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James Butchart

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

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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' TV with DVD player, master bedroom has a 27' TV with DVD and vhs, and guest room has a 19' TV with DVD player. The entire home is wired with a sound system with different zones - including speakers in the yard for your lazy days in the pool or your cocktail hour on the patio.

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

James Butchart

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

I am a freelance architecture and interiors photographer from Seattle. I came to Palm Springs 17 years ago and fell in love with it. I have been running 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

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!

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Close to downtown and the design district/restaurants.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Close to downtown and the design district/restaurants.
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Palm Springs California Desert
Alberta, Canada
5

A FABULOUS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for two weeks in early 2014 at this fabulous house. Based on the descriptions and the reviews, it seemed to good to be true, but it did meet all expectations and then some. The house is immaculate and well equipped; the pool, sensational; the neighbourhood, convenient and charming; and James, attentive and a pleasure to deal with. A nice surprise was the extra toddler friendly items with this house, as inside the doors are locks at the top that tiny fingers can't reach, a real comfort with a pool outside. This was our fourth rental in Palm Springs and our favourite. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Palm Springs California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

20TH ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were able to escape for the weekend for our twentieth anniversary. This was our third rental in the Movie Colony but our first without the kids. Let me first start with a HUGE thank you to the owner who set up such a wonderful home! If I had to use one word that would be PRIVACY. Once on the property you can't even see the roof of the houses around you. It's like you're in your own world. Everything about this house was classy and comfortable. I honestly can't think of a single thing I would change. There's tons of plants and trees that attracted all variety of hummingbirds, dragonfly's, and butterflies. You can float in the pool and just stare at the mountains all day long, which we did.

My wife and I have already agreed this will become an annual trip for us.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of ALTAMIRA! I am so thrilled to hear that you both enjoyed your time there so much and that it made your anniversary special and relaxing.

You were fantastic guests and are always welcome back... =)
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Close to downtown and the design district/restaurants.
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

LOVE THIS HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had never been to Palm Springs and as it was low season when we went, we had a wide choice of accommodations. We quite simply couldn't have stayed at a more perfect place. The house has a wonderful ambience, is beautifully furnished, is conveniently located and is designed and stocked with everything we could have needed or wanted and then some. We travelled with our 17 year old and 10 year old daughters and we all loved the house and especially the pool. That is where we spent countless hours. James was a delight to deal with from the onset to even after we had left when I realized we had left a small travel bag behind. We miss our time at Altamira and hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I love that your family enjoyed ALTAMIRA as much as my family does when we gather there. It's a special property with a great energy - and I'm thrilled to hear it made your vacation special. Come back anytime!
business
Close to downtown and the design district/restaurants.
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Palm Springs California Desert
San Francisco
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
I love love LOVE Altamira. Living in San Francisco, sometimes I need to get away from noise and fog of the city. A quick get-away to Palm Springs, at this property, allows me to just that... and with all the amenities of home. This place is amazing... especially the pool, patio, and spa. I can understand why someone decided to rent it for a full year (trust me the thought has crossed MY mind more than once). Thanks James for making the accomodations effortless and making sure the stay was perfect.

Jason in SF
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Respectful, wonderful guests like you are always welcome back at ALTAMIRA!
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Palm Springs California Desert
Chippenham, England
5

JUST PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
We love Palm Springs and now we love Altamira. From the moment you walk in through the door you feel like you're home with everything ready to make your stay just perfect. Great location, great (south facing) garden (even the lemons were perfect for the cocktails!), superb pool - peaceful, relaxing and wouldn't hesitate recommending it for anyone who wants quality time away from it all. Thank you James, it made all our friends envious!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs California Desert
Palmdale,California
5

PEACEFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
We spent the 4th of July holiday here at Altamira. It was great, house, pool everything. wonderful yard for my dogs. The location is so quiet and relaxing...a dream come true. My goal was to get my dogs away to place were they would not be bothered by fireworks...this was the place. We could see the official fireworks from the driveway and that was nice. James was great to deal with always there to answer any questions. Great home, Thank You James for sharing it with us and being dog friendly. I hope to be able to enjoy this home before the summer is over, If not i will be abck next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$5,000
 
 
Labor Day 2014
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Summer 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$315
$1,900
$5,700
 
 
Shoulder 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,200
$6,350
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 24 2014 - Dec 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
$475
$2,850
 
 
Pre Season 2014-2015
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$410
$2,460
$6,500
 
 
Christmas/NYE 2014-2015
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Pre Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$410
$2,460
$6,500
 
 
High Season 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,550
$6,700
 
 
Modernism Week
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,300
 
 
High Season
Feb 23 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,550
$6,700
 
 
Festival Season 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,375
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $89
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 30 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 ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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:
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
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