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Family Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property We Have Open Weeks in Jan!

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Last updated: 11/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Still available: 2 weeks in mid January. Special rates for summer 2015 available, one week minimum stay. Call Now for Special Rates!
If your looking for a sophisticated, well appointed, comfortable, Desert vacation residence, a place where comfort, relaxation and ideal location are assured, then Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita, is where you want to stay.
Rent this fully outfitted, 1750 Sq. Ft. 2 ensuite bedroom, Guest House (2-1/2 bath) with an option for a 3rd ensuite bedroom by renting the attached Casita. The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is only rented to renters of the Guest House and never rented to a third party.

Info on Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita

Guest House and Casita are part of a private 5000 sqft gated family estate.
Main home never rented and owner onsite at main house only occasionally. Owners keep to themselves and leave Guests to enjoy rear courtyard, pool and spa.
Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita (La Casita Firenze) are ideally suited to Guests 45+ (renters must be 45 years of age or older, sorry no exceptions)

Our minimum stay is for one weeks however February andMarch have two week minimums . Inquire for special rates for stays of 3-6 months.

Guest House boasts: Chefs kitchen with Granite countertops, top of the line stainless appliances with two ovens, double-oven microwave, dishwasher and breakfast room. Private patio off breakfast room has bistro table and seating, gas BBQ and sound system speakers.

The large Living room has a relaxing view of rear courtyard, pool, waterfalls and Italianate columned pergola. Living room has a 55' hd tv, Wifi and sound system music throughout the house with individual room speaker control. Just plug in your iPhone into the house receiver. All rooms have speakers, including bathrooms.

Down the hall you find the two Master Suites both with showers.
The larger master BR has a shower and separate Spa waterjet tub, spa tub is heated with hydrotherapy mood lighting for the ultimate time to relax and wind down.

Each suite has a queen bed , and walk in California closets .
There is also a half bath off the great room for your guests.

The large master bedroom also has great views of the pool and spa as does the Great room. Mountain views visible from front French-doors/patio

Guest house has its own laundry room with large front loading washer/dryer.

The home has Ceramic tile floors throughout and Ceiling Fans in every room help create the perfect environment for your Desert experience.

Guest's of the Guest House may opt to also rent the Casita as a third bedroom to accommodate 2 more Guest's (Queen bed ensuite bedroom). The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is not rented as a standalone to others and is only offered as an optional bedroom for Guest's of the Guest House. Casita rental brings total sleeping capacity to 6 persons.

During your stay, cleaning of Guest House and Casita is available as an option. Ask about pricing if this feature desired.

The shared rear courtyard is an oasis in the desert and the focal point of the property with its pool and spa. (Owners will leave you to your privacy when rented)
The pool/spa is saltwater (amazing) and has a pebbletech bottom. Renter may take advantage of spa and pool although pool is unheated. (You may opt for a heated pool at a $525 mo fee),

Relax in the rear courtyard which boasts a 6 six person hot tub with a water fall that flows into the saltwater pool The rear courtyard is surrounded by Orange, Lemon, and Lime trees.

The rear courtyard is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the cooler peaceful nights that only the Desert offers.

There also is a large sitting area under an Italianate, columned Pergola, next to a large Koi pond with another relaxing waterfall. Sit, visit with friends, read and relax.

Guest House has its own one car garage and a private gated front entrance

Desert Sun Estate is an Green Energy Efficient Property with on -site solar panels supplying significant percentage of the Estates electricity. (discretely placed so as not to diminish your view of local mountains or the ambience of your own private resort).

Individuals interested in renting the Guest House/Casita must be at least 45 years old or older in order to sign Rental Agreement and as Guest responsible for payment of rental.

