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Classic Spanish Bungalow - Views & Pool for Weekend Get-Away or Winter Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4, Desirable Palm Springs South Location

Go back in time and experience a sense of what Palm Springs was like in the 40’s. This is a classic 1941 Spanish bungalow ideally located in the Tahquitz River neighborhood of south Palm Springs. Enjoy the peace and privacy of a private home situated on a walled-in corner lot with a traditional kidney-shaped, heated pool and abundant, mature desert vegetation -- all surrounded by dramatic San Jacinto mountain views.

David Murphy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

Why David Murphy chose Palm Springs

We love the desert and in particular the fun quirkiness of Palm Springs. The house is charming. And while we admire and celebrate the mid-century modern heritage of Palm Springs, this house appealed to us because of its comfortably vintage feel. We wanted something different and, well, old school - as a retreat from the hectic, fast-paced modern world. This is it.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is a quiet and private retreat - yet so close to all the fun Palm Springs has to offer. Great location, just off Palm Canyon Drive - the main road passing through the desert communities. - and a quick 5 minute drive to downtown shopping or the airport.


Tahquitz River Estates Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are newly remodeled. Each bathroom has a shower. There are no bathtubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each of the two bedrooms has a king size bed with luxurious silky cotton bed linens. High Definition TV in each bedroom. There is a pull-out full size sofa bed in a sleeping alcove and a queen size sofa bed in the family room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Classic Spanish Bungalow - Views & Pool for Weekend Get-Away or Winter Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Washington, DC

First class Casita experience

  • 5 of 5

This historic home transports the visitor to another world. The house is sited to enjoy splendid mountain views and take in the serenity of Palm Springs. The interior is contemporary and warm, with up-to-date furnishings. The owner has gone the extra mile to give the renter a first class experience, from sumptuous linens to a great sound system to a surprisingly well -stocked kitchen. He is very attentive to detail and also very responsive to inquiries. The location of the house provides easy access to the local top restaurants and the spectacular golf possibilities are endless. We hope to return (found this house perfect for two adult couples)!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, quiet, relaxing, beautiful, homey, warm, cute, charming

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving to the property, I was taken away by the breathtaking back way entry to the poolside. Every part of the house was perfect. I love the open concept from the dining room to the backyard. My favorite feature was the Spanish wooden doors, definitely picture worthy. All household supplies were easy to access. All of the guests including myself were in comfortable sleeping quarters. David promptly replied to all of my concerns and questions. His instructions were clear cut and simple to understand. It was the perfect home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful oasis - as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at David's house for the 4th of July weekend and we loved every minute. The house itself was just as advertised in the pics/description - a quaint property with everything you need: pool, grill, a/c, and all the amenities inside. We had a great time, it was a great location and we enjoyed lounging by the pool and then retreating inside for the a/c. Even the pullout sofa was comfortable by pullout sofa standards! David was prompt in the communications booking the property and in getting the security deposit back to us after our stay. We plan on coming back - thanks David!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN

A great hideaway in downtown Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you want to be close to the shops, bars, and restaurants in Palm Springs. Minutes away from Indian Gardens and the Palm Springs Tram, but secluded in this wonderful neighborhood of Spanish bungalows and Mid-century modern homes. Secluded pool, well appointed living areas and bedrooms...what more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kreme de la Kreme

  • 5 of 5

This Spanish bungalow is the most comfortable, sunlit, private casita in all of PS! It's very spacious with lots of living space which makes it delightful to sit and relax in all of rooms in the house. It's impeccably clean, and very, very well stocked. The music system rocks, and you can attach your phone to listen to your favorites. The furniture is comfortable and the beds are super cozy. We swam in the heated, (optional) sparkling pool everyday and a few times at night. The neighborhood is safe, the house has an alarm system and it's very well lit at night. A great place to chilax and close enough to everything you want to eat and do.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Casita olancha is a true gem in a town filled with luxury homes. It is comfortable without being over the top, satisfying without being pretentious. The moment we walked in, it felt like home. All of the sofas, beds, patio furniture, and any place you could lounge felt cozy and restful. The casita is outfitted with everything you need and could possibly want. The pool is deliciously cool and sparkling clean. The grounds are private and the view of San Jacinto is spectacular. David was quick to respond when we experienced a minor issue, and was available to resolve it quickly and efficiently. We loved it here, and would gladly return were it not for the fact that we are buying a place in PS ourselves!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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* Casino gambling in Palm Springs - yes, it's legal

* Local Area activities: Palm Springs' Aerial Tram, Jeep Tours, Water Park, Spa Facilities, Galleries, Museums, Theaters, IMAX.

* Nearby: Joshua Tree National Monument, Cabazon Outlet Mall.

* Two hours to: Orange County (Disneyland, Universal Studios and beaches), San Diego (Zoos, Sea World, Legoland), Lake Arrowhead (sightseeing and shopping), or Big Bear (skiing).

Hike: Miles of hiking trails are within a 1/4-mile walking distance from the house or a short drive. Great hiking trails include: Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon, Tahquitz Canyon and multiple trails off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Also stroll through Moorten's Botanical Garden less than a 1/2-mile away.


Rates & Availability

Tahquitz River Estates Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check-out cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.5%

For bookings MORE than 30 days out, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due to secure the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings LESS than 30 days out, full non-refundable payment is due upon confirmed reservation. Palm Springs tax does NOT apply for booking longer than 28 days.

The pool will be heated upon request at $25/day for a minimum of 3 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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