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David Madison

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Great Central Location, Cosy, Private, Family And Pet Friendly Cottage

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Palm Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom Master Suites, With En Suite Baths, Sleeps 6, Facing Gorgeous Mountain

Enter a Mediterranean style shuttered, vine covered cottage, set in a professionally landscaped front garden complete with Ficus privacy hedge and exotic desert aloes, 18 palm trees, agave and olive trees. From the front door you can see through to the backyard which has unobstructed (no overhead wires) breathtaking views of Mt. San Jacinto. Fully tiled 1670 sq. ft. home eclectically decorated with sleek modern furniture and antique accessories from Europe, Indonesia, and Asia. A 52' flat screen TV in the spacious, sunny living room makes for a perfect movie night. Top of the line gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and view of the rear garden and blue tiled classic 50s kidney shaped pool. Main bedroom has a large desk for computer work,WiFi, plus TV and video components. Adjoining bath has a rain shower and floor length glass sliders to step directly out into the beautiful private sun lit garden. A delight to shower with the mountains at your back. Bath has added feature of a huge walk in closet/dressing room with skylight, to comfortably house all your belongings. Equally spacious second bedroom has own access to the garden and large spa set in a covered gazebo. The totally private walled garden sports a tropical feel, with vine, rose and jasmine covered walls which fill the night air with fragrance. The property has 18 large palm trees, a stand of timber bamboo, and many large urns filled with succulents and flowers that surround the midnight blue tiled pool. A separate structure with laundry, and a large stainless grill completes the picture of a desert escape with all the amenities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Madison (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About David Madison

I moved to the Southern California desert directly from Manhattan, New York City, where I resided for 28 years.

I've owned a floral and event production company for 37 years, bringing it to Palm Springs in late 1999. My instant love of the desert compelled me to create my own oasis in the heart of the historic Movie Colony. I've spent the last 13 years acquiring and cultivating exotic flora to complete the illusion, and brought to this property all the antique treasures I've found in my travels. The overall effect is that of a comfortable, elegant home, that certainly doesn't look like a hotel.

David Madison purchased this cottage in 2000

Why David Madison chose Palm Springs

Location, location, location everyone says. This place has charm, privacy, comfort and drop dead mountain views, just minutes from the heart of Palm Springs life. Stay home by the pool, or walk your dog one block away at dog-friendly Ruth Hardy Park which includes public tennis courts and loads of grass and paved walkways. Just a couple of blocks away is the famous Movie Colony where you can walk or drive among some of the most beautiful streets and estates in town.

What makes this cottage unique

Palm Springs is all about outdoor living and the large garden with pool, spa, grill, chaises dining table, and landscape lighting will let you enjoy the sun or stars with equal ease. Backyard is VERY private!!

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Great Central Location, Cosy, Private, Family And Pet Friendly Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

After my third year at this cottage, I love it even more. The location is excellent; the secluded yard, with pool and hot tub, is beautifully landscaped; and the house itself is lovely. Everything is so well maintained. David is the consummate host: so helpful and committed to everything working for his guests. We love the Coachella Valley but Palm Springs particularly. I bring my dog, too. The cottage, yard, nearby park, walkability, and pet-friendliness of Palm Springs make it so much fun to have her with us. We enjoyed a spectacular month!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always, always a pleasure, Linda, Molly, et al.!!
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5

Very tasteful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful holiday choice. Spacious, relaxed and beautifully furnished.

A great outdoor space with lovely pool and garden filled with beautiful plants.

Dave,the owner and his partner Jim are delightful and extremely helpful and obliging. The situation is perfect. A 15minute walk to the top end of Palm Springs Main Street and very near all the main roads in and out of town.

An absolute must!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for the great review. I'm so glad you and your family got to experience my place!
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5

Did't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

We just didn't want to leave!! We arrived a day early and called David to let him know we were getting close to the house . We thought the reservation was Saturday to Saturday not Sunday to Sunday. No worries, he met us there and showed us around. What a beautiful home, the backyard is a true paradise. Beautiful pool, hot tub and gardens. The inside was immaculate, there was a well appointed kitchen, nice enough to cook a Thanksgiving feast-which we did. The main living room had a great area to watch TV and a great area to lounge around with cocktails. The bedrooms were spacious. The location was perfect. We were a walk to Hardy Park and the downtown area. We would love to stay there again!

Karen and Jeff

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen and Jeff. You're welcome anytime!
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5

beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

David was a great host. He met us at the house, and showed us around and gave us lots of information about Palm Springs. Both the house and garden were spectacular and we really enjoyed our stay. It was great to wake up in the morning to the sun streaming in, and the view of the mountains was beautiful. It was an easy walk to downtown Palm Springs and we loved exploring the area. All in all, an experence we would happily repeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon! I'm so glad you all had fun on your very first PS experience! Thanks also for leaving my place so wonderfully tidy. Come back for a visit anytime!
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Austin, TX, USA
5

Perfect Couple Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property; perfect for us - a young 60's year old couple. Great private backyard with nice sized pool; high-end kitchen completely stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans, etc.; comfortably furnished. Very clean property and well maintained.

