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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


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 a community 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 accommodate groups larger than 8. Sorry, no more weddings or large events.


Reservations made for the months of January thru April must cancel at least 90 days in advance to receive a Full Refund.


Strict Policy shall apply - Cancellations 60 days in advance shall receive a 100% refund.

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:
November 14, 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 Rancho Mirage

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO REFUND POLICY CLARIFICATION Reservations for the months January thru April must cancel at least 90 days in advance to receive a full refund.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY FOR RESERVATIONS MAY THRU DECEMBER Strict Policy shall apply - Cancellations 60 days in advance shall receive a 100% refund.
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


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Custom Desert Luxury Retreat in Rancho Mirage - A Cozy and Private Gated Estate
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 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: March 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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Warm, Welcoming and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to stay in this lovely home. The layout was ideal for 3 couples and the backyard was the ideal, magical spot to enjoy our family time together. Every detail has been so well thought out from the welcoming front fountain as you enter the property, the media room , the pool table, the extra blankets for the fireplace , comfortable sheets and lots of other extras.

The attention to detail throughout the house was very much appreciated as well as all of the little extras Tom and Leslie leave for their guests to make everyones' stay that much easier. The outside pool/yard/bar/fireplace area was where we spent most of our time. Relaxing, comfortable and magical to enjoy the lovely desert evenings.

The location is great for access to "The River" for restaurants and bars (2 blocks away)and very easily walkable. The addition of the bikes in the garage was also a nice treat to see the neighbourhood.

Tom and Leslie are very welcoming hosts and take the time to inform you of the area. It is evident that they love this home and love sharing it with others. We were so lucky to have found this little oasis and its warmth and character will make us return visitors.

Jack and Lana

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa mesa, CA

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at a lot of houses in the desert, this so far is the nicest and most accommodating

The house literally has everything that you would need, outdoor music, indoor surroundsound in multiple locations for movies .

The backyard is perfect, there's a lot of foliage in the backyard so it gets a lot of shade so you're not blazing in the sun all day .

The misters were perfect to sit outside.

There's no fencing from the backyard to the front yard but the whole property is sealed with gates so my dogs I didn't have to worry about .

I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about this house .

If you like to hang out in the desert with music in a beautiful house with a beautiful backyard, this is the place.

I would also like to mention the barbecue, one side of the barbecue was infrared so if you like a steak on the barbecue like they cook in a fancy restaurant it was top-notch .

To top off the trap the homeowners were very helpful and accommodating .

We definitely will return if they'll have us.

I also enjoyed the steam room with the eucalyptus oil .

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful estate

  • 5 of 5

Where to start - upon opening the front door, you have to sit down and take it all in. The living area is beautiful. So many details, pillows, art work, lovely fireplace and what a view thru the arched window directly to the resort style pool and outdoor living area. We spent most of our time at the outdoor bar under the misters. Lots of pool toys and comfy outdoor furniture. The bedrooms were very private with soft beds and wonderful sheets. Lots of media areas with sink in leather sofas. The back yard is fenced which was great for our weimaraner. It is nice to have a garage available. The pool was the perfect temperature and the sunning shelf is a great idea. We spent hours in the pool. I would definitely recommend Villa Marcella to the most discerning travelers.

Oh, how can I forget the chef's kitchen. It almost makes cooking fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this little oasis in the desert. Great hosts. The backyard is better than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Daily Pool Heat Fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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