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Unique Stays in Los Angeles (airbnb Alternatives)

Considering a Staycation? Have friends or family coming to visit? Los Angeles has many unique types of homes for rent, and we’ve found some great new places to stay on VRBO, so you can give them a try.

Let’s say you’re in the market for a getaway and are looking for a fabulous place, but this time you don’t want to stay in a hotel, or even in a “regular house”. VRBO offers options, and especially for families, the option to have a whole house to yourselves is tempting.

Plus if you take your kids to one of these spots, you’ll be making memories for years to come – just from the unique place you’ve chosen to stay, not to mention all the fun things to do in LA with kids.

Many people are choosing to stay in a vacation rental when they travel these days, since they offer privacy and physical distance, and safety is surely a concern.

Whatever reasons you have, we hope you find a terrific place to stay in this list of 15 Unique + Fabulous Stays in LA.

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Unique Stays in and Around Los Angeles

World’s Greatest Beach House – Tower in Seal Beach

water tower unique air bnb rental

This iconic water tower would make for amazing memories – and views!

“Located in one of Americas tallest ground to ceiling residential structures and serviced by a commercial elevator that whisks you upwards of close to one hundred feet in the sky; this almost 3,000 square foot home was, in fact, southern California’s first man-made tourist attraction. Long before Knotts and Disneyland, indeed, before the first automobile was registered in Orange County, the Water Tower stood marveled at by visitors and locals alike as a wonder of engineering and architectural bravado.”

Little Farm on the Hill in LaHabra Heights

Little Farm air bnb unique in los angeles

Yes, you can stay on a farm, complete with a menagerie of animals.

“Outside your private patio is a view to our small farm, you will see mini horses, goats, chickens and farm dogs. Our mini horses and goats have free roam over our property and will come and visit you at the fence line.”

Disneyland Escape Tiny House in Brea

disneyland air bnb rental

The photos of this Tiny House make it look exquisite – and it’s located near tons of family fun.

“Experience the unique, private setting of this Tiny House with a lovely sitting area outside for guests to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Super clean with attention to detail and stocked with the necessities. If you’re traveling alone, this setting is safe and sure to provide you with a sense of hygge. Location is only minutes from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm.”

Stunning Pool in Glendale Hills

vrbo stunning pool in Glendale Hills

This estate is a one-of-a-kind exclusive property perched in the hills of Glendale and located behind a private gate, the entire property is fenced, secluded and has a touch of magic around every corner. Outside the home is even more magic! The design of the pool was done to blend into the natural and park-like setting. The pool has a baja ledge, hot tub and infinity edge, with a built-in creek, pond and waterfall feature this pool is made to be enjoyed and is ready for your family!

Elegant Yacht in Marina del Rey

vrbo Yacht stay in Marina del Rey

This very nicely furnished yacht has 2 bedrooms with 2 separate bathrooms with showered and fully equipped with fresh linens, towels and all toilet accessories and beach supplies. At walking distance to Venice beach . Both rooms are fully furnished in addition to a living room area , a dining table Nd gourmet kitchen fully equipped. Just 2 mins walk to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del Rey, 10 minute’s drive to Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Beach area.

Tuscan style Estate in Malibu

vrbo Tuscan style Malibu estate for weddings and retreats

With Breathtaking Ocean & Mountain Views, This 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom Italian Villa Is The Ideal Spot For A Getaway, Wedding or Event! The estate offers a gourmet kitchen, a great room with an enormous fire place and a luxurious dining area for entertaining! There is a master bedroom suite with ocean and vineyard views located on the first level. The master bathroom has a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub ideal for relaxing before and after your special day! The first floor also offers another two bedrooms with a separate bathroom. On the second floor you will find a study/nook area along with 2 bedroom suites with ocean and vineyard views. Each bedroom has its own luxurious Jacuzzi bathtub/shower.

Castle Setting in Hacienda Heights

vrbo Spanish style Castle home with pool

With a picturesque location and views of the surrounding valley and mountains, ‘The Castle,’ a 1930’s Spanish Colonial 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath Hacienda Heights vacation rental house, calls to all seeking peace in an awe-inspiring setting. Up to 10 guests will enjoy all of the amenities of home along with luxuries including a pool and meditation tower.

Hollywood is calling: As Seen on Bravo TV

vrbo Hollywood home with amazing pool as seen on Bravo TV

Feel like a Hollywood producer, marveling at the breathtaking views of the city and mountains through wall-to-wall windows. The stylish, spacious interiors with high-end fittings lead into the backyard oasis. You will go mad for this Mid-Century Modern home in the hills! Zen entry, polished concrete floors, chef’s kitchen, pool, hot tub, and 180 degree views from Downtown LA (DTLA) to the San Fernando Valley (SFV).

Stay on Catalina Island

VRBO Catalina Island stay

This top level condo has been transformed into a colorful, contemporary, fun place to stay. The large balcony, which can be accessed from both the living room and the bedroom, is furnished with lounge seating and a raised height dining table to enjoy the panorama. This condo features a large flat panel TV, DVD player and i-Pod dock stereo. In addition to the Cal king bed in the bedroom, there is a fold-out queen size sofa bed in the living area.

Elegant Ranch House in Lancaster

VRBO elegant ranch home in Lancaster

Private, elegant, gated Ranch house. Your own private 5-acre sanctuary and only five minutes from the village. Spend quiet evenings sitting by the fire in the winter, or out on the porch.

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