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Remodeled Historic 1937 'San Jacinto Cottage'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Private and gated luxury home, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths with Beautiful Mountain Views

Historic 'San Jacinto Cottage' This beautifully restored historic 1937 California Monterey Ranch Home sits at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains and is walled and gated for complete privacy. This lovely home was originally built by the Pershing Family, General John J. Pershing, and has long been an oasis of relaxation and solitude in the desert. Over the years it has been host to numerous celebrity guests and international events. It is rumored that Gen. George Patton would stay and visit along with Hollywood Celebrities. It is an easy five minute walk through the oldest neighborhood in Palm Springs to Downtown and all of it's shops, restaurants and Museum

The large estate has over 2700 square feet of living space and is surrounded by 1/3 of an acre of sprawling grounds. There are 4 large comfortable bedrooms each with its own private bath. Two of the bedrooms are master suites, one of which is over 450 sq. ft. The main living quarters include a large living room with a wall of glass sliding door and eat-in chef's kitchen complete with new state-of-the-art appliances. The home has been designed for indoor / outdoor living with french doors that frame the incredible mountain and/or pool views from virtually every room. The home has been extensively and lovingly remodeled and outfitted with top elegant and comfortable furnishings with early California Monterey furniture and accessories. All of the beds are premium quality outfitted with 100% cotton linens for all of the bedrooms and baths. Quality paintings and Artwork grace the walls and rooms throughout. Vintage Library and period details.

The outdoor space includes a very large and private backyard with expansive 1937 estate size 'Salt-Water' pool. It also includes a chef's barbecue and wood burning fire pit. A perfect place to view the beautiful starry nights in the desert.... There's also plenty of room for entertaining or just relaxing by the pool and enjoying your own private views of the majestic mountains.

The House is completely private and and remote yet walking distance to Downtown Palm Springs Shops and Restaurants. It is also very close to the exclusive Viceroy Hotel and the Ingleside Inn. Peace and quiet with Style and Quality. The perfect getaway...

**Please Note: If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway in the desert - this home is for you. The home is located in a very quiet and exclusive neighborhood with many full-time residents. Large parities or any disruption from music or over-occupancy are not tolerated. Please be considerate when reserving this property and when staying at the home. Palm Springs City Permit #2820

Keywords: Private, Estate, Charming, Historic, Refurbished, Monterey, Ranch, Romantic, View, Large, Mountain Views, Writer's Retreat, California Romantica, Stylish, Walled and Gated, Historic Tennis Club

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Steve

We love spending time at the San Jacinto Cottage. We love collecting items that represent the Desert and Early California Furnishings. We love desert landscape paintings and art and artifacts of the Native Americans. We also, love hiking up the mountain and walking to nearby downtown shops and eateries.

Steve purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve chose Historic Tennis Club

This is perfect Palm Springs home - private in every way.... with stunning views of the mountains from almost every room in the house. The Historic Tennis Club is one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in Palm Springs. The house is very peaceful and quiet yet it is walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants in downtown Palm Springs. It is also an easy access to hiking and nature trails at the end of the end of the street. When the sun rises or sets against the mountains, it is amazing. There is a real sense of Palm Springs History here with a beautifully restored 1937 pool and patio area for entertaining or just relaxing in the desert.

What makes this house unique

The house is extremely peaceful and quiet. The San Jacinto Cottage is built in hacienda Monterey Style where all of the rooms open up to the outside pool and patio or have beautiful mountain views. It's perfectly designed for indoor / outdoor living. The house is outfitted with our personal collection of desert landscape paintings, vintage library, and period furnishings. There is also a great eat-in chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances. The beds are all quality certa beds with 100% cotton sheets and blankets


Historic Tennis Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large ensuite bathroom
    Twins Bathroom - toilet , Private bath off twins room
  • Very large private bathrooms for each bedroom - 3 full bathrooms with showers and tubs; plus 1 half bath in the twin's room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Large master suite
    Ensuite - 1 king , Very large ensuite bedroom with sitting area
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with private full bath
    Twins Room - 2 twin/ single , Twins room with private bathroom
  • King size beds (1) There are two large master suites with king size beds - each on different side wings of the house with their own temperature controls. There is a queen size bed in the guest bedroom with its own private bath. And (2) Twin or Single Beds in the middle bedroom, Child Beds (1).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Possibly one of the largest private swimming pools in Palm Springs. A large 'Johnny Weismuller' type swimming pool with great views of the Mountains. Large sliding door system which opens up the living room to the patio. This wall of glass is the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living enhancing the beatiful pool and mountain views. Historic Monterey Ranch Estate newly renovated. Walled and Gated for Privacy and Luxury


