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Ocotillo Oasis -Your Private Oasis in Old Hollywood Glamor

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tahquitz River Estates house description

Whether your music be the timeless songs of crickets and birds, or a favorite tune wafting from any of twenty-four high end speakers throughout, or a choice melody played live in the rich tones of a 1917 Steinway piano, and with window views to two tiled courtyards with tiered fountains, the beckoning pool & spa, a spacious green yard with citrus trees, roses, fragrant vines, colorful flower beds, Apache onyx boulders, stone benches to meditate by the cascading serenity of the water garden, with its live goldfish and charming teak footbridge, and capped by stunning views of the mountains beyond, Ocotillo Oasis presents a soothing feast for the senses and captivates with a healing calm for the soul.

Not just another vacation rental, Ocotillo Oasis offers the warmth and welcome of a true home, with a skillful blend of old Hollywood glamour and state of the art amenities. A picturesque desert garden of ocotillo, rock, assorted cactus, and native vegetation will greet you as you enter the circular drive outside this walled compound, its four gated passes betraying barely a hint of the pleasures hidden beyond the periphery of this 1933 Spanish style gem. Through one gate (all gates and doors personally coded for you, forget about lost keys or lock-outs), a cobblestone path leads you through a lush landscape of vines, herbs, flowers and trees, where you might linger on a bench, relaxing to the gentle trickle of a fountain, or the soft coo of a dove. When you reach the tiled forecourt, you find to one side the wide double gates, convenient when entertaining larger numbers, or accepting over-sized deliveries, and opposite these a front door, simple and without expectation, until you open it to be lured, in an instant, deeper into this sanctuary and further from the worries and obligations that so often weigh on, distract from, or interrupt what should be our journey of pleasure, beauty and discovery.

Here you will begin to recharge that wonder. From the handcrafted Oriental rugs on tile floors, to century old images in paintings and photographs adorning the walls, a collection of early electric clocks by Telechron, masters of design and engineering, and all basking in the glow of vintage art deco light fixtures of unparalleled elegance, these are the details that breathe magic back to the imagination.

Keywords: RETREAT, LUXURY, CASA, CASITA, PET FRIENDLY, POOL, SPA, VILLA, OASIS, CITRUS, VIEWS, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, EXCEPTIONAL, OCOTILLO, OCOTILLO OASIS, BEAUTY, DETAIL, SPACIOUS, MAGICAL, SPECTACULAR, VALUE, COMFORT, ESCAPE, REPEAT, VACATION, VACATION RENTAL, BARGAIN, PEACEFUL

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Well mannered pets welcome but please mention when making your reservation. Walls and gates enclose both front yard and spacious back yard. Please clean up after your pet, thank you!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outdoors only....moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (3) 3 King beds - King bed in casita may also be configured as two twin extra longs, or as a daybed/couch.
 , Twin or Single Beds (2) See description under "king.", Child Beds (1) Fainting couch in library, by west bedroom, curtained enclosure, perfect for small child....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            includes citrus juicer, vegetable juicer, coffee maker, blender, electric water heater (for tea, etc), electric mixer, two large chafing dishes, more....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Viking range and calphalon cookware are just part of what makes this a dream kitchen for any chef in your party....moreless

          • Microwave:

            also works as small convection oven...moreless

          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases, bath, kitchen, and pool towels are provided free of charge.....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            carport behind locked gate, second car space behind locked gate, three more in driveway, total: 5...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Separate climate controls in each of three suites....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Covered carport behind a locked gate...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            chiminea outside in pool area...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            in west bathroom...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            in west bathroom...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Fireplace
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • One quality bike available for guest use, others can be rented nearby. Surround sound stereo, 46" HD Television, Private Citrus Tree Garden, Hand tiled private spa, spacious rooms offer possibility of additional sleeping accommodations....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) Each bedroom has a flat screen tv and two wall speakers, livingroom with 46" flat screen and surround sound. Each bedroom has an independent, complete stereo system (cd, dvd, radio, cable, ipod dock) OR you can connect your speakers to the main house system at the push of a button. Zone one: livingroom surround sound; zone 2: speakers and separate volume controls in all rooms, including kitchen, library, bathrooms (2 of 3); zone 3: four outdoor speakers, two on patio and two by spa....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Includes a complete collection of all Best Picture Oscar winners, beginning to present, labeled by year. ...moreless

