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Van life and full-time camper life are all the rage these days, with more and more people fulfilling their desire for wanderlust by giving the nomadic lifestyle a try. Anyone who’s lived life on the road for a while will tell you it’s not all sunshine and roses, but you can try living in a stationary Airbnb camper for just a little while to see how you like it! Since the culture and diverse landscapes of California are an ideal place for this, here are some popular camper/RV Airbnbs to stay at in California.
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Another favorite camper Airbnb at Joshua Tree is this one for up to four people that’s a vintage 10-foot caravan. It’s 15 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park’s west gate and eight minutes from the village. The hosts here take extra cleaning and disinfecting measures to keep guests safe. Inside the camper, you’ll get water, electricity, and Wi-Fi. The sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies here are spectacular. It’s dog-friendly too so bring your pup along.
There are lots of fun Airbnb campers in the Joshua Tree area of California because of the great camping opportunities out here in the SoCal desert. This Airstream is a good example and comfortably fits two people. It’s clean, spacious, and has direct access to the national park on a neighborhood trail where you can bike or hike. The camper has heat, air conditioning, a full kitchen, running water, a gas grill, a fire pit, and a deck with Adirondack chairs. Ebikes are available but come at an extra charge of $30 per day. The toilet is a clean outhouse, and there are no shared amenities here even though the Airstream is on a 2.5-acre lot that’s shared with a rental house. Pets are not allowed here. The satellite Wi-Fi is intermittent so come here for a rustic, yet comfortable, experience in the desert!
This is a larger camper that can sleep up to five guests and takes special steps to clean and disinfect between guests. It has a kitchen, private bathroom, outdoor space, parking spot, electricity, and TV streaming services. It’s close to many Asian restaurants and shopping plazas and is about 25 miles from Disneyland and Universal Studios. The hostess lives in the main house and works from home, so you can expect attentive service if you have any questions. Sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed, a double bed, and a single bed.
Experience the best of Temecula Valley wine country with a stay in this 1974 Airstream on 2.5 acres of land. It has a private 800-square-foot deck, shared above-ground pool, and is one of three Airstreams on the property. Perhaps the best part is that you can walk to seven wineries from here! Pets and children are not allowed. The hosts live on the property in the main house. Stay here for a luxurious retro adventure with modern amenities in wine country.
Airstream Airbnbs are clearly very popular throughout California, including this one in Carpinteria that’s 33 feet long. It’s near the bohemian Ojai community and decorated with tan leather and cowhide. This camper is by a small avocado orchard and has a small patio to relax on. It is a very highly rated Airbnb with a queen-size bed to accommodate two guests. It has seriously tranquil and peaceful vibes for a little romantic getaway and is a rural retreat on a five-acre working organic farm near a beach town. Rincon Point and Summerland are close by, and the Santa Barbara airport is 28 minutes away without traffic.
This is another lovely Airstream Airbnb for two people but way up north in Arcata. This 1952 camper is close to secluded beaches and sand dunes. It has a half-bathroom with a toilet, outdoor private clawfoot tub and shower, and about 125 square feet of living space. It’s a great trial run for tiny home living! You can bring your pet here for a $25 fee, and the area is great for pets because the neighborhood and beach are also dog-friendly. Guests can access the side yard, and there is another Airbnb on the property too that is its own private space. The hosts live in the home next to this Airstream.
You can stay in this camper with up to three people and enjoy a chic Airbnb rental in a stunning desert landscape. It’s on over an acre of land and offers sunset views. It’s about 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and about 45 minutes from Coachella. The area is quiet and serene, and the interior feels just like home with a full kitchen and full bathroom that has a tub and shower. There’s a hammock and BBQ outside the space as well for guests to use. Sleeping arrangements are one sofa bed and two single beds.
You’ll love tiny space living when you stay at this popular Airbnb Airstream that’s within walking distance from the beach. There’s a private fenced-in yard to let your dog run around in and a coastal trail close by. Guests also enjoy working remotely from here and switching up their normal routines. The space offers a bed, day bed, en suite bathroom, kitchenette, mini-fridge, smart TV, and Netflix. It’s a perfect little getaway spot in a great location. Guests love bringing their dogs here, being just 300 yards from Poplar Beach, and having the historic Main Street of Half Moon Bay just five minutes away.
Here’s a 26-foot vintage Airstream on an artist compound that’s remote, quiet, and surrounded by mountain peaks. This camper has an outhouse hot shower and WC, an outside kitchen, a hammock, and no light pollution. Come prepared for a remote experience because Darwin has no amenities and the closest ones are 45 minutes away. The camper has a queen-size bed and people love it for a place to unwind and disconnect
Up to three adventurers can stay in this camper for a comfortable glamping experience in a unique town. It is on a small farm with animals and has a private entrance, a well-appointed kitchen, a full bathroom, and a private bedroom. You’ll have views of the Inland Empire and enjoy the peaceful courtyard that overlooks the farm. Stay here to experience a fascinating animal-keeping community in Southern California – Norco is known as “Horsetown USA!”
An Airstream camper that can give you a taste of winter in the mountains of California is this one that’s 23 feet long and offers views of the Mt. San Jacinto Peak. It offers a full bathroom that’s private, central heat, air conditioning, a standing shower, medium-size fridge, microwave, stove, oven, and TV. You’ll be in a beautiful natural setting by an antique seven-foot-tall Buddha here. The hosts live down the hill if you need anything, but this camper’s area also offers great privacy. Two guests can sleep here in the queen-size bed and enjoy the peace and quiet with just a short drive to town.
To be in the Joshua Tree area, you can also stay at this affordable camper with up to three guests. It’s a 19-foot trailer with a kitchenette, bathroom, and air conditioning. An artist owns it, and it’s located between the east and west entrances of Joshua Tree National Park. Come here for sunrises, sunsets, clean air, and starry night skies. The host’s main house is about 30 feet from the trailer.
Who would have thought you could camp in Los Angeles? This camper Airbnb is in a family neighborhood in LA, close to freeways, and near stores and restaurants. This is an affordable place to stay for two people and that has its own bathroom and kitchen. The patio has a patio with a barbecue and firepit. You can cook your own meals and use the toilet and shower in the camper. Other perks are Wi-Fi, Netflix, air conditioning, a queen-size bed, parking, and a view of downtown LA and Griffith Park.