It’s a crazy time of year in Palm Springs, California. From the Coachella Music Festival to simply perfect weather, hundreds of thousands of people are headed to the area to vacation and get away from it all. But why confine yourself to a hotel room? A vacation rental is the perfect option for a weekend, or a few weeks, down in Palm Springs! We have an array of luxury options still available throughout the month of April at Zaranga.com. Today we are featuring three of the absolute best. Deciding was nearly impossible, so make sure you check out ALL of our Palm Springs Vacation Rentals here.
This two-bedroom, two-bath mid-century resort-style home located in the Deepwell area of Palm Spring is just minutes from downtown. This stylish home features a completely hedged private yard, with expansive lawn area, pool, and covered patio, and it’s great for entertaining! From the time you enter Magical Palms you will experience the reason it is named ‘Magic,’ from the breath-taking views of Mt. San Jacinto and the romantic glow of palm trees against the night sky with lights that highlight over 25 palm trees at night. The living room has an open-air feel with some of the best mountain views directly from your sofa. Also from your sofa, view the 50″ plasma TV or enjoy the CD/DVD stereo with indoor/outdoor speakers. The property features two master bedrooms each having their own bath and private patio. The kitchen has been updated with a wine cooler, gas range, side-by-side refrigerator, mosaic tiles, upgraded finishes, microwave/stove combination, and dishwasher. The pool can be observed from the kitchen and dining room.
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Located in El Rancho Vista Estates, this gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bath mid-century modern home was designed by Donald Wexler in 1959 and renovated in 2010. The residence includes a private in-ground pool, a hot tub, a sunken fire pit, and an outdoor BBQ. Indoors, guests will enjoy the air conditioned living room, dining room and kitchen complete with cable TV, internet, WiFi, and full-size washer and dryer. Kitchen comes stocked with plates, glasses, silverware, knives, cooking utensils, pots, pan, a coffee maker, a toaster, a mixer, a blender, and more. The home is minutes from downtown Palm Springs restaurants and shopping, including Jake’s, Cheeky’s, Tropicale, El Jefe, Tinto, Workshop and more. The residence is located in Palm Spring’s El Rancho Vista Estates, the first of the Wexler & Harrison residential subdivisions. Developer Roy Fey, a former Chicago accountant who came to the desert and developed a small real estate empire, built it. He saw the potential Southern California Modernist architecture had in the emerging post-war housing market.
This beautifully remodeled mid-century modern pad is within walking distance to Demuth Park, which features public tennis courts, a playground for the kids, and much more. Everything is brand new in this stylish, modern home, except for a few vintage pieces thrown in for fun. Walk through the gate from the driveway and you will enter a private oasis, completely remodeled and ready to enjoy. The main living area offers HDTV with surround sound, comfortable mid-century inspired furnishings, and is open to the dining area and kitchen for easy entertaining and hanging out together. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything the chef could ask for. And it all opens out to the sparkling blue swimming pool and spa in the completely private back yard, featuring gas barbecue and plenty of seating for everyone. The main house offers a master bedroom with private bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms and a guest bathroom, all with comfortable new queen-size beds. The large private casita is detached from the main house and has it’s own full kitchen, HDTV, seating area, and queen size bed.
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California is a state full of amazing natural wonders, but Yosemite National Park is one of the greatest. No matter what the season, there are some truly awesome sights to see in Yosemite, from the copious wildlife to the natural wonders to the beautiful green forests. Here is just a partial list of some great stuff to do while staying in Yosemite: backpacking, auto tours, photography, painting, biking, birdwatching, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picknicking, interpretive programs, rock climbing, tours, water activities, and winter sports like cross-country skiing and sledding. Click here for more info on all of these fun activities.
The real question is: where are you going to stay? Well, we have a solution. Why not stay in one of Zaranga’s fabulous Yosemite vacation rentals while you’re at the park? We have a good selection of rustic yet charming vacation rentals available. Below are three of our best, along with information about each of them, a few photos, and links to where you can find out more and book them online. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to Yosemite and start enjoying the astounding beauty that can be found there!
