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Bakersfield is a fantastic town to visit on a weekend trip from Los Angeles or for those wishing to explore the Sequoia National Forest. There is plenty to do here, regardless of what type of traveler you are! Families can spend the day at Camelot Park driving go-karts and playing minigolf, outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking at Kern River County Park, and sports fans can catch a race at Kern County Raceway Park. There are also plenty of museums to visit, such as the Kern County Museum, the California Living Museum, and the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science.
Regardless of what you plan to do when visiting this beautiful city, you’ll want to know you’ll be returning to top-notch accommodation at the end of the day. We want that for you, too, which is why we have carefully compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Bakersfield. All of the rentals listed below are hosted by Airbnb superhosts. For those new to the platform, Airbnb superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests.
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Contemporary House Near Kern County Museum
Kicking off our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Bakersfield is this lovely two-bedroom home near Kern County Museum.
This Bakersfield Airbnb is located in a quiet neighborhood less than a five-minute drive from the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science and the Kern County Museum.
Inside, the home boasts a chic contemporary vibe with gold décor accents and stylish furnishings. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch and binge-watch their favorite shows on the 70-inch Smart TV. The full kitchen features gorgeous quartz countertops, as well as stainless-steel appliances, and a four-person breakfast bar.
After a day of touring local sights, guests can return for a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s luxurious walk-in rain shower. There is also a double vanity, a large soaking tub, plus superhost Fay stocks complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and cotton balls. Both bedrooms are furnished with plush queen-size beds, and the second bedroom also has a desk for those planning on working remotely. The hallway has a small closet that houses a washer and dryer.
In the backyard, guests can enjoy an evening cocktail at the picnic table or grill up a meal on the barbecue.
Tropical Retreat With a Pool
Pop open a bottle of wine and enjoy a relaxing soak in the private hot tub at this stunning house rental in Bakersfield.
The home boasts a fantastic fun-filled backyard with a trampoline, private hot tub, basketball net, lawn games, and a pool with a rock waterfall. Guests can enjoy an afternoon cookout on the patio’s large dining table or under the pergola’s twinkling fairy lights.
Inside, the home has a mid-century modern motif with wood accents, high ceilings, and lovely arched entryways. In the master bedroom, guests can curl up in the California king-size bed with a book from the small collection or lounge in the day bed in front of the fireplace and watch a movie on the TV. The master en suite bathroom features a luxurious soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and a large double vanity. There is a double bed and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom and a double bed and a single bed in the third bedroom.
The full kitchen has plenty of space for preparing meals, as well as built-in stainless-steel appliances, including two ovens. In the living room, guests can sink into the large leather recliner sofa for a movie night.
Stylish Studio in Sunset/Oleander
This gorgeous guesthouse vacation rental in Bakersfield is the perfect getaway for couples or solo travelers.
The home boasts a modern motif with chic décor and an open floor plan. In the living room, guests can unwind on the recliner sofa and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. The full kitchen comes well equipped with all the basics, including stainless-steel appliances, a coffee maker, and cooking oils. Guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar.
In the bedroom area, there is a queen-size bed within view of the TV and a small built-in closet for storage. There is a walk-in shower in the bathroom stocked with complimentary shampoo, body gel, and conditioner courtesy of superhost Sherry. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee surrounded by lush gardens on the lounge chairs on the patio. This rental is ideal for those with mobility disabilities as there are no stairs inside or outside the home.
This Airbnb in Bakersfield is located roughly a five-minute drive from Downtown and Camelot Park. Guests have access to free street parking and free on-site parking.
The Farm Stay House
Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city by renting a house in Bakersfield? Then superhost Arturo’s ranch house is the Airbnb for you.
This pet-friendly home is located near Calders Corner, about a 20-minute drive from Downtown Bakersfield. There are beautiful sycamore, magnolia, and pomegranate trees all around the two-acre property. Guests are welcome to bring their horses and set them up in one of the stalls.
Inside this three-bedroom house, there is a rustic contemporary feel with wood accents, homey décor, and comfortable furnishings. In the living room, guests can relax on the leather recliner sofa beside the woodstove and watch a movie on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry and a breakfast bar. Guests can also enjoy their meals at the vintage dining table.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed, along with a walk-in closet and room-darkening shades. A set of swinging saloon doors leads to the master en suite bathroom, where there is a luxurious walk-in rain shower and double vanity. The other two bedrooms are both equipped with a set of bunk beds and a built-in closet with beautiful wood barn doors.
Two-Bedroom Spanish Bungalow
This cozy house for rent in Bakersfield is the ideal Airbnb for families or groups of up to four people.
