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Elegant Mediterranean Desert Estate

Bedrooms 6
Space 8,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom Estate, 5 in the Main House + 2 Separate Casitas (See Description), 9 Baths (Sleeps 10-16)

Gorgeous 8400 square feet home on over an acre in the heart of the Desert (near Palm Springs) on historic Clancy Lane. Featured in The Wall Street Journal for fabulous indoor and outdoor parties.

Rates start at $10,000----please call owner at 760-898-1727

The backyard is a retreat heaven with home opening up to a large tiled pool area with fountains and 2 outdoor BBQ areas. Large outdoor living room with fireplace is great outdoor entertaining.

Completed in 2007, with 3 separate buildings: Main house, One bedroom casita with living room, Additional Casita with 3 flat screens. it is elegantly furnished in a Mediterranean style by Maitland Smith, Drexel, Ralph Lauren, etc.

It is a perfect place for a corporate retreat or a family. It is located on historic Clancy Lane, an equestrian area, 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Walking distance to The River, a fun destination for entertainment in the desert.

Living Room with Grand Piano and Bar opens into outdoor living space

5 Bedrooms with full baths in Main House

One Bedroom Casita with Living Room/Microwave/Refridgerator

Library, Media Room, Children's Playroom with large aquarium, Additional office with full bath and steam room

Separate Casita sleeps 2 with 3 flat screen TV's/monitors

3 Car Garage, Gated yard/home.

The Best of the Best...appliances and other amenities!

Keywords: Estate, mansion, casita, pool, guesthome, guesthouse, 92270, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Palm Springs

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2017

About Andrea

We are from Chicago and quite by accident discovered Rancho Mirage while on vacation (we were in San Diego during a monsoon and my husband said let's go to the desert). The desert? It was love at first sight! The air, the scenery, the outdoor activities...amazing place to live and have kids! We live most of the time in downtown Chicago but treasure time spent at the desert home.

Andrea purchased this estate in 2007

Why Andrea chose Deserts

It's unique in that it's very private (House is gated, plus 30 home neighborhood is gated with a security guard). But we have large families and love to entertain...we give several parties a year ranging from small of 40 guests to 200 people when you open the indoor outdoor sliders. Plus we can sleep easily 16 people which is a huge plus...our family loves being here and always say how 'happy and warm' the house feels.

What makes this estate unique

It's a super place to relax, have corporate getaways, elegant but kid friendly, family reunions. There are so many places to gather as a group or if you want to be alone...the den, outdoor living room, huge veranda with seating areas. It's a happy, peaceful place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and 3 children loved this home, the location, the pool, the beds, the great outdoor space. We are renting it again this year for another month. My husband Jim thought the location was key and right in the center of the "valley" where there's both action, quiet and golf!!! Owners super nice too...left us a Goodie Bag which was so sweet.
Jan 2011
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Great golf courses nearby...125! Hiking 5 minutes away at the Bump-n-Grind, a local hangout and also the Living Desert and Indian Canyons. 10 minutes to Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and El Paseo shopping in Palm Desert. Two great water parks for kids & adult kids! No need to drive to The River, just walk from the house to the desert's premier entertainment center. Farmer's Market on weekends 5 minutes away and so is Casino gambling.


Rancho Mirage Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 9
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedrrom 7 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 3, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Privacy in 2 separate bedrooms that double as office with full ensuite bathrooms, Additional sleep sofa in library (3 total sleep sofas)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Elegant Mediterranean Desert Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

50th birthday party

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend my 50th

My husband surprised me for 2 weeks at this gorgeous sunny place with groups of college friends

Backyard was like a resort

Home is huge Great amenities

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous estate for multi-generational family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live in Calgary and decided to treat our 4 sons and families to defrost with us for the month. Our grandchildren are ages 18 months to 15 years old and we had a full house here. Though it never felt crowded---lots of privacy. Great backyard for the kids---the housekeeper put up the retractable pool fence which was lovely and alleviated my daughters-in-laws worry. A nice separate area in the home for the nanny adjacent to the "kid's wing".

Amazing yard. Home gracious, Mediterranean and high quality. Terrific location for sightseeing, hiking, golf & tennis

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and Private Estate for Corporate Entertaining

  • 5 of 5

My Los Angeles based entertainment company rented this home for basically a celebrity fueled month of parties and relaxation---we hosted several groups during the month. Very private. Found out about this place from an actor friend who rents this each year for Coachella. Guests enjoyed the luxury lodging....and the great yard for entertaining. DJ's nightly, brought chefs in to cook in the two outdoor barbeque areas. Close to golf and spas. Easy entertaining. Already rented for 2017 pre-Oscar events. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Retreat in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

Each year we rent a home for a month in the desert----We are a group of 3 couples from Canada and all avid tennis players. This year we hit the jackpot! This lovely home was the best we've yet encountered----very private, elegant but warm. From the upscale indoor appointments to the fun backyard----why have one large BBQ area when you can have 2?!! The outdoor living room has a fireplace where we roasted many marshmallows and enjoyed our wine. Great pool, a great location to both tennis and my husband Jack ran each morning in the clean desert air with beautiful desert scapes. Gourmet everything here---we rarely went to dinner as we felt we had a mini Four Seasons in our backyard and dined in many evenings---Bottom line, great location. Great home. Rented it next year already for a month but we are bringing our kids and 2 grandchildren!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Italian/ Mexican estate

  • 5 of 5

As a family we rarely write reviews but my husband just loved this home and amenities. A little background he's a professional athlete (we are from Seattle) so

Going warm in the off season was a big deal for him. We spent several weeks at the Tennis Tournament where Antonia the housekeeper even drove us. When several of his team mates came for a week both with sets of twins Antonia even offered to help the nannies. My husband calls this his "private Four Seasons" resort. The home is warm, spacious and gracious. Great style. Owners very accommodating. First class all the way. A well spent month---even my parents visited with no complaints (which is a big deal in my family). Highly recommend. Upscale happy home. We may spend next March there again though my husband is going back for a week in June for a guy's golf thing.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canadian Writer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I'm a 38 year old writer, with 3 young kids from Calgary. Every 24 months or so we rent a house somewhere quiet and relaxing so I can focus on writing a new book outline. We've rented houses in Ireland, French Wine Country, and South America...but this is absolutely the best place yet.

Imagin waking each morning to sunshine (if there are clouds in Palm Springs, we did not see any), in a HUGE first class home, with a beautiful pool, looking at gorgeous mountains. If you have that in your mind, that is this house. I would have been happy just sitting outside in the backyard drinking coffee and wine all day. I loved it. My wife loved it. My kids loved it. Great nature activities around from hiking to the desert zoo, to just walking around the neighborhood with $5 and $10 million houses. My kids went to the "public pool" nearby almost every day, which is basically an Olympic Acquatics Center!! And did we mention the world's greatest housekeeper that is included in the rent as a bonus? We would have taken her back with us to Canada with us if should had agreed to come (and we did 'suggest' it).

I may be biased because I think I just wrote my best book yet while staying there, but I can't help but believe this relaxing place helped my writing. The house even comes with 2 Casitas--one for my wife so she could have privacy to paint, and one for me to write by myself.

We could not have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund