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Karen Macaulay

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Stunning Luxury 1/2 Acre Tropical Garden Retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Palm Desert House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Macaulay (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Stunning Luxury 1/2 Acre Tropical Garden Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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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: Oct 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: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA USA
5

Weekend Getaway to Zen

  • 5 of 5

Came out here with family and friends to have a relaxing weekend, and we got just that and more. First, it was really easy to work with Karen. She quickly answered all my questions and promptly returned my deposit. Second, the home is gorgeous and spacious! It was more than enough room for the ten of us. The property itself is gated so it was nice to have privacy. The pool with the waterfall is beautiful, and the grill is perfect for BBQing. Third, did i mention the pool with the waterfall? And the jacuzzi? And the plethora of towels that accommodated our many trips in the pool? It was all amazing! Overall, we had a wonderful time and it exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend it, and look forward to my next trip back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

40th Birthday Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place was beyond amazing!!! My husband booked this for my 40th birthday for a group of 8 friends. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt as if we were in our own tropical oasis. The house has unbelievable amounts of seating & entertainment areas, all of which make you feel as if you are at a Zen spa-like retreat. The beds were super comfortable & luxurious. The master bath & shower was beautiful. Everything was top-of-the-line and well-appointed with everything you could possibly need. As beautiful as the house itself is, the pool was the very best part! We hardly stayed inside because we always wanted to be by the beautiful pool. It is like a secret lagoon and the spa was such a treat, too. My only complaint was that our stay was too short! We will definitely come back and highly recommend this property. But fair warning, if you get to the house, you just may never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This tropical garden retreat in Palm Desert was everything promised and more! We loved the house so much that it was hard for us to leave on Sunday. Karen was WONDERFUL to work with from start till finish. She was friendly and answered all of my questions and went above and beyond by offering suggestions for local restaurants and places to see while we were in town. To be honest, the only time we left the house was to go out to dinner Friday night. The home is beautifully appointed and the pool and garden areas were so relaxing and inviting that all we wanted to do was stay home and enjoy all of the ammenities. This house has great energy that made us all feel very much at home and we will definately come back again for future celebrations!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rare Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home in early May 2013. There were 4 families and total and we truly enjoyed our stay at this home. There's a lush landscape and surrounding decks of the home, which is rare in Palm Springs. You almost didn't feel like you were in the desert but felt more like a vacation in Costa Rica! The home is surrounded by sliding glass doors out each room of the house giving it a very open and airy feel. The pool is salt water and located right off the kitchen, which made it easier to watch the kids in the swimming pool. There's a lawn to the side of the house where the men had a good game of bocce ball. The beds are extremely comfortable and towels lush. The departing instructions were simple and didn't feel burdensome when we were trying to pack up to leave. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Palm Springs International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Mid-season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
 
 
In-season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$795
$5,000
 
 
Desert Trip Weekend 1
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Desert Trip Weekend II
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$795
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Optional $35.00 day pool heating fee
City Permit #28929

$1000.00 deposit hold the dates, balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Special Event Weekends and Holidays please inquire

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Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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

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