Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Cathedral City, CA 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 swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $106 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Cathedral City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Cathedral City—where palms are green and desert's pretty

A 7-mile drive from buzzy Palm Springs, Cathedral City is a charming desert town in the Coachella Valley. With its palm-lined streets and mid-century modern architecture, it's easy to see why it's called America's Most Liveable City. Promising a wealth of golf courses, shopping malls, and art galleries, a Cathedral City vacation rental is a great base for a desert adventure. Spend days visiting the Living Desert Zoo or the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, or cool off from the desert heat at Wet'N'Wild Palm Springs. And after dark, kick back with a glass of Californian wine on your private deck.

Things to do

Tramways to zoos, Cathedral City is crammed with desert charms

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a highlight of any trip to the Californian desert. The world's largest rotating cable car, it rises 8500 feet in around 10 minutes and offers spectacular views across the Coachella Valley. The mountain station is situated at 8516 feet and features a natural history museum, 2 movie theaters, and restaurants. Another big draw to the area is the Living Desert Zoo, just south of Cathedral City. Meet giraffes, warthogs, and mountain lions, or pick up some crafty gifts in the African-themed marketplace.


Cathedral City scores a hole in one when it comes to vacations

The Palm Springs region of California is famous for its excellent golf course. There are 5 main courses within easy reach of your Cathedral City vacation rental, including Cathedral Canyon Golf Club and Gary Player Signature Course. The name comes from Cathedral Canyon, a craggy valley south of the city and a popular hiking destination. Follow the Araby Trail, a 3-mile hike which rewards you with fantastic views of the city and surrounding desert. After dark, venture out into nearby Palm Springs and sample its vibrant nightlife.


Rocketing temperatures in Cathedral City

Situated in the heart of the Californian desert, a summer in Cathedral City is hot, hot, hot. Temperatures regularly rocket past 100 degrees, but thankfully most Cathedral City vacation rentals come equipped with air conditioning and pools. The best time to visit the city is between January and April, when the sun still shines yet the temperature is a comfortable 70 degrees. This is also peak visitor season when accommodation can get booked up far in advance. January is host to the Palm Springs International Film Festival which also draws a big crowd to the desert.

Natural features

Canyon dig it? Yes, you can in Cathedral City

Located a 7-mile drive south of Palm Springs, Cathedral City is a pretty desert town in the Coachella Valley. This region is a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts and features dozens of fantastic hiking areas, from the ethereal appeal of the Joshua Tree National Park to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. For a more leisurely hike, try tackling the Andreas Canyon Trail at Indian Canyons, an easy and scenic 2-mile hike past cacti, streams, and wildflower-strewn plains. You may even spot wild coyote, raccoon, or the odd snake.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Cathedral City

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cathedral City?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Cathedral City:

  • Around 7 miles from the center of Cathedral City, it's difficult to beat "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a hair dryer and nearby museums.
  • "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool" also promises a memorable escape, offering 4 bedrooms, games, lowered locks and more. It's around 11 miles from Cathedral City.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Cathedral City?

You need only set foot in one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Cathedral City to recognize that great things really do come in tiny packages. Smartly designed to maximize every square inch of space, these mini digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "Desert Tiny House In Mineral Pool Resort". Amenities at this retreat in Desert Hot Springs include a nearby laundromat, a barbecue grill and more.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Laguna" Tiny House Near 50 Temecula Wineries". Situated in Temecula, this wee gem comes with a restaurant dining guide and a dishwasher.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Cathedral City?

Select a lovely log cabin from the many dotted in or near Cathedral City and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, coffee in hand, relaxing next to a glowing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet": Enjoy a few days relaxing and resting at this fantastic escape in the middle of nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy rock climbing or horse riding, which are some of the best activities in this area.
  • "Charming Log Cabin In The Heart Of Wine Country": Spend your break enjoying all the conveniences of this hideout. When it's time to get outdoors, kayaking and parasailing are waiting for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cathedral City?

There's nothing quite like a short break to raise your spirits. If you're ready to switch off and unwind, these weekend getaways in and around Cathedral City make the perfect base for a mini break:

  • Book a stay at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach", around 14 miles to the southeast of Cathedral City, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend break. You'll have outdoor attractions like South Lykken Trail and Desert Adventures Metate Ranch on your doorstep and amenities like a nearby casino and golf at your fingertips.
  • Also consider "3b/3b, Golf/mountain Views, Beach Entry Pool Spa", which you'll find around 15 miles southeast of Cathedral City. After a day of discovering nearby attractions such as Westin Mission Hills Resort -Pete Dye Course and South Jackson Park, kick back in your rental and make the most of internet services, heating and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cathedral City?

Typically compact, less expensive and well located, it's difficult not to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these options and get acquainted with Cathedral City up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Beautiful And Romantic Downtown Private Pool And Spa. Amazing Westerly Facing Views". Amenities including a smart TV and a private pool will help you feel right at home here.
  • "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views" is another appealing option. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of a heated pool, a bicycle and more.

There are loads of sights around Cathedral City to add to your itinerary. Nourish the culture lover in you with a visit to Western Science Center and Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cathedral City?

Just because you only have one or two days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a bleak hotel. Take a little vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Cathedral City:

  • "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway" is close to the center of Cathedral City, which means there are loads of things to entertain you. Visit well-known sights like Citrus State Historic Park and University of California, Riverside when you're not making the most of your cozy pad.
  • "One Chic Desert Retreat #1 Property @ Legacy Luxurious Villa #1 Lic" is another tempting option. Consider adding Riverside Convention Center and California Baptist University to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cathedral City?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Cathedral City that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Located around 7 miles from Cathedral City, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool", around 11 miles from Cathedral City. A fireplace and a restaurant dining guide will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Cathedral City?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, you're going to need plenty of room. These mansions for rent in or around Cathedral City will easily fit your entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Approximately 16 miles to the southeast of Cathedral City is "Mansion - Souvignargues". As well as its awe-inspiring design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as a swimming pool and a firepit.
  • Another great option is "Pga West - Stunning Views 4200 Ft. ² Mansion 4br". Around 16 miles to the southeast of Cathedral City, this opulent vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers a swimming pool, a firepit and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cathedral City?

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Cathedral City:

  • A great range of amenities including a fireplace and mountain views make "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach" a top pick for groups. This property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From the center of Cathedral City, it's around 14 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Secluded 1 - Acre Mountain View Retreat" is another impressive option. It's around 11 miles to the southeast of Cathedral City, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 14 guests. A swimming pool and mountain views are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cathedral City?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Cathedral City and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". There's a lot to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as a dishwasher and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Pga West House 3 King Size Beds Salt Water Pool Spa #062351" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Skiing facilities and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfortable.

Wondering what the weather's like in Cathedral City? It has a desert climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Cathedral City vacation rentals.