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Centrally Located Mid Century Classic With Fantastic Views and Private Setting

Tahquitz River Estates, Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • House2250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Your Personal Second Home In The Desert Located Near Downtown Palm Springs

This beautiful mid century ranch home, custom built in 1955 on a .25 acre lot, is located in the quiet and serene Taquitz River Estates near downtown Palm Springs. This area features some of the earliest custom homes and largest lots that were developed in early Palm Springs. The home is very private – surrounded by lush walls of hedges. Entry to the home is through an electric gate from the street or a secured entry gate leading to the front courtyard.

The open living/dining area is accessible through French doors to the front yard with desert landscaping with an additional covered seating area and through 2 sets of double French doors to the patio/terrace and large landscaped backyard. The focal point of this living space is a floor to ceiling double-sided brick fireplace with glass flames. This area includes seating and dining areas, large flat screen wall mounted TV, Wi-fi , and a music system wired throughout the home.

The house is nicely furnished like your own home with a stylish glass/Lucite dining table, mid century seating and attention to detail. It is comfortable and inviting.

The kitchen is updated and modern with spacious cabinets and Caesar stone counters. The stainless steel refrigerator, micro-wave oven and gas range with convection oven were purchased in October, 2017. The kitchen is fully equipped with beautiful glassware, china, serving dishes and platters, gourmet cookware and all the items that you prefer in your own home.

The bedrooms are all private and in separate areas of the home. The master bedroom has a walk in closet, bath with shower over tub and French doors which open and overlook the back yard and pool. The second bedroom, accessed through the hall , has French doors to the side desert yard, a full wall of closet space and an adjacent bath with an open rain shower design. This bedroom/bath offers additional privacy from the rest of the home.

The third bedroom is adjacent to the kitchen, with French doors to the front desert landscaping and a small but functional bathroom with a toilet and shower. This bath also provides access to the back yard and can be used from the terrace/pool area.

Each bedroom has new high-end linens, plush towels, pool towels and all the requisite comforts for your stay.

The seamless indoor/outdoor flow continues to a large lattice covered terrace with seating and dining areas overlooking the huge pool- over eight feet deep. The rear yard contains custom patio furniture, beautiful lounge chairs, seating areas with umbrellas, a covered cabana, BBQ, and a large grass area with total privacy.

The south facing yard, pool and large in ground spa provide the backdrop to spectacular/mesmerizing mountain views as well as the hundreds of palm trees the city is known for. This property is a stunning example of how to live in Palm Springs.

At Casa Vista you will be greeted by our local host who will provide you with a tour of our home and will familiarize you with our property.

In many vacation rentals you'll find the garage to be "off limits" and others that do not stock paper products, soaps , detergents and propane for the BBQ. Not so at Casa Vista. Our goal is to provide our guests with the best possible vacation experience.

The home is conveniently located 5-10 minutes from the airport. It is a short walk/or drive to downtown shops and restaurants as well as all the world class Palm Springs area activities.

The property is within walking distance to the Palm Canyon stop for the "BUZZ", the popular FREE trolley service linking the property to/from downtown Palm Springs. The service operates every Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 am at 15 minute intervals.

Rarely is a home of this comfort and quality available as a rental.

This home is available on minimum stay of 3 days. Additional days are prorated on a per day/ weekly basis.

There is a $200.00 cleaning fee and an optional fee of $50.00 per day to heat the pool in the cold months.

CANCELLATIONS - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full rental amount excluding security deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS - Monthly renters must cancel ninety (90) days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least sixty (60) days prior to check-in.

Our cancellation policy is not over written by VRBO policies and cannot be changed unless approved in writing.

The City of Palm Springs ID# 2419


Michael Scharlau

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
english, greek
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Michael Scharlau

As City dwellers, we were looking to experience warmer weather and the Southern California lifestyle...Palm Springs was the answer. We wanted a home that would be comfortable and stylish to share with our family and friends. We found it and want to share this wonderful experience with you. If we can answer any questions or assist you in making your Palm Springs holiday - a special experience - please let us know.

Michael Scharlau purchased this House in 2013

Why Michael Scharlau chose Tahquitz River Estates

Our neighborhood was developed in the 1950's with many interesting homes and properties. Our home is a traditional ranch home. All rooms open to the outdoors and the large terrace is an extension of the home... easy, sunny, living in the desert. The home has been carefully furnished as an elegant and tasteful residence with all the high end linens, kitchenware, and soft goods that you would appreciate it your own home. This is your second home in the desert...enjoy the privacy and relaxation...

What makes this House unique

Our home is most comfortable for 3 couples. There are sleeping accommodations for six. We request that total daytime residents/guests be limited to 10 persons. All sleeping areas are separated and private. There are stunning mountain views from the front and back yards. The property is secluded and quiet. Palm Springs strictly enforces the noise ordinance and we request that you are respective of the ordinance (tot 6084).


