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The Perfect Desert Get Away - Dog Friendly

(21 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

View home, 2 bedrooms + convertible bed, 2 bathrooms with very private back yard

Welcome to my home with a name: Adobe Alegre, 'Happy Adobe'; a name given to this home by family and friends that have stayed. A genuinely special place high up in the very desirable Cathedral City Cove. Swim, hike, entertain, golf, or just relax and unwind. MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS.

This exceptionally comfortable 2 bedroom home features two suites. The upstairs master suite features a custom built Cal King bed, made from a 100 year old wooden gate from the far east, a complete bathroom with slate tile and large walk in closet. Just outside the master suite is the upper relaxation area with fantastic views across the Coachella valley. The smaller downstairs suite features a Cal King arts and crafts mission bed and walk in closet. The entire lower level is wonderful saltillo tile with berber carpet upstairs. And the house is beautifully finished. No white walls anywhere. Even the garage is tiled and stuccoed.

The kitchen is ready for the most demanding gourmet chef or casual cook. Featuring dark granite counter-tops, a GE Monogram dual fuel stove with infra-red warmer, wine fridge, convection microwave, blender, coffee maker and every thing else you should need. Then get ready to enjoy the large antique dining room table with 8 chairs. Seat yourself and your guests using the bamboo place-mats, dansk china and cloth napkins. Or dine al fresco at the poolside outdoor teak table.

The living room features a Pottery Barn queen sofa sleeper with an 8' thick mattress, wood burning fire place and 42' flat screen TV. There's a computer/ blue ray player (with a huge library) and high speed WiFi that even works outside.

Outside is where you'll be most. Relax in the salt water pool. Or enjoy the bubble jets in the separately heat-able spa. Surrounded by giant bamboo, ficus and plumeria, you'll can relax and do as you wish in utter privacy and peace. Enjoy watching the resident hummingbirds. Because of it's prime northern exposure, you can choose sun or shade almost every afternoon.

The Cathedral City Cove is uniquely settled up in the Santa Rosa mountains conveniently located just off hwy 111 between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. It's well known for its star gazing (there's no street lights allowed!) and incredibly quiet, peaceful nights. Hiking is a popular pastime as the cove sits adjacent to easily accessible trails that are lined with native cactus, smoke trees and fragrant wild desert sage. The front of the house faces the big horn sheep preserve in the Santa Rosa mountains. Cathedral City licence # 012723
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Best for adults only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Also has queen air mattress for extra guest...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Cal King pillow top mattress...moreless

  • Cal King pillow top mattress set. Custom poster bed made from 100 year old wood gate and antique posts. Large walk-in closets and private tiled full bath. Downstairs cal king is mission style with walk in closet. The Pottery Barn Queen sofa sleeper in the living room has an 8' mattress that's nice enough for everynight....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both indoor baths are full baths, with wonderful slate tile. There is also a 3rd outdoor shower for pool (or everyday) use....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    New Sony Blue Ray player - also streams Netflix and HuluPlus...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital Hi Def Cable TV with Showtime...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iTunes radio on TV in living room. Wireless outdoor speaker system. Uses your media player (iPhone, iPad, etc)...moreless

  • Television:

    42' Hi Def Flat Screen. Blind mounted on wall in living room. Connected to computer for internet content (Hulu Plus and Netflix included)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive Blue Ray and DVD's for your pleasure....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large indoor dining room seats 8 at beautiful antique table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual AC for each level. Also an everaporative 'swamp' cooler...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning. Use if you're experienced and comfortable with building a wood fire. Supply your own wood....moreless

  • Garage:

    One space in two car garage open for your use. Remote opener available...moreless

  • Heating:

    Dual heat for each level...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Interntet and whole property WiFi included....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Very nice linens & Duvets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    With Pottery Barn queen sofa sleeper with 8' mattress nice enough to sleep on every night....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lot's of street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    NO PHONE. Bring your own cell phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lot's of bath and pool towels located in laundry....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dansk china, henkles knives, fine china and plactic glasses for pool use. Everything....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE Monogram...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops, fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, placemats, cloth napkins. Everything....moreless

  • Microwave:

    convection type...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    If open you're free to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side...moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Monogram Dual Fuel professional Stove. Range hood with infra-red warmer and professional hood....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Up stairs deck with great views...moreless

  • Golf:

    It's Palm Springs. There's golf everywhere....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Real grass area in back yard by pool to keep it cool. Automatic watering. Once a week maintenence included....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New infra red gas grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    next to pool. Seperately heatable (included with your rental!)...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Custom salt water in ground pool. Includes twice weekly maintenence. Heating available in cool season for upcharge....moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • One time cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


MAXIMUM RENTAL 28 DAYS! Plus $150 cleaning fee and Pool Heating of $30 a day during cold months only.

Special Events Higher (Coachella Weekends - PS Pride - White Party)

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
palm springs
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

High up in Cathedral City Cove. Near all Palm Springs has to offer. Fantastic hiking into the Santa Rosa mountains is literally right out the front door.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Growing up on a farm in Michigan gave me a love of the outdoors. Moving to California gave me a love a good weather! I work in San Francisco and spend as much time as I can in the desert.

Why the Owner Chose Cathedral City Cove, Cathedral City, CA, USA:
I've only owned 3 homes in my life. And with 'Adobe Alegre' it was the same; i knew within 30 seconds of entering this home I wanted to live there. You'll be immediately impressed by it's good looks and smart layout. And I know it's impossible to quantify, but everyone that stays says the house simple drips in good karma.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located high up in Cathedral City Cove, it's the peaceful, beautiful house I always wanted. The result of a 5 year wait and search, I'm glad I did. Sometime when I'm there I don't even go out. Just relax in the private back yard or relax by the fire in cooler weather. The Cove itself is freakishly quiet at night. You can hear a dog bark 3 blocks away. And the owls calling. If you're looking for a place to party and make noise you should look elsewhere.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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