Last Updated August 2, 2021 8/2/2021

Top 15 Tiny House Vacation Rentals in California

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The tiny home lifestyle has taken the world by storm and is a fun trend to try out if you’re into minimalism or just unique experiences. Tiny house rentals are especially common in California, and you can find a variety of different ones listed on Airbnb to see what tiny living is all about.

Here are our favorite tiny house vacation rentals in California right now.

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Yosemite/Bass Lake Tiny House with Llamas, Oakhurst
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Outside View of Yosemite Bass Lake Tiny House

Yosemite/Bass Lake Tiny House with Llamas, Oakhurst

What’s cool about this two-person tiny house is that it is just 30 minutes from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. It’s next to the host’s home and has llamas living on the property too. Part of your payment to stay here will even go towards supporting charities. With this tiny home rental, you’ll have a real bathroom with a shower, sink, and flushing toilet. Come here for a quiet retreat and a cozy farmhouse-style vibe. The bedroom here has a queen-size bed. Other amenities are the kitchen, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. You’ll love the mountain town of Oakhurst and exploring the little local places in the area.

Tiny House with Big Value, Steps from the Ocean, Stinton Beach
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Interior of Tiny House - Big Value - Steps from the Ocean

Tiny House with Big Value, Steps from the Ocean, Stinton Beach

To enjoy the beauty of Stinson Beach, consider this lovely tiny house option. It’s best for two guests and has a double-size bed, bathroom, and small terrace. The bathroom has a shower, and there are light cooking amenities provided. Other features of this oceanside getaway include a wardrobe closet, a small table with chairs, a patio, free Wi-Fi, and private parking. The main entrance is shared with guests from the host’s other Airbnb listing. When you stay here, it’s easy to get to Point Reyes hiking trailheads and spend time at the beach.

Tiny Home in Artistic Oasis Near Venice and LAX, Los Angeles
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Scene at Tiny Home in Artistic Oasis near Venice and LAX

Tiny Home in Artistic Oasis Near Venice and LAX, Los Angeles

If you want to be near LAX and Venice Beach but in a less crazy-busy setting, consider this cozy tiny house. It’s a unique home with a double-size bed, garden, and built-in deck. The bathroom is outside, although there is under-the-bed storage for suitcases. You’ll be in a local LA artist community on the west side here. Occasionally, Sunday afternoons in the area include gatherings with music, art, and food. From here, you can get to Venice Beach in five minutes and Santa Monica in 10 minutes. Spend time hanging out on the sun deck, and enjoy some breakfast with the mini-fridge and tea-making supplies. This California tiny home has strong Wi-Fi and other Airbnb listings available on the same property too.

Cargo Home North, Tulare
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Views Out from Cargo Home North

Cargo Home North, Tulare

You can enjoy a farm atmosphere when you book this tiny house on Airbnb. It has a queen-size bed, full bathroom, rooftop deck, grill, free Wi-Fi, TV, and parking. Pets are welcome here for a $50 fee – two pets max. There are also farm animals living on the property. There are two tiny homes here, so you can rent one or both of them. All amenities are private/separate except the fire pit, garden, picnic area, and BBQ. Overall, this is a great rental property for two guests looking for a country getaway.

The Juniper Rose, Montague
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Mountain View at The Juniper Rose

The Juniper Rose, Montague

This is one of the most highly rated tiny houses in California and in a 40-acre juniper forest. Located in the Shasta Valley, it’s a rustic and off-grid tiny home with views of the mountains. The handmade Gypsy wagon is about 115 square feet in size and features a kitchenette with cooking essentials. It also has a queen-size bed that’s lofted to give you great views outside. The bathroom is an outhouse that’s a short walk away. There’s an outdoor shower that’s shared with other guests. Wi-Fi is not available in the cabin. Pets are welcome here, and there are four dogs that live onsite. The host has another Airbnb listing across the driveway too.

Tiny House Cottage in San Diego Countryside, Valley Center
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Porch at Tiny House Cottage in San Diego Countryside

Tiny House Cottage in San Diego Countryside, Valley Center

You’ll be staying in a certified wildlife habitat when you book this tiny house rental on Airbnb. It’s an off-grid house in the rural countryside surrounded by vineyards and orchards. It sleeps two people but does not allow pets. Features of the tiny home include free Wi-Fi, Chromecast TV to steam from your own device, and free coffee. The bedroom offers a queen-size bed and sofa bed. Stay here to learn about the farm-to-table movement in Valley Center!

Luxury Tiny House with Goats and Horses, Ione
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Night at Luxury Tiny House with Goats and Horses

Luxury Tiny House with Goats and Horses, Ione

Two people can stay at this secluded tiny house that’s on a 10-acre property with a pool and pond. It offers a king-size bed, full kitchen, full bathroom with indoor toilet and shower, and an outdoor soaking tub. It’s a tiny house where you can get away from it all and truly relax. There are goats and horses living on the property, and the home is about 100 yards away from the host’s main house. You can bring your own dogs here and let them go off-leash and swim in the pond and pool. Guest cats are welcome too. Other perks are the free kayak and canoe to use on the pond. Wi-Fi can be sketchy due to the secluded location.

