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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Be cool. 40ft swimming pool for laps, playing or staying cool. 80ft of covered patios with misters, outdoor fans, Mexican tile, Bbq, tables, chairs and conversational areas.
Plenty of pool glasses to sip margaritas on the lounges by the pool. Sit in the tea house with misters, fans, lights and music to stay cool.
Six cool showers to keep you refreshed. PERMIT #4705
Cool summer rates.
Minutes to the action in downtown Palm Springs and located in Old Racquet Club West.

Escape to the tranquil and lazy days at Villa de Catalina. The Villa is nestled in the neighborhood to the stars—Onassis, Betty Davis and Joan Crawford and where Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood use to hang out at the old Racquet Club West.

Enter to mountain views, numerous fountains and a large private swimming pool.

The two over-sized verandas have ceiling fans, lighting, Mexican tile floors, music and misters.

Outdoor dual showers.

Japanese tea house for early morning coffee break. Or a quiet retreat to read the daily morning newspaper or listen to music .

Your stay will include:

• Four bedrooms and three granite tile baths: one with dual showers, jacuzzi tub. One bath with large walk in shower with over-sized shower head, the other bath has bath and shower combination.

• Master bedroom features wood floors with private entry to outdoor veranda and pool.

• 4 bedrooms—1 king, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 double blow up bed; plenty of closet and drawer space for longer stays.

• Fully stocked state-of-the-art kitchen for entertaining with high efficiency appliances (Jenn-Air, Viking, Maytag, Bosch). Kitchen leads directly to outdoor veranda with BBQ, large granite counter, over-head fans, lights, misters. Cozy seating and tables for large groups.

Laundry facilities on site.


• Southwestern Spanish Villa flare with eclectic style throughout; plantation shutters, ceiling fans and centralized air, mexican tile floors and tile roof.

• Environmentally sensitive and equipped with solar panels and indigenous desert plantings, and landscaped with large palm and fruit trees.

• Desert tortoise compound—endangered tortoises on loan from the ‘Living Desert’.

• Two verandas – one for outdoor dining with built-in gas grill and the other for relaxing under misters that overlook the pool. Ample seating and tables for eating or watching a sunset. Misters, music, ceiling fans and lights make for special moments.

• Numerous outdoor seating areas for larger events.

Palm Springs has something for everyone. Be our guests and enjoy the experience.

Keywords: Southwestern Spanish Villa


• World-famous Aerial Tramway to the cooler climate of Palm Springs; enjoy dinner on top of the mountain or hike one of the numerous hiking trails.

• Coechella Music Festival (annually in April).

• Stagecoach Country Music Festival (late April).

• Palm Springs International Film Festival (annually in January).

• Tennis—Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open - ATP World Masters and WTA event (annually in March).

• Casinos—Agua Caliente, Augustine Casino, Morongo, Spa Resort, Fantasy Springs Resort, Spotlight 29.

• Theaters—Annenburg, McCallum Theatre.

• Museums—Palms Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, El Paseo Artwalk, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Indian Museum and ceremonial Indian Pow Wows and the unique Cabot Pueblo Museum.

• Golf at world class courses or watch the pros—Desert Willow, Indian Canyon, Tahquitz Creek, Mesquite, Escena and more.

• Tour homes of movie stars of the past and neighborhoods of mid-century modern homes (Celebrity Tours, P.S. Windmill Tours).

• Shopping: Downtown Palm Springs, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Cabazon Outlets, The Shops on El Paseo, Street Fair-every Thursday evening in Palm Springs.

• Day Spas – Spa Resort downtown Palm Springs, Agua Serena Spa, Miracle Springs Spa, The Wells Spa, Spa Esmeralda.

• Other attractions: Desert Adventures, Hummer Tours, Big Wheel Tours, Smoke Tree Stables, Funseekers.


