From boutique apartments in the center of Paris, to unique hidden oases, and even rooms for rent, Airbnb has fast become one of the world’s leading accommodation providers. Founded in 2008, Airbnb provides guests with houses, apartments and rooms all over the world through hosts, every-day looking to make a bit of extra cash.
Perhaps the most niche market for Airbnb is upmarket, exclusive accommodations scattered amongst natural park, and lush green surroundings. If you are looking to enter paradise and simply switch off from society, then head to one of these Airbnb’s in the Californian countryside.
10 Tile House, Twentynine Palms
This is not your typical house, neither Airbnb listing. Located in Twentynine Palms in the outskirts of California is a Tile House, or as the owner likes to call it, a place of magic. It is a place where you can be at peace with yourself, completely secluded from the world around you. A place where you can simply unwind and leave with a completely refreshed mind. Tile House, however, is a highly unique place, and may not be for everyone. One thing is for sure though, and that it will feel like a whole different world as soon as you step through that door.
9 Off-grid itHouse, Pioneertown/Rimrock
Located between Morongo Valley and Big Bear Lake is the eco-friendly and highly secluded Off-grid itHouse.
Equipped with only solar panels, a bathroom and kitchen, this accommodation purposely does not offer Wi-Fi or a television making it the perfect place to enter complete seclusion from society. This place is so remote you will feel like you are in another universe, and with panoramic views of the Californian High Desert and the horizon in the distance, you can feel at peace while stargazing at night.
8 Cabin in Idyllwild-Pine Cove
A short walk in to the town, but complete isolation at the same time. This cabin in Idyllcreek allows you to basically escape in to the woods. It is a perfect place to spend a few days with a loved one to rekindle the fire or celebrate an event, or simply for some time away. Sit on the front porch and sip on a hot chocolate while taking in the sounds of the wildlife and the stream which runs through the property.
7 Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree
Another property off the grid is this dome in Joshua Tree. Afoot the mountains of the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and boasting 360 degree views of the Californian desert, it is a special place to recharge the batteries under the glistening stars. Having featured in magazines such as Condé Nast, Goop and Refinery29. Experience the world famous Californian sunrise and sunset while sitting by the fire reading a book, playing a board game or simply enjoying the company of your significant other.
6 Cabin, Giant Sequoias
Enter in to complete privacy whilst tucked away in the Giant Sequoias, away from any disturbances. Perfect for a weekend away with some friends or your family and being set amongst this natural reserve all make for an unforgettable weekend away.
With many hiking and biking trails, trees to climb, as well as rivers and lakes at your doorstep, there is no shortage of activities in the summer or winter. It is also interesting to note that this reserve plays home to the 4th largest tree in the world, the Stagg Tree, so you will feel more than safe nestled away amongst these giants.
5 Lake Tahoe Chalet
Lake Tahoe is already one of the most year-round perfect places in the world, but we can go one better. The perfect cabin in the perfect place is a recipe for a wonderful getaway. Let the wildlife and sounds of nature take you away in to a place where nothing can disturb you. Secluded, yet in the midst of the action, this accommodation is in an excellent location that it is far enough from the center to be at peace with yourself, but not so far you can’t drive in to town if need be.
4 Chalet in Arnold
This chalet really has everything a family could ask for on a perfect getaway, with no other houses in sight. Three stories, Jacuzzi, a games room, fully equipped kitchen and a living room with some of the best views going around. Let the kids run amuck in the games room or outside while you take in the simply stunning view from the balcony over a glass of red. Having access to 2 private lakes in the summer months and plenty of other outdoor activities means that the kids will want to sleep by 7pm, meaning you and your partner or family friends can relax, kid-free for a while…peaceful, right?
3 American River Cabin, White Hall
Located conveniently 45 minutes to Lake Tahoe, you can make the American River Cabin your private sanctuary. Set among the pines, this wooden cabin immediately feels welcoming and cosy and is perfect for summer and winter.
With endless hiking and biking trails just waiting to be discovered, as well as magnificent streams and waterfalls, summer could not come any faster. Or, if you prefer carving it up on the snow, then this cabin is only a 20-minute drive to the nearest Ski resort.
2 Log Home, Grass Valley
If you’re in the market for an all year-round getaway with family or friends, then this log home is what you are looking for. With a private swimming hole at the back of the property, you can soak up those Californian rays while the kids play in the water. While not fully secluded, the property is located in a very quiet area, where you can feel perfectly safe and comfortable going about your daily business. Wooden interior adds to the ‘homey’ feel and will instantly kill any home sickness that may be creeping in!
1 Quaint Cottage, Carmel Valley
A complete countryside retreat awaits you in Carmel Valley, with a modern, rustic cabin at your disposal. Perfectly poised between Carmel Valley Village and Carmel by the Sea, this property caters to your every need. Perhaps one day you want to explore the seaside, and the next you want to completely zone-out and spend all day escaping your thoughts to renew your body and soul. With a bright and positive feel to this home, it really does allow you to get away from mainstream society.