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Chic Boutique Home with Views, Space and Privacy. Perfect for 4 Couples

Beth Fortune

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Chic Boutique Home with Views, Space and Privacy. Perfect for 4 Couples

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Rancho Mirage House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

The Biskra House is a 3600 square foot home with the luxury and style of a boutique hotel and the comfort and convenience of a well-stocked private residence.

In the light-filled main house you will find living and dining rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a large den with a fireplace, and three spacious bedrooms. The attached casita has a fourth bedroom with an en-suite bath, kitchenette and private entrance. Three bedrooms feature California king beds, and the fourth has xl-twin beds that can be combined to make a standard king, making us one of the only homes in the area to offer four king beds. The home and casita surround a courtyard with a large salt water pool, ample outdoor seating in shade and sun, and modern desert landscaping.

Relax in the living room with a 60-inch plasma tv, leather seating, surround sound, a PS3 game system/BluRay disc player (plays regular DVDs as well), DirectTV with premium movie and sports channels, and an assortment of movies and games. Record your favorite shows or movies on the DVR, or challenge your family and friends to a dance-off with the JustDance3 game and PS3 move controllers.

The open kitchen is perfect for catching up while you cook, with a Viking gas cooktop, convection oven and microwave, granite countertops, island seating for 4, and everything you need to create meals from scratch or warm up leftovers from the myriad of area restaurants. A spotless propane grill is available, along with a high-powered blender for expert margaritas. We have all the tools and small appliances you need and then some, including a slow cooker, rice maker, double batch ice cream maker, wine chiller and milkshake blender. If there is a specific kitchen item you’re wondering about, just ask.

Set the roomy (104-inch) dining table for memorable meals with placemats, chargers, dishes, silverware, glasses, and cloth napkins. There’s room – and chairs – for eight to ten people.

Take a vacation from the television in the sunny den, with a comfortable sectional sofa, chairs, a gas fireplace, built-in bookcases with plenty of books, board and card games, in-wall speakers and a receiver to listen to either internet radio or your own music device. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a novel, listen to music or catch up with family and friends.

All bedrooms have luxurious beds with high-quality linens, at least two sets of pillows, blackout curtains, flat-screen LCD tvs, BluRay players, DirectTV, and alarm clocks with iPod docks (they work with other smart phones, too). The three bedrooms with California King beds have en-suite baths with large frameless glass showers and plenty of counter space, and the fourth with two xl-twin beds has a roomy bath next door. Just let us know if you would prefer a king bed in the fourth bedroom, and it will be ready for your arrival.

In the private outdoor oasis, you can splash around in the large, heated, saline pool or drift away the afternoon on a foam pool floats. Enjoy meals alfresco at one of the three café tables right outside the kitchen sliding doors, or lounge in the shade or sun on the comfortable outdoor upholstered furniture. Enjoy lazy days in the sun with plenty of beach towels, outdoor dishes and glasses. The propane grill is easy to use, and the casita kitchenette is right off the patio, with full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and storage to make outdoor entertaining easy.

You may find it difficult to leave the comforts of the Biskra House, but if you muster the enthusiasm, there’s plenty to do. Hike at one of the many trails within easy walking or driving distance from the house. Play golf at one of the area’s 80-plus public and private courses. Shop at El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert), the River shopping center (just one mile away), or the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Enjoy a spa day at one of the many nearby resorts and casinos, or take a day trip to the mountain artist community of Idyllwild or Joshua Tree state park. Kids will love Knotts Soak City in Palm Springs, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden in Palm Desert, or the Children’s Discovery Museum in Rancho Mirage. Our guest information book has plenty of information on restaurants, activities and attractions, as well practical information about where to buy groceries, fill prescriptions and all the other ordinary stuff of life. For a true escape, let us help. Our resourceful and friendly house manager can arrange anything from restaurant reservations to stocking the house with groceries prior to your arrival, to finding the best golf deals for your trip. We look forward to helping you arrange the perfect vacation.

Rancho Mirage Permit #1360

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Beth Fortune (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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About Beth Fortune

I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Peter, and Riley Coyote, our spoiled Chihuahua mix. We live busy lives and love to escape to the peace of the California desert. We enjoy travel, good food, and spending time with friends.

Beth Fortune purchased this house in 2011

Why Beth Fortune chose Rancho Mirage

Three years ago Peter and I spent our first weekend in the California desert together. A half hour after arriving I saw an unfamiliar look of relaxation settle on my husband's face, and by the end of the weekend, we were both enchanted with the quiet, bright stars and blue skies of the desert. We started looking at houses on a whim, and lo and behold, months later we found the Biskra House. We loved the Magnesia Falls neighborhood, and although it needed a lot of work, we could see the house had great potential. We spent a year remodeling it, and the result has been a satisfying creative, logistical and (somewhat) DIY achievement. We hope you feel the same sense of relaxation we feel in this house, and that it makes you as happy as it makes us.

