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Benjamin Shamouelian

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Farsi

Spacious Palm Springs Estate Next to Ron Howard's Home

5 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms (5 Inside & 1 Outside), Sleeps 8

Welcome to this spacious Palm Springs Estate that includes every luxurious amenity you desire. In addition, the area boasts many entertainment splendors within walking distance!

This mansion is over 5000 square feet, was built in 2003 and fully remodeled in 2007/8. Every room has breathtaking views of either the mountains or the valley. The location and setting are truly stunning and the house is magnificent. There are four spacious ensuite bedrooms which include 2 very large and bright master suites with wonderful views.

The mansion has a spacious entertaining area with 14 ft high ceilings and a large family room with a flat screen TV and a widespread dining room area that can seat up to 10 guests! It also includes a full wet bar!

The pool area is completely private (nude bathing appropriate), and includes a large spa that can seat up to 12 people comfortably. The pool/ spa being fully surrounded by lush tall hedges and trees. The serenity and view from the pool and spa area are surreal.

Hiking trail info:

The North Lykken Trail can be accessed from the west end of Ramon Road. Follow Ramon Road till it ends at the mountain, and you will see the trailhead off to the right.

Downtown Palm Springs is just a 10 minute walk away. In this house you can vacation like a celebrity. If you need any more information, please email or call me.

TOT# 31260000

Keywords: stunning private estate

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Benjamin Shamouelian (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Farsi

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

Spacious Palm Springs Estate Next to Ron Howard's Home
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
4

beautiful pool, lots of space

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a nice time at this house. We were two families (4 parents, 3 kids), and the house is laid out well for that constellation of people; each adult couple got their own master suite, and the kids were across the house in two adjacent rooms. Here's my breakdown.

Positives: Beautiful pool and hot tub, and very attractive landscaping. Plenty of space, including a huge "great room" that opens out to the pool area. (It was cold while we were there, but in warmer times the indoor/outdoor flow would be great.) Lots of bathrooms, lots of space to retreat to when you need that. Excellent location. Benjamin is very quick in responding to communications.

Negatives: This is really more of an empty showcase, staged for sale, than a rental space; lots of blank walls, generic furnishings (some of which still had tags on them!), some cheap elements (e.g., curtain pullbacks that were falling out of the plaster); no sense of people living there (e.g., no kids' games, no books on bookshelves); not enough rugs or furniture to absorb sound, so a lot of sound echo; no welcome/guide to the house. It would have been nice to know going into the rental that this was primarily set up for showing to potential buyers. A lot of things that should be working at this costly a rental were not: we were informed the day before we arrived that the dishwasher wasn't usable (and there was no dish rack for handwashing until the last night); there's no music system aside from an old portable one (bring your own); the ice maker and water dispenser in the fridge don't work (an extra errand for ice purchases); the wifi wasn't working when we arrived, and had to be replaced while we were there (spending time on the phone with Time Warner isn't really a vacation-y thing).

All that said, it was sort of glamorous, and the pool/spa made it all worthwhile. And this was our 10-year-old daughter's favorite house of the 5 we've rented over the years in Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Josh, I am glad you and your family had a great time at our property. Thank you for your review on our property. It was very hard to get a new dishwasher in time for you during your stay but we had received and installed a brand new dishwasher right after you left as it was on order and the holiday timing didn't help it get to us sooner. Also we never had an issue with the wifi at our home that couldn't be resolved right then and there by phone but we were on it and were able to get a technician out to you within 24 hours of your stay to bring a new modem and correct the wifi and that was during christmas on a sunday. Once in a while unexpected things can occur but it is how we deal with it that counts. Regarding the music system everyone these days wants wifi so they can stream or hear from their own devices so we have a standard stereo system but usually everyone is fine with it as they bring and like to use their own devices for music. Also we have made it a requirement from our house maintenance person that we put new ice in the freezer for every new vacationer arriving at the property. And in regards to welcome/guide to the house we email house arrival info. instructions and details along with contact info. of all things if needed prior to arrival. If anything is needed we have our house maintenance lady come and address it. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, & prosperous 2016!
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5

Too fun

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend got this place with 3 other couples for the July 4th weekend.

We had a blast, and here's why-

So much space and living rooms throughout the house!

4 bedrooms, all spread out around the house, all had their own bathroom, everyone got their space.

Sweet pool, very nice set up in the backyard, we spent hours and hours with that sun.

Great kitchen!!

Big garage so our cars didn't roast in the sun!

Great owner-

The first night we stayed there, a smoke alarm BEEP was going off every 2 min. But it was pretty loud. Just one loud BEEP, every 2 min.... So my buddy was getting annoyed. So I told him to let the owner Benjamin know.

Benjamin drove all the way from Los Angeles and came out and got a mechanic to fix it THAT DAY.

Benjamin wasn't just nice, but so easy to work and communicate with.

I loved his property and all of us who went talk about going back soon.

We will be back!!!

Thank you Benjamin!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff, thank you and I'm glad you and your friends had a nice time at our property. All the best! Benjamin
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5

Amazing secluded get away

  • 5 of 5

My close friends and I celebrated my 30th birthday at this location and it was phenomenal. The house is secluded enough but close enough to shopping and the downtown area. The amenities are new, the pool is great, the house is spaced out so no one is interfering with others. The house is very well maintained and we will definitely return. Already planning on next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Birthday Jayme! I am glad You and Your group had a great time at our property. See You soon! Warmest Regards, Benjamin
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4

Retreat Getaway

  • 4 of 5

It was a great property. There was roof access and so my group and I just laid on top at night watching the stars. The property was cleaned, but there were some bugs here and there. The manager was great to work with, very accommodating. I would recommend this property! The jacuzzi was huge! The property was well furnished. The only reason I didn't give them the full 5 stars is because there were 2 rooms down stairs that you could only access through the garage, but there were no lights so we couldn't even use them. Also I was told that the property sat on 20,000 sqft of land, but neighbors were still close. But when we went no one was around anyway, so our band could have our jam session without being disturbed.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, I am glad that You had a nice time at our property as I knew You would. I must make clear regarding Your comment of the basement rooms off the Garage that were in accesable. First off I would like to address the # of rooms. All the bedrooms and usable rooms are on the main/first floor of the house as described in the listing. We have 4 separate bedrooms, two of which have a queen size bed in each and two of which have a king size bed in each. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Plus there is a bonus room off one of the bedrooms. *The rooms that Jessica was talking about were 2 storage rooms by the garage on street level entrance to the garage. These two rooms are not described in the vacation rental listing, have no windows, and were supposed to be for a wine cellar but we decided to use as storage room. There is no access to them. There is plenty of space in the garage and adjacent small storage room that one can use for storage. We also routinely maintain the house and treat it for any pest prevention. Warmest Regards!
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Amazing Estate

  • 4 of 5

I was looking for a weekend getaway for my birthday. This was a very last minute plan and I was lucky to have found this listing. The owner was very efficient, friendly and accommodating considering I booked the day before my trip. I had no idea what to really expect, the property looks nice in pictures but they really do this place no justice. The drive up to the house alone is gorgeous and when I say this house is right below a mountain I mean the back yard leads to hiking trails. This estate is so spacious we felt little in the house. There are two master suits and two smaller bedrooms with plenty of space. The pool and hot tub were AMAZING we had plans to hit the town and actually ended up staying in the house swimming and only leaving to go grab groceries. The hot tub is big enough for 15-20 people!! Swimming under the starts and enjoying the moonlit mountain views was so serene. We had some unexpected visitors at night, there was a family of frogs that graced us with their presence, hopping along like we were in their way which made for great laughs. The kitchen has everything needed for entertaining. Over all we had a great time, the home is clean, modern and the owner is very helpful if you have any questions. My only suggestion would be perhaps adding more furniture or decor because this home is HUGE it seems a little empty and plain, however this did not keep us from having a great weekend. I highly recommend this property if you are looking for privacy and relaxation.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$580
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Utility Fee Per Night $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

**Please Inquire for Rates for All Holiday and Event Dates throughout the year as they are different then our standard nightly rate.

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Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom plus there is a guest bathroom in living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • There is a King size bed (1) in each of two master bedrooms. There is a Queen size bed (1) in each of two other bedrooms. There is also an Indian Day bed (1) in bonus room and a sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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