Palm Desert Vacation Rentals

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Make Palm Desert your next getaway

Palm Desert is a family-friendly town located in the Coachella Valley, offering a relaxing and peaceful getaway in the gorgeous California climate with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Hiking, biking, nature-watching, and more are all at your fingertips when you book a stay in one of our Palm Desert vacation rentals. Lie out poolside under the sun or gear up for an adventure.

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Palm Desert vacation rentals for every getaway

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Canyon Oasis House
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Canyon Oasis House - Palm Desert, CA

$1,280 avg / night
Cliff House - El Paseo Retreat
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Cliff House - El Paseo Retreat - Palm Desert, CA

$723 avg / night
Palm Villa
6 Bed | 6.5 Bath | Sleeps 16

Palm Villa - Palm Desert, CA

$1,828 avg / night
Sunshine Serenity
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Sunshine Serenity - Palm Desert, CA

$256 avg / night
Desert Falls Retreat
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Desert Falls Retreat - Palm Desert, CA

$311 avg / night

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Recent Palm Desert vacation rental reviews

We were a family group of 4 adults and 2 young children, and the home completely met our needs. Spacious, clean and well appointed. Had everything we needed. Pool across the street. Very nice! The only negative was that the instructions to access the home were completely wrong. The email instructions were to input a code on an electronic keypad at the front door. No keypad on the home at all. Had to call and wait while the agent tried to figure out what to do. We looked around and found a realtor style lockbox locked to a pipe in the flowerbed. We asked the agent if there was instructions for a manual lockbox and he was eventually able to provide us with the combination to open the lockbox - and the key to the house was in there. Hopefully future customers will be given correct entry instructions because that was frustrating and disappointing.
Margaret R. | May 2023
This home is awesome. We didn’t want to leave the house! Book it, you won’t be disappointed!
Deborah S. | May 2023
Wonerful home to relax and enjoy family events. It was so convenient to shopping and the community was very peaceful. The pool and hot tub was amazing!
Barrett G. | May 2023
Palm Desert Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 248 of our Palm Desert homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 497 of our Palm Desert vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Palm Desert vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Palm Desert team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Palm Desert, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Explore our Palm Desert, CA vacation rentals

Ride the Aerial Tramway up to almost the top of San Jacinto Peak, and share breathtaking valley and mountain views with the whole family. For a revitalizing soak in a mineral pool or a spa day, head half an hour northeast to Desert Hot Springs. Save your spot in the middle of it all with a Palm Desert vacation rental, with an outdoor pool and plenty of room for the whole crew.

Where is Palm Desert?

Located in the heart of the beautiful Coachella Valley in Southern California, Palm Desert boasts spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Palm Desert lies an hour away from Joshua Tree National Park and about an hour and a half from San Bernadino. 

Things to do 

The spectacular hikes around Palm Desert can keep you busy for days. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a zoo and botanical garden that has something everyone will enjoy. Escape the desert heat by enjoying the water slides and sparkling pools at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, or head out for a thrilling off-road tour through the desert.

Of course, visiting the famous Joshua Tree National Park will only heighten your love for the outdoors with its exquisite flora and fauna. Interstate 10 swings right through the Coachella Valley if you’re gearing up for a fun-filled music festival, or drive 15 minutes northwest to Cathedral City to see the Fountain of Life and the historic Mary Pickford Theater. For a special night out, Cork Tree California Cuisine offers seafood, racks of lamb, wine, and even live entertainment.

Get to know a different side of Southern California by heading inland to one of our serene Palm Desert vacation homes or condos, and find much-needed recharge from daily life. Grab a home base in the heart of it all, where you can breathe easy under blue skies.

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