Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Palm Desert, California - Updated 2022


Located in Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is a perfect family-friendly destination in California. Those traveling with kids can explore Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, home to a variety of plant and animals species. Outdoor lovers can indulge in golfing and hiking, while those into performing arts can catch a show at McCallum Theater. For some retail therapy, head to the Shops on El Paseo. The city is also home to several museums and lush parks that are worth a visit. After a day of sightseeing, you need a comfortable place to rest your head. So, check out this list of the top vacation rentals in Palm Desert, California.

1. Zen Estate (from USD 377)

This newly remodeled house in sunny South Palm Desert boasts an open floor plan, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a living room with a plush sofa and fireplace. Enjoy your morning coffee in the enclosed front courtyard, complete with a fountain and patio set. You can cool off in the saltwater pool or outdoor shower.

When you need to get down to business, you can make use of the small office area with a printer and WiFi. There’s also a citrus orchard on site, where you can take a leisurely walk. In addition, this house is just a short stroll from El Paseo and other attractions.

Luxury Mid-Century Modern Home with Beautiful Mountain Views!
Palm Desert, CA, US
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Cozy guest room for four (from USD 127)

Part of Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas, this guest room comes complete with resort-like amenities. It has a king-size bed and a sofa bed, therefore can sleep up to four people. With a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, toaster, and dishes in the kitchen, you can whip up simple meals.

If you fancy dining out, choose from any of the five restaurants at the adjacent Desert Spring JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Guests staying here can also enjoy the amenities offered by Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas II, such as sports courts, heated outdoor pools, whirlpool spas, and a recreation center.

Habitación de lujo del Marriott Desert Springs II
243 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautifully appointed room immaculate grounds stunning views
very clean and nice
very clean and it also had golf
easy check in security for check in clean
the room was nice the grounds were well kept and the staff was amazing - always helpful and responsive
typical time-share in a great location with very nice amenities
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3. Luxurious house with a pool and spa (from USD 233)

This luxurious house for six will make you never want to leave. It is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including washing and drying equipment, high-speed WiFi, a gourmet kitchen, and a great room with a stone fireplace, HDTV and bar.

The house also has a pool and spa, a covered patio, and a backyard, so there’s no shortage of places for outdoor lounging. This property is within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and attractions such as El Paseo Shopping District and Adagio Galleries.

Joya del desierto! Cooling Patio Misters, hermosas vistas a la montaña: ¡a pie de las tiendas y restaurantes de El Paseo!
46 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 27
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 45 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this house had an impressively stocked kitchen and great upgrades
we spent a-lot of time outside enjoying the back yard is just as comfortable as the inside
clean and comfortable space for all
inside was clean and inviting
the process was easy and everyone we talked with was helpful
nicole and her team were very responsive accommodating and easy to correspond with
my compliments to the owner who designed and furnished this beautiful home
we loved the house and the location
perfect for 3 couples fantastic location with easy walk to el paseo shops and restaurants
this is a very comfortable and spacious house that is in a great location
too many bad rental places in the desert and these guys are the best
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4. Elegant four-bedroom house with mountain views (from USD 239)

Stunning both indoors and outdoors, this four-bedroom house offers guests an amazing view of the surrounding mountains. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen for home cooking and a living room with a gas fireplace and a TV for entertainment. You can spend your afternoon lounging by the private pool or playing volleyball in the lush backyard.

There’s also a hot tub, a covered patio with a dining set, and a fire pit. For those looking to venture out can explore nearby attractions such as Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, which is 2.8 km (1.8 mi) away, and El Paseo Shopping District, which is just 0.3 km (0.2 km) away from the house.

