Tour The Beach Lodge aka the Most Perfect Airbnb Beach Rental

July 15, 2016 Travel

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I recently stumbled across the most adorable Airbnb beach rental on Instagram and decided this hidden gem was way too cute not to share! The classic A-Frame house from the 70s is located on Hollywood beach, nestled just between Malibu and Santa Barbara in Southern California. This eclectic abode was recently renovated and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an airy, open floor plan. The interiors reflect a mix of ethnic textiles married with mid-century furniture for a boho chic vibe. There’s also an outdoor lounge and a balcony with unobstructed views of the ocean. The fresh ocean breeze is a bonus! Have a look at the photos below but if you’re looking to book this dreamy pad for your next beach vacay you’re going to have to plan ahead as the place seems to book up months in advance! You can view the full listing and book here. What do you think? Would you want to vacation here? If you love this bohemian decor I’ve included some ways you can get the look below!

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