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Your Own Desert Oasis

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm 2.5 Bath Sw Back Yard With Mtn View And Landscaped Private Pool/spa

Find your perfect private oasis in Rancho Mirage in the quiet gated community of San Marino. Your beautifully landscaped 2500 square foot 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home awaits you for a whole month!

As you enter the spacious front hall and pass the living room with its new, upholstered furniture and gas fireplace -- and the dining room with its large table and new upholstered chairs -- you pass the interenal landscaped atrium with its gentle fountain where you will take your morning coffee on the days that you forgoe breakfast by your pool.

Your kitchen is fully equippped with recently added custom cabinetry, all major appliances (including espresso machine of course!) and granite countertops. Off the kitchen is your family room where you can enjoy some TV (Apple TV is included)and Bose MP3 sound dock.

Beyond the family room is the gorgeous and completly private yard and pool/spa area with large outdoor table and Weber gas BBQ.

Your large airy master bedroom opens onto both the back yard/pool area and the interior atrium. Attached to it is your master bathroom with travertine floors and walk in shower along with twin sinks, a jetted tub with a view of the garden and a walk in closet.

Your guests have a choice of two guest bedrooms with queen beds and a Jack and Jill bathroom with its own shower/tub combination.

The atrium is fully planted, open to the sky above and features a gentle fountain that comes on automatically in the morning and shuts down as you are heading to bed. A breakfast table for two encourages coffee, croissants and relaxed conversation.

Your home away from home includes a washer and dryer for your convenience and there is room in the garage for your rental car. It is air conditioned of course but the bedrooms, living room and kitchen/family room have ceiling fans so that it is often possible to leave the air conditioning off.

More Details

Denise McMullen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Denise McMullen

I am a lawyer currently living in Calgary, Alberta. I grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and took my law degree in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Denise McMullen purchased this house in 2013

Why Denise McMullen chose Rancho Mirage

I bought this property because of the quiet, gracious neighbourhood, the well finished home and most of all the fabulous, landscaped back yard and pool.

What makes this house unique

The back garden is large and the landscaping is lovely. There are lemon and lime trees, colourful flowering shrubs, strange and wonderful cactus, the incredible pool and spa and the view of the mountains. The yard is quiet and completely private. It faces southwest so there is a perfect view as the sun sets over the mountains and the many stars come out. The pool is lit of course as are the landscape features. Its amazing for someone who has grown up in a cold climate!


Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bathroom with marble floors, separate marble clad shower and corner jetted bathtub. View of the private garden from tub. Jack and Jill bathroom with combined shower and tub. Half bathroom/powder room off the front hall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom with master bathroom attached. King bed. Two smaller guest bedrooms with queen beds. Jack and Jill bathroom between guest bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Your Own Desert Oasis
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Desert Gem

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the property justice. It really is very special! It is nestled in a small gated community which is quiet and private. The desert landscaping is beautiful and very well maintained and the house itself is tastefully decorated and extremely well appointed. We hated to see our stay end! It was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Who could ask for anything more?

  • 5 of 5

Late last Fall my partner and I enjoy six fabulous weeks in this lovely home. We had rented holiday homes before, but they paled compared to Denise's place.

From the moment we walked in, it felt like home. I'm talking about fine linens, comfortable custom furniture, a soothing calming decor, a kitchen with every imaginable accessory, tool,convenience, and small appliances a cook would want. Lovely dishes and serving ware made it so easy to serve meals.

And oh, the garden.......a private paradise with a breathtaking view. Combine a large pool with a waterfall and a spa : a vacation dream. We ate most meals at the big outside table, under the covered shade area and picked oranges from the trees on the property.

The location of this home is ideal for getting around the whole Greater Palm Springs area. Grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants are plentiful in the area. Handy for golf, as well as tennis courts right close to the house. This smalll gated development is ideal for walking, too.

I could go on and on and still not do justice to this place. Add to that, the owner was more than responsive to any questions we had, giving us a carefree experience. We just wanted to stay there for months instead of weeks.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Absolute GEM!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this vacation home was amazing!!! Denise was attentive whenever we needed her. We struck up a great friendship. The home was clean upon arrival and the yard, pool, and community well-maintained. We found the home had everything we needed and hoped for and much much more! It was tastefully decorated( very pretty, pictures don't suffice the beauty) roomy, comfortable and well equipped for all needs. We immediately Felt totally at home and relax for five weeks. Any small problems that arose where immediately attended to by Denise. Thank you! We lived in the backyard! It's completely private, with lots of comfortable outdoor furniture, and many areas to find sun or shade, whatever you prefer! THE POOL AND SPA WERE AMAZING... The pool guy came twice a week... The BBQ grill was excellent! We really enjoyed every minute there and can't wait to return!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home to stay for a month!

  • 5 of 5

Home is fully equipped. We enjoyed our time in An Marino! Entertained on several occasions, swam daily, enjoyed the local fruit trees...

Denise was great to deal with - we highly recommend her home.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Rancho Mirage Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent time here in November and it was a wonderful spot. The home was very well equipped and very comfortable. We loved the back yard with the pool and spa and the lovely landscaping - you hate to leave it. The beds were really comfortable and the ensuite off the master bedroom is gorgeous. Everything you need for a holiday in the desert! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The outdoor space with palms, flowering bushes, cacti, citrus trees, green lawn and complete and utter privacy is populated with hummingbirds, busy little lizards, and white and yellow butterflies. The pool and spa are surrounded with natural rock, and at night, with the subtle landscape lighting, the waterfall spilling from the spa into the pool, and the dramatic flaming lava rock bowl reflected in the water, the effect is truly magical. Indoors, furnishings are tasteful and comfortable, with charming, thoughtful touches everywhere. The reality of this immaculate, beautifully appointed home far exceeds the photos. Denise, the owner, was pleasant and lovely to deal with; even Sean (Shawn?) the pool man was so kind in making certain we understood all the controls for the lighting and water features. Our trip celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and the idyllic setting really made us feel like Adam and Eve in the garden!



  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Palm Springs International
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150

Extra charge for pool heating $36.00 per day. Price includes basic housekeeper service on or about the middle of the stay. Additional service can be arranged with the guest paying the housekeeper directly. End of stay cleaning charge. Key/garage door opener/gate transponder return refundable deposit. Lease agreement. Must abide by all HOA rules.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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