Mediterranean hacienda style house with 2700 square feet of space and strong emphasis on light and space throughout, panoramic windows and views facing west and onto mountains. Large rear covered patio and sun patio with 55 long salt water pool plus a waterfall and also a separate hot tub. Landscaped back yard with lots of shrubs and modern patio furniture. Open-plan large living room, also family/living room with modern furniture, modern kitchen. Sitting room is a Great Room with classic high ceiling and 'glass wall' facing south west furnished with large sectional leather suite. Master Bedroom with king bed has sliding patio doors onto pool and large en-suite which has been refurbished with new carpet. Two other good-sized double bedrooms (one with king bed, other with queeen) each with separate bathroom available. These face onto private inner courtyard equipped with a fountain and a bistro set. A fourth bedroom has been converted into a functional office (with copier, phone, computer and fax/printer/scanner) and can if required serve as a temporary additional bedroom (it is equipped with a new full-size sofa bed and night stand furniture).
Quality tiled floors throughout house excepting sitting room and bedrooms which are carpeted. Well -equipped with modern TVs (including internet streaming) and several items of modern audio equipment including Polk home theater and Bose.
Located within a secure private gated community comprised of homes all of individual character/design, and of well above-average manicured quality, just 0.8 miles from the centre of El Paseo (desert's Rodeo Drive)and a short drive from Palm Springs. 2 hours drive to beaches via Highway 74.
A few minutes walk from the house are public tennis courts in the municipal Cahuilla Hills Park. These are publicly floodlit after dusk on demand
personal profile in space below.
UK resident who has a great love for America's southwest, wilderness and for desert and mountains in particular, I purchased a vacation home in Palm Desert because it offers the proximity to the mountains I love (I am an alpinista and use Santa Rosa and San Jacinto for training), and provides reliable dry sunshine all year long in one of the world's best desert climates. I chose Palm Desert because although it is close to the natural wonders I love, it is also urbane and sophisticated. I love a great hike in the wilderness during the day and a fine meal and entertainment in the evening. The central location of the house means I can walk to these from home if I choose and get a short taxi ride home if desired. Because I work in the UK, I can only be in my desert house on occasions, but because it's my (second) home, I only want renters who will look after it and treat it - and enjoy it - as they would their own.
security of a private gated community which is well managed and maintained by house-proud owners, friendly quiet neighbourhood, proximity to El Paseo and two shopping malls (within 1 mile of each), walking distance to two of the best restaurants in Palm Desert, a fine mountain view, Cahuilla Hills Park and hiking trailheads just a few hundred yards away. In summary, quiet seclusion with the advantages of both the outdoors and urban living immediately to hand