Living the California Dream: A Mid-Century Palm Springs Vacation Oasis

This prime corner lot, exceptionally valued with successful rental potential, is the ideal retreat.

Driving around Palm Springs, California, there’s a corner lot in Little Beverly Hills certain to catch your eye. At 603 South El Cielo Road, it’s a mid-century modern home boldly reflecting the California sunshine.

At the time of publication, this edgy So Cal home has only recently joined the housing market and is priced at $674,000. Though valued 87.7% higher than the average home in the neighborhood of Little Beverly Hills, 603 South El Cielo Road is an impressive 1,170 square feet of space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a pool, among other accommodations.

Featured in Forbes Magazine, Palm Springs is one of America’s coolest towns in which to own a vacation home. One of the largest prime lots listed under a million dollars, 603 South El Cielo Road is a short distance from downtown Palm Springs.

The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism notes, “With 360 days of sun-kissed weather and drop-dead gorgeous scenery, it's no wonder Palm Springs is like no place else with a growing nightlife, burgeoning art scene and edgy vibe.”

Palm Springs is the epitome of year-round summertime living, as it’s continuously on annual round-up lists celebrating the best places to buy a vacation home. This classically California town is host to dozens of events, perfect for filling downtime when you’re staying local.

Having a place to call home at the end of a packed vacation day is ideal. Between boutique eateries supplying fresh-catch food, chic bars, quaint and trendy shops, a quiet and beautifully-plotted 18-hole golf course and festival grounds for Coachella, the International Film Festival and Modernism Week, there is plenty of entertainment.

Palm Springs is comfortably large without being a metropolis. But as a heads up, the population doubles during the winter season. About two hours away from San Diego and located within the Colorado Desert, day trips to other California hotspots are not uncommon.

603 El Cielo Road is the ideal vacation retreat sitting on 0.26 acres of sweet California soil. A single family home built in 1958, it features turnkey furnishings and is a notable vacation rental property. According to Evolve Vacation Rental, most owners in Palm Springs don’t find it difficult to cover overall costs with rental income. The influx of people during winter is ideal for individuals looking to buy into vacation real estate as this area sees plenty of turnover.

That stands true for 603 South El Cielo Road, which has changed hands every year since 2015. As of publication, this sleek vacay home has well over 2,000 Zillow views but is still looking for its dream family.

According to The Agency Real Estate, 603 South El Cielo Road offers a personal oasis complete with a San Jacinto Mountain view, well-maintained landscaping and a yard. The backyard, adorned with plenty of mature palm trees, is also dotted with citrus trees from which you can pick your very own fresh pink grapefruits and lemons. Commanding attention is an unconventionally-styled and oversized pool and hot tub surrounded by a light-stoned patio, the perfect backdrop for a barbecue.

Inside the main house is a neutral minimalist style, spotted with bright accent colors of rich red and seaward teal. While the home has a central air unit, there is a sleek fireplace for some chillier desert evenings. Within the main home, there are two moderately-sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The kitchen may be a bit more snug, but offers an updated open kitchen design and breakfast area. Just down the hall is an additional dining room with large picture windows to optimize your view of the backyard and its mountain backdrop.

The separate casita is just down an elegantly maintained walkway and houses a bedroom with private en-suite bathroom. Whether the casita is for an additional family member year-round or ready to rent out, 603 South El Cielo Road is the ultimate vacation home nestled in Palm Springs, California.