The pristine cliff-lined beaches, the lush wine country, and the towering redwoods — California offers a whole-hearted experience for every type of couple. Whether you two love birds are wine-tasting aficionados, star-gazing cuddlers, or beach bums at heart, there’s a romantic getaway in California’s best Airbnbs with your names written all over it.
However, with so many romantic destinations and picture-perfect spots, finding the “right” accommodation for your “sweep-you-off-your-feet” romantic getaway can trip you up.
You want a perfect place with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable but also oozes charm and romance. Do you want a cliff-side bungalow with ocean views? A secluded wine country cottage? Or perhaps a cozy cabin hidden away in the redwoods? Choices abound in the Golden State.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic Airbnbs in California. So, whether your idea of a romantic getaway in California is staying in Northern California’s tantalizing wine country or splashing in Southern California’s crystal-clear beaches, there are plenty of houses for rent in California.
Ready to hop in and start planning the most romantic getaway of your life? Here are our top picks of the best Airbnb California offers:
Beach View at the Bird’s Nest Bungalow:
Do you fancy a steamy outdoor shower? How about a game of bocce ball with your partner? Or, perhaps you two would prefer to spend your days lounging on the porch with a glass of chilled wine, listening to the waves gently crash against the shore near San Francisco after watching the sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge.
If any (or all) of these sound like your idea of a romantic getaway, you’ll fall head over heels for the Bird’s Nest Bungalow. This unique Airbnb is nestled atop a cliff at Stinson Beach and offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
You and your partner will feel like the only two people in the world as you spend your days relaxing and exploring all this beautiful spot offers.
The Bird’s Nest Bungalow is a one-bed, one-bath California Airbnb with an all-wooden interior. There is an immaculate kitchen featuring a cozy dining table for two. But the highlight? Think of it when you soak in an outdoor tub with your partner, discussing your “future” plans!
Don’t worry about being disconnected from the world, as there is Wi-Fi available. Take plenty of pictures, make memories, and share them with the world.
And when the moment comes to surprise each other with cutesy gifts, head to Made Contemporary Craft Gallery. This Stinson Beach gallery will have something for your partner, from clay crafts to artsy jewelry.
Romantic Mountain Escape at the Big Bear Lake:
Does the idea of strolling through a quaint mountain town hand-in-hand with your partner sound romantic? Do you wish for slow showers when hiking through the greens or perhaps a bonfire under the stars?
Then get out of Los Angeles. Big Bear Lake is the perfect spot for your romantic California getaway. And when you’re here, enjoy the romantic mountain escape.
This newly-revamped, cozy, clean cabin offers all the basic amenities you need for a comfortable stay. However, it is the little, intimate touches that make this place so unique.
For starters, there is a hot tub to cuddle up in and an adorable fireplace. How about some chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for a romantic evening? You will find them in the cabin. There is also a collection of romantic movies to snuggle up and watch with your partner in the queen bed. Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime are available on the big-screen TV.
Moreover, there is a full kitchen, should you get the urge to cook a romantic dinner for two and even board games. And when you’re ready to explore the town, Big Bear Lake Village is only a short drive away. You can bike or drive down and stroll through the quaint shops, grab a bite to eat, take in the mountain views, or take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride.
Note: Most of California is beautiful for a quick vacation all year long, but some places in the mountains become hard to get to depending on how much snow there is. Always check seasonality when planning!
California Redwoods and a Romantic Studio:
Far away from the craziness of city life lies one of the coolest Airbnb studios amidst the California redwoods. If you and your partner love spending quality time together in nature, this is the place for you.
The studio has been designed to provide the perfect romantic getaway in California. It has a king-size bed, a cozy fireplace, and a hot tub on the outdoor deck. Could you ask for more? Yes?
Well, there’s a loaded (very thoughtful) refrigerator, a collection of romantic movies, and Wi-Fi access too! Nature lovers will have the entire studio to yourselves during your stay. You can also request a BBQ grill and utensils if your romantic dinner plans include grilled steak and roasted potatoes.
For early risers, the breakfast options may include fresh fruits, crisp cereal, and a soothing cup of coffee or tea.
