10 Retro Airstreams You Can Rent on Airbnb
Here’s how you can spend a week with a piece of vintage Americana.
Published Jun 14, 2017 5:30 AM
Airbnb has a seemingly endless inventory of unique listings—from tiny homes to geo domes to private islands—but none so nostalgic as the Airstream. These iconic vehicles have been symbols of cross-country travel, adventure, and freedom since 1931. And, 85 years later, they’re having a renaissance—particularly when it comes to vacation rentals. Thanks to Airbnb, you, too, can enjoy a real life piece of vintage Americana. From a kitschy camper in Austin to a Malibu trailer with Pacific Ocean views, here are 10 of the raddest Airstreams to consider for your next getaway.
The Land Yacht, Joshua Tree, CA
Situated at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, The Land Yacht is ideal for adventurous travelers. This 31-foot classic Airstream has been converted into a homey guest cabin. But it’s the outdoor space that’s particularly Instagram-worthy. The private wooden deck boasts a newly constructed shade structure, dining table, and pool. There’s even a chimenea for evening fires.
Delta Dawn, Ashland, OR
Bright colors and kitschy details define the interior of this revamped 1973 Airstream. The outside scores bonus points for the Weber barbecue grill, cedar deck, and elevated dining patio. And you can’t beat the location! Delta Dawn offers proximity to downtown Ashland, as well as hiking and biking trails.
Top of the Hill Acres, Topanga, CA
A weekend of glamping awaits at Top of the Hill Acres. Trade your tent for a rustic retro Airstream—or, more accurately, two. This property includes dual trailers—the smaller houses a kitchen while the larger is for snoozing—an outdoor dining table, full size barbecue, and cozy Moroccan nook.
Dixie Daisy, Wimberley, TX
Tucked away in an elm grove along the banks of Smith Creek, the Dixie Daisy blends nature, retro allure, and modern convenience. The refurbished interior remains delightfully vintage. Outside, you’ll find a hot tub, fire bowl, outdoor shower, hammock, and treehouse (for adults)!
Malibu Dream Airstream, Malibu, CA
Vacation like an A-lister! Set atop a private bluff, Malibu Dream Airstream (the site of Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift’s Vogue cover shoot) offers privacy, free spirited appeal, and breathtaking views of County Line Beach, Catalina, and Deer Creek Canyon. The immaculately redesigned studio interior opens up to a furnished cantilevered deck—perfect for taking in the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The Dawn Treader, Stanardsville, VA
Calling all nature lovers! Nestled in a tree-lined forest, The Dawn Treader is great for a couple or small family. The nightly rate ($115) includes the renovated 32-foot 1986 Airstream and private deck—complete with a seasonal hot tub, gas grill, and woodland views. The master bedroom has a full-sized bed, while the main room is appointed with a pull-out sofa bed, and even the dining nook converts into additional sleeping space.
The Alumilodge, Malibu, CA
The Alumilodge is coastal California dreaming at its best. This 1957 Airstream offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. Spend your days hiking and surfing and your evenings stargazing (with a bottle of vino from a local vineyard, of course). When you’re ready to call it a night, retire to the serenity of your queen-sized bedroom.
Vintage Airstream, Austin, TX
For less than $100 ($65 to be exact), you can book a night in this old school silver bullet in Austin. This cozy space is appointed with a hardwood floors, a full size bed, A/C unit, full shower, mini fridge, and microwave. A punchy green ceiling, vintage regalia, and a plethora of maps round out the retro aesthetic.
Temecula Wine Country Airstream 74, Temecula, CA
Perched atop a private hilltop, overlooking Temecula Valley Wine Country, this renovated 1974 Airstream is within walking distance of seven local wineries. After a day of vino tasting, kick back on your private 800-square foot deck—complete with a custom 1932 leaf spring Ford couch, chaise lounges, rolling dining table, breakfast and cocktail bars, gas barbecue, and outdoor refrigerator.
Aluminum Guest House, Mill Valley, CA
The Aluminum Guest House is the perfect marriage of old and new. Although it’s been updated with modern comforts—notably cable, wifi, and new plumbing—this 1969 Airstream still retains its Mid-Century charm. A red kitchenette, groovy accent pillows, and a lava lamp enhance the vintage vibe.