Renting your own home is one of the hottest vacation options around these days and if you truly want a home with style, affordability, and comfort, you can't go wrong in Palm Springs, California with ACME House Co.
What I love about ACME House Co. is the fact that they have vetted all of the homes they rent and decorated most themselves. They manage the houses on a day-to-day basis so you know that when you arrive and open the door the only surprises will be good ones.
So why Palm Springs? Well for starters it will be delightfully temperate this winter when most of the East Coast is downright freezing. It's also a fun place to visit if you've never been as it truly feels like you have taken a step back in time to the 1950s with all of the Mid-Century Modern architecture.
But Palm Springs has long been a vacation destination for celebrities and here's why. Known as a desert resort city, Palm Springs began to attract many celebrities back in the 1920s who were under contract to the movie studios, yet needed to escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz and the prying eyes of the press. The legendary “Two-Hour Rule” by the Hollywood Studios meant the actors and actresses had to stay within two hours of the studio — just in case of a last-minute film or photo shoot — and Palm Spring was the perfect nearby getaway.
The architecture in Palm Springs is quite unlike anything you have ever seen if you’ve never been to the region. Most homes are of the one-story Mid-Century Modern Design variety, which is sleek, modern, and embraces the surrounding desert environment. Notable for its use of glass, clean lines, natural and manufactured resources and indoor/outdoor spaces, what is often called “Desert Modernism” evokes a lifestyle of simple elegance and informality.
ACME house co. is one of the leading vacation home rental companies in Palm Springs and they have some of the very best Palm Springs vacation rental properties in all of the famous and historic neighborhoods.
Having your own private house is the perfect way to vacation as a family or group of friends. These fully equipped properties feature more than the comforts of home and provide much greater privacy and amenities than you would find in a hotel. Depending on the property you select, you can enjoy wonderfully modern kitchens — some with their own wine refrigerators — bedrooms with spacious bathrooms, game rooms, huge flat screen televisions, games, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and much more.
Imagine arriving in Palm Springs after your flight or car ride, getting to your home away from home, unlocking the door and seeing the retreat that awaits. As you tour from room to room, you are sure to “ooh” and aah” at the stunning design and thoughtful amenities in each of these private homes — none of which are exactly the same.
One home available from ACME house co., which can sleep up to six, is the Movie Colony Mountain View home. It features two king bedroom suites each with their own en-suite bathroom, a private yard, heated pool with spa, fire pit, Ping Pong, and more. Everything you need to relax is here including pool floats, beach towels, Wii games, and more. This is also a pet friendly property and you can bring along your best furry friend. Palm Springs is also an easy town to find pet sitters in, so you can arrange for someone to stay in your home with your dog while you are out and about checking out the restaurants and bars in the city.
With a quick visit to a nearby supermarket you can stock up on some basic staples for your stay. Perhaps you want to wake up and make your own coffee or scramble up some eggs in the kitchen. Or, you might opt to go out for breakfast — Cheeky’s on North Palm Canyon drive is a town favorite, but you need to be there early (the restaurant starts taking names at 7:30 a.m. and they serve breakfast beginning at 8 a.m.) if you don’t want to wait online. And once you put your name in at Cheeky’s, take a walk down the street and head on over to Koffi North Palm Springs. Here you can grab an amazing cup of coffee and sit outside overlooking Mount San Jacinto — which adds a backdrop of majestic tranquility to the exterior courtyard.
Palm Springs actually has many notable places to dine including Spencer’s Restaurant at the Mountain and Eight4Nine. What is interesting to note about most restaurants in the area is that they tend to feature many gluten-free items on the menu for those who have dietary restrictions.
Palm Springs is actually the perfect winter vacation retreat no matter what you want to do. If shopping and visiting art galleries is your thing, you’ll find great places to explore in the Uptown Design District. You can also head to nearby Rancho Mirage for designer shopping as well.
If you want to do nothing more than relax by the pool, renting a house from ACME House Co. is a great choice because you can swim day or night and relax around the house as you see fit. Many groups of friends love to rent a house, barbecue by the pool, pour some wine or make margaritas, and just spend time together enjoying the beautiful weather and the scenic desert and mountain views.
The Palm Springs vibe is definitely the anti-thesis of New York. It’s relaxed, laid-back, and very mellow. Sure you’ll find the places to party in town if that is what you are looking for, but when the night is over, head back to your ACME House Co. rental and enjoy a good night’s rest in one of the quietest and most idyllic spots to sleep in the world.