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Room for Everyone to Celebrate Summer! Spacious, Stylish Home with Large Pool

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Get cozy by the fire and enjoy the starry skies.

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Biskra House is a 3600 square foot home with the luxury and style of a boutique hotel and the comfort and convenience of a well-stocked private residence.

In the light-filled main house you will find living and dining rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a large den with a fireplace, and three spacious bedrooms. The attached casita has a fourth bedroom with an en-suite bath, kitchenette and private entrance. Three bedrooms feature California king beds, and the fourth has xl-twin beds that can be combined to make a standard king, making us one of the only homes in the area to offer four king beds. The home and casita surround a courtyard with a large salt water pool, ample outdoor seating in shade and sun, and modern desert landscaping.

Relax in the living room with a 60-inch plasma tv, leather seating, surround sound, a PS3 game system/BluRay disc player (plays regular DVDs as well), DirectTV with premium movie and sports channels, and an assortment of movies and games. Record your favorite shows or movies on the DVR, or challenge your family and friends to a dance-off with the JustDance3 game and PS3 move controllers.

The open kitchen is perfect for catching up while you cook, with a Viking gas cooktop, convection oven and microwave, granite countertops, island seating for 4, and everything you need to create meals from scratch or warm up leftovers from the myriad of area restaurants. A spotless propane grill is available, along with a high-powered blender for expert margaritas. We have all the tools and small appliances you need and then some, including a slow cooker, rice maker, double batch ice cream maker, wine chiller and milkshake blender. If there is a specific kitchen item you’re wondering about, just ask.

Set the roomy (104-inch) dining table for memorable meals with placemats, chargers, dishes, silverware, glasses, and cloth napkins. There’s room – and chairs – for eight to ten people.

Take a vacation from the television in the sunny den, with a comfortable sectional sofa, chairs, a gas fireplace, built-in bookcases with plenty of books, board and card games, in-wall speakers and a receiver to listen to either internet radio or your own music device. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a novel, listen to music or catch up with family and friends.

All bedrooms have luxurious beds with high-quality linens, at least two sets of pillows, blackout curtains, flat-screen LCD tvs, BluRay players, DirectTV, and alarm clocks with iPod docks (they work with other smart phones, too). The three bedrooms with California King beds have en-suite baths with large frameless glass showers and plenty of counter space, and the fourth with two xl-twin beds has a roomy bath next door. Just let us know if you would prefer a king bed in the fourth bedroom, and it will be ready for your arrival.

In the private outdoor oasis, you can splash around in the large, heated, saline pool or drift away the afternoon on a foam pool floats. Enjoy meals alfresco at one of the three café tables right outside the kitchen sliding doors, or lounge in the shade or sun on the comfortable outdoor upholstered furniture. Enjoy lazy days in the sun with plenty of beach towels, outdoor dishes and glasses. The propane grill is easy to use, and the casita kitchenette is right off the patio, with full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and storage to make outdoor entertaining easy.

You may find it difficult to leave the comforts of the Biskra House, but if you muster the enthusiasm, there’s plenty to do. Hike at one of the many trails within easy walking or driving distance from the house. Play golf at one of the area’s 80-plus public and private courses. Shop at El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert), the River shopping center (just one mile away), or the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Enjoy a spa day at one of the many nearby resorts and casinos, or take a day trip to the mountain artist community of Idyllwild or Joshua Tree state park. Kids will love Knotts Soak City in Palm Springs, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden in Palm Desert, or the Children’s Discovery Museum in Rancho Mirage. Our guest information book has plenty of information on restaurants, activities and attractions, as well practical information about where to buy groceries, fill prescriptions and all the other ordinary stuff of life. For a true escape, let us help. Our resourceful and friendly house manager can arrange anything from restaurant reservations to stocking the house with groceries prior to your arrival, to finding the best golf deals for your trip. We look forward to helping you arrange the perfect vacation.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    Renters must be 25 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs allowed with owner approval, signed pet addendum and additional fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Accesible but not ADA compliant. Some steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twins combine for Standard King...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    California King...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    California King...moreless

  • King bedrooms have en suite baths.

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Internet Radio...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) DirectTV premium channels, sports and DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    2 receivers, in-wall and outdoor speakers. Play internet radio, own device or DirectTV music channels...moreless

  • Television:

    (5) 2012 flat screens...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Beautiful views of the San Bernadino mountains from the front yard, and the San Jacinto mountains from the back....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    104' table seats 8-10, additional indoor seating, outdoor seating...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate controls in main house, master bedroom, casita...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Separate controls in main house, master bedroom, casita...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Garage, driveway and street, RV ok...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (5) Free calls within the U.S. and to Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Main kitchen and casita, french press, teapot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 16, outdoor plates and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Main kitchen and casita...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Full kitchen and kitchenette....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Main kitchen and casita...moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    desert landscaping...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Large saline (non-chlorine) pool with heater...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 16 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$425
$2,625
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,200
Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,200
New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$500
$3,150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $200
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Sorry, No Coachella Rentals.

Pool heat INCLUDED in high-season rate. Can be added to low-season reservations, please inquire.

