Love the desert? Well, that makes two of us. We’ve rounded up 5 incredible desert escapes you can rent below, both on Airbnb (@airbnb) and independently. ⬇️
Desert Escape #1: An Off-The-Grid Haven
Touted by Dwell as one of the ‘Best Homes in America,’ this Pioneertown, California structure is designed to lessen travelers’ footprint — it’s entirely powered by solar panels for energy and hot water. Blueprint-wise, the open floor plan is encased in 360-degree glass floor-to-ceiling windows that provide expansive views of the surrounding boulders and desert.
Desert Escape #2: A Historic Desert Gem (@thedesertwave)
Built in 1955 and known as the “Wave House” for its curving roof that mimics the nearby San Jacinto mountains, the mid-century Walter S. White-designed home is twenty minutes from Palm Springs. Accoladed with a spot in the National Register of Historic Places, the property features a one-bedroom stand-alone house with an outdoor chilled/heated cedar soaking tub, king-size bed, and two bathrooms with rain showers. (📷: @timhirschmann)
Desert Escape #3: A Mid-Century Delight with Pops of Color (@dazey_desert_house)
Originally designed by William Krisel, this Palm Springs home is replete with splashes of color — even just looking at the pictures will put you in a good mood. From the original architect’s signature butterfly roof to renowned Interior Designer Dazey Den’s (@dazeyden) inside revamp, to fetching front-yard desert foliage, it’s not hard to guess why we want to put this rental on your radar.
Desert Escape #4: A Slice of Desert Dessert
This tiny home is a minimalist’s dream come true (think clean lines, modern design elements, and swoon-worthy industrial-inspired decor). Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs are nearby. Don’t forget to snap some pics for the ‘gram before you check-out. (Bonus: The stargazing opportunities are endless here.)
Desert Escape #5: A Texas Treat
This solar-powered dome, which comfortably sleeps up to three guests, is within proximity to postcard-worthy Big Bend National Park (about 25 minutes by car). The small-but-functional kitchen is outfitted with a fridge, stove, while the bedroom and living room areas feature Southwestern-inspired design accents you can’t help but fall in love with.
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Planning a desert escape? Take a look at our destination guides to Scottsdale and Sedona, Arizona.