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family room off kitchen with vaulted ceilings


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30-31 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private, Classic 'Santa-Barbara' Style Home Furnished To Executive Standards!

** No booking less than 48hrs from arrival**

This classic, Santa Barbara-style home, is centrally located in the very sought after 'Montecito' development. From the minute you drive through the gates, you will immediately acknowledge the pride of ownership throughout. Its just minutes away, when driving, to all the best shopping, restaurants, golf courses, hiking and has quick, easy access to the I-10.

This Cherokee built home, has been completley remodelled with designer furnishings and accessories. Cherokee homes here in the desert, mean 'quality'. It offers a private, newly remodelled full size pebble tech pool, hot tub, a child's wadding pool, fire pit for evening entertaining and a covered outdoor kitchen that is connected to the gas line. The pool area is very private and when the bouganvelia is in full bloom, it has a real resort-like feel to it. The pool is fully maintained twice weekly and the grounds are groomed weekly.

All three bedrooms have private ensuites, hotel quality mattresses and linens, California shutters for privacy and loads of closet space. The beautiful tile work throughout the home will leave you in awe and give you a true sense of 'Santa Barbara'-style. The original vintage Saltilo tiles on the floor complete the casual, yet elegant feel this unique home offers.

There are lemon, lime and grapefruit trees on the West side of the house for your enjoyment. Depending on the month you're there of course, will determine what's in season! The neighbors have a delicious orange tree which branches cascades over our fence…yes, please feel free to sample :)

Garret, who is our pool boy, comes twice a week to service and maintain the pool. The pool equipment is new and he prefers to control the mechanical use of it so please DO NOT touch the controls. He will also hose off the pool deck so do be careful walking around it when its wet!!

This home will not disappoint and I'm sure you'll agree, its the perfect place to enjoy your next vacation in Palm Desert.

Festivals- shuttle service is steps away only a 4min walk.

** If you utilize the book now option, please note there will be a "hold on the credit card." If we need to add/change/remove the quote, you will have funds held twice, so contact us first before inputting credit card info**

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Doors have 'child-safetly' latches on them. *Only the ones that lead to the pool area. They are located at the tops of the doors. No diving. The pool is not designed for diving! We take on no liability or responsibility for any injurues pertaining to the pool....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dog only and a pet deposit of $250.00 is required but will be fully refunded with 7 days upon inspection....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • All mattresses are hotel quality with quality linens. Down filled duvets. Closets are huge in the master and bedroom 3. All bedrooms have TV's, night stands and telephones. Over 6 Guest, there will be an additional fee applied....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom (master): toilet, shower, jetted tub

    This bathroom is Huge! His and her vanities, chandelier....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Beautiful tile work, walk in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Walk in shower, beautiful tile work, large walk in close t, ...moreless

  • All showers are walk-ins.


  • Books:

    Various magazines and books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Portable 'Bose' ipod docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    60' flat screen TV in family room and TV's in both bedrooms....moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:

    Furnace * 2 new large hot water tanks...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All quality linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large and has soaring ceilings. Both French doors open to pool area....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 on the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    *FREE* North American long distance calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of pool towels and bathroom towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load and high efficiency...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Very large, bright and open, tile counter tops, Island with stools, view into family room, loads of cupboards all white antiqued cabinets, great for entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel built in....moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless steel, double wall ovens by Thermador and are self cleaning....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    *Must sign a safety waver releasing is from any injuries. Must ride at your own risk. Beach cruisers ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor kitchen set up with sink and gas BBQ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Large and very comfortable and private. An additional fee per night will apply....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Kids wadding pool (perfect for small children and babies) *Obviously must be supervised! * Heating of the pool is an additional charge*...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
31 night min stay

November - December
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay

January - May
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 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:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $1
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pool/HotTub Heat $1 + tax
  • CleaningFEE $325 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs international- 15 mins down the I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Roc's Bar and Grill, Desert Marriott lounge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Desert Willow Golf Course
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Palm Springs Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy I-10 - main hwy that takes you everywhere
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Morton's the Steakhouse
125 Miles
Nearest Beach
Huntington, Laguna and Newport Beaches

Car: Necessary

'The Montecito' is located off Cook St. The cross road is Country Club and is adjacent to the award winning

