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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,670 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Master Suites, With En Suite Baths, Sleeps 4, 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

David Madison
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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!!


El Mirador Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths are shower only, soaking recommended in the spacious garden jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • both bedrooms are master suites with en suite baths, rooms include TVs and ceiling speakers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
check in is 3PM, unless otherwise arranged, check out 10AM please


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Great Central Location, Cozy, Private, Family And Pet Friendly Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

The Host with the Most

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, fully appointed rental in a chic Palm Springs neighbourhood. We wanted for nothing during our few days here, thanks to David's hospitality and well-equipped kitchen. The views of the mountains from the completely private back yard are stunning... including from the main suite shower! Check-in was a breeze and David showed us every feature of the property during the handover of the keys. The pool and hot tub were a welcome respite after long (dusty) days of hiking and walking about. Cannot recommend the hiking / trail running enough, including our drive to Joshua Tree Nat'l Park just north of Palm Springs. There is a large grocery store a few minutes drive from the house, as is the main shopping / restaurant district. This house is a great place for a family or two couples to hang out in stylish and comfortable surroundings. David has an amazing design sense and his "eclectic" collection is impressive. Would love to hear the story behind all the great pieces he has. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Minutes from downtown Palm Springs with easy access from the airport and all major routes, this is a perfect little getaway for two couples. The kitchen is well appointed with most everything you need for a vacation stay. The loveliest feature is the pool and its surroundings in the backyard. It was the perfect retreat after a day of sightseeing or shopping, with a beautiful pool and large outdoor eating area. The owner is exceptionally accommodating and personally sees to your comfort by meeting his guests upon arrival to familiarize you on the home. A drawback for some may be the fact that it does face a fairly busy street so traffic noise, if that bothers you, could be a factor. It is still a lovely home in one of our favourite places to visit and we would certainly return if it were available!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful oasis in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and will definitely return. Aesthetics are subjective and this house spoke to us. Everything about it was appealing, comfortable, functional, and lovely. The pool area was private and beautifully landscaped. We enjoyed our morning walks to Ruth Hardy park with our dog. The house is very well situated, in close proximity to downtown Palm Springs. David was extremely helpful and hospitable.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Palm Springs Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our host, David, could not have been more warm and welcoming and helpful--he was just great! His home was exceptionally comfortable--the beds and furnishings were super, the kitchen was very well equipped (all the great appliances, cooking gear, plates and glasses, etc. you would ever want), the main master suite was huge and included a very large dressing room and beautiful master bath, the outdoor spa/hot tub and gas grill were excellent, but most of all the enormous and spectacular back patio with it's superb and unobstructed view of the mountains, large table and chairs, chaise lounges by the great kidney-shaped pool, all under the warm sun were the perfect way to experience Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have been able to share my home with such appreciative and pleasant people. Come back anytime! David
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The Right Choice

  • 5 of 5

I made the right choice! This is a lovely home, beautifully decorated, warm ‘n inviting, well stocked and ideally located; so you can put your bags down and start your vacation as soon as you walk in! The home has two Master Suites which makes it a great place for two couples. The bedrooms (and whole house) have beautiful pieces of unique furniture, comfortable beds w/ nice linens and are on opposite sides of the house so everyone has a little privacy. The kitchen has everything you would need, very well stocked with nice modern appliances as well as some of those basics one would need in a kitchen like spices/oils etc. The house flows out to a private and beautifully landscaped yard with a lovely view of the mountains, perfect backdrop to a day by the pool, or an evening cocktail. The pool area has several nice lounge chairs and fluffy pool towels as well as a beautiful large glass table and chairs for early morning breakfast or candle light dinner. This home is perfectly located, easy walking distance to restaurants, shopping and it’s just down the street from Ruth Hardy Park. I personally really liked that this home was pet friendly, but other than a small doggy door, you would never know an animal had ever been in the home – the home is very clean. This home does not feel like a rental at all, it feels like you’ve walked into a buddies’ house – this was the nicest rental I have reserved, and priced well especially for what you get. I felt this place checked all the boxes. If you are looking for a beautiful home w/ a private pool, perfect yard, I highly recommend this home! Thank you David for opening your home to me.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and all the comforts

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental! It was perfect for two couples: private, comfortable, clean and easy to get to. The owner was available to answer questions and was very responsive. Great kitchen, great views, gorgeous grounds. Be sure to check about having the pool heated. There might be an extra charge but it's worth it. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cydney! and thank you for taking such great care of my home. Come back anytime. David
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Rates & Availability

El Mirador Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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