Rental agreement covers 4 occupants of Guest House and 2 occupants of Casita. Desert Sun Estate has a non-rotational, non-sublet policy. Any new or rotating guest will be charged at one half the daily rate

Concierge services offered: restaurant and cocktail bar reservations at the best in the Desert.
For those day trips you plan to Los Angeles or San Diego, restaurant and cocktail bar recommendations and reservations ( for the highest rated restaurants and cocktail bars) are available.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


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


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Casita with full Bathroom Optional Rental...moreless

              • All bedroom are 'ensuite' Each with their own private attached bathrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Being in the food industry I will be happy to suggest and make reservations for restaurants golf etc...moreless


                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • 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
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        wifi and cat 6...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Golf:

                        120 course within 10 miles...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Semi Private shared with owner...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 4.3
                          from 6 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          November, December
                          Nov 1 - Dec 28, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          Janruary, Feburary
                          Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          March, April
                          Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          30 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          14 night min stay
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning fee $150
                          • Property Damage Protection $69
                          • Tax Rate 10%


                          Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom):

                          $145 per night (Casita is not rented as a standalone unit. Only rented to Guest House renter as optional additional bedroom)

                          Guest House renter may opt to rent Casita for as many days desired ( not required to rent Casita for entire stay. Min. 3 day Casita rental. Casita cleaning fee $75.00

                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                          Last updated: 11/01/2014
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                          8.8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Palms Springs Regional Airport
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Shame On The Moon
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          1.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Cheesecake Factory, Lord Fletcher
                          98 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Big Bear Mountain
                          114 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Newport Beach

                          Car: Recommended

                          Located in a small residential area across the street from Thunderbird country club (Which was the original site of The Bob Hope Desert Classic) and next to Springs and Morningside Golf Courses. World class Shopping and Dinning on El Paseo, Hiking and Mountain Biking at the Tahquitz trail along with many other trails in the area. also minutes away from The River Dinning, shopping and theater complex.

                          Proximity to things:

                          The River Mall~ 10 minutes

                          Costco~ 10 minutes

                          Grocery store ~ 5 minutes

                          Downtown Palm Springs~ 25 minutes

                          El Paseo Grande Shopping ~ 15 minutes

                          Children's Museum ~ 5 minutes

                          Movie Theatres ~ 10 minutes

                          AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

                          Jan 70°F High/ 44°F Low

                          Feb 75°F High/ 47°F Low

                          Mar 80°F High/ 51°F Low

                          Apr 88°F High/ 56°F Low

                          May 95°F High/ 63°F Low

                          Jun 104°F High/ 70°F Low

                          Jul 108°F High/76°F Low

                          Aug 107°F High/76°F Low

                          Sep 101°F High/ 71°F Low

                          Oct 91°F High/61°F Low

                          Nov 78°F High/ 50°F Low

                          Dec 70°F High/43°F Low


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: Originally from Chicago I have always loved the desert. Still having a home there I am in the restaurant business, An avid Foodie I dine out often and work wise i am a Mixologist at one of Chicagolands exceptional restaurants. I have enjoyed the restaurant scene here in the desert. I have many recommendations. I enjoy golf,Tennis, Hiking, and mountain Biking which Is why I love the desert It's all close! I workout daily and keep in shape which isn't hard to do in the desert.

                          Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                          We built this home in 2008 to get away from the cold and spared no expense and truly wish others to enjoy it and the Rancho Mirage Lifestyle. Its an amazing, truly relaxing property with all the amenities desired of the desert.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Sitting on the patio having a nice refreshing drink and watching the palm trees and the blue blue skies! there's nothing like it Coming for 2014 season: Desert Mountain Fire Pit in rear courtyard, ,perfect for relaxing with friends around the fire pit, your favorite music in the background, sipping on your favorite cocktails

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                          Speaks: english



                          • Living room with view of pool and spa

                            Living room with view of pool and spa

                          • living room

                            living room

                          • .


                          • kitchen


                          • .Master ensuite bedroom (Queen bed)

                            .Master ensuite bedroom (Queen bed)

                          • 2nd ensuite bedroom (queen bed)

                            2nd ensuite bedroom (queen bed)

                          • Casita Bath

                            Casita Bath

                          • Spa


                          • View from master bedroom

                            View from master bedroom

                          • spa waterfall

                            spa waterfall

                          • Foyer


                          • pool view

                            pool view

                          • .


                          • kitchen


                          • laundry


                          • master bath

                            master bath

                          • Casita Bedroom (Queen Bed)

                            Casita Bedroom (Queen Bed)

                          • patio


                          • Koi Pond

                            Koi Pond

                          • spa waterfall

                            spa waterfall

                          • Garage


                          VRBO #455055

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                          $1,272 - $1,575 per week (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 11/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 71%
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/01/2014
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