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Desert Hawaiian 6-Bed/4.5-Bath Estate, Huge Pool/Spa, 1/2 acre, Walk to El Paseo

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 6-bedroom, 4.5 bath home - stunning backyard, huge heated pool & spa

You cannot beat the Desert Hawaiian Estate! It's in Sunny Palm Desert where the sun shines 350 days per year! You can walk to El Paseo, golf nearby, swim and enjoy the mountain views. The Desert Hawaiian Estate has the most breath-taking backyard you have ever seen! Book now for the summer before it's all booked up!

Reserve with us and reserve with confidence - all of our Holiday Homes have short-term rental permits issued by the City of Palm Desert.

We have outfitted our Desert Hawaiian Estate with everything you could possibly imagine for a comfortable, relaxing vacation. We have TVs galore (8), HD-boxes with so many channels, a huge pool, a 20-person spa, a hard-wired stereo system, a pool table, ping-pong, heated outdoor dining, California misters, luxury linens, tons of towels, high-end pool floats - even blow-dryers!


4600 square feet

6-bedroom home

Large Family room with Exercise Equipment


Great lay-out - 2 separate sleeping “wings”

Travertine floors

Chef's kitchen - all professional appliances

Slab-granite kitchen countertops

20x40 foot heated salt-water pool

20-person hot-tub

Lush, enormous, south-facing backyard

Flagstone patio and pool deck

Architecturally-designed landscaping

8 sets of French doors

Brand-new carpeting

Furnished by Knoll, Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware

Decor by Crate & Barrel and Trina Turk

Short walk to El Paseo (best shopping/dining street in the Desert!)


Perfect for a large, extended family with many children

Works well for 6 couples as well

Two separate sleeping 'wings'

Sleeps 12 on beds

4 King beds

2 Queen beds

2 separate air-conditioning systems

Fans in every bedroom

Luxury pillow-top mattresses

Luxurious bedding and plenty of pillows

2 Washers and 2 Dryers (front loading)

Blow-dryers in every bathroom

7 flat-screen TVs

7 HD cable boxes

6 i-pod dock alarm clocks


Hawaii in the Desert - very lush

1/2 an acre!

Professionally landscaped Lush Backyard

Surrounded by Privacy Hedge

Shielded from the wind

Quiet location - no traffic noise

No power lines obstructing the mountain views!

Huge turquoise, 20x40-foot heated saltwater pool

20-person spa with waterfall and powerful jets

Tanning shelf (with umbrella)

California Misters surround the pool for hot summer months

Citrus grove with lemons, limes and oranges

Wired-in sound system indoor and outdoor

Black fire-glass gas fire-pit

Professionally-designed landscape lighting

Two-person hammock

4 Restoration Hardware chaise lounges with cushions

6 turquoise mesh chaise lounges

2 plastic chaise lounges for in-pool use on tanning shelf

4 pool floats

Umbrella for the tanning shelf

Dine in the outdoor covered, heated Lanai with music

Outdoor kitchen

Mountain views

Outdoor ice-maker - makes 80 lbs per day!

Outdoor sink

2 outdoor fridges

Large stainless steel natural gas barbecue with separate searing grill and separate burner

Restoration Hardware outdoor furnishings

Heated Outdoor Dining for 12

Outdoor Bar seating for 4


Large 'chef's kitchen'

Completely Remodeled

freshly-painted cupboards

new glass-tile back-splash

new modern chrome lighting

6 new modern counter stools

Knoll oval table for 8-10

All Top-of-the-line stainless appliances

Thermador 6-burner plus grill gas cook-top

3 Thermador ovens

2 brand new stainless steel dishwashers

Sub-Zero fridge with an ice-maker

Cold water dispenser

Filtered water dispenser

Boiling water dispenser

Thermador microwave




Kuerig coffee maker

Nespresso machine

Coffee Grinder

Food Processor

Large kitchen table seats 8 with island seating for 6


Deep, heavenly sofa, love-seat & chaise

Surround-sound 60” LCD television

Natural Gas Fireplace

Professional grade recumbent exercise bike (Vision Fitness)


Mats + exercise ball


Plenty of sun and shade and activities for everybody

Large grass area





Full-size wooden playhouse with a/c, tv & dvd player






Wide array of games, books and toys


Best location in the whole desert for discriminating taste

20-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Vons, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sak, hikes, gyms, yoga, pilates & dance


Free use of high-speed wi-fi

Printer/ fax /scanner

Free long distance anywhere in the US or Canada.


Available 24-hours

Meets you at the property

Gives you a tour upon arrival

Shows you how to work everything


We accept reservations through VRBO on-line. In order to reserve, we require 50% of the total cost of the reservation along with receipt of a completed and signed rental agreement. We are not able to hold any reservations pending receipt of funds or the contract as our properties book up very rapidly. Please be advised that VRBO processes payments through Europe and as a result, your credit card provider may charge you an international transaction fee.


