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Stylish, Designer Pool Home - Best Value in the Desert

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Stylishly remodeled, generously stocked, and incredibly well-priced, this fun Desert Hot Springs home is the perfect retreat or home base for your explorations in the greater Palm Springs area.

Modern Mid-Century Home (1964) features an open floor plan with modern design tile throughout, except there is carpet in the expanded Master Suite. This is an older pool home, but it has been stylishly refreshed in many ways, and it's constantly undergoing even more improvement.

The yard has many desirable features:
* Optionally Heated 'Salt-Water' Pool and Spa that's gentle on your hair, skin and eyes ($50/nt, $250/wk additional cost)
* Fun color-changing Pool/Spa lights create instant ambiance when the sun goes down
* Two newer pool floats and noodles
* Five lounge chairs
* Outdoor living room set-up with 2 outdoor loveseats
* Natural gas (in-line) barbeque grill so you won't ever run out of propane at an inopportune time
* Get ready to tell your best ghost stories and jokes when gathered around the propane fire pit

Living room features:
* 2 comfortable, modern-style sofa sectionals
* 50inch HDTV with streaming internet, HD-DVR so you'll never miss your favorite shows, premium movie channels including HBO, SHO, Encore, IFC, LOGO, Starz, Cinemax, and more
* Bluetooth speaker system

Lots of dining options: Fun inside dining for 6+ in the round, as well as counter seating for 2, eat-in kitchen for 4+, and al fresco dining for 6+ outside on the covered patio

High speed wireless internet throughout the house and backyard. There's even a wireless printer that comes in handy for maps/directions, boarding passes, and the occasional work email.

Master bedroom features:
* Leather King bed
* expanded area for dressing and home office use
* 50inch HDTV with premium channels, DVD/Bluray and HD-DVR features
* En Suite Bathroom with newly tiled walk-in shower
* Newer Massage Table for in-home treatments

Second bedroom with comfortable Queen bed, 32inch HDTV and a nice mountain view

Third bedroom has 2 Twin beds that can be combined into a 2nd King, 32inch HDTV and patio doors to the backyard/pool

For larger groups, each sofa sectional functions as an additional sleeping area (Twin-sized) plus there is an available Queen aerobed. For the little ones, we have a Graco Pack N Play and a new sturdy high chair.

Planned enhancements: February/March: Re-landscape backyard (the landscaping is somewhat basic now).

Location:
This is not the place to be if you want to pay a lot of money to be in a hip/glamorous part of Palm Springs. This home is not in Palm Springs; it's in Desert Hot Springs, 1 of 9 desert cities that make up the Greater Palm Springs Area. DHS is a quirky, little town that's proudly off the beaten path, and it's a nice retreat and/or jumping off point for a number of area attractions: Dozens of nearby Spas, 150+ Designer Outlet Shops at Cabazon 20 miles away, and the amazingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Monument which is only 30 miles away, and yet Downtown Palm Springs is only about 13 miles/20 minutes away. There's a nice 2 mile loop Swiss/Brice Canyon Desert Trail just a half block away.

Mineral Spring Water
Our water is unique in that it comes from special natural aquifers separate from the rest of the Palm Springs area. It has won 'Best Tasting Municipal Drinking Water' in International competitions. The drinking water in our house and even the water in our pool and spa originate from the Mission Springs Desert Hot Springs Aquifer and it's so clean it's untreated. The water 150 feet below our house is naturally heated by ancient geothermal forces below the earth’s surface to as much as 180 degrees, however, as a residential house we are not allowed to tap into the hot water aquifer which is reserved for the Spas, so our pool/spa water is from the cold aquifer and efficiently heated by a natural gas heater. Hot or cold, for centuries, this water has been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was medically affirmed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ash tray provided for outside use...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved, prior-approved dogs are welcome. $75/Pet Fee applies. Sorry, no cats due to our guests with allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    House is on one level (there's a slight 1-2' step at entrance to the bedroom with 2 twin beds), and we haven't installed the grab bars in the bathrooms, yet....moreless

