Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals: A Parent’s Guide to a Stress-Free Stay in Palm Springs


By: Brad Greiner, CEO of Open Air Homes and OpenAiRE Brokerage

Advice on finding and enjoying family-oriented properties and activities in Palm Springs.

Planning a family vacation is an exercise in excitement and, let’s be honest, a bit of anxiety. Typically for Mom.  

The key to a stress-free stay lies in the details—especially when it comes to accommodation. In Palm Springs, a desert oasis brimming with family-friendly fun, choosing the right vacation rental can make all the difference. This guide is for the meticulous planners, the last-minute packers, and every parent in between, looking to create unforgettable family memories in Palm Springs.

Laurel Canyon by Open Air Homes

Selecting the Perfect Family Rental

The hunt for the perfect family rental starts with a checklist of everyone’s needs. A pool for splashy afternoons, a kitchen that’s ready for snack attacks, and entertainment options for all ages are non-negotiables. Open Air Homes prides itself on curating properties that hit all these marks with board games, spacious lounges, secure pools, and even bikes to explore the picturesque surroundings.

Ocotillo by Open Air Homes 

Ensuring Ample Entertainment

We understand that keeping everyone entertained is no small feat. Our homes come equipped with a variety of board games for family game nights, ensuring laughter-filled evenings. Our pools aren’t just for swimming; they’re stages for pretend sea adventures and relaxing floatie lounges. And when it comes to mealtime, our kitchens are ready for everything from pancake breakfasts to midnight cookies.

Exploring Palm Springs Together

Palm Springs is a playground for families. Beyond the comfort of your rental home, the city offers experiences that cater to both the young and young at heart. Take a day trip to the Salton Sea, where the beauty of nature meets an otherworldly landscape, or explore the rugged wonders of Joshua Tree National Park, just a short drive away. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a hit for animal lovers, while the Palm Springs Air Museum will captivate aspiring aviators.

Casa Santa Fe by Open Air Homes

Catering to Parents’ Peace of Mind

While the kids are busy making a splash or embarking on backyard treasure hunts, parents can enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Our properties offer serene spaces for relaxation, ensuring that when it’s time to recharge, you can do so in comfort and style. And because safety is paramount, we ensure that pools are secure and homes are child-friendly.

Local Attractions for Family Fun

Palm Springs is not just about poolside relaxation; it’s a hub of adventures that can educate and inspire. The nearby Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert offers hands-on activities that spark curiosity. For a unique outdoor experience, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will lift your family’s spirits—and elevation—with breathtaking views.

Heaven by Open Air Homes 

Palm Springs: A Perfect Vacation Spot for Families 

A family vacation in Palm Springs, with a stay at one of Open Air Homes’ family-friendly rentals, promises a seamless blend of relaxation, adventure, and treasured moments. Our homes are more than just places to stay; they’re launchpads for family fun and bonding. So pack your bags, round up the kids, and head to Palm Springs, where your stress-free family vacation awaits.



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