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Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

First impressions are important, and we know you will fall in love when you drive into the long circular driveway surrounded by Palm trees and exquisite desert landscaping. On each side of this half acre property, are unique artist designed gates; on one side leading to an optional RV parking, on the other a citrus grove. As you walk through the beautiful wrought iron double entry doors, you will be dazzled by the high ceilings and HUGE open living area.

The kitchen is state of the art, with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinets and everything you need for large family dinners or cozy romantic celebrations. The living room is equipped with a 75 inch HD LCD TV with DISH satellite. Wireless internet and free landline telephone to U.S. and Canadian numbers included. There are several cozy seating areas designed with comfort in mind. The bright, breakfast nook seats six with another four seats at the counter. There is a formal dining room that overlooks the pool and yard and comfortably seats ten for dinner.

The master bedroom is very large and luxurious. From the gorgeous Eastern King bed you can view your 52" Sony Bravia LCD TV, you can watch the cozy fire on the two-sided fireplace creating atmosphere in the bedroom as well as in the spa bathtub. If you prefer to shower, you will absolutely luxuriate in the steam shower where you can steam away stress, sinus congestion or muscle aches and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Three other large and well appointed bedrooms each with their own baths and large closets; two with King size beds and one with a queen. There is a den with a day bed that provides two twin beds as well.

The backyard is designed for enjoyment and outdoor living. A large pool with Jacuzzi enhanced by a spacious stone deck where you can read or soak up the sun is just a small part of this huge backyard. Jacaranda trees give shade to the paddle tennis court, next to the lovely covered patio framed by Roman columns entwined with bougainvilleas, The large glass and wrought iron table and chairs seats six for outdoor dining, another set nearby seats four under a beautifully lit wrought iron gazebo encirlcled with star jasmine and flowering vines next to a peach tree and near the outdoor barbeque. After dinner, enjoy sitting around the fire pit while sipping a glass of wine and relaxing with a late night swim or Jacuzzi before bed.

This is a perfect home for four couples, family reunions, or anyone who would love to enjoy this lovely 3500 square foot home with tasteful furnishings and everything you need for the perfect desert experience. If you would like more pictures, email owner.

We have decorated this home as a beautiful escape from the mundane, everything was done with enjoyment in mind, therefor we must ask our guests to respect our few rules. ****NO PETS,**** we love them too, but even your sweetheart has an odor and after too many pets a home begins to smell. We have been generous with check in and check out, if you are coming early or staying late, there is an extra charge. ABSOLUTELY no smoking in the home, I have an ashtry outside, you are free to smoke outside. We DON'T discount our home to anyone looking to book last minute, that is not fair to the guests who were kind enough to book ahead. And finally, if a visit to the home finds there are more people than the agreed upon number, an extra charge, forfeiture of deposit, or immediate eviction can be imposed by owner. Thank you for viewing our home, if you decide to book it, we know you will be very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this property. Email me for more pictures and link to website.

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Owner
Marina
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Serbian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

Why Marina chose California Desert

Palm Springs has always been the place to go if you are fortunate enough to find a hotel room during the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament or the Coachella and Stagecoach Music festivals, various golf events, film festival etc. After so many of my East Coast friends bought properties in Palm Springs away from the snow, sludge and gloom of harsh winters, I thought- I must be crazy not to join in on the fun. As a Realtor, I had access to all the information, and after 9 months of intensive searching, I saw this house and actually lost my breath when I first walked in. After a year of decorating and redoing, I decided to share my find with people who will enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

What makes this house unique

Mornings in the desert are my favorite, so serene and quiet, I enjoy sitting by the pool with my coffee and watching the mourning doves drink water out of the spa. I always wake up happy, refreshed and feeling as though I don't have a worry in the world. The evenings are so much fun in Palm Springs, the cafe and restaurants in the area rival some of the well known Los Angeles eateries without the hype and attitude. People here seem to be much friendlier and more relaxed than in "the city".

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(111 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home
average rating of 4.8738737 based on 111 reviews
Provo, UT, USA
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (Mom/Dad and three married children and spouses) spent Thanksgiving week at Marina’s house in Palm Springs. It was wonderful. We had planned a Lot of activities in the surrounding area, but, the house was so comfortable, we ended up spending most of our time hanging out at the house.

First: the house is huge.

Each family unit had their own bedroom suite. One of the bedrooms has a second bedroom attached-perfect for our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. And the Master Bedroom? Awesome!

