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Vacation Retreat in Magical Desert Neighborhood - Silver Spur Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,730 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

mid-century modern living at its best. Glass doors abound to outdoor patios..

The best of indoor/outdoor living in a completely remodeled Mid-Century home in the highly desirably Silver Spur neighborhood. The home is bright, cheery, and has a "vacation" ambiance - glass doors open to large outdoor area with multiple patios and pool - doors also all open to the front brick patio as well which has seating area and incredible mountain views. Home is furnished with fun tribute to the late 50s and early 60s. The kitchen boasts luxurious wood cabinetry, expansive quartz countertops, beautiful new appliances and a walk-in pantry. A breakfast bar with ample work stations looks out onto the pool. The master suite is loaded with closet space and a master bathroom highlighted by a soaker tub. An incredible walking neighborhood - close to golf, tennis, hiking and 5 minutes to El Paseo for the best in restaurants and shopping.

City of Palm Desert - License number 17-00045866

More Details

Shirl Donahue
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Shirl Donahue

Our second home in the Palm Desert area. This is a great story of a friendship and partnership... 4 friends that share a great passion for tennis, hiking, travel, and cooking from New Jersey. Gene and Shirl and Les and Andi have bought this home together. We have shared great times here and now make this available to you as well for your own special times with family and friends.

Shirl Donahue purchased this house in 2014

Why Shirl Donahue chose Palm Desert

Our favorite area of Palm Desert - the Silver Spur Ranch neighborhood. Part of this area used to belong to the Bing Crosby Estate. Magical area, great for morning and evening walks. We had looked to buy in this area for 4 years before finally finding the right home. Shirl and Gene are on the Coachella Valley Hiking Club Executive Council - we are happy to help you with any hiking information.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful neighborhood in the mountains - great walking trails near the Living Desert and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. Close to golf and tennis. Almost walking distance to the El Paseo - restaurant and shopping mecca in Palm Desert.


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1730 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 bathrooms. 2 full
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Vacation Retreat in Magical Desert Neighborhood - Silver Spur Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Long Awaited Vacation in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

This property in Palm Desert was perfectly situated in and around all the places and adventures we planned. The house was beautiful and spacious in the retro 1960 vibe and an extremely well appointed home. No need to bring anything. Our family spent some quality time playing and swimming in the pool, cooking at the grill, and eating on the patio watching the sun go down in the desert. After over five months of Arctic blasts and record snow falls, ten continuous

days of warmth and sunshine was fantastic. This property is as wonderful as the pictures and did not disappoint us in any way. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia Thank you for the kind words and review. We love that people enjoy our home and appreciate the vibe that we looked to create with this vacation property. We have a very high rate of return customers and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you need to escape from the Artic! Shirl and Gene
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The most Memorable Property in The Desert

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several times and it's the best. More importantly, the property owners are kind, honest, and a joy to work with. They are exceptionally accommodating and the location is perfect for Palm Desert. We love the ease of the home and relaxation receives top billing every day. When we go to the desert, we will stay at no other place.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a perfect place to rent, just easy and comfortable with everything you need at a very fair price. The owners are local and were very helpful with any info we needed and attentive to any issues or questions. Plus, they also checked in periodically to just check in and make sure we were doing well. Highly recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (and sometimes 6 when the college kids were home) enjoyed this property for a year. Our kids attended kindergarten at the nearby school and we worked and played out of this house as the year flew by. Quiet, convenient, upgraded, and cozy. Owners are easy to deal with and kept the place in great shape for us. All good!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A diamond in the desert. If you are looking for a quiet secluded retreat, this is the place. We were looking for a quiet place to rest and relax with a private pool. This property met all our requirements. The house was roomy and comfortable. The pool, refreshing. The house is stocked with all the basics. I couldn't have asked for anything better. The owners were quick to answer questions. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Palm Desert property!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing property! This was our first visit to Palm Desert and it will most definitely not be our last. Gene and Shirl's home was just about perfect for us. A mid-century ranch that has been completely updated with great finishes. The backyard was awesome- we spent every afternoon at the pool. We had three dogs with us, and the fenced in backyard was ideal for them. Gene and Shirl were extremely responsive to any requests we had. We would HIGHLY recommend this property without ANY reservations.

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
palm Springs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
many options

The best in outdoor living. Hiking is world renown in this area where you have access to 750 miles of hiking trails around the palm springs area, access to 5 mountain ranges and the Pacific Crest Trail. Golf and tennis courses are prevalent - more per mile than anywhere else in the US. Great shopping in Palm Springs and on El Paseo Drive, shopping outlets 30 miles.

Events such as the International Film Festival, Mid-Century Modern Week, the BNP Indian Wells Tennis Event, and LGA Golf Event keep going all through the winter season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Please note - a 9% tax is required by the city of palm desert for rentals under 28 days. No tax on rentals over that amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.