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Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3br 2ba Home With Gorgeous Mountain Views At The Top Of The Cove

We welcome you to our little piece of Paradise!!

This inviting and private 1360 square foot home is located on a large cul-de-sac lot near the top of Cathedral City Cove. The Cove, a beautiful hillside neighborhood, is well known for it’s star-gazing skies (no street lights allowed) and incredibly tranquil and quiet nights. There are 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large private backyard with salt water pool and picturesque views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

The living room is complete with plush furnishings, large flat screen TV and DVD with Netflix, Pandora etc. access. The fully equipped dining and Kitchen area has everything the gourmet or casual cook needs with easy access through sliding glass doors to the pool and backyard. There are ample linens and towels for inside and outside use.

The Master: Amenities include a plush pillow top California King, ample dresser and night stand space, private bathroom and separate entry from/to the pool area as well as flat screen television with DVD player.

The Double: This double-size room includes two Full pillow-top beds, long dresser and tall chest of drawers and ample closet space. Sliding glass doors open to the rear porch sitting area overlooking desert landscaping and majestic pine trees.

Queenie: The 3rd bedroom boasts a Queen pillow top bed and ample storage for the second couple or older siblings.

The oasis like backyard features rose bushes, pine trees, desert vegetation and a refreshing saltwater pool. A covered lanai, season changing lawn and elevated rear deck surrounds the swimming pool with expansive mountain views that change hourly and afford spectacular starry nights. There are pool amenities, loungers, patio chairs, tables, and a covered eating area.

The home is conveniently located south of Highway 111 between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. The location is perfect…close to everything...yet away from it all!! Access to miles of hiking trails lined with native cactus, smoke trees and fragrant wild desert sage without getting having to get in the car.

Within a very peaceful hillside environment, it's still only 10 minutes away from Palm Springs and Palm Desert. A short drive and you have access to movie theatres, including an IMAX, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and Palm Springs International Airport. The Joshua Tree National Park, Aerial Tramway, Cabot Pueblo Museum, Palms to Pines Drive and Aqua Caliente Indian Canyons are all a 1 hour or less drive away.

Fewer than 5 miles away -- less than a 10 minute drive is Palm Springs' Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, recently rated “One of the Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest. A plethora of additional public and private Golf courses are nearby as well as Tennis Courts, Sports and Fitness activities and many excellent Delis and Restaurants!

More Details

Sean & Christel O'Rourke
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sean & Christel O'Rourke

My name is Sean O'Rourke. I'm a native Californian and pharmacist/Golfer who lives in Escondido with my beautiful wife Christel and three chitlins, Brian, Christopher and Toireasa-Marie.

Sean & Christel O'Rourke purchased this house in 1993

Why Sean & Christel O'Rourke chose Cathedral City Cove

I moved to the Desert at the beginning of my career and this is the first house I bought. A major fixer at the time and so worth it. The quiet serenity and amazing views of the upper cove always brings me to a wonderfully calm and loving sense of wellbeing. This is the house where my wife, Christel, and I began our relationship, had our wedding rehearsal dinner and have continually infused our love into this property for 20 years.

What makes this house unique

Laying in the sun by the pool and enjoying the wonderfully maintained landscape and everchanging mountain views in total privacy and serenity. Playing Golf and Hiking. Going to the nearby Casinos. Shopping in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage. Wine Tasting in Palm Springs. Bike Riding and Going to movies at our Nearby IMax or going to 'the River' in Rancho Mirage.


Cathedral City Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 'The Master' Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Master - 1 king
    The Double - 2 double
    Queenie - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

The perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the month we stayed in Sean and Chrystal's vacation home in Cathedral City. For us it was perfect! High up in the hills and on a cul de sac so very little traffic. A lovely pool for relaxing and can be heated (pretty expensive!) if you wish. A nice grassy area for our dogs and high solid walls and fencing to keep noises out. The kitchen is well equipped and having the rental manager next door is a plus. Randy was very responsive the couple of very minor problems we had. I do not know if we can go back to the area next year but if so we would definitely return to this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was fine...

  • 3 of 5

This was our first time staying in Cathedral City. We usually opt for La Quinta Cove but decided to do something different. The immediate area around this house was decent but go a few streets downhill and it gets sketchy. I'm a runner and wasn't 100% comfortable. The house itself is ok---lots of room but dated and in need of some TLC. I felt bad because I kept having to call the neighbor who oversees the place about issues that cropped up (A/C, fridge, etc.)

That being said, we have 3 kids and pets and for us, the pool is a HUGE selling point and this one did not disappoint. Saltwater, large space, nice landscaping, outdoor grill---really everything you need for outdoor living. My kids loved it! That plus Netflix really made the trip worthwhile. So, all in all, it was fine. The owners were very nice and accommodating and things that went wrong were fixed immediately.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, Ca

We just completed a long weekend at the Paradise house. It was a great stay !

  • 5 of 5

We would stay again, house had everything needed. It was clean, comfortable & very quiet. The house had plenty of space and out son especially liked having a TV on every room. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house, smooth rental process, pesky property manager

  • 4 of 5

This house is amazing! The interior is nice, clean, spacious and organized and the backyard has a huge pool and plenty of sitting area. The landscaping in the backyard is also very beautiful. There is a separate garage with a washer and dryer as well as a pool table and air hockey table.

The rental process was very smooth. The owners are very nice and responsive to questions.

The only downside to staying at this property was how many times we were bothered by the property manager and the reasons for being bothered. We were woken up at 7:30am two mornings in a row and asked to move a few cars closer to the curb. They were within a foot of the curb and the street is wide enough for two cars to pass by without any difficulty. And besides, there were hardly any cars being driven on the street so this would never be an issue anyway. Not only was this a non-issue but why not wait until at least 10am to call us when you know we were up late the night before. Lastly, it would have been nice to been told not to park in front of mailboxes before we arrived. It's unfortunate the mailman is lazy and won't drop off mail if there is a car parked in front of the mailbox and this could have been avoided with proper notification.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed for our family. Very kid and dog friendly. Owners were very responsive and made reservation super easy. Randy was on it and was a pleasure to deal with. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sun and Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time for a long-term rental of 2 months. This was a great house and convenient location. Quietly located high in the Cathedral City cove. Comfortable for work and play. Well stocked for all the cooking I needed to do. Very good management who took care of everything around the house. Great place to see the stars at night.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Ski
95 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Coastal Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

3% Charge for credit card processing,
$150 Non-refundable cleaning fee ($200 for monthly includes mid-stay cleaning)
Add 12% to nightly rate (Cal. Transient Tax) to all stays 30 days or less
Well behaved vacationing pets are welcomed for a nominal fee
Monthly rentals pay gas/electric over $200 plus $100/mo. extra cleaning fee
over one month.
Pool heating optional, Additional fee not included in quote unless specified.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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