A Little Old-Hollywood Glam in the Heart of South Palm Desert.
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to The Palms. A romantic mid-century bungalow with all the updates, awaits. Perfectly private "The Palms" is a charming idyllic hideaway, beautifully decorated with a private pool (8' at the deep end) - all in the best location in the desert. Just 4 blocks from the famous El Paseo strip with upscale shopping (St. John, Gucci, Burberry, etc.) and an array of fabulous restaurants, you will be an easy walk from home. Expansive selection of shops and recreation at your disposal and perfectly nestled within a quiet, residential enclave at the base of Cahuilla Hills Park (tennis courts and 26 acres of hiking trails a mere 5-minute walk from your front door). Be calmed by the dry heat, majestic mountain views, mature desert landscaping and star-studded moonlit nights. Attention to detail is everywhere. Passionately created, this is a space in which to truly unwind. Stay here and fall in love all over again - in paradise.
Beautifully decorated 2-MASTER bedroom house in a style reminiscent of Hollywood in the 50’s: a little glam and a whole lot of privacy and comfort. Romantic perfection for two or fun getaway for four (4 people maximum). The bedrooms are furnished with a California King in the master bedroom and a Queen in the guest-suite, each with its own fully updated bathroom and tiled (glass or slate) shower. Honed travertine floors throughout (newer carpet in bedrooms), wood burning fireplace surfaced with aqua-blue glass tiles, custom bamboo pleated drapes, and luxurious furnishings accented by chocolate colored walls, lend an air of class and sophistication.
Generous indoor/outdoor living spaces create a seamless transition from one lounge area to the next. The home has a feeling of perpetual play. East-facing backyard provides sun all day surrounded by lush landscaping and spacious entertainment-size deck (complete with patio umbrellas, chaise lounges, 4-person dining table & chairs, garden seating area, water features, BBQ, and automatic retractable awning). Nine gorgeous palm trees mark the property. Bask in the turquoise-blue, teardrop-shaped, heated saltwater pool under swaying palms. Picture yourself enjoying happy hour and evening sunsets, Frank Sinatra playing softly in the background. Begin a slow start to your day with morning coffee, tucked into the peaceful setting of the front courtyard with soothing water fountain... all under the watchful backdrop of stunning Shadow Mountain. Sip your martini, read a book, go for a hike, or go out on the town - the choice is yours. It’s a Palm Desert state of mind…
The entertainment living room is equipped with a 10’x10’ aqua blue suede sectional, occasional chair, 2 reading lamps, show-piece marble coffee table, 46” flat screen TV (including cable), DVD player, Apple TV, and designer furniture accessorized in granite. There is also a Bose Sound Dock, which can be conveniently set up either in the house or on the patio. All lighting in the house is on dimmers with recessed lighting throughout. So set the mood, dim the lights.
The glass dining table is set for 4 (with 2 extra chairs located in either of the bedrooms if needed). There is a 2nd Bose system (radio/CD player) in the dining room/kitchen. Wi-Fi is also included.
The Palms is complete with all the self-catering essentials (except for food). A well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances (including gas stove & built-in microwave, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, and garburator), dishes, cutlery, glassware (fancy & every day), martini shaker & glasses in the freezer (but of course!), pots & pans, serving dishes, and napkins/placemats. There is also an array of small appliances: 2 coffee machines (Keurig and a regular drip maker), a Cuisinart stick blender with all the attachments, and brand new toaster, Oster blender, and hand mixer. Please feel free to also use the full size washer & dryer conveniently located in the house.
We have provided a full complement of items for your convenience and comfort: spices, starter coffee pods, condiments, paper products, hand soap, hand lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, candles, various cleaning supplies, dishwasher soap and laundry detergent. Please feel free to use what you may need and kindly replace it when you use the last of something.
Clean towels (including pool towels), sheets & pillow cases are in the linen closet should extras be needed. There are also extra pillows and blanket in the guestroom closet.
The property is maintained by our gardener and pool fellow, both of whom have been with us for many years; they come by once a week. They will arrive through the side gate and announce their arrival with a big hello! We have professional cleaning staff who will prepare The Palms for your arrival. Patio furniture will be set up and the home made spotless - all you need to do is bring your suitcase, relax and enjoy your home away from home.
