Wander the Redwood forest, take into the dramatic beauty of the desert, surf those Pacific waves, or dance the night away in Hollywood. California is everything to everyone.
Maybe I’m partial as a native California girl, but even after traveling the world over, there is no place like home.
Whatever you have in mind for California, I can confirm everything is better with a furry friend at your side (just check out all of the adventures my little man has had!). Fortunately, it is easy to find dog-friend accommodation in California.
On the hunt for the perfect place? Grab your four-legged friend and check out the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in California.
Santa Cruz, California
This one-bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz is perfectly nestled between the beach and the best restaurants in the city.
Lounge on the private balcony and admire the free fruits in the courtyard below while you sip a brew from one of the local coffeehouses.
A ten-minute walk from downtown Carlsbad, this one-bedroom cottage is perfect for exploring Carlsbad Outlet, Legoland, the Carlsbad Flower Fields, and beyond.
After a long day of exploring, lounge in the quiet oasis outback, complete with a fire pit, grill, outdoor showers, and play area for kids.
With room for eight guests, this 2,800+ sq. foot Mariposa lodge has a dreamy location just between Yosemite and Bass Lake.
While it’s a perfect base for exploring the area, it’s also a great pic for a staycation thanks to its spacious yard with a BBQ and hot tub.
South Lake Tahoe, California
Just beside the Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, this spacious chalet for eight has stunning views and plenty of space to spread out for cozy nights in front of the fire.
Paso Robles, California
Located in Paso Robles, this one-bedroom loft is a chic option for couples looking to sip their way down the famous Adelaida Road Wine Trail.
Planning Tip: Still debating where to go? Be sure to check out my Top Things to See and Do in Northern California guide.
Palm Springs, California
This stylish Twin Peaks cabin for four is a dream home for travelers with kids or furry babies in tow.
While the kids play out back in the timber fort, there is plenty of space for the grown-ups to spread out over two oversized decks and a spacious interior.
Joshua Tree, California
Nestled on five acres just outside of Joshua Tree, this one-bedroom cabin has all of the creature comforts, along with unforgettable views of the sunrise and sunset right from the front porch.
Big Bear Lake, California
This newly created cabin for five in Bear Lake has a picture-perfect location amongst the majestic mountain pines. Newly remodeled this two-bedroom home checks all of the boxes.
Joshua Tree, California
Situated on more than 22 acres, this cute cabin has everything that you need to get away from the world and fully disconnected (while still enjoying all of the comforts of home).
This one-bedroom escape overlooks the beautiful Alexander Valley. Meet the locals on the host’s six-acre refuge farm then stroll into town for world-class wine.
Los Angeles, California
Featured in Dwell Magazine, Curbed, Beyond the Gates, and Robb Report, this ultra-luxe home has a sweeping view of Los Angeles. With room for seven, this well-appointed property will impress at every turn.
Los Angeles, California
This magical house for six overlooking the Hollywood hills is a secluded paradise in one of the city’s most sought-after areas.
Sip your morning coffee while you admire the views, lounge in the magical garden by the pool, then curl up in front of the fireplace.
Yucca Valley, California
With room for eight, this stylish villa is straight out of a design magazine.
While you could spend a weekend just admiring the space, you can also take a quick 15-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park or hop in the car for a ten-minute trip to Pioneertown.
San Luis Obispo, California
Savor the 360-Degree vineyard views from the tranquil deck, mingle with the four-legged locals wandering amongst the fruit trees, then gather around the fire pit for an evening under the stars.
With room for eight in the heart of Venice, this charming beach house will steal your heart from the moment that you turn the key.
With en-suite bathrooms and private patios, this place is perfect for big groups who want to be able to spread out and share a bit of private space.
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Soak in the Malibu Glamour in this luxury space for ten guests. Admire the Pacific sunset views while you like a royal in this legendary oceanfront neighborhood.
Stinson Beach, California
With room for 14 in Stinson Beach, this luxury lodge has everything from an antique Bechstein piano to a hidden speakeasy (complete with a poker room!) to a pond with two welcoming turtles named Tom and Jerry.
San Francisco, California
This four-bedroom historical home in San Francisco has been lovingly preserved with its original design features still intact, along with all of the modern conveniences that will make you feel right at home in the Golden Gate City.
With so many things to do in SF, this is an ideal base for exploring.
Once you’ve decided on the perfect place for your pooch, check out my complete California Travel Guide.