See Our Top 5 West Coast Getaways

From north to south, we’ve traveled all around the Los Angeles area to find the region’s best places to stay, explore, and relax on Airbnb.

It’s mid-August, friends, and September is quickly approaching. That means warm summer nights, spontaneous road trips, and weekends spent by the pool are becoming more rare with each passing day. It’s an alarming thought for travel addicts like me. So we’ve searched southern California, high and low, to find the best places to visit and kick your feet up for these last moments of summer.

What better place to start looking for that perfect getaway than Airbnb? This unique service gives explorers a chance to feel at home by renting rooms or houses by local hosts. Just by typing in your desired travel location, Airbnb will feed you lists of options to rent: from single rooms and private homes to airstreams, farms, and even igloos. Yes, Airbnb has it all. And for those yearning to discover the best that Southern California has to offer, look no further. We put together a list of our favorite Airbnb gems, all within two hours of Los Angeles. Keep reading to unearth our top five vacation escapes.


Airstream Vintage Trailer Adventure in Malibu. These airstream accommodations make me want to pick up and move! The 22 foot long, 1957 vintage trailer sits on a hilltop with a magnificent 360 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina, Santa Barbara Island and the Santa Monica Mountains.

1954 Homestead Cabin in Joshua Tree. Enjoy the vast silence of this desert home on five (five!) acres of dusty land. Equipped with a fire pit for cooking and a hot tub for nighttime star-gazing, this desert escape is the perfect spot for some real relaxation.

Charming Artist’s Hideaway in Ojai. If you’re looking for a magical little nook in a beautiful city, then look no further. I love the laid back island feel and colorful outside courtyard, ideal for quiet time spent outside.

Luxury 1960s Airstream in Venice Beach. Ok, so maybe I have a thing for airstreams. But come on, who can blame me? They are cozy, retro-cool, and force you to spend time outside! This 1962, 22 ft Airstream Safari is the vintage lovers dream. It has just been completely refurbished with dark wood cabinetry, bespoke upholstery, cork floors and retro-chic design. Not to mention, this guy is only a few sandy steps from the beach.

Malibu Yurt Retreat on Organic Farm. I’ll just start by saying this place is amazing. Voted as one of Airbnb’s five star, top ranked properties, this rustic retreat provides not only a peaceful getaway but also sustainable living in the midst of the organic orchard and organic gardens watered with by their own well.






Also, check out the new getaway-inspired lookbook, Upstate, photographed by Graham Dunn on the website now!

+ Where are you off to? Leave us your wanderlust locales in the comments below!

Photos by Melodi Meadows.   Hair and Makeup by Erin Lee Smith.


  1. I’m living in California and looking to get an RV and renovate it! I would love to see an article on that if all possible

  2. Ojai is definitely one of my favorite places in California, filled with kind people, a colorful lifestyle and loads of great places to eat.

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