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A grove of palm trees in Coachella Valley, CA

Coachella Valley, CA

Nestled in California’s sunny Coachella Valley, Indio, Palm Desert, and La Quinta form a 10-mile triangle of vacation rental paradise only a short drive from Los Angeles and San Diego. This low-desert getaway beneath the gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains is far enough from nearby Palm Springs to escape the spring breakers and snowbirds, but close enough to take advantage of its world-class restaurants and fantastic nightlife. It boasts easy access to polo clubs, hot springs, Joshua Tree National Park, and some of the nation’s best golf courses. This part of Coachella Valley gets a lot of publicity through the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival, “Coachella,” which draws hundreds of thousands of attendees to Indio’s Empire Polo Club each spring.

Vacation home in La Quinta with a private pool and golf course views

Insider tip

The Coachella Valley is a popular vacation rental destination for families, so look for family-friendly amenities that will help you market to guests: think outdoor seating areas, foosball and ping-pong tables, and dedicated play areas for kids. Hot tubs and large flatscreen TVs are always a hit with guests looking to relax after a long day in the sun. As always, make sure your changes are aligned with HOA restrictions and permitting.

Learn more and compare the Coachella Valley with other top markets in our insider's guide to the best places to buy a vacation rental.

Market size

6,000+ rental units

Median annual rental revenue

$37,060

Median home price

$383,100

Cap rate

5.6%



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Estimated rental income figures and home sale prices are based on historical averages; for any specific property, the actual revenue, purchase price, and cap rate may differ materially from estimated amounts and depend on a wide range of factors outside Vacasa's knowledge or control, such as the property's condition, layout, and furnishings; expenses associated with the acquisition and ownership of the property (such as property taxes, utility fees, HOA fees, insurance fees, and mortgage-related expenses); rental calendar availability; existing and future regulations; current and future economic, social, and political trends and conditions; and weather and environmental factors. These estimates do not take into account the potential impact of state income taxes.

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