|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
First 2 weeks of April 2015 are available! Call or Email Now!
2016 bookings have begun. Dec 2015 through February 2016 already booked .
Family Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property
If your looking for a 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 only 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.
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 and work wise i am a Mixologist at one of Chicagolands exceptional restaurants. I have enjoyed the restaurant scene 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! I workout daily and keep in shape which isn't hard to do in the desert.
James Angone purchased this house in 2008
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.
Sitting on the patio having a nice refreshing drink and watching the palm trees and the blue blue skies! there's nothing like it
Coming for 2014 season: Desert Mountain Fire Pit in rear courtyard, ,perfect for relaxing with friends around the fire pit, your favorite music in the background, sipping on your favorite cocktails
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES
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
First two weeks of April '15 available at discounted rates. Call or email owner for special discounted pricing 847-830-9915
Luxurious @1750 sq ft 2 Ensuite Guest House with option for 3 rd Ensuite bedroom in attached Casita
Gourmet kitchen, laundry, attached one car garage and luxurious oasis in rear courtyard: pool,/hot tub, koi pond, waterfalls and Italianate Pergola
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$69|
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.