Palm Springs Villas & Luxury Vacation Rentals
Palm Springs in California’s Coachella Valley ranks among America’s most legendary resort destinations. Plentiful sunshine, palm-lined avenues, and desert-and-mountain vistas have long drawn celebrities and snowbirds here.
The appeal of that wonderful weather and scenery—plus plenty of homegrown arts and culture—is easy to see. WIMCO villa rentals in Palm Springs give you the chance to experience luxury Coachella Valley living for yourself. Our hand-picked luxury vacation rentals provide amazing access to downtown Palm Springs, world-class golf courses, mesmerizing wildlands such as Joshua Tree National Park, and much more.
Tee up with sunset-painted mountains on the skyline. Cool off in an art gallery or museum. Mark Happy Hour on the poolside sundeck. In short, fall under the Palm Springs spell with WIMCO Villas! Our complimentary, comprehensive concierge services will make your Palm Springs vacation all the more magical.
Luxury Rentals in Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, and Joshua Tree
Treat yourself to the perfect house in the Coachella Valley! One of WIMCO’s Palm Springs luxury villa rentals or vacation homes can be your own private domain in this California desert paradise. Along with contemporary luxury rentals, our properties include stellar examples of the area’s celebrated Mid-Century Modern architecture. What a place to call home for a week or two!
Wander around the immaculate desert garden-scape around your home. Gaze on craggy peaks from your patio or balcony. Take a cooling dip in the pool and greet the desert stars from the hot tub.
You’ll appreciate the shouting-distance access to the shops and eateries of downtown Palm Springs, plus the equally attractive centers of Palm Desert, Indio, and other Coachella Valley cities. The fragrant conifer forests of the San Jacintos tempt close by. So do the giant boulders and yucca woodlands of Joshua Tree National Park.
With WIMCO’s 24/7 concierge services, there is no need to stress about reserving a table at a popular restaurant or setting up tee times on one of the excellent local golf courses. Feel like some me-time in one of those world-class Palm Springs spas? We’ll arrange it for you. Want a private chef to prepare gourmet meals for you? We’ve got you covered.
Palm Springs Vacation Ideas
Plan Your Palm Springs Vacation
Palm Springs Five Star Hotels & Luxury Resorts
Luxury rentals aren’t the only Palm Springs-area accommodations available at WIMCO. You can also opt to stay in one of the area’s luxury hotels or luxury resorts.
These include La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, famed for its Pete Dye-designed Mountain Club golf course tucked against the Santa Rosas. In Desert Hot Springs, Two Bunch Palms offers a wellness retreat complete with spring-fed pools.
Along Frank Sinatra Drive between Palm Springs and Palm Desert, the Ritz-Carlton – Rancho Mirage boasts a stunning hillside perch. Mediterranean-style Korakia Pensione, meanwhile, is the modern incarnation of the historic Dar Marroc villa, a stone’s throw from downtown Palm Springs.
Renting a Luxury Villa or Staying in a Five Star Hotel—Which One is Right For You?
You’ll have a wonderful time in the Colorado Desert whether you stay in one of the Greater Palm Springs luxury hotels or in one of our vacation rentals. Many of our guests especially appreciate the upscale privacy and spacious layouts those WIMCO luxury villas provide. The pleasures of a private chef and a well-stocked kitchen make these setups hard to beat!
Our Palm Springs luxury rentals also hold a special attraction because of their architectural design. Many show off the area’s iconic Mid-Century style. Some once even served as the former retreats of legendary stars such as Frank Sinatra.
Vacationers can also choose to reserve one or more rooms at a luxury Palm Springs hotel, where life is no more complicated than deciding when to order breakfast and what to choose for an afternoon cocktail. If you'd rather be where the action is and not have to travel to restaurants, nightlife and shopping, a five-star Palm Springs luxury resort might be a better choice.
Whether you’re looking for a hotel room for that romantic couple’s getaway or roomy accommodations in a 6 bedroom luxury vacation rental for a family vacation, WIMCO travel experts are here to help you decide the best accommodation based on your every desire.
Where is Palm Springs & Why Visit?
About two hours from both Los Angeles and San Diego, Palm Springs is one of the hubs of the Coachella Valley, a Colorado Desert basin famed for sun-kissed weather and encircling mountains. The valley extends from the San Gorgonio Pass—gateway between these desert lands and Greater L.A.—southeast to the Salton Sea. Greater Palm Springs includes not only Palm Springs itself but also such communities as Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, and Coachella.
Traditional homeland of the Cahuilla people, the Palm Springs area is indeed flush with palms, including gorgeous oases of native California fan palm. Rustling palm groves are only part of the scenic spectrum, though.
Here you’ll also find surreal Joshua-trees and desert rock formations, and the soaring heights of the San Jacinto, San Bernardino, Little San Bernardino, and Santa Rosa ranges. Palm Springs comes backdropped by the 10,834-foot loom of San Jacinto Peak, one of America’s truly stellar summits.
Beautiful views, year-round sunshine and warmth: Those natural attributes, combined with easy access from coastal Southern California, made Palm Springs a resort magnet by the 1920s.
The city became an upscale getaway for the rich and famous, including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor. (Part of the Palm Springs appeal for Hollywood stars? They could vacation without breaching “two-hour contracts” requiring they be able to report to the studio on short notice.) The Palm Springs Walk of Stars commemorates not only movie and music legends associated with the city but also other luminaries who’ve spent time here, including a few U.S. presidents.
