Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in California Desert, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including private pools and swimming pools. Prices start at $139 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in California Desert. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Top rated rentals — California Desert
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Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your California Desert getaway

Experience the unique character of California Desert with a stay in a vacation home rental. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. Pechanga Resort & Casino and Joshua Tree National Park are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around California Desert

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that California Desert has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Glen Helen Raceway (28.9 mi / 46.5 km)
  • SkyPark at Santa's Village (29.8 mi / 47.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of California Desert

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, California Desert is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Gregory (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Lake Gregory Regional Park (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Glen Helen Regional Park (26.9 mi / 43.4 km)
  • El Mirage Lake (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Saddleback Butte State Park (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around California Desert

If you prefer to travel by train, Riverside Pedley Station, Riverside-Downtown Station and Moreno Valley/March Field Station are the main stations that serve the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in California Desert?

From upmarket condos to rustic cottages, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in California Desert:

  • "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House": If you're searching for someplace in Racquet Club Estates with 3 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include golf and free WiFi.
  • "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool": Put your luggage down and your feet up at this top pick in Topaz. It comes with 4 bedrooms, a TV, a microwave oven and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect California Desert vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in California Desert?

You need only open the door to Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in California Desert to find out that awesome things really do come in little packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every square inch of space, these mini wonders deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take time off and experience a simpler way of life at "Tiny House Next To Turtle Pond With Hot Tub". Located in Los Angeles, spa and beauty services and a garden are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "New+private Cozy+tiny Home". Located in Big Bear, this petite abode comes with a kitchen and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find log cabins to rent in California Desert?

Whether you want to spend your getaway chasing outdoor adventure or connecting with your favorite people, we've got beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these top options in and around California Desert:

  • "Luxurious Log Cabin, Level Entry": This awesome cabin is an ideal base if you love playing in nature. Snowboarding and fishing are a number of activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Cozy Log Cabin, 3+2, Game Room": After a fun day of trying out some local activities, such as kayaking and mountain biking, return home to this in-demand property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in California Desert?

Whether you're organizing a quick family trip, a romantic break or a few nights away alone, we've got weekend getaways in California Desert to suit your needs. Toss some clothes into your overnight bag and stay at one of these favorite properties:

  • "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach" - Situated in Nasr City, this rental property offers its guests handy extras like air conditioning and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "3b/3b, Golf/mountain Views, Beach Entry Pool Spa" - With a private pool and a kitchen, not to mention its great location in La Quinta, you won't want to check out of this property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in California Desert?

Studio apartments may be on the small side, but it's hard to beat their convenient locations and thrifty price tags. Whether you're traveling by yourself or it's just you and your partner, consider booking one of these top studio apartments in California Desert:

  • Eat, nap, hang out with pals ... Do it all from the compact yet smartly designed single room space at "Beautiful And Romantic Downtown Private Pool And Spa. Amazing Westerly Facing Views". Located in Downtown Palm Springs, WiFi and a barbecue grill are among its amenities.
  • Otherwise, use "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views" as your base to discover the sights around you. This home away from home is in Rancho Mirage and offers a fenced pool and a smart TV.

Can I find short term rentals in California Desert?

California Desert has short-term rentals that come in all styles and budgets. Spend your mini break in a cheap cabin, a deluxe condo or whatever else floats your boat. Here are a couple of options to consider:

  • "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach" in Nasr City is an ideal place for a short-term stay. It's close to the town center, so you can go out and see all the top sights without having to travel too far.
  • Another great option is "3b/3b, Golf/mountain Views, Beach Entry Pool Spa" in La Quinta. Whether you're on a quick stopover or enjoying a few days away, this comfortable vacation rental will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in California Desert?

Whether you've been an item for a month, a year or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of love. If you're after someplace dreamy to spend a couple of days with your boo, consider these retreats:

  • "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House" in Racquet Club Estates was just made for lurrrve. Nice touches here include a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, cuddle up together at "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool". A fireplace and shopping facilities add to the idyllic ambiance of this property in Topaz.

Are there mansions for rent in California Desert?

Whether you're in search of somewhere luxurious and spacious for a family getaway, a reunion with old friends or a big birthday bash, we've got mansions for rent in California Desert to suit everyone. Below are a couple that we know will knock your socks off:

  • Unpack your bags, settle in and make the most of everything that's on offer at "Huge Hilltop Mansion With Million Dollar Views" in Perris. Quality amenities here include a firepit and a porch.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch by organizing a stay at "Mansion - Souvignargues" in Souvignargues. A fireplace and golf are among the highlights of these palatial digs.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in California Desert?

When it comes to who you vacation with, the more the merrier. If you're looking for a getaway with plenty of space to fit friends or family, one of these large group vacation rentals in California Desert will suit your style:

  • "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach": With 4 bedrooms, everyone can be a part of the fun at this impressive retreat in Nasr City. A firepit and a swimming pool are among the many amenities offered here.
  • "Secluded 1 - Acre Mountain View Retreat": This vacation rental in La Quinta has 6 bedrooms, so don't stress about leaving anyone off your guest list. A swimming pool and a kitchen are some of its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in California Desert?

Whether you're organizing a stay with a large family group, a big engagement party or even a wedding, Vrbo will help you find the perfect space. Gather your nearest and dearest and take a look at these large vacation rentals in California Desert:

  • "Paradise Vacation Estate - Your Private Vacation Resort": With 11 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 34 people, you'll have ample space at this sizable property in Temecula. Amenities here include a swimming pool and a firepit.
  • "Luxury Log Home Resort On 22 Acres": Accommodating up to 50 guests and with lots of great amenities such as a firepit and a swimming pool, this is another top pick. It has 6 bedrooms and is located in Lebec.