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Mid-Century Modern Citrus Estate: 4-beds, 3-baths, pool, spa, Walk to El Paseo!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 27 nights


About the property

Modern, Heated Salt-water Pool/Spa, Mountain Views, Huge Yard, Walk to El Paseo!

Welcome to our Citrus Estate - it is a 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom home in the best location - within 3 blocks of El Paseo. The Citrus Estate offers Mid-Century Modern Design with every essential and luxury amenity. It is located on a gorgeous south-facing 1/2 acre lot surrounded by a ficus hedge for privacy with 29 Palm Trees - all only 3 short blocks to El Paseo, the best shopping and dining street in the whole desert. When the sun shines in Palm Desert 350 days per year, it is the most reliable vacation spot possible. You'll never want to go home once you've stayed at the Citrus Estate!

Reserve with us and reserve with confidence - all of our Holiday Homes have short-term rental permits issued by the City of Palm Desert.


The Citrus Estate is situated on a south-facing 1/2 acre, professionally-landscaped lot within a 3-block walk to El Paseo. It features a large 32x16 foot salt-water heated pool, a brand-new 12-person salt-water spa with 8 forceful jets for your neck, back, calves and feet! We have planted a ficus hedge all along the perimeter of the back yard for maximum privacy, greenery and sophistication.

You will love the ambiance created by the LED colour-changing pool/spa lighting. It is so serene to sit in the spa listening to your playlist while watching the pool/spa slowly move from turquoise to blue to green to magenta.

Move from the Spa to the custom modern natural gas firepit with turquoise fireglass. With a cushioned sectional, you can really relax and enjoy the soothing flames and warmth of the fire, while overlooking the color-changing pool lights. With music everywhere in the back-yard, you can always listen to your favorite playlist on the Sonos sound system.

During the day, relax by the pool on one of 8 modern citrus color chaise lounges with a terry-cloth chaise-lounge cover. Or, float in the heated pool on one of 4 pool floats, all while listening to your favorite music and taking in the mountain views. You can also get some shade under one of the 4 commercial-grade umbrellas (orange of course!) or under the shaded lanai that spans over 60-feet across the back of the house.

The Citrus Estate is ideal for your summer vacation as well with California Misters spanning across the lanai; they cool the air by 20 degrees!

The backyard at the Citrus Estate has the most spectacular mountain views imaginable from every vantage point. Particularly at dusk, the silhouettes of the Palm Trees against the mountains is spectacular.


You can dine indoors or outdoors at the Citrus Estate. Indoors, we have an Eero Saarinen Tulip table with 8 tulip chairs. Outdoors, we have an Orange outdoor dining table and chairs for 8 with two commercial grade stainless steel natural gas heaters so that you can dine outside 365 days/year! Of course, you'll be able to dine listening to your favorite dinner music from the Sonos sound system.


Over 2600 square feet of interior living space all expertly decorated in the mid-century modern style. Two wood-burning fireplaces, gorgeous modern furnishings, artwork on every wall, plenty of lighting, beautiful custom shades in every room and Jonathan Adler lighting everywhere!


Our Citrus Estate has 4 large bedrooms, each outfitted with a King-size bed & luxury pillow-top mattress, custom black-out blinds, a large HDTV, alarm clock, ceiling fan, and fine Trina Turk linens. You will have no trouble relaxing with six pillows on each King Size Bed (2 Euro Pillows for resting, and four additional pillows per bed).


The 3 bathrooms are brand new with Kohler fixtures, Carrera marble and glass shower enclosures. We provide bath towels, hand towels, face-cloths and bathmats for every guest. We even have a blow-dryer in every bathroom!


The open-concept kitchen is a chef's delight with Quartz countertops, professional series stainless steel Fridgidaire appliances (including a gas stove and dishwasher), filtered water, ice-maker, wine fridge, coffee-makers, and every cooking tool imaginable - Panini maker, mix-master, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, food processor and microwave. In addition, we have abundant supplies such as plates, glassware, acrylic-ware for outdoors, melamine for outdoors, roast-pans, cookie-sheets, citrus juicer, cheese grater, sharp knives, cutting boards, rolling pin and plenty of pots and pans. All of our kitchens are fully stocked so that you can cook virtually any kind of meal. We also have a large 95,000 BTU natural gas Stainless Steel Broil-King barbecue with two cooking grills and a separate burner. It heats to 700 degrees - just imagine the steaks you'll make!


