The 11 Best Family-Friendly Treehouse Rentals in California

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Satisfy your wanderlust and indulge your childhood dreams with a magical treehouse vacation rental for your family. Lucky for us, California is full of whimsical treehouses where you can sleep closer to the stars. Whether it’s from deep in the forest or right in the heart of a city, take your flock for a family vacation via one of our favorite treehouse rentals in California.

Editor’s note: Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and abide by local orders when traveling. Stay safe.

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Treehouse Adventure near Disneyland

Looking for a magical spot to stay near Disneyland? This treehouse is just 11 miles from the theme park, in the historic neighborhood of Brea. Tucked in a residential backyard, it's completely private and has all the comforts of home—think Direct TV, Wi-Fi , AC and more. Don't want to take the ladder down? No problem. There's a slide that your kid is sure to love. 

Good to Know: The full-size private bathroom is located next to the treehouse.

Sleeps: 3
Cost: $143/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Private Room in San Diego Treehouse

This popular private room in a treehouse is a charming retreat for a mom & me or dad & me adventure. You're perched six blocks from The San Diego Bay, three blocks to the Village of Little Italy, and six blocks from the world famous Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Fun features include an outdoor shower, a shaded outdoor living room and bbq grill, access to a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and three outdoor decks. The upper deck has a fireplace and boasts views of the San Diego skyline and San Diego Bay.

Sleeps: 2 guests
Cost: $100/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Idyllwild Treehouse

Escape into nature in Idyllwild at this large 12-sided cabin that has a giant tree holding up its center! This stunning rental is situated in a quiet neighborhood that's just minutes away from the heart of town. There's an expansive back and front porch, perfect for reading, outdoor dining or doing yoga as well as a pond filled with fish and a large outdoor hot tub. There's also an entertainment system featuring all your favorite streaming services, and you can broadcast music from your phone throughout the house speakers. The natural decor throughout the home makes you feel like you're truly sleeping in the trees.

Good to Know: Child safety gates are available upon request.

Sleeps: 6 guests
Cost: $369/night
Online: airbnb.com

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San Diego Golden Hill Treehouse

This haven is touted as an "urban oasis" since it's located in the bustling Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego and is another great parent-and-me getaway thanks to this cozy eclectic tree house elevated between two mature 30 foot trees. Enjoy the soaker tub and unwind in the reading nook before strolling to some great nearby restaurants. The elevated vantage point from the bedroom offers 180° views that include downtown, the Coronado Strand and even parts of Mexico on a clear day. Cap off the day with a good selection of board games or by watching the smart TV.

Good to Know: The bathroom is located one floor below the bedroom, so night-time urges may be an inconvenient trip.

Sleeps: 2 guests
Cost: $157/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Flying Pig Treehouse Oasis

Nestled in the hills of LA's Topanga Canyon, this bohemian treehouse-for-two is built in an old oak tree overlooking a seasonal waterfall. Escape here for a romantic getaway (sans kids), or for a parent-and-me glamping adventure. It's the perfect chance to unplug and get back to nature.

Sleeps: 2
Cost: $235/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Fillmore Treehouse with Farm Stay

Drive about an hour north of LA and you'll discover this secluded treehouse in an orchard of orange and avocado trees. It's located on a working farm, complete with chickens, goats, ducks and more—which makes it an ideal spot for a parent-kid getaway (although only two guests are allowed). The recently built treehouse boasts a comfy queen bed, cute kitchenette and a full-size shower. Watch the sunset from the large deck, complete with a fire pit to satisfy your s'mores fix. After dark, you and your little one can enjoy some stargazing far from the city lights. 

Sleeps: 2
Cost:
$214/night
Online:
 airbnb.com

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Lifeguard Tower Treehouse

Although it's not a treehouse exactly, this authentic lifeguard tower has been converted into a treehouse-style room that's sure to delight kiddos. Beneath the tower is a play fort, swings, relaxation pod and slides. But that's not all: There's also a trampoline that can be used with parents' supervision. While kids may not want to leave, you are just 10 minutes from the ocean and downtown Pismo Beach.  

Good to Know: When you rent the Lifeguard Tower, you also get the Boathouse, a studio with a queen bed, full kitchen, full bath and sleeper sofa.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $225/night
Online: airbnb.com

TREEHOUSE RENTALS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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San Jose Treehouse

This treehouse in San Jose has the most gorgeous view of the Bay Area from the lofted beds. You'll have sycamore trees poking through your living space that includes a kitchenette with cooking stove and mini fridge along with your very own bathroom. Make sure you arrive in time to catch the gorgeous sunset over the valley. Head to our San Jose guide for things to do in the area with your family. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $382/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Aptos, CA Treehouse with Ocean View

Can't you just feel the chill vibe from this Aptos treehouse rental? Close to New Brighton State Beach, this rental offers nearby hiking trails and beach days galore. Mid-Century furniture fills the rooms where you can curl up for a good read after a day outdoors. Heated floors, Smart TV and a gorgeous kitchen will make your visit that much more comfortable. Read our Santa Cruz guide for ideas on what to do in the area. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $963/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Redwood Treehouse in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Get some one-on-one time with your kid and give the experience of a lifetime once you climb into the boughs of this unique destination. Located in Watsonville just south of Santa Cruz, the redwoods surround this treehouse Airbnb, which is fully equipped with a kitchen, bed and bath and only 25 minutes from the ocean. Visitors can enjoy a scenic walk along a dirt path before reaching the treehouse. This spot is best for families with older kids. 

Sleeps: 2
Cost: $158/night
Online:
airbnb.com

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Sonoma Canopy Tours

Sonoma Treehouse Adventures

This one-of-a-kind overnight treehouse stay and eco-tour includes fourteen zip-lines covering well over a mile, two spiral staircases, eight sky bridges and a rappel back down to the forest floor. In addition, your tour will consist of a guided hike, gourmet dinner and breakfast and memories that will last a lifetime. Start with the forest flight zipline tour and then take a short hike to your treehouse where your bags have been delivered. Dinner and breakfast will be brought to your treehouse and then you'll end the day ziplining from the treehouse complex right into the biggest and fastest ziplines on the Tree Tops Tour.

Good to Know: Guests must be at least 10 years old.

Sonoma Canopy Tours
Sleeps: 4
Cost: $550/guest (first two guests), $310/additional guest (up to 2); Weekend pricing $615/guest
Online: sonomacanopytours.com/sonomatreehouseadventures

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