Desert Willow golf course. This public course is outstanding!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a Canadian family who reside in White Rock, BC. Palm Desert is a place we love very much! We've been coming here to the desert now for over 22 years and know the area well. I am an Interior designer and my husband is a Sales Executive. There is no place we'd rather spend our free time than here in the desert. From the minute we land and get off the plane, its typicaly sunshine and blue skies for the duration of our stay. The mountains that surround us still seem to mesmerize us with their beauty. Our decision to purchase a home in Palm Desert, was one that was not given a second thought. Being a large family with 4 children, ages 15-22 this home has become our perfect getaway. We come to our desert home as often as our schedules allow us and are deeply saddened everytime we leave. We especially enjoy the restaurants, golfing and the world class shopping on El Paseo Dr. We look forward to our retirement years in the Palm Desert and feel so blessed to have such a lovely home here.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Desert, CA, USA:
We find this location to be very central, as you can be anywhere in minutes. 'The Montecito' is a gated community that has a live guard seven days a week from 6am till 8pm. The Desert Marriott, Morton's the Steakhouse, Italian (Bella Vita), Desert Willow Golf Course, Ralph's, Hair/nails, Pharmacy, Urgent Care Walk in clinic, Bank, Applebee's and Starbucks are just a few establishments that are near by for your convenience and all within walking distance. This location is just minutes away from the I-10 which offers you easy access into LA, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, the airport or even just a day at the outlets. Highlites in the Desert: A golfer's paradise - over 100 courses nearby El Paseo- world class shopping and dining Desert Hills Premium Outlets Indian Canyons-scenic hiking Polo and Horse Shows The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens Palm Springs Desert Museum Knott's Oasis Waterpark Aerial Tramway Agua Caliente Casino Local Tour Services Elite Land Tours Palm Springs Elite Land Tours 1-760-318-1200 Joshua Tree National Park Eco-Tour Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park Desert Adventures Jeep Eco-Tours 1-760-340-2345 Off Road ATV Rentals & Tours Palm Springs Sand Dunes Off Road Rentals & Tours 1-760-325-0376 Palm Springs Bike Tours Palm Springs Adventure Bike Tours 1-760-328-0282 San Andreas Fault Hummer Tour Local Desert Area Adventure Hummer Tours 1-760-285-0876 The Original Best of Palm Springs Tour The Elvis House, Little Hollywood, Indian Canyons Five Star Adventures, INC. 1-760-320-1500 Nearby Cities Palm Springs (8.9mi/14.32km) Rancho Mirage (2.9mi/4.67km) La Quinta (7.1mi/11.43km)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the minute we walked in, we immediately fell in love with the open-plan style this home so proudly presents. All the beautiful details, open floor-plan, soaring ceilings, wooden French doors that open up to the pool area, stunning tile work throughout were just a few features that made this home so special. It needed a lot of TLC and upgrades galore, but with a lot of hard work we were determined and confident that when we were done, it would be the home of our dreams. It's been a year now and the project's completed!! We could not be happier or more proud. The private courtyard has been a lovely extention to the living space with sun in it for most of the day and the pool of course, which is a must in the desert has given us so much pleasure during our visits. The kitchen is huge and fully equipped. It has a large subzero refrigerator, subzero wine cooler, 5 burner gas cook top, dishwasher and microwave along with ample cupboards for storage. Thankfully, the pictures do represent this space beautifully and we're sure you'll feel at home the minute you walk in! We also have two beautiful Electra bike cruisers for you to enjoy. Riding bikes in the desert is the perfect way to get your exercise in as well as enjoy the beauty that surrounds the area.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • family room off kitchen with vaulted ceilings

    family room off kitchen with vaulted ceilings

  • Wine closet - holds 144 bottles

    Wine closet - holds 144 bottles

  • living room

    living room

  • family room

    family room

  • Bedroom 3 has french doors that open up to the pool area.

    Bedroom 3 has french doors that open up to the pool area.

  • Powder room

    Powder room

  • Pool deck with hot tub and wadding pool

    Pool deck with hot tub and wadding pool

  • Outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wet bar sink.

    Outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wet bar sink.

  • courtyard


  • fire table in courtyard

    fire table in courtyard

  • Front guarded gates.

    Front guarded gates.

  • Living room faces pool area.

    Living room faces pool area.

  • Very large master wing which faces the pool are. King size bed.

    Very large master wing which faces the pool are. King size bed.

  • Guest room with private en-suite and courtyard access.

    Guest room with private en-suite and courtyard access.

  • 13x26 new pebble tech pool with large hot tub and wadding pool.

    13x26 new pebble tech pool with large hot tub and wadding pool.

  • pool deck - new sumbrella deck cushions

    pool deck - new sumbrella deck cushions

  • entrance to our courtyard - welcome to our home!

    entrance to our courtyard - welcome to our home!

  • Courtyard view from the livingroom. Complete privacy with iron gates.

    Courtyard view from the livingroom. Complete privacy with iron gates.

  • Front exterior

    Front exterior

VRBO #477907

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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