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Twin Palms: Luxury 6-Bed/5-Bath, 1/2 acre, Heated Pool & Spa, Walk to El Paseo

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 7 beds, 5000 sq-ft, heated salt-water pool & spa, 2 Casitas

Welcome to 'Twin Palms' - Location, Location, Location! Twin Palms is in the BEST location in the desert. Just a 5-minute walk (4 blocks) to El Paseo - the 'Rodeo Drive of the Desert' - the best shopping and dining street anywhere in the desert!

Reserve with us and reserve with confidence - all of our Holiday Homes have short-term rental permits issued by the City of Palm Desert.

* Huge house, with large pool on 1/2 acre lot

* 6 bedrooms, 7 beds

* Sleeps 12

* Kid-friendly

* Southern exposure backyard

* California Misters around the pool

* Mountain views

* Huge, private yard (1/2 an acre!)

* Large turquoise heated salt-water pool and spa

* 12 luxury chaise lounges with cushions

* Restoration Hardware fireglass Firepit

* Music everywhere - pool, dining, firepit, courtyard

* Ping-pong, foosball, pool table, x-Box, K-Nect

You are only 20 minutes from the airport!

It just doesn't get any better than this!

This 5000 square foot, completely renovated home has everything you could possibly want for a large family gathering. Six (6) bedrooms sleep 12 with 5 bathrooms. Four Bedrooms are in the main house with the other 2 bedrooms in two large detached casitas. With all that privacy, you have the perfect house for a multi-generational family holiday. All five King beds, the Queen bed and the Queen sleeper sofa are fitted with pillow-top mattresses and luxury Trina Turk linens. You have a large flat screen television and HD box in every bedroom as well as the Family Room, Living Room, and exercise room (9 TVs in total)! With a gorgeous pool, hot-tub, Tournament-quality pool table, outdoor ping-pong, foosball, x-box, and club-quality exercise equipment, there is always something to keep you and your guests entertained. You will never hear 'we're bored' from your children at Twin Palms.

The huge south-facing backyard has a 30x15 foot heated salt-water pool and spa/hot-tub. We provide 12 cushioned loungers and 4 pool floats so that there is room for everybody around the pool. With 4 stainless steel commercial grade shade umbrellas and California misters around the pool, the backyard is completely enjoyable for everybody even in the hottest heat of the summer! The California misters cool the temperature by 20 degrees! Just imagine yourself relaxing in the sun around the pool, and taking in the mountain views while listening to your favorite music on the Sonos sound system. Don't forget your ipod - just plug it in and have your playlist piped throughout both the house and the backyard. We just installed a gorgeous Restoration Hardware natural gas firepit with plenty of deep-seating for taking in the mountain views or staring up at the stars!

The large Weber stainless grill and fully stocked kitchen makes it easy to have a wonderful family meal. You can dine in the outdoor dining courtyard under the stars with beautiful amber lighting, lush plantings and music from our 5-zone Sonos sound system. All of these amenities make Twin Palms the perfect home for an extended family get-away.

In the winter, you can enjoy a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice every morning directly from our delicious Citrus Grove! If you're visiting in the early spring, the beautiful fragrance of the orange blossoms from our citrus grove or the sweet smell of Sweet Acacia alone is worth the trip! The Citrus grove is situated close to the outdoor dining area so that you can enjoy the fragrance for hours over dinner in the heated dining courtyard.


We accept reservations through VRBO on-line. In order to reserve, we require 50% of the total cost of the reservation along with receipt of a completed and signed rental agreement. We are not able to hold any reservations pending receipt of funds or the contract as our properties book up very rapidly. Please be advised that VRBO processes payments through Europe and as a result, your credit card provider may charge you an international transaction fee.


Please be advised that our Palm Desert Vacation Rentals book up rapidly and are most often booked with a guest checking out in the morning and another guest checking in that evening. Our properties take approximately 5 hours to clean, and to wash, dry iron and replace all the linens and towels. Therefore, our check in time is 5:00 pm and our check-out time is 11:00 am. We are rarely able to offer an earlier check-in time or a later check-out time due to the cleaning requirements. Therefore, if you wish to check-in prior to 5pm on the day of your arrival, the only way to do so is to book the property for the prior night (assuming the property is available on that day) and then you can check in at any time after 5pm the day prior to your arrival. Likewise, if you wish to check-out after 11am, the only way to do so is to book the property for the next day as well (assuming it's available) and then you can check-out at your leisure prior to 11am the following day.

It is our priority to make your stay at our home as peaceful and enjoyable as possible. The Twin Palms Estate is located in a residential neighborhood where it is important to respect our neighbors. No outside noise is permitted after 10pm. No parking on the street. No events or parties are permitted. No additional persons permitted other than those listed in rental contract unless specifically authorized in writing by the owners. $1000-$5000 fines will be levied by the City for breaches of any by-laws. All fines plus an administration fee of $500/fine as well as any extra charges incurred will be deducted from the Damage Protection Deposit before any refund is issued. Twin Palms is subject to the Palm Desert Short Term Rental Rules. Please be advised that parties and excessive noise are strictly prohibited at Twin Palms El Paseo Estate. We expect our renters to treat the property and the neighbors with the utmost respect. Short-Term Rental Licence #33112.


