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3 BR Luxury Guest House (1700sqft) & Casita Frmr Desi Arnaz Property

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-14 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Luxurious 3 ensuite BR' house sleeps 6 (Option of a Casita for a 3rd BR.)

Taking reservations now for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018.
March 2018:, minimum 2 week or full month only
(Jan Feb '18 already booked)
April 2018 dates available
Our guests typically book 1 year in advance. Reserving for next season recommended.

Estate on Former Desi Arnaz Property
GUEST HOUSE & CASITA: High-end comfort property: Choose either 2 or 3 bedrooms, all of which are full Ensuite with their own private baths, Gourmet kitchen, one-car attached garage, multiple patios and access to rear courtyrd w pool, outdoor dining, outdoor lounge seating, Italianate Gazebo, Koi pond & waterfall. Guest House equipped with Alexa, Amazon Echo....request from Alexa to play any music ( even the volume of music) audio books, weather, general questions, local movie times.

Book 5-star review, 2 ensuite bedroom Guest House with option to add 3rd ensuite
Check availability of Desert Sun Estate Main house by checking VRBO property # 969499

ONLINE RATES ARE DAILY RATES ONLY (subject to min days in given month)

Please note: Desert Sun Estate Guest House & Casita has an age 45+ requirement.

The Guest House and Casita were designed to provide guests with a stay in a luxury setting that is: comfortable, relaxing, quiet and clean. yet close to everything the Desert has to offer in terms of golf, tennis, hiking, shopping, and entertainment.. Choose either 2 or 3 bedrooms, all of which are full Ensuite with their own private baths, a well appointed cooks kitchen, and one of the most relaxing resort style pool and spa outdoor lounge environments to be found in the Desert. A separate private patio with gas BBQ, washer dryer and attached one car garage with Tesla charging station complete the perfect home away from home accommodations.

If your looking for a luxurious, sophisticated, well appointed, comfortable, Desert vacation residence, a place where comfort, relaxation and ideal location are assured, then Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita, is where you want to stay.

Rent this fully outfitted, 1700 Sq. Ft. 2 ensuite bedroom, Guest House (2-1/2 bath) with an option for a 3rd ensuite bedroom by renting the attached Casita. The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is available as an optional attached 3rd bedroom to renters of the Guest House and never rented to a third party.

Info on Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita
Guest House and Casita are part of a private 5000 sift gated estate.
Owner in main house leave Guests to fully enjoy their guest house, rear courtyard, pool and spa

Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita (La Casita Firenze) are ideally suited to Guests 45+ Renters must be 45 years of age or older, sorry no exceptions)

Inquire for special rates for stays of 3-6 months or stays during the summer months.
We spared no expense in assuring a comfortable clean relaxing stay experience.
Guest House boasts: Chefs kitchen with Granite countertops, top of the line stainless appliances with two ovens, double-oven microwave, dishwasher and breakfast room. Private patio off breakfast room has bistro table and seating, gas BBQ and sound system speakers.

New, Improved WiFi service in Guest House. Now the Guest House has its own dedicated high-speed (100 mps) WiFi service for improved connectivity.

For your comfort: entire house is supplied by Culligan softened water.

The large Living room has a relaxing view of rear courtyard, pool, waterfalls and Italianate columned pergola and is discretely situated from neighbors. Living room has a 55' hd tv, with preferred tv (200 channels) Wifi and sound system music throughout the house with individual room speaker control. Just plug in your iPhone into the house receiver. All rooms have speakers, including bathrooms.

Down the hall you find the two Master Suites both with showers.
The larger master BR has a shower and separate Spa waterjet tub, spa tub is heated with hydrotherapy mood lighting for the ultimate time to relax and wind down.

Each suite in the Guest House & Casita has a queen bed , and walk in California closets .
There is also a half bath off the great room for your guests.

The large master bedroom also has great views of the pool and spa as does the Great room. Mountain views visible from front French-doors/patio. The large master bedroom has a TV with local programming.

