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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


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

More Details

Dave Breckenridge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

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 Cove

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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


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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog friendly
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Lovely, quiet perfect for the2 of us

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time cooking, relaxing,enjoying the pool and hot tub. We will stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Calgary, Alberta

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for being pet friendly. We loved the pool, patio and hot tub. Could not have asked for a better place and in a nice quiet community.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect For Getting Away From It All

  • 5 of 5

We love the house. Dave, the owner, was very nice and helpful when I had a question. We brought our cute old pup out to swim in the pool with us and relax and it was perfect for him and us. It's so nice we just stayed in and cooked and hung out the whole weekend. We would definitely book here again. Reasonable rate, nice pool, lovely, comfortable house, couldn't ask for more. Thanks Dave for letting us drop by!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for a get away for relaxation. Amenities were perfect for our needs, was neat and clean. The generosity of the bottle wine was a nice touch. Thank yo Dave. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fantastic time and used the pool ALOT! Hope to stay again next year!

  • 5 of 5

Great location between Palm Springs and Indio, which is what we wanted! Fantastic shopping and dining nearby. The house and amenities were beyond expectations and we couldn't have selected a better place to stay for the weekend! Thank you Dave!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and yard

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house is well stocked and close to everything. TJ 's and Target right down the street. Pool was perfect size and great backyard. Hope to stay here again sometime soon

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
palm springs
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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