If you’ve been California dreamin’ for sunshine and fun, you’re not alone. Airbnb recently shared that Los Angeles was its top destination for long-term getaways in 2022.
With its near-perfect weather, trendy boutiques, restaurants, and beautiful coastline, it’s not entirely surprising that the hub for the rich and famous boasts over 45,000 listings — more than any other location in the United States. Before you begin searching for the perfect LA Airbnb, you must ask yourself the tricky question: Are you a beach bum, or would you prefer to rent in the Hills? A car can always get you to your desired location, but the city is quite big. Where you choose to stay will ultimately dictate your LA experience.Fortunately, there are several unique Airbnbs in LA to choose from. Here are 7 of the best LA Airbnbs with spectacular views for the trip of a lifetime.
1. Poolside Views
Where You’ll Stay: Mount Washington, Northeast Los Angeles
Escape to Mount Washington, where you can live out your LA poolside fantasies at this one-bedroom private guest house with free gated parking. It’s nestled close to downtown LA and within 30 minutes of LAX Airport, and you can enjoy a tranquil extended holiday with all the modern comforts of home.The guest house features a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor living area, and a relaxing shared spa and pool combo, ideal for focusing on mind and body rejuvenation and wellness. Get lost in a good book on the patio, or spend a lazy afternoon against a stunning LA backdrop while floating around. Did ya know that its beneficial too? Yup, if you’re looking to ease chronic pain, sore muscles and achy joints , a daily soak on bacay is just the ticket.
2. Luxe Mansion With Lush Gardens
Where You’ll Stay: Paradise Cove, Malibu
This is a unique Airbnb in LA where you’ll spend most of your time outdoors. You’ll first notice the lemon trees in the middle of stone tile work as you work your way up Stone Manor’s winding driveway. The house itself sits on three acres of lush land with colorful botanicals. Take a stroll around the home’s tiled paths or swim in its luxurious pool. A large patio is especially charming for evening cocktails, dining al fresco, and late-night gatherings with friends and family. Stone Manor has five bedrooms and six baths and can hold up to 10 guests during your stay. You’re minutes away from Paradise Cove in Malibu, so this Airbnb is particularly favored by beach lovers.
3. Farmhouse Fabulous
Where You’ll Stay: Hollywood Hills, overlooking Laurel Canyon
Take an extended stay at this comfortable, renovated farmhouse in the Hollywood Hills. Whether getting away for work or some much-needed relaxation, you’re bound to get lost in the sweeping cityscape and views of Laurel Canyon. There’s a lot you’ll enjoy about staying in Laurel Canyon. You’re only five minutes from West Hollywood — the epicenter of LA’s best shopping and fine dining. The neighborhood is also popular among musicians, artists and other entertainers. This house will deliver if you and up to five guests are interested in an authentic LA experience.
4. Boho Chic Living
Where You’ll Stay: Silver Lake
Unwind at one of the best LA Airbnbs in Silver Lake. It’s an eclectic boho home reminiscent of a residential museum. Stunning cityscapes are a focal point from several decks, while colorful artwork, books and artifacts fill each room. Passionate cooks will love the fully equipped chef’s kitchen and outdoor lounge surrounded by fruit trees. A short walk will take you to quaint streets lined with trendy shops and restaurants if you’re up for exploring. The 2,500-square-foot home’s most prominent selling feature is the panoramic views of the hills from the primary suite. This house will deliver if you’re looking for an LA getaway with spectacular sights.
5. Mountain Magnificence
Where You’ll Stay: Mount Washington, Northeast Los Angeles
The Wolford House — registered by the Cultural Heritage Commission as an architectural monument — is only minutes from downtown, but you’d never even know. Deep in the Mount Washington area, this midcentury modern mansion has relaxing mountain views and is inspired by outdoor living. The interior is quaint and cabin like and its floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the most beautiful views in a quiet, tranquil setting, with scenic trails to take your daily walks and lower your stress hormones and anxiety. It’s been said that just looking at nature can have significant therapeutic effects on your mental health. Although the home best suits two to four guests, you could fit more. Additionally, there’s off-street parking available for two cars.
6. Spanish-Style Home Meets Panoramic Cityscape
Where You’ll Stay: The Outpost, Hollywood Hills
You can’t find a better Airbnb near all of LA’s hottest attractions than this historic Spanish-style villa. The villa has breathtaking hilltop views of LA and will leave you feeling like a Hollywood celebrity in a home unlike any other. Wood-beam ceilings provide warmth to bright white walls and Mediterranean decor, while a lush terrace garden offers the perfect outdoor space for al fresco dining and relaxation. This two bed, one and a half bath home comfortably fits six people. It also comes with free street parking, however, it’s easy to catch an Uber or Lyft in the neighborhood if you need to get around. A short trek will also land you at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can get an Instagram-worthy photo of the Hollywood sign. If that’s not enough to keep you busy during your stay, a five-minute car ride will take you to Universal Studios, while Studio City in the San Fernando Valley is only 10 minutes away.
7. Billionaire’s Dream Beach House
Where You’ll Stay: Carbon Beach, Malibu
Luxe is an understatement when describing this stunning coastal escape on Billionaire’s Beach aka Carbon Beach Malibu. In fact, the house has even appeared in several home design magazines for its modern design and high-end amenities. You and nine others can live like the rich and famous for $7,250 a night, where fresh ocean air fills every corner of the home’s interior. Some of the most appealing features include panoramic ocean views on a large balcony, satellite television, Wi-Fi, a sound system, foosball table, master ensuite with a fireplace and private balcony, plus a home gym. The city’s most popular attractions are easily accessible too. Santa Monica is only 11 miles away, and Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Zoo are less than 35 miles away.
Now that you’e got somewhere to stay (and spent a pretty penny on It), check out these eight free activities to do around LA.