THE PERFECT DESERT GET AWAY - DOG FRIENDLY

Dave Breckenridge

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE PERFECT DESERT GET AWAY - DOG FRIENDLY

Cathedral City House Rental Photos and Description

View home, 2 bedrooms + convertible bed, 2 bathrooms with very private back yard

Welcome to my home with a name: Adobe Alegre, 'Happy Adobe'; a name given to this home by family and friends that have stayed. A genuinely special place high up in the very desirable Cathedral City Cove. Swim, hike, entertain, golf, or just relax and unwind. MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS.

This exceptionally comfortable 2 bedroom home features two suites. The upstairs master suite features a custom built Cal King bed, made from a 100 year old wooden gate from the far east, a complete bathroom with slate tile and large walk in closet. Just outside the master suite is the upper relaxation area with fantastic views across the Coachella valley. The smaller downstairs suite features a Cal King arts and crafts mission bed and walk in closet. The entire lower level is wonderful saltillo tile with berber carpet upstairs. And the house is beautifully finished. No white walls anywhere. Even the garage is tiled and stuccoed.

The kitchen is ready for the most demanding gourmet chef or casual cook. Featuring dark granite counter-tops, a GE Monogram dual fuel stove with infra-red warmer, wine fridge, convection microwave, blender, coffee maker and every thing else you should need. Then get ready to enjoy the large antique dining room table with 8 chairs. Seat yourself and your guests using the bamboo place-mats, dansk china and cloth napkins. Or dine al fresco at the poolside outdoor teak table.

The living room features a Pottery Barn queen sofa sleeper with an 8' thick mattress, wood burning fire place and 42' flat screen TV. There's a computer/ blue ray player (with a huge library) and high speed WiFi that even works outside.

Outside is where you'll be most. Relax in the salt water pool. Or enjoy the bubble jets in the separately heat-able spa. Surrounded by giant bamboo, ficus and plumeria, you'll can relax and do as you wish in utter privacy and peace. Enjoy watching the resident hummingbirds. Because of it's prime northern exposure, you can choose sun or shade almost every afternoon.

The Cathedral City Cove is uniquely settled up in the Santa Rosa mountains conveniently located just off hwy 111 between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. It's well known for its star gazing (there's no street lights allowed!) and incredibly quiet, peaceful nights. Hiking is a popular pastime as the cove sits adjacent to easily accessible trails that are lined with native cactus, smoke trees and fragrant wild desert sage. The front of the house faces the big horn sheep preserve in the Santa Rosa mountains. Cathedral City licence # 012723

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Dave Breckenridge

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Growing up on a farm in Michigan gave me a love of the outdoors. Moving to California gave me a love a good weather! I work in San Francisco and spend as much time as I can in the desert.

Dave Breckenridge purchased this house in 2010

I've only owned 3 homes in my life. And with 'Adobe Alegre' it was the same; i knew within 30 seconds of entering this home I wanted to live there. You'll be immediately impressed by it's good looks and smart layout. And I know it's impossible to quantify, but everyone that stays says the house simple drips in good karma.

Located high up in Cathedral City Cove, it's the peaceful, beautiful house I always wanted. The result of a 5 year wait and search, I'm glad I did. Sometime when I'm there I don't even go out. Just relax in the private back yard or relax by the fire in cooler weather. The Cove itself is freakishly quiet at night. You can hear a dog bark 3 blocks away. And the owls calling. If you're looking for a place to party and make noise you should look elsewhere.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4.1
based on 7 traveler reviews

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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441850vb
4152690041
Cathedral City California Desert
5

THE PERFECT DESERT GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
This house in perfect in too many ways. It has a custom kitchen with beautiful appliances. Large beautiful comfortable beds and a back yard pool that we couldn't stay out of. We love the fact it's in such a great quiet neighborhood and just minutes to Palm Springs.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
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Cathedral City California Desert
Kent, WA
5

EXCELLENT DESERT RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful vacation home in a quiet, secluded neighborhood. Grocery stores and restaurants are a short drive away. Perfect for two couples with the bedrooms on separate floors. The master bedroom and bathroom are spacious and the walk-in closets (both bedrooms have one) had hangars for our use! May sound silly to mention, but we stayed in another, more expensive house last month that didn't have any hangars. The master also has a porch that is partially shaded most of the day, a great place for morning coffee and working on a laptop.

