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MTV Cribs Estate MTV Award: Best Home on Cribs

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms , 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12) includes casita

2008 PRISM AWARD FOR BEST NEW CUSTOM HOME IN THE DESERT. As seen on MTV Cribs. MTV Award: Best House on Cribs. ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) 2009 Award: Best Exterior. Featured in December 2009 and February 2010 issues of Palms Springs Life magazine and May 2011 Desert Magazine. The home has been featured on many tours. This contemporary 6600 sq. ft. home was designed by David Prest, and was completed in 2008. The architect has masterfully brought the South Pacific to the desert. Located in an exclusive private community of five estates each on 1 1/4 acres,with spectacular mountain views, this home offers the very best in entertaining! As you enter the greatroom, with the two remote sliding pocket doors open totaling 35', you have that instant feel of bringing the outside in. The home features a two-sided fireplace that anchors the family room and partitions it from the living room. Jeff Jones, the interior designer, has used bamboo as a design element throughout the home.

Features throughout the home include 14' ceilings, the very best in appliances, travertine floors, custom cabinets, custom stone work, granite countertops, and unique stone sinks in every bathhroom. The outdoor living area is simply amazing! Like no other in the desert! There's a 4000 sq. ft. pool that features two islands, one with a bridge and four gas firebowls. There's an authentic Thai hut thats surrounded by water to relax in, also a thatched roof palapa hut covers the barbeque area. The lushly landscaped grounds features a nine hole putting green that wraps around the entire yard!

Whether you are looking for your own peaceful, private resort, or a place to entertain a hundred friends, this home can be both. Its perfect for weddings, special events, Corporate events, private gatherings, or golf get aways!

Keywords: Estate, mansion, casita, pool, guesthome, guesthouse, 92270, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Palm Springs

More Details

Gary Ashe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Gary Ashe

Born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Southern Illinios University. Moved to L.A. in 1982. My primary residence is a home on the beach in Hermosa Beach.

Gary Ashe purchased this estate in 2007

Why Gary Ashe chose Deserts

I purchased the lot in 2000. Finished building the home in 2007. My influence to the design, furnishings, and back yard has been my many travels to Thailand. I spent 2 years visiting many different resorts in Thailand. I have tryed to recreate a Thai resort. Everything in the home and exterior is authentic Thai.


Rancho Mirage Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Detached Unit - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King beds:3 Queen Beds:3 each bedroom has a full bath with double sinks in each.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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MTV Cribs Estate MTV Award: Best Home on Cribs
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From the moment the estate is entered, the beauty and serenity of 4 Serrano Way captures the senses. Truly a top notch experience in the ultimate indoor outdoor living. The extensive grounds provide multiple areas of relaxation and opportunities to enjoy activities whether it be in the sun, the shade, listening to the water features, or an escape to a tucked away fire pit. Truly a blessing to spend our time in this stunning estate with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This home was like living in a 5 star resort. Our yearly family vacation was perfect from the spacious living room that opens to an unbelievable pool area complete with fire pits, outdoor bbq with seating, many separate areas for lounging and it goes on. The owner even though he was out of the country made sure our every need was met. We will be back to this home for sure. Thanks for making our vacation perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor City, CA

Perfect Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this magnificent house as a surprise for my wife and 4 kids. Brought along mother-in-law and a family friend as well!! What a surprise it was! The house is beautiful. As you walk in, it appears that you're in the lobby of a beautiful hotel. My son was looking for the check-in desk because he couldn't believe it was a house. Each of the 4 bedrooms had its own bathroom, shower, and walk in closet. The casita next to the pool was huge and had a bedroom, living area, a kitchenette, as well as a full bathroom and walk in closet. The great room and living room is huge and includes two dining areas, a step down bar area and a wonderful kitchen. All of the appliances are top of the line. There are huge doors that open automatically to access the amazing back yard. In the backyard is where you'll find the true treasure of this house...a custom designed 4000 sq ft pool. It is beyond description! There is also a 9 hole putting green, a full BBQ area, a fire pit, and plenty of seating. The owner, Gary, is the best. He was on vacation in Europe during my stay, and even though he was 10 hours ahead of our time, he made it clear that he was available by phone at ANY time we needed him. I have already booked another trip at this house as it appears that it will be "OUR" summer vacation house from now on!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area, CA

Best trip EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here this past summer to celebrate my husband & my birthdays. The property was absolutely amazing! We had 4 other couples that joined us and we all had a blast. The house is laid our perfectly so that we all had room to spread out and relax. But we basically spent the entire trip in the pool. What a stunner! By far the nicest pool we had ever seen. It's a true oasis! Gary was awesome and so easy to work with...always responsive. We are already planning our next trip back. Can't wait!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It is a fantastic place! Pictures shown are great but do not compare to the sight when you first come in to this estate. We had 4 couples staying and the layout is perfect for group time and time alone. The pool is the standout feature but the entire complex was outstanding. Gary, the owner, was so nice to work with even with our limited knowledge of the electronic set up. He was very responsive to our needs. Coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Marcos, CA

"Our" Desert Resort

  • 5 of 5

My family has just returned from our 5th stay at this awesome place - we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in the desert! Whether using it for a corporate retreat, hosting family and friends, or just enjoying the property for ourselves and our boys, it's always beyond fabulous. The house is luxurious and peaceful; the pool is better than any resort pool we've visited, including the Grand Wailea. We can never decide which is better, the house or the yard! Great location, easy access to freeway, shopping and restaurants. Gary is always responsive if we have questions. We're already thinking about our get-away for 2016!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Weekly rate: Coachella, Fall me for rates
Coachella, Fall Coachella, Weddings, and other events, $5000 event fee.
March, April, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years stay....peak rates apply.
One week minimum stays March, April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
4 night minimum stay rest of the year.
Optional Pool Heating:
October15-31 $100/day
November 1-December 20 $150/day
December 21-January 31 $200/day
February 1-March 31 $150/day
April 1-30 $100/day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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