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Eileen Gwinn

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Dream Backyard on Golf Course with Stunning Mountain Views

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights

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3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom on golf course with stunning view of San Jacinto Mtns

Escape to this amazing retreat right on the Escena golf course. This is the largest backyard in the Escena community, with unobstructed views of the Escena golf course and the San Jacinto Mtn range. It is perched overlooking 4 intersecting holes of the course, with sweeping fairway views.

Enjoy the huge pool with hot tub and baja deck, complete with pool floaties and pool toys. There is an enormous outdoor fire pit, as well as a bar and BBQ station, for amazing outdoor entertaining. Several umbrellas are available to use in the baja deck, in the bar and in the outdoor table. If the temps get cool after the sun drops behind the mountains, there is a propane space heater for use.

The landscaping contains many varieties of cactus and citrus trees that produce oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons for you to enjoy during your stay. The desert landscaping is highlighted by the superb outdoor lighting that is programmed to turn on and off.

The pool and spa can be easily controlled with a handheld device that allows you to change the temperature, turn on the spa jets, and turn on the pool light to an array of colors. There are also outdoor 'glow balls' and 'glow cubes' to set outside for enhanced entertainment, and even use in the pool.

Inside you will find high quality finishes including travertine tile throughout the home, a glass backsplash that continues through the entire kitchen and laundry room, high ceilings with modern ceiling fans, electric solar shades, high quality linens, indoor lighting with dimmers and stunning art work in keeping with the Palm Springs style. There are three flatscreen HDTV smart TVs with cable, an XBOX 360 with many different games, free wifi, and a portable sound system that will connect to your iPhone or iPod.

The kitchen is completely stocked with service for 12, lots of drinkware, shakers, pitchers, a blender, Keurig coffee maker as well as a drip coffee maker, and everything you could possibly need for a family or entertaining.

There are bath towels as well as well as pool towels for your use.

There are 3 bicycles (2 cruisers and one child's bike) that can be used to explore the neighborhood or take to the nearby Escena grill.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind home that you will want to come back to again and again with your family and friends.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Eileen Gwinn (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Eileen Gwinn

We purchased this home as a vacation home to escape the rainy weather of Seattle. We see it as our oasis in the desert, and we hope you will enjoy spending time in it as much as we do.

Eileen Gwinn purchased this house in 2013

Why Eileen Gwinn chose California Desert

We purchased this particular home because of it's large lot size overlooking double fairways on the Escena golf course. It is the largest lot in the neighborhood, does not have a fence blocking the beautiful views, and is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

What makes this house unique

The views of the sun dropping behind the San Jacinto mountain range at sunset are not to be beat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Everything you would need in a home. This is a newer home with in an upper scale, gated, golf community. The property backs onto the golf course with a wonderful pool, hot tub, outdoor gas fire pit, barbecue, lounges and extensive, beautiful landscape."

As posted on Flipkey
Mar 2014
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Dream Backyard on Golf Course with Stunning Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Warning!! You will never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Warning!! It will be hard to leave!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We rented seven all-too-short weeks in this beautiful resort home. The spacious and private pool, spa, BBQ and backyard living/views are nothing short of spectacular. A privately situated home and lot - even though overlooking the 18th tee boxes (the tips - so not a lot of traffic, but we hardly noticed them in any event, as the lot is elevated to reveal the spectacular view of the mountains). Inside you'll find all the modern conveniences to stay connected with high speed wifi, watch big screen TV in any room, entertain with ease and feel the stress leave your body. Comfy bedrooms and lots of space.

Owners Eileen and Ryder were attentive and responsive to any need we raised, though there were few (they even had TWC increase our internet speed to 30 MB, just to make streaming movies easier!!).

If you worry about the proximity to the airport, DON'T!! The jets land perpendicular to the resort and the jet engine noise is hardly audible, save for the odd fighter jet taking off, which is actually neat to see!). In fact, the proximity made taking the family to and from the airport a breeze!! Not to mention we were in the home 23 minutes after landing in PS. Honestly, the location is a big plus!!

