|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Vista del Monte (View of the Mountain) is a totally private - walled and gated authentic 1940's Spanish hacienda home.
The property has been totally renovated and includes all modern conveniences. The attention to authenticity, comfort and detail is rarely found in a rental property.
The home evokes the romance of early Palm Springs and the history of early California ranches.
The home was restored by San Francisco-based designers' Candra Scott and Anderson. The firm specializes in the restoration of landmark hotels and properties throughout the world.
The home has been published appeared in the book PALM SPRINGS LIVING.
The completely refurbished property contains original period pieces. Furnished with authentic vintage pieces from the time; Monterey, Del Rey, Karpen, and early Navajo rugs. The original wrought iron light fixtures and original art create an atmosphere that is unique and distinctive. Vintage decorative tiles from the Victorville Armory have been used throughout the kitchen, bathrooms, and exterior fountains.
The property has three bedrooms (one king, one queen, and two twin beds) and wonderfully appointed bathrooms that include complementary Molton-Brown bath products.
The property is large enough to sleep six, yet intimate enough for a romantic hideaway for two. The backyard invites one to lounge underneath grape covered arbors, relax in the saline pool, or enjoy playing a lively game of Bocce on the regulation size (10' x 60' court).
Our stay at Vista del Monte was perfection. The pictures don't do the property justice. I can't wait for another retreat to the desert and stay here.
We had high expectations for Vista del Monte and were very pleased with this vacation rental. The house delivered excellent accommodations with clean and sunny rooms and a beautiful view of the mountains that changed throughout the day. The history of the home and the furnishings made it even more special; with hummingbirds in the yard a daily delight. The positive interaction with the owner and property manager made this one of our best rental experiences. We look forward to a return trip!
Vista del Monte was the perfect choice for a recent family vacation rental. Located minutes from the heart of Palm Springs, the home granted us easy access to shops, restaurants and multiple grocery stores. However, despite the close proximity to the city and Aerial Tramway, once we got settled we never wanted to leave!
The decor echoes early California but features modern amenities. Every aspect of the home, from the furniture and decorative decor to the charming garden statues were chosen with care. A lot of hard work went into restructuring this home and it shows! The rooms and beds were quite comfortable and cozy, leading out to the magnificent pool and orchard. Our family truly loved lounging poolside while listening to the peaceful fountain...a beautiful view of the mountains always in sight.
The grounds of the home are very well kept and so much plantlife provides privacy and wildlife. Drinking our coffee with the hummingbirds each morning was one of our favorite memories!
Our vacation at Palm Springs was just fantastic! What really made the trip so special was staying a Vista del Monte. This beautiful retreat was so comfortable and welcoming. We spent hours enjoying the amazing warm pool and lush courtyard. We were fascinated by the variety of cacti and we are on first name basis with the humming birds! The house was perfect for us and we appreciate the genuine and tasteful decor. You can tell that a lot of hard work and love went into the restructuring and design of this house! My personal favorite is the beautiful wood sideboard with the charming lamp, bear statue and the framed flag. The statue of St. Francis in the garden is delightful. The artwork and decorative detail throughout the house and courtyard was outstanding! Our daughter especially liked waking and falling asleep to the sound of the fountain outside her window. This home set the stage for a perfect family vacation.
The house is well situated, just a short drive to the eclectic shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon Drive. Here you will also find some awesome home décor stores. Access to great hiking trails and the tram to Mt. San Jacinto was a breeze! Vista del Monte’s poolside view of the mountain is spectacular.
As experienced VRBO clients, we cannot overstate how impressed we were and how appreciative we are with owner Brandon’s attentive care and hospitality. It is abundantly evident that this is his home and not just a rental property. We also want to thank the property manager, Cliff (such a gentleman!) for his warm welcome and care throughout our stay.
We will definitely return and look forward to staying at this Desert Retreat!
The home itself, during our stay, warrants a four star rating. However the customer service received after the stay overshadows this rating with two stars. The home is authentically decorated and has been updated with some 21st century comforts. It feels safer with the fenced and gated property. The landscaping is beautiful. I highly recommend heating the pool in order to enjoy early morning and evening swims. The property manager was receptive to the request for more towels, toilet paper, and linens, and overall dirty floors and dust bunnies under chairs, dressers, and sideboard. The homeowner never addressed our complaint about the BBQ (not fully operational with a missing knob). Unfortunately my experience after the stay has become very unpleasant. After we were not afforded the opportunity for a walk-thru upon check-out, my security deposit became a target; we had two children on this vacation, also it seems an offense was taken to a comment from one party to the other. After this things turned malicious, including making false accusations. This has been a sad set of circumstances for me as I pride myself in excellent communication, professionalism, honesty and an experienced VRBO renter. One example, we have been accused of tampering with all of the homeowner's locked cabinets, which is absurd. I received a 7 page letter and half of my security deposit. Every tiny offense was put under a microscope. We were even charged for a wood band that popped off from the underside of an old chair; hopefully for the next guests this was caused by a broom sweeping under it for dust bunnies. I will never know how it went so wrong, all I can do is find peace in the truths that I know and share some advice. If you choose to rent: Consider VRBO insurance. And participate in a very thorough walk-thru upon check-in and check-out. If in doubt, report any deficiencies, concerns, damages, and cleanliness concerns immediately; stop enjoying your vacation, and report immediately no matter how trivial, otherwise you too could receive a letter stating what I received, “I find it quite suspect that an onslaught of issues were documented post departure and only after you learned that I would be withholding part of your security deposit.” Lastly, stay accountable to one another in your party, even if one of you has stayed there before, you're in it together no matter how differing your styles. Trust and credibility shouldn't be taken lightly. Let's be good to one another.
Every detail of Vista Del Monte was perfect. You could tell that the owner takes great pride in the property. And as wonderful and authentic as the inside was, the back pool area was even better. From the cactus garden, to the pool, to the bocce ball court, you felt as if you had been transported to another world.
The master bath even had bathrobes. How thoughtful!!!
The owner even called shortly after our arrival to make sure everything was to our liking. It's kindnesses like these that make for a perfect stay. Thank you!!!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$165.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000.00|
Optional pool heating is $50.00 daily
Holiday weekends - Three night minimum
Palm Springs TOT Permit# 45570000 - 20012457
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.