When the adrenaline starts soaring, go for a secluded hike to witness some of the tallest redwoods in the world, or take a romantic nature walk and explore the beauty surrounding you. Might as well come across an adorable deer family!
Oh, and when it rains – play Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on full volume and have a slow dance with your partner in the studio. Trust us; it’ll be, well, PERFECT!
Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Malibu Apartment:
Let the love flow at Malibu’s idyllic and romantic beachfront apartment. We easily rate it as the best Airbnb in California when it comes to romantic getaways.
The neatly painted white walls, polished hardwood floors, large windows to let in natural light, tasteful furnishings, and a large deck give this apartment a chic yet comfortable vibe.
What we love about this Airbnb Malibu is the stunning ocean view. The living room has huge glass doors that lead to a balcony, where you can soak in the sun, take in the view, and even have a romantic candle-lit dinner!
The kitchen is packed with all the amenities you need to cook up a storm. So, if you’re up for surprising your partner with a romantic home-cooked meal, this is the place for you! A big refrigerator with a freezer compartment will keep your drinks and groceries fresh and chilled.
Cooker, oven, microwave? Yep, they’ve got it all!
Malibu has long been renowned for its beaches. However, at dusk, Malibu Pier offers you lavender skies with stars and the diffused glow of the moon to enhance your experience of walking down the pier hand-in-hand with your partner. You can also go on a wine-tasting tour or take a romantic horseback ride along the beach.
This Airbnb in Malibu is a great place for a couples getaway offering the perfect blend of location, comfort, and luxury. It offers beach lovers everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway in California.
Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway:
Have you ever imagined what it’d be like to stay amidst ponds and waterfalls with your favorite person? If you have, there’s no way you should miss this romantic Airbnb in California! It’s possibly one of the most unique Airbnbs we’ve ever seen. But that fits right in with its location tucked away in the canyon on your PCH road trip.
This tropical-themed one-bedroom guest house is on a gorgeous property with ponds, streams, and waterfalls in Topanga Canyon. It is truly a nature lover’s paradise just a short distance away from the bustle of the city.
The best part about this place is it’s very secluded and private. You and your partner will have the entire place to yourselves! Think of all the romantic things you can do without being disturbed by the outside world.
The truly unique experience offers a queen-size bed and a kitchenette for in-house culinary endeavors. There is a teepee outside for lounging during the day and a front private deck with a swing and daybed. An outdoor hot tub for two with lighting is located on the middle patio, and an outdoor fire pit with seats and a table.
There is plenty to explore outside the property. You can watch the sunset with your partner at Tuna Canyon Park, enjoy a hearty and luxurious meal at the Inn of the Seventh Ray, or go for L.A. Horseback Riding!
Fathomless love and relaxation await you at this romantic Airbnb in LA. So, book your stay now and let the romance begin!
We understand that you might have a lot on your mind. Here’s our attempt to address some of the most frequently asked questions about romantic Airbnbs in California!
We recommend you read the reviews and ratings before booking an Airbnb. Also, take note of the amenities that are included in the rental price. It’ll give you a better idea of what to expect and whether or not the place is worth its price.
Depending on your preferences, some of the best places in California include an apartment in Malibu with stunning ocean views, a guest house set on a gorgeous property in Topanga Canyon, or a one-bedroom house in Los Angeles with a hot tub and an outdoor fire pit.
The price of an Airbnb rental varies depending on the location, size, and amenities offered. Northern California locations tend to be more expensive than Southern California locations. Additionally, accessibility, view, and luxury amenities will also affect the price. Califonia also has some amazing hotels for romantic couples trips to consider, but weigh the pros and cons of what these Airbnb hosts offer vs what you can get in a hotel when picking the best spot.
There are many things you can do on a romantic getaway in California! You can take walks on the beach, go horseback riding, take a wine-tasting tour, watch the sunset, or simply relax in your rental with your partner.
Pack your suitcase…
A romantic getaway in California can only be as good as your attempt to make it memorable. No matter which of the coolest Airbnbs you choose to stay in, remember to bring your partner along and have fun!