In the city of Indio, California, there are two music festivals that take place in the heart of spring. Coachella Music & Arts Festival will take place on two weekends, April 15th-17th and 22nd-24th, and Stagecoach Music Festival will follow the weekend after from April 29th- May 1st. As people from all over the world plan to fly into Coachella Valley for these popular music festivals, it's no wonder that there are some of the coolest and most stylish Airbnb rentals around to accommodate them. So If you're headed to both or either of those festivals this year, check in to one of these lavish and unique homes with your group for a great weekend desert retreat full of music, friends, and fun.
Airbnb Indio: The Best Vacation Rentals to Book for Coachella Music & Arts Festival
1. Resort Villa
If you're traveling as most festival-goers do and with a big group of people, check out this little desert oasis. Although it only has three bedrooms, it can fit up to 14 guests and is conveniently walking distance to Empire Polo Club, the beautiful outdoor facility where both Coachella and Stagecoach are held. So you and your group will save plenty of money and time by not having to take ride shares to and from the festival. The villa also has a private pool that you and your friends can soak in during the day before entering the festival or cool off in at night after coming home from the festival. If you would like to use the pool heat option, just let the Airbnb host know when you book your stay.
2. Casa Azul
Because these festivals draw such massive crowds, many attendees end up staying in surrounding cities such as Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. This blue-themed house rental is about 30 minutes away from festival grounds, but is a great place to call home during the weekend. After navigating the crowds and hearing loud live music all day, retreat to this mid-century home to unwind and relax. It has a stylish outdoor patio that's fun to lounge around on with a pool to cool off in from the desert heat, and you'll be surrounded by breath-taking views of the mountains.
3. The Yorba Oasis
Also located in Palm Springs, this tropical vacation home is for the ones who aren't very fond of desert winds. The outdoor patio area has coverings to help protect you against getting congested, so you can enjoy relaxing into the pool while intaking the gorgeous mountain views. This Airbnb also offers to heat the pool at no extra charge, so you and your friends can enjoy a midnight swim in the cool night after coming back from the festival. The property can hold up to six guests within its three bedrooms, so if your group is a little smaller, this is a great option for you.
4. Westin's Premier Resort
This luxury home is located in Rancho Mirage, which is 15 minutes away from festival grounds. Although it's a small villa with a maximum occupancy of up to four people, you and your group will have access to all the amenities that the Westin resort has to offer. Like an elevated hotel suite stay, you'll have access to the resort's arcade game room, fitness center, golf course, tennis courts, hot tub, pool, bbq grills, and more. Your villa features its own kitchenette so that you can save money on festival food by making your own meals at home before you head out. There's also complimentary Wi-FI and a balcony that you can lounge on to enjoy the mountain views.
5. Serene Desert Getaway
This Hollywood Regency-styled home is incredibly spacious, even though it only has three bedrooms. It sports high windows that allow plenty of sunlight in for a refreshing feel, but also has white-light blocking so that you can sleep in late uninterrupted after a long festival night. Its gorgeous outdoor patio features a colorfully lit pool/spa, plenty of loungers to lay out on, and surrounding palm desert trees. And behind these beautiful trees are the mountains, making the scenery a beautiful desert backdrop to look at during your stay.
6. Designer Villa
Located in South Palm Springs, this swanky villa is creatively decorated with funky patterns and bold colors. Inside, you can comfortably nap anywhere to catch up on some rest while cooling off in the air conditioning before heading into the heat of the festival. The vast outdoor patio is surrounded by palm trees and mountains and has a saltwater pool and spa to unwind in. There are daybeds, hammocks, and loungers scattered across the area for you to enjoy the sun during the day and the stars at night. This is also a pet-friendly vacation rental, but there is a $250 fee for each pet you bring.
7. Sunset Lake Villa
This Indio vacation rental is one of the best Airbnbs to book for bigger festival groups. The Terra Lago lakeside home is only an 8-minute drive from Empire Polo Club and has a private pool/spa, three barbecue grills, a fire pit, and a private dock. The space can comfortably home up to ten guests and has free parking for up to two to three cars in the driveway if you and your friends road-tripped for the fest. There are also plenty of casinos nearby if you're feeling lucky, including the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino, Agua Calienta Resort Spa Casino, and Spotlight 29 Casino. If you're a tennis fan, then stop by the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens in La Quinta nearby, the second largest outdoor tennis facility in the world.
8. Aloha Palms
Also a spacious house that overlooks the Terra Lago Golf Course, this gorgeous rental is the ultimate festival stay for you and your group. The outdoor patio has all the essentials for a relaxing time, including a saltwater pool/spa, a daybed with an attached sunshade canopy, poolside loungers, a dining area, a bbq grill, three to four fire pits, and a bar. But inside the Airbnb is a massive and new game room decorated with custom art murals. It has a pool table, air hockey, darts, an Xbox, and other arcade games all free to play. There's also a detached private casita that has a king-sized bed, mini-fridge, and personal bathroom and shower. So make sure to claim your room first when booking this place.
9. The Sunray House
For those who do it for the 'gram, this is the perfect house in the city of Desert Hot Springs for you. The Sunray House has all the perfect backdrops to take your social media pictures in front of to help commemorate your time at the festival. The mid-century modern home has a pool, hot tub, and contains the best views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm Bassenian Lagoni, this property has been diligently decorated down to the smallest details. It's less than 30 minutes away from Coachella Valley and only 15 minutes away from downtown Palm Springs.
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