This is our 2nd home and our pride and joy. We are looking to rent to like-minded people with an appreciation for finer things. We have created a desert retreat in which our guests can escape busy schedules and rejuvenate. Please treat our home as it were your own. Leave your cares behind and come to The Palms to experience what peace of mind feels like.
Member since: 2014
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Each bedroom has its own ensuite-bathroom.
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2016/17
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Pool Heat/AirCon - Daily $25 + tax
- PayPal fee/$1000.payment $30
- Per-stay cleaning fee $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation after rental monies are paid (due at least 60 days prior to check-in) the Net Rental portion is non-refundable unless we are able to secure another rental for the same dates and same rates (we will try our best to do so). The $1,000. Security/Damage Deposit (required at time of booking to hold the dates) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation, at any time. The Deposit converts to a Damage Deposit upon check-in, which will be refunded (less the cost of any damages) within 14 days of check-out.
It's recommended that guests acquire Cancellation Insurance, which can be purchased for a nominal amount from VRBO or other independent insurance company.
Terms vary for longer stays or year-in-advance bookings. Please contact Owner for details.
Monthly Rental Period: 28 days (no tax). Note: 9% Palm Desert Transient Occupancy Tax applies for stays less than 28 days. License #14-41104.
Sorry - NO pets and NO smoking.
Check-in: 4pm and Check-out: 11am.
Rental Agreement & $1,000.non-refundable Security/Damage Deposit (refunded within 14 days of departure, less cost of any damages) due upon booking to hold dates.
Payment in full, including tax and all fees, due 60 days prior to Check-in date.
Payments accepted by personal check, bank draft or PayPal (fee) only.
Payment terms vary for longer stays.
Daily rate: $265-$325/day for additional days.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We fell in love with the desert in 2005 while on a business trip to La Quinta. In 2008 we found this little gem of a house in South Palm Desert and never looked back. Everything we ever wanted in a vacation property is in this spot. We are part-time residents and absolutely love South Palm Desert. It truly feels like paradise. Once we retire our plan is to spend even more time in the deliciously warm climate. In the meantime, we come often and when we can't be here we want to share the experience with our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Palm Desert, CA, USA:
Our home is a soothing place to be. From the minute you walk in you feel it. It truly is home away from home. Relaaaax.... it's all here.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The décor, the privacy, the location can't be beat. The mountains have a spiritual quality about them - hike the many trails and experience it for yourself. We like to hike and go for long walks. And the heat! It warms you down to your core. We love Old-Hollywood of the 50's; the music and the movie stars - the desert has it all; we hope you will feel the same. We looked at over 40 homes before finding The Palms and none compared. When we first walked in, I'd felt as though it could have been a little house in which Marilyn Monroe would have lived in her early days...special. A great place for a romantic getaway, golfing trip, girlfriends vacation, or just some much-needed R&R.
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Imagine yourselves here... Frank Sinatra playing in the background.
Entertainment-size living room.
Pool surrounded by 3 seating areas & sliding doors to living, dining and master.
View from the dining area toward the living room.
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and view out to yummy Meyer Lemon tree.
River-rock garden in the backyard.
Watch 46' TV from either the living or dining areas.
Master en-suite with slate-tiled tub/shower and double vanity (out of view).
Garden seating area for 2 under the shade of an umbrella.
Pool and waterfall with our biggest 35' palm tree with baby palm on the right.
Late sun as it's moving toward the front yard with incredible mountains beyond.
View to the master bedroom taken from the poolside dining area at night.
Welcome to The Palms early morning...
Majestic Shadow Mountain viewed from the front door and courtyard.
Master bedroom with king bed (walk-in closet, dresser and en-suite out of view).
Glass-tiled wood-burning fireplace with black granite hearth.
Private pool and garden (shot taken mid-day).
View from just outside master bedroom sliding doors. Complete privacy...
L/room sliding doors (to the pool) on the right, looking towards dining/kitchen.
Guest-suite bedroom with queen bed (and ensuite).
Front courtyard... perfect place for morning coffee and a good book.
Backyard facing east with over 40 neighbourhood palm trees within view).
Dusk is a glorious time of day.
The Palms... nightcap anyone?
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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