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Spend your vacation in Lucy and Desi's California house

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We don’t have to tell you about how hotel prices are outrageous these days. A non-glamorous, mid-range hotel anywhere worth vacationing will likely set you back at least $200 each night. That’s why renting houses and Airbnbs is getting more and more popular for vacationers. 

If the space is cool enough, simply grabbing some friends for a week away might be a trip in and of itself. That’s where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s house comes in.

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That’s right. Vrbo has Ball and Arnaz’s house in Indian Wells, California up for rent. While $500 a night might seem steep, the space is 2,400 square feet with three bedrooms, so it’s perfect for a group trip. While it’s currently owned by an interior designer that gave the house a revamp, it’s stayed pretty true to the midcentury design.

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Complete with palm trees surrounding the property, a giant pool and a swim-up bar, you don’t even have to leave the house for a vacation. But if you do, it’s only about five miles from Coachella Valley —home of the iconic music festival, and less than an hour away from Joshua Tree National Park.

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See more photos at Vrbo's website, then grab the Fred and Ethel to your Lucy and Desi and take a well-deserved vacation!

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