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Southern California certainly has no shortage of impressive hotels and resorts to choose from. But if you’re considering a more unique experience, don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone when it comes to your accommodations. Thanks to vacation rental sites like AirBnB and creative proprietors, you can easily have an out-of-the-box vacation on the California Coast.

These are a few unique vacation rentals in Southern California that we love.

Sleep steps from the sand in this San Diego abode

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This beautiful new, modern San Diego home is located in the Ocean Beach neighborhood a block from the ocean. It’s a one-bedroom place, but there are 5 beds, so you’re allowed up to 7 guests here. While the interior is amazing, it’s the rooftop deck that makes this spot so special.

The 600 square foot rooftop deck features panoramic ocean views, a BBQ, loungers, chairs, and plenty of space to enjoy the sunsets. Book this home for $199 per night here. For more options, check these other Ocean Beach vacation rentals.

This amazing Venice Beach home is the stuff dreams are made of

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A chef’s kitchen with premium appliances, an interior and exterior living room, an enormous master suite and a private rooftop deck are just a few of the amazing amenities you’ll find in this home, which belongs to an owner and creative director of a Santa Barbara Design studio. 10 people can stay at this Venice Beach abode quite comfortably, so the price tag- which ranges from $570 to over $900 nightly – really isn’t that steep considering hotels in the area rent for $400. For more options, check out these Venice Beach vacation rentals.

Relax in a treehouse near Malibu

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Nestled in the quiet woods near Malibu, this dome-shaped treehouse is the perfect romantic getaway for two. Cozy up by the fireplace on chilly nights, and sit outside with a glass of wine on warm ones. There’s a full bathroom inside, essential toiletries, Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included. This one-of-a-kind treehouse is well worth the $267.50 price tag. Book here. Or check out these other Malibu vacation rentals.

Enjoy a little taste of Tuscany in Santa Monica

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For $400 per night, you can stay in a gorgeous Tuscan Villa in the heart of Santa Monica. This gorgeous house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, panoramic views of the city and the ocean, a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, and plenty of other amenities you’ll love. The upper observation deck has a BBQ and plenty of lounge chairs. Up to 7 people can comfortably stay here, and you’ll have no problem finding enough interested people.

Fall in love with Laguna Beach

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Stay in this unique Laguna Beach villa and you’ll have an ocean view from practically every corner. The stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops in the kitchen may inspire you to cook a gourmet meal, unless you’d rather eat at one of the many delicious restaurants in the area. The home has 1 bedroom, but thanks to a convertible bed, it can sleep 4. A selection of unique paintings collected by the owners makes this place unforgettable, as does the private deck. Rent it for $320 nightly here. Or check out these other Laguna Beach vacation rentals.

Lounge in this Long Beach bungalow

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For just $145 per night ($135 on weekdays), you and a guest can stay in a beautifully renovated Long Beach studio guest house with its own private small courtyard. The succulent wall and splash pool give this Spanish style home a unique touch, and the space inside is cozy and beachy. There is just one queen bed inside, and the hosts have a strict 2 guest only policy. For more options, check out these other Long Beach vacation rentals.

There’s certainly no shortage of unique vacation rentals in Southern California. But if hotels are more your style, check out these beautiful Southern California resorts.