Inside, the home features a contemporary-minimalist design with arched entryways and a natural-toned palette. In the master bedroom, guests can close the room-darkening shades and curl up in the plush king-size bed for a good night’s rest. The second bedroom is equipped with a queen-size bed and room-darkening shades. There is a well-lit double vanity in the bathroom, ideal for getting ready for a night on the town.
There are plenty of seating options in the living room where guests can cozy up next to the fireplace and watch TV. A printer can be found beside the TV. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and basics such as a dishwasher, a microwave, and cooking spices. In the backyard, guests can enjoy a family-style meal surrounded by fairy lights at the patio dining set.
This gorgeous Bakersfield Airbnb is located roughly a 15-minute walk from Camelot Park and a five-minute drive from Downtown.
The Modern Cove
Relax in this mid-century modern rental house in Bakersfield, just a short drive from Downtown.
This two-bedroom home features many modern upgrades, along with plenty of natural light and stylish décor. Guests can unwind in the living room beside the fireplace and binge-watch their favorite shows on the 70-inch Smart TV, which comes with free access to Hulu, Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Netflix. The full kitchen has sleek black cabinets and gorgeous wooden countertops, creating an aesthetic space to prepare meals.
Both bedrooms come equipped with Layla queen-size memory foam beds and room-darkening shades. Guests planning on working remotely can utilize the desk in the second bedroom. The bathroom has a lovely walk-in shower stocked with complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Superhosts Darion and Savannah also provide extra toothbrushes, mouthwash, and toothpaste. In the backyard, there is a gorgeous patio area with a lounge set and wood tables, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
This Bakersfield Airbnb is located about a five-minute drive from Downtown and less than a 10-minute drive from Bakersfield College.
Spanish-Style Cottage Near Panorama Park
This gorgeous three-bedroom vacation home for rent in Bakersfield is perfect for families or groups of up to six people.
The home’s interior boasts an open and bright floor plan with tons of natural light in a modern setting. There are plenty of seating options in the living room where guests can lounge and watch a movie on the TV. The full kitchen has a gorgeous Spanish-inspired backsplash, along with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. Guests can enjoy their meals at the four-person dining table or outside at the patio dining table.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush queen-size bed and a walkout to the backyard deck area. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed plus a desk, and the third bedroom comes equipped with a queen-size bed and room-darkening drapes. There are two bathrooms in the house, one with a walk-in shower and the other with a jetted tub/shower combo.
This lovely Airbnb is ideally located in the La Cresta neighborhood, just a short walk from the hiking trails and bluffs at Panorama Park. Bakersfield College is less than a five-minute drive away.
Historic Guesthouse in Oleander
If you are looking for a luxury getaway for you and your partner, then consider renting this lovely short-term rental in Bakersfield.
The guesthouse is located in the backyard garden of superhost Jeran’s home, about a five-minute drive from Downtown Bakersfield. Inside, the home has a contemporary motif with chic furnishings and stylish décor. In the bedroom/living area, guests can store their luggage and clothes in the spacious walk-in closet and then curl up in the queen-size bed for a good night’s sleep. A pack ’n’ play crib is also available for those traveling with little ones. The bathroom has a lovely walk-in shower and a blow dryer.
In the morning, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee from the Nespresso machine while lounging on the couch. Complimentary breakfast supplies are also provided for guests, and the small kitchenette has a minifridge.
This gorgeous Airbnb in Bakersfield is located roughly a five-minute drive from Downtown and Bakersfield Regional Airport. Guests have access to free on-site parking and free street parking.
Plant-Lovers Private Studio
Do you feel more at home surrounded by plenty of vibrant plants? Then you will feel right at home at superhost Diana’s lovely private guest suite.
Inside, the home features a boho-contemporary feel with plenty of house plants and nature-themed décor. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch and use one of the TV dining trays to work on their laptops or enjoy a meal while streaming a movie on the Smart TV. Diana also provides complimentary postcards and stamps to write to loved ones back home. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, a microwave, a sink, and a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary pods.
In the bedroom, guests can sink into the plush queen-size bed for an afternoon nap. There is also a built-in closet, a Smart TV, and a desk for those planning on working remotely. In the bathroom, guests will find complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
This Bakersfield Airbnb has a private entrance through a side gate in the backyard. It is located in the Spice Tract neighborhood, about a 15-minute drive from Downtown.
Spacious Apartment Near California State University Bakersfield
This lovely two-bedroom apartment is one of the best Bakersfield Airbnbs for anyone planning on making a visit to the California State University Bakersfield campus.
The home is located less than a five-minute drive from the campus and a 10-minute drive from Downtown. There is a shopping area and plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the home. In the master bedroom, guests can enjoy a quick nap in the plush king-size bed, then get ready for a night out at the well-lit vanity in the en suite bathroom. The second bedroom features one double bed and two single beds, making this rental suitable for groups of up to six.
