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A Little Old-Hollywood Glam in the Heart of South Palm Desert.

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Imagine yourselves here... Evening cocktails and streaming Frank Sinatra.

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Intimate hideaway, Private pool, Mountain views, 2 Master suites with ensuites.

Welcome to The Palms. A romantic mid-century bungalow with all the updates. Perfectly private, The Palms is a charming idyllic hideaway beautifully decorated with attention to detail. The luxurious pool is private and just steps from the living room and master bedroom. Romantic and restful in the best location in the desert. Just 4 blocks from famous El Paseo (the desert's version of Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive) with upscale shopping (St. John, Gucci, Burberry, etc.), Westfield Mall, Whole Foods, and an array of fabulous restaurants - within walking distance from your front door. Perfectly nestled within a quiet, residential enclave at the base of Cahuilla Hills Park (tennis courts and 26 acres of hiking trails literally a 5-minute walk away. Be calmed by the dry heat, majestic mountain views, mature desert landscaping and star-studded moonlit nights. A passionately created space in which to truly unwind. Stay here and fall in love all over again.

Beautifully decorated 2-MASTER bedroom house in a style reminiscent of Hollywood in the 50’s: a little glamorous and a whole lot of privacy and comfort. Romantic excape for two or fun getaway for four (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, mature landscaping and spacious entertainment-size deck (complete with patio umbrellas, chaise lounges, dining table & chairs, garden seating area, water features, BBQ, and automatic retractable awnings (front courtyard and back patio). 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 in the background. Begin a slow start to your day with morning coffee while tucked into the peaceful setting of the front courtyard. Soothing water feature and comfortable seating area under the watchful backdrop of gorgeous Shadow Mountain. Stunning view! Sip your martini, read a book, go for a hike, or go out on the town. It’s a Palm Desert state of mind.

The entertainment living room is equipped with a custom designed (10’x10’) aqua blue suede sectional, occasional chair, 2 reading lamps, show-piece marble coffee table, 46” flat screen TV (including cable & Netflix), 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. Suit you mood - all the light fixtures and recessed lighting in the house are on dimmer switches.

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 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 spotlessly arranged - all you need to do is bring your suitcase. Relax and enjoy our home: your home-away-from-home.

The Palms is our vacation home and our pride and joy. We visit often and maintain the house with high standards. 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 if it were your own. Leave your cares behind and come to The Palms to experience what peace of mind feels like.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No Renters under 25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • The Master-suite with California King bed has a walk-in closet, dresser, updated double vanity ensuite and sliding glass doors overlooking the pool. The Guest-suite with Queen bed has a large closet, dresser, sliding glass doors, and ensuite with glass-tiled shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Double-sink vanity, ample storage and slate-tiled shower....moreless

  • Guest-suite bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large pedestal sink, storage area and glass-tiled shower....moreless

  • Each bedroom has its own ensuite-bathroom.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive selection of books available to read (in the book case of the Guest-suite)....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, cards and crib board are available in the linen closet....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Good selection of CD's available (in the bookcase of the Guest-suite)....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner cable with full compliment of channels including Sports Package (tennis, golf, football, hockey, etc), Pay-per-view movies, Apple TV (Netflix, etc)....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose Sounding Dock is available to use either inside or outside. It is kept in the dining buffet. A 2nd Bose system (radio/CD player) is on the bar in the dining room....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Majestic Shadow Mountain offers a beautiful backdrop to our front courtyard. ...moreless

  • Village:

    We are 4 blocks from the El Paseo village area, which offers a multitude of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and grocery stores, with a large mall (Westfield Shopping Center) only 6 blocks away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table set up with seating for 4 (with 2 additional chairs available, one in each bedroom, if needed)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Duraflame log-burning, or similar. No wood logs please....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a garage with room to park one vehicle. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillow cases are in the linen closet....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is a driveway for additional parking requirements....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels (including pool towels) available in the linen closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies available for use in the laundry closet. Feel free to help yourself and kindly replace if you use the last of something....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers: Keurig and drip....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    8 place settings and full complement of utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All stainless steel appliances, also 2 hand mixers, blender, 2 coffee machines, toaster, tea kettle....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large built-in microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Large oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked kitchen including spices & condiments. Please help yourself and if you use the last of something kindly replace it....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas 4-burner stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large entertainment-size patio surrounds the pool in the backyard with 3 separate seating areas. There is also a comfortable seating area in the front courtyard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature desert landscaping throughout property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ located outside the dining room sliding doors....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available a 5-minute walk from the front door, in Cahilla Hills Park at the base of the mountain....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated, salt-water pool (8' at the deep end)....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016/17
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850 $5,800
High Season 2017/18
Oct 1 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,900 $5,900
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,500 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pool Heat/AirCon - Daily $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Per-stay cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • PayPal fee/$1000.payment $30
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daily Grill, 73061 El Paseo
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shadow Mountain Golf Course, 73800 Ironwood Street
0.15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 74 (Palms to Pines Highway)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, 72557 Highway 111

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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Photos

  • Imagine yourselves here...
Evening cocktails and streaming Frank Sinatra.

    Imagine yourselves here... Evening cocktails and streaming Frank Sinatra.

  • Welcome to The Palms, your home-away-from-home.

    Welcome to The Palms, your home-away-from-home.

  • Great neighbourhood. Enjoy your coffee tucked in the front courtyard.

    Great neighbourhood. Enjoy your coffee tucked in the front courtyard.

  • Entertainment-size living room with luxury finishings.

    Entertainment-size living room with luxury finishings.

  • Wood-burning glass tile vintage fireplace & 46" TV with Netflix and cable.

    Wood-burning glass tile vintage fireplace & 46" TV with Netflix and cable.

  • Relax...bring your book.

    Relax...bring your book.

  • Dining seating for 4 or 6 (extra chairs available in bedrooms).

    Dining seating for 4 or 6 (extra chairs available in bedrooms).

  • Master with king bed (and ensuite), walk-in closet & dresser for your clothes.

    Master with king bed (and ensuite), walk-in closet & dresser for your clothes.

  • River-rock garden in the backyard.

    River-rock garden in the backyard.

  • Guest room ensuite: vintage sink and aqua glass tiled shower; leopard towels.

    Guest room ensuite: vintage sink and aqua glass tiled shower; leopard towels.

  • Pool and waterfall with our biggest 35' palm tree with baby palm on the right.

    Pool and waterfall with our biggest 35' palm tree with baby palm on the right.

  • Evening dip anyone?

    Evening dip anyone?

  • Do we have your attention yet? :)

    Do we have your attention yet? :)

  • Shadow Mountain in full glorious view.

    Shadow Mountain in full glorious view.

  • Come on in...

    Come on in...

  • Quality designer furnishings.

    Quality designer furnishings.

  • Perfect afternoon poolside.

    Perfect afternoon poolside.

  • Cute kitchen with stainless appliances, granite bar & view of Meyer lemon tree.

    Cute kitchen with stainless appliances, granite bar & view of Meyer lemon tree.

  • Master bedroom oasis.

    Master bedroom oasis.

  • Step outside your master bedroom to complete privacy by the pool.

    Step outside your master bedroom to complete privacy by the pool.

  • Nicely separated guest-suite with queen bed and cool 3-piece ensuite.

    Nicely separated guest-suite with queen bed and cool 3-piece ensuite.

  • Sit in the shade by the pool in the back garden.

    Sit in the shade by the pool in the back garden.

  • Incredible mountain views you can almost reach out and touch; afternoon sun.

    Incredible mountain views you can almost reach out and touch; afternoon sun.

  • Ahh...

    Ahh...

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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