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Vacation Rentals on the West Coast Meant for Hot Tubbing

December 30, 2020

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The West Coast has some of the most jaw-dropping, unique, and diverse landscapes in the entire country. From rugged cliffs that drop into the ocean, lush forests that seem straight out of a fairy tale, and magical deserts that provide some of the best stargazing in the world—California, Oregon, and Washington are seriously nature’s paradise. Now imagine sitting amongst those landscapes soaking in a hot tub. Pretty dreamy, right?

Of course, city getaways are great for restaurants, bars, and nightlife, but things aren’t exactly operating as usual right now. Thankfully, there are tons of insanely cool vacation rentals across the West Coast where you can relax, get away from it all, and still have a great time away from home. And if there’s one requirement for a relaxing getaway—it’s a hot tub.

We found some of the coolest, most unique vacation rentals in California, Oregon, and Washington and they all have epic hot tubs. 


The Joshua Tree Green Haus – Yucca Valley

Everyone knows that the California desert, especially the Joshua Tree area, has some sort of cosmic energy about it. The Joshua Tree Green Haus happens to be located right in the middle of that good universal juju. The 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath rental with a hot tub on the deck has incredible 180-degree views of the national park, Mt. Gorgonio, and Mt. San Jacinto. The amount of stars visible at night is absolutely astonishing. No matter what season you visit, this property is the perfect getaway to de-stress for the weekend. Rates start at $231/night

The Joshua Tree Green Haus – Yucca ValleyPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Stairway to Treetop Haven – Aptos

Located in the heart of the Redwoods and just 5-minutes from the ocean, this quirky and charming vacation rental feels more like a treehouse than it does an apartment. Endearingly named the Stairway to Treetop Haven, the 1-bedroom woodland sanctuary has a hot tub that is completely surrounded by dense forest and lush greenery. You’ll feel far removed from all your worries and the bustle of the city as you soak in the warm waters while your lungs take in that fresh, forest-by-the-sea air. There is even a peaceful outdoor shower. Book your stay starting at $137/night

Stairway to Treetop HavenPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Braveheart Cottage on the River – Anderson

Literally steps from the Sacramento River, this unassuming, cozy cottage has one bedroom, one bathroom, and a hot tub with stunning water views. The Braveheart Cottage on the River has all the amenities you need for a quick retreat away, surrounded by nature. Sit in the hot tub while you sip on a glass of wine or your morning coffee while watching wildlife from the privacy of the backyard. Stays start at just $97/night

Braveheart Cottage on the River – AndersonPhoto Credit: Airbnb



The Lighthouse Cottage – Gold Beach

If you’re looking for a getaway to remember, it’s at The Lighthouse Cottage in Gold Beach, Oregon. The adorable cottage perched on the side of a hill is a lighthouse replica with breathtaking views of Humbug mountain and the ocean cove—the secluded and private hot tub sharing the same sights. To get to the beach, visitors can take a short, 3-minute scenic drive for easy access. Book a night’s stay starting at $108/night

The Lighthouse Cottage – Gold BeachPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Summit Prairie Outlook – Tiller

You won’t have any cell phone service at this treehouse in Tiller, Oregon (about 3.5 hours from Portland), but you will most definitely have an epic experience. Named the Summit Prairie Outlook, an old fire tower, this peaceful, quiet, and unique stay is atop four flights of stairs, located on 160 acres of private land, and has a hot tub on the property. You might want to start planning your stay because they only accept 60 reservations a year. Rates start at $207/night

Summit Prairie Outlook – TillerPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Dog-Friendly Home with Beach Views – Lincoln City

Just a quick 2.5 hours from Portland is this gorgeous 3-bedroom beachfront home with one of the most soul-soothing views you could ever dream of. The spacious wooden deck provides views of the ocean waves while you sit in the steamy hot tub or one of the comfy Adirondack chairs. Beach access is just a quarter-mile walk from the quiet home. Book a stay starting at $265/night

Dog-Friendly Home with Beach Views – Lincoln CityPhoto Credit: Airbnb



Sky House A-Frame Cabin – Skykomish

Whisk yourself away to a forest sanctuary that truly feels like a whimsical fairyland at the Sky Haus—about an hour-and-a-half drive from Seattle. The super cozy A-frame cabin is situated amongst the trees and has a hot tub where you can soak and daydream for hours. Enjoy the snow-covered scenery during the winter or the earthy sights and smells of the summer. No matter when you visit, it’s going to be a memorable experience. Book a stay starting at $298/night

Sky House A-Frame Cabin – SkykomishPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Pleasant Bay Lookout  – Bellingham

It may just be a private room but the views are spectacular and the space—built into the cliffside— is a peaceful, beautiful oasis that has everything you need for a few nights away. Pleasant Bay Lookout overlooks the Salish Sea—after enjoying a soak in the hot tub, sit on the deck where you can watch the tides roll in and out. Rates are dependant on the season. View the listing for details. 

Pleasant Bay Lookout  – BellinghamPhoto Credit: Airbnb


Relaxing Riverfront Cabin – Monroe

Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of a soothing river, sipping a cup of hot tea, and reading a book—all while sitting in a private hot tub with unreal views in front of you. This relaxing riverfront cabin on the Snoqualmie River has a deck that is to die for and every in-house amenity you could want. When you’re looking for a place for complete rest and rejuvenation—this is it. Rates start at $139/night.

Relaxing Riverfront Cabin – MonroePhoto Credit: Airbnb

Written by Ashley Brewer for Knockaround.

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