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Desirable South Palm Desert Private Home with Salt Pool & Spa & Casita

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Classic South Palm Desert Mid-Century Modern house with beautiful salt pool and spa. This lovely home features three bedrooms, a detached private casita to make 4th bdrm with a fridge and 3.25 baths. Tall wood beam vaulted ceilings and stylish lighting fixtures set off the warm ambiance of this spacious home. A living room that was decorated and furnished for pure comfort is accented by the wall mounted 50'HDTV. A surround sound system fills the entire home with your favorite music. An amazing brand new kitchen awaits with an informal eating area bar with sink also with a 52 bottle wine cooler and an eating bar. Your very own resort awaits in the private backyard with sparkling pool, soothing spa, pampering outdoor furniture, and BBQ grille. This is truly the ideal vacation pool house rental.

We do have a queen blow up bed and a pack and play and a high chair for a child.

Watch hikers up in the hills walk up to the cross from your own back yard!

Please be sure to read all the fee rates, $2200 a wk for 4 people, added fees for more.

More Details

Kim Marsh-Stearns
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Kim Marsh-Stearns

My husband and I have 3 kids with 5 grandboys. I have been in real estate for 32 years and have a few vacation rental homes and rentals, you can trust me with your vacation needs!

Kim Marsh-Stearns purchased this house in 2000

Why Kim Marsh-Stearns chose Palm Desert

We live in Seattle, Wa and we fell in love with the sunshine, palm tree's and beautiful mountains that surround us. We love all the golf, hiking, easy travel to San Diego, L.A., or Big Bear for the mountains.

What makes this house unique

Our home is maintained to the highest standards. Every amenity has been thought of for your ultimate enjoyment and comfort. We have the valleys best pink grapefruit, oranges right in our yard. We try to do some type of remodel or updating each time we are there in the off season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kim:

I just wanted to write to you to tell you how much we enjoyed your home in Palm Desert. Just wanted to tell you that my husband, Joe, was so pleased, as were our kids and grandkids. We have rented many different homes through VRBO - Peru, Thailand, Hilton Head, etc etc but this was by far the best equipped house we have ever stayed in and everything worked!!! Joe couldn’t believe that even the knives were sharp! As I am the chief cook and bottle washer, I was so grateful to have a kitchen with all the things I need to put meals together - even a ginger grater and an egg-slicer! Wow!

Please tell Ed how lovely the new carpet is and the new tiles in the living room. He did an amazing job!

Many thanks again, Kim. Your book of instructions was so thorough and so helpful - what a good idea! I would have no hesitation in recommending this home to anyone. It is spectacular!

All the best in 2015!

Dec 2014
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Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large Bathroom w/walkin closet
    Powder Room - toilet
    Casita Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Bathroom
  • 3.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with King Bed, Full Bath and Walk In Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Casita - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) master suite has king bed, casita has king bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one blow up queen bed
  • limited accessibility
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have some of the deserts best grapefruit, orange tree's right on our property. Watch hikers from our patio area while enjoying coffee in the morning.


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Desirable South Palm Desert Private Home with Salt Pool & Spa & Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

We felt like we were "coming home" to our special place in the desert. Thank you Kim, hope to return

  • 5 of 5

what more could we ask for: a remarkable home minutes to shops, restaurants and, of course, golf. A pristine pool and relaxing hot tub made us forget our missed birdie putts, and provided a secluded area for shared insults with each other. we are fortunate to have discovered Palm Desert and this oasis. Why did we ever vacation elsewhere!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC, Canada

A real treat!

  • 5 of 5

We started our mornings with picking fruit and making fresh fruit...what more can you ask for! The house was very well appointed and gave us a truly relaxing break from our hectic lives. The location was fantastic and we went home with a load of incredible experiences and very relaxed.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable , everything you need for a extended stay! great location!! clean and well kept.the pool area is lovely west great mountain views!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Winer Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. We found the house immaculately clean, nicely decorated and very spacious. The house is set in a very nice neighborhood, close to shopping and very close to the outstanding Living Desert Zoo. We cooked most of our meals and the large kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils and appliances. The kitchen table seating 6 looks out on a courtyard with a lovely grapefruit tree laden with very sweet tasting fruit. The dining room table would easily seat 10. The highlight of the house is the sparkling salt water pool and jacuzzi set in a beautiful, private garden with palms, hummingbirds and even a mountain view! The owner was very helpful and replied quickly to our queries. We rent vacation homes several times a year to get together with family and this is one of the very best!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Home

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this property for several years and I always leave with the same thought, "can't wait til next year!" The home is all you could ask for. Beautiful outdoors with pool, interior tastefully done with a very home like feel. If you want to leave the house (which I rarely do) any type of entertainment is within minutes. Shopping, movies, water park, hiking etc.

I have had the privilege of meeting the owners and you couldn't ask for nicer, more accommodating people.

Thanks guys! See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely love having you rent, not only are you a fabulous guest, but we consider you a friend!!! We love that you love our home, we take great pride in trying to make it feel like home!!! So glad you will be back next year! Your friends, Kim and Ed
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Toronto, Canada

Fabulous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation homes over the years - in the U.S., Peru, Thailand etc., but this was by far the best ever! The home is so well equipped, so comfortable, and everything works properly! The pool is beautiful! Loved the grapefruit and orange trees and we picked lots to eat! The fruit was delicious.

It is such a good location - handy for shopping, golf, hiking, and the zoo for the children.

The kitchen is spacious, clean and very well equipped - nothing missing at all.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you had a great visit to the desert and that you enjoyed our home. We try really hard to make sure that ever detail is taken care of for your stay. Hope that you can return in the future. Thanks again, Kim and Ed
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El Paseo Shopping & Resturants

College of the Desert (Sat. & Sun. Outdoor market)

The Living Desert

Josuha Tree Park

Hiking (view hikers from back patio in distance)


Children's Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pool Fee Weekly $250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rates plus 11% tax for 4 people is $2300, 6 people is $2600, 8 people is $3000 plus $250 optional pool fee and $500 deposit. Monthly rentals are $6500 for up to 6 people, no tax, plus an optional $500 pool fee. Cleaning Fee is $250. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.Holidays have added fees. Business lic. #12-00032944

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund