Palm Springs, a desert oasis, has been a gay getaway for decades. Just under 3 hours drive from Los Angeles, the resort city has everything you need for a perfect vacation; Stunning outdoor scenery, beautiful mid-century architecture, great restaurants and a vibrant gay nightlife scene.
Spend your days lounging by the pool in one of our top 10 villas and stay close to the best things to see and do in Palm Springs.
1. The Marley
16 guests · 9 bedrooms · 13 beds · 9 baths
The Marley Why just share a house, when you can have Palm Springs’ hottest new hotel all to yourselves? The Marley accommodates one select group at a time. So you and your crew can relax in total seclusion. This stylish property boasts a commercial pool and spa, fire pit, multiple private patios, lots of hang-out space, extra-large 4K TVs, and a high-end kitchen with Viking appliances. All just a short stroll from some of Palm Springs’ top bars and restaurants.
The Marley is ideal for safe gatherings of all kinds. Because you’ll be the only guests onsite during your stay, you’ll never have to worry about people you don’t know intruding on your privacy. Please note that parties and events of any kind are not allowed.
Sorry, no pets!
Either the owners or the manager will greet you, give you a tour, and hand over all of the keys. Check in time is 4 pm unless otherwise arranged. Before your stay we’ll be in contact to arrange check-in time. A rental agreement will be sent to you via email by the owner. We are happy to answer any and all questions about the contract and the property. Contact less check-in is also available during COVID.
Other things to note
We want your stay to be truly memorable. To that end, we offer guests an amazing range of personalized, a la carte services, including (but not limited to):
-Catering options ranging from tacos to multi-course tasting menus
Our guest services manager will be in touch after you book to discuss any special arrangements you may require. Let us know what you have in mind! Chances are, we can make it happen.
2. El Cid
16 guests · 7 bedrooms · 10 beds · 7 baths
El Cid Love boutique hotels, but hate what happens once they’re discovered? Here’s the ideal hideaway for you. Designed for one-group stays, we have six completely new, bungalow style units (7 beds/7 baths) that offer a fun, Cal- boho style. The walled grounds feature a large pool, elegant cabanas, dining tent, firepit, BBQ, outside shower and more to make your stay unforgettable.
El Cid is ideal for groups of friends, reunions, retreats and gatherings of all kinds. Because you’ll be the only guests here during your stay, you’ll never have to worry about strangers intruding on your privacy. The hotel was completely renovated down to the studs in 2016, with all new EVERYTHING. We’ve designed the hotel to provide a simple, comfortable, uniquely Californian style–true to the spirit of Palm Springs.
Sorry, no pets!
Either the owners or the manager will greet you, give you a tour and all of the keys. Check in time is 3:00 p.m unless otherwise arranged. Before your stay we’ll be in contact to set up check in time.
Other things to note
Currently there is no hot tub on the property. Also, while this looks like the ideal home to get your DJ/DANCE/POOL PARTY on– it’s really not. This is a place designed for quiet relaxation. We follow all rules and regs from the City of Palm Springs which means no loud amplified music or parties.
3. Luxury Estate
12X guests · 8 bedrooms · 8 beds · 8.5 baths
This private Luxury Estate, in the South Palm Springs celebrity-enclave neighborhood known as “The Mesa,” includes a large main house with 5 bdrms and 2 private guest houses with 3 bdrms. In total, the property offers 8 bdrm, 8.5 baths, 3 kitchens, a spectacular tennis court with its own bathroom and shower, plus a swimming pool with a soaking tub.
Welcome to Casa Grande – Your own private luxury compound with Game Room!
*Note: This property sleeps up to 14 people. 2 must be children age 12 or under.*
This very private luxury estate, in the South Palm Springs celebrity-enclave neighborhood known as “The Mesa,” includes a large main house with five bedrooms and two private guest houses with three bedrooms, including a pool table in the large guest house. For security, the property has walls around the entire perimeter. In total, the property offers eight bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, two laundry rooms, three kitchens, a spectacular regulation-sized tennis court with its own bathroom and shower, a swimming pool with a soaking tub, and three inviting built in bars (two outdoors and one indoors.) To top it all off, Casa Grande has 360 degree views of the mountains – a rarity in Palm Springs. This is truly one of Palm Springs’ most magnificent estates.
