10 Most Stylish (and Hipster) Airbnbs in Palm Springs

Last updated on March 8, 2023

Airbnb Palm Springs - Dazey Desert House

Palm Springs, the playground for LA hipsters, is well known for its distinctive mid-century architecture and kitsch, playful style. People have gone all out creating their dream homes, and on Airbnb you have the chance to stay in one and experience the true Palm Springs lifestyle.

Here’s my round-up of the best Palm Springs Airbnbs. And if you’d prefer a hotel, we also have a guide to the best hip boutique hotels in Palm Springs too. And a guide to the best VRBO Palm Springs rentals with a pool. Plus you might be interested in these Joshua Tree Airbnb cabins as well (including one of the best cabins we’ve ever stayed in).

I’ve also added a selection of Palm Springs homes available on Plum Guide, which is like the Rolls Royce of Airbnb – they select only the best and most stylish properties, and often have places that aren’t available on Airbnb. Their customer service is also top notch.

And I’ve also included VRBO listings, which is an even bigger vacation rental company than Airbnb. Both VRBO and Plum Guide pay me a small commission if you make a booking (at no extra cost for you). But Airbnb just ended its affiliate scheme. So thanks a million if you opt for Plum Guide/VRBO. Those commissions are how I keep this site going.

Best Airbnbs in Palm Springs

The Best Palm Springs Airbnbs

Dazey Desert House

Experience some of the best of Palm Springs’ famous md-century design at this striking getaway designed by William Krisel. The home has featured in many interior design publications and is regularly used for photoshoots. The garden is a highlight with a gas-powered fire pit, cacti, sun recliners, hammock and outdoor dining space. It’s like stepping into a slice of the Palm Springs you’ve dreamed of from the pages of glossies.

What the guests say: “The house has so much to offer – I think it’s beyond just a simple need-somewhere-to-stay-in-PS experience. If you love mid-century architecture and interiors, this is a must. I wish we had more days in Palm Springs to really enjoy the lovely garden and the spaces. All the necessities were there, had one of the best nights of sleep despite the wind and checking in and out was easy. Great experience!

Airbnb listing: Dazey Desert House

Price: From $250 per night

Sleeps: 6 people (four beds)

Dome house on five acres

This gorgeous dome house is just 15 minutes outside of Palm Springs and the ideal creative retreat for groups of up to six guests. Nestled on a hill, the geodesic dome has 360-degree views of the surrounding desert through plenty of panoramic windows.

The interiors are stylishly sleek with three comfy queen-size beds. And added bonus is the options to order an in-house massage or sound bath.

What the guests say: “Wow. This place lives up to the pictures. An incredibly designed spacious and calm space that accommodated 6 of us for several nights. Epic sunrises and romantic sunsets. We enjoyed dinner on the well-lit porch, with meals prepared from a fully equipped kitchen with great quality appliances and tools. Every corner of this place has been thoughtfully designed. We loved it.

VRBO listing: Dome house on five acres

Price: From $109 per night

Sleeps: 6 people (three beds)

Frey Steinmeier house

For a super luxury stay in Palm Springs, stay at this architect-designed house, Frey Steinmeier in the Historic Tennis Club Neighbourhoods, which is known for its plush and unique homes. The 1964 house has lots of period details and fun pops of colour to add a modern twist.

The house sleeps six, with private bathrooms for all three sleeping areas, plus there’s a pool and outdoor living space with beautiful mountain views. It’s just a short stroll from Palm Canyon Drive.

VRBO listing: Frey Steinmeier house

Price: From $1,100 per night

Sleeps: 6 people (two beds)

Amado Bello

The Amado compound has five properties, which makes it perfect if a group of you want to rent more than one place together. It’s only a few minutes away from downtown Palm Springs and has gorgeous amenities ranging from designer loungers by the pool to the lovely fire pit.

Plum Guide listing: Amado Bello

Price: From $123 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (one bedroom)

Mid-Century Oasis

Sleeping up to eight guests, this mid-century home is popular with bachelorette parties and has all you need for a group stay, including a lush patio area and heated pool. Inside is bright and modern in the typical vibrant Palm Springs style, with lots of artworks and the modern Airbnb staple of a vinyl player.

