farm 10 minutes from Downtown LA.


Joshua Tree
4 Guests, $150/night

Re-energize in solace under the desert sky in this modern-bohemian dome, featuring many personally designed and handcrafted items. Stimulate your mind and spirit with natural wood and stone elements, and enjoy antique books and games while you take in sprawling mountain views by day and twinkling stars by night. The natural wood burning stove and space heaters warm the home on chilly evenings, and ample AC keeps the dome cool on hot desert days.

Joshua Tree
4 Guests, $150/night

Re-energize in solace under the desert sky in this modern-bohemian dome, featuring many personally designed and handcrafted items. Stimulate your mind and spirit with natural wood and stone elements, and enjoy antique books and games while you take in sprawling mountain views by day and twinkling stars by night. The natural wood burning stove and space heaters warm the home on chilly evenings, and ample AC keeps the dome cool on hot desert days.

Dome in Joshua Tree

Desert Dome in Joshua Tree National Park.

Desert Dome interior

Modern bohemian interior with bright accents.

Modern-bohemian interior decor

This house is decorated with handcrafted items.

Photo of the rooms in Airbnb in the desert

Inspiring and livable white rooms of Airbnb house.

Sofa in modern dome

Nice reading nook to enjoy your favorite books while on vacation.


Oakland
2 Guests, $75/night

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden… Come glamp in our little slice of country life. This 1964 Kenskill camper has been fabulously restored and customized so you can play "pretend camp" while enjoying the comforts of home. This is a great spot especially if you've ever been tiny-home-curious.

Oakland
2 Guests, $75/night

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden… Come glamp in our little slice of country life. This 1964 Kenskill camper has been fabulously restored and customized so you can play "pretend camp" while enjoying the comforts of home. This is a great spot especially if you've ever been tiny-home-curious.

Vintage Caravan Airbnb

Fabulously restored and customized 1964 Kenskill Camper.

Colorful interior of vintage caravan Airbnb

Cheerful living space with bright colors inside a caravan.

Interior of Airbnb in Oakland

The space of this Airbnb is tiny but multi functional.

Country life in Oakland

Caravan has a green backyard.

Outside view of Kenskill Camper house

"Come glamp in our little slice of country life".


Joshua Tree
2 Guests, $89/night

Magical, unique architecture, walk into Joshua Tree National Park. Experience ancient architecture while living close to nature and Joshua Tree National Park. For those who want to integrate themselves in nature for a rustic yet luxurious experience. Unplug and rejuvenate! Expansive views & open skies day and night. Star gazing is a must!

Joshua Tree
2 Guests, $89/night

Magical, unique architecture, walk into Joshua Tree National Park. Experience ancient architecture while living close to nature and Joshua Tree National Park. For those who want to integrate themselves in nature for a rustic yet luxurious experience. Unplug and rejuvenate! Expansive views & open skies day and night. Star gazing is a must!

Bonita Dome in Joshua Tree

Ancient style Airbnb in Joshua Tree National Park.

Yellow dome buildings in the desert

Ancient style architecture gives this place an earthy and unpretentious vibe.

barbecue place in Joshua Tree Airbnb

Outside barbecue area is great for a grilling party.

Magical architecture of Airbnb in the desert

Entrance to desert dome.

Outside bathtub in the desert

Open-air tub with expansive views.


Santa Barbara
2 Guests, $199/night

With great intention, creativity & love, an exclusive 3 acre realm invented for those seeking a sensual nature connection experience, in LUXURY! A unique retreat experience that is playful, soulful & beyond belief EPIC. Consists of a private stunning cottage, outside lounge kitchen, redwood out shower/ bath house, pool, hot tub, hammocks & fresh eggs from the chickens. Off the grid yet minutes to beach, trails, wine tasting & downtown Santa Barbara. Renew, be happy!

Santa Barbara
2 Guests, $199/night

With great intention, creativity & love, an exclusive 3 acre realm invented for those seeking a sensual nature connection experience, in LUXURY! A unique retreat experience that is playful, soulful & beyond belief EPIC. Consists of a private stunning cottage, outside lounge kitchen, redwood out shower/ bath house, pool, hot tub, hammocks & fresh eggs from the chickens. Off the grid yet minutes to beach, trails, wine tasting & downtown Santa Barbara. Renew, be happy!

The cottage in Santa Barbara made of glass

Mirror walled house looks almost invisible in the forest.

This cottage blends in with the surroundings.

The house with transparent glass walls

Glass walls give a feeling of connection to the outside.

Patio and redwood out shower in Santa  Barbara

The lounge kitchen and outdoor shower are near the cottage.

Glass Cottage near the trails

The cottage is close to hiking trails.


Yucca Valley
4 Guests, $298/night

Rock Reach House is a modern steel house perched amidst a pristine High Desert setting replete with enormous weathered boulders – along with ancient juniper, pinón and desert oak trees. It is the perfect property for anyone who wants to decompress in style and serenity.

Yucca Valley
4 Guests, $298/night

Rock Reach House is a modern steel house perched amidst a pristine High Desert setting replete with enormous weathered boulders – along with ancient juniper, pinón and desert oak trees. It is the perfect property for anyone who wants to decompress in style and serenity.

Rock Reach Guest House in High Desert

Rock Reach House in Yukka Valley.

Living room in the house located in the desert

The living spaces with contemporary interior design.

