Midcentury Desert Retreat * Mt. Views/Pool * Fire Pit * Early Check in/Out
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Early check in time (from 10am) and late check out (up until 3pm) available for most dates. Please contact me for inquiries: 707-499-1007
Nestled against the majestic San Jacinto foothills, this mid-century gem sits on 1/2 acre of lush, mature landscaping with mountain views. Lemon, grapefruit, orange and lime trees mingle with bird of paradise, blossoming oleander hedges and tall glistening palm trees.
Enjoy your morning on the private patio as the rising sun turns the nearby foothills pink and gold. At the end of the day, gather around the built-in gas fire pit with a glass of wine while the sun sets behind the pristine desert hills that are home to the protected Bighorn mountain sheep. Soon the stars will sparkle as you marvel at the stunning mountain silhouette.
Amenities: This single story, Alexander style home underwent a complete renovation in 2014 adding many modern upgrades and boasts all the amenities needed to ensure a memorable, comfortable vacation. We kept the best features: the circa 1957 rock fireplace, the open beamed ceilings, the sparkling kidney-shaped pool and the front wall of windows that look into the desert landscaping and foothills.
Outdoor Living: Relax in the shade of the large eucalyptus tree or enjoy the sun on your chaise lounge next to the sparkling kidney shaped pool. The pool area features lush landscaping and outdoor dining seating for four along with four chaise lounges. A second patio is directly off the guest king is perfect for your morning coffee. Adjacent to the dining room is another outdoor dining set with seating for four and a gas barbecue. Enjoy fresh herbs and tomatoes from the salad garden.
Artwork & Lighting: The entire house features original contemporary artwork in every room, most of which was created by the owner during his 35 years as an art professor. Most of the lighting is on dimmers, allowing you to set the mood.
Location: Rancho Mirage is centrally located in the beautiful desert of Coachella Valley. Palm Springs airport is just 20 minutes away. This tranquil location, nestled in a beautiful wind protected cove, belies the fact that world class dining, shopping and entertainment is less than a mile away. Magnesia Falls Cove is a quiet, walkable neighborhood of single family homes. There are no overhead power lines or bright street lights to compete with the desert night sky.
You will enjoy easy access to 'The River', a large dining, entertainment and theater complex located just blocks away. Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, the upscale shopping and great restaurants at El Paseo and Sunnylands Historic Estate are all within a short drive.
Kitchen: The kitchen features all new stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery appliances including a gas range, french double door refrigerator with front access ice/water dispenser, and an easy to reach microwave. The wine cooler will keep your bottles the perfect 55 degrees. Granite counter tops with a lovely onyx back splash provide plenty of counter space. In the center of the kitchen is a beautiful 9 foot long wood island providing plenty of room to prepare and serve dinner. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with quality pots, pans and everything you will need for that memorable meal. Adjacent to the kitchen is a vintage round dining table with seating for six and a view to the garden.
In the pantry you will find olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt & pepper, tea, coffee, and a few other basics. The spice rack contains 24 herbs and spices along with a pepper grinder. Aluminum foil, baggies, wax paper, plastic wrap, parchment paper, coffee filters, dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and garbage bags are provided as well.
Living Room: The large living room features a beautiful gas- fired fireplace, original art, and a large wall of windows looking out to the desert landscaping and pristine mountain views.
Master Suite: The master bedroom is stylish and comfortable with plantation shutters and private access to the pool. It features a tempurpedic style California King bed, an en suite bathroom and a 40 inch flat screen TV. You will find plenty of room in your custom built closets with hanging space on each end and a bank of drawers in the middle. All three guest bedrooms feature freshly washed duvet covers, down or down alternative comforters and luxury linens and towels.
King Guest: Access to private patio through sliding door, Tempurpedic style California King Bed, built-in closets and 32” flat screen TV.
Queen Guest: Garden view, built-in closets, Tempurpedic style Queen Bed and 32” flat screen TV.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms feature granite counter tops, built-in cabinets, European style walk in showers. Guest bathroom features access to pool side patio. Hair dryers are provided.
Family Room: Comfortable leather sectional couch, 60” flat screen TV, access to pool, washer & dryer.
DirectTV & Internet: Over 150 channels plus HBO. Flat screen HD TV’s in all three bedrooms plus 60” TV in family room. Record your favorite shows with DirectTV Genie system. DVD player in master bedroom. High Speed house wide Internet.
Plenty To Do!
Blixseth Mountain Park * Just two blocks west you will find our neighborhood park featuring native desert landscaping, walking paths and benches for observing the desert and mountain vistas.
Rancho Mirage Community Park * Less than a mile away, the newly expanded community park features a 600 seat amphitheater, 4 tennis courts, 2 pickle ball courts, basketball courts, playground, picnic area and a trail with fitness stations.