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Remodeled Historic 1937 'San Jacinto Cottage'
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Comfortable and easy to work with Steve. Turnkey operation. Pool and yard are great

  • 5 of 5

Nice decor. Nice location next to restaurants in Palm Springs but quiet and far enough form the main drag to be relaxing

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location and wonderful ambiance

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this home. We were able to walk downtown Palm Springs, loved the beautiful pool and the charm and comfort of the home.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room and great, classic character

  • 5 of 5

I booked Steve's home for a mid-October stay for 4 adults and 3 children. We live in San Diego and visit here often, this area of Palm Springs is probably my favorite. I love the classic Spanish/Old California architecture of this house. There was plenty of space in the house for all of us, the master rooms were HUGE and very comfortable. The pool was perfect for the upper 90 degree weather. There were plenty of pool floats for us to enjoy. We loved the sliding door that opened up completely to expose the back yard. The process was simple and we received our deposit right away. I would definitely recommend San Jacinto Cottage to others and would love to rent from Steve again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Spacious Home with a wonderful backyard!

  • 5 of 5

The home is well appointed and will have everything you need! The home is very private and offers beautiful mountain views.

The house inside has been renovated but keeps that cozy downtown feel.

You can walk to town, and the backyard is wonderful! pool was nice and warm and plenty of grassy areas..

Cant wait until we can book another visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in exquisite location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a beautiful 4 bedroom home in a very desirable neighborhood of Palm Springs. The walk to Palm Canyon is about 5 minutes.

The house is very well appointed. Plenty of kitchen cook and serve ware. Plenty of towels for a large group. I loved the huge square pool towels!

The pool was very refreshing and loved the salt water.

The beds were amazingly comfortable. One of the guests commented they got some of the best sleep in the bed compared to his own.

I would recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Even in the highest desert heat, the salt water pool was comfortable. The house had all the amenities as represented and in good working order.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Palm Springs International PSP
Car: not necessary

The Historic Tennis Club neighborhood is named after the prestigious Tennis Club founded in 1937. Its original circular pool was once the most photographed in the world. Spencer’s trendy restaurant continues its tradition.

Its surroundings form the oldest neighborhood in Palm Springs. Tucked against the San Jacinto Mountains, it extends east to Belardo with Taquitz Road on the north and Ramon Road on the south. In the 1880s it was owned by San Francisco Judge John McCallum who tried unsuccessfully to develop agriculture here. The first settlers lived in homes made of adobe, railroad ties or clapboard. The surviving McCallum adobe was moved to The Village Green and at Casa Cody stands a preserved 1910 adobe once frequented by Charlie Chaplin.

Later Spanish style homes were built including the 1925 O’Donnell House, now a Class I Historic Site, prominently located on the hill overlooking the neighborhood. It was built by Nellie Coffman for oilman Thomas O’Donnell who helped her finance the Desert Inn, unfortunately razed for the Fashion Plaza. Right below is the former 1927 home of Nellie Coffman’s son, Paul Roberson which is now Le Vallauris restaurant, one of the earliest Class I historic sites.

The area is dotted with small inns. Every December these hostelries host the popular Walk of the Inns. Class I historic inns include the Willows, located across from Le Vallauris. The Inn was once owned by Marion Davies and hosted notables like Albert Einstein.

Around the corner is the ranch style Casa Cody founded by Harriet Cody. She arrived in Palm Springs in 1916 in a gypsy wagon with her health seeking husband William Harold Cody, Buffalo Bill’s first cousin. This beautiful Vassar graduate started the first horse stable before opening the hotel in 1932.

Nearby is the Korakia Pensione, built in 1924 by painter Gordon Couts. When his young bride refused to move to Tangiers, he built her this Moroccan palace. Winston Churchill painted here. This picturesque hotel, a bohemian hangout during Couts’ days today hosts many fashion shoots.

Across the neighborhood is the Ingleside Inn, a former Spanish colonial estate transformed into lodging in 1940 by former Councilwoman Ruth Hardy who planted Palm Canyon’s palm trees. A traditional celebrity hang out, Ingleside’s restaurant, Melvyn’s, continues to be “in”. It features lively jam sessions each Sunday afternoon.

The neighborhood’s charm is its eclectic mixture of 400 homes, condos, apartments, inns and restaurants, many surrounded by historic stone walls. There is even an Indian burial ground. Being next to the Village makes it especially desirable.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

Minimum night stay and premium rates apply for holidays & special events (please contact owner for details)
$225 departure cleaning fee and security deposit required
Pets subject to approval & additional deposit
Pool heating surcharge for high season - $85/night or $375/week.
Monthly guests pay actual gas & electric bills in lieu of daily pool heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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