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Deepwell Location - Spanish Charm / Walk to Downtown PS / Salt Water Pool & Spa

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Splendid Mountain Views With Pool, Spa, and Wireless Internet/Smart TV's


Offering the feel of a small gated estate, this walled and ficus screened property offers privacy, luxury, breathtaking mountain views, and intimate indoor and outdoor niches for cocktails, dining, reading, meditation, taking in the view, or just poolside lounging. The front gardens have a dramatic vista of the mountains surrounding Tahquitz Canyon. Professionally landscaped, look for green lawns, roses, palms, citrus trees, and bougainvillea. Built in 1938 and thoughtfully remodeled in 2012, this hacienda lodge style home harkens to period Palm Springs charm.

HOME & LIFESTYLE: Located close to town, but in the quiet Tahquitz River Estates (Deepwell) neighborhood, Casa de Palma is situated on a large lot and is surrounded by thick ficus hedging... creating a secluded and serene private retreat. The interior offers comfort and style. There are two working gas fireplaces; the family room is large and the home is well decorated with thoughtful and beautiful Restoration Hardware and Kreiss furnishings. There is also a 46 inch flat screen Samsung 'SmartTV' with premium cable, DVR, and blu ray. This room has a second dining area adjacent to the Mexican tile fireplace. French doors open to the pool for a seamless inside/outside lifestyle. The backyard has stunning mountain vistas with shaded seating and dining areas next to the wall fountain. A professional misting system surrounds the pool and dining areas for warm-season comfort. In the evening, the landscape and pool lighting creates a dramatic resort feel.

THE LOCATION: Casa de Palma is located less than a mile from Central Palm Springs and is just 1.5 miles to the popular Cheeky’s and Jakes restaurants and 'Koffi' on N. Palm Canyon. You may drive there, but you can also walk there in 20 - 25 minutes ... or have "Bike Palm Springs" bike rentals deliver for a quick ride to the heart of it all. You can also bike or walk to nearby restaurants at the end of our street and to the Koffi on Palm Canyon at S. Camino Real... just a 10 minute walk. Other nearby stores and restaurants are Ralphs, Jensens, The Ace, Le Horizon, and The Saguaro.

Finally, the free downtown PS BUZZ trolley stops near the end of our street (at E. Mesquite) every 15 minutes (11am - 1am Thur-Sun) ... It's a quick way to get to the heart of town and back. No car needed.

FOR HIKERS: The Valley's most popular hiking area is the Tahquitz Canyon Mountain and Waterfall recreation area. The entrance is practically at the end of the street! It's literally a 5 minute walk. The canyon and mountains form a dramatic backdrop from the house and the hiking is the best in the area. The waterfall hiking 'reward' is quick and not too challenging.

THE HOME'S LAYOUT: Three bedrooms make this home an ideal family or couples retreat. The master has a king bed with beamed ceilings and a 48' flat screen TV. The main guest room is off the pool with a queen bed. The third bedroom with views to the front garden has a queen bed now - though the pictures show twins. There are two full baths with drenching rain showers and there is a whole-house "no-wait" hot water recirculation system. There are flat screen TV’s in every bedroom. There is also a large, detached bonus suite. While not exactly a casita, it’s completely separate and has two overflow twin beds plus laundry with 2 sets of stacked washers and dryers. There are also plenty of pool "floaties" stored in the casita.

Casa de Palma is a special property. It's quintessential Palm Springs style and resort feel make it a natural choice!

Guests: Please note that our daily rate INCLUDES THE UTILITY FEE (which many properties charge) which covers your pool heating and A/C... as the house is completely SOLAR powered! Plus, the pool and spa are ipad controlled for EZ operation.


More Details

Tom Ellicott
Member since: 2004
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Tom Ellicott

Kevin and Tom live in Atlanta but have always loved the Palm Springs lifestyle. In season or out of season, the Mountains and the Desert call us. It was a dream to find this home.

