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Snowbirds-Lakefront Home W/Priv Dock & Party Boat+Golf Nearby

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

When you enter the exclusive private gated community of Santo Tomas, you know you have come to the right place. This 9 acre lake sets the stage for one of the nicest vacations you will ever have in the desert. Our luxurious home is situated on almost ½ acre with 182 feet of lake frontage (one of the eight largest lots on the lake); has a private boat dock and a 16’ Electra Craft party boat for cruising the lake. While you will feel you are away from it all, you are actually less than 15 minutes from El Paseo, The River, and Old Palm Springs known for their great restaurants and shops. Within minutes you are on some of the finest golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking trails in the country.

This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath executive home built in 2005 with a casita with its own private entrance is the largest model in Santo Tomas with over 3350 sq. ft. of living area. Whether you are a snow bird, golfer, tennis player or sun worshiper, from the moment you enter “your home away from home” with its 9, 12, and 14 foot high ceilings, crown molding and pillow edged Italian travertine floors, you will know you made the right choice for your vacation. This home is relatively new to us and was not purchased with the purpose of using it as a rental – rather, it is our second home. So in our remodel, we spared no expense and the furnishings are of the highest quality. Thus, we are very particular and always interview perspective renters.

The master bedroom and casita both have king size beds and the two guest bedrooms have queen size beds. Each, of course, has it own private bath. The master bath has a soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Three of the four bedrooms have flat screened HDTVs for individual viewing.

The great room and kitchen have a magnificent view of the lake and open on one side to a beautiful courtyard furnished for dining or just relaxing around the fountain and on the other side to the immense side yard with salt water pool and spa, gas barbecue, large grassy area and beautiful landscaping. Inside the great room, you can enjoy the 55” HDTV, gas fireplace and wet bar while cooking in the gourmet kitchen that is equipped with your every need. Meals can be served formal in the dining room or casual in the kitchen or courtyard.

Should business interrupt your vacation, our home is equipped with high speed internet modem, 4 in1 fax/copy/scanner, and unlimited phone calls throughout the United States and Canada.

We hope you will take the time to check out our photos and look at the short video but please bear in mind that we have made numerous upgrades to our home since this video was made which are reflected in the new photos that have been posted.

Most of our guests have been Santo Tomas return visitors because Santo Tomas is such a special place. We hope to hear from you.

Keywords: Mission Hills golf, tennis, lakefront, dock, boat, swimming pool, privacy

More Details

janice gallegly
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2017

About janice gallegly

We purchased this home as a future retirement home away from home when we can spend more time in the desert playing golf, relaxing, etc. We look forward to that day. In the meantime, we decided possibly we should offer our beautiful home to others since we are not retired yet. Maybe next year!

janice gallegly purchased this house in 2009

Why janice gallegly chose Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage in centrally located in one of the most prestigious communities in the greater Palm Springs area. Convenient to the Palm Spring Airport, unlimited golf courses and tennis stadiums, great restaurants, and the best of desert living.

What makes this house unique

The privacy and peacefulness of waking up to a morning on a private lake watching and listening to the wild life on the lake and sunset cruises at night with the use of your own Electra Craft party boat. This home is situated on a premium 1/2 acre lot in the center of the lake.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , walk-in shower and large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bath has a soaking tub and walk-in shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom and casita both have king size beds and the two guest bedrooms have queen size beds to sleep 8 comfortably. Each, of course, has it own private bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private boat dock with use of your own 16' Electra Craft party boat. Telephone: Free Long Distance


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Snowbirds-Lakefront Home W/Priv Dock & Party Boat+Golf Nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

More guests from Alberta

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for two months and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire time and when out family came to stay with us they all had a great time.The fact that everyone had their own space since each bedroom has it's own full bathroom makes evryone's stay special.The home is comfortable both inside and out and there is nothing like sitting by the pool and lake early in the morning and then later in the evening enjoying the fire pit.The boat was fun to go out with just my wife and I or to take friends and family for a tour of the lake.The owners are a treat to deal with as they are hands on and they look after you personally rather than dealing through a third party.We look forward to returning OLD GUY

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review. We think folks interested in booking a home find them most helpful. We enjoyed meeting you and your friends and were happy to hear our home fit your every need. We are delighted that you have made your reservation to join us again next year and look forward to seeing you then!
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Alberta Guests

  • 5 of 5

We leased this home in 2014, 2015 and again this year 2016. We have been coming to the desert for many years but the moment I found this home, I booked it and as you can see we returned several times.

