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Designer-Perfect Privacy in Oakmont Estates, Mission Hills Country Club

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths including detached casita (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to this casually elegant, impeccably maintained and very private 3,500-square-foot California Mediterranean house set on a third of an acre in the prestigious Oakmont Estates section of guard-gated Mission Hills Country Club. This stunning home features an interior created by a top Los Angeles interior designer and is surrounded by lush, mature landscaping.

Outside: The enclosed and gated front courtyard is a tranquil oasis featuring a gently overflowing water feature, banana palms and bougainvillea, while the graveled sideyard is dotted with grapefruit, lemon and orange trees (so beautifully fragrant in late winter/early spring!). The backyard has two covered patios alongside the house (one with a sitting area, the other with a built-in stainless-steel gas BBQ), wrought-iron chaise lounge chairs, jetted fountains spilling into the large adjacent swimming pool, an elevated spa that accommodates six and decorative oversized pottery. The entire backyard is surrounded by a mature, 11-foot ficus hedge while lantana flowers, chaise lounge cushions and a patio umbrella all in sunburst yellow add a splash of fun and color.

Inside: The art-filled main house features custom-painted walls and ceilings in the public rooms, and sleeps up to six in three bedrooms. The luxurious master suite with a king bed and an enormous walk-in closet overlooks the pool and a rose garden, and the spacious master bath has a walk-in shower enclosed by glass blocks, two sink areas plus a make-up station and a deep Jacuzzi tub. One guest bedroom has a queen bed and a view of the courtyard while the other has a queen bed and a sideyard view; each has an en suite bathroom. The detached casita welcomes guests with powder-blue walls and bamboo wallpaper on the ceiling, plus a full bath and a day bed (2 twins) that sleeps two.

The well-equipped, eat-in chef's kitchen has a large center island, stainless-steel appliances and range hood, six-burner gas stove, built-in microwave oven, a walk-in pantry, rich wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Through the butler’s pantry lined with glass-fronted cabinets is the oversized dining room, with 18-foot ceilings, a custom-built dining table of rough-hewn wood and wooden chairs with leather seats, a gas fireplace, flowing silk curtains that puddle on the floor, a wall of French doors that open to a patio and Arte de Mexico chandelier and sconces. The living room has multiple conversation areas with two sofas and lots of throw pillows, a gas fireplace and a wet bar (also open to the dining room), and overlooks the pool and backyard gardens. There are custom window treatments throughout the house, and a built-in sound system inside and out.

Dogs typically are welcome with advance approval, but no cats, please.

Rental rates include cable TV, WiFi, twice-weekly pool and trash service, weekly gardening service, water, unlimited long-distance telephone (U.S. and Canada), and baseline gas and electric.

Mission Hills Country Club is a private, members-only club with dining, world-class tennis facilities and three 18-hole golf courses. The adjacent Westin Mission Hills hotel has two public 18-hole golf courses and several restaurants.

Nearby shopping includes The River (Rancho Mirage), El Paseo (Palm Desert) and Palm Canyon Drive (Palm Springs), each with a variety of stores, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Children will enjoy the Living Desert, Knott’s Soak City and the nearby Children’s Discovery Museum, while adults will enjoy the spas at the desert’s many resorts and casinos. Many other attractions and restaurant options are too numerous to list.

City of Rancho Mirage permit #1316.

Keywords: House with private pool and spa

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About The Owner

We live in Beverly Hills, Calif. and purchased this property as a second home. In the desert housing market with so many choices, the architecture, construction and floor plans of Oakmont Estates stood out. So we bought this house while it was still being built, which allowed us to landscape and decorate it from the ground up. We furnished and stocked this home as a personal residence, not as a traditional bare-bones rental.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage is a beautiful city and is centrally located for easy access to all the Coachella Valley has to offer, from Palm Springs at one end to La Quinta at the other. Mission Hills Country Club is a top-notch community that boasts acres of open space, greenbelts and manicured landscaping, in addition to more golf fairways than you can count! It's also home to the ANA Inspiration LPGA tournament each spring and multiple tennis tournaments, both big and small, while the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells is just a few miles away. Once inside the gates of Mission Hills, you can stroll, bike or jog for miles without leaving this gated paradise.

What makes this house unique

This house is the perfect desert retreat and we find the workweek stress melts away and the fun begins as soon as we open the front gate. It's rich in amenities, filled with sunlight, private, quiet and very, very comfortable. The flow of this house is wonderful, with large rooms, wide hallways and high ceilings.


Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Each bedroom as well as the casita has an en suite bath. There also is a powder room in the main house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Designer-Perfect Privacy in Oakmont Estates, Mission Hills Country Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Excellent family spring break getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeklong, multi-generational trip (2 adults, 3 kids, 2 grandparents) to Palm Desert for spring break. We have stayed at almost a dozen VRBO properties with the kids and grandparents, and this was among the best. The property is even nicer than the pictures would suggest.

The residence is relatively new, spacious, professionally decorated/furnished, and very clean and well-maintained. The separate casita (which houses the fourth bedroom) was nice for the grandparents. The pool is heated and safe (~5' at its deepest point), with nice features like selectable colored lighting.

The property's location within the gated Mission Hills community was ideal. We took daily runs around the community, and we were able to walk with the kids to the clubhouse to watch the Kraft Nabisco LPGA championship with the kids. The property also is close to the River shopping mall and restaurants, Agua Caliente casino (for the gambling grandparents), multiple golf courses, Costco, and Walmart.

The owners were very accommodating, working with us to solve an early problem with the internet access.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio Dell CA

Relaxing with Tunes!

  • 5 of 5

Friends and I got lucky finding this amazing home in such a perfect location to celebrate our "50" Birthday Year!!!! Its a beautiful home inside and out, very comfortable & elegant! VERY CLEAN and well maintained. Photos are very accurate! Sound system was perfect for inside & out!! ~ The location is central. Close to shopping at The River in Palm Desert to going to the Street Fair in Palm Springs!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Car: necessary

Nearby shopping includes The River (Rancho Mirage), El Paseo (Palm Desert) and Palm Canyon Drive (Palm Springs), each with a variety of stores, boutiques and art galleries. Children will enjoy the Living Desert, Knott’s Soak City and the nearby Children’s Discovery Museum, while adults will enjoy the spas at the desert’s many resorts and casinos. You can walk throughout Mission Hills Country Club and enjoy the beautiful homes, golf courses and views, or hike the many trails of various lengths and difficulties in the nearby mountains (the views from up high are incredible!). Many other attractions and restaurant options are too numerous to list, but our central location puts them all within easy reach.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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