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Open Heaven's Gate !!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,120 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Open Heaven's Gate... and step into the serene oasis that awaits you in this quiet Palm Desert neighborhood. The private courtyard is perfect for morning coffee and listening to the birds. Later on play golf, go shopping or dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is fully updated and has such a homey feel that you won't want to go home. Take advantage of the backyard pool and Jacuzzi and then barbecue your dinner. Greet the evening with a glass of wine poolside. The desert lifestyle is luxurious and relaxing.

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Keywords: Private Home

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Mary Kolberg
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Mary Kolberg

We are Oregon residents who love the desert and everything it has to offer- especially the sun! My parents brought our family here when I was a little girl and all my memories were good ones. My husband shares my enthusiasm and we like to offer the opportunity to other people who want to experience our 'oasis'.

Mary Kolberg purchased this house in 2010

Why Mary Kolberg chose Deserts

I love to wake up to the fragrance of lemon blossoms, eat my breakfast outside and then take a walk around my neighborhood- a 1 mile total if you walk around 3 of the culdesacs as well as the 2 main streets of the community.

What makes this house unique

The private pool and large backyard are lovely and inviting, and the barbecue and patio furniture make eating outside delightful. The house is light and airy and very comfortable. I believe in my guests sleeping well on vacation and the beds are all wonderful! There is so much to do and see that your vacation will never be long enough!


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master has ensuite bath with jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , family room semi private- oppposite end of house to other BR
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Crib & high chair are in 3rd bedroom closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 queen 1 twin sleeper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
wireless printer, candles, stationery, binder with local stores and entertainment sites provided, bubble baths & oils


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved our relaxing getaway! With such a private backyard & beautiful pool there's not many reasons to leave. We can't wait to go back & lay by the pool again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time!
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Maple Ridge, BC

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone vacationing in the Palm Desert area. We especially enjoyed the backyard setting. All the amenities where there and the location was excellent. We will definitely come back again. Thanks Mary.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dalmeny, SASK

When you are fortunate enought to visit, it's nice to be welcomed to such a nice home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this home for a two week vacation, and we were not disappointed! All instructions given to us to open the gate and lock boxes were very precise and easy to understand. Upon entering the home it was spacious, nicely decorated and very welcoming. The pictures displayed are accurate to the home. When we first arrived we had a little glitch getting hooked up to the wi-fi but Mary was easy to get in contact with and she was diligent and had us hooked in a short period of time. The home is nicely stocked with all the basics, just go buy your groceries and your own personal items and you're set!! The back yard and pool were fantastic, as we like to spend as much time outside as possible it was GREAT. It's a nice quite location,and the backyard is private. All appliances were good working condition. The pool was cleaned twice a week, the yard was looked after weekly. We went for walks daily and we felt safe walking both inside and outside of the gates. We had no complaints at all and we would highly recommend this home weather it be for business, family or a romantic holiday!! We hope that we are able to return, and without hesitation would come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danger, Caution, Danger, Caution, Danger

  • 1 of 5

My family and I stayed at this home over Thanksgiving week. It’s an older gated community that’s been fairly well kept up. The heaven’s gate home is furnished in what I would describe as an older midwest style. Everything is older but acceptable for the price. The master shower head sprayed water all over the ceiling during my stay. The owner will tell you the spa is not a hot tub, she is right. The spa does not function properly, so don’t expect a warm spa, which was a BIG downside during our stay. The owner took a large deposit upon booking. The owner did not release my deposit until a full 30 days after we vacated. In fact, she sent me an email accusing me of soiling a bedspread 30 days after our stay. She further indicated that she was going to only return a very small portion of my security deposit. I had to threaten a small claims lawsuit, upon which time she returned almost all of the deposit, yet kept a small portion for a soiled bedspread, which I had nothing to do with. This owner has also refused to return a I-Phone speaker set I left on the kitchen counter. Proceed with caution.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at heavensgate over Christmas and had a fabulous time. The home is perfect for families; the pool and grass in the backyard are perfect for kids of all ages. The house has a fully stocked kitchen, kids games and pool toys and lots of space for everyone to have their own area. I will definitely stay again and recommend it for anyone visiting Palm Desert.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review! I am glad that you had a really good time at our home and that you come to stay next year, for sure.
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Tacoma area

Oasis in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an amazing time in the desert in the middle of the summer heat. The home was large and comfortable, everybody had their own space to relax. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool which was pleasantly warm and refreshing. The kitchen had everything we ever needed and even had a small pantry with food staples on hand. The owner, Mary, was very responsive through email and was extremely easy to work with. We stayed 2 weeks and it wasn't enough. We had enough time to drive into the city to go to Disney which is only a 2 hr drive. Sun, sun, sun. We loved Heaven's Gate and are hoping to return in the future. Thank you, Mary for opening up your home to us. It was a wonderful part of our sabbattical.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fees $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Inquire for any exceptions- Pool heat is included unless guest overrides timer. $150.00 cleaning fee is included in rental amount- 9% Transient Occupancy Tax is included in your total rental fee. I give you a total based on House Rental, Cleaning, Tax. The $500.00 security is a separate entity and is to be paid at the time of the first payment.

50% of rental fee due 60 days prior to visit plus $500 security fee (pay at this time). Balance of 50% due 14 days prior to visit. Security deposit refunded upon housekeeper report of home condition after visit.
Taxes and cleaning included in total price, excluding the security/damage fee which is a refundable fee.
Visa and MasterCard accepted. Checks acceptable if received 14 days before stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.