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Master bedroom has a view and french doors that open to the back yard/pool and spa. This bedroom has a walk in closet, bath, and custom built cabinets. The second bedroom has a queen bed, large closet and storage areas, bath and this bedroom can be closed from the rest of the home for total privacy. The third bedroom contains two twins, has french doors that access the front yard and a small full bath.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Master Bath, shower over tub, stereo. Second Bath...Walk in Rain Shower, Third Bath...Shower only.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Approximately 1 t0 2 miles from various downtown bars and restaurants.
        • Mountain View
          Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains
        • Resort
          Large pool and beautiful grounds.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 zones
                    • Fireplace
                      Beautiful two sided gas fireplace with crushed glass hearth providing stylish flames and a focal point in the living room.
                    • Garage
                      Two car garage with additional space in front of the garage for parking.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      2 zones
                    • Internet
                      Spectrum Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Large Capacity
                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxury cotton linens..100% Pima Cotton
                    • Living Room
                      Living room has a modern and comfortable feel with beautiful area carpets over a tile floor. Living room contains a floor to ceiling gas fireplace with views of the pool and private garden.
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Spectrum Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Luxury cotton towels and large pool towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large Capacity


                        • Coffee Maker
                          1 Keruig Single cup and 1 conventional drip with filters.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          High end glassware, pool glassware, circulon cookware, large serving platters, elegant and casual dinnerware.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has been recently totally remodeled with beautiful and plentiful cabinets, gas stove, microwave and a deep chef's sink.
                        • Microwave
                          Modern Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Gas Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Miscellaneous spices, pantry items, dish soaps and laundry products.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker, filtered water, double door refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          Gas Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Comfortable and stylish seating in the dining room with easy and relaxed dining on the outdoor terrace.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games
                                  Simple board games available for your enjoyment.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  House is wired for music with each room having individual volume controls.
                                • Television
                                  Wall mounted television in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Individual TV's in the other two bedrooms.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Large outdoor deck with outdoor dining table. Various lounge chairs and outdoor tables.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large full size deck adjacent to the living room/kitchen. Deck is latticed for sun/shade and has misters for those hot days.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Rear yard is totally private with grass and has resort night lighting.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Webber gas grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Beautiful, lit, large in ground spa/ hot tub adjacent to the pool.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Oversized 40 x 16 foot fresh water pool - approximately 8 feet deep - with pool noodles and flotation devices.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              25 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The best of the best!!!

                                                              Hershey M.

                                                              We took this beautiful home for 6 weeks it was a pleasure every moment !!

                                                              not too big not too small beautiful pool and hot tub updated home

                                                              thanks again

                                                              Great house/owner

                                                              sarkis a.

                                                              Great location and huge pool. We rent in Palm springs/desert all the time and I am always looking for a larger pool. This is the largest and if it's any bigger it would have an island. The house Has all the conveniences and michael the owner is very nice and helpful. His property manager was very thorough and made sure all our questions were answered. House is clean and has all the amenities you would need. we would stay here again and good restaurants within walking distance with the Palm Springs strip within a mile.

                                                              Very private - beautiful property.

                                                              Mina H.

                                                              We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend and found the property to be very nice. The floor plan of the house was nice because each of the 3 bedrooms had their own bathrooms. All the linens and bedding were very nice and comfortable. The best part for us was the lovely landscaping. The back yard is resort-like and very well maintained. We spent most of our time outside which really felt private. The mountains provide a stunning view to look at while relaxing by the pool all day. Extra care has been taken by the owners to make the property better than most rentals. We enjoyed our stay very much.

                                                              Great location, perfectly equipped property

                                                              Jeremy B.

                                                              Owners very responsive and the on location manager helpful when needed. Great property for a family vacation, the house has everything needed. Well equipped kitchen and the outdoor life is lovely with the terrace, pool and spa.

                                                              Great location; well stocked kitchen

                                                              Jon S.

                                                              We spent Thanksgiving at this house and found everything we needed to cook a great dinner. It has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi and is within easy walking distance of downtown and restaurants. My only criticism is that, while it's perfect for two couples and two kids, the third bedroom, which is off of the garage is not really a great room for a couple, but is great for kids. While I think that should be clarified, it's a very minor complaint. We had a great time.

                                                              Nice stay in a great rental

                                                              Scott L.

                                                              My family and parents had a nice stay in this well kept property in a quiet neighborhood. We spent a lot of time in the pool, which has great privacy from the street around it. Easy drive or bike ride into downtown palm springs and a very short walk to South Palm Springs for places like the Ace Hotel. The house was very well stocked and supplied. Property owner and managers very responsive. Would definitely rent again.


                                                              Tahquitz River Estates, Palm Springs, CA, USA

                                                              In a beautiful residential area just minutes by car or a leisurely walk to downtown Palm Springs. World class restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, and consignment stores. Walking distance to El Mirasol, Koffi, neighborhood restaurants, convenience stores and 5 minutes by car to the local supermarket, Jensen's - a luxury supermarket, and all services.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Refundable Security Deposit: $1000 Check out is 11:00 am. Check in is 3:00 pm. Please note that there an optional $50.00 per day fee for heating the pool (winter only). Please note that there is a supplemental air conditioning fee of $25.00 per day (summer only). City tax of 11.5% of the total rental rate, cleaning fee, pet fee and pool heat.

                                                              25 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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