When it comes to scheduling an affordable vacation, many people may not assume that a trip to Palm Springs, California, would fall under the definition of “affordable.” But, alas, it’s true! If heading to this beautiful West Coast spot is on your bucket list, there are lots of options in or right outside of Palm Springs that can be had for an average of under $250 a night.
Once you’ve decided to visit this gorgeous destination, you’ll quickly realize that there is a lot to do, a lot to see, and plenty of things to know to get the most out of your time in the Golden State. If you’re looking for the best way to spend a day in Palm Springs, check out the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, visit a museum or two, play golf, or indulge in some of the great food options!
If you’re looking for something that might run on the more expensive or larger side, we’ve got you covered there, too. Our focus here is finding you affordable and popular options for your trip to Palm Springs. Please note, some municipalities and/or rentals have minimum stay options. So without further adieu, here are 10 great Vrbo vacation rentals in Palm Springs you’re going to love!
Elegant Desert Home, Movie Colony$175/nightly avg
This elegant desert home is located on a private street, boasts stunning mountain views, and comes with a 37-foot-long saltwater pool — a must-see! Located in the fabled Movie Colony of Palm Springs, this home has a large living room, media room, a dining area that can seat up to 12, and much more. Each of the three bedrooms has a king bed — the master has a California king — along with cable television. The pool and entire backyard are gorgeous; be sure to check out the photos. Note that though there is a daily rate shown, this is a minimum 1-month rental. No parties!
The Wexie, The Rose Garden$100/nightly avg
This open-concept home with a central atrium offers resort-style living in total privacy — welcome to the Wexie! Located in the Rose Garden Palm Springs and designed by architect Donald Wexler, the Wexie offers stunning mountain views and features beautiful gardens in a gorgeous area. Enjoy the outdoors from your terrace with a large private garden and water fountain, and you’re just steps away from the saltwater pool, spa, and tennis and pickleball courts. This truly wonderful house is unique and incredibly affordable. Check it out today!
Dar Sabrina, Cathedral City$159/nightly avg
Offering a blend of mid-century modern, minimalist, and contemporary Asian and Moroccan designs, Der Sabrina is a 2,200-square-foot home with an open-floor plan and tons of natural light. Whether you’re relaxing in the main living room or adjacent lounge room, you’ll love the views of the private backyard, mountains, and pool. While enjoying the pool and spa, grab some shade on the covered patio, fire up the gas barbecue, or relax on the dining or lounging furniture. The maximum occupancy is six — including children — and there is parking for a maximum of three vehicles. There is also a strict noise ordinance in place for all vacation rentals stating there is no outdoor amplified music at any time with quiet hours from 10 p.m.–8 a.m.
Mid-Century House With Martini Motif, Palm Springs$258/nightly avg
Featuring an open living area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an enclosed sun porch, gorgeous pool, and the Club Martini Party Patio, this 1,200-square-foot mid-century modern renovated house offers you a chance to relax and escape! With easy access to downtown Palm Springs, golf courses, tourist sites, shopping, dining, and more, you are going to love the open feeling and martini motif of this home. The living area includes a table for dining, fireplace, and stereo system with an iPod connection. This one is a must-see!
Luxurious Southeast Palm Springs Hideaway$181/nightly avg
When it comes to house rentals near Palm Springs, this beautiful home comes with everything you need. From tennis courts and a communal swimming pool to Wi-Fi access and many more amenities, there is a large selection of things to do at this property — not to mention the many activities available in and near Palm Springs.
With two beds and two baths and sleeping accommodations for four, this modern rental is perfect for a small family trip or a romantic getaway with Palm Canyon in your backyard. Including all the necessary amenities you’ll need, as well as an outdoor patio, this home has it all at an affordable price.
Zen Modern Style Home, Palm Springs$170/nightly avg
A golfer’s delight, this zen modern-style home is located in the Tahquitz Creek Golf Club area of Palm Springs, moments away from Indian Canyon Golf, Canyon Estates Golf, and Mesquite Country Club. This gorgeous home has mountain views, a sunning patio with lounge chairs, an amazing saltwater pool, an elevated built-in waterfall spa, extensive landscaping, and an outdoor shower on a private lot. Inside, this three-bedroom, completely remodeled beauty features high-end modern furniture, a 55-inch Samsung Smart TV, terrazzo-style countertops, and more! Note that this rental requires a minimum stay of 28 nights. Guests are required to put down a deposit to cover gas and electricity costs.
Pristine Mid Century Architecture Home, Warm Sands$157/nightly avg
Situated on a quiet residential street in the historic Warm Sands neighborhood, this pristine mid-century architecture home was extensively remodeled in 2016 and again updated in 2019. With a spacious open-floor plan, this home has new central heating and cooling, a full-size washer and dryer, a large living room with a gas fireplace, an open dining room, cozy den, stocked kitchen, and more! Step outside and enjoy the breathtaking western mountain views, private patio spaces, and the open-air patio. This home does not have a pool, but many local hotels offer non-guests an opportunity to visit. Ask your host for more information.
La Casita Plumeria, Cathedral City Cove$100/nightly avg
La Casita Plumeria is a cozy, romantic, stand-alone casita in a large, private, quiet compound that is all yours for your stay! Decorated in southwest mountain decor, La Casita has an open bedroom, combo living room, a dining area for two, a full kitchenette, a gas-top range, and more. Outside, the saltwater pool and hot tub are yours to enjoy — or step off the property and take advantage of one of the over 140 hiking trails in the Coachella Valley. Note that the City of Cathedral is phasing out rentals of less than a month, so La Casita Plumeria is only available on a month-long agreement or longer. The host requests that you read the entire write-up to become familiar with all amenities and information prior to booking.
Zhen Peninsula, Palm Springs$215/nightly avg
Zhen Peninsula is a charming open-floor plan house, newly remodeled in 2012, and ready to host you for a comfortable stay! This three-bedroom home has a breakfast room with space for six, a dining room with space for eight, a cozy sunken living room, and two fireplaces. You’ll step outside to a big backyard with a pool, spa, and beautiful mountain views. Sit by the pool in the zero gravity and beach lounge chairs, sit at the patio table, or fire up the grill. This home also has space for three cars in two garages, as well as a circular driveway. With room for eight, book your stay at Zhen Peninsula today!
Modern Ranch House, Palm Springs$233/nightly avg
Situated next to Demuth Park, this modern ranch house offers three bedrooms, two baths, a saltwater pool, and hot tub ready for you to enjoy! Just 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, you will be comfortable and cozy in this handsome and neutrally decorated home. Demuth Park has amenities that include tennis, golf, softball, picnic areas, and more! This one is very highly rated — check it out soon!
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