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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3200 sq ft: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms & mountain views

Casa Santa Barbara, located in Palm Desert, is a custom, Spanish style 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house (sleeps up to 18) with a private salt water pool/spa. It is conveniently located by top golf resorts, dining, shopping, and a quick walk to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The luxurious and spacious Master Suite 1 (bedroom 1) features a king-sized bed, TV, travertine floors, ceiling fan, large walk-in closet, and a seating area with a love seat and chairs to relax in and enjoy a book. The bathroom in Master Suite 1 features an oversized custom tiled shower, granite counters, travertine backsplash, dual vessel sinks, and a classic clawfoot bathtub for a long and luxurious soak.

Master Suite 2 (bedroom 2) features two queen-sized beds, travertine floors, a ceiling fan, TV, huge walk-in closet, a comfortable chair and lamp for reading, and French doors that open to the side yard. The ensuite bathroom features an oversized tiled shower, soaking tub, granite counters, travertine backsplash, and dual vessel sinks.

Bedroom 3 has two queen-sized beds, a ceiling fan, TV, chair and lamp for reading, and views to the mountains.

Bedroom 4 has two XL twin-died beds, a ceiling fan, and reach-in closet.

Bedroom 5 has a queen-sized bed and ceiling fan. Other available beds: Two deluxe queen-sized AeroBeds.

Indoor-related amenities include local calling, free high-speed wireless Internet, televisions, a DVD player, PlayStation, Rock Band, air conditioning and heating, linen and towels, ironing board and iron, and a fully equipped laundry room with high-efficiency front loading washers and dryers.

The stunning, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen features slab granite counters with travertine backsplash, stainless steel appliances, gas range, oven with convection, microwave, and refrigerator with ice maker. The kitchen bar seats 3, while the beautiful formal dining area seats 7 and has access to the peaceful side patio via the French doors. The large wet bar has a sink, bar supplies, wine refrigerator, plenty of counter space and seats 3.

Outdoor-related amenities feature direct access to a private salt water pool and hot tub with vivid Spanish tiles. The backyard has maximum privacy for outdoor entertaining, dining, lounging, and swimming. The yard is colorfully landscaped with queen palm trees, ficus trees, bougainvillea, and birds of paradise flowers. The large covered patio area also includes two dining tables with seating for 10 and has four lounge chairs to soak up the sun and beautiful mountain views that only the Coachella Valley provides.

A massive driveway is available with parking for 7, as well as a side driveway for overflow parking; street parking is also allowed. Casa Santa Barbara has never allowed any pets, so it's also perfect for guests with allergies. The 1-acre side yard is fenced off from the main backyard and is currently not landscaped; however, it may be used for extra parking.

More Details

Alicia Gonzalez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Alicia Gonzalez

Should guests need any assistance or have any questions during their stay, the manager is available by phone, email or text messages.

Alicia Gonzalez purchased this house in 2011

Why Alicia Gonzalez chose Palm Desert

Ideally located by surrounding desert cities, Casa Santa Barbara boasts an ideal proximity for year-round seasonal events and recreation in the Coachella Valley. With unparalleled views to the San Jacinto Mountains everywhere you look, this is a warm and restful vacation retreat.

A vehicle is recommended; however, there are many local taxicab companies, as well as the SunLine Transit Agency's bus line.

If visiting the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the BNP Paribas Open in March, it is 2 miles away (a 5-minute drive).

If attending the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals in April, the Empire Polo Club is about 8 miles away (a 15-minute drive, depending on traffic and road closures).

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to Indian Wells Tennis Garden and shuttle to Coachella. Information:


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (Master Suite 1) - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs; tiled shower, clawfoot tub, dual vessel sinks
    Bathroom 2 (Master Suite 2) - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs; tiled shower, soaking tub, dual vessel sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3.5 - toilet , Downstairs
  • Bathroom Summary: 3 full bathrooms (2 in Master Suites), 1 half bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Suite 1) - 1 king , Upstairs; king-sized bed, sitting room, TV & ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 (Master Suite 2) - 2 queen , Downstairs;queen-sized beds, walk-in closet,TV, ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Upstairs; queen-sized beds, chair/lamp for reading, TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs; XL twin-sized beds, ceiling fan, reach-in closet
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs; queen-sized bed, ceiling fan
  • Bed and Sleeping Summary: 1 king-sized bed, 5 queen-sized beds, 2 XL twin-sized beds, and 2 queen-sized AeroBeds; sleeps 18
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great house for the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament. It's located about a mile from the facility, so very easily accessible. The house itself was phenomenal! It is very well maintained and was the perfect size for our group, which included two kids and five adults. The master bedroom was awesome, with its own sitting area and great master bath. Covered patio was used quite often as well as the pool, which was heated. The kitchen worked well too but we ate out mostly. Definitely big enough to cook there on your own but we didn't take advantage of that. Location is good too, with grocery stores nearby and great restaurants too (Cliff House). Not many complaints at all on this house. Overall had a great trip to the desert.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with a pool!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, with tons of beds and sleeping area. The pool offers a nice place to relax and hang out with a big group. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great house in good condition in a central location

