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Home in La Quinta
New Listing! Retro-Modern Home w/Mountain Views
Escape the mundane and embrace the eclectic! Funky & unique, this groovy La Quinta vacation rental is the FUN place to be in the desert! Soak up some rays in the large heated saltwater pool and then unwind in the jetted spa. Reconnect with friends and family while paying a game of "foosball" or crafting a homemade meal in the full kitchen. Our home has all the amenities guests need for a comfortable stay, including pots & pans, silverware & plates, and towels & shampoo! Plus our washer & dryer!
$161 per night
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Home in La Quinta
Embrace Nature at Hacienda Retreat w/Private Pool
Monthly bookings only please. Our "Hacienda Zen Retreat" in the beautiful & relaxing La Quinta Cove features multiple outdoor living spaces, a private backyard pool, and majestic views of the Santa Rosa mountains. Start your journey at our retreat walking through the large wooden double-doors in the professionally manicured front yard. Flow into the zen-style living room complete with tiled fireplace. Enjoy a dip in the pool, and soak up the mountain views from one of the outdoor dining spaces.
$125 per night
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Guesthouse in Palm Desert
Cozy Casita in the Heart of Palm Desert
Beautiful upscale casita w/private entrance located in a quiet neighborhood minutes away from Trader Joes, El Paseo restaurant and shopping district, popular hiking trails, the Living Desert Zoo, and the Civic Center Park. Keurig with complimentary pods, wifi, Smart TV, cable, movie channels, and private central air included. For a discount on available dates, inquire at 760 then 808 then 7219. Pet friendly, see details below! Feel free to instabook, call, or text with questions.
$86 per night
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Stay near Palm Desert's top sights

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Old Town La Quinta272 locals recommend
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Sunnylands Center & Gardens73 locals recommend
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The Bump And Grind37 locals recommend
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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens894 locals recommend
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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant74 locals recommend
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The Street Fair at College of the Desert65 locals recommend

Palm Desert house rentals

Home in Palm Desert
JW Marriott Desert Spgs 1 BR Slps 4 Golf Course
$74 per night
Private room in Palm Desert
New :) near PNB Paribas-Pvt room &bath self-check.
$69 per night
Home in Indio
Luxurious private oasis with pool, spa, firepit lounge & on-site restaurant
$170 per night
Home in Palm Desert
37 Pools & Spas/Kid & Pet Friendly/Golf Cart/Bikes
$217 per night
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Home in Palm Desert
Marriott Shadow Ridge - Studio - Golf Course - 4
$47 per night
Home in Cathedral City
Chic Cathedral City Home with Private Pool & Spa | Minutes to Palm Springs
$190 per night
Home in Palm Desert
Luxury Studio JW Marriott Desert Springs Villas
$49 per night
Home in Cathedral City
Monthly Rental in the Palm Springs Area!
$200 per night
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Home in Palm Springs
Palm Springs retreat minutes from downtown
$155 per night
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Home in La Quinta
Upscale Getaway w/Pool - Near Music & Tennis
$171 per night
Private room in Palm Desert
Luxury private suite in Palm Desert
$100 per night
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Home in Palm Desert
JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Course Studio
$49 per night

Palm Desert winter vacation rentals

Rental unit in Palm Desert
Studio in Marriott's Desert Springs II
$130 per night
Rental unit in Palm Desert
Large Studio for 4 in Marriott's Shadow Ridge
$107 per night
Villa in Palm Desert
Marriott Shadow Ridge Villages - 1 Bedroom Villa
$125 per night
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Villa in Palm Desert
Luxury Studio JW Marriott Villas - Sleeps 4
$45 per night
Guest suite in Bermuda Dunes
Perfectly located fully remodeled Desert Casita!
$75 per night
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Condo in Palm Springs
Jacinto View.
$80 per night
Villa in Palm Desert
Marriott Shad Ridge Studio Golf Course- Sleeps 4
$57 per night
Private room in Palm Desert
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II - Studio
$144 per night
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Rental unit in Palm Desert
Spacious studio for 4 in Marriott's Desert Springs
$126 per night
Condo in Palm Springs
Beautifully remodeled condo in the heart of PS
$94 per night
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Condo in Palm Desert
Palm Desert Relaxation Station
$75 per night
Rental unit in Cathedral City
Cathedral Villas
$70 per night
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Downtown Palm Desert vacation rentals

Private room in Palm Desert
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I - Studio
$135 per night
Condo in Palm Desert
Tennis ? La Quinta/Palm Desert/Indian Wells Condo.
$89 per night
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Rental unit in Palm Desert
Spacious&large studio in Marriott's Desert Springs
$118 per night
Private room in Palm Desert
Marriott Desert Springs 2 - Studio-pools & golf
$142 per night
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Villa in Palm Springs
Private villa - immaculate, views, work remote
$173 per night
Guesthouse in Palm Desert
Private Casita in the Heart of Palm Desert
$93 per night
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Rental unit in Palm Desert
Large Studio in Marriott's Desert Springs
$119 per night
Guest suite in Palm Desert
Desert Star Oasis with pool hot tub and mtn views
$101 per night
Private room in Palm Desert
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II - Studio
$139 per night
Condo in Palm Desert
Marriott Desert Springs I Studio sleeps 4
$144 per night
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Private room in Palm Desert
StandAloneCasita & EnchantingPatio
$89 per night
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Condo in Palm Springs
Historic Palm Springs Tennis Club, Central PS
$108 per night

Your guide to Palm Desert

Introduction

Palm Desert is overshadowed by its glitzier cousin to the west, Palm Springs, and locals and visitors in the know are probably just fine with that. Home to upscale shopping and fine dining and surrounded by the dramatic desert landscape that distinguishes the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is a calm oasis. It’s not uncommon to see a golf cart — street legal here — in someone’s driveway instead of a car. The country club set lives at a slower pace, tooling around to the many marquee golf courses the city has to offer or heading to the Shops on El Paseo for luxury retail therapy. But don’t think Palm Desert is only for upscale tastes — it’s also known for its natural beauty in the form of wildflower blooms and desert gardens.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Palm Desert?

March through May in Palm Desert are sublime, with temperatures ranging from the high 60s to low 80s Fahrenheit. Temperatures quickly spike into the 80s and 90s — with occasional forays into the triple digits — June through September. From October through February, those looking to avoid chilly weather in other locales will enjoy temperatures in the mid 70s, although the temperature has been known to dip into the 40s during winter months. If booking one of Palm Desert’s vacation rentals for the summer, pack breathable clothes that will be forgiving in hot weather, and during winter months pack layers.


What are the top things to do in Palm Desert?

Bump and Grind Trail

This trail’s former name was the more demure Mirage Trail, but the descriptive moniker won out, probably because this moderate hike into the mountains will get your heart rate up as you climb 523 feet. Your three-mile trek starts unceremoniously behind the Desert Crossing Shopping Center, where you’ll enter the trail on Painters Path — but you leave civilization behind as you hike further on. Along the way you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of the Coachella Valley floor and, during spring, wildflowers.

Desert Willow Golf Course

This picturesque municipal course is home to two 18-hole golf courses, Firecliff and Mountain View. A respected golf architect, known for his environmentally friendly approach, designed both, and the grounds are landscaped with native plants and fed with reclaimed water. Lots of bunkers make the courses challenging while also reducing the need for water. So no matter how well you play, you can take some solace in having shown respect for the local terrain.

Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden

This free outdoor sculpture garden, located in the Eric Johnson Memorial Gardens at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, features artists from the museum’s permanent collection in a beautifully landscaped desert oasis.