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Luxury private suite in Palm Desert
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Luxury private suite in Palm DesertPRIVATE, separate entrance beautiful Suite with its own bathroom, stunning lush green lawn, mountain views, overlooking the pebble tech pool, ideal to relax and enjoy. Heart of the desert, 5-minute walk to famous El Paseo's upscale shopping. Minutes to Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, restaurants, close to, Palm Springs . Amenities: TV, Micro, Keurig, Fridge. *Pool is open and may be shared only with 2 additional guests if the other suite is booked
Relaxing Desert Oasis- Pool&Spa/View/#067735 3bd
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Relaxing Desert Oasis- Pool&Spa/View/#067735 3bdMaximum occupancy 6. Please read all house rules/noise ordinance before booking. This beautiful Santa Fe home in the La Quinta Cove has an automated private salt water pool & jacuzzi and majestic panoramic mountain views. Conveniently located close to Old Town La Quinta, shopping, restaurants, world renowned golf courses, hiking & biking trails, Coachella Fest, Stagecoach, polo grounds and Indian Wells Tennis Garden it’s the perfect relaxing getaway to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Joy Ranch
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths
Joy RanchA joyful high desert getaway in the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains—20 degrees cooler and just a quick ride away from the Coachella Valley, Idyllwild, and Temecula’s wine country. House is complete with reverse osmosis, kitchen, laundry (for long-term guests), high-speed fiber-optic Internet, a sky full of stars, hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading. NOTE: No long term stays allowed. Signed contract with agreement to check-in/out dates and house rules required before booking. RVC1053

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Apartments in Palm Desert

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Your Downtown Oasis in Palm Springs!
$275 per night
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Downtown Condo w/2 Pools & Tennis Downstairs Unit
$99 per night
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Downtown Condo w/ 2 Pools & Tennis Upstairs Unit
$97 per night
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Mesquite Country Club remodeled 2b+2b,by the pool.
$208 per night
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Palms Oasis-Self Check In-Free Parking-Pool Access
$145 per night
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Casa Ponderosa
$109 per night
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(LV014) Upstairs Legacy Villas Studio with a View of the Pool
$103 per night
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Peaceful Relaxing Retreat casita studio #3750
$194 per night
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Desert Casita w/Pool-Mountain Views *2BR* #063543
$254 per night
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas Studio or Larger!
$269 per night
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Moonlit Nights from this Desert Hideaway
$139 per night
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The Duncan Suite
$43 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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An Oasis- Private Palm Springs Home With Pool&Spa
$298 per night
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Rancho Mirage Home with Private Pool and Views
$145 per night
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FUN Private Pool Home w/ 3bd/3ba La Quinta Cove
$122 per night
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Palm Springs retreat minutes from downtown
$140 per night
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Fantastic Mountain View’s! The Hummingbird House
$200 per night
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Relax Poolside at a Colorful Oasis with a Dreamy Desert Vibe
$189 per night
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The Colony Enclave - #1 Hideaway in Palm Springs
$384 per night
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Palm Springs Getaway
$250 per night
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Paradise off El Paseo
$213 per night
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Private Pool and Spa..Spacious lot!
$185 per night

Houses with pools

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WoodHaven Country Club Condo
$130 per night
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Monthly Rental in the Palm Springs Area!
$199 per night
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Spectacular Mountain View Home!
$120 per night
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Casita Luz Palm Springs Guest House
$161 per night
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Cliff House | El Paseo Gem with Private Pool & Spa
$520 per night
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South Palm Desert House
$125 per night
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Marriott Desert Springs 1 BR Golf Course View
$59 per night
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JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Course Studio
$49 per night
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Relaxing, family-friendly home w/ a private pool & firepit - golf on-site!
$319 per night
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Gorgeous View Pool & Spa Home on Golf Course
$155 per night
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Marriott Shadow Ridge - Studio - Golf Course - 4
$47 per night
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beautiful golf course home in Del Webb Sun City
$70 per night

Your guide to Palm Desert

All About Palm Desert

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.


How do I get around Palm Desert?

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), which receives a mix of year-round and seasonal flights, is about 12 miles from Palm Desert. The closest major airport is Los Angeles International (LAX), at 138 miles away. A rental car is your best option for getting around Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley, although for nights on the town you can easily find taxis and rideshares. You can also hop on a SunLine bus, which services communities throughout the valley and makes stops in Palm Desert.


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 visiting in 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.