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One-of-a-Kind 2BR Palm Springs Home w/Private Pool & Incredible Desert Views - Minutes from Downtown Palm Springs *Truly a Hillside Oasis Retreat!*

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Palm Springs, California

Exquisite accommodations can be yours to experience when you stay at this exclusive, one-of-a-kind hillside gated home. The Hillside Oasis Retreat is perched atop Cahuilla Hills on a private road just 4 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, California. Situated on an acre of greenery and rockscape tucked into the San Jacinto Mountains, you can easily enjoy and be inspired by spectacular, panoramic views of the desert valley and surrounding mountains from the comfort and privacy of this colorful vacation retreat. 


With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and enough sleeping accommodations for up to 5 guests, this house is a fantastic size for a couple or small family seeking a truly rejuvenating Palm Springs getaway. This unique, contemporary residence offers a comfortable, airy, and bright vacation environment, boasting 2,400 square feet of living space and a semi-open floor plan with all sliding doors, spacious living areas, and incredible scenic views through a multitude of floor-to-ceiling windows, running for 160 feet with automatic window awnings for sun shade. These magnificent windows provide a seamless flow from the interior to the beautiful outdoors, as well as access to the patio, private swimming pool, and Jacuzzi. You and your travel companions will fall in love with the home’s aesthetically pleasing interior decor and lush landscaping, both professionally designed for privacy, tranquility, and colorful living. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped modern kitchen with indoor and outdoor barbeque before gathering in the elegant dining area for a fun family dinner. After the sun goes down, the sky becomes a stargazer's delight with mesmerizing views from the San Jacinto Mountains down to the Salton Sea - Simply step outside to the patio or unwind in the Jacuzzi for sights that will absolutely take your breath away!


You will love this property’s serene location, adjacent to several scenic acres with trails for walking, biking, hiking, or simply wandering and enjoying your gorgeous surroundings. The Hillside Oasis Retreat is situated in the southern end of Palm Springs, affording a break from the desert winds in the north and central parts of Palm Springs. Additionally, the hillside location on the south eastern slope of the San Jacinto Mountains offers hikers and wildlife enthusiasts a plentitude of desert and mountain wildlife, with over 32 species you can review on the provided California Wildlife & Nature chart. Wildlife that may be observed on the trails of the San Jacinto mountain hillside, our hillside acre and surrounding Cahuilla  Hills Drive areas  -Racoons, Quail, Dove, Fox, Rabbits, Bees, Rattlesnakes, Lizards, Coyotes, Hawks, Eagles, Hummingbirds  & various additional birdlife, etc. The Lyken Trail, reachable from the home’s driveway, provides immediate access to miles of trails and the nearby Trail Riders top hillside picnic view site, where you can relax and take in the neverending views. Whether you’re looking to escape the stresses of everyday life or simply desire a bit of peace and solitude, this Palm Springs retreat will not disappoint - Here you can relax, read, write, or soak your cares away in the soothing waters of the pool and Jacuzzi, all while enjoying the solace of this quiet environment alongside desert creatures and a panorama of the starry night sky.

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor barbeques, private outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, patio, wireless internet access, cable TV, and much more

- Every window except 1 is floor-to-ceiling, boasting sweeping views of the desert valley and surrounding mountains!

- Amazing, tranquil setting with lots of privacy, yet only 4 miles away from downtown Palm Springs!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed with fireplace, lounge chair, full mirror wall, overhead lights, ample closets and drawers, TV with DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows with full views, and direct access to the pool and patio area

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed with guest sitting area for 5, TV with DVD player, 2 closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows with full views of the patio and hillside

Additional Sleeping:

- A Rollaway Bed can accommodate 1 extra guest


- No smoking

- Pets considered with fee

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Please note that an on-site caretaker lives in the guest house on the property, located at a different level than the main house

- For monthly rentals a $1,200 utility deposit is collected at the time of booking, with the balance not used refunded after your stay. A $200 credit is deducted for standard utility use.

- The City of Palm Springs charges a Transient Occupancy Tax of 11.5% on all vacation rental stays under 28 days. Please call Evolve for a quote for stays more than 28 days.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

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Owner / Property Manager
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

One-of-a-Kind 2BR Palm Springs Home w/Private Pool & Incredible Desert Views - Minutes from Downtown Palm Springs *Truly a Hillside Oasis Retreat!*
average rating of 4.071429 based on 14 reviews

A 5 Star diamond rated home and location.