In the living/dining room, you will find Eero Saarinen and Florence Knoll furnishings as well as George Nelson décor pieces in addition to a mirrored bar fully stocked with bar essentials (ice-bucket, wine cooler, corkscrew, martini-shaker), a wood-burning fireplace and a 60-inch HDTV along with a Sonos sound system that works with your I-phone. There are custom 'retro-square' shades by Delia Shades of New York City in the living room and dining room for shelter from the sun or evening privacy.


We have a tournament-size (8-foot) custom outdoor pool table covered with our signature 'Citrus Color' outdoor felt on a shaded patio with beautiful mountain views, a mid-century modern cement-block wall, and music from the Sonos system.

We also have an outdoor ping-pong table and outdoor foosball table for your enjoyment located in the backyard close to the Citrus Grove and the Sweet Acacia tree. Imagine playing ping-pong while enjoying the fragrant orange blossoms in the early spring! Outdoor lighting ensures that you can play even in the evening.


Free WiFi and free long-distance anywhere in the US and Canada, a printer and some essential office supplies.


We accept reservations through VRBO on-line . In order to reserve, we require 50% of the total cost of the reservation along with receipt of a completed and signed rental agreement. We are not able to hold any reservations pending receipt of funds or the contract as our properties book up very rapidly. Please be advised that VRBO processes payments through Europe and as a result, your credit card provider may charge you an international transaction fee.


Please be advised that our Palm Desert Vacation Rentals book up rapidly and are most often booked with a guest checking out in the morning and another guest checking in that evening. Our properties take approximately 5 hours to clean, and to wash, dry iron and replace all the linens and towels. Therefore, our check in time is 5:00 pm and our check-out time is 11:00 am. We are rarely able to offer an earlier check-in time or a later check-out time due to cleaning requirements. Therefore, if you wish to check-in prior to 5pm on the day of your arrival, the only way to do so is to book the property for the prior night (assuming the property is available on that day) and then you can check in at any time after 5pm the day prior to your arrival. Likewise, if you wish to check-out after 11am, the only way to do so is to book the property for the next day as well (assuming it's available) and then you can check-out at your leisure prior to 11am the following day.


All of our properties are subject to the Palm Desert Short Term Rental Rules. Accordingly, no events, disruption of the neighbors or parties of any kind are permitted at any of our Palm Desert Vacation Estates. No extra persons are permitted to stay at the property other than those listed on the Rental Contract. No outside music is permitted after 10pm. Speakers are disabled at that time. No outside noise after 10pm. No parking on the street; all parking must be on the driveway. No additional persons permitted at the property except with express, written approval of the owners in advance. Fines of $1000-$5000 apply to any breaches plus $500 administration fee per breach. All fines, extra charges and administration fees will be deducted from the Damage Protection Deposit prior to issuing any refund. We expect our renters to provide the utmost of respect for the neighbors.

Short Term Rental Licence #37581


Our Cancellation Policy is in essence as follows: if a guest cancels, we will refund up to 90% of the amount paid to date if we secure a replacement reservation. Given our high occupancy rates, we have provided significant refunds to the few guests who have had to cancel. Guests can also purchase separate cancellation insurance through VRBO directly. See our Rental Contract for the complete Cancellation Policy.

Our Other Holiday Home Rentals

We have 6 Holiday Home Rentals that we own and operate ourselves. 5 are in Palm Desert, all within walking distance to El Paseo with large pools, spas and mountain views. One is in Whistler, Canada - a gorgeous, private luxury ski chalet that sleeps 12 with incredible mountain views. We have over 280 Five-Star reviews of our Holiday Home Rentals.

* Twin Palms: 6-bedrooms, 2 Casitas. VRBO 450038.

* Citrus Estate: 4-bedrooms, Mid-Century Modern décor. VRBO 507694.

* Desert Hawaiian Estate: 6-bedroom, Lush backyard. VRBO 378772.

* Danish Modern House: 5 bedrooms. Modern décor. VRBO 666285.