Golf * You are in golfers paradise with dozens of courses to choose from.
Hiking * The Bump and Grind hiking trail, a locals favorite with fantastic views of the valley, is only three blocks away.
Indian Canyons * In Palm Springs, miles of ancient trails follow streams through abundant California fan palm lined canyons.
Palm Springs Tram * Ride up the mountain and hike all day in San Jacinto State Park.
Joshua Tree * Less than an hours drive and a must see!
Living Desert * In nearby Palm Desert, a wonderful zoo and botanical garden with hiking trails.
Tennis & Pickleball * Rancho Mirage Community Park is our neighborhood park and features free tennis and pickleball courts.
Sunnylands * Walk in the footsteps of presidents and royalty on your tour of the historic house and grounds. Or, visit the Center & Gardens with no reservation or fee. Check out the free yoga on the lawn every Friday at noon.
Shopping * Macy’s, Whole Foods, Gelsons, Banana Republic, Nordstrom Rack plus over 300 world class shops and restaurants on El Paseo Drive. You name it. We pretty much have it within a few minutes drive.
Farmers Market * During season, the Wednesday morning farmers market is a great place to pick up some fresh, local produce. Get there at 9am and enjoy free yoga class in the sculpture garden. Check out the Galen Art Museum, an extension of the Palm Springs Art Museum. You can view the current exhibits at no charge.
Special Events: Modernism Week, Humana Golf Challenge, LPGA Tour, BNP Paribas Tennis Open, Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Master King Suite: The master bedroom is stylish and comfortable with plantation shutters and private access to the pool. It features a tempurpedic style California King bed, an en suite bathroom and a 40 inch flat screen TV. You will find plenty of room in your custom built closets with hanging space on each end and a bank of drawers in the middle. All three guest bedrooms feature freshly washed duvet covers, down or down alternative comforters and luxury linens and towels. King Guest: Access to lawn and pool through sliding door, Tempurpedic style California King Bed, built in closets and 32” flat screen TV. Queen Guest: Garden view, built in closets, Tempurpedic style Queen Bed and 32” flat screen TV. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The property is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to your arrival. You will find this home supplied with plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, wastebasket liners, kitchen sponges and soap in bathrooms and kitchen. We also provide dish washing soap, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent and unscented fabric softener sheets. In the pantry you will find olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and a few other basics. The spice rack contains 24 herbs and spices along with a pepper grinder. The tea drawer is stocked with a few favorites. We know people love their coffee and we provide several ways for you to enjoy it. A regular drip coffee pot, four single serve “pour over” drip cones and a french press. We provide both the cone and basket-shaped coffee filters. We have great tasting water in the Coachella Valley but provide a brita counter-top water filter as well. For any last minute office supple needs, we supply a drawer with the basics: envelopes, tape, stapler......moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
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BNP Paribas 2017
Mar 4 - Mar 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $225
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Utilities/Pool $50/day $350
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10%
SERVICE FEE was added by VRBO on 2/18/2016 for BOOK IT NOW online bookings only.
Early Check in time (from 10am) and Late Check out time (as late as 3pm) available for most dates.
Please call me to check on desired check in/check out time availability.
Your automated quote reflects the price of heating pool/utility fee for 7 days. Your actual cost will be adjusted to account for number of days rented.
Guests must read and abide by City of Rancho Mirage rules pertaining to vacation rentals.
Please call me if you are interested in reserving your dates at our property. I like to make personal contact with our valued guests!
Monthly rates may be available, local tax of 10% does not apply to monthly rentals. Please call or email for monthly rental cost information.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: An art professor and a concert/festival producer enjoyed the foggy North Coast of California for over 35 years. During a visit to Palm Springs to check out Modernism Week we fell in love with the sun, mountain beauty and amenities of the Coachella Valley!
Why the Owner Chose Magnesia Falls Cove, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA:
We love our 1/2 acre private lot with the mountain backdrop. The house had everything we appreciate about mid-century architecture: vaulted and open beamed ceilings throughout, original rock fireplace, vintage shaped pool and lots of glass with views to the outdoors.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy the quiet residential neighborhood (it's not a gated community). At night we feel like we are out in the desert, watching the setting sun make a stunning silhouette out of the nearby foothill mountains which provide protected habitat for the Bighorn Sheep. If we are lucky we can hear the howl of the coyotes in the hills. Yet we are only minutes away from world class shopping, theaters, zoo & botanical garden and so many great restaurants.
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Original rock (gas) fireplace to set the mood
Master Bedroom California King, access to pool, en suite bathroom
Guest Queen Built in Closet
California King Guest Bedroom w/access door to back yard.
Living Room Mid-Century deluxe
Dining table for 6
Master California King, shutters and built in closet
Queen Guest Bedroom with view to garden
California King Guest Bedroom featuring built in storage and flat screen TV
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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