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Great Central Location, Cosy, Private, Family And Pet Friendly Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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El Mirador Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David Madison
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About David Madison

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.

David Madison purchased this cottage in 2000

Why David Madison chose Palm Springs, Central

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Great Central Location, Cosy, Private, Family And Pet Friendly Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Amazing desert oasis!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented David's house for a birthday weekend for my wife and best friend (from out of state) whose birthdays are about 2 months apart; my wife's being one week prior to the trip. With hectic busy lives (two kids, sports, music, dual careers) my singular goal was to "get away from it all" and relax. I wanted us to feel like we had nothing to do, no where to be, and no one demanding our time or attention, or making a bunch of noise. And boy let me tell you, did David deliver!! To start off, David was more than accommodating with a request for an early check-in because we only live an hour away and wanted to get started with vacation time as soon as we dropped the kids at school on Friday. This house is nothing short of unbelievable! David's property is immaculately kept and he obviously spared nothing on attention to detail. From the warming oven in the kitchen, to the tranquility of the hot tub, the privacy and calm of the back yard and swimming pool, and a hint of sexiness with some proactive art work and a master bathroom/closet to die for!! Seriously, David, the rainfall shower with a sliding glass door out to the pool instead of a wall?! Genius! Sexy! Anyway, the three of us had an escape to bliss without a care in the world. We have not stopped talking about how wonderful our experience was, and wondering when we can return. I will definitely be working on figuring out a way to stay at David's again in the near future.

We had one thing that was a matter of personal preference, and not even an issue where any kind of negative comment or remark is necessary. Personally, we prefer softer mattresses. If you prefer more of a firm mattress you'll be in heaven. Again, strictly personal preference, and not at all meant to be taken as a negative remark in any way. Class act, David! Well done.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, now That's what I call a review! Thank you Ken and co. for "getting me". You are welcome back anytime. cheers, David
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Charming, close to town but completely private

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. First, the interior is ideally designed, with two master suites separated by the main living area. It is very nicely furnished, showing David's great eye (he is a florist by trade). Second, it is located very close to town. Many of the North Palm Canyon restaurants are walkable (well, maybe not in dead summer--but close). Everything you want to see in Palm Springs is accessible. You are also almost next door to Ruth Hardy Park. Third, the house and the pool are completely private. Completely. No overhead wires but plenty of hummingbirds. A lovely garden. A great pool. Really, if you are looking for proximity, style, and privacy, you could not do better.

David is also the ideal host. He made arrangements to meet me and show me how things work. He was attentive during my stay without being in anyway obtrusive. And everything worked fine--the kitchen is very well equipped, the house is spotless, and the pool is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, thanks you very much for such a glowing review, and thank you for leaving the house in such great shape! You and your daughter are more than welcome anytime. Cheers to you both.
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Love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

After my third year at this cottage, I love it even more. The location is excellent; the secluded yard, with pool and hot tub, is beautifully landscaped; and the house itself is lovely. Everything is so well maintained. David is the consummate host: so helpful and committed to everything working for his guests. We love the Coachella Valley but Palm Springs particularly. I bring my dog, too. The cottage, yard, nearby park, walkability, and pet-friendliness of Palm Springs make it so much fun to have her with us. We enjoyed a spectacular month!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always, always a pleasure, Linda, Molly, et al.!!
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Very tasteful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful holiday choice. Spacious, relaxed and beautifully furnished.

A great outdoor space with lovely pool and garden filled with beautiful plants.

Dave,the owner and his partner Jim are delightful and extremely helpful and obliging. The situation is perfect. A 15minute walk to the top end of Palm Springs Main Street and very near all the main roads in and out of town.

An absolute must!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for the great review. I'm so glad you and your family got to experience my place!
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Did't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

We just didn't want to leave!! We arrived a day early and called David to let him know we were getting close to the house . We thought the reservation was Saturday to Saturday not Sunday to Sunday. No worries, he met us there and showed us around. What a beautiful home, the backyard is a true paradise. Beautiful pool, hot tub and gardens. The inside was immaculate, there was a well appointed kitchen, nice enough to cook a Thanksgiving feast-which we did. The main living room had a great area to watch TV and a great area to lounge around with cocktails. The bedrooms were spacious. The location was perfect. We were a walk to Hardy Park and the downtown area. We would love to stay there again!

Karen and Jeff

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen and Jeff. You're welcome anytime!
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beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

David was a great host. He met us at the house, and showed us around and gave us lots of information about Palm Springs. Both the house and garden were spectacular and we really enjoyed our stay. It was great to wake up in the morning to the sun streaming in, and the view of the mountains was beautiful. It was an easy walk to downtown Palm Springs and we loved exploring the area. All in all, an experence we would happily repeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon! I'm so glad you all had fun on your very first PS experience! Thanks also for leaving my place so wonderfully tidy. Come back for a visit anytime!
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Car: recommended

Just minutes from the historic Riviera Hotel and Spa,The Palm Springs Tramway, (where you can see the mountains from a different perspective), the Palm Springs Convention Center, The Aqua Caliente Casino and Spa, North Palm Canyon Drive with great shopping, antiquing, restaurants, and art galleries, but nestled in a quiet area perfect to take advantage of all the activities, or just get away from it all in a secluded, totally walled private oasis.


Rates & Availability

El Mirador Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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El Mirador Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths are shower only, soaking recommended in the spacious garden jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • both bedrooms are master suites with en suite baths, rooms include TVs and ceiling speakers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
check in is 3PM, unless otherwise arranged, check out 10AM please

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