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Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs, PS permit # 6060

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed 3 bath private home with pool, mountain view, front and back courtyards

Our three bedrooms are furnished with classic furniture and artwork, and each has an ensuite bath and a private exterior door. The Green Room is a cool and inviting haven whose colors will remind you of lush palms and cacti against the mountain expanses. The Orange Room glows with the colors of desert flowers and the sunset. The Blue Room mirrors the azure hue of the brilliant desert sky. The living spaces are similarly furnished, with brand new furniture and accessories. The kitchen has been outfitted with all you will need to create memorable meals, including basic ingredients and a full range of cookware. Free wi-fi, flat screen TVs and cable are available, with a house printer. Just bring your own laptop or iPad and you'll have a full home office. Lounging, sunbathing and dining areas, and barbecue grill, enhance the back yard near the pool. Lounging area in the front courtyard provides a view of majestic Mt. San Jacinto.


Owner
Susan St. Louis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, little bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Susan St. Louis

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, and married my college sweetheart, who is a doctor. We raised three girls, homeschooled them, coached youth soccer, and now spend our time studying languages, cooking meals for friends, trying to stay fit, and volunteering for medical missionary trips whenever possible. We have used VRBO properties many times, ourselves, and we find it a much better way to travel than to stay in hotels. We hope you will enjoy staying in our beautiful new Palm Springs casa.

Susan St. Louis purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan St. Louis chose Palm Springs

Casa de Colores (House of Colors) has been lovingly decorated with all new furniture, beautiful art and accessories in the colors of the desert to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable. Each bedroom has its own outside door, with high quality wooden shutters that completely darken the rooms when fully closed. All linens and towels are new, and will be regularly replaced as needed, to ensure comfort and satisfaction. The living room opens onto the front courtyard, with its mountain views, and allows you to 'bring the outdoors in with you.' The game table in the living room nook will lure you to find out who has the best poker face. Full sets of dishes, pots and pans, cooking utensils and basic supplies will provide you with all the things you'll need to cook as much or as little as you desire. The pool and spa will draw you to spend time in the back yard, but you will also have three separate lounging and eating areas there in which to spend your time. Whether you are one couple, a large family or 2 or 3 couples vacationing together, you will never lack for comfortable, private places to sit and talk. We want this house to be the best place you've ever vacationed in, and we will continue to try to make it worthy of that label.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this house we fell in love with the quality of the construction, and the wonderful architectural elements like the round windows in the front entryway and master bath, the foyer tower, the arched entryway and front door, the colored tile floors throughout, and the exquisite wooden beams and cathedral ceiling in the living room. We also really liked that each bedroom has its own bath and exterior door. And many of the attractions of downtown Palm Springs are within a short walk!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(There is no star rating on this review because it was left in a written note in the guest book, and was typed in here by the owner.)

Susan,

We had a wonderful 9-day stay in your house that now - unfortunately - has come to an end. We really enjoyed your lovely house which our son Sebastian found planning our travels to California. Coming from a trip from San Francisco and north in Merced (Yosemite NP), Fresno (Sequoia NP) and Las Vegas, we had a very restful stay in your house! My personal highlight was the pool, giving me the chance to swim whenever and however long I wanted to. (All of us enjoyed it!)

My husband liked the hummingbirds coming to the orange flowers near our sleeping-room-door. My oldest son (25) enjoyed the space everyone had for their own - and "Free Willy" in the pool. My younger son (23) liked the great supply with everything we needed for cooking, swimming, etc. His friend (also 23) enjoyed the sofas inside and outside the house for listening to audiobooks and music.

We all had a wonderful, restful time in your house - which really is a house!

Thanks for your hospitality and we wish you all the best! Thanks also to Julie who prepared everything so well.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Warm Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , double sinks, walk-in closet, hair dryer, shampoo/body wash
    Bathroom 2 - Orange Bath - toilet , shower , hair dryer, shampoo and body wash provided
    Bathroom 3 - Blue Bathroom - toilet , shower , hair dryer, shampoo and body wash provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Green Room - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Orange Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Blue Room - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
As of 2017, Palm Springs regulations stipulate that for a house with 3 bedrooms, the 7th and 8th guests who will use the sleep sofa must be 12 years of age or under.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs, PS permit # 6060
average rating of 4.897959 based on 50 reviews
Seattle
5

Gorgeous, well appointed home in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa de Colores! The home is so comfortable and well furnished. We loved the 3 bedroom/3 bath layout for our family vacation - everyone had enough space and privacy to really settle in and feel at home for the week. The pool and outdoor patios are the crown jewels of the house, we spent so much time enjoying the privacy and greenery of the property.

