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Vintage Modern Pool Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Magnesia Falls Cove House Rental Photos and Description

Step Back In Time To This Vintage Mid-century Pool Home With Modern Amenities.

This wonderful mid-century (built in 1956) pool home in Magnesia Falls Cove is a place to relax, play, and enjoy the desert. The house has a sparkling pool on a great outdoor deck area that has a gas grill and covered sitting and dining area.

We're making upgrades including a new wall-mounted flat panel TV in the living room, new tiles outside the front door, better lighting, etc while maintaining the wonderful vintage character of the home.

We hope you'll enjoy the fun mid-century feel throughout the home. The kitchen has gorgeous formica counter tops! When was the last time you lived with formica? The original counter top stove is absolutely beautiful and adds to the retro feel. It is in perfect working order. Updates include a new microwave and side-by-side refrigerator and there's just about every kitchen implement you could want.

This home offers a separate dining area off the kitchen which seats up to 6 and a small table in the living area which can be used for dining or as a game area-- a perfect spot for card games or you may even be inspired to work on a jigsaw puzzle.

The entire back of the house has wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows so wherever you are you have a wonderful view of the back yard and pool.

There are two equal size bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, plus an additional bedroom/den with a pull-out sofa bed. One bedroom overlooks the front, the other the back. The back bedroom has a new flat screen TV. The bathrooms are side-by-side (kind of an unusual setup-- must be a mid-century thing) and the whole living area is on the east side, or cooler end of the home.

The home has an Honeywell temperature control system and does a wonderful job of keeping everything at a perfect temperature based on your comings and goings.

Other amenities include WiFi and free local, US and Canada calling.

Pick your own grapefruit and lemons from mature fruit trees in the secluded garden.

The location of this property could not be more wonderful. Magnesia Falls is located just off Hwy 111 at Bob Hope Drive. This is an easy exit off the 10 Freeway, and only about 20 minutes to the Palm Springs Airport.

You're walking distance to 'The River' of Rancho Mirage with great restaurants like the Yard House, Cheesecake Factory, Aqua Pazzo, and PF Chang's, and a Cinemark Theater with 11 screens.

You're minutes from the elegant shops and restaurants on El Paseo. The new Kofi is an short morning stroll and The Westfield Mall in Palm Desert is about 2 miles east.

Downtown Palm Springs is a short 15-20 minute drive on 111.

Did we mention hiking? Just walk left to the end of the block, make a right and on your left you'll have access to pristine state wild lands.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Barry Harrison and Neil Sims
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016

About Barry Harrison and Neil Sims

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and visit the desert as often as possible. Our property manager, Vickie, does a superb job of making our guests feel comfortable and at home.

Barry Harrison and Neil Sims purchased this house in 2013

Why Barry Harrison and Neil Sims chose Rancho Mirage

We fell in love with this house when we first saw it online. So much so that we made an offer before we ever visited in person! But seeing it in person clinched the deal. It has such a relaxed and pleasant vibe, it is just a comfortable and happy place to be.

It is also an amazing location. The entire Magnesia Falls community has a special feel and it is so centrally located you're no more than about 20 minutes from any place you might want to go.

There's even a branch of the Palm Springs Art Museum and local Farmer's Market just a few blocks away in Palm Desert.

Someday, we hope to live here full-time but until then we want to share it with visitors who'll fall in love with it just like we did.

What makes this house unique

Sitting by the pool at night watching the sky darken and the stars start to twinkle. Hummingbirds checking you out while you swim in the pool. Hiking the wash and seeing the desert in bloom. Driving around on a warm, sunny day and looking up to see snow-covered mountains in the distance. Doesn't get any better than that!

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Had theeee most wonderful time! The photos do not do this place justice. The decor and style were beautiful, the sofa (couch) was so comfy and the bed was lovely too.

The garden is so pretty and the pool is heated which was such a bonus. I did a lot of night swimming which ive never done before! Could not fault a thing!

Location is great too, it's basically convenient for everything. Strongly recommend going to the desert conservation zoo which is nearby.

Barry was helpful and friendly and in touch if we needed anything both before hand and during the journey. It was my boyfriend and I's first long holiday together and we plan to return next year! Thank you xx”
Jan 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Vintage Modern Pool Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing stay in Rancho Mirage

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for the use of your home in Rancho Mirage. The house was perfect for our stay, and the backyard was more than one could hope for to relax and unwind. Area is so peaceful, and the backyard is paradise!!! Great experience ................ Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Dave. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Best- Barry and Neil
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Los Angeles

midcentury perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house with my family last weekend. We had a great time swimming and relaxing. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to cook lots of great meals. I will definitely be back here!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Hollywood, CA

Authentic Palm Springs Charm

  • 5 of 5

A stay at this house is like stepping into a time portal. Built in the Alexander school of architecture, as is the rest of the tiny Magnesia Falls enclave, the place made us feel like we'd ordered up a tall drink of Palm Springs high style.

