Where to stay for Coachella

Trade in the tents for a relaxing vacation rental oasis for you and your crew.
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Outdoor pool in Palm Springs, CA

Come April, the arid California desert comes alive for one of the biggest music festivals in the country. Coachella brings together two unforgettable weekends of art, food, desert glamour, and of course, live music shows with Billboard Chart-topping artists. Music lovers often plan their whole year around the Coachella Music Festival, but finding where to stay can be tricky.

Nevertheless, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to stay for Coachella with vacation homes booking up quickly.

If you’re heading out to Coachella Valley, plan ahead so you can stay close to the shows. Skip booking a room to hunker down in and instead opt to split a vacation home between friends, with plenty of space so you can all enjoy the festival to the fullest. Lounge back and relax, explore, and get some sleep without feeling cramped and crowded. Not sure where to start? Fear not: our list will help you find the best nearby cities offering vacation homes with private outdoor pools, hot tubs, and more.

Best vacation rentals in Indio for Coachella


Indio is one of your best options for a Coachella vacation home. The festival grounds are within the city limits, meaning you’ll have unbeatable access from your front door. With hiking trails in the nearby Coachella Valley Preserve, multiple golf courses, and the city’s iconic colorful murals, Indio is an ideal festival home base.

Indio vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Best vacation rentals in Indio for Coachella in Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is another perfect location for your Coachella experience. Beloved for its 1960s retro vibes, mid-century modern architecture, and Old Hollywood glamour, this city is a top choice for lodging. It’s just removed enough from the festival grounds to feel like you can unwind after a day of dancing in the sun. If you’re wondering how far Coachella is from Palm Springs, it’s just a 30-minute drive or shuttle ride away, granting ease of access as well as a laid-back feel.

Palm Springs vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Best vacation rentals in Indio for Coachella in Palm Desert

Palm Desert

Palm Desert is the high-end sister city to Palm Springs, noted for its country clubs, boutique shopping, and art galleries. Stay in one of our luxurious Palm Desert rentals, just 10 miles west of the festival grounds. In between shows, you’ll have plenty to explore, like farmers markets, a year-round street fair featuring local artisans, a number of golf courses, and The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.

Palm Desert vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Best vacation rentals in Indio for Coachella in Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley

Vacasa offers dozens of vacation rentals peppered throughout Coachella Valley. From cute, adobe-style homes in La Quinta to sprawling luxury estates in Palm Desert, there’s something for every festival-goer. No matter where you end up, you can come home to a beautiful Coachella vacation rental and unwind together after a long day in the sun.

Coachella Valley vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Where to stay during Coachella FAQ

The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival begins April 12, 2024. It will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

The Coachella Festival runs from April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2024 for a total of 6 days.

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