Palm Desert Home w / Pool & Patio - A pie de El Paseo
48 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was relaxing and warm and the perfect size to lounge by
the living room was comfortable and the sound system was easy to use
everything was very clean
it was clean well stocked with cooking items pool and fire pit were awesome
the house was clean spacious and fun for all ages
overall the house is beautiful well kept clean and i would absolutely recommend staying here
joe was super helpful
the home is clean and the property manager was very responsive
it is in a great location
great house great location great pool and spa
enjoyed the pool and location was great
we came for three nights to watch the indian wells tournament and the house was in a perfect location
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5. Two-bedroom condo with a lovely patio (from USD 135)

Want to add a modern touch to your vacation, then book this two-bedroom condo in a gated community. It has a lovely patio, where you can cook up a storm on the Weber gas grill while taking in the mountain views. The condo also has a full kitchen, a washing machine and dryer, WiFi, and two flat-screen TVs.

Guests staying here have full and complimentary access to the Desert Falls Country Club’s amenities, such as a fitness center and tennis and pickleball courts. The property is also conveniently located near the I-10 freeway, making numerous retail and dining spots, hiking trails, art galleries, and other attractions a short walk away.

Relajarse y disfrutar con estilo y comodidad en el desierto
58 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and furniture were comfortable
the wi-fi is fast and reliable and we really enjoyed the views of this very well equipped condo
it’s wonderful having a patio overlooking the pool and jacuzzi with lots of lawn space and fruit trees
the pool is right outside the patio which is perfect if you have kids
this condo is located near a pool/hot tub and the grounds viewed from the patio are pleasant
very clean and well appointed
the property was clean and very nice
place is clean spacious and comfortable
i have never stayed anywhere that was so spotlessly clean
the property was very nice clean and well equipped
drew was a perfect host
drew was a great host
drew was a terrific host
drew is attentive easy to contact and kind
drew is very attentive and we appreciated his concern that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves
the pool was a short walk away and nice at the end of the day
close proximity to pool and back patio area very peaceful and relaxing
the kitchen was well equipped for entertaining and cooking and the pool was close by
master bath featured a large walk in shower which was very nice
we enjoyed a short daily walk to a nearby strip mall for coffee and groceries
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6. Spacious casita with a hot tub (from USD 169)

Couples looking for a luxurious stay experience when in Palm Desert can opt for this one-bed casita surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains. It offers a range of relaxation facilities that will surely elevate your experience. You can swim some leisurely laps in the saltwater pool or relax in the hot tub. For your cooking needs, it has a full kitchen and a private porch with a barbecue grill. When night falls, gather around the outdoor fire pit to indulge in an intimate conversation.

Ideally located, this casita is just 1 mi (1.6 km) from the city center, where you’ll find El Paseo Shopping District, The River, Rancho Mirage and countless restaurants. There are also several hiking trails nearby.

LEGAL (casa principal ocupada por el propietario) - con su exclusivo y privado patio trasero
81 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and yard are also perfect (the main attraction for us)
the pool back yard lounge area is very relaxing
i loved having our own private pool for a day of rest and relaxation between rounds of golf
the pool and jacuzzi or so nice and clean
the casita is perfect super clean and is stocked with absolutely everything we could possibly need
steve and karen were great hosts and the indoor/outdoor accommodations were beautiful clean and private
our hosts were thoughtful and welcoming
the hosts couldn’t be more responsive
steven and karen are great responsive hosts and their place is beautiful
hosts are very helpful and respectful of privacy
lovely situation great hosts super private
elegant neighborhood location offering a secluded relaxing escape
it was a quiet great neighborhood and close to the stores and shopping etc
super location; very quiet; access to hiking restaurants shopping all within 10 minutes
great location near lots of good restaurants in palm desert
the neighborhood is quiet and has remarkable homes to look at
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7. Mid-century villa with a private pool (from USD 215)

If you’re looking to stay right in the thick of the action, then this mid-century villa is a great option for you. Major attractions such as El Paseo Shopping District, Palma Village Park, and The Gardens on El Paseo are within walking distance of the villa.

Four people can sleep across its two bedrooms. The villa’s rooms open onto a beautiful private patio with seating and a saltwater pool. When the temperature dips, cozy up by the fireplace in the living room. The villa also has a well-equipped kitchen and dining area.

