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We’re right there with you—in the mid-winter doldrums and itching for an escape. Visions of beachside bungalows or cozy mountain cabins led us to Airbnb, where we picked 20 amazing places for the perfect California getaway. Each property features killer amenities and a design-minded interior, so check out our editorial team’s fantastic finds to inspire your next stateside retreat. But our picks are just the half of it: Enter your email below for a chance to win a $500 credit on Airbnb. We have a feeling that after checking out our selections, you won’t need to look any further before you plan your trip.

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    Vintage in Venice

    Not every Airstream has chromed-out vintage charm inside and out, but this Venice trailer certainly does. It squeezes a lot of retro style into its 22 feet, including stainless steel countertops and cork flooring. The living space is obviously tiny, but this place makes up for it with a suite of other features, including an outdoor shower, firepit and dining area (complete with a sofa and a fridge) in the 5,000 square-foot garden surrounding the trailer. 

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    Palm Springs Midcentury Modern

    This escape offers a taste of Palm Springs history, as it was designed by Donald Wexler, the architect behind some of the most enduring midcentury designs in the area. With healthy helpings of metal accessories and a mod acrylic bubble chair hanging in the living room, this three-bedroom space is an updated throwback to the region’s heyday. Finally, what Palm Springs vacation is complete without a kidney-shaped pool? With a hot tub and a firepit with views of the surrounding mountains, and this property is the whole package.

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    Simple Pleasures

    This is such an unusual blend of rustic luxe that we had to include it. This one-room Cloverdale property takes a simple idea—the humble cabin—and then delivers unexpected extravagance in the form of a 25-yard infinity pool jutting out over Alexander valley. The cabin bedroom is small and spare, but the attached bathroom makes up for it with a red-enameled claw-foot tub with views of Wine Country through glass double doors. Can you imagine a better place to relax after your tasting tour? 

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    Canyon Country

    After pulling up to what appears to be a modest ranch home, you’ll be amazed at the light-filled post-and-beam confection that this Hollywood Hills house becomes once you step inside. Offering two bedrooms (though the second one is a multifunction space with a fold-out bed), this fashion designer-owned space is all about understated glamour, with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and sumptuous furs on every sofa. A spacious outdoor deck looks out onto the treetops of nearby Runyon Canyon. 

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