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Coachella Hosts Concert of the Decade – Tickets Still Available Direct Through Promoter

COACHELLA HOSTS CONCERT. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE – DIRECT THROUGH SHOW PRODUCER – ROCK OUT DURING STAR PACKED OCTOBER WEEKENDS IN GREATER PALM SPRINGS.

Coachella Hosts Concert - Where To Stay For Desert Trip ConcertCOACHELLA VALLEY, CA – You can still buy tickets for Desert Trip, the Classic Rock Festival which promises to be the concert of the decade – maybe even the century. Show Producer Golden Voice has released a new block of tickets, which can be purchased directly on their website.  As of today, September 29, there were still tickets available at face value.  Dozens of third party ticket outlets are also selling tickets – some at premium prices, and others at discounted prices. You can also find hotels, motels and Vacation Home Rentals that are including face value tickets in their stay packages.

ABOUT DESERT TRIP

This 3-day mega reunion concert takes place at the Empire Polo Club in California’s Coachella Valley, over two weekends: October 7, 8 and 9 and October 14, 15 & 16. On both weekends, this historic concert kicks off Friday night with The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, followed on Saturday night, by Paul McCartney and Neil Young. The weekend will come to a close on Sunday night with Roger Waters and The Who. Here is your chance to take part in the most exciting live music event of the decade. Most ticket packages include Festival Entry all three nights.

9 GREAT PLACES  TO STAY

You can still find great deals on where to stay during the Music Festival. You just have to know where to look.  Acme House Company is offering Luxury Vacation Home & Condo Rentals in the Greater Palm Springs / Coachella Valley area at affordable Shoulder Season Rates. Some Packages include VIP and Reserved Seating Tickets at Face Value. Advertised per person / per night pricing based on maximum occupancy.  Pricing applies to new reservations only. Past Guest Discounts can be applied.

Coachella Hosts Concert - Sandtone Villas Palm Springs Vacation Home RentalTHE HIDEOUT AT SANDSTONE VILLAS – Palm Springs Condo in Gated Community. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 4. Distance from Festival: 26 Miles. Priced from just $96 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $1,142Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Coachella Hosts Concert -Studio '72 - Palm Springs Vacation RentalSTUDIO ’72 – Palm Springs Condo in gated community. Large studio / 1 Bath / Sleeps 3. Distance from Festival: 26 Miles. Priced from just $106 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $952.  Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Club Retro in the Sun Palm Springs Vacation RentalCLUB RETRO IN THE SUN – Palm Springs Pool Home. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 8. Distance from Festival: 24 Miles. Priced from just $86 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $2,115Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Casa de LanaCASA DE LANA – Palm Springs Pool Home. 2 Bedroom / 3 Bath / Sleeps 6.  Distance from Festival: 26 Miles. Priced from $233 pp / pn. All in 3 Night Concert Stay priced from $4,181. Optional Add On VIP Package includes Reserved Seating for 4 People. Reserved Grand Stand Seating for Weekend 1 in Block N4 at face value of $8,800. Call for ticket details.

 

Made in the ShadeMADE IN THE SHADE – Palm Desert Pool Home. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6. Distance from Festival: 13 Miles. Priced from just $146 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $2,628. Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Pineapples & PalmsPINEAPPLES & PALMS – Palm Springs Pool Home. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6. Distance from Festival: 26 Miles. Priced from just $123 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $2,950. Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Sweet Lou's Desert PearlSWEET LOU’S DESERT PEARL – Rancho Mirage Pool Home. 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath / Sleeps 8. Distance from Festival: 19 Miles. Priced from just $114 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $3,640. Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Center Court VillaCENTER COURT VILLA – Palm Springs Pool Home. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 5. Distance from Festival: 25 Miles. Priced from just $167 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $2,504. Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

Franbky's HideawayFRANKY’S HIDEAWAY Palm Springs Pool Home. 4 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 8. Distance from Festival: 24 Miles. Priced from just $98 pn/pp. All in 3 Night Concert stay priced from $2,349. Coachella Hosts Concert.

 

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes & Condos in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

 

 

Palm Springs Style: How To Do Your Best Friend’s Birthday

Palm Springs – July, 2016 – Looking for a great idea to celebrate your best friend’s birthday without breaking the bank? Follow style trendsetter Laura Lily’s lead by getting the gang together to head out to Palm Springs for a long weekend this summer. You would be amazed at how affordable it is to rent a luxury vacation home during the off season. Midcentury Cool. Private Pool. Together Time. And Kitchen Dancing.

Check out where they stayed: Enclave in the Sun – 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 – priced from just $69 per night/per person for long weekends in the Summer.

Style Trendsetters Laura Yazdi, Elizabeth Keene, Kier Mellour and Kelly Yazdi found a cool Mid Mod Vacation Home Rental in Palm Springs.  And of course, they looked fabulous the entire time.  Splashing in the pool.  Spending quality time together. And of course, there was kitchen dancing.

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ABOUT THE HOUSE: Enclave in the Sun – 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 – Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. Remodeled Midcentury Villa. Completely walled and gated for privacy. Enclosed pool yard with waterfall spa, fire pit, covered dining pavilion, bocce ball court, mountain views. Off-street parking. Walk to Town. Beds: K, Q, Sleeper Sofa.  Now accepting reservations at affordable summer pricing. Book online or by phone. Click here for full details.

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

 

SUMMER IS HERE: Live Life – Like it’s the Last Day of School!

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Finally! Summer is here – that stretch of long, lazy days when we are less hassled with responsibilities and more focused on making memories. It’s a time to catch lightening bugs in a jar, stay in the pool until you’re wrinkled like a prune, and make late night runs for ice cream. While Spring may be the time for new beginnings –  we all know Summer is when memories are made.

20110927-HilltopDriveIn1950sIt doesn’t matter whether you’re a pint-size 8 year old or a child of the 1950s who is maturing gracefully. These early days of Summer are full of promise, overflowing with optimism and downright exciting. It’s the end of June – so live life – like it’s the last day of school.

w1200_h678_fmax bwIf you are like me – Summer is all about making memories. Hanging with friends. Connecting with the family.  This is when you can step back to enjoy some together time with the people you really care about.

1960s-family-carRemember those road trips with Mom & Dad? At the time, they seemed lame and torturous – but now, all these years later – that’s the thing you and your sisters talk about every time you get together.  And how about those Summers at The Lake with the cousins?

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Summer – it’s when you fell in love for the first time, learned to ride a bike, and actually got to know that uncle from up north. Its also when you first met that kid from around the block – the lifelong friend who stood up for you at your first (and maybe second) wedding.

dreamstime_xl_24191742 bwHave you made plans for the Summer yet? Now is the time. Pick up your cell phone. Call, text or email a few of your favorite peeps to make a plan for doing something epic together this summer. It doesn’t much matter what you do – as long as it involves spending quality time with people you really care about. Laughing, night swimming and kitchen dancing required.

dreamstime_xl_54834053 bwYou can still find great deals on bargain getaways this Summer. You just have to know where to look. Acme House Company of Palm Springs has just released more than a dozen Luxury Vacation Home Rentals at affordable Summer prices. Fabulous pool homes that sleep up to 10 people, have fun amenities like billiard tables, ping pong, hammocks and fire pits for roasting S’mores. This is a chance for you and yours to live like millionaires without breaking the bank. Take a look at these Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals – the perfect place for making memories this Summer.

Check out this cool video about what is waiting for you this Summer in Palm Springs. Make plans. Make memories. 

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

ESCAPE TO PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Getting a group of friends together to head out to Palm Springs for the weekend is a long standing tradition. Some might say it’s as old as the hills – and they would almost be right. For more than a century, people have been loading up the wagon (horse pulled or station) to escape to Palm Springs where the sun shines some 350 days per year, the pools are always sparkling, the cocktails seem to flow endlessly and life is just… well…more fun. PALM SPRINGS:  Desert View Paradise.

