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Modern Hillside Retreat++Private++Great Views++Wind-Protected ++Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom suites (includes separate casita ), 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Enjoy the spectacular natural setting of this 1/4-acre, remodeled, modern, hillside property in the desirable Mesa neighborhood known as a “wind free” zone with great walkability. This modern retreat is simply magical with its magnificent, established landscape and gorgeous outcroppings of rock formations set against the stark white mid-century styling of the home.Experience a relaxed and comfortable modern living environment with a level in/out, open floor plan perfect for seamless indoor/outdoor Palm Springs living.The large bedrooms have private baths and patios leading to the UV filtered private pool (30’x10’) and built-in spa (7’x7’) tucked into the mountain landscape with amazing and ever-changing dramatic views.There's a professional kitchen, classic contemporary furnishings, original artwork, concrete/ceramic/granite surfaces, HDTV, gas grill, wireless internet and garage.Enjoy your retreat or explore other local desert activities: hike, golf, shop, eat, spa, art/music

Participate locally: If you arrive by Thursday, the Palm Springs' downtown area 'Village Fest' on Palm Canyon Drive is transformed into a bustling street fair...Artists, craftsmen, food vendors, musicians and entertainers are there to entertain. Stock up on local farm veggies/fruit or enjoy some great people watching.

Also experience, on Friday from 4pm to 9pm, 'First Friday On North Palm Canyon' (every month, year-round), between Tachevah and Amado Road, featuring entertainment, food and fun, where more than 50 antique furnishings and art stores remain open into the late evening.

* Local Area activities: Palm Springs' Aerial Tram, Jeep Tours, Water Park, Spa Facilities, Galleries, Museums, Theaters, IMAX.

* Nearby: Joshua Tree National Monument, Cabazon Outlet Mall.

* Two hours to: Orange County (Disneyland, Universal Studios and beaches), San Diego (Zoos, Sea World, Legoland), Lake Arrowhead (sightseeing and shopping), or Big Bear (skiing).

Hike: Miles of hiking trails are within a 1/4-mile walking distance from the house and there are trails with mountain access at the wash at the end of our cul de sac. Great hiking trails include: Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon, Tahquitz Canyon and multiple trails off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Also stroll through Moorten's Botanical Garden less than a 1/4-mile from the property.

Tennis: Ruth Hardy Park has 8 courts in great condition. No charge for use of the courts to play.

Option for single players at Ruth Hardy Park: Players from expertise level 5.0 to 3.0 can pick a rotational play court to fit w/ your skill level. Ask someone waiting at the courts for more info about the system and they should be helpful. Single players sit by a court when 4 people are playing. At end of a set, 3 people will stay on the court and one person will rotate out allowing you to play. Shaded benches under mature trees provide relief in the heat of the summer.

The City of Palm Springs ID#1591

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Barbara

We live in a cooler often chilly climate in Northern California. Palm Springs offers us a place to switch gears, warm our bones and provides us a delightful environment to engage nature and enjoy the many enlivening activites in the desert.

Barbara purchased this house in 2009

Why Barbara chose Palm Springs

We have been traveling to Palm Springs with good friends who have owned a home in the desert since 2001. We were excited to find a home in a natural desert setting that we could renovate, enjoy and share with others!

What makes this house unique

We bought this home because of the gorgeous views and the mid-century sensibility of the home in this amazing hillside setting. When creating the landscape with its patios, pool/spa, walls and established trees we made every effort to ensure we brought the natural Palm Springs panorama into view. It is something to behold from every room and spot in and around the house!


Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - close to pool and off den
  • all bedrooms are en-suite with their own bathrooms, patio and access to pool. We have an additional full bath off the pool patio in the den.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • all bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom and access to patio/pool.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
PS TOT #4785 The City of Palm Springs ID#1591


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average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

The perfect Palm Springs experience

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect. Close to downtown Palm Springs, hiking, shopping and restaurants, yet private and relaxing. Barbara's home is well appointed and well maintained. The casita in particular was absolutely lovely. We could live here and were so sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane! From your review it is clear you were a perfect fit for "Modern Hillside". We welcome you back anytime!
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Second time staying at this beautiful home. All amenities and private location. Will stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Convenient to restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled to have you back and know you feel a connection to this home. Glad you gals had a super time and had what you needed to enjoy yourselves fully.. Happy Holidays. Barb
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We found our little heaven get away...

