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A Spacious, Comfortable, Private 3BR Home in the Heart of Palm Desert

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Last updated: 04/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, With Stunning Mountain Views And Landscaped Grounds.

Life in Palm Desert is extremely pleasant and at our home even more so, with its twenty-eight hundred square feet. There are three bedrooms, each of which has its own vanity area, separate toilet and shower, and large walk-in closet. Two of the bedrooms have California king beds while the other has two twin beds, great for children . There is an extremely large living room and dining room area, and a fully equipped open concept kitchen that looks out onto the dining area and the landscape and pool that lie beyond the living room. The living room has floor to ceiling windows running its full length, which open in two places to provide doorways out to the patio outside. On our property you will also find a tangelo tree, a lemon tree and a grapefruit tree, plus a picker which will enable you to pluck the fruit and eat it.

The living room and two bedrooms enclose the inner courtyard, with table and chairs, umbrella and small barbecue. There you can sunbathe and eat in total privacy while enjoying the benefits of the outdoors. At the end of the courtyard are a laundry room on one side and a workshop on the other, where there are two bikes which our guests are more than welcome to use. The bedroom with the two twin beds has floor to ceiling windows that run half the length of the room, providing another access to the patio and view of the common area landscape. A professional staff maintains the swimming pool and gardens.

Our property has maintained much of its mid-century modern look and feel. It is at once spacious, comfortable, clean and quiet. One of the bathrooms has been totally redone. The other two still have the mid-century décor, but are in perfect working order. Most of all, the house provides the luxury of tremendous space, with a common area for convivial gatherings of family, friends and guests, all the while offering residents of the house, should there be many of them, their privacy. The hoopla of kids will be easily absorbed by the different rooms and even adults will come to relish the chance for a quiet moment on their own.

As you sit at the dining room table or on the living room patio just outside and look out at the mature trees and splendid flowers and magnificent hills beyond, you will sink into the calm and quiet of this choice location and wonder, as we do, how you can ever leave it. Daytime you look up at the sky and exult as its bigness; nighttime you behold the stars and marvel at their wonder. How could it be otherwise when the sun shines nearly every day of the year? And though you have all the recreation you may want at your fingertips, along with good food and wine at incredibly low prices, you also have an incredible sense of repose that does wonders for both body and soul.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, hebrew
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • There are 3 bedrooms. Two have king beds and one has two twin beds. They are all very large and include other furniture. Each bedroom has its own vanity area with sink, its own toilet and shower, and its own walk-in closet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • There are three bathrooms, each one off a vanity area, with a toilet and shower. The bathroom off the bedroom with twin beds has recently been redone. The bathroom off the master bedroom has a bathtub....moreless


  • Books:

    One of the bedrooms has a floor to ceiling bookcase that runs the length of one wall. It is stacked with books of all kinds....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are board games, puzzles and some sports equipment in the front bedroom walk-in closet....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We subscribe to Time Warner cable. There are many channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a sound system which links up to our smart tv....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a smart HD tv with a Netflix subscription. There are also tvs in two of the bedrooms with limited reception....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are a fifteen minute walk and a two minute car ride to the shopping, galleries and restaurant stretch of El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There are hiking trails galore in the hills just over the road that runs along the Sandpiper complex. From our front door to the road it is a 30 second walk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The dining area is at one end of the big L shaped open living room area. A counter separates the dining area from the kitchen. The table can accommodate 8 if necessary....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air with two thermostats...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a dryer on the premises....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a detached garage at the end of the front walkway, but out car is parked in it. Guests are asked to use the street or one of the spaces at the end of the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating with two thermostats...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Our living room has a sofa with 6 built in recliner rockers and it seats 8. The living room is a large space that can accommodate many more people. It also includes a player piano....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is also parking on the street right outside the house and on the side of the garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a landline with unlimited free long distance calls to the USA and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided, including those for the swimming pool....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a brand new front load washer on the premises. It is an LG and takes HE detergent....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    1 Standard North American style and 1 Keurig machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is enough flatware and dishes for eight, and even more. The kitchen has all the cooking and baking utensils of a well kept home....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchens opens onto the dining area. It is very well equipped, with lots of cupboard space. In addition to the main deep sink there is also a wet bar. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use what is there and when you run out of something, please replace it for the next guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door, self defrosting, lots of space available....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top with built in elements. Easy cleaning....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    There are two men's bicycles and helmets for use by our guests....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    In addition to the enclosed patio there is a front patio outside the living room, suitable for sitting and drinks. The atrium is more suited for eating with its table, chairs, umbrella and privacy....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The common grounds constitute the lawn....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a small propane BBQ in the atrium in the house and another larger one in the common area near the pool for use by the residents....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a communal pool, heated in winter, easily accessible by opening the living room glass doors. It is not fenced, so children should be accompanied by adults. It is a 20 second walk away....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Our monthly rate is $5000 regardless of the number of days in the month

