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Unique AirBNBs in Southern California

Unique AirBNBs in Southern California

Now is the time to start planning a memorable Southern California getaway! We love the idea of staying in a quirky cool Airbnb rather than a hotel, and after you check out this roundup you'll have plenty of inspiration to work with. Maybe you'd like to stay in a luxury treehouse, a boat, or a Condé Nast award winner? SoCal has it all!

We've included some crazy expensive properties (The Invisible House, I'm looking at you) as well as some really fun unique options at affordable nightly rates.

From Visalia to San Diego, check out our roundup of Southern California's unique Airbnbs: 

  1. Minimalist Modern Cabin, Yucca Valley
  2. The Invisible HouseJoshua Tree
  3. Desert Sage House, Joshua Tree
  4. Shastala Space Age RVJoshua Tree
  5. Private Converted Barn, San Diego
  6. Stargazing CabinJoshua Tree
  7. Cozy A-FrameBig Bear
  8. Shunem Bread House, Santa Ynez
  9. Stunning Yurt on 11 Acres, Santa Barbara
  10. The Bubble Dome, Joshua Tree
  11. The Dauntless, San Diego
  12. Luxury Treehouse, Visalia


1. Minimalist Modern Cabin - Yucca Valley

This unique structure, located just outside of Joshua Tree in Yucca Valley, is the perfect indoor/outdoor desert getaway. You can enjoy some of the best views of the desert from the deck while having a fire in the propane fire pit.  Just yards away is a full bathroom and a kitchen.  This property is completely off the grid, powered by the always present California sunshine!

Check it out here




2. The Invisible House  - Joshua Tree

This interesting house is described as a “horizontal skyscraper”.  It’s 22 stories wide and virtually disappears into the high desert landscape surrounding it.  To contrast the arid landscape you can take a long swim in the 100 foot indoor pool. The house has been featured in multiple design and lifestyle publications worldwide, and it's no wonder why!

Check it out here

 





3. Desert Sage House Top Airbnb Award - Joshua Tree

Condé Nast Travel Magazine rated the Desert Sage House as one of California's top 33 Airbnbs. Located on 5 acres in Joshua Tree, you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the vast landscape and breathtaking sunsets from the outdoor cedar hot tub. Bonus: There are more than 100 joshua trees on the property!

Check it out here

 






4. Shastala Space Age RV - Joshua Tree

This listing takes you back in time!  This beautifully preserved 1974 Apollo Motorhome is parked near Joshua Tree National Park.  There is a fully functioning kitchen with original appliances and bathroom with hot water.  It even has a few modern luxuries like a microwave and a Nespresso machine.  

Check it out here

 



5. Private Converted Barn - San Diego

This adorable converted barn is nestled in the mountains of San Diego. Inside you’ll find a luxurious California King bed, walk-in rain shower, and a cozy office area so you can take working from home on the road.

Check it out here




6. Stargazing Cabin - Joshua Tree

This stylish and modern off-grid outpost was designed by architect Malek Alqadi.  The smaller cabin houses an open air bedroom as well as a subterranean bedroom if you prefer to sleep indoors.  The main cabin, with its earthy tones and breathtaking views, contains a third bedroom, bathroom with shower views of the desert, and a small kitchenette.  After hiking in the park you can come back and relax in a spacious outdoor living area and large hot tub.

Check it out here

 



7. Cozy A-frame Cabin - Big Bear

This fully renovated, cozy A-frame is located in the heart of Big Bear, a few hours drive from Los Angeles.  The cabin has 2 sleeping spaces, one bedroom and a loft area at the top of a spiral staircase.  There is also an office space if you’re working while on the road.  After a long day on the slopes relax in front of the wood burning fireplace while streaming your favorite show on a large flat screen tv.

Check it out here





8. Shunem Bread House - Santa Ynez

This architectural gem in wine country is part luxury rental, part coffee shop, part non-profit.  The top floor is a fully private, 2 bedroom getaway less than a mile walk from Santa Ynez.  The lower level is home to Sky Roots non-profit and Good Seed Coffee, and can be rented as well.  There’s a roof top deck with views of the surrounding valley.

Check it out here

 




9. Stunning Yurt on 11 Acres - Santa Barbara

Next time you’re in the Santa Barbara area, check out this romantic yurt that takes glamping to the next level.  With gorgeous hardwood floors and modern amenities you’ll feel like you’re in a 5 star hotel.  There is a full bathroom located just outside the yurt and use of a pool and a hot tub. Sitting just 12 miles outside of Santa Barbara, it’s on the perfect place to get away from the hustle.

Check it out here




10. The Bubble Dome - Joshua Tree 

The Bubble Dome offers a truly once in a lifetime experience.  Equipped with a comfortable bedroom and half bathroom inside and an outdoor shower.  This property is completely off-grid, powered by the abundant Joshua Tree sun.  There is also an outdoor kitchen and living space to enjoy all the beauty of the desert.

Check it out here




11. The Dauntless 43 Foot Sailing Yacht - San Diego

The Dauntless is a gorgeous Hampton 43 foot sailing yacht in San Diego.  The interior is designed with Asian teak for a stunning old world feel.  The aft master stateroom has a queen sized bed and private vanity and sink.  On the other end of the ship you will find a double stateroom.  There is a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and modern luxuries like a microwave.  If you’re looking to stay near the water this is the perfect getaway.

Check it out here




12. Luxury Treehouse - Visalia

This luxury treehouse, located right in the middle of the state of California, provides breathtaking views of the San Joaquin Valley.  With large windows that fully open you’ll feel like you are sleeping in the trees.  You’ll enjoy a luxurious rain shower surrounded by windows on 3 sides. 

Check it out here