It was mid 80's the week we stayed, a great escape from the wettest September in Seattle! The back yard is on the north side of the house so my mother always found a shady spot while the rest of us had no problem staying in the sun. At night, accent lights in the yard turn on automatically and you can also turn on the pool & spa lights, makes for a beautiful place to relax. We never saw any lizards but we certainly heard something off in a dark corner making all sorts of noises.

We have stayed at four VRBO homes this year, this one is a gem, we will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Cathedral City California Desert
Los Angeles
5

GREAT, PRIVATE HOUSE IN THE HILLS

  • 5 of 5
We normally stay at one of the resorts in town, but we decided to rent a house for the weekend this time. It was our first time renting a house for a trip and certainly won't be my last, especially with this house! Working with the owner was easy and a pleasure.

The house and property are great! The house's bedrooms are split with 1 bedroom downstairs and the other bedroom upstairs which makes for nice separation if you are traveling with other people. The house is nicely decorated with very comfortable furnishings. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the dishes, utensils, and cooking tools you need.

The backyard is completely private with a great pool and hot tub. Just like inside, the backyard was landscaped very nicely (a lot of plumeria trees, which makes the yard feel tropical) and had nice, comfortable furnishings. There are plenty of pool "toys" to use as well. It was also very nice to actually have grass in the backyard as well.

The house is in a quiet area in the hills of Cathedral City, but a short drive in to DTPS. I certainly recommend this place for anyone looking to get away and relax.

With this house being the first vacation rental I've used, it has certainly set the bar pretty high. Thanks to the owner for everything, we will certainly be back soon!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
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4152690041
Cathedral City California Desert
SF
4

GOOD CHOICE

  • 4 of 5
Very nice and comfortable home. Unfortunately part the air conditioning was not functioning proprerly but the owner had an evaporative (swamp) cooler that worked well. He did have a service guy out to look at it and it was back in service for our last day. The pool was great. We would stay again
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
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4152690041
Cathedral City California Desert
Manitoba, Canada
5

OUR STAY AT ADOBE ALEGRE

  • 5 of 5
One of the best things about our experience was the great communication and honesty we received from the owner of this property.
The property was exactly as described with no surprizes. The beds were extremely comfortable, ensuring a good night sleep each night. The property is ideal for two couples and adapts quite easily for 6 or more people.
The house was clean when we arrived and we really appreciated the absence of cigarette smell as it would seam that the "smoke outside only policy" has been adhered to.
The 2nd story deck was really nice with beatuful views to the mountains and the valley.
The back yard with pool was very nice and very private. It was reaaly cool after dark to sit on the rear patio and listen to the tree lizzards feeding on the tree tips of the hedge and Bamboo trees. We even caught a glimpse of a sizeable lizzard jumping from tree to tree. They are very quick and when they feed, are actually quite loud.
The kitchen was beautiful and was without a doubt "High End!"
I would recomend this rental to anyone and we hope to stay there again ourselves next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
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4152690041
Cathedral City California Desert
Okotoks Alberta
1

WARM RETREATS

  • 1 of 5
The overall experience was really good. It felt a little uninviting to have too much stuff in the fridge including a lot of liquor. There also were too many bottles of liquor on the counter. There were a lot of personal stuff left in the main bath like toothbrushes etc. It felt like someone had quickly moved out so we could move in. The washing machine did not work.
The pool and back yard were wonderful. We spent a lot of time there. Great pool toys to use.
We were thankful for the great room where we could relax and just hang out.
Probably would use again when we return to Cathedral City
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Why is this a one star review? It's mostly positive. Anyway, this renter had some really good input on how to have the kitchen and bath ready from renter to renter which was actually very helpful. The washing machine works perfectly. It does have an unusual "quiet soak" time as part of the cycle. Just need to be patient and let it finish. :) Dave @ Adobe Alegre
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
palm springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

High up in Cathedral City Cove. Near all Palm Springs has to offer. Fantastic hiking into the Santa Rosa mountains is literally right out the front door.

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Availability & Rates

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Cathedral City House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee 150
Pet Fee 100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS! Plus $150 cleaning fee and Pool Heating of $30 a day during cold months only.
Special Events Higher (Coachella Weekends - PS Pride - White Party)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Cathedral City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both indoor baths are full baths, with wonderful slate tile. There is also a 3rd outdoor shower for pool (or everyday) use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has queen air mattress for extra guest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cal King pillow top mattress
  • Cal King pillow top mattress set. Custom poster bed made from 100 year old wood gate and antique posts. Large walk-in closets and private tiled full bath. Downstairs cal king is mission style with walk in closet. The Pottery Barn Queen sofa sleeper in the living room has an 8' mattress that's nice enough for everynight.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
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