We didn't feel like we were staying in a rental at all, but a lived-in vintage property. The decor is tasteful but not precious, true to the aspirational middle-class origins of the house. Even the plates and glasses are period. Kitchen is well enough appointed to cook your own meals, though drip coffee machine only. Hint: if you plan on doing your own cooking, bring along your favorite chef's knife.

Cable tv included premiums like HBO. You can plug in your iPhone to hear your own music, and the wifi was fast and easy to connect.

We were four and never felt like we were on top of each other. Five can stay here comfortably. Three couples is do-able, though sharing the two small bathrooms will require a little organization. Although the place is set up for multiple guests, we thought it would make for a great romantic weekend too. There's not really enough privacy to mix the two, however. If you want to be alone, rent the place for yourself.

The pool area is wonderful. Take an afternoon plunge and enjoy the meticulous landscaping, or stargaze by night.

If you're into architecture, a stroll through the neighborhood will be rewarded with house after house of exotic desert landscaping, unexpected colors, and intriguing modern design flourishes. We also enjoyed short walks into the nearby chaparral, where roadrunner's bounded. There is a longer hike nearby for more ambitious excursions - do it early, it'll be cooler, and the light is spectacular.

Although Magnesia Falls is a little gem, the greater Rancho Mirage area will leave you wanting to make the 15 minute drive into Palm Springs. There's a few interesting consignment shops along the route for treasure hunters. You can also take a short drive in the other direction to explore Palm Desert and Coachella.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Perfect Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at your wonderful getaway in August. What a comfy/cozy pad and fabulous pool! We loved the perfect mid-century architecture, the excellent interior design, and the super comfortable beds! The perfect spot to enjoy the incredible views, hiking trails, and nearby Rancho Mirage fine dining. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Mid-Century Modern Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I simply cannot say enough about our delightful stay in your beautiful home in Rancho Mirage. Your exquisite attention to the style and detail of your Alexander home was breathtaking! The pool was perfection, both bedrooms warm and inviting and the living room beyond cozy! It truly was the perfect get away from the craziness of Los Angeles. We took wonderful walks throughout your charming neighborhood nightly. I now fully understand what folks have been telling me for years about the desert air and sky. And I have your wonderful home to thank for it. We will definitely return again by ourselves and with friends. Thank you for such a perfect get away!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property recently for four days with my family. It was a great place. The house is very charming and has all the amenities you could need including a new flat screen TV, dishwasher, etc. The house is a great mid-century modern design and is well furnished. The yard was my favorite part, a great pool and lots of beautiful desert landscaping with ample outdoor seating. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Porcupine Creek golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse

This vintage modern home in Magnesia Falls is located just off Hwy 111 at Bob Hope Drive. It's an easy exit off the 10 Freeway, and only about 20 minutes to the Palm Springs Airport. Close walking distance to 'The River' of Rancho Mirage with great restaurants like the Yard House, Cheesecake Factory, Aqua Pazzo, and PF Chang's, and a Cinemark Theater with 11 screens. You're a short hop down to El Paseo and Palm Desert, as well as an easy shot up the 111 to Palm Springs. The brand new Koffi is an short morning stroll and The Westfield Mall in Palm Desert is less than a mile east.

Did we mention hiking? You're surrounded by protected wild land here - simply walk left to the end of the block, turn right and you'll see the Rancho Mirage Storm Channel on your left... your gateway into pristine desert foothills and mountains. The house is close to many famous Rancho Mirage trails: here's a sample.


Rates & Availability

Magnesia Falls Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct - Dec 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan - Feb 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool heating (varies) $10
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

Depending on the time of year we may request an air conditioning or pool heating surcharge. We want you to have control over the cost: if you like the pool a toasty 90 degrees in January that's fine, but obviously it costs more than keeping it at 80 degrees. We're happy to discuss with you and figure out the right balance.

The City of Rancho Mirage requires vacation rental owners to verify the age of the renter with a photo ID. According to their ordinance you must be at least 30 years of age to rent. We don't think this makes any sense but it's the law and we have no choice but to comply.

A $450 security deposit is required. $50.00 of that amount is non-refundable. It is applied to a property damage waiver that protects against any property accident up to $3000.00. The remainder is returned to you within 30 – 45 days of departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Magnesia Falls Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1243 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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