California has a certain romance to it that you won't find in any other part of the US. Perhaps it's the eternal sunshine? Or the scenic coasts? Whatever it is, there's no doubt that the West Coast state is a great place for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. You don't even need to go to the famous resorts or high-class hotels. Those places are great, sure, but it's more romantic if you rent a luxury home in California
instead. In such private spaces, you can enjoy California's sunshine-filled romance and a few other great amenities as well.
Entire Mountain Cottage Home in Woodside
Part of what makes a place romantic is when it gives you the feeling that you're the only two people left in the world. Take this Entire Mountain Cottage in the small town of Woodside in California's San Mateo county. A mostly forested area, staying here will really feel like you're in the middle of nowhere! And yet this luxury rental has everything you need. There's a lovely double bed for cuddling, a nice kitchen for cooking up a warm meal, and even a TV to keep you entertained. What's not to love?
Experience Sacramento with Tranquil Lakeside Views
As one of the biggest and most popular cities in the US, Sacramento hardly feels romantic, doesn’t it? At least, not in an idyllic countryside way like in Woodside nor the glamorous Hollywood way like in Los Angeles
. So does that mean couples won't have a good time here? Not necessarily! Especially not when you rent this dreamy one-bedroom lakeside apartment. The postcard-worthy views of the lake already take the romance up a few notches, but the intimate and lovely neutral-toned space takes it even higher!
Cottage Near Donner Lake
In Northeast California, just by the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, you'll find the serene Donner Lake. “Idyllic” doesn't even begin to describe the place! With its tranquil waters—famous for its big trouts, by the way!—and the surrounding lush forest, you couldn't have found a better place for you and your partner to escape the rest of the world. Retreat to this luxurious lakeside rental and enjoy the scenery every time you look outside. And though it's a cabin, you'll find that it has everything you need to keep yourselves comfortable!
Exclusive Belvedere Escape in San Francisco
Like Sacramento, San Francisco
is another huge metropolis that's seemingly too busy to inspire any romance. It's a great place to visit, sure, but does it work well as a honeymoon destination, for example? Well, this Exclusive Belvedere Escape argues that it is. Perhaps one of the most luxurious California homes on this list, the rental has a private pool, a fairly massive four-bedroom loft space, and stunning ocean views you'll want to wake up to every single day. Truth be told, this home is enough to make you want to move to San Francisco
and live here with your significant other for the rest of your lives!
Beach Unit with Private Hot Tub in El Granada
On this list, there's already been a forest cottage, a mountain cabin, and a luxurious oceanfront loft, all romantic in their own right. So what's next? A beach house, naturally! And this one-bedroom rental is the perfect follow-up! Located in the stunning coastal village of El Granada, this place has everything and anything a couple will want and need to have a good time. There's a hot tub for a nice afternoon soak, a fire pit for cuddling up under the stars at night, and the golden sandy Miramar Beaches are only a hop and skip away. What more could you ask for?
Stunning Oceanview Coastal Home in Montara
Another great beach house on this list is this coastal home in Montara, a seaside city in San Mateo County. Well, perhaps it's not exactly accurate to call it a beach house. The shoreline is still a fair way away, after all. But still, it's near enough that you can go to the beach whenever you want. You can even see the scenic coast from here too, not to mention the sweeping landscapes that make up this part of California.
Paradise Home w/ Private Backyard View in San Diego
A house with a backyard hardly sounds romantic. It's a great place to raise your kids, sure, but to enjoy your blissful time as a couple? True, this six-bedroom Paradise Homes does suit a family more. All that extra space might seem too much for just two people. Nevertheless, when you look out at that breathtaking view from the backyard, you'll instantly understand why this San Diego home made it onto this list. With a sofa set on hand, there's no doubt you'll spend most of your time in this part of the estate.
Charming Garden Cottage in Half Moon Bay
Like Montara, Half Moon Bay is another idyllic town on the West Coast of the US
. Located south of San Francisco, it's not exactly a popular destination. But it ought to be with how romantic the place is! Check out this Mill Rose Garden Cottage that's near the Old Town District. The luxury home maintains a nice balance between old-school romance and contemporary convenience. Don't let the modern appliance take away its lovely vintage appeal. From the floral linens to the antique furnishings, the cottage is bursting with romance at every corner!
Secluded Forest Oasis in Moss Beach
Let's go back to the forest and mountains once again for these last two California homes. First up is this secluded retreat in the forested areas in Moss Beach. with tall trees to protect and hide you from the rest of the world, this five-bedroom luxury cabin is a charming escape. Sure, five bedrooms might be too much for just a couple, but that really won't matter all that much once you've settled down here. The lush trees, quaint garden, and heartwarming tranquility all provide the perfect romantic mood.
Cozy Winter Chalet in Cisco Grove
Yes, you read that right! There's a winter chalet on this list of romantic luxury homes in California. Though the American state is more known for its eternally sunny weather, there are still a few places here that can give even the French Alps
a run for their money. One such is Cisco Grove Gould Park in California's Plater County. As a 15.7-acre mountainous park, this is the perfect place to have a nice winter holiday on the West Coast. Even more so with this charming chalet! With its spacious three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a warm living room, and even a game room to boot, you'd hardly need to go back to civilization anytime soon!
Couples and newlyweds would do well to rent any of these romantic luxury homes in California. They're perfect for spending quality time with each other and simply living the good life with your special someone.