• Disneyland (1.5 hours)
• Six Flags Magic Mountain (2 hours)
• San Diego Zoo (1.5 hours)
• Legoland (1.5 hours)
• Universal City Walk/Universal Studios (2 hours)
• Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach/Marina Del Rey (2 hours)
• Las Vegas (4 hours)
• Grand Canyon (6.5 hours)
Nearby ski resorts: Mountain High (1 hour 15 minutes), Bear Mountain (Big Bear 2 hours)


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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    With adult supervision....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Not wheelchair accessible. Easy access to showers....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    *Extra Charges Applicable. Pets must be tortoise friendly. We have 3 endangered tortoises in an open, enclosed area. Dogs must be closely supervised....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outdoors only....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Board games


  • Books:

    Books on coffee table and in bedrooms....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Time Warner Cable...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    New developments in the downtown district with new hotels, museums, restaurants ,cultural and sporting events, world famous tram and home to the stars. ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Over one hundred world class golf courses exist nearby. Home to the presidents and would be golfers. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    View the mountains at sunset or take a tram to the top of the mountain for a sunset dinner or hike the trails. All can be viewed from the comfort of the Villa....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular view of the Aerial Tram traversing Mt. San Jacinto...moreless

  • Resort:

    Palm Springs is listed as one of the top ten resorts in the nation with a resurgence of sophisticated and trendy restaurants and boutiques. ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Take the world famous tram to the top and snow ski in the winter or drive to nearby ski resorts....moreless

  • Village:

    The Villa is minutes from the Thursday night Street Faire, Art museum, trendy restaurants, boutiques and design center....moreless

  • Water View:

    Most rooms of the Villa have a view of the 40 foot swimming pool. Great for laps, play or staying cool. Heated pool in the winter months....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Over 80 feet of covered patios with tables and chairs and BBQ. Eating area in kitchen and separate dining room that seats 10 or more....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Solar panels. Airconditioning and ceiling fans in each bedroom. Cool misters on patios and in Tea House. Two separate units....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Bosch dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two separate units to give maximum coverage....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided with extra linens in the linen closets and bedrooms. Towels furnished including pool towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating around large coffee table for easy conversation or TV watching, game playing or relaxing....moreless

  • Parking:

    5 car parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    4 car parking outside driveway, street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided in all bathrooms. Pool towels included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer on site...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Upon request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    New coffee maker with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete sets of cook ware, cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two complete sets of dishes and silver plus abundance of pots and pans for cooking, extra pitchers and glasses for outside and inside dining, large serving dishes and bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New stainless steel Bosch....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full chefs kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    paper goods, basic condiments for cooking, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New staiinless steel with ice maker and cold water...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-aire plus BBQ in outside patio. 80 feet of patio cooled with misters and fans....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Makes 4 toasts at a time....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Did have bicycles but too much labor. Great bike trails so bring your own bikes. We have bike racks....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Over 80 feet of covered patios with misters, fans and lights. Plenty of tables and seating for eating or conversation. Cool Mexican tile for those bare feet....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Japanese tea house with table, chairs, misters, lights and music....moreless

  • Golf:

    Abundance of golf courses through out the valley....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally desert landscaped with many specimen cacti, abundance of date and palm and citrus trees. Many bubbling fountains, quaint bridge over pond and a tortoise compound....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ located on outside patio off the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Take the tram and snow ski in the winter or hike in the summer. Tram is 5 minutes from Villa....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts nearby at Ruth Hardy Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Pool Heating Per night $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


All renters must sign a short term lease agreement. Pool Heating is not included and the charge is $100 per night. The pool is cold from October till June.

Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Minutes to downtown Palm Springs, casinos
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Palm Springs
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate highway 10
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Laguna, Newport, Venice, Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

Short ride to downtown Palm Springs and the Aerial Tram. Enjoy downtown's block party every Thursday night or escape into the resort flare of Villa de Catalina for your entire stay!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: We have been renting our homes for over ten years and have enjoyed the various people from all areas of the world.

Why Private Homes:
Love Palm Springs. People friendly, great climate, culturally inspiring.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Large private and tranquil -- once behind our walls you don't want to leave! Close to all amenities.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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