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Gated Southwest Style Cathedral Cove Private Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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Nestled in the eclectic Cathedral Cove neighborhood, this mid-century Adobe themed oasis has shady private desert gardens to lounge in between dips in the secluded spacious naturalistic pool. Spa heating is always free. Pool heating is never free. Base price is for 2 guests. Each additional guest $20/night. Two dogs maximum upon approval. Each dog $20/night.

Very private desert southwest adobe style retreat with naturalistic pool & spa.

Located in the desirable and eclectic Cathedral Cove neighborhood of Cathedral City just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, Casa de Los Ladrillos (the house of brick) will hook you with it's charming desert southwestern adobe vibe, private grounds, desert landscaping, and naturalistic pool & spa. Los Ladrillos is truly a shady oasis in the desert. Just shut the gate and shut out the world. The home oozes southwestern charm. Beamed ceilings, adobe fireplaces, custom Mexican tile, entertaining kitchen with built in dining banquette & piano, patios adjacent to each room, outdoor shower, stainless high-end appliances, high quality mattresses and linens, comfortable furniture.

Master bedroom with king bed sleeps 2. Private bath. Fireplace. Faces the back garden and pool area. Flat screen TV. Covered patio veranda with fountain.

2nd bedroom with queen bed. Desk. Flat screen TV. Shares Jack-and-Jill bathroom with 3rd bedroom. Private patio off french doors.

3rd bedroom with queen bed. Shares Jack-and-Jill bathroom with 2nd bedroom. Private Patio off french doors.

Kitchen/Dining area is fully outfitted with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal or just coffee and toast. The banquette seats eight. Or dine on the kitchen patio which seats four. Piano & sheet music for the pianist.

Living area features an adobe fireplace, sofa, love-seat, 56" flat-screen TV with standard cable and DVD player.

Parking for one large or two small vehicles under the carport inside the compound. Plenty of on-street parking. Driveway gate opens manually. Leave it open for convenience or close it for privacy and extra security.

Pool is bordered with flagstone and the elevated spa cascades into pool. Underwater pool seating bench by fountain. Heat the spa in minutes with a touch of a button for a relaxing end-of-day soak. Rinse off in the outdoor shower before heading inside. Ask about rates for pool heating.

Excellent restaurants in all price ranges in easy walking distance.

Check-in is 4PM & check-out is 11AM unless special arrangements are agreed on.

City of Cathedral City Transient Occupancy License #014047

More Details

Carlson Peters
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Carlson Peters

My husband Raul and I own and manage long term rentals. As well, we've rented out our personal residence to vacationers in the past to great success. We've decided to jump in the pool once again with Casa De Los Ladrillos. We live just five blocks away from the property and if you find anything amiss or missing we'll be on it fast. We love to personally check you in and then get out of your way so you can enjoy your vacation. I work out of my home in Telecommunications with a BS in electrical engineering. We've lived in the neighborhood for eight years and are active in the local civic and cultural scene.

Carlson Peters purchased this house in 2015

Why Carlson Peters chose Cathedral City Cove

This desert homestead adobe style property is an alternative to the bright, sterile party vibe of mid-century modern. The second we saw the house we knew this was the one we wanted to launch our short-term business with.

What makes this house unique

Privacy galore. Eco-friendly. 24 panels on the roof generate all the electricity you can use and more. There is an evaporative cooler which uses half the electricity of air-conditioning and it's designed to be used with windows and doors open so you don't have to feel cut off from the outside. Or turn on the central AC if you like. The Cove has no street lights and the night sky dazzles with stars. There are several dining options within walking distance or downtown Palm Springs is just 12 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An exact quote from a lovely note: Carlson, We cannot thank you enough for letting us stay in your amazing home! You've been welcoming and truly made us feel at home. We hope to visit again in the future.
Apr 2016
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Cathedral City Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Ener from Master bedroom or pool area.
    Jack and Jill - toilet , shower , Enter from either the Jack or Jill bedrooms.
  • Beautiful Mexican tile and unique rustic treatments.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Jack - 1 queen , Shares a bathroom and shower stall with Jill bedroom.
    Jill - 1 queen , Shares a bathroom and shower stall with Jack bedroom
  • All interior doors are louvered. While the master and the queen bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house, if complete audio privacy is required, this house may not be for you.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Rosa National Monument, Indian Casinos and entertainment venues, The Palm Springs Art Museum, The McCallum Theater, Idylwild, Palms to Pines Highway, The Palm Springs Ariel Tramway, Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon


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Gated Southwest Style Cathedral Cove Private Retreat
average rating of 4.8 based on 63 reviews

A great little oasis in the desert perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property is equipped with everything you could need to ensure a relaxing time. Ideally located for restaurants and other essentials. We arrived later than planned and were welcomed with the gates opened, lights and heating on. The pool and spa were great and the outside space more than adequate for 2 of us and would easily accommodate 6 people inside and out. Kitchen and bathroom well stocked with a lot of essentials which lots of properties do not provide and we would recommend to anyone looking for peace and tranquility but close to amenities.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique Stay in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

Carlson's house was amazing! Decorating style was so unique and inviting. The bedroom was huge and very comfortable. The kitchen was probably the best we have ever had in a rental - had everything we needed and then some - all in great condition! There were detailed instructions on how to operate everything. The back yard was secluded and relaxing. We enjoyed every second of our stay! There were a couple of issues that he knew about and left us notes. One problem we let him know about and he was very receptive to looking into fixing. We would definitely like to come back an stay again. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable and relaxing end to our road trip

  • 5 of 5

The property itself has real character and everything is provided for - over and above anywhere else we have ever stayed.

The owner responded promptly to our questions without ever being intrusive. He even gave us an excellent route back to LAX which avoided some of the traffic

The outdoor area is fantastic - it's like having your own oasis, complete with Hummingbirds and a great swimming pool which was exactly the right temperature. We already had high expectations based on the photos etc but I really do not think that the photos do the property justice so our expectations were very pleasantly exceeded.

In summary, highly recommended and we'll definitely be back again

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Very cool and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

It's a very stylish and secluded space. Everything was top notch. Enjoyed the pool very much. Great location, we'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We really liked the house and private pool and hot tub.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. It was quiet and very relaxing. We all agreed we would like to stay there again only longer next time! The owner was attentive to our questions and needs and was very kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home! Beautifully decorated and so comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I took my two kids for a mini vacation.. we didn't want to leave! The outside was so inviting we spent our whole time outside, even it being cloudy didn't affect our loving this trip! I can't wait to go back again, thank you for a lovely vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Indian Canyons
"Beautiful canyons, long and short hikes, waterfalls and oasis."
Palm Springs Air Museum
"Great place for flight buffs."
La Tablita Restaurant
"Just a couple blocks away, certainly walkable, is the go-to place for Mexican in Cathedral C..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
La Casita Mexican and Dragon Sushi
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Date Palm Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
CA Highway 111 AKA East Palm Canyon DR
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
La Casita Mexican and Dragon Sushi
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Check-in is 4PM and check-out is 10AM unless other times are agreed to via electronic messaging. Unscheduled late check-outs are subject to an additional day's occupancy fee.

Monthly and "almost" monthly discounts are available on a case by case basis.

Cathedral City transient occupancy tax is 12% and is included in the price. This business is licensed with the city and remits taxes monthly.

There is a full refund for cancellations made more than 60 days out. For cancellations less than 60 days out, your first payment is forfeited. After your second and final payment, which is due 15 days before check-in, only occupancy tax, cleaning/pool heat fees, and deposit are refunded. The partner web-site has their own policies regarding booking fees that we have no control over.

Pet fee $20/day. Pets are considered extra guests and should be included in the guest count.

This is a quiet residential neighborhood. While a convivial and animated BBQ or daytime pool play is fine, this is not a party house. Quite time is 10PM to 10AM. If we receive noise complaints, your deposit will be forfeited and you will be removed from the premises immediately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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