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Relaxing San Jacinto Mtn View Condo! (El Mirador)

Bedrooms 2
Space 902 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Upper floor condominium unit set in a tropical resort-like 61-unit gated complex offers a quiet beauty unmatched in Palm Springs. Located on the former grounds of the historic El Mirador Hotel, Rancho El Mirador features manicured gardens with majestic topiary, blooming bougainvillea, and palm trees showcasing the excellent detailed care of this uptown vacation paradise.

Enter through the gated, hacienda-style front alder wood doors past the gentle water fountain and you have found yourselves beginning your journey which is exclusively Palm Springs. This second floor unit overlooks the crystal clear pool and spa with the tennis courts just beyond. Enjoy your morning tea or coffee from your front balcony just off the main living area and take in the view of Mount San Jacinto to the west framed by the tropical palms just outside your unit.

The unit is tastefully decorated in a Tommy Bahama theme. The living area includes a 46-inch color Flat Panel TV and DVD/Streaming player and stereo/CD player. Wireless Internet access in the unit for your convenience. Your kitchen is ready for any home cooking you wish to prepare and comes equipped with a microwave, dishwasher and is appointed with all the cooking/eating utensils you will find in your own home. Enjoy your meals in the casual dining area or have a quick bite to eat at the breakfast counter.

2014 WALL-TO-WALL TILE FLOORS, baseboards, ceiling fans, mirrored wardrobe closet doors & freshly painted / 2011 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED bathrooms - both bathrooms have been extensively remodeled including a Master Bathroom travertine shower and tile floors, new lighting, vanities, and fixtures.

This unit includes a full-sized washer and dryer so you can wear that selection of new clothes you just purchased at the Desert Hills Premium Outlet in Cabazon just 20 minutes away. The master bedroom includes a king-sized bed and 19' color TV with built-in DVD player and Roku stick. The second bedroom includes a queen bed as well as a 19-inch color TV with built-in DVD player. Both bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open on to a shared balcony with a view of the mountains to the east...and a sea of tropical palms scattered throughout the neighborhood.

A night on the town is just minutes away as your unit is located approximately one and-a-half miles to the heart of the down town area. Take in the sites and sounds of the Palm Springs Thursday Night Street Fair or enjoy a wonderful meal at one of the many fine restaurants along Palm Canyon Drive. A trip to Palm Springs is not complete without a visit to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – a 15-minute ride that will take you from the 2643-foot Valley Station to the Mountain Station located at the 8516-foot level.

Experience the spectacular views of the desert below or take a walk along the Alpine-like wilderness trails and streams. Additional nature hikes can be enjoyed at the nearby Indian Canyons or Tahquitz Canyon where you can walk in the 'footsteps of the ancestors'. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens awaits you in Palm Desert just minutes from Palm Springs.

Whether it is Jeep Tours or Celebrity Tours, you will delight in your home away from home as you relax in the pool or spa at the end your day’s adventures in the Palm Springs area. This unit comes complete with an electric barbecue and covered parking.

Available by the week or the month, your desert oasis holiday is awaiting you at Rancho El Mirador.

[The City of Palm Springs ID#: 23]

Keywords: Condominium, Movie Colony, Rancho el Mirador, El Mirador, Uptown, Upper Unit, View, Quiet

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Potential Renters in Palm Springs - you should be aware that there is a required 11.5% transient occupancy tax for any stays of 30 days or less. This tax is remitted to the City of Palm Springs by the Landlord.
Jan 2007
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
PSP - Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Bikini Bar, Sidebar & Starlite Lounge - Riviera
Nearest Ferry
98.3 Miles
Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
O'Donnell Golf Club, 301 N Belardo Rd, PS
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, N Indian Canyon Dr, PS
Nearest Motorway
5.9 Miles
Interstate 10, N Palm Springs
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Chada Thai Cuisine, 1418 N Palm Canyon Dr, PS
Nearest Ski
1.4 Miles
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Nearest Beach
102 Miles
Newport Pier, Newport Beach, CA
Car: recommended


Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 902 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • MBR Travertine Shower. Bath2 Shower/Tub combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Relaxing San Jacinto Mtn View Condo! (El Mirador)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Rancho el Mirador

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented several condos in the Palm Springs area and this is easily our favorite. The condo is very clean and bright and the grounds are beautiful. We walked everyday - to downtown, to Ruth Hardy park and around the Movie Colony neighborhood. Jim was very professional, prompt and courteous with the business side of things. Our stay here was one of the best VRBO bookings that we’ve done.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo at Rancho el Mirador in Palm Springs. Thank you for sharing the photo of the rainbow you took from the front balcony. Great picture!
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Edmonton, AB/Canada

E. Chalmers

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at El Mirador! The condo was very nice (e.g. comfortable beds, nice towels, and had everything you needed); was easy to get to and from; the scenary from the balcony facing the pool/mountain was enjoyable (with the coffee and Bailey's!)! We enjoyed our experience at the condo and would definitely stay there again!!! Thank you for sharing the condo with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

This is a perfect home aw...

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect home away from home for a relaxing vacation, quietly nestled walking distance from the downtown area with an awesome view of the mountain in the background. The balcony of this second story condo overlooks a well groomed garden area that surrounds a pool, a jacuzzi, and a tennis court. We sat there often relaxing, enjoying the view and listening to the birds singing that visited the large palm trees at our doorstep. The condo is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished.

We enjoyed daily morning walks downtown even stepping into interesting shops and spending money while our husbands stayed home and played tennis for their exercise. We all enjoyed golfing which is easily accessible and the prices vary. Our two weeks flew by and we certainly recommend this well kept little charming condo in a romantic setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2008
  • Stayed: March 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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01/17/08 There is alist ...

  • 5 of 5


There is alist of things;Shirley and

myself,(Madeline) enjoyed staying at

Rancho El Mirador,291 E Mel Avenue,

Palm Springs,Ca.

So close to several events; one must see.

Thursday Night's Street Fairs,and

especially the Aerial Tramway,

in Palm Springs.

And now about our home away from home.

A very relaxing 2 bedroom upper floor

condo;many thanks for those awesome


We enjoyed many hours with our glass

of wine on the patio, viewing the Mt.San

Jacinto; which is so beautiful to see.

Also watching other people enjoying

themselves in the pool; hot tub; or

just playing a game of tennis.

Oh, yes; we also enjoyed the pool and

hot tub.

Thanks Jim and Bill for such a wonderful

place to stay and enjoy ourselves.

Just think; back home in Canada, our

family and friends were enjoying lots

and lots of snow.

Thanks; Shirley and Madeline will return

Shirley Buchberger

Madeline Brandt


  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, CA

This is a very relaxing c...

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing condo complex - one that assists me in winding down from a tense season at work. My stays from August through December periodically have been different each and every time.

Palm Springs has the hustle and bustle of a resort city but after September becomes very much its own quiet lady. This 2 bedroom upper floor condo unit provides a nice distance from the active merchant and restaurant downtown area and yet not so far away that you can't just hop in the car and be there in less than 5 minutes.

Sitting on the balcony, enjoying the morning tea while the sunlight starts casting its shadows on Mt San Jacinto gives me time to be thankful for the quiet moments. The new beds are great and I'm thinking I need a new mattress at home that allows me the same comfortable sleep as I've had in this vacation rental.

Looking forward to many, many more enjoyable stays at your condo at Rancho El Mirador.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2007
  • Stayed: January 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakley, CA

Thank you so much for our...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at your place. This was our first visit to Palm Springs and we could not have asked for anything more pleasant and relaxing. All the details placed into the layout of the property, decor, landscaping, etc. were excellent. We very much appreciated the location of the property being so close to the various venues and the Thursday Night Street Fair. Thanks again for your generous hospitality. Jose and I hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2007
  • Stayed: January 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay. We're glad you were able to see some of the sites and experience the Thursday night street fair. It is also one of our favorite things to do in Palm Springs. There's still a long list of things you'll probably enjoy about the Palm Springs area with your future visits. Looking forward to your return to our desert oasis. /jim and bill
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.