Susan is a very responsive and accommodating host. We had welcome instructions in advance and everything was very clear. The house was so clean and we appreciated the there were lots of kitchen essentials already there.

We hope to stay at Casa de Colores again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn, Thanks so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure hosting your family on a few different occasions. We're glad that you enjoyed the neighborhood and the house, and we hope that you will come again soon. Susan
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5

Beautifully appointed home with a lovely pool and outdoor area!

  • 5 of 5

A 'big' thank you to Susan who took really good care of us prior to booking her home. All emails were responded in a quick and efficient manner. Instructions were clear and concise. We all thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Palm Springs and the accommodation was more than we expected. The house has a warm, comfortable, spacious layout, bedrooms have en suites so very nice for convenience. The house is so well appointed and all amenities similar to home. I would definitely recommend this place to stay. It certainly didn't hurt to have beautiful weather for our entire trip. Thank you for everything Susan! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Elaine - you and your family were a delight to host. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for choosing our casa for your vacation.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

What a great house!!! My family and l had a wonderful time great location and wonderful amenities. We will return next time if house is available l highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laurie! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Coquitlam
5

All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Was here with my 5 ladies, had all we needed. Beautifully decorated home, lots of nice touches added. Kitchen fully stocked with all you would need, that is not always the case with some rentals, even some food and beverages.

Owners we very quick to respond to any needs or issues.

Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Marisa! I think it's great that you do this get-together with your girlfriends every year - we would love to host you again next year.
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4

Great experience!

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for six people. Susan was a very accommodating host and a pleasure to deal with. The outdoor spaces were lovely. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Lake, Michigan
5

A very nice, clean, well maintained property.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two weeks Jan. 21 to Feb. 4 2017. A fine home that I could not improve upon. very well maintained. all beds comfortable for a good night of sleep. Found river walk about a half block away and it is a great place for a nice morning walk. Very close to downtown and all it has to offer. I would give this house a high recommendation to my friends and if ever in the area again this would be my choice. Susan was very gracious and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ronald! We'd love to have you visit again - you were a great guest. And thanks for the tip about the river walk. Somehow I haven't done that yet. I'll have to check it out!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.7 Miles
Palm Springs International (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Zelda's Nightclub
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
O'Donnell Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Starbucks, Roscoe Grill, Palm Greens Cafe
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Big Bear Lake, CA
Car: not necessary

Most people come to Palm Springs for the unique combination of outdoors living, recreational activities, and cultural richness to be found here. From the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, which draws top music and comedy performers due to our proximity to Los Angeles, to the lively arts community, to the hundreds of golf courses, tennis courts, and country clubs to be found in the Coachella Valley, we are certain that Palm Springs has something for everyone. And the many events that occur each year in our valley draw interest from around the nation and even the world - the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, the BNP Paribas Tennis tournament, the Humana Challenge and Kraft Nabisco golf tournaments, the White Party, the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Tour de Palm Springs bicycle event, and many more. But in addition to all of that, if you want to vacation in a place where you can simply rest, sunbathe, lounge by the pool and rejuvenate yourself, our house will provide the indoor/outdoor Palm Springs living style that you are craving.

The areas of southern California within and surrounding the Coachella Valley abound in great outdoors adventures. The base station for the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tram is about a 15 minute drive from our house. The largest rotating tramcars in the world take you from the valley to the San Jacinto Mountain Station, at 8,516 feet of altitude. Also nearby (about one hour by car) is Joshua Tree National Park, perhaps the premier rock climbing mecca of America. Joshua Tree, named for the amazing and weird versions of the yucca plant that grow only in that area, is also full of wonderful hikes and stunning driving tours. Big Bear Lake, with all the summer boating, fishing and swimming activities, and both alpine and downhill skiing in the winter, is only 2 hours away by car. The attractions of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego are all within a few hours away by car.

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Rates & Availability

Warm Sands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
House Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Standard check-in, check-out day is Saturday. Multiple week discounts may be available - call or email to enquire. Monthly renters can check in on first day of month and out on last day of month, even if it is not a Saturday. If you want to rent across seasons or if system fails to specify a rental price, call/email me and we can discuss it. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Palm Springs TOT Registration Permit # 6060.

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