One way to stretch the dollar for an affordable yet pampering long weekend – is to get a group of friends together to share a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental. It is possible to find great deals on really nice 3 to 5 bedroom pool homes that comfortably sleep six to ten adults.  You just have to know where to look.  Acme House Company is offering great deals on Weekend Packages at Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals during April and May. Prices are as low as $56 per person / per night. You can even find better deals for midweek stays. Click Here For Super Sale SavingsPALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise.

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT:  DESERT VIEW PARADISE

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
Desert View Paradise: A Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath / Sleeps 10. Priced from $56 pp/pn for a weekend in May.

Desert View Paradise is a slice of heaven where the lines between indoor and outdoor living are blurred and the emphasis is on relaxing by spending quality time with your travel companions. This 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental can sleep up to 10 adults. The property is privately owned but professionally managed by Acme House Company.  Acme is highly regarded in the hospitality industry. Conde Nast Traveler included them in its list of Top Ten Vacation Rental Managers To Trust Worldwide.

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
The Mid-Mod Kitchen at Desert View Paradise – a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Bath / Sleeps 10.

 

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
Desert View Paradise – a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Baths / Sleeps 10. Priced from $56 pp/pn during April & May.

 

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. Desert View Paradise is a 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Home with a private pool yard and mountain views.

 

INDOOR SPACES – GREAT FOR HANGING WITH THE ENTIRE GROUP

Gorgeous in its simplicity, with cool architectural features like polished concrete floors and spectacular walls of glass – you’ll find that Desert View Paradise has been well planned for spending time with your entire group. The updated kitchen, with its stainless steel appliances and gas stove, works well for both individual and group meal prep. There is indoor dining for 10, an additional game table for six, and a huge lounge area with plenty of comfortable seating around a 60″ Smart TV with Blu-Ray. Walls of glass along the back of the house reveal the oversized pool yard, the swaying palm trees and breathtaking mountain views. PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise.

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
GUEST ROOM AT DESERT VIEW PARADISE: A Palm Springs Vacation Home available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Baths / Sleeps 10. Priced from $56 pp/pn for long weekends in April & May.

SLEEPING QUARTERS – 4 BEDROOMS – ACCOMMODATES 10 ADULTS
All of the bedrooms feature comfortable mattresses, flat screen televisions and ample storage. In the main house there are three bedrooms. The Queen master has an ensuite bath with dual vanities, a walk-in closet, and direct pool access. There is an additional Queen guest room, plus another guest room with two full beds. Off the pool area is a guest casita with a King-sized bed, a private bath, and a full kitchen.

PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise
DESERT VIEW PARADISE; A Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Bath / Sleeps 10. Priced from $56 pp / pn in April & May.

 

THE OUTDOOR SPACES – PRIVATE POOL YARD WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS
Located on a quiet residential street, this property captures the magic of Southern California in true Palm Springs-style. The heated in-ground pool is surrounded by plenty of chaise lounges, additional seating, an alfresco dining space and a gas barbecue. The entire sundrenched yard has been walled for privacy so you can spend long days by the pool and evenings under the stars. At night, the towering palms and gorgeous desert landscape are beautifully illuminated – creating a resort-style atmosphere. Off in the distance, you can see the twinkling lights of the desert cities to the north.

OPTIONAL CONCIERGE SERVICES
Private chef, pre-arrival grocery stocking, daily and mid-stay maid service, and poolside massage can be arranged with three weeks advance notice. Advance reservations strongly advised. PALM SPRINGS: Desert View Paradise.

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.

Palm Springs Named Best Vacation Rental Destination

Palm Springs named one of the Top Ten Vacation Home Rental Destinationn Rentals by TripAdvisorTripAdvisor named Palm Springs as a Top Ten Best Vacation Rental Destination. The rankings are based on the strength of customer reviews. Shown above is Atomic Ranch Heaven. It is one of more than 600 Palm Springs Vacation Rentals featured on TripAdvisor, one of the most popular online travel review sites.

Atomic Ranch Heaven, available through Acme House Company, is a 3 bedroom 3 bath vacation home rental that was honored as one of the Top Five Outdoor Spaces in the vacation home rental industry.

