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Palm Springs Area Vacation in Comfort and Luxury - Private Pool/SPA

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 full bathrooms, comfortably sleeps 6

Dar Sabrina will exceed your expectations of comfort and luxury. This sleek 2,200 sq ft home offers a seamless blend of mid century modern, minimalist and contemporary Asian and Moroccan designs, fine furnishings and original art. The architectural details, open floor plan, straight lines, flow and natural light make this a glamorous and soothing home ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

The main living room is spacious and bright. It features a modern concrete hearth gas fireplace and a wall mounted 50 inch 3D HDTV, Blu-ray and home theater surround sound. The adjacent lounge room has a sumptuous custom designed Moroccan daybed perfect for napping or reading. Both living areas open up to the private backyard and offer breathtaking views of the mountains and the pool/spa.

The kitchen is a favorite gathering space for friends and family. Fully equipped for the true gourmet, it features stunning zebra wood and glass cabinets, open shelves, modern appliances, a large Caesar stone island with counter stove-top grill, range hood, wine chiller and Lucite counter stools. In addition, there is a formal dining room with seating for eight under a skylight. All three bedrooms have new “Sealy Reserve Ultra Plush” mattresses, and were designed with eclectic touches that bring together the contemporary, Moroccan and Asian themes.

The luxurious spa master bathroom features a large and exquisite glass mosaic shower with a rain shower head, three body sprays, a corner bench with a hand held spray, and an oversize soaking tub. The master bathroom itself is truly a heavenly retreat.

The backyard, minimally landscaped with ficus and citrus trees, offers complete privacy and picturesque mountain views. There is a large saline water pool/spa with waterfall, tanning shelf and color lights. The patio area is south facing and gets maximum sun and light all year round. There is also a covered patio area, a gas BBQ, and beautiful and comfortable outdoor Moroccan dining and lounging furniture.

Dar Sabrina includes incredible amenities: 50 Inch LCD 3D HDTV, Blu-Ray and home theater sound; Surround sound throughout the house and pool patio; LCD TV and DVD player in each bedroom; Full cable access including all premium movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz); Desktop computer with Internet access; Wifi; Free calling anywhere in the US and Canada; Gas fire place in living room, Washer and Dryer, Fully equipped kitchen includes wine chiller and espresso maker; Bicycles to explore bicycle friendly Coachella Valley; Heated Pool; SPA with powerful jets; Pool floats and more...

Plenty of parking space is available onsite with a private circular driveway that can accommodate several vehicles. Also worth noting: Dar Sabrina is energy efficient. The house sources about 60% of its electric needs from renewable solar power.

Dar Sabrina is conveniently located in wind free south Cathedral City adjacent Rancho Mirage. It is nestled in a quiet street near Rancho Mirage restaurant row on highway 111 and only 15 minutes from the Palm Springs internatonal airport, the shops and restaurants of downtown Palm Springs and the famous El Paseo Shopping District in Palm Desert.

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Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Ryad

We're a family of four (2 girls ages 8 and 5). We live in the Los Angeles area. I work in finance and my wife is an attorney at law.

Our interests include architecture and design, travel, food and wine, books, film, history and culture.

Why Ryad chose Cathedral City

We fell in love with the Palm Springs area many years ago. This led us to buy a secondary home in the California desert. Dar Sabrina was a total gut remodel. We finished the house update in the fall of 2006. Most furnishings were custom made to our taste and reflect our love of modern and minimalist design and appreciation for unique, handcrafted furniture and accessories from all over the world.

Dar means house in Moroccan. Our first daughter Sabrina was born the same year we began the house remodel. Dar Sabrina means Sabrina’s House.

What makes this house unique

As you drive into the Coachella valley, leaving behind the smog and frenetic pace of Los Angeles, something magical happens. Time slows down. The sunlight gets more vibrant and the sky turns several shades brighter and bluer. All the colors around you become more vivid. The magnificent backdrop of mountains, palm trees and desert vistas takes you in. You feel the soothing and warm air on your skin and in your lungs. You feel peace. You don’t want to leave....ever.

Dar Sabrina is our little oasis, our piece of the desert with its sheltering sky and starry nights.

It is now midnight. Time to go for a dip in the pool.


Cathedral City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms have new “Sealy Reserve Ultra Plush” mattresses, and were designed with eclectic touches that bring together the contemporary, Moroccan and Asian themes.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
• Large & Private Pool/SPA. Saltwater. Waterfall. Color Lights. Tanning Shelf. • Pool/SPA and Patio have southern exposure. Maximum light and sun. • Beautiful and Comfortable Moroccan Outdoor Dining and Lounging Furniture. • Spacious, Stunning and Well Appointed Gourmet Kitchen. • Luxurious Master Shower with Rain Shower Head and Body Sprays. Oversize Bathtub. • 50 Inch LCD 3D HDTV and Home Theater Sound. Bluray. Surround Sound Throughout House and Outdoor Patio. • LCD TV and DVD Players in every room. • Desktop Computer with High Speed Internet. Wireless Internet. • Expanded Cable includes HBO / Cinemax / Showtime / Starz. • Free Calling anywhere in the US & Canada. • Gas Fireplace. Washer and Dryer. Outdoor Gas BBQ. Espresso Maker. Wine Chiller.