* Iron Mountain: 5 bedroom, 5-bath, Over 1/2 an acre. VRBO 713224.

* Northwood Chalet Whistler: 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath. VRBO 1016664.

We keep all of our calendars up to date if you wish to check for availability.

More Details

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson
Member since: 2011
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson

We are a professional couple (doctor and lawyer) with 2 young adult children from Vancouver who absolutely love our 5 properties in sunny Palm Desert! We take great pride in our rental properties and have made them comfortable for ourselves as well as for our renters. We work hard, and when we head to the desert, we like to relax. We hope you will enjoy our vacation properties as much as we do!

Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson purchased this house in 2013

Why Craig Jacobsen and Tracey Jackson chose Palm Desert

We love our Mid-Century Mod Citrus Estate due to its proximity to El Paseo, its Mid-Century Modern Design, its huge lot (1/2 an acre) and the south-facing backyard. We have preserved the Mid-Century Modern style of our Citrus Estate while providing current amenities that we all require when vacationing! The most incredible feature of the Citrus Estate is the mountain views - they are absolutely incredible!

What makes this house unique

Our Mid-Century Modern Citrus Estate is perfect for 4 couples or a large family of 8 persons. It has 4 king-size beds so that everybody will enjoy an excellent sleep. The most compelling features of our Citrus Estate are the expansive yard, the gorgeous pool/spa, and the incredible mountain views. With every inch of this property fully renovated, it is amazing!!!


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • City Rules: Parking on the driveway only. No street parking is permitted. $1000-$5000 city fines apply plus admin fee.
  • City Rules: No outside noise after 10pm. Outside speakers are disabled at 10pm. $1000-$5000 city fines apply plus admin fee.
  • City Rules: No parties/events permitted. No extra persons permitted unless owner allows in writing. $1000-$5000 city fines apply + admin fee.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bath - toilet , shower
    Casita Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All 3 bathrooms are brand new featuring Kohler fixtures, Carrera marble countertops, plenty of towels, soap, shampoo and even blow-dryers!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Casita Bedroom - 1 king
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 king
    Orange Bedroom - 1 king
  • Four King Size beds with Trina Turk linens, plenty of hypo-allergenic, luxury bedding and pillow-top high quality mattresses, large flat-screen HDTVs, ipod-dock alarm clocks, plenty of closet space, fans and black-out blinds. We will permit a maximum of 8 persons to stay at our Citrus Estate.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Mid-Century Modern Citrus Estate: 4-beds, 3-baths, pool, spa, Walk to El Paseo!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews

Serene and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have rented with Holiday Home rentals for the past few years and they never disappoint. We are normally at the Twin Palms home but this year our family was a bit smaller so we decided to try the Citrus Estate. It was just the right size and of course had all the amenities you could want. Perfect location to all the great shops and restaurants in El Paseo.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed house. Great floor plan, lovely sunny backyard with grassy area for shade and for children to play, . Has everything one needs and more : pool, hot tub ,ping pong table, pool table, foosball, ,sonos, comfortable beds , it is all there.

Everything was in working order, clean and well maintained.

Tracey is a wonderful host , very easy to deal with and very prompt at responding to any correspondence.

Joe, the manager, welcomed us warmly and was available promptly if any issue arose.