  • 5 of 5

"A 5 Star diamond rated home and location in the most delightful and comfortable stay at the Cahuilla Hillside Oasis Retreat this past week. Truly the description of the home and location by the owner is most apt and best describes our experience - it was a most enjoyable stay. Very quiet, lots of privacy and solitude and the seamless transistion of the homes feelings with the outside surrounding, with the many large floor to ceiling windows to the outside sweeping views of the surrounding acreage and scenic desert valley and mountains can rarely be found elsewhere. Large heated pool/Jacuzzi and the fireplaces during the winter was a plus along with the TV's in each room and the surrounding walking areas and local mountain trails.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

lost one night, uncooperative homeowner, less than clean

  • 1 of 5

Wish we could say we had a smooth check in and relaxing time during our stay in Palm Springs but it didn't work out that way. Ten minutes before our 3 pm Friday check in we were informed by the homeowner that we'd be unable to do so because the prior tenants refused to leave and had to be evicted by the police. certainly not his fault, and we did our best to be understanding. This did mean we were stranded in Palm Springs with a dog after braving Memorial Day traffic. The homeowner booked us a hotel room for the night which turned out to be a fraction of the price and of significantly lower quality than what we expected from the rental house. We were dissatisfied and booked a room at the nearby Parker which luckily had availability and took dogs. The room rate was equivalent to what we paid per night for the property. We checked in to the property the following day unsettled by what had transpired there previously - cops came, unruly tenants who had left with the keys to the house. We were told to just lock the doors at night. The house wasn't spotless, despite the extra day for cleaning crews to come thru and the jacuzzi for which we'd paid an extra fee was broken.

Despite being told on the phone by evolve reps that we'd be issued a full refund, we received a cursory amount. It didn't even cover one night's rate, the jacuzzi fee or the cleaning fee. (A broken jacuzzi and poorly cleaned house should have entitled us to a full refund plus the lost night). This doesn't take into account the personal expenses incurred by booking a last minute dog friendly room, nor the groceries that spoiled in the heat and the meals we had to purchase instead.

The homeowner claimed we "didn't give him enough time" to book an adequate room as a stopgap measure once it became clear we wouldn't be able to check in on time. But we were able to easily book ourselves in a room of equal value, even on friday of memorial day weekend. We did appreciate the inconvenience of a situation out of his control, but we shouldn't have had to pay for issues caused by a prior tenant. We should have at least been refunded a full night's fare. The third party management company that initially promised a full refund over the phone instead favored the homeowner in the exchange. I would not recommend dealing with either this rental or the third party Evolve Vacation Rentals.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home with View and Pool/Spa

  • 4 of 5

Step into the eclectic 1980's with a home that has ALL of the amenities. The home is amazing, clean and the layout and location are unbeatable. We will be back!!! Our 2.5 year old daughter loved running from Kitchen to Master Bedroom, it could be the coolest hide and seek house in existence. Two Master Bedrooms, so great for two couples or a family with Grandparents (which we were). The traditional Master Bedroom has skyline views, a large comfortable bed with a bathroom that has a sunk down Onyx stone tub. The other master (more like traditional bedroom) has a queen sized sofa bed (we wish it was a little more comfortable) and a private patio. The owner left a cot for our daughter to use which was not expected and greatly appreciated. The kitchen was well stocked with useful cooking tools, spices - bring your own oil. The TV above the Fireplace was great - Time Warner Cable. This is clearly a second home - the owner leaves his clothes in drawers, food in refrigerator, so you'll be living out of your suitcase - however there is some space in the closets with some hangers. To Parents - the spa is wonderful, however, during the daytime bees come to drink the water, lots of bees. But they go away during the late afternoon and there is nothing the owner could do about this. The bees leave you alone, as long as you leave them alone. The owner does a very extensive walk through with you upon your arrival; it is a ton of information and we appreciated the tour but forgot a majority of the information due to it's extensiveness. We would suggest a well organized manual to be sent ahead of time so renters could be prepared. What you are getting is a great house with a view and pool. The room with the sofa bed's heater was not working and although we left the doors opened as instructed by the owner, it was not sufficient amount of heat for the room - but there are a ton blankets. We own a Vacation Rental Home as well and really loved the memories the home gave us. We can't wait to make more here!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 3 teen age girls just completed our stay at this fabulous home! We loved the quiet, private location. The house is beautiful, and the grounds and pool are divine. We enjoyed the wonderful hot tub and patio. The location is wonderful, close enough to downtown for enjoying the evenings in town, yet remote enough for peaceful jogging up the canyon. Would love to return to this private retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location but not a 5 star house.

