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1930s 2-story Spanish: 4 guest suites, AC, Awesome with pool. Great for groups

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 372 nights


About the property

Spectacular 1934 Old Palm Springs Rental. Up to four couples. Sleeps 10 easily.

Beautifully restored 1930's vintage Old Palm Springs compound. Color and comfort define this private retreat with four separate suites. Great cozy living room with fireplace and French doors to private courtyard and mountain views. Lush gardens and fruit trees embrace a large turquoise swimming pool with diving board, built-in outdoor seating area with fire pit, fountains, hammocks and 1956 vintage trailer / bar. Magnificent Views of San Jacinto Mountains from every area of property. Pool heating optional. Fully equipped open kitchen. Thoughtfully chosen vintage furniture and lighting. Simple sound system in living room. Broadband Internet included throughout the property. No TV and no house phones. Our pool is not fenced, so a liability release is required if children will be present.

Palm Springs TOT Permit # 6092

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


This husband/ wife (photographer / landscape designer) team wanted an escape from Los Angeles that felt like a simple cottage but offered an opportunity to to recreate the feeling of old Palm Springs with modern Mexican / Mediterranean flourishes-a Frieda Kahlo meets Luis Barragan private retreat. Enjoying the outdoors and welcoming friends to Palm Springs opened a new chapter of romance!

JEFF or LAURA purchased this house in 2012

Why JEFF or LAURA chose Palm Springs

The mountain views are heavenly. And there was room to create gardens! the vibe is like going back in time to when Palm Springs was filled with Spanish Revival architecture like this home. A marvelous escape from daily drudge. Large pool, diving board, separate casita, beautiful redone tiled bathrooms, new appliances, French doors, walled and gated for privacy! Outdoor lounging areas surrounded in your private oasis.

What makes this house unique

Only 2 hours from Los Angeles or San Diego, this enchanting home offers beauty, privacy, good taste and is unpretentious. It is close to downtown. No phone, no tv -just a Crowley record player with a mix of old albums (of course we have high-speed internet throughout - we're not crazy! and a stereo system to connect your iPhone to). Plenty of parking, complete privacy among the four suites, great outdoor spaces to relax in sun or shade surrounded by gardens and birdsong (fire pit, pool area, fountains, 1956 Lincraft aluminum trailer bar (!) and more! Beautiful, tasteful colors and scents. Romantic and relaxed. It's an oasis from your real world. Close to shops, tennis, golf, hiking, bars and great food.


Tahquitz River Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Poolside Guest Suite - toilet , shower , Lovely 1930s Lighting, tiled shower, antiques
    Upstairs Bedroom Suite - toilet , shower , Beautiful 1930s tiles, hand-held shower and rain shower
    Poolside Casita - toilet , shower , Rock shower!
    Guest Bath / Laundry Room - toilet , Wonderful high capacity washer / dryer / laundry sink
  • Each bath has fresh towels, antiques, new fixtures and fittings, new toilets and showers have all been redone with wonderful 1930s features. All have curtains and are private and quaint - romantic!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , En-Suite Bath with French antique sink, tiled bath / shower
    Poolside Guest Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Armoire, antique dressing table, Sliding glass door to pool
    Upstairs Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lovely views of mountains. Tiled bath, antique wash basin
    Poolside Casita - 1 queen , Full kitchen, bath with rock shower, bedroom, AC & Heat
  • Each suite has its own beautiful armoire, cedar trunk, mirrors, writing tables and seating. Upstairs bedroom suite has two rooms (small living room with wrap-around windows. All have 1930s doors with mortise locks, windows onto pool area, privacy. All have direct private access to pool area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property is like a small beautiful village in Mexico or Spain. It has a beautiful garden designed by Laura Morton Designs in Hollywood. The 1957 Lincraft trailer has two doors and it's own small deck - it is a lovely bar inside! Low-key, very private, magical! This is not your typical modern house rental. If you want to come to Palm Springs to watch flat-screen TV and sit in your sunken marble hot tub, this is NOT for you. This house is for people who want an exotic and relaxing magical place to visit with family and friends - like traveling back in time. Only a few blocks from hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, dancing and old Palm Springs fun.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

1930s 2-story Spanish: 4 guest suites, AC, Awesome with pool. Great for groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Enchanting Spanish/Mexican Palm Springs Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Madrina was the perfect house for our holiday getaway with friends. description accurate. Everyone had a private suite that was comfortable and well appointed-so welcoming with the vintage feeling. Clean, organized, charming. The cooler weather kept us inside a couple days a bit so we took to reading, conversation and playing records by the fire in the living room. It was so pleasant we didn't want to go out. Great lighting. We enjoyed a couple group meals prepared in the open plan kitchen. The fruit trees provided us with a special treat. We picked and squeezed our own tangerine and grapefruit juice. Great memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.6 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
O'Donnell Public Course
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Mirasol, Miro's, New York Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Salton Sea
Car: not necessary

We are located a short walk from downtown Palm Springs where you can find great restaurants, bars, shops, museums, hiking, bike rentals, golf, tennis, swimming, mid-century architecture tours, live music, dancing and more. A short drive from the spectacular Indian Canyons with great hiking trails and prehistoric palm oasis. Minutes from the Palm Springs Airport.


Rates & Availability

Tahquitz River Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2019
372 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $4,000
Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Housekeeping $230 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

We deliver the property with fresh linens, towels, clean dishes and utensils. No charge for Hi-Speed internet 24/7.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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