Say Hello to Some of Our New Hosts in California
Meet the latest hosts in California to join our collection of the world's best hosts and vacation homes
Meet some of the latest hosts to join Plum Guide's California collection, and find out more about their remarkable homes and what exactly makes them Plum-worthy.
Host and Home: Paola - Urban Farmhouse, Los Angeles
Plum Guide host Paola joined us in January 2021 with her stylish Los Angeles home. Urban Farmhouse welcomes up to eight guests to revel in its luxurious amenities and outstanding West Hollywood location. Designed with its guests in mind, there’s nothing Paola hasn’t thought of to ensure you have the most relaxing stay. The living area, in particular, is truly special thanks to its glass walls. This feature allows you to open up the space for a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
Host and Home: Nadia - Salty Oasis, Palm Springs
Nadia became a Plum Guide host in March of this year with her Palm Springs home, where guests will discover an aura of desert magic from the moment they arrive. Originally from Switzerland, Nadia has been a host for the past twelve years, starting with her own two homes in La Quinta. Nadia enjoys having guests who visit from all over the world, and by now she is the host of sixteen houses. Nadia's unique touches are visible everywhere you look in Salty Oasis, from the tapestry on the bedroom wall to the vintage wooden ladder in the bathroom. We particularly love the hand-shaped seat by the pool, reaching into the blue California skies towards the view over the Santa Rosa mountains. The garden defies the harsh desert sun, with flourishing vines and lush palms towering over saltwater pool to create a completely private oasis. Bring a book and a coffee out here to relax, or perhaps stretch out in pop-art inspired living room to watch a film. And with Coachella Valley and Joshua Tree National Park within a forty-five minute drive of the home, you'll be able to get out and experience the wonder of the desert first hand.
Host and Home: Keith and Kaylee - Where Two Deserts Meet, Joshua Tree
Back in February of this year, Keith and Kaylee became Plum Guide hosts with his magnificent home in the heart of the Mojave Desert. For years, they frequented Joshua Tree more than anywhere in California before finally making it their home and soon began welcoming guests and wedding parties from all over the world to enjoy their desert sanctuary. As filmmakers, they put a strong emphasis on the cinematic nature of the space, down to the smallest pan-desert details. Both are outdoor enthusiasts who love offering their insight on hiking and other activities in the thriving artist community of Joshua Tree. A real design gem, Where Two Deserts Meet was built through straw bale construction by a renowned local architect. Sitting on five acres of desert terrain, the property was thoughtfully landscaped with native trees and shrubbery and has a large gathering space with a meditation circle - perfect for sunset yoga and meditation. Commanding majestic mountain and valley views, each corner of Keith's home was thoughtfully designed to ensure guests have a luxurious but authentic home in the vast desert. Adorned in a natural colour scheme and boasting several indoor and outdoor rooms, you’ll be instantly grounded in this impressive desert landscape. With stargazing beds, sun loungers, outdoor showers and private cast iron tubs, Keith has gone even further to guarantee you are in constant symbiosis with your environment. Plus, you’ll be staying just one mile from the western entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, one of the world’s most fascinating desert ecosystems.
Host and Home: Susan - Stay Classy, San Diego
Our host Susan joined us in March with her San Diego home, Stay Classy. Fall out of the door of Susan's immaculate beach house and you’ll find yourself just seconds away from the golden sands of Mission Beach. Inside, the the cool coastal palette reflects the dreamy beachfront location, with accents of driftwood and natural rattan, and there are excellent views of the ocean from the large sun deck. Be the first to bag a spot on the sand and set up camp for the day – Susan supplies beach chairs, boogie boards and towels so you’ll be well equipped. That said, you’re so close that you can easily zip back for a forgotten umbrella or some sun cream. If you’re a thrill-seeker, hop on one of the supplied beach cruisers and ride the half mile down the front to Belmont Park’s Big Dipper. As the sun starts to dip in the sky, de-sand the kids ahead of pre-dinner drinks on the outdoor sofa. There’s a barbecue, and the sleek kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, but if you’d rather somebody else did the work, then you’re within walking distance of Mission Beach’s colourful restaurants and cafes.