Escape to the Desert: Some Favourites from California

We're taking a look at some of the most enviable homes in our California collection. Expect plenty of palm trees, sparkling pools and all things mid-century modern.

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High Desert Mirage and surrounding area, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Think turquoise pool waters, a laid-back yet glamorous lifestyle and all things mid-century modern – that’s what you can expect to find in the incredible deserts of Palm Springs and Joshua Tree in California.

We’ve rounded up our favourite homes in Plum’s Californian desert collection. Which one are you booking for your next holiday hideaway?

Poolside luxury at Holiday Glow

Holiday Glow home exterior, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Holiday Glow home exterior, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Pool area of Holiday Glow, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Pool area of Holiday Glow, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Safe to say you’ll be spending a lot of time around the outdoor spaces of this Palm Springs home. Equipped with a hot tub (just in case you tire of the pool), a barbecue station and board games galore, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Bold living at Mid-Century Meets Modern

Living area in Mid-Century Meets Modern, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Living area in Mid-Century Meets Modern, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Pool and landscape around Mid-Century Meets Modern, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

Pool and landscape around Mid-Century Meets Modern, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs

With its bold colour palette, built-in plywood cabinetry and nods to mid-century design, Mid-Century Meets Modern is the perfect Palm Springs home for design-conscious traveller (aka you).

An infinity of peace at High Desert Mirage

High Desert Mirage, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

High Desert Mirage, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Pool and landscape around High Desert Mirage, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Pool and landscape around High Desert Mirage, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Perfectly immersed in the rugged desert terrain that reminds us of nearby Joshua Tree National Park, you have eight acres all to yourself (including a pool, fire pit, and patio with outdoor seating). Peaceful, relaxing, and serene, High Desert Mirage, with its unique architecture and infinity mirrors, is spectacular in every single way possible.

Secluded serenity at Desert Skies

Desert Skies, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Desert Skies, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Bath tub in Desert Skies, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Bathtub in Desert Skies, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree

Nestled among large boulders and desert sands, Desert Skies is a true Joshua Tree getaway with a private saltwater pool and spa, as well as an outdoor shower. With no neighbours around, it's an escape from civilisation that's at one with nature and design. The floor-to-ceiling moving glass walls blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors, allowing you to take advantage of the surroundings at all times. Inside, works by local artists and famous designers merge, while the kitchen sets the scene for great meals.

Feeling like a desert escape? You can now book Plum Guide homes in brand new scenic destinations across the US and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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