Casually elegant, pristine and very private 3,500-square-foot California Mediterranean house in the Oakmont Estates section of guard-gated Mission Hills Country Club. Lovely and inviting interior created by noted Los Angeles designer for owner's personal use, plus lush, mature landscaping throughout the property, which measures one-third of an acre.
Outside: Gated front courtyard is a tranquil oasis including a gently overflowing water feature, banana palms and bougainvillea. Backyard has two covered patios (one with sitting area), four wrought-iron chaise lounge chairs, four fountains spilling into a large pool, a spa that accommodates six, decorative pottery and a stainless-steel built-in gas BBQ, all surrounded by a mature ficus hedge.
Inside: Art-filled, colorful main house with custom walls and ceilings in all public rooms sleeps up to six in three bedrooms (1 king, 2 queen beds), each with a full bath. Detached casita with pale-blue walls and bamboo-wallpaper ceiling has a full bath and sleeps two (day bed/2 twins). Luxurious master suite with enormous closet and king bed overlooks the pool, and the spacious master bath has a walk-in shower enclosed by glass block, his/her sink areas plus a make-up station, and a deep Jacuzzi tub.
Well-equipped, eat-in kitchen with center island features stainless-steel appliances, six-burner gas stove, built-in microwave oven, rich wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Through the butler’s pantry with glass-fronted cabinets is the dining room, with 18-foot ceilings, gas fireplace, flowing silk curtains, a wall of six French doors and Arte de Mexico chandelier and sconces. Living room with multiple conversation areas, gas fireplace and a wet bar overlooks the pool and gardens. There are custom window treatments throughout the house, and built-in stereo speakers inside and out. Dogs typically are okay with advance approval, but no cats, please.
Rental rates include cable TV, high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the house, weekly pool service, weekly gardening service, water and unlimited long-distance domestic telephone.
Mission Hills Country Club is a members-only facility with three 18-hole golf courses, and the Westin Mission Hills hotel has two public 18-hole golf courses.
Nearby shopping includes The River (Rancho Mirage), El Paseo (Palm Desert) and Palm Canyon Drive (Palm Springs), each with a variety of stores, boutiques and art galleries. Children will enjoy the Living Desert, Knott’s Soak City and the Children’s Discovery Museum, while adults will enjoy the spas at the desert’s many resorts and the nearby Agua Caliente casino. World-class golf and tennis are within the gates of Mission Hills. Many other attractions and restaurant options are too numerous to list.
Keywords: House with private pool and spa