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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 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 ...
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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LEGAL (owner occupied main house) - with your exclusive, private backyard
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews
5

Incredible find!

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredibly well thought out place. For the size, it had everything my husband and I needed for our 2 week stay. Having the entire backyard to ourselves was so nice, and we loved that they provided coffee for the Kurig, as well as bottled water. A great location and unbeatable price. Steve and Karen were curtious and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you as our guests. We look forward to seeing you again someday!
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Winnipeg, MB
5

My Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from another great stay at Steve and Karen’s Cozy Casita. This is my third time staying here and that should tell you enough about how I feel about the space, location and hospitality provided by Steve and Karen.

I travel to Palm Desert once or twice per year for golf and relatively easy access to my rental home in Temecula. The space is perfect for me and I would imagine it would be great for a couple as well. Depending on the time of year you are traveling, the pool is great and right outside the door of the casita and the fact that they give you full private use of the whole back yard and patio furniture, it makes the space seem that much larger. The hot tub, which I have used a lot, is great in the evening when the temp cools down and I can rejuvenate my body from the many games of golf I try to fit in.

The unit is perfectly stocked with dishes, towels, a Keurig coffee machine with many selections of coffee provided by Steve. The unit has a great HD tv with many channels (golf channel:) and the bed is very comfortable. I’m sure I am repeating many of the points already emphasized from previous stays and other reviewers but I can’t think of anything bad to say at all.

Enjoy your stay but don’t book to much, I still need to get in there twice per year.

Garth from Canada.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and friendly host

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was nicely appointed with waters in the fridge and a fully stocked Keurig for morning coffee. They closed the blinds in the back of the house so we felt pretty private in the backyard. Each morning, we opened the front door and enjoyed the sound of the birds which was amazing. The pool was nice and the neighborhood is very safe and high end.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Loved this Casita in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint casita. Nicely decorated, great location in Palm Desert. Fully furnished except for a stove. But really not no need since there are so many wonderful restaurants around. Backyard private. Steven was a wonderful host. Always reachable and very responsive. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cute and cozy casita for a week and loved it. It had everything we needed for our short stay. We had the backyard to ourselves and the home owners gives you your privacy. The location is perfect and is a short drive to everything you can possibly need. Whole food is close by for all your organic food. No problems with the Check-in/check-out and owner is very friendly and will answer any questions you may have.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the casita in this convenient neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Steve is a great host. We appreciated him sharing his knowledge of the area to enhance our vacation. The casita was comfortable, well-equipped and the grounds and the smell of the Lemon tree flowers are great memories for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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