El Paseo, 'The Rodeo Drive Of Beverly Hills' en Palm Desert. Wi-Fi gratis
97 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Float around in the private pool shaped like a goldfish or hang under the retractable pergola
The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and have blackout shades which is nice if you like to sleep late like me
Well equipped kitchen and very clean
best money spent on a vacation in a long time
If your looking for a place that has it all
The house was so clean and the location is amazing
The house is super clean and has everything you need
Great location Did not personally meet Bev; however did meet Rudy
Bev and Rudy made a last minute accomadation concerning additional family that were in a bad situation
The owners were great to deal with and very accommodating Would love to stay again
A hidden private oasis in the desert Everything about the location
We are very grateful for the above and beyond to what is a perfect rental condo literally right behind the best of the best
This is a lovely house located just off El Paseo in Palm Desert
Chez Bev is the perfect retreat It has the best location with the best shops and restaurants on your doorstep
This means You can easily walk to restaurants galleries
The patio with the pool is a great place to relax swim or BBQ
Although it is close to the center of town we never heard any traffic or other disturbing noises
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8. Self-contained house with an outdoor kitchen (from USD 535)

This beautifully furnished house is steps away from the bustling El Paseo Shopping Center. The house has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. Guests traveling with kids will be happy to know that there’s a game room and flat-screen TVs to keep everyone entertained. For your relaxation, there’s a hot tub and saltwater swimming pool.

The house has an indoor bar, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, and patio furniture for eating outside. Local restaurants and tennis and golf courts are within walking distance of the property.

Maravillosa ubicación en Palm Desert, junto al distrito comercial y de restaurantes El Paseo
93 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was well stocked and the back yard oasis did not disappoint
the inside is thoughtfully designed with lots of fans to keep cool and a great entertainment system
the kitchen living space dining room was perfect for a group dinner
we used the pool and spa every day as well as the grill in the unbelievable outdoor kitchen
tons of room a great kitchen and outdoor grilling space and of course a terrific pool + spa
the house was beautiful and clean
the place was clean and absolutely beautiful inside and outside
great experience house was clean and well maintained would stay there again
the property was clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed
if you are looking for a clean well kept property this is the place for you
the owner was wonderful and easy to work with
the owner was easy to communicate with and the overall experience was perfect
this was a great house and the owner was more than amazing
dean is an awesome host and his lovely home has all the amenities you need
he was great to work and very accommodating
comfortable place right near el paseo and centrally located
it is also close to great restaurants
the property is in a great location not far from shopping and a variety of restaurants
great location few blocks from el paseo
as advertised really nice property in a great location
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9. Modern and sleek condo for six (from USD 268)

This stylish condo has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. It comes with a fully stocked kitchen, two full baths, and entertainment facilities such as smart TVs, ALEXA, and WiFi. For an alfresco feast, you can fire up the barbecue grill in the front courtyard.

Guests staying here also have access to the amenities offered by Monterey Country Club. Within a few minutes drive, you’ll find local cinemas, attractions, restaurants, and shopping spots. A lovely 45-minute drive will take you to Idyllwild and the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains.

MEJOR UBICACIÓN en MCC * SUR * PISCINA * PATIO TRASERO * Patio extendido * Coachella / Spring Break
93 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

10. Light and airy house with high-end furnishings

If you’re looking for a tranquil stay, this house is ideal for you. Six people can sleep across its three bedrooms. For R&R, the house has a huge backyard with a saltwater pool, spa, and sun loungers. There’s also a patio with high-end furnishings and a 10-ft-long (3-m) barbecue grill.

The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking and baking needs, and the living room comes with a TV, fireplace and plush sofas. Laundry facilities are also available for your convenience. This house is about 2 mi (3.2 km) from McCallum Theatre and the famous El Paseo Drive, dotted with shops and restaurants.

80 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Explore the charming city of Palm Desert

Palm Desert is truly a place like no other. Besides the desert scenery, the city is home to golf courses, shops, parks and green spaces. For a local experience, book one of the above listed vacation rentals in Palm Desert, California.

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