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Andy Toms

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Comfortable Renovated Apartment in the Ocotillo Lodge with private patio

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

California Desert Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This one-bedroom ground floor apartment is in the Ocotillo Lodge, the famous Palm Springs landmark known for its fabulous huge champagne cork shaped pool. As well as newly renovated walls, ceiling and floors, our fully equipped apartment features all new furnishings. The bedroom has a California king-size bed (new top-of-the-line pillowtop mattress),and the living room has a leather couch converting to a queen-size bed (Maximum occupancy 4 people).

The condo is designed for comfort and features a full kitchen , bathroom, living and dining room and private patio. After a day enjoying the many activities in Palm Springs, relax and enjoy a movie at home (blu ray or DVD) on one of the flat screen TVs. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows which showcase the outdoors with its beautiful mountain views. The kitchen has coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, kettle, blender, mixer, microwave, as well as a good selection of pots, pans, containers, glasses and dinnerware.

As well as the famous pool, The Ocotillo has two hot tubs/spas. The grounds are beautifully planted with desert vegetation and cactus, and the main clubhouse has a full gym and pool tables, as well as a lounge area with grand piano that looks out over the pool. Adjacent to the pool is a barbeque area with charcoal grills. Conveniently located walking distance from downtown, and just over a block from Ralph's supermarket,, with Elmer's restaurant just across the road, if you need to eat now!.

The City of Palm Springs charges a Hotel tax (11.5% of rental rate) for stays of 28 days or less which must be added on for short stays (Tax Permit No. 4727). Credit cards accepted via Paypal.

CLEANING FEE: $75 USD per visit, additional cleaning available on request, $350 security deposit required at time of booking, refundable at end of rental period. local property manager to deal with any needs that may arise during your stay.

Keywords: condo, apartment, golf, sun, relaxing, cozy, ocotillo, pool,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andy Toms (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Andy Toms

We live in Edmonton Alberta, which is icy cold in the winter. We couldn't resist getting a place somewhere warm, and really liked Palm Springs We want to share our getaway with others, when we can't be there.

Andy Toms purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Andy Toms chose California Desert

Love Palm Springs & love the architecture and history of the Ocotillo Lodge. Really enjoy the floor to ceiling windows in our apartment - makes you feel closer to the outdoors!

What makes this apartment unique

The condo is on the main floor, and close to parking, so access is easy. The private patio is a lovely place to relax if you don't want to be out by the pool.

Downtown Palm Springs is just a short distance away, and Smoke Tree Commons shopping area is just a couple of blocks down the street, great for groceries and snacks.

Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

Comfortable Renovated Apartment in the Ocotillo Lodge with private patio
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
5

Ocotillo is our fave!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Ocotillo before and haven't ever had a bad experience. Andy's condo was well stocked with all the kitchen-y things you'd need, even though we mostly ate out (highly recommend Manhattan in the Desert and Castaneda's!!) No complaints about anything - towels were aplenty, pillows and pool noodles and airmattresses!

The condo has a private patio which is what I really wanted this trip. Yes it faces the street but it's not a big deal - Palm Springs isn't busy like any other big city can be. The grounds are always well kept, which is also nice.

I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just right

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size and location and you can tell the owners take care of the unit. This gem is near to everything...grocery store, restaurants, downtown shopping, airport and easy access to the other desert cities. The unit has everything you need thoughtfully provided (except a Keurig hint hint Andy lol)! It is close to the entrance gate so loading and unloading is a breeze yet you don't notice coming and going noise from other residents. Would definitely come again. Thanks very much for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redlands, CA
4

Perfect get away weekend!

  • 4 of 5

I bought my parents a get away, the first night for all of us and the last night for just them! Although it's tiny, it's very quaint and perfect for a quick weekend to Palm Springs. The lodge itself has a lot of history, which is really interesting. It's close enough to downtown and was just a quick drive. Great places for dinner and drinks too. Overall, a wonderful weekend and an inexpensive stay at a great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Seattle, WA
4

Andy Tom's place has everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

Small but well appointed with cooking utensils and other "necessities" like wifi and double tvs. My wife and I had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Andy Tom's has the perfect unit for the Ocotillo Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quite hassle free "romantic getaway" in Palm Springs at a classy place with a big pool. I suggested the Ocotillo having stayed with my family as a child in the 60's.

Luck of the draw pulled us to Andy Tom's unit which turned out to be just right.

It's located close to the pool with a private patio and first unit in the gate so schlepping our gear was EZ PZ.

I've been staying in condos for decades and this unit has all the little things you need, people add to the spices, all the stuff to cook with, towels, even floating mats for the pool with an air pump.

We felt right at home and only left the property to grab some steaks that were grilled out by the pool in the old cabana bar.

It's a place you could bring the kids or another couple but with the one big bedroom, kitchen, living room it's just perfect for two people wanting a romantic getaway.

Price was right less than the motel 6 for a ready to rock but I wanna do nothing weekend.

Recommend and yes we shall return

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy and affordable

  • 4 of 5

We spent a few nights in this unit in late April 2015. The layout is nice with a decent sized bedroom and bathroom….not huge but roomy enough for two people. The bed was comfortable and there is a TV in both the bedroom and the living room. The couch was not comfortable and the cushions kept sliding off, but we only used it for short periods of time, so not a big deal. The kitchen was a tad tight, but had the necessary conveniences to cook in (I did buy a couple small ice cube trays to leave there, as there were none in the condo). The condo was clean with dishes and such provided. A short walk to the pool and one of the hot tubs. Make sure you wear shoes to the pool. This is the desert so the pavement tends to be very dusty/dirty and you can easily track stuff back in with you. The pool temperature was nice, but the water was a tad cloudy (something for management to work out, not the condo owner). The condo is on one of the main roads, so it is easy to find and convenient to grocery and dining. Overall, a nice stay. TIP: Hard to see the gate numbers from the road so know that the gate to the condo is just to the right of the main building entrance.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs PSP
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
190 golf courses in area
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
HWY 10
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Elmers across the street, Koffi 1 block
Car: recommended

The Ocotillo Lodge is located in South Palm Springs, sheltered away from the wind, and close to the downtown area. Great for dining, sightseeing, shhopping and hiking. Joshua Tree National Park and San Jacinto State park are a short drive.

The Ocotillo has a rich Hollywood connection, and I highly recommend the historic walking tours put on by the Palm Springs Historical society.

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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$87
$436
$964
 
 
Nov/December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$91
$557
$1,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$91
$581
$1,841
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $339
Cleaning fee $73 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

California Desert Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • double sink and shower, lots of soft towels and beachtowels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Brand New, top of the line pillowtop mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Soft leather sofa converts to Queen size sleeper. All bedding supplied. Egyptian cotton sheets, lots of pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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