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Where to Rent a California Airbnb for Winter

How you’re spending it doesn’t matter, but where you’re spending it…

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December 24, 2021

Baby, it’s getting colder and colder outside, and you know what that means—time to snuggle by the fireplace with a good book. It might be a short romantic getaway with your boo, a much-needed time off with your girls, a fun family vacay, or even a solo escape. How you’re spending it doesn’t matter, but where you’re spending it… From quirky castles to beach houses, these California Airbnbs will get you packing in no time. 

Winter Cabin Rentals in Northern California

Historic meets modern luxury at this stunning Airbnb in Downtown Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.


Airbnb Sacramento

1. Historic Downtown Sacramento Victorian 

Price: $256 per night

Care to stay in a house where history and modern luxury are combined perfectly? Built in 1879 and fully renovated, this Victorian-style house is everything Sacramento represents—the past and the future.  If relaxation is what you seek, this Airbnb in Sacramento will be the perfect spot for your winter getaway.

2. Camp Maypole Sugar 

Price: $79 per night

Perhaps what you really need this winter is a small cottage set in a backyard with a barbecue range and a hot tub area. The cozy Sacramento Airbnb has a collection of bizarre yard art that lights up after sundown. This super affordable cottage is also just 10 minutes away from Downtown Sactown.

Airbnb Monterey

This charming historic studio has been featured in several articles. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

3. John Steinbeck’s Writer’s Studio 

Price: $90 per night; minimum 30 nights

This charming small house once belonged to famous writer John Steinbeck, and today, you can book it to experience life just like he did. They say that the writer used the cottage as a writing studio, and seeing the charm, it’s quite easy to understand why he chose it. Get your creative juices flowing while you spend a few weeks at this gorgeous cottage and its lovely little garden.

4. Stevenson

Price: $1,143 per night

It’s so easy to imagine yourself sipping hot cocoa on a cold winter evening at a luxurious mansion in the Del Monte Forest. The Stevenson mansion is a contemporary Monterey Airbnb with an outdoor cabana and a lounge area that stretches under twisted branches. Did we mention that the views here are unbelievable? 

Mammoth Lakes Airbnb

Guests have their own private jacuzzi, foosball table, and outdoor barbecue at the Stonegate home. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

5. Stonegate Luxury Home

Price: $1,058 per night

Mammoth Lakes is the ideal California winter getaway thanks to its white ski slopes, and Stonegate is the definition of a luxurious Mammoth Lakes Airbnb. This rental features four beautifully decorated bedrooms, five bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows. To add to its charm, the cabin in the snow is just a walking distance away from the best ski resorts, restaurants, and shops in the area. 

6. Comfy Modern Condo

Price: $263 per night

A cozy condo is what we need on snowy days, and that’s why this Airbnb is a top pick on our Mammoth Lakes getaway. As part of a complex, guests have access to the recreational area that’s equipped with a pool and a hot tub. Enjoy the best of your stay here—the snowy cabin is a short walk away from the village. 

Napa Airbnb

Hidden in a quiet neighborhood, this quaint riverfront cottage invites you to slow down in true Napa style. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

7. Private Quaint Cottage Along the Napa River

Price: $193 per night

Why splurge on a fancy hotel in Napa when you can stay in a cute cottage by the Napa River? Only two minutes from the Oxbow District, this Airbnb in Napa has a shaded deck overlooking the gardens that are as picturesque as it gets. The one-bedroom winter cabin rental is the best option for when you’re planning a getaway with family and friends. 

8. The Napa Castle

Price: $455 per night

Experience the true essence of Wine Country at the majestic Napa Castle, surrounded by acres of vineyards. This Napa Airbnb feels like it’s out of a movie, all thanks to its interior and exterior. Booking this winter Airbnb comes with lots of benefits—a three-story tower deck allows you to enjoy views of the valley in the mornings and stargazing at night. 

Winter Airbnb Rentals in Southern California

This residence showcases natural finishes, beamed ceilings, and a vast open-plan layout with rich textures. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.


Airbnb San Diego

9. Gorgeous Architectural Villa With Pool

Price: $1,099 per night

San Diego is the perfect warm winter getaway we all dream of. And it gets better when you spend it at this exquisite estate with an outdoor pool, waterfall rock features, and a quaint gazebo. The pool even comes with a slide—we don’t know about you, but we really don’t want to leave this Airbnb in San Diego

10. Beachfront Condo

Price: $225 per night

Imagine spending a winter morning in this San Diego Airbnb watching the rolling ocean waves. Two bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully remodeled kitchen, a private patio, and a minimalist aesthetic—this is the California dream. The best restaurants are minutes away from this Airbnb; is this real life or is this just fantasy? 

Airbnb Los Angeles

Want to live like Captain Jack Sparrow for a day? Book this Airbnb ASAP. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

11. Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway

Price: $216 per night

Yes, you heard that right, your own Pirates of the Caribbean getaway is located on the outskirts of L.A. Plan a tropical getaway not too far from home and you’ll be surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, a hot tub, and a mermaid-themed bathtub. This Airbnb in Los Angeles is ideal for couples—it can accommodate a maximum of two guests comfortably.  

12. The Luxurious High Rise Penthouse

Price: $429 per night

Why get a winter cabin when all you need is a comfy and cozy stay at a luxurious high-rise penthouse with 360-degree views of the L.A. skyline? 6,590 square feet of sleek designs call for a much-needed vacation with your friends. You’ll only be an elevator ride away from all the fun taking place in the City of Angels.

Airbnb Palm Springs

Guests at this Airbnb share the common patio areas including the outdoor lounges, lap pool, and spa patio. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

13. Joshua Tree Desert Dream Shipping Container Suite 

Price: $109 per night

Ever occurred to you to spend a night in a shipping container in the middle of the desert? We didn’t think so either until we saw this Airbnb near Palm Springs. Your dreams of spending a unique vacation with your boo will come to life here as you enjoy the shared jacuzzi and pool right outside of your luxurious rental. And it gets better—the famous 29 Palms Inn is only four miles away, and Joshua Tree State Park is eight miles away.

14. Dome House

Price: $462 per night

Staying at the Dome House will expose you to the desert, mountains, Joshua Tree, and the Coachella Valley. This Palm Springs Airbnb gives you the kind of privacy you never knew you wanted. It’s also only 15 minutes away from Downtown Palm Springs—we don’t think it can get any better.  

Airbnb Santa Barbara

Start California dreaming in a restored 33-foot Airstream a short drive from bohemian Ojai. Photo courtesy of Airbnb.

15. 1974 Airstream Trailer

Price: $198 per night

Santa Barbara Airbnbs are usually as unique as the city, but this one goes beyond that. The 33-foot 1974 Airstream Trailer is a metallic beauty with tan leather and cowhide making it winter-ready. The patio is located in an avocado orchard, and the best part is that the ocean is just around the corner.

16. Blackrock Beach House

Price: $815 per night

The Blackrock Beach House is not your regular Airbnb, it’s a Santa Barbara oasis. Featuring a spacious living room and a lounge, this vacation rental has amenities that’ll blow your mind. These include a one-of-a-kind jungle shower and a magical outdoor dining area with seating for 14. Guests can also use the bikes—the path is only a mile away. 

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