Bathtub in the desert

Outdoor tub surrounded by enormous weathered boulders.

Evening view to a rental house in Yucca Valley

Night view of modern steel house in High Desert.

Patio looking to Yucca Valley

A spacious deck is the perfect place to lounge in the sun .


Malibu
4 Guests, $238/night

The Happiness Bus settled into its new home on the beautiful 3 acre property known as The Malibu Retreat. Check out the story of this converted school bus in Netflix’s “Expedition Happiness.” Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains & 10,000 acres of Malibu Creek Park, we’re hidden in nature, but close to it all! Enjoy hiking trails, share our pool, jacuzzi & yoga classes!

Malibu
4 Guests, $238/night

The Happiness Bus settled into its new home on the beautiful 3 acre property known as The Malibu Retreat. Check out the story of this converted school bus in Netflix’s “Expedition Happiness.” Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains & 10,000 acres of Malibu Creek Park, we’re hidden in nature, but close to it all! Enjoy hiking trails, share our pool, jacuzzi & yoga classes!

Bus remodeled to a guest House in Malibu

School bus converted to Airbnb house.

Interior of the happiness bus

Former school bus has a kitchen and a sleeping place inside.

kitchen of happiness bus airbnb

Stylish kitchen with a wooden counter top.

bedroom inside a bus

Bedroom is separated by a curtain.

the Malibu retreat

Guests of Happiness Bus have access to pool and jacuzzi.


Stinson Beach
2 Guests, $195/night

Relaxing refuge set on a lush hillside in the quiet seaside town of Stinson Beach. Feel transported by the authentic Japanese design aesthetic and tranquil outdoor shower and soaking tub. Indulge in treetop ocean views from the comfort of a queen bed, and watch the sun set from the privacy of a wooden deck. Walk only five minutes to three miles of perfect beach.

Stinson Beach
2 Guests, $195/night

Relaxing refuge set on a lush hillside in the quiet seaside town of Stinson Beach. Feel transported by the authentic Japanese design aesthetic and tranquil outdoor shower and soaking tub. Indulge in treetop ocean views from the comfort of a queen bed, and watch the sun set from the privacy of a wooden deck. Walk only five minutes to three miles of perfect beach.

refuge set in the quite seaside town of Stinson Beach

Airbnb in the quiet seaside town of Stinson Beach.

the interior of aibnb in Stinson Beach

Interior design is inspired by Japanese style.

Outside view of a little wooden house

Relaxing refuge set in Stinson Beach.

Sleeping place inspired by Japanese style interior

Bedroom decorated with Japanese wall panels.

outside shower and soaking tub

Tranquil outdoor soaking tub.


Los Angeles
2 Guests, $79/night

Lounge on a cushioned outdoor couch near a fire pit and share drinks and conversation under the stars outside this lovely Los Angeles home. Inside, enjoy the living space decorated in a Route 66 theme—inspired by the nearby historic highway.

Los Angeles
2 Guests, $79/night

Lounge on a cushioned outdoor couch near a fire pit and share drinks and conversation under the stars outside this lovely Los Angeles home. Inside, enjoy the living space decorated in a Route 66 theme—inspired by the nearby historic highway.

The bungalow in los angeles interior

Bedroom inspired by Route 66 theme.

small inner yard

Guests can relax in the backyard hammock.

cushioned outdoor couch

Cushioned outdoor couch near a fire pit.

living space decorated in Route 66 theme

Simple white bedroom full of light.

bungalow interior

Fresh florals give personality to bungalow's white interiors.


Aptos
6 Guests, $349/night

Enjoy panoramic ocean and forest views from a hammock in this secluded treehouse featured by Sunset Magazine as a ‘chic escape.’ Inside, mid-century furniture and architectural details are made of natural materials like wood and stone setting a calming, sanctuary tone throughout. Curl up with a good read by the light streaming through floor to ceiling windows and under soaring wooden beams or tuck in for the evening by closing the sliding doors inspired by Japanese shoji screens. Rest well, then wake up to explore the 1.5 acres of nature that surround you.

Aptos
6 Guests, $349/night

Enjoy panoramic ocean and forest views from a hammock in this secluded treehouse featured by Sunset Magazine as a ‘chic escape.’ Inside, mid-century furniture and architectural details are made of natural materials like wood and stone setting a calming, sanctuary tone throughout. Curl up with a good read by the light streaming through floor to ceiling windows and under soaring wooden beams or tuck in for the evening by closing the sliding doors inspired by Japanese shoji screens. Rest well, then wake up to explore the 1.5 acres of nature that surround you.

the entrance to the villa in the forest

Upper bridge entrance from the forest into the treehouse.

several wooden bridges to enter the house

Lower bridge entrance.

outside patio with a forest view

Deck with panoramic forest and ocean views.

Mid-century furniture and interior made with natural materials

Chic interior with mid-century furniture.

Kitchen space with big glass windows

Large glass windows reveal a magnificent view to 1.5 acres of nature.


We hope we left you with some wanderlust inspiration, and dreaming of your next getaway. Airbnb-ing can be a great way to explore a new destination while having a cozy home-base. In need of a new weekender bag? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

We hope we left you with some wanderlust inspiration, and dreaming of your next getaway. Airbnb-ing can be a great way to explore a new destination while having a cozy home-base. In need of a new weekender bag? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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