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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

View home, 2 bedrooms + convertible bed, 2 bathrooms with very private back yard

Welcome to my home with a name: Adobe Alegre, 'Happy Adobe'; a name given to this home by family and friends that have stayed. A genuinely special place high up in the very desirable Cathedral City Cove. Swim, hike, entertain, golf, or just relax and unwind. MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS.

This exceptionally comfortable 2 bedroom home features two suites. The upstairs master suite features a custom built Cal King bed, made from a 100 year old wooden gate from the far east, a complete bathroom with slate tile and large walk in closet. Just outside the master suite is the upper relaxation area with fantastic views across the Coachella valley. The smaller downstairs suite features a Cal King arts and crafts mission bed and walk in closet. The entire lower level is wonderful saltillo tile with berber carpet upstairs. And the house is beautifully finished. No white walls anywhere. Even the garage is tiled and stuccoed.

The kitchen is ready for the most demanding gourmet chef or casual cook. Featuring dark granite counter-tops, a GE Monogram dual fuel stove with infra-red warmer, wine fridge, convection microwave, blender, coffee maker and every thing else you should need. Then get ready to enjoy the large antique dining room table with 8 chairs. Seat yourself and your guests using the bamboo place-mats, dansk china and cloth napkins. Or dine al fresco at the poolside outdoor teak table.

The living room features a Pottery Barn queen sofa sleeper with an 8' thick mattress, wood burning fire place and 42' flat screen TV. There's a computer/ blue ray player (with a huge library) and high speed WiFi that even works outside.

Outside is where you'll be most. Relax in the salt water pool. Or enjoy the bubble jets in the separately heat-able spa. Surrounded by giant bamboo, ficus and plumeria, you'll can relax and do as you wish in utter privacy and peace. Enjoy watching the resident hummingbirds. Because of it's prime northern exposure, you can choose sun or shade almost every afternoon.

The Cathedral City Cove is uniquely settled up in the Santa Rosa mountains conveniently located just off hwy 111 between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. It's well known for its star gazing (there's no street lights allowed!) and incredibly quiet, peaceful nights. Hiking is a popular pastime as the cove sits adjacent to easily accessible trails that are lined with native cactus, smoke trees and fragrant wild desert sage. The front of the house faces the big horn sheep preserve in the Santa Rosa mountains. Cathedral City licence # 012723

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Dave Breckenridge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Dave Breckenridge

Growing up on a farm in Michigan gave me a love of the outdoors. Moving to California gave me a love a good weather! I work in San Francisco and spend as much time as I can in the desert.

Dave Breckenridge purchased this house in 2010

Why Dave Breckenridge chose Cathedral City

I've only owned 3 homes in my life. And with 'Adobe Alegre' it was the same; i knew within 30 seconds of entering this home I wanted to live there. You'll be immediately impressed by it's good looks and smart layout. And I know it's impossible to quantify, but everyone that stays says the house simple drips in good karma.

What makes this house unique

Located high up in Cathedral City Cove, it's the peaceful, beautiful house I always wanted. The result of a 5 year wait and search, I'm glad I did. Sometime when I'm there I don't even go out. Just relax in the private back yard or relax by the fire in cooler weather. The Cove itself is freakishly quiet at night. You can hear a dog bark 3 blocks away. And the owls calling. If you're looking for a place to party and make noise you should look elsewhere.


Cathedral City Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both indoor baths are full baths, with wonderful slate tile. There is also a 3rd outdoor shower for pool (or everyday) use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has queen air mattress for extra guest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cal King pillow top mattress
  • Cal King pillow top mattress set. Custom poster bed made from 100 year old wood gate and antique posts. Large walk-in closets and private tiled full bath. Downstairs cal king is mission style with walk in closet. The Pottery Barn Queen sofa sleeper in the living room has an 8' mattress that's nice enough for everynight.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Great house Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation here was fantastic great house great view we will be coming back next year for sure thank you Dave

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful home to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here thoroughly. Enough room for four adults comfortably. Perfect touch with filtered water and keurig coffee. Beautiful pool and hot tub in back yard. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Good location and easy to get around. Hiking almost out the front door. Kathy

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exceptional stay as promised by the owner.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed at Adobe Alegre for 1 week. Our friends (husband/wife) came to visit for the weekend portion of the week, as confirmed with the owner. Our collective experiences were exceptionally positive. Everything one would hope for in a vacation house was there and exceeded our expectations. The house was clean and prepped on arrival and is centrally located. I especially appreciated the detailed instruction binder, well stocked kitchen, pre-arrival instructions and of course ... a bottle of wine on arrival!

Would recommend Adobe Alegre in a heart beat!

Dave D. and Family

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location with Desert Charm

  • 4 of 5

Our five day stay at this charming adobe house was very enjoyable. Location was perfect for us as were all the amenities offered. The two master suites afforded my long-time friend and I comfort and space, and the pool out back was the ideal hangout after a long day of exploring. Kitchen was well stocked and what a treat to enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from the cooler. Dave was very helpful navigating us through the somewhat confusing remote control/ TV/Cable system and also the Keurig coffee brewer. The decor is somewhat eclectic; we're not sure how the seashore theme fits in but we liked the southwestern style furniture, rugs and tile floor. The upstairs shower surprised me by running hot then cold then back to must be on a system to conserve water. Beds were very comfy and king-sized. Neighborhood was quiet except for the coyotes and birds which added wonderfully to the ambience. Thank you, Dave, for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed pet friendly, Adobe Alegre in Cathedral City from February 7-March 6/16!

Most of our time was spent in the spacious back patio area enjoying the pool, spa, barbecue and seating areas. Adobe Alegre is a beautifully maintained desert oasis!

Dave was an efficient property owner who supplied many extras- paper products, candles, Keurig coffee, cleaning supplies, even a welcome bottle of wine. His house instructions were clear and easy to follow.

This home is located in a very quiet neighbourhood. It was perfect for morning dog walks!

We were close to great dining in downtown Palm Springs but also about 20 minutes away from Palm Desert. We found the location fairly central to the other desert cities.

We have enjoyed renting homes in Palm Springs and La Quinta. We would love to rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this home a great vacation property, it feels just like home. The owner has very wonderfully provided all the necessities in paper products, coffee, laundry detergent, etc. and it makes it a completely carefree stay. The home has a lovely backyard with pool and spa as well as a great outdoor dining area. It's a perfect place for two couples or a family. - One bedroom upstairs with bath and one downstairs with bath.

The property is located in a quiet and very nice residential neighborhood and is convenient to both Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Excellent restaurants, golf and hiking trails are nearby.

We really loved our stay here and would happily return.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
palm springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

High up in Cathedral City Cove. Near all Palm Springs has to offer. Fantastic hiking into the Santa Rosa mountains is literally right out the front door.


Rates & Availability

Cathedral City Cove House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS! Plus $150 cleaning fee and Pool Heating of $30 a day during cold months only.
Special Events Higher (Coachella Weekends - PS Pride - White Party)

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