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  2. Yucca Valley
Minimalist Modern Cabin - Amazing Views

With some of the best views in the high desert, this unique dwelling situated in the hills of yucca valley has everything you could want in a desert getaway. Its clear walls take the "indoor - outdoor" experience to a whole new level. It has its own deck and propane fire pit, is completely off grid and generates its own power from the sun. The detached kitchen and full bathroom are just yards away. It is one of three other short term rentals on the property.

$211 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Aguanga
Off-grid Desert Retreat: Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada sits atop the western most hills of a gently rolling landscape east of Temecula. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by your private swath of land. Here lies the main living area, bedroom with queen bed, outhouse with shower/sink/composting toilet, outdoor cooking area, and garden seating. Look out at the vistas below your feet as you lie in bed. Soak up a movie on our projector. Gaze out at a star strewn sky. Whip up a meal with your outdoor kitchen. Come step away at Casa Rosada.

$167 per night
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  2. Newport Beach
Olive Beach Bungalow

Stunning remodeled bungalow that is only steps to the sand (one house off the beach). The open layout is perfect for families. Home comes with surf/body boards, bikes, beach chairs and anything else you would need to enjoy the incredible beach out front. The home has been remodeled top to bottom with no expense spared. Enjoy a morning coffee on the patio while gazing at spectacular ocean and sunset views. Walkable to amazing cafes/restaurants. Dogs are allowed with pet fee - please inquire.

$467 per night

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California home rentals

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  2. Joshua Tree
Invisible House Joshua Tree - Skyscraper with Pool
$2,963 per night
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  2. Indio Hills
Salt Water Pool/ Spa/ BBQ/ Swim-Up Bar/ Fire Pit
$774 per night
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  2. Joshua Tree
SkyHouse Joshua Tree: Private Villa with Pool/Spa
$849 per night
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  2. Placerville
Fantastic House with Indoor Pool! (NEW LISTING)
$700 per night
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  2. Malibu
Malibu Mid-Century Modern Luxury retreat home
$1,352 per night
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  2. Kelseyville
OMG VIEWS for relaxing getaway. KING bed / 🔥WiFi
$181 per night
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  2. Jenner
OnTheRocks•Architectural•Estate•Dramatic Ocean VUs
$1,499 per night
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  2. Joshua Tree
The House of Intellect — Large Pool, Outdoor Shower, Spa
$276 per night
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  2. Gaviota
Modern Farmhouse in the Hills
$650 per night
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  2. Joshua Tree
On the Rocks! - as featured in Conde Nast Traveller
$687 per night
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  2. Yucca Valley
The Joshua Tree Prescott House Heated Pool+Hot Tub
$425 per night
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  2. Yucca Valley
Rock Reach House - Iconic Boulder Surrounded Home w/ Hot Tub, as profiled in Dwell
$723 per night

Cottage rentals in California

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  2. Oceanside
Beach Bungalow on the Sand -The Coast Concepts #20
$228 per night
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  2. Three Rivers
**Private Jacuzzi Surrounded by Oaks Trees**
$250 per night
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  2. Temecula
Romantic, private and surrounded by best Wineries!
$256 per night
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  2. Malibu
Malibu Carbon Beach White Water Ocean Views...
$425 per night
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  2. Yucca Valley
JT Cottage
$227 per night
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  2. Silverstrand
Silver Strand Cottage - Steps To The Beach
$240 per night
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  2. Vallejo
Summerwind Cottage - Sunsets over the Bay
$350 per night
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  2. Fallbrook
Secluded Studio with a view
$145 per night
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  2. Elk
Oceanfront cottage with deck, stunning 180-degree views & 7.5 acres
$360 per night
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  2. Trinidad
New cottage in a farm setting w/ a shared game room near beaches & parks
$222 per night
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  2. Yucca Valley
Boulder Ridge Hideout - Private Joshua Tree Park
$399 per night
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  2. San Diego
Beaches are open! 100 steps to the beach!
$320 per night