The Treehouse is a smaller, comfortable cabin. This unique unit does have the feel of a treehouse! With 2-1/2 levels, it’s perfect for no more than eight people. This two bedroom/two bath home is tastefully decorated with everything you need for your comfort. It features a loft sleeping area with three twin beds for children or singles, a large dining table, a complete kitchen, and a master bedroom with a king-size bed. All beds come with pillow-top mattresses and down comforters for the ultimate night’s sleep. This home is a truly comfortable place for your Yosemite experience. Of course, unlimited firewood for the woodstove is provided at no extra charge, stacked at your front doorstep.
“Long’s Logs” is frontier living at its finest! It possesses an old-time flavor, with all the modern conveniences. Each of the three bedrooms has its own unique enticement, decorated in its own special way. Enjoy Elliott metal, canopy, and Victorian beds, comfy down comforters, pillow-topped mattresses, antique replicas, and private bathrooms, all nestled under ceilings and walls made of natural logs. Enjoy a huge country kitchen, complete with all the modern conveniences. You will experience what every pioneer man and woman would have desired. Your cozy living room has a fireplace to warm you, a 32-inch television with video player to entertain you, a regulation size pool table and a game table to challenge you, all within the surroundings of Native American decor. After a day of skiing or hiking, unwind in your private Jacuzzi, or just relax on the wrap-around decks, enjoying the cool summer and winter nights.
The Summer/Winter apartment is one of two apartments that comprise the “Wonderland” complex; two apartment homes (Summer/Winter and Autumn/Spring) side-by-side for the largest of groups. Each can be rented separately or together for those large family reunions! The spacious living room is perfect for a large crowd! Complete kitchen, cozy fireplace, huge dining table seats 16. Recreation room complete with pool table, bar, satellite TV, wood-burning fireplace and sofa-bed. And Hot tub, barbecue, and patio table.
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Snow is still falling in many parts of the country, and those temperatures! Will they ever let up? The good news is that it’s Spring Break time! Hopefully you have a week off with your kids sometime soon this month. Or, if you don’t have any upcoming time off, take some! We’re sure you need it.
Spring Break is a great time to get a really nice deal on a vacation rental. Many vacation spots are offering promotions right now, and travelers looking for affordable vacation rental options have a lot to choose from. And on Zaranga, we have exclusive discounts that you won’t find anywhere else! Whether you’re looking for lazy beach days filled with Vitamin D or some outdoor winter skiing fun, Zaranga has vacation rentals suited to any kind of Spring Break vacation you might want. From the desert heat of Palm Springs to the Gulf views of Sanibel Island, Florida, we have what you’re looking for. Here are some supremely awesome vacation rentals at some of the best Spring Break spots in the country.
Palm Springs is a desert resort city located an hour and a half east of Los Angeles. The area is great for biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis. The views of the surrounding mountains from pretty much anywhere are stunning as well! From the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens to the Palm Springs Air Museum, there’s plenty to do around Palm Springs. Additionally, the month of March sees a lot of action in Palm Springs. The HITS Horse Shows are happening, and there are also tennis and golf tournaments galore. Thursday nights are free at the art museum, too! You can find a list of upcoming events here. Here are four very different but super sweet vacation rentals we have available in Palm Springs.
Myrtle Beach is a coastal beach town that offers a lot of great things to do during the springtime. You’re not going to get a lot of sunny and warm beach days here during March and April, but there’s dining, spas, fishing excursions, hiking, biking, and pool swimming available. Additionally, the room rates during springtime are significantly lower than they are during the summer and winter. While you’re here, you might visit the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk or hop on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel for some innocent fun. For more things to do in Myrtle Beach, click here. Here are four really nice vacation rentals we have available in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Well, you know it’s nice and warm in the deserts of Arizona right now! And so what better place to spend a few days on vacation? The high temperatures are currently in the 70s and 80s, so Scottsdale is the perfect place to soak up some sun, find a cool pool to swim in, or hike, bike, and swim. While you’re at it, why don’t you visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art or Pinnacle Peak Park, which is great for hiking or a daytime picnic. You can find more things to do in Scottsdale here. Here are four immaculate vacation rentals we have available in Scottsdale.
