10 Gorgeous Highly-Rated Airbnbs In NorCal To Book Right Now

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

10 Gorgeous Highly-Rated Airbnbs In NorCal To Book Right Now

Follow this list and you’re sure to have a 5-star stay!

Are you catching the travel bug? Skipping town is on everyone’s mind after so much time staying put, but crossing borders is still a tricky feat. Lucky for us, Northern California is a world-famous travel destination that we’re lucky enough to enjoy every day! Whether you want to plan a staycation in the City, or drive out a few hours to a neighboring town, these Airbnbs will certainly inspire your next plans.

Airbnb puts out wishlists of awesome spots to stay around the world. Their list of Bay Area Getaways has 55 options, but we’ve chosen the 10 most highly-rated stays (ordered from highest to lowest rating) to help you start planning. See the full list here!


1. “Architect cabin in the Redwoods”

4.98 (552 reviews)

Cazadero, California

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

This gorgeous, newly remodeled loft cabin is a beautiful one-bedroom escape.  Amenities include a wood stove, gas range, bamboo flooring, and a flat screen TV.


2. “Treehouse in Vineyard Overlooking Monterey Bay”

4.98 (526 reviews)

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths

Los Gatos, California

This unique treehouse experience is glamping at its finest! It’s a 400 sq. ft platform with a queen bed WiFi, and electricity. Wake up surrounded by a stunning vineyard!


3. “Ohana with Private Outdoor Shower and Hot Tub”

4.98 (513 reviews)

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Aptos, California

If you love the outdoors, book a few nights in this cozy beachside home with a hot tub and a large outdoor (private) shower. Additional amenities include a sauna, fire pit, barbecue, and organic garden. Also, it’s just at 15 minute walk to the beach!


4. “Carmel Oceanview Charmer”

4.96 (382 reviews)

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Carmel, California

This newly designed getaway is a beautiful, spacious home with captivating views of both surrounding forests and the ocean. Enjoy a modern kitchen, wood floors, beamed ceilings, an indoor fireplace, and a dedicated workspace.


5. “Rustic retreat in Fairfax hills”

4.95 (227 reviews)

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1/2 bath

Fairfax, California

Here’s a sweet, rustic cabin getaway with a hot tub and outdoor shower with hot water. You’ll have to trek up some stairs to get there, but the views are certainly worth it. Not to mention awesome hiking trails right out the back door.



6. “Luxury Estate in the Redwoods w/ Hot Tub”

4.95 (159 reviews)

8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths

Cazadero, California

If you’re looking to host a big group, here’s a stunning villa that’s sure to impress! The amenities are seriously impressive, including a hot tub surrounded by redwoods, various decks and lounge areas, a yoga and exercise studio, and an outdoor shower.


7. “Unique Modern Mountain Getaway”

4.93 (270 reviews)

4 guests, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath

Guerneville, California

Here’s a cozy mountain cabin that’s sure to provide an exciting escape. The unique ’70s style home has exposed redwood cathedral ceilings, a hot tub, an outdoor shower, and an enormous lower deck. Get a treehouse feel with the luxury of modern architecture and decor!


8. “Cosmo Beach Riverfront Sanctuary”

4.93 (257 reviews)

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Forestville, California

This spacious cottage in the Russian River Valley has its very own beach on the river! It has an impressive modern kitchen, decks and lounge areas, a hot tub, and is pet friendly. The large, flat beach is great for kayaking or tubing in the summer (equipment provided!)


9.  “Estate Guest House on Vineyard”

4.93 (251 reviews)

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Aptos, California

This guest house is part of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate, a gorgeous vineyard above Aptos Village with stunning ocean views. The newly renovated property includes a large deck, gas barbecue, and a wood burning fireplace. The property’s pool house grants you 24-hr access to a large swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna.


10. “Modern Designer: Amazing Location” 

4.93 (232 reviews)

8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Santa Cruz, California

This 2,300 square foot eco-home was built in 2011, and it features an exquisite kitchen, flat-screen TV, a fire pit, hot outdoor shower and barbecue. Two of the bedrooms have private decks with ocean views, and there’s easy access to gorgeous nearby Santa Cruz beaches.


[Featured Image: “Cosmo Beach Riverfront Sanctuary” via Airbnb.com]

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