Nothing says vacation quite like relaxing poolside surrounded by stunning scenery – and here are 7 of the best places in Palm Springs to do it.
Film stars have been hanging out in Palm Springs since the 1920s, but the real stars are the iconic mid-century modern vacation homes dotted throughout town. Designed in harmony with the beautiful desert surroundings, these architectural gems feature some of most incredible pools in Palm Springs.
Take in magnificent mountain vistas from the infinity pool at Villa Sierra, which at 70ft, happens to be one the largest in the region, see swaying palms from the piano-shaped pool at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, or soak up the views at Skyfall Villa which has a large skylight for stargazing from the pool.
The joy of the pools in Palm Springs is that they come in all shapes and sizes – and the best one always have a view to match. Read on for our pick of the best!
6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | Sleeps 10
Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Coachella Valley, this incredible villa boasts a beautiful infinity pool with panoramic views.
Also known as Goldeneye Estate, the property combines the ambience of the desert with chic contemporary design. Perfect for entertaining, the 10-person home features luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces including 6 huge bedrooms, an open-plan galleried lounge, a home cinema and a golf putting green.
The cool pool water coupled with the stunning surroundings makes the pool deck the perfect spot for spending an afternoon before the heat of the day fades and the sun sets over the valley.
Dive in for: A cooling dip in one of the most scenic pools in Palm Springs.
Splash out: From $328.50 per person per night.
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3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Sleeps 6
Located in the South Palm Springs neighborhood of Cahuilla Hills, this James Bond-style villa definitely has a licence to thrill.
Circular in design, it features expansive walls of glass that look onto the round pool, with stunning 180-degree views of the valley beyond. At night, guests can look up at the stars through the circular roof designed especially for stargazing.
Kick back on a cozy poolside couch, or enjoy soothing soaks in the bubbling hot tub at the end of an adventurous day.
Dive in for: A uniquely Palm Springs take on a villa pool.
Splash out: From $176.50 per person per night.
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4 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms | Sleeps 8
Located in the famous Movie Colony neighborhood, this mid-century modern villa is surrounded by manicured gardens, swaying palms and towering mountains.
Fringed with sun loungers, the pool is long enough for refreshing early-morning swims before your fellow guests emerge. A hot tub and fire pit provide cozy additions to the pool deck, while a bench-style dining table offers plenty of space for group dinners with a view.
Retro chic living areas and 4 bedrooms offer enough space for up to 8 guests, plus there’s ample parking making it easy to explore the surrounding area with its hot springs, golf courses, walking trials and vibrant downtown.
Dive in for: Swimming long laps with a perfect mountain backdrop.
Splash out: From $136 per person per night.
4 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms | Sleeps 8
One of the most famous villas in Palm Springs, this 1940s home was built by renowned architect Emerson Williams for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato.
Available to rent for private vacations, corporate events and special occasions, it features a host of facilities including a retro-style music studio and a unique piano-shaped swimming pool.
Named Twin Palms after the towering palm trees around the pool terrace, the property also has a pool house with convenient his and hers bathrooms, a lavish kitchenette and a bar for poolside drinks or a cozy lunch.
Dive in for: A dip in one of the most famous pools in Palm Springs
Splash out: From $387.75 per person per night.
3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Sleeps 6
High on the hills in the eclectic Mesa neighbourhood, this Hugh Kaptur-designed villa is hailed as one of the finest examples of modern hillside villas in Palm Springs.
The views across three mountain ranges, the cityscape and the valley floor, are best enjoyed while lounging in the water. While a post-dip, pre-dinner cocktail taken on one of the luxurious poolside loungers is guaranteed to prolong the sense of relaxation.
Just a stone’s throw from the custom saline pool (which has two infinity edges) is the outdoor living room with a bar, fire pit, vintage BBQ and projector for outdoor movies.
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3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Sleeps 6
Surrounded by the stunning Indian Canyons and situated on a scenic golf course, this beautiful Palm Springs villa includes 3 stylish bedroom suites and spacious indoor/outdoor living areas designed to maximise the views.
Guests can enjoy the refreshing pool and hot tub whilst looking out over the lush gardens, majestic mountains and manicured fairways.
For avid adventurers, some of the best hiking trails in the Coachella Valley are located at the Indian Canyons Reserve nearby. The property is also within easy reach of the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and Joshua Tree National Park.
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3 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms | Sleeps 6
Designed by famed architect Walter White, this beautiful vacation home is the ideal retreat after a day spent exploring the surroundings. Nestled in the Little Tuscany mountainside, it offers breathtaking views from a lofty and secluded setting.
Enclosed by lush gardens, the pool deck gives the sense of being deep in the desert, despite the fact that a cold drink and a sun lounger are never more than a breaststroke away.
With easy access to the Coachella Valley, multiple golf courses and downtown Palm Springs, this villa is made all the more inviting for those keen to relax at the end of a busy day.
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