Guest house has its own laundry room with large front loading washer/dryer.

The home has Ceramic tile floors throughout and Ceiling Fans in every room help create the perfect environment for your Desert experience.

Guest's of the Guest House may opt to also rent the Casita as a third bedroom to accommodate 2 more Guest's (Queen bed ensuite bedroom). The Casita (La Casita Firenze) is not rented as a standalone to others and is only offered as an optional bedroom for Guest's of the Guest House. Casita rental brings total sleeping capacity to 6 persons. Casita rental is minimum 3 days and does not need to be rented for the full term of your stay. So rent only for the time you expect to have short-term guests visiting you.

During your stay, cleaning of Guest House and Casita is available as an option. Ask about pricing if this feature.

( Stays of 30 or more have a required $165 cleaning fee each month ( we clean all showers and bathrooms, kitchen and floors each month).

If owner occupying main house, you have sole use of rear courtyard, owner leaves guests to their sole use of rear courtyard) as an oasis in the desert and the focal point of the property with its pool and spa. (Owners will leave you to your privacy when rented)
The pool/spa is saltwater (amazing) and has a pebbletech bottom. Renter may take advantage of spa and pool although pool is unheated. (You may opt for a heated pool at a $525 mo fee),
Note we are a permitted vacation rental property in the city of Rancho Mirage Ca(permit 1394). The city charges a 10% vacation rental occupancy tax for stays less than 29 days. Stays over 29 days have NO city tax. We collect the tax from guests at time of booking. All city taxes are then paid by owner to city of Rancho Mirage.
Relax in the rear courtyard which boasts a 6 six person hot tub with a water fall that flows into the saltwater pool The rear courtyard is surrounded by Orange, Lemon, and Lime trees.

The rear courtyard is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the cooler peaceful nights that only the Desert offers.

There also is a large sitting area under an Italianate, columned Pergola, next to a large Koi pond with another relaxing waterfall. Sit, visit with friends, read and relax. Newly added, a six person outdoor dining table.

Guest House has its own one car garage (with Tesla charging station) and a private gated front entrance

Why Desert Sun Estate Guest House and Casita?
For all the reasons why you are looking for a place to get away from it all. The difference: it's the experience of getting up in the morning, brewing a cup of coffee or tea and heading out to sit next to the koi pond in your own total serene, peaceful environment.
It's the ability to use a 50,s era fruit juicer and make your own lemonade or orange juice from the trees in the rear courtyard.
It's the ability to take a long, hot jet-spa bath in the privacy of your master bath.
It's having a coctktail party for friends and family in the rear courtyard perfectly designed to provide that ultra-resort experience, filled with good conversation, a relaxing refreshment and away from the stress of the world.
It's the ability to cook-up your own gourmet meal and share it's delight with your significant other or friends, eating at the rear courtyard dinner table for 6, under the stars and all in an ambience fit for the effort you give throughout the year.

Desert Sun Estate is an Green, Energy Efficient Property with on -site solar panels supplying significant percentage of the Estates electricity. (discretely placed so as not to diminish your view of local mountains or the ambience of your own private resort).

Individuals interested in renting the Guest House/Casita must be at least 45 years old or older in order to sign Rental Agreement and as Guest responsible for payment of rental.

Rental agreement covers 4 occupants of Guest House and as an optional 2 occupants of Casita. Desert Sun Estate has a non-rotational, non-sublet policy. The rotation of overnight guests or the addition of overnight guests not identified to owner prior to signing/agreeing to this short term rental agreement is prohibited. Owner will review requests for additional overnight guests not identified at time of signing/agreeing to short term rental agreement on a case by case basis and reserves the right to charge for additional overnight guests at a rate of 1-1/2 times the daily rate charged to responsible renter.

