We dine al fresco in the treetops and woke up to the sound of birds and low hanging fog on the forest floor below…Welcome to the most magical treehouse Airbnb in California.
One evening I was browsing unique Airbnb’s in the Bay Area and I stumbled upon this romantic rustic off-grid treehouse Airbnb in the middle of a vineyard.
Let me repeat that: a treehouse. In a vineyard!! I’ve always wanted to rent a treehouse in California so I jumped at the chance to sleep here.
Rent a Treehouse in California: Magical Treehouse Glamping California Airbnb In the Santa Cruz Mountains
We booked a night in July asap for this whimsical escape in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s not too far from our apartment in San Francisco, so this amazing treehouse made for the perfect holiday weekend trip from the city.
I was a little unsure if the reviews and hype would live up to my high expectations, but I can’t rave enough about this experience.
For starters, this treehouse Airbnb is a legit treehouse!! It has a ladder to climb up and a pulley system to help you haul up your bags. Little Kara would have lost her shit over how cool this place is. For adult Kara, there’s modern features like a large comfy Queen size bed, outlets, a heater and wifi.
To kick off our weekend getaway, we started by doing a little wine tasting around the Santa Cruz Mountains. Most of the wineries are a short drive to the Airbnb property so it was easy to work in prior to check-in time.
The couple who owns the property are incredibly kind and welcoming. When we rolled up, one of them gave us a tour around the vineyard and they welcome you to explore any part of the property you want. Usually, when we wine taste, wineries don’t let you wander the fields freely, so it was really nice being able to walk among the vines here!
They have dogs and chickens, too! The couple will also offer support on travel tips for the area and pointed us in the direction of a local mart to pick up a dinner, which we brought back to our treehouse.
Once we checked in, it was hard to leave!
The actual treehouse has a great view of the region. It sits on the corner of a vineyard, on top of a hill. On a clear day, you can see all the way down to Capitola Beach!!! We fell in love with how the light filters in through the trees in golden hour and had a grand dinner over sandwiches and the wine we bought earlier that day.
At night, the fog rolled in really thick, so thick we couldn’t even see the bottom of the tree trunk from the treehouse! It stuck around until morning, and it was so cool waking up in an actual cloud.
For extra bonus points, the Airbnb comes with two muffins, mugs, a kettle to boil water and instant coffee, so there is no reason to leave for breakfast. We woke up around 8am and spent the next 3 hours just watching the fog burn out, drinking coffee and listening to an audiobook.
If you are looking for a romantic treehouse Airbnb in California, look no further. Nothing can top a vineyard treehouse with views, friendly owners, cute decor and free breakfast. This adult version is way better than anything I could have imagined as a child.