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2-3 BR luxury Guest House (1700sqft) & Casita Frmr Desi Arnaz property

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 365 nights


About the property

Luxurious 2/3 ensuite BR' house sleeps 6 (Option of a Casita for a 3rd BR.)

Taking reservations now for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018.

March 2018:, minimum 2 week or one month only (Jan Feb '18 already booked)

Our guests typically book 1 year in advance. Reserving for next season recommended.

Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property

GUEST HOUSE & CASITA: High-end comfort property: Choose either 2 or 3 bedrooms, all of which are full Ensuite with their own private baths, Gourmet kitchen, one-car attached garage, multiple patios and access to rear courtyrd w pool, outdoor dining, outdoor lounge seating, Italianate Gazebo, Koi pond & waterfall. Guest House equipped with Alexa, Amazon Echo....request from Alexa to play any music ( even the volume of music) audio books, weather, general questions, local movie times.

Book 5-star review, 2 ensuite bedroom Guest House with option to add 3rd ensuite


Check availability of Desert Sun Estate Main house by checking VRBO property # 969499

ONLINE RATES ARE DAILY RATES ONLY (subject to min days in given month)


Please note: Desert Sun Estate Guest House & Casita has an age 45+ requirement.

The Guest House and Casita were designed to provide guests with a stay in a luxury setting that is: comfortable, relaxing, quiet and clean. yet close to everything the Desert has to offer in terms of golf, tennis, hiking, shopping, and entertainment.. Choose either 2 or 3 bedrooms, all of which are full Ensuite with their own private baths, a well appointed cooks kitchen, and one of the most relaxing resort style pool and spa outdoor lounge environments to be found in the Desert. A separate private patio with gas BBQ, washer dryer and attached one car garage with Tesla charging station complete the perfect home away from home accommodations.

If your looking for a luxurious, sophisticated, well appointed, comfortable, Desert vacation residence, a place where comfort, relaxation and ideal location are assured, then Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita, is where you want to stay.

Rent this fully outfitted, 1700 Sq. Ft. 2 ensuite bedroom, Guest House (2-1/2 bath) with an option for a 3rd ensuite bedroom by renting the attached Casita. The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is available as an optional attached 3rd bedroom to renters of the Guest House and never rented to a third party.

Info on Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita

Guest House and Casita are part of a private 5000 sift gated estate.

Owner in main house leave Guests to fully enjoy their guest house, rear courtyard, pool and spa

Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita (La Casita Firenze) are ideally suited to Guests 45+ Renters must be 45 years of age or older, sorry no exceptions)

Inquire for special rates for stays of 3-6 months or stays during the summer months.

We spared no expense in assuring a comfortable clean relaxing stay experience.

Guest House boasts: Chefs kitchen with Granite countertops, top of the line stainless appliances with two ovens, double-oven microwave, dishwasher and breakfast room. Private patio off breakfast room has bistro table and seating, gas BBQ and sound system speakers.

New, Improved WiFi service in Guest House. Now the Guest House has its own dedicated high-speed (100 mps) WiFi service for improved connectivity.

For your comfort: entire house is supplied by Culligan softened water.

The large Living room has a relaxing view of rear courtyard, pool, waterfalls and Italianate columned pergola and is discretely situated from neighbors. Living room has a 55' hd tv, with preferred tv (200 channels) Wifi and sound system music throughout the house with individual room speaker control. Just plug in your iPhone into the house receiver. All rooms have speakers, including bathrooms.

Down the hall you find the two Master Suites both with showers.

The larger master BR has a shower and separate Spa waterjet tub, spa tub is heated with hydrotherapy mood lighting for the ultimate time to relax and wind down.

Each suite in the Guest House & Casita has a queen bed , and walk in California closets .

There is also a half bath off the great room for your guests.

The large master bedroom also has great views of the pool and spa as does the Great room. Mountain views visible from front French-doors/patio. The large master bedroom has a TV with local programming.

