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Wonderful Desert Princess Country Club/ Palm Springs

11 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


Cathedral City Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half-Bath, Maximum 2 Adults (No Children)

Magnificent Mountain Views. Manicured Fairways.

Desert Princess is the perfect romantic spot to relax and recharge your relationship. Whether you are just married... or just in need of a getaway.

(If your wife has left you... come out and play some golf!)

With granite countertops, HD TV, orignal art, books, CD's, DVDs, our Villa has everything you need to relax, refresh, and recharge from the daily stress of everyday life.

Each of the 2 bedroom suites include Cal King beds, with a 42' flatscreen TV in the Master bedroom.

There is a gas grill on the patio. And a lake just around the corner.

This Villa is the most requested unit of the Country Club Collection at Desert Princess.

However, we do have very nice condos available at Desert Princess as well.


Desert Princess is a 500 acre full service Golf and Tennis resort located just 7 minutes to downtown Palm Springs, the airport and the Convention Center.

Located on the Palm Springs/Cathedral City property line, Desert Princess features a 27 hole championship golf course, Professional Tennis Center, Fitness Center, Spa, Driving Range, Putting Greens, Pro Shop, and fine dining at Leon's at Desert Princess, including Happy Hour from 5-7.

All homes at Desert Princess are single story on the golf course, with outstanding mountain, water, or golf course views.

Desert Princess is also just 5 minutes away from I-10, which runs directly to Los Angles 100 miles to the West, and is also 100 mile to San Diego, and the Beaches of Orange County. Las Vegas and Phoenix are about 5 hours by car.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Timothy Gaffney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Timothy Gaffney

I've been coming out to Palm Springs now for over 15 years.

It has certain qualities that it shares with Key West where I live most of the year--A relaxed attitude, slower pace, and appreciation of nature.

I grew up in the Midwest, and don't miss the snow. But I do find the people still have a midwestern 'niceness' about them in Palm Springs.

The history of Palm Springs is wonderful.

Everyone who was anyone in Hollywood in the 40's and 50's lived here. Take the tour around town next time your're in town. You can still hear plenty of stories about the old days if you talk to the locals.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I've been a member of Desert Princess Country Club for the past 10 years, and served on it's Board of Directors for 5 years.

I'm a native Iowan, and a graduate of Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa.

I manage a small equity management group that also has holdings in Iowa and Colorado, as well as vacation rentals in Key West, Florida.

Timothy Gaffney purchased this villa in 2010

Why Timothy Gaffney chose California Desert

Desert Princess is the best value in the Valley.

The grounds are impecible. The golf course is very good. And the location is much better than being out farther in the Valley at the larger -- and much more expensive Country Clubs in Indian Wells or LaQuinta.

We are just 7 minutes away from I-10. And a 10 minute drive to the airport, the convention center, or downtown Palm Springs or Rancho Mirage.

LA and San Diego are just 100 miles away as well for a nice day trip.

When you can rent a home on the golf course for the price of a decent hotel room, you know you're getting a pretty good deal.

What makes this villa unique

Try Billie Reed's on Indian Canyon Drive. One of the best deals in the Desert for a good home cooked meal. Don't forget to take the Tram. And see the Annenberg Estate now that it is open.

I love to check out the Estate Sale and Misty's for bargins.(One artist I know said he couldn't wait to buy some stuff there after a famous actor recently passed away).

Palm Springs has always had a funky kind of charm. You can do a lot, or do nothing. But there is almost always sunshine. And interesting people.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Wonderful Desert Princess Country Club/ Palm Springs
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Fabulous rental