  • 2 of 5

Firstly I would to say the house is in a great location, very private, and has amazing views. Unfortunately this was spoiled by the poor maintenance issues and the property manager who left the area the day after our arrival.

The first day we discovered that the fridge was full of out of date food and was never cleaned. The freezer was also full and had a leak for the ice cube maker that formed a frozen water fall and covered all the frozen food items. I was surprised that the property manager said this was a new discovery, clearly this was ongoing issue for some time. I took pictures as evidence of the conditions of the fridge and freezer. The property manager said he would have someone fix this but no one came.

On day two the master bath toilet stopped working and this was not repaired until 3 days later.

On day three the hot tub pump switch broke and was not repaired, Luckily I figured out how to operate manually.

On day four we discovered the pool heater had not been working and this was never repaired during our entire stay.

There were also issues with not being able to latch the sliding doors and exterior lighting. They were resolved but by this time I had become tired of troubleshooting for the property manger, calling, and sending e-mails so I stopped complaining.

This is such a wonderful property with huge potential to cater to people looking for a five star experience but it needs a big injection of TLC.

I have rented many vacation homes and this place has not lived up to my expectations. I will be back to Palm Springs next year because we had such a great time hiking, biking, dining, and touring around but for my money I will look for a other suitable accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This listing is managed by Evolve Vacation Rental. The homeowner's response to this review is below. From years of Vacation Rental ownership I have learned from my experience as well as from other vacation rental owners many of the positive aspects of renting and a few of the negative aspects. One of the few negative aspects is that their are a few renters that are ' Professional Complainers' who report bogus complaints for numerous reasons including the hopes of gaining a discount being granted, etc. This renter reported numerous complaints to me which were promptly responded to within 24 hours over the christmas holidays where the professional Service Company personnel we use reported that the 'PROBLEMS REPORTED ACTUALLY DID NOT EXIST'. This is probably the REASON WHY THE RENTER WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE SERVICE CALL and instead our "on site Manager" met the outside service technicians to assist and verify their service response and services provided. In fact, one complaint the renter highlighted (freezer) was never reported to me or our onsite manager probably because --- THE RENTER WAS ADVISED ON CHECK-IN of the freezer repair service needed(small leak in ice maker) that was needed and that it was ALREADY SCHEDULED for repair. The renter personally indicated to me it was NOT A PROBLEM AND of no concern since the small leak had no effect on the freezer/refigerator operation or storage capacity. We have an onsite manager to assist renters should problems arise which occurred with this renter and was available his entire stay CONTRARY TO HIS REPORT. The end results of their stay was the RENTER CREATED MANY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF REPAIR SERVICE CALLS WHERE NO SERVICES WERE REQUIRED. We endeavor to maintain our Palm Springs Hillside Oasis Retreat with ongoing upkeep and maintenance and are able to respond with onsite assistance promptly where services may be needed and at times with our close maintenance watch are able to project when services may be needed.
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Portland, OR

Ideal location, comfortable, relaxing spa-like setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a fantastic stay at this clean, comfortable home in quiet Cahuilla Hills. We loved the privacy, the quiet and the incredible views from this hill-top location. Centrally located but removed from the busier areas of Palm Springs. Patio, pool, jacuzzi were wonderful, kitchen was well-equipped, spacious and bright with floor to ceiling windows. Bill welcomed us warmly and gave us a very in-depth tour of the home and tips on local places to hike, run, visit, eat, etc. We will definitely come back when we return to Palm Springs!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are very happy you guys had a great trip and we look forward to having you again! Cheers! Evolve Team
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Cahuilla Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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