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Stunning Luxury 1/2 Acre Tropical Garden Retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

Unique, contemporary, 3200-square-foot home amid a spectacular, half-acre, tropical garden offering complete privacy. The entire property is walled and gated featuring 3500 square feet of outdoor deck cantilevered over a beautiful salt water swimming pool with rock waterfall.

Other features include state-of-the-art home theater system with High Definition 56' smart TV, Bluray dvd changer, Dolby 5.1 surround sound speaker system,iPod docking station, cable tv, 42' plasma screen tv in master bedroom, outdoor kitchen with large JennAir natural gas BBQ, wireless internet, outdoor speakers, flat screen TV in each bedroom w/cable, all to be enjoyed by the most discriminating guests. We have provided linens with the highest thread count for maximum comfort and towels equally as luxurious. The intent is to provide a relaxing and uncluttered Zen-like atmosphere in surroundings reminiscent of Bali. This property is unique to the desert and awaits your arrival.

This property offers maximum seclusion just minutes from world-class shopping on El Paseo, the desert's best golf courses, gourmet dining, spas, casinos, and within driving distance of Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo.

Keywords: Luxury, Privacy, Security

More Details

Owner
Karen Macaulay
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Exceptional pillow top king in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Also a Pack N Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two Fireplaces, Cordless Phones,58' Smart TV and 42' Flat screen, DVD players, Wireless Internet,iPod docking station, Fax/Scan/Copy/Printer, Fully Stocked Kitchen, SubZero Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Outdoor Kitchen, Fine Linens, Heated Private Salt Water Hot Tub and Pool, Beautifully Landscaped Gardens, Ceiling Fans, Hair Dryers, Cookbooks, Spices, Outdoor Speakers

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

dreamy...

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway. Doesn't feel like you are in a neighborhood, feels very private. Falling asleep to the waterfall and waking up to tranquility was exactly what these 8 ladies needed. The host was great and easily available for questions. There are a lot of bells and whistles here, and all worth it. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise is the appropriate word to describe this home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our stay at this beautiful home. It is better than described and exceeded our expectations. Extremely private and spacious. The home is peaceful, comfortable and spotless. The beds are very comfortable with high quality bedding . We would highly recommend this home for anyone looking to stay in Palm Desert and look forward to coming back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to be with family. The pictures don’t do justice to the peaceful pathways among bamboo and serene niches and crannies suitable for contemplation and appreciation of nature’s beauty.

The pool and jacuzzi are magical, with a waterfall and salt water pool. The gardens are peaceful and beautiful. It’s hard to believe this garden paradise is in the desert.

The location is great…away from the maddening crowd in Palm Springs, but close to downtown Palm Desert, Whole Foods, and upscale stores.

We went to the Living Desert Zoo/Gardens [5 minutes away] and rode camels and fed giraffes. The zoo is as magical as the house. The train installation at the zoo was impressive as well as the animals on display.

Thanks to the owner for sharing this beautiful desert paradise. The owner was extremely responsive and accommodating and generous. In this magical house, I was able to enjoy my grandchildren having a wonderful time and I now have priceless memories.

I have leased several VRBO houses for family gatherings during the holidays, and this experience was the best when I consider the beauty and magical quality of the house and gardens and pools, the location with many good stores and interesting activities for children, and the great attitude and thoughtfulness of the owner. The Best.

6 stars

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We Love This Place!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to this beautiful home for years. We love it! Why do we love it? Because it's so relaxing!! It looks just like its beautiful pictures. The home is very clean and the grounds are gorgeous. I love sitting in the back by the pool. I also love sitting in the front with a book. We swim, barbecue and enjoy the peacefulness. The tranquility envelopes you the minute you pass through the gate into the large driveway parking area. The entire large yard which surrounds the house is enclosed by a tall wall. The home is located in a pretty neighborhood if you like walking and it's also not far from the hills if you like hiking. The owner Karen is a very kind and efficient person to deal with. Thank you Karen for renting out your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property - have to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a five man golf weekend and truly enjoyed the comfort and uniqueness of the Oasis. We referred to the property interchangeably as the Oasis or the Compound. Compound because it is a stand alone property surrounded on all sides by manicured space. There are no neighbors.

The 60" TV, multizone wifi stereo surround sound with indoor and outdoor zones and HD DVR made for some great football and baseball viewing throughout the weekend. The property was clean and neat upon arrival, and pretty easy to keep that way throughout the weekend. It is a very comfortable home.

But the thing that will keep us coming back the Oasis yard. It's amazing. Tropical plants and trees with a pool and Jacuzzi nestled in the back, beautiful deck surrounds the home with many seating and sunning areas.

Our host Karen was fantastic. She is very responsive, kind, and easy to work with.

There is a grocery store and restaurants within a short walk from the property. We cooked most meals at the house and enjoyed the large gas stove and outdoor gas grill..

What a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Home with Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

A group of my friends and I head to Coachella every year for weekend one. Last year, we found this beautiful home and we are planning on coming back every year. Karen, is very easy to work with and answers all of your questions quickly. The house is absolutely stunning. Since we were at Coachella, we didn't spend much time there during the day but when we were there, we were never inside. The grounds are just spectacular. Everything from the outdoor bbq, 4 seating areas and tropical pool and spa, were beyond our expectations. The pictures look exactly how everything is. Did I mention there is a coy pond? This location is just perfect as well. There is an Albertson's grocery store just down the street that you can walk to and downtown Palm Desert was a 6 minute Uber ride to great shops and restaurants. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Palm Springs International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,000

Optional $35.00 day pool heating fee
City Permit #28929

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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