Condo rentals in California

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  2. Oceanside
Pier House 215 - Oceanfront Penthouse
$452 per night
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  2. La Jolla
Windansea Beach Views from a Bright Apartment
$643 per night
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  2. Palm Desert
Marriott Desert Springs II 1BD villa sleeps 4
$185 per night
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  2. Carlsbad
Fantastic Oceanfront Condo Featuring Free WiFi, Patio
$246 per night
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  2. San Diego
OCEAN FRONT Balcony Central 1br Condo- (Pacific)
$163 per night
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  2. Whitethorn
🌅Gorgeous Oceanview, Shelter Cove, Oceanfront! 🌊
$574 per night
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  2. Los Angeles
☀Art Deco Condo ☀ pool ☀ Gym ☀Free Parking☀Jacuzzi
$233 per night
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  2. San Diego
OCEAN FRONT ~ HUGE PATIO ~ OCEAN VIEW ~ SUPERHOST
$213 per night
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  2. Avalon
H160 - Impeccably Decorated Villa + Panoramic Ocean Views + Golf Cart + WIFI + BBQ
$592 per night
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  2. Malibu
Malibu, Carbon Beach - Suite Three
$467 per night
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  2. San Francisco
Downtown SF Studio Apartment Near Civic Center
$133 per night
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  2. Watsonville
Magical & Romantic Beachfront Home at Pajaro Dunes
$281 per night

Your guide to California

All About California

As the third largest state in America and home to a number of famous sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, and breathtaking Highway 1 coastline, California has a lot to offer.

In Southern California, Los Angeles is a mix of beach and city living, with world-class international cuisine spread throughout its many neighborhoods, legendary surf spots along its coastline, and hiking in canyons that offer stunning views of the glittering Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Day trips from this sprawling megatropolis bring you into the midcentury design hub of Palm Springs, or the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.

Up north, San Francisco is a compact city with rolling hills that make driving around or riding its famous cable cars feel like being in a slow-moving roller coaster. The prize for walking to the tops of its many neighborhood parks include views of the Bay Bridge and the iconic orange Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Golden Gate Park, which houses a number of notable museums. The city has a rich history of attracting artists, writers, musicians, who continue to make their marks in San Francisco concerts halls, dive bars, galleries, and museums.

Away from these big metropolises, Santa Cruz and Big Sur draw people to their dramatic Redwood-lined coastlines while Napa Valley and Sonoma bring wine lovers from around the world into town. Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a haven for hiking, rafting, and rock climbing.


How do I get around California?

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are the two biggest airports in the state. From SFO, you can take BART to MUNI to get to your vacation rental in the city, or you can also get there using ride-shares or taxis. It’s not necessary to have a car in San Francisco, and parking is notoriously difficult in the city. If you’re flying into Los Angeles, you can take ride-shares or taxis to your destination — but this is a driving city and as such, having a car can be essential. If you wish to explore the national parks, wine country, or the coast, you’ll need a car to get around.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in California?

Depending on where you’re traveling, you could experience all four seasons or remain in the fog for your entire trip. Generally Los Angeles is dry and arid, with occasional heat waves in the summer, while San Francisco experiences a marine layer of fog that remains even through the summer (if you’re visiting San Francisco, always bring layers for the fog and the wind). Snow comes to the state’s mountain ranges in the winter, bringing cross-country and downhill enthusiasts to ski hubs like Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, and Big Bear.


What are the top things to do in California?

San Diego

When it comes to Southern California beaches, San Diego has some of the best opportunities to swim and surf, with notably warm water and air temperatures year-round, great surf breaks, and plenty of outfitters offering gear and lessons. Back on land, San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park houses 17 museums as well as numerous historic and cultural attractions across 1,200 acres. Beer connoisseurs know the city as one of the country’s epicenters of craft breweries.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is known for its epic waterfalls; wildlife sightings of marmots, bobcats, and dozens of species of butterflies; and scenic trails winding to lookouts like Glacier Point. Catch a glimpse of El Capitan, one of the park’s highest peaks, and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking Bridalveil Falls, which are at their best in spring.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe carries the prize of being the largest alpine lake in North America, and it’s one of the most iconic natural attractions in California. Its crystal clear waters make it seem like you could almost stare straight down to the bottom of its 1,645 feet. Come here to swim, hike or ride bikes along the paths that line the lake’s exterior, and in the winter, ski the slopes and Nordic trails nearby.