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"The El Cortez", A Blast from the Past

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

Welcome to the beautiful "El Cortez" home in Palm Desert, California.

The "El Cortez" was purchased this year from the original family. Owners whose grandpa built it in 1951. The home is a true slice of the past with all block construction, custom birch cabinets and original period tile in the kitchen and master bath.

The home features all new flooring, new kitchen appliances, new washer and dryer, new tv, new a/c, new beds, including new bedding (2 queens in guest room, king in master). All new furniture through out, including ceiling fans.

The backyard has a totally secluded new pool and spa with table and chairs, lounges, ceiling fan, landscaping and yard lighting. The home also features a front yard patio with seating and a detached 2 car garage.

Located in central Palm Desert, walking distance to El Paseo and the shuttle to the Polo concerts.

The "El Cortez" is truly a blast from the past with all the upgrades of today, to make it the ultimate classic Old Palm Desert dwelling.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
PortaCrib High Chair Infant Seat Baby Bath


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"The El Cortez", A Blast from the Past
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Funny weekend get set.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying in the home. The owner of the home was super nice. If i had any questions about the home he would answer back as soon as possible. The house was clean and nice. It located near grocery stores and restaurants so it was convinient for when something was needed. Over all had a great stay in the home. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect stay for our sporting event. It was clean, comfortable and relaxing. Our two teens enjoyed the pool and spa. Very short drive to the sporting venue, restaurants and freeways. Johnny was also fantastic about answering questions and providing instructions. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owner is very friendly... the house is a cozy small house but super super clean... there is a good spa and a small pool to have some fun ... the back yard has a roof with fan and it's very helpful in summer... overall you will not disappointed of staying there... 👍👍

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, pool and hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends and I had a great time at the house. It was very clean and spacious. We were there for one of the coachella weekends. We had a bbq one of the days and the kitchen had all the supplies we needed. The pool and hot tub are great. Also, the owners are very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was great!!! The spa works amazing and the grill is wonderful... cute little charm!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at the "el cortez" during the indian wells tennis tournament. The house is clean, comfortable, updated, and supplied with everything you need to cook your own meals. The pool is private and the hot tub portion is fantastic, with some of the most powerful jets I have ever experienced.

There are two bedrooms - one with a king bed and one with two queens. There are two bathrooms - one is newly updated, but they both have great water pressure and counter space. Soap is provided, but bring your own shampoo.

The location is great - as there are stores and restaurants a short drive away.

The owners are fantastic and live locally. Our one issue was that there was no "tennis channel" on the TV, and the owners were quick to try to remedy it. They called the cable company - who said they would send over the updated equipment that day. It never arrived - as cable companies aren't the most reliable - but any future renters should have plenty of channels.

We would definitely stay there again next year if we have 6 or less people.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79

Holiday rates are $400.00 per night, 3 night minimum.

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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