              • Television
              • Books
              • Games
              • Piano
              • Toys
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                All calls free to US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                All calls free to US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                password secured for exclusive guest privacy...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Heat control in house, allows you to see temperature, heats quickly. Jets and lights controlled outside. Spacious, strong jets, cascades to pool. ...moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Beautiful pool, attached to spa. Has been featured in five paintings by three artists....moreless

              • Heated Pool
              • Jacuzzi

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                large, 25'x30' tiled patio, partially under slatted pergola with climbing vines, includes beautiful three-tiered fountain, barrel gardens, umbrella table with benches (a second table on the lawn) ...moreless

              • Bicycles
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Stunning panoramic mountain views ....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Shopping
                  • Golf
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,702 $10,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Every 7th night is FREE (1 week: $2,700.).

                  City tax: 11.5% (exempt on stays of 4 weeks or more).

                  4 week discount: $9,800./month. Cleaning fee: up to 6 guests, $200., more w/pets or extra guests. Stays of 2 weeks or more: your one-time cleaning fee entitles you to optional weekly cleaning & change of flower arrangements, free of additional charge. Pool heat (optional-recommended) $30./night.


                  Notes:

                  I do not raise my rates on weekends, holidays, peak season, or for special event weeks. These are the true discounts I can offer. Rates are firm.

                  50% due at time of booking, remainder two weeks prior to arrival.


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                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Approximately one mile to an easy hike (1.8 loop) up Taquitz canyon to the falls of 'shangri la,'made famous by Frank Capra's 1937 'Lost Horizon.' A few short blocks from Ocotillo Oasis is a footbridge and beautiful walk along the wash. Walking distance to banks (approximately one mile) and downtown shopping district, Bus service also available close by on Palm Canyon. Restaurants as close as 1/4 mile.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: For over thirty years, owner Ralph Morrison has worked in Los Angeles as a musician, both in live performance, and on studio recordings for commercials, television, hundreds of major motion pictures, and on albums for Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Diane Schuur, Queen Latifah, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Chick Corea, Barry White, Mariah Carey, Leo Kottke, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, System of a Down, Counting Crows, Natalie Merchant, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, Johnny Mathis, Gwen Stefani, Aaron Neville, Tina Turner, Lea Salonga, Christopher Cross, Marc Anthony, Wilson Phillips, 10,000 Maniacs, David Benoit, Fiona Apple, Ottmar Liebert, James Darren, Pussycat Dolls, Peter Gabriel, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and many, many others. Painted as the far right panel of Kent Twitchell’s 'Harbor Freeway Overture' mural, his eighty-foot portrait has stood, since 1992, over the Harbor Freeway at 8th street, in downtown Los Angeles.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                    The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                  • Inside the gates, the front walk

                    Inside the gates, the front walk

                  • Dining in simple elegance.

                    Dining in simple elegance.

                  • The Casita, separate entrance, private bathroom and climate contol.

                    The Casita, separate entrance, private bathroom and climate contol.

                  • looking east across the back lawn from the water garden

                    looking east across the back lawn from the water garden

                  • The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                    The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                  • The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                    The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                  • The whimsical swan chairs

                    The whimsical swan chairs

                  • Arriving at Ocotillo Oasis

                    Arriving at Ocotillo Oasis

                  • The spa and pool from under a fig branch

                    The spa and pool from under a fig branch

                  • Inside the gates, the front door to your private paradise.

                    Inside the gates, the front door to your private paradise.

                  • Any chef in your party will love this well appointed kitchen, with Viking range.

                    Any chef in your party will love this well appointed kitchen, with Viking range.

                  • Beautiful period furniture to bring back the feel of an earlier age.

                    Beautiful period furniture to bring back the feel of an earlier age.

                  • The water garden and fish sanctuary

                    The water garden and fish sanctuary

                  • Around every corner a wonderful surprise.

                    Around every corner a wonderful surprise.

                  • The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                    The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                  • The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                    The back patio, fountain, and beyond

                  • The Bedroom in the Eastern Suite

                    The Bedroom in the Eastern Suite

                  • Ocotillo Oasis street view

                    Ocotillo Oasis street view

                  • each bedroom with its own bathroom

                    each bedroom with its own bathroom

                  VRBO #291568

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $450 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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