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Steve Jensen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian


24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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El Mirador House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

From the designer who brought you 'Stardust', Vrbo property 299939: another exciting listing located in the heart of the Palm Springs MOVIE COLONY area.

Inspired by the cool vibe of Paul Desmond's jazz classic TAKE FIVE, this property seamlessly blends LUXURY with RELAXATION. Walled and gated for maximum privacy, 'Take Five' is tucked away on a secluded cul-de-sac only minutes from the heart of the PALM SPRINGS VILLAGE with it's shops, cafes, and night life.

Sun-drenched living areas open on to an ULTRA PRIVATE pool area featuring amazing UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of Mt. San Jacinto and the mesmerizing California desert. This home has marvelous flow from the indoor to the outdoor pool area… truly an extended living area with luxurious travertine floors flowing in and out.

Custom built-in OUTDOOR SECTIONALS and over-sized lounges for sunbathing allow guests to enjoy sun or shade in complete comfort. And when you have had enough lounging dip in to a 32 foot pool with five SPA JETS incorporated directly in to the shallow end of the pool. An in-pool bench allows you to enjoy a fabulous back message from the strategically placed spa jets while you chat with friends or plan the evening's events.

Take Five's interior is just as meticulously appointed, again, with an emphasis on RELAXATION. The interior features an array of CUSTOM FURNITURE all designed for maximum comfort from the plush dining chairs to the endless 18 foot sectional sofa in the media area. Two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, are outfitted with CALIFORNIA KING sized beds and the latest flat screen televisions. One of the bedrooms has it's own an adjacent LIVING AREA and mini bar, allowing guests to enjoy added privacy while staying at 'Take Five'.

LUXURY truly meets RELAXATION at 'Take Five'…. A unique property with a great location that will make your next stay in Palm Springs a memorable one. Book your reservation today, you'll be glad you did.

*The owners of 'Take Five' travel most of the year but occasionally use a detached guest casita located at the front of the property. The casita shares no common areas with the home and has a separate entrance insuring total privacy for guests.

If the dates you require are booked, please check out our other property 'Stardust' - Vrbo #299939, Home/Away #337141.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Jensen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Steve Jensen

The owner of this cool property is an internationally-known designer of luxury glass lighting and accessories made on the famous island of Murano, Venice, Italy. The sophisticated low-key interior of this home reflects his many years living abroad and the house features numerous pieces from his exclusive collection.

Steve Jensen purchased this house in 2001

Why Steve Jensen chose Palm Springs

This is my second home in Palm Springs. Even though I still love my first home, I bought this one when I needed more space and chose it mainly for its location - a quiet street with no through traffic, and also for the beautiful views from both inside and outside the house of magnificent Mount Saint Jacinto.

What makes this house unique

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based on 24 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Incredible Luxury Property in Movie Colony

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable stay at Steve's Take Five house in early June. The weather was very hot (110-115), but with the pool just steps from the house we had no complaints. The house was very nice with a style that we loved. The private back yard with a perfect pool and two day beds made for a very relaxing environment. Steve provided us with a tour and was available via text during our stay for any questions we had. Also we were just minutes from a number of great restaurants in downtown Palm Springs. We would definitely recommend anyone stay here and will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing property! We just returned from our second stay at “Take Five” and it was as enjoyable as our first visit! The owners have succeeded in providing a beautiful Zen environment with artistic furnishings and design outlay to provide perfect relaxation. From the moment you walk through the front door the effect is immediately calming and peaceful. The patio and pool area are an extension of the indoor living space with a beautiful dining table and custom lounges perfect for reading during the day or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. There is easy access to restaurants close by, but we find ourselves hesitant to leave the property for any length of time and prepare simple evening meals in a well equipped kitchen. We enjoy traveling and experiencing new destinations in the states and abroad, but “Take Five” is on a very short list of places we will try to return to every year!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookfield, Wisconsin

Beautiful Property in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I (in our 50's) and my daughter and her friend (in their mid 20's) all had a wonderful time at Take Five. The property is amazing! We spent the majority of our days relaxing and enjoying the perfect weather within the luxury of this property. The backyard is extremely private and quiet with exquisite landscaping and a beautiful view of the mountains. We made fresh lemonade from the lemon tree on the property and tried my first kumquat freshly picked in the yard! The pool was perfect with extremely comfortable lounge beds to bask in the sun. The inside was beautiful and spread out in such a way we could all hang out together comfortably or have some private time in another section of the home. The location was close enough to walk downtown (approx 15-20 minute walk) or there was always parking if we drove. Some of our activities included, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of the mountains & the Street Fair downtown Palm Springs on Thursday nights. We grilled out one night and enjoyed various nearby restaurants the other nights. Our favorites being: Copley's on Palm Canyon and Fisherman's Market & Grill.

This property is very well maintained, clean, and stocked with all of the necessities to make it a home. Steve was there to welcome us when we arrived, he checked in with me via text to see if all was ok, and was always prompt with a response if I had a question. We would definitely recommend Take Five for a family or group of 4 or for 2 couples. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in both Stardust and Take Five. As the other reviewers have attested, they are both magnificent in their own individual ways. Assuming availability, we would never come to Palm Springs and stay anywhere but one of these two houses. In addition to maintaining lovely properties, it is a delight to deal with Steve and the people he has around him, whether it be for maintenance items or financial ones. Your needs will be attended to promptly, regardless of time; you will never be “nickeled and dimed”; you will never be wondering when you are getting your deposit back and you will never be in doubt as to what the terms are. The houses are beautiful, but the VRBO rental experience requires more than just the houses. Here, all the pieces fit together perfectly.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Canada

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Take Five spending the month of February soaking up the charms of this stunning property. This was our first visit and we were blown away from the moment we walked through the door. The home is decorated with style and grace but is also very comfortable and inviting. The back yard is an oasis with the pool and a fountain surrounded by fruit and olive trees. It is extremely private and quiet. What you can see is the mountains in the background and we watched the sun disappear behind them each evening. Great vista. The property is only a 15-20 minute walk from the downtown area and its proximity to the wellness park and public tennis courts is an added plus. Friends of ours joined us for a few days and the second bedroom has its own bathroom and sitting area which is very private. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildwood, MO


  • 5 of 5

Ok, maybe not (as I'm apparently never speechless) but suffice to say this property is so much more than depicted by the photos. My husband and I just returned from an 8 day stay at "Take Five." We shared the rental with another couple, very good friends of ours. All four of us were pretty much smitten with Steve's lovely property. We had bad weather and even that couldn't dampen our appreciation for such a beautiful home - truly artistic decor! We walked into town nearly every day and we toured local sites. This was our second visit to PS and the location of this house is awesome. Plus every single detail has been addressed. And there are lemon, orange, grapefruit, kumquat and pomegranate trees, imagine making the freshest juices (and adult beverages) ever! We WILL return.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to park with tennis and basketball courts.


Rates & Availability

El Mirador House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Prime Season 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.5%

3 night minimum. Holidays/Events Add $20/night. Cleaning $200. Optional Pool Heat $50/night
11.5% Palm Springs City Tax applicable for stays under 28 nights
Security Deposit is $1,000
Booking deposit required to hold reservation TOT Permit 47120000
Guests must sign a rental agreement which includes a waiver of liability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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El Mirador House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk-in Dressing Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - California King Bed with ensuite Bath and Dressing Room
    Bedroom 2 - California King bed. Ensuite bathroom and study
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Electronic Gate Security, Private Pool with in-pool spa jets

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