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2/3 BR lux Guest Hse 1700sqft Casita Age 50+ Frmr Desi Arnaz propt Book 2019

Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
  • Guest House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 28 nights

Luxurious 2/3 ensuite BR' house sleeps 6 w Opt of Casita as 3rd BR BOOK 2019

Please note: Desert Sun Estate Guest House & Casita has a minimum age 50+ requirement.

We take our hospitality responsibilies seriously.

If you are a new guest, we offer our pledge to making your stay a positive and enjoyable experience, worthy of your decision to return in the future. Providing a clean, comfortable, relaxing home environment is our commitment

Taking reservations for May '18, Fall 2018 & April 2019 now. (Jan Feb March '19 already booked).

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

NO 10% City vacation rental tax on stays of 29 days or longer




Luxury Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property

1700 sq ft. 2 ensuite bedroom Guest House & optional ensuite 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 full access to rear courtyrd w pool, outdoor dining, patio heater for cool nights, outdoor lounge seating, Italianate Gazebo, Koi pond & waterfall. (Owner on-site in main house, but leaves guest house renter sole use of rear courtyard. Pool, outdoor dining is for enjoyment

of our guests. We do not rent property to more than one guest at a time).

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 high-speed 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.

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. We offer dedicated, high-speed interent service.

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.

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.

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 50+ Renters must be 50 years of age or older, sorry no exceptions)

Rates based on 2 bedroom guest house and limited to maximum overnight occupancy of 4 persons that renter lists prior to booking. Any subsequent guests will be charged an additional daily rate of $175 per night. Renter has option of renting attached ensuite casita as a 3rd bedroom.

In order to comply with the City of Rancho Mirage vacation rental policy, all guests must review & agree to the short-term rental agreement which details the City of Rancho Mirage minimum age requirement & "Good Neighbor" policy that applies to all permitted vacation rental properties. Desert Sun Estate Guest House & Casita is permit# 1394.

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.

If owner occupying main house, you have full use of rear courtyard, owner leaves guests to their 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 $825 mo fee),

In lieu of charging a damage deposit, we require all guests to purchase a damage protection insurance policy through VRBO. The damage protection policy has a zero deductible and covers up to $3000. of damage. Any damages over $3000 are responsibility of renter. If damage occurs, renter agrees to have insurance provider to pay property owner directly for any damage incurred during stay. While damage to property rarely occurs, all renters must agree to purchase the damage protection policy through VRBO.

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.

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

Individuals interested in renting the Guest House/Casita must be at least 50+ 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. Any subsequent guests will be charged an additional daily rate of $175 per night. Renter has option of renting attached ensuite casita as a 3rd bedroom.

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



James Angone

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
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 Guest House in 2008

Why James Angone chose Rancho Mirage

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 Guest 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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Optional Casita rental Bathroom

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            San Jacinto Mountains


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        wifi and cat 6
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • 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
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    55 inch hd


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        3 deck patios
                                      • Golf
                                        120 course within 10 miles
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                semi private with owner
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Semi Private shared with owner


                                                  • museums
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • 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

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    21 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Our first stay at Desert Sun Estate

                                                                    MSGig Harbor Wa

                                                                    We had an absolutely perfect stay at Desert Sun Estate. We are regular visitors to the Desert but the place we stayed at for many years, is no longer renting....so we tried VRBO. There are always concerns when you rent from a new vacation rental....but from the moment we pulled-up at Desert Sun Estate till the day of our departure, we were completely satisfied. The guest house is very comfortable, it wasn't lacking for anything. It is impeccably clean and perfect for just enjoying the desert. We like to golf and all of our preferred courses are nearby. Desert Sun Estate host Jim & Larry couldn't be more accommodating. The rear yard was our favorite place to relax, have a drink and enjoy the serenity of the koi fish under the gazebo. We literally cant wait to return next season. We highly recommend for anyone needing a comfortable home away from home. Very glad we chose Desert Sun Estate.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you LF and Linda. Your feedback is very much appreciated. We enjoyed your being our guests and look forward to your returning next season.

                                                                    Amazing place to stay!

