5 Star Luxury Villa Overlooking Palm Springs

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Desert Knoll is the perfect name for this beautiful luxury home on 1/3 of an acre.perched on the hills above Palm Springs. Desert Knoll isolates its 6 guests from neighbors, street and wind with privacy hedges and trees on three sides, yet it provides sweeping 270* vistas of the desert, mountains and a great southern exposure. From the moment you enter the front gate you'll enjoy the impressive desert modern architecture, high end finishes, stylish modern furnishings, and gorgeous artwork in this steel, glass and concrete masterpiece. Every guest is amazed that the property is even better in real life than the gorgeous pictures.

Desert Knoll is conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, on a quiet street overlooking the Coachella Valley with the San Jacinto Mountains right behind it. Its also close to Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.

Desert Knoll is designed with an eye to the classic contemporary architecture that defines the Palm Springs lifestyle; open & exciting. The flat roof, 14' ceilings, clean lines and wide expanses of glass provide panoramic views, abundant natural light, and erase the line between indoors & out for seamless living & entertaining. At first look, the house blends in perfectly with the desert terrain; huge boulders accented with natural landscaping indigenous to the area. As you approach the tall glass entry, you'll immediately understand the scale & volume of the house. The oversized entry hall with towering ceilings is formal, yet inviting. Desert Knoll was built for entertaining in style. The giant sliding walls of glass in the living room disappear into the wall to make a large open-air pavilion facing the pool and view, providing plenty of lounge seating for everyone, either in front of the indoor living room wood fireplace or around the outdoor fire pit.

The large modern chef's kitchen features high end appliances from A to Z and has a convenient pass-through breakfast bar to the living/dining room. It also provides added privacy for dinner party preparations with a butler's pantry directly behind the kitchen, where you'll find an extra ice machine, wine refrigerator and laundry facilities. For extra flexibility, there are additional large-capacity laundry facilities in the garage. In addition to the generously sized dining table for eight in the main living area, there is an additional outdoor dining table for eight and a gas barbecue grill just outside the kitchen.

Once inside, the walls and gates that secure the property and protect its privacy, the setting is a verdant green tropical landscape dotted with gorgeous outdoor furniture that has a luxurious cooling effect to the eye & the senses.

The Master suite offers a King size bed, walk-in closet and generous private bathroom with jetted soaking tub and walk-in rain shower, as well as a private sitting patio outside the bathroom and second patio facing the pool. The second Master bedroom features a King size bed that can be separated into Twin beds when needed, a private bathroom with walk-in shower, and a private patio off the bathroom. The third bedroom has a King size bed, a built-in desk space and direct access to the pool. In the hallway just outside this bedroom is a full guest bathroom with walk-in shower. All three bedrooms feature brand new comfortable beds and quality linens, so everyone gets a 'good bedroom' in this luxury home.

One of the best features of Desert Knoll is the private pool deck out back. The sparkling blue swimming pool, bubbling spa and shaded lounge area with water misters and a gas fire pit are great places to hang out with a cocktail and enjoy the view to such well-known neighborhoods as Little Tuscany, Chino Canyon, Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas in the foreground, all the way to South Palm Springs in the distance. In New Years, sit back and enjoy the fireworks with a cocktail in your hand.

The house is protected by a 24 hour alarm system and it has high capacity WiFi for the house and grounds. Each room is equipped with a large flat screen HDTV, DVD players and Bluetooth docking radio clocks. There is Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more available in every room and living room. There is a 2 zone Bluetooth high end stereo system that covers the whole house, plus a Bluetooth sound bar in the living room next to the 55' HDTV with DVD. There is also a printer, scanner, fax for your basic office needs and a small 10 bottle wine refrigerator for your better vintages.

The house has a large book selection of diverse topics, various water toys and floats, multiple toys for 1 year olds to 5 or so, a golf rack for your clubs and shoes,

Desert Knoll strives to be as green as possible. It has a 60 panel solar system, LED lighting, desert landscaping were possible, smart appliances and smart home features. It also boasts a large back up gas powered generator for the more than occasional PS power outage.

The home is stocked with high quality linens and towels. The baths and the kitchen are stocked with soaps, shampoos and paper supplies to help start your stay.

Desert Knoll is a 100% smoke free property inside and out. Any smoking must be done outside the front gate. This is not a party house. We strictly enforce Palm Springs City ordinances on occupancy and outside noise. No drone flying please, no parties or events, or pets without prior authorization.

Please contact us for last minute, midweek and two night specials.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


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

    must be at least 28...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No exceptions. Non-smoking...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    with owner approval only, only dogs and if approved only one. No dogs on furniture, beds or pool. Dogs must be crated or have their own bed, not allowed to sleep in carpet or rugs. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Parts of the house are wheelchair friendly...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    It can be configured as a King or 2 Twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Baby Crib Available...moreless

  • All Bedrooms are stunningly decorated, each one has Bluetooth clock radios, large flat screen TV's, Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, DVD, recording DVDR, brand new high end hotel quality beds and linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Gorgeous walk in shower with a ceiling shower head....moreless

Other Amenities

  • City of PS permit #6218


  • Stereo:

    2 zone, Bluetooth high end stereo system. Also a Bluetooth sound bar in the living room....moreless

  • Television:

    Large 55' in the living room and large flat screens in each bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    3 to 8 year old toys...moreless


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people



  • Kitchen:

    Every need is taken care of. Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Large hide away 10' glass doors blend indoor with outdoor space. Water misters and fans for hot days. Large shaded area overlooking city and pool. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    High end Golf Rack to put your clubs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped and maintained lawn and garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural Gas...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful pool. Two pool floaters provided. Modern, comfortable outdoor furniture. Optional $25 for preheating and/or $45/day to heat during your stay in fall/winter/spring and $35/day in summer....moreless



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from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$650 $740
Fri, Sat
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$450 $565
Fri, Sat
$3,250 $13,000
Dec 18 - Dec 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$630 $680
Fri, Sat
$4,200 $13,000
new years
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
early spring
Jan 6 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$580 $630
Fri, Sat
$4,000 $15,000
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
modernism week
Feb 16 - Feb 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$625 $670
Fri, Sat
$4,275 $16,000
early springs 1
Feb 22 - Apr 13, 2016
3 night min stay
$625 $670
Fri, Sat
$4,200 $14,000
Apr 14 - Apr 25, 2016
4 night min stay
$820 $890
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
april 2
Apr 26 - May 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$525 $575
Fri, Sat
May 24 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$475 $535
Fri, Sat
$3,190 $11,950
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$595 $630
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 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 and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $80
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $248 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


OPTIONAL Pool preheat $25 and/or pool heating $45/day fall/winter/spring, $35/day Summer

2.5% CC transaction fees

if 7th person, in floor mattress

Midweek stays can be 2 nights

Discounts for Midweek stays of more than 3 nights

There is an additional cost and cleaning fee for pets.

Utility charges are reviewed after occupancy. Use of more than 20% of normal will be charged to deposit.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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Palm Springs Airport

Car: Not Necessary


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Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Last minute specials, mid-week specials and 2 nights allowed mid week. Contact us for specials.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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  • Dining


  • deck of living room

    deck of living room

  • Dining and Living

    Dining and Living

  • 2nd Bedroom Twin Configuration

    2nd Bedroom Twin Configuration

  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • 3rd Bedroom

    3rd Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Front


  • Entry


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • bar


  • 2nd bedroom/King Configuration

    2nd bedroom/King Configuration

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • 3rd bathroom

    3rd bathroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • living room

    living room

  • Kitchen


  • Butlers Kitchen

    Butlers Kitchen

VRBO #557045

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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