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Custom Desert Luxury Retreat in Rancho Mirage - A Cozy and Private Gated Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

Villa Marcella is an amazing retreat located in Rancho Mirage

This is 'Villa Marcella', a Custom Built Tuscan Style Luxury Home located in Rancho Mirage, CA. Rancho Mirage is referred to as 'Home of the Presidents' in the Palm Springs Desert area of Southern California. Our home sleeps up to 8. Sleeping room 4 is a Sitting Room off of Master with a Queen Size Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam mattress. We no longer can acommadate groups larger than 8. Sorry, no more weddings or large events.

Guests must complete and return the Villa Marcella Rental Agreement prior to occupancy.

Holidays, Coachella Fest and Stagecoach Weekends require a 3 Night Minimum. Weekly rate for Coachella Fest, Desert Trip and Stagecoach is available upon request.

Features 3 Bedrooms plus Sitting Room off of Master Bedroom with it's own Bath, 4 Bathrooms, Chef's Kitchen, Living Room, Media Room with Sunken Bar, BillIard Room/Sports Room, Steam Shower (seats 4 comfortably,) Outdoor Living Room with Fireplace, Outdoor Kitchen with misting system, and Master Suite with Sitting Room, custom built swimming pool with 2 tanning shelves (areas to lay on chaise lounges partially submerged in water) lovely spa that can sit up to 6 comfortably and 8 if needed. The pool also has a swim jet that can be used for exercising/swimming in place or Lazy River movement. The outdoor patio and pool area has a custom misting system for those warm summer and spring days.

Features also include a state of the art entertainment system inside and out, 7 TV's throughout the home at least 1 in every room and surround sound systems in the Billiard Room, Media Room and Guest Bedroom.

Guests can expect a quiet personal resort experience. The neighborhood is walking distance to 'The River', a beautiful outdoor mall with great dining and shopping. The area is unique, making cars and driving an option (not including a supermarket). Desert area transit available within walking distance.

If exercise is desired, there are very nice walking trails available in natural desert surroundings and Whitewater Park which includes basketball, tennis, racquetball and a children's play area all within walking distance. If you prefer to exercise at home, there is a treadmill in the garage.

The rental includes 4 beach cruiser bicycles, 2 are multi-speed cruisers and 2 regular.

Complimentary Concierge services are available upon request.

Please refer to house rules regarding Host/Guest Agreement.

Pool heat is charged at $60 per day.

We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,

Tom and Leslie

More Details

Tom Angone
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Tom Angone

Residents in the Coachella Valley since 1981. Tom is a local Real Estate Broker and Leslie is a Concierge.

Tom Angone purchased this villa in 1991

Why Tom Angone chose California Desert

We love Villa Marcella because we can walk to The River and we're centrally located for easy access to Palm Springs and La Quinta.

What makes this villa unique

Our home offers all the amenities that should be offered in a Luxury Estate.


Rancho Mirage Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 4 is actually a sitting room off the Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sitting Room off Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting Room off of Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom overlooks Patio, Outdoor Fireplace and Pool.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Other Services are available upon request


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Custom Desert Luxury Retreat in Rancho Mirage - A Cozy and Private Gated Estate
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Spring break 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house in Rancho Mirage . The backyard was our favorite spot.....a true oasis. We especially loved swinging in the hammock with our grandson. I'd highly recommend this property. Comfy beds, comfy sheets, nice bath towels and EVERYTHING you'd need in the kitchen. The owners were great and easy to work with. They had a bottle of champagne waiting for us and movie candy and popcorn for us in the theatre room. What are you waiting for?....

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are amazing Cindy! Thank you so much for the review we put it at the top of the list.
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El Monte/ CA

Celebrating life and Masters from USC, best Villa ever! Can't go wrong with Tom and Leslie!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is amazing!!!!!! From the gorgeous decor to the views of the desert, we were completely blown away. The location is perfect super close to market and the shopping centers. My group loved the surround sound, BBQ area, the steam room, and the gorgeous pool /jacuzzi. Tom and Leslie's hospitality was beyond what we expected. They were so helpful with any questions we had during our stay and made us feel like family. If your looking for a villa to stay at this is your place, worth every penny! We are most definitely looking to come back.

