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7 Sweet Holiday Rentals Within a Half Day's Drive of LA

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We don't know why you'd ever leave Los Angeles, but apparently some people like to get out of Dodge once in a while, especially around the rapidly-approaching holidays. For them, we've rounded up seven sweet out-of-town rentals in Palm Springs, Big Bear, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and La Jolla.

Location: Palm Springs
Sleeps: 8
Price: $2,600 a night
What you get: "Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, The Twin Palms Estate is a spectacular example of mid-century architecture in the heart of Palm Springs. This estate boasts both mid-century style luxury and historical significance with modern amenities. This Palm Springs architectural gem features exquisite period furnishings and infamous piano-shaped swimming pool." Apparently "You can still see the chip in the sink where Frank threw a bottle in a rage."

Location: Palm Springs
Sleeps: 6
Price: $7,900 a month (Nov. through May)
What you get: "Originally built in 1963, this architecturally-significant home was carved into the rock of the San Jacinto Mountains in south Palm Springs. The home's footprint is circular in design, with a circular cut-out in the roof that reveals a circular pool & spa. The home is located on one of the most private streets in Palm Springs, ending where the desert wilderness begins."

Location: Santa Ynez
Sleeps: 15
Price: $1,200 a night (min. two nights)
What you get: A five acre ranch with a farmhouse, barn with apartment, pool, jacuzzi, two balconies, vineyard, apple orchard, goats and a pony, grass court, and game room.

Location: Big Bear
Sleeps: 16
Price: $1,245 a night
What you get: A five bedroom lakeside house with jacuzzi and fireplace.

Location: Big Bear
Sleeps: 14
Price: $745 a night
What you get: A five bedroom house with fireplace and pool room.

Location: Santa Barbara
Sleeps: 8
Price: $10,000 a week
What you get: "The house is 7,600 square feet and completely kitted out for the most amazing experience...The backyard opens to 300 acres of hiking and horse trails, and is steps to a private beach. There is a a stunning pool, fish pond, rose gardens, organic vegetable garden, tropical fruit trees. Staff will be provided for the gardens, interiors, and pool throughout your stay."

Location: La Jolla
Sleeps: 10
Price: $1,500 a night for Thanksgiving (min. four nights), $1,750 a night for Christmas (min. five nights), $1,150 a night for the rest of the winter (min. four nights)
What you get: "This meticulous Mediterranean private, gated residence/villa, sits on 1.5 acres and features 7,000 sq feet of luxurious living space. Elegant custom detailing throughout, solid oak flooring, state of the art electronics systems, LCD TV's through out, and a patio that is perfect for entertaining, and multiple amazing view decks ! ...the fifth room is semi secluded on the east wing of the home with its own living room, separate entrance, great for kids. Generous living areas with stunning ocean views, large beam ceilings, and formal dining for 10."
· Renters Week Archives [Curbed LA]