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Renovated Palm Springs Retreat: 3 Bed 2 Bath, Private Pool, Amazing View

Cathedral City Cove, Cathedral City, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

One of the most expansive and dramatic views in The Coachella Valley. This home backs up to 15,000 acres of National Monument Land, (not another house in the view between the home and Mt. San Jacinto) and provides a totally pristine, serene, desert retreat experience.

The private residence of a New York advertising executive, a complete renovation of the property was completed in August of 2011. The fixtures, the furnishings, and the amenities were chosen by the owner's architect for her personal use. Now the owner's work/travel schedule has made this a spectacular spot for the demanding vacationer or winter escapee.

Indoor/Outdoor Living at it's best, the 650 ft shaded lanai offers pleasant shelter from the sun during the day and it's recessed lighting and outdoor furniture make this second living/dining room, a spectacular place to watch the sunset over the snow capped mountains.

The Mamounia: master bedroom features doors that let out onto a private garden and an en suite bath whose glass wall shower was designed for two. Queen bed, Calvin Klein Sheets, and Moroccan accents make this a bedroom where dreams do come true.

The Standard: 1st Guest Bedroom with access to pool and mountain view. Queen bed and spacious mirrored closet, this room is also fully equipped with a complete pop-up office-- desk, printer, scanner, fax, phone with free Canadian calling. The guest bath, directly across the hall is a riot of white tile and Palm Springs accents.

The Royalton: 2nd Guest Bedroom/Study. Furnished with DWR day bed and media console this room can become a 2 twin bed, or one king bed bedroom or stay as configured and offer a cool quiet sanctuary for reading, listening to music or streaming your content to the Chrome Cast on this high def flat screen TV. Glass doors open directly on the pool and provide views of the mountains.

Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen: Forming a spacious open plan for living, these three rooms are furnished with: Moss, Morroso, Ingo Mauer, Sapien, Saarinen, Boerner and many interesting mid-century accent pieces- the all stainless steel kitchen features an Electrolux Professional Stove. There is a gas barbecue just outside the East kitchen door. Samsung 42' Flat Screen mounted above the fireplace.

The Pool: One of the old fashioned egg-shaped pools, it is deep enough (9'.5' at the deep end) to keep it swimmable even in the hottest afternoons. Heated (optional) during the winter it provides just enough length for lap/exercise. There is a 'Dinah Shore Shelf' for partially submerged sunbathing, easy-access steps for entry and an attached spa/hot tub for soothing the muscles after a hike behind the home.


Susan MacMurchy

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Susan MacMurchy

I was born and raised in the midwest. Transplanted to New York City and am now excited to make my bi-coastal lifestyle official with this home.

Susan MacMurchy purchased this House in 2010

Why Susan MacMurchy chose Cathedral City Cove

People who have lived in Palm Springs all their lives walk in and scream over the view. From the pool area it's a bit like being on the moon. Yet, it is in a quiet, very friendly neighborhood. The direct neighbors have no dogs and are full time residents. QUIET. I once owned a house that was not and I vowed never to do that again.

What makes this House unique

The view, the view, oh and did I mention... then there's the view from the living room. Lush bougainvillea hedges shelter the home from outside view and block the view of other homes while still allowing a spectacular sunrise, mountain, palm tree postcard experience every morning. The modern entry, zinc fountain is nice to watch and to listen to. Convenient. 5 minutes from everything: Shopping, 16 screen movie theatre, The Dinah Shore Golf Tournament, The two largest consignment shops in The Valley, Palm Springs/Palm Desert.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
      • Third Bedroom has a Day Bed that converts to 2 Twin sized beds or 1 King sized bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Not another house in the mountain view from the backyard and layers of pristine rolling hills to the snow capped peak of San Jacinto. This is a rare opportunity for anywhere in the world and very spectacular EVEN for Palm Springs, the land of the amazing view.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Includes Canada and Puerto Rico.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                        • Private Pool


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          27 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Amazing Weekend

                                                          Jacob P.

                                                          I have stayed at many AirBnB style properties, and none have ever offered as much as this one. The Pool and hiking/landscape right out of the backyard is just unreal. Susan also made it a completely casual and easy transaction. We will definitely stay again.

                                                          Beautiful, peaceful place to stay!

                                                          jennifer l.

                                                          We completely enjoyed our stay. This home is clean, cozy and surrounded by beautiful mountains. Every necessity was at hand. It's a beautiful MCM place to stay.

                                                          Wonderful house and great host!

                                                          Julie V.

                                                          House was exactly as pictured and very comfortable and well-equipped, very quiet location - ideal for sleeping late. Close to services and restaurants. Susan the host was lovely and most accommodating.

                                                          We would happily stay here again.

                                                          Nice Property, Nice Location

                                                          Richard T.

                                                          My friends and I rented this home for a relaxing weekend. We found it very clean, private, convenient, and pool and hot tub working well. The neighborhood is very quiet, and private unless someone is walking the adjacent trails, which does not happen often. Susan was terrific to work with and was readily available for any questions we had. I would definitely rent this home again.

                                                          The home and view was Awesome

                                                          Mark R.Riverside

                                                          My wife and I enjoyed the house and pool. It had everything we needed to enjoy our anniversary. It was close to shopping and restaurants and the neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. We liked the hiking trails behind the property. We wil definitely be coming back. Thank you Susan.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Mark,

                                                          We always hope the house lives up to the special expectations a special occasion can create in the lives of our guests. Very happy to hear the house contributed to your anniversary celebration. It's always a pleasure to host such lovely and considerate guests.

                                                          Please come back anytime!


                                                          Wonderful property and wonderful owner

                                                          Chris C.

                                                          This property was exactly what we expected and wanted. The layout was great for a family with nice common areas and patio. The location also was very close to shopping, grocery stores and restaurants. Susan made the entire process easy and enjoyable, with a great welcome packet of information. Highly recommend!


                                                          Cathedral City Cove, Cathedral City, CA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Pool Heat is $45/day and optional. Not applicable in summer. Tax is 12% of lodging fee only. Not Applicable to monthly renters. Thanksgiving minimum stay is one week.

                                                          27 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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