Talk about a true island experience! Sanibel Island, Florida has all the activities, beaches, and sun you could ever want during a beach vacation! Exploring the island and its beaches by bike or Segway is a great activity for you and the kids. Additionally, the “Sanibel Stoop” is super popular. It simply involves stooping down on the beach to collect sea shells! There are also lots of great boat tours you can go on and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society and Refuge is a great place to go to see the wildlife of the area. Additionally, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a real treat for seashell lovers and beach-goers alike. The Sanibel Island Lighthouse is pretty cool too! For more things to do on Sanibel Island, click here. Here are four rentals we have on Sanibel Island that are sure to make your next vacation there a great one!
Silverthorne, Colorado is a very popular ski destination for the winter and spring seasons. There’s still snow in Colorado, and so if you’re looking to get into some wintry outdoor activities over spring break, then look no further than this cozy little mountain town. There’s some really awesome places to visit in the area, too. While here you might check out the area’s amazing Ice Castles or do some camping at Heaton Bay Campground or the Gore Creek Campground. Additionally, you should check out Lily Pad Lake, Rainbow Park, the Silverthorne Recreation Center, and the Raven at Three Peaks. There’s a ton of really awesome activities to take part in, from fly fishing to skiing to snowboarding to mountain biking to hiking. It’s all available. For more cool things to do in Silverthorne, click here. Here are four nice vacation rentals we have in the area, ranging from smaller condos to big, luxurious mountain homes.
The theme park capital of the world is probably not unexpected for you on this list. We can’t do a Spring Break post without Orlando, can we? With Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and much, much more, Orlando is a great spot to do a Spring Break vacation, especially if you’re doing a vacation with the kids. And don’t forget about the manatees! You can do some manatee watching at Blue Spring State Park. But then you also have your standards, such as Universal Studios Orlando, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens. But did you know that Disney offers price breaks during March and April? Additionally, many of our vacation rentals in Orlando are offering some great rental rates this spring. Some of our homes near Orlando are even 40% off until mid-April! We bet you don’t really need more ideas for things to do in Orlando, but if you do, you can find some ideas here. Here are four nice houses we have in the Orlando area that are available for rent. They all have pools and a couple of them even have game rooms!
Northern California features some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the United States, and if you haven’t been up Highway 1 and seen the coast of Northern California, then you’re really missing out. We have quite a few astounding homes in the Fort Bragg and Mendocino areas. Some of them are nestled into thick forests near hiking trails, some are located right in the small town of Fort Bragg, and some sit right on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Today we are featuring three Fort Bragg vacation rentals that have sensational ocean views. These three houses offer stupendous sunsets, gorgeous views of the waves, and even dolphin watching! You can gaze out at the ocean right from the living rooms in each of these houses and they all have big wrap-around decks you can enjoys the views from, too.
Just north of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Tideaway is a newly remodeled home on a private oceanfront parcel. An all-redwood interior and numerous picture windows make this a highly desirable vacation residence where you will no doubt spend hours watching the waterfront panorama as you let your tensions melt away. A new deck runs the length of the house and incorporates a spa that takes excellent advantage of the whitewater vistas. The home offers an open floor plan between the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Fully landscaped, the property features unique foliage and wildlife you will find add to the fantasy of this truly beautiful setting. The owners have updated the kitchen, carpets, entertainment system and other items sure to make your vacation experience a memorable one. We are certain Tideaway will be among the most popular of our vacation homes.
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The Beach House is a newer ocean-front home with unobstructed beach views. It is just a short stroll across the sand to the MacKerricher State Park Beach Haul Road. Come enjoy the serenity of the Pacific Ocean and one of the longest stretches of beach on the Mendocino Coast – with miles of protected dunes, marine animals, and wildlife. The Haul Road gives bicyclists and hikers exclusive easy access to miles of the most beautiful coastline in California. This beautiful and well-appointed four bedroom, four bath welcomes indoor activities and beach enthusiasts alike. Whether you are a traveling professional in need of staying comfortable and connected to the internet or a family looking for an upscale and comfy beach house, look no further. Rent horses to ride along the beach, enjoy the Purple Rose Cantina for some great Mexican food, and discover some incredible hiking on the 10-mile sand dunes–all within walking distance from the house. Listen to the sounds of the surf from one of the two jetted tubs in the house, or watch the deer graze in the yard right from an inviting spot by the fire. An expansive private yard with plenty of parking right off the master bedroom closet makes this house perfect for a romantic retreat or family getaway.
