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Say Happy American Mother’s Day this year with an Airbnb stay. Skip the presents and fanfare, traditional flowers and chocolates, in lieu of the gift she wants most. Time to spend with her family: children, grandchildren, and even furry friends. Whether mom prefers a tranquil escape to the sea, a peaceful lake retreat, an invisible house in the desert, a secluded home in the canyons, or a buzzy city stay; prefers an easy drive from home, or is eager to board a plane and fly across the country, we have curated a list of USA-based Airbnbs, perfect for Mother’s Day. We may earn a commission from product or booking links on this page.

California: Invisible House, Joshua Tree
(Sleeps 8)

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Immerse mom into a living modern art exhibit. This famous minimalist retreat is set on 90 acres of privately owned land abutting Joshua Tree National Park. Its mirrored exterior absorbs its surroundings and vanishes into the desert landscape, while its interior shows off a custom, 100-foot heated indoor swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors throughout, and stunning bedrooms with spa-like baths.

California: The Jacklin A. Vitullo’s Airbnb Plus Design House, Palm Springs
(Sleeps 10)

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Who doesn’t love vintage Palm Springs? Step back in time with this retro-contemporary home in South Palm Springs. Ultra private, the property has more than two dozen palm trees and citrus groves. Bedrooms offer ample privacy, while the living room features a wall of glass looking onto the pool, mountains, and inground jetted hot tub (for eight). 

California: Saddle Peak, Topanga
(Sleeps 8)

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This spectacular four-bedroom, four-bathroom is technically considered the boho heart of Los Angeles. But its privacy and stunning views of nothing but wild open space and ocean feels worlds away from (or rather high above) city life. Set on the edge of a lush escarpment, this uber-modern house overlooks the iconic Santa Monica pier and sprawling seaside of Venice Beach. The Getty Villa is also just a short drive away. 

Missouri: Iconic Glass Mansion, Osage Beach
(Sleeps 16)

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The iconic Glass Mansion sits on beautiful natural rock cliffs with cascading waterfalls into Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy lake views from the open-concept kitchen, and living room — featuring a large and comfy cloud couch with giant puffy ottomans and see-through fireplace — bedrooms, and surrounding outdoor decks. There’s a brand new boat dock, perfect for swimming, lounging, and your own boat (or hopping on a charter). 

Texas: Casa Paradiso, Austin
(Sleeps 8)

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You will swear you are in Mexico with a stay at this Lake Austin home. A palapa-covered swim-up bar sets the tone for the outdoor spaces of this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, which also features a pool, fireplace, and a sun-splashed patio right next to the dock. The interior is lovely too, with a neutral color palette, walls of windows (framing lake views), and fireplaces. 

Tennessee: Skywalk Treehouse, Sevierville
(Sleeps 16)

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Adventurous moms will love this house in the trees — actually, four treehouses linked by bridges. Connected by multi-level decks and with two full kitchens, the treehouse is perfect for multiple families to celebrate. Suites feature sumptuous bedding and bathroom features. Much of the furniture is handcrafted from natural products found locally in Sevierville and Gatlinburg. Enjoy too, the outdoor barbecue area and hot tub for seven.

Georgia: The Freddie Coastal Cottage, St. Simon’s
(Sleeps 9)

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The picturesque coastal cottage, this newly updated three-bedroom home features an open floor plan, living room with fireplace and beautifully screened-in (ultra-Southern) porch. The kids will love the upstairs bunk room (for five), and family golf cart for rides to the beach. 

Rhode Island: Stillwater House, Smithfield
(Sleeps 14)

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This custom-built home — located in a  suburb of Providence — overlooks a picturesque river and 92-acre pond. But most appealing to mom (or grandmother) are the five bedrooms, spacious enough for the entire family, including fur babies. A small walking bridge leads to Georgiaville Beach, perfect for fishing and boating, and with stunning views of pine-covered islands in the pond. We love the light, all-white interior with hardwood floors and expansive windows, offering views of the water. 

New Jersey: Beachfront Mansion, Brigantine
(Sleeps 18)

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Located directly on the beach in residential Brigantine (home to the state’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center), this six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, oceanfront property was built for family gatherings. Enjoy the outdoor decks overlooking the ocean, rooftop hot tub, fire pit, and sun loungers. Want to extend into a full family reunion? The owners also rent the neighboring, Brigantine Beach Retreat  (seven bedrooms, eight baths). 

Pennsylvania: Stylish Philly House
(Sleeps 14)

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For a stylish family meet-up in Philly, this five-bedroom house features a rooftop deck with a private patio. The interior comes with designer furniture, ensuite bathrooms, bright kitchen, gas fireplace, and gym. Free street parking is available, and those traveling with little ones will find a Pack N Play, changing table, and bassinet in the finished basement.