Casa Grande is a quick five minute drive or thirty minute walk to downtown Palm Springs’ shopping, nightlife, and fine dining. Even better, Casa Grande is a ten minute walk to some of Palm Springs’ most popular hang out spots in South Palm Springs such as Mister Lyon’s, V and the Ace Hotel, and is also near world-class golfing and a large variety of hiking trails. Casa Grande is ideal for those who seek the ultimate luxury getaway with the whole group staying together, such as family holidays, corporate retreats or friends getaways.
Many celebrities have called “The Mesa” home over the years – or have visited regularly. Among them are Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes, Sonny and Cher, Cary Grant, Joseph Cotton, Max Factor, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Hutton, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow and Suzanne Somers. They chose The Mesa probably due to its exclusivity, its quiet surroundings, and its privacy.
Every corner of this estate is luxuriously and tastefully decorated. The homeowner brought this magnificent estate to the standards of today while also highlighting the finest of Spanish style – with attention to detail at every turn.
There is a strict limit of 8 guest cars allowed for this property, per City ordinance. 2 can be parked in the garage, 3 on the driveway and the remaining 3 in the designated spaces in front of the tennis courts.
4. Mountain Views
12 guests · 7 bedrooms · 9 beds · 7 baths
Mountain Views you will find plenty of room for a special group getaway at this expansive home in Movie Colony East, where you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, clear desert skies, and iconic Hollywood history in the heart of Palm Springs. As one of the most spacious rental properties in the area, this home was beautifully updated and professionally redecorated in 2015 with all-new furnishings, beds, bathrooms, flooring, art, and accessories. Enjoy a wonderfully appointed kitchen, a game room with a foosball table and a deluxe wet bar, and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living room where you can gather each evening. There’s even great bedroom separation, with five master suites – each with a king-size bed and two with fireplaces – and a sixth king bedroom. (Please note that additional sleeping space is available, featuring two twin beds.)
Outside, the grounds offer one-third of an acre full of green lawn space for yard games, a private swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs, and a separate hot tub to soothe your tired limbs each evening. Prepare your barbecue favorites on the gas grill, sit down to eat al fresco out back, and accent your meals with fresh grapefruit, oranges, and lemons from the citrus trees (when in season).
This home is located in Movie Colony East, a neighborhood of Palm Springs that’s rich in Hollywood history. As you walk or ride your bikes downtown, you’ll pass celebrity homes and architectural landmarks at every turn. You’ll be less than a mile from Palm Canyon Drive, which is lined with downtown’s best restaurants, shops, casinos, theaters, and nightlife, and a few blocks northeast of Ruth Hardy Park’s public tennis courts. If you’re looking to spend a day out and about, you can take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (six miles west) or go for a hike in beautiful Tahquitz Canyon (three miles south).
Things to know:
Full kitchen (with a 10-burner range and two dishwashers)
Up to two dogs are welcome
Additional sleeping space are available
There are external active security cameras on both front doors
5. Lazy River
14 guests · 7 bedrooms · 9 beds · 6 baths
Lazy River has: 6 bedrooms plus a bunk set in a small room for use by 2 (12 yrs and under) children, [You can have 14 guests [12 adults maximum; 2 must be children 12 years of age and under] 6 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 4 kitchens (including the full outdoor BBQ kitchen on the island), putting greens, a rec room with pool table and video game machine.
A work out gym, an outdoor swim-up/walk up bar, and the amazing pool with an island in the middle on which are the BBQ kitchen, covered patio and fireplace, beach entry and sandy beach with hammock.
The spa is in a cave with a slide from the top. The river has a current that can be turned on that will propel your raft around the island. The property is like your own personal resort; a private Disneyland!
Water features (slide and moving river) are on a separate meter and billed at a per kw hr rate per kw hr used. You can use these features as little or as much as you wish. They are not necessary for the enjoyment of the pool and spa. It is like an E ticket ride at Disneyland. It costs apx $40/hr for the moving river; $10/hr for the slide or waterfalls.
The main house has 4 large bedrooms, 3 Kings with large ensuite bathrooms and one Queen with adjacent full bath. There are two Casitas. The South Casita has a King bedroom, an apartment size kitchen and bath with shower. The North Casita has a Queen bedroom; it also has a Full/Twin bunk set in a second bedroom, a shared bath with a tub/shower combo, an apartment size kitchen with table and 4 chairs and its own living room. This unit can sleep 2 adults and 2 children.
All bedrooms have their own flat screen TV. The entire complex can accommodate 12 adults plus 2 children under age 13. Four (4) additional daytime (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) guests are allowed.
