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Architectural Masterpiece With Airliner Views Across The Valley

Mesa, Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • House3005 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay4 nights

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.

The City of Palm Springs ID #1832

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.

Property Manager


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Calendar last updated:
Mar 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Detached Casita


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      There is wireless internet throughout the property.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Should you need it, 3 zones.
                    • Fireplace
                      There are two, one in the great room one in the guest house. Both provide much heat and are great to warm you if you are early to rise or late to bed.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Outdoor gym in shaded area off master bedroom 1
                    • Garage
                      CARPORT for 3 cars
                    • Heating
                      In the very unlikely event that you need it, again 3 zones.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Large great room encompasses entire top floor of the house
                    • Parking
                      Park inside the secure gate in the car port. Parking for guest is ample
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels in the baths and pool towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full laundry room with sink.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso. If you let us know your favorite capsules, we will have a supply ready for you.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Many sets of dishes and glass ware Mostly informal
                        • Dishwasher
                          Quiet Miele dishwasher. So quiet you will open it while its running.
                        • Kitchen
                          Gourmet kitchen with all the utilities needed to cook a gourmet dinner.
                        • Microwave
                          High power Dacor Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          You will find basic spices etc. that you don't want to buy just to make salad dressing.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large Subzero with separate wine cooler. Small refrigerator in Guest House
                        • Stove
                          Dacor dual fuel range, gas cook top, electric oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  There are 3 DVD players in the house
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo music in all rooms
                                • Television
                                  (4) There are a total of 4 tvs in the house. All HD flat panels, 2 with surround sound.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      1 mile to Indian Canyon Golf Club--open to public
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      A rose garden for reading a book in the sun.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      A light garden by the pool or a rose garden for reading.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      2 miles to public courts.


                                        • not suitable for children

                                          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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Best view in town! Great house!

                                                              Fred M.

                                                              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?

                                                              Perfect Weekend Escape

                                                              Kim P.

                                                              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.

                                                              Loved the house

                                                              Robert M.

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

                                                              Valley Views and Spacious Accommodations

                                                              Steven M.Camano Island, WA

                                                              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.

                                                              Contemporary house with beautiful views

                                                              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.

                                                              Beautiful Home with Beautiful Views

                                                              IAN H.

                                                              Well appointed, well located with lovely views. I would definitely stay again.


                                                              Mesa, Palm Springs, CA, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Mandatory: Departure cleaning charge: $250 Security Deposit. Optional at an additional cost: Heating spa $30 per day and pool $45 per day

                                                              10 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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