15 Picture-Perfect Airbnbs in Palm Springs Starting at $119 a Night

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Whether you’re hiking through palm-lined canyons or cracking open a beer poolside, Palm Springs is an ideal getaway.

The desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, is a storied destination offering impressive landscapes, midcentury modern architecture, a thriving cultural scene, and poolside lounging. Below, we share some of the Airbnb listings we’ve saved to the wish list. From pastel-hued ranch homes to a funky hideaway that pays homage to Mick Jagger, you’ll find plenty of options for your next vacation.

Modern Alexander Home by Mirohaus

6 guests / $580 per night

Miki Bauer and Sunnie Brook are the couple behind Mirohaus, a home and furniture design brand that draws inspiration from the desert. Their new Desert Collection furnishes each of the rooms of this restored Alexander home originally built in 1959—they also make custom pieces to order. This gorgeous three-bed, two-bath retreat also features a serene pool area with two hammocks.

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Colorful, Retro-Chic Midcentury Home 

6 guests / $390 per night

Enter through a turquoise door into a renovated home brought to life through the smart use of color. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, ranch-style home has a pool and outdoor seating area for ample guests.

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Dome Home

6 guests / $119 per night

The Dome House is the perfect place to achieve that socially distanced vacation. The circular structure sits isolated amongst the surrounding mountains and windmills. Throughout the home, large-scale windows boast uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the environment. If desired, in-home massages can be booked, or you can find further relaxation in the outdoor jacuzzi.

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Lush Downtown Getaway

8 guests / $442 per night

Both the indoor and outdoor spaces of this four-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat offer such luxurious amenities that it may be difficult to decide where to spend your time. While located near downtown Palm Springs, the backyard transports you to a secluded oasis with a vine-covered pergola shaded by palm trees.

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The Llama House

8 guests / $491 per night

Featured on HGTV, the Llama House has two living rooms (one being a designated cocktail area) and several seating options, including two cabanas surrounding the pool. Pups are welcome, too, with a pet deposit.

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Earthy, Modernist Home With a Private Casita

10 guests / $483 per night 

This 1960s home designed by William Krisel embraces the rugged nature of the desert in a modern, minimalist way. It is casual yet intentional, with each of the four bedrooms imbued with pattern and color—plus, there’s a separated bedroom for in-laws equipped with its own kitchen.

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Meiselman Home With Mountain Views

6 guests / $308 per night

If the walls of this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home could talk, they’d have some pretty interesting stories to share. It was once the home of Hollywood’s legendary casting director, Bill Tinsman. Guests that stay in this home can still feel the presence of a glimmering era with numerous celebrity photographs dotting the interior of this clean-lined space.

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The Jagger House

6 guests / $547 per night 

Featured during Palm Springs’s Modernism Week, this funky pad embodies a rock-and-roll vibe with Mick Jagger memorabilia living alongside leopard prints, skulls, and pop-inspired colors. Up to six guests can enjoy this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home.

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Updated Midcentury Home With Massive Views

4 guests / $279 per night 

The eye never tires in this cozy bungalow, whether you’re staring through the sliding glass doors to the curvy swimming pool, following the sloping outline of the mountains, or appreciating the bright artwork that lines the walls of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom getaway.

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Spanish-Style Home With Saltwater Pool

6 guests / $400 per night 

In this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom bungalow, farmhouse style meets Spanish villa. Barn doors complement the earthy red-tiled floors. Share an al fresco meal with friends and family next to the roaring outdoor fireplace, or read amongst the cacti in the shaded garden.

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Midcentury Classic by William Krisel

6 guests / $421 per night

If it’s a minimalist space that you seek, you’re in luck with this 1959 Alexander Construction Company–built home that was designed by William Krisel. This home promises tranquility with crisp, white interiors drenched in sunlight. The backyard offers a multitude of options to keep you and your guests busy: swim in the large pool, converse by the fire pit, or cook up a meal on the gas grill.

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Chic Midcentury Ranch Retreat

10 guests / $403 per night

In this sprawling ranch, every guest will have an individual experience. Each of the three bedrooms have been decorated with period furnishings and have a different theme. For a communal experience, cook together in the modern kitchen with quality appliances.

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Casa Via

8 guests / $448 per night

This well-appointed home boasts cheerful, design-minded interiors. The backyard provides a seemingly endless list of activities: Guests can swim in the saltwater pool, play bocce on the at-home court, or follow the sun in the several seating areas.

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Dougan Clarke Tuuci Ocean Master Rectangular Shade

Protect yourself from elements but keep your view with the Tuuci Rectangular (2012), which is more horizontal than traditional dome-shaped umbrellas. Dougan Clarke, a consummate sailor who spent over a decade working with sails, rigging and boat design, knows what will stand up to sun, rain, salt and wind, and he designs his shades accordingly. This shade system is easy to use and maintain but constructed of replaceable marine-grade components to ensure a lifetime of serviceability. It features a clever cam cleat and pulley system to raise and lower the shade with ease. “I sought to redefine what was previously known as an umbrella,” explains Clarke. “The resulting shade sculptures embody both form and function.” As with other shades, keep it in a closed position during storms and when not in use. DWR is not responsible for accidents or damage caused by misuse or weather. Commercial quality. Made in U.S.A. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

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Innit Designs Acapulco Chair

The Innit Designs Acapulco Chair is cool in more ways than one. Based on the original 1950s design, it has an open and airy yet ergonomic and supportive open weave vinyl seat inspired by traditional Mayan hammock weaving techniques. The pear-shaped seat and architectural steel frame give the chair a retro-modern aesthetic suitable both indoors and out. Made in Toronto, Canada The Acapulco is in every way 'cool'. With avocado shaping and a comfortable woven seat, this series offers up a lounge space like no other. The seating itself is based upon time-honored Mayan hammock weaving technology in a design that unifies tradition with innovation and harmonizes the function of ergonomic comfort. Its weave perfectly cradles the body within its clean lines (without suffocating) and offers a character of casual sophistication. Flexible yet durable vinyl cord seating conforms to the sitter for the ultimate lounge experience. Acapulco Chairs have been tested according to ANSI BIFMA standards for commercial use. All materials used in production are sourced in Canada. And chairs are woven in Toronto and Los Angeles and paired with weather resistant, galvanized and polyester powder coated steel frames. Woven vinyl is phthalate free and treated to resist UV rays. Note: Chrome and copper frame finishes are suitable for indoor use only. Photo Courtesy of YLiving

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Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert

This classic volume, now available at a lower price, showcases jet-set homes designed by the likes of Neutra, Frey, Lautner, and others. Palm Springs is famous as a mecca for the international jet set. But the city has also attracted its share of eccentrics and mavericks who have left an architectural legacy that remains unsurpassed for its originality and international influence. This book examines the impact that architects and designers have had on the desert oasis, primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s. Palm Springs Modern features examples of midcentury modernism at its most glamorous, some of them the residences of prominent figures who commissioned weekend getaways in the desert, including Frank Sinatra, Walter Annenberg, and Raymond Loewy. Adéle Cygelman’s insightful text, a foreword by architectural historian Joseph Rosa, contemporary color photography by David Glomb, and the celebrated archival black-and-white work of Julius Shulman all capture the distinctly modern allure of America’s famed desert playground.

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A Vibrant Desert Home

2 guests / $180 per night 

The colors of this home are like wrapping paper: bright, cheery and unabashed (even the exterior doors are painted in a striking yellow). Plus, when guests stay at this open one-bedroom, one-bathroom retreat, they’ll leave with a custom gift made by a local artist. This rental includes several amenities such as a pool and bicycles for riding into town.

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A Hugh Kaptur–Designed Escape

6 guests / $408 per night

If you have an eye for design, this rental is the perfect match for you. This professionally designed, vintage-inspired home sleeps six guests in its three spacious bedrooms. With a pool big enough to swim laps and a jacuzzi to rest your tired bones, the backyard is the optimal place to rejuvenate.

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