The Living area is so spacious and comfortable. Room for groups to sit, talk, eat, read and play games all at the same time. Another review already said that the house is better than the photos, I agreed within the first two seconds of walking in the front door…

And then there is the backyard… Amazing…

During the day:

I loved the ¾ size tennis/paddle court. My youngest son and I played each day-when we could get on the court! It was a big hit with the whole family.

Of course, the pool was a major source of fun.

During the night:

Tossup between the fire pit, the barbeque, the hot tub, the lighted, heated pool (again!) playing board games on the many tables in and around the house and watching old family videos on the huge plasma TV with the semi-circle sofa!

Actually, we really only left the house a few times, “to do some things”, because we felt we had to … we had planned on the house being “home-base” for our trip; instead, it became our home for the trip.

We have to mention the kitchen, after all we did prepare Thanksgiving Dinner there (as well as a week’s worth of other meals and snacks): My wife and daughter-in-law are a professional baker and chef, they thought it was magnificent.

Marina and Ivan? Awesome! They greeted us at the house and within minutes made us feel like they knew us for years. The first Sunday there, I had a question on the pool, nothing major; they immediately sent over the “pool guy” to hold my hand… Marina called several times during the trip to make sure everything was to our liking-she really cared… and made us feel valued and special…

We wanted everything to be perfect for this trip-and it was! Thank-you Marina and Ivan.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sweetest family any property owner could possibly be lucky enough to host for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We can only hope to see them here again and host many more of their family gatherings.
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5

Flawless as always

  • 5 of 5

Me and my large group of friends (11 people) have rented this home 3 different times now we love it so much. Given that this most recent time we stayed there it was the week before "John M." I feel compelled to address his comments and say that I couldn't disagree more.

1) A couple stayed in the white room and had no temperature issues whatsoever. The A/C in the house works wonderfully and no one had any complaints. As such, we didn't touch the water heater and therefore had plenty of hot water whenever we wanted to shower.

2) The powder room -- it is true that the sink in the front hall bathroom sprays a little when you turn it on. This resulted in 2 people on the first day getting a little bit of water on their shirts. Water that dried off within minutes and then moving forward for the rest of the weekend everyone knew to gently turn the sink on and there was no problem. I can't emphasize that enough -- it is literally not a problem.

3 - the spa and pool were heated to our exact requests. During the stay we asked Ivan to change the temperature -- both of the pool and the hot tub -- and he did so quickly and without incident.

Not only has every stay at this home been wonderful, but every interaction with Marina has been professional, accommodating and ideal. I'm planning a trip to Palm Springs in a few weeks with some friends and am legitimately sad that there are only 6 of us and so not a large enough group to justify such a big place, because if I had my way, it's the only house I would rent. But I can guarantee we will rent it again at some point. No beware necessary.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know, the squirting faucet in the powder room has been fixed. We are always happy to take care of any and all legitimate issues any of our guests have, and as one of our more frequent guests, we are grateful for your patronage and kind words and look forward to seeing you again.
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Tucson, AZ
3

Beautiful, but Beware...

  • 3 of 5

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My wife and I have enjoyed close to 20 VRBO rentals over the past 10 years, all without issue. We rented this property for a family gathering of 10 (ages 11-75) for Thanksgiving week 2016. Let me begin by stating the home is lovely, the resort style backyard even better, although on a very heavily traveled street. We encountered numerous aggravating issues during our stay, but I won't take the time to enumerate each. I will, however, share 3 significant problems that future renters should be aware of.

First: What the owner refers to as the "White Bedroom," is all but unusable due to extreme heat in the room, even with the AC on. According to her property manager, Ivan, a very nice and responsive guy, the main hot water pipe runs directly under the floor of that room and has a serious problem that requires a major repair job. In attempting to lower the heat in the room, he turned the hot water heater down, which didn't help, and caused yet another problem...too little hot water throughout the house. The room remained extremely hot and uncomfortable for the duration of our stay.

Second: The Powder Room, in the entry hall, has a severe water pressure problem...too much pressure! When the water is first turned on it shoots out and hits anyone in its way, and then onto the floor of the entry hall almost 5 feet away. Once again, Ivan attempted to fix the problem, but it continued to be an issue throughout our stay.

Third: The pool/spa was very nice for the first few days, but then the temperature in both hit about 100 degrees...fine for the spa, but not for the pool. The pool became unusable, and we asked Ivan to turn the pool heater off, but leave the spa heater on. He said he could do so remotely. Unfortunatley, for the final 2 days there was no heat to either the pool or spa...too cold to use. We had pre-paid an additional daily amount to heat the water!