Best rental in the desert. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent Feb and March 2018 at this beautiful property. The backyard sells this place! The pool and hot tub are wonderful, the fire pit cozy on cool nights, the privacy most welcome. The property is impeccably kept. King sized beds and tvs in all 4 bedrooms. Tracey, the owner, is amazing and responds immediately to any requests. Joe, the friendly manager, welcomes you to the property and is on call for any of your needs. 2 rain days in 2 months. The weather was extraordinary. We loved it so much that we are returning next year. Thanks Tracey and Craig!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 3 generations.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful time had by all. Great space inside and out. Property manager was great. Good location, walked to grocery store, restaurants and shopping. My only issue was the limited amount of kitchen staples. There was salt, pepper, paper towel and saran wrap. No other spices, teas, coffee or tin foil. Not a big issue. But we enjoyed the home, it was clean and a great floor plan for an extended family. I would absolutely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our Citrus Estate. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. We specifically do not provide condiments or any consumables at any of our properties for safety reasons. We cannot guarantee the safety of those food products such as coffee, tea or spices and therefore, we cannot take the risk of providing them. All of our listings for all 6 of our properties clearly point out that we do not provide consumables so that guests are fully informed of what is provided before booking. We provide every kitchen utensil you could imagine: blender, coffee-maker, panini-maker, food-processor, and every kind of pan, dish and serverware you could ever want. We also provide pool towels, linens and bath towels. Our homes are designed for guests to bring their own food and clothing and their ipod for listening to their playlist on our Sonos music system.
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Fabulous Property, Location and Owners !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second 10 night stay at one of the owners' properties in the El Paseo area of Palm Desert and it was once again perfect! As they have several properties, they have got everything SO organized, everything you could possibly need and they have done an outstanding job of decorating - you really just don't want to leave ! The LED lights in the pool were a cool feature, the lighting around the entire property was perfect, the Sonos sound system everywhere was a great touch, we loved the hottub and pool and the misters were a nice cool down feature. Fun times were had playing pool, foozball and ping pong and the bedrooms were gorgeous retreats when we finally left the firepit each night. We can't say enough about the owners, Joe the property manager and the property. Can't wait to go back ! Perfect for 3 sisters and Mom :)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This house is a great location. It's well kept but sees a lot of traffic.

My suggestions would be to get some much needed new pool floats and have the water pressure looked at in the showers.

We enjoyed our stay. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing those suggestions Stacie! We appreciate you taking the time to inform us about these minor issues that require our attention so that we can rectify them immediately. We had already ordered new pool floats and they have already arrived. The desert is very hard on pool floats; we replace them at least once per year at all of our houses! We have also asked our property manager to soak the shower heads with CLR as the water in the desert is very hard, and causes calcification build-up on the plumbing. We strive to ensure our guests have the best possible experience at our homes and to that end, we attend to ensuring that we keep our homes in good running order. Best regards, Tracey & Craig, owners.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mama Gina's, Mastro's,Pacifico
Car: recommended

You simply cannot find a better location in the desert. The Mid-Century Modern Citrus Estate is a 3-block walk (5 minutes) to El Paseo, which is the best and most beautiful shopping/dining street in the desert. It is in a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood, yet it's so close to Starbucks, Saks, Williams-Sonoma, Woofgang Pucks, Mama Gina's and a whole host of other great restaurants and shopping. Plus, the best golf and tennis in the desert is only 5 minutes away by car. We walk up to the mountains to go hiking all the time as well. The Citrus Estate has breathtaking mountain views from the sunny south-facing backyard as well. Once you've stayed at the Citrus Estate, you'll never stay anywhere else!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning** see notes $400 + Tax

Terms include acceptance of our Rental Contract. The Guest shall return the completed and signed rental contract to the Homeowner within 7 days of making a reservation. We require provision of government-issued ID from each member of rental party. Minimum age for all renters is 28 years unless children are travelling with parents or grandparents.Rates include $50/night utility fee. Cleaning fee is based on use of one set of linens per bed. If additional linens are used, or if a linen change is made, an additional charge of $75/bed will apply. Excessive use of towels will also incur additional cleaning charges $5/towel. "Flat fee" includes rental fee + pool heating/utility fee, but does not include cleaning fee, damage insurance or taxes. Higher rates apply for special events and holidays. Special additional terms and contract required for Coachella and the Stagecoach Music Festival including a $2500 refundable damage deposit. A Coachella/Stagecoach rental contract must be signed before renting during these festivals. Over-seeding discount applies for 2 weeks each fall when the grass is scalped and seeded with winter grass. Guests are not permitted to walk on the grass areas during the over-seeding; grass appears brown for the first 5 days of over-seeding. $500 US plus tax for each umbrella broken. $500 administration fee/noise complaint or fine will be charged. Parking violations, and any citations, fines/fees and additional charges will be deducted from refundable damage protection deposit. If paying by credit card, authorize payment to "Homeaway", a UK-based parent company. No occupancy tax is payable for stays over 27 nights. Discounts may apply for stays of 27 nights or longer; inquire with the owners. All fees, taxes and rules are subject to change at any time, even after booking, to comply with legislation, regulations, by-laws and ordinances that may affect this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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