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OCOTILLO OASIS -YOUR PRIVATE OASIS IN OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOR

Ralph Morrison (owner)

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ralph Morrison (owner)

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2014
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OCOTILLO OASIS -YOUR PRIVATE OASIS IN OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOR

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Whether your music be the timeless songs of crickets and birds, or a favorite tune wafting from any of twenty-four high end speakers throughout, or a choice melody played live in the rich tones of a 1917 Steinway piano, and with window views to two tiled courtyards with tiered fountains, the beckoning pool & spa, a spacious green yard with citrus trees, roses, fragrant vines, colorful flower beds, Apache onyx boulders, stone benches to meditate by the cascading serenity of the water garden, with its live goldfish and charming teak footbridge, and capped by stunning views of the mountains beyond, Ocotillo Oasis presents a soothing feast for the senses and captivates with a healing calm for the soul.

Not just another vacation rental, Ocotillo Oasis offers the warmth and welcome of a true home, with a skillful blend of old Hollywood glamour and state of the art amenities. A picturesque desert garden of ocotillo, rock, assorted cactus, and native vegetation will greet you as you enter the circular drive outside this walled compound, its four gated passes betraying barely a hint of the pleasures hidden beyond the periphery of this 1933 Spanish style gem. Through one gate (all gates and doors personally coded for you, forget about lost keys or lock-outs), a cobblestone path leads you through a lush landscape of vines, herbs, flowers and trees, where you might linger on a bench, relaxing to the gentle trickle of a fountain, or the soft coo of a dove. When you reach the tiled forecourt, you find to one side the wide double gates, convenient when entertaining larger numbers, or accepting over-sized deliveries, and opposite these a front door, simple and without expectation, until you open it to be lured, in an instant, deeper into this sanctuary and further from the worries and obligations that so often weigh on, distract from, or interrupt what should be our journey of pleasure, beauty and discovery.

Here you will begin to recharge that wonder. From the handcrafted Oriental rugs on tile floors, to century old images in paintings and photographs adorning the walls, a collection of early electric clocks by Telechron, masters of design and engineering, and all basking in the glow of vintage art deco light fixtures of unparalleled elegance, these are the details that breathe magic back to the imagination.

Keywords: RETREAT, LUXURY, CASA, CASITA, PET FRIENDLY, POOL, SPA, VILLA, OASIS, CITRUS, VIEWS, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, EXCEPTIONAL, OCOTILLO, OCOTILLO OASIS, BEAUTY, DETAIL, SPACIOUS, MAGICAL, SPECTACULAR, VALUE, COMFORT, ESCAPE, REPEAT, VACATION, VACATION RENTAL, BARGAIN, PEACEFUL

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ralph Morrison (owner) (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Ralph Morrison (owner)

For over thirty years, owner Ralph Morrison has worked in Los Angeles as a musician, both in live performance, and on studio recordings for commercials, television, hundreds of major motion pictures, and on albums for Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Diane Schuur, Queen Latifah, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Chick Corea, Barry White, Mariah Carey, Leo Kottke, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, System of a Down, Counting Crows, Natalie Merchant, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, Johnny Mathis, Gwen Stefani, Aaron Neville, Tina Turner, Lea Salonga, Christopher Cross, Marc Anthony, Wilson Phillips, 10,000 Maniacs, David Benoit, Fiona Apple, Ottmar Liebert, James Darren, Pussycat Dolls, Peter Gabriel, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and many, many others. Painted as the far right panel of Kent Twitchell’s 'Harbor Freeway Overture' mural, his eighty-foot portrait has stood, since 1992, over the Harbor Freeway at 8th street, in downtown Los Angeles.

Ralph Morrison (owner) purchased this house in 2003

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Impressive Hollywood Bunglow in the sun

  • 5 of 5
We arrived for Easter break to jazz playing softly thruout the house and a
wonderful gift basket for the Holiday. Ralph the owner saw to every possible comfort of home and we felt immediately welcomed.
It is obvious that the home has been well cared for and there is ample room
for a family of 6.
We loved all the movie memorabilia that is throughout the house.
The back yard is beautiful and we enjoyed a couple of days by the pool.
We have been renting homes from Home Away for several years and this
is one of the nicest properties we have ever rented.
Ralph the owner is a wondeerful & caring man and we appreciated the
extra effort.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
San Francisco
5

