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Architectural Masterpiece With Airliner Views Across The Valley

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Hillside Home With Three Master Suites, 3.5 Baths

Contemporary hillside solar home on over 1/2 acre with mega views! Steel elements, green design, sliding doors, multiple decks and patios, and iPad controlled automation system. Kitchen, living and dining areas include skylights, fireplace and large deck. Master suites one + two offer views, patios and spa-like baths. Detached casita offers views, fireplace and bath. Custom pool with custom water display, spa, misting system and 360 degree views.

This ultra energy efficient desert home with spectacular views across the entire Coachella Valley is a showcase of modern design and technology. It was constructed in 2003 as the “Energywise House”, under the supervision of noted “This Old House” program host, Bob Vila.

The home is on a 1/2 acre lot in a very private enclave in the Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs, and features 3005 square feet of unique living space, including a private guest house, large pebble tech salt water pool and spa, beautiful desert landscaping and an electronically operated gate for utmost privacy.

The main house has a spectacular great room that opens to the full-length balcony through Fleetwood sliders that disappear into the walls. It also features a dramatic gas fireplace. The kitchen boasts a Subzero refrigerator and separate wine cooler, maple cabinetry, Caesar stone counters, Decor commercial grade gas stove and oven, built-in Decor microwave, Kitchen Aid trash compactor, garbage disposal, and a top-of-the line Miele dishwasher.

The two main house master suites each have their own terraced patios and large bathrooms featuring oversized showers (one of which opens to a desert garden). The large private guest house includes a coffee bar with refrigerator, and a fireplace.

Additional highlights:

Three zones of electronic climate control

Sunpower solar electric system.

CrystalClear whole house water purification system.

Rainbird automated sprinkler system.

Security system.

Two commercial-grade Koolfrog misting systems for main house, pool area, and guest house.

Automated low-voltage landscape lighting system.

Remote control for all pool systems and pool deck lighting.

Unique light garden featuring custom sculpture by noted Denver artist Tyler Aiello, and multicolored Laminar water jets.

Smarthome fully automated home lighting system, controllable through an iPhone/iPad/Web interface that allows access from anywhere in the world.

Custom-built electronic gate, operated by remote controls and compatible with Homelink car systems.

Whole-house audio/video system, featuring a Panasonic plasma television concealed by an automated art screen, Yamaha receiver and Adcom power amplifier, Paradigm Studio front channel speakers, Paradigm subwoofer, and in-ceiling Boston Acoustic speakers in great room and bedroom suites.

Mitsubishi LCD TV with integrated sound bar and wireless subwoofer in bedroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017


The Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3005 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Detached Casita
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Architectural Masterpiece With Airliner Views Across The Valley
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Second visit, we will be back!!! Love this home!

  • 5 of 5

Architectural masterpiece explains this property well. This is our second stay at this home, and once again we didn't want to leave. The property is all that it boasts and more. The views from balcony are stunning! Large rooms, bathroom in each bedrooms, and guest house perfect for friends or teenagers who prefer their space. Gourmet kitchen if you prefer to stay in, and cook, with open concept to large screen tv area.

Pool area is beautiful, and lounge chairs as well as lounge floating rafts are provided for your enjoyment, as well as overhead cooling pool mister. Making for a comfortable relaxing afternoon of fun in the sun!

Lovely neighborhood, with nearby dinning and shopping, with a quick drive you can enjoy El Paseo shopping as well.

No detail is overlooked by your lovely host Marcio! He could not be more gracious, or accommodating! Thank you again for making our spring break exceptional! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed, well located with lovely views. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, Clean House (the photos do not do it justice); Friendly, Responsive Managrment; Well-Appointed Kitchen; Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL

Breathtakingly beautiful home situated with the perfect mountain view!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has stunning view of mountain, quiet location, yet situated close to shopping, dinning, and Tahquitz Canyon, our favorite for running!

Marcio was extremely helpful and professional throughout entire process. He expedited our check in process, with us ending up arriving late due to traffic from Malibu. Yet, he remained patient and accommodating. We were welcomed with a bottle of champagne!

No detail is overlooked in this home. The decor, the wonderfully comfortable beds, to fully stocked kitchen, down to the smallest of detail such as coffee for Nespresso machine! There is even has a smart phone app to control lighting, inside and outside the house!

You will delight in the outdoor misters as you bask by the pool, or on the outside deck.

It has a casita, sepearate from main house, situated just off the pool, it includes it's own bathroom, wet bar area, and fireplace. Just lovely!

Unlike the other review we found the home to be impeccably clean, inside and out. Even down to the patio and deck furniture.

We have stayed in Palm Springs for past six years, renting homes through VRBO, we have yet to enjoy a home as much as this one. From the first call to the last correspondence, it was seamless, as you would want a vacation to be.

If you rent this lovely home please take care of it, as we plan to return again and again!

Thank you for an exceptionally wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice fun home!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice, well furnished home! Spectacular view, in a great neighborhood and very close to downtown Palm Springs. It has a very well stocked kitchen. It is obvious the home has not been rented often. Marcio was very responsive and a very good host!

The reason it did not get 5 stars -

- The house seemed/felt clean but then there were some areas not dusted. Not a big deal, it just goes back to they don't rent it often.

- Lots of stairs. This didn't bother us, just be aware, if you don't like stairs, you won't like this property!

Overall a very good property that we would use again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
El Mirasol
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Indian Canyon
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

The Mesa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 11.5%

Departure cleaning charge: $250
Security Deposit.

Optional at an additional cost:
Heating spa $20 per day and pool $30 per day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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