From Mendocino down to San Diego, these Airbnb treehouse rentals are the perfect family getaway
Ever dream of spending the night in a treehouse? You can turn that dream into a reality thanks to these book-worthy vacation stays—all located here in California. Whether it’s from deep in the forest or right in the heart of a city, these epic family vacation homes will get your flock into the air and closer to the stars—with all the amenities you’ve come to know and love.
The Best Treehouse Rentals in Southern California
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.
Private Room in San Diego Treehouse
This popular private room in a treehouse is a charming retreat for a mom & me or a dad & me adventure. You're perched six blocks from 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
Escape into nature in Idyllwild at this large 12-sided cabin with a giant tree holding up its center! This stunning rental is situated in a quiet neighborhood just minutes 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 through 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
San Diego Golden Hill Treehouse
This 2-person haven (another good one for a parent and their mini getaway) 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
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.
Fillmore Treehouse with Farm Stay
An hour north of the hustle and bustle of LA is where 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, a 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.
The Best Treehouse Rentals in Central California
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.
The Best Treehouse Rentals in Northern California
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.
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.
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 (also one of our favorite spots to go beach camping) 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.
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
Cost: $550/guest (first two guests), $310/additional guest (up to 2); Weekend pricing $615/guest
If you buy something from the links in this article, we may earn affiliate commission or compensation.