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17 Perfect Staycations For Escaping Thanksgiving

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    Does the mere idea of your entire family cramming into your home cause you to run to the nearest window, gasping for air? If so, you'd likely never admit it out loud. First, stop worrying: No one has to know. Second, you are definitely not alone. Lastly — and, most importantly — we've got a solution.

    Rather than spending the next two weeks obsessively Swiffer-ing every inch of your living room, searching the Internet for the nearest storage locker to hide all your unmentionables, and/or coming up with a big-ol' lie involving a sudden termite infestation, it's time you take a deep breath and listen closely. If having houseguests is causing you buckets of anxiety, why not host Thanksgiving this year in a different house — a nicer one, that doesn't even belong to you? Whether you're looking for a small loft to double as a crash pad, or a massive, beachfront property that will be the well-deserved vacation your whole family needs, we've found 17 spots for a staycation in L.A. that will make this year's holiday one you can really be thankful for.

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    Kubrick House
    Neighborhood: Santa Monica
    Rate: $405 per night
    The Best Part: The bubble chair that hangs in the bedroom, the wooden, cathedral-style ceiling, and the remote skylights throughout the entire house.

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    Barry Avenue
    Neighborhood: Mar Vista
    Rate: $719 per night
    The Best Part: The oceanfront views, and the beautifully designed, curve-shaped pool.

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    Bateau Bungalow
    Neighborhood: Santa Monica
    Rate: $399 per night
    The Best Part: This nautical bungalow — complete with old ship lamps, cool blue furniture, and ladders — feels like it might as well be a Wes Anderson set. And, honestly, what could be cooler than that?

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    Cactus Flower
    Neighborhood: Venice
    Rate: $269 per night
    The Best Part: The patio — complete with an outdoor fireplace — is extremely conducive to having a very, very successful dinner party.

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    Serene Guest House
    Neighborhood: Topanga
    Rate: $190 per night
    The Best Part: The small, minimalist place is surrounded by wildlife and greenery, making it the ideal spot to clear your head.