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10 Luxury Vacation Rentals in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is an El Dorado of luxury in the middle of the desert. It is here in the shadow of the mighty San Jacinto mountains that the famous and wealthy Hollywood stars and starlets used to party throughout the second half of the 20th century. Even today, many celebrities have a property in Palm Springs, but it’s mixed with chic mid-century and luxury hotels, sprawling golf courses, hip galleries, and a kaleidoscope of cool eateries. True to its glitzy, party-filled past, the city retains a hedonist character under the hot desert sun. Here are the spots where the glamorous bliss is felt better. These are the top luxury vacation rentals in Palm Springs.

Organic and Holistic Retro Ranchito in Palm Springs Organic and Holistic Retro Ranchito in Palm Springs
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Organic and Holistic Retro Ranchito in Palm Springs

While many Palm Springs visitors will see the modernist house masterpieces only from the outside, you can actually live the experience by renting this mid-century villa. It’s a Palm Springs Airbnb with an outdoor swimming pool and an organic garden. Water and fire intertwine in the courtyard, with the fire pit graciously placed next to the hot tub, creating the ultimate relaxation moment. One of the best vacation rentals in Palm Springs, it gives you total privacy, a fact noted by many in reviews. A great additional perk comes in four bikes available for guests to easily reach all the attractions Downtown.

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Iconic Palm Springs Poolside

Have your own dreamy mid-century villa by booking this stunning property. Boasting a fantastic sense of aesthetics, surrounded by mountainous panoramas, and offering a classic courtyard pool with palm trees, this Airbnb is among the best luxury vacation rentals in Palm Springs. Moreover, it’s also a well-reviewed one, with guests lining up to say how beautiful the house is. Basically, you’ll be staying in a piece of Palm Springs’ architectural history. Designed in 1954 by Jack Meiselman, the villa has recently been given a sparkling modern redo. There are three bedrooms, a superb outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fully-equipped kitchen, another kitchen with a BBQ outside, and a fire pit. In other words, you’ve got everything for self-indulgence in style.

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Colorful Oasis with a Dreamy Desert Vibe

What are some of the things that come to mind when you hear Palm Springs? Probably, the ideal picture would include lots of sunrays, vibrant colors, blue waters of the private pool, an abundance of greenery, and desert views. This property gives you all of it. You will have a hard time trying not to fall in love with this dreamy Airbnb with all the ingredients for a beautiful vacation in one of America’s top desert destinations. The designs are top-notch, the attention to detail is immaculate, and the atmosphere is peak SoCal. If it’s a vacation rental for two we’re talking about, this home is number one.

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Blue Lemon Heaven

Your Instagram will explode with content if you choose Blue Lemon Heaven. Anywhere you look is simply gorgeous. The elegant outdoor pool area overlooks the San Jacinto mountain range. Lounge outside on a sofa during the day and enjoy being next to the electric fireplace in the cozy living room. Designs are bright, spaces are illuminated, and you’re well-connected to the outdoors and some of the top things to do around Palm Springs. The location is great, too. You’ll be staying in a quiet residential neighborhood with Downtown Palm Springs a few minutes away by car.

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1954 William Cody Luxury Villa

The best of mid-century desert modernism renovated to modern luxurious glory – that’s the deal with this property. You’ll step into the breezy, open-space villa with a steel-framed indoor atrium, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, and ultra-contemporary amenities throughout. But, it’s the outdoors here that takes the breath away. This property is a stunner with a swimming pool and a hot tub combo, superbly-organized gardening, and a magnificent mountain background. Pastel sunrises and violet sunsets are included.

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Movie Colony East, Saltwater Pool, and Heat Included

Movie Colony East is the neighborhood to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood glamour of the 60s. Rent this fantastic Palms Springs Airbnb and get a flawless Palm Springs experience. The recipe for the best luxury holiday is quite simple here. The property boasts a backyard with an elegant saltwater pool and a hot tub, lush greenery, a BBQ, and a cool lounge area. Inside the house are two bedrooms, tasteful interiors filled with art, and a stylish, fully-equipped kitchen covered in Spanish-inspired tiles.

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Oasis on the Park: 3 Bedrooms with Spacious Pool

The adepts of a quieter luxury with a minimalist edge would feel at home staying at Oasis on the Park. Located across the road from Demuth, the city’s largest park, the property provides the ultimate retreat space for you to escape all the noise and bustle. A treasure here is the oversized pool with spa, fully justifying the “oasis” part of the property’s name. Tall palm trees and mighty mountains will be your backdrop. The house is fully livable for longer terms too. There are three bedrooms, a dedicated working area, fast WiFi, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

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Stardust Oasis Guest House

Are you ready for explosive vintage luxury? It’s found at this excellent Airbnb. You know a place is good if, after more than three hundred reviews, the rating is still 5. The love for design and respect for mid-century architecture is felt in every inch of this colorful guesthouse. With a pinch of futurism there, lovely American details here, and impeccable comfort throughout, it’s simply gorgeous. You’ll love staying in such a rich space. There is a private courtyard for casual relaxation outside as well as a kitchenette inside with a coffee maker and a microwave. The guests have access to the common pool with a hot tub too. This is an ideal luxury vacation rental in Palm Springs for someone traveling solo or for a couple, as Palm Springs is one of California’s most romantic honeymoon destinations.

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The Weekend House

Family needs space to have fun. The Weekend House is there to provide a luxurious Palm Springs holiday. With three bedrooms, a huge courtyard with an azure pool (that can be heated for a fee), a quiet neighborhood, and modern furnishings, it’s the property to choose for an easygoing Southern California family vacay. It combines the homey, down-to-earth feel with the sumptuousness of Palm Springs mansion living. The city center is reachable within 5 minutes by car.

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Luxury Mid-Century Villa with a Pool

It may be for a long weekend getaway under the SoCal sun, a girl’s trip, an extended workation, or a month in the desert. In each case, you’re looking at one of the best luxury vacation rentals in Palm Springs. Mixing mid-century architectural genius with a modern renovation, it’s among the favorite properties in the city (as per satisfied reviews). The convenient location in a tranquil area with a short proximity to Downtown, the stunning pool zone, the privacy of the fenced courtyard, and the superb combination of vintage furniture with contemporary appliances win the hearts of its guests.

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