  • 5 of 5

This house is just so extraordinary. Quiet and serene, with it's own gorgeous mountain tucked right up into the view from from the pool and three of the rooms. The location is spectacular with light breezes floating around the pool area. The landscaping and pool hot tub are just perfect. I am so glad we stayed here and I can't wait until I get another chance to visit again. It feels like home. A home I don't have to clean, repair, organize or do anything but LOVE. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Feels like home" , "LOVE" - music to our ears Jessica! We enjoyed having you and look forward to having you back sometime soon.
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Excellent weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent weekend at this classic Palm Springs home, yet everything updated and modernized. The cleanest house or condo we have ever rented. Perfect seclusion from neighbors. The swimming pool was the spot to be. But don't miss the morning sunrise as well!

Barbara was excellent to deal with. Security deposit returned within 2-3 days.

Look forward to staying here again!

Matt K.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to receive your review Matt! You are right to point out the sunrise. Everyday different and so beautiful. We look forward to having you back when you're ready! Thank you.
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Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we expected; modern, well appointed, private, lovely. Every bedroom with it's own en suite was fabulous. The casita was great. Furnishings were super comfortable. Barbara our booking agent was responsive and professional. We're pleased. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roni for your terrific review! We enjoyed having you all!
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Cool property in the summer heat of Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Lovely layout with great open space and super bedrooms.

We had a great time and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex for the great review! As you know we also enjoyed having you and your family at the house. It sounds like you took full advantage of relaxing Palm Springs style!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mr Lyon's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Canyons Golf Clubs (North & South courses)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mr. Lyons, El Mirasol and Koffi
Car: recommended

Modern Hillside Retreat is on a protected cul de sac nestled close to the San Jacinto Mountain Range on the South end of Palm Springs. It's typically wind-free due to the protection of the mountains. The Mesa is an established and vibrant neighborhood of about 180 unique homes with an interesting history. It is strictly a residential neighborhood except for the Moorten Botanical Garden founded by the first desert's horticulturalist.

There are a variety of architectural styles in the Mesa: Spanish, Adobe, California Ranch and Mid-Century Modern. Fabulous examples include: Donald Wexler's Butterfly-Style homes, Alexander homes and the nearby 1930's 'Ship of the Desert' home. Local celebrities include: Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers, Trina Turk, Herman Wouk.

The Mesa is a neighborhood with diverse and friendly residents who love their slice of pardise in the Palm Springs desert while relaxing, walking, interacting and enjoying its beauty.

Note: Google Map image is NOT updated!

Golf: This home is just 5 minutes away from many fabulous golf courses including Indian Canyons Golf Club (North and South courses), Canyon Estates Golf Club, Mesquite Country Club and Tahquitz Creek Golf Course. 10 minutes away in Cathedral City are Cimarron Golf Club and Cathedral Canyon Country Club. Within 30 minutes are country clubs in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta. There are over 120 golf courses in the greater Coachella Valley to choose from and experience.

PS TOT #4785

The City of Palm Springs ID#1591


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

$35/day Utility HVAC and pool/spa charge (no summer utlity fees 6/1-8/31)
Security deposit required (fully refundable if no damage occurs).

For 28+ night guest, no occupancy tax required.
For 28+ day guest, monthly gas/electric bill paid by guest. (Daily rate for pool/spa does not apply)

Credit Card payments made using PayPal service— add 3% domestic, 4% international

Rates subject to change based on holiday and desert calendar events.
Holiday rentals - are billed at peak season rates and are weekly rentals only.

The City of Palm Springs ID#1591
PS TOT Permit #4785

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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