RATE QUOTED BY AIRBNB does not include: POOL HEAT ranging from $150 to $250 per day; or an A/C SURCHARGE ranging from $75 to $150 per day from June thru September and Tax @ 11.5%. These Fees are due directly to owner after you have booked through Airbnb. Airbnb does not charge commission on these additional fees. Also, Water Features are additional per usage. A separate cash deposit is due on arrival in the amount of $500. Water feature use is deducted from this deposit and any remaining portion is returned on departure. Water features run apx. $40/hr for the moving river; $10/hr for the slide or waterfalls.
6. Mid-Century Gem
12 guests · 7 bedrooms · 9 beds · 6.5 baths
Mid-Century Gem offers complete privacy in a fully updated mid-century gem, this home is for you. It is spacious and open inside with 7 bedrooms/6.5 baths so you can spread out as desired. Outdoors, you’ll experience your own private park as the home sits on a large lot with an expansive lawn. The pool and hot tub are surrounded by beds of flowers and roses that make the experience a pure delight. The kitchen is fully stocked–a gourmet chef’s dream come true. This is the ultimate in private resort living.
When undertaking the renovation, I sought to preserve as many mid-century features as possible while incorporating contemporary features you’ll also get to enjoy. I cannot emphasize enough how the park like setting in the back yard which incorporates mountain views, an expansive lawn, extensive flower beds and an iconic Mexican Palm tree make the outdoor experience as relaxing as you can find. You will love it. Also, the bedrooms are divided into two buildings — the main house and the casita. In many homes, the casita is a secondary space. In this house, it is an over the top luxurious 1200 feet of delightful living that enables more space for privacy or a designated work space for those who may be working remotely.
12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 8 beds · 8 baths
Hermosa is a newly renovated modern luxury retreat. Designed from the ground up to be the perfect space for family/friends or just a special desert getaway. Parties or events not allowed.
Almost 6000/sqft with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, spacious indoor/outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchen, full bar and all the modern comforts and conveniences. Tennis court, salt-water pool and spa with mountain views, outdoor living room/lounge
Located in Old Las Palmas, the premier neighborhood of Palm Springs. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Palm Springs. This very affluent neighborhood is rich in architecture and Hollywood history. The property is located among some of the most historic estates in all of Palm Springs. Judy Garland’s estate is next door, the Ronald Regan estate and Elizabeth Taylor estates are across the street and the Dinah Shore/Leonardo DiCaprio estate is one property away. Truly one of the best and most elegant locations in all of Palm Springs. We are dog friendly and within walking distance to downtown, coffee shops, restaurants and much more.
As you enter our home, the massive scale of the space is impressive. The open plan living area features two leather sectionals in front of a massive fireplace, perfect for curling up and relaxing with cocktails or enjoying a movie with the family on the 80” 4k TV with surround sound, Apple TV, Chromecast and Bluetooth capabilities. A fully stocked bar and lounge area features Sub-Zero wine fridge, beverage center and ice machine. Plus, a full array of wine, champagne, martini, cocktail and beverage glassware.
The gourmet kitchen features an 8 burner Wolf gas range with dual ovens, dual 36″ Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers with dual ice makers, built-in microwave , warming drawer, 3 dishwashers, 3 sinks and a huge island with stools. We’ve fully stocked the kitchen, so you’ll never run of dishes, plates, glassware or silverware. Outdoor dining area with built-in outdoor kitchen and Wolf grill. You have all the amenities to cook great meals or bring in a private chef for a special evening of entertaining.
When entering the outdoor areas and pool area you are greeted by a full-walled /hedged perimeter which gives privacy making you feel like there is no one else around. Multiple chaise lounges by the pool. Outdoor living room with covered seating is the perfect place to curl up for an afternoon nap, read a book or watch the kids play in the pool. It’s like having your own private resort; you’ll never want to leave! (Outdoor plugs and excellent WIFI are available, so bring your iPad or laptop if you need to catch up with the rest of the world.)
12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 6 beds ·4.5 baths
Welcome to PS Aloha where breathtaking mountain views are the setting for this magnificent Swiss Miss house newly remodeled with tropical flair. Originally designed by famed architect Charles DuBois in 1958, this chalet-style, one-story home, is defined by a dramatic A-frame roof with 16-foot tongue and groove wood ceilings anchored by the original bold stone fireplace. This Mid-Century Modern gem has been completely re-imagined with an eye to living the ultimate Palm Springs lifestyle. So impressive was the remodel that it has been featured in Dwell.
