Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Desert Hot Springs - Mission Springs
3 bedroom, 2 bath home with Salt-Water Pool and Spa
Stylishly remodeled, generously stocked, and incredibly well-priced, this fun Desert Hot Springs home is the perfect retreat or home base for your explorations in the greater Palm Springs area.
Modern Mid-Century Home (1964) features an open floor plan with modern design tile throughout, except there is carpet in the expanded Master Suite. This is an older pool home, but it has been stylishly refreshed in many ways, and it's constantly undergoing even more improvement.
The yard has many desirable features:
* Heated 'Salt-Water' Pool and Spa that's gentle on your hair, skin and eyes
* Fun color-changing Pool/Spa lights create instant ambiance when the sun goes down
* Outdoor living room set-up with 2 outdoor loveseats
* Natural gas (in-line) barbeque grill so you won't ever run out of propane at an inopportune time
* Get ready to tell your best ghost stories and jokes when gathered around the propane fire pit
* Living room features:
-2 comfortable, modern-style sofa sectionals
-50inch HDTV with streaming internet, HD-DVR so you'll never miss your favorite shows, premium movie channels including HBO, SHO, Encore, IFC, LOGO, Starz, Cinemax, and more
* Lots of dining options: Elegant inside dining for 6+ in the round, as well as counter seating for 2, eat-in kitchen for 4+, and al fresco dining for 6+ outside on the covered patio
* High speed wireless internet throughout the house and backyard. There's even a wireless printer that comes in handy for maps/directions, boarding passes, and the occasional work email.
* Master bedroom features:
-high-end Cal King bed
-expanded area for dressing and home office use
-50inch HDTV with premium channels, DVD/Bluray and HD-DVR features
-En Suite Bathroom with newly tiled walk-in shower
* Second bedroom with comfortable Queen bed, 32inch HDTV and a nice mountain view
* Third bedroom has 2 Twin beds that can be combined into a 2nd King, 32inch HDTV and patio doors to the backyard/pool
For larger groups, each sofa sectional functions as an additional sleeping area (Twin-sized) plus there is an available Queen aerobed. For the little ones, we have a Graco Pack N Play and a new sturdy high chair.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
We're Doug and Joe. We feel in love with Palm Springs over 20 years ago. Doug is a college professor, and Joe is an entrepreneur and certified green building professional.
Joe purchased this house in 2003
Why Joe chose Desert Hot Springs
This is an older, mid-century modern pool home that has been expanded and substantially remodeled with a design sensibility that honors both the house's roots in modernism and area's roots as a Spanish Mission. The home is located in the 'Desert Hot Springs Spa Zone' where there are 15-20 natural mineral hot springs with award winning water. The closest spas are only a few blocks away.
What makes this house unique
Our water is unique in that it comes from special natural hot and cold aquifers, separate from the rest of the Palm Springs area. It has won 'Best Tasting Municipal Drinking Water' in International competitions. The drinking water in our house and even the water in our pool and spa originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer. Our home is in the 'Spa Zone'; the water 150 feet below our house is naturally heated by ancient geothermal forces below the earth’s surface to as much as 180 degrees, however, as a residential house we are not allowed to tap into the water that is already heated (it's reserved for the Spas), so our pool/spa water is efficiently heated by a natural gas heater. Hot or cold, for centuries, this water has been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was medically affirmed. Today Desert Hot Springs features 20 Spas, and you can even walk to several for our home, including: Swiss Health Resort, Sea Mountain Lifestyle Resort, and Miracle Springs Spa. World famous Spas like Two Bunch Palms and We Care Spa are a short drive away.
Also, our home is the perfect jumping off point for a number of area attractions including the amazingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Monument, only 30 miles away.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My friends and I had a wonderful stay! Relaxing at Mission Springs was the perfect way to unwind after the busy holidays and begin the new year on the right foot. Joe was a great host, a clear and cheerful communicator who responded to my texts promptly and had seen to all the details.
The house is clean, open and airy and has very comfortable sleeping arrangements. We enjoyed the saltwater pool and spa (so much nicer than chemically treated water!) and relaxing in the sun in the outdoor areas. I would recommend heating the pool and spa for a little added luxury in the cooler months!
The house was well stocked with towels, games, reading material and media center- making it difficult to find an excuse to leave. The kitchen particularly was very well appointed- equipped with everything one could need for cooking and eating poolside. We had waffles in the sun both mornings!
The House Rules binder gave us clear instructions on how to manage everything in the house and was a great resource.
All in all, we had a great stay out in the desert thanks to Joe's attention to detail and lovely space. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay out in the desert, this is it!