If the name of your vacation game is grandeur, set your sights to the Westside of Los Angeles for the city’s most luxurious Airbnbs. Many require a 30-night stay, but you’ll be kept busy with essential amenities like pools, hot tubs and spacious dining spaces. A number of the palatial homes also specialize their spaces with gyms, saunas, and home theaters. The most luxurious Airbnbs of Los Angeles prove that there is no place quite like Southern California, especially when you are tucked away in one of its magnificent homes. See ten premier properties below.
Settle into this Hollywood Hills home for an extended getaway to Los Angeles. Requiring a 30-day minimum stay, the Carman Masterpiece has room for up to six guests across its 3 bedrooms, with 3.5 baths. There’s no doubt you’ll catch endless stunning sunsets while lounging in the hot tub or floating in the infinity pool. It’s an ideal place to have a dinner party where you can host up to 10 in the formal dining area or kick into full summertime gear by putting to use the natural gas barbecue and alfresco dining area, which seats six.
Ditch the bustle of Rodeo Drive for a tranquil Beverly Hills escape. The Highride Modern Estate boasts six bedrooms, seven beds, 9.5 baths— enough to accommodate 14 guests. Its stark black and white theme is broken up by rolling greenery that also offers some privacy while lounging around in the pool. An ideal stay for a wine or movie lover, the home features a wine cellar, outdoor television and projection screen.
Nestled in The Flats neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the six-bedroom home (each with an en-suite bathroom) has enough space for up to 14 guests. The ultimate entertainment space, Casablanca features a pool, bar and wine refrigerators, a media room, a piano, a two-floor deck that includes a sprawling terrace and a firepit on the second floor. Cozy up inside next to the extended fireplace or snuggle into the master suite’s bed and gaze out at the private deck.
The Bird Streets neighborhood looms just above the Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills. And as one of the enclave’s largest vacation rentals, the Mockingbird Palace offers unbeatable views of the entire city. Just take a peek at the first bedroom and bathroom’s panoramic windows. Opt for the pool or multiple decks and soak in some rays while relishing in sights of the city, from downtown to Westwood. This modernist mansion hosts up to 12 guests across six bedrooms and features a dining area for 16 people.
Find a touch of classic glamor just off North Beverly Drive at this French Baroque estate. At Chateau de Laurel, guests have at their fingertips a pool and hot tub combo, home theater, gym, formal dining space, wet bar and two bedrooms in the guest house, in addition to the main six. The entrance is perhaps the most grand of all with its dual staircase and immaculate chandelier. The spaciousness of the property lends itself to being the perfect space for a wedding, as advised by the listing.
A stone’s throw from Coldwater Canyon, Shadow Hills combines contemporary Los Angeles and Old World elegance for one opulent vacation rental. The home accommodates up to 14 guests and includes the standard features of any luxury rental: fire pit, gardens, hot tub, pools, BBQ grill. On top of that, visitors will have access to a gym, steam room, pool table, wine cellar and grand piano. The master suite stands out with a king bed, fireplace and private balcony overlooking the pool. Guest bedrooms also set high expectations with their own king beds and ensuite bathrooms and three with private balconies and two that open to the terrace.
This 1934 estate effuses mid-century Hollywood glam, while still offering guests a relaxing stay with up-to-date amenities. In addition to an exercise room, formal dining area for 12, screening room, swimming pool and a tennis court, Hillcrest is distinguished by a library that opens to a records room for a lazy afternoon of easy listening. Kick the music experience up a notch with the stage and instruments available behind the movie lounge. And unlike many of the other luxe rentals, the listing requires just a 3-night minimum stay.
In the case of Villa Martinique, less is not more. Just ask all the guests that have the Airbnb booked out through August of next year. The Bel Air mansion sleeps 16 guests across its eight bedrooms and has the option to swim outside next to a lush, rolling lawn or inside beneath a stained-glass skylight. In addition to the steam room, sauna, wine cellar and 10-person dining room, it has a basketball court, home theater and bowling alley. The whole family can also gather for games of pool, foosball or racquetball and cap a night with a stroll through the greenhouse and gardens.
If you’re already planning your summer vacation plans for 2022, you might be able to nab a booking of the Laurel Grand Nouveau. The 6-bedroom Italianate villa has enough room for 12 guests and requires just a 3-night minimum stay. Spend your time cozying up in the home theater, working up a sweat in the gym or soaking up the sun by the circular pool and adjacent hot tub. Tranquilize your afternoon in the massage room where you can gaze out to the courtyard or curling up with a book in the wood-paneled library. The property is an ideal place for a dinner party where you can host 14 guests in the formal dining area and keep nightly festivities alive around the piano and bar in one of the common rooms.
Emphasis on the grand, the most expensive Airbnb in Los Angeles is everything and more from what you’d expect from a self-described French modern country club mansion. Overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club Fairways, guests have access to their very own putting green. But if golf isn’t your game, you can choose to play a game of chess by the garden-adjacent bar or hunker down to the entertainment lounge that features a home theater, pool table, air hockey and shuffleboard. The Bellagio Grand sleeps up to 16 guests across its nine bedrooms and also features a grand piano, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a terrace, and swimming pool.
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