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Up Your Vacation Game by Staying at These Cool NorCal Airbnbs

Up Your Vacation Game by Staying at These Cool NorCal Airbnbs

Here are the best Airbnbs in Northern California for the best vacation yet in this region of the Golden State.

Roubina Al Abashian


5 min read

February 25, 2022

Northern California is a never-ending adventure you keep returning to. Its beautiful coastlines, magical redwoods, pristine lakes, and awesome attractions have people asking for more. While you’re prepping for your next NorCal vacation, you don’t need to worry about having a boring stay. On the contrary, the Airbnbs in the region will add more spark to your getaway.  Choose to spend your money wisely and pick one of these cool Northern California Airbnbs for your next vacay.

This original, hand-built, 1940s Tahoe cabin has transformed into a beautiful and modern four-season escape.

1. Little Black Cabin By The Lake

Location: Carnelian Bay
Price per night: $345

Little Black Cabin By The Lake is a 40s-style cabin remodeled into a modern escape offering so much beauty and tranquility. The Scandinavian-inspired home has an open design concept with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. During cold winter months, cozy up next to the woodstove in the living room, and when the weather gets warmer, chill by the outdoor firepit for complete relaxation.

2. The Cobb Haus

Location: Cobb
Price per night: $166 

A stress-free vacation awaits at The Cobb Haus. This quaint cabin is nestled in the charming neighborhood of Whispering Pines, surrounded by tall trees at every corner. The one-bedroom rental offers a comfy queen-sized bed, a private deck, and an outdoor shower for your enjoyment. 

Enjoy your quiet time at a vibrant bungalow

3. Enticing Craftsman-Style Bungalow in Calistoga

Location: Calistoga
Price per night: $354 

For the ultimate Wine Country trip in the Golden State, book a stay at the Enticing Craftsman-Style Bungalow in Calistoga. The rustic apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood but is also a walking distance from the vibrant downtown. Enjoy a hot cup of joe in your private backyard on a cold winter morning, or stay warm inside around the double-sided fireplace. 

4. Eco Luxury Farmhouse Oasis with Pool and Sauna

Location: Graton
Price per night: $328

Want to enjoy a private luxury experience in Sonoma County? The Eco Luxury Farmhouse Oasis With Pool and Sauna is one of the best Airbnbs in Northern California. This eco-farmhouse features a solar-heated swimming pool, Italian-designed sauna, and all-natural bedding materials, making for an ideal staycation. 

The ultimate glamping experience in NorCal.

5. Forest Camping Hut

Location: Elk
Price per night: $224 

Disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature while staying at Forest Camping Hut. This treehouse Airbnb in Northern California promises a glamping experience unlike any other. Enjoy the outdoor bathtub, make the most of the amenities, and later, go on the coastal drive to Mendocino, which is only 16 miles away. 

6. Inverness A-Frame

Location: Point Reyes Station
Price per night: $581 

Looking for fun girls' trip ideas? Start by booking a stay at the Inverness A-Frame in Point Reyes Station. The striking A-frame cabin can accommodate up to six people—it features two bedrooms, a bohemian interior, and handmade artwork scattered all over—and is perfect for a relaxing staycation with your girlfriends.

Nothing beats the ocean view from your window. Listen to the relaxing sound of waves in the distance.

7. Oceanview Retreat

Location: Stinson Beach
Price per night: $190 

Experience the Far East right here in California at the Oceanview Retreat. The ocean view Airbnb in Northern California is just a three-minute walk away from the beach—pretty convenient, if you ask us. Head to the bamboo garden to soak in the outdoor Japanese tub for a relaxing day while listening to the waves crashing in the distance. 

8. Floating Guest Cottage

Location: Sausalito
Price per night: $256 

A weekend getaway in Sausalito is much more exciting when you book a stay at the Floating Guest Cottage. This two-floor beachfront Northern California Airbnb combines the houseboat experience of the 60s and 70s with modern-day amenities—it can easily accommodate up to four guests. The cottage is located at the Yellow Ferry Harbor, which is right next to the seaside village—you’ll enjoy beautiful Bay Area views, look for souvenirs at the quaint shops, and indulge in the best seafood ever. 

9. Copper Lodge-A River Retreat Near 2 Yosemite Gates

Location: Mariposa
Price per night: $475 

Copper Lodge-A River Retreat Near 2 Yosemite Gates is a unique Airbnb in Northern California that’s great for family vacations. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house sits on 21 private acres and is conveniently located near both Yosemite National Park entrances. When you don’t feel like hiking the trails at Yosemite, relax in the outdoor bathtub or chill by the river for a lazy getaway. 

If you want to get away from the loud noise of the city, this treehouse would be the perfect place. Peace and serenity at their best.

10. Treehouse in Vineyard Overlooking Monterey Bay

Location: Los Gatos
Price per night: $250 

If you're looking for a treehouse Airbnb in Northern California, the answer to your prayers is the Treehouse in Vineyard Overlooking Monterey Bay. This unique rental is located on the edge of Lago Lomita Vineyards and boasts magnificent views of Monterey Bay. You’ll be sleeping in a queen-sized bed inside a tent on the top of the ladder, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking sunrise views every morning. 

11. The Pinecone Treehouse

Location: Bonny Doon
Price per night: $450

This unique Airbnb in Northern California is not your regular treehouse—the architectural masterpiece is shaped like a pinecone high up in one of Santa Cruz’s redwood forests.  Mornings in The Pinecone Treehouse are like no other; the sunrays illuminate your space through giant trees while hanging 35 feet in the air. 

Peaceful ocean view from the treehouse window is like a warm hug. The sound of waves will soothe you and give you a sense of serenity.

12. Peaceful Treehouse With Ocean View

Location: Aptos
Price per night: $590

The Peaceful Treehouse With Ocean View is the tranquil and chic escape you’ve always dreamt of. The natural materials used to make the interior of the treehouse Airbnb in Northern California creates a zen atmosphere that makes your stay as tranquil as possible. Book this incredible Airbnb in California right now and spend your days reading books by famous female authors while chilling on the hammock.

13. The Mushroom Dome Retreat and Land of Paradise Suite

Location: Aptos
Price per night: $159 

Looking for a romantic Airbnb in Northern California? The Mushroom Dome Retreat and Land of Paradise Suite is what you need. The geodesic dome features a queen-size bed, where you can relax and meditate for hours on end. Unwind at the rustic retreat, listen to the sounds of nature, and restore your mental health at this Airbnb. 

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