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Poolside Pleasures: 10 HomeAway And Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Palm Springs, CA - Updated 2021

Poolside Pleasures: 10 HomeAway And Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Palm Springs, CA
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Nestled in Coachella Valley, Southern California, the desert resort town of Palm Springs is a year-round destination made for sun-seekers. Sunshine and blue skies are almost permanent fixtures here, almost as if someone pushed the button for “eternal summer” and forgot to let go. Rain is a rare occurrence. If winter wherever you live is a numbing and miserable affair, a trip to Palm Springs is the perfect antidote to the chill. Winters here are relatively warm; just pack a light spring jacket / sweater for chilly evenings and you’re all set.

Once a playground for the Rat Pack, a name given to a group of American actors including Frank Sinatra, who had luxurious homes in Palm Springs, the city still retains its celebrity glamour. Grab your over-sized shades, put on your sun hat, and slather on copious amounts of sunblock. You’ll definitely need it once you see these gorgeous poolside HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals:

1. Cool blue: house in Palm Springs (from USD 255)

Located just a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs, you can get to many places on foot from this lovely house. Alternatively, take a short cab ride or hop on the bicycles that are thoughtfully provided at this elegant home. Get your priorities straight. The first thing you need to do is put down your suitcase and jump right into the pool. This posh 2-bedroom pad has a terrific private pool and waterfall spa, set against a majestic backdrop of the mountains. The sunshine is too good to waste. Take your breakfast right to the poolside, and enjoy a resort-style breakfast with a view of the pool. The bedrooms are serene oases of pastel greens and blues. When you rouse from a good night’s sleep in the morning, slide open the large glass doors and step right out. A morning dip is just mere footsteps away. Don’t mistake that for a painting. That picture-perfect rectangle is your view, which you can enjoy as you soak in the bathtub.

Mesa Mid-Century - Walk to South Palm Springs!
25 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
she said someone would come over that day to clean up the driveway and yard
the vacation rental was clean
reviewer comments:like advertised very well furnished clean
the pool is quite small but nice and the spa is spacious
typical of acme-managed properties the house and grounds are clean and well maintained
Host:
rating details:the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details:the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
super close to downtown
i was happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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2. Sun-drenched serenity: stunning mid-century home (from USD 196)

Situated in the quiet Sunrise Park neighbourhood, this 3-bedroom bungalow has clean lines, an open-concept floor plan, and beautiful period-inspired art and furnishings that thoroughly capture the Palm Springs vibe. As the palm trees sway in a gentle breeze, close your eyes and stretch out on the chaise lounge chairs or laze away on the hammock. This is the way lazy afternoons should be spent. When the desert sun sits high up in the sky, escape to the cool shade of the house. Gleaming white floors, a sea-green dining table, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure that you fully enjoy your meal. When the temperature dips after the sun sets, light up the fireplace and gather around in the cosy living room. If it isn’t too chilly, dine in the company of fabulous mountain views and stars coming out to play after sunset.

Sunrise Getaway - Fabulous Home! Read The Reviews!
22 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
? the pool hot tub yard etc was awesome
we loved our stay beautiful mountain views lounging in the pool hot tub hammock and loungers
the kitchen counter tops are not joined evenly either
the house itself is beautiful the pool private the fireplace the tv everything is accessible
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained
a very nice clean spacious house for our family
the vacation rental was very clean
the entire property was very clean and well maintained - inside and out
the vacation rental was clean
Host:
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
i love the location as well
also loved the location as we had people coming/going from the airport and could easily get anywhere
well cared for and convenient to downtown palm springs - we walked into town every evening
i was happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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3. Mountain view oasis: mid-century Alexander home with high-end features (from USD 166)

Originally designed and built by the famous Alexander Construction Company in 1957, this glorious mid-century home has been given a facelift with a complete renovation. Sleek and stylish, it is well situated, just minutes from downtown and the Palm Springs Tramway. The Palm Springs International Airport is also a 15-minute drive away. The pool and backyard afford unobstructed mountain views, and have Richard Schultz 1966 collection loungers and an 8-seater dining set for al fresco poolside dining. The heated saltwater pool and separate spa are indulgent treats on cool desert evenings. Don’t feel up for a night swim? Curl up on the lounge seats in front of the firepit and relax. The pergola can be opened or closed via remote controlled movable slats to cater to sun or shade-seekers in the day, and some stargazing at night. Glass sliders in the living area can be completely retracted, connecting the common spaces to the pool and outdoor living spaces. The master bedroom is bright and boasts large sliding glass doors that open out onto a private terrace so a couple can enjoy a quiet moment of sunshine. The other 2 bedrooms come with queen-sized beds and private balconies.

