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Palm Desert Homestead Cabin, Best Views in Valley

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Million Dollar View of Palm Desert and Coachella Valley

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The “Birdcage” is a cozy, rustic cabin with breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley. Sited high atop the Cahuilla Hills (adjacent to Bighorn Golf Club) and enveloped by the Santa Rosa Mountains, it is only 2 miles from downtown Palm Desert.
My aunt and uncle homesteaded this land in 1948 and built the cabin, affectionately known as 'The Bird Cage'. Frequented by movie stars in the 1950s who valued its privacy, it's one of the last homesteads in our area.
The Birdcage has one bedroom with a new queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a good size shower, and a living/dining/kitchen room — all with beautiful views. The large patio is perfect for drinking morning coffee while the sun rises over the mountains, gazing at hawks soaring overhead during the day, or watching the Valley below transition from gold to pink as the sun sets behind you. And at night, the sky holds a canopy of twinkling stars.

With its proximity to nature, The Birdcage captures the ambiance of life in the Wild West, yet the restaurants and world-class shopping on El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert) are just a 5-minute drive down the hill. Sublime and safe, the entrance to the property is secured by electronic gates and flanked by a beautiful stand of date palms.

Keywords: HOMESTEAD, CABIN, VIEW, ROMANTIC, NATURE, ACREAGE, GOLFCOURSE VIEW, CITY LIGHTS, HILLTOP, PALM DESERT, CAHUILLA HILLS,
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Shower with a window, view of mountains

Other Amenities

  • Million dollar city light, star & mountain views. This Homestead Cabin has been in the family for 50 years, shower with window, shaded patio, including date palm grove, 500 sq ft, looks down on Bighorn Golf Club & Stone Eagle Golf Club. Surrounded by the natural desert with desert plants and wildlife. Behind our private gates, in Estate area of Cahuilla Hills, Palm Desert, rare homestead cabin preserved. The last homestead cabin surrounded by million dollar homes. Experience quiet serenity that is 5 minutes from El Paseo. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 4 inside and 6 at the table outside There is additional patio seating to take advantage of the views. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Shared laundry room ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Two burner stove-top ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fantastic mountain and city views...moreless

  • Golf:

    Over 100 courses in the valley, many are public...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    local, not far from house, free...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Music Festivals
Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
Low Season
May 10 - Jun 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$950
Low Season
Aug 25 - Oct 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$925
My Standard Rate
Oct 27 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$170
$975
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2018
2 night min stay
$175
$975
My Standard Rate
Jan 4 - Mar 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$170
$975
BNP Paribas
Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2018
2 night min stay
$185
$1,000
My Standard Rate
Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2018
2 night min stay
$170
$975
Music Festivals
Apr 6 - Apr 29, 2018
2 night min stay
$185
$1,000
My Standard Rate
Apr 30 - Jun 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$170
$975
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165
$975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $55
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A detailed map will be sent prior to your arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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Location

Wonderful hikes and walks. The Coachella Valley is full of many activities and great shopping and restaurants.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: We grew up using this property as our own vacation home. Now we want to share it with other. On the lower property we grow date palms and organic vegetables.

Why the Owner Chose Cahuilla Hills, Palm Desert, CA, USA:
You feel worlds away from the congestion of the city. Yet it's only a 5 minute drive to wonderful resturants and shopping. The peace of having wide open spaces and a view of the valley below cannot be beat.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
It's fun to stay here, relaxing, exhilarating at the same time. You're close to hiking, town and all the amenities of the area, yet in this quiet beautiful setting. The city light view is so spectacular that you won't want to go to bed!! Ask about your dog. Dogs over two years old, well trained are okay. We are dog lovers!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • Million Dollar View of Palm Desert and Coachella Valley

    Million Dollar View of Palm Desert and Coachella Valley

  • Comfortable couch. TV upgraded to flat screen.

    Comfortable couch. TV upgraded to flat screen.

  • Queen sized bed, bedroom

    Queen sized bed, bedroom

  • kitchen & dining room

    kitchen & dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Partial View of Valley & Mountains from Living Room

    Partial View of Valley & Mountains from Living Room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • The Birdcage in Spring

    The Birdcage in Spring

  • The mountains at sunset

    The mountains at sunset

VRBO #290186

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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