The Best Villas to Rent in Palm Springs, California

The gorgeous views from your private pool will make you never want to leave these Palm Springs villas
The gorgeous views from your private pool will make you never want to leave these Palm Springs villas | Courtesy of San Jacinto Hacienda / Expedia
Rashmi Narayan

There is something truly artistic in the way the desert landscape unfolds in Palm Springs, with craggy volcanic peaks that stand proudly in front of palm trees. This unofficial desert capital that once drew miners, visionaries and artists to its watering holes now sees celebrities and hipsters on luxurious getaways. From the iconic Route 66 to Coachella, there’s plenty to do in Palm Springs. Check out these stunning villas in Palm Springs for a break that suits your taste, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Collins Hideaway – for a golf retreat


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This sleek, four-bedroom Palm Springs villa boasts remarkable views of the Tahquitz and Indian Canyons. The villa offers access to the adjacent golf course, and there is a glorious, curvy swimming pool, enjoying views of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains rising from the west. A place to put your feet up and relax with your fellow traveler, this Palm Springs vacation rental features a billiards table and sunken bar area.

2. Lujo – for a cinematic getaway


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There’s a hint of Florida in this glamorous yellow, pink and orange rental, as the holiday home pays homage to the ‘90s Robin Williams film The Birdcage, with stills from the film on its walls. What’s more, you can step back in time wearing the monogrammed bathrobes, and soak up the sun in the themed backyard to feel like you’re actually in the blast-from-the-past movie.

3. Padua – for cocktails and barbecues


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Want to frolic by the pool with a barbecue? Stay here, and party the night away – shaded outdoor sofas mean you’ll be able to take a seat when your dancing feet get tired. If staying indoors isn’t your thing, Padua is in the middle of the city and close to everything that’s quintessentially Palm Springs: the Agua Caliente Casino, Coachella Valley National Wildlife Preserve and the North Lykken Trail.

4. Casa Colibri – for feeling like a true celeb


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Located in the Indian Canyons neighborhood, about a 30-minute walk from the South Lykken Trail, this midcentury mansion is done up in true Hollywood regency style by architect Paul Rudolph. It spells luxury right from the entrance, where there are stylish fountains, manicured gardens and separate formal and informal dining areas. You’ll love the color-changing pool lighting, which can be flipped from blood red to vibrant purple at the flick of a switch.

5. Villa Sierra – for being in the heart of Palm Springs


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Want to be in the heart of the action? Look no further. Villa Sierra is located in the center of the city and is close to the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium as well as the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Contrasting colors greet you in each of the four bedrooms, while a dark wood paneled bar area sets a sassier mood with gorgeous crystal glasses. It also has a chic patio and a sitting area to watch the balmy days go by.

6. Modern Palms – for some vintage glam


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This charming holiday home in the Movie Colony area is a blend of vintage style and modern convenience. The kitchen includes a Breville Nespresso machine to have some good coffee with your home-cooked meal – and you’ll also have a wine cooler, so you can pair each meal on your menu with the perfect wine. By the pool, the retro Coca Cola advert on the wall adds a bit of character as you sip martinis in your very own outdoor bar.

7. Junipero – for lounging about


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This swanky home in Little Tuscany near the San Jacinto Mountains has bathrooms to die for – we’re talking multiple shower heads, and gorgeous glass bowl sinks. You will also be treated to king-size beds, a 50in HDTV, walk-in closets and a fireplace. Trace Elvis Presley’s footsteps in his Honeymoon Hideaway nearby, or kick back and relax in Junipero’s hot tub or heated pool – complete with in-pool loungers.

8. Biarritz B15 – for a sporty weekend getaway


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Bring your racquet to this holiday home, which features two impressive outdoor tennis courts. Once the game is up, soak your troubles away with your crew in the two hot tubs. All rooms open to a patio, and if you want to get out and explore, the rental is situated only a few minutes away from the Palm Springs Convention Center and Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

9. San Jacinto – for a touch of 20th-century elegance


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This stunning three-bedroom hideaway, built in 1939, is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday – whether that’s unwinding with a book on the hammock by the pool, or drifting off into dreamland in the elegant, spacious bedrooms with dark wood furnishings. The kitchen includes a quartz countertop, double pane windows and custom lights, so in the unlikely event it rains outside, you’ll be cooking up a storm inside.

Looking for an affordable stay? See the best cheap hotels in Palm Springs and book with Culture Trip.

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