Summer vacation getaways feel all the more luxurious with a cool relaxing pool to dip your toes day or night. On your next break, escape to one of these swim-worthy Southern California Airbnb rentals that comes with its own private pool, adding to that YOLO vacay vibe. We’ve done the research for the most family-friendly vacation rentals with pools—check out our top picks below (and hopefully saves you tons of time sorting through pages of Airbnbs with pools and spas from LA to San Diego and gets you on your vacation sooner than later).
Splash away in this Acapulco-style, free-form, saltwater pool with a waterfall that lights up at night. This Hollywood Hills neighborhood is a secret pocket that overlooks the city with 180-degree views. With direct access to hiking trails around Hollywood Lake, Hollywood Lake Park, and the Hollywood Sign. It is minutes to Universal Studios, Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Strip, downtown LA, and nightlife. Bonus? You can see the fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer.
With views of the San Gabriel Mountain Range, you can pull up your inflatable swan and lounge poolside all day long. This massive 30' X 17' pool comes with everything you need to feel like you're living large including loungers, umbrellas, floats and even a fire pit area for relaxing al fresco in the evening. Nestled in the hills of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, you're super close to loads of LA landmarks if you want to play tourist for the day—that is if you can bear to leave the to-die-for-views and the pink swan float.
This ultra-modern hideaway in Topanga is a secluded mountain home that has unimpeded views of the wide-open valleys and vistas. The heated infinity-edge pool and spa have ocean views and there’s even a BBQ if you feel like cooking. Close to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach as well as The Getty Villa.
Large sliding glass doors open to a newly renovated backyard centered around the show-stopping pool. This mid-century home, designed by famed architect Charles Dubois, is located on a tree-lined street in Woodland Hills, just 20 minutes to Malibu. Read this summer's beach read with a cocktail and roast some marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit—a perfect summer day if we've ever thought of one.
This private retreat comes with a pool and extra-large hot tub and is located in charming Long Beach near the hip neighborhoods of Bixby Knolls and Cal Heights.
Peaceful and zen-like with outstanding views? Yes, please! This incredible ocean-front home has amazing panoramic views all the way to the Crystal Pier. Birdrock, a unique beach enclave in La Jolla, is known for its beautiful neighborhood and walkability. There are coffee shops, beaches, and restaurants all within walking distance. Poolside, if you're lucky, you might be able to spot dolphins as they frolic in the waves.
Want to Imagine something dreamy? Picture relaxing on a pool float in this solar-heated pool or hot tub, listening to your favorite tunes on the built-in Bluetooth surround sound while dinner is cooking on the BBQ as you watch the sunset. Then, after dinner, rinse off in the outdoor shower and chill with a drink as you sit on a hanging chair. This close to San Diego spot will help make all your vacation dreams come true. There's also corn-hole and shuffleboard for when you're feeling playful.
This place is the ultimate resort-style beach house and California dream. Bask in the dramatic sunsets and panoramic views of the coastline, from the Malibu Pier to Surfrider's Beach and beyond. The large, beautifully furnished yard—with an outside table and a shaded, comfortable seating nook—is a great place to hear the rhythmic sounds of the ocean waves meeting the sand. What more could you want besides a hot tub and easy beach access to a private beach (they've got it!) where the kids can play real-life Malibu Barbie!
A pool that's definitely worth the road trip! Gaze up at the stars from this desert oasis with its spectacular views of the mountains. The ultimate Palm Springs aesthetic we all love, this retro-inspired home has splashes of aqua, yellow and coral. The large heated pool is the perfect way to cool off from the desert sun while it maximizes outdoor living with a nicely shaded area with a pool table and a fire pit for when it cools off in the evenings. Easily explore swanky restaurants and hip bars in the area just a walk or short drive away.
The magic of this Disney-themed pool and house begins the minute you walk through the enchanted castle door. There are hand-painted Disney-themed murals throughout and your kids can choose to sleep on Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship or Under the Sea with Ariel. Outside, the kids can splash for hours in the rock pool with waterfalls and slide (pool toys and floaties provided). Or they can play four holes on the mini-golf course or stay busy in the backyard clubhouse. Want to keep the kids out of the sun for a bit? An indoor playroom complete with stage and lights is available so prepare to be dazzled by kid-sized productions (Disney costumes provided). There is also a Foosball table and complimentary subscriptions to Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN +.