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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.