Coachella is all about epic moments: the unforgettable Tupac hologram of 2012, Daft Punk performing inside a giant LED pyramid, the Rage Against the Machine reunion that everyone said would never happen. These unforgettable moments are what keep us coming back to the festival year after year. It’s why we brave the desert heat and endure the packed crowds — and you know what? It’s totally worth it.
If you and your group of friends are planning a trip to this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, you’re going to need a place to stay that’s as memorable as the festival itself. These luxury vacation homes are packed with awesome amenities, located near some of the best hotspots that Palm Springs and Palm Desert have to offer, and surprisingly affordable when all of your friends pitch in.
If you’re looking for an amazing place to crash after those long nights beneath hot lights, check out these tempting options.
This 6,000 sq. ft. hillside villa rental isn’t just cozy; it also offers one of the best views in Palm Springs. It’s located along a hillside and offers a stunning view of the entire valley. This villa accommodates up to 10 guests and contains 6 bedrooms and 8 baths. It also comes complete with a personal concierge, central AC and heating, washer/dryer units, and even a 120” TV. The fully equipped kitchen contains a range with 11 burners, a subzero fridge, and even a wine center.
When you need to chill after a long day, hop into the private infinity pool and spa. If you want to keep the entertainment going after you leave the festival grounds, you’ll also have your own putting green, billiards room, wet bar, and DJ booth. Then, if you’re looking for things to do in the area, head down the street to the Bootlegger Tiki, the hottest tiki bar in Palm Springs. You’ll also be mere blocks from Palm Springs’ legendary robotic sculptures, the RoboLights. If you haven’t taken selfies with the RoboLights, you haven’t had the full Palm Springs experience.
The house itself is truly on another level. It features a two-floor entryway, a spacious living room and master suite, and updated features like smooth limestone flooring. To get to Coachella from Goldeneye estate, just jump on the i-10. The festival is a quick eastbound trek along the highway.
If you have a slightly smaller party but are still looking for a spot that offers both scenery and entertainment, you’ll want to check out the Desert Palm Oasis. This 3,000 sq. ft. property has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a breathtaking view of the San Jacinto Mountains. In fact, the property is just a few blocks away from San Jacinto State Park, so it’s the perfect spot for nature lovers who want to get outdoors and explore. Like the Goldeneye Estate, Desert Palm Oasis comes complete with a personal concierge who is happy to answer your questions and help you get settled into your new digs.
This house has an outdoor fire pit with surrounding seating, an 8-seat Jacuzzi with waterfall, a saltwater freeform pool, and an array of sports-centric amenities like a basketball court, beach volleyball kit, and putting green. The whole property is almost 3/4 acres so you’ll never feel constricted at any point.
When it’s time to eat, you can cook unforgettable meals using the barbecue grill or Wolf gas stove. The kitchen is also equipped with a subzero fridge and marble pedestal sinks. The stone countertops and recessed lighting further enhance the aesthetic of the spacious dining area.
If you’re looking for fun things to nearby, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is just a few blocks east. The casino has world-class restaurants, excellent nightlife, and plenty of gaming opportunities for those who love the slots and blackjack tables. The house is also located within walking distance of Escape Room Palm Springs, one of California’s most famous and challenging escape rooms.
Coachella is just a short drive east on the i-10, so you can easily come and go as you please.
If you love sweeping mountain views and a quiet, serene atmosphere, Dorado Vida Estate is the place for you. Located in Indian Wells, this gorgeous estate is just 8 short miles from the Coachella grounds. You won’t get much closer than that.
The place is also massive. With its 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, it can accommodate you and 13 of your best friends. It was just completed in 2017, so it’s also one of the newest vacation properties in the area.
From the spacious pool and Jacuzzi to the private tennis court and barranca, there’s nothing not to love about this place. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the house, though, is the architecture itself. It’s absolutely breathtaking. The house was constructed with Spanish Revival influences, complete with semi-circular windows, a white stucco exterior, Terracotta roof tiles, wood planked floors, and ornamental ironwork. This mission-style house is truly a sight to behold.
