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Extraordinary 1940's Spanish-style home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Come and enjoy a truly special experience at Hacienda Serena.

Hacienda Serena represents a beautiful and sensitive renovation of a 1940's period hacienda down to the smallest details. The huge mature trees featured in the native desert landscaping are just one of the highlights of this property.

Enter through the gates to an enchanting courtyard with fountain, wide veranda, and hanging antique lanterns.

Through the front door you will find soaring beamed ceilings enhanced by restored vintage light fixtures and custom wrought iron grill work.

The gourmet kitchen features colbalt blue-finished Viking appliances, with wet bar, complimentary tile back splashes, and rough-cut limestone counter tops.

This 4 bedroom 4 bath home sleeps 10 comfortably with a queen-size hide-a-bed sofa available in addition to the all new California king-size master bed, queen sized guest room, 2 twin bed room and a queen sized bed in the casita.

The home features new flat screen televisions in the family room, casita, and each of the bedrooms along with updated WIFI capabilities throughout the property. Each of the 4 bathrooms features the same attention to detail with the use of the same tile work, antique cabinetry, and restored or custom lighting.

In the private back yard, flag stone and concrete decking ties the pebble-tech salt water swimming pool and spa to the fire pit, outside dining area, and separate casita to the completely renovated landscaping.

Truly a a casually elegant and intimate living experience.

The property is located within 5 minutes of up-scale shopping at famous El Paseo Drive along with other major shopping and entertainment centers and museums. Other popular attractions include The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Sunnylands (the Annenberg estate), numerous hiking and biking trails, golf, the Children's Discovery Museum, The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the annual BNP Barabas International tennis tournament, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

The property is centrally located to all events in the Coachella Valley such as the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Stagecoach and Coachella Music Festivals, the Humana/ Bob Hope Golf tournament, and many others.

More Details

Louisa Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Louisa Davis

One of the owners of this property was born in the southwest and has an experienced eye for authentic southwestern architecture while the other is a trained professional interior designer with ample experience in decorating exclusive homes in the desert.

Louisa Davis purchased this estate in 2014

Why Louisa Davis chose Magnesia Falls Cove

This property was purchased because of it's unique location and architectural style. It is completely unlike anything we have seen in 35 years of vacationing and owning other properties in the desert because it is not the standard golf course planned community removed from any amenities.

What makes this estate unique

After a very short time in this property you will find that you will be transported to a simpler way of living while at the same time enjoying all of the modern amenities that both the house and the immediate surrounding area afford.


Magnesia Falls Cove Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxury en suite, 2 person shower.
    Hallway - toilet , shower
    Guest suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En suite.
    Casita - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Casita - 1 queen , Private bath, TV, refrigerator, closet.
    Guest room #1 - 2 twin/ single , Walk-in closet, 38 inch TV w/ cable, pool view.
    Master bedroom - 1 king , 42 inch TV w/ cable. En suite, 2 walk-in closets, pool view
    Guest suite - 1 queen , Walk-in closet, 32 inch TV w/ cable, front courtyard access
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Several banks / ATM's within walking distance. World renowned Eisenhower Medical Center 10 minutes away.


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Extraordinary 1940's Spanish-style home
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Perfect house for our family of 9 people

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 generations, 2 years old to 70 years old, spent 4 incredible days making wonderful family memories at this very special home. We will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Hacienda Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at the Hacienda, and we love everything about the experience. The home itself is beautiful, but the backyard was amazing for entertaining! We celebrated my in-laws 60th anniversary, and had all the grandchildren, children and spouses over for dinner each night and while eating in the backyard it felt like we could have had another 100 people there without feeling crowded! The patio and outdoor BBQ area, the fire pit, the pool and jacuzzi, and the elevated patio area give you so many options for entertaining! Chris was an accommodating and responsive host when I had questions. Anyone would love this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate throughout.

  • 5 of 5

Saying how perfect this property does not do it justice at all. No detail was overlooked when preparing this property for guest. We had everything we needed from top to bottom other than clothes to wear. Pool and spa are in perfect working order and was cleaned more than once (over our long stay) before I got out of bed. Chris was in contact every step of the way as needed although we had zero issues with anything. If you have a big family and perhaps a few older kiddos that want some privacy, the casita has got you covered. 5 stars doesn't cover this property or the folks that manage it. See you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Mesa

This is my 2nd time at this beautiful house love it.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I can't wait to go back and the owners are truly the nicest people if you are looking for an extraordinary home this is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Hacienda in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property for a true getaway that is unique. I felt like I had been transported to another time and place. The home is charming in its decor, filled with many decorating details and well supplied. The owner was very responsive to our questions and requests. The location is ideal for shopping as well as hiking.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It took awhile to find things & understand properly but once we did, things went smoothly.

  • 4 of 5

House was well labeled, very clean & stocked well with towels, cleaning supplies etc which were appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Desert Willow (36), Westin Mission Hills (36)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The River Center has 5 major restaurants
Car: necessary

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, along with other less expensive lodging choices, are within 5-10 minutes as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $79

Mandatory renters insurance through CSA Insurance. The toll-free number is 1-888-501-3025. There will be charges for the following items: lost key = $250.00, lost TV remote control = $500.00, Lost pool remote control = $500.00. There is a $50.00/day charge for heating the pool.
Trash pick-up is Tuesday and recycling pick-up is Friday Please use the trash cans and/or bags provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.