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Casa Clara - Private Hacienda on almost 1/2 acre!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Casa Clara is a charming and private hacienda on one-half acre of lush landscaped grounds with cascading water fountain entry into this spacious four bedroom, three bath mini-estate. Exquisitely decorated and lovingly restored to accentuate its charming Mexican architecture.

Mexican pavers lead to large living room with adobe fireplace and large formal dining area overlooking spectacular free form pool and spa. Backyard must be seen to appreciate - truly an entertainer's dream.

Flagstone firepit, large entertainment area with talevera tile counter tops and seating for six. Professional stainless steel barbecue and built-in refrigerator. French doors grace each bedroom leading to private patios. Spectacular master suite with private deck, master bath with wood shutters into bedroom above corner spa tub. Separate fully equipped mini-gym facing backyard.

Casa Clara is a beautiful, private hacienda on one-half acre of lush landscaped grounds. Enter through the gate to entry courtyard complete with fountain.

No parties are permitted on property.

City of Rancho Mirage Permit# 1009

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Clare Mc Ternan
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


Rancho Mirage Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (pack and play)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Free form pool, Outdoor and indoor Spa-Jacuzzi, Outdoor firepit, Separate Gym with elliptical trainer, nautilus work-bench, and professional chrome free weights, Cable TV on a 42-inch flat widescreen TV with surround sound DVD system, High speed Internet Access, Large 2-car garage, Outdoor entertainment area with built-in stainless steel gas barbecue and refrigerator, Climatized wine storage, Dual zone digital A/C and heating system, Professional misting system on all five patios, Cooks kitchen with all stainless appliances and commercial range, Full size washer and dryer, Lutron touch activated dimming system, Hairdryers, irons, towels, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, and all linens provided, 400-600 thread count cotton sheets, down duvets, 6 cordless phones equipped with intercom system, Selection of games/DVD/CDs for guest use.


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Casa Clara - Private Hacienda on almost 1/2 acre!!!
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Amazing sanctuary in the heart of Rancho Mirage!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from another incredible stay at Casa Clara! We thoroughly enjoyed lounging in the private backyard by the pool and lounging under the palapa. I am not sure why I have not written a review sooner as this property is a real gem! We love having breakfast on the front patio by the fountain and watching the humming birds. The misting system makes all the patios very comfortable during the crazy summer heat. We hardly went out and grilled outside most evenings. Can't wait for our next trip! Thanks Clare for always being so accommodating and gracious.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well maintained

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very nice! Every time I had a question she would respond rightaway. The property was very nice, clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a Palm Springs Vacation Home

  • 3 of 5

The house was beautiful Spanish style. Kitchen sort of had everything. When we arrived the pool was not clean they came to clean the next day. You are not able to play music you are not able to speak loud outside. We rented another house two weeks ago in Palm Dessert was able to play music outdoors and stay out until 12 and past if we liked. This house sort of made it feel like u were in jail. No noise and no music should be specified right when your renting. This made the stay not comfortable. First night we played low music that u can barely hear we got a call from the owner saying we could not play anything at all that if they come it will be a $500 fine, so we turned off and didn't play at all, but later at night when we were quietly trying to enjoy the patio we hear people jumping in the pool and screaming next door so didn't understand the no noise part. Either way won't be recommending this house. When you go to Palm

Springs you want to enjoy the outdoors and the pool and play music and have BBQ. This place you can not enjoy

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anni, I would to make a few corrections to your comments. When you made your reservation, you were provided with a rental agreement and good neighbor brochure detailing city rules as they relate to vacation rental properties. However, apparently you did not read these documents. Again, I reminded you of the rules prior to arrival. They are not my rules but as a vacation owner in the City of Rancho Mirage, we need to be in compliance or risk loosing our permit. As required, the rules are posted at the house also. Despite this, you disregarded the regulations and played your music outdoors, which precipitated a call to the hotline, who in turn called me. Our pool service is Tuesdays and Fridays, which is noted in the information your were provided with. You arrived on Thursday night and the pool was cleaned very early on Friday morning.
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Great Backyard!

