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Spacious, Stylish House, Heated Pool. Room for Everyone to Unwind!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

The Biskra House is a 3600 square foot home with the luxury and style of a boutique hotel and the comfort and convenience of a well-stocked private residence.

In the light-filled main house you will find living and dining rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a large den with a fireplace, and three spacious bedrooms. The attached casita has a fourth bedroom with an en-suite bath, kitchenette and private entrance. Three bedrooms feature California king beds, and the fourth has xl-twin beds that can be combined to make a standard king, making us one of the only homes in the area to offer four king beds. The home and casita surround a courtyard with a large salt water pool, ample outdoor seating in shade and sun, and modern desert landscaping.

Relax in the living room with a 60-inch plasma tv, leather seating, surround sound, a PS3 game system/BluRay disc player (plays regular DVDs as well), DirectTV with premium movie and sports channels, and an assortment of movies and games. Record your favorite shows or movies on the DVR, or challenge your family and friends to a dance-off with the JustDance3 game and PS3 move controllers.

The open kitchen is perfect for catching up while you cook, with a Viking gas cooktop, convection oven and microwave, granite countertops, island seating for 4, and everything you need to create meals from scratch or warm up leftovers from the myriad of area restaurants. A spotless propane grill is available, along with a high-powered blender for expert margaritas. We have all the tools and small appliances you need and then some, including a slow cooker, rice maker, double batch ice cream maker, wine chiller and milkshake blender. If there is a specific kitchen item you’re wondering about, just ask.

Set the roomy (104-inch) dining table for memorable meals with placemats, chargers, dishes, silverware, glasses, and cloth napkins. There’s room – and chairs – for eight to ten people.

Take a vacation from the television in the sunny den, with a comfortable sectional sofa, chairs, a gas fireplace, built-in bookcases with plenty of books, board and card games, in-wall speakers and a receiver to listen to either internet radio or your own music device. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a novel, listen to music or catch up with family and friends.

All bedrooms have luxurious beds with high-quality linens, at least two sets of pillows, blackout curtains, flat-screen LCD tvs, BluRay players, DirectTV, and alarm clocks with iPod docks (they work with other smart phones, too). The three bedrooms with California King beds have en-suite baths with large frameless glass showers and plenty of counter space, and the fourth with two xl-twin beds has a roomy bath next door. Just let us know if you would prefer a king bed in the fourth bedroom, and it will be ready for your arrival.

In the private outdoor oasis, you can splash around in the large, heated, saline pool or drift away the afternoon on a foam pool floats. Enjoy meals alfresco at one of the three café tables right outside the kitchen sliding doors, or lounge in the shade or sun on the comfortable outdoor upholstered furniture. Enjoy lazy days in the sun with plenty of beach towels, outdoor dishes and glasses. The propane grill is easy to use, and the casita kitchenette is right off the patio, with full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and storage to make outdoor entertaining easy.

You may find it difficult to leave the comforts of the Biskra House, but if you muster the enthusiasm, there’s plenty to do. Hike at one of the many trails within easy walking or driving distance from the house. Play golf at one of the area’s 80-plus public and private courses. Shop at El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert), the River shopping center (just one mile away), or the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Enjoy a spa day at one of the many nearby resorts and casinos, or take a day trip to the mountain artist community of Idyllwild or Joshua Tree state park. Kids will love Knotts Soak City in Palm Springs, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden in Palm Desert, or the Children’s Discovery Museum in Rancho Mirage. Our guest information book has plenty of information on restaurants, activities and attractions, as well practical information about where to buy groceries, fill prescriptions and all the other ordinary stuff of life. For a true escape, let us help. Our resourceful and friendly house manager can arrange anything from restaurant reservations to stocking the house with groceries prior to your arrival, to finding the best golf deals for your trip. We look forward to helping you arrange the perfect vacation.

Rancho Mirage Permit #1360

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Magnesia Falls Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins combine for Standard King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King
  • King bedrooms have en suite baths.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious, Stylish House, Heated Pool. Room for Everyone to Unwind!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

We want to move in!

  • 5 of 5

Biskra House is everything you see in the photos and more! First, the home is decorated beautifully, but comfortably. Next, the mattresses, linens, towels, robes and shower supplies are amazing. The kitchen is stocked with every pan, type of glassware, plates, utensils, foil & saran, hotpads, dishtowels, spices that you can imagine. We so appreciated the special coffee that was awaiting us. The pool and hot tub were perfect for our relaxing week end spent with sisters from the midwest. Beth responded immediately when we had trouble getting an air conditioner set up and solved the problem with simple instructions.

