This Airbnb – a private, cabin-like space with one bedroom and a kitchenette whose host is a Hollywood producer-slash-cameraman – is on the humble side space-wise. Yet, nestled high up in Beachwood Canyon, its reviewers often compare it to a treehouse. (If, well, a treehouse had crisp white-and-natural wood interiors and a sprawling view of Los Angeles from the hills to the ocean.)
Close to both Griffith Park and Brush Canyon Trail (that’s the one you hike to see the Hollywood sign), it’s perfect for the person or pair interested in exploring Los Angeles’s more relaxed, nature-and-wellness side. Grab lunch at nearby Beachwood Café.
The Box House (Laurel Canyon)
You must climb 52 steps to reach The Box House, an Airbnb that is made almost entirely out of glass. But you are rewarded once you do. It offers 270-degree views of the bohemian-beloved Laurel Canyon, and inside is adorned with mid-century modern furniture such as the classic Eames lounge chair. No wonder that it was once the subject of famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman. An added bonus? The host, a choreographer and dancer who once had a stint on Dancing with the Stars, offers a full concierge service.
Casa Laurel Canyon (Hollywood Hills)
This Hollywood Hills home right off of Laurel Canyon Boulevard feels like a quaint oasis: the interiors are adorned in crisp whites, leafy green plants and wood beamed ceilings, while an outdoor space is covered in purple blooms and has a wood burning fireplace. But that doesn’t mean it’s off the beaten track: minutes away from Sunset Boulevard and the buzz of West Hollywood, you can very much indulge in Los Angeles’s vibrant social scene.