This private refuge has soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, sumptuous retreats and a private backyard which feels like your own private resort. The attention to detail surrounds your senses as it embraces everything about mid-century architecture: tongue and groove ceilings, fireplaces and fire pits, teak wood details, breeze-block and brise soleil, outdoor boomerang bar with modern and updated comforts: meticulously designed baths, large saltwater pool with two tanning decks, outdoor natural stone ping-pong table, poolside sun and cabana-style lounging. Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Vista Las Palmas, previously home to some of Hollywood`s biggest Golden Age stars and still popular with today’s celebrities, this vacation rental will certainly fulfill the promise of everything Palm Springs is beloved for.
9. Mid-Century Estate
12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 8 beds · 5 baths
Mid-Century Estate Mid-century modern architecture of this 1959 Alexander has been preserved while every detail has been meticulously augmented and upgraded into the 21st century.
Per new Palm Springs Vacation rentals laws the maximum overnight guests allowed are 12 (Adults, kids, babies) + 2 additional kids under 12 years.
6 bedroom, 5 bath, almost 4000 square foot home on a private half-acre lot. Located in the Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, often described as the ‘Beverly Hills of Palm Springs’. We are dog friendly and within walking distance to downtown coffee shops, restaurants and much more.
You enter the property thru a walled and gated entry for complete privacy. The front door is a single pane of clear glass that pivots open into the entryway. Marble terrazzo floors, 12′ high textured wall with LED up-lighting, Poulsen Artichoke pendant lamp and a very unique art-piece welcomes you into the house.
As you move towards the Great-room the first wing of bedrooms is to your right. Ahead of you is a floor to ceiling fireplace, 70′ HDTV and a spectacular 6′ sputnik lamp. As you enter the Great-room the first thing you see is the spectacular mountain views thru the three 12′ glass sliding doors. Open the doors to create the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living.
In the 40′ Great-room you find three custom designed lounge/seating zones and a dining area for up to 12. The kitchen is open to the great-room allowing complete interaction with friends and family no matter where you are in the rooms. True open concept living at its best.
70′ LED 1080p HDTV, Spectrum Cable, Chromecast, Apple TV, Bluetooth with THX 5.1 Surround Sound. Internet Connected TV with FREE house NetFlix account. WIFI connected Apple TV with iTunes Airplay. Hidden color-changing LED mood lighting with remote control.
Super fast WIFI will easily handle large parties and allow you to connect anywhere on the property. Video Doorbell and security system. State-of-the-art Ecobee 4 zone heating and cooling system. Built-in USB wall-chargers in main areas, bring your own adapter.
The first thing you’ll notice is the spectacular unobstructed mountain views from everywhere in the pool and outdoor area. You feel like you can reach out and touch them! A fully walled and hedged perimeter gives you complete privacy making you feel like there is no one else around.
Slide open the 3 glass panel walls to merge the indoor and outdoor lifestyle. The Great-room blends seamlessly with the terrazzo tiled loggia to create one huge living environment. On the loggia is an fully equipped outdoor kitchen and grill, outdoor dining for up to 12 and plenty of space to hang out and enjoy.
The 50′ saltwater pool features a stunning mountain view, a hand plastered ultra smooth finish, 3 fountain jets, built-in seating and tanning shelves. The perfect place to relax and enjoy.
A 12-person spa overflows into the pool creating a beautiful waterfall effect. A perfect place to relax in the evening while watching the stars.
10. Glam Pool
12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 6 beds · 7 baths
Glam Pool The brand new 5 Palms Estate features panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains, a jaw-dropping 40×20 foot pool, over sized spa and dramatic in-pool wet deck all situated within your 10,000 square foot walled and gated private resort.
An open plan great room anchors the home and includes a chef’s kitchen with 14-foot waterfall island and all brand new modern appliances. In the center of the great room sits the dining area with a spectacular live edge dining table for 12 and views of the pool and mountains. The modern, comfortable living room features a linear fireplace and leads directly to the pool on one side and fire pit on the other.
Each of the six luxurious bedroom suites feature a private bathroom, ceiling fan, wall mounted HDTV and an 8-foot sliding door to the outside. Three of the bedrooms are located poolside while the other three open out to a private garden.
Inside and out, 5 Palms Estate was designed and built from the ground up to revolutionize Palm Springs’ luxury vacation homes. Be among the first to experience this latest creation from the team that brought you Palms at Park.
The entire 10,000 square foot indoor outdoor, walled, gated estate is exclusively yours to enjoy