If you are going to Rancho Mirage, you MUST stay here. Location was perfect for running/walking every day, shopping and closeness to the airport. We will be back! Thank you for sharing our home with "the sisters."

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, Sara. We hope you and your sisters can return soon!
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and spacious house. We were able to have our own space while enjoying our vacation together. The amenities were great. The backyard was our own oasis. The kitchen was perfect size for us to prepare our meals together and enjoy dinners in. It really was our home away from home. Great house and location. Can’t wait to enjoy another vacation here in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family Thanksgiving trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving 2017 here and it was absolutely perfect!! My husband and I, our daughter, son-in-law and their 11month old and my son and his fiancee. There was plenty of room for everyone! Beth has supplied the house with everything you could possibly need-there was even a turkey roasting pan and two pie dishes for our Thanksgiving dinner. We ate every meal outside at the beautiful table and used the casita kitchen for making and storing drinks. The pool floats and things were also great. Thanks so much. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home...

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this home. It's a great place with lots of space and great amenities. It's also well-located. Convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time. The house was very clean and very organized. They have everything you need to settle right in. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. There are many restaurants in the area and beautiful golf courses.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, spacious, tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Very organized home with labels and directions on how to use everything. Fully equipped with everything we needed. Clean, spacious, warm. We had an issue with the Internet and both the owner & property manager was very prompt with resolving the issue. We stayed here for 5 nights and loved the home! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, A! We hope to see you again soon.
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Beth Fortune
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Beth Fortune

I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Peter, and Riley Coyote, our spoiled Chihuahua mix. We live busy lives and love to escape to the peace of the California desert. We enjoy travel, good food, and spending time with friends.

Beth Fortune purchased this house in 2011

Why Beth Fortune chose Magnesia Falls Cove

Six years ago Peter and I spent our first weekend in the California desert together. A half hour after arriving I saw an unfamiliar look of relaxation settle on my husband's face, and by the end of the weekend, we were both enchanted with the quiet, bright stars and blue skies of the desert. We started looking at houses on a whim, and lo and behold, months later we found the Biskra House. We loved the Magnesia Falls neighborhood, and although it needed a lot of work, we could see the house had great potential. We spent a year remodeling it, and the result has been a satisfying creative, logistical and (somewhat) DIY achievement. We hope you feel the same sense of relaxation we feel in this house, and that it makes you as happy as it makes us.

What makes this house unique

It was important to us to find a home that embodied the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and this house fits the bill. We love the intense blue skies, the mountain views, and, of course, the sparkling pool. Riley loves sunbathing and thinks that 3600 square feet is just about right for a 12 pound dog.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been coming to the desert since our boy, Jackson Cole, was 2; he is now 10. We have had the opportunity to stay in a number of locales/residences including La Quinta, Palm Desert (Iron Wood), Indian Wells and Palm Springs. Of all the different types of homes and condos we have rented, this was by far our best experience.

The house has nice design sensibilities. The layout and furnishings make it very comfortable, spacious and easy to feel right at home. The art selection and modern design features make this house a real jewel. Kudos to Beth and her husband—you will surely notice how thoughtful and inspired they were in remodeling this home.

Another great feature about this house is how well organized and clean it is. It truly felt like stepping into a hotel suite. The Fortune's have gone to great lengths to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips and provide you with great information to fully utilize all aspects of the house including the TV's and music (surround). They've pretty much thought of everything relative to kitchen utensils, appliances and conveniences. Cheers!

The pool/patio is a private oasis. A quiet setting with the mountains framing the view made it feel like there was truly no one else around. The casita kitchen next to the pool patio was superb for entertaining friends and family.

Proximity to The River was an added bonus. We enjoyed taking morning walks to Starbucks just a short distance from the home. If you like to hike, there is a trail 2 blocks from the house locally known as the bump and grind. It’s a moderate hike that will take you high above the desert floor for some breathtaking views.

Our best stay in the desert....
Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Roy's Hawaiian, The River shopping center
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Las Palmas resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The River shopping center
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
122 Miles
San Diego
Car: recommended

We are located in the beautiful Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood of Rancho Mirage, nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains. We have great hiking just out the front door, The River shopping center within walking distance, and El Paseo shopping center just a short drive away. Palm Springs is just 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pool heat INCLUDED in all rates.

Sorry, No Coachella Rentals.

One week minimum stay during March-April peak season.

$500 fee for cancelled reservations of 15+ day stays.

Daily or weekly cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

Rates subject to change until reservation is made. No dates held without contract and payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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