In the living room, guests can lounge on the couch and plan their next day’s adventure or watch the news on the TV. The full kitchen is stocked with complimentary goodies, including a bottle of wine, baked treats, and tea. There is also a Keurig and a drip coffee maker, as well as complimentary coffee. Guests can enjoy their meals at the four-person dining table. For those planning on working remotely, there is also a dedicated workspace.
Modern Townhouse in Quailwood
This two-bedroom townhouse located in the quiet neighborhood of Quailwood is one of the top Airbnbs for families.
The home boasts a beautiful mid-century modern motif with luxury finishes and stylish furnishings. In the living room, guests can cozy up in front of the fireplace and watch a movie on the TV or choose a book from the library. The full kitchen has been well stocked with all the cooking basics, including cutting boards, chef’s knives, and a crockpot.
In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, a built-in closet, and a TV. The second bedroom is perfect for kids as it comes equipped with two single beds, a desk, and a large built-in closet. After a day of adventuring, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse or a bubble bath in the bathroom’s tub/shower combo. In the hallway, there is a small closet with a washer and dryer. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee in the private backyard on the bistro set or use the barbecue for an afternoon cookout.
This beautiful rental is located about a five-minute drive from Stockdale Country Club and less than a 10-minute drive from Camelot Park.
Three-Bedroom House Near Downtown
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Bakersfield that offers close proximity to Downtown and top attractions, then this rental is for you.
The home is located in the Westchester neighborhood, roughly a 15-minute walk from Downtown and Beach Park. Guests have access to free street parking and free on-site parking.
Inside, the home boasts gorgeous wood floors and contemporary furnishings. In the living room, guests can sink into the comfortable leather sofa and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. The full kitchen has beautiful blue cabinets and plenty of counter space for preparing meals. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the four-person dining table in front of the brick fireplace.
In the master bedroom, there is a California king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a massive walk-in shower. The second and third bedrooms are equipped with a queen-size bed and share an en suite bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee in the open air of the front porch on Adirondack chairs.
Contemporary Three-Bedroom Home
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Bakersfield with enough space for the whole family, then consider renting superhost Nader’s spacious three-bedroom house.
This contemporary home features a bright and spacious feel with colorful décor and stylish furnishings. In the master bedroom, guests can set up their laptops at the desk to get some remote work finished or curl up in the king-size bed for a good night’s rest. The other two bedrooms come equipped with a double bed and room-darkening shades. In the bathroom, guests will find complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. The hallway has a small closet with a washer and dryer.
The full kitchen is fitted with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar, plus there is complimentary tea and coffee. In the living room, guests can relax on one of the couches or lounge chairs and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV.
The backyard is fully fenced and private. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee or a meal on the patio dining set or have a glass of wine while the kids run around the grassy yard. Guests also have access to a two-car garage.
Spacious House for Large Groups
Are you on the hunt for a house in Bakersfield that can sleep up to 14 guests? Then look no further; this Airbnb is for you.
This gorgeous three-bedroom house boasts a large backyard with plenty of space for little ones to run around. There is also a firepit, lawn games, and a pergola. Superhost Bridget even supplies a s’more-making kit, so guests don’t have to worry about bringing one.
Inside, the home has a modern motif with chic décor and plenty of vibrant house plants throughout. In the living room, there are plenty of seating options where guests can lounge with a book or watch TV. The full kitchen comes well equipped with a gas oven, a blender, a coffee maker, a toaster, and much more. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the 12-person dining table.
All three bedrooms are furnished with a plush queen-size bed and room-darkening shades. Two of the bedrooms also have an additional sofa bed. There are two full bathrooms, both with large well-lit vanities and complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
This gorgeous Airbnb is located about a five-minute drive from the Gosford Village shopping area and a 20-minute drive from Downtown.
Studio Guesthouse for Two
Last on our list is this beautiful studio-style guesthouse, perfect for solo travelers or couples.
The home is located roughly a five-minute walk from Camelot Park and a five-minute drive from Downtown. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, and guests have access to free on-site parking.
Inside, the home has a mid-century modern motif with dark wood accents and bold patterns. After a day of touring local sights, guests can curl up in the bedroom area’s luxurious king-size bed, complete with a 12-inch memory foam mattress. Those planning on working remotely can set up their laptops at the desk beside the bed. There is a small kitchenette with a minifridge, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker, along with a two-person breakfast table. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of joe in the open air of the front porch.
The living room boasts an extensive library of books to choose from, as well as a comfortable leather sofa. In the bathroom, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the walk-in shower.
There you have them, the best Airbnbs in Bakersfield, California. We have done the heavy lifting and found all these incredible gems, and now you just have to pick one and start packing!