Tiny Home in a Quaint Setting Near National Parks, Exeter
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Fencing Around Tiny Home In a Quaint Setting

Tiny Home in a Quaint Setting Near National Parks, Exeter

Up to four people can stay in this highly rated tiny house that’s available on Airbnb. It’s in the quiet foothills and five miles from Kaweah Lake 30 minutes from Sequoia National Park. This is a pet-friendly and horse-friendly property that is also welcoming to children over age four. Older children can sleep in the loft that’s accessible via ladder or glamp in a tent outside. The tiny house is 400 square feet in size and on a half-acre lot that’s on five total acres. This rental includes a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a TV with standard cable. You’ll in a rural setting here but still close to amenities in case you need anything.

River Valley Writer's Retreat, Eureka
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The Unique River Valley Writer's Retreat

River Valley Writer's Retreat, Eureka

Enjoy a location that’s minutes from both the ocean and redwoods when you book this Airbnb tiny house. It is about 15 minutes by car from Old Town Eureka for shops and dining. You can view wildlife from the porch and enjoy all the amenities of a large-scale home. However, it uses passive solar heating, a rainwater catchment, and a composting toilet. The kitchen is well-stocked to fix your breakfast. Within two miles of the property is the Headwaters Trail, and within four miles is the Hikshari Trail.

The Perch in the Trees, Arroyo Grande
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Nature View - The Perch in the Trees

The Perch in the Trees, Arroyo Grande

Located on a five-acre farm and in an oak forest, you’ll find this tiny home in the trees. It has a kitchenette, loft space with a queen-size bed, back deck, and detached bathroom. The interior also offers a TV, cooking utensils, mini-fridge heater, and bathroom amenities. Book this tiny home to be in a rural and secluded location that has a camping-style vibe but yet all the comforts of home. Pets are allowed here. Many people stay here to explore the wine country between San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande.

Casa Verde, Montague
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View of Casa Verde

Casa Verde, Montague

Four people can stay in this tiny house that’s in a 40-acre juniper forest and on lava rock terrain. It’s in the Shasta Valley and used to be a greenhouse before it was renovated into a tiny house for rent on Airbnb. The home features a kitchenette with a two-burner stove and icebox. Dishes and pans are also available. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and a double-size bed. Pets are allowed here.

Ocean View Tiny House, One Mile to the Beach, Carpinteria
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Porch at Ocean View Tiny House

Ocean View Tiny House, One Mile to the Beach, Carpinteria

Here’s a 400-square-foot tiny home that’s just a mile from downtown Carpinteria. It can accommodate up to four people and is on a hill in an avocado orchard. The tiny home offers a full-size fridge, electric range, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, TV, couch, and outdoor patio. There’s a fenced-in yard that makes this space especially dog-friendly. The host provides beach toys, such as soft-top surfboards and boogie boards, as well as umbrellas to enjoy the state beach nearby.

Hip Venice Experience, Los Angeles
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Cool Decor at Hip Venice Experience

Hip Venice Experience, Los Angeles

This unique tiny house is modeled after a real Airstream and a self-contained guesthouse with a private entrance. It offers free Wi-Fi, a stocked kitchenette, air conditioning, and a bathroom. You’ll be just minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, and the ocean here. There’s a queen-size bed, free toiletries, and the space welcomes small pets with a kennel. It’s fun to stay here to experience an eclectic and vibrant neighborhood that’s creative and safe. Lots of great restaurants are nearby, as well as galleries, book stores, bus routes, and Oxford Basin Park.

Tiny House & Hot Tub with Views on 13 Acres, Oakhurst
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Hot Tub at New Tiny House

Tiny House & Hot Tub with Views on 13 Acres, Oakhurst

Another great option for two people in this new tiny house on 13 acres in California. It overlooks the town of Oakhurst and has a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a pull-out couch. Other features are a new hot tub, seating and dining areas, portable BBQ, and propane fire pit. You’ll be in a residential neighborhood rather than off-grid with this tiny house. However, Bass Lake is just five miles away, and the south Yosemite entrance is 16 miles away.

Permie Eco-Cabin, McKinleyville
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Permie Eco-Cabin, McKinleyville

Permie Eco-Cabin, McKinleyville

For an off-grid getaway, this eco-cabin is an excellent California tiny house for your next vacation. It’s tucked behind the host’s on-grid house on a 1/3 acre. This tiny house is a remodeled shed/greenhouse that offers solar lights, solar shower, rainwater capture, and a propane stove. There’s a solar generator with running water and backup electricity here too. It’s a quiet place to stay that’s just five minutes from the Hammond Trail and the Pacific Ocean.

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