Whether you’re already in LA and looking for a change of scenery, or coming from further away, LA is a perennial favorite for private home rentals. Through our partners at onefinestay, we have homes throughout LA — from the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Palisades to Venice Beach and Beverly Hills. Marmont Avenue in the Hills boasts four bedrooms, along with a hot tub, barbecue, fire pit, tennis court, and outdoor heated pool, with a guest house to boot. In the Palisades, Sunset Capri is the perfect family gathering space, with a dedicated game room, heated outdoor pool, and even a treehouse! Seasonally specific amenities make the stay even better, with available services including pre-arrival holiday decorating, curated festive tablescapes, and even virtual Santa visits for the little ones.
For the home-plus-resort route, the private cottages at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara sit on seven private acres. There are a variety of exclusive offerings, from dining (garden picnic, anyone?) to outdoor movie screenings to yacht sailings. Cottages are available with either 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms, with an equal number of bathrooms to match—as well as features like fireplaces, kitchens, and dedicated outdoor areas. When you want to venture out, the resort includes a zero-edge pool, fitness studio, and spa, among other amenities.