Where to Staycation Around LA with Your Family

Craving a change of scenery? While your summer vacation plans may have been cancelled because of coronavirus, you can still get away with your family at one of these local Los Angeles rentals from Airbnb and others. From a glamped-out bus to an immaculate mid-century beach bungalow, these destinations are sure to provide all the feels of vacay—without leaving LA.

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Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hideaway

via Airbnb.com

The Space: With soaring ceilings, arched doorways and charming built-ins, this 2-bed, 2-bath 1930s home transports you to Old Hollywood.
What We Love: The stunning tiled blue pool will be a hit with both kids and adults. Plus, unlike a number of rentals currently available, this location doesn't have a minimum stay, which means you can get away for just a night or two. 
Max. Guests: 6
Online: airbnb.com

Castle with a Pool

via Airbnb.com

The Space: For your littles knights and princesses, this newly restored 1920s castle is straight out of a storybook. Original details like stone turrets, gothic arches and exposed beams abound. It's a splurge, but so worth it.
What We Love:
The grounds are completely enclosed by a stone walls and offer a private courtyard off the master, a built-in fire pit and a spacious pool to play in.
Max. Guests:
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/16147718

Lincoln Heights

Bohemian Yurt

via Airbnb.com

The Space: A new 20' diameter yurt with a large circular room in the manner of a traditional Mongolian nomadic dwelling just 10 minutes from Downtown LA (but you'll feel a million miles away).
What We Love: This is an Urban Farm experience so interacting with the pygmy goats, chickens, and pig on site is all part of the deal. After that take a hot bath in the outdoor clawfoot solar-powered bathtub while watching the kids play on the sprawling 50 open acres of land. 
Max. Guests: 4
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/19012748


Post & Beam Beauty

via Airbnb.com

The Space: This beautiful, open concept loft overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by three acres of mature gardens. Bonus? The oranges and lemons are ready to pick upon your arrival.
What We Love: Besides the enviable outdoor dining with ocean views, this colorful and light-filled home has a quirky fun feel that makes us think staying here is practically guaranteed fun.
Max. Guests: 6
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/4350779

Glamped-Out Bus

via Glampinghub.com

The Space: Bring the fam to the 'Bu and stay in an incredible converted bus that will take your breath away. With a private bedroom and a sofa that converts into a large bed, this space is about as unique as it gets.
What We Love: The outside seating area boasts a small deck, dining table, hammock, and views for days. Guests also have shared access to the main house's natural bottom pool and jacuzzi!
Max. Guests: 4
Online: glampinghub.com

Topanga Canyon

Mountain Retreat

via Airbnb.com

The Space: Tucked away in the hills of Topanga, this clean and character-filled 3-bedroom home offers mountain views, multiple patios and a backyard wooded path to explore.
What We Love: The third bedroom has two built-in platform twin beds perfect for kiddos who will feel like they're sleeping in their own little treehouse. 
Max. Guests:
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/plus/25679828

Eclectic Cottage

via Glampinghub.com

The Space: With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an oversized soaking tub, and lush Topanga scenery all around, this charismatic cottage is a great spot to unwind.
What We Love: Hang out with the butterflies and birds in the garden area complete with babbling fountains and tall trees or take advantage of one of the many hiking spots surrounding the cottage!
Max. Guests: 3
Online: glampinghub.com


Bright Bungalow

via Airbnb.com

The Space: This bright and airy 2-bedroom, 2-bath house is four blocks from Venice Beach—so you can enjoy the sand and surf early, before it might get too crowded. You can also walk or bike to Abbott Kinney's trendy eateries and pick up some takeout food to enjoy on the beautiful sundeck.
What We Love: Modern, bright and clean, this home is ultra-hip and a must for lovers of cool, contemporary dwellings.
Max. Guests: 5
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/7460366

Beyond LA

Hollywood Beach Charmer

via Airbnb.com

The Space: If you're willing to venture beyond LA County to Ventura County, you'll discover the under-the-radar Hollywood Beach (in Oxnard) and this charming updated cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Two of the bedrooms open onto a private patio, where you can BBQ and play a game of cornhole.  
What We Love: With details like shiplap walls, plank-wood floors, a dutch door and more, there's plenty of inspiration for home decor enthusiasts.
Max. Guests: 6
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/13041758

Mandalay Mid-Century

via Airbnb.com

The Space: Also in Oxnard, just above Hollywood Beach, there's the secluded Mandalay Beach where this family beach house is situated. It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and plenty of mid-century style.
What We Love: This space is super kid-friendly, with a crib and twin bed in one room, plus an adorable play house on the back patio.
Max. Guests:
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/24755993

Insta-Worthy Lodge

via Airbnb.com

The Space: With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 balconies, this multi-level modified A-frame home in Oxnard is packed with character and convenience. Plus, the beach is just 50 feet from your door!  
What We Love: The hosts of this home have really thought of everything—they provide beach chairs, an umbrella, sandcastle kit and beach cruisers for you to enjoy.
Max. Guests: 6
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/8312139

Serene Spanish Ranch

via Airbnb.com

The Space: Located just 20 minutes from Joshua Tree, this fully renovated desert oasis offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, all impeccably designed in soothing neutral tones. Outside, there's a cowboy dipping pool, jacuzzi, dining area and more
What We Love: In addition to an outdoor movie screen and BBQ, there are outdoor games galore for kiddos to enjoy—think corn hole, horseshoes, croquet and the addicting hook and ring game.
Max. Guests: 8
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/43460001

–Jenifer Scott


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