Colin's Palm Springs Getaway Vacation Rental Condo

Grace Loves Colin’s Palm Springs Getaway

This reviews from Grace really made me smile. She really took the time to highlight things that make the condo a little better than your average Airbnb or VRBO rental. Thanks, Grace!:

“This place is simply amazing! It is spacious, clean, and decorated beautifully. We felt right at home on our first day, and were so sad to leave on our last day! The master bedroom is a dream, very spacious with a comfortable king size bed, office area, and double sink vanity. You’ll have more than enough closet space! The second bedroom is also the perfect size. And, the second bathroom has a bathtub if you’re into bubble baths. I know this was a plus for me! You’ll enjoy relaxing in the living room with its comfy sofa, and cooking in the modern, fully equipped kitchen! Bring your own coffee beans because there is a coffee grinder & French press which is the perfect touch for the avid coffee drinker. There is also a regular coffee pot available, and my personal favorite was an assortment of teas. The unit also has a balcony with a table for four, which is perfect for reading a book or enjoying your meals there. Also, you need not to worry about lugging laundry to outside as there is a washer & dryer in the unit with detergent/fabric softner/dryer sheets. And last but not least, there are multiple pools on the property, and they are very close to the unit. But you don’t have to worry about any loud or noisy people at all. The area is very peaceful & quiet! I highly reccomend this place, and we will be returning again. Colin was an amazing host, and when I had any questions, he responded quickly, and was always so helpful! I didn’t want to tell you all what a fabulous place it is here, because I’d prefer it was my secret!!! But, since the secret is out, I have three words: Complete Desert Oasis! Enjoy!”

Your Best Deals At Wet ‘N’ Wild Palm Springs

Here is an update on your best deals for the Wet N Wild water park in Palm Springs.

Groupon: Two admissions and parking ($59): Click Here

Goldstar Coupons: One regular admission ($26.50): Click Here

There are also discount coupons available at Carl’s Jr restaurants and Costco, or just for buying tickets online at www.wetnwildpalmsprings.com, including an all-day price of $19.99 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

That $19.99 price is their “Twilight” price and you can get it any day if you go later in the afternoon, which is a pretty good idea anyway. Plus there is always free parking after 3 o’clock.

 

 

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Tips For Enjoying Summer In Palm Springs

Palm Springs gets hot in July and August, but there are still plenty of things to do in between relaxing and chilling out in your air-conditioned vacation rental. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out your vacation:

Rise and shine. If you want to walk, hike, or play golf or tennis, you will want to get up early. The sun is up around 6am and many people get up and out early to take advantage of the beautiful morning. The rising sun casts a red glow on the San Jacinto mountain and makes it gorgeous. 

Swim in the morning and evening. Of course, the pool feels great in the middle of the day, but since the air temps and water temps are warm this time of year, mornings and evening swims feel wonderful. Pool hours at Palm Canyon Villas are 7am to midnight, so there is plenty of time to enjoy. (Of course, be considerate with the noise levels during early and late hours).

Plan cooler activities in the middle of the day. When the temperatures soar, it’s a good time to get into cooler places. The Palm Springs Tramway is generally 30 degrees cooler since it takes you up 8500 feet in elevation. You can easily spend half a day up there if you do a little hiking. For those that want to take it easier, you can enjoy lunch up there and take a nature walk through Long Valley. If you make it to Notch 3, you will be rewarded with amazing views of upper Tahquitz Canyon and the Coachella Valley. Other “cooler” activities include visiting the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Palm Springs Air Museum, a little gambling at the Spa Casino, or splash around at the Wet N Wild Water Park. Joshua Tree National Park is also a good option, though it will still be warm there. The earlier you go, the better, and the air-conditioned drive through the north end of the park is itself worth going. You can get out of the car and walk around to your own comfort level.  

Enjoy Downtown Palm Springs in the evening. There are great shops and restaurants downtown, so you can sit down to a nice dinner then stroll down Palm Canyon Drive after. Many of the restaurants have misting systems to bring the outdoor temperatures down about 15 degrees, so it’s often very comfortable to sit out on a patio and enjoy the evening. After dinner, there are plenty of great places to get treats. Great Shakes is the best (trust me), but you can’t go wrong with some italian ice and custard from Vinny’s. There are also several ice cream places on Palm Canyon. 

There are plenty of options, including the option of chilling out at the condo and enjoying a good book. Sleep in. Catch up on your crosswords. Palm Springs is all about relaxation. Enjoy!

Palm Springs Modernism Fall Preview Is Coming

Every year in February, thousands of mid-century architecture and culture enthusiasts gather in Palm Springs for Palm Springs Modernism Week. For those who can’t get enough, or want to take advantage of off-season rates, or like to enjoy Modernism without all the hubbub, the mid-October Modernism Week Fall Preview is for you.

During this 4-day “Mini Modernism”, you can experience a sampler-size version of the bus tours, cocktail parties, house tours, car shows, and other events.

One event I can guarantee will be a hoot is the Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour. “Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus”. If you are familiar with Charles’ humorous takes on mid-century history, you know there will be a lot of laughs while you learn about Palm Springs mid-century modern heritage. The double-decker bus is excellent since it allows you to really get a good view of the houses and properties you will drive by. 

Modernism Week Fall Preview runs from October 18-21, 2018, and tickets go on sale August 1st. Head over to their website at www.modernismweek.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Palm Springs Art Museum Is Free On Thursday Nights

The City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission believes that everyone should have access to art, so they have arranged to make admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum free for everyone on Thursdays (Summer hours are 12pm – 8pm). 

Palm Springs may be a small town, but our art museum is world class. The building was designed in 1974 by acclaimed mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams and it is stunning. Inside you will find major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. There are two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise. The museum has exhibited art by such notables as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Roy Lichtenstein, and Marc Chagall. Check the website for current exhibitions.

Beat the heat and enjoy a cool afternoon perusing some amazing art, all for free. You can go across the street and buy some ice cream with all the money you saved!

As an added bonus, the Palm Springs Museum of Architecture and Design Center is also free all day Thursday (from 12pm – 5pm). You will find it at Palm Canyon and Baristo not very far from the Art Museum. 

Palm Springs Art Musem

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

760-322-4800