Malibu to Palm Springs: The Ultimate Vacation Home Itinerary with Stay One Degree

When it comes to securing the finest vacation home for that next friend or family getaway, why settle on just one location?

Members club Stay One Degree allows luxury travelers to rent the finest vacation homes around the world – from French country chateaus to gorgeous villas in Canggu, Bali – directly from like-minded homeowners. A little closer to home here stateside, the group just launched an experience called “Coast to Desert: Relax & Rejuvenate California Style,” where guests spend four nights in a beachfront home in Malibu, then hop on a private helicopter to spend three days at a beautiful house in Palm Springs.

The Beachfront Beauty in Malibu

If private beach access and Pacific Ocean views appeal, then this stunning four-bedroom and four-bathroom Malibu home packs in plenty of wow-factor features. Perched directly on the water’s edge and set across three levels it's perfectly designed for indoor-outdoor living – enjoy private yoga lessons on the deck or keep an eye out for pods of dolphins that often swim by. Two master bedrooms enjoy exceptional ocean views, while the fourth features two double beds and an ensuite bath. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen should anyone feel like cooking and plenty of plush sun loungers to sink into during cocktail hour while getting cozy around the fire pit. Don’t miss exploring all that Malibu has to offer – Stay One Degree concierges can organize everything from private group hikes to securing reservations for dinner in coveted local restaurants, including celebrity haunt Nobu Malibu.

After four nights, guests take a limousine to a private helicopter and fly from Santa Monica to Palm Springs for a desert getaway.

The Architectural Stunner in Palm Springs

Fans of mid-century modern architecture will love this original 1959 Hugh Kaptur-designed home which has been described as ‘one of the finest examples of modern hillside architecture in Palm Springs.” Tucked high up in the hills of the historic and eclectic Mesa neighborhood, it affords a stunning 200-degree vantage point of three mountain ranges, the Palm Springs cityscape and valley floor below. Spend the next three days alternating swimming languid lengths of the infinity-edged saline swimming pool, sunning yourself on a dedicated tanning ledge and mixing drinks at the outdoor bar. In addition, there’s an outdoor dining space, which features a fire pit and barbecue for evenings staying up late under the stars.

Take your pick between three master suites – each features a Four Seasons king-sized bed and a daybed located on its adjacent private patio. For the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience a third bedroom in the detached casita features dual sliding glass walls on its east and west sides. If you can bear to drag yourself away from the property, Stay One Degree concierge staff can organize everything from private hikes to local art tours. For those who prefer to stay put, massage and spa therapists can be scheduled to pay house calls along with a private chef who can serve dinner beside the pool. 

The Coast to Desert: Relax & Rejuvenate California Style experience starts at $41,000 based on four persons. All photos courtesy of Stay One Degree.

Keri Bridgwater

A native Brit, Keri Bridgwater spent time in house at magazines and publishers in Malmö, Sweden, Auckland, New Zealand and Telluride, Colorado before moving to San Diego over a decade ago. She specializes in travel stories, destination guides, hotel news and reviews, in addition to profile interviews for various publications and websites. Her byline has featured in SFGATE, Fodor's, the London Eve...(Read More)

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