Please be advised that our Palm Desert Vacation Rentals book up rapidly and are most often booked with a guest checking out in the morning and another guest checking in that evening. Our properties take approximately 5 hours to clean, and to wash, dry iron and replace all the linens and towels. Therefore, our check in time is 5:00 pm and our check-out time is 11:00 am. We are rarely able to offer an earlier check-in time or a later check-out time due to the rapid turn-over and cleaning requirements. If you wish to check-in prior to 5pm on the day of your arrival, the only way to guarantee an early check-in is to book the property for the prior night (assuming the property is available on that day) and then you can check in at any time after 5pm the day prior to your arrival. Likewise, if you wish to check-out after 11am, the only way to do so is to book the property for the next day as well (assuming it's available) and then you can check-out at your leisure prior to 11am the following day.

Respect Our Neighbors

It is our priority to make your stay at our home as peaceful and enjoyable as possible. The Desert Hawaiian Estate is located in a residential neighborhood where it is important to respect our neighbors. No outside noise is permitted after 10pm. No parking on the street. No events or parties are permitted. No additional persons permitted other than those listed in rental contract unless specifically authorized in writing by the owners. $1000-$5000 fines will be levied by the City for breaches of any by-laws. All fines plus an administration fee of $500/fine as well as any extra charges incurred will be deducted from the Damage Protection Deposit of $1000 before any refund is issued. Palm Desert Short Term Rental Permit: #04092


Our Cancellation Policy is in essence as follows: if a guest cancels, we will refund up to 90% of the amount paid to date if we secure a replacement reservation. Given our high occupancy rates, we have provided significant refunds (90%) to the few guests who have had to cancel.


Reach us by email

See 'email owner' below

We keep our Reservations Calendar up-to-date as well as our calendars on our website for all 6 of our Holiday Home Rentals.

Our Other Holiday Home Rentals

We just purchased our 6th Holiday Home. It's a gorgeous chalet on the First Fairway of the famous Nicklaus North Golf Course at Whistler, BC. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this private chalet has enough room for your whole family. You will love the amazing unobstructed views of Blackcomb Mountain from the huge living room windows. Come to Whistler for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and golf, biking, and hiking in the summer. We have just redecorated it from top to bottom - new furniture, lighting, carpet, paint and artwork. It's stunning! VRBO listing #1016664.

Our other 5 Holiday Homes are in south Palm Desert. All together - we have over 300 Five-Star Reviews!

* Desert Hawaiian Estate: 6-bedrooms. VRBO 378772. [this listing]

* Citrus Estate: 4-bedrooms, Mid-Century Décor. VRBO 507694

* Danish Modern House: 5 bedrooms. Mid-Century Decor. VRBO 666285.

* Twin Palms: 6-bedrooms, Huge Property, Separate Casitas. VRBO 450038.

* Iron Mountain: 5 bedroom, 5-bath, Over 1/2 an acre. VRBO 713224.

* Northwood Chalet Whistler: 5 bedroom on Golf Course. VRBO 1016664

All of our Palm Desert holiday homes are in the same excellent location - south Palm Desert just a few short blocks away from El Paseo - where you want to be. We keep our calendars up to date for all of our properties. Inquire with us if you have any questions.

More Details

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson

We are a professional couple (doctor and lawyer) with 2 young adult children from Vancouver who absolutely love our homes in sunny Palm Desert! We looked at over 150 houses before we bought the Desert Hawaiian Estate in Palm Desert. It was well worth waiting for! We love the desert so much that we have now purchased 5 Vacation Properties all in south Palm Desert! We take great pride in all of our Vacation Homes and have made them comfortable for ourselves as well as for our renters. We work hard, and when we head to the desert, we like to relax. We have all the finest linens, pillow-top mattresses and every amenity you could possibly imagine because we want all those things ourselves! We hope you will enjoy our Desert Hawaiian Estate as much as we do!

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson purchased this house in 2011

Why Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson chose Palm Desert

Our Desert Hawaiian Estate has it has it all - excellent location, south-facing backyard, professional landscaping, huge pool, waterfall, beautiful mountain views, tasteful decor, travertine throughout, tons of space, lots of bedrooms, exercise room, quality finishings, and great lay-out. It's also in sunny Palm Desert with 355 days of sunshine per year! With enough room and bedrooms for our young adult children to bring their friends down and everybody would have plenty of space and privacy, we couldn't resist!