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Sea Cove is a Cape Cod-style oceanfront vacation home between the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. It offers three bedrooms, a family room which can be converted into a fourth bedroom, and three baths. The home faces its own cove with breathtaking white water views. Natural and professional landscaping complement the sweeping coastal vistas. Home to abundant wildlife, you may spot ospreys as they carry fish in their talons or flocks of pelicans cruise in formation as they soar just inches above the waves. Watch the gray whales swim by or marvel at a storm at sea from the six-person hot tub or through picture windows. The master suite offers southern coastal views through sliding glass doors, which lead to the decks, hot tub, pond, and outdoor shower. Two upstairs bedrooms have French doors that open to reveal a 10′ by 30′ balcony which overlooks the cove. A roaring fireplace and entertainment system make the living room a perfect place for cozy interludes or entertaining groups. An ample and well-supplied country kitchen-dining room combination encourage an enthusiastic social atmosphere. One of the great vacation rentals available on the Northern California coast.
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Shaver Lake, California: Our 3 Biggest and Best Rentals
Shaver Lake is a great place to vacation no matter what time of year it is. From winter activities like skiing and sledding to summer activities like biking, hiking, swimming, and site-seeing, Shaver Lake has all the cool activities that make vacations great. Boating, water sports and fishing are prevalent during the summer months. For those who enjoy sailing, Huntington Lake is a brief drive to the north. The area is also host to the Sail Boat Regatta in July.
We have hundreds of houses and cabins in Shaver Lake, but today we are going to show you a few of our best. Below you will find the 3 biggest, best, coziest, and most luxurious vacation rentals we have available in Shaver Lake, California.
You can see all of our Shaver Lake vacation rentals here.
Once you’ve found your perfect vacation rental, be sure to make some fun plans for your family and friends. You can find some great things to do in the area here.
You won’t want to leave this large, fabulous new home in Ockenden Ranch. It has spacious living, dining, and kitchen areas, and is bright, elegant, and open. It has two jacuzzi tubs. It sits on a large lot in a quiet area, with a large relaxing deck overlooking the trees that surround the house. The home features a new flat-screen TV. Additional amenities include: microwave, propane heating, a fireplace, laundry, 1 large deck, a medium yard, 6 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 4 stools, 2 TVs, DVD player, satellite TV, coffee maker, dishwasher, propane grill, and wireless Internet.
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This beautiful, 3,300 square-feet custom-built home is located in the prestigious Granite Ridge development near Shaver Lake. Built in 2002, this home has all the amenities of a luxury home. The living and dining rooms have high ceilings with cedar finish and floor-to-ceiling windows. This combination makes for a spectacular view of the high mountains. The living room has a large rock fireplace with a built-in TV. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, and a tile floor. This home has 5 bedrooms, two of which are master bedroom suites. The main master bedroom has double sinks, a shower, and a large indoor Jacuzzi bathtub, which is surrounded by windows overlooking the large pine trees outside. The garage features a pool table and a foosball table for added enjoyment. Additional amenities include: microwave, electric heating, gas fireplace, laundry, 1 large deck, 16 patio chairs, 10 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 1 breakfast bar, 4 stools, 5 TVs, DVD player, stereo, satellite TV, coffee maker, dishwasher, a 1-car garage, a game room, Internet, and a propane BBQ.
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Pride of ownership is evident when you enter this immaculate 3-bedroom plus large loft, 2-bathroom home nestled in the prestigious Ockenden Ranch Subdivision. The cabin features quality craftsmanship and superior furnishings. The serene mountain setting allows for forest views out of just about every window throughout this beautiful home. After an exciting day of site-seeing, hiking, biking, skiing, or boating, relax in this warm and comfortable home. The living room houses a cable TV complete with DVD player, stereo, and plenty of seating. The large stone fireplace provides extra warmth to the room and the big windows let you gaze out at the outdoors all year round. Just off the large kitchen is a big, partially covered deck complete with charcoal barbecue. You are sure to enjoy all of the conveniences of home in this special home. Cozy and romantic for two, but large enough for a multiple-family vacation, this home definitely won’t last long! Additional amenities include: microwave, propane heating, a fireplace, laundry, 2 large decks, 6 patio chairs, a medium yard, 8 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 2 stools, 2 TVs, a DVD player, a stereo, a coffee maker, a dishwasher, a garage, a grill, and wireless Internet access.
