The 7 Most Romantic Airbnbs for a Valentine’s Day Getaway in California

Need a quick getaway? These 7 Southern California vacation rentals cover every couple’s needs for a last-minute trip.

By: Brad Greiner, CEO of Open Air Homes and OpenAiRE Brokerage

January 12, 2023

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us – that means enjoying scenic vistas, gorgeous sunsets, and beautiful spaces with your special someone. We’ve handpicked the 7 most romantic Valentine’s Day Airbnbs for a SoCal getaway.

From beachfront views in Malibu to a secluded desert ranch near Joshua Tree, we’ve curated some of Southern California’s most romantic Airbnbs for a Valentine’s Day trip. Whether you’re a city couple or love escaping to the mountains, we’ve compiled our most romantic getaways that combine the scenic beauty of California with all the comforts of home.

These unique luxury hideaways are perfect for leaving your cares behind and reconnecting with yourself or a loved one. 

Check out Open Air Homes’ top 7 romantic Airbnbs for a Valentine’s getaway in California. 

7 romantic stays for a SoCal vacation or staycation

1. For the couple who: wants a quiet weekend at the beach

Breathe Malibu  – Malibu, California 

Experience Californian luxury at its finest with Breathe, a dreamy condominium nestled among the bluffs of Malibu’s coveted Las Flores beach. Situated on a secluded stretch of coastline, this recently renovated one-bedroom, one-bath sanctuary welcomes guests to the ocean. The therapeutic sound of swelling and crashing waves melt away stress – inspiring serenity, contentment, and gentle focus. Dine al fresco or lounge on the spacious balcony while taking in an iconic Malibu sunset.

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2. For the couple who: needs everything to be aesthetic

On the Rocks – Palm Springs, California

On the Rocks is an excellent example of Palm Springs' cutting-edge midcentury modern architecture. one of our best Valentine's Day Airbnbs.
On the Rocks is an excellent example of Palm Springs’ cutting-edge midcentury modern architecture.

Lounge with your loved one in style at On The Rocks. Easily the epitome of notable Palm Springs architecture, On The Rocks has been carefully reimagined to create a private, exclusive resort experience reserved for the most discerning guest. Situated high in the hills of the historic and eclectic Mesa neighborhood, On The Rocks is an original Hugh Kaptur AIA design and is often noted as “one of the finest examples of modern hillside architecture in Palm Springs”. 

Home to a custom saline pool with two infinity edges, an integrated spa, and a tanning shelf. The outdoor living room features a bar area and a fire pit.

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3. For the couple who: binged Mad Men together 

Monterey Manor – Palm Springs, California

The retro Monterey Manor’s indoor/outdoor elements encapsulate the easygoing desert lifestyle of old California. With the formidable San Jacinto mountain range in view from nearly every room, this gorgeous getaway draws inspiration from the eternal. Featuring outdoor dining, a palatial pool deck, and a lounge area with a fire pit, Monterey Manor makes the most of SoCal’s idyllic weather and gorgeous surroundings. Immaculately designed by architect Albert Belden Crist, the stunning Monterey Manor is a sleek getaway for couples with an eye for design.

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4. For the couple who: thinks music sounds better on vinyl 

Heaven or Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California

Calling all indie lovers! Named after the Cocteau Twins’ widely-acclaimed sixth studio album, this home is an artsy paradise that’s sure to inspire. From the extensive hand-selected vinyl collection to the high-fidelity record player, Heaven or Palm Springs is ideal for couples seeking a getaway with warm weather and cool vibes. The backyard evokes the dreaminess of the desert with string lighting and a relaxing hammock near the pool and spa. Eclectic art pieces, vintage-styled bedrooms, and a galley kitchen with subway tile are just some elements that lend this home its fresh energy and hip attitude. 

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5. For the couple who: wants to escape the city

Mojave Stargazer – Yucca Valley, California

Perfect for those with a sense of adventure off the beaten path, Mojave Stargazer is for adventurous couples who want to escape it all. Less than 30 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and Landers, this comfortable home boasts majestic views and a rare taste of remote California. When you’re ready to unplug, an outdoor shower, horseshoes, and picnic table await. A large deck and heavenly hammock make it easy to kick back together and count shooting stars. 

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6. For the couple who: dreams of living in the Wild West 

Desert Owl Ranch – Yucca Valley, California

The Joshua Tree-dotted hills of Yucca Valley are home to Desert Owl Ranch, a getaway for anyone looking to escape the city and enjoy the fresh air.

Imagine a place of absolute privacy, with gorgeous views of the clear, starry desert sky and abundant wildlife. When you look at this midcentury (1957) home, surrounded by Joshua trees on 2.5 acres of land and nestled in the desert solitude of Yucca Valley, you may feel like you’ve been transported to another world. 

Space is the name of the game here – vast skies and open swaths of desert land offer privacy and peace. Situated off a dirt road near downtown Yucca Valley, couples can catch a show at Pappy’s & Harriet’s or stay in and stargaze, rest, and restore. 

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7. For the couple who: loves exploring the city together 

Brooks Bungalow – Venice, California

This newly renovated bungalow is less than 5 minutes from Venice Beach and the bustling Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Brooks Bungalow’s unbeatable central location sits within walking distance from some of L.A.’s best restaurants, providing plenty of options for a romantic dinner. Catch the sunset over the beach, take the complimentary bikes for a spin, and enjoy this hidden gem in the city on one of Venice’s most quiet and walkable streets.

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