What makes this house unique

It was important to us to find a home that embodied the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and this house fits the bill. We love the intense blue skies, the mountain views, and, of course, the sparkling pool. Riley loves sunbathing and thinks that 3600 square feet is just about right for a 12 pound dog.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been coming to the desert since our boy, Jackson Cole, was 2; he is now 10. We have had the opportunity to stay in a number of locales/residences including La Quinta, Palm Desert (Iron Wood), Indian Wells and Palm Springs. Of all the different types of homes and condos we have rented, this was by far our best experience.

The house has nice design sensibilities. The layout and furnishings make it very comfortable, spacious and easy to feel right at home. The art selection and modern design features make this house a real jewel. Kudos to Beth and her husband—you will surely notice how thoughtful and inspired they were in remodeling this home.

Another great feature about this house is how well organized and clean it is. It truly felt like stepping into a hotel suite. The Fortune's have gone to great lengths to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips and provide you with great information to fully utilize all aspects of the house including the TV's and music (surround). They've pretty much thought of everything relative to kitchen utensils, appliances and conveniences. Cheers!

The pool/patio is a private oasis. A quiet setting with the mountains framing the view made it feel like there was truly no one else around. The casita kitchen next to the pool patio was superb for entertaining friends and family.

Proximity to The River was an added bonus. We enjoyed taking morning walks to Starbucks just a short distance from the home. If you like to hike, there is a trail 2 blocks from the house locally known as the bump and grind. It’s a moderate hike that will take you high above the desert floor for some breathtaking views.

Our best stay in the desert....
Mar 2013
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Chic Boutique Home with Views, Space and Privacy. Perfect for 4 Couples
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

beautiful home & attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, very clean, well organized and great attention to detail. Everything was labeled in the house so pots, pans, towels, and games were all easy to find.

I stayed a weekend for a bachelorette party and had so much fun! It's in a great location close to shops and not too far from the strip.

The backyard is great for lounging and bbqs and the house had just enough space for all of us without feeling to spread out or too close to one another. We had about 15 girls all staying together!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, this is awkward. We thank the girls for their nice review, and we're glad that they had a good time. We'd like to make note for future guests that our overnight occupancy limit is 8.


  • 5 of 5

We have made it a tradition to visit the Biskra house for our yearly Palm Springs trip. The house is fantastic. Extreme attention to details, the kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, the rooms are amazing, and they have everything you may need to enjoy your vacation in one’s “home away from home”. The recently added a fire pit which was great to sit around at night!

Beth and Eva are amazing to deal with. They communicate back in a timely manner, are extremely friendly, and will accommodate just about anything you may need for your trip. One of the main reasons we come back is because of Beth/Eva are great to deal with and they add personal touches to make our trip extra special! Those do not go unnoticed ladies!

We have recommended the Bisra home to our friends and family and will continue to do so. We cannot thank you enough for providing such a wonderful place for us to stay. "See" ya next year!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, you guys, I'm getting a little choked up! Thank you so much for this review, we always want you to have a great time, and I'm glad to hear you did. Hope you - and Enzo! - had a great birthday. See you next year!

Desert Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our group of eight folks; large enough for everyone to have their own space. It was so clean, comfortable, well stocked and decorated wonderfully with a touch of whimsy! The outside areas are equally as clean and comfortable and the pool was heaven. It's large enough for multiple floating chairs, mats, etc.

The house is in a nice area, very centrally located. We did lots of walking both on the street and on nearby trails.

I would recommend this home to anyone. It was a true pleasure dealing with both Beth (owner) and Eva (property manager).

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA

Beautiful home in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Biskra house far exceeded any of our expectations! It's even nicer than the pictures online. Each room is wonderfully decorated with an attention to detail and the house is very spacious. The bedrooms are really comfortable and each has its own bathroom. The outdoor pool area is so relaxing and they have great patio furniture. It's also extremely well appointed for a rental property - everything is labeled and easy to find. We can't wait to return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to the desert for 10 years and stayed at a different house every time. This was the best service, best pool, best interior, and the best layout of any place we have stayed. The house was spotlessly clean, perfectly organized, and communication with the owner and her staff was quick and efficient. They also had a great chocolate bunt cake upon arrival. I can not says enough good things. I can't wait to come down and stay again!


  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christian! We're so happy to hear that you and yours had a good time, and we look forward to "seeing" you again soon! Thanks for being great guests and we hope you have a fantastic 2014!

An amazing house that won't disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

The property was spacious, clean, and well kept. Each of the rooms were modern and comfortable. The pool area was awesome, and where we spent most of our time (I enjoyed the outdoor speakers especially). Also, Eva was extremely helpful with everything. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Justin and friends. We look forward to having you back!


Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Roy's Hawaiian, The River shopping center
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Las Palmas resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The River shopping center
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
122 Miles
San Diego
Car: recommended

We are located in the beautiful Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood of Rancho Mirage, nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains. We have great hiking just out the front door, The River shopping center within walking distance, and El Paseo shopping center just a short drive away. Palm Springs is just 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Rancho Mirage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Sorry, No Coachella Rentals.

Pool heat INCLUDED in high-season rate. Can be added to low-season reservations, please inquire.

Daily or weekly cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, $600/night min 7 nights

Rates subject to change until reservation is made. No dates held without contract and payment.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins combine for Standard King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King
  • King bedrooms have en suite baths.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

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