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Marina

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Serbian

Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home

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

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Overview

California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marina (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Serbian

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

4.9
based on 105 traveler reviews

Luxurious Palm Springs Mediterranean Home
average rating of 4.885714 based on 105 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

We had a BALL

  • 5 of 5

I recently threw a bachelorette party for my best friend and 10 of our nearest and dearest. We had a FABULOUS time staying in Marina's beautiful and private home. The house was perfect for our needs and allowed us space to spread out, cook, lounge poolside and enjoy each other's company. Marina is beyond sweet and welcoming and made us feel so at home. The pool was perfect, the steam shower saved our 30-something hangovers Sunday AM and downtown PS is minutes away. I can't wait to stay with Marina again :)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Delightful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family (including 3 teenagers) enjoyed our stay. Marina met us and showed us all through her beautiful home. We enjoyed the pool and fire pit, the paddle ball court, the gorgeous colors of the garden flowers, and the the spacious interior. Each bedroom having its own bathroom was a plus. The home was close to the Palm Springs restaurants. We would definitely recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxurious Comfort - A Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot do this home justice, but I will try....The pictures and any words cannot begin to describe such an amazing property! Not only is the property luxurious and exquisite, but it is most comfortable. Our stay was above and beyond perfection - from the moment we walked through the door to the very last second - it was such a treat. The home is spacious, every inch of the home's décor is thoughtfully selected, and the furniture and beds are incredibly comfortable! The backyard is remarkable - we had so much fun in the beautiful pool, we never wanted to leave - day or night!

The home was very clean and ready for our arrival. The description and photos are great and accurate, but to see it in person is simply much more amazing.

The owner is most gracious to open the home and was a pleasure to work with in booking. The home exceeded my wildest dreams and made our trip so special and memorable. Everyone that walked through the home was shocked at its beauty and so thankful at the opportunity to stay there!

We will be loyal renters and plan on bringing family and friends back to the home for future stays. It is simply a gem!

Thank you! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend in Palm Springs at Marina's lovely home. The pool and fire pit are perfect for a desert evening! The kitchen is fully equipped, so you can cook and relax at the house or go out on the town in Palm Springs. Marina was very responsive and a great hostess. Hope you enjoy your desert vacation. It would be a great place for a family gathering or a girls weekend in the desert oasis.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My experience with Marina and her house for my sister's bachelorette party was wonderful! She was great at checking in with us before and during our stay to make sure I was informed and that everything was going great. The house itself is more beautiful and comfortable than in the pictures! And it was only a $10 Uber ride into downtown (it was surge charge weekend). Thank you for everything Marina! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
October Coachella
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
2nd Weekend Coachella
Oct 13 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
CLEANING FEE $275
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

California Desert 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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