California is the epitome of cool, laid-back living. The long sandy beaches that stretch along the coast make for relaxed vibes, as do the multicultural cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica. Take a look at these places to stay in California, and get ready for some truly unique rentals – have you ever woken up in a tree house? Or in a rustic log cabin at the edge of a forest? Or how about in a lakeside retreat? Or in a sumptuous villa? These rentals are all so diverse, but all offer amazing settings, and buckets of style. They will prove to be the perfect springboard to explore what California has to offer, from Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, Big Sur, and Yosemite National Park, to Plumas National Forest.