What the guests say: “We stayed here for a bachelorette and had the perfect stay! The pool was heated and the hot tub was excellent. Robbie was quick to respond to all our questions. This is the perfect house for a Palm Springs Bachelorette!

Airbnb listing: Mid-Century Oasis

Price: From $200 per night

Sleeps: 8 people (eight beds)

Mostero House at Old Las Palmas

This architecturally significant Palm Springs masterpiece was featured on Modernism Week Signature Home Tour 2018. Situated in Old Las Palmas, it’s been completely remodelled with impeccable modernist style. It’s my favourite on this list.

What the guests say: “Loved our stay at Mostero House. Whenever we go to Palm Springs we stay in this area (Las Palmas). The houses are amazing and this one was no exception. The house is spacious with bedrooms on opposite sides of the house (nice for a little privacy). The main living room was huge and beautifully decorated.

The only think I would change is the seating in the TV-watching room. The couch, while nice to look at, was not particularly comfortable for watching movies. But that was a small detail and we had an amazing stay and appreciated the change of scenery during the pandemic.”

VRBO listing: Mostero House at Old Las Palmas

Price: From $630 per night

Sleeps: 8 people (4 bedrooms)

Airy Estate

Key selling points at this Palm Springs home include a heated pool, mountain views, games room complete with ping pong table, and the chance to stay somewhere with its own quintessential Palm Springs doorway (your perfect Instagram shot is right there on the doorstep). It sleeps up to six and is just a five-minute drive from downtown Palm Springs.

What the guests say: “Exceptional stay. Comfortable house tastefully decorated. Nice amenities and game room. Large lot with mountain views. We enjoyed every moment!

VRBO listing: Airy Estate

Price: From $198 per night

Sleeps: 6 people (three beds)

Smoking Pixels

Smoking Pixels is a super luxury option that architecture buffs will love. It’s filled with statement furniture and a perfected minimalist aesthetic. There’s a saltwater pool, fire pit, spacious lounge and gorgeous mountain views. Another super luxury option is the stunning Sandflower.

Airbnb listing: Smoking Pixels

Price: From $1,772 per night

Sleeps: 10 people (four bedrooms)

Colourful Oasis

This colourful one-bedroom home has a good price tag for somewhere that comes complete with a private pool. Other highlights include full indoor and outdoor kitchens, bright interiors, bikes for guests, and some very photogenic bright yellow patio doors.

What the guests say: “Steve’s place is stylish, colourful and well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We especially enjoyed the pool area which was private and perfect for a sunny afternoon. Thanks for a great stay and we hope to come back soon.

VRBO listing: Colourful Oasis

Price: From $99 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (one bed)

Earthy modernist pool home

This stylish home takes a departure from the classically vibrant Palm Springs style and instead opts for earthy tones and pastel shades, creating a calming, desert-vibe space. Sleeping up to 10 guests, and with an added private casita, it’s ideal for big groups. The pool has gorgeous mountain views.

What the guests say: “Our family of 10 with guests ranging from grandparents to babies stayed for a week. The pool was a major hit, and the house flow worked perfectly, as did the casita for the babies. Would highly recommend!

Airbnb listing: Earthy modernist pool home

Price: From $399 per night

Sleeps: 10 people (five beds)

Villa Sierra (with THAT pink door!)

Any Instagrammers with Palm Springs on their radar will know the pink door I’m talking about, but you might not know that, as well as taking that iconic photo, you can stay there too. It’s not cheap at around $2,300 per night, but it does sleep eight and is the place to stay for the ultimate in Palm Springs luxury vintage style.

Villa Sierra is part of Airbnb’s luxury range and comes complete with a 75-ft pool, hot tub, luxury interiors and four en-suite bedrooms. If you’re travelling with a group, have the cash, and are looking for something plush, then I’d say look no further.

VRBO listing (isn’t currently on Airbnb): Villa Sierra

Price: From $2,300 per night

Sleeps: 8 people (four bedrooms)

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