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Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs

Sleeps6
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

City of Palm Springs ID# 2366. 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. 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, little bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 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 Warm Sands

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise or music allowed out of doors, per city ordinances.
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 6
  • 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

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Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs
average rating of 4.909091 based on 56 reviews
Eden Prairie, MN
5

Absolutely wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home. Everything was so clean and comfortable. Susan was a great hostess and was very responsive to any concerns or questions we had. The outside seating areas and pool were beautiful and well cared for. We definitely hope to return again next year. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen! We loved sharing our home with you, and we do hope that you will return again next year.
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Vancouver island
5

CASA DE COLORES, PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at lovely Casa de Colores. We had such a good time in this beautiful house. As others had stated the house has everything you need, the location was perfect and the garage to park in, a real perk. We grocery shopped and had most meals sitting by the pool. Enjoyed going to Woody's in the evenings for the live entertainment, especially loved Motown Monday! Got take-out on a few occasions from the Italian Deli which had wonderful lasagna and eggplant parmigiani. Downtown is just an easy walk day or night, and walking around the (very quiet) neighbourhood was very nice. All in all a great vacation spot and we'd certainly return. Thanks Susan for having such a nice rental, and also the bottle of wine on arrival was much appreciated. ......Sue @ Dave

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Sue. It was a pleasure to host you and Dave. I hope that you will come back again for another visit when the cold and rain begin to get you down. You're always welcome!
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5

Loved the property

  • 5 of 5

This is a very homely and relaxing place to stay. Close to all amenities yet very quiet. The Pool is in the shade in the afternoons, which is a great advantage.

We would come back to this house, if we return to Palm Springs. which is a little bit warmer than the UK

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice Hone...Very Nice Owner! Walked Downtown several times! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ojai, CA
5

Convenient and well thought out

  • 5 of 5

Susan’s house is lovely, and I and my guests really enjoyed the nine days we spent here. It is located close to everything (although you will want a car), and having a garage is really a big plus. The neighborhood is suburban and very quiet. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, another much appreciated convenience. Susan has really stocked the kitchen, with both staples and gear; you will want for nothing when you move in.

That said, the pool and backyard are somewhat small, although the outdoor dining and gathering areas under the eaves are terrific. We had three in our group, each with a separate bedroom. Six active folks might find the outdoors a little tight.

The indoors is spacious and inviting, with a completely open kitchen, dining area, and living room that will easily accommodate intimate conversation as well as lots of moving about. TVs in all of the rooms, and cable even gets Dodgers games!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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thousand oaks ca.
5

Wow

  • 5 of 5

This home truly has a wow factor. We really enjoyed the home it was very well-equipped with everything you need probably one of the best homes we've stayed at with VRBO

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark! If work or pleasure takes you this way again, I hope that you'll come back for another visit.
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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 Vacation Rental ID # 2366.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.