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11 Lovely Vacation Rentals Within a Few Hours Drive of LA

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One of the many wonderful things about Los Angeles is that you're never more than a few hours drive from the desert, the mountains, the beach, or some vineyards. We've rounded up 11 vacation rentals with a little something for everyone (including people who like geodesic domes and yurts), so you can get out of Dodge if necessary around these rapidly-approaching holidays. Enjoy!

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1. Pioneertown

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Parson Ranch Rd
Pioneertown, CA 92268

This off-the-grid prototype house near Joshua Tree has, naturally, been featured in Dwell. It sleeps four, rents for $350 a night, but has no TV or WiFi (so you can enjoy the serenity).

2. Joshua Tree

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Rosemary Ln
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Here's a geodesic dome in Joshua Tree that sleeps eight, rents for $350 per night, and is a geodesic dome.

3. Palm Springs

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E Twin Palms Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Here's a not-entirely-classic Alexander home in Palm Springs with a restoration by Bruce Mink. It sleeps six and rents for $395 per night.

4. Big Bear Lake

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Colusa Dr, San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear Lake, CA 92314

The "Magic Moon Chalet" was once owned by Magic Johnson, according to its listing. It sleeps 10 and rents for between $620 and $1,145 per night. Magic Johnson connections don't come cheap.

5. Big Bear

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Luna Rd, San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear City, CA 92314

One thing about Southern California is you can find geodesic dome houses in the desert and in the mountains. This house sleeps six and rents for $216 to $543 per night.

6. Laguna Beach

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Miramar St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Down in Laguna, here's a mid-century beach house that sleeps six and rents for $360 per night.

7. San Juan Capistrano

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Ysidora St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Rent this cute cottage in San Juan Cap for $260 per night, get a chicken coop and a barrel-shaped spa thrown in for free.

8. Santa Ynez

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N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA

If you want serious seclusion, here's a little guesthouse on a five-acre ranch in wine country. It sleeps four and rents for $235 per night.

9. Santa Barbara

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N San Marcos Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

10. San Clemente

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Avenida Serra
San Clemente, CA 92672

Near the beach in San Clemente, there's this cottage sleeping five and renting for $275 per night.

11. Ojai

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Avenida De La Vereda
Ojai, CA 93023

This is a one-bedroom suite in what's known as the "Taj Mahal" of Ojai, built in 1929 as a Liberal Catholic church, according to the listing. It sleeps two and rents for $125 per night.

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1. Pioneertown

Parson Ranch Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268

This off-the-grid prototype house near Joshua Tree has, naturally, been featured in Dwell. It sleeps four, rents for $350 a night, but has no TV or WiFi (so you can enjoy the serenity).

Parson Ranch Rd
Pioneertown, CA 92268

2. Joshua Tree

Rosemary Ln, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Here's a geodesic dome in Joshua Tree that sleeps eight, rents for $350 per night, and is a geodesic dome.

Rosemary Ln
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

3. Palm Springs

E Twin Palms Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Here's a not-entirely-classic Alexander home in Palm Springs with a restoration by Bruce Mink. It sleeps six and rents for $395 per night.

E Twin Palms Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

4. Big Bear Lake

Colusa Dr, San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314

The "Magic Moon Chalet" was once owned by Magic Johnson, according to its listing. It sleeps 10 and rents for between $620 and $1,145 per night. Magic Johnson connections don't come cheap.

Colusa Dr, San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear Lake, CA 92314

5. Big Bear

Luna Rd, San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear City, CA 92314

One thing about Southern California is you can find geodesic dome houses in the desert and in the mountains. This house sleeps six and rents for $216 to $543 per night.

Luna Rd, San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear City, CA 92314

6. Laguna Beach

Miramar St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Down in Laguna, here's a mid-century beach house that sleeps six and rents for $360 per night.

Miramar St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

7. San Juan Capistrano

Ysidora St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Rent this cute cottage in San Juan Cap for $260 per night, get a chicken coop and a barrel-shaped spa thrown in for free.

Ysidora St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

8. Santa Ynez

N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA

If you want serious seclusion, here's a little guesthouse on a five-acre ranch in wine country. It sleeps four and rents for $235 per night.

N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA

9. Santa Barbara

N San Marcos Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

N San Marcos Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

10. San Clemente

Avenida Serra, San Clemente, CA 92672

Near the beach in San Clemente, there's this cottage sleeping five and renting for $275 per night.

Avenida Serra
San Clemente, CA 92672

11. Ojai

Avenida De La Vereda, Ojai, CA 93023

This is a one-bedroom suite in what's known as the "Taj Mahal" of Ojai, built in 1929 as a Liberal Catholic church, according to the listing. It sleeps two and rents for $125 per night.

Avenida De La Vereda
Ojai, CA 93023