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Perfect! Secluded Mid-Century Compound. 3 Beds/3 Baths Views! HOT-TUB! FIRE-PIT!

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3Bedrooms,3 Baths, (Sleeps 6) NEW HOT TUB. NEW FIRE PIT & POOL! Private!

"Well beyond all expectations..." John Simon T, June 2015

"Celebrity Private home with new pool, hot-tub and fire-pit. Bravo, Tom!" Beth P, Sept 2015

"Best Palm Springs Rental Ever!" James M, April 2015

"Museum quality art collection and extreme good taste!" Mark K, Dec 2014

"Our absolute favorite place in Palm Springs!" Nick, Sept 2014

Check out all my 60+ reviews!

Why the gushing reviews? For starters, there’s the dreamy pool/hot-tub & fire pit front yard area with amazing close-up mountain views. Then, there’s that incredible decor both inside and out highlighting only the best of mid-century furniture and plain-air art collection. Surely, the ideal location in South Palm Springs, has something to do with it, too; the home is tucked between Deepwell and Warm Sands, putting you just a short walk or drive from , the downtown galleries, shops and Palm Springs restaurants. Finally, there are the sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, private and serene garden patio areas (8 in total!) guaranteeing that however you spend your Palm Springs days, your nights will be spent in pure star-gazing luxury. A true tranquil escape from the outside world.

This home is described as an idyllic home away from home, where it's in the top vacation rentals in Palm Springs, it's the winner of a Certificate of Excellence, and nearly 100% of its 50+ reviews are five-star. Guests wistfully recall afternoons cruising on complimentary bikes, lounging afternoons away at the pool or admiring the lovely and verdant gardens and 8 private patios. If you want to step into the spotlight, of course, you’re walking distance from town. But why would you leave, when the living’s so easy?

Newly remodeled (in 2015) 7 foot deep pool/ HOT TUB and FIRE-PIT adding to the already amazing house, gardens and patios offering magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. NO ELECTRICAL WIRES. NO AIRPORT NOISE.

You'd be forgiven for spending your whole time here in a lazy haze. Start your day w/ coffee out by the pool before a stroll through the gardens to find a secluded spot. If that sounds a bit too chilled out, head downtown to eat, shop, gamble or explore. There are plenty of ways to while away the sun-soaked hours at this heavenly hideaway.

The perfect place to de-compresse from the everyday world. You’ll wonder whether this home grew out of the same seeds that sprouted the surrounding tranquil and verdent gardens.

The perfect Palm Springs location. Perfect views. Custom furniture both indoors and out. Perfect Paul Truesdale designed home. The perfect Palm Springs home!

(Owner has two other vacation rentals in Long Beach, CA: VRBO listing #280444 and Puerto Vallarta: VRBO listing #835936).

Rolling gate installed from the street into the auto court and driveway area for greater security and increased privacy. Plus, a call box that rings into the home. ALSO, a pedestrian gate into pool area from auto court.

Plenty of secured parking.

A true private resort compound. Walled, hedged and gated with breathtaking views and unmatched intimacy.

Total privacy and stunning surroundings.

Use owners annual Pass to Joshua Tree National Park! Just 40 minutes away and a world apart!

Designed for indoor/outdoor intertaining, this perfect private mid-century compound with a NEW oversized pool, an outdoor living room (perfect for watching the mountain sunsets) with plenty of covered patio space and amazing butterfly and hummingbird gardens. This front pool area is perfect for al-fresco dining, sunbathing, swimming or relaxing.

Beautiful landscaped grounds with mature trees and perfect mountain views and 8 seating areas with classic (mid-century) outdoor furniture. Seating and reclining areas including four poolside chaises and two outdoor eating areas in both the front and backyard, an outdoor living room with sofa and 8 private patios all create the perfect blend of seating and outdoor dining for the perfect vacation. Private outdoor shower in pool area.

Inside, you will discover a Paul Truesdale designed Mid-Century classic perfectly refined and updated in 2009 & 2010. Walls of glass in almost every room open onto the patio and pool area providing easy access and the ultimate indoor/outdoor desert experience. This seamless integration between the indoors and outdoors through multiple sets of doors brings in the natural light, warmth and cheer. Whether throwing some shrimps on the gas barbecue, dining al fresco or just relaxing by the pool, you’ll be sure to enjoy this completely private compound (walled/hedged and gated), quiet and relaxing desert oasis.

Owners extensive Plain-Air art collection includes paintings by Mark Kerkhoff and Werner Seeholtzer and Modern artwork by Chris Westergaard. Mid Century furnishings abound both inside and out.

