The Coolest Airbnbs in Los Angeles Right Now

By Taryn Anderson

Staying in an Airbnb is my favorite way to experience a city. It feels so much more authentic, and you get a chance to experience a city like a local. By staying in someone else’s home, you get the chance to visit more neighborhoods out of the way of the typical tourist, the properties can be very unique, and are usually way more spacious and affordable than comparable boutique or luxury hotels.

Here are my 10 favorite Airbnb listings available to rent now in Los Angeles.

Casablanca Vibes in Hollywood

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This unique indoor-outdoor home brings the glamour of Morocco to the Hollywood Hills. With ornate decor and an open-air hot tub, this 1-bedroom home is the perfect LA getaway for up to 3 guests. Starting at $338 per night.

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This craftsman captures the vibes of Venice Beach

This custom mid-century home, just half a block from the ocean, is a Venice Beach dream come true. Designed with entertaining in mind, this home features multiple seating areas, an outdoor patio with a lush garden, and a BBQ pit. Up to eight guests can fit in this 3-bedroom home, so invite a few friends for a weekend getaway. Starting at $565 per night.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Windows in the Hollywood Hills

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Up to four guests can spend the night in this home perched on top of the Hollywood Hills. Stunning views of DTLA are visible from almost every room and the wraparound deck makes for an unbeatable sunset happy hour spot. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home starts at $450 per night.

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High by the Beach in malibu

This quintessential Malibu beach house is perfect for entertaining, with multiple decks decorated like they came straight from the pages of Restoration Hardware catalogue, beach access, a jacuzzi, a fire pit, and surfboards and paddle-boards included with the rental. Up to six guests can spend the night in this home, which starts at $1,000 per night.

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Mid-Century Modern in Hollywood

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This hidden retreat in the Hollywood Hills features a wrap around deck with jaw-dropping views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. Up to five guests can stay the night in this 2-bedroom, 2-bath home that starts at $310 per night.

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A Polynesian Dream in Topanga

In search of some laid-back Tiki vibes? This one-of-a-kind Pirates of the Caribbean inspired getaway will not disappoint. The tropical Topanga home has a lush, jungle-like feel and features a pool with a waterfall, a hot tub, a teepee, a fire pit, an outdoor seashell bathtub, a rock shower, and various on-theme decor both inside the home and out. There is even a light show at night. You and a friend can stay for just $145 per night.

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FIND High Design AT THIS Venice Beach Bungalow

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Los Angeles based creative consultancy Atelier Éditions designed the warm and welcoming interiors in this 2-bedroom, 2-bath home. Just steps from Venice Beach, it’s the perfect home-base for days spent shopping on Abbott Kinney and breakfasts at Rose Cafe. Starting at $198 per night.

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A Rustic Italian Villa NEar Griffith observatory

The space feels more like Florence than Los Feliz, which is exactly what the creator of The Villa Sophia had in mind. The home has a storied celebrity history, and is a popular location for TV, film, and magazine shoots; notable names include The Bachelorette, Entourage, Vogue, and Playboy. Rentals start at $446 per night for double occupancy in the guesthouse of the grand 1927 estate.

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Lounge by the pool at this Spanish-Style Weho Stunner

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Designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind, this West Hollywood home offers a stunning pool and garden guests to enjoy, plus equally as gorgeous bohemian interiors. Located just off Melrose Ave, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house can fit up to 7 guests and is ideal for exploring all the luxury shopping, dining, and legendary nightlife that WeHo has to offer. Pricing starts at $575 per night.

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A Spa-Like Retreat in Laurel Canyon

This listing is like no other Airbnb you’ve stayed in before. This impressive architect-designed home features floor-to-ceiling glass bi-fold doors, gorgeous hillside views, and rich polished wood throughout. If you’re looking for a peaceful, zen retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy Los Angeles, this space will not disappoint. Up to 6 guests can stay at this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, with prices starting at $847 per night.

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