Concierge services offered: restaurant and cocktail bar reservations at the best in the Desert.
For those day trips you plan to Los Angeles or San Diego, restaurant and cocktail bar recommendations and reservations ( for the highest rated restaurants and cocktail bars) are available.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Casita with full Bathroom Optional Rental...moreless

  • All bedroom are 'ensuite' Each with their own private attached bathrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Being in the food industry I will be happy to suggest and make reservations for restaurants golf etc...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi and cat 6...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    120 course within 10 miles...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Semi Private shared with owner...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
6 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
7 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
14 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning fee $165
  • Tax Rate 10%


Optional Casita rental ( 3rd bedroom):

$145 per night (Casita is not rented as a standalone unit. Only rented to Guest House renter as optional additional bedroom)

Guest House renter may opt to rent Casita for as many days desired ( not required to rent Casita for entire stay. Min. 3 day Casita rental. Casita cleaning fee $75.00

Payments are non-refundable, however we will apply 100% of any payments made to a future stay.

Minimum age requirement for guests is 40 years plus.

Stay-date confirmation & rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by payment.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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8.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palms Springs Regional Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shame On The Moon
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cheesecake Factory, Lord Fletcher
98 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Mountain
114 Miles
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach

Car: Recommended

Located in a small residential area across the street from Thunderbird country club (Which was the original site of The Bob Hope Desert Classic) and next to Springs and Morningside Golf Courses. World class Shopping and Dinning on El Paseo, Hiking and Mountain Biking at the Tahquitz trail along with many other trails in the area. also minutes away from The River Dinning, shopping and theater complex.

Proximity to things:

The River Mall~ 10 minutes

Costco~ 10 minutes

Grocery store ~ 5 minutes

Downtown Palm Springs~ 25 minutes

El Paseo Grande Shopping ~ 15 minutes

Children's Museum ~ 5 minutes

Movie Theatres ~ 10 minutes


Jan 70°F High/ 44°F Low

Feb 75°F High/ 47°F Low

Mar 80°F High/ 51°F Low

Apr 88°F High/ 56°F Low

May 95°F High/ 63°F Low

Jun 104°F High/ 70°F Low

Jul 108°F High/76°F Low

Aug 107°F High/76°F Low

Sep 101°F High/ 71°F Low

Oct 91°F High/61°F Low

Nov 78°F High/ 50°F Low

Dec 70°F High/43°F Low


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Originally from Chicago I have always loved the desert. An avid Foodie we dine out often. A former Mixologist at one of Chicago's exceptional restaurants. We thoroughly enjoy the dining here in the desert. We have many recommendations. We enjoy golf,Tennis, Hiking, and mountain Biking which Is why we love the desert It's all very close! Daily workouts and keeping in shape is not hard to do in the desert.

Why the Owner Chose Rancho Mirage, CA, USA:
We built this home in 2008 to get away from the cold and spared no expense in making the entire home a luxurious retreat. We truly wish others to enjoy it and the Rancho Mirage Lifestyle. Its an amazing, relaxing property with all the amenities desired of the desert.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sitting on the patio having a nice refreshing drink or dining outside in the rear courtyard , great conversations, or just taking in the palm trees and blue skies! there's nothing like it

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • master bath

    master bath

  • living room

    living room

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  • kitchen


  • .Master ensuite bedroom (Queen bed)

    .Master ensuite bedroom (Queen bed)

  • Casita Bedroom (Queen Bed)

    Casita Bedroom (Queen Bed)

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • Garage


  • Gazebo overlooking  Koi pond

    Gazebo overlooking Koi pond

  • Foyer


  • Living room with view of pool and spa

    Living room with view of pool and spa

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  • kitchen


  • laundry


  • 2nd ensuite bedroom (queen bed)

    2nd ensuite bedroom (queen bed)

  • Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

  • spa waterfall

    spa waterfall

  • Saltwater pool Enchanting evenings in rear courtyard

    Saltwater pool Enchanting evenings in rear courtyard

  • Festive: Typical dinner party for guests at Desert Sun Estate

    Festive: Typical dinner party for guests at Desert Sun Estate

VRBO #455055

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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