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Within California’s spectacular Wine Country areas such as Napa Valley and Sonoma, there’s a type of luxurious magic that beckons to be experienced. From tasting valley grown varietals to diving deep into the epicurean scene, a visit to this particular part of California is a vacation for the senses. Airbnbs can provide highly saturating experiences, from crazy high-end accommodations to simplistic farm stays. Local hosts can provide an experience of a lifetime with their immense knowledge. Out of all the incredible selections out there, these are the dreamiest Airbnbs in California’s Wine Country, plus one VRBO.
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In the Alexander Valley of Sonoma Wine Country lies a whimsical oasis retreat, with cob huts, a lodge, and commons grounds with a pool and other amenities. Looking like something out of Whoville, this precious tiny cottage couldn’t be more appropriately named, as its tan structure is accented with colorful stained glass windows, an arched wooden door, and swirling tree designs. Inside, a bed consumes most of the space, and up the ladder, there is a loft with additional sleeping spots.
This 1800sqft farmhouse seems as if it were designed to meld seamlessly into the outdoor surroundings—doors open widely to incorporate the dining and living space with the Sonoma air. Straight forward, simple, yet totally lavish, you’ll feel like a king, or queen, lounging in this space for a few days. The outdoor area is a fitting touch. Can’t you just see a group of your best gals gathering for a weekend trip here?
Swallowtail Studios houses many unique properties, including this antique Indonesian teakwood cottage, which is a cool piece of history in Petaluma. Once a glass blowing studio, now a cozy room with period fixtures and a snuggly bed, it’s the perfect romantic getaway. No worries, a bathroom is just a hop across the deck, and there’s a private hot tub as well. How cool is it that something so old and priceless could be experienced to this level?
Also located in Petaluma, is a somewhat small, renovated barn house with eclectic decor and lots (we mean lots) of exposed rustic wood. Exposed beams define the ceilings, and a ritzy chandelier hangs contrastingly from above—that’s what we call shabby chic. It’s endearing, it’s peaceful being out in the country amongst farm animals, and it’s downright dreamy. P.S.—Don’t feed the zebra.
It doesn’t get cozier than this Penngrove milk house, situated in stretching pastures that overlook vineyards and the valley. Inside the studio cottage are all the creature comforts, superior linens and generally loving touches. Enjoy watching cows graze the fields, immerse further by learning how to milk them, or bottle feed precious calves. The hosts here go above and beyond to provide their local knowledge to give guests the best Wine Country experience, with a little farm living on the side. Enjoy delicious breakfasts, and an overall out-of-the-box stay in the magical area.
You bet there’s many Luxe Airbnbs in Napa, and this one in Mission Highlands might be one of our favorites—although admitting it is so hard to pick. Airy aesthetics flow through the high end home with features like a media room and spa bathrooms. And that pool with a hot tub overlooking vineyards and sloping hills—just wow. The outdoor space alone totally sells this extravagant Shangri La.
Breathtakingly scenic doesn’t even begin to describe the views from the terrace of this picture-perfect apartment, with lots of windows for catching the morning sunrise from bed. Being on a working dairy farm, you know the provided breakfasts are going to be special. Actually, the trays of berry yogurt parfaits, lattes with little cream hearts on top, and delicious pastries are completely Insta-worthy. Be sure to immerse yourself into the farm, totally disconnecting from the bustle of life. Interact with cows, browse the stunning gardens, and of course, enjoy plenty of wine.
Also known as Casa Di Amici, this pleasantly tiny bungalow sits steps away from a modern pool with comfy lounge chairs. Off to the side is an expansive olive grove, which adds to the lush environment. Inside the perfectly tiny dwelling is actually mostly traditional, with some fun color splashes and unique tiling here and there. Say “hi!” to all the resident animals, from chickens to ducks.
What could be more exciting than staying in the most iconic style of portable lodging out there? Airstreams define “classic”, and this refurbished version can be your wine drinking paradise during your dreamy California vacation. Fixtures inside are highly modern, and dare we say, upscale? A cozy patio area awaits outside, and the location is walkable downtown.
We’ve got some affordable options, some unique Airbnbs, now let’s highlight this jaw-dropping Spanish villa. Refined southwestern touches are polished with lots of light colors and super cool chandeliers and fixtures, and the pool belongs at a high-end spa retreat. Lounge by the outdoor fireplace, swing on hanging chairs with your favorite book in hand or take the short drive into Napa for tastings and great dining. Perfection.
Sunsets don’t get more romantic than from two simple chairs by this adorable Airstream. Overlooking sweeping vineyards, the setting is both stunning and appropriate. You could also enjoy a glass of wine while in the hot tub.
For some, a simple canvas tent on a hillside in wine country is all they could ask for. That is what you get here, at this private cozy escape. A little more than just a campsite, the glamping style tent sits on a wooden platform and comes equipped with a solar shower and camp toilet. (We know, this isn’t technically an Airbnb like the headline says, but it used to be. Now you can only book it on VRBO, so you’re still in luck!)
Located on the same property as the gingerbread house, is this cozy little hobbit hut. Just as fairytale-like, but with only one level, dreamy really is the best description.