This home is exceptionally clean and elegantly decorated inside. The almost ½ acre yard is beautifully landscaped, private and peaceful and the heated salt water pool and spa most enjoyable. But what was even more fun was driving the boat on the lake. I even got myself a Captain’s hat! Our home away from home here in Santo Tomas became the congregating place for our many Canadian friends.

We highly recommend this home not only for its comfort and beauty but also because of the owners. We would describe them as friends not landlords. They always made us feel so welcome did everything possible to ensure that our stay was a perfect one.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to return next year – so our loss is your gain. Book it now.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting this nice review. It has been a pleasure having you stay in our home. I think you loved the house and Santo Tomas as much as we do. We truly enjoyed meeting you and your many friends from Alberta when we all gathered together last year. We value your friendship and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. You will always be welcome!
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keith & shirley

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was perfect. The house is exactly what you would expect from a five star property. The furnishings and accessories complimented the class of the home. Keys words to describe this home are well maintained, clean, perfect location, boat, quiet, salt water pool and well accessorized. The owner contact to ensure the home was perfect added to our enjoyable stay. Thank you Janice. Will love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away - only without the clouds and rain!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 weeks at this home away from home. From the moment we entered the quaint gated community and gazed at the private lake with docks and boats at the homes fortunate enough to be on the waterfront as this home was, we knew it was going to be an amazing, relaxing, and sunny Christmas. We were not disappointed...the home was as beautiful outside as in with lake views from the moment you enter the home. This home had everything and more than ever expected. The beautiful salt water pool was a real treat in December. The lake was lovely as was the electric boat. After two quiet weeks, our kids and grand kids joined us. It was truly a home built and equipped with everything to make the dream of a family vacation come true! We have rented homes in Hawaii, Florida, Scottsdale, and various locations in Europe, but nothing compared to this!!!! We would becoming back but loved our experience so much that we are now searching for our own home and a piece of paradise in the same area.

We loved every moment of this dream home!

Ron and Janice Perey

Seattle, WA

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice and Ron - we are delighted you enjoyed our home as much as we do and excited to hear that you loved Santo Tomas so much that you decided you wanted to buy a home in the desert as well. Although we would have hoped to have you as a return guest next year, we are delighted to hear you are looking for a home in the neighborhood. We truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and look forward to getting better acquainted once you find your "piece of paradise" and get settled. Please do not hesitate to call us if we can be of help in any way. Elton and Janice
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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Santo Tomas dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this fabulous home. We came this year and brought another couple for 10 days and they felt like they were in heaven. The salt water pool is a must on the really hot days and we had lots of them. The boat for cruising around was great. This year we even had some baby bunnies born hidden by the front door. The new palm trees planted when we left last year looked great this year. Everything you need is in this home. Staying in Rancho Mirage makes it close for everything you want to do. The owners are always available and make sure that everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful, beautiful holiday comes with this home. Thank you again. Hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and want to thank you for treating our home as if it was yours. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Paradise at Santo Tomas

  • 5 of 5

We rented this fabulous property for 30 days and believe me we did not want to leave. We wanted peace and quiet and a place to relax. This home had it all and more. The beds are so comfortable you can't help but relax. Free long distance calling was a must and this home offers this. The lake has birds, catfish and even turtles. We even saw baby ducks. The pool is salt water and was heavenly to use, especially with the pool noodles for floating. We enjoyed it so much we hardly went out to eat, barbecue was too nice to pass up. The owners are great people and extremely easy to deal with and are always avavailable when we needed to speak with them. They went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. And don't forget the electric boat. That is a must to try. My husband and I have stayed at many places but this was the best holiday we've ever had.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are go glad to hear that we are number 1 on your places to stay in the desert. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. You treated it as if it was yours and we appreciate that very much! The new landscaping in the back yard came out fantastic.... a must see - even prettier from the lake. Janice
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mission Hills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
10 and 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shame on the Moon
Car: necessary

10 Minutes from Palm Springs and Palm Springs Airport

Other Activities: shopping, rock climbing, racquetball, hot air ballooning, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Rancho Mirage, California

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £252.73

$8,000-$10,500/month varying on term of lease, season & number of guests
Includes unlimited calling US & Canada, utilities, gardening, and pool service.
Santo Tomas Homeowners Association has a minimum 30 day rental stay.
Dates available: Year round

There is a $1000 reservation/security deposit. The balance of payment is negotiated at the time the contract is drawn.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.