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LEGAL (owner occupied main house) - with your exclusive, private backyard

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio; sleeps 2 (one queen, 1 narrow sleep sofa) No other renters on prop.

Join us in our seventh season as a 5-star host...

Upgraded, refurbished and fully equipped guest casita of architecturally significant South Palm Desert estate, including exclusive use of a fire pit, salt water pool, jacuzzi, 400,000 BTU pool heater, lounge chairs, outdoor bistro table and chairs, and propane-heated porch attached to the main house. The porch includes a kitchen with BBQ, cushy seating area, dining area, and even a high-top table with bar stools. Note that there is NO INDOOR STOVE, but CozyCasita has a microwave, full size fridge, provisioned Krueig coffee maker, and exclusive access to a back porch BBQ, electric oven/toaster, electric griddle, cutting boards, bowls, and outdoor sink.

In the highly unlikely event of inclement weather, enjoy the wall-mounted High Definition Flat Screen TV with TimeWarner and DVD. Also, there's an iPod/MP3 docking station so you can play your own music. You have exclusive use of a house phone with unlimited calling in the US and Canada.

Steve is a master desert naturalist, interpretive guide and docent. Ask him about local hikes and the amazing adaptations of desert plants and animals.

Co-host Karen, owner of the MassageRX day spa in Rancho Mirage (http://www.massagerx.biz) offers guest massages, but the season books up quickly, so please schedule your massage well in advance.

Nearby Hikes , Shopping & Attractions: South Palm Desert has few cars and many pedestrian-friendly streets. If you like to walk, town is just one mile to the north and mountain trails are just one-half mile to the west.

Go Shopping!

El Paseo, Palm Desert

The world famous El Paseo Shopping District featuring over 300 world-class shops.

The River, Rancho Mirage

Museums & Theaters

The McCallum Theatre

Palm Desert

www.mccallum-theatre.org

Palm Spring Art Museum

Palm Springs

GOLF and TENNIS

The owner lives in the main house on the premises. That means if you need help with anything, he's available most of the time.

IMPORTANT ADVISORY

Please note, there is

NO SMOKING anywhere on the premises. Also, this is

NOT a PARTY HOUSE (no overnight guests or visitors without owner's permission) or a

CLOTHING OPTIONAL RESORT. Furthermore,

NO OUTDOOR MUSIC or Jacuzzi use AFTER 9PM.

More Details

Owner
Steve Fuchs, Owner (Rental Permit #02754)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Steve Fuchs, Owner (Rental Permit #02754)

I moved to the desert from Boston in 2006. Karen and I live in the main house and are available to help you plan your trip. You will have EXCLUSIVE USE of the amenity-packed back yard.

Steve Fuchs, Owner (Rental Permit #02754) purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Steve Fuchs, Owner (Rental Permit #02754) chose Palm Desert

Best value in Palm Desert; it has the luxury and grounds of much higher-priced homes.

What makes this cottage unique

You get all the benefits of a luxury home, but at a fraction of the price.

Amenities

Palm Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass by the pool
  • No Jacuzzi after 9 PM
  • No outside noise after 9 PM
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Euro-style shower
  • Updated, European-style shower. Fully equipped with extra bath and pool towels.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin/Single sofa
  • Perfect romantic getaway for two. Indoor/outdoor living with fully equipped outdoor kitchen. See photos. Ask about our in-room massage special. Your co-host, Karen, of Bliss and Bodywork in Rancho Mirage (http://www.bliss-and-bodywork.com/) offers guest massages and waives the customary $25 outcall charge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Very well provisioned guest house. Owner/ part-time Concierge, lives in main house and will be available.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
Nanoose Bay, BC Canada
5

Lovely, quiet little spot to unwind and relax!

  • 5 of 5

The casita has everything needed and many extra touches such as a Keurig coffee maker (and cream in the fridge!) and as well if we had wanted to cook the outdoor kitchen is fully stocked. The owners are very helpful but also gave us privacy and space which was great. It's our second time staying here and we love being able to walk to shops and restaurants close by. Thanks again Steve and Karen!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy and Paul, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again next season. All the best. Cheers! Karen and Steve
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5

Clean, comfortable and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Steve and Karen's casita. They are both gracious and accommodating hosts. We started our days preparing breakfast in the outdoor kitchen and ended them in the jacuzzi after a round of golf...ahhh. Looking forward to our next stay in the desert!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Surrey, BC
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday staying in this casita. The owner Steve was very helpful with any requests including heating up the hot tub nightly and putting on the fire. Very cozy, quaint spot that we hope to come back to again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Steve and Karen were wonderful hosts. The casita has an excellent location, close to hiking, dining, and the fabulous El Paseo drive. It’s a quiet neighborhood and we enjoyed the hot tub which Steve warmed up for us when we texted him!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Steve provided absolutely everything we needed. Wonderful area, ambience, etc. Cannot imagine a better rental accommodation.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, MB
5

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a wonderful stay at Steve and Karen's Cozy Casita in Palm Desert. The Casita had everything I needed and Steve & Karen were the perfect hosts, there in a flash when you needed them but very respectful of your privacy at the same time. The Casita is indeed very cozy and by that I do not mean small, especially for just myself who was down in Palm Desert for a golf vacation. I could see a couple also being very comfortable in this space as there is ample room for lounging outside by the pool and hot tub as well. The bed is comfortable and the TV is HD with multiple channels to chose from. (even the golf channel:)

All in all it was a great week in a great location with great hosts providing everything I needed for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.

Thank you again Steve & Karen, Hopefully I will see you again in the future.

Garth Beddome,

Winnipeg, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Pacifica
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Throughout the Coachella Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Pacifica
Car: necessary

South Palm Desert is nestled against the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument with over 250,000 acres and the monument visitor center just three miles to the south.

Cozy Casita is located in an upscale neighborhood one-mile from the famous El Paseo shopping district, the 'Rodeo Drive' of the desert. Nearby attractions include world-famous golf, tennis, fine dining, gallery walks, hiking, and of course, shopping.

Palm Desert is only 12 miles east of Palm Springs with its Art Museum and Tramway.

Other Activities: Hiking

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bargain rate.
Plus Transient Occupancy Tax 9% on stays under 28 days. All inclusive, including outdoor jacuzzi, but pool heat is $50 extra per week.
Best rate in Palm Desert for your near-exclusive use of a lush, fully-equipped Shangri-La.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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