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Architectural Masterpiece With Airliner Views Across The Valley

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,005 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Hillside Home With Three Master Suites, 3.5 Baths

Contemporary hillside solar home on over 1/2 acre with mega views! Steel elements, green design, sliding doors, multiple decks and patios, and iPad controlled automation system. Kitchen, living and dining areas include skylights, fireplace and large deck. Master suites one + two offer views, patios and spa-like baths. Detached casita offers views, fireplace and bath. Custom pool with custom water display, spa, misting system and 360 degree views.

This ultra energy efficient desert home with spectacular views across the entire Coachella Valley is a showcase of modern design and technology. It was constructed in 2003 as the “Energywise House”, under the supervision of noted “This Old House” program host, Bob Vila.

The home is on a 1/2 acre lot in a very private enclave in the Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs, and features 3005 square feet of unique living space, including a private guest house, large pebble tech salt water pool and spa, beautiful desert landscaping and an electronically operated gate for utmost privacy.

The main house has a spectacular great room that opens to the full-length balcony through Fleetwood sliders that disappear into the walls. It also features a dramatic gas fireplace. The kitchen boasts a Subzero refrigerator and separate wine cooler, maple cabinetry, Caesar stone counters, Decor commercial grade gas stove and oven, built-in Decor microwave, Kitchen Aid trash compactor, garbage disposal, and a top-of-the line Miele dishwasher.

The two main house master suites each have their own terraced patios and large bathrooms featuring oversized showers (one of which opens to a desert garden). The large private guest house includes a coffee bar with refrigerator, and a fireplace.

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Additional highlights:

Three zones of electronic climate control

Sunpower solar electric system.

CrystalClear whole house water purification system.

Rainbird automated sprinkler system.

Security system.

Two commercial-grade Koolfrog misting systems for main house, pool area, and guest house.

Automated low-voltage landscape lighting system.

Remote control for all pool systems and pool deck lighting.

Unique light garden featuring custom sculpture by noted Denver artist Tyler Aiello, and multicolored Laminar water jets.

Smarthome fully automated home lighting system, controllable through an iPhone/iPad/Web interface that allows access from anywhere in the world.

Custom-built electronic gate, operated by remote controls and compatible with Homelink car systems.

Whole-house audio/video system, featuring a Panasonic plasma television concealed by an automated art screen, Yamaha receiver and Adcom power amplifier, Paradigm Studio front channel speakers, Paradigm subwoofer, and in-ceiling Boston Acoustic speakers in great room and bedroom suites.

Mitsubishi LCD TV with integrated sound bar and wireless subwoofer in bedroom.

More Details


The Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3005 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Detached Casita
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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Architectural Masterpiece With Airliner Views Across The Valley
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Best view in town! Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a joy. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views from the top floor balcony are fantastic! The house is well maintained and very comfortable. Lots of extras like the hidden TV in the living room (very cool). The casita is ideal as an extra bedroom and has easy access to the pool and spa.

Marcio is great to deal with.

Did I mention the view?

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful. The weather was perfect and the service we received from Marcio was outstanding. Prompt,friendly, and informative emails regarding processes for the weekend stay were spot on. We appreciate the outstanding customer service coupled with the dream property. Would love to visit again and bring our adult children to enjoy this paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, location and the service we received from the owner and Marcio. The views cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Views and Spacious Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This home is very comfortable and well-maintained with incredible views of the Coachella Valley. Located in the quiet Mesa neighborhood, it's just minutes from the Palm Springs airport and downtown area. Lots of amenities and well-stocked kitchen. Each of the 3 bedrooms are very private and very spacious with large closets and bathrooms. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Contemporary house with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The house is modern and clean. Sitting poolside or in the spa is relaxing and two grills accommodate cookouts on either level of the home. The views are gorgeous and the neighborhood is serene. Central to town (restaurants and shops) and also a quick drive to the Indian Canyons for hiking.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second visit, we will be back!!! Love this home!

  • 5 of 5

Architectural masterpiece explains this property well. This is our second stay at this home, and once again we didn't want to leave. The property is all that it boasts and more. The views from balcony are stunning! Large rooms, bathroom in each bedrooms, and guest house perfect for friends or teenagers who prefer their space. Gourmet kitchen if you prefer to stay in, and cook, with open concept to large screen tv area.

Pool area is beautiful, and lounge chairs as well as lounge floating rafts are provided for your enjoyment, as well as overhead cooling pool mister. Making for a comfortable relaxing afternoon of fun in the sun!

Lovely neighborhood, with nearby dinning and shopping, with a quick drive you can enjoy El Paseo shopping as well.

No detail is overlooked by your lovely host Marcio! He could not be more gracious, or accommodating! Thank you again for making our spring break exceptional! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018


Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
El Mirasol
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Indian Canyon
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $1,000

Departure cleaning charge: $250
Security Deposit.

Optional at an additional cost:
Heating spa $30 per day and pool $45 per day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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