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Rock Garden Retreat - 3 BR/2 BA, Luxury Home with Pool/Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Rock Garden Retreat is a wonderful get away in the desert for your friends and family. A beautifully appointed 2000 sq. foot home. We provide a wonderful, restful, relaxing environment for our guests. The house is our luxury vacation home fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, including flat screen TV's in every room with cable and DVD players a CD player and stereo in the living room, beautiful tiled floors through out the residence, BBQ grill, pool toys, Eddie Bauer leather couch and sofa, a gas fireplace, a fully appointed kitchen and pantry, a dining table that comfortably seats 8 guests, remote controlled lighting and overhead fans in each room, and a fun, Hawaii themed tiki bathroom.

The master bedroom comes with it's own walk in closet, a private master bathroom with shower, tub, double vanity sink, and your own towel warmer. In addition we have kept all of our high quality terry cloth towels and linens for your use.

Rock Garden Retreat also comes with it's own full sized washer and dryer, a large selection of videos for your viewing pleasure, classic boardgames, and all the pool toys you may ever want.

Located in Cathedral City, between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, Rock Garden Retreat is only 4 miles to downtown Palm Springs. Easily accessible to shopping, restaurants, golfing, movies and all of the major casinos in the area as well as beautiful hiking and the famous aerial tramway.

Keywords: House, getaway, retreat, pool, internet, wifi, rent, rental, vacation, retreat, oasis, luxury, relax, spa

More Details

Property Manager
Veero Derkarabetian
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Veero Derkarabetian

Shahen enjoys the art of traditional homestyle hospitality and showcases that in his home and landscaping. He is a hairstylist from Los Angeles for over 20 years is very geared to understanding what a client wants and knows how to deliver it. He knows how to create a welcoming and relaxing environment for anyone to relax and enjoy.

Veero Derkarabetian purchased this house in 2004

Why Veero Derkarabetian chose California Desert

This property is located on a quite cul-de-sac and offers a very warm home like expereince with amenities such as wi-fi internet service and pool & spa. The owner always adds new amenities each year for guests to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

A private front courtyard provides a tranquil setting for guests to relax and enjoy some quite time with the sounds of running fountains.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Cathedral City in the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Walk in closet and double vanity sink
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , A Tropical Tiki Room!
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Tempurpedic mattress
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • A Queen Bed with a Tempurpedic Mattress is Available in the Master Bedroom. There Are Double Beds (Full size) in the Two Additional Guest Bedrooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Rock Garden Retreat - 3 BR/2 BA, Luxury Home with Pool/Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I stayed here for a girls getaway. The house was beautiful and very clean. The patio area was great, which is where we spent most of our time around the pool. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. Will definitely stay here again when I am back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great people to work with

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Veero and Shahe for the incredible long weekend we had. The reservation was fast, instructions are easy to follow and organized.

The house is so warm and welcoming, the pool looks like a small river just outside your cabin. It's a small place for 1-2 families, 2 backyards ( my kids loved it - you can separate older kids from little ones), Tons of sitting place, very clean and organized.

Kitchen and storage had everything - and even more - we needed. Tiki style bathroom was my kids' favorite part of the house.

Location is also important - 4 grocery stores around - chose whichever you want, 10 minutes till casino, and 20 till outlets.

We had a blast vacation, looking forward to come and visit you in the next couple months.

Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I attended a weeding in Palm Springs in May 2013. After researching pet-friendly hotels in the area, we decided we would be better off renting a house. Luckily we found the Rock Garden Retreat. I don't really have a bad thing to say. The customer service and response time of Annette (prop mgr) was fantastic. The house itself is gorgeous and perfect for a weekend getaway. Very pet friendly and although we don't have kids, it would be great for a whole family. Amazing tranquil backyard with a small but nice pool and great hot tub. Beautiful side/courtyard to hang out in with benches and nice grass. We are already planning our next trip back to the property! If you are coming in from out of town, or just looking for a weekend getaway out of LA/SD, this is the spot!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The Rockgarden Retreat goal is to make our guests feel that they are in their own home with all the amenities that we can provide and always improving on. We are happy that in this case we were able to meet our goals and enjoyed having these people as guests.
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The Perfect Retreat !

  • 5 of 5

What a Fabulous winter we had! Thank you so much, Shahen, for sharing your beautiful home with us. The minute we walked through the front door, we felt like we were home. It has everything we could possibly need and was extremely well stocked, beautifully appointed and filled with personal touches. We could tell that great thought had been put into making Rock Garden Retreat the perfect vacation rental. The southern exposure guarantees sunshine nearly every day. Perfect for the gorgeous pool area or if you prefer shade, you can find that too, in the luscious green area in front, complete with babbling fountains. The kitchen met all of my needs as a gourmet cook, with the added bonus of a walk in pantry. The master suite was HUGE and had an extremely comfortable bed. The guest rooms were great for our visiting family and friends. Perfect location, perfect weather, perfect pool/spa & perfect green area ....Best of all, perfect landlord ! In all of the years we've been snowbirds we have never had such a friendly, accomodating landlord. Needless to say, we have aready signed on the dotted line for January, February and March 2014.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy when we can give a guest a feeling like they are at their own home. The Rockgarden Retreat always continues to provide the best amenities with warmth and a pleasant atmosphere. We are always adding new features to provide a more relaxed and home feeling at the Rockgarden Retreat.
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Saskatchewan, Canada

Impressed again!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second year and the only thing disappointing is that we wont be able to get in next year. Always something new and improved. The front area with grass, walkways and water fountains is a very relaxing place to have the morning coffee and just kick back. It is an ideal home for entertaining guests or just getting away from it all. Always clean and owner is very prompt to return calls or e-mails.

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful home

Ray & Kathy

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when we are able to get repeat tenants such as yourself which is why we always try to improve the home by adding ammenities that we think people will enjoy. We want people to feel like this is their home away from home! Thank you for your kind review and we hope that we can accomodate you in the future!
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Ventura, Ca

Rock Garden

  • 5 of 5

The house and yard are beautifull

There were problems heating the pool but we got the spa working well.

Very annoying was the gardener showing up BEFORE 8AM on Jan 2, a holiday, with one of those gas leaf blowers making a lot of noise. I thought those things had been outlawed. In fact, I am going to contact the City of Cathedral City to if a bill should be passed to outlaw them.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed the home. Unfortunately unforseen things can happen and we are glad that we were able to work together to take care of the issue in a timely mannger so you could continue to enjoy the home.
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If you are into learning about Native American history there is the Indian Canyon reservation a few miles away which you can visit. It is a beautiful place where you can have an easy hike along a meandering stream underneath palm trees and visit the gift shop and museum and talk to several Native American tour guides about the local Chumash tribes. I highly recommend a visit during the winter season.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Cathedral City, California

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.14
Damage Deposit £543.76

NO TAX on stays over 30 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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