8 Best Airbnbs in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

8 Best Airbnbs in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Live the ultimate dream of waking up in the California desert each morning.

Once upon a time in Hollywood, the desert oasis of Palm Springs was the place where famous movie actors flocked to escape the bustle of Los Angeles. What was once a laid-back refuge from the paparazzi of Tinseltown eventually attracted tourists for its mountain vistas and dramatic views of the desert. Today, the celebrity-filled streets of Palm Springs are filled with no shortage of vacation homes available on Airbnb — from a colourful mid-century retreat with a pool to the luxurious estate once owned by Frank Sinatra. 

Whether you have the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on your post-pandemic bucket list or you’re looking for a secluded hideout with a pool, the best Airbnb rentals in Palm Springs will set you up for an epic vacation in Southern California. Your only obstacle? Getting to them before everybody else does! 

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Also read: 12 Instagram-Worthy Airbnbs in Los Angeles for Your Next Visit

Where to Stay in Palm Springs, California

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TripZilla TipWhile it’s always a good idea to visit Palm Springs, there are different advantages to each season of the year. Timing your visit from January to April brings ideal sunshine days for poolside relaxation and hiking trips, while travelling from September through December allows you to reap the benefits of fall temperatures without the tourist crowds. 

Top Airbnb vacation homes in Palm Springs

1. A colourful poolside oasis with a heated pool and a cosy study  

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Almost all of the best Airbnb rentals in Palm Springs offer a swimming pool, and this colourful one-bedroom retreat is a stunning example. It’s tailor-made for chilling on the sun loungers with a cocktail in hand and floating away in the pool in a state of blissed-out zen. Open the bright yellow doors at the entrance, and you find a lovingly decorated home, spruced up with the owner’s art collection and a relaxing study. 

2. A mid-century desert hideaway where Frank Sinatra once lived 

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Twin Palms Airbnb Owned by Frank Sinatra in Palm Springs, California

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

Listing type: Historic mid-century masterpiece near art museum
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 4

Legendary singer and movie icon Frank Sinatra loved Palm Springs; and together with his wife Ava Gardner, he hosted the most lavish and fabulous parties right at this sprawling mid-century desert estate until 1957. 

Commissioned by Sinatra himself, this luxurious four-bedroom haven known as “Twin Palms” radiates a cosy and elegant atmosphere with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour. Music fans and design-savvy travellers will find plenty to admire in this well-preserved home filled with Sinatra’s memory, from the piano-shaped pool to the singer’s original recording studio. 

3. A breathtaking dome house with 360° views of the desert landscape 

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Listing name: Private and Secluded Large House 3 Bdrm on 5 acres
Listing type: Dome house 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

One way to enrich your stay in the desert is to sleep in this majestic geodesic dome house with three bedrooms and breathtaking views of Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains. Inside, the dome features a high ceiling and wide windows to create a light-drenched retreat. This allows guests to bask in the glorious atmosphere of the desert from morning to sundown. 

Emerging from this dome house, you catch a glimpse of windmills and native desert plants as well. Between the natural seclusion of the area and the well-appointed interiors of the dome, it’s a unique and socially distant hideaway you won’t want to leave. 

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4. A family-friendly home with a saltwater pool and mountain views

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 10
No. of bedrooms: 5 

Of all the modern homes you can find in Southern California, this Airbnb in Palm Springs with a pool is perfect for a blissful vacation with family and friends. Not only is it designed to host large groups, but this spacious five-bedroom home also lives up to the promise of allowing guests to look up at the stars, be it from the outdoor hot tub or the chairs on the patio. 

Many guests only have positive things to say about this well-reviewed home, from its state-of-the-art kitchen to the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains. But here’s another standout detail you won’t want to miss: the pink flamingo floatie waiting for you in the pool. 

5. A boho-chic retreat with desert-inspired interiors

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 8 
No. of bedrooms: 4 

Designed by the famous architect William Krisel, who helped influence the iconic look of mid-century homes throughout Palm Springs, this desert-inspired retreat is made for lounging in style and comfort. It keeps the decor as earthy as possible with boho-chic decor — think paintings of desert cacti, patterned tiles, and hanging tapestries gracing the walls. 

Up to eight guests can stay in this four-bedroom home brimming with carefree and relaxed vibes — a playful contrast to the stark desert landscape. Meanwhile, the travel crib and children’s books and toys make it an excellent choice for those travelling with small kids as well. 

6. A modern two-bedroom getaway with a stunning pool and lemon trees 

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

We’re already jealous of the next person who gets to wade into the swimming pool of this mid-century two-bedroom home in the heart of Movie Colony East. When it isn’t getting booked left and right by city dwellers looking for a desert escape, Kris and Marcus’ Airbnb brings the best of Palm Springs in one home: sweeping mountain views, a refreshing saltwater pool, and a patio made for soaking up the desert sun. 

Factor in the lemon trees and the outdoor hot tub, and you can see why this is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Palm Springs. Better act fast and snap it up before anyone else does! 

7. A solar-powered home with tasteful interiors and a garden oasis 

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California With Private Pools

Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3 

Probably the best-kept secret in Palm Springs is this immaculately decorated solar-powered home that you can rent on Airbnb. If you have a keen eye for design, then you’re going to love the living room with BoConcept furniture and an Eames chair; the bathroom with Turkish towels and heated floors; the kitchen with a Bosch induction cooktop; and the manicured garden with a Tuuci umbrella — all the little details that make this three-bedroom home feel like a luxury hotel. 

Come home to a California king bed, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi whose temperature you can control, an outdoor shower, and most of all, jaw-dropping views of the San Jacinto Mountains. This is a real oasis in Palm Springs that’s worth the splurge. 

8. A dreamy cabin situated between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

8 Best Airbnb Rentals in Palm Springs, California

Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Fancy sinking in the hot tub and drinking a glass of wine as the stars come out at night? Just around a 20-minute drive from Palm Springs and Joshua Treethe dreamy Sun Ray Cabin combines its indoor and outdoor living spaces for an immersive experience in the desert. This way, it’s practically built for setting up a bonfire and stargazing in comfort and style. 

Each window of this home frames a beautiful view of Morongo Valley, but you’ll want to stretch your legs and explore the hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park as well. Outside, the wide terrain offers a welcome change of pace — that’s something that your pets, who are more than welcome at the Sun Ray Cabin, can also enjoy to the fullest. 
Also read: 8 Best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree That Are Perfect for Group Vacations

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Heading to California soon? From poolside chic to open-air retreats that embrace the natural wonders of the desert, these Airbnbs in Palm Springs have you covered for your next trip. Don’t forget to complete your next visit to the Golden State checking out our recommendations for San Francisco and Malibu as well. 

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Tiffany Conde
Tiffany Conde

Tiffany wrote articles on travel, food, and pop culture for TripZilla. As she plans her next adventure, she enjoys writing about the coolest places to stay around the world and where to find them.

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