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

  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    Top quality Queen bedroom with 32 in HDTV...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    5 Star Hotel quality California King Bed with 50in HDTV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 TwinXL Beds can be combined into 2nd King, 32in HDTV...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfy sofa (Twin XL size, not a sofabed) + Queen aerobed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Easy to rise off before/after using the pool or spa...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly tiled tub/shower area, eco/dual flush toilet...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Newly tiled, walk-in shower, eco/dual flush toilet...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Lots of Streaming Music Choices from our Satellite TV system ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free HBO, SHO, LOGO and lots of other premium movie and sports stations....moreless

  • Television:

    50 inch HDTVs in Master Bedroom and Living Room. 32 inch HDTVs in other 2 bedrooms. Internet Streaming to all TVs so you can log into your Netflix, etc. accounts....moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Palm Springs is 13 miles away (~20-25 minutes drive)...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nice view of Mt. San Jacinto from the front of the property....moreless

  • Resort:

    Walk to 3+ Spas that are in the area. Short drive to another dozen+....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Modern fire glass...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet...moreless

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

    Free long distance calling to the US and several international countries...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Nice LG front loader...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bean grinder, french press, and automatic Mr. Coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters, LED lighting, eat-in area with pool view...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel side-by-side with water/ice in the door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Access 100+ golf courses in the greater Palm Springs area. Nearby are Mission Lakes and Desert Dunes, among others....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    In-ground attached Spa can be separately heated from the Pool....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Salt-water pool set in a privately fenced yard. Fun color-changing LED lighting system....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
Mar 1 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,299 $3,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
$999 $2,499

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder Season
Oct 1 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,099 $2,999

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2016
Mar 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,299 $3,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $225
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Pool & Spa Heating Fee: $50/Night, $250/Week. Month rentals pay actual gas/electric utility costs.

Dog Fee $100 each.

Special rates and terms apply for holidays and special events.

Coachella rate: $2000 (for up to 8 people, 3-5 nights) + $250 Pool Heating + $250 Cleaning Fee.

Rates and terms subject to change until a booking is confirmed.

Check-In 3PM or later, Check-Out 10AM or earlier.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • South of the Border

    "A casual, local Mexican restaurant that does a good job. Don't be too picky, just relax, enj..."

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  • Casa Blanca Restaurant

    "A very good Mexican restaurant. Between this place and South of the Border, you can't go wrong."

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  • Zapopan Mexican Food

    "If you don't mind the styrofoam plates and lack of an alcohol license, this large, clean pla..."

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  • Capri Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse

    "Nicer than most restaurants in the area. Good food, good prices, good happy hour, good dinne..."

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  • Sidewinder

    "Fairly popular local joint. Very good for breakfast, in particular."

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  • Mission Lakes Country Club

    "Very nice golf course that's open to the public. The restaurant is also quite good."

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  • Kam Lun Chinese Restaurant

    "Decent cheap Chinese food. Actually, "for the desert" it's pretty good."

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  • Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum

    "Though it's a "museum", don't be thinking Smithsonian or The Met. It's a very interesting ed..."

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  • Vons

    "Good place to get your groceries, beverages, and even gas up the car."

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  • Starbucks

    "If you do Starbucks, well, here it is."

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  • Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

  • Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

    "This is a Visitor Center. Friendly place with limited hours. Stop by to get a map or ask a q..."

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  • Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

    "For decent American cafe food at good prices, try Sunshine Cafe located at the budget-friend..."

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  • Coachella Valley Preserve

    "Visit a real oasis and learn about the San Andreas fault line and indigenous life in the are..."

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  • Miracle Springs Hotel and Spa

    "On-site full-service restaurant, affordable Day Spa Passes and treatments. A big place that'..."

