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2/3 BR luxury Guest House 1700sqft & Casita for 50+ Former Desi Arnaz property

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

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, outdoor lounge seating, Italianate Gazebo, Koi pond & waterfall.

Taking reservations now for April 2018.

(Oct, Nov, Jan Feb 'March 18 already booked)

April 2018 dates available

Taking reservations for 2019 season.

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

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

ASK OWNER FOR DISCOUNT RATES FOR STAYS OVER 8 DAYS

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.

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. 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. )

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 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.

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.

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More Details

Owner
James Angone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 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

Amenities

Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 50
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • max occupancy for guest house is 4 persons Max occupancy for Guest House & Casita is 6 persons
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Being in the food industry I will be happy to suggest and make reservations for restaurants golf etc

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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2/3 BR luxury Guest House 1700sqft & Casita for 50+ Former Desi Arnaz property
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
Gig Harbor Wa
5

Our first stay at Desert Sun Estate

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

What a Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John & Nancy We really appreciate your review and we look forward to having you as our guests in the future.
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Gig Harbor Wa
5

What a Great Time We had at Desert Sun Estate

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

Desert Sun Estate

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
8.8 Miles
Palms Springs Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Shame On The Moon
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Thunderbird
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I10
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

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom):
$165 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 50 years plus.
Stay-date confirmation & rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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