There are two separate bedroom wings allowing for plenty of privacy. The Master wing contains a large bedroom featuring a California king size bed, a 42” flat screen HDTV and a bathroom with modern dual vanities. The shower has two shower heads, three body sprays and a shower wand. Three operable windows open to the back yard. There is plenty of usable drawers, a clothing armoire and ceiling fan. The Master Bedroom also contains a stackable washer/dryer behind hidden doors. Large East facing windows overlooking the front pool area also provides access to the outside. Watch amazing desert sunrises from bed!

The second wing contains a second Master Bedroom with a queen size bed, a ceiling fan and walls of glass opening onto the patio and pool area. This bedroom allows for perfect mountain views and amazing sunsets. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with a limestone countertop plus a whirlpool tub and shower. An operable window looks out onto the lovely side private garden. The third guest bedroom features twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower panel with multiple shower heads and body sprays. This bedroom is carpeted. A door to the private side garden area with a table and two chairs complements this twin bedroom. All 3 bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting, ceiling fans and outdoor access. All 3 bathrooms have all been carefully updated with contemporary cabinetry, fixtures and custom travertine flooring and all bathrooms have operable windows for fresh air. Flat screen televisions in both Master bedrooms, the Media Room and Kitchen. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan for individual comfort. The house has dual heating and air conditioning systems, dual swamp coolers as well as dual water heaters. Bedroom #2 and #3 now have instant hot water heater. All bedrooms have outdoor access.

The living room has a vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting and multiple sets of glass doors opening onto the patio and pool area extending the seamless integration of the indoor/outdoor feeling. There is also a gas fire and ice fireplace surrounded by beautiful floor-to-ceiling stacked stone and a limestone hearth for warm, cozy, intimate winter nights. The living room and much of the house features slate tile floors. Off the living room is a Media Room including a 50-inch plasma TV, DVD player and built-in surround sound for the ultimate movie watching experience. Wine Refrigerator located in home theater room along with a ceiling fan. A door in the Media Room leads to a private outdoor garden with seating area.

There is also the ability to separately play music throughout much of the house and the outdoor spaces with built-in speakers and volume controls in each area. A DISH satellite system also with speakers thoughtout the home, and wireless internet are provided. Professionally designed contemporary furnishings with Plein Air and contemporary artwork are found throughout the house. The media room is carpeted. Seperate volume controls for music are located in the Media Room, Living Room, outdoor pool area, kitchen and Master Bedroom.

The fully-equipped kitchen was also updated in 2010. Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances including a professional style 5 burner range, an Electrolux ICON French style refrigerator w/ freezer on the bottom, a BOSCH Dishwasher with three drawers and a built-in microwave. Just about everything you could possibly need is provided. All pots and pans. Large and small appliances are included as well as all dishes and silverware.Two coffee makers including a Keurig coffeemaker and a Mr. Coffee. Gas BBQ.

The kitchen conveniently opens onto the indoor dining room w/ seating for 6. The dining room features a large bright french doors that open onto the rear patio with outdoor dining for 6. This backyard dining area also has a gas BBQ and beautiful covered shaded canvas 'sales'. This backyard is private. Just about everything you could possibly need is provided. There is a separate wine refrigerator in the media room.

Extensive Agave Gardens with six Palo Verde trees on the side and back yards offer a prefect place to read or catch up. Mature gardens with lush butterfly and hummingbird landscaping surrounds the home. A private Plumeria Garden. Two fountains in the back bringing the sound of water throughout the home. A large Mesquite Tree is the focus of the front yard pool area, Two 50 foot palms...everything perfectly lighted with Lumineering Lighting. Automatic watering system.

Perfectly located just a mile south of Downtown Palm Springs in the less-windy Tahquitz River Estates neighborhood and is surrounded by other single-family residences. Close to everything, shopping, restaurants and nightspots of Downtown Palm Springs and the Spa Resort & Casino are just a mile away. Golfing on both public and private courses, horseback riding and numerous hiking trails are only minutes away as well. Hot air balloons located in Indio, 30 minutes away. The world-famous Palm Springs Aerial Tram and and the designer shopping of El Paseo are only 25 minutes away. An afternoon of shopping at th

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Tom Stearns
Member since: 2009
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About Tom Stearns

Welcome to my Palm Springs home. I have spent a lot of time updating many features including all furnishings both indoors and out, interior painting and landscaping. I hope you find my home the perfect retreat and your home away from home. I strive to provide a restful, relaxing and re-charging vacation rental experience.