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Playoffs
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mission Lakes
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Capri Restaurant at the Miracle Springs Resort

Car: Necessary

Downtown Palm Springs is 13 miles/20-25 minutes away. Palm Springs Airport is 12 miles/20 minutes away. 150+ Premium Designer Outlet Stores are 23 miles/25 minutes away in Cabazon. Joshua Tree National Monument is less than 30 miles away. This home is in the 'Desert Hot Springs Spa Zone' where there are 15-20 natural hot mineral spas and the closest ones are only a few blocks away. Desert Hot Springs (DHS) is a small town (1 of 9 cities that make up the Greater Palm Springs area). Don't expect the vibrant/hip Palm Springs 'scene' in DHS, but remember you are paying about 50% less cost and are only about 20 minutes away from all of that!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We're Doug and Joe. We feel in love with the Palm Springs area over 20 years ago. Doug is a college professor, and Joe is an entrepreneur and certified green building professional.

Why the Owner Chose Other Palm Springs Properties:
This is an older, mid-century modern pool home that has been expanded and substantially remodeled with a design sensibility that honors both the house's roots in modernism and area's roots as a Spanish Mission. The home is located in the 'Desert Hot Springs Spa Zone' where there are 15-20 natural mineral hot springs with award winning water. The closest spas are only a few blocks away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our water is unique in that it comes from special natural hot and cold aquifers, separate from the rest of the Palm Springs area. It has won 'Best Tasting Municipal Drinking Water' in International competitions. The drinking water in our house and even the water in our pool and spa originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer. Our home is in the 'Spa Zone'; the water 150 feet below our house is naturally heated by ancient geothermal forces below the earth’s surface to as much as 180 degrees, however, as a residential house we are not allowed to tap into the water that is already heated (it's reserved for the Spas), so our pool/spa water is efficiently heated by a natural gas heater. Hot or cold, for centuries, this water has been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was medically affirmed. Today Desert Hot Springs features 20 Spas, and you can even walk to several for our home, including: Swiss Health Resort, Sea Mountain Lifestyle Resort, and Miracle Springs Spa. World famous Spas like Two Bunch Palms and We Care Spa are a short drive away. Also, our home is the perfect jumping off point for a number of area attractions including the amazingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Monument, only 30 miles away.


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  • Open floor plan facilitates fun flow.

    Open floor plan facilitates fun flow.

  • Hip and modern, yet comfortable dining for 6-8

    Hip and modern, yet comfortable dining for 6-8

  • Living Room features 2 sofa sectionals and 50inch HDTV

    Living Room features 2 sofa sectionals and 50inch HDTV

  • Eat-In kitchen area overlooks the pool and backyard

    Eat-In kitchen area overlooks the pool and backyard

  • Expanded Master Suite has large closet, office work area and room for dressing area/massage table.

    Expanded Master Suite has large closet, office work area and room for dressing area/massage table.

  • Nice Mountain View from the Queen Bedroom

    Nice Mountain View from the Queen Bedroom

  • Be prepared to share jokes or ghost stories around the fire pit at night

    Be prepared to share jokes or ghost stories around the fire pit at night

  • Shared Bathroom reflection

    Shared Bathroom reflection

  • Master Bathroom has a large, newly tiled shower

    Master Bathroom has a large, newly tiled shower

  • Pool features silky salt-water and fun color-changing LED lights

    Pool features silky salt-water and fun color-changing LED lights

  • Large living room makes entertaining a delight.

    Large living room makes entertaining a delight.

  • Fully-Stocked and Remodeled kitchen with granite counters

    Fully-Stocked and Remodeled kitchen with granite counters

  • King Master Suite features office area, 50in TV, en suite bath, pool-spa access

    King Master Suite features office area, 50in TV, en suite bath, pool-spa access

  • Guest bedroom with 32in TV and high-end Queen bed

    Guest bedroom with 32in TV and high-end Queen bed

  • Twin Beds (2) combine into 2nd King. Plus 40in HDTV and Sliders to Yard.

    Twin Beds (2) combine into 2nd King. Plus 40in HDTV and Sliders to Yard.

  • Outdoor al fresco dining for 6+

    Outdoor al fresco dining for 6+

  • Shared Bathroom with remodeled shower over tub.

    Shared Bathroom with remodeled shower over tub.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/05/2015
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