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Barbara

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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!

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

Modern Hillside Retreat++Private++Great Views++Wind-Protected ++Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
San Diego, CA
5

Perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

This home and it's owner Barbara are the standard to which all others should be held. Barbara is an EXCELLENT communicator, who was always quick with a response. Their contract was simple and easy to understand.

Now...the house. It is EXTREMELY well appointed. Everything you need is there including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, spices for cooking, etc. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, scenic and all the privacy at the pool that you would want. We even hiked up the mountain behind the house. The pool was clean, good temperature, and the instructions on getting the hot tub running were very clear. We know we'll stay again for sure. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you and yours at our Palm Springs home. We welcome you back anytime and appreciate your love of the property. You were a joy to work with too!
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5

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

- Excellent communication and response time.

- Well appointed home. All bedrooms are roughly equally nice making this an ideal 3 couple home.

- Fantastic neighborhood (great privacy)

- Recent updates throughout

- Great instructions for use of the property, hot tub, etc.

- Feel confident in renting this home.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin for your kind review! We truly appreciate it and your rental! We are here the next time you are in PS!
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5

Like a dream

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit to Palm Springs but first time renting a house and not staying in a hotel. This was also my husband and my first time visiting with friends...friends who have never been to Palm Springs before. Needless to say, it was the best week we've all had in a long time. (Dramatically enough, maybe ever?) The Hillside Retreat was even more beautiful in person. It was private, quiet, and the perfect home to experience and share with our friends. We spent most days hanging poolside, and the evenings as well. Four months later we still talk about it and hope to return on a regular basis. And also thanks to Barbara for being so wonderful to work with !

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okotoks, Alberta
5

Pure relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Every detail has been thought of in this great vacation home. From the minute you walk through the front door it was very comfortable and relaxing. The location of the home couldn't be better, everything is close by. My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and there wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't provided for in the home. This home is a 10/10!! We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 10/10 review! That you loved your choice in property/location and that every need was met, is all we could hope for! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience so others can assess this property for their next Palm Springs stay too. We look forward to having you and yours back at the house soon!
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Long Beach, CA USA
5

Wow, It's Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

That was the comment we all made when we pulled up to the gate, and it just got better from there. From the pictures, you know it is a beautiful home, but the experience is 100 times better. It gave me that perfect "Palm Springs Feeling" that I was looking for. It's in the perfect neighborhood. It's quiet, clean, spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated.

Everyone had their own space if they wanted it, but we could all hang out together in the same space and cook and talk and laugh and have a great time, too.

Barbara was great and we never had any issues to call the property manager for. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect-I give it 10 Stars!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Brockman Girls...that's a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your experience of the home and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Hurry back now!
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5

Fabulous, well-appointed modern house!

  • 5 of 5

Our group (4 adults and two 11-year-olds) spent a lovely long weekend in Barbara's beautiful home. Great views from almost every window. So well appointed that you could simply bring your tooth brush and do just fine. The bedrooms are good-sized and private, all with their own bathrooms. The living space is brilliant -- cosy living room on one end, open living space off the kitchen on the other end. Very open and uncluttered. Everything ran incredibly smoothly, and we had not one worry the whole stay! We all had a terrific time!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. This is music to our ears :)
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Map

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
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.

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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Jun 2 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
 
Swing Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,300
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

For 28+ day 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

PS TOT Permit #4785

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • all bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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

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