13 Airbnb Alternatives With the Best Views of LA

From Malibu to the Hollywood Hills, here's our 13 Plum Guide picks for those classic LA views.

From rolling hills and beach shores to skyscrapers and canals, your views in Los Angeles could be completely different depending on where you base yourself. The good news? Most of their hilltop homes and high-up apartments are designed to offer fabulous viewpoints.

No matter which landscape you choose, find a home that allows you a proper look. Here's our list of 13 locally owned and designed LA homes with the most beautiful views to wake up to: 

The Pool HouseIf that picture hasn’t already convinced you, we’re not sure much can! This one-bedroom home the ultimate LA chill spot, surrounded by hills and ocean views. Expect glorious daily sunsets from the private balcony with mellow Malibu vibes.


Okay, it’s not the most affordable dwelling on our books. But we’re confident you won't find such an impressive downtown LA view elsewhere. The wraparound terraces offer 360-degree views of the City of Angels. Inside, Archangel is roomy - to say the least. You’ve got ten bathrooms and three kitchens to choose from, with floor-to-ceiling windows galore. 

The GlamperIt was tough to choose the best image for this Plum pick. Which gives you an idea of just how many epic views there are to choose from. If you 'like your space', it doesn't get much better than this. Take a look at this listing and you’ll see what we mean.

We love: the infinity pool, the scenic natural surroundings and the abundance of outdoor space.

Satsuma Sink into the sofa of this cute Venice home and look out onto the canals. It has all the makings of a romantic night in or even a chilled gathering with your fellow guests. The rest of the apartment is simple but tasteful. 

 Cool Hand LukeIf you want a homestay that offers those quintessential LA views, stop here. You’ve got the rolling hills and a glimpse of the skyscrapers downtown. Amble out into the wraparound porch for a peek. Otherwise, you can stay inside to view everything it all the enormous windows. Design-wise, the apartment is monochrome and chic. 

In The CloudsIn The Clouds offers the kind of view that has to be experienced in real life to be believed. At the risk of being hyperbolic, it’s simply jaw-dropping. Luckily, there’s a cool telescope so you can peer out into the details of your hilly surroundings. 

We also can’t talk about this home without mentioning the fabulous moss walls in the bedroom - check out the photos.

Shubin's MasterpieceKudos to Shubin Donaldson, the award-winning architects that this home is named after. They’ve created a home that gives you a little glimpse of the surrounding natural beauty from practically every room. Amble outside to enjoy panoramic ocean views from your private jacuzzi. So LA. 

I Saw The SignPlant yourself in this Hollywood Hills home and you’ve got a direct view of the sign that’s inspired many a starry dream. Nestled in greenery, the inside of the apartment is on the compact side. Your time here is best spent outdoors basking in the view.

Views From Above With the whole of LA laid out in front of you, you could spend many an hour cocooned in that cute little chair. Or, settle into one of the three sun loungers, carefully positioned for the most scenic views. After a dip in your private outdoor hot tub, naturally. Inside, the bright three-bedroom apartment is full of personal touches. Very homely. 

The Sky Loft Get a good look at LA’s skyline from this luxurious little loft. The viewpoint is incredible as you’re perched high up on the 32nd floor. While it doesn’t have naturally stunning surroundings like others on this list, it comes with access to a rooftop pool, yoga studio, fitness centre, and private theatre. Phew.


If you want to be based in the lively heart of downtown LA, consider Blanc. The shared roof terrace, complete with hot tub, gives you a glimpse of the city skyline. Inside is stylish and surprisingly (considering the location) peaceful. If you didn’t have some of the city’s best restaurants at your doorstep, the impressive kitchen would a treat to cook in. 

Carbon Vista This Malibu home leaves us a little speechless. With the beach on your literal doorstep, several of the rooms offer stunning sea views. Imagine waking up to the sights (and sounds) of the ocean every day. As for the rest of the home, check out the pictures to see just how sumptuous this Plum property is.

No Hay BandaFrom the outdoor bar and grand piano to the infinity pool and hot tub, No Hay Banda has all the makings of a quintessential celebrity home. It’s even fittingly located on famous Mulholland Drive. You’ve got views of Hollywood Hills all around you, easy to spot from the many many floor-to-ceiling windows.  

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