Our Cancellation Policy is in essence as follows: if a guest cancels, we will refund up to 90% of the amount paid to date if we secure a replacement reservation. Given our high occupancy rates, we have provided significant refunds to the few guests who have had to cancel. Guests can also purchase separate cancellation insurance through VRBO directly. See our Rental Contract for the complete Cancellation Policy.

Our Other Holiday Home Rentals

We have 6 Holiday Home Rentals that we own and operate ourselves. 5 are in Palm Desert, all within walking distance to El Paseo with large pools, spas and mountain views. One is in Whistler, Canada - a gorgeous, private luxury ski chalet that sleeps 10 with incredible mountain views. We have over 280 Five-Star reviews of our Holiday Home Rentals.

* Twin Palms: 6-bedrooms, 2 Casitas. VRBO 450038. [this listing]

* Citrus Estate: 4-bedrooms, Mid-Century Modern décor. VRBO 507694.

* Desert Hawaiian Estate: 6-bedroom, Lush backyard. VRBO 378772.

* Danish Modern House: 5 bedrooms. Modern décor. VRBO 666285.

* Iron Mountain: 5 bedroom, 5-bath, Over 1/2 an acre. VRBO 713224.

* Northwood Chalet Whistler: 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath. VRBO 1016664.

We keep all of our calendars up to date if you wish to check for availability.

More Details

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson

We are a professional couple (doctor and lawyer) with young adult children from Vancouver who absolutely love all 5 of our Palm Desert Vacation rental homes in sunny Palm Desert! We take great pride in our homes and have made it comfortable for ourselves as well as for our renters. We work hard, and when we head to the desert, we like to relax. We hope you will enjoy our Twin Palms Estate as much as we do !

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson purchased this house in 2012

Why Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson chose Palm Desert

We chose Twin Palms El Paseo Estate because of its huge south-facing yard, 6-bedrooms, high-quality finishes as well as its prime location within walking distance to El Paseo. It has everything you could possibly want. Our home is ideal for multi-generational family holidays due to its large size as well as the opportunity for privacy with 2 detached casitas.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance (5 minutes) to the famed shopping and dining street, El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the Desert).

Huge South-Facing yard with mountain views.

Beautiful salt-water Heated pool & Spa

6-Bedrooms. Sleeps 12 adults (7th bed is a queen sofabed - perfect for 2 small children)

Two detached casitas for maximum privacy for guests.

For a large family, it feels like you are at a hotel, with all the comforts of home!


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • City Rules: No outside noise after 10pm. Outside speakers disables at 10pm. $1000-$5000 city fines apply plus admin fee.
  • City Rules: Parking permitted only on driveways and in garage. No street parking permitted. $1000-$5000 city fines apply plus admin fee.
  • City Rules: No parties or events. No extra persons permitted without written owner approval. $1000-$5000 city fines + admin fee
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaker tub, double sinks, separate toilet
    Large Casita Bath - toilet , tub , shower , double sinks, large soaker tub, separate toilet
    Casita #2 Bathroom - toilet , shower , sink
    King Suite Bath - toilet , shower , sink
    Jack & Jill Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
  • All bathrooms have soap dispensers, bathmats, luxury Egyptian cotton towels and blow dryers available for your use.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King Suite - 1 king , Private bathroom, walk-in closet and French doors to patio
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Large Private Patio, French doors, Jack & Jill Bath
    King Casita Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 700 sq-ft, detached, large 4-pc bathroom, wetbar, fridge
    King Master Suite - 1 king , Fireplace, walk-in closet, private full bath & shower
    King Casita Suite #2 - 1 king , Detached, view of pool, private bathroom with shower
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • All bedrooms are equipped with luxury pillow-top mattresses, high thread count luxury cotton linens by Trina Turk, black-out blinds, large flat screen TVs, digital HD boxes, i-pod docking clock radios, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and personal size fans to maximize your relaxation.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
PROPERTY MANAGER * Available 24-hours a day * Greets you at the property * Provides a tour of the property * Shows you how to work all the electronics, pool, sound system, fireplaces, and lighting systems. Other Amenities: Playpen for use as a crib and a high chair. Exercise Area with a Professional grade Elliptical (Precor) and a Professional grade recumbent Bike (Vision Fitness) as well as weights, Exercise Balls, weight bench, mats, mirrors and a flat-screen TV.


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Twin Palms: Luxury 6-Bed/5-Bath, 1/2 acre, Heated Pool & Spa, Walk to El Paseo
average rating of 4.9577465 based on 71 reviews

A private resort in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Twin Palms was exactly like the pictures. We had a few minor issues with the property, but all were addressed quickly by the property manager. Our group of 9 people enjoyed all of the amenities of the house (heated saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, pool table, big-screen TVs, sound system, outdoor dining area), and there was plenty of space for everyone. Ideally located between the Palm Springs Airport and Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Close to many local "tourist attractions" and lots of great shops and restaurants. Art lovers should def. make a trip to the Palm Springs Art Museum!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Twin Palms with our extended family- 3 adult kids with their spouses and 5 grandsons, one to 6 yo- in mid February, for 10 days. The layout of this house was perfect for us. We have rented at least a dozen houses thru VRBO and this house worked out the best for us. The outside of the house is lovely- beautiful plantings, a nice grassy area outside the sliders for the kids to play and the pool/spa was warm and clean. The inside was very clean and inviting. As a grandma I am always looking for potential hazards, this house had very few art pieces we needed to move. We just rearranged a few chairs in front room to block some shelving. There is some glass shelving in bar area but because it was behind the counter the grandkids never bothered them. This is absolutely the first house we have rented that had plenty of storage space in pantry for all of our food... we were even told we could move things around if we needed more space! So nice to have the food off the counters and behind closed doors. The bathrooms were well stocked and very clean. The bedrooms were comfortable and clean. One drawback with small children is the master bedroom is open to the exercise area and has a small step down into sleeping area but it seemed the kids picked up on that faster than the adults! The large casita worked well for our largest family and the small casita was great for those without kids because even though it is next to pool it is very quiet. The only complaints we heard was that the mattress in small casita needs to be updated and rug in great room needs cleaning. The house is older and has had a lot of use but we found it wonderful. I am pretty much a clean freak and I felt totally comfortable here. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Such a fabulous house for a large group of women celebrating their 50th birthdays in style! The house is stylishly decorated and they have everything you could ask for - weight room, infinite plastic glasses, floaties for the pool, a huge firepit and enough loungers for everyone. Too bad it was too cold to enjoy the outdoor dining area, but we truly can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic place. So spacious, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. 6 bedrooms that fit our 12 cycling ladies beautifully. So comfortable and lots of space for everyone to relax and unwind either together on their own. Great location too. So close to shopping and fantastic restaurants. Highly recommend staying here, so much so that we’ll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family experience. Many amenities for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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We had a wonderful time

  • 4 of 5

Property and furnishings needs some updating... a new dishwasher and garbage pail in the kitchen would also be nice...the physical space and location served our family well and we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Nest - the Best Bar in the Desert
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mama Gina's, Mastro's, La Spiga, Firecliff
Car: recommended

We have stayed in every city in the desert and we have found that being close to El Paseo in Palm Desert is the only place to stay. Our home is a 5-minute walk to El Paseo where you will find the best restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shopping in the entire desert!

From our house, you are less than 5 minutes from:

- the best restaurants

- the best bars

- Saks Fifth Avenue

- Williams Sonoma

- the best tennis

- the best yoga

- the best hiking

- the best mountain views

- Starbucks

- Vons grocery store

- the Living Desert (a must-see attraction!)

You are also a short drive (10-30 minutes from the following:

- the Palm Springs Airport

- the City of Palm Springs

- Desert Premium Outlets (best in the USA)

- the famous Tramway

- Coachella Music Festival

- Indian Wells Tennis Tournament


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning** see notes $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Terms include acceptance of our Rental Contract. The Guest shall return the completed and signed rental contract to the Homeowner within 7 days of making a reservation. We require provision of government-issued ID from each member of rental party. Minimum age for all renters is 28 years unless children are travelling with parents or grandparents.Rates include $50/night utility fee. Additional fee of $25/person/night for more than 10 persons. Cleaning fee is based on use of one set of linens per bed. If additional linens are used, or if a linen change is made, an additional charge of $75/bed will apply. Excessive use of towels will also incur additional cleaning charges $5/towel. "Flat fee" includes rental fee + pool heating/utility fee, but does not include cleaning fee, damage insurance or taxes. Higher rates apply for special events and holidays. Special additional terms and contract required for Coachella and the Stagecoach Music Festival including a $2500 refundable damage deposit. A Coachella/Stagecoach rental contract must be signed before renting during these festivals. Over-seeding discount applies for 2 weeks each fall when the grass is scalped and seeded with winter grass. Guests are not permitted to walk on the grass areas during the over-seeding; grass appears brown for the first 5 days of over-seeding. $500 US plus tax for each umbrella broken. $500 administration fee/noise complaint or fine will be charged. Parking violations, and any citations, fines/fees and additional charges will be deducted from refundable damage protection deposit. If paying by credit card, authorize payment to "Homeaway", a UK-based parent company. No occupancy tax is payable for stays over 27 nights.
Discounts may apply for stays of 27 nights or longer; inquire with the owners. All fees, taxes and rules are subject to change at any time, even after booking, to comply with legislation, regulations, by-laws and ordinances that may affect this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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