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Close to downtown and the uptown design district and restaurants!

James Butchart

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

James Butchart

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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Close to downtown and the uptown design district and restaurants!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

ALTAMIRA was our primary vacation rental for 5 years - until we rented it to one tenant for a year. We took possession back and gave it a complete face lift. It has new carpet, paint, dishwasher, microwave, sofa, area rugs, beds, linens, etc. It is ready for YOU!

ALTAMIRA is a quarter of an acre on a 2 block stretch of one of the only streets in central Palm Springs WITHOUT power lines to block your views. The 32 foot long pool and over-sized 8 person in ground Jacuzzi are just a few of the things to enjoy in complete privacy behind the block wall and 10 foot tall ficus hedge.

The living room and dining room have floor to ceiling Southern exposure windows - with a large overhang for outdoor living. The large gourmet kitchen is completely stocked with everything you need to either cook meals or serve what you order in from one of the many delicious local restaurants.

The living room at ALTAMIRA has a 47" flatscreen smart tv with DVD player, master bedroom has a 40" flatscreen smart tv, and guest room has a 32" flatscreen smart tv. The entire home is wired with a sound system with different zones.

ALTAMIRA is walking distance to downtown - it's one mile from the center of downtown and less than a half of a mile from the Casino and convention center. ALTAMIRA is also 2 blocks from Ruth Hardy Park - offering grassy fields, children's playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and outdoor bbq areas.

Grab your bathing suit, golf clubs, tennis racket and/or your favorite book - and come relax in luxury at ALTAMIRA...

*** we also own vrbo #212096 'AMIGO' - we rent them both together at discounted rates if you need more room. They are one block away from each other (a very short walking distance...)

** City of Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Registration Permit # 46870000

Keywords: House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
James Butchart (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About James Butchart

I am a freelance architecture and interiors photographer from Seattle. I came to Palm Springs 18 years ago and fell in love with it. I have been running VRBO 212096 for a few years now. I recently put ALTAMIRA back together after a year long tenant left. The energy at ALTAMIRA is incomparable, and the indoor outdoor flow make for a guaranteed relaxing and soothing stay. I live in Los Angeles and I come out to Altamira as much as I possibly can... provided you don't have it reserved!

James Butchart purchased this house in 2000

Why James Butchart chose Palm Springs

I renovated and operated a vacation rental 2 blocks from ALTAMIRA and walked and rollerbladed by ALTAMIRA all the time... until one day I pulled tax records and sent the owner a request to sell it. He did, and we never looked back. I have lived in and renovated over 6 homes in this area, but have never let go of this very special home. Everyone who ever stays here wishes they never had to leave!

What makes this house unique

We have unobstructed views of the western San Jacinto Mountains - including the top of the tram that is lit up every night. The LARGE grassy yard with pool and spa are completely private and allow for nude sunbathing if you wish. The wireless internet works anywhere on the property - so you can take your laptop and cocktail out to the teak table and watch the sunset as you send emails to your friends. The same friends that wish they were sitting where you are!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Close to downtown and the uptown design district and restaurants!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Fabulous Stay at Altamira!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend Altamira as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit to the Palm Springs area! Walking to local shops is easy! We loved that the house was super clean, the kitchen was thoroughly stocked and the bedrooms and bathrooms had everything anyone would need. We loved the privacy of the backyard and spent hours floating in the pool! What a wonderful holiday!

Thanks so much James!

The Robinsons!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Simply Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Feel bad for taking so long to write this review. I will start by saying that I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when I go to Palm Springs in the future. Spent and amazing weekend at Altamira in late January. This place is everything the reviews say and more. The attention to detail on this home is amazing. I came home with a list a mile long of "things I want to do at my next house." Too many great things to list. Immaculate condition, amazing location, well appointed, top notch hospitality (James), ....... Cannot wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City
5

Absolutely beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend with a couple of friends and absolutely loved this property! The beautiful pool, spa and yard area was absolutely amazing, and incredibly private. I love the colorful decor inside the house and the two bedrooms each with their own separate access to the quiet backyard area was perfect for us. It is extremely close to the downtown Palm Springs shopping and dining areas and had great access to nearby grocery stores. James was incredibly helpful throughout my stay and I would definitely recommend this property! Anytime I come back to Palm Springs, I'll be sure to see if this property is available.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