As Greater Palm Springs became a celebrity playground, it also emerged as a hotspot for Mid-Century Modern architecture. Exceptional architects such as Richard Neutra and E. Stewart Williams adapted their works to the arid setting, innovating a local “Desert Modernism” style. Many of these striking buildings remain, making Palm Springs among the best places to survey Mid-Century design.
Greater Palm Springs also makes a prime destination for shopping and dining. Art enthusiasts will find an abundance of galleries and some topnotch museums to explore.
The Coachella Valley hosts no shortage of nationally and internationally renowned annual events, as well. Those include Modernism Week and the Palm Springs International Film Festival, plus the weekly Palm Springs VillageFest. Throw in the world-famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Indian Wells tennis tournament (the “Fifth Grand Slam”), and you’ve got plenty to do when you’re not indulging in full-on R&R.
You don’t have to work hard to tap into the glamorous lifestyle countless stars have enjoyed in Palm Springs. Kick back by your vacation home’s pool with mountain sightlines. Call the onetime retreat of a Hollywood legend your home base for a Coachella Valley idyll.
Wander Joshua Tree National Park by moonlight, or day trip to the Salton Sea’s ethereal shores. Soothe your soul in the heart of a fan-palm grove. Shop till you drop, go gallery-hopping, play a round on some of the nation’s most photogenic golf courses.
It just doesn’t get much better than a luxury escape to the Southern California desert!
What is the Best Time to Visit Palm Springs?
Fall-through-spring window is prime time in Palm Springs. When most of the rest of the country is shivering and shoveling, Greater Palm Springs awaits with balmy winter temperatures and friendly sunlight.
Summer in the Colorado Desert can be very hot, but many find that time of year to be perfect for a morning hike or exploring indoor attractions such as museums, galleries, and shops.. How to Get to Palm Springs
It’s a breeze to get to Palm Springs from across the U.S. and Canada. The Palm Springs International Airport, renowned for its relaxing ambiance, sits a mere two miles east of downtown. Eleven airlines serve the airport, including Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, and United. More than 20 cities offer nonstop flights here.
Flights from New York City, Boston, or Toronto to Palm Springs are five hours or less. From Chicago, it’s about 3.5 hours. You’re looking at an easy two-hour flight from Seattle, meanwhile, and about a 1.5-hour one from San Francisco. In other words, you’re within remarkably easy reach of luxury Palm Springs villas and fun in the sun!
What Are the Top Five Things to Do in Palm Springs?
Relaxation is a perfectly acceptable top priority when calling one of our Palm Springs villa rentals home. There’s much to see and experience, however, if you’re so compelled. Here are five great activities to pursue while staying at a WIMCO vacation home or villa.
From desert canyons to mountain forests, you’ve got a surprisingly diverse set of natural wonders to explore around Palm Springs. Experience the high country of the Peninsular Ranges at Mount San Jacinto State Park and in the Santa Rosa and Santa Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
Marvel firsthand at Mount San Jacinto’s incredible topographic relief on the amazing Cactus to Clouds Trail. Some of the continent’s most dreamlike landscapes await at Joshua Tree National Park, astride the boundary of the Colorado and Mojave deserts.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Want an easier way to travel from desert floor to Peninsular Range forest than hiking the Cactus to Clouds Trail? Hop aboard the iconic Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which whisks you up Chino Canyon to the doorstep of Mount San Jacinto State Park. The views, needless to say, captivate.
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool architecture buff or intrigued by celebrity history, you’ll relish a tour of Palm Springs’ Mid-Century Modern landmarks. Check out the homes of stars and starlets from Clark Gable and Liz Taylor to Cher and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Of course, many Palm Springs vacation rentals are their own snazzy expressions of Desert Modernism. (And, as we mentioned, some were once the private villas of some of those famous names!)
The Palm Springs Art Museum
Enjoy a marvelous collection of modern and contemporary works as well as American Indian art and artifacts at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Established in 1938, the institution houses more than 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection and curates fine annual exhibitions.
The museum’s own digs are a highlight of its Architecture & Design Collection: It calls home a signature Mid-Century building designed by E. Stewart Williams.
Wondrous native plants of North America’s deserts rub shoulders with exotic dryland vegetation in the topnotch botanical gardens of Greater Palm Springs. They include the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium in Palm Springs and Palm Desert’s Living Desert Zoo & Gardens—both highly recommended.
What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Our Clients Vacationing in Palm Springs?
Anything and everything you need is at your fingertips when you stay at one of our Palm Springs villa or vacation home rentals. Our concierge services and across-the-board hospitality ensure you’ll get the very most out of your vacation here.
Enjoy outstanding complimentary vacation planning and concierge services such as customized vacation planning, personalized check-in and full property tours, arranging restaurant reservations, and provisioning your kitchen to mention a few.
WIMCO Villas has done the legwork for you and is delighted to present some of the most exclusive and most sought after luxury homes for rent in Palm Springs. On every level, we’ll make certain your Coachella Valley escape is one of maximum leisure and convenience!
Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make your vacation memorable and enjoyable. Feel free to contact us to start planning your Palm Springs dream vacation.