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5-Star Reviews at an Affordable Price! Very Private Pool. Close to All!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Private Pool (Sleeps 6) AC/Pool Heat Included in Rate!

Freshly remodeled and outfitted private mid-century home on a large lot, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, approximately 1900 sq. ft, private south facing pool area, infrared grill, patio seating for 8, 4 lounges, pool games, floats, vintage pinball machine, 5 HD flatscreens, whole house audio, spa tub in master bath, mid-century furnishings and artwork. All furniture, electronics, bedding, towels, dishes, glasses, etc. were brand new mid-2013.

We have recently added a commercial grade misting system to the patio, which keeps the patio area much cooler in the hotter months.

To see a virtual tour of the property, please click on the 'Photos' tool bar and scroll up to the virtual tour link right above the photos.

This home is officially registered under City of Palm Desert Vacation Rental Permit No. 37339. Sorry, we do not offer monthly rentals, but only shorter term weekly and multi-week rentals.

More Details

Scott Bennett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Scott Bennett

We are San Diego natives, and grew up living the active outdoor lifestyle. Still avid tennis players, we found ourselves visiting the desert more and more over the years, wanting to enjoy the excellent tennis and the relaxing lifestyle the desert has to offer. A perfect day for us would be a competitive mixed doubles match in the morning, followed by a Mexican food lunch on El Paseo, and then a relaxing afternoon sitting in the sun, reading by the pool.

Scott Bennett purchased this house in 2013

Why Scott Bennett chose California Desert

We looked at properties in several different desert communities, and chose this property because of its privacy, proximity to shopping and restaurants, and overall style. It is a wonderful place to be, and we feel very lucky to have found it.

What makes this house unique

Completely remodeled in 2013, this property has modern amenities, but still has a mid-century flair. The kitchen's appliances are all stainless, the range is gas, and there is a dishwasher and trash compactor. The TV's are all HD flat screens, and there are a total of five, including one in the outside patio area. There is a separate sound system with a CD player, iPod/phone jack, and built in speakers that are room selectable. There is a small game room/office off the pool area with a cool 1970's vintage pinball machine and a work desk. The overall feel of the living areas is very bright and open. The patio area is south facing, giving it prime exposure. The master bathroom features a jetted tub and a very spacious rock style shower. The bedrooms can be made to stay dark all day, for those late morning sleep-ins when you just want to relax. The furnishings and artwork throughout the house have a mid-century vibe, and are tastefully done. We tried to offer all the modern amenities that everyone wants, but not at the expense of sacrificing the mid-century feel of the home. Hopefully you can agree that we pulled it off!


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Plush towels in all bathrooms, bought new annually. Shower heads are high enough even for our tallest guests
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are able to be made to stay very dark and sleep friendly throughout the day! Luxurious linens on all beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Small desk and home office space provided in the pinball room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

5-Star Reviews at an Affordable Price! Very Private Pool. Close to All!
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

Amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

Very good experience for our whole family. My kids had a blast in pool! Scott is very easy to work with, even extended our stay since no guest checking in on the same day we leaving . The house is well appointed with some beautiful decoration. Sound/speaker system is impressive and you can even listen to music or watch TV on pool deck! We were also amazed by a welcome snack basket. Everyone didn't want to leave. Thank you Scott!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, well-appointed, nicely furnished, stocked with kitchen wares, and has a lovely pool. The furniture is comfortable. The pool is warm with loads of seating. The backyard has citrus fruit trees available for renters. Beautiful bathrooms with double sinks. The neighborhood is quiet, even though it's only one block off Fred Waring. Less than one mile to Trader Joe and at most two miles to El Paseo, the location is perfect.

As for the home, Scott was attentive and responsive. Available by text or call, he responded to a few minor issues (that could occur in anyone's home) with attention and speed.

Thank you, Scott, for being such a good host.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, well equipped with everything needed and laid out in a conversation friendly style. The pool is heated so able to swim in the evening. Kitchen had all of the dishes and implements needed.

Definitely a wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Beth- Thanks so much for you kind words. We have tried to make the house exactly what you described, a home away from home for our guests. It was a pleasure talking to you and having you as our guests, and I hope your trip back Chicago was a pleasurable one! Please visit us again when you come back to the desert. Scott
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from the most incredible time in this villa. It is beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. We loved the location. It was very peaceful yet close enough to everything we wanted. Our 9 year old twins loved being in the pool for hours and playing pinball. This was an ideal holiday home for my parents to join us too as it was so spacious meeting everyone's needs. Scott and Brianna were extremely helpful from the point of booking to our departure. I felt very comfortable booking with them from the outset. They were on hand if we needed to call but actually everything was so easy to use/find we didn't need to. Thankyou for an amazing time in your stunning home. We were sad to leave but we have memories to last a lifetime. Best wishes from Devon England.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special desert get away

  • 5 of 5

The owners were super friendly, helpful and attentive. The home was very comfortable and clean and centrally located to everything. Trader Joe's was a short walk and everywhere we wanted to be was a 5-10 minute drive. The home is located near some amazing hiking trails too. The pool was kept warm so my kids could swim into the evening. There were great pool toys. The home is outfitted so nice electronically. It's very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our kids were sad to leave. We are definitely likely to return and highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House in the Desert!

  • 5 of 5

Don't look anywhere else, I am 100% sure there is no better deal in the desert! Beautifully decorated, functional, updated, convenient, this house has it all. The pool is heated to a magnificent temperature, and the pool area is very private. There are five big screen TV's in the house, along with a whole house audio system. Each bedroom has an i Phone charger and music system, and the beds are really comfy. There is an overall comfy feeling to this house, and it is very easy to settle into and make it your home very quickly. The location is very convenient to all stores and restaurants, especially with Trader Joe's and Whole Foods within blocks. The owners have made it very easy, with touches like labels on the light switches and a phone call when you check in to go over everything to do with the house. All in all, I can't imagine a better deal east for a desert rental. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2016/2017
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Coachella #1
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coachella #2
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/2018
Nov 15 2017 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
BNP Paribas 2018
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/2018
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Nov 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2018/2019
Nov 15 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee/stay $199 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Refundable reservation/security deposit is $ 500.00, due upon booking. Full balance of payment due 30 days before stay. AC/Pool Heat is included in daily rate. Cleaning fee is $199.00 per stay. Pet fee is $ 20.00 per day/100.00 per week, small dog only, upon approval. Damage protection fee is per stay. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund of reservation deposit if cancellation is outside of 60 days prior to stay. Inside of 60 days prior to stay, reservation deposit is subject to forfeit. Inside of 30 days prior to stay, full rent amount is subject to forfeit. Owner will cooperate with tenant to accommodate cancelled stays by offering alternate dates whenever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Car: recommended

12 minute walk to El Paseo, close to all shopping/restaurants, 10 minute drive to Indian Wells Tennis Center/Paribas Open


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