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Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home

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

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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".

Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(114 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home
average rating of 4.877193 based on 114 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

The pictures do not do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a bachelorette party with a bunch of friends (10) flying in from all over. It was gorgeous with ample room. The pool area was incredible! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad my bachelorette girls enjoyed our home, a pleasure to host your celebration.
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5

Everything we were hoping it would be and more

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! We stayed here to celebrate my parent's 40th anniversary. We were 8 adults and 3 kids under 5. Every picture that Marina posted is accurate if not understating the beauty of the home because, short of a virtual tour, it would be hard to capture (and for perspective I certainly can't say that about some of the other VRBOs I have stayed in). The bedrooms are well furnished and each bedroom having their own bathroom makes all the difference. She has gorgeous art and furniture (we asked that a few of the more beautiful/delicate pieces be removed for safe keeping due to kiddos - no problem, she did it immediately). The kitchen/dining/family room is large and open which is perfect when you have a group as large as ours (and with kids). The perfectly manicured lawn in the pictures is actually that nice (bonus when the sprinklers would go on and the kids would run through). The bougainvillea provided a shady terrace with a beautiful pop of color. The pool and tub were great and we had pre-breakfast pickle ball matches every day. One of the really nice features is the very tall hedges (as in 15 feet? 20 feet?) that surround the backyard. It provides an incredible amount of privacy and we never even thought about the neighbors during our stay. We had a private chef prepare brunch one morning and other than that we mostly used the gas grill outside and prepped things in the kitchen (which is also beautiful). If you run out of anything there is a grocery store that is a 2 minute drive away. No car? No problem - the first of us to arrive didn't have a car and we were able to get an Uber with only a couple minutes wait to make one of those "forgot to put this and that on the list" runs.

Most important was the care and effort that Marina put into making sure that my parent's 40th anniversary was perfect. From booking, to updates, to speaking with different members of my family as we were each planning a special portion of the weekend, to personally welcoming us and making sure that we had what we needed, Marina truly wanted to make sure our family had nothing to worry about so we could focus on celebrating my parents. I look forward to my next visit to Palm Springs and cross my fingers that I will be lucky enough to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, I can't say enough about this wonderful family it was a pleasure to have them stay at our home and we are looking forward to having them back again.
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5

Stunning, meticulously cared for property with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous! It was the perfect house for my sister's bachelorette party! The entrance makes a statement and we loved it! The inside of the home is so spacious that all 10 of us girls could get ready at the same time and not bother each other. Everyone also had a beautiful and comfortable bed to sleep in. The kitchen is stocked with any supplies you might need to make any meal you can think of. We had a private chef come cook for us and it was wonderful. The kitchen is separated from the dining room so we were out of his way and in our own space.

The backyard is the show stopper though. The swimming pool and hot tub are stunning. The fire pit sits in front of a stunning wall of bougainvillea and was our go to spot for our before dinner cocktails. There is an outdoor eating area we used every morning for breakfast. There is a BBQ area and a tennis court that we didn't use but plan to use next time :) We did however use the lawn space for a yoga class and it was so lovely!

Working with the owner, Marina, was extremely pleasant and easy. We had one mishap when the pool heater turned off, but the house expert/contractor Ivan drove two hours from San Diego to resolve the problem for us.

I highly recommend this house for your next vacation. It is so easy to have a good and relaxing time here. We can't wait to return!

Thank you Marina!

-Lisa

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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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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