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/15/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shadow Mountain
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 111
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Sandpiper is the oldest residential development in Palm Desert, situated just off El Paseo Drive. Our house is one of twelve grouped around a common lawn and pool area, with beautiful mature trees, well maintained bushes and flowers, a practice putting green, shuffleboard deck, lounge chairs and barbecue for the use of residents. From our living room patio you can sit and enjoy the view of the manicured lawn, heated swimming pool and magnificent mountains in the distance. From the front door it is approximately twenty yards to the road that borders the development at the back. Across the road are hills that climb to the sky, criss-crossed with trails of various length and difficulty that form a public park. A little ways to the east up the road is an entrance to the park, where you will also find tennis courts. An even shorter distance to the west is a bridge that leads to a big box shopping and restaurant complex, as well as another entry into the park of hills and trails.

Our place is extremely well situated, close to the south end of the development, which gives it greater quiet and privacy. From the kitchen window you can see the hills and the sky beyond. At night it is as quiet as you could hope it to be. And yet you are a five minute walk from the local grocery store (Vons) and a fifteen minute walk from the hopping El Paseo, with its many shops, galleries and eateries. A further five minute walk brings you to the only enclosed shopping mall in the Palm Springs area. And not far beyond that is more shopping, including a Trader Joe's.

By car it is extremely quick to get to wherever you may want to go: excellent restaurants, the municipal park where you will find two lovely outdoor swimming pools, good for lap swimming and for children, more tennis courts, sports fields, the McCallum Theater, municipal library, the weekend open air market, a driving range and of course the whole range of golf courses for which the area is justly famous. One of the main north-south streets, Monterey, is two minutes by car from our house, and that leads you quickly to the I-10 and attractions beyond: Joshua Tree National Park, the Cabazon shopping outlets, windmill farms, and much more. Highway 111, even closer, will lead you west to Palm Springs and east to Indio.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Canadians who live in Vancouver BC and cannot, as yet, spend as much time as we would like at our Palm Desert home. In the meantime we are renting it out, hopefully to people who will treat it as their own and want to come back.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Desert, CA, USA:
We love the desert, its landscape and its heat. At the same time, we appreciate the fact that Palm Desert offers, in addition, all the amenities one could ask for. The combination is unbeatable. When we first saw this house we fell in love with it right away, captivated by the great amount of space and stunning views. Our pleasure has only increased every time we go down and enjoy it, which is never enough!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
People who are looking for sun, warmth, incredible landscapes and an incredibly relaxing time could not do better than our home in Palm Desert. In addition to everything the area has to offer, there is the overwhelming quiet and sense of peace that our home affords. Simply to sit and watch the view in the distance, or look up at the night sky and marvel at the stars you see so clearly, is enough to calm the agitated soul and remind you of the happiness that startles, as Rilke wrote, even when it falls. And then too, there is all that space, now filled with contemporary large paintings, which gives one a sense of freedom and comfort within the walls of one's own home. Priceless, as they say.

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Speaks: english, french, hebrew
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

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  • View of grounds from house

    View of grounds from house

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • View of mountains from house

    View of mountains from house

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living Room with Atrium

    Living Room with Atrium

  • Kitchen


  • Dining area viewed from living room

    Dining area viewed from living room

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Master Bedroom Vanity Area - another view

    Master Bedroom Vanity Area - another view

  • Patio outside living area

    Patio outside living area

  • Front bedroom with twin beds

    Front bedroom with twin beds

  • Front Bedroom (Twin Beds) Vanity Area

    Front Bedroom (Twin Beds) Vanity Area

  • View of house from grounds

    View of house from grounds

  • View of house from street

    View of house from street

  • Hallway along living area

    Hallway along living area

  • Living Room seen from the Dining Room area

    Living Room seen from the Dining Room area

  • View of atrium - inner courtyard

    View of atrium - inner courtyard

  • Kitchen - another view

    Kitchen - another view

  • View of grounds from living area

    View of grounds from living area

  • Master Bedroom Vanity Area

    Master Bedroom Vanity Area

  • Second bedroom with king bed

    Second bedroom with king bed

  • Patio outside front bedroom (twin beds)

    Patio outside front bedroom (twin beds)

  • Front Bedroom (Twin Beds) Bathroom

    Front Bedroom (Twin Beds) Bathroom

  • Pool and putting green on summer evening

    Pool and putting green on summer evening

VRBO #489389

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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