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In response to COVID-19, many travelers have made safety their top priority, choosing close-to-home driving trips as opposed to flying off to a crowded resort. If you live in or near California, you’ll know that’s no big sacrifice.
That’s because the Golden State is a stunning example of raw natural beauty, whether you seek the sprawling hills of wine country, fancy a dip along sunkissed coastal shores, crave the cultural satisfaction of city centers, or want to hike among the Redwoods.
I’m a travel and entertainment writer who has covered some of the best places to stay in California for Insider. I was raised in Los Angeles and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a decade. Overall, I’ve explored my beloved state of California widely — by car, by foot, by plane. And because experts told me that private vacation rentals are likely safer than hotels during COVID, I’m rounding up the best Airbnb vacation rentals in California.
From Monterey to Malibu and beyond, these are some of the coolest, most unique Airbnb homes you’ll find in California.
We selected top California Airbnbs based on the following criteria:
Airbnb listing is for the entire home to ensure social distancing and eliminate awkward hallway encounters.
Each home is committed to Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, a five-step cleaning process developed in partnership with health and hospitality experts.
All are highly-rated, well-located Airbnb listings with a rating as close to 5.0 as possible.
All homes are listed by Superhosts to ensure a positive experience.
Homes boast exceptional design, charm, and amenities tailored to each location, from a pool in Palm Springs to a deck with mountain views in Big Bear.
Homes offer an affordable price range, starting at $107 for a Yosemite tiny home and rising to $304 …read more