We are in our early 50s' and we love Palm Desert. It's not just for old people! We hike, run, walk, golf, play tennis, cycle, ride motorcycles, ride ATVs, shop and dance. We also go to the gym, yoga, casinos, the Waterslides, mini-golf, Disneyland for the day, Joshua Tree, the Mineral Spas at Desert Hot Springs, and visit the Living Desert. We always find great places to eat! Palm Desert is a happening place!

What makes this house unique

Location! And the Incredible Yard! We walk everywhere from our El Paseo Desert Hawaiian Estate. We hike on the mountains, work-out in the pool and enjoy hours of family fun with our young adult children. Because of the separate sleeping wing, this house works for everybody; our kids sleep while we head out for walk, make breakfast or suntan by the pool - they cannot hear anything. Nobody is ever bored as there is always something to do either alone or with the whole family. We love playing ping-pong, foosball or pool together; who has time to do that at home with our busy lives? The house is just as enjoyable in the evening as it is during the day with the incredible landscaping, firepit and heated outdoor dining area. The yard is so lush, you practically forget you're in the desert! In fact, you think you're in a Hawaiian Oasis!


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parking on the street. Park all cars only on the driveways and/or in the garage. $1000-$5000 city fines apply plus $500/fine administration fee.
  • No outside noise after 10pm. Outside speakers are disabled at 10pm. City fines of $1000-$5000 may apply plus $500/fine administration fee.
  • No parties/events permitted. No additional persons permitted without prior written owner approval. $1000-$5000 city fines + $500 fee apply.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Shared Bathroom has double sinks, tub & shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom with Double Sinks & Steam Shower
    King Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , King Suite Bathroom features tub/shower, toilet & sink
    Queen Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Suite Bathroom has sink, toilet and shower/tub combo
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , The Pool Bathroom - accessed from pool deck - toilet & sink
  • There are 4 full bathrooms: one has a huge steam shower with three shower heads; three have bathtub/showers; there is also a 2-piece pool bathroom off the pool deck. All bathrooms have new Kohler fixtures and new glass surrounds (except Queen Suite). All Bathrooms feature granite counter-tops, and travertine floors. Each full bathroom (4) has a blow-dryer for your use.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/ensuite, steam shower, fireplace & doors to patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Spacious King Bedroom w/ Trina Turk Linens, Shares Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom shares bathroom with double sinks & tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King Bedroom w Fireplace, Views of Pool, shares bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Spacious King Suite w/ ensuite bathroom & lush private patio
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Queen Suite w/ ensuite bathroom & French Doors to backyard
  • 4 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 2 single folding sleeping mats, 1 queen inflatable sleeper, 1 Play-pen for use as a crib - with plenty of crib linens, plus a High-chair, mattress covers and linens. The Desert Hawaiian Estate sleeps 12 persons comfortably in beds. We permit up to 2 additional persons on occasion for an additional fee per person provided that they are small children under 6 who will use the inflatable beds or sleeping mats
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect for Families. The Desert Hawaiian Estate sleeps 12 on beds. For an additional fee, we allow 14 persons provided that 2 of the persons are small children under the age of 6 who will sleep on the sleeping mats or inflatable mattresses.


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Desert Hawaiian 6-Bed/4.5-Bath Estate, Huge Pool/Spa, 1/2 acre, Walk to El Paseo
average rating of 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews

Lovely spacious property

  • 5 of 5

This 6BR house with a large pool and spa is convenient to El Paseo and other nearby shopping. It has an atmosphere of privacy and is located on a street that ends in a cul de sac. It is appointed with comfortable furniture and has a large kitchen with all the cooking equipment one could want. The property management is responsive to most all concerns on a timely basis.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Desert Hawaiian Estate in Palm Desert for 10 days over American Thanksgiving for a family get together. There were 12 of us, including 4 very "busy" grandsons under 3. The weather was great, and the place was perfect for us. The kids spent all day in the pool or playhouse or playing in the big back yard. The adults had plenty of room and we had great fun with the pool table, Foosball, ping pong, or just chilling by the pool or in the spa. We cooked or barbecued together almost every night; the kitchen and barbecue area were well equipped. This is a great place for a big family to get together and spend quality time just hanging out.

Craig and Tracey were very prompt answering questions, getting us any information we wanted and responding to minor maintenance items. Joe did a good job explaining how everything worked when we checked in.