                                                                    Janine H.Seattle, wa

                                                                    We were fortunate to find this gem in the desert. The house is absolutely beautiful with everything you could want and its centrally located which makes getting to virtually anywhere a breeze. After enduring a snow storm in Washington State and over 10 hours of travel problems, we never thought we would get to get to the house. The owners were very welcoming and provided us with a bottle of wine and a Christmas dinner that was so amazing, I cannot stop bragging about it. The kindness and generosity we were shown after a rough travel day will forever be a wonderful memory and we are very thankful. Coffee by the pool in the morning, an inviting hot tub, 78 - 82 degree weather, happy hour drinks with Jim & Larry, and a quiet relaxing atmosphere made our Christmas get away one for the books. If you want a great vacation, stay here. You won't regret it.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Janine and Shawn for being such fun happy guest sets. We hope you will return

                                                                    Living in luxury

                                                                    Arlene L.Galt, CA

                                                                    We loved staying at this beautiful home with all the comforts of home.

                                                                    Jim & Larry were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed the cocktails that Larry prepared for us. I'd highly recommend this lovely property!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Arlene & Leonard

                                                                    We enjoyed having you as guests.

                                                                    What a Wonderful vacation!

                                                                    James A.

                                                                    We have been to Rancho Mirage in the past but decided this year to try a private home as opposed to a country club. we both golf and by being in Rancho Mirage were right in the middle of some great courses. We also thought it might be a little more relaxing in a private home. We decided on Desert Sun Estate and we were glad we did! Our hosts Jim and Larry have an exceptional Property. In a quiet neighborhood right off Country Club dr. Very close to many of the Courses we play. As soon as you walk in and see the huge window to the resort like back yard I know we found our perfect place. The home is comfortable and quite large with 2 en suite bedrooms, a large Living room and a well appointed kitchen as I love to cook! the back yard is so relaxing with a Koi pond Jacuzzi and pool. Easy to relax here that's for sure. Jim invited us to have some cocktails out at the pool which was really nice. Larry made some delicious snacks for us to nibble on and also makes come creative cocktails, Definitely a nice touch. All in all we had a great 2 weeks here and we will be back again for sure. Thanks

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks John & Nancy

                                                                    We really appreciate your review and we look forward to having you as our guests in the future.

                                                                    What a Great Time We had at Desert Sun Estate

                                                                    MSGig Harbor Wa

                                                                    We were looking for a place to come to relax in the Desert. We've come before in the past and have stayed in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and in Indian Wells. All have been in country clubs so we decided to try something different, so we chose Desert Sun Estates, a single family home. We were hoping a single family home would be more relaxing and we were delighted! The home is in a quiet neighborhood and has an amazing entrance. As soon an you walk in your eyes are drawn to the back yard through the large window in the den. WOW what an amazing view! Pool, Waterfall and Koi pond, our own private resort. The inside of the home is very comfortable with a large great room with TV and very comfortable furniture. The Kitchen is a cooks dream with everything you could want or need. We really enjoyed cooking and eating in the backyard. The bedrooms are very comfortable with great linens and towels. Both bedrooms have full bathrooms with very large closet space. The owners, Jim and Larry were very accommodating and treated us like family. They had a cocktail party for us and a small group of our friends, it was fun! Larry had a great cocktail list for the house, Yes a cocktail list! He was in the restaurant industry and does an amazing jobs with his drinks and Appetizers. What we really appreciated the most was that Larry & Jim seem to know the times when you want to just spend quiet time, relaxing. We really appreciated that. Overall if your looking for a comfortable relaxing time in the desert then this is the place for you!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your review. I guess we didnt get to say goodbye as we had hoped. You were terrific guests and your friends were great to meet. Hoping to see you both return. Let us know how your dinner at Canalis went.

                                                                    Desert Sun Estate

                                                                    Patti D.

                                                                    Our stay at this beautiful property was exceptional. It is in a perfect location in Rancho Mirage. Better than a 5 star hotel. Jim and Larry exceptional hosts. Can't wait till next year.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Patti & Will for being our guests. We really appreciate your selecting Desert Sun Estate for your Desert relaxation time. We will continue to strive to make Desert Sun Estate Guest house a comfortable, relaxing and sought after place to escape. We look forward to your return.


                                                                    Rancho Mirage, CA, USA

                                                                    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 AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES 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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                    Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom): $155 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 $100.00 Payments are non-refundable, however we will apply 100% of any payments made to a future stay. Minimum age requirement for guests is 50 years plus. Stay-date confirmation & rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by payment.

                                                                    21 Reviews
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