These Are the Best Treehouse Rentals in the Bay Area

Time for some perspective, at approximately cloud-height.

By Diane Rommel

These 5 Treehouses Have Views to Live for, Guaranteed
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10 May 2017

Maybe you saw that treehouse for sale in Mill Valley and thought: I want to give that a try. 

Maybe you're just bored with another reno'd in-law in Napa. 

Or maybe life in a treehouse sounds just about right for this cultural moment. 

Whatever your motivation: Let's stay in a treehouse. This weekend. 

These five abodes have views to live for, guaranteed. 

Treehouse #1
Where: Los Gatos
Sleeps: 2
Wifi? Bathroom? Yes. "Inside the main house." 
Views of: Monterey Bay
Rate: $220/night
Other pertinent? This is actually a tent on an elevated platform, which sounds to us quite true to the treehouse spirit. Also, you're in a vineyard, so bonus for even better views than you might think. 

Treehouse #2
Where: Watsonville
Sleeps: 2
Wifi? Bathroom? No to wifi, yes to bathroom.
Views of: Santa Cruz Mountains
Rate: $125/night
Other pertinent? Not as much elevation as other properties — but you do get plumbing in the space as well as a gas heater and stove, plus the services of a mouse-hungry cat. 

Treehouse #3
Where: Aptos
Sleeps: 6
Wifi? Bathroom? Yes and yes. 
Views of: The mighty Pacific — from a hammock.
Rate: $395/night
Other pertinent? This is a luxe duplex — most notable for a full-on kitchen, ideal for those who want to entertain — it sleeps six — while taking in the view. 

Treehouse #4
Where: Burlingame
Sleeps: 2
Wifi? Bathroom? Yes. Downstairs, in the main residence, with your own entrance. 
Views of: The Bay
Rate: $295/night
Other pertinent? The most treehouse-y of all our treehouse options, it's literally built into a 150-year-old oak tree. There are no kitchen facilities — but the owners will help arrange pizza delivery to the treehouse. 

Treehouse #5
Where: Petaluma
Sleeps: 2
Wifi? Bathroom? No. A chemical toilet in the treehouse and a regular one in the main. 
Views of: The Sonoma countryside
Rate: $206/night
Other pertinent? A rambling treehouse over several stories, connected by ladders — the vibe is extremely rustic.  

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