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James Angone

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

James Angone

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Rancho Mirage House Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious 2/3 ensuite BR' house sleeps 6 (Option of a Casita for a 3rd BR.)

Canadian exchange rate discounts available to our Canadian friends

Next 2015 available is:

NOV 1-thru DEC. 10 th 2015 available.

Book NOW! For 2016:

ONLY 1st two weeks MARCH 2016 available

also two weeks in April 2016 available.

The rest of 2016 already booked .

Family Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property

If your looking for a luxurious, sophisticated, well appointed, comfortable, Desert vacation residence, a place where comfort, relaxation and ideal location are assured, then Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita, is where you want to stay.

Rent this fully outfitted, 1750 Sq. Ft. 2 ensuite bedroom, Guest House (2-1/2 bath) with an option for a 3rd ensuite bedroom by renting the attached Casita. The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is only rented to renters of the Guest House and never rented to a third party.

Info on Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita

Guest House and Casita are part of a private 5000 sift gated family estate.

Main home never rented and owner onsite at main house occasionally. Owners keep to themselves and leave Guests to enjoy rear courtyard, pool and spa.

Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita (La Casita Firenze) are ideally suited to Guests 45+ (renters must be 40 years of age or older, sorry no exceptions) We are not able to accommodate the needs of guests under the age of 21.

Our minimum stay is for one week however February and March I have two week minimums . Inquire for special rates for stays of 3-6 months or stays during the summer months.

Guest House boasts: Chefs kitchen with Granite countertops, top of the line stainless appliances with two ovens, double-oven microwave, dishwasher and breakfast room. Private patio off breakfast room has bistro table and seating, gas BBQ and sound system speakers.

The large Living room has a relaxing view of rear courtyard, pool, waterfalls and Italianate columned pergola. Living room has a 55' hd tv, Wifi and sound system music throughout the house with individual room speaker control. Just plug in your iPhone into the house receiver. All rooms have speakers, including bathrooms.

Down the hall you find the two Master Suites both with showers.

The larger master BR has a shower and separate Spa waterjet tub, spa tub is heated with hydrotherapy mood lighting for the ultimate time to relax and wind down.

Each suite has a queen bed , and walk in California closets .

There is also a half bath off the great room for your guests.

The large master bedroom also has great views of the pool and spa as does the Great room. Mountain views visible from front French-doors/patio

Guest house has its own laundry room with large front loading washer/dryer.

The home has Ceramic tile floors throughout and Ceiling Fans in every room help create the perfect environment for your Desert experience.

Guest's of the Guest House may opt to also rent the Casita as a third bedroom to accommodate 2 more Guest's (Queen bed ensuite bedroom). The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is not rented as a standalone to others and is only offered as an optional bedroom for Guest's of the Guest House. Casita rental brings total sleeping capacity to 6 persons.

During your stay, cleaning of Guest House and Casita is available as an option. Ask about pricing if this feature desired.

Starting May of 2015, Stays of 30 or more have a required $150 cleaning fee each month ( we clean all showers and bathrooms, kitchen and floors each month).

The shared rear courtyard is an oasis in the desert and the focal point of the property with its pool and spa. (Owners will leave you to your privacy when rented)

The pool/spa is saltwater (amazing) and has a pebbletech bottom. Renter may take advantage of spa and pool although pool is unheated. (You may opt for a heated pool at a $525 mo fee),

Relax in the rear courtyard which boasts a 6 six person hot tub with a water fall that flows into the saltwater pool The rear courtyard is surrounded by Orange, Lemon, and Lime trees.

The rear courtyard is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the cooler peaceful nights that only the Desert offers.

There also is a large sitting area under an Italianate, columned Pergola, next to a large Koi pond with another relaxing waterfall. Sit, visit with friends, read and relax.

Guest House has its own one car garage and a private gated front entrance

Why Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita?

For all the reasons why you are looking for a place to get away from it all. The difference: it's the experience of getting up in the morning, brewing a cup of coffee or tea and heading out to sit next to the koi pond in your own total serene, peaceful environment.