Daily or weekly cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, $600/night min 7 nights

Rates subject to change until reservation is made. No dates held without contract and payment.


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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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Location

9.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Roy's Hawaiian, The River shopping center
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Las Palmas resort
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Palm Springs Amtrak
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 freeway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The River shopping center
43 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Mountain Resort
122 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Diego

Car: Recommended

We are located in the beautiful Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood of Rancho Mirage, nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains. We have great hiking just out the front door, The River shopping center within walking distance, and El Paseo shopping center just a short drive away. Palm Springs is just 20 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Peter, and Riley Coyote, our spoiled Chihuahua mix. We live busy lives and love to escape to the peace of the California desert. We enjoy travel, good food, and spending time with friends.

Why the Owner Chose Magnesia Falls Cove:
Three years ago Peter and I spent our first weekend in the California desert together. A half hour after arriving I saw an unfamiliar look of relaxation settle on my husband's face, and by the end of the weekend, we were both enchanted with the quiet, bright stars and blue skies of the desert. We started looking at houses on a whim, and lo and behold, months later we found the Biskra House. We loved the Magnesia Falls neighborhood, and although it needed a lot of work, we could see the house had great potential. We spent a year remodeling it, and the result has been a satisfying creative, logistical and (somewhat) DIY achievement. We hope you feel the same sense of relaxation we feel in this house, and that it makes you as happy as it makes us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It was important to us to find a home that embodied the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and this house fits the bill. We love the intense blue skies, the mountain views, and, of course, the sparkling pool. Riley loves sunbathing and thinks that 3600 square feet is just about right for a 12 pound dog.


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  • Get cozy by the fire and enjoy the starry skies.

    Get cozy by the fire and enjoy the starry skies.

  • Room for everyone in the sun or the shade.

    Room for everyone in the sun or the shade.

  • Plenty of Room - and Privacy - for Everyone in Your Group.

    Plenty of Room - and Privacy - for Everyone in Your Group.

  • Plenty of seating for 8 to 10 at the 104-inch dining table.

    Plenty of seating for 8 to 10 at the 104-inch dining table.

  • Pantry basics mean no need to run to the store for a teaspoon of oregano.

    Pantry basics mean no need to run to the store for a teaspoon of oregano.

  • Den with comfy sectional and chairs, books, games, gas fireplace.

    Den with comfy sectional and chairs, books, games, gas fireplace.

  • Spa-like 2nd master bath with roomy shower, quality bath products.

    Spa-like 2nd master bath with roomy shower, quality bath products.

  • Writing desk detail in master suite with smartphone docking alarm clock, wifi.

    Writing desk detail in master suite with smartphone docking alarm clock, wifi.

  • Private sanctuary off master suite bath with fountain and solar lanterns.

    Private sanctuary off master suite bath with fountain and solar lanterns.

  • Twin bedroom with xl-twin beds, reading lights, flatscreen, BluRay, wifi.

    Twin bedroom with xl-twin beds, reading lights, flatscreen, BluRay, wifi.

  • Casita bedroom with en suite bath, attached kitchenette, blackout curtains.

    Casita bedroom with en suite bath, attached kitchenette, blackout curtains.

  • Casita kitchenette with full size refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and microwave.

    Casita kitchenette with full size refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and microwave.

  • Newly remodeled pool and resort-style furniture

    Newly remodeled pool and resort-style furniture

  • Open and spacious common areas: entry, kitchen, living and dining rooms flow.

    Open and spacious common areas: entry, kitchen, living and dining rooms flow.

  • Living room with leather seating, a 60' flatscreen, surround sound, PS3/BluRay.

    Living room with leather seating, a 60' flatscreen, surround sound, PS3/BluRay.

  • Open floor plan kitchen and dining room, extra seating at the large island.

    Open floor plan kitchen and dining room, extra seating at the large island.

  • Well-equipped kitchen with Viking appliances and lots of counter space.

    Well-equipped kitchen with Viking appliances and lots of counter space.

  • Second master with Cal King bed, 42-inch tv, BluRay, en-suite bath.

    Second master with Cal King bed, 42-inch tv, BluRay, en-suite bath.

  • Master Suite with Cal King bed, 42' tv, BluRay, lounge area and desk.

    Master Suite with Cal King bed, 42' tv, BluRay, lounge area and desk.

  • Huge master suite bath with jacuzzi, double sinks, roomy shower, private patio.

    Huge master suite bath with jacuzzi, double sinks, roomy shower, private patio.

  • Twin Bedroom with xl beds that combine to make a standard king.

    Twin Bedroom with xl beds that combine to make a standard king.

  • Casita bedroom with Cal King bed,  desk, flatscreen, BluRay, en-suite bath.

    Casita bedroom with Cal King bed, desk, flatscreen, BluRay, en-suite bath.

  • Casita bathroom with premium bath products, frameless glass shower, hair dryer.

    Casita bathroom with premium bath products, frameless glass shower, hair dryer.

  • Resort-style furniture makes it hard to come inside.

    Resort-style furniture makes it hard to come inside.

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2015
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