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Palm Desert Homestead Cabin, Best Views in Valley

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Last updated: 04/07/2010

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 52 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cahuilla Hills cabin description

My Aunt and Uncle homesteaded this Cahuilla Hills land in 1948 and built the cabin, affectionately known as 'The Bird Cage'. There was no electricity or water at that time; now we have both, as well as heat and A/C. The Homestead is a little less than 500 sq. ft. with a 'million dollar view' of the Coachella Valley, surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains, and Bighorn Golf Club. It's one of the last homesteads in our area. It sits atop a hill in Cahuilla Hills, an area now know for million dollar homes on minimum 5 acre lots; however, the location is only 2 miles from downtown Palm Desert.

The Birdcage has one small bedroom with a new queen sized bed, a small bathroom with a good size shower (with a window), and a living/dining/kitchen room - all with beautiful views. There is a covered/shaded patio as well as a sunny patio, perfect for relaxation while enjoying the beautiful day and starry night views among Nature's lovely landscaping.

Our family owns 4 homes on the surrounding acres. They are spread out from one another. Privacy is secured by electronic gates and it's a very safe area. We are raising date palms at the bottom of the hill.


Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided

                  Other Amenities

                      • Million dollar city light, star & mountain views, 2 burner cook top, microwave, Homestead Cabin in family for 50 years, shower with window, shaded patio, including date palm grove, less than 500 sq ft, looks down on Bighorn Golf Club, natural desert with desert plants and wildlife. Behind our private gates, in Estate area of Cahuilla Hills, Palm Desert, rare homestead cabin preserved. ...moreless


                      • Music Library
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • DVD Player
                      • CD Player
                      • Books


                          • Internet

                          Pool & Spa

                              Outdoor Features

                              • Golf:

                                Over 100 courses in the valley, many are public...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Fantastic mountain and city views...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                local, not far from house, free...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Location & View

                                  • Mountain View


                                  • Cinemas
                                  • Golf
                                  • Tennis
                                  • Hiking
                                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                                  • Cross Country Skiing
                                  • Rock Climbing
                                  • Fitness Center
                                  • Wildlife Viewing
                                  • Shopping
                                  • Miniature Golf
                                  • Antiquing
                                  • Sight Seeing
                                  • Horseback Riding
                                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                                  • Zoo
                                  • Restaurants
                                  • Live Theater
                                  • Theme Parks
                                  • Museums
                                  • Mountain Biking
                                  • Cycling


                                  Write a review 5
                                  from 8 traveler reviews
                                  $300/wkend,Fri & Sat nights,$50 cleaning fee, $950/wk (more 4 holiday) $2300/month
                                  Security Deposit $200, we trust you'll care for the cabin
                                  Ask owner about cancellation policy
                                  Ask about well behaved dogs...$25 extra/stay
                                  I do not use the calendar.
                                  OCTOBER AND MAY SPECIALS, MONTHLY SPECIALS

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                                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 52 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                                  Wonderful hikes and walks. The Coachella Valley is full of many activities and great shopping and restaurants.


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1973

                                  Why the Owner Chose Cahuilla Hills:
                                  I wanted to preserve this lovely property for generations to come; an example of how living used to be.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                                  It's fun to stay here, relaxing, exhilarating at the same time. You're close to hiking, town and all the amenities of the area, yet in this quiet beautiful setting. Linens dried by the desert sun. The city light view is so spectacular that you won't want to go to bed!! Spring wildflowers are covering the property. Ask about your dog. Small to medium dogs over two years old, well trained are okay.

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                                  Speaks: german, english



                                  • Living room

                                    Living room

                                  • The Birdcage in Spring

                                    The Birdcage in Spring

                                  • Bathroom


                                  • Queen sized bed, bedroom

                                    Queen sized bed, bedroom

                                  • Living room

                                    Living room

                                  VRBO #290186

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                                  Date last modified - Thursday, August 28, 2014


                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

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                                  (626) 375-3380

                                  Speaks: german, english
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