Palm Desert Vacation Rentals

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Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
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$156
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4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
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Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
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Find a rental fitting your expectations among the 7,593 beautiful options from more than 30 vacation rental websites in Palm Desert. HomeToGo immediately highlights the best offers by comparing all of the listed vacation rentals in Palm Desert from its various partners.

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Rent a vacation accommodation in Palm Desert: from $57 per night

$197
from $125
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1190 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 21 reviews
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$168
from $122
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940 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.7
"Excellent" 15 reviews
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from $181
House
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.0
"Very good" 2 reviews
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from $131
1110 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 19 reviews
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$173
from $147
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1300 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 17 reviews
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$595
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3000 ft² House
6 3
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 18 reviews
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$233
from $112
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1240 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 10 reviews
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from $193
1330 ft² House
6 3
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 15 reviews
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  Vacation houses with pools

$197
from $112
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1000 ft² House
4 1
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
4.3
"Outstanding" 17 reviews
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from $156
1140 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 9 reviews
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$157
from $77
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1100 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
4.6
"Excellent" 20 reviews
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from $140
1100 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
4.5
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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  Vacation rentals with a fireplace

from $140
1100 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
4.7
"Excellent" 20 reviews
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$157
from $77
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1140 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
4.7
"Excellent" 34 reviews
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$161
from $122
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1400 ft² House
6 2
La Quinta, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 4 reviews
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$218
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1370 ft² House
6 3
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 9 reviews
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  Best dog-friendly rentals

$299
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1190 ft² House
6 3
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 53 reviews
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$271
from $143
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1300 ft² Apartment
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 2 reviews
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$152
from $85
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House
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 2 reviews
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from $396
House
4 2
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States
4.4
"Outstanding" 5 reviews
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Popular rental amenities in Palm Desert

  • Kitchen (5,768)
  • Internet (4,975)
  • TV (4,882)
  • No smoking (4,855)
  • AC (4,682)
  • Pool (4,567)
  • Grill (4,382)
  • Washer (4,372)
  • Microwave (4,366)
  • Parking (4,084)
  • Dishwasher (4,004)
  • Fireplace (3,064)
Use filters and find an offer meeting your needs among all of the rentals in Palm Desert. HomeToGo's data reveals that "TVs" and "internet" turn out to be the most commonly provided amenities in Palm Desert. Plan your vacation in advance if you want a rental providing a crib or you love sweating the stress away in saunas. There are just 4 listed rentals including "cribs" and 227 properties including "saunas."

Price and Availability Index Palm Desert

Vacation Rental Price Information in Palm Desert

We analyzed price data and rendered them in this graph, which shows vacation rental prices for the next six months in Palm Desert. in Palm Desert, prices can go up to $426 (2/16 - 2/23). In July (7/14 - 7/21), prices will hit an average low of $238 per night.

Rental Availability Information in Palm Desert

The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Palm Desertfor the next six months. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next six months is in February (2/16 - 2/23). Conversely, it is in August (8/25 - 9/1) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.

The weather in Palm Desert

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Above are the weather conditions for Palm Desert. During August, maximum temperatures go up to more than 107° Conversely, December is the coolest month in Palm Desert, with temperatures going under 37° It may rain 3 days in July while it typically rains only 0 days in June.

Many of the offers (64.27%) in Palm Desert are house rentals. They are the most frequent vacation accommodations in this destination. Additionally, the average nightly price of house rentals in Palm Desert is $544, and their size, on average, is 2,380 ft². Furthermore, if you are going in a group of 7, house rentals are the perfect accommodation type in Palm Desert, as they usually welcome this exact group size. You can also compare other property types in Palm Desert. Apartment rentals are, for example, another common accommodation option there with 1,970 offers to compare. Apartment rentals in Palm Desert are 1,370 ft² on average, with average prices of $223 per night.

Palm Desert vacation rentals make the desert come alive

Situated in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, Palm Desert attracts vacationers from far and wide. The lush landscape in the desert plays a significant role in keeping visitors enthralled. The city’s music and nightlife will keep you tapping your toes to the beat all night long. For the day-wanderers, a hike along the desert trails or visiting the impressive art galleries that adorn the place is certainly a treat. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a favorite family-friendly attraction for all ages. Palm Desert vacation rentals offer easy access to these attractions while making sure you can relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings.

