Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Desert Hot Springs, 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 $80 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Desert Hot Springs. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover Desert Hot Springs

Nestled in Coachella Valley, near natural wonders such as Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Hot Springs enthralls travelers with its blend of luxurious day spas, quaint dining spots, and fascinating cultural experiences. Whether you plan to hit the area's outlet malls, tick area attractions such as the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway off your bucket list, or simply settle back and let the city's natural mineral spring water work its magic, Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals offer a relaxing base for your stay. You'll find that many rentals come with their own pool, too.

Things to do

Culture and fun near Desert Hot Springs

You'll find most Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals just a mineral pool or 2 away from a wide variety of cultural hotspots, not least Cabot's Pueblo Museum and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. If you're enjoying a family break and looking for a way to entertain the kids, the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, with activities such as Brain Buster Road and MakerSpace, fits the bill perfectly. Older kids may want to skip the museum and head straight for the thrills and spills at Wet ‘n' Wild Palm Springs. Either way, parents are looking at some serious brownie points.

Activities

Indulge in Desert Hot Springs' spas

While nearby outlet malls such as Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets will have retail enthusiasts chomping at the bit, the first thing on most traveler's to-do list is to head to one of the city's plush day spas. Along with the obligatory mineral pools and an aromatic garden boasting views of the San Jacinto mountains, Hacienda Hot Springs offers plant-based spa treatments, an outdoor rainforest shower, and a traditional Finnish rock sauna, although if you're traveling with your other half, you might choose to ramp up the romance with a couple's massage at the clothing-optional Living Waters Spa.

Weather

Spring into action in Desert Hot Springs

Peak season in Desert Hot Springs is undoubtedly between January and April. These spring months serve up the most hospitable temperatures, as well as lively events such as the Coachella festival and Tour de Palm Springs. Remember, though, that attractions can be crowded and rental rates are at their highest, not that you'll care as you let the city's mineral water soak away your stresses. During the summer months of May through September, the city empties out, mainly because temperatures reach 3 digits. If you're planning a getaway between October and December, the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival is a must-attend event.

Natural features

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Desert Hot Springs

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Desert Hot Springs is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tahquitz Canyon (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Mount San Jacinto State Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Indian Canyon (14.8 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Coachella Valley Preserve - Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Palm Canyon (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Desert Hot Springs

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), located 9.5 mi (15.4 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 20 mi (32.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your special someone or someplace roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Desert Hot Springs. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Make use of amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and shopping at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Located around 8 miles from Desert Hot Springs, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool" is another winner, offering 4 bedrooms, a fenced yard, an iron and ironing board and more. It's around 20 miles from Desert Hot Springs.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Desert Hot Springs puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Shut off your devices and switch your focus to nature at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Desert Tiny House In Mineral Pool Resort". This getaway in Desert Hot Springs packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a balcony and a nearby laundromat.
  • "Laguna" Tiny House Near 50 Temecula Wineries" offers convenient extras like air conditioning and a firepit. Located in Temecula, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Yes, you can! From rustic retreats to lavish escapes, Vrbo has a broad range of log cabins to rent in or near Desert Hot Springs. If the great outdoors is calling, here's where you can go:

  • "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet": This superb vacation home is the ideal base if you love playing in nature. Hiking and biking and fishing are two activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin In The Heart Of Wine Country": After a busy day of trying out some local activities, such as surfing and boogie boarding and golf, recharge your batteries at this sought-after getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Your working week will be easier to get through if you've got something epic organized for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Desert Hot Springs:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a main priority for you, book a few nights at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". Around 25 miles southeast of Desert Hot Springs, it's near Ruddy's General Store Museum and Desert Adventures Metate Ranch. Top amenities at this escape include golf and a washing machine.
  • "3b/3b, Golf/mountain Views, Beach Entry Pool Spa" is also perfect for a whirlwind getaway. Located about 25 miles to the southeast of Desert Hot Springs, this vacation rental offers amenities like an oven and a TV. Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert and Classic Club should be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Desert Hot Springs?

Studio apartments are tough to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Desert Hot Springs and discover the local culture and vibe:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Beautiful And Romantic Downtown Private Pool And Spa. Amazing Westerly Facing Views". This vacation rental is an excellent base for sightseeing and features amenities including a living room and a kitchen.
  • "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views" is another good choice. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of heating, a lake view and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to entertain you around Desert Hot Springs. Passionate about culture? Organize a visit to Western Science Center and Fox Performing Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Desert Hot Springs?

From time to time, you just need to take a break from it all, even if it's only for two or three days. Enjoy a nice combination of exploring and relaxing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Desert Hot Springs:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway" will be just the ticket. It's within reach of the center of Desert Hot Springs and an excellent base to discover attractions like Citrus State Historic Park and University of California, Riverside.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "One Chic Desert Retreat #1 Property @ Legacy Luxurious Villa #1 Lic", another popular option. Riverside Convention Center and California Baptist University should be on your itinerary when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Desert Hot Springs that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Around 8 miles from Desert Hot Springs, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool". Located 20 miles from Desert Hot Springs, a fireplace and outdoor furniture add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Nothing says "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Desert Hot Springs:

  • Approximately 25 miles to the southeast of Desert Hot Springs is "Mansion - Souvignargues". As well as its grand design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as beauty services and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and spend a week or two at "Pga West - Stunning Views 4200 Ft. ² Mansion 4br". It's located around 25 miles to the southeast of Desert Hot Springs and comes with a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Desert Hot Springs and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have loads of space to move around at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". Around 25 miles southeast of Desert Hot Springs, this generously sized retreat has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include mountain views and a swimming pool.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with loved ones, and "Secluded 1 - Acre Mountain View Retreat" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the southeast of Desert Hot Springs, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A chef and a swimming pool are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Desert Hot Springs?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is easily the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Desert Hot Springs and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable unicorn:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House", where your highest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities including nearby birdwatching activities and cable/satellite TV services help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • "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 pool. A porch and a stereo are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Desert Hot Springs has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 95 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Desert Hot Springs vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.