Thank you Tom and Leslie again for everything 🙏🏽 I am so thankful for you allowing me to complete this promise to My Andrés. May god continue to bless you.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot wait to rent this beautiful Villa again! It is actually better than the pictures. We had the family there for a long weekend, and could've used more days. There is a game room, media room with a sunken bar. Such a fun and loving place, and so well appointed! The owners have not spared anything. It is as if you were in a 5 star hotel!!!! We spent most of our time in the pool and backyard!!! Plus, the owners are amazing and so helpful. Thank you, Tom and Leslie!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Better than the pictures, incredible experience!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Leslie are such incredible hosts. We stayed for Coachella Music Festival, and spent a large majority of our time enjoying the beautiful backyard. We barbecued every day and hung by the pool, and it was so amazing we almost didn't want to go to the festival! Their house is truly such an oasis. Tom was quick to answer any questions, and was available throughout our stay for any questions or concerns. Would definitely recommend to ANYONE to stay here, it truly is perfect for a weekend getaway and plenty of room for everyone to sleep! They are a Christian family though, so if you're uncomfortable by religion, just a heads up that the house is very Christian. Wasn't a problem for me, but I know some people are sensitive to that sort of thing. If that's not a problem for you, definitely stay here!! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular property and the owners go out of their way to accommodate guests. The home is located in a great area of Rancho Mirage and a 5 minute walk to the River Mall where there are restaurants like Cheesecake Factory, Flemings, and a movie theatre.

The home is one floor but quite spacious. The kitchen has everything imaginable. There is a pool table room, bicycles in the garage, entertainment room with lots of DVDs and great indoor/outdoor stereo system.

The dining room arched plate glass window is the centerpiece of the home. This overlooks the oasis-like backyard equipped with outdoor grill and bar, outdoor fireplace with plenty of wood, and the fabulous pool and whirlpool. There is even a lounging ledge in the pool to place lounge chairs. The lighting at night is spectacular. On hot days, there are outdoor mists that spray from the trees and pool area.

The owner was prompt in handling any technical difficulties. Attention to detail is excellent. There were treats in the TV/movie room with popcorn and movie sized chocolate treats.

The only problem we encountered---- we never wanted to leave!!!! This home will surely spoil you.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wowser! Hi Mandell, Thank you so much for the great review. You and your family we're wonderful. God's blessing to you all! Tom and Leslie
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Chicago, IL

We can't say enough about this home and its owners

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Villa Marcella and we're already talking about when we can return. The home is lovely - so tastefully appointed - and the owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel special. Our family of six spent every waking moment in the idyllic back yard, which felt like our own private resort. In the late afternoons, we watched the sun set over the mountains from the front porch. When we did spend time in the house, we gathered around the large butcher block in the kitchen, the pool table in the game room, or March Madness games in the media room. The beds and linens were wonderful, and bathrooms luxurious. The kitchen lacked for nothing - in fact, I took notes about things they had that I want in my own kitchen at home. The pool and spa were the best we've ever had in a rental home. Equally as important (and appreciated) are the owners, Tom and Leslie, who were our most gracious hosts, and were immediately responsive to our questions or requests. My only hesitation in writing such a glowing review is that it might result in this home being unavailable next time we want to stay there! Thanks for everything, and for sharing this vacation home that we will always remember.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cheesecake Factory
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rancho Las Palmas Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aqua Pazza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Palm Springs Tram
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Newport Beach, CA
Car: recommended

Location, Location Location! Walking Distance to everything at The River in Rancho Mirage.


Rates & Availability

Rancho Mirage Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Desert Trip Week One
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Desert Trip Week Two
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Daily Pool Heat Fee $60
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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