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We have a lot of spectacular vacation rentals in the Lake Tahoe area, and many of them are stunning, luxurious, and immaculate. But we do have a lot of affordable options in Tahoe, too. And so today we are featuring three Lake Tahoe vacation rentals that you can rent without breaking the bank. Check them out. All three have fairly open calendars for the next few months. And don’t forget, you can find exclusive discounts on Zaranga that you won’t find anywhere else!
#1 (South Lake Tahoe, CA): Brand-New Cabin with Gas Fireplace
This brand-new, high-end cabin is newly remodeled and features a bright and cheerful, wide-open living area. With pine accents and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, the home feels luxurious but supremely comfortable at the same time. Inside this home you will find a huge living area that features two leather couches, plenty of chairs, and a huge stone fireplace with gas insert. The fireplace really is the centerpiece of the room and is simply stunning. There are a ton of big windows in the living room, too, which let in sunlight and offer some breathtaking views of the surrounding forests. There is a loft area upstairs that features more couches, a TV with DVD player, and a surround sound system. It’s a great place for the kids to go do their own thing for a while or for the whole crew to have a movie night. Amenities include: 3 TVs, a gas fireplace, DVD players, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a BBQ, and Internet service.
#2 (Tahoe City, CA): 3-Bedroon Unit with Common Pool & Hot Tub
This end unit gets nice natural light and is just steps away from the common hot tub area. Amenities include pool access, tennis access, and a hot tub. There are grassy areas in the back and to the right of the unit. The front door leads into living room, which features a TV/DVD/VHS, a wood-burning stove, a recliner, and a couch. This condo got new chairs in late 2011. The dining room features a table that can seat six, but there is a counter with stools for additional seating as well. This main floor features laundry, a 1/2 bath, and sliding doors that lead out to the back porch, which has a Webber BBQ. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom, which features a King bed and a 3/4 bath (shower only, no tub). The second bedroom and third bedrooms are also upstairs, and they feature 2 sets of bunk beds and a queen bed. There is an additional full bath up here as well. Amenities include: wireless high-speed Internet, gas/propane BBQ, dishwasher, wood fireplace, hot tub, laundry, pool, and tennis.
#3 (S. Lake Tahoe, CA): Pet-Friendly Home Next to National Forest
This cozy, pet-friendly home backs up against a big national forest and is located in a quiet neighborhood. The hiking and biking trails in the forest behind you are just minutes away, and you can access them at any time. Best of all, you can bring your pets into this property and you’ll have plenty of space to take them for walks, whether that just be around the neighborhood or down one of the many trails nearby. The house itself is fully furnished and offers a lot of sunlight. It includes a big deck with plenty of lounge furniture, perfect for socializing, reading, enjoying a drink, or even doing some grilling. The house offers free wireless, 2 TVs and a DVD player, a gas BBQ, a washer and dryer, a gas fireplace, a full kitchen with granite countertops, and a one-level design that is perfect for those who don’t want to do stairs constantly. Even the kitchen/dining room in this home is well-lit, with a big window right next to the dining room table. There’s a bar/island that connects the kitchen to the living area as well, and it offers a bit of extra seating for large dinner gatherings. The most amazing aspect of this property is the gorgeous woods surrounding you. Pines and other trees completely surround you and the national forest is right next door. You’ll feel completely secluded, like you’re camping alone on a mountaintop. But you’ll have all of the amenities of home, too.
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Hey country music fans! The Stagecoach Festival is coming up at the end of April and tickets are on sale now! Why not do the festival in style this year with a gorgeous vacation rental? We have a ton of options in the area that will fit all kinds of budgets.
Here is more information on the Festival. You might start looking for lodging now, though. The RV Resort is already booked solid!
- Dates: April 25 – April 27, 2014.
- Website: www.stagecoachfestival.com/.
- Location: 78200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210.
- Camping: Off-Site Camping.
- Stay in Style: Vacation Rentals Near the Stagecoach Festival.
If you’re still trying to make up your mind about attending and you need a bit of an extra nudge, take a look at images from past years here. Do it! It looks super fun!