We had a great stay in Palm Springs @ ALTAMIRA!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our 3 young children, planned a spring break trip to Palm Springs. We searched and searched for the right home and ended up booking w/ James @ ALTAMIRA. One of our kids is under 3 so we were looking for a smaller home (easier to keep an eye on the kids) with a pool and hot tub. When we first walked into the home we knew this was the right place for us. The home was clean, the backyard was private and the pool and hot tub were ready to go. On top of that, there were a couple of bonus'. One, James offered to let us check in early. The previous renter checked out the day before and the home was clean and ready to go. This was a pleasant surprise. James offered this and we didn't even need to ask. From my experience renting hotels & homes, it is rare to be offered an early check-in without having to specifically ask. The second bonus for us were the child locks at the top of each door. This was huge! We were worried about this. Renting a home with a pool/hot tub and a child under 3 can be stressful. We expected to be worried at night about him getting out or even slipping out of sight during the day and making his way to the pool area. This is a common concern for any parents with young children around pools. The child security locks on the doors gave us so much more piece of mind and allowed us to enjoy our stay even more. We have all of these locks installed at our own home and we were so relieved to see them @ ALTAMIRA. Overall, we spent 90% of our time in Palm Springs at the pool and hot tub in our own backyard! This was a luxury. Very relaxing. The weather was beautiful in April! Downtown is close and we made a couple of trips there. With a child under 3, going out is never easy so we did not make the 1 - 1 1/2 mile trip downtown as much as we would have liked. The home is near grocery stores, movie theaters and restaurants. Thumbs up from our family! Thanks again James!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bakersfield, CA
5

Sets the bar for a vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this October on a girls trip. It was perfect!

The home itself truly has everything you need. It is beautifully appointed in a fun, whimsical decor that's in step with the Palm Springs vibe. The whole place is well put together and everything is sparkling clean. It has everything you need and then some. Gorgeous art surrounds & fun accessories are everywhere. The mattress and pillows make for perfect sleeps. The backyard and pool area are very large and roomy - calling for you to hang out and chill out! The indoor/outdoor surround sound speaker system was a fun bonus as well:)

The home is located in a great neighborhood just about one mile from Palm Springs' main drag. It works out perfectly for travelers that don't mind a brisk walk to/from dinner. Yet, the town is also very easy to navigate via car, and there is ample free parking if you prefer to drive.

From this Altamira location - you can enjoy everything Palm Springs has to offer. We did the Tramway, Joshua Tree, visited the Village Fest on Thursday night, and enjoyed shopping/dining and dancing in town. We took long neighborhood walks in the mornings, and enjoyed luxurious hours of pool time.

The owner, James, was very conscientious and accommodating. He provided a very detailed manual of the inner workings of the home that also included great tips of local eateries and activities.

If you are coming to Palm Springs - book here. You won't regret it. James is a professional and he sets the bar for a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego/Poway
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin... This house has everything you could ask for! Has a GREAT pool, perfect size! With 5 people and floaties you were never bumping into each other. I picked this house because of the pool size and backyard size because we wanted to bring our dog and it didn't disappoint! The house was perfect as well, the kitchen had everything you could possibly need, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were big with LOTS of towels!. We vacationed with our 7 yr, 12 yr and 8 week old baby and we were all comfortable. The view of the mountains was beautiful and the backyard has so much privacy from the tall hedges. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet place to relax! Oh and Starbucks, grocery store and park were just a few mins. away! James was very quick to respond with any questions, very professional and polite! Thanks Altamira house for making our summer vacation one we will always remember and hope to do again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
PSP - Palm Springs International
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $230 Per night

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SHOULDER 2015
May 4 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,650
$5,500
 
 
JULY 4th, 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
 
SUMMER 2015
Jul 8 2015 - Sep 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
LABOR DAY 2015
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
SUMMER 2015
Sep 9 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,550
$5,700
 
 
SHOULDER
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
 
PRE SEASON 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$310
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,200
$6,350
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2015
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
PRE SEASON 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,350
$6,500
 
 
CHRISTMAS/NY 2015
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,000
 
 
PRE SEASON 2015
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$380
From
$410
Fri,Sat
$2,350
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$410
Fri,Sat
$2,275
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Booking fee $25.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $89.00
Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes 5% CASH DISCOUNT if you pay by check, money order, or bank transfer.
Pool/spa heat available in winter months. Ranges from $30-$50 per day to $300/week maximum.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Cal King memory foam mattress with all new linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • (1) Cal-King memory foam topped mattress in Master bedroom and (1) Queen sized bed in guest bedroom and a queen sized memory foam topped sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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