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Palm Springs Area Vacation in Comfort and Luxury - Private Pool/SPA
average rating of 4.989011 based on 91 reviews

Gorgeous home with an excellent layout. Spacious rooms and a beautiful back garden with a pool

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there while visiting friends in the area. Loved every bit of it and will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Palm Springs area 2/3 times a year for the last 6 years and this is the first time I've written a review. This property deserves the best review ever!!!!! From the moment of booking Dar Sabrina to arrival the owner was in contact and answered our many questions. Once we arrived it was exactly as advertised! It was clean, quiet, beautifully designed and in a great location. I cannot say enough good things about this property and the owner we will booking again!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Dar Sabrina! We booked for a business trip so while I was working, my family was lounging in the pool or out exploring hiking trails. The house was cozy and we felt right at home. They had everything you could possibly need. There was even a gift basket when we arrived! We loved relaxing in the hot tub at night. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dar Sabrina is a beautiful home in the desert and we would recommend this home as a 10/10

  • 5 of 5

Dar Sabrina is a beautiful home in the desert and we would recommend this home as a 10/10 to anyone wanting a great place to stay.

Those unfamiliar with the desert cities this home is centrally located on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City. It’s less than a five-minute drive to the 111, which is the major interconnecting highway to all the desert cities.

We enjoyed this location a lot as it was central to the shopping districts, consignment stores and good restaurant’s.

Dar Sabrina is located in a very small pocket of private homes. This home without question presents the best in the neighbourhood. It might not have covered parking for your car but it does have lush vegetation, which does provide reasonable shade.

The owner, Ryad was incredibly attentive from our first contact and throughout our stay. We did have a couple of minor issues with the pool, which Ryad dealt with in a timely manner and made our stay most pleasant.

The home is properly equipped, clean and exceeded all expectations. The backyard was private and quiet and the pool and hot tub are lovely. The pool equipment, cleanliness of the water quality exceeded all expectations. The pool is not an exercise type pool but great for floating around “splash and play” “sunbaking” etc. There was plenty of floating mattresses and other pool toys to use.

The master bedroom is fantastic, great mattress and a beautiful on-suite. We had good sleeps and the shower exceeds all expectations although the tile is starting to show some aging and a little mold is building up around the edge of the glass, which is typical of any tile situation and could use a good cleaning.

The kitchen was an absolute pleasure. The high-quality appliances, plenty of pots and pans and all the other gizmos you need to prepare food. Ryad has made sure there is spices and the other regular stuff you need for cooking.

The entertainment/Wfi was exceptional in this home with TV’s located in every room and WiFi that could handle our streaming demands. Having the use of the house phone just made our stay that much more pleasant.

The one big negative for us is we found the front room furniture was not that comfortable. The furniture lacked proper support and comfort, which one generally needs for reading. However, we did spend a great deal of time outside on the patio reading and this furniture was fantastic.

We have used a lot of VRBO’s and this property and its owner exceeded all expectations

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, Thank you for your very nice review, feedback and recommendation. We are very demanding and proactive when it comes to the maintenance and cleanliness of Dar Sabrina. The issue you raised regarding the master shower tiles was brought to the attention of the cleaning crew. The cleaning crew has a detailed check-list that includes inspecting this area carefully. We also strive to improve furnishings, appliances and amenities at the house to ensure the maximum comfort for our guests. We have recently started a project to update the main living room. You will notice significant changes on your next visit to Dar Sabrina. Again, thank you for choosing Dar Sabrina. I look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Ryad
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Beautiful property with everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Pool and spa beautiful. Hot tub heats up quickly and both lovely at night time with the lights on. Very relaxing stay, had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay! Plenty of space with 2 seating areas, kitchen with dining and a separate dining room area and the kitchen was well equipped with appliances and extras not usually found in rental properties. The pool was a good size for relaxing and playing and having floats and pool toys on hand was a bonus. Ryad contacted us by text on the first day of our stay and was readily available should we have needed anything - he also sent through recommendations on restaurants, activities and where to purchase groceries which was useful. We will definitely be back next time we visit the desert!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Kobe Japanese Steak House
French Corner Cafe and Bakery
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Indian Canyons
Shame on the Moon
Desert Ice Castle
Joshua Tree National Park
El Paseo
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum
Marriott Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Mesquite Golf & Country Club
Knott's Soak City Water parks
King's Highway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Car: recommended

The Palm Springs area is one of the premier vacation and golf resort destinations in the US and the world. The area is famous for its warm and dry desert climate with over 325 days of sunshine and less than 6 inches of rain per year, more than 80 manicured golf courses, spectacular mountain and desert vistas, fine dining and shopping, celebrated SPA resorts, hiking, horseback riding and many more great outdoor attractions.

Palm Springs is also home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the world and is famous for its Hollywood-influenced history with a great number of movie stars setting up residence here or visiting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Visitors also flock to the Palm Springs area for its annual sports and cultural events (PGA Tour Bob Hope Classic, Indian Wells Tennis Masters tournament, Coachella Music and Arts Festival to name a few)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

contact owner for dates and rental rates

If a cancellation is more than 45 days prior to the rental date, there is no additional fee. Tenant will receive a 100% refund less a $100 cancellation fee. If a cancellation is made between 45 and 30 days of the rental date, there is a 25% cancellation fee. Tenant will be refunded 75% of the rental fee. If a cancellation is made le

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.