The Escena Golf Course and Clubhouse are first rate and lunch or dinner on the Clubhouse patio should be on your bucket list! Great food, attentive service and painting-like views at such a reasonable price! We impressed many visiting guests and family by taking them there for Sunday Brunch! I could go on and on, but I have to pack to go home soon :( .

So, the only negative is that, like all good things, your stay here will eventually come to an end. However, there is always next year!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pat, for such a glowing review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our place so much and would love to have you back again. You were the perfect tenants for 7 weeks and we couldn't have asked for better people to be living in our home. We hope you will return to Casa de Cosmo again. Eileen and Ryder
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N Van, BC

Holiday happiness found

  • 5 of 5

I'll start by saying that the owners were a delight to deal with; responsive, helpful and always available! Our 2 week stay was extremely comfortable with an AMAZING mountain view, comfortable beds, well-appointed kitchen and everything you need to feel like you are in a home away from home. The gardens are spectacular and strategically lit up at dusk ... picture that along with the fire pit blazing, a glass of wine in hand and stars twinkling above! The golf course is now one of my favorites and you MUST eat at the clubhouse as the food is terrific. You can even walk or use the bikes to get to the club house as it is close to the house. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our vacation time at Casa Cosmo and would highly recommend it! Thanks to Eileen & Ryder for sharing their piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, New York

Spacious, comfortable, and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a wonderful place for a couple or a family. State-of-the-Art kitchen, easy in and out to the beautiful yard, pool, hot tub, fire pit and barbeque. Located on a golf

course with spectacular mountains as a backdrop. We had a memorable week.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goxhill, England

Definitely Recommend, Best Villa Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

After stopping here for 7 nights in August I will definitely be returning! Wow! The pictures do not do it justice! The villa is located perfectly and has top of the range facilities. The views are spectacular, the pool is clean and the perfect size. The villa and gardens are perfect, including the BBQ and fire pit which meant that we did not need to go out to eat every night. I can't possibly rate this higher and would, and have recommended this property already!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert luxury

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accomodation

This house has EVERYTHING you need for a great holiday

And its on the 18th tee of the Golf course !

Spacious , comfortable and great outdoor features

Everything we needed for a perfect holiday

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Studio City, California, USA

Palm Springs Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Although I almost hesitated to write a rave review for fear of others finding this amazing getaway and making it unavailable to us, I can't not express how much we loved this gorgeous home. Its open floor plan, views of the golf course and mountains, luxurious furnishings are almost nothing compared to the most amazing back yard we've ever experienced. The owners did such a beautiful job sculpting a gorgeously landscaped piece of heaven, complete with a fire pit (we had s'mores!), outdoor kitchen, pool, spa... We spent the better part of a month at this home, and loved every minute of it. If this home is ever for sale, we hope to be contacted - we would snap it up in a second! We'll definitely be back the second our schedules allow.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed our home as much as you did and look forward to having you rent it again.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Escena Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Escena Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Escena Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Los Angeles
Car: recommended

Less than an hour to Joshua Tree National Park, and only 15 minutes to Desert Hot Springs.


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Opt booking fee 2.5% $0
Opt Pool heating $35/d $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

*If you choose to have the pool heated, you must include $35/day in your payment.
** An additional 20%/wk premium will be added to: New Year's, President's week, Spring break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Modernism week and the International Film Festival week
*** An additional 20%/wkd will be added to the following weekends: Memorial day, July 4th, Labor day.
****If you choose to pay with a credit card, a 2.5% booking fee will be applied to your total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge walk-in closet, gorgeous view of San Jacinto mtns
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Beds for 6, sofa may sleep one person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you are staying more than two weeks, we recommend using our fabulous housekeeper, Laura Guitierrez. Her number can be provided to you and you may have the house cleaned at your expense. Transient occupancy tax permit #: 6042

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