Perfect destination for a gathering of friends

  • 5 of 5
Four colleagues who live in very cold places were looking for a place to warm up and do some design work over a long weekend in January. This was the perfect place. The owner is fantastic and answered many of our planning questions ahead of time. The place is not only beautiful but well maintained and the back yard, pool and spa are DIVINE! The layout is designed as three master suites each with it's own bathroom making privacy when you want it possible and group time when you want it comfortable and fun. Will definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends. A short 15 minute walk in to Palm Springs adds variety without adding another rental car! We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
United States
5

Great Place! Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Ocotillo Oasis over Thanksgiving. The experience was great from first contact with Ralph to the final contact where he was kind enough to return my daughters shampoo that she left in the house. He went well beyond just providing a lovely home with beautiful furnishings. He made every effort to make sure our Thanksgiving was a lovely vacation. The house is located in a beautiful old Palm Springs neighborhood. We were close enough to walk to stores and restaurants. Ocotillo Oasis is just that. It has a beautiful backyard with not only a great pool and spa…it has great little areas where you can sit and read and even sit next to a lovely fish pond. It also has a great floor plan that gives privacy to each bedroom. There is a bedroom and bath on opposite sides of the living room and another bedroom suite with a separate outdoor entrance. If I had to find anything I would change it would be the beds are a bit on the firm side. Maybe a temperpedic topper would help them out. This would not deter me from staying there again and we most definitely are planning to next year.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 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
business
Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Great unique house!

  • 5 of 5
This is a really unique house with a lot of charm, a beautifully landscaped backyard, and a convenient location. It has a classic cozy feel and huge selection of movies for you to spend your evenings together. The pool is clean and is a perfect size for the whole family to enjoy swimming and catching sun light. The garden is wonderful with fresh oranges, lemons and grapefruits, always blooms and smells so nice any time you spend outside. Owner was really nice and helpful during our stay there. We had a great time in that house, definitely will come back in the future, thank you Ralph!
Sasha and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Definitely an oasis

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific time at Ocotillo Oasis. We spent 8 nights at the house. The two rooms inside the house were large and very comfortable. And the casita, which is attached to the house, also was good size and had its own bathroom. The living areas were comfortable, and we wore out the flat screen TV watching the NCAA tournament. We had a party of 16 for dinner one night and had plenty of room.

The highlight of the house is the backyard area. It features an outstanding pool along with a unique array of fountains, pots, chairs, etc..Beautiful landscaping. It even had a koi pond. We loved drinking our morning coffee out there, and then relaxing under the sun in the afternoon with a view of the mountains.

We liked the location. Only a couple of minutes to downtown Palm Springs, which we enjoyed immensely. Also, a great place for coffee nearby.

Finally, a word about Ralph. If we needed anything, Ralph was right there. He brought over a table and extra chairs for our dinner. He couldn't have been nicer.

All in all, we give an enthusiastic thumbs up for Ocotillo Oasis. We hope to return one day soon.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291568vb
+1 -(323) 333-0958
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Not just nice, but special

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing curation! What a special place! Everything - from the DVD collection to the framed photos to the universal remote to the amazing deco lamp base with the silver sphere in the garden to the koi pond - were beyond amazing. It really made my birthday a treat. I hope to stay there again in the future!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Car: recommended

Approximately one mile to an easy hike (1.8 loop) up Taquitz canyon to the falls of 'shangri la,'made famous by Frank Capra's 1937 'Lost Horizon.' A few short blocks from Ocotillo Oasis is a footbridge and beautiful walk along the wash. Walking distance to banks (approximately one mile) and downtown shopping district, Bus service also available close by on Palm Canyon. Restaurants as close as 1/4 mile.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,702
$10,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Every 7th night is FREE (1 week: $2,700.).
City tax: 11.5% (exempt on stays of 4 weeks or more).
4 week discount: $9,800./month. Cleaning fee: up to 6 guests, $200., more w/pets or extra guests. Stays of 2 weeks or more: your one-time cleaning fee entitles you to optional weekly cleaning & change of flower arrangements, free of additional charge. Pool heat (optional-recommended) $30./night.
Notes I do not raise my rates on weekends, holidays, peak season, or for special event weeks. These are the true discounts I can offer. Rates are firm.
50% due at time of booking, remainder two weeks prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3) 3 King beds - King bed in casita may also be configured as two twin extra longs, or as a daybed/couch. , Twin or Single Beds (2) See description under "king.", Child Beds (1) Fainting couch in library, by west bedroom, curtained enclosure, perfect for small child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
One quality bike available for guest use, others can be rented nearby. Surround sound stereo, 46" HD Television, Private Citrus Tree Garden, Hand tiled private spa, spacious rooms offer possibility of additional sleeping accommodations.

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