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The best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Discover a hillside Malibu estate, a luxe West Hollywood mansion and more of the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is one of the most known cities in the world. Hollywood films, gorgeous beaches, A-Listers, it's a place of luxury, sunshine, and some of the best restaurants in the country. It makes sense why the place is so popular. 

So if you're visiting for the first time, or you live just outside of the city and want a weekend break, consider renting a unique Airbnb in Los Angeles instead of your standard run-of-the-mill hotel. Choose from stylish homes in West Hollywood to architectural townhouses in Venice, you'll find something no matter what vibe you're looking for. These superb Airbnbs in Los Angeles might just convince you to become a full-time Angeleno, if you're not one already. 

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Best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

The luxury villa in the Hollywood Hills
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1. The luxury villa in the Hollywood Hills

Got a few more pals with you? How about this insane villa, big enough for 12 guests, right up in the Hollywood Hills? That’s right, this amazing house has a hot tub, pool table, a number of balconies, and another rooftop hot tub – ready to make all your Hollywood dreams come true. There are also incredible views of the city, and it has its own theatre. And of course, an Airbnb this lavish comes decked out with security cameras to ensure a safe stay. What’s not to love?

The hillside house in City Terrace
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2. The hillside house in City Terrace

This gorgeous hillside Airbnb in L.A. will surround you with breathtaking views of the city's skyline, even from the kitchen as you wash up the dishes. The property sleeps six guests so grab your closest pals for a trip away and fall straight into bed after exploring the town. Plus, you'll have access to your own private hot tub on the deck surrounding the Airbnb. Bubbles with a view? Yes, please! The living room has a pull-out projector screen to mimic cinema screenings and the kitchen is fully-decked out so you can whip up meals and midnight snacks to your heart's delight.

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The quaint home in Boyle Heights
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3. The quaint home in Boyle Heights

This quaint and adorable bungalow in Los Angeles is ideal for a trip to the city. With views of the downtown L.A. skyline right from the porch, it makes for the perfect backdrop for a romantic couple's getaway. This Airbnb has everything you'll need to make your stay comfortable, from a full kitchen to a luxurious bathroom. The surrounding area is private and tranquil, meaning you're able to rest after exploring the sights. There's also high-speed Wi-Fi and pets are allowed, in case you don't want to travel without your furry companions. 

The midcentury modern apartment in West Hollywood
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4. The midcentury modern apartment in West Hollywood

This wondrous spot above the Sunset Strip will take your breath away, with sloping floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the lounge, allowing you to look out over Hollywood and Fairfax. You’re right in the thick of it here – but just off the main strip, so you get that nice slice of peace and quiet. This Airbnb caters for up to five guests in two bedrooms plus a sofabed, so gather your pals and enjoy a well-deserved breakaway. 

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The Pirates of the Caribbean getaway in Topanga Canyon
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5. The Pirates of the Caribbean getaway in Topanga Canyon

Who doesn't love a themed getaway? This Pirates of the Caribbean vibe Airbnb in Los Angeles is an idyllic and unique retreat for a trip away. Catering for solo or couple travelers, you'll have the place to yourselves and a cozy queen-sized bed to relax in. The Airbnb is surrounded by waterfalls, ponds, and a tropical environment, making you truly feel like you're in the Caribbean. For true R&R, there are spa facilities such as a hot tub, sauna, and outdoor tub, as well as other modern luxuries like flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, fireplace, and kitchenette. Jack Sparrow would approve. 

The luxury mansion in West Hollywood
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6. The luxury mansion in West Hollywood

Live your best L.A. life in this extravagant Airbnb in the heart of West Hollywood. With five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms to offer, there's enough space for the whole WhatsApp group to join. Luxury outdoor amenities include a saltwater pool and hot tub, a BBQ grill, a large fireplace, and a secluded private backyard – while indoors, there are luxurious bedrooms with balconies –  walk-in showers and closets – that lead onto the outdoor patio overlooking the city of angels. Run, don't walk to this epic mansion, and pop a bottle. Stat.

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The nature flat in the Topanga mountains
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7. The nature flat in the Topanga mountains

If you want to experience everything great about L.A., but still want that escapism where you lay your head, this is the place. Hidden away in the Topanga mountains, this apartment features huge private decking full of cacti, succulents, and more. It’s also surrounded by great beaches and hiking trails, so you’ve got everything you need. 

The historic remodeled penthouse in downtown L.A.
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8. The historic remodeled penthouse in downtown L.A.

This masterfully 1,800-square-foot loft in the center of Downtown Los Angeles is not your average room above the house. This is pure penthouse vibes, courtesy of Airbnb. The large pad is packed with both historic charm and contemporary amenities. The exposed brick wall acts as a burst of color in the living space, while a squeaky clean chef’s kitchen has all the accouterments you could need to whip up a gourmet dinner. Cheeky design elements like mustache pillows and oversized mirrors give the loft a funky personality while allowing it to also look perfectly clean, minimal, and chic. Did we mention you're in Downtown LA?! 

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The chic cabin retreat in Topanga
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9. The chic cabin retreat in Topanga

Yes, it’s possible to become one with nature in Los Angeles. Just look at this 500-square-foot rustic cabin: Perched high in the mountains, it overlooks the lush vegetation of the Fernwood area. Adventurers can choose from plenty of nearby hiking and biking trails, then retreat to the serenity of the master suite’s spa bathroom and cushy queen-sized bed. That being said, it hardly skimps on luxury or coolness. From the lovely snug to the stunning terrace, it's a dream stay. A nap in the hammock sounds pretty tempting, too, go on... Isn't that exactly what sunny holidays are meant for?

Architectural Venice Beach Dream House
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10. Architectural Venice Beach Dream House

Postmodern architecture and traditional Japanese art come together in this stunning home hosted by Colin. As many as 10 of your friends can pull up a seat at the dining table for dinner and spread out on the sectional for a game of cards. The master suite is pretty stunning, and includes a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows along with a gorgeous four-poster bed for snoozing on. So you may be fighting over that, but whichever bedroom you end up in, the stay feel more than on par with most hotels. You won’t even have to settle for tap water: The kitchen includes a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis machine to purify the water, so keep hydrated with that fancy stuff between exploring Venice Beach and Pacific Avenue, which happen to be walking distance. 

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