An ocean-view hotel or resort on the California coast is probably going to cost you an arm and a leg, but it’s surprisingly possible to enjoy a dazzling view of the Pacific at an affordable cost at some Airbnbs. Plus, you’re more likely to have a kitchen to cook meals in that can save on dining out along with a number of other perks. Of course, if you’re looking for luxuries, you’ll find plenty of options too. No matter what type of stay you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it on this list of fabulous Airbnbs on Northern California’s stunning coast.
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This spacious studio apartment boasts jaw-dropping ocean views with a balcony that overlooks the ocean in Mendocino, one of the most beautiful towns on the coast. Enjoy being steps from the Victorian village with its great restaurants, shops and galleries, along with beaches and hikes on the Headlands. It also includes a compact kitchen for preparing your own meals, a flat-screen with DishTV, high ceilings with skylights and a full bath with an over-sized tub that has whirlpool jets. The owner, who owns the eco-boutique below, offers a local concierge when the shop is open too.
Less than 18 miles north of San Francisco in Muir Beach, at this magical getaway you can wake up from your bed to enjoy an ocean view. Look forward to listening to the sounds of the waves, watching the sun rise across the water, and after dark, the sparkling lights of the Golden Gate city. The one-bedroom unit accommodates up to three and includes a good sized living room, a full kitchen and full bath with a claw-foot tub and shower.
The Pescadero Beach House, located minutes from downtown Pescadero and about 15 miles south of Half Moon Bay, offers ocean views from every room and it even has a secluded, private beach. Look forward to hiking and biking, searching through tide pools, fantastic wildlife watch for birds, seals, whales and dolphins along with bonfires and incredible stargazing. It features four bedrooms and has a state-of-the-art kitchen and grill, an acoustic grand piano and acoustic guitar, board games, ping pong and billiards – the luxuries and special perks here are practically endless.
Less than 10 minutes from Mendocino, this cozy cottage offers a view of Caspar Bay, with rooms to rent where you can watch wildlife like owls, wild turkey and deer, pass by and enjoy relaxing on one of two sundecks while enjoying the water view. The large bedrooms sleeps up to two with one bed and includes bagels with tea or coffee for breakfast.
Sea Cloud is a luxurious oceanfront home on the cliffs with four bedrooms that accommodate up to eight guests. The two-story abode has spacious upper and lower decking as well as wall to wall windows for enjoying the views from nearly every spot, indoors and out. There’s a kitchen and custom dining table, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and a fireplace. Guests can also take advantage of a beach that’s a half-mile away, a pool table and hot tub.
This beautiful house less than 30 minutes from San Francisco is truly magical. It sits at the edge of the bluff providing ocean views while surrounded by spectacular natural wilderness that serves as a haven for wildlife like deer, hawks and monarch butterflies which visit regularly. Guests can enjoy stellar stargazing and even watching the waves crash right from bed while being just steps away from the beach and coastal hikes. It sleeps up to four with two bedrooms and includes a gourmet kitchen and hot tub. While there is no TV, there is Wi-Fi for streaming.
Le Reve (The Dream), offers a luxurious escape in Stinson Beach next to a protected Monarch Butterfly Reserve that comes complete with sweeping ocean views. A modern European-style home, it sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms and is surrounded by large decks on multiple levels. There’s an indoor fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and all the other modern amenities you could ever need. Outside is a teak wooden hot tub and a shower, while the beach is less than a 10-minute walk away.
Located in Bodega Bay, which served as the filming location for several major films like Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” this house three-bedroom home sits on a bluff directly above the ocean. From the living room guests can hear and see the waves with a 180-degree view, and watch a variety of wildlife pass by from birds of prey, deer and foxes to the occasional whale or dolphin off shore. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the fully-equipped kitchen and the beach is just a few minutes walk away.
This exclusive, gated split level home wit two bedrooms sleeping up to six, sits along the Pacific in the Timber Cove community, 20 minutes north of Jenner. It has an outdoor BBQ patio and picnic deck seating as well as a separate hot tub deck. The perfect place to disconnect, there is Wi-Fi but it’s limited for basic browsing and checking emails. While you’ll have satellite TV you may prefer simply enjoying the solitude and breathtaking view.