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Getting There

Getting to the alluring city of Palm Desert

While renting a car is the best option to reach Palm Desert, you also can take a flight to the nearest airport – Palm Springs International Airport. From there, it is a short picturesque drive to Palm Desert. The airport is served by major airlines, including Alaska and American.

Renting a car to reach your Palm Desert vacation home is a good idea. The city is located just off 1-10, about 15 miles east of Palm Springs. It takes about two hours’ drive from San Diego and Los Angeles, and around four hours from Las Vegas, but the panoramic desert landscape makes it worthwhile.

Weather & Climate

The never-ending summer in Palm Desert

Revel in sunny, warm Southern California weather any time of the year. Palm Desert has an average of 350 days of sunshine annually, making it the perfect destination to enjoy the great outdoors.

The best time to visit this oasis is during winter, which is from January to April. In January, the temperatures range from the mid 40s to the 70s, whereas in April, temperatures are from the 50s to upper 80s. This is the perfect time to go hiking, take a dip in a pool, and check out the art galleries.

Most visitors to Palm Desert choose to visit in winter to avoid the scorching heat, so be sure you book your perfect Palm Desert vacation rental well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Attractions

Palm Desert’s must-visit attractions

Joshua Tree National Park is a treasure trove of natural attractions. You can access it through the northern entrance at Twentynine Palms and get to the Hidden Valley to indulge in some child-friendly hikes. In the evening, you can head to the Cholla Cactus Garden to witness a mesmerizing sunset. Be sure to make it to Keys View in the Little San Bernardino Mountains to take in a spectacular view of Coachella Valley.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is partly a zoo and partly a botanical garden. It is home to mountain lions, meerkats, and bighorn sheep, but you will also find other animals indigenous to North America and Africa. The gardens showcase cacti and other desert plants and animals. You and the kids will love the giraffe feeding session, and make sure not miss the wildlife show, which is included in the entrance fee.

Pack a picnic basket with sandwiches, treats and water and make your way to Hopalong Cassidy Trail, which offers an unforgettable hiking opportunity, with stunning views of the desert.

Art & Culture

Art and culture come alive in Palm Desert

The thriving art and culture in this region will keep any art lover enthralled. Booking a Palm Desert vacation home in town will make sure you are never too far from these intriguing attractions. Apart from the colorful public art lining the streets, El Paseo Drive is littered with art galleries filled with amazing sculptures, paintings and modern art from local and visiting artists. Be sure you're in town the first Friday of the month, as from November through May, the art galleries stay open late for the renowned El Paseo ArtWalk.

If you're thirsting to taste culture in the form of drama, musical performances and theater, McCallum Theater is the place to go. It hosts Broadway plays that will make you laugh and cry. A trip to the theater will end your day on a high before you head back to your Palm Desert vacation rental to unwind.

Local Events

Events to keep you busy in Palm Desert

Music aficionados will enjoy the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival hosted at the Empire Polo Club. The world-famous festival opens its doors for two weekends in April and offers an opportunity to hear some of the greatest artists of modern times and sway to a range of music genres.

When you book your Palm Desert vacation rental, you are conveniently located to enjoy all the sights and sounds this idyllic desert oasis has to offer.

Sights & things to do in Palm Desert

Priceless moments at Palm Desert

College of the Desert Street Fair

There's a reason that this street fair has been an institution for 30 years. Enjoy shaded, open-air shopping for all ages and budgets, including artists, a farmer's market, delicious food and live entertainment.

Desert Holocaust Memorial

The circular avenue of trees represent life outside the enclosure of the concentration camps. Seven bronze figures represent different aspects of the Holocaust, while an urn holds the names of gentiles who assisted those condemned by the Nazi regime.

Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Dive into this water park that will delight swimmers of all ages. Three full hectares of playground includes three pools, slides, diving boards and rides.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

This sustainable gallery and sculpture garden attracts thousands each year through creative partnerships, events and international art exhibitions.

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Fascinated by the unique habitat of the desert? You will be when you visit this incredible, interactive zoo.

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