Palm Springs has rightly earned a lofty position when it comes to Southern California vacation destinations. The dynamic city has become a mecca for wellness with a booming spa industry and an unmatched reputation for world-class golf.
This reputation as a vacation and second home destination have led to a proliferation of stunning condo developments, many in very appealing resort-like settings.
The low maintenance lifestyle this type of property provides makes them ideal as short-term vacation rentals or investment properties as well as part-time residences. We’re talking about you snowbirds.
Join us as we explore the 6 Palm Springs condo developments that you should know about.
Built back in 1957, Ocotillo Lodge has become a famous hotel in Palm Spring - a favorite of the well to do.
Back in the 1990s, select units in the hotel were converted into condos, allowing interested homebuyers a chance to purchase a piece of local history. The “condotel” as its sometimes known, allows owners direct access to the all the conveniences the resort offers.
This includes the large champagne-cork pool, which happens to be one of the largest in Palm Springs. The common area also features two hot tubs and a BBQ area.
The Racquet Club Garden Villas were built as an extension of the renowned hotel, allowing interested homebuyers a chance to own their own slice of the historic district.
The Villas are an exclusive collection of 37 cozy and charming condo cottages, arranged around a common that boasts mature trees and a flowing water feature. Construction began in 1959, with stunning mid-century modern designs from Paul Trousdale.
The units themselves are highly sought after, with wonderful floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. They let in a maximum amount of sunlight while also providing sublime views into the surrounding mountains. The development also features a community pool and gated, 24-hour security.
One of the biggest selling points of the Palm Springs Golf & Tennis Club may be the Plaza Resort & Spa, located right next door.
This development offers a wonderful and affordable opportunity to enter the Palm Springs real estate market. Each unit in the highly sought after community is cozy and well-laid out to make best use of the interior space. The community’s prized position in the city also ensures incredible mountain views and glimpses overlooking the nearby Tahquitz Creek Golf Course from select units.
In addition, home owners gain access to the large community pool, as well as tennis courts and a spa.
Oasis offers a fantastic resort lifestyle. Full stop.
Only select units within the resort are available for purchase as condos, so opportunities can be scarce. There’s plenty here to ensure these units never stay on the market long.
Each unit has their own private garages and the resort’s amenities are virtually unmatched. Within the community itself, home owners gain access to bocce and pickle ball courts, fitness center as well as a community pool and tennis courts.
Residents will also be able access nearby Seven Lakes Country Club.
Deauville offers affordable units that are situated close to the dynamic energy of downtown Palm Springs. Best of all, there are no rental restrictions, making these units ideal for part-time residents as well as both short-term and long-term rental income properties.
In all, there are 168 units in total, in both 1 and 2 bedroom varieties. First constructed in 1985, Deauville features a distinctive pink adobe facade that makes it instantly recognizable.
The incredible amenities of the Deauville development includes tennis courts and a community pool. Of course, the Agua Caliente Casino and the downtown core of Palm Springs are both just a short walk away.
Canyon View Estates has a highly sought after and super convenient location in South Palm Springs. The community is bookended by the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, that provide access to numerous recreational trails, and the popular Indian Canyon Public Golf Course.
The community was constructed in the 1960s by Alexander Construction Co, from the designs of Palmer and William Krisel. The beautiful mid-century modern architecture has been well preserved with interiors that have been tastefully updated.
The unique units in this development boast appealing wide-open spaces in the interior and high-windows that let in a ton of natural light. Due to their fantastic location and timeless appeal, units in Canyon View Estate never stay on the market long - so act fast!