Tom Ellicott purchased this house in 2014

Why Tom Ellicott chose Tahquitz River Estates

We just had to have 'Spanish'. It's what speaks to us. We love mid-century and modern, but 'Spanish Colonial Revival' architecture and elegant private flowering gardens say 'home' to us in CA. Plus, the property feels like a mini-estate: gated, screened by walls and hedges... totally private. We loved it from 'go'.

What makes this house unique

The privacy, the close-in location, the architecture, and the pool/spa are the best reasons to stay at Casa de Palma. No matter the weather, the mountain view hot tub/spa is the best! The pool and spa are i-pad controlled and easy to operate. The property is secured with a combination lock pedestrian gate and automatic automobile gates. Solar power operates the entire home and A/C.


Tahquitz River Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hallway Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath - shared by Bedroom 1 (master) and Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full Bath in the Casita/Guest House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Elegant Newly Remodeled Bath For Guest Room 3
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , The pic shows 2 twins in this room, but there is now1 queen
    Detached Casita / Guest House - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Detached Guest House with Private Bath and Queen Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Uber is always available and just minutes away. The City offers free trolley service at the end of the street (Mesquite) to downtown Palm Springs and back.


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Above and beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at this fabulous Spanish Oasis. The first time we stayed for one week this time 4 weeks. From the second you walk through the front gate, this very private charming Spanish home is enchanting, from the furnishings to the lighting.You feel at home right away never wanting to leave. Everything you could possible need is provided. The outdoor living space is amazing. Love, love, love this property. This last 4 weeks was above and beyond our expectations. Bravo Tom and Kevin!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Del Palma the last week of March with our 2 adult children. It was a fabulous house. It had everything we needed and the furnishings are top notch. We loved the pool and the outdoor grill. The view was stunning!! We cooked multiple meals at the home, and the kitchen was equipped perfectly.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

We would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies 50th and 60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at your beautiful property. Thank you for the wonderful accommodations.

Sarah Cooley

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, love, love this property!

  • 5 of 5

The curb appeal as you arrive at Casa Del Palma sets the tone, this home is amazing. Love the old Spanish charm, its cozy, comfortable and extremely well appointed everything about this home made it feel like home from the second we arrive. There wasn't one thing that we needed that wasn't supplied. The out door living space is exceptional. Best winter break ever both my husband and I have never been so relaxed and recharged. This is my new favorite holiday. Can't wait to return hopefully for a month not just a week.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't speak highly enough about both this house and its owner. Perfectly equipped and lovely inside and out. The owner was incredibly responsive to one request we had. I would love to return again and again. It is beautiful and comfortable - sometimes a tough balance - especially with a rental. There were 4 of us (2 couples) in for Oldchella. We enjoyed lovely brunches in a serene outdoor nook, and enjoyed the pool each day before heading to great music. Beds are very comfortable with everything you might need. Conveniently located to the center of town - with bikes at the ready. Many thanks, Kevin!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This gorgeous- fully stocked Palm Springs home was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean ✅

Has everything you need to cook great meals ✅

Has lovely bedding ✅

Gorgeous pool and hot tub ✅

Loads of cozy spaces to read and hang out- there was 8 of us and it never ever felt crowded ✅

Great location ✅

Tons of easy parking ✅

Close to everything ✅

Lots of hot water ✅

AC worked great✅

Internet worked great✅

We honestly felt like we walked into someone's home and took over!! We loved that there were some spices and condiments left behind!! Made it so easy to prepare meals and not have to re buy everything!! They even had tin foil and plastic wrap and Gladd bags!!! We are coming back for sure only for longer next time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is ideally located just 1.5 miles from Koffi on N. Palm Canyon in Central Palm Springs. A brisk 15 minute walk, or a 5 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99

Daily Utility Fee (AC/Pool Heating) IS INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE - Solar Powered Home
Pets: We love them, please share details - $50 fee per pet
Smoking: Outside Only
Refund Policy: 90% less $50, if canceled outside 30 Days.
No Taxes are collected for rentals of 30 or more nights.
Guests booking for long periods may divide into two payments.

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.