It's the ability to use a 50,s era fruit juicer and make your own lemonade or orange juice from the trees in the rear courtyard.

It's the ability to take a long, hot jet-spa bath in the privacy of your master bath.

It's having a coctktail party for friends and family in the rear courtyard perfectly designed to provide that ultra-resort experience, filled with good conversation, a relaxing refreshment and away from the stress of the world without.

It's the ability to cook-up your own gourmet meal and shar e it's delight with your significant other or friends, eating at the rear courtyard dinner table for 6, under the stars and all in an ambience fit for the effort you give throughout the year.

Desert Sun Estate is an Green Energy Efficient Property with on -site solar panels supplying significant percentage of the Estates electricity. (discretely placed so as not to diminish your view of local mountains or the ambience of your own private resort).

Individuals interested in renting the Guest House/Casita must be at least 45 years old or older in order to sign Rental Agreement and as Guest responsible for payment of rental.

Rental agreement covers 4 occupants of Guest House and 2 occupants of Casita. Desert Sun Estate has a non-rotational, non-sublet policy. Any new or rotating guest will be charged at one half the daily rate

Concierge services offered: restaurant and cocktail bar reservations at the best in the Desert.

For those day trips you plan to Los Angeles or San Diego, restaurant and cocktail bar recommendations and reservations ( for the highest rated restaurants and cocktail bars) are available.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
James Angone (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
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About James Angone

Originally from Chicago I have always loved the desert. Still having a home there I am in the restaurant business, An avid Foodie I dine out often. A former Mixologist at one of Chicagolands exceptional restaurants. I have enjoyed the dining here in the desert. I have many recommendations. I enjoy golf,Tennis, Hiking, and mountain Biking which Is why I love the desert It's all close! Daily workouts and keeping in shape is not hard to do in the desert.

James Angone purchased this house in 2008

Why James Angone chose Rancho Mirage

We built this home in 2008 to get away from the cold

and spared no expense and truly wish others to enjoy it and the Rancho Mirage Lifestyle. Its an amazing, truly relaxing property with all the amenities desired of the desert.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on the patio having a nice refreshing drink or dining outside in the rear courtyard , great conversations, or just taking in the palm trees and blue skies! there's nothing like it

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 7 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Great experience, Definitely returning

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the Desert for a good number of years and after a friend who stayed at Desert Sun Estate suggested we try it, we feel we finally found the perfect place to get away from the cold but also the day to day concerns of running our own business.

Desert Sun Estate is ideal for the 45 plus guest. The home is beautiful, the rear courtyard is perfect for relaxing in a comfortable, serene environment. I was so happy we found this place. Everything was very comfortable. if you like to cook like I do, the kitchen had everything you need, including two ovens. Each day I would start with a cup of coffee and out to the rear courtyard to sit by the koi pond and waterfall. We also like to eat out and the owners, Larry and Jim provide some excellent recmmendations of restaurants in the Desert. They even had a complimentary cocktail party for us on the rear courtyard. We had such a wonderful time. The owners are very accompdating. We plan on returning

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry and Jeff. we enjoyed having you as guests and will be pleased to have you return as guests. We hope to have a firepit when you next visit us.

Family estate on Former Desi Arnaz property

  • 5 of 5

We came to escape the cold weather and were so thrilled with our decision. The property is not only beautifully constructed but also comfortable, charming and immaculate and well-stocked with anything you might need for your stay. James even encouraged us to pick the lemons and blood oranges off his trees which we enjoyed too. The neighborhood is a quiet one with other beautiful homes and this rental property is a hidden gem in Rancho Mirage. The yard with its Koi pond, spa and pool is beautiful and private and we didn't want to leave it or the 80 degree weather. We stayed for a month and wished we had arranged to stay even longer.James was wonderful to work with from the first contact to the last and he and Larry provided us information on the history of the property and restaurant suggestions. This property made this trip the most relaxing, enjoyable trip ever.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we were blessed with yet another really great guest. Being from the East coast, the desert must have been a welcome relief from the winter taking place back home. The guest arrived while we were away and it wasnt until the last days of their month long stay, that we were able to meet them. Really delightful individuals who relished the Desert warmth, sun and the total Desert experience. Just the type of people who you hope to have as friends and neighbors. We had a number of conversations during their stay, all by text and as owners of Desert Sun Estate, its rewarding to know that all the preparations made to assure a comfortable, enjoyable stay, are being appreciated by the Guests. Very fine, upstanding people, that appreciated all that the Desert and surrounding areas has to offer. We welcomed them to visit again and hope they will do so.