All in all, a wonderful experience and a great way for a family with small children to spend time together.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really quite perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 2little kids and this home was perfect. I had seen the pics and it looked good BUT better than I’d anticipated. Back yard is the best. 6 bedrooms are all very comfortable. Kitchen plenty big for all of us. I’m trying to think of a negative just to be balanced but all I can think of is there really wasn’t a sharp knife for cutting an apple. However, who cares about that?!? Don’t hesitate to rent this home -you’ll be delighted.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Huge house with ample room stuffed with everything you need to the limit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Palm Desert Delight

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific location for a family vacation. We came for my Important Birthday, "we" being my son and family (two children, ages 7 and 5) and my daughter and family (one three-year old), and me, GrandmaE. The gorgeous pool and hot top were the highlights. No, the playhouse was the best. Wait a minute...the outdoor kitchen, or maybe the misters in the heat of the day, or the huge kitchen, or the pool table. We had lots of room, either to be together (a very comfy family room for movie night), or to find a bit of privacy. Joe, the property manager, was wonderful, and responded within minutes when we had a question. We loved it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Hawaiian Vacation in Palm Desert CA

  • 5 of 5

The house was more than we expected - fabulous!!! We were with 7 and at no time did we feel cramped. Plenty of areas to gather as a group, or if need be room for private quite time, around the pool or in the house. We definitely recommend staying there. The house had all the amenities, there was nothing that we needed that was not already provided. The property manager, Joe provided all the information we needed on the how-to's of the home - Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
El Paseo
The River
Kobe Japanese Steak House
Best nearby French cuisine
Ristorante Mamma Gina
Great home-style Italian cooking
Mastro's Steakhouse
The Best Steak house by far!
Indian Wells Golf Resort
La Spiga Ristorante Italiano
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
Piero's PizzaVino
This is our favorite pizza in the Desert
Bikram Yoga Studio of Palm Desert
Many classes of Bikram Yoga offered 7-days/week
Grocery Supermarket
Westfield Palm Desert
Macy's, JC Penny, Barnes & Noble, Victoria's Secret, Jamba Juice, Footlocker,
Hiking Trails
See web link for nearby hiking trails. The 2 closest trails are behind Target on Hwy 11 an...
Knott's Soak City Water parks
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Nest - Best bar in the Desert
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Wells Golf Course, Big Horn, Desert Willow
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mastro's, Mama Gina's, Cuistot, La Spiga, Fireside
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Home
Nearest Point of Interest
El Paseo Shopping Street (15-minute walk)
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The River Entertainment Complex
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Westfield Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Bikram Yoga Studio
Car: recommended

* Perfectly located for the best shopping, dining and amusements

* 5 minutes from the 'River', El Paseo and the Living Desert

* 10 minutes to the best golf and tennis (PGA, Big Horn, Desert Springs)

* 10 minutes to the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, the Coachella Music Festival and the best casinos!

* 20 minutes to Knott's Soak City, mini-golf, and the famous Palm Springs Tramway

* 20 minute walk to Mountain hiking trails, pilates, yoga, dance studios, world-class spas, and a World Gym.

* 20 minute walk to El Paseo, the high-end shopping street, with Starbucks, Saks, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora, Escada, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan and Tiffany. Macy's, JCPenny, and Barnes & Noble are close at the Westfield Mall.

* 30 minute drive to the famed Cabazon Outlets (best in the country) with Burberry, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Alice & Olivia, Coach, Armani, Etro, Prada, Barney's, Addidas, Nike, and Kate Spade.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning** see notes $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Terms include acceptance of our Rental Contract. The Guest shall return the completed and signed rental contract to the Homeowner within 7 days of making a reservation. We require provision of government-issued ID from each member of rental party. Minimum age for all renters is 28 years unless children are travelling with parents or grandparents.Rates include $50/night utility fee. Additional fee of $25/person/night for more than 10 persons. Cleaning fee is based on use of one set of linens per bed. If additional linens are used, or if a linen change is made, an additional charge of $75/bed will apply. Excessive use of towels will also incur additional cleaning charges $5/towel. "Flat fee" includes rental fee + pool heating/utility fee, but does not include cleaning fee, damage insurance or taxes. Higher rates apply for special events and holidays. Special additional terms and contract required for Coachella and the Stagecoach Music Festival including an extra $2500 refundable damage deposit. A Coachella/Stagecoach rental contract must be signed before renting during these festivals. Over-seeding discount applies for 2 weeks each fall when the grass is scalped and seeded with winter grass. Guests are not permitted to walk on the grass areas during the over-seeding; grass appears brown for the first 5 days of over-seeding. $500 US plus tax for each umbrella broken. $500 administration fee/noise complaint or fine will be charged. Parking violations, and any citations, fines/fees and additional charges will be deducted from refundable damage protection deposit. If paying by credit card, authorize payment to "Homeaway", a UK-based parent company. No occupancy tax is payable for stays over 27 nights.
Discounts may apply for stays of 27 nights or longer; inquire with the owners. All fees, taxes and rules are subject to change at any time, even after booking, to comply with legislation, regulations, by-laws and ordinances that may affect this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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