  • 3 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids as well as another family of four spent a week at this property. We all really enjoyed the large pool and hot tub and the backyard space was wonderful to sit out and spend our days. The misting system was a nice addition to help keep us cool on the hotter days. The house was a very spacious bungalow but is older and does need some upgrades and general maintenance but overall it met our needs. We addressed a few issues on the first day with the homeowner and she was great with communication and answering any questions or concerns we had. It is in a great location close to highway 111 and there are many amenities within walking distance. Beware of noise complaints, we had one during the afternoon while enjoying the pool with our kids. The demographic of the community is older so noise/voices must be kept low.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Becky, for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, overall. Casa Clara is certainly not a newer modern property, by any means. Like most of the properties in the neighborhood, it was built in the 1960s but has, of course, been updated since then. We actually took out some of the "updates" when we purchased the property as we felt that for instance, granite counters were not in keeping with the Mexican hacienda style of the house. Instead we opted for such additions as talevera and satillo tile and hand painted sinks. We also added the large palapa with ceiling fans and lighting, which we felt added to the character of the property as well providing lots of shade. We really wanted to be true to the style of the house. It's true my housekeeping crew missed a few maintenance issues and I apologize for that but they were a bit rushed as you had requested a very early check in and we wanted to oblige. The make up of our neighborhood is in fact very mixed and does not consist of only retirees. Our next door neighbor runs a local air conditioning business and another neighbor is a very active realtor. As I had mentioned, neighbors do have a hotline to call if there is any excessive noise outdoors (or music)but I have had very few calls in the 12 years we have been renting the house. The lots in this area are very large so the noise has to be quite loud to cause any problems.
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Wonderful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming back to Casa Clara for many years. After owning and renting a number of different homes in the desert, we finally landed on this gem. The park-like atmosphere is very serene and the house is nestled in a quiet, safe neighborhood. We've found that the house is good fit for both old and young. There are lots of places both inside and out to sit and enjoy yourself. The separate wings in the house make it perfect for a variety of family members. Our teens were able to stay in their own wing and watch TV or play on their phones while the other wing slept soundly. We love the proximity to The River and a short drive to El Paseo. Nothing but positive things to say!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Desert Oasis!!!

  • 5 of 5

I heartily agree with all the 5-star reviews here. If you're looking for a lovely, serene oasis in the desert, look no further. Casa Clara is even nicer than the pictures. We had a wonderful, memorable weekend with friends while attending the "OldChella" music festival (Dylan/Rolling Stones/Paul McCartney et al) at Indio which is about a 20 - 25 min drive from the house. The house is large, comfortable and very well appointed. It can easily accommodate two families (assuming that is agreeable with the owner). Casa Clara has a beautiful front yard, patio & courtyard -- that you'll rarely use -- only because the backyard is so nice: we loved the large, classic Palm Springs' amoeba-shaped pool! It was crystal clear & cool. Tons of shaded outdoor seating. (The spa looked great too -- we just never fired it up.) Wonderful outdoor grill, wet bar, large outside dining table. Ditto on the inside: large dining room & dining table, fully equipped kitchen, all the bedrooms were very comfortable. There's lots of places inside and out to curl-up with a book, hang out with friends...or watch the large flat panel TV...whatever is your preference.

Can't think of a nicer Palm Springs vacation home, and the owner, Clare, was a pleasure to deal with; our experience -- from booking, through our arrival & departure -- was seamless. We look forward to returning next time we're in Palm Springs! Thank you, Clare!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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all walking distances, Walking distance from the new 'River' complex with restaurants, cinemas and shops


Rates & Availability

Rancho Mirage Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Apr 11 2018 - Apr 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday rates may be higher - please inquire.
Pool heating available at $60 per day.
Utility allowance for longer term stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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