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PRIME DATES AVAILABLE...APRIL 23-30 & MAY 1--31, 2017......

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath HOUSE, (Sleeps 4)

Pristine Mid Century Circa 1954. Decor, furnishings and architecture (Eames, Florence Knoll, Serandin, Neaguchi, Blenko), fine Modern Art: paintings and sculpture. Extensively remodeled on a quiet residential street. Open floor plan

Living room with fireplace and expansive mountain views, open den with queen sleeper sofa. Central HVAC, three Flat Screen televisions , Premium wireless internet, basic cable, stereo system with CD player, with built in speakers throughout the house and outdoors & a Bluetooth Speaker Tile floors throughout entire house.

Wonderful natural light throughout the day.

Fine quality bed and bath linens. Kitchen well stocked with an ample supply of quality kitchen ware, utensils, dish & bar ware.

Ample patio space for dining and lounging. Outdoor furniture for both the exterior dining area and fenced open air patio.

Circle driveway with parking for 2-3 cars (uncovered). Desert landscaping.

Pet friendly (one gated patio)

Keywords: MID CENTURY, EAMES Chair, Florence Knoll Sofa, Bungalow, desert landscaping, gourmet kitchen, mountain views, sunlight, bright, fireplace.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


I am a Real Estate agent in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills for the John Aaroe Group. From my early school years I can remember riding my bicycle to all the neighboring new housing developments in Miami, Florida where I was born and raised to look at the furnished model homes. My life long love and appreciation for quality design began there and continued to my college and early work years in Texas and my 34 years in Los Angeles. This is property # 17 for me. I am certain I have a few more home projects in me but for now I am content. I have a second bedroom & bath planned and beginning to explore installing an outdoor spa (plunge pool).

JOHN BURNS purchased this house in 2007

Why JOHN BURNS chose Palm Springs

I am quite fond of the Warm Sands Neighborhood for a number of reasons. It is one of the oldest if not the oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs. It has had many famous residents from Bugsy Seigle to Walt Disney. It is primarily Spanish in it's architecture (Adobe and Stucco) with a good representation of 40's and 50's Ranch and Mid Century. The mountain views are some of the best and walking and bicycling are great modes of transportation to downtown Palm Springs. I see a bright future for this area along with positive growth and enrichment.

What makes this house unique

The golden rules of Real Estate apply: 'Location, Location, Location'.


Warm Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath (Shower/tub combination), vanity and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) King size beds (1) Queen sleeper sofa (1) Double Premium inflatable mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
*There are many Spas in the Coachella Valley. Two Bunch Palms is one of best and offers a multitude of day Spa services. *Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Palm Springs.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

PRIME DATES AVAILABLE...APRIL 23-30 & MAY 1--31, 2017......
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place and location! We could walk to restaurants, shopping, markets, etc. From the kitchen to the bath, to the living space, John anticipated everything that was needed to make our stay comfortable. We hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for International Film Festival

  • 5 of 5

John Burns was a very thoughtful host. He was easily accessible to answer questions about heating & wifi access. The kitchen was fully equipped & the property is located in a quiet neighbohood, close to uptown & downtown restaurants & theatres. The gas fireplace gave a warm glow on cool mornings & evenings. The artwork was a delight. Only downside was the shower which changed temperature abruptly, but there were lots of towels.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great PS rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at John’s house this past holiday season. Let me start by saying that the house is in impeccable shape and very nicely decorated. The kitchen is well stocked (lots of pots, pans, coffee maker, wine glasses, you name it) as is the bathroom and bedroom. Location could not be best, within walking distance to coffee shops, movie theater and short bike ride to downtown. John is also very attentive, and the couple times that we contacted him, he was quick to respond and had an answer for us within less than an hour. Other than the fact that it rained for most of our stay, this was one of the best experience we’ve had with VRBO. We will definitely be back to Palm Springs and this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home Close to Downtown Palm Springs

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this property. The owner was accommodating and communicated well. I love to cook so some of our meals were prepared there and I found the kitchen was stocked with all the cooking accessories I needed. The bed was incredibly comfortable, which we appreciated after spending days in a hotel. The property is very conveniently located to restaurants, grocery, liquor store and other retail shopping. The only challenge we had was navigating the many light switches but we eventually figured it all out.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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House needs a good cleaning

  • 3 of 5

There were many very nice things about this house, but unfortunately the lack of cleanliness detracted from our enjoyment of this accommodation.

