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Top rated rentals — Indio
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Destination guide

Indio—the city of festivals

Indio’s nickname of “City of Festivals” is well-deserved—this fun-loving southern Californian community is home to the world-famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Demand for Indio vacation rentals peaks in mid-April, when Coachella attracts the very best of rock, indie, and hip-hop to the city’s Empire Polo Club. Less well-known but no less popular is the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in February, a celebration of the sweet fruit that is one of the region’s major exports, featuring camel races, food stalls, and a spectacular Arabian nights pageant.

Things to do

Another side to Indio culture

The Coachella Valley History Museum offers the chance to discover another side of Indio’s cultural heritage. The 2-acre campus features a schoolhouse, a blacksmith’s shop, and displays of traditional farming implements, set among a variety of garden habitats. An adobe homestead dating from 1926 exhibits artifacts from the daily lives of the family who once owned it, while the California Date History Museum traces the history of the date palm, from its origins in the Middle East to its arrival in the Coachella Valley. The museum is open on different days according to the season, so check before you visit.

Weather

Indio turns up the heat

Surrounded on 3 sides by mountains, the Coachella Valley has an enviable track record of dry, sunny summers and some of the mildest winters west of the Rockies. During the height of summer, temperatures regularly tip the high 90s, so Indio vacation rentals with a pool are the first to get booked up—thankfully, most accommodations benefit from private pools, patios, and barbecues to make the most of the hot summer nights. Add a hot tub and spa to your search and you’ll find a range of Indio vacation rentals that work just as well for winter getaways.

Natural features

Indio’s alternative fans

The 1,000 Palms Oasis is a unique feature of the Coachella Valley Preserve, a protected area that also contains the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The oasis is fed by natural springs that support the growth of the California Fan Palm, the only palm tree native to the state. Groundwater trapped in the San Andreas Fault provides a secondary source of irrigation, creating a corridor of lush greenery that stretches along the desert floor. The freshwater ponds that form naturally along the fault line also support breeding colonies of the endangered desert pupfish.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Indio

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Indio?

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

  • Around 2 miles from the center of Indio, you'll want to keep coming back to "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like an iron and ironing board and a porch.
  • "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool" is another top-notch choice, offering 4 bedrooms, WiFi, a private pool and more. It's around 4 miles from Indio.

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

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

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Indio to realize that amazing things really do come in tiny packages. Designed to make use of every square inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Look forward to a simpler way of life at "Desert Tiny House In Mineral Pool Resort". Amenities at this hideaway in Desert Hot Springs include a nearby laundromat, coffee and tea making facilities and more.
  • "Laguna" Tiny House Near 50 Temecula Wineries" in Temecula is another top-rated pick. A kitchenette and a fridge will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Indio?

Whether you want to spend your trip adventuring outdoors or kicking back with your crew, Vrbo has lovely log cabins where you can do both. Check out these retreats in and around Indio:

  • "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet": This awesome vacation home is the ideal base if you love playing outdoors. Kayaking and hiking and biking are a number of activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin In The Heart Of Wine Country": Stay in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or experience some of the exciting activities nearby, such as sailing and windsurfing. Idle or adventurous, it's up to you.

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

If you're in need of somewhere to relax and completely switch off for a few nights, you'll have your pick of amazing weekend getaways in and around Indio. Revive your spirit at one of these top options:

  • Book a few nights or longer at "3b/3b, Golf/mountain Views, Beach Entry Pool Spa", around 5 miles to the south of Indio, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend escape. You'll have natural attractions like Hidden Divide Nature Preserve and Indian Canyon nearby and amenities like air conditioning and internet services at your fingertips.
  • "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House" is also ideal for a whirlwind vacation. Around 20 miles to the northwest of Indio, this vacation rental comes with amenities like an ice maker and a washing machine. Ruth Hardy Park and The Mountain Station should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Indio?

Enjoy the culture and energy of Indio from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to relax on your own or live it up with a few friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in and around Indio:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Beautiful And Romantic Downtown Private Pool And Spa. Amazing Westerly Facing Views". This property is a superb base for sightseeing and offers amenities including air conditioning and a smart TV.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views", which comes with conveniences such as towels and a smart TV.

When you're ready to leave your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you busy around Indio. Into culture? Don't miss Fox Entertainment Plaza and Fender Museum.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Indio?

Just because you only have a few days to spare doesn't mean you have to spend it in a soulless hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Indio:

  • Close to the heart of Indio, "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway" is an ideal base for a whirlwind getaway. While you're in the area, don't miss leading sights like Citrus State Historic Park and University of California, Riverside.
  • "One Chic Desert Retreat #1 Property @ Legacy Luxurious Villa #1 Lic" is another tempting option. We suggest adding Riverside Convention Center and California Baptist University to your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Indio?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Indio that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing music and kick back together at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". Around 2 miles from Indio, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool". Located around 4 miles from Indio, a fireplace and a swimming pool add to the atmosphere here.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Indio and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". Up to 12 people can stay at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and mountain views. You'll find it around 2 miles to the southwest of Indio.
  • "Secluded 1 - Acre Mountain View Retreat" is another terrific option. It's around 4 miles to the west of Indio, has 6 bedrooms and welcomes up to 14 guests. A swimming pool and a garden are among the things designed to make your visit even more memorable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Indio?

Whether you're arranging a birthday party, a wedding or a memorable escape with the special people in your life, we'll help you find a space to fit your group. Send invites out to your posse and check out these large vacation rentals in or around Indio:

  • "Luxury Oasis/ Modern Villa, Gated": With 3 bedrooms housing up to 90 people, there's ample space for everyone. You and your group will have access to amenities including a firepit and a kitchen.
  • "Apartment Vallouise - La Casse": Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, this impressive home can fit up to 36 people in its 15 bedrooms. A fireplace and a water park will help keep your crew comfortable.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Indio and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Get comfortable at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House", where your biggest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a dishwasher and a fridge help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • "Pga West House 3 King Size Beds Salt Water Pool Spa #062351" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. On-site watersports and a dining table are also on hand to make your visit a memorable one.

Curious what the weather is like in Indio? It has a desert climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 95 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Indio vacation rentals.

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