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Speaks: english

Remodeled Historic 1937 'San Jacinto Cottage'

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Historic Tennis Club House Rental Photos and Description

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 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...

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**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.

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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 Palm Springs

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


based on 31 traveler reviews

Remodeled Historic 1937 'San Jacinto Cottage'
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Lovely appointed home in a prime location.

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed and was ideal for our group of 6 adults and 2 children. The pool is amazing and the layout of the home is perfect. The bedrooms have plenty of privacy but home has a large communal areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend.

The house is everything you would expect and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Palm Spring Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. It was our family vacation with 6 adults and a pair of 4 year old twins. The house is extremely well maintained and setup for a great group vacation. The only issue that we had was quickly addressed by the owner.

Sitting at the dining table, coffee in hand, overlooking the backyard with the view of the patio, pool, landscaping, mountains and clear blue sky will be kept in my memory for a long time. Everyone loved the pool. A short walk to downtown Palm Springs for coffee, restaurants and shopping is a pretty unbeatable combination.

No, I'm not getting paid for this review (lol); we just had a great time and will return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Va.

2nd Visit Repeat Performance!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. I was celebrating my 61st Birthday with my wife and 4 other family members. It was like coming home to meet and old friend. The weather was gorgeous as usual the pool and views can't be beat. Having an evening dinner with the pocket doors completely opened an enviable evening. The view, ambience and layout of the property lend itself to a memorable vacation and visit. Once back home we rebooked for next year. No doubt a three-peat.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Amazing stay with views to match

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at San Jacinto Cottage with my mother and aunt for a week. It is hardly a cottage; and very much a spacious house. It was the perfect retreat with a discreet area of the house for each of us but with great common areas where we could come together to catch up, play games, read, share a meal. The cottage boasts a great kitchen that was better stocked with appliances and gadgets than our own at home! The rest of the house is also beautifully furnished and decorated making it very cozy and homey. And the pool offered welcome respite from the heat of the day. We loved the fact that the property was completely private - making it into your own little quiet oasis. It is in a great location with local attractions easy to reach.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Paradise in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

We are half way through our stay at this unbelievable home and I do not need to wait until our vacation is over to write this review. Staying in this beautifully appointed home is comparable to any resort in the area, yet you have absolute privacy. The home is beyond a doubt the most well equipped VRBO rental we have ever used and we have stayed in many. This home has a perfect amount of space for the amount of guests it can accommodate and the backyard with the gorgeous pool is fabulous. The owners have done a fantastic job making this a perfect vacation home from the beautiful yet comfortable decor down to stocking the storage closet with paper products for everday use. Those small details are very much appriciated to make their guest stay more relaxing . I can't tell you how many times we have rented a condo or home and need to run to the store for TP or paper towels by the second day of our stay. Part of our party came in the night before and stayed at the Haytt and when they saw the size of this pool they remarked it was bigger than the hotel pool. Now add the fact that you can walk to downtown and you have, in my opinion, the best vacation home in PS. We are already planing on booking for next summer and definitely stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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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.


Rates & Availability

Historic Tennis Club House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $225
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.

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Historic Tennis Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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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