  • 4 of 5

House worked out great for a large Thanksgiving gathering. Owner and property manager were very responsive and handled all the details and requests in a very professional and timely manner. Great central location, close to all the amenities you need for a vacation stay. Kitchen is well stocked with utensils, pots and pans, etc. Would definately rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was perfect for a bachlorette party!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in late September for a bachelorette party. The house and pool were great and there was room for all 16 of us. The location is just a short Uber ride to restaurants and the JW Marriott. Plenty of room for parking in the driveway and the lot next door. Would definitely recommend for any large groups. Also, Alicia was great and responded to all questions immediately.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Phoenix, AZ

Guys Golf Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and very well managed. Spent a weekend in Palm Springs for a golf weekend for a group of 8 guys. The house worked out so well it has convinced us to do this again. Typically we have stayed at the La Quinta resort, but this was far better. It was so good we almost couldn't leave the house to grab food. Plenty of space for everyone and great outside that allowed us all to catch up and enjoy the pool! If you are planning a trip to Palm Springs and need a place to stay I would recommend this in a heartbeat!

Manager was very flexible and worked with me on our schedules, which was very appreciated! Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chino Hills, CA

Beautiful Large Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home we stayed for 5 days to celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. There was plenty of room for everyone and things are beautiful inside the home. Kitchen is a cooks dream and my children enjoyed cooking in it. We ran into a few problems but it was handled with in minutes of notify the property owner. If you have a big family and need a home that will accommadate everyone this is the home for you. Very quiet neighborhood as well. Easy to get to the stores if needed. As my grand daughter said I was not ready for my vacation to end why do we have to go home. There you have it from my 3 year old grand daughter.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
16.4 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Indian Wells Resort and Spa
Nearest Train
5.7 Miles
Amtrak Bus Stop
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
La Quinta Cliffhouse, Eureka!, Las Casuelas, etc
Car: necessary

The Coachella Valley draws golf enthusiasts year-round and hosts professional tournaments, such as the PGA, LPGA, Senior PGA Championship Tours, Humana Challenge (formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic), and KRAFT Nabisco Championship. With more than 120 golf courses to choose from, the Eagle Falls Golf Course and Golf Club at Terra Lago are within a quick drive from Casa Santa Barbara.

In January, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is known to screen the best in international cinema, while the Palm Springs International Short Festival takes place in June. These festivals bring the world’s largest lineup of Oscar submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film category.

For tennis fans, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells hosted more than 431,000 people to the two week professional tennis tournament in 2014.

Both held in April at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival are eight miles away from Casa Santa Barbara.

Other local attractions include the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Art Museum, Spotlight 29 Casino, Spa Resort Casino, Agua Caliente Resort & Casino, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Palm Springs Modernism Week, Shields Date Garden, Indian Canyons (100 miles of hiking, horse trails, panoramic views, 60-foot seasonal waterfall), Wet ’n Wild water park (formerly known as Knott’s Soak City), Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands (known as the West Coast ‘Camp David’), Salton Sea, Certified Farmers’ Market, College of the Desert Street Fair, Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Walk of Stars, McCallum Theater, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs VillageFest, shopping at El Paseo, The River at Rancho Mirage, Cinémas Palme d’Or, Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Indio Desert Circuit Shows, La Quinta Arts Festival, Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, Jacqueline Cochran Air Show, Palm Springs Festival of Lights, among others.

Surrounding the Coachella Valley are attractions such as the Joshua Tree National Park, Cabazon Outlets, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Morongo Casino Resport & Spa, Cabazon Dinosaurs, Idyllwild, Palm to Pines Highway, and Pioneertown.

A two hour drive away from the desert can result in a day trip to beaches in Malibu, Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, San Diego and Big Bear Lake, as well as to amusement parks like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, Legoland California, and Universal Studios Hollywood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Housekeeping $400
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Coachella & other events: The enormous, one-acre side yard is fenced off from the main backyard and is currently not landscaped. It can be used for extra parking and RV parking or boat parking.

* For festival weekends is a 4 night minimum and for holidays is a 3 night minimum, special event rates and higher nightly minimums will apply. Please inquire for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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