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

As a long time VRBO owner of a vacation rental my standards are pretty high and I feel that our stay provided everything one could dream of for a upscale getaway. We booked over the Thanksgiving holiday and I was able to cook a wonderful meal for our family as if I were in my own kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the house very well appointed and clean. The location is perfect to shopping and dining and a short drive from some great hiking areas.

The backyard pool is very nice and private with a serene waterfall. The owners of the main house were there for a few of the days we were there. They were very informative about things to consider doing and we even got invited to enjoy an evening cocktail hour where Larry who is a famous mixologist in Chicago. He made us some great speciality drinks and we enjoyed some great conversation with Larry and Jim. Other than that we really never engaged much and felt we had the place to ourself. If you are looking for a private upscale neighborhood and backyard pool setting then this is a great choice!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really enjoyed having Thelma and her family at the Guest House over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thelma and her family enjoyed all that the Desert has to offer: early morning coffee at Koffi in Rancho Mirage, hiking in the mountains, shopping on El Paseo, relaxing by the pool, feeding the Koi, dinner at a wide selection of quality restaurants and even BBQ,s at the Guest House. We hosted a cocktail party for Thelma and her family one night and another night they had our neighbors over for a very quality evening of fun conversation. We hope they return as they were delightful guests in every way.
Victoria BC

Perfect Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Desert Sun Guest House was exactly what we needed! The location is excellent and the property is beautiful and very comfortable. The exceptional private courtyard provided a perfect place to relax. Jim & Larry go out of their way to make sure everything is looked after and are wonderful hosts. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that Elaine and Phil enjoyed their stay. Both are quality individuals and were the perfect guests. We were there for one day of their stay and hosted a small cocktail party where we ended up talking for hours in the rear courtyard. We really hope they return and visit us again.
Gig Harbor Wa

Great home with a relaxing back yard

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in February this past year. We met the owners when we arrived and they showed us around. They left 2 days later . The home was wonderfully decorated and equipped for my month long stay. The home is centrally located only 5 minutes from the River and El Paseo. The home itself had a wonderful kitchen with everything we needed to cook and entertain. It was very clean and maintained. The back yard is a paradise with its Koi Pond and waterfall. We had coffee every morning under the Gazebo it was nice and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this home for a nice relaxing stay in the desert.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having Marcie and her guests stay at Desert Sun. We joined Marcie and her visiting friend Peggy for dinner at Spencer's and had a wonderful evening with them. Marcie enjoys entertaining and we were delighted to hear that she fully utilized the kitchen and rear courtyard to host a cocktail party in the rear courtyard that included our neighbors and several of her visiting friends. Marcie is a perfect guest and we look forward to her staying many times in the future.

Unsatisfactory stay in this duplex.

  • 1 of 5

Did not like security web cam allowing owner to view the “private” pool and hot tub area in his absence.

We were invaded by pests and bugs and could not use the second bedroom because of it.

The kitchen, although lovely, was very poorly only partially appointed with cheap, some broken or not working.

Upon arrival we had no access to the property. The owner failed to email arrival

instructions (although he thought he had) and we had no access after having driven

for days and was rude when we pressed for access.

Advertised as an estate, this is actually a duplex with no private entrance as it

uses the same front door as the other side. Courtyard windows look into the other

side facing. There is virtually no feeling of private space anywhere in the unit.

I have rented through VRBO for many years and this was the first really

unsatisfactory experience and also the first feedback I have ever left. It is

intended that you, as a potential renter, may make a more informed decision before


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great effort is made to assure that Guests of Desert Sun Estate have a relaxing, enjoyable stay. This Guest stayed one month, Spring 13. Desert Sun Estate is a gated Estate. Like most Desert properties, we have two outside security cameras, one at front motorcourt the other the rear courtyard. The security cameras are for Guest security as owners are only at the property 2-3 days every 4-6 weeks. Desert Sun Estate Guest House has never had a pest problem. Our rental agreement, ask Guests to not leave doors open for extended periods as insects will enter. We are confused by the Guest statement he was unable to use the second bedroom. When the Guest House was cleaned, the bedroom had been used and there was no evidence of insects anywhere in the house. Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita was built in 2008 and specifically permitted as a family estate by the City of Rancho Mirage. We only recently (February 2013) opened the Guest House as a vacation rental. All furnishings, bedding, mattresses, kitchen utensils were purchased new in February 2013. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils purchased from Macys, Williams Sonoma. Arrival instructions are sent to all Guests. In the case of this Guest we received communication from the Guest he would be arriving by car in the afternoon. In the evening we received an email from the Guest stating he would arrive later that night. I emailed back, advising we would be going to dinner but would be there to greet them at the time he indicated he was to arrive. We returned to the property at the time indicated. Cant say why the Guest did not utilize the arrival instructions. Guest House Guest can enter the Guest House through a private entry directly from their attached garage or through the front foyer door (see pictures on VRBO). We took every step possible to assure our Guest have a relaxing environment, in which they feel like they can “get away from it all” The two bedrooms have drapes curtains for complete privacy The Courtyard windows of the Guests House (referred to in this review) are on a hallway going out to the rear courtyard (pool) . The French doors face French Doors also on a hallway of the main house. The windows referred to in the review are not in a living space for either the Guest House or main house (the main house is only occupied 2-3 days every 4-6 weeks. Desert Sun Estate was designed to be a serene relaxing oasis. Our Guest comfort is our upmost concern.


Nearest Airport
8.8 Miles
Palms Springs Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Shame On The Moon
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cheesecake Factory, Lord Fletcher
Nearest Ski
98 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
114 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

Located in a small residential area across the street from Thunderbird country club (Which was the original site of The Bob Hope Desert Classic) and next to Springs and Morningside Golf Courses. World class Shopping and Dinning on El Paseo, Hiking and Mountain Biking at the Tahquitz trail along with many other trails in the area. also minutes away from The River Dinning, shopping and theater complex.

Proximity to things:

The River Mall~ 10 minutes

Costco~ 10 minutes

Grocery store ~ 5 minutes

Downtown Palm Springs~ 25 minutes

El Paseo Grande Shopping ~ 15 minutes

Children's Museum ~ 5 minutes

Movie Theatres ~ 10 minutes


Jan 70°F High/ 44°F Low

Feb 75°F High/ 47°F Low

Mar 80°F High/ 51°F Low

Apr 88°F High/ 56°F Low

May 95°F High/ 63°F Low

Jun 104°F High/ 70°F Low

Jul 108°F High/76°F Low

Aug 107°F High/76°F Low

Sep 101°F High/ 71°F Low

Oct 91°F High/61°F Low

Nov 78°F High/ 50°F Low

Dec 70°F High/43°F Low


Rates & Availability

From $1,750 Per week

Rancho Mirage House Rental Rates

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November, December
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom):
$145 per night (Casita is not rented as a standalone unit. Only rented to Guest House renter as optional additional bedroom)
Guest House renter may opt to rent Casita for as many days desired ( not required to rent Casita for entire stay. Min. 3 day Casita rental. Casita cleaning fee $75.00

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Cancellation Policy

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Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Optional Casita rental Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Casita with full Bathroom Optional Rental
  • All bedroom are 'ensuite' Each with their own private attached bathrooms.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Being in the food industry I will be happy to suggest and make reservations for restaurants golf etc

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