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Home in Joshua Tree
Caelum Joshua Tree - Urban Design in Rustic Desert
Featuring high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, Caelum Joshua Tree offers contemporary architecture, style, and comfort in an ideal location on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. Highlights include: ★Sleek design and spectacular views ★2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms ★Modern chef’s kitchen ★4-person Jacuzzi ★cowboy tub(off during winter months) ★Indoor and outdoor dining ★Propane BBQ+fire pit ★2.5 private acres with direct access to trails ★5-minute drive from Joshua Tree Village
ﺩ.ﺇ783 per night
Camper/RV in Joshua Tree
Wonderlust Airstream
Desert mountain views, stunning sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, rabbits hopping around the yard, coyotes howling at night. We’re inviting you to enjoy your breakfast on our wooden deck with stunning views, to grill with our built-in propane grill, to sit by a cozy fire in our unique gas fire pit, to jump into the refreshing cowboy tub to cool down on hot days and to comfortably lie in the jacuzzi at night while gazing at the stars... this can be your unforgettable Airstream experience.
ﺩ.ﺇ705 per night
Home in Yucca Valley
Cornerlands is a stunning mid-century modern home, nestled within a landscape of boulders above the town of Yucca Valley, CA, with spectacular views of Joshua Tree National Park. A perfect retreat for families and those seeking the quiet serenity of the high desert. Enjoy a peaceful and secluded paradise of desert warmth and light, with a solar heated pool and spa, excellently equipped kitchen, fireplace, covered parking and much more.
ﺩ.ﺇ1,019 per night

California home rentals

Home in Joshua Tree
Schoolhouse, 2 bedrooms w/ indoor jacuzzi tub
ﺩ.ﺇ871 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
Zebra Shadow, Joshua Tree
ﺩ.ﺇ646 per night
Home in Indio Hills
Salt Water Pool/ Spa/ BBQ/ Swim-Up Bar/ Fire Pit
ﺩ.ﺇ2,569 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
SkyHouse Joshua Tree: Private Villa with Pool/Spa
ﺩ.ﺇ1,887 per night
Home in Gaviota
Modern Farmhouse in the Hills
ﺩ.ﺇ2,387 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
On the Rocks Joshua Tree, Conde Nast Traveller
ﺩ.ﺇ1,927 per night
Home in Pioneertown
Sol to Soul named by Condé Nast: Coolest In Cali
ﺩ.ﺇ1,908 per night
Home in Manchester
Ocean Road
ﺩ.ﺇ1,713 per night
Private room in Los Angeles
Private Room in Elegant French Gothic Home
ﺩ.ﺇ343 per night
Home in Ione
Casa Vieja at PT Ranch
ﺩ.ﺇ1,059 per night
Home in Yucca Valley
Bohemian at the Boulder's: pool, spa, views!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,109 per night
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Stonehenge
ﺩ.ﺇ3,474 per night

California cabin rentals

Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
Designer A-Frame Cabin in the Trees
ﺩ.ﺇ916 per night
Cabin in La Grange
Farm Stay at the Bell-Zwart Lodge
ﺩ.ﺇ898 per night
Cabin in Big Bear
Indulge in a Mountain Getaway at Moonridge Treehou
ﺩ.ﺇ658 per night
Cabin in Yucca Valley
▵ Rocky Roost Cabin - Private Boulder Hiking!
ﺩ.ﺇ838 per night
Cabin in Occidental
Rustic Yet Luxurious Cabin in the Redwoods
ﺩ.ﺇ1,306 per night
Cabin in Sebastopol
'Moonview Ranch' on 20 Acres in Sonoma County!
ﺩ.ﺇ558 per night
Cabin in La Porte
Historic 2 story Cabin with gorgeous moutain view
ﺩ.ﺇ955 per night
Cabin in Groveland
Family Lakehouse w/ Private Dock & Swim!
ﺩ.ﺇ3,122 per night
Cabin in Ahwahnee
Mtn top Cabin by Yosemite, sunset, arcade, firepit
ﺩ.ﺇ1,321 per night
Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
A-Frame Cabin w Views, Cedar Hot Tub & Sun Deck
ﺩ.ﺇ1,368 per night
Cabin in Oakhurst
The Winnie A-frame near Yosemite & Bass Lake
ﺩ.ﺇ857 per night
Cabin in Big Bear
Close to lake and village~w/Spa~Outdoor Fire Pit
ﺩ.ﺇ532 per night

California cottage rentals

Cottage in Bodega Bay
Seamist Beach Cottage, Private Beach & Ocean views
ﺩ.ﺇ2,492 per night
Cottage in Bodega Bay
Surfscape Beach House, Private Beach & Ocean views
ﺩ.ﺇ2,849 per night
Cottage in Los Angeles
Delightful Guest House, with Spa, Pool, BBQ & Private Patio
ﺩ.ﺇ827 per night
Cottage in Three Rivers
**Private Jacuzzi Surrounded by Oaks Trees**
ﺩ.ﺇ918 per night
Cottage in Temecula
Romantic, private and surrounded by best Wineries!
ﺩ.ﺇ840 per night
Cottage in Springville
Sequoia Blue Cottage🌳Nat'l Forest🧗 Lake 💦Mts🏔
ﺩ.ﺇ592 per night
Cottage in Yucca Valley
J.T. Cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ730 per night
Cottage in Elk
Stunning 2BR Oceanfront | Fireplace | Deck
ﺩ.ﺇ1,025 per night
Cottage in Three Rivers
Cozy Rock Creek Cottage, 10 min. from Park
ﺩ.ﺇ735 per night
Cottage in Trinidad
Studio | Fireplace | Deck | Firepit
ﺩ.ﺇ617 per night
Cottage in Castro Valley
Private hilltop Ranch w/ Views.
ﺩ.ﺇ1,642 per night
Cottage in Cayucos
Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage, Cayucos California
ﺩ.ﺇ2,938 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.

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.