First year condo-ing it (was a diehard camper until last year's debacle when we didn't get enough camping passes in time).
$1,180 (which included a supposedly refundable deposit) for a 3BR + 2.5 ba (sleeps 6-8) in Palm Desert. Reserved it in January through VRBO ... so will turn out to be $170/person or less, if we get 1-2 more friends to join.
Though - we also researched/messaged a TON of other places and prob got around 20 no-gos (either price was way too ridiculous or they ended up being booked and the websites just weren't updated). Palm Desert was the furthest west I was willing to go (~16 miles from the venue).
My FAVORITE response was this (granted, the home was across the street from Empire Polo Field but SERIOUSLY???):
This is our last home available for Coachella 2011 and it is walking distance to the venue. Check it out and if you have any questions, feel free to email or give us a call. To book (or view pictures), click the home's name, click BOOK NOW & follow the prompts. Or call (888) 333-1975 and we will assist you.
> Check In, April 14 - Check Out, April 18, 2011: 4 Nights
> Across the Street From Empire Polo Grounds
3 Bedroom + Den, Sleeps 8,
Outdoors: Pool with beach entry, spa swim-up bar, sky deck, lush landscaping, built in BBQ, lounge chairs & mountain views. Indoors: gourmet kitchen, 3 private suites including casita, TV's each bedroom, soaking tub in master & fireplaces. La Quinta, Ca. Refundable damage deposit not included in total: $1000
>Total Price for 4 Nights: $17,490