Mid-century Alexander with pool, high end finishes and mountain views.
Palm Springs, CA, US
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. Tropical heaven: resort-style pool and luxury living in Sunrise Park (From 731 USD)

Down Town Palm Springs
Source: Photo by user Prayitno / Thank ... used under CC BY 2.0

Leave the kids at home; this stunning property in the heart of downtown is adults only, and all guests must be at least 25 years old. You’ll never want to leave this tropical paradise. Settle on the elevated sun deck with loungers on a carpet of green grass beneath a brilliant blue sky with marshmallow clouds, then cool down with a refreshing dip in the pool. Palm fronds rustle in a soft breeze that also makes small ripples in the pool. The shaded patio is a serene spot from where to enjoy the views with an ice cold beer. Chilly evenings make for warm conversations and hearty laughter indoors with a fire burning brightly in the fireplace, and a bottle of wine to go around. The dining area is immediately expanded to include the mountains once you slide open the glass doors. An outdoor grill is available for your use as well. The combination of sun and water can make us pleasantly lethargic at night. This master suite is elegant and inviting, ensuring sweet dreams throughout the night.

Resort style pool and outdoor grilling area at 3 bedroom home in Sunrise Park

Area: N Debbie Dr

Price: From 731 USD

Number of Guests: 6

5. Contemporary dreams: villa on a premier golf course with mountain views (From 881 USD)

San Jucinto Propeller house
Source: Photo by user Jessie Eastland used under CC BY-SA 4.0

You may find this villa familiar. This luxury vacation home has been featured in many media outlets, such as Travel + Leisure magazine, NBC’s TV show Extra!, NBC’s Mansions and Millionaires, CNN, and Palm Springs Life Magazine. Set against the majestic backdrop of rugged mountains and verdant fairways, this Palm Springs villa puts you in the lap of exclusive luxury. With a cocktail in hand, gaze upon the San Jacinto Mountains as you recline on comfortable chaise lounge chairs. In this moment, all of life’s troubles are minuscule and far away. High ceilings, retractable glass walls and clerestory-style windows provide spectacular all-round views and allow natural light to spill in. Sandstone floors and warm earthy tones create a contemporary resort ambience. The three designer bedrooms are all air-conditioned and offer direct access to the outdoors. The master suite is airy and bright, with doors leading out to the pool area. The en suite bathroom has a spa shower and jetted tub.

Contemporary Dream on Premier Golf Course with Pool, Spa and Mountain Views

Area: Bogert Trail

Price: From 881 USD

Number of Guests: 8

6. Summer sweet escape: spacious villa in residential neighborhood (from USD 995)

Experience topnotch a staycation when you spend a few nights in this 3,000 sqft (278 sqm) villa with 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms for 10 people to make the most of. This open-plan home has a living room with a flat-screen TV, a sofa, and even a pool table. A full kitchen awaits guests who would like to prepare meals indoors. The outdoor amenities in this property features a backyard garden, a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a patio seating area for barbecues and dinners outdoors. There is also a fitness room, ping-pong table, and video games for those who would like to make the most out of their stay in this rental. Nearby attractions include Palm Springs Convention Center and Palm Canyon for guests who would like to explore the locale.

SPA in a GROTTO, SLIDE, SWIM UP BAR!!
49 reviews
villa 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful interior design comfortable beds beautiful floors
all of the beds were very comfortable
the sauna pool jacuzzi all worked great and the beds were comfortable with comfortable linens
Host:
owner and property manager care about your stay
mangement is real friendly and nice
helpful and responsive owner
carol the property owner / manager was super helpful and responsive in helping us set everything up
excellent and efficient communication with owner and caretaker if you have questions
Location:
great location - within walking distance to downtown (starbucks very close)
synthetic grass was very comfortable to walk on barefoot
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7. Luxurious holiday mansion: modern midcentury mansion in Palm Springs (from USD 808)

Experience Palm Springs in style and go big with a vacation rental that guarantees topnotch amenities, and superb interiors for guests to enjoy. This 5,200 sqft (483 sqm) home has everything, from a stylish seating area with an indoor fireplace in the living room, a rustic dining table to a fully decked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, this is a must to consider when traveling for the summer. It can sleep ten people in five spacious bedrooms with comfy linens and high-quality mattresses. there are five bathrooms with bathtubs and toiletries provided for convenience. Nearby attractions to check out include Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs and the Indian Canyon for outdoorsy folks who would like to see more of nature in this part of California.

Chic Estate - Private Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, Casita, 1 Block to Downtown
15 reviews
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the furnishings were new high quality and very comfortable
the kitchen was huge and plenty of space in the home for all members to spread out
the kitchen was amazingly outfitted with the best appliances and everything we needed for cooking or the bar
the property was in great condition and loved the backyard and kitchen best
Cleanliness:
it was clean and big
the house grounds and pool were very clean before we arrived
Host:
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
the location of the house is one of the best features
great experience and loved the home and location near a park and shopping
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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8. Charming home away from home: superb townhome with topnotch amenities (from USD 95)

Enjoy access to a topnotch selection of amenities in this private residential area. Get some time to take a dip in the swimming pool, play a round or two at the tennis courts, or spend a few hours keeping in shape in the fitness center, this property has everything you would want when traveling to Palm Springs. This charming one-bedroom home can accommodate two guests, ideal for couples or solo travelers. There is a functional and clean bathroom, as well as a comfy living room, functional kitchen for meal preparations, and a comfy king bedroom for guests to have a good nights sleep in.

