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MTV Cribs Estate MTV Award: Best Home on Cribs

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms , 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12) includes casita

2008 PRISM AWARD FOR BEST NEW CUSTOM HOME IN THE DESERT. As seen on MTV Cribs. MTV Award: Best House on Cribs. ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) 2009 Award: Best Exterior. Featured in December 2009 and February 2010 issues of Palms Springs Life magazine and May 2011 Desert Magazine. The home has been featured on many tours. This contemporary 6600 sq. ft. home was designed by David Prest, and was completed in 2008. The architect has masterfully brought the South Pacific to the desert. Located in an exclusive private community of five estates each on 1 1/4 acres,with spectacular mountain views, this home offers the very best in entertaining! As you enter the greatroom, with the two remote sliding pocket doors open totaling 35', you have that instant feel of bringing the outside in. The home features a two-sided fireplace that anchors the family room and partitions it from the living room. Jeff Jones, the interior designer, has used bamboo as a design element throughout the home.

Features throughout the home include 14' ceilings, the very best in appliances, travertine floors, custom cabinets, custom stone work, granite countertops, and unique stone sinks in every bathhroom. The outdoor living area is simply amazing! Like no other in the desert! There's a 4000 sq. ft. pool that features two islands, one with a bridge and four gas firebowls. There's an authentic Thai hut thats surrounded by water to relax in, also a thatched roof palapa hut covers the barbeque area. The lushly landscaped grounds features a nine hole putting green that wraps around the entire yard!

Whether you are looking for your own peaceful, private resort, or a place to entertain a hundred friends, this home can be both. Its perfect for weddings, special events, Corporate events, private gatherings, or golf get aways!

Rancho Mirage permit # 1012

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Keywords: Estate, mansion, casita, pool, guesthome, guesthouse, 92270, 90266, 90254, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Palm Springs

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Gary Ashe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Gary Ashe

Born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Southern Illinios University. Moved to L.A. in 1982. My primary residence is a home on the beach in Hermosa Beach.

Gary Ashe purchased this estate in 2007

Why Gary Ashe chose Rancho Mirage

I purchased the lot in 2000. Finished building the home in 2007. My influence to the design, furnishings, and back yard has been my many travels to Thailand. I spent 2 years visiting many different resorts in Thailand. I have tryed to recreate a Thai resort. Everything in the home and exterior is authentic Thai.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in the Rancho Mirage in the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Detached Unit - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King beds:3 Queen Beds:3 each bedroom has a full bath with double sinks in each.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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MTV Cribs Estate MTV Award: Best Home on Cribs
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Temecula, CA. USA

It was a beautiful house and a perfect place for my 80th birthday celebration with my family.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have had more fun, with the pool and golf and other games. It was a perfect place for our family get-together. The house was fantastic. The music system is wonderful. Plenty of space for all 17 of us. Beautiful grounds all around.

What else can I say. It was a wonderful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Star House

  • 5 of 5

The owner Gary Ashe was a pleasure to work with and prepared the property prior to our arrival to insure our maximum enjoyment. The house is a great size and well equipped. I don't believe you can find a better rental in Palm Springs and the surrounding communities.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular property! Our own private tropical resort!

  • 5 of 5

This private home was fantastic! Room for our entire family including grandchildren. Magnificent indoor /outdoor living at its best. Tropical , lush and private . The pool area beautifully landscaped and designed. Everyone had their own place in the sun or shade. The 7 hole putting greens entertained us all . The grill area /bar was a focal point all week. We all slept well because each of the bedrooms and huge bathrooms were like a five star modern hotel room.

The reception we gave for our mother's 90th birthday was perfect ! The caterer loved the spacious kitchen and set up for this unbelievable occasion. Amazing home for a special event.

Thank you for Gary and his gracious attention to our stay

Nancy Levin and entire family ! Dallas , Texas

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! The pool, patio, and backyard have a resort-like vibe. The home is beautiful and in a secure, gated area. It is conveniently located near a grocery store and other shops. The house is a smart home and easy to navigate the controls for everything. The casita is nice and spacious with its own kitchenette and bathroom. The owner explained how everything worked in the house and took us on a detailed tour upon check-in. He made himself accessible during our stay (via text or calls) when we had questions about anything in the house. The pool, hot tub, and miniature golf course were all beautifully maintained. We stayed as a family with children (tween and teenager) and all loved the property. We would definitely return to this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This home was absolutely wonderful for our family. The pictures and description do not do it justice. Our family (7 adults, 3 kids) spent a week there and nobody wanted to leave. From the picturesque mountain views to the indoor/outdoor living to the magnificent pool, we rarely left the house in our 7 day stay. The kids woke up every morning to play golf on the putting green and we all spent the afternoons/evenings laying by the pool. We had a few technical difficulties when we arrived (probably due to user error on our part) but Gary was responsive and talked up through a fix immediately. We literally felt like we were at a 5 star resort that was created just for us. It was heavenly and divine. We have been to the Palm Springs area a handful of times over the last few years and each year, we love to rent a different house because we like to experience new things. However, we all agreed that while these previous houses have been lovely, we will ALWAYS rent this house on our return visits. Absolutely NO comparison to the other homes. I strongly recommend this home. Thanks Gary!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing we just got back last night and it feels like a dream..... it was very clean, great upkeep, we really felt like we were in Thailand it was just so amazing! Rooms were spacious and having a bathroom and shower in each room is a must for us and this exceeded our expectations.... Gary was wonderful to work with!! Definitely going to book again next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £234.39

Weekly rate: Coachella, Fall me for rates
Coachella, Fall Coachella, Weddings, and other events, $5000 event fee.
March, April, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years stay....peak rates apply.
One week minimum stays March, April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
4 night minimum stay rest of the year.
Optional Pool Heating:
October15-31 $100/day
November 1-December 20 $150/day
December 21-January 31 $200/day
February 1-March 31 $150/day
April 1-30 $100/day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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