  • 5 of 5

very nicely decorated, quiet, organized, nice gym,everything perfect really

would come back

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying and taking time to tell others. We're going to hold you to your pledge to come back! Hope you had fun. Thanks again. Tim
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Quick Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Once again Tim’s rental house did not disappoint. It is always super clean and very well maintained. Even though we were only there for a few short days, we had a super relaxing time and enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend Trio’s restaurant, the food was amazing. As always, look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for your kind comments and also for taking the time to tell others about Palm Springs. Hope to see you again soon! Tim
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Loves It!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Executive House at the Desert Princess Country Club, absolutely lovely! It was more affordable then most high end hotels in the area. Extremely cozy, nicely appointed, pretty mountain and golf course views. Spotlessly clean! Comfy beds. Well stocked kitchen, it was a pleasure to cook in. Nice patio out back on the golf course. Cable TV, although channels are limited- no premium channels. Location is super convenient to stores, restaurants and attractions. Security is TIGHT- they don't mess around- everything by the book. Made us feel super secure. Although this is location is in a safe, high end part of town. The Home Away staff is easy to work with, very thorough and accommodating. We plan to come back often and certainly will stay with them when in Florida. I cannot recommend anywhere in Palm Springs more highly and we've stayed at many nice places there. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: HI, Thanks for your kind review. We actually have 7 HBO Channels and 7 Showtime Channels with Time Warner in each unit, including the HBO and Showtime To Go features for archieved programs. Sorry you missed it. You will need to come back this Winter for the new episodes of "Shameless".
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Consistently good!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented from Tim many times over the past 10 years. He is a pleasure to deal with. Very attentive to your needs and if anything should go wrong he is quick to respond. Nothing but good things to say. I have stayed at probably 6 of Tim's properties at Desert Princess and all have been great experiences. Condo's are clean and have everything you could possibly need. BBQ's on the patio are a plus. Would continue to rent in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Nilo, Thanks again for staying, and taking the time to respond. Hope to see you again soon! Tim
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Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The home was clean, comfortable and perfect for two couples. Prior to our stay we received clear directions to the property and instructions to access the home. Once we arrived, the owner had a detailed binder with everything we needed to know about the property and area. We also enjoyed several movies and books available to guests. I will definitely book with this owner again when visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying, and for taking the time to comment. Great to have you with us. Hope to see you again soon! Tim
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Always a wonderful stay at these condos!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several of Tim's condos over the past several years for Coachella and have had a wonderful experience each time. The condos are clean and well-maintained. Tim is also very nice and excellent at responding to emails and any concerns you may have. The last time we reserved a condo, Tim upgraded us to his executive house. It was a wonderful experience and we loved coming back after a long day at Coachella to the comfortable home away from home. I highly recommend Tim's condos! Looking forward to staying here again next year! Thanks Tim!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for taking the time to send back a review. Great to have you staying for Coachella. Hope to see you again next year!!
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In-N-Out Burger
"Good as it gets for Burgers.. Also see Tyler's in downtown Palm Springs."
Leon's at Desert Princess -- CLOSED
"Good food at a good price with some of the best views in the entire desert. Just 5 minutes ..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Palm Springs International (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
Happy Hour Every Day at 'Leon's at Desert Princess
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Limited Amtrak Service to Palm Springs and LA.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 10 (I-10).
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
San Diego, Orange Country- John Wayne, and LAX
Car: recommended

Looking for the perfect romantic vacation?

Desert Princess Country Club is a full service golf and tennis resort located on the Palm Springs/Cathedral City property line less than 10 minutes by car to historic downtown Palm Springs.

It is also just 7 minutes to I-10, 100 miles from LA and San Diego, and a 5 hour drive to Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Starbucks and a new grocery store are less than 3 minues by car from the front of this gated 500 acre resort.

Known as a retreat for Hollywood stars for decades, Palm Sprins today has world class concerts like Coachella and Stagecoach, the Palm Springs Film Festival, Modernism Week, International Golf and Tennis Tournaments, and outstanding arts and shopping .

Rugged outdoor beauty, Joshua Tree National Park, Waterparks, the Tram to the top of Mt. San Jacinto... all make living or visiting Palm Springs is a delight.

And Desert Princess is the perfect place to base your romantic or golf vacation ... to do it all... or to do nothing.


Rates & Availability

Cathedral City Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Season 2017
Dec 22 2016 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
2017 Value Season
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

All units are No Smoking and No Pets.
Maximum of 4 people per Unit.
Guests are required to be over 25 years of age.
Children under 14 are not accepted in this unit.
But we can refer you to other units including
3 bedrooms with maximum of 6 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Cathedral City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Full Baths, and a half bath in the hallway. Each Bedroom has it's own seperate bathroom.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Suite
  • Master Bedroom has a Cal King bed and Flatscreen TV. Shower bath combination. The 2nd bedroom is also a suite with private bath, with a half bath in the hall as well. This property is for adults only, no children. And sleeps 2-4 adults. Both Bedrooms have TV's.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Very popular dining and Happy Hour at Leon's on the Desert Princess property. New pool area and dining also underway at the Renovated full service hotel on the grounds of Desert Princess as well. Walk over and have a drink poolside with the best view in Palm Springs.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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