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Modern Hillside Retreat++Private++Great Views++Wind-Protected ++Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom suites (includes separate casita ), 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Enjoy the spectacular natural setting of this 1/4-acre, remodeled, modern, hillside property in the desirable Mesa neighborhood known as a “wind free” zone with great walkability. This modern retreat is simply magical with its magnificent, established landscape and gorgeous outcroppings of rock formations set against the stark white mid-century styling of the home.Experience a relaxed and comfortable modern living environment with a level in/out, open floor plan perfect for seamless indoor/outdoor Palm Springs living.The large bedrooms have private baths and patios leading to the UV filtered private pool (30’x10’) and built-in spa (7’x7’) tucked into the mountain landscape with amazing and ever-changing dramatic views.There's a professional kitchen, classic contemporary furnishings, original artwork, concrete/ceramic/granite surfaces, HDTV, gas grill, wireless internet and garage.Enjoy your retreat or explore other local desert activities: hike, golf, shop, eat, spa, art/music

Participate locally: If you arrive by Thursday, the Palm Springs' downtown area 'Village Fest' on Palm Canyon Drive is transformed into a bustling street fair...Artists, craftsmen, food vendors, musicians and entertainers are there to entertain. Stock up on local farm veggies/fruit or enjoy some great people watching.

Also experience, on Friday from 4pm to 9pm, 'First Friday On North Palm Canyon' (every month, year-round), between Tachevah and Amado Road, featuring entertainment, food and fun, where more than 50 antique furnishings and art stores remain open into the late evening.

* Local Area activities: Palm Springs' Aerial Tram, Jeep Tours, Water Park, Spa Facilities, Galleries, Museums, Theaters, IMAX.

* Nearby: Joshua Tree National Monument, Cabazon Outlet Mall.

* Two hours to: Orange County (Disneyland, Universal Studios and beaches), San Diego (Zoos, Sea World, Legoland), Lake Arrowhead (sightseeing and shopping), or Big Bear (skiing).

Hike: Miles of hiking trails are within a 1/4-mile walking distance from the house and there are trails with mountain access at the wash at the end of our cul de sac. Great hiking trails include: Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon, Tahquitz Canyon and multiple trails off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Also stroll through Moorten's Botanical Garden less than a 1/4-mile from the property.

Tennis: Ruth Hardy Park has 8 courts in great condition. No charge for use of the courts to play.

Option for single players at Ruth Hardy Park: Players from expertise level 5.0 to 3.0 can pick a rotational play court to fit w/ your skill level. Ask someone waiting at the courts for more info about the system and they should be helpful. Single players sit by a court when 4 people are playing. At end of a set, 3 people will stay on the court and one person will rotate out allowing you to play. Shaded benches under mature trees provide relief in the heat of the summer.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Barbara

We live in a cooler often chilly climate in Northern California. Palm Springs offers us a place to switch gears, warm our bones and provides us a delightful environment to engage nature and enjoy the many enlivening activites in the desert.

Barbara purchased this house in 2009

Why Barbara chose California Desert

We have been traveling to Palm Springs with good friends who have owned a home in the desert since 2001. We were excited to find a home in a natural desert setting that we could renovate, enjoy and share with others!

What makes this house unique

We bought this home because of the gorgeous views and the mid-century sensibility of the home in this amazing hillside setting. When creating the landscape with its patios, pool/spa, walls and established trees we made every effort to ensure we brought the natural Palm Springs panorama into view. It is something to behold from every room and spot in and around the house!


Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - close to pool and off den
  • all bedrooms are en-suite with their own bathrooms, patio and access to pool. We have an additional full bath off the pool patio in the den.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • all bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Modern Hillside Retreat++Private++Great Views++Wind-Protected ++Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Fantastic In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had only positive experiences in every way regarding our stay, from the reservation process to communications before arriving to help while there and even after leaving. Barbara is a great host who has thought through making a stay enjoyable. The house is delightful and extremely well located. I started each morning with a brisk climb up the mountain literally a foot away from the pool in the back yard. I would not hesitate to stay at the house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review John! We enjoyed hosting you both at the house for a winter desert getaway! The San Jacinto mountains are here to hike when you are ready to return. You were both a pleasure to assist!
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from our stay at the Modern Hillside Retreat, and I'm already experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Everything was perfect! From the beautiful location on the hillside, to the well stocked kitchen to the cozy bedrooms, we couldn't ask for anything more. The views from the property were mesmerizing and it was a joy to see how the surrounding mountain landscapes change in the sunlight throughout the day. Barbara was an absolute pleasure to deal with before, during and after as well. Please do yourselves a favor and book a stay here - you deserve it! Thanks again, Barbara for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you both at the house for such a significant and joyful milestone event in your lives. We were honored you chose us. Thank you for sharing your experience with our future renters. We look forward to your return visit! All the best in 2017.
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Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home - it's beautiful and well-cared for. We stayed over Christmas and the property manager even furnished it with a small white & purple Christmas tree! Pool area was beautiful, kitchen is great to cook in and the property is very nicely landscaped. The casita offered really nice privacy. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to have you and your family at the house for the holiday week! Thank you for your kind review. Please come back if you can, we'll be happy to bring the tree back :) Happy New Year Erin!
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Perfect location and a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Great home with everything you need. Could not be nicer. I look forward to staying again. Thank you Barbara for sharing your beautiful home and making the process so easy.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure and we are ready whenever you are ready to return! Thank you!
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Hoffman's Wedding and Our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the house, furnishings, pool and spa. This was one of the best houses we've rented through Homeaway. This home is nestled against a beautiful desert hillside. The views are just breathtaking. Everything worked in the house and had ample instructions provided for pool, spa and entertainment system. We found ourselves leaving the family gatherings in Palm Desert to spend more time together in our Palm Springs rented vacation home. We loved our stay and would return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear of your great home choice amid the excitement of a wedding trip to the desert. We relate to your connection to the desert hillside views from the house and love the sunrises from the front of the home too. You were fantastic guests and we welcome you back again! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and well equipped. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mr Lyon's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Canyons Golf Clubs (North & South courses)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mr. Lyons, El Mirasol and Koffi
Car: recommended

Modern Hillside Retreat is on a protected cul de sac nestled close to the San Jacinto Mountain Range on the South end of Palm Springs. It's typically wind-free due to the protection of the mountains. The Mesa is an established and vibrant neighborhood of about 180 unique homes with an interesting history. It is strictly a residential neighborhood except for the Moorten Botanical Garden founded by the first desert's horticulturalist.

There are a variety of architectural styles in the Mesa: Spanish, Adobe, California Ranch and Mid-Century Modern. Fabulous examples include: Donald Wexler's Butterfly-Style homes, Alexander homes and the nearby 1930's 'Ship of the Desert' home. Local celebrities include: Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers, Trina Turk, Herman Wouk.

The Mesa is a neighborhood with diverse and friendly residents who love their slice of pardise in the Palm Springs desert while relaxing, walking, interacting and enjoying its beauty.

Note: Google Map image is NOT updated!

Golf: This home is just 5 minutes away from many fabulous golf courses including Indian Canyons Golf Club (North and South courses), Canyon Estates Golf Club, Mesquite Country Club and Tahquitz Creek Golf Course. 10 minutes away in Cathedral City are Cimarron Golf Club and Cathedral Canyon Country Club. Within 30 minutes are country clubs in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta. There are over 120 golf courses in the greater Coachella Valley to choose from and experience.


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Swing Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Swing Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

$35/day pool/spa and utility charge
Security deposit required (fully refundable if no damage occurs).

For 28+ night guest, no occupancy tax required.
For 28+ day guest, monthly gas/electric bill paid by guest. (Daily rate for pool/spa does not apply)

Credit Card payments made using PayPal service— add 3% domestic, 4% international

Rates subject to change based on holiday and desert calendar events.
Holiday rentals - are billed at peak season rates and are weekly rentals only.

PS TOT Permit #4785

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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