*** Extensive pool remodel in August/September 2015. Adding both a hot-tub and fire-pit!

Tom Stearns purchased this house in 2010

Why Tom Stearns chose Palm Springs

I love Palm Springs. I love this house. Fantastic location. The home sits North/South allowing for wonderful afternoons without glaring sun. Quiet location. No airplane noise! No electric wires to ruin your view! A Paul Trousdale Classic home in a South Palm Springs location. Wonderful seperation of bedrooms. Recently updated bathrooms and kitchen. All new furniture. New DISH TV Network. Wine Refrigerator. Upgraded home theatre with surround sound through the home. Walled, hedged and gated. Outdoor shower. Extensive gardens and plantings front and back. Two water features allow for peaceful afternoons and evenings. The owners Plein Air Desert painting collection is throughout the home. Read my over 50+ property reviews. This is an amazing home to decompress from the everyday world.

***Extensive pool remodel in August/September 2015. Adding both a hot-tub and fire-pit!

What makes this house unique

***Extensive pool remodel in August/September 2015. Adding both a hot-tub and fire-pit!

Very private compound. Walled/Hedged/Gated. Lots of shade and plenty of sun areas. Out door shower. A serene neighborhood of single family Paul Trousdale homes. Great South facing swimming pool. No electrical lines to ruin your view! No airport noise! Hot tub. Fire-pit. Outdoor shower. Quiet street with plenty of secured parking in the driveway. Electronic rolling gate across the driveway with intercom into home. The best of Palm Springs in a great Tahquitz River Estates location. Recently updated with all new furniture, paint and fabric throughout...indoors and out. A Paul Truesdale....classic re-engineered for todays desert living. Amazing agave and butterfly and hummingbird gardens. Owners desert Plein Air art collection throughout. Outdoor Shower and outdoor living room. An incredible pool/hot-tub/fire-pit with all the amenities for desert entertaining and 2100 sq feet of living space. Amazing backyard water feature to sooth your soul.

All bedrooms have en-suite baths and private patios. All bedrooms have outdoor access. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.

High end towels and bedsheets. All bathrooms updated in 2010. Kitchen remodeled in 2010. High end kitchen appliances. Al fresco dining in both front yard pool/hot tub/fire pit area or in amazing back yard with gardens and two fountains.

Surround sound for music or TV throughout the home. Wine Refrigerator.

Great walking and biking neighborhood. The home comes with two bikes! A fireplace and out door fire-pit provide warmth on chilly desert nights.

60+ VRBO Reviews!


based on 66 holidaymaker reviews

Perfect! Secluded Mid-Century Compound. 3 Beds/3 Baths Views! HOT-TUB! FIRE-PIT!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful House...

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and beautiful house. So peaceful. It felt like a real escape for the family. We would definitely recommend it to anyone. Tom is a great host and we would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Fantastic property with private yard!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in PS and Tom's home helped make it great. Wonderful layout, very private yards (front & rear), pool and spa well maintained and perfect for what we were looking for. Tom goes to the extreme to make sure you have everything needed to feel at home - kitchen is fully stocked for cooking including a spice rack, oil, etc and of course all utensils and all pots/pans. Tons of towels and soaps. Tom even has a great "places to see book" and dining suggestions list he provides in addition to two bikes to use.

Tom was very responsive to all our questions leading up to the rental and thru arrival / departure. His property manager, also named Tom, was great as well - showing us the entire home and all operation instructions for pool, stereo system, gate - everything! Our only wish was a bit softer bed in the master; good bed just a bit firm for our liking. We'll definitely look to rent from Tom again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail is not missing here. First, we had a couples weekend and when arrived the pool was immaculate, the landscaping was a WOW and when entering the house, I thought I was on the set for Madmen. Impeccably furnished. You can’t imagine how much we appreciated the notebooks for dining suggestions and instructions for the A/V equipment. Anything we could have needed was there. Tom you are a great host!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary in Palm Springs and this home was IDEAL! The home is impeccably maintained and SUPER PRIVATE. The landscaping and pool area are an excellent excuse to just stay there all day!

The location is perfect for easy access to all downtown restaurants and we were able to use the bikes on site to ride into town and enjoy all that Palm Springs has to offer.

The furnishings and amenities are top notch and Tom is quick to everything. This was a great experience and we are already planning our return trip to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, North Carolina

Sisters Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for my sisters and I to meet and celebrate our birthdays. Palm Springs has so much to offer and this house is perfectly located - close to the airport, downtown restaurants and movie theaters. But once we saw the beautiful pool and grounds we were happy to just hang around the house.

The house is as beautiful as the pictures. It was very clean and well stocked. We were met by Tom Ritchie, Property Manager, and given a quick tour. He made us feel very comfortable and then left us alone.