The complete Sonos music system plays music inside and out, so you can keep the music going even when you’re not at the festival. There are also private orchards with fresh fruit like lemons, limes, apples, and grapefruit.
If you’re looking for fun things to do nearby, you’re in luck. Dorado Vida Estate is less than 3 miles from the famed El Paseo Shopping District, also known as “the Rodeo Drive of the Desert.” Paseo is home to awesome bars like the Village Pub as well as acres of great shops and world-class restaurants.
Speaking of great architecture, Desert Castle is in a league by itself with design elements that combine Italian, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern influences. If you’re seeking an incredible spot for selfies that will consume your non-festival-going friends with jealousy, you won’t do better than Desert Castle. The Tuscan-inspired facade gives way to a true desert oasis complete with vaulted ceilings, towering arcades, flying buttresses, marble columns, and other classic flourishes. From the elegant curtains to the silk furniture, this place is designed to make you feel like royalty.
Located in Palm Desert, this massive home accommodates 14 people and features 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, and even a Great Hall like the kind you would find in an ornate European palace. A grand arch spans above the bed in the master bedroom, which also features a hand-carved marble fireplace and a Roman bronze alabaster chandelier.
The house isn’t just pretty to look at, though. It also comes equipped with all the amenities, including a golf course, satellite TV, a state-of-the-art stereo system, a swimming pool, and a 12-person spa. The kitchen features a gorgeous travertine countertop, a four-foot Tapan grill, and even its own pizza oven. There’s also a 60” stainless-steel range and dual dishwashers. Lounge on the scenic patio or sit at the bar and enjoy some drinks after watching the evening’s Coachella headliner.
Like Dorado Vida, Desert Castle is conveniently located near the El Paseo Shopping District. It’s also a short drive from The Hood Bar & Pizza, one of Palm Desert’s best taverns for the younger crowd. The Hood Bar commonly hosts great live music, especially when Coachella is town. You never know who will pop in.
To get to Coachella from Desert Castle, you’ll want to take highway 74 to the 111. With minimal traffic, you can reach the grounds in about 15 minutes.
The Desert Chic Retreat is 2,200 sq. ft. of paradise with an unobstructed view of the mountains. The living room and dining room comprise a spacious open floor plan with a 65” 4K TV and desert modernist decor like brightly colored furniture set against pure white walls. The color scheme alone makes for some awesome Instagram opportunities.
The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath estate features an outside casita and is equipped with a bocce ball court, a horseshoe pit, a volleyball, court, a 3-hole putting green, a foosball table, and a saltwater pool and spa. There’s also a barbecue grill and a fire pit. Every bedroom has its own 4K TV and easy pool access, and the kitchen is equipped with quartz countertops, a center island, chef-quality cookware, a Keurig coffee maker, and a blender.
Though the kitchen is impressive, you have other dining options available if you don’t feel like cooking every night. For instance, the Desert Chic Retreat is located within walking distance of several great restaurants, including Brown’s BBQ and Soul, the highest-rated BBQ join in Palm Springs. While you’re exploring the local neighborhood, you’ll also want to head 2 miles south and check out the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the city’s own massive walk of fame. Located downtown, the Walk of Stars pays tribute to legendary local residents like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley. You can even get your picture taken beneath the giant Marilyn statue.
To get to Coachella from the Desert Chic Retreat, just head east on the i-10 and follow the signs.
Enjoy Coachella in Style
These vacation homes tend to book quickly when Coachella is in town, so if you’re thinking of reserving one for your party, act fast. By splitting the cost with a group of friends, you can enjoy the VIP experience without spending a ton of cash. It definitely beats camping on the festival grounds, and it enables you to enjoy all of your favorite musical acts while still having your own personal retreat to escape to at the end of the night. Book your rental today, and experience Coachella the way it was meant to be enjoyed.