If you are looking to add some midcentury modern flair to an event, meeting or wedding you are hosting, Greater Palm Springs is an idyllic place for you. There are many venues to choose from for your meeting, retreat, wedding or office getaway, but a great option for some events can be renting a vacation property which also gives the ability for guests/attendees to stay overnight. Being historically known for the architecture that has been praised and still inspires, Greater Palm Springs offers an array of places to suit your every want and need. To help you feel inspired, here is a list of unique and incredible vacation rentals, and who knows, you may just choose to host your next event in Greater Palm Springs.
The Dinah Shore Palm Springs Estate | Palm Springs
Centered in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Palm Springs, this former home of the golden-era singer, actress and television personality, Dinah Shore, showcases architect and design of the well-known Donald Wexler. This estate sits on a secluded 1.3-acre compound, surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows to invite the beautiful views of palm trees and San Jacinto mountains inside, creating an open environment. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 7-and-a-half baths, a large pool, it's own tennis court and a casita, this estate is the perfect option to host an exceptional celebration or important meeting.
Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms | Palm Springs
You can’t get any more quintessentially Palm Springs than renting out the home of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Frank Sinatra’s iconic house known as Twin Palms (above) was built in 1947 when he commissioned legendary Palm Springs architect, E. Stewart Williams, to build him a desert abode. This home is now a full-service venue and can be rented for days at a time to host events like weddings, meetings, tours and outdoor gatherings.
The site has the space to host bigger events with larger groups, but the overnight accommodations are limited to eight guests in the four bedrooms. The pool is wrapped in a walled and grassy yard, making it an intimate space for gathering and enjoying the desert weather. Look into booking this venue for your next event and you are surely going to wow the crowd.
Polo Villas | La Quinta
Are you looking for a place near Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? You might want to suss out a stay at Polo Villas. Geared at high end luxury, there are options such as homes with 12 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, sleeping up to 24 people. There are many different home configurations and villas offering their own unique space, making this a great escape for a large group. Close to the Empire Polo Fields, these homes offer the perfect place to stay during festivals, while still providing style, luxury and accommodations. The Polo Villas are beautiful and meant to be comfortable with plenty of centralized outdoor space, including expansive pool and spa areas. There are also plenty of outdoor gathering areas and spaces to relax in, helping to provide the feeling of an 'away from it all' retreat. The property sizes are perfect for hosting a small cocktail party, intimate wedding or a fun and focused office retreat.
Merv Griffin Estate | La Quinta
If you are looking for a place to host up to 1,000 guests, want to create unique design concepts and have rooms for up to 26 overnight guests, you can find it all at the Moroccan inspired Merv Griffin Estate. Located in La Quinta, this estate spans across 8-acres offering guests the privacy wanted on a special day, such as a wedding or an important corporate event. This property creates a relaxing environment surrounded with mountain views, palm trees and green grass offering a beautiful pool that overlooks the private lake, what more could you imagine? Consider this property the next time you are looking to plan an event that you won't want guests to forget!
The Lautner Compound | Desert Hot Springs
Located in the sprawling desert near charming and edgy Desert Hot Springs, the Lautner Compound (above) is a one-of-a-kind multipurpose mid-century modern oasis. ‘The Lautner,’ as it’s known, has been described as a hybrid between a boutique hotel & upscale vacation rental property.
With ranch house flair and a modern, vintage style, the property serves as both an outdoor special event venue (catering to groups as small as 12 and as large as 650+), and can host overnight guests in one of four “living units,” as mid-century architect John Lautner called them in his renderings. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchenette where guests can prepare their own meals, plus each one has its own private patio landscaped with cactus gardens. The outdoor event area is known as The Park and is located between The Lautner and adjacent property, The Ranch House. A 12-foot-long custom built-in bar and built-in upholstered bench, seating, lounge chairs, tables, stools and fire pits make an unforgettable common area that is ideally suited to a meeting, workplace event or wedding.
Location: 67710 San Antonio Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 | Book through The Lautner Compound
The Elrod Estate | Palm Springs
Tucked in the heart of Palm Springs’ Old Las Palmas neighborhood, this amazing time capsule was the home of design king Arthur Elrod. You may recognize it from vintage spreads in Architectural Digest or Palm Springs Life magazines. This beautiful home has been well taken care of in the ensuing decades since Elrod lived here. Boasting a 4,780 square foot home with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms on a 1/3-acre lot, the space is geared at privacy, being surrounded by lush, mature landscaping with both the pool area and patios walled and gated. This property will sleep eight, creating an ideal space for smaller groups or teams to get together in an intimate, creativity-inspiring setting.
Are you feeling inspired yet? Greater Palm Springs is uniquely complemented with beautiful gathering spaces to suit many different aesthetics. Surrounded by endless things to do, take a group out for team bonding on an outdoor adventure or book a pre-wedding day at a spa. What will you find when you plan your next event in Greater Palm Springs?