Tom Stearns is so easy to work with - he followed up promptly on all our questions and concerns and even checked in with us via email upon our arrival. We hope to make Palm Springs an annual trip and will definitely stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly what the pictures show. It comes fully stocked in kitchen bathrooms and bedrooms. Normally I always pack extras because the houses don't have everything. This house had it all. I usually am ready to go home after 3 or 4 days missing my house etc. but I was here for 5 nights and my family nor I wanted to leave. We have already looked into reserving it again. It is definitely a home away from home. We lived how secluded it was like our private oasis. All the windows overlooking awesome landscaping and gated driveway felt like our own little world. The entertainment system surround sound was out of this world and for the non tech savvy it was easy to use. Excellent instructions everywhere on how it all worked. Everyone was so nice from cleaning ladies to pool people to gardeners to Owner and property manager. Checking on us and offering events and news etc. the kitchen is amazing and all the bathrooms have showers that you won't want to get out of. The backyard is like a maze of interesting nooks and crannies of waterfalls, gardens seatings, etc. I recommended it to several people on day one who have already tried to book it and it's filled up so please book early. Thanks so much Tom!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many Golf Courses in area
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Intrastate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many Restaurants in area
Car: recommended

Total privacy and stunning surroundings.

***New HOT-TUB , FIRE-PIT and POOL REMODEL September 2015!

The Spa Casino, great bike riding, and the famous Indian Canyons. Close to grocery shopping.

Walk to Koffi and the Ace Hotel. Horseback riding very close into desert oasis'.

No Airport Noise.

VIsit Joshua Tree National Park with use of homeowners Annual Park Pass!

Close to many golf courses.

Keurig Coffee Maker.

Amazing gardens throughout with mature trees and hedging.

Very Private. Hedged. Walled. Gated.

Electric Gate for privacy and security.

Outdoor Shower.

Hot Tub.

Fire Pit.

Beautiful fountains and extensive gardens throughout.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tahquitz River Estates, California Desert

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143
Refundable Damage Deposit £266
Pool Heating @$50.00/Day £123
Pet Fee £41
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner.
Cleaning fee: $175.00
Pool Heating fee (winter only) $50.00 per day
Supplemental Air Conditioning surcharge (summer only) $25.00 per day

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tahquitz River Estates in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1/En-Suite Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual Sinks. 'Ultimate Shower' Experience w/Body Sprays.
    En-Suite Bathroom #3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Body spray shower/glass partition. Window opens to sideyard.
    Bathroom #2/Second Pool Side En-Suite Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jetted tub. Operable Window to Side Yard. Pool side suite.
  • All three bathrooms have been recently updated and remodeled. All bathrooms have operable windows to allow for air flow. Master and Bathroom #3 have showers with body sprays. Bathroom #2 has a jetted tub with shower. All three bathrooms feature travertine floors. All towels are provided. All bathrooms are en-suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom #2 Pool Side Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite Bath with Jetted Tub
    Bedroom #3/Twins - 2 Single Bed , En-Suite Bath with body sprays in shower
    Master Bedroom/Pool Side Sute - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-Suite Bath w/Dual Sinks/'Ultimate Shower' Experience
  • King size bed (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom. All linens provided, sliding door to pool deck area, Views East for morning sunrise from bed. Queen size Bed (1) Queen Bed in Second Master Bedroom. Sunsets and mountain views from this bedroom. All linens provided, two sliding doors to pool area and double chaise lounge. Views to West to mountains and sunsets. Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds in Third Bedroom. All linens provided. All bedrooms have en-suite baths and have recently been remodeled. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. All bedrooms have outdoor access to patios and gardens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
New Pool/Hot-Tub and Fire Pit (in 2015) to the already amazing house and verdant gardens. Mature trees in pool area. Three en-suite bedrooms with bathrooms. Great seperation of bedrooms. New stainless steel kitchen with gas burners. Quiet neighborhood with fantatic views. Wonderful and totally private pool. No Airport Noise. No electrical wires. Quiet neighborhood of established mid-century homes. Annual Pass to Joshua Tree National Park! Visit the Joshua Tree National Park as often of you wish! Keurig Coffee Maker. Gas BBQ. Dish Network. Sound system throughout house. All new kitchen appliances. High speed internet. Outdoor Shower. Two garden fountains in back yard. Private/Hedged/Walled/Gated Compound. Rolling gate for added privacy and security. Desert Alarm fully functional monitoring. Wonderful cared for professionally designed gardens. Collectable plein air and modern artwork throughout the home. 50+ reviews!

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