The pros and cons are as follows:


1) Very convenient location, close to airport, downtown shops and restaurants, even hiking.

2) Quiet neighbourhood of modest 1940s homes, many of them quite charming.

3) The kitchen was was well equipped with cookware, utensils and dinnerware, really everything required to prepare and serve meals and drinks.

4) The house was well stocked with bed linens and towels.

5) The house itself was charming and functional, and the small private patio was great for outdoor meals.

However, here is the con:

The house needed a good cleaning. Some light switch plates can best be described as grimy. Handprints and dirt were especially noticeable on the fronts of appliances, knobs of the stove; the bathroom door hand a brown edge of dirt on the inside. We arrived on a Friday night for a 9 night stay. On Saturday we alerted the owner to the need for the house to be cleaned. He indicated that he would meet with us on Sunday to review our concerns, but he did not. We contacted him again on Sunday but did not get a response from the owner. On our last day, a week later, he sent an email thanking us for pointing out the housekeeping items.

As well, there were a few other glitches. The first day the stove did not work because the gas was turned off. A few days into our stay the hot water malfunctioned and we had no hot water. The cable TV did not work. These 3 issues were resolved quickly, but along with the lack of cleanliness in the house, the hassle of having to contact caretakers made our stay less enjoyable than it could have been.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very great say, just as described.

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, modern with a retro vibe. Very convenient location, close to downtown amenities. John was a super "landlord", easily available and contacted. The home was a perfect size for us (just a couple) and could probably handle one more without any concerns. Everything was well stocked (towels, sheets, soap etc) and the home was complete with dishwasher, washer, dryer, air conditioning, everything one could need for a stay away from home. We really enjoyed our stay, and the home was a perfect base for our time in Palm Springs. We would certainly stay again. Our only very slight issue was the short run time for the hot water, which made for some adventuresome showers, but certainly not anything that made our stay unpleasant, and we believed it was likely due to the area water restrictions rather than an issue with the home.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Warm Sands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 24 2016 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jul 6 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday/Event Premium $65
Pet Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

1) Family pet is always welcome. An $85.00 is non-refundable pet deposit will be charged .
2) Cancellations: A full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to reservation date.
3) Holiday weekends: A 15% premium will be added to the nightly/weekly rate.
4) Special requests i.e. no fragrance in laundry soap please inform me in advance.
5) Special Event Fee of $95.00 will be added (PS Film Festival, Modernism Week, Coachella, etc.)
NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
many to choose from
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack (Departure & Arrivals bare close study)
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
many to choose from & walkable.
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Orange County, CA (Newport, Laguna) & San Diego
Car: not necessary

1)Palm Springs Museum is a must see. An new addition to the museum has opened featuring home Furnishings & Architecture from the Mid-Century Modern period. The new addition is located downtown @ Palm Canyon and Beristo RD. The art museum is located behind the old Palm Springs Mall (under renovation).

2) The Living Desert in Palm Desert is also a must see.

3) Uptown District- Located in the fast growing North end of Palm Canyon Blvd features Art Galleries, Mid Century furnishings, Trina Turk Boutiques, soon to open Arrive Hotel.

4) Many wonderful Hiking Trails are located within a 5 minute drive of the house.

5) Joshua Tree- is a wonderful day trip

6) It's a quick 2 hour drive to LA, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and San Diego.

7) Palm Springs Ariel Tramway... Largest Tramway in the world, and it rotates!


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