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The Vacation Station. Right: The Nest at Camp Cruz.

The Vacation Station. Right: The Nest at Camp Cruz.

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Sometimes the best trips are the wildest and weirdest ones, and a stay at any of these Airbnbs around California is exactly that.

From actual trains to things much stranger, there are some pretty unique places to stay on your next cross-country trip across the state.

The best part? There are ones that won't even break the bank. So here are four wild Airbnbs you can book in California right now, one of which will cost you as low as $89 a night to rent.

The Vacation Station

The Vacation Station.

The Vacation Station.

Eric | Airbnb

Price: $185 per night

Location: Coulterville, CA

Why You Need To Go: The Vacation Station is an actual train — a caboose, to be exact. It's also a charming as heck studio-style space with a kitchen, TV, and sitting area. And also it's a literal train nestled into an old California gold rush town — bring a friend and split that bill to make it a true steal of a deal.

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The Nests At Camp Cruz

The Nests At Camp Cruz.

The Nests At Camp Cruz.

Ismael and Molly | Airbnb

Price: $250+ per night

Location: Watsonville, CA

Why You Need To Go: The Nests at Camp Cruz are two sweet little yurts perfect for a cozy couple's retreat. You can stay in either the "Owl's Nest," which looks more like a typical yurt or the "Raven's Nest" which looks like a big (comfy) rock.

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A Lifeguard Tower And Boathouse With A Playground

A 12 feet queen memory foam bed in a lifeguard tower at the listing.

A 12 feet queen memory foam bed in a lifeguard tower at the listing.

Sarah & Anton | Airbnb

Price: $300 per night

Location: Arroyo Grande, CA

Why You Need To Go: Get ready to be elated and confused because this lifeguard tower is also a tree fort of sorts with a room there that you can sleep in. Next to it is a boathouse with a kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer, and more. Bring a loved one and split that cost down the middle.

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The Tiki Love Shack

The Tiki Love Shack.

The Tiki Love Shack.

Amazing Vacation | Airbnb

Price: $69 per night

Location: Venice Beach, CA

Why You Need To Go: Please welcome Venice Beach's finest, the Tiki Love Shack. This place is perfect for one person, or a couple, feeling adventurous enough to stay inside of an adorable hut right on the beach. It comes with free bikes to ride.

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These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

This article has been updated since it was originally published on November 13, 2020.

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