Following our stay, given the significant issues our family encountered, we asked the owner for a refund of one nights rent and tax, plus the two days of pre-paid pool heating that didn't work. Her response was insulting: "You will be getting your security deposit back and nothing else. You have absolutely no basis for your bogus claims." Our claims are not bogus! As a result of her attitude, I filed a formal complaint with VRBO. She has yet to respond to numerous emails. The last time we heard from her was December 6, 2016.

I'll close as I began, beautiful, but beware.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This "Gentleman" was no ordinary guest. He is a retired travel industry insider who knows how to manipulate the system and get money back after renting homes he wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford. I welcomed him personally as I do each guest and showed the home and all the features. Everything was beyond wonderful and the guest was overly complimentary. He did mention several times that he thought he was paying too much, which is his choice, he could have rented something in his budget if he wished but I got the idea that there was an ulterior motive here. After I left; my Property Manager was asked to check out one of the bedrooms being warmer than the rest, he explained that it was due to underground pipes but he didn't see much difference in the temperature in that room. Every hour or two, there was another text; asking for the hot water to be turned down, my manager did as asked, then the water was too cold, my manager turned it up again, then the pool was too cold, then the waterfall feature was turning off (as it is supposed to because it is on a timer and is a cleaning feature) he wanted the waterfall on 24/7, we put it on as he wished, then the pool was too hot, the spa was to cold, at that point we realized this was not going to be a normal guest with an honest intention for renting a home. After they left, I received an email from him stating they had a good Thanksgiving and the house and grounds were beautiful, but he thought he should be given some compensation for the "issues" he encountered. I responded that I would return his full security deposit and that is all, and that his accounts were bogus. I received a multitude of emails now asking for specific amounts of money he thought I should refund for the "negative impact" the stay at my home had on his family. after first saying what a nice time they had. There is no property manager or home owner that would have been able to satisfy this guest, he knew from the beginning that he would get money back and if he didn't he would write a bad review. I hope whoever reads this takes it for what it is, an obvious attempt to scam owners out of money paid for renting and a great way for him to enjoy properties beyond his budget. If only I could contact those 20 or so other owners he had rented from in the past I'm sure they would have a similar account.
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El Segundo, CA
5

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

I'll begin with this, house is amazing! After reading all of the reviews and seeing the beautiful pictures I thought this would be the perfect house for my sisters bachelorette, and it was. The ladies loved it, and most importantly so did my sister.

Marina, the owner, was so pleasant to work with. As this was my first time ever renting a house through one of these sites, she was so helpful and available for any questions I had. The women that helped her manage it was also very helpful and available when I had a question during the stay.

The house was bigger then I could have imagined. Great floor plan so all of us girls were able to be together. Everything you need is there, plates, cups, towels, even some condiments! It was like being at home. The outdoor area is so beautiful and lush. I couldn’t have picked a better house. Next time I visit Palm Springs I know where I'll be staying again.

I highly recommend this place to anyone who is planning a vacation with a big group of people. Plenty of parking and lots of space. Not to mention every room has its own bathroom (which is a BIG plus when there is a lot of girls under one roof)

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This Is The Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Holiday Weekend we had at Marina's beautiful home. As one can see from the many positive reviews, this is the house to rent in you are ever going to Palm Springs. From the booking process to meeting us at the house, Marina takes care of her guests and you can see that she truly loves this house and wants you to have a wonderful time there. It was our first time in PS and we were planning on venturing out to see the city but we never wanted to leave the backyard and pool. Our biggest decision each day was, what do we want to grill tonight. If you are looking for a getaway house that goes beyond what you see in the Picts on VRBO then this is the place! We have already started discussing when we should come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The house is gorgeous and very well appointed. The backyard, kitchen and master bedroom are particularly nice! Also, the owner (Marina) was very friendly and easy to work with. Overall, great house, definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Coachella Weekend I
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Coachella Weekend II
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $275
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

***NOTE: Traveler's are Subject to 4% Convenience Fee for Using Credit Cards***

COACHELLA WEEKEND'S ---- $ 1195 Nightly-----4 Night Minimum Stay
Call Owner for more details!!!

HOLIDAY RATES---- THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR $895 PER NIGHT-----4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY

NO PETS ALLOWED!!!!! SMOKING OUTSIDE ONLY!!!! AND THERE WILL BE A $ 89 PROPERTY INSURANCE FEE
POOL HEATING FEE: $95 PER NIGHT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds
  • King size beds (1) 2 eastern Kings, 1 California King, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen, Twin or Single Beds (2) daybed with trundle sleeps two, Baby Cribs (1)roll away twin beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
paddle tennis court

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