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Great Central Location, Cozy, Private, Family and Pet Friendly Cottage

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This is the view from my shower. How lucky am I?


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom Master Suites, With En Suite Baths, Sleeps 4, Facing Gorgeous Mountain

Enter a Mediterranean style shuttered, vine covered cottage, set in a professionally landscaped front garden complete with Ficus privacy hedge and exotic desert aloes, 18 palm trees, agave and olive trees. From the front door you can see through to the backyard which has unobstructed (no overhead wires) breathtaking views of Mt. San Jacinto. Fully tiled 1670 sq. ft. home eclectically decorated with sleek modern furniture and antique accessories from Europe, Indonesia, and Asia. A 52' flat screen TV in the spacious, sunny living room makes for a perfect movie night. Top of the line gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and view of the rear garden and blue tiled classic 50s kidney shaped pool. Main bedroom has a large desk for computer work,WiFi, plus TV and video components. Adjoining bath has a rain shower and floor length glass sliders to step directly out into the beautiful private sun lit garden. A delight to shower with the mountains at your back. Bath has added feature of a huge walk in closet/dressing room with skylight, to comfortably house all your belongings. Equally spacious second bedroom has own access to the garden and large spa set in a covered gazebo. The totally private walled garden sports a tropical feel, with vine, rose and jasmine covered walls which fill the night air with fragrance. The property has 18 large palm trees, a stand of timber bamboo, and many large urns filled with succulents and flowers that surround the midnight blue tiled pool. A separate structure with laundry, and a large stainless grill completes the picture of a desert escape with all the amenities.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1670 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we are very dog friendly. unfortunately we are highly allergic to cats, and cannot accomodate...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • both bedrooms are master suites with en suite baths, rooms include TVs and ceiling speakers...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both baths are shower only, soaking recommended in the spacious garden jacuzzi...moreless

Other Amenities

  • check in is 3PM, unless otherwise arranged, check out 10AM please


  • Music Library:

    large range of music, with speakers in every room and garden...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    some CDs available...moreless

  • Television:

    All rooms have HDTV flat screen TVs, provider is Direct TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    some movies available...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The property is just 5 minutes from the chic Uptown Art District of Palm Springs, which features all the best galleries, shops, and trendy restaurants, that keep Palm Springs on the map....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    complete unobstructed view of the San Jacinto Mountains, and the Palm Springs Tramway...moreless

  • Resort:

    The are several 5 star spas just minutes away for a day of beauty or just a quick massage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    breakfast nook and outdoor dining table for 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    400 count Egyptian cotton...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seats 12, ceiling speakers, fantastic view of the pool area and mountains, very sunny!...moreless

  • Parking:

    4 car capacity...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    spa quality, also separate pool towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in separate structure adjacent pool, bleach and detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    ample dishes and flatware to serve 12, cooking utensils, pots, pans, mixing bowls, food processor, blender, hand mixer etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Magtag stainless...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, full line of spices, also cook books...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Professional grade Kitchen Aide...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas cook top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped, totally walled in garden, very private, maintained weekly by my gardeners...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Spa cabana shades jacuzzi that accommodates 8...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    magnificent 1950s cobalt blue tiled pool, professionally maintained and cleaned twice weekly, 8ft. at deep end...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,540 $6,160
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Cleaning Fee: $150.00, Tax 11.5% of Total Rental Rate, TOT permit# 6004

Increased Rates: Holidays, Special Events & Weekends, Call for Details.

Rental Period 3-day minimum. We are pet friendly (Pet Fee: $150.00)

*Utility deposit equal to $30.00 a day times the number of days of the reservation. Any unused portion of that deposit will be refunded within 30 days

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I moved to the Southern California desert directly from Manhattan, New York City, where I resided for 28 years. I've owned a floral and event production company for 37 years, bringing it to Palm Springs in late 1999. My instant love of the desert compelled me to create my own oasis in the heart of the historic Movie Colony. I've spent the last 13 years acquiring and cultivating exotic flora to complete the illusion, and brought to this property all the antique treasures I've found in my travels. The overall effect is that of a comfortable, elegant home, that certainly doesn't look like a hotel.

Why the Owner Chose El Mirador, Palm Springs, CA, USA:
Location, location, location everyone says. This place has charm, privacy, comfort and drop dead mountain views, just minutes from the heart of Palm Springs life. Stay home by the pool, or walk your dog one block away at dog-friendly Ruth Hardy Park which includes public tennis courts and loads of grass and paved walkways. Just a couple of blocks away is the famous Movie Colony where you can walk or drive among some of the most beautiful streets and estates in town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Palm Springs is all about outdoor living and the large garden with pool, spa, grill, chaises dining table, and landscape lighting will let you enjoy the sun or stars with equal ease. Backyard is VERY private!!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • This is the view from my shower. How lucky am I?

    This is the view from my shower. How lucky am I?

  • Expansive Entrance Foyer opens to the large living room

    Expansive Entrance Foyer opens to the large living room

  • Classic 50s Kidney Shaped Cobalt Blue Tiled Pool

    Classic 50s Kidney Shaped Cobalt Blue Tiled Pool

  • Stone Path leads to Spa Gazebo, seats 8

    Stone Path leads to Spa Gazebo, seats 8

  • One of two Master Suites

    One of two Master Suites

  • Ceiling to floor glass tiles master bath

    Ceiling to floor glass tiles master bath

  • Walk In dressing room

    Walk In dressing room

  • sitting area and desk, second bedroom

    sitting area and desk, second bedroom

  • second bath

    second bath

  • Unobstructed Mountain View

    Unobstructed Mountain View

  • 52' flat screen TV with ceiling speakers

    52' flat screen TV with ceiling speakers

  • Executive Chef's Kitchen, Professional Grade Kitchen-aide Appliances, Granite

    Executive Chef's Kitchen, Professional Grade Kitchen-aide Appliances, Granite

  • Outdoor Dining, Seat 6

    Outdoor Dining, Seat 6

  • Double Stainless Gas Grill

    Double Stainless Gas Grill

  • Cozy Modern Living Room, great for Entertaining

    Cozy Modern Living Room, great for Entertaining

  • Changing nook

    Changing nook

  • second bedroom with slider to spa and side garden

    second bedroom with slider to spa and side garden

  • spa and gazebo

    spa and gazebo

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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