|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Spacious and unpretentious family and pet friendly;stone flooring throughout; the master bedroom has two queen size beds and its private master bath.The smaller 2 bedrooms have a full-size sofa bed and the other a queen size bed ; a Japanese futon is also available for additional guests; a full bath is next to these. The kitchen has a gas stove range, refrigerator, dishwasher and the basics for food, preparation, pots, pans, cutlery, dishes and glassware.The house sleeps and sits 6-8 people comfortably. The backyard is large and grassy for family play and fun.
The yard has a beautiful view of The San Jacinto Mountains. Other amenities is a washer and dryer.
The front porche has a sitting area. You may park your cars in the front entry or the street. Please bring your
electronics if you must !!!
I am an architect working in the movie, television and
theatre business as an Art Director, Set Designer and PropMaster in Los Angeles--the world movie mecca !!! Otherwise I would be in my beloved desert, which is highly inspirational to me for its beauty, stillness and elegance.
I bought this house for my future retirement and hope to live there in my golden years. This 'Casita' is a long term investment for me and you as my guests are helping me do this--so I thank you !!!
Christine Peres=Pena purchased this cottage in 2000
Ten years ago I often wondered why super stars such as Frank Sinatra. Marilyn Monroe, Gene Autry and many others found the desert so fascinating. I started visiting the Spa Hotel(Now the Agua Caliente Desert Spa Hotel) with its natural hot desert springs and would often visit the desert for its spiritual and physical fortification .
Eventually, I felt I would like to eventually live here in my golden years, so I bought this beautiful 'Casita'.
The desert is a very healthy environment with natural,
heated waters from the earth that are naturally healing.
There are local areas with natural Hot Springs such as in Desert Hot Springs minutes from my house.
Also minutes from 'La Casita' are excellent and prestigious art galleries and artists studios. To me this
is very important because I am an artist and designer
and I learn and I'm inspired by all these amazing artists.
Of course the desert itself with its gorgeous fauna and
flora, as well as majestic mountain views, sand formations, sand dunes and amazing sunsets are a great
creative force that has a great impact.
Though The price was lower than many properties in the area, there were significant differences between how the property was described and pictures shown on the VRBO site. Below is what I found.
•Hole in wall behind door
•Master bedroom did not have two queen size beds as stated in description or in picture #11 of description. There was a queen and fold out couch that had poor support (not able to sleep on) - Had to use blow-up mattress instead. Because the advertisement stated there were two queen beds in the master bedroom, we planned to have our two boys sleep in master bedroom with us. We would not have invited friends to stay with us if we had known
•Beds were wrapped in plastic or plastic wrap. This made for noisy night sleep (when partner would move in middle of night) and was hot since plastic does not breathe. Beds were also extremely uncomfortable
•Backyard was not grassy as described or in picture #23 of description...only dirt
•Dryer knob missing made it difficult to wash/dry my son’s baseball uniform and towels at night after games when needed...had to use pliers to turn on dryer
•Air conditioner worked intermittently. Seemed to not cool for hours, then work later. When attempted to open windows to cool down house, found one window in living room would not open, another living room window screen is torn at bottom, master bathroom window has no screen, master shower window has no screen
•Ice maker does not work. We were counting on this working as my son needs to ice his shoulder and knees after each baseball game he plays
•Cleaning fee – concerned about cleaning fee since bathroom mirrors, window seals, sink and stove were dirty
•Owner info of description stated owner lived in LosAngeles and house was bought for future retirement and owner hoped to live there in golden years. This, along with the cleaning fee, leads the reader to believe house is a true vacation rental – a place that is clean, limited wear, and not lived in. The reality is just the opposite – less than clean and cluttered
•There was limited space to unpack, told by owner not to open closets and drawers
•There was no breakfast room as shown in picture #9 of description (it is now a study filled with a piano wrapped in plastic)
•Told by owner blinds are fragile and not to open
•Kitchen faucet leaked constantly
•Garbage disposal did not work
This lovely Casita is located in a most prestigious area of
North Palm Desert, bordering Rancho Mirage, the exclusive Willows Gulf Country Club -5 minutes walking distance-(open to our guests at an additional fee). It is minutes away from The Agua Caliente Club and Casino, from the exclusive El Paseo Avenue, comparable to El Rodeo in Beverly Hills, Bristol Farms Supermarket and other stores such as Cosco and Home Depot . It is also minutes away from excellent art galleries, live theatre, the zoo, sports such as tennis, hiking, horseback riding and endless other possibilities.It is a fantastic place, at a very reasonable cost for you, your friends and your entire family for only $200 per night at peak season !!!! What a wonderful deal in today's economy !!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 14 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
This home is only $150-$200 per day in an upscale area; the house is not perfect that's why it's not so expensive.
The back yard is a sand garden;due to the severe water drought here in the desert, there's no longer any grass.
There is no garbage disposal;there's a queen size sofa bed in the master bedroom as well as a queen size bed. All the mattresses are of the finest quality, queen size and protected with plastic sheathing for your protection and health.They are not noisy. This house can easily sleep 8 people comfortably. You can share the costs and have an inexpensive vacation in a simple, unpretentious home. It doesn't pretend to be anything. It is for those with with a budget in these tough economic times It is clean, has clean sheets and towels;the kitchen is fully equipped.The area is in the Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage neighborhood. The area is beautiful and upscale!!!Although damage insurance is not required, you are responsible for any serious damage.
Please be careful with the property, if there is any damage, you will be responsible for the costs.
Please use the AC within reason.If you leave the property, raise it to 90 degrees during spring and
summer;when you come home, you may lower it to 75 degrees.
If the bill is outrageous, you will be responsible for the bill.
Because there is a water drought, please be careful with its usage. Again if the bill is too high, you will pay the
No drugs, smoking and heavy partying and heavy alcohol. Please be careful with your pet.
* 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.