Great location - a block away from Ruth Hardy Park. Walking distance to downtown, designer area, and great coffee shops (Koffi and Ernests). Excellent start/finish point for my morning runs around the city.

David (property owner) was very easy to do business with - no complications, no fuss. Welcomed us and showed us around. During our 2 weeks, he was easily available and not intrusive. He paid attention to the details that made us comfortable - even published the maintenance schedule (pool 2X per week, gardner 1X per week).

I would highly recommend this property. We had a wonderful stay in Palm Springs, David's home was very comfortable, and the whole transaction was smooth.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Wonderful month!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic find...we were so pleased that we loved this place ....convenient to everything we chose to do ....near Ruth Hardy Park for our dog....the gym...the Design District...restaurants and all points north or south. When renting for a longer period of time it is important that the house and the surroundings are suitable for your needs. This was comfortable and beautiful. Many thanks to David, a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janell, it was a pleasure having you, and thank you for taking such good care of my home. David
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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Lulu
"Cool environment, fun menu, pleasant service. I recommend it for breakfast or lunch"
Palm Springs Air Museum
"just 6 minutes from my home, it's a great way to see vintage planes. It's also a great and d..."
Spencer's Restaurant
"Sunday brunch is a must here."
Koffi Palm springs
"One of the few pet friendly places in town. Great people and dog watching while having a fr..."
Indian Canyons
"See thousand year old trees here, and a cold running stream. This is where the ancient inhab..."
Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
"2014 is the final season for this landmark show, where you can see chorus girls in their 70s..."
Sherman's Deli & Bakery
"A must for great deli. It reminds me of being back home in NYC."
Las Casuelas Terraza
"located in the heart of Downtown, near Lulus. The ultimate place for Mexican cuisine and liv..."
Palm Springs Desert Museum
"For a small regional museum, this place is a treasure in the desert. Extremely well endowed,..."
Moorten Botanical Garden
"This is a small botanical garden with a big collection of rare and exotic flora. The owner, ..."
Riviera Palm Springs
"just minutes from my place... This hotel recently went thru a 70 million dollar redo. It's P..."
Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
"My top choice for breakfast or lunch in Palm Springs. Best fish and chips outside of Seattle."
Copleys On Palm Canyon
"minutes from my place... the former home of Cary Grant. This is fine dining at it's very bes..."
Forever Marilyn
"located in from of the Palm Springs Art Museum, this is iconic Palm Springs"
Albertsons
"one of two large grocery chains just a block from my place"
Rick's Restaurant & Bakery
"Hugely popular for Sunday breakfast and lunch....always busy!"
Johannes
"This place reminds me of dining in New York City. Chic, minimal, with the best schnitzel on ..."
The Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar
"also minutes from my place, located in the recently renovated Colony Palms Hotel. Great food..."
Blue Coyote Grill
"Good TexMex cuisine with live music."
John Henry's
"Hard place to get into because the locals all get there first, and for good reason. Deliciou..."
Kaiser Grille
"across from LuLus, in central Downtown. A big favorite of mine."
Wil Stiles
"Chic men's clothing. cool stuff."
Desert Regional Medical Center
"two blocks from my house"
Jake's
"If you only have time to go to one lunch/dinner place, this is the one. Enough said!"
Palm Springs Celebrity Tours
"This is a great way to get out of the heat, sit in a luxury bus, and get a tour of the Palm ..."
California Pizza Kitchen
"located next to Forever Marilyn, always a great, clean place to eat."
Bit of Country
"only place I know to get grits for breakfast."
Tinto
"Cool restaurant in a cool new hotel, excellent Tapas."
Trio
"good people watching"
Cheeky's
"great food, but hard to get into. VERY popular"
Tyler's Burgers
"Closed in August, but a Hamburger lovers answer to HEAVEN!!! "
Tropicale
"my guests all love this place for dinner. Also has a great outdoor bar/meeting place. Try th..."
Matchbox Palm Springs
"in central Palm Springs on the second floor. wonderful thin crust pizza!"
Trina Turk Boutique
"great hip store for men and women."
Car: recommended

Just minutes from the historic Riviera Hotel and Spa,The Palm Springs Tramway, (where you can see the mountains from a different perspective), the Palm Springs Convention Center, The Aqua Caliente Casino and Spa, North Palm Canyon Drive with great shopping, antiquing, restaurants, and art galleries, but nestled in a quiet area perfect to take advantage of all the activities, or just get away from it all in a secluded, totally walled private oasis.

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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$192
$962
$3,850
 
 
Shoulder
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$242
$1,210
$4,840
 
 
Prime
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$308
$1,540
$6,160
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cleaning Fee: $150.00, Tax 11.5% of Total Rental Rate, TOT permit# 6004
Increased Rates: Holidays, Special Events & Weekends, Call for Details.
Rental Period 3-day minimum. We are pet friendly (Pet Fee: $150.00)
*Utility deposit equal to $30.00 a day times the number of days of the reservation. Any unused portion of that deposit will be refunded within 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Palm Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths are shower only, soaking recommended in the spacious garden jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • both bedrooms are master suites with en suite baths, rooms include TVs and ceiling speakers
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
check in is 3PM, unless otherwise arranged, check out 10AM please

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