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Atomic Ranch Heaven – a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Co. Photo: Lance Gerber
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Atomic Ranch Heaven – a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Co. Photo: Lance Gerber
Atomic Ranch Heaven, Palm Springs
Atomic Ranch Heaven – a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental available through Acme House Co. Photo: Lance Gerber

“We strive to earn five-star reviews from every guest. And we get very excited to see so many of those great reviews posted on websites like TripAdvisor.  For us, it’s all about creating the perfect guest experience,” said Mike Flannery, who operates Acme House Company, a vacation home rental management firm in Palm Springs.  “Our vacation home rentals are perfect for those who demand luxury but want to keep costs down. We cater to small groups who are looking to spend quality time together – multi-generational family trips, girls weekends, golf outings — even a few couples getting away for a long weekend. These are the kind of travelers who find us to be a great alternative to staying at a hotel.”

TripAdvisor Top Destinations For Vacation Rentals:

  1. Asheville, North Carolina
  2. Sedona, Arizona
  3.  New Orleans
  4. Branson, Missouri
  5. Palm Springs, California
  6. Wailea, Hawaii
  7. Waikoloa,Hawaii
  8. Ka’anapali, Hawaii
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Volcano, Hawaii

TripAdvisor on Why Palm Springs? Boasting a ridiculous 354 days of sunshine per year, Palm Springs is the ideal vacation rental retreat. Relax poolside, hit the spa or shop and dine in the town center.

TripAdvisor AVG Traveler Score for Palm Springs: 4.76/5.00

TripAdvisor on Best Time to Visit: January to April

Acme House Company manages Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Greater Palm Springs, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned desert destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company in their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers To Trust.

East Coast Weather Has Palm Springs Phones Ringing

Record low temperatures up and down the east coast have been causing the phones to ring off the hook in Palm Springs. People from Maine to Washington DC have had it up to their frozen eyebrows with all the snow.

Ken Hudnall, Reservations Manager of Acme House Co., a vacation rental management company offering more than 70 pool homes in Palm Springs proper, says their phones have not stopped since the start of this last snow storm. But it isn’t people who are trying to escape the snow now. According to  Hudnall, most of the calls are from people who are planning ahead for next January and February.

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Palm Springs Makes Baby Boomers’ Bucket List

Palm Springs Makes Baby Boomer Bucket List

Baby Boomers are actively planning for trips on their personal Bucket Lists. Paris and London, as well as domestic destinations including Palm Springs, Savannah and Los Angeles are ranking high in priority.

According to the most recent AARP Travel Trends Survey, the 50+ set will be active travelers in 2015, taking an average of four to five trips in the next 12 months. The study reports the top reasons for 50+ travel will include escape, relaxation and spending time with family and friends. Traveling Baby Boomers are looking to mainly relax and rejuvenate during their upcoming trips, as opposed to adventure travel.

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Vacation Home Rentals: Palm Springs Festival of Lights Boosts Vacation Home Rentals

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade impacts advanced bookings for vacation home rentals. Photo Courtesy of David A. Lee
Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade boosts advanced bookings for vacation home rentals. Parade to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Photo Courtesy of David A. Lee

Palm Springs – Advanced bookings for Palm Springs vacation home rentals during the first weekend in December are at an all time high. The increasing popularity of The Festival of Lights Parade,  which historically draws thousands of spectators, has helped to boost occupancy at Palm Springs vacation home rentals for what was in the past, considered to be one of the local hospitality industry’s slower weeks.

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PALM SPRINGS TRENDS: Today’s Tourists Like Toys

Lady Blogger Weekend in Palm Springs. Catherine Sheppard, Amanda Dawbarn, Jaimi Ruben Brooks and Alison Rubke  enjoy the pool at Come Fly With Me, a Vacation Rental Home available through Acme House Co.

Palm Springs  – The latest trend in Palm Springs tourism indicates that ping pong tables, billiards and bocce ball courts have become very popular among travelers who rent vacation homes in the desert.  While beautiful weather is still the main attraction, visitors who rent vacation homes in Palm Springs  place great value on a growing list of toys and recreational extras when selecting their accommodations.

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