Great One Bdrm, Two Bath Condo in Resort Like Setting - Pools, Tennis, Fitness
33 reviews
condo 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pools were awesome
beautiful heated pool private terrace and well maintained property complete your stay
bed was super comfortable with closets etc
quiet complex and grounds are well kept three nice pools
super comfortable king size bed with ensuite
Cleanliness:
unit was clean and updated
the condo itself was very clean and exactly as pictured
clean and properly supplied
spotlessly clean and big enough for the two of us with plenty of room to spare
the condo was exactly as described in the listing clean and well maintained
Host:
the owner was great to deal with
the owner provided excellent directions to and instructions for the condo
good correspondence with owner
good dealings with owner
Location:
the location a very easy walk to downtown
the location was ideal for my purposes
excellent location walking distance to many shops and restaurants
great property and great location
the proximity to downtown and the casino was great within walking distance
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9. Minimalist marble bungalow: monochromatic luxury home with infinity pool (from USD 1025)

For the stylish and aesthetically driven travelers who also value function, this monochromatic marble-inspired home is a great option for families and friends to check out. This 3,800 sqft (353 sqm) home can occupy up to 10 guests, in 5 spacious and stylish bedrooms, gives access to 5 functional ad uber clean bathrooms with shower essentials provided. The best part about this property is not just their open-plan bachelor pad type of property, but its outdoor amenities, which include a superb infinity swimming pool, sun loungers, and a garden. The living room and kitchen are stylish with space and design kept in mind. A flat-screen TV, wifi access, and laundry facilities are other amenities to due when in Palm Springs.

Brand New Palm Springs Luxury Dream Resort Pool, 5BE 5.5 BA, walk to downtown PS
58 reviews
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool hot tub and outside grill/fire pit area were all utilized and enjoyed by all
awesome resort quality pool beautiful patio and outdoor cooking area
we had a chef come in and the kitchen was well equipped to prepare a great meal
two outdoor flat-screen tvs great for a large family or shared family stay
the beds were all comfortable
Cleanliness:
the living area combines indoor and outdoor wonderfully in a clean modern design just as the pictures show
every bedroom felt spacious and all the beds were perfectly comfortable
Host:
hector did a great job and is an excellent host
manager was so helpful and quick to respond house had everything we could need
the property manager hector is the best he is quickly responsive to all communication
Location:
great location for downtown experience
centrally located and within a 10 minute walk to tons of great restaurants
the house was beautiful and in a great neighborhood within walking distance to town
house is in a lovely quiet neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants
fabulous location and wonderful house - the kitchen utensils need upgrading
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10. Sweet estate ecape: private midcentury compound with a saltwater pool (from USD 329)

Bask in the spacious and aesthetically stunning interiors and exteriors of this compound. Big enough for eight guests, this property is ideal for families and groups of friends traveling to Palm Springs for the holidays. Walk into a life of desert living with rustic interiors and midcentury furnishings to liven up every space in the room. There is a living room, a spacious kitchen cum dining area for whipping up a feast, and outdoor amenities that boast a saltwater pool, a patio, and garden area, and ping pong table for guests to relax in. There are four bedrooms with high-quality linens and sheets, as well as flat-screen TVs to stay entertained before getting a good night’s rest. Each bedroom has its own spacious and full bathroom, making it easier for guests to get ready. There are multiple tourist attractions to check out including the Palm Springs Art Museum, and the Palm Springs Air Museum, to nane a few.

Private, Mid-Century Compound in Famous Movie Colony with Saltwater Pool!
93 reviews
estate 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is both well-appointed and comfortable
the backyard and pool are amazing
Cleanliness:
very clean spacious and exactly as described
the decor is modern and stylish the pool is great the house was very clean
four of us had a lovely christmas holiday in this comfortable stylish impeccably clean home
Host:
lovely property and home owner
they were super accommodating and super responsive
this is a fantastic house with even better hosts
swimming all day in peace and privacy kristin the host was nice and welcoming
the owners are very lucky to have kristin welcome their guests
Location:
so location is great
we really enjoyed this comfortable and beautiful home close to grocery shopping and 5 minutes by car to downtown
interior layout was nice with large open central area
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Delightful decadence in Palm Springs

When every day is summer, the cocktail never has to leave your hands and you never have to leave the pool. With the vast and infinite ceiling of blue above you, and almost constant sunshine and laid-back vibes all around, your Palm Springs vacation will be everything you ever dreamed of and more.

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