Guest house has its own laundry room with large front loading washer/dryer.

The home has Ceramic tile floors throughout and Ceiling Fans in every room help create the perfect environment for your Desert experience.

Guest's of the Guest House may opt to also rent the Casita as a third bedroom to accommodate 2 more Guest's (Queen bed ensuite bedroom). The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is not rented as a standalone to others and is only offered as an optional bedroom for Guest's of the Guest House. Casita rental brings total sleeping capacity to 6 persons. Casita rental is minimum 3 days and does not need to be rented for the full term of your stay. So rent only for the time you expect to have short-term guests visiting you.

During your stay, cleaning of Guest House and Casita is available as an option. Ask about pricing if this feature.

( Stays of 30 or more have a required $165 cleaning fee each month ( we clean all showers and bathrooms, kitchen and floors each month).

If owner occupying main house, you have sole use of rear courtyard, owner leaves guests to their sole use of rear courtyard) as an oasis in the desert and the focal point of the property with its pool and spa. (Owners will leave you to your privacy when rented)

The pool/spa is saltwater (amazing) and has a pebbletech bottom. Renter may take advantage of spa and pool although pool is unheated. (You may opt for a heated pool at a $525 mo fee),

Note we are a permitted vacation rental property in the city of Rancho Mirage Ca(permit 1394). The city charges a 10% vacation rental occupancy tax for stays less than 29 days. Stays over 29 days have NO city tax. We collect the tax from guests at time of booking. All city taxes are then paid by owner to city of Rancho Mirage.

Relax in the rear courtyard which boasts a 6 six person hot tub with a water fall that flows into the saltwater pool The rear courtyard is surrounded by Orange, Lemon, and Lime trees.

The rear courtyard is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the cooler peaceful nights that only the Desert offers.

There also is a large sitting area under an Italianate, columned Pergola, next to a large Koi pond with another relaxing waterfall. Sit, visit with friends, read and relax. Newly added, a six person outdoor dining table.

Guest House has its own one car garage (with Tesla charging station) and a private gated front entrance

Why Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita?

For all the reasons why you are looking for a place to get away from it all. The difference: it's the experience of getting up in the morning, brewing a cup of coffee or tea and heading out to sit next to the koi pond in your own total serene, peaceful environment.

It's the ability to use a 50,s era fruit juicer and make your own lemonade or orange juice from the trees in the rear courtyard.

It's the ability to take a long, hot jet-spa bath in the privacy of your master bath.

It's having a coctktail party for friends and family in the rear courtyard perfectly designed to provide that ultra-resort experience, filled with good conversation, a relaxing refreshment and away from the stress of the world.

It's the ability to cook-up your own gourmet meal and share it's delight with your significant other or friends, eating at the rear courtyard dinner table for 6, under the stars and all in an ambience fit for the effort you give throughout the year.

Desert Sun Estate is an Green, Energy Efficient Property with on -site solar panels supplying significant percentage of the Estates electricity. (discretely placed so as not to diminish your view of local mountains or the ambience of your own private resort).

Individuals interested in renting the Guest House/Casita must be at least 45 years old or older in order to sign Rental Agreement and as Guest responsible for payment of rental.

Rental agreement covers 4 occupants of Guest House and as an optional 2 occupants of Casita. Desert Sun Estate has a non-rotational, non-sublet policy. The rotation of overnight guests or the addition of overnight guests not identified to owner prior to signing/agreeing to this short term rental agreement is prohibited. Owner will review requests for additional overnight guests not identified at time of signing/agreeing to short term rental agreement on a case by case basis and reserves the right to charge for additional overnight guests at a rate of 1-1/2 times the daily rate charged to responsible renter.

Concierge services offered: restaurant and cocktail bar reservations at the best in the Desert.

For those day trips you plan to Los Angeles or San Diego, restaurant and cocktail bar recommendations and reservations ( for the highest rated restaurants and cocktail bars) are available.

