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Palm Springs Vacation Rentals   by Keith George

Less than 100 miles east of Los Angeles, the city of Palm Springs basks luxuriously in the warm California sun against a backdrop of majestic San Jacinto Mountains.

It's the quintessential American answer to European-style resorts where swimming, sunbathing, golfing and playing tennis are seriously luxurious pastimes.

Once notorious for its status as a winter retreat for Hollywood celebrities, today Palm Springs is a glamorous getaway not only for an eclectic mix of well-to-do retirees and raucous students on Spring Break, but also tourists seeking luxury and comfort at this oasis in the Californian desert.

World-class golf courses, very chic country clubs, casinos and residential communities with a touch of Spanish style abound. Vacation rentals in Palm Spring range from stately homes in elegant gated communities to whimsical hillside mansions formerly owned by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra.

Even without considering their colorful histories, Palm Spring villas are certainly magnificent for many reasons - their grand architecture, sleek furnishings and spectacular views are among the finest anywhere.

The city itself offers many vacation activities including a plethora of sports, quality shopping and a sophisticated night life; for more adventurous visitors, the nearby canyons, hiking trails and mountains are a fascinating reminder of the natural beauty of this sunny state. Whether seeking a relaxing and peaceful retreat or a glamorous hideaway (from paparazzi!), vacation rentals in Palm Springs will provide your a vacation in true star-quality style.

Renting a villa or a condo is easy especially thanks to the Internet. The policies for a vacation rental are in general the same for most agencies. Here is information about some of the policies.

Payment Policy

Reservations less than 30 days: A booking deposit of 20% is due upon booking and payment in full is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Reservations greater than 30 days: A booking deposit of 20% is due upon booking, first months rent due 30 days prior to arrival, balance due on arrival. A maximum of 30 days rent may be paid by credit card. Booking deposit may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis for frequent and repeat tenants.

Reservations greater than 90 days may make payment arrangements on a case-by-case basis for fourth month and beyond.

Refundable Security Deposit

Deposit must be paid by check, cashiers check, money order or cash. Deposit is normally due within 10 days of booking. Please speak with your reservation agent for special instructions if you book your reservation less than 10 days prior to arrival. Deposit is fully refundable 7 to 21 days after departure. Please review policies below for details.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel within the time allotted, the minimum cancellation fee is $40.00 and maximum $100.00. Each cancellation is different and fee´s can differ. Cancellations should be made as far in advance as possible, but not less than 30 days or the number of days of your reservation, which ever is greater. Inadequate notice or no-shows forfeit all moneys paid.

If you do not cancel within the allotted time, you will usually be charged a 20% booking fee, plus all moneys paid to date will be forfeited unless the property is re-rented.


You must be at least 25 years of age to sign a vacation rental contract and to occupy said vacation rental property. Each property has a maximum occupancy, generally two per room. Undisclosed guests will result in loss of rental fees paid, complete forfeiture of security deposit, and all guests being evicted. Guests that disturb the peace and quiet of neighbors will be evicted with no refund of rental fees paid and may forfeit a portion or all of refundable deposit.

Utility Fees and Deposits

If staying in a home, or condo with its own private pool, for 28 days or more, the guest will be required to pay a utility processing fee of $25.00 and to put down a utility deposit of approximately $1000.00. This deposit will be used to pay monthly gas and electric bills that combined, exceed $200.00 per month. This deposit must be replenished each month as it is used.

Smoking in a villa or condo is generally not allowed. Also, if you want to bring pets you must have a permission.

About the Author

Keith George always writes about valuable news & reviews. A related resource is Palm Springs Further information can be found at Sports & Travel

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