More Details

James Angone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About James Angone

Originally from Chicago I have always loved the desert. An avid Foodie we dine out often. A former Mixologist at one of Chicago's exceptional restaurants.

We thoroughly enjoy the dining here in the desert. We have many recommendations. We enjoy golf,Tennis, Hiking, and mountain Biking which Is why we love the desert

It's all very close! Daily workouts and keeping in shape is not hard to do in the desert.

James Angone purchased this house in 2008

Why James Angone chose California Desert

We built this home in 2008 to get away from the cold

and spared no expense in making the entire home a luxurious retreat. We truly wish others to enjoy it and the Rancho Mirage Lifestyle. Its an amazing, relaxing property with all the amenities desired of the desert.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on the patio having a nice refreshing drink or dining outside in the rear courtyard , great conversations, or just taking in the palm trees and blue skies! there's nothing like it


Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Optional Casita rental Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Casita with full Bathroom Optional Rental
  • All bedroom are 'ensuite' Each with their own private attached bathrooms.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Being in the food industry I will be happy to suggest and make reservations for restaurants golf etc


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

2-3 BR luxury Guest House (1700sqft) & Casita Frmr Desi Arnaz property
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic home in a great Rancho Mirage location for a private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked in for a week at the guesthouse at the Desert Sun Estate. We loved it! What a great setup - beautiful newer 2 BR / 3 Bath home situated around a very private courtyard containing a pool, hottub & covered eating area. Property is very clean, stocked with all essentials and well maintained. This property is truly an oasis in the desert and our hosts Jim & Larry couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. Highly recommend the Desert Sun Estate.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your review. We truly try and provide a great experience for every guest, which means tailoring the experience to the needs of the individual guest. Thats what hospitality should be all about. When we receive a generous review like you wrote, we take it as encouragement to keep striving to make the guest experience that met their individual needs. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to see you both in the future.
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Better than the Ritz Carlton

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading these reviews in an attempt to make up your mind about staying at the Desert Sun Estate (as we did) you may want to stop reading and just go ahead and book it. You only have to look at the calendar to see how sought after this property is! We found the previous glowing reviews were all entirely accurate. We are veterans at visiting the desert and have stayed at many different places. Not one has ever come close to the high standards of this one!

The owners Jim and Larry are truly most gracious hosts and we thank them for the kindness they showed my husband and I.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much We really enjoyed having you as guests and hope you will return. Your review is what we strive for.
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San Francisco, CA

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

This property is stunning. High end furnishings and finishes. Spacious but warm and inviting. A fully stocked kitchen with all new pots and pans and dinnerware. All the comforts of home but the look and feel of a high end hotel. The owners have spared no expense in the design and building of this property. The rear yard is so inviting with plenty of shade, places to sun bath and the pool is perfect for a dip to cool off after a day in the sun. Jim and Larry are the perfect hosts and were very easy to work with. They made dinner reservations for us ( they have an extensive list of great places to eat) and even invited us to a private cocktail party. Larry is quite the mixologist! The location is central to everything although you'll love this place so much you may not leave the house very much-lol. We will definitely be coming back again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you both for your comments. Our goal is to make every guest feel comfortable and relaxed. We really try to make every stay a memorable one and one in which the guest will return. Thank you again for your kind words Hope to see you both again.
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Washington state

Our first visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Desert Sun Estate. We were a little hesitant of staying at a guest house where owner is onsite but to our complete delight we found the accommodations to be very comfortable and we felt like we had all the privacy we wanted. The guest house is beautifully furnished. We like to cook in and tge kitchen was equipped.with all the equipment we would have in our own home. Plus we has our own gas BBQ on the patio off the kitchen.

Everything was clean and well equipped

The bedrooms were as comfortable as a 5- star hotel.

The rear courtyard felt like a resort without the crowds. Really enjoyed just lounging by the koi pond, reading and listening to the waterfall. Unbeleivablly comfortable place to stay

The owner even supplied us with a list of recommended restaurants, which we tried a couple that turned out to be great new restaurant finds.

One night the owners held a cocktail party for us. Very friendly people who are careful to provide their guests with privacy.

The best place we stayed in all our years of traveling and that includes VRBO and hotels we have stayed at.

We plan on becoming a regular which is the only reason I hesitated to write this review as we don't want it to become too well known.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleassure having you both as guests and hope to see your return. Thank you Jim and Linda for your review.
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Highland Park, IL.

Beautiful and comfortable! Better than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and were well taken care of. This is one of the best homes we have stayed at. Our hosts could not have been more gracious and made sure that everything was taken care of so that we had an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When a traveler is searching for a vacation rental, they take a leap of faith that the vacation rental and rental owner will meet their expectations for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. So too does the vacation rental owner take a similar leap of faith that the guests is right for the property. John and Nancy were ideal guests and wonderful people. We truly enjoyed having them as guests. We take very seriously the investment of time and money that a guests takes in selecting a property for their vacation. The stay should provide the relaxation and enjoyable experience that the guest hoped for. We strive to continually improve and provide a stay experience in all aspects that exceed expectations, whether for a returning guests or a new guest.
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Traverse City, MI

Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful stay (about 3 months) at Desert Sun. The home is beautiful, comfortable, nicely furnished/equipped and very conveniently located in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood. It was perfect for the two of us and easily accommodated our visitors who joined us periodically. The owners are wonderful, too - very helpful, friendly, responsive and respectful of our privacy. We absolutely could not have asked for more and are eager to return. We would heartily recommend staying here to those looking for a quiet sanctuary or an upscale home-like setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests. We are very pleased to have them returning in the coming year. Our objectives is to provide a 5-star vacation rental experience for our guests and whether they are a returning guests or a first stay guests, our objective remains the same....provide a comfortable stay experience, and tge right balance of relaxation , friendship and privacy tgey desire.
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Nearest Airport
8.8 Miles
Palms Springs Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Shame On The Moon
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cheesecake Factory, Lord Fletcher
Nearest Ski
98 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
114 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

Located in a small residential area across the street from Thunderbird country club (Which was the original site of The Bob Hope Desert Classic) and next to Springs and Morningside Golf Courses. World class Shopping and Dinning on El Paseo, Hiking and Mountain Biking at the Tahquitz trail along with many other trails in the area. also minutes away from The River Dinning, shopping and theater complex.

Proximity to things:

The River Mall~ 10 minutes

Costco~ 10 minutes

Grocery store ~ 5 minutes

Downtown Palm Springs~ 25 minutes

El Paseo Grande Shopping ~ 15 minutes

Children's Museum ~ 5 minutes

Movie Theatres ~ 10 minutes


Jan 70°F High/ 44°F Low

Feb 75°F High/ 47°F Low

Mar 80°F High/ 51°F Low

Apr 88°F High/ 56°F Low

May 95°F High/ 63°F Low

Jun 104°F High/ 70°F Low

Jul 108°F High/76°F Low

Aug 107°F High/76°F Low

Sep 101°F High/ 71°F Low

Oct 91°F High/61°F Low

Nov 78°F High/ 50°F Low

Dec 70°F High/43°F Low


Rates & Availability

Rancho Mirage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
Annual 12 month rate
May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
365 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
14 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $165
Tax Rate 10.0%

Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom):
$145 per night (Casita is not rented as a standalone unit. Only rented to Guest House renter as optional additional bedroom)
Guest House renter may opt to rent Casita for as many days desired ( not required to rent Casita for entire stay. Min. 3 day Casita rental. Casita cleaning fee $75.00
Payments are